Esotericism Part 4 Sec 05

 

 

gurdjieffA side step: As seen from a different perspective: A {working?} example: "G. said at that time that exercises of moving according to the enneagram would occupy an important place in his ballet the 'Struggle of the Magicians'. And he said also that, without taking part in these exercises, without occupying some kind of place in them, it was almost impossible to understand the enneagram. 'Is it possible to experience {understand?} the enneagram by movement,' someone asked. 'The rhythm itself of these movements would suggest the necessary ideas and maintain the necessary tension; without them it is not possible to feel {understand? i.e.,from a subconscious {start?} point of view} what is important', he said. There was yet another drawing of the enneagram which was made under his direction in Constantinople in the year 1920. In this drawing inside the enneagram were shown the four beasts of the Apocalypse - the bull, lion, man and eagle - and with them a dove. These addition symbols were connected with 'centers'. In connection with talks about the meaning of the enneagram as a universal symbol G. again spoke of the existence of a universal ''philosophical'' language. 'Men have tried for a long time to invent a universal language', he said. 'And in this instance as in many others, they seek something which has long since been found and try to think of and invent something which has been known and in existence a long time..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''centers'' and/or ''mandala/s'' for a different take on the same theme.

'The Whirling Dervishes'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Understand those keys to define that ''philosophical language'' - from the dawn of human {thought?} kind.

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All in relation to that universal ''bit''. As a means...?

From a different perspective: "We are like a company of singing dancers who may turn their gaze upward and away {H/V?} - notwithstanding they have the 'choir master' for center; but when they are turned towards him {off center?} then they 'sing' true and are truly centred upon 'him'. Even so we encircle {ecliptic?} the Supreme always; but our eyes are not at all times fixed upon the center. Yet in the vision thereof lie our attainment and our response and the end of all discord: God in his dancers and 'god' the true center of the dance." [Page 143 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

A side step: In the Hebrew culture Tiphareth represents the heart with an Oak Tree.

"Some say it could be the largest virgin UNpollarded Oak in the world - called Majesty." [Britain's Ancient Tracks' / series 3]. Try ''mustard'' {seed?}.

A mind set ?

A {working?} example: "Dragon Lord!'' he spoke, "The 'Sun' has risen in the West...and I am here! And he sang this Englyn: Oak that grows between two banks {'pillars'?} - darkened is the sky and hill. Shall it not be told by his 'wounds' {spear link?} - that this is Lleu? Oak that grows in upland ground, is it not wetted by the rain? Has it not been drenched by 'nine' score tempests? It bears in its branches Lleu Llaw Gyffes! Oak that grows beneath the steep, stately and majestic is its ASPECT! Shall I not speak the truth that Lleu has come into your midst?" [Page 250 / Douglas Monroe. Emphasis, this readers].

And/or: ''Too much sun makes a desert."

REFRESHER: "Sirius is sometimes called the 'Sun behind the sun', indicating that while the star we call the Sun is related to our physical center of Self in our Solar Plexus and the expression of our Selves within the physical earth, Sirius represents a more hidden center."

Continued: [3]. Hence the link to the bible story...Moses= ‘Prince of Egypt’, i.e., ’dark’ land, seeking out...together with all those aspects of his 'lower' self...[ i.e., ‘Children’ of Israel ]...his higher self, [ 'Yahweh', i.e., ’Light', [by way of 'Adonai', i.e.,'Lord']. Higher over lower. ''Light'' over ''darkness''....in the ‘'wilderness’'. Finally to ‘meet’ up with his higher self ‘. On top of’ mount Sinai. Or more to the point. The ‘higher self’ coming to terms with its ‘lower self’, before ‘moving on’. Indicative of.

'The Waste Land' / T. S. Eliot.

A {working?} example i.e.,something to be 'figured' out - from a different perspective: "Traditionally Canis Major has been seen as a dog, but Homer uses the same stars to give TWO different manifestations of the usual configuration of the stars of Canis Major. When Achilles is seen as the entire constellation in human form, the brighter stars are highlighted by descriptions of his HEART {i.e.,Sirius, the brightest star}, his chest, liver, forearm, hands, knees, and feet to give the impression of a man. Stars defining his shield, helmet, and sword, add the accoutrements of WAR to this outline. In Book 18, Achilles mother, Thetis, suggests yet another image of the significantly brighter stars of the constellation when she describes her son as a young sapling who will grow into a mighty warrior...This variant image of Achilles as a young tree helps fix the arrangement of Canis Major standing on its 'tail'...Homer also uses Canis Major to reiterate his idea of the celestial sphere when in Book 23 of the Iliad, Achilles tosses this way and that during a restless sleep." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Tail end of something begins...?

''Heart'' and ''war'' in relation to ''18'' {''sapling'' therefore 'tree'} and ''23'' {''restless'' therefore 'one way or the other'}. Anything?

Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Something extra: Something learned?....

In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the five daughters of Atlas and half-sisters to the Pleiades. After the death of their brother, Hyas, the weeping sisters were transformed into a cluster of stars that was afterwards associated with rain.
As a naked-eye object, the Hyades cluster has been known since prehistoric times. It is mentioned by numerous Classical authors from Homer to Ovid.[13] In Book 18 of the Iliad the stars of the Hyades appear along with the Pleiades, Ursa Major, and Orion on the shield that the god Hephaistos made for Achilles.[14]
In England the cluster was known as the "April Rainers" from an association with April showers, as recorded in the folk song "Green Grow the Rushes, O".

Gregor Clegane or Bronn? {Game of Thrones}.

'The Talking Tree' / W. Gray.

"I {Thetis} bore him fair and strong, hero among hero's and he shot up as a sapling; I tended him as a plant in a goodly garden' - This variant image of Achilles as a young tree helps fix the arrangement of Canis Major standing on its tail.." ['Homer Secret Iliad'].

Side note: In the Odysseus 'story' the main character meets Achilles in the 'underworld' - after mixing a concoction of foods ''untouched by fire'' {i.e.,honey, milk, sweet wine and white barley meal}. He {Achilles} so dislikes it that he would prefer to return to the physical world as a servant - than be Lord of the underworld.

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Cedar or Sycamore as a means...?

"Every animal endowed with sight and able to stand above the ground, or on an eminence, is most likely aware of what we call the horizon...The experience of all round boundaries {'Saturn' link?} is thus a universal factor to sentient beings. But it is reserved for the human species to experience in the fullest sense what the meridian means - for by standing erect the human 'spine' extends the radius of the globe on the surface of which we walk freely. Strictly speaking the meridian is the circle of longitude which passes through the point overhead. It is a celestial, or a terrestrial, circle. However, in these studies, wherever we have spoken of the meridian, we have considered it in projection as a line {'line of sight'?} - more precisely, as the diameter of the of the meridian circle which links the point overhead {zenith} and the point underfoot {nadir}. The diameter passes through the center of the earth, representing therefore at every point on the surface of the globe, the line along which gravity operates. As man stands erect, his spine follows more or less this line of gravity - the plumb line - which, if prolonged downward, reaches the earth's center, and, upward, meets the vault of the sky at the zenith. The erect spine is one of the basic characteristics of humanity {'natural' link?}. It is the mark of the human ego, the signature of the human consciousness. What makes a consciousness ''human'' is not only the development of the mental faculties {related to the development of the hand and brain}, but also the power to stand as an independent center of being - an ego. The human person is an ego because he is a direct projection of the center of the earth - a radial expression of that center. He is a tree which has become free to orientate itself at will, free to make its own plumb line connection with the earth center and to select its own zenith, its own longitude and latitude...Because we stand erect we are longer entirely subservient to the collective energies which move along the horizontal line... " [From the chapter 'The Tenth House' within the book 'The twelve Astrological Houses' by Dane Rudhyar].

Put those keys together {i.e.,as one example - what 'constellation' represents the 'tenth' house?} - to get closer to defining Homer's secret Iliad - ANDOR - therefore the subject as a whole.

The 'tail' end of something begins the process of...

Question. Dog {in reverse?} = god. Analogy? Gog. And/or Magog = gog-AM in relation to: "Latin is often without the inclusion of the verb ''to be,'' so that this sentence is actually saying: ''and in Arcadia, i am.'' [www.philipcoppens.com/arcadia]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The first of the TWO names occurs in the book of Ezekiel, where Gog is an individual {rural? and/or 'spirit'} and Magog is his land {'city'? and/or 'soul'}; in Genesis 10, Magog is a person, son of Japheth son of Noah, but NO Gog is mentioned. In Revelation, Gog and Magog together are the 'hostile' nations of the world." [Wiki/'Magog'].

Question. Rural/city in relation to a 'struggle' as a means...?

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Greek city states built 'treasuries' along the Sacred Way {to Delphi}. The ''fanciest'' treasury was built by one of the smallest {'child' link} Greek states - Sifnos. It had an elaborate frieze that ran around its outside like a ribbon {'girdle' link}. At its heart two lions pulling a chariot = ''The struggle between the gods and the giants to rule the world." ['Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Age of Hero's' / Alastair Sooke. BBC 4]. The narrator sums it all up within such phrases as ''political power'' for the sake of ''political competition'' - ''All of it communicated by art''. Understand those 'keys' to define something 'inner''.

"We are shown that we aught to control our forces as the Gnosis figure governs the 'lion' from a 'higher' level- [in relation to the 'Strength' card of the Tarot]. If we learn to hold our ''Lions mouth'' with the ''grip of advantage'' [link to 'grasp' symbolism], we may also feed or starve our forces, prevent them from injuring ourselves or anyone else, examine their ''teeth'', or the effectiveness of their ''bite'', work silently or with a roar, and in fact do 'What We Will' with our Lions share of 'strength'; always providing we do this with a firm and kindly knowledge in the name of beauty and harmony. This is the real spiritual Strength, which must never be confused with violence of any description." [Extract taken from the 'Talking Tree' by W. Gray]. Try ''lions paw'' to understand its relevance to other 'doctrines' [or cultures]. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

''Known formally by his royal name, K'inich Yax K'uk Mo, he reigned for eleven years. His name is translated {among others}...'Sun in the Mouth of the Quetzal Bird'. The many interpretations of his name are reflected in the various theories regarding his origins." [www.ancient.eu/yax_k'uk_mo].

[3]. REFRESHER: Hence the link to the bible story...Moses= ‘Prince of Egypt’, i.e., ’dark’ land, seeking out...together with all those aspects of his 'lower' self...[ i.e., ‘Children’ of Israel ]...his higher self, [ 'Yahweh', i.e., ’Light', [by way of 'Adonai', i.e.,'Lord']. Higher over lower. ''Light'' over ''darkness''....in the ‘'wilderness’'. Finally to ‘meet’ up with his higher self ‘. On top of’ mount Sinai. Or more to the point. The ‘higher self’ coming to terms with its ‘lower self’, before ‘moving on’. Indicative of.

"Let us take the movement of the children of Israel out of Egypt and their journey towards the promised land, not literally but as a parable having a psychological significance quite apart from any historical significance. Let us take it in other words as referring to man moving away from some power signified by 'Pharaoh' and 'Egypt', and journeying towards a new state of himself. All Esoteric teaching concerns a 'lower' and a 'higher' level, and the essence of esotericism consists in the fact that man is capable of undergoing a transformation and attaining a new level of himself." [Extract from Part two 'The Mark' by Maurice Nicoll]. Try ''tree''.

N.B. Mount Sinai - representing the middle [key] of that journey.

Understanding that universal framework defines the above. The real question however is why go to all this effort. Nothing more than to verify a subject? Generation by generation?

"An interesting sidelight is thrown on the concept of the Moon as the governor of men, when we remember that the last Hebrew migration was from Sinim [that is, from the Land of the Moon] and that Sinai, the mount on which Moses received the Tablets of the Law , is the Mountain of the Moon." [Chapter 12, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Hence the link to the real meaning; and intention; of the name Moses....out of water, 'drawn from water'. See anything?

Primordial mound link? The beginning of something? Recall Part 1.

"And indeed, have we sent forth Moses with our messages: "Lead your people out of the depths of darkness into the light, and remind them of the days of god". Truly, in this there are messages for those who are firmly patient and constant". [Quran 14:5].

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

Analogy: "A true 'magician' is brought forth as such from his mothers womb. Others who assume the function will be unhappy..." Grimoir Verum, 14th Century. [Taken from the chapter entitled 'A Boy to Magic Born' from the book by Douglas Monroe].

And/or: ''There were Giants...' is a story which is location specific {in this case below Tintagel S/W England}. It focuses upon one geographic location, and only ONE: The Cave. CAVES were primeval Celtic symbols of the 'womb and the tomb'..." Same book.

Question. Shadow/anima - which and why?

And/or: S/W = 'Tomb'? S/E = 'Womb'?

Try ''Chacoan'' to see something else from a S/W perspective. Part 3.

Question. Any ''caves'' within that location?

A side step: "I, King, have dealt with the gods for three generations of men, and i know that they dazzle our eyes and flow in and out of one another like eddies on a river, and nothing that is said clearly can be said truly about them." [From 'Till We Have Faces' by C. S. Lewis].

Those three 'generations' that in number symbolism are represented by the number '120'.

"There they find an enclosed chamber which is, however, lit brightly as by an interior sun. This is a common statement of those who had penetrated the ancient Mysteries: that they had gone into the 'underworld' and 'seen the sun shine at midnight' - or had found the starry universe within rather than beyond the earth." [Same book]. Among others try ''midnight sun'' {Manifested?}.

Side note: {something hinted at - in 'story' form {''method'' link}: " And so the deep teachings begin...Making the sign of the Three Rays....It will be the 'white' raven {north?} not the 'black' one, which will show the way....The white raven, magical, impossibly rare, unseen in common hours. 'Teacher, what does it mean?'....'Riddle me this Bear Cub,' Merlyn replied, ''If a man were convinced to believe that such a bird existed, how many need be produced? Three? five perhaps?'' The ball was in my court {Mayan ball court link?}. ''Why one of course''...." Exactly so,'' the Druid replied, ''Res ipsa loquitur - the thing speaks for itself, the correct answer is self evident {'midnight sun' link}, no explanations needed. Just one undeniable example will serve as proof of anything..." [Page 37 'Deeper Teachings of Merlyn' / D. Monroe]. Enlarged elsewhere.

'Grimes cave' ? {UNmanifested?}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Geocentric?

''Three Rays'' in relation to: ’The Mark’. By M. Nicoll. A link to the wet/dry way. Freemasonry equivalent of similar, the 'lions paw' in relation to the 'Eagle's claw grip',[i.e., 'animal' in relation to 'bird'], as explained as part of 'becoming' a 'master mason' within the book ' The Hiram Key'. Mentioned elsewhere.Chapter one ], i.e.,"There remains a third and peculiar method, known as the Lions Paw or Eagles Claw Grip". Think about it, in relation to the symbolism of... to grasp and or 'scratch' something, by way of, 'three' symbolism and the 'cant' language, together with lower [lion], higher [eagle]. [All explained within] in relation to the 'purpose' of Freemasonry. All still in the 'lower' state, until an 'awareness' dawns, i.e.,enlightenment surfaces......

Side note: "In Canis Minor lay a part of the contracted {kneeling?} forearm, or Paw, of the early Lion {Asad}; the other, the Extended Paw, running up into the heads of Gemini...Canis Minor lies to the S/E from the feet of Gemini, its western border over the edge of the Milky Way, and is separated by Monoceros from Canis Major and Argo." [Page 133, 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Question. The 'head' of Gemini in relation to the extended 'paw' of the Sphinx = Northern or Southern 'gateway'?

Continued: "The birds foot constellation was linked in Skidi Pawnee tradition with the Morning Star, seen by Chamberlain as Mars, the protector of the warriors. Its 'mark'...three straight lines, converging to a single point to form a 'v' shape........."The hawk and eagle were both symbols of the Morning Star. The Birds Foot constellation is occasionally named as 'eagle claw'. [Chapter five, 'The Cygnus Mystery' by A. Collins].

Something extra: 'Sign of the Three Rays'. Page 112 'The 21 Lessons of Merlyn' / D. Monroe.

swanCygnus, which some call the Northern Cross, the emblem of which is the Swan. Question. What does the 'swan' represent?

"The white swan is mythologically represented as the vehicle or mount of Brahma the 'creator'. The sacred 'hansa', said to have the power of extracting milk from a mixture of milk and water, is thus a symbol of spiritual discrimination." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Question. Why milk? Clue. What does it represent?

Analogy {i.e.,Egyptian culture} but because that key {i.e.,''milk''} is universal - more information can be 'extracted' from it - more 'information' that defines the parts within the whole: "Alabaster probably originated from limestone in a liquid or muddy state, whence come its grey, brown, or rosy whorls floating in it like veils, as if this matter were in a state of becoming from a more terrestrial state toward a more subtle, flowing, state that could be compared to cream rising to the top of milk. It is curious, in this connection, to note that 'ankh uas' {the sap of life} is one of the designations of milk, and that 'ankh'{ life} sometimes also serves to designate alabaster or some object executed in this material. But the term most specifically designated alabaster is 'ches', a phonetic group which, depending on the determinative, can also mean an edible grain, or something precious. Alabaster is frequently qualified as clear or pure, followed by the name of its place of origin, the most famous being 'Hat-nub' {''house of gold''}. It is the name of an important alabaster deposit in the Arabian Mountain, located about 20 kilometers S/E of Tel el-Amarna...Among the famous monumental masterpieces in alabaster is the sanctuary of Thothmes III at Karnak, designed to house the sacred boat of Amon; each of its walls is made from a single piece of alabaster 8 meters in length..." ['Sacred Science' / R. A. Schwaller De Lubicz]. Try ''grain'' and/or ''becoming'' and/or ''wet/dry'' {i.e.,''muddy''} and/or ''Amarna'' and/or ''Amon''.

Exercise: If the ''house of the sacred boat'' represents a becoming of something - what does the boat represent - and what 'materials' would be used?

And/or: "The symbol of Thebes is the 'uas' {prosperity} and is called ''key of the Nile'', the principle that makes for reuniting the Horian issued from Ptah of origin {Horus the Elder} with the completed work of gestation {Horus, son of Isis}...The uas, is represented in tut-ankh-amon's panoply of canes and scepters; in its natural form = the branch of a tree covered in gold {''Golden Bough'' link?}...The uas scepter is placed in the hands of all the Neters and plays a very important role. In fact, it pertains to a living branch conducting the vivifying sap, but this sap only ascends without again descending, as it must do in order to take on body beneath the bark. This is one of the reasons for choosing the object as symbol, and a particular regarding the intention: the flux of the Word - the nourishing sap - is not yet manifested. It pertains to an activity, the 'creative' function, which is not yet created..." ['Sacred Science'].

As seen from a different perspective: "No, the problem at Gobekli-Tepe is the pristine, sudden appearance, like Athena springing full-grown and fully armed from the brow of Zeus, of what appears to be an already seasoned civilization so accomplished that it 'invents' both agriculture and monumental architecture at the apparent moment of its birth...Yes. But the strange thing is that there was a clear collapse in the effort that was made as the centuries went by. The truly monumental structures are in the older layers; in the younger layers they get smaller and there is a significant decline in quality...So the oldest is the best?...Yes, the oldest is the best...And you don't find that puzzling?...The answer to the mystery is of course obvious but, because it is repellent to the prevailing cast of modern thinking, it is seldom considered. Gobekli-Tepe was not a development but a legacy..." ['Magicians of the Gods'].

Question. Manifested/UNmanifested - as a means...?

Question 2. Where within that mountain of a monument would the feminine aspect be represented? Has it been discovered yet? Has the author touched on it if only in the synchronistic sense of the 'word'? Try ''Hatshepsut'' for a 'direction' to follow.

"Well, we hope that eventually we will discover even older layers and that there we will see the small beginnings that we expect but haven't yet found...We are used to things starting out small and simple and then progressing - evolving - to become ever more complex and sophisticated, so this is naturally what we expect to find on archaeological sites. It upsets our carefully structured ideas of how civilizations should behave, how they should mature and develop, when we are confronted by a case like Gobekli-Tepe that starts out perfect at the beginning and then slowly devolves until it is a pale shadow of its former {'elder'?} self..." Same book.

Question. Top/down or bottom/up as a means...?

OR put another way involution v 'evolution' IN THE SPIRITUAL SENSE OF THE WORD.

Geocentric?

AND/OR: Something hinted at {i.e.,in the 'archetypal' sense of the word}: "Saturn 'invented' agriculture; this god of the earth and the peasant, the harvest and the Saturnalia, is ruler of 'fruit and seed'. Even his castrating sickle is a 'harvesting' tool. It would have to be 'Saturn' who invents agriculture: only the senex {''old man'',i.e.,elder link} has the patience equaling that of the soil and can understand the soil's conservation and the conservation of those who till it; the ability to abstract so as to master the geometry of 'ploughing', the essence of seeds..." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline'. Emphasis, this readers].

Try ''Saturn'' to see a possible beginning/end {start point?} - in the astrology {night sky} - sense of the word. Especially in relation to ''essence''.

''The head of the 'fish' should face the eldest.'' Chinese dining custom. Coincidence or a...?

Therefore the 'tail end' begins...? {S/E?}.

Put those ''keys'' together to 'see' the parts within the whole. To define the inner workings of our ancestors. Question. Anthropology?

N.B. Whether or not you agree with the statement - ''that it 'invents' both agriculture and monumental architecture...." - the most important word within those opinions is the final one {i.e.,'legacy'}.

REFRESHER: "The children of Seth [Set] first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies",[chapter five.' The Sirius Mystery'], i.e., from an 'unknown'[and/or 'negative', and/or 'shadow' origin. Possible link to 'sacrifice'?] start point, with a purpose in mind. All as a representation of something...outside, of the obvious.

"He who aspires to be a sage and to know the Great Enigma of Nature must be the heir and despoiler of the Sphinx: his the human head, in order to posses speech; his the eagles wings, in order to scale the heights; his the bulls flanks, in order to furrow the depths; his the lions talons, to make a way on the right and the left, before and behind." [Quote taken from the chapter entitled 'The Candidate' from the book by E. Levi]. Try ''furrow'' then ''paw''.

And/or: from a different perspective ,i.e., the 'ritual' one. But because those {concepts?} are universal - sense can be got from it; if only to determine a MINDSET - especially when including {and therefore considering} - that universal ''bit'':

"If you are uncertain about making these pieces of equipment you can meditate upon the four Tarot aces, or visualize pictures of the 'magical' work you wish to do....As you work on each item, think of how it is an extension of a part of your inner self. The 'pentacle' is your shield of self sufficiency; the 'cup' {and/or cauldron} your ability to feel and sympathize; your 'sword' or knife is the part of you that can make a way clear ahead and get round obstacles; the 'wand' is your purpose, your Will to succeed and the application of your inner strength." [Page 98 from the book by Marian Green].

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Tail end = the ''handle'' on something?

Something extra: {something hinted at}: "Mystery surrounds many manmade stone markers and edifices. They defy explanation until we connect them with the zodiacal 'religion'. The Sphinx is undoubtedly the foremost among them, because everything points to it being a zodiacal monument. It represents the four cardinal points of the compass and cross within the circle of the zodiac. This enigmatic edifice could well be the symbol for Nebo, the Winged Man, with the human head representing Aquarius/ Water; the body of the bull represents Bel/Taurus, the Earth; the paws of a lion for Leo/Fire, the Winged Lion, Shamash the Sun; and the wings of an eagle for Scorpio/Air ruled by Ninib. This symbolizes the constellations of Leo and its opposite house, Aquarius....The four figures of the Book of Revelation were the Lion/Ox/Man/Eagle. The Sphinx faces the eastern horizon where the sun rises in the spring and autumn equinoxes....Most cathedrals are built in a cruciform ground plan on an axis east-west and the internal emphasis on the eastern end where the 'altar' is placed {altar of 'sacrifice'?}. The construction of the early European cathedrals....demonstrates the specific architecture that incorporates twin pillars at the west end, drawing worshippers into the 'holy' place down the nave towards the east. The word nave = Latin for 'ship' - is where everyone congregates. The ship features in legends - as in the 'arc' {key} of heaven, whose pilot Ursa Nebo traversed the heavens, and Noah's arc of the great flood..." [Page 9/15 ' Pathways to the Zodiac' / E. Winstanley].

Compass of the Heart?

''The inner guardian is our true North, the keeper of the charts.'' Try 'map' / 'whale'.

Try ''Leo/Aquarius''.

Refresher: "In Canis Minor lay a part of the contracted {kneeling?} forearm, or Paw, of the early Lion {Asad}; the other, the Extended Paw, running up into the heads of Gemini...Canis Minor lies to the S/E from the feet of Gemini, its western border over the edge of the Milky Way, and is separated by Monoceros from Canis Major and Argo." [Page 133, 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

The above is a good example of this subjects purpose, to the reader, of its depth of 'understanding' by way of symbolism. What the authors of the 'The Master Game' loosely term as Talismanic thinking. If the authors had as deep an understanding of the subject as a 'whole' and not just in its historical context, then they would understand that "the father of light",[chapter thirteen.'The Master Game']... does indeed appear in the bible, especially in the Old Testament, 'by way' of 'Yahweh',[''Adonai''] One of its most frequently used words. Explained above, but more importantly, it explains why.

 

 

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''The round object in the goddess' left hand is thought to be an 'Apple of Life'. [Page 53 'GogMagog'].

A link to the 'language of birds' or even the 'language of horses', [Cabala. N.B. No connection to the Hebrew Kabbala], as explained in the first few pages of 'The Dwellings of the Philosophers' by 'Fulcanelli', i.e., "No one has attempted to explain the symbolism used by certain sculptors. No one has traced it back to an ancient symbolical language called the 'Cabala', still alive today in disguise, as in the French slang called "argot"- but which lies dormant in all languages".

Side note: "The metal worker knows the mystery of 'fire' transmutation. The tinker and jobbing blacksmith knows the mystery of metal and has the Horseman's Word - the means of controlling animals, the lingua franca {i.e., a 'bridge' language} or shelta {i.e., 'cant' language} of all smiths. And as such people were under the patronage of the goddess Brigid, so the alchemist pays careful attention to the service of the Anima Mundi of Our Lady Earth. The alchemist was the midwife and priest of transmutation...." [Page 203 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

Think about it in relation to the language of 'oc', [Occitania. Explained elsewhere], together with the Romany 'cant' language, of which it is said a secret was given to same, at the fall of the Egyptian rule. All enclosed within 'picture' cards. Those same picture cards that the author of 'Meditations on the Tarot' ['A Journey into Christian Hermeticism' ], refers to as 'arcana'.

NARMER PALETTE

The Narmer Palette. A representation of the union of upper and lower Egypt. Found in the city of the FALCONS. Plenty of keys [arcana] in which to understand the whole. Red in relation to white. Falcon in relation to the tool used in the opening of the mouth ceremony. [Made of iron]. Flail in relation to head gear. Kneeling relative to upright, both of which are standing over fleeing naked individuals. Indicative of something outside of the obvious. Other keys to decipher - bald chap, sandals, basket, cow, bull. Its most important key however, being those two animals that unite with their necks. A picture representation of same. Using a collar as its main key. Recall what collar represents. The neck being the bridge between the head and the body. As it is with the head and body of the Sphinx. Indicative of higher and lower Indicative of the benefits of that understanding. That understanding of a union. [Potential of]. That same union {i.e.,Festival of the Re-union - enlarged elsewhere} - that within this subject is represented {in part} with the heart key. Notice the shape of what those keys - what all that 'information' are inscribed within. That same shape that could also, be referred to as an arrow point. Recall what its symbolism, represents. Both when understood, by way of objective reasoning , have a common factor the analogy of which, could be described by way of cupids arrow. N.B. 'Consort' of Cupid = 'Psyche'. This subjects primary ''teaching'' aid. Question. Coincidence? Or a meaningfull one?

"An arcanum is that which is necessary to 'know' in order to be fruitful in a given domain of 'spiritual' life. [i.e.,the same meaning as ''esoteric'',i.e.,'inner' or 'within'. Check it out]......

'The fruit of ones labours' = The 'Horn of Plenty'?

.....It is that which must be actively present in our consciousness - or even in our subconscious - in order to render us capable of making discoveries, engendering new ideas, conceiving of new artistic subjects. In a word it makes us fertile in our creative pursuits, in whatever domain of spiritual life. An arcanum is a 'ferment' of an 'emzyme' whose presence stimulates the spiritual and the psychic life of man and woman. And it is symbols which are the bearers of these 'ferments' or 'emzymes', which communicate them - if the mentality and morality of the recipient are ready, i.e.,"if he is poor in spirit" and does not suffer from the most serious spiritual malady...self complacency." [Page 4, first chapter].

OR - before those first impressions [lower self?] dictate something else - "An arcanum = a key that one has to know in order to be able to orientate oneself..." [Quote from within the book by Tomberg]. OR...

"...Arcanum - that which one needs to know in order to make discoveries of each arcanum." [same book].

"Everyone has an internal thought process: that silent other self who speaks to you; the one you debate with." [First sentence; first paragraph; first page of the book by Q. S. Lam].

"Serious mysteries may be describable only in terms of paradox, or in what passes for jest. Cupid continues to jest and make merry during..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

A working example: "The constellation Felis the Cat - a word which Latin lexicographers now write Faelis, was formed by La Lande {1805}....Its inventor said of it: 'I am very fond of cats. I will let this figure scratch on the chart. The starry sky has worried me quite enough in my life {the study of it?} - so that now I can have my joke with it.'...It has long been discontinued in catalogues and charts. Proctor assigned this title to Canis Minor, but no one has followed him in this change." [Page 221 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Analogy of same principle ''...a symbol is a key to reach a field of knowledge or/and to go from the exterior towards the interior..." [Extract taken from the book 'The Experience of Reality' by J. Dubuis].

As it is when understanding any subject.

As an example, i.e.,with this subject in mind... "Sokar is the latent spiritual principle within all living things, the spirit embedded in the deepest regions of matter that awaits arousal." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt].

Side note: "It is as if each class represented all possibilities of development, at times carrying certain characteristics to an extreme beyond any utilitarian ends that could be determined by simple logic...We can understand the marvelous equilibrium of the supple panther's four limbs, as skillful at climbing as at leaping, but the excessive neck of the giraffe never ceases to amaze..." ['Sacred Science' / R. A. Schwaller De Lubicz]. Try ''panther''.

All as a means...?

Yet another analogy with the same intent - different time period - different author. Question. A universal conspiracy?..."To raise the evanescent ''real'' man to a state of 'perfection' [called] ideal man, is the great Arcanum... It is the great secret , that may be understood by a child, but will forever be incomprehensible to him who, living entirely in the realm of sensual perceptions, has no power to grasp it. This attainment of 'spiritual consciousness' is the Magnum Opus, the great work, of which the alchemists said..." [Quote from the book by F. Hartman].

The word 'cant' as explained in the dictionary..."Language peculiar to a specified group."

That word 'peculiar' used by many authors to define something that they just cant get their heads around. Almost there, yet not there. Another description of the same word relates to the 'angle' of a ship [and/or 'oblique/sideways 'look'. Think about it in relation to the Egyptian picture 'profile' symbolism]. Or even the 'corner' of something, [root of]. In its abbreviated form a link to 'canticles', i.e.song of Solomon.

Understanding the above defines such statements as..."At the commencement of the Masonic ceremonies, it is pointed out that Freemasonry is a 'peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory'. I thought i knew what an allegory was, but i still looked up the word in an Ox{ford} Dictionary to ensure i had a correct interpretation. The answer stated was: ''narrative describing one subject under the guise of another''. " [From the book by K. Gest].

Example {of same?} - from someone who is aware of this subject..."It is important to state unambiguously that our data are not in conflict with ''science,'' as the naive will imagine - in fact, we will provide several scientific explanations for all of it - but it is, grotesquely and awkwardly, in total conflict with common sense. It is perverse, paradoxical and preposterous. One might say, ''its damned funny," and if a child asked innocently, ''Do you mean 'funny ha ha' or 'funny peculiar'?" I'd have to say, ''Both." [Extract from the book by R. A. Wilson].

Finally..."The children of Seth [Set] first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies". [Chapter five. 'The Sirius Mystery'].

"It is because of this knowledge that Seth is so named, his name meaning ''Gift of God.'' In his hand is the key to the [divine] gifts in all their variety and relations [and/or reflections. This readers input]. God bestowed him on Adam, as his first unconditional gift, bestowing him as coming from Adam himself, since the son is the inner reality of the 'father,' issuing from him and to him, returning." [Chapter 2, 'The Bezels of Wisdom']. Try ''hand''.

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"Now, ''the magnificent gifts'' of which it is a matter here are not the magical phenomena but rather revelations in the inner life of intuition and inspiration." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter seventeen' ]. Recall how those two 'aspects' [highlighted] can only be achieved.

That link to ''fall'' symbolism. Purpose of. Together with.... "God unites the polarities of qualities ['aspects'] only in Adam, to confer a distinction on him. Thus he says to Lucifer, 'What prevents you from prostrating to one whom i have created with my two hands?' [Quran 38:75] .

What prevents Lucifer, is the very fact that he [man] unites [in himself] the two modes...the Cosmos, and the Reality, which are his two hands. [i.e.,this authors way of describing that unknown / known potential. Unknown in the sense to those individuals who only see this world [physical/material] as it is [with the 'naked' eye]. Compared to those who 'see' the fullness of that potential [i.e.,by way of ''the minds eye'' in relation to this subject], in relation to the 'whole journey'. What this author finally defines as ''Reality''. Same book, chapter one ].

Recall the link between ''fall'' and ''Lucifer,'' i.e., all 'aspects' , one way or another, relate to an individual. One individual.

The main point to the inclusion of the above, however, is to make known that the word ''hands'' are also symbolic. Anything ''naked'' represents that ''unknown'' aspect. When 'clothing' of any description is associated with same; then it denotes an understanding has taken place [i.e.,now ''known'']. In the above example 'gloves' would be that indication. Other examples found within i.e.,the Seb Jubilee 'skirt', or 'head' gear. Question. Can you determine, what each represents?

Narmer Palette? and/or Mithras cult? Enlarged elsewhere.

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Oldest one found {in complete form} on this Island. CHALK roads found nearby.

Only mentioned to indicate the importance of understanding the subject as a whole, in the context of other subjects. For example... "One of the arguments which might be raised against placing the Israelite Exodus in the 13th Dynasty is the fact that scholars have always believed it was the Hyksos who introduced the chariot into the Levant and Egypt. Therefore the Egyptians could not have assembled a chariot force to pursue the Israelites until they had acquired the technology from their foreign Hyksos oppressors....."One further important clue has to do with gloves! [Emphasis authors, not mine]. Egypt possesses a hot climate and it will be obvious to you that the ancient Egyptians did not wear gloves in order to keep their hands warm. When you see leather gloves amongst Tutankhamun's treasures in the Cairo museum you immediately recognize that these are 'chariot gloves' which the boy king wore to protect his hands from the chafing of leather reins. When we look at a wall relief from the el-Amarna tomb of Ay, 'Master of Horse', showing the tomb owner wearing gloves at a royal investiture in his honour, we again know that these gloves are part of the trappings of a charioteer - in this case the commander of the chariot forces of Egypt. These chariot gloves were clearly a status symbol to be displayed as a mark of rank, singling out the wearer as a member of his majesties elite troops." [Chapter 13, 'A Test of Time' by D. Rohl].

Side note: Hector of Troy legend = 'Tamer of Horses'. While recalling Paris who 'stole' Helen. And/or the Trickster character that stole 'fire'. A negative that has to be ''turned'' {precession?} into a positive.

Continued: The author attempting to change 'dates' in order to verify a hypothesis of which, amongst other things, Solomons Temple; he believes, will most likely be found, {i.e.,in a different epoch strata}. To understand its true intent put 'temple' in the 'search box'. Then try ''chariot''.

Leather is always identified with Hathor,[recall her main 'symbol'] of which all 'rulers' regardless of 'time' or period have to identify with [one way or another] as part of their 'calling' [i.e.,Kingship]. Other words [keys] highlighted.

Can you put them all together to understand something other than the obvious?

As is: "It looked like the original curves of the horses legs...but it turned out to be chariot with a pole joining it to the legs of the animal. This puzzling find in no way helped to explain Gogmagog….In all other ways the chariot complicated matters. It did not look as if it was an Iron Age vehicle. It had the appearance of a Roman classic type added at a later date while the horse was of the Iron Age....The horse, lady and chariot had been drawn as if they were on a white road {'chalk'} leading up to the earthwork....The roadway was probably a sacred path heading for something within the earthen ring." [Page 32 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].

REFRESHER: ''Error runs down a plane while truth has to laboriously climb uphill."

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'Vulcan' / N/E / Phaistos links. Anything? Right foot = S/W? Right hand pointing to S/E? Looking towards ….? All as a means....

A {working?} example: "What I have written in this book should serve as a terrible warning to those who lightheartedly embark on a search for 'giants'. A problem, which did not seem of any great moment to me, has plunged me into months of fieldwork, blistered hands, scratched ears and rheumatic joints. It has led me also far down paths of investigation, which I had never intended to tread....I see now that one might spend a lifetime of this kind of thing and still have more to do at the end of it. But it is worth doing, for it opens up a glimpse of the ideas of men in Europe long ago.....In chasing the old religions of Europe, we seem to be able to watch the spread in every direction of one great belief. It came of top of vague and scattered beliefs in some form of totemism. It was so much higher in the scale of ideas, that people jumped at it, as later they did with Christianity. Although the thoughts of many men probably went to form it, one suspects that only one really great thinker hammered it into shape. In attempting to appreciate how this idea was thought out...." [Page 154/5 'GogMagog'].

Try 'Dead Sea Scrolls' as ONE example.

And/or: "Here I shall leave the quest for the moment. It has been most fascinating, and I think I have only reached a halting place on the road. Innumerable questions still keep tumbling into my mind. Was the Highland water - horse, for instance, only an idle tale of imagination formed from vague stories of the hippo in Egypt? Same book.

oannes-125x300A side step: "It shared with Antares the title Ta Who, and was the central one of the seven lunar asterism making up the Azure Dragon...But individually Graffias seems to have been known as the Four Horse Chariot of Heaven, and was worshipped by all horsemen. It probably was also Fu Kwang, the Basket with Handles, and highly regarded as presiding over the rearing of silkworms, and as indicating the commencement of the season of that great industry of China...Graffias is said to be of an unknown derivation...more than likely from the word ''crab''....as it is well known that the ideas and words for crab and scorpion were almost interchangeable in early days, from the belief that the latter creature was generated from the former...It was included in the 15th manzil {'Crown of the Forehead'}, just north of which feature it lies...The Hindu's knew the group {which contains Graffias} as their 15th nakshatra {'Propitious or Successful'} - they figured it as a Row or Ridge which the line of component stars indicate {''line of sight''?}..." [Page 367-8 {'Scorpio'}, from the book 'Star Names and Their Meanings'].

Try 4 horse chariot and/or ''Ridge'' - To 'see' something other than the obvious.

Another example..."The Djed column, with its four capitals, symbolises stability and duration in the Osirian world. Lying on the ground it expresses death, and its setting up, by the king in person, signifies the resurrection. This ceremony was a joyous one, in the Temple of Abydos the scene of the erection of the Djed columns is followed by that of the Offering of Cloths, in which the column is clothed in the manner of a statue. "[Extract from the book {in its 'middle' pages} by the author L. Lamy]. Horizontal/vertical link. Try ''four'' and ''garment'' for a deeper read.

Abydos in relation to Thebes. Question. What lies in the middle of both? Question. Any similarities to Stonehenge?

That link to Enoch "as to the invention of 'language' itself. Because according to the secret doctrine, all languages originated with the giving of names to the heavenly bodies". That 'language' that predated the Tower of Babel. [For further information on 'Enoch' as represented in different forms throughout all cultures see chapter seven 'The Secret History of the World'].

nhgbContinued: "Whenever a gnostic receives a spiritual intuition in which brings him new 'spiritual' knowledge and new spiritual graces, [he should know] that the form he contemplates [i.e., 'information' assessed within this 'subject'. This readers input] is none other than his own essential self, for it is only from the tree of his own self that he will garner the fruits of his knowledge." [Same chapter, same book, i.e.,'Bezels of Wisdom'].

'Tree' in relation to 'tower'. Wood in relation to stone. {'heart of stone'?}. Anything?

For other examples put in the 'search box'.....''the fruit of ones labour.''

"The truth is that man gets the fruit of his actions from 'above', and the fruits correspond to the nature of his actions." [Part one, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher: {i.e.,a 'work in progress' representation of}: "...In Book 18, Achilles mother, Thetis, suggests yet another image of the significantly brighter stars of the constellation when she describes her son as a young sapling who will grow into a mighty warrior. Homer also uses Canis Major to reiterate his idea of the celestial sphere when in Book 23 of the Iliad, Achilles tosses this way and that during a restless sleep." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Example that explores [and possibly 'describes'] that inner intent [or 'goal']...

trident"In this particular dream i live in California, Colorado or another sunny somewhere. Amid a throng of people i sit within a lush and riotous flower garden and courtyard, the same garden i've seen pictured within a deck of Tarot cards. A balding, older man, toga-clad like Socrates, stands before the crowd, lecturing to us on how this garden was a sacred Egyptian garden. Before me to the right, i see a small, magical fountain - almost like a baptismal font - built into the side of a building. There water dribbles and bubbles into a pink marble basin in the shape of a shell. Above the flowing water i notice the face of a pink marble angel. Beside the fountain, on the east side of the stucco building, there is an arched wooden door without a handle or a window. In my lap, i hold these strange cards, unlike any Tarot deck i have ever seen. As i say, one card bears the picture of the same garden and fountain where i sit. I raise my hand to ask, "Where in Egypt is this fountain? I want to go and see it." The speaker points to the 'fountain' in front of me. "Right there. There is the fountain." "NO, NO i say, "I mean the real fountain. Where is it?" Again he says, "Right there. That is the fountain!" I turn to the fellow seated beside me and complain, "He doesn't understand my question." "No the fellow replies. "You do not understand the answer. THAT is the fountain." ..........

REFREHER: Something extra {add it all together to 'see' something}: "As to our assertion that scriptures applies the notion of ''influence'' to 'God', compare: 'They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters" {Jer.ii.13}, i.e.,the 'Divine' influence that gives life or 'existence'; for the two are identical. Further, ''For with thee is the fountain of life'' {Ps.xxxvi.10}, i.e.,the Divine influence that gives existence. The concluding words of this verse, ''In thy light we 'see' light,'' express exactly what we said, namely, that by the influence of the intellect which 'emanates' from god we become wise, by it we are guided and enabled to comprehend the Active intellect. Note this." [Page 171 'Guide for the Perplexed'].

".....Through the symbols themselves my dream almost seemed to shout at me. "Stop thinking so much! Logic will never get you to the truth you seek. Everything you need to know lies inherent in the symbol." Intuition instructs the soul in ways logic never could. As the writer Doestoevsky reminds us, "Reason is a fine thing...but reason is only reason and satisfies only the reasoning capacity of man." [Part three to the book 'Dreams of Isis' by Normandi Ellis]. Continued [ enlarged ] further on. Put ''fountain'' in the usual box to understand 'its' relation towards defining a subject and therefore the 'individual.'

"What else can it be that draws hundreds and thousands of people, as though by some ineradicable instinct, to search for the 'fountain of Kunewara'? Our Grailsword is broken and it can only be mended, as the legend tells us, at the fountain of the Beginnings, whose waters are forever murmuring in the secret recesses of every human soul. Not in external historical events do we find this 'fountain', but in the soul of the Human Being..." ['The Flaming Door'].

A {working} example: "This celestial figure is more of a question mark in marble, than a regenerative fount of life which refreshes our emotions." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

As one example: "Socrates who is more or less hidden behind his 'best disciple,' Plato." [Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche]. Think about it, relative to ''archetypes.'' Understanding that 'framework' gives a 'broader' view. A plausible one. Can you see it yet? If only in relation to ''Socrates''. Purpose of?

Analogy?: "Jung had 'spirit guides' one of whom was named Philemon. Jung observed that Philemon...brought home to me the crucial insight that there are things in the psyche which i do not produce, but which produce themselves and have there own life." ['www.philipcoppens.com/jung.html'].

"Lahiri Mahasaya was no bookish interpreter of the scriptures. Effortlessly he dipped into the 'divine library' {Akashic records link}. Foam of words and spray of thoughts gushed from the fountain of his omniscience. He had the wondrous clavis that unlocked the profound philosophical science hidden ages ago in the Vedas. If asked to explain the different planes of consciousness mentioned in the ancient texts, he would smilingly assent." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Practical example?..."Church leaders, travelers, and cartographers began now to find firm geographical clues in the Bible that revealed the true location of the Garden of Eden, which many now concluded had existed in the Bible lands themselves. According to the book of Genesis, as well as various apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim origin, the Garden of Eden was watered by a single stream that took its rise from a spring or fountain that emerged from the base of the Tree of Life. After exiting the garden, the stream then split into four rivers..." The author of Gobekli-tepe attempting to define where the Garden of Eden may be located. Very similar to the author of 'A Test of Time' {enlarged elsewhere}. Define the parts to understand the whole {i.e.,subject material} - relative ONLY to the self.

''...emerged from the base of the Tree of Life.'' Understand the ''divine bit'' relative to A/B/C to narrow down those choices. Then try ''fountain''.

Primordial 'fountain' in relation to Primordial 'mound'{''Duku''}. Top/down relative to bottom/up - as a means...

'A river of thoughts'. The means by which an understanding takes place. Purpose of - relative to the whole. Represented as a 'journey'.

"In Arthurian legend the occurrence of a beautiful lady at a fountain is almost commonplace in the introduction to a story of inner adventures and enchantments. In the subjective economy of things such a symbolic scene represents a power point in the aura. These are known in the East as chakras. They are upwelling life giving force centers from the depths; sources of kundalini or the life force." All as a representation of something.

Question. What is that something, and WHY? In other words what is that final intent, i.e.,what aspect of the 'psyche' relative to ''the thinking process'' [in order to define something; in order to understand something] - does it represent?

"The NaIads dwell in a cave in a mountain, an image that we shall encounter more than once. They are of the class of being known more generally as Nereides or water nymphs, of whom there are many, all daughters of Poseidon, the 'god' of the sea. However, whereas the Nereides were creatures of the great waters, [i.e., salt] the Naiads were associated with inland water sources, [i.e., fresh] particular fountains." [Both paragraphs taken from part two, of the book 'The Rose Cross and The Goddess' by G. Knight].

[4]. Hindu/sandscript equivalent= ‘Asura’, [ ‘Nature beings’ ]...In relation to ‘Devas’, [ 'Shinning ones' i.e.,'enlightenment', by way of an understanding, within a subject]. i.e., lower/higher. The link between the two = ‘Muses’. Those nine aspects of...the still in ‘unconscious’ state until an ‘awareness’...surfaces.

A {working?} example: ''Were they the creatures I saw by the road from Abbergavenny, of the Deva world?'' I asked. ''They were indeed,'' Merlyn replied....a true inhabitant of the 'shadow' world which is typically invisible to our mortal eyes, and so they often clothe themselves in the myths and thought-forms which various races of mankind have created through the years....Known as 'Nature Spirits', who accept 'command' under no man, unless their loyalties be won over by 'word' {logos?} or deed. " [Douglas Monroe].

That link to 'Ten', i.e.,part of the now 'whole'. [Chapter six.'Esoteric Orders and their Work'.By Dion Fortune]. Buddhist equivalent, the 'three heads' and 'six arms' of Brahma. That link to the 'Graces of Hermes', 'by way of'.... the 'language of the birds'. Chapter seven. 'The Sirius Mystery'.

Sufi equivalent = 'Parliament of the Birds' by Hakim Sanai. Or 'The Universal Tree and the Four Birds' by Ibn Arabi.

[5]. Christian equivalent = ‘Demons/Angels’. The link between the two...'Stations of the Cross'. Think about it, in relation to Cross symbolism. Explained elsewhere. Monastic equivalent 'The Lords Prayer',[Paster Noster]...in relation to a 'repetitive' action in order to 'bridge' something in the positive sense. Keep in mind what the word 'Lord' is symbolic of. Together with...

"An 'angel' [in a general way,i.e.,Archetype; in the main i.e., more often than not] is a spiritual reality with its own unique content, qualities, and 'character'. What distinguishes one angel from another is not the physical quality of spatial apartness but difference of level- one being above or below another- with respect to fundamental causality in terms of some difference in essence. Now as we have said, angels are 'beings' in the world that is the domain of emotion and feeling: and since this is the case, the substantial quality of an 'angel', may be an impulse or a drive-say, an inclination in the direction of 'love' or a seizure of fear, or pity or the like. "[Page 8, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned within].

Yet another analogy with the same intent: but with a deeper meaning to it..."Enquiry is everything'' as i once wrote in my own 'magickal' journal; to break down the buffers that allow us to maintain the sense of separation within our selves and to others. If you cannot communicate clearly within yourself, what chance for you to communicate with your fellows? If you cannot communicate with your fellows, what chance of communicating with more ethereal constructs? and if you cannot talk to 'Angels', what chance of ''walking with god''. [Quote by A. Crowley. Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis - this readers].

And/or..."For convenience, all of the models discussed above and to be discussed as we proceed can be summed into two meta-models. {1} It is all done by our own nervous systems. As we advance towards 'higher intelligence', our brains can increasingly affect the universe, by quantum inseparability, creating first coincidences, then Jungian synchronicities, then seemingly 'external superhuman beings', who are really masks of the greater selves we are evolving into..." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'].

Question. Why is the subject of 'psychology' used as this subjects main teaching aid?

"...Enquiry is everything...'' = Objectivity. Benefits of.

gAn alternative? view..."Some of the intensified experiences were ''merely subjective,'' but nonetheless tremendously important to the author, in ways that even the skeptic would admit were non - pathological. For instance, on one occasion, the entity spoke directly, in a melodious and angelic voice, to say: 'They live happiest who have forgiven most.' This is rather trite, one admits; all the major religions preach forgiveness. What was impressive was {A} the timing - the struggling writer was very pissed off, that week, at certain publishers who were slow in paying monies owed; and {B} - the pragmatic emphasis, tailored to the Libertarian's hedonic philosophy at the time. It did not say, 'Forgive, because god demands it'; it said, 'Forgive, and you will be happier.' The Libertarian Hedonist tried it, and still is trying it, and it works." [Same book].

Practical example of such..."The Abyss represents a significant event in the life of the 'magician-mystic'. As such, it is a culmination of thousands of hours of work towards its attainment. It is not a vision, nor can it be visualised. Nor can it be simply attained by taking the 'Oath of the Abyss' at any moment of your life. It is an emergent property of a fundamental re-orientation of awareness in relation to the universe, given divine grace by its reception within the individual. It is the moment to which the HGA ['Higher Guardian Angel'] designs to lead us, at which point it too vanishes, as it was never there. The HGA is the edge of light, the bridge, interface, component of awareness that arises from the shadow of the abyss - the amaneusis of the soul. When the remembrance of the true state is attained the light is entered and no longer casts a shadow {Abyss} nor has an edge {Angel}." [Same book. Emphasis, this readers].

Summary: ''...the bridge," - in relation to a ''gap'' filled in by a [eureka?] moment. Representation of. ''Magical'' up to that point, i.e.,a potential yet to be realized. ''Mystical'' - once realized. Those two words ''magical/mystical'' only used because of the subject matter {i.e.,'spiritual' stuff}. That realization of something - however- is universal - regardless of subject [i.e.,by study] - of which those ''thousands of hours'' can also represent - depending on the individual. Some sooner, some later depending on ones interest in subject material. Yes or No?

Think about the above in relation to a ''connectedness'' because of the ''divine bit''. That universal {primary? and/or ''Real'' - see below} - principle, that all attempt to define in one form or another. From the dawn of human kind. From when man/woman first began an attempt to define themselves within the whole. That development ongoing, throughout the ages {eons?} up to the present time.

Understanding the above -defines the following - or at least gives one the chance to...

"This triune principle being wholly spiritual...And it is complete in itself...Beyond it stretches what is called The Abyss. This doctrine is very difficult to explain; but it corresponds more or less to the 'gap' in thought between the Real, which is ideal, and the UNreal, {physical world?} which is actual. In the Abyss, all things exist...but are without any possible meaning {until 'manifested'. This readers input}. Hence the final sentence..."for they lack the substratum of spiritual Reality." [Extract from the book 'Little Essays Toward Truth' by A. Crowley].

''UNreal'' could also be defined as 'cause and effect' without the divine bit {i.e.,UNmanifested}. That link to the subject of Astrology {i.e.,in the 'real' sense of the word - once the 'divine bit' is added and/or 'activated' i.e.,'manifested' } - Its true meaning and purpose. Relative to an understanding, that is - 'per' individual. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "...the melting of individuality in the reality of god's oneness; and the centrality of 'love' in the soul's development." [Back cover to the book 'Signs of the unseen' by J. Rumi].

Horizontal/vertical link. And 'Love' in relation to 'grace'. See it?

'The Waters of the Gap' by R. Stewart.

Or, { in a more abstract sense?}... "The 'self' is the individual's center of consciousness. The 'self' is the Cosmic mind. In Idealism, the self is not the originator of its own consciousness, as it is in materialism, but 'borrows' consciousness from the 'self'. 'The self' is sometimes conceived of as undifferentiated, and sometimes its thoughts are experienced as 'gods' or 'angels'. Lorna Byrne has told me that she sometimes sees all angels 'connected to god' by a cord." [Chapter twenty, 'The Sacred History'].

Understanding that basic framework, together with its most common 'theme' clarifies; if only for this reader; such 'statements'. What the author defines throughout the same book, as "mind before matter", [in relation to primary / secondary. Explained within].

The real questions however are the usual ones - fact or fiction - A possibility or not?

"Angels are the powers hidden in the faculties and organs of man." Quote by Ibn Arabi.

REFRESHER: "The saying of our sages, the 'angel' is broad as the 'third' part of the universe, or, in the words of Bereshit Rabba {chap.x.}, that the angel is the third part of the world..." [ Page 166. 'Guide for the Perplexed' / Moses Maimonides].

Transcendent third?

When achieved = ''face to face''?

[6]. Or even the Celtic equivalent...‘Fairies’, i.e., ethereal qualities. Or the Alchemy equivalent, Mercury. Or more to the point...’mercurial’. In relation to an awakening of something, i.e., represented as from that ‘somethings’ positive/negative boundaries/parameters, relative to an 'understanding'. As indicated in such books as...’The Underworld Initiation’ and ’The well of light’. Both by R. J. Stewart. To be taken/read with an extra large pinch of salt.

Or more commonly represented in the form of ‘fairy stories’, [ keep scratching ]. With the same intent. Which most know has a central ongoing factor to them. The seeking of a ‘treasure’ or that elusive ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow/journey .

Islam, [Sufi] equivalent..."I was a Hidden Treasure,and i loved to be known",so i created the world." Chapter Three. 'The Eleventh Hour. By M.Lings. Think about it ...in relation to a possible 'potential' within ABC. Orthodox equivalent... ‘The Sword in the Sun’. By A. Duncan.

Or represented in the Pagan world simply as the differences between ‘animals’ and ‘birds’. Example of such, as represented on those same ‘T’ shaped pillars. ’Geese/ducks’ on each base. A direct link to ‘Cygnus’..,and its relation to the ‘Cross’ symbolism. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Indicated in such books as...’Cygnus Mystery’. By A. Collins. Or ‘The Flight of the Wild Gander’. By J. Campbell ]. In relation to a representation of lower/higher self within an overall journey, i.e.....

[7]. ’King’ of the ‘animals’ = Cernuous = Highest ‘point’ in lowest division, i.e., Borderline [ Key ] between higher/lower mysteries. Common parlance 'leading a duck to water'. Think about it, in relation to a 'return' journey by way of a 'medium', i.e.,water, [symbolism of]. "The great goddess sometimes has as her bird of epiphany, a swan, a goose or a duck."[ 'The Riddle of the Sphinx']. Recall the ''animals'' on the base of those 'T' shaped pillars.

The word ''epiphany'' used throughout in such programs as 'Will Self's Search For Meaning' {Radio 4/4pm/10.8.16}. Many opinions given about ''the nature of our existence'' as seen differently in all philosophy's and religions. Understand this one final subject to define all those convoluted questions and answers.

"The only clear pictorial confusion between the hieroglyphs of a white fronted goose {in the normal hieroglyphic spelling of the name 'Geb', often followed by the addition of the -b- sign] and a Nile goose in the spelling of the name Geb occurs in the rock cut tomb of the provincial govenor Sarenput the 2nd {12th Dyn. / Middle kingdom} on the Qubba el-Hawa desert - ridge {opposite Aswan}, namely on the left [southern] wall, near the open doorway, in the first line of the brightly painted funerary offering formula. This confusion is to be compared to the frequent hacking out of Akhenatens agents of the sign of the Pintail Duck [meaning 'son'] in the Royal title meaning 'Son of Re', especially in the Theban temples, where they confused the duck sign with that of the Nile Goose regarded as a 'form' of the then forbidden god Amon." [Wikipedia / Geb].

''The swan is white without spot..." quote by Leonardo da Vinci.

"In Greek mythology the swan was the bird consecrated by Apollo; the symbol of harmony..."

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

Question. Can you determine those differences [subtle?] between all three [water/land] bird animals? relative to an 'understanding'. Question 2. Why go to all this trouble?

N.B. Geese associated more with North. Ducks with South. Swans?

2255301__7VHBAwFhnAQqIrk3kGIBIqzHUIFULKR8K2dK-goYV0[1]That ''borderline'' represented as the 'middle way'. Mount Sinai = Hebrew equivalent. Hindu equivalent = Pashupati. Egypt equivalent = The word ’Memphis’, [ explained elsewhere ]. Especially in relation to the layout/sequence of the Egyptian ’Nomes’. Hermetic equivalent the word ‘shoreline’. = Wet/Dry division of the same. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Sumerian equivalent = ‘Nibiru’. Point of 'crossing’. Chapter eight.12th planet. By Z. Sitchin. Christian equivalent = ‘Cross over’ point between nave/transcept. Alchemy defines that same principle with the word ''conjunction.''

"The Chinese word for it means ''heartmind,'' and the ancient Egyptian word means ''intelligence of the heart.'' Yet this concept of the complete merging of thoughts and feelings is crucial in achieving personal Conjunction. In psychological terms, Conjunction unites our thoughts with our feelings in moments of true wisdom [eureka moments link]. The alchemists referred to these two opposed ways of knowing as Solar and Lunar consciousness." [Both paragraphs taken from 'Sorcerers Stone'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The union of Solar and Lunar consciousness produces a 'superior' third way of knowing called Stellar consciousness. Stellar consciousness is a state of incorruptible wisdom symbolized by the heroic Child of the Philosophers, the metal gold, a diamond or pearl, the Philosophers Stone, the astral body, and of course the stars. Remember, that in view of the alchemists, we are all embarked on a journey through the manifested planets - a journey home to the stars." [Same book]. Try ''intuition''.

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Where have you seen it before?

Synchronistic example? {i.e.,if only in the 'ritual' sense of the word}: "At this crucial point Roma departed from her script to pick up on a spontaneous vision of a triangle of power between a Smith, a Child of Light, and a Rose and Lily wand, at which Bob felt as if a bag {Athene link?} had suddenly been lifted from his head. At the previous years events he had received a firm 'instruction' to ''seek the mysterious Abbey and enter therein'' and later was given a ritual by those in the 'Abbey' to awaken the Smith at Wayland's Smithy. This had apparently been very successful, but now the appearance of a Child born out of the Earth was a new and significant development...Marian Green, doyenne of the Green Circle, also found Roma's working, and especially her digression, to be very important. In her eyes it managed to bring together a whole set of images, symbols and pieces of the complex Celtic maze of myths which had long been the basis of her own studies {'off center' ones?}. Not only did it focus some of the patterns of the past but clearly showed the direction for future study, with a great deal of work still to do on the Smith and the Child, who must have come forth from the blending of two streams, the red and white, within the heat of the forge..." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight].

Side note: ''Child born out of the earth'' = Perseus link in relation to horizontal/vertical? = {S/E?}. While recalling that ''child'' is implied in the 'spiritual' sense of the word, i.e.,within a learning curve - the beginning of one.

A {working?} example - that very first one? "A conjunction of Venus and Mars as they are setting occurs in Book 21, when: 'Queen Hera saw that vixen Aphrodite taking Ares through the crowd out of the battle'. The Moon and Venus were in the sky just before the lunar eclipse during the famous seduction of Zeus, when Hera tried to enlist the help of the goddess of beauty: 'My dear child, will you do what i am going to ask of you, or will you refuse me because you are angry at my being on the Greek side while you are on the Trojan?' Venus then disappeared from the evening sky and the Moon {Hera} took central stage when 'Aphrodite now went back into the house of Zeus, while Hera darted down from the summits of Olympus'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Nothing more than dramatic effect in describing a 'lunar eclipse' or is a lunar eclipse used to define something else?

Question 2. Why different 'gods' on different 'sides'? Clue. In profile as opposed to face on.

'Many Faced God'? [Game of Thrones].

Sufi equivalent = ‘Barzakh’, in relation to an...’Isthmus’, i.e.,The book [in relation to the Quran],is the barzakh or isthmus between mans intelligence and 'gods' knowledge of things as they are in themselves. It provides the 'god given' and providential means whereby man can come to know things in themselves...."[ Introduction,'The Sufi Path of Knowledge'].

Common parlence = ‘Bridge over troubled waters’. Link to the 'Mona Lisa'. Check it out. And/or "The island at the center of Druidism was known as Mona."

That 'third' representation,i.e.,the sum result of that internal 'analysis' [represented with among others lunar/solar] - being the ''Golden Child''. At the base and in the middle of a certain 'structure'. A natural structure.

The Chinese according to the author of the 'Cygnus Mystery' represent the same in what is termed as 'the Magpie Bridge', which according to same, is associated with the constellation 'Cygnus'. Recall what its main 'emblem' is...and what that 'emblem' is symbolic of.

Its physical representation being the longest 'tunnel' in the valley of the 'kings' , or the two mile walkway between the Temple of Luxor ['dedicated to mankind'] and the Karnak Temple. Sheep 'headed' sphinxes relative to 'human' headed ones. Explained within [as well as chapter nine,'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of life'].

Refresher: "My beloved is mine and I am his; he pastures his flocks among the lilies." [Song of Songs 2:16].

'See' anything?

We all understand the positive/negative aspects of taking a ‘journey’ by a right or wrong path. By achieving a result by correct or incorrect methods. Getting used to one way/path or the other becomes habitual. A good or bad one. Symbolic of ascending/descending tunnels in the great pyramid. Pagan equivalent...Animals = descend...Birds= ascend, i.e., ’In flight to somewhere’, but within the still as yet 'lower self'. The 'language of the birds', however being that 'boundary line'. Indicative of an ''inner journey.'' Potential/possibility of. Depending on what we get used to. Repetitive action makes it habitual.

As does a study program.

As seen from a different viewpoint?..."Non-identification pulls us out of our black hole of distorted self interest which gives us tunnel vision and keeps our psychology in the basement of its potential." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

huytg"It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in the old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable - he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated." Tolstoy [1828 - 1910].

'Elder' in relation to 'younger'. Anything? Try part 1.