Esotericism Part 5 Sec 05

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Question. 'Ear' shape?

"The 'head' can offer no testament to these things you follow, these 'things' you seek. The tears come to those only who do not yet understand. They are the test of understanding...You think to much in this way...Learn to look more. Shake you head free and look. Look at the source of sound. Look at the ear. If you look at the ear, you will see why there were two doors at Erech. Is the ear an entry or a gauze - a veil? Does it filter or does it block? There is a greater mystery in the 'veil' than is generally realized...For the moment, i can only tell you that the veil which looks like delicate 'white' lace is made of salt." ['The Zelator']. Try ''ear''.

Question. What 'substance' {if any} can be left behind due to the 'evaporation' of water/air. What does {can?} - it represent?

Something to ponder on: "Inspiration is the principle acting in 'tears'. Just like weeping, inspiration takes place in the guise of 'flowing between two vases'. In inspiration, whatever its true source of origin may be, a flow is active, which is produced between the higher Self or image and the lower self or likeness. Here there is a flow which results from the simultaneous collaborations of the "higher eye" {or "ear"} and the "lower eye" {or "lower ear"}. This means to say that higher understanding and lower understanding, being in contact, vibrate in unison, each with its own voice and in terms of its own language, and thus together produce a concrete inspiration." ['Letter 14' within the book 'Meditations on the Tarot'].

Question. What substance can be found in 'tears'?

A working example: "And all the ancient ritual texts say that the star in the Bull's Thigh {'male'?} was sighted simultaneously with the rising of Sirius {'female'?}." [Page 127 'Imhotep the African'. All emphasis, this readers].

Question. Why? What does that simultaneous 'sighting' mean to them? Try the word highlighted to get into a mind set. In the broader sense of the word {'logos'} beyond what this author is attempting, i.e., Alkaid in relation to the Heliacal rising of Sirius.

Then try {among others} ''handle'' / ''Quern'' / ''Sisters'' / ''plough'' etc.

REFRESHER: "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].

REFRESHER: "The science of the I Ching, indeed, is not based on the causality principle, but on a principle {hitherto unnamed because not met with among us}, which I have tentatively called the 'synchronistic' principle. My occupation with the psychology of the unconscious processes long ago necessitated my casting around for another explanatory principle, because the causality principle seemed to me inadequate for the explanation of certain remarkable phenomena of the unconscious {Wolfgang Pauli?}. Thus I found, that there are psychic parallelisms which cannot be related to each other causally, but which must stand in another sort of CONNECTEDNESS. This connection seemed to me to lie mainly in the relative simultaneity of the events, therefore the expression 'synchronistic'..." [Page 141, The Secret of the Golden Flower / R. Wilhelm WITH a commentary by G. Jung].

Try ''simultaneous'' to see subject material in the universal sense of the 'word' - since the oral tradition BEFORE ''the written word came into common use''.

N....Connection between Neolithic cave drawings and paleolithic ‘bear’ skulls and the zodiac. Especially in relation to the number seven, [explained elsewhere]...and the smaller/greater bear constellation. In relation Micro/Macro within a 'journey' . That link to what later became known as the Precession of the Equinox.

behindP...Explanation of limbo / Eternal / time differential / resurrection / reincarnation. In relation to the journey of A-C. The connection of the above to T. Lethbridges book on the Pendulum; especially in relation to the differences in ‘time’, in A, B and C. Together with...."The third type of netherworld 'snake' in Egyptian mythology is the symbolic snake. These were sometimes shown as the uraeus on the pharaoh's brow, or seen standing vertically on the tips of their tails. The vertical ones are often called Nehep snakes, from the verb meaning to 'leap' up, which was a euphemism for resurrection, since resurrection was always associated within the Egyptian mind, with the leaping of the resurrected sun over the horizon at dawn." [Chapter eight. 'The Sphinx Mystery'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it in relation to the 'coiled' [sleeping] 'position', i.e.,horizontal. 'Benefits' of, relative to the individual, together with what the word 'leap' is a representational of. That final link to 'Sirius'.

'The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily' And/or 'The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor'.

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Coincidence or a meaningful one {found at Gobekli-tepe}.

The Tau cross. Some say 'its' true representation. Indicative of 'raised arms'.[Wikipedia], together with Exodus 17:11. "And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed." Or in its physical 'form' the 'H' structures found at Puma Punku in Bolivia. Or Egyptian equivalent of same = Ka, i.e.,its symbol = 'raised arms/hands', [chapter eight. 'The Sphinx Mystery'].

Question. Any figures at Gobekli-tepe with raised arms?

Side note: Astrologers assigned this constellation guardianship over human hands, arms, and shoulders...A fortunate sign ruling over among other Lower Egypt...High regard was given to it...as being peculiarly connected withy the fortunes of the South of England and London...The Great Plague and the Fire occurred when this sign was in the ascendant, while the building of London bridge and other events of importance to the city were begun when special planets were here." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' under Gemini]. Try ''bridge''.

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Philosophers 'Stone'? Or 'Pearl' of great price? Or just artsy farsty stuff?

''On the shoulders of Giants''? Question. Cave/mountain as a means...?

Side note: {i.e., landscape equivalent, i.e., something hinted at}: "Among the mystery schools it is often said: 'when the student is ready, the 'teacher' will appear'. And you my boy are ready - as a boulder poised at the top of a hill - and I am your 'trigger', who will raise his hand to set the boulder in motion down the slope." [Page 219. Douglas Monroe book].

Top/down {'giant'?} in relation to Bottom up {'cave' / 'dwarf'?}

Francis of Assisi used it constantly. The patron saint of 'animals'. Spiritual equivalent of higher over lower. Hence the link to his quote, "as he was dying, he pointed to a crucifix saying, 'This is the 'source' of all my knowledge". [Page 441, 'The Sacred History' / J. Black. Emphasis, this readers, i.e.,think about it, relative to 'horizontal / vertical' symbolism]. Or "Then I Daniel looked, and behold there were two others. One on this side of the bank of the river, the other on the other side. And one said to the one clothed in Linen, who was upon the waters of the river, how long will it be to the end of these wonders? And i heard the man clothed in linen which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right and left hand unto 'heaven', and sware by him that liveth forever, that it shall be for a time, times and a half....." [Daniel12:5-6-7].

"A river of thoughts''.

Understanding this subjects symbolism in relation to 'river' instead of sea... 'above' the water, not within or along side it, [i.e.,higher over lower]...'banks' of the river relative to 'pillars' [symbolism of], gives meaning to all that symbolism. [explained within]. Clues. 'Linen' was the Hebrew equivalent of a representation of someone beginning, 'a journey', i.e.,beginners/student 'gear'....a work still in progress.... as indicated by that first 'physical' [incarnate] example/representation of same, "who laid down with a 'young' chap in a linen cloth". Or even the thirteen layers of linen used for the mummification of Tutankhamun. Think about it, relative to a 'positive potential' within a further 'development'. All indicative of something outside of the obvious.

As is the 'nine layers of coffin'. Or the ten figures with raised arms together with the 'divine couple'[explained elsewhere, together with page 64-66, 'The 12th Planet']. That link to 'twelve'[10+2] and therefore a further possible potential, represented by 'thirteen'. All indicative of a 'further' understanding. 'Above the waters'.,..a link to wet/dry symbolism, as is the symbol of the 'thirteen' scaled 'fish'. Shown purposely to be 'breathing', [Coptic equivalent]. Page 39, of the book 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life'. Plus mentioned elsewhere, in picture 'form'. Find it, to understand it. Rather than 'leave to later'.

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''Ptolemy, too, identified stars with parts of the 'body' of a constellation, and his model of the earth at the center of the universe was similar to that of Homer, though greater enhanced by the application of mathematics and geometry." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

As for "a time, times and a half" [three and a half], equates to the mid point of those 'seven' chakras.[Number symbolism]. Representing the 'middle' [key] way. Benefit of. As speculated in chapter twenty of 'The Synchronicity Key', but for more informed data, if only to access the part within the whole; hence the link to the title of the book;..'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' by D. Melchizedek. [vol one, chapter one].

Side note: "Similarly, by its markings of the position of the equinox, the Denderah zodiac points to some epoch of antiquity which stretches back, not by centuries, but by hundreds of centuries! It thus dates early Egypt's civilization. For the position indicates that more than three and a half ''Great Years'' have been passed on the cosmic dial; that the sun has revolved around its parent sun no less than three and a half times...The Egyptian priest astronomers considered their race to be the most ancient of mankind....Herodotus was careful of his facts...known as the ''Father of History''. They had told him that ''the sun had twice risen where he now sets and twice set where he now rises..." [Page 233 'In Search of Secret Egypt' / P. Brunton].

Question. Something to be worked out beyond those ''Great Years''?

REFRESHER: ''Dragon Lord!'' he said, ''The Sun has risen in the West...and I am here...''

Continued: Other books mentioned of the same ilk, but from different 'perspectives'...compare, to 'obtain' those common links [keys]. All enclosed within. That same representation within those 'T' shaped pillars at Gobekli-tepe. In the main, will be seen with no four legged 'animals' on those horizontal pillars, {i.e.,mainly 'birds'} - only on those 'below'. Think about it in relation to the meaning of 'Israel', relative to the 'Tau', and that 'relationship' to the meaning of 'Moses'. All with the reader / observer in mind..."and his days shall be 120 years [Beresheet 6:3] alludes to Moses. Through him the Torah was given."[Section 478,vol one ,The Zohar by Rev Berg]. Relates to number symbolism, by way of '12'. Recall, Moses who never crossed over to the other side of that 'river'.[Higher of the lower?]. Or something else.

Rostau?

"A different 'take' on the same {theme?}: "Gwenddoleu's wonderful 'orchard' was guarded by two 'dusky birds', and each one wore a 'yoke of gold'...The two dusky birds are similar to the ravens of Odin {mentioned elsewhere} - they represent the divinity powers, the 'organ' of {clairvoyant?} sight, a universal faculty in ancient times, which depended upon a peculiar vibratory relationship between two parts of the brain whose function, today, have become more or less atrophied as far as clairvoyance is concerned. The effect, when this peculiar relation was established, was, to the clairvoyant observer of the process {objective clause?} - like a revolving form of light {seen?} above the forehead, resembling wings or 'petals' {chakra link?}. In representations, for example, of the Egyptian god Amun , they were shown as a knotted or twisted structure ending in two horns. For this reason Moses was also depicted with horns {as was other individuals such as Alexander}." ['The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul' / E. C. Merry. Emphasis, this readers - with the exception of the words 'organ' and observer].

''Observer'' in relation to :"The children of Seth first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies." Enlarged throughout.

Refresher: "The 'flower' which is the key to modern Spiritual development is the ajna, the chakra located between the eyes. This flower is dual lobed, which is why in some literature, it is described as having two petals. It is said to be presided over by the hakini."[Bibliographic notes to chapter 5, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Breathing easier?

In other words an aspect of the minds eye? That ''organ'' that we all use without being {in the main} aware of it? And which we use in multiple circumstances for anything and everything including learning subject material. The only difference is - this subject has a different 'dimension' to it. Yes or No?

"The discovery of the tomb [Christian Rosencreutz] appears to be by accident. In fact it had been pre-destined. This is revealed by certain singular events and apparent coincidences. This , as anyone with a modicum of first hand esoteric experience will aver, is a hallmark of inner / outer plane mediation. The circumstances of the discovery are that, after 'death' of Christian Rosencreutz, the succession of his office was handed on first to Fr. D. and then to Fr. A. who, on his death bed, announced to his successor Fr. N. N. that a great discovery was shortly to be made. Fr. N. N. happened to be an architect [an interesting hint of the links to freemasonry] and decided to make some alterations to 'his building' before going on 'a journey.' Accordingly he moved a memorial tablet of brass that recorded 'all the names of the brethren with some few other things.' This necessitated removing a great nail, which in turn revealed a hidden door, upon which was written the year, and the statement in great letters ''after 120 years i will be revealed.'' It is worth noting that this is an interior discovery." [Extract taken from part 3, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess.' Mentioned elsewhere].

"...It is not enough simply to learn the 'intellectual' facts about esoteric philosophy, to have them affixed as if on a brass plate or tablet in the mind. One must go beyond them. This entails a willingness for transformation, to be a rebuilder of one's own soul, eager to break down that which is no longer of use, and to reconstruct where called to do so. This removal of the nailed metallic plate to find the 'hidden door' is likewise the finding of the center of the 'magic' circle of life experience." [Same book]. 'Lower' in relation to 'higher'?

Understanding that ''universal framework'' defines the above in relation to the true meaning and distinction between incarnation and reincarnation - IN THE PRESENT MOMENT/TIME.

A {working?} example, i.e.,in the present moment?: "There exists a possibility of experimental verification of the relation of personality to essence. In Eastern schools ways and means are known by the help of which it is possible to separate man's personality from his essence. For this purpose they sometimes use hypnosis, sometimes special narcotics, sometimes certain kinds of exercises. If personality and essence are for a time separated in a man by one or another of these means, two beings, as it were, are formed in him, who speak in different voices, have completely different tastes, different aims and interests, and one of these two 'beings' often proves to be on the level of a small child..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

These days {in the present moment}i.e., in the grand scheme of things {Micro within the Macro?} - a study program has the same 'effect' once ''essence'' is understood within the whole. Try ''child'' to 'see' if you agree or disagree.

gross-analogy"The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no Temple in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in Heaven. Man is his own Temple. A mans heart is the altar of god...." [First chapter,{'The inner Quest'} from the book 'The Mind of Christ' {Meditations on Christian Themes} by Anthony Duncan].

Analogy of same, with the same intent..."The tomb from which the savoir will arise is the heart of men and women; if the good in them awakens to self-consciousness, then will it appear to them as a sun, shedding its light upon a better and heavier generation." Quote from the book by F. Hartman.

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I have seen the sun at midnight. [Apuleius, The Golden Ass]. Question. Why Midnight? Clue the eve of a new day. The tail end of something and therefore the beginning of something else? Son of?

Q...Purpose of the ‘Feast of Fools’ and the ’Golden Ass’ story in relation to thunder / lightening keys. Link to..’Apes and ape lore in the middle ages and renaissance’. Studies of the Warburg institute. That link to C. Jungs quote in the forward to ‘The Trickster character' /P. Radin.

That link to the legend of ‘Fulcanelli’, [purpose of].

"We left shortly thereafter and i gave no further thought to the matter. I didn't stay in touch with the Paris people - wanted to get away from all that social involvement. Then in 1926 i find out about the publication of 'Le Mystere des Cathedrales!' It was entirely based on my work!''... ' I recall that this session ended abruptly about this point - and while we were to return to the subject of those mysterious manuscripts in the near future, he never again mentioned the two fold 'theft and trickery' at the heart of Fulcanelli '." [From the book 'Al-Kemi' by A. Vandenbroeck. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Within the same book one member of the family had not to be left alone. Why?

".....For this reason certain calendrical days were set aside when all the norms of society were released, or even inverted. In the Roman Mysteries, the important period of such misrule had been the 'Saturnalia'. Important elements from this festival were carried over, almost intact, to the mediaeval Feast of Fools. During this feast, the priests would dress as clowns and women, and generally 'act the fool'...I too had observed that Fulcanelli did not deal with the Feast of Fools has he might have done, This puzzled me too, for the evidence of the Fool is scattered through many of the mediaeval documents with which he was familiar. Such fooling is also frozen in the very stone, on the cathedrals he discussed in such arcane detail..." [Chapter 7, 'The Zelator'].

The ''He'' is a She. Question. Who could that 'She' be?

There can only be a few possibilities, considering the generation AND/OR era that the story 'evolved' in. In other words who would know this subject [by way of the 'Alchemical' one]... well enough... to play the 'fool'.

Picture...South west in relation to North east. 'Younger' relative to 'elder'. The beginning of something. 'Death'....'rebirth'..its mid point. Hebrew equivalent Yhwh. Y = 700 [number symbolism]. 'Top right corner'. Possibilities of. See anything?

"This 'higher' intelligence, this ''sun at midnight'', which is the conjunction of the spiritual sun and the spiritual moon - or, in other words, the intimate union of intelligence and wisdom - is the 'star' of Hermeticism. It is the 'sun' of the 19th arcanum. It is the principle of intuition, or the intimate union of 'transcendental' intelligence and wisdom...It is called to effect the passage from argumentative reasoning to comprehensive intuition." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Remember - representational of.

"The word 'spiritual' should be associated with the word 'eyes'. This is a reference to the eyes of the mind or heart. To see is to understand." [From the book by T. Nottingham].

Example of: i.e.,once that ''intuition'' is applied - relative to a subject - it can be used - [amongst other things]- to decipher the following...

" M. Canseliet [Eugene] was taken to his room, on the first floor, in a tower of the manor...Returning to his rooms, M. Canseliet went to his window to breath some fresh air and observed the patio below. He saw a group of children - probably children of the other guests at the manor - who were playing. But there was something strange about them. In looking more closely, he realized it was in the clothing they were wearing. They looked like they were from the 16th century. The children were playing some sort of game, and M. Canseliet thought they were dressed this way for a masquerade or costume party. That night he went to bed without thinking more about the incident. The next day, he returned to his experiments in the laboratory he had been given. From time to time his master ['Fulcanelli'] visited him briefly to watch over his progress. One morning, M. Canseliet, descending the staircase of the tower in which he was staying, found himself under a vaulted porch, that opened on to the patio when, suddenly, he heard voices. Crossing the patio, he approached a group of three woman who were talking animatedly. M. Canseliet was surprised to see that they were wearing ample and long clothes in the style of the 16th century, just like the children he had seen two days previously. M. Canseliet was torn between surprise at what he was seeing and embarrassment at being dressed so casually. He went to turn around to his rooms when, as the women passed by, one of them turned abruptly, looked at him, and gave him a smile. All this lasted only an instant. The woman rejoined her companions...M. Canseliet remained shaken because he could have sworn that the face of the woman who had given him the smile was that of Fulcanelli..." [Taken from the book 'Fulcanelli' by P. Riviere. Also within the book 'The Fulcanelli Phenomenon' by K. R. Johnson].

Understand those keys to' see' something other than the obvious, i.e.,...

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Childs-play?

"I know nothing, and all preconceived opinions have been taken from me, which is the beginning of learning, i.e.,that one must first become a child, and then be wet nursed into knowledge, as is now taking place within me." [ Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on an ''inner'' understanding. Chapter three,'The Presence of Other Worlds'].

Refresher: Understanding the above gives clues to the 'origins' of the following: " Today's travellers passing through Winster in Derbyshire may enjoy the unexpected sight of a man dressed as a woman from a centuries old tradition. So old, in fact, that nobody knows where it came from - Morris dancing..." [Britain's Ancient Tracks'. Narrated by T. Robinson. Series 2. Episode 3]. Other clues elsewhere. Try ''Morris''.

mandallaSide step: "They build their individual towers of Babel which fall, as a rule, according to the law of all towers of Babel, and experience, sooner or later, a salutary fall, as is the teaching of the 16th card of the Tarot. They do not fall from a real height into a real abyss; it is only from an imaginary height that they fall and they fall only to the ground, i.e., they learn the lesson that we human beings of today have all learned or have still to learn..." [Taken from the book by the author Tomberg].

And/or..."I've had more failures than successes. Never afraid to fail." Quote by Chris Coleman - manager of Wales prior to semi-finals in Euro 2016. First time any participant from within the British Isles had reached such an event in decades.

Refresher: "Consciousness is that which one carries within oneself, which rules from within to without until it has totally enlightened us, and it never leaves us stranded, regardless of the neglect into which one might have allowed it to fall." ['Journey into the Light'].

Analogy {in the modern sense of the word}: "I've done a lot of work in the community at home. I wanted them to know that mistakes happen but you can come back, if you work hard..." [Quote by Justin Gatlin after beating Bolt in the 100 meter final. 06/08/17].

And/or: "I screwed up in a big way. Then I doubled down and made more mistakes. But over the last 5 years through therapy, and coaching and surrounding myself with better people, I've cleaned things up and even though its still a work in progress I can impart that knowledge to youngsters - how you can learn from your own mistakes....Its the ones who get up time after time who acquire a masters in life." [Alex Rodriguez talking on Radio 4 {21/11/18} about his life as a baseball player over 25 years and his addiction {and recovery} to drugs].

'A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez'.

Question. 'higher/lower'?

As seen from a different 'angle': "The Tower is a symbol of a state of consciousness {in this example - that of Vortigern}. It is a structure of himself {his negative self} - a retreat from fear and cowardice, a false fortress built upon inadequate foundations...It is in effect an outer expression of an inner state....This modern interpretation is built upon certain ancient key images, the best known being the biblical Tower of Babel and the Tarot Trump 'The Blasted Tower'. The Blasted Tower is not only a key that represents human frailty or imbalance typical to us all, but operates on other levels that express the catalytic energies or break-down of any state or being or structure; even the universe itself. When a construct has remained intact or has been assembled through retentive fear and force, an external agency of catalysis will eventually destroy it. This destruction, however, is the vital preliminary to fresh construction, on physical, psychic, or spiritual levels." [Page 55-56 'The Prophetic Vision of Merlin'. Emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

Tower in relation to 'Temple'? Temple in relation to ''gnosis''? Therefore: Exo/Esoteric?

Try ''sand''.

REFRESHER: "From the above inscription {i.e., in relation to the Memphite Theology, i.e.,the ''union'' of something}, we can deduce that, at some point, ancient Egyptians regarded the land of Egypt as shared between Horus and Seth. Then, for reasons that are not clear, Horus was given total control of the whole of Egypt. Could it be that the Memphite Theology, reflects historical events that occurred in the late 2nd and early 3rd dynasties? Could it explain the placing of Seth on the serekh of King Peribsen, and the placing of both Seth and Horus on the serekh of King Khasekhemwy, only to revert back to just Horus on Netjerykhet's serekh? This idea has indeed occurred to some Egyptologists." ['Imhotep the African'].

Serekh = ''facade'' = 'Face on' as opposed to {say} 'in profile'? Enlarged throughout.

And/or: Could the 1st {i.e.,Scorpion King?} and 4th dynasties be included. Especially the 'unfinished' or 'collapsed' pyramid of 'Djed'- efre?

Recall the significance of ''four'' - if only in the ''horizontal'' sense of the word.

"Synchronistic example?: "There is one final element in this tangled skein of coincidence concerning my American trips. On the second visit i was taken by Paul, my host, to the top of one of the great Trade Towers...This was in 1989, track forward a dozen years to a 'ritual' in which i was taking part in London. Part of this consisted of a ritual officer taking up a stack of Tarot Trumps and placing them upon the 'altar', announcing the name of each one as he went. When he came to the 18th - the Lightening Struck Tower - it turned out to be missing. Where could it have gone? We had no alternative but to leave it out, and carry on reading the rest. In fact, the explanation was simple, it had stuck to the back of the card in front of it. But on my way home, i was surprised to find the trains packed with office workers. They said they had been sent home early because something terrible had happened in New York. The date was September the 11th - the Tower at whose submit i had been standing with my friend Paul - had been struck down. Coincidence? No doubt. But why do such coincidences as the missing card occur? For some reason it seems that on occasion strings are being pulled upon an inner level for purpose we cannot comprehend. Maybe just to remind us that strings and string pullers are there?" ['I Called it Magic'].

Question. Why 18th and not the 16th? {missprint?}. Question 2. Try ''autopilot'' - think about it in relation to ''archetypes'' and Joseph Campbell's quote. A possibility or not?

As seen from a different perspective..."Every culture in history - from pre-Biblical civilizations and inclusive of the ancient Greeks {whom we revere as the founders of Western civilization} - tells stories of an ancient, more perfect world. No war, no illness, no disease. Shangri-La. Atlantis. Then came some kind of 'fall' - a disengagement from the forces that bound us together in 'love' and 'happiness'. A separation. Some people attribute this event to the Garden of Eden. Some cultures attribute it to a time before that. With minor variations, this story is universal - locked in the collective unconscious of the human race, imprinted in our genes. To varying degrees, the Reconnection phenomenon takes us back, in our intrinsic memories , to this golden age, and ties us into our original sense of profound connection with all of life. Yet it is not simply moving back; its moving forward to something new as well. From this wholeness comes 'healing'. True healing. Evolutionary healing." [From the book by Dr E. Pearl].

Think about it in relation to such {archetypes?} as defined within this overall subject as a ''U-turn''. And 'love/happiness' in relation to the word ''grace''. Both of which are also... ''locked in the collective unconscious of the human race..."

And/or:"Furthermore, it was by no means the case that the whole of Atlantean culture was destroyed immediately after the great catastrophe; on the contrary, what remained was gradually 'carried over' and planted into the 'new time' {Aries?}. We will best understand the souls of the post-Atlantean descendants if we steep ourselves in the soul-life of the last Atlanteans." [Page 38, 'Egyptian Myth and Mysteries' / Rudolf Steiner].

That final link to J. Campbell's quote about a symbol being "energy evoking" - in relation to an 'end result' or final destination? OR both?

A practical [synchronistic?] example..."Shortly after film school i was elated to get into Art College to finally study a Fine Art degree...Unfortunately, both the experience of film school and art school were littered with an array of tough challenges. And although i was, at long last, pursuing my ambition of being an artist, i was steadily becoming a little worse mentally each day, aligning myself with a coterie of the wrong sort of people in London and setting myself up for a colossal fall." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].

The author; who has no knowledge of this subject; identifies herself; or more importantly; those 'warring' [''wrestling'' link] - aspects of her ''internal self'' with Fred, Mia, and Sophia. Fred whom she feels to be a negative aspect of herself - could be identified with the Egyptian Set. Mia - more of a deva; with negative traits, could be identified with Nephthys. Sophia - 'the cloud catcher' - with Isis. And Horus; with the individual herself - just as Hatshepsut and Cleopatra did with their own 'male' aspect.

Side note: Arya Stark? {i.e., archetypal tomboy}.

Continued: Question. Is this subject therefore nothing more than a study in Psychosis? From the dawn of human kind?

'The Science of Kriya Yoga' : Chapter from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda' ].

"It calms the dualistic turmoil by a divine inner certainty." Quote by the main character from the same book]. Question. What is being implied?

And/or..."Skillful meditation, healthy living, and realization of our 'Eternal Self' are the practices of Kriya Yoga..." [Back cover of the book 'Kriya Yoga' by Ryan Kurczak. Emphasis, this readers]. Think about it in relation to the 'divine bit'. Question. All illusional?

"The allusions to Jesus and God during my psychosis were potent, which is strange since i am an agnostic and not at all religious {many psychotic episodes have these quasi-religious overtones}. Nietzsche was right: 'God is dead'. After psychosis, however, i wonder if there are other forces that come into play, an acute sensitivity of things that go unnoticed..." [Quote, by Q. S. Lam, including parenthesis].

And/or: "Psychology and esotericism set out to explore the darkness outside of our knowledge, whether it be dwelling in the 'unconscious' or the 'astral', the mundus imaginalis, or the dark side of the Tree of Life. Dion Fortune, whose life we shall examine further wrote: As soon as i touched the deeper aspects of practical psychology and watched the dissection of the mind under psycho-analysis, i realised that there was very much more in the mind than was accounted for by the accepted psychological theories. I saw that we stood in the center of a small circle of light thrown by accurate scientific knowledge, but around us was a vast, circumambient sphere of darkness, and in that darkness dim shapes were moving,{'astral' link}. It was in order to understand the hidden aspects of the mind that i originally took up the study of esotericism. In this small circle of light, surrounded by darkness, we are, as Plato says, ''strange prisoners'' and psychology and esotericism both seek the keys to our escape and restoration. " [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

"For just as no one comes to the Father but by Jesus Christ [John xiv,6], so does no one understand the Holy Trinity but by Mary-Sophia...And just as the Holy Trinity manifests itself through Jesus Christ, so understanding this manifestation is possible only through intuitive apprehension of what the above represents... " [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

Those same keys used to define something- that inner something - that would be understood by those who understood the same [subject]. Curiosity to everyone else - and/or an ''unknown'' factor. But, once the spark is lit - that same curiosity that could lead to a deeper interest; a deeper interest that could lead to their own 'revelations'. That internalization that leads to a 'balance' - its that 'equilibrium' that is represented as a 'river' within a journey. Framework of . Mechanics of. Different authors expounding same; but from different 'angles' - from different start points. Very similar to the purpose of 'Oak Island'. Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. Gnosis = ''known,'' i.e., a known quantity. [Dictionary]. Try ''gnosis'' - purpose of.

Question. Nothing more than riddle makers? Hiding [or coming to terms] with an ongoing psychosis? Generation after generation?

"Signs of psychosis are mania, rapid speech patterns, a fanatical zeal for order, frenetic work activity, flight of ideas, inability to sleep, amplified sounds, identification of patterns relating to numbers/people, [mainly family members], vivid disturbing visions, and acute paranoia. When full blown psychosis occurs, all the symptoms are woven together to create a seamless other universe, where only you have the messianic power and answers to solve the world's problems and crack the code..."

"...She was Bosnian and i was Bangladeshi and then i noticed the B's in Bosnia and Bangladesh and that if i inverted them they became the number three and that these B's in my life were actually 3's - were everywhere - and all these connections were profound and steeped in an allegorical divinity. Associations began to form, pulling all the strands of the code together..." [Q. S. LAM: Italics, this readers].

Synchronistic link?..."At this point of revelation, Virgil, Dante's guide hitherto, the great exemplar of the heights of human intellect, poetic inspiration and magical power, disappears. He can take Dante no further. His instructor from henceforth, who now leads him through the heavens, is the great feminine power of 'divine' love. This is no theological or platonic abstraction, for she announces herself as a flesh and blood woman. 'Look at me well: truly i am, truly i am {B}eatrice', the girl whom Dante had loved in Florence." [From the book by G. Knight].

'Intellect' in relation {comparable?} - to 'gnosis' - by way of 'grace'? Hence...

"In Dante's vision the masculine intellect, even at its highest and most poetic or 'magical' levels, can only go so far in the comprehension of reality, and that is to the external limits of the Earthly paradise. Therefore when Dante having traversed the deepest pits of Hell, and climbed the spiral path of Mount Purgatory, comes to the brook that circumscribes the Garden of Eden, he is able to go no further under 'Virgils' guidance. Virgil can only return to limbo, the noble but love-less state of the intellect, that can only see the world on its own terms and within its own limitations. To go further the force of 'love' is necessary. This force is embodied by Beatrice, who expresses not only mortal love, but carries the blinding, transfiguring power of divine love as well; that which created the 'worlds' and hold them in being. It is she who meets Dante at the limits of the earthy paradise and escorts him through the heavenly spheres to the limits of the UNcreate Empyreum {Ain Sof and/or daath/void link. Enlarged elsewhere} beyond the heavens. It is in fact she, the embodiment of the feminine principle, who is responsible for the whole Divine Comedy anyway, for it is upon her initiative that Dante, wandering lost in the dark wood of the world,{'intellect' only link} is given the opportunity to embark {i.e.,beginning of} upon his own tour of the inner conditions of the soul." [Same book. All emphasis, this readers].

"...What is to come is the core of the Mysteries of the Feminine Principle. It is akin to the awakening of the sleeping goddess in naked glory and splendour in the 'Chemical Marriage of Christian Rosencreutz. And also the appearance of the great goddess Isis...to the repentant Lucius the ass. Or to the 'sky walking' dakinas who are the consorts of the highest compassionate buddhas in the Tibetan system. Or to the source of the golden apples of the Hesperides - that were the key to the possession of the pure maiden huntress Atalanta. " [From the book by G. Knight].

N.B. As a side note recall the posture in the painting by Botticelli - i.e.,not sleeping. But awakened to something? Through study? Finally try ''Atalanta'' to define Oak Island - its intent and purpose - by the same method.

Refresher: "Psychology and esotericism set out to explore the darkness outside of our knowledge, whether it be dwelling in the 'unconscious' or the 'astral', the mundus imaginalis, or the dark side of the Tree of Life. Dion Fortune, whose life we shall examine further wrote: As soon as i touched the deeper aspects of practical psychology and watched the dissection of the mind under psycho-analysis, i realised that there was very much more in the mind than was accounted for by the accepted psychological theories. I saw that we stood in the center of a small circle of light thrown by accurate scientific knowledge, but around us was a vast, circumambient sphere of darkness, and in that darkness dim shapes were moving,{'astral' link}. It was in order to understand the hidden aspects of the mind that i originally took up the study of esotericism. In this small circle of light, surrounded by darkness, we are, as Plato says, ''strange prisoners'' and psychology and esotericism both seek the keys to our escape and restoration. " [Extract from the book 'The Magister']. Try ''strange/r'' and ''peculiar''. Preferably before those first impressions whisper something else.

Something ''fallen'' {and/or ''asleep''} that once made aware of, becomes those familiar ''foundation stones''. Start point of.

"...Possibly significant in this respect is that in the language of the Sumerians, who thrived on the Mesopotamia Plain from ca. 2900 BC to 1940 BC, the word for plancenta, 'us', is more or less identical to that used for 'blood' and 'death' {'us'}, as well as the word for 'base' or 'foundation place' {'us'} - as in a place to set up the central pole for a tent. Such a term might easily have applied to Gobekli-tepe, where the pole in question was represented by the enclosures twin central pillars..." ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins]. Try ''womb'' as well as ''twin''.

 

 

"It is upon this unpromising foundation that Apuleius built a profound story of initiation into the Mysteries of Isis. When Lucius, the hero of the story, is turned into an ass, he falls into a semi-animal condition from a higher state of being. This is analogous to the Neo-Platonic idea of the human spirit falling into material existence...the subsequent adventures of the ass are thus parallel to the initiations of the Mysteries, that lead from the material world to the condition of the UNfallen state. [Extract taken from the book by G. Knight].

That same link to Freemasonry and their 'equivalent' of the above... by way of, 'Solomon's Temple', and 'Hiram Abif'...with each member in mind. Explained within. That same link [by way of ''Freemasonry''] to the 'legend' of Oak Island. Purpose of. Notice its position [i.e.,Nova Scotia] relative to the ''Pillars of Hercules {and/or Heracles}.'' Together with its position in relation to the Equator and North pole. All in relation to a ''water mass.'' South in relation to North. East in relation to West. 'Wet' in relation to 'dry.' The start point of which becomes those two 'pillars'. As a representation of something. From something unknown ['wet'] to becoming known ['dry']. Representational of.

Finally Richard Wagners opera of three acts, namely 'Parsifal', of which he describes as..."not as an opera, but as a festival play for the consecration of the stage." That link to the 'Horns of consecration'. 'Wagners stage' and what is 'seen', becomes that equivalent...

"The ancient mysteries were only sacred art - being in the background conscious of mysticism and gnosis. But after forgetting this background or, so to say, after this background receded too far into the background, there remained a gnosis [or a ''revelation''] deprived at root of mystical discipline and experience. In this way ''creative art'' originated, and the mysteries became theatre, revelationary mantras became verses, hymns became songs, and revelationary ''pantomimic'' movements became dances...The pure revelation of gnosis had become more and more a game of the imagination and the power of magic had degenerated more and more into aesthetics. Richard Wagner understood this and wanted to remedy it. The work of Wagner followed the aim of the reintegration of art - to effect reunion with gnosis and mysticism so that it becomes 'Sacred Magic' again." [Taken from within the book by Tomberg].

''Sacred'' in relation to 'top/down' - ''Magic'' in relation to 'bottom/up', [i.e.,a potential to be realised]. Higher in relation to lower. The union of the two = a ''crossover'' point [or a 'connected-ness' of some description]. Always represented in whatever time-frame or culture [in part] as a u-turn.

Question. How would Wagner represent same - on a stage?

'Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory' by Hans Urs Von Balthasar.

Analogy of same?..."One day i entered a cinema house to view a newsreel of the European battlefields. The First World War was still being waged in the West; the news reel presented the carnage with such realism that i left the theater with a troubled heart. ''Lord'', i prayed, ''why dost thou permit such suffering?" To my intense surprise, an instant answer came in the form of a vision of the actual European battlefields. The scenes, filled with the dead and dying, far surpassed in ferocity any representation of the newsreel. ''Look intently!'' A gentle voice spoke to my inner consciousness. ''You will see that these scenes now being enacted in France are nothing but a play of chiaroscuro. They are the cosmic motion picture , as real and as unreal, as the theater newsreel you have just seen - a play within a play." My heart was still not comforted. The Divine Voice went on: "Creation is light and shadow both, else no picture is possible. [''Shadow/anima'' link? This readers input]. The good and evil of 'maya' must ever alternate in supremacy. If joy were ceaseless here in this world, would man ever desire another? Without suffering, he scarcely cares to recall that he has forsaken his eternal home [''fall'' link]. Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom. The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of freight on the stage when nothing more has been fired at him than a blank cartridge. My son's are children of light, they will not sleep forever in delusion." Although i had read scriptural accounts of maya, they had not given me the deep insight that came with personal visions and with the accompanying words of consolation. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture; and that not in it; but beyond it, lies his own reality." [Extract from the book on 'Paramahansa Yogananda' ].

Question. Has he seen to many 'Matrix' movies? Either way - besides looking up the those obvious 'highlighted' aspects - think about that final sentence in relation to Horus ''in/of'' the horizon. Begin in Part 1 - rather than leave - everything - to those first impressions.

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Archetype?

From a different perspective: ''In magical lodges the techniques of pathworking {ie., 'visualization'} - is often used to lead the whole brotherhood {Freemasonry?} into a shared experience of 'another place' {archetypal?}, a sacred temple or 'center' of the wisdom they seek. All will share the 'visions', each 'seeing' his or her own interpretation of the images described, and it is in this 'Place between the Worlds' {'Akashic records'?} that a magic happening can be translated into a real event." [Page 49, 'Magic for the Aquarian Age' / M. Green].

Another example with the same intent; but now through research..."Drury's belief that the artist is a vehicle for; not a creator of, his artistic productions produced a desire to explore methods of charting the hidden sources of inspiration. 'The levels of inspiration achieved by different artists seems to me to parallel the stages of consciousness outlined in the Kabbalah, and for this reason, one of my main aspirations is to achieve greater rapport with the higher levels of my unconscious'. And so Skinner's need for scientific exactitude and Drury's desire to tap hidden levels of subconscious vitality combine in a common purpose. The first result of their cooperation appears in this far-ranging and highly readable book." Taken from the introduction to the book 'The Search for Abraxas']. Together with...

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Lefkandi minotaur. Euboea. FIRST known depiction of mythology in Greek sculpture.

"There is an animal in man, and there is a god { that ''bit''?} in man. In order to produce a harmonised microcosm these aspects of our nature have to be firstly acknowledged: it is then that the self may be transformed. Perhaps the 'God' which best symbolises this 'mystical' venture is the one who is both a man and a hawk. He who is of the 'Sun' and whose legs are coiling serpents; symbol of wisdom reaching down to the earth. He who holds the sacred shield...and whose name is Abraxas." [ Final paragraph of the book by N. Drury and S. Skinner]. Together with...

"This book is about levels of consciousness, and Western man's pursuit of the Ultimate level. There are many doctrines and methods leading to this Reality. We deal here with less familiar paths leading to that exalted state of Being, which we have designated Abraxas, because we find it meaningful. There are many other names we could have chosen. [Prologue to same book]. A beginning and end.

Try ''archon'' {all '365' of them?}. All 'year' round?

And/or: "As we shall see, the Gnostics and Mandeans left instructions for their initiates as to how they should leave the earthly sphere and progress through the spheres or levels of the Archons - the 'rulers' of the planets...." [Page 36 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

As one OTHER example {that very first one?}: "The creation of Achilles shield is one of the most beautiful pieces of narrative in the Iliad, and, as Homer must have intended, it is not easily forgotten. The importance of the shield - which bears little resemblance to any shield ever used by earthly warriors - can be gauged from the 125 lines or so of narrative used to describe its features, but why the shield looked like it did is one of the epics mysteries. As with much else in the Iliad, an answer to this long standing mystery can be found in the heavens {authors hypothesis only}, and the need to create a new constellation in a previously undistinguished part of the sky to accommodate the return of 'brilliant' Sirius. There can be no better way to describe that area of sky by extended metaphor, using images not encountered elsewhere in the epic. Homer begins by associating the shape of the shield with the celestial sphere, upon which he places the Sun, the Moon, the Milky Way and a handful of stars - but NOT Canis Major, the eventual home of Achilles. He then goes on to describe wonderful decorations on the shield, including two warring cities, judges and disputing litigants, a wedding scene, reapers and binders, a vineyard and fallow land, cattle and lions, herdsmen, dogs and dancers. Not only has Homer identified the region of the sky in which the new constellation is to be created, but each scene of rural or town life is believed to describe separate parts of the sky which, when seen as a whole, encompasses the constellations now known as Canis Major, Canis Minor and Monoceros {i.e.,''another item of 'clothing' found in the sky is Achilles helmet, a group of stars in Monoceros, the modern constellation above the 'head' of Canis Major''}. Homer could not include these constellations in his opening remarks on the shield, for the shield had not yet been finished and the stars had not been described..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']...

''Rural or town life'' in relation to : "In another vision i was a teenager living in France [South?], in a small village, and one day something special happened - there was a buzz of excitement in the village. The Floating City was coming! I knew this was my opportunity; i was stifled by the village atmosphere and, although i didn't want to stay on the Floating City, i knew that, if i could get aboard, i would be able to find out about - what ever it was i was looking for! I did get aboard - but i snapped out of the vision before anything else became clear.." [Enlarged elsewhere].

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

''Floating island'' ?

Question 2. ''Rural'' {feet?} ''Town'' {head and 'shoulders'?}. as a means...? The main point being - those unknown quantities can be worked out - OR AT LEAST as close to an end result as is possible - when subject material in ALL ITS PARTS are taken into consideration.

baldricHence: "First Hephaestus shaped the shield so great and strong, adorning it all over and binding it round with a gleaming circuit of three layers; and the baldric was made of silver. He made the shield in five thicknesses, and with many a wonder did his cunning hand enrich it. He wrought the Earth, the heavens, and the sea; the Moon also at her full and the untiring Sun, with all the signs that glorify the face of Heaven - the Pleiads, the Hyads, huge Orion, and the Bear, which men also call the Wain and which turns round ever in one place, facing Orion, and alone never dips into the stream of Oceanus'...That these words refer to the skies is not disputed by scholars, but no definitive reason has ever been given for the more unusual phrases...

Side note: Moses who spoke to god 'face too face' - while recalling that in order to complete {and therefore begin a journey} one has to 'emerge' into the ''stream of Oceanus''...Try ''Oxen'' and/or ''vase/s''.

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"The way of the fool is no easy way, for it involves a balancing act, in which the Fool may stumble, and become a fool. It is a cunning way - a way of strange knowledge. It is 'the Way that is Not a Way' - 'the Way that Cannot be Named' ..." ['The Zelator']. Question. The 'Trickster Way'??

Continued..."Our proposed interpretation is that the 'gleaming circuit of three layers; and the baldric - made of silver' are the Milky Way, whose three layers are the bright central section flanked on both sides by fainter bands of light. The silver baldric is a metaphor for the way in which the Milky Way encircles the Earth, just as a strap fastening to a shield goes round the body of a warrior {authors hypothesis only}. Homer sets the scene in the northern hemisphere by naming the Wain {or Plough} in Ursa Major, and by identifying Orion, the Hyades and the Pleiades he uses three well known groups of stars to determine the region of sky into which Sirius is to be placed. The Milky Way runs from top to bottom close to Canis Major, but the significance of the 'five thicknesses' is not yet clear...Homer then changes his mood, introducing scenes quite different from ANYTHING ELSE in the Iliad, using images of rural and town life as metaphors for individual stars, groups of brighter stars, dark parts of the sky with few stars, and also the Milky Way...Enlarged elsewhere. {'Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Recall what 'five' represents within this subject material {as a whole}.

baldric3And/or ''Clothing'' in relation to: "There's a great deal to be learned from these mediaeval images of the Fool. The mediaeval 'Feast of Fool' was of profound importance simply because it had esoteric overtones. Of course, you'll learn more about this, if we do a book together."...............'A book about the naked Mark Hedsel?'........He laughed. ''Partly naked - that is to say, a Fool, transformed by imagination.'' He emphasized the '{i}mage' of the last word." [Extract from the prologue to the book 'The Zelator' by M. Hedsel].

Side note: {i} in relation to the word ''Ishon'' and/or 'The Waters of the Gap'...ALL as a means...?

Podrick? [Game of Thrones].

SIDE NOTE: "Of course, scholars might argue that in this play with the word 'sal' we deal with linguistic traces from different etymologies. However, the fact is that in the earliest known Latin literature, Sal, besides denoting common salt, also meant 'cunning' and 'wit'. A good Fool was always a salty Fool, worth his salt. His salary was paid in recognition of his worth, and he was, in truth, no fool in the ordinary sense of the word...Tears contain salt, which is one of the high Mysteries of alchemy. In the arcane texts, salt is the residue of 'fire', just as salt tears are a residue of an inner emotional 'burning'..." Same book.

Question. What represents that ''emotional burning'' ?

'Valley of Tears' ? What would a 'mountain' represent?

Continued: Neolithic equivalent? " If the females in this category are all nude and at ease, the males are all dancing and either disguised in animal skins or part animal themselves. There are three in the French Pyrenean cave of Trois Freres. One has a bison's head, and plays a musical instrument in the middle of a herd of bison, and one has the horned head of some similar animal. The third is the famous ''Sorcerer'', a form with the head of a horned beast, the eyes of an owl or cat, the legs and body of a man, the tail of a horse or wolf and the genitals of male feline....Scholars have variously interpreted all these as gods or spirits, as priests or witch doctors, or as hunters disguised as animals to deceive their quarry. As with all the Palaeolithic images {archetypes?}, we lack the means to translate the artists message." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

'Feast of the Tail' ?

Male/female = shadow/anima? OR is it animus? i.e.,from a female perspective in that Matriarch society that supposedly predated the Patriarchal one?

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Hippo-cratic Oath.

A working example {i.e.,a coming together of Animus - Anima . The very first one?}: "In the oldest tales there are references to the beautiful third Gorgon sister, Medusa, who willingly takes the Sea God as her lover in the celebration of the 'sexual' mysteries of the Goddess and her Consort. After a certain point after 2000 BC the legends tell of the 'marriage' or alternative 'rape' of Queen Medusa to the oceanic King Poseidon, one of the original Olympians, who had been known in his earlier form as Hippios the horse deity as well as lord of the sea. Poseidon in the form of a stallion mounted Medusa as a mare and fathered Pegasus, a winged moon horse. An early representation of Medusa, dating from the 7th century BC in Boeotia, shows her as a small, slender mare-woman who, although masked with a Gorgon's head, shows none of the frightful aspects of the classical Gorgon. By associating the Gorgon mask with the slender equine form, this artist permits us to catch a brief glimpse of a far more ancient tradition, in which the dark sister was not an isolated object of fear. The Gorgon mask, as the face of the moon, suggests that Medusa was one of the three aspects of the pre-Hellenic Moon Goddess., and the small native horses of these indigenous peoples were sacred to the early moon cults in rainmaking ceremonies. Poseidon's rape of Medusa in the form of a stallion tells the story of how the first wave of invading Hellenes, from Greece, who rode large, vigorous horses, forcibly married the Amazon moon priestesses and took over the rainmaking rites of the sacred horse cult through the 'birth' of Pegasus." [Page 162 'Mysteries of the Dark Moon']. Question. Why the horse?

N.B. Hippo in Greek means horse.

Khal Drogo / Daenerys Targaryen? {Game of Thrones}.

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Sagittarius = 'Half man/horse. Coincidence or a meaningful one? ''Healing'' link?

Side step: "Small figure found as part of grave goods on the island of Euboea {lefkandi}. Half man, half horse - the first known depiction of mythology in Greek sculpture. It begins the development of Greek art over the next few centuries. It combines geometric patterns with a passion for mythology...This fascination with patterns will lead Greece out of the Dark Ages." ['Treasuries of Ancient Greece'. Enlarged elsewhere].

"Its the first public sculpture in Britain - a large horse on an Oxfordshire hillside 3000 years ago. The hill - a border crossing - it was hotly contested {by at least three tribes}. Hill figures found no where else in Europe. This one marks a key moment in the development of British identity...The people who lived here were marking their lands with a tribal emblem / logo..." ['Seven Ages of Britain' . Mentioned elsewhere]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Question. Tribal only or subject material? IF subject material - which came first - landscape or subject AND why?

" Originally, Libra and Scorpio was one house whose sign was the claws of the eagle, but eventually these houses divided. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Scorpion gods of Mashu guard the entrance to the Underworld. Mashu was a magic mountain forming a boundary between the houses….Sagittarius is ruled by Bel, who in this house is the god of cattle. Enkidu, half man, half bull was the first representation so it is fitting for its sign to be the centaur with an arrow...." [Page 47 'Pathway to the Zodiac'].

''As though of lowing cattle''. A quote made from the Odysseus as narrated by Simon Armitage. Only '50' men remain from the original '600' as they come across an island of 'cattle' - on their ''return journey'' back home. Forbidden to eat and yet eaten if only by his men. Fate intervenes {'unlucky' link} - but the journey continues if only for the main character. All else just aspects of his 'lower' nature.

Side note; 500/600/800 - what do they all represent?

"The ancient art of the mystery centers is ever healing, for it pertains to the true art which mirrors the spiritual realm. The art of San Miniato al Monte is perhaps the last complete representative of 13th century mystery wisdom, and it therefore requires that we approach it in a new way, with a view to receiving from it a much needed power of healing....There was a time when all art was concerned with linking man harmoniously with the 'spiritual' realm. The main purpose being - be it through music, words, dance or painting - was to bring healing and solace to the 'soul'...If the following text helps one person to a greater understanding of the ancient mystery wisdom...then all my years of labour and research will not have been in vain." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Try ''Galactic Alignment'' to see what the author has not as yet seen.

''But to that one star-fish..." Eddie Murphy quote ['Holy Man'].

Analogy {when compared: wisdom found within?}: "In Chapter 4 we will further see the connections between the Queen of the Underworld and the King of the Sea. The fate of the Child and the Foal...The Otherworld {'Underworld'} 'malignancy' manifests as a 'claw' on May Eve, Beltaine, one of the Celtic fire - festivals and a day on which the way between the worlds is 'open'. These FORDING - PLACES {another being Samhain} - were marked by games and festivals....The 'claw' is reminiscent of the worm Grendel, which Beowulf fights...." [Page 29 'Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain'].

And/or: "The Pheryllt, according to whose ritual she {Keridwen} proceeded, are frequently mentioned by the Bards of Wales, and an old chronicle, quoted by Dr. Thomas Williams, states that the PHERYLLT had a college at Ox{ford} prior to the foundation of that university." [Douglas Monroe].

Try ''ford''. As a means...?

And/or: Claws in relation to tail. Especially in the 'constellational' sense of the word.

Feast of Fools?

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Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: "The esoteric lore of the early Christians, formulated in the days when such words as 'resurrection' and 'reincarnation' had very different meanings from the ones ascribed to these words {concepts?} today, is also reappearing in many new 'esoteric' lores, legends and {other forms}, not all of which are of obvious value at the moment....Not just in philosophical concepts or literature, but in forms of art, or in games such as chess, playing cards and as {Stierlin has shown} even in such materialized sport as polo...The horse has ever been an esoteric symbol for the higher potential for thought, as Jonathan Swift, one of the great masters of the Green Language was aware, when he gave us the 'talking horses'..." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"Life is like a chess game {'knight'?}. Each time a move is made, all sorts of other possible moves become available. Life is the same: change any tiny aspect and the whole future pattern could be radically altered. It is in this way that Will can be used to overcome or avoid ill luck....Man has free will - he can choose what path he takes..." [Page 75 'Magic for the Aquarian Age' / M. Green].

Recall the 'wooden horse' that decided the outcome {fate?} of spirit/'shadow' {Trojan?} and soul/'anima' {Greek?}. 'Helen' the common link between the two - as a means {method} to 'tell a story'. Before a 'return' journey became possible. Enlarged throughout. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

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''Talking horses'' ?

REfresher: "Some of the most interesting work upon Palaeolithic art has been that of Steven Mithen, who has regarded it as a store of information about animals that were difficult to find or to stalk. Thus, reindeer and most birds were portrayed relatively seldom because they were abundant and easy to kill. Some of the abstract designs, he suggests, are actually hoofprints, sometimes drawn in association with a picture of the animal to which they would belong... Likewise, the reason why animals are only partially portrayed {i.e.,in profile; therefore an aspect of something - i.e.,of the lower half?} - could be because a stalker would only partially see them: this would explain why horns and antlers in particular are often shown by themselves or oversized. Now, much of this argument is splendidly perceptive. But it does not explain why most of it has to be shown hidden deep in caves, nor why so much is geometric, nor why particular animals should be paired or superimposed..."

Refresher: The symbol of the lower will is the altar {'cave'?}.

dionysos and panther

Panther or horse - or does it matter? As a means...?

Continued..."Scholars have always differed in their opinions as to the significance of this great body of work, for much of the present century there was a majority view that this art was an aid to 'hunting magic', i.e.,animals were represented in art and ceremonies performed around these figures to ensure of a successful hunt. Such a theory should not have survived the work of Peter Ucko and Andree Rosenfield, published in 1967. They pointed out that the animals represented in art did not really match the diet of the artists, as suggested by the bones left in their living sites. Thus reindeer and birds were often eaten but seldom painted or carved. Mammoths were rare at the time and place of the artists but were often painted. The beasts most often painted were bison {oxen?} and horses, which were certainly hunted but not in a quantity to justify such a predominance...nor does it explain why structures such as that at El Juyo {'religious cave sanctuary'} should have been made. The assumption that herds of horses and bison were scarcer than those of reindeer, and less easy to kill {en masse}, is not sufficiently confirmed by the evidence at an earlier period, i.e.,hunters had stampeded a total of 10,000 horses over a cliff at Solutre, in France. At this stage of research, it seems wisest to suggest that the people of the Palaeolithic produced art for at least as many different reasons as the hunter-gatherers of the modern world...We lack the means to translate the artists message." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

rock

The Rock of Solutre. A limestone escarpment - surrounded by vineyards {S/E?}. Question. What aspect of the individual {'God'?} is represented by a ''vine''? Question 2. Why?

"The Palaeolithic site of Solutre and the escarpment which protects it from the N/W winds are located a few miles west of the modern city of Macon, at the southern gate of Burgundy where roads - and probably prehistoric trails as well - from the Paris Basin to the north, Belgian to the N/E, and Germany to the east, CONVERGE before entering the Saone-Rhone corridor toward the Mediterranean...From the time of its discovery to the present, the research at Solutre has paralleled the development of the field of Palaeolithic prehistory....The massive accumulation of horse bones to the side of the escarpment, and unique in the archaeological records has baffled both archeologists and the public alike. "

As seen from a different perspective {that very first one?}: "We think the KEY that opened the door to all her following successes was found when her eyes was drawn to the region of the Bay of Pegasus, a large bay on the eastern side of mainland Greece to the North of the island Euboea, while studying a map. She took the bold but simple step of assuming that the bay, together with an ancient dried out lake and a pattern of towns to the north, was associated with the outline of the constellation of Pegasus...She then turned to the Catalogue of Ships. Of the region surrounding the Bay of Pegasus, Homer says the regiment of men came from..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Try ''Harbour'' as a means...?

"The harbour on the lake was in fact richer than that on the sea" Strabo in reference to the 'Kibotos' canal.

Question. Was Strabo a member of any ''mystery club''?

A side step?..."Every year, pilgrims from every part of Egypt streamed into Abydos for the Feast of Osiris to witness a sacred seven day mystery pageant, a re-enactment of the life, death and resurrection of the god. It climaxed with a great battle between Horus and Set, which Horus always won."[Page 5, 'Omm Sety's Egypt by Hanny el Zeini and Catherine Dees].

Side note: "The hebdomad is the only number within the decad {apart from the monad} which neither generates nor is generated by another number within the decad; hence it is called by Pythagoreans ''virgin, not born of mother''.....Moreover, the hebdomad consisting of the dimensions and the four limits makes manifest corporeality and organic life. The limits are point, line, plane, solid; the dimensions are length, breadth, depth." [Page 186 'Alexandria' Vol 3. / D. Fideler].

Continued: Osiris who was 'killed' by his brother Set on the banks of the Nile at Abydos. Who then took his 'Throne'. More importantly, indicative of Osiris not able to advance beyond that u-turn in a 'river'. Horus, however, has to, in order to 'avenge' his 'fathers' death. Once avenged, then he can 'unite'. Clue... 'Hamlets Mill' in relation to what was found at Dendera. As an example..."All of these sources and influences appear in various guises within al-Arabi's works [in relation to the different 'aspects' learnt from different 'cultures' but all relate to that overall subject] where they become grist to the mill of his own unique enunciation of a vision of the Oneness of Being." [Introduction, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious' / D. E. Harding.

Refresher: "Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

"The true voyage of discovery, lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust.

"The festival culminated in a procession at the head of which was carried a huge image of the phallus, representing the lost organ of Osiris. This was preceded by a vase of water, symbolizing the 'fertilizing' moisture of the moon, which is 'both' Osiris and Isis. The bowl [or 'cauldron' and/or 'cup' etc,] and the phallus are the eternal symbols of regeneration...And so year by year, the mysteries were exposed, the bowl, which is Isis, Mother, vase of life, and the Phallus, which is the fertilizing {'fire'?} power of Osiris - lost and found again. As these inanimate objects were solemnly carried in procession, they silently proclaimed the eternal verities which might be read and understood by those who had eyes to see. Through the truth that was thus ''shown forth,'' those who could understand might themselves partake in a new life which should be ever renewed like the life of the Ancient and Eternal Moon."[Chapter 13' of the book, by Esther Harding]. Try ''phallic{us}.''

"To prick ones conscience."

Side note: North of the Step Pyramid; at its lowest level - within a shaft {Osiris shaft?} - was found one solitary {complete} clay earthenware vase - after all the {broken?} bits and pieces {cups/bowls/vases?} were cleared.

Question. Fired or UNfired? Try ''cup''. And/or Aquarius. All as a means...?

Blue fired tiles found on its West side. ''Around the time of the 3rd dynasty''. ['Lost Mummy of Imhotep'].

rock crystal

Salvator Mundi. Rock crystal in left hand. Coincidence?

"Rock crystal was used not only for arrowheads but also for vases, the fabrication of which raises a problem as yet unsolved. Even if the exterior polish can be explained, the hollowing of potbellied crystal vases - several examples of which were found at Sakkara - remains incomprehensible. Like wise the procedure involved in making of the extremely thin and perfectly spherical crystal vase found by Zaki Saad at Heluan." ['Sacred Science'].

Try ''crystal'' and ''potbellied'' - all as a means...?

And/or: "The human heart and the Notion of the Heart of god in the religion of ancient Egypt is described in the following passage: 'In their hieroglyphs - sacred writing where the image of the thing itself often represents the very word that designates it - the heart was none the less depicted only by an emblem: the vase. Is not the heart of man in fact the vase in which his life is continuously maintained by means of his blood?' It is this vase taken as symbol of the heart - which makes us think of the Holy Grail, the more so because in the case of the Grail...we see also a relationship to the Heart of Christ..." [From the chapter entitled 'The Sacred Heart and the Legend of the Holy Grail' from the book 'Fundamental Symbols' / R. Guenon].

'Heart' in relation to 'center'. A centering of something. As a means...?

Question. Beaker burials? {'Digging for Britain' . Series 1. Episode 2].

Try ''Mandala'' for a different take on the same theme.

aquarius

Ganymedes? Question. Why do the 'survivors' of the 'struggle' of Troy find themselves being represented as the beginnings {foundations?} of different civilizations? AND/OR: "Geoffrey's line of alleged kings begins with Brutus, who settled Britain in the aftermath of the Trojan War....It is in the 'History' that King Lear enters literature, and it is in the 'History' that Merlin, as we know him, does likewise." ['The Book of Merlin' / R. J. Stewart]. Try ''method''. All as a means...?

Side note: "Tum {Atum}, by the power or by the 'fire' of his own heart, projects his own self into Nun for his own nativity into the world. By this same 'projection', he makes the great Ennead appear in Nu. ''Projection'', here written with the hieroglyph of the bow, in this text signifies: ''to make appear in the distance'' {horizon?} {or ''to appear above'' -i.e., 'in/of' the horizon?}, in the milieu of the primordial water Nu. This latter concept is to be distinguished from the primordial ocean, Nun...{Nu, written with the symbol of a vase, and Nun with three lines of water, are implied in this text}. The 'bow' symbolizes the repulsing force and signifies the act of projecting out of oneself; it is to be understood in the same sense as the puissance in Atum, who projects himself as a hillock emerging from Nun..." ['Sacred Science'. Italics, this readers, plus ''horizon'' questions}.

Understanding {'seeing'} the above, gives clues as to someones final resting place.

N.B. {The age of?} Aquarius = The water carrier. Coincidence or a ?

Side note. That 2nd {clay?} 'vase' will be found somewhere else. Try ''Djoser'' and/or ''crystalize''.

Question. Where will be that somewhere else? Understand this subject to answer that question.

N.B. ''three lines of water'' = One for each 'Age'? And/or Matriarch/Patriarch BACK TO ''Matriarch''?

'Game of Thrones'?

"Ganymedes, the cup-bearer of Jupiter {Zeus}. He holds the cup or little urn in his hands, inclined downwards; and is always pouring out of it...from a small source to form that river...that runs from his feet...Keats, in Endymion, wrote of the Urn: ''Crystalline brother of the belt of heaven {Orion?} - Aquarius! to whom King Jove has given - two liquid pulse streams - feathered wings...two fan like fountains..." [ Notes for Aquarius, 'Star Names and Their Meanings'].

Two 'brothers' or brother/sister?

Refresher: "Error runs down a plain, while truth has to...?"

And/or: "Old illuminated manuscripts added a venerable river god lying on the surface of the stream, with Urn, aquatic plants, and rows of stars; for all of which the Hyginus of 1488 substitutes the figure of a nude woman, with stars lining the lower bank. Bayers illustration is quite artistic, with reeds and sedge on the margins. The 'monster' Cetus often depicted with his fore paws, or flippers in the River." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' under Eridanus].

Continued..."The creative principle is the ideal phallus; the created principle is the formal cteis, {'womb' link}. The insertion of the vertical phallus into the horizontal cteis forms the stauros of the Gnostics, or the philosophical cross of the Masons. Thus the intersection [ 'crossover' point. This readers input] of the two produces four, which by its movement, defines the circle with all the degrees thereof." [Taken from the chapter entitled 'The Pillars of the Temple' from the book 'Transcendental Magic' by E. Levi. Emphasis, this readers]. Analogy using same principles but within a different time frame. From a different viewpoint, ['angle' symbolism], i.e.,''in profile'' as opposed to ''face on'' [Egyptian equivalent]. Don't forget those first impressions...i.e.,