Esotericism Part 5 Sec 10

 

 

trident2Analogy of same..."Sulphur was considered the father of metals and mercury the mother, and all metals were procreated from them. A 'sexual' act was necessary to create the 'stone,' its composition analogous to the birth of a human. George Ripley said, ''mercury is an unruly woman who had to be governed and is not let out until she has conceived a 'child.' '' The coagula symbolized the regeneration or reconstruction of the body. A series of dissolution's and coagulation's in the vessel, that is, death and regeneration was called the ''solve et coagula.'' The black state in the Great Work represented prison. The mercury and gold were confined in 'prison' and setting them free was necessary. The mercurial serpent symbolized the spirit hidden in matter, which existed at the beginning and end of the great work. Destructive at the beginning, it transmuted itself at the end. Symbolic of life and death, destroyer and healer, slayer and slain, poison {'Scorpion'?} and medicine {Sagittarius?}, it participated in every aspect of the great work. Mercury was both the dark matter and the spirit hidden within. Both dissolver and coagulator, it was released when the old form was dissolved and 'recaptured' when the spirit was congealed. The union of the coagula symbolized marriage. It represented the triumph over 'separation' and the joining of opposites at all levels, male and female, sun and moon, wet and dry, fixed and volatile, {'fly'?} hot and cold, light and dark, heaven and earth." [Chapter 7, 'Keeper of Secrets' Vol 3 by R. Siblerud]. Think on it relative to the 'Birth of Venus'. A representation of something; other than the obvious. [Found within].

"They are what i am. But i will be more. Pun: The whole is the sum of its hearts." [Seth quote in relation to the answer given to the question ''What do you think of your various reincarnations?'' Page 16, 'The Seth Material' ].

"Jan Baptiste Van Helmont, the Flemish Alchemist, was important in the secret societies for reintroducing into Western esotericism ideas of reincarnation...which he called, ''the revolution of human souls.'' [Page 332, 'The Secret History of the World'].

A working example: "The narrative relates how Ra, the solar principle, advances in age and loses his vitality. After being bitten by a poisoned serpent, he summons the Neteru {in this case - Isis - represented with the 'thet' symbol, i.e.,''buckle'' or ''girdle'' } - to aid him in removing the poison that ''rattles his bones''....AND/OR..."Horus first comes on the scene as the 'Elder' hawk. He is sometimes depicted as a member of the Heliopolitan Ennead in latent form, as a seed...Horus the 'elder' exists as a potential principle - Horus the 'younger' as an antidote to physical existence, with all its inherent dualities and conflicts." ['Page 97/100 of the book by R. Clark]. Try ''bones'' / ''girdle'' .

Poison in relation to antidote as a means...?

Question. Any ''poison'' within those zodiac signs?

qena

Qena = 'New City'. Coincidence or a ? Recall its position in the 'greater' scheme of things. Great Year?

Something 'unknown' becoming 'known' . Ra in relation to Horus. Middle ground = Osiris. Physical world in relation to the Duat. No more so represented {middle way?} within landscape symbolism as the Qena Governorate.

Try YHW{H}.

Exercise: Recalling that the 'Scorpion' {because of those universal correspondences} can be associated with the 'snake' and 'eagle' {enlarged elsewhere} - can that therefore get one closer to understanding such works as Homer's secret Iliad? AND THEREFORE the subject as a whole?

"Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius and spans 240–270th degrees of the zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between approximately November 23 and December 21. Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with the centaur Chiron, who mentored Achilles, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, in archery." [Wiki].

"Sagittarius, half human and half horse, is the centaur of mythology, the learned healer whose higher intelligence forms a bridge between Earth and Heaven. Also known as the Archer, Sagittarius is represented by the symbol of a bow and arrow." Same.

'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs: To the Edge and Beyond' / M. Reinhart.

Exercise {i.e.,something to ponder on}: "All planetary glyphs are composed of a few primary symbols: the circle, which is said to represent the wholeness of Spirit, the half circle which is the receptivity of the Soul, and the cross which represents Matter..." ['Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'].

"The unassuming stone cross at Hendaye can still be seen today...Located in S/W France near the Pyrenees and the Atlantic ocean, Hendaye neighbours {boundary?} Basque regions to the south, where pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela {N/W} along the symbolic Milky Way of Spain still take place. Because of its unique location, Hendaye occupies the center of a quadriparite landscape that is three parts earth and one part water." [From the book by J. Jenkins]. 'Transcendent' third?

Side note: "The Cross constellation is the German Kreuz, the Italian Croce, the French Croix. With us it is the Southern Cross. It was unknown to the ancients by its present title - its four chief stars being noted by Ptolemy as a part of the Centaur - which now surrounds it on three sides. As such Bayer outlined it over the hind feet....Pliny may have known it as Thronos Caesaris in honour of Emperor Augustus yet it was then invisible from Italy, though plainly visible from Alexandria....In India it was called the Beam {yoke?} of Crucifixion....Its a recent invention, probably 16th century....The Crux lies in the Milky Way....The two great stars, which mark the summit and foot of the Cross, having nearly the same right ascension, it follows then that the constellation is almost perpendicular at the moment when it passes the meridian. This circumstance is known to the people of every nation situated beyond the Tropics or in the southern hemisphere. It has been observed in what hour of the night, in different seasons, the Cross is erect or inclined....Von Humboldt thought it remarkable that these so striking and well defined stars should not have been earlier separated from the large ancient constellation of the Centaur, especially since Kazwini and other Muhammadan astronomers took pains to discover crosses elsewhere in the sky; and he said that the ancient Persians , who knew the Cross well, celebrated a feast by its name, their descendants, to whom it was lost by precession, finding its successor in the Dolphin." [Page 184-190 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Therefore the question is: What is the connection between the Centaur and Cross - that should not be separated - if only to make something understood?

Recall the hind quarters of {say} the Lion constellation.

And/or: "Ancient, however, are such terms as Ash and the Bier; Plaustrum, and Triones - this splendid constellation ran still further back - three or four or even more millenniums before even these titles were current - as the Bulls Thighs, or the Fore Shank, in Egypt. There it was presented at Denderah and in the temple of Edfu by a single thigh or hind quarter of the animal..." [Page 434 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Quarter in relation to ''transcendent third''? Therefore ''thigh'' = ' a quarter' of something?

Try ''three and four''.

"The myth of Horus, one of the most ancient in ancient Egypt, deciphered from the temple walls of Edfu, 5000 BC, as connected with the stella Hippo, was, about 3000 years afterwards transferred to the Thigh, which then occupied the same circumpolar position that the Hippo did when the original inscription was made. In view of this, Champollion alluded to the Thigh as Horus Apollo. Towards our era, when Egypt began to be influenced by Greece, her former pupil, our Wain was regarded as the Car of Osiris, shown on some of that countries planisphere's by an Ark or Boat, near to the polar point, although it also seems to be have been known as a 'Bear'." [Same book under Ursa Major].

''Car'' in relation to ''the Chariot that Pharaoh gave to Joseph'' {i.e.,lower/middle/higher}.

Question. Which and why?

The circle is now complete. Back at the beginning. Those same old questions. WHY? Why go to all that time and effort? Is it all a figment of their active imaginations? Maybe something along the lines of a Harry Potter story? Even though they all agree that no flying broomsticks or carpets are valid components within their esoteric lore. Witches don’t count. They come under Pagan esotericism. That new ‘religion’ that has ‘42,000’ members.

Side note: "The Sutton Benger Green Man has hawthorn issuing from his mouth and birds eating the berries. The hawthorn is one of the most 'magical' of all trees; witches broomsticks were garlanded with 'may', the flower of the thorn, and the beginning of Beltane, the festival of the 'death' of winter, was determined not by the calendar date but by its blossoming. To this day, in parts of rural Ireland farmers will divert a road they are making rather than cut down a 'whitethorn' bush." ['The Green Man' / M. Harding].

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'Childs' play?

And/or: ''At the end of April is May Eve, the 'wedding' of the Goddess and God. The Goddess is magically changed into a white hind and the God, as the Hunter, seeks her in the 'woodland'. After the chase they may jump and dance over a bonfire, the Beltane fire, named after the sun god, Bel or Baal. There may be a wedding feast and the houses are decked with Hawthorn blossoms, unlucky at any other time. After May day with its 'child' May Queens enacting the bridal procession - the sun continues to climb to his zenith at midsummer at enters Cancer on or about 21 June...." Page 130 of the book by Marian Green].

Try ''Thorn'' before those first impressions decide something else - especially if {contemplated?} outside of May.

"And we may note here that Gautama, the Buddha was born, reached illumination, and died at the ''full moon of May.'' In the deepest sense he symbolizes the raising of ''new moon'' instinct to the clarity of ''full moon'' consciousness, of unconscious Nature to conscious Meaning...." [Page 67, 'The Lunation Cycle' / D. Rudhyar].

Refresher: "But are these two worlds Pan spoke of to remain forever separate? I have seen this lake, in my minds eye, I think. I found myself on May Hill, and it was an island. All this was sea - or lake. And a friend said the other day that she could never take her shoes off in this house for fear of getting her feet wet! But not in this world, if you know what I mean. She 'felt' the lake without knowing about it." ['The Sword in the Sun'].

Continued...As is the same intent, with the 42 nomes of ‘upper/lower’ Egypt, Or the 42 'volumes' of Hermes Trismegistus. Or 42 precepts of Maat. Or the 42 generations between Abraham and Christ. Symbolic would you believe of this/that world. Four represents this world; four elements; four points of the compass; etc...Two represents...'Duality', indicative of the 'co-existence' lore. Four and two equals six. Six for whatever reasons represents A+B, [Pythagorous symbolism. As with the six sides of the hexagram, [Hebrew symbol.]] Or the six days of ‘creation’. ‘Waters’ above/ below’ the ‘firmament’. [Which represents only A-B ].

"So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations." [Matthew i, 17].

Don't forget those first impressions, i.e.,total them up.

Side note: "The country of Egypt was divided into 42 provinces, or nomes. Each of these provinces was accorded a sacred temple and a series of initiation rites, pertaining to a particular god...They were known as the Judges in the Double Hall of Truth, which the candidate had to pass on his way to initiation. These 42 are the 'assessors' of the witness Osiris, and the initiate must exonerate themselves of the 42 corresponding sins before passing through to the next phase...This probably explains why... it is said that the impurities 'are shed to the earth', while what is pure 'rises to the horizon'. This is the fission required by the initiate to continue on his/her way....The 'pure' arising from this fission is said to appear in the horizon like Sirius..."

''In the horizon'' as opposed to ''of the horizon''? Find elsewhere.

Refresher: "Separate thou the 'earth' from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry. It ascends from the earth to the heaven and again it descends {'bitter'?} to the earth and receives the force of things 'superior' and 'inferior'. By this means you shall have the glory {''grace''?} of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall 'fly' from you..."['Emerald Tablet'].

Side note: "In alchemy, the up/down triangles are symbols for 'fire' and 'water'. In Freemasonry, the triangle represents the spiritual, physical and psychological part of a person. The 'triangle' may have been an astrological chart at the time of King David's birth." [Page 48 'Pathways to the Zodiac' / E. Winstanley].

Continued: "And if an archetypal human life is charted along the course of the zodiac, with each sign corresponding to a 7 year cycle, Virgo represents the period 35 - 42. It is during this 'period' that the inner transformation of the ego should take place , leading - after 42 - to the performance of ones 'work of destiny' as a participant in the universal community of Humanity." [Page 107, 'The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix'].

As seen from a different perspective: "Ra has fourteen ka's,' said Her-Bak. 'Has he passive attributes?'...'He has them in respect of his material body, and all that is part of him on Earth. But the glorious beings that have achieved unity have no resistances.'...As to Ra, the power of his ka's vary as they proceed from his material or his divine body...That is why Ra's ''incorruptible'' body is the type of what Pharaoh should be for our land, a being who gives life, equilibrium and strength, the leaven of his people, whose physical body radiates his active Qualities or ka's as Ra's body radiates his, which are 14..." [Her-Bak']. N.B. That ''divine'' word again. And/or...

''Radiates'' in relation to: "...imagine there is a ball or sphere of brilliant white or golden light above the crown of your head. Do not force the imagination to visualise the sphere of light, for this only results in the development of neuromuscular tension, and defeats our end. Let it be done quietly and easily. If the mind wanders, as indeed it will, wait a moment or two and gently lead it back. At the same time, vibrate or intone a sound {'Aten,'? i.e.,as {one} means - in helping one to focus on main intention of mental exercise}...After a few days of practice it will become quite easy to imagine the name vibrating above the head in the so-called Spirit center. This name, this center, is the indwelling and overshadowing divinity in each one of us...The effect of mentally directing the vibration to the Spirit center is to awaken the center to dynamic activity. Once it begins to 'vibrate' and rotate, light and energy are felt to emanate downward upon and into the body. Enormous charges of spiritual power make there way into the brain, and the entire body feels suffused with vitality and life..." ['The Art of True Healing' / I. Regardie].

Question. Meditation exercise only?

Refresher: "O children of Adam. Indeed, we have given you garments to cover your 'nakedness',[key] and as a thing of beauty;...but the garment of god-consciousness is the best of all. This is one of gods messages....that human beings might take it to heart". [Quran 7:26]

Side note: "Finally, an etched rib bone was found with the human remains in Gough's cave, Cheddar {not far from Glastonbury}. Its markings consist of short strokes along the edges, often in groups of nine. The significance of this number in this context was debated for many years, but in 1989 five fragments of bone were found at the same site, all with similar grouping of incisions. The number in each group upon these varies from eight to fourteen, so it may be that the sets of nine strokes upon the first find were of no particular significance. Unless the carver {or carvers} were simply doodling, the incisions look like tallies. But whether of kills, or days, or moons, or something else, we cannot know." [From the book by R. Hutton].

Refresher: "Awareness adds 'flesh' to those dry bone/s." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''garment''.

fourteen

'Suns' rays with [helping?] hands on the end of each. Amongst others - Nineteen can sometimes be seen instead of fourteen. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"Higher numbers frequently assume a deeper meaning by being connected with their divisors...Among the important lunar numbers, 14 is particular interesting, for it takes the waxing moon 14 days to reach perfection as a full moon...The 14 helpers or 14 saints are, in their aspect of the double 7, symbols of kindness joined with reason, as well as symbols of help in dangerous situations...The kindly god Osiris was cut into 14 pieces, and each of his parts brought a blessing to the land where it was lying...It is natural that in Islam, a religion where lunar symbolism plays an important role, the 14 should occupy a special place. Once again the main contributions to the esoteric interpretation come from the Brethren of Purity. Fourteen is not only half of 28, the number of the lunar mansions and the letters of the Arabic alphabet, but it also reflected in the 14 parts of the human hand and the 14 vertebrae each in the upper and lower parts of the spine. It is not strange that the Arabic alphabet consists of 14 so-called 'sun' letters and 14 'moon' letters, and also 14 letters with diacritical marks and 14 without them...

...Such considerations played an important role in the mystical interpretations of the letter...by the so called Hurufis, who combined letter and number symbolism with parts of the human face and body, showing for example, that the words 'yad', ''hand,'' and 'wajh', ''face,'' both have the numerical value of 14.

REFRESHER: "In the course of the Iliad, gods - representing planets - assume the voices or characters of mortals {stars}. In this way, Homer records a phenomenon known as occultation, when the moon or a planet journeying across the sky passes in front of celestial objects that are further away, such as stars or outer planets, and temporarily obscures them. It may be that total obscuration occurs only when a god assumes the body of a mortal; when a god assumes the voice of a mortal or is said to be helping him, this may indicate that the planet is only close to the personal star of the warrior concerned." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Other information on ''Poseidon'' elsewhere.

A {working?} example..."A few other people from the group followed me, probably thinking they wanted to see what i was doing. To me, of course, whoever was there was supposed to be there. There are no accidents, no mistakes. Within a few minutes, i found the second cenote and noted that there was exactly 14 people, including myself. I explained to them the story of Ken and me and the other cenote back in 1985 and the present request of the Hunbatz men, and it was if everyone had been to psychic school. They seemed to know exactly what to do." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Follow the title of the book to understand those 'keys' within the context of a working example - before asking those bigger questions.

It would be surprising if such speculations were not applied to the prophet Muhammad. Indeed one of his names Taha, has the numerical value of 14 and points to the fact that he, radiant like the full moon, appeared in the dark night of this world to illuminate it with his perfect spiritual and corporeal beauty. In this tradition, 14 is also connected with beauty: 14 years is the ideal age of the beautiful young beloved, the boy with an immaculate face; comparable to a full moon who, as the medieval Arab poet claims: is like the moon of 7 plus 7, and the 7 climata and the 7 spheres make obeisance before him..." [Extract from the book 'Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''hand'' to see those broader [universal?] connections and not just its local [micro?] ones - BEFORE THOSE BIGGER QUESTIONS ARE ASKED.

A {working?} or synchronistic example: "When the Copper Scroll was finally translated by John Allegro, in addition to Hebrew writing, it was also found to contain 14 letters from the Greek alphabet, interspersed throughout the text. When Feather {scholar/author} looked at these in more detail, he found that when put together, they spelt the Greek name for Akhenaten." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

"42 { 14x3?} is often interchangeable with 40, for 6 weeks of 7 days are often regarded, like the 40 days, as a time of preparation or waiting. Medieval Christian theologians pointed out that there were 42 stations [micro] that the children of Israel had to pass between Egypt and Sinai, and that this sequence appears again in the incarnation of Christ in the 42nd generation [macro] after Abraham. Or they might speak of the 6 connected with human acts multiplied by the seven of resting, which is the sabbath..." [Same book. Parenthesis this readers].

gross-analogySomething to ponder on: "These acrobatics figures are different from those severe-looking terracotta warriors in gestures, dressings and expressions. The discovery of these figures adds a new group to the Qin terracotta warriors; shows us the colorful acrobatical art and the entertainment culture in the Qin royal court...It refers to the theatricals and variety shows including pole climbing, wrestling dance, sword-swallowing and tripod lifting, among which the tripod lifting is the most welcomed one. The men of giant strength competed in lifting up the heaviest tripod. During this excavation work, a copper tripod was also unearthed. It weights about 467 pounds, which is the heaviest copper tripod discovered in the Qin Mausoleum by far.''

Side note: "We need to have a correctly three-dimensional life if we wish to experience Chinese wisdom as a living thing {'Being'?}. Therefore, we first have need of European truths about ourselves. Our 'way' begins in European reality and not in yoga practises which would only leave us astray as to our own reality. We must continue Wilhelm's work of translation in a wider sense if we wish to show ourselves worthy pupils of the master. Just as he translated the spiritual treasure of the East into European meaning, we should translate this meaning into life {'Being'?}. Wilhelm translated the central concept, the Tao, as 'meaning'. To translate meaning into life, that is to realise the Tao, would be a task of the pupil. But the Tao, will never be 'created' with words and wise precepts. Do we know exactly how the Tao develops in us or around us? Is it by imitation, by reason, by acrobats of the Will?'' [Page 145 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' with a commentary by C. Jung].

Eastern way/Western way - enlarged throughout. In the ''wider'' {horizon?} sense of the 'word' relative to ''being''?

Continued: ''What's more, on the side palace of the Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum, experts discovered a stone dice called Shiboqiong similar to today's dice but with 14 sides. Each side was carved with one character or a number. It is believed that the dice was a play thing of the Emperor Qin Shihuang. But how to play it and how the 14 sides developed into today's six sides, remains unknown." [www.travelchinaguide.com]. Try ''acrobat'' and/or ''dice'' and/or ''six'' and/or ''games''.

Acrobats of the Will?

Side note: "Enoch lived many centuries before Moses. In the 5th chapter of the Book of Genesis, Enoch is described as the ''seventh from Adam'' - which meant he was born seven generations after Adam. Since seven, in Essene numerology, is the number of perfection, it is no mere coincidence that Enoch represents the seventh generation of humanity: he represents perfect humanity..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

'Perfect' in the sense of an understanding - the whole one not just its parts - micro within the macro - by way of Gnosis - OR MORE IMPORTANTLY - what it implies in relation to that understanding. Hence ''He who walked with 'god'." See it? As opposed to say, Moses, ''he who {only} saw the back of god''. Yet ''saw his face.'' Both enlarged throughout.

Synchronistic example? "Inspired by his discoveries at Troy, Schliemann reasoned that other cities named by Homer must also exist, and in the following years he excavated in the Peloponnese...It was in a tomb at Mycenae that he discovered a golden mask that is the most famous find from Bronze Age Greece. It was said that Schliemann telegraphed to the king of Greece, 'I have gazed upon the face of Agamemnon.' Archeologists are now certain that it is not the mask of same, and there is even doubts about the precise wording of the telegram...In spite of his many faults and fantasies Schliemann..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Regardless of where it was found - what does it REPRESENT?

A working example {exercise?}: "Eventually, with further descriptive evidence gained from narrative of the Iliad, Agamemnon, ''King of Men'', became the star Regulus from the constellation Leo..." Same book. Try ''lion''.

Something to ponder on: {i.e.,something hinted at; the solution of which - by this reader - has not yet been answered - but placed, where eventually one may be found}: "We had a last meal {supper?} together outside a restaurant in the Piazza Castello, where we could look out on the trees and flowers of the gardens. During the meal he mentioned that one of the sigils {and/or keys} in the code, which was clearly a form of the letter 'M', was identical to one in a Latin line on the tympanum of the duomo of Verona...According to the unwritten rules of codification, the 'M' would be interchangeable for the constellation or zodiacal sign, Leo..." ['The Zelator']. Try 'M'.

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'She who is on her hill'. ''Stone'' in relation to a ''golden'' one. Question. 'Capstone'?

A-C is always represented within number symbolism with the number eight. As with the Octagonal shape, of the Dome of the Rock, and the eight petaled rosette emblem on the Phaistos Disc, or the 'eight limbed', as a representation of Raja Yoga, or 'eight' Rosicrucian members of the original brotherhood [as a representation of something, as is the eight year cycle of Venus, or the eight notes within the musical scale, or the 88 constellations, that are part of the Zodiac. The meaning of which is 'animal circle']. Or [as a metaphor: but with the same principle in mind] - "Saturn is the first step on the Ladder of the Planets. It is farthest from the sun of all the visible planets - 888 million miles - and represents the galactic starting point on our journey in from the stars." OR "The next stop on the 'Ladder of the Planets' is Mercury. It is closest planet to the sun and revolves around it in 88 days, thus making it the 'fastest' moving planet in our solar system."[ Both extracts taken from the book 'Sorcerer's Stone' by D. Hauck]. Or the eight points of the Maltese cross. Or the 800 utterances, written in 'columns' inside the pyramids of the late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period that were called the pyramid texts. Or even [as will some day be verified?] - the 88 'hammers' on the 230 strings of the Grand Piano OF Giza]. Finally "he that hath an ear, let him hear," appears no less than eight times in the Book of Revelations."

REFRESHER..."The 'Ladder of the Planets' is another example of the Law of Octaves. The overall pattern of harmony in the universe is a 'seven' stepped formula for transformation embedded in our solar system. Just as the first seven notes of the musical scale represent our progress through the planets, the eighth note is a return to the first note at a higher vibration. The eighth note is the beginning of a whole new octave of creation that represents our leaving behind the grosser materiality of the planets and experiencing the more subtle matter of the 'spiritual' universe." Enlarged elsewhere,i.e.,try ''eight''.

N.B. For an example of landscape equivalent {Mayan} see 'The Eight Temples' within chapter 6 of the book 'Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'.

"The Christian gnostics made much of the fact that the name Jesus [Greek translation] is equivalent to the number 888, and it is well known that the so called ''number of the beast'' as mentioned in Revelations is 666." Knock knock, see / hear anything? Recall what the ''triple'' of anything [in number symbolism ], is indicative of. Explained within. Together with what ''beast'' represents in relation to what ''Jesus'' represents. 'Lower' in relation to 'higher'. Represented [ in number symbolism ] as 'six' in relation to 'eight' - A/B relative to A/B + C. Potential of. [Chapter two,{Gematria} from the book, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God; Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism]. For further reading on the ''Gematria'' aspect to this overall subject see, 'The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library' by D. Fideler.

"The number six is that of equilibrium, the complementation of opposites and their annihilation, the fruit of their work. The number seven is that of terrestrial Nature, manifestation of the nine archangelic puissances????? The number eight is the number of death for resurrection." ['Sacred Science'].

And/or:"The 'perfect body' is the resurrected body. It is ascribed the number six, on the grounds that 1+2+3=6. This simple numerology seems to be have been at the basis of the roman system of dicing, and behind the importance accorded the six. The six-petalled flower, and for that matter, the six-petalled center to the mediaeval mazes, is linked with the mysteries of the number." ['The Zelator'].

A working example?..."The Beast is like our ego and egocentric interests. It represents the work of 'self' alone, without 'gods' influence. The mark is erased when the work of our hands and thoughts of our minds are cooperating with god, rather than simply being self driven. The Beast is our lower nature at our most selfish, self-centered, self glorifying point of existence." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way' / Mentioned elsewhere]. Continued elsewhere.

''Grace'' in relation to horizontal/vertical ?

Exercise. Put the five above paragraphs together with this sixth one to 'see' if can understand something other than the obvious. Something other than what those first impressions only 'see'.

mjiu"An Octagon will indicate ceremonial work [ the study of a subject implies the same] of a mercurial nature, since eight is the number of Hod, the Sephirah to which Mercury is attributed. Erected within this figure, as the foundation of all his work, the symbol of the lower Will, Is the Altar, on which are arrayed the magical instruments to be employed [or studied]. It is the fundamental center of the 'magicians' work, the pivot to which he again and again returns from the circumambulation [link to ''repetition'' symbol Or 'to revise'. Purpose of, i.e.,within the context of a ''study'' program or what one may call 'the way of the READER']. It should be so built this altar, that its shape and size, the very materials from which it is constructed, are all in accord with the fundamental philosophic principles of the Kabalah, [ or any esoteric literature], thus serving to remind him of the work in hand. Cedar wood for instance, if employed in the construction of the Altar, would bring about an imaginative association with Jupiter, whereas Oak is an attribution of Mars. The wood of the Laural or Acacia, both of which are attributed to Tiphareth, would however be harmonious for no matter what kind of working, inasmuch as Tiphareth and its correspondences symbolize harmony and equilibrium. This Altar should be made that it can act as a cupboard, in the 'interior' of which all the 'instruments' [or symbols] may be safely kept and guarded. [Link to 'heart' symbolism ]. One exception, however, exists to this general rule. The Lamp must always hang above the Theurgists head, and is never kept in the Altar cupboard. It symbolizes in every system the undimmed radiance of the Higher self, the Holy Guardian Angel - ['guardian of the gate' link, i.e.,that boundary line between objective and subjective that is necessary to employ when one is attempting to understand anything. ]- to whose knowledge and 'conversation' he so ardently aspires ['magician' and/or student. Take your pick, i.e., to 'internalize' with oneself. Higher/lower]. Whenever that 'Lamp' is shining, illuminating the magical work, that operation bears the immortal seal of legitimacy and the abiding sanction and approval, as it were, of the Holy Ghost, ['divine bit' link and/or 'source',i.e.,the understanding of it - in this case - relative to top/down as a means to an understanding]. Moreover, the Oil which this lamp 'consumes' is olive oil, sacred to Minerva, the 'goddess' of Wisdom." [Chapter 7, 'The Tree Of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers]. Understand those keys [highlighted in one form or another] to define a subject. The objective way works just as well as the 'ritual' one. The 'Way' of the READER and or student. Sacrifice something of the 'lower' to understand something of the 'higher' = a learning curve. Mechanics of. Try ''lamp'' in the usual box.

"Symbol of the lower Will, Is the Altar..."

"Stecchini resolved the millennial riddle of the coffer [sarcophagus] by showing that it contains exactly 40 artaba, or 40 cubes whose sides are one geographical foot, and that its outside volume is twice this amount, or 80 cubes of one geographical foot."

Inner = ''transcendental third'' link? represented {as one example} as 'blue stones'.

'New Dimensions for the Cube of Space.' / D. Hulse.

"All forms that nature produces are originally the products of universal life expressing itself in 'forms'. They are manifestations of the 'one' in 'three', but as such they do not posses any life of their own. There still remains the UNmanifested one, which must become active in the form if the form is to live. The 'Three' rendered alive through the 'One' produces the 'Four', and four is therefore the number of 'perfection'. It represents the 'square' {of 'Pegasus'?}, by means of which the universe is 'constructed', and which finds its symbolic expression in the life giving influences meeting from the four cardinal points, North, South, East and West." [Quote taken from within the book by F. Hartman]. Something unknown becoming a 'known' quantity.

Question. What is that 'quantity'?

Side note: A {working?} example: "In the Egyptian myths, the human headed god Ptah is said to have 'created' the world from dark clay. Ptah was from the ancient mystery center of Memphis, which in the ancient tongue was called Hi-Ku-Ptah. This ancient Egyptian phrase meant 'the Home of Ptah'. The Greeks lisped this Egyptian as 'Aegyptos', and from this imperfection modern Europeans derived 'Egypt' from it. In the recesses of the great temple at Abu Simbel, one still finds an image of Ptah. During the 20 days after 10 February, and for the same period after the 10 October, the sun strikes deep into the darkness of the funerary chamber. Its solar rays gild {'gold'?} the stone deities in the chamber. Only three are bathed in its rays - the fourth image {Ptah} is scarcely touched, leaving it in the dark 'wilderness' during those 40 days of light...It seems that according to Egyptian mythology, the world was created by a god of shadows. In western creation myths, such 'darkness' is represented with a snake. This serpent of 'paradise' was at first merely a 'cunning' serpent, but later it was called..." ['The Zelator'].

Continued: "The Cube {six squares}, relates to the element earth, the physical world. The Icosahedron {twenty triangles} relates to the element water and the 'astral' level. The Octahedron {eight triangles} relates to the element air, and to the mental/intuitional level. The Tetrahedron {four triangles} relates to the element fire, and to the spiritual or artemic level. The Dodecahedron {twelve pentagon's} represents the universe, the totality of creation. Contains the other four forms within itself." [ 'The Fourth Dimension' by A. Duncan].

Analogy {wisdom within it?}: "Considering Hephaestus role as the original creator of the constellations, new lines of inquiry may indicate that Homer preserved in the Iliad the remnants of an even older astronomical culture than that associated with Minoan Crete and Mycenae. Consider the following passage: 'Meanwhile Thetis came to the house of Hephaestus, imperishable, star-bespangled, fairest of the abodes in Heaven, a house of bronze wrought by the lame gods own hands. She found him busy with his bellows, sweating and hard at work, for he was making twenty tripods {triangles?} that were to stand 'by the wall' of his house, and he set wheels of gold under them {'chariots'?} - all that they might go of their own selves to the assemblies of the gods, and come back again - marvels indeed to see." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

N.B. That final sentence in relation to: "Just as the first seven notes of the musical scale represent our progress through the planets, the eighth note is a return to the first note at a higher vibration. The eighth note is the beginning of a whole new octave of creation that represents our leaving behind the grosser materiality of the planets and experiencing the more subtle matter of the 'spiritual' universe." Enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: "To be sure, 20 is not exactly interesting for mystical and magic pursuits, but on the other hand, it is extremely important in the formation of number systems. For the simple reason that the fingers and toes add up to 20, this number forms the basis for counting in many cultures. Among the Celts, for example, 40 is called two times 20. The Ainu in northern Japan have a very similar way of counting and express, for instance, 80 as 4 times 20, which corresponds exactly to the French 'quatre' {four} 'vingts' {twenty}. The Maya used to connect 20 with the solar deity just as in ancient Babylonia it was linked with Samash, the sun god. In Quiche, the Mayan writing system, the cipher for the number 20 is a human figure, and among the Hopi, a child is given a name on the twentieth day to become a real human {nickname?}. In medieval Christian exegesis, on the other hand, 20 was taken to point to man's realization of the 10 Commandments in act and intention, or else as a product of 4 times 5, that is the 5 books of the Pentateuch, which is the law, and the 4 Gospels, which mean grace...In a number of special terms in German one still finds remnants of an earlier use of 20 as a comprehensive number: 1 Ries of paper, 20 sheets, forms one ''book''...and the Schneise, a small road into a forest, originally meant a rope on which 20 codfish could be hung to dry..." ['Mystery of Numbers' / A. Schimmel}.

Question. Why codfish?

continued..."In English, the old ''score'' for 20 is still much more in use, as in threescore and one = 61."

 

 

"Sixty, one of the central numbers in the systems of the ancient Near East, still influences our lives with minutes and seconds. It has also been used in other counting units, such as the old German measure called a Schock, which was mainly used for counting eggs but originally related to the placing of sheaves of grain at harvest time. In Babylonia, 60 was the first great unit, as it could easily be divided by 30, 20, 15, 12, 10, 6, 5, 4, 4, and 2. While the number 1 was expressed as a small wedge, the 60 appeared as a large wedge. Being the ''great one'' it was assigned to the highest diety, Anu, the god of heaven. The relation to 60 to the 360 degrees of the circle = the construction of geometrical figures such as the equilateral triangle and may have played a role in the development of the sexagesimal system...In ancient Greece 60 was similar used as a round number, and Plato's ''marriage number'' 12,960,000 = 60 to the power of 4, is derived from it...Plutarch claims that crocodiles lay 60 eggs, hatch them for 60 days, and live for 60 years; he adds that 60 is the first measure for those interested in heavenly appearances." ['Mystery of Numbers'].

''Heavenly appearance'' in relation to: "Immorality, or a misapprehension about the true nature of the material world, will, as Blavatsky intimated, darken into a crocodile form {'etheric' link}, from which the soul must struggle free." ['The Zelator']. Try ''struggle''.

Question. At what nome {temple?} within Egypt {i.e.,along the Nile River} can be found the sacred crocodile. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Understanding those - what seem on first impressions - as just bits and pieces of {information?} - gives clues - if not a direction - as to someones final resting place.

scorpion king

The Scorpion King.

"Diodorus Siculus recorded a story of Menes related by the priests of the crocodile god Sobek at Crocodilopolis, in which the pharaoh Menes, 'attacked by his own dogs' while out hunting, fled across Lake Moeris on the back of a crocodile and, in thanks, founded the city of Crocodilopolis."

George Stanley Faber (1816), taking the word campsa to mean either crocodile or ark and preferring the latter, identifies Menes with Noah and the entire story as a flood myth.

According to Manetho, Menes reigned for 62 years and was killed by a hippopotamus." ['Wiki'].

Question. When ALL the available information is accessed - which do you prefer?

Question 2. Has a 'unification' of 'upper/lower' {if only in the internal sense of the word} begun yet?

Side note: "Is it true that the crocodile is linked with Saturn?...'Yes it is, you will find that association within Egyptian mythology, and also in the writings of Alice Bailey...Perhaps the crocodile is also in that pool...waiting to swallow up the unwary..." Enlarged elsewhere. [Page 62, 'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs']. Try ''Swallow''.

And/or: "The would be civilizer may turn out to be a somewhat fanatical doctrinarian - the man of one idea and system to which everything else is to be sacrificed." [Page 146, under the chapter 'The Sign Sagittarius' within the book 'The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix'].

'Pool' all that information together to attempt the start date of something.

huytfContinued: Recall the story {riddle?} of someone changed into a 'Stag' and chased/torn to pieces by his very own hunting dogs. Question. Lower {'A'} PRIMARY over higher? {'B'}.

Question 2. How would the reverse be represented? Especially within a landscape? Understanding that gives clues as to a final resting place {i.e.,in the 'feminine' sense of the word}.

Something to ponder on: "In Babylonia, and representing the whole constellation, it personified the Wife of Bel...and the Virgin's Girdle, marked the 20th ecliptic asterism of that name, and the lunar asterism Dan-nu, the Hero of the Sky Furrow. It was also the Might of the Abode of Life - a common title for Babylon itself...It is said to be known in Egypt at one time as the Lute Bearer and/or Lord; and Lockyer thinks that the great ''Mena may symbolize Spica, with which star we have seen Min - worship associated''. According to this same author, one of the temples at Thebes, probably dedicated to this Mena, Menat, {necklace?} Menes, Min, or Khem, was orientated to Spica's setting about 3200 BC; and the temple of the sun at al Amarna was also so orientated about 2000 BC or somewhat later..." [Page 468 {'Virgo'} within the book 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Maybe just 'M' ?

N.B. Ecliptic in relation to ellipse as a means....? Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: A work in progress?..."The appearance of the brightest star was not only a major spectacle: it also raised the problem of how to incorporate Sirius in the then established order of constellations. In the Iliad this was solved by a major revision of stars and constellations in a large sector of the sky. In an area of the heavens extending south towards the horizon and bounded in the north by Cancer, in the west by the Milky Way and Orion and in the east by Hydra there were only a small number of significantly bright stars before the arrival of Sirius. These included the stars now known as Procyon {Canis Minor}, and Altarf + Cancri, which may have been part of an extended ancient constellation of Leo. A reorganization of this area of sky to accommodate Sirius is indicated by the importance Homer assigns to the 'gifts' offered to Achilles if he will return to the 'battlefield'. On three different occasions the gifts are listed in detail as seven tripods {i.e.,21, i.e.,''Twenty one is connected to perfection, since it is the product of the sacred numbers 7 and 3''] - twenty iron cauldrons, twelve horses and eight women {i.e.,61 in total}. If each group of gifts is taken to represent stars within a band of similar brightness or magnitude, it suggests that some stars within an older boundary of Leo, were 'given' to a new constellation boundary created around Sirius and including Canis Minor and Cancri, perhaps once 'owned' by Agamemnon {Leo}. Some support for the idea that a more ancient configuration of Leo was larger than the present constellation is derived from a belief that the earliest zodiac had only six divisions and not the twelve devised later." [Homer's Secret Iliad'].

N.B. ''Six'' in relation to 'half a dozen of this - half a dozen of that' relative to what ''twelve'' represents. A process {development?} still {evolving?} in stages? Representational of. As in the case of the triple uraeus of Cleopatra? OR those 'blue' stones {'inner'} relative to the Sarsen ones {'outer'}. Question. Same 'time' period? Enlarged elsewhere.

continued..."Sixty is also the product of 3x4x5, and the Kaaba in Mecca has recently been interpreted in these terms by the American musicologist and numerologist E. G. McClain, who relates its proportions to those of the Sumerian ark {60x60x60} or its double {2x60x60x60}, the number of the sacred mountain, the world's center..." ['Mystery of Numbers'].

imagesP6E0VB9K"The First and last mysteries of Alpha and Omega." Volume of cube = 53200 cubic units. Surface area of cube = 8490 square units. Surface area of each side = 1415 square units. 532 = Alpha. 849 = Omega. 1415 = The 'god' Apollo. [Number symbolism. Recall what 'Apollo' represents].

"Such a division of the 7 into these two constituent principles, the spiritual 3 and the material 4, was used time and again..." [Taken from 'Mystery of Numbers'. Found elsewhere].

"In the gnostic gospel Pistis Sophia, Jesus instructs his disciples at some length concerning the nature of the first and last mysteries. He states that the first mystery is the last mystery "from within outwards"...in other words, Alpha is contained within Omega, and the two are intimately connected." [Page, 272, 273, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God' {Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism} by D. Fideler].

..."The 'Ladder of the Planets' is another example of the Law of Octaves. The overall pattern of harmony in the universe is a 'seven' stepped formula for transformation embedded in our solar system. Just as the first seven notes of the musical scale represent our progress through the planets, the eighth note is a return to the first note at a higher vibration. The eighth note is the beginning of a whole new octave of creation that represents our leaving behind the grosser materiality of the planets and experiencing the more subtle matter of the 'spiritual' universe."

Understanding the above gives a plausible ''helping hand'' in attempting to define the following..."Those Biblical words [i.e.,the Father, the Son, the Holy ghost] refer to the threefold nature of the Hindu [scriptures] equivalent of - Sat,[''being''] Tat, Aum. God the Father is the 'absolute' Unmanifested, existing beyond vibratory creation. God the Son, is the Christ consciousness [Brahma or Kutastha Chaitanya] existing within vibratory creation; this Christ consciousness is the ''only begotten'' [i.e.,'penetrating into divine bosom and/or heart' link] or sole reflection of the UNcreated infinite. The outward manifestation of the omnipresent Christ consciousness, its ''witness'' [Revelation 3:14] is Aum, the ''word'' [logos] or Holy Ghost, [i.e.,Biblical/Christian equivalent] - invisible 'divine' power, the only 'doer', the sole causative and 'activating' force that upholds all creation through vibration. Aum the 'blissful comforter' is heard in meditation and reveals the ultimate truth, bringing all things to ''remembrance''. [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis/parenthesis - this readers].

Try ''remembrance'' relative to ''sleep'' with ''being'' in mind. Intent of. Try Part 1. Before asking those bigger questions, i.e.,why go to all this effort?

"The Royal secret is not one that can be told in words. Throughout the world runs a tradition of a wondrous secret sought under different names by men through all the ages. The Philosophers Stone, the Elixir of Immortality, The Holy Grail, the Hidden Name of god, all these have been objects of man's quest, and all are one and the same, if rightly understood.......No pen can ever write down this secret, nor can any lips reveal it, but it is written in the inmost heart of man and has lain there through countless ages, awaiting the day when the disciple, tearing aside the veils of ignorance, perceives its blazing letters in his heart. There is no man, however mean or sinful, in whose heart it is not written, but few they are, who read its life giving words." [Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

Or 'The tail end of something and the beginning of something else' together with 'twelve' relative to 'thirteen'. OR as Plato quotes in his seventh letter, "matters of ultimate concern are best not discussed in writing but, after a long period of study, true insight, ..."like a blaze kindled by a leaping spark is generated in the soul and at once becomes self sustaining." [Page 17, same book]. Link to ''son of and therefore ''penetrate'' symbolism.

Alchemy equivalent: "......First Matter, which is what they called the One Thing. By using that term, they emphasized that it was a preexisting substance, hidden in the everyday world. Their drawings often depict the First Matter as a square stone or cube that sometimes dangles by a rope from above. Called the 'Cubic Stone', it is part of the sacred geometry........'it is the corner stone that the builders rejected.' " [Chapter 5, 'The Emerald Tablet' by D. Hauck].

Question. Conspiracy theorists?

"From the inward action of 'Sulpher' and the outward reaction of 'Mercury' there results a kind of 'crystallization' that determines so to speak a limit common to both inner and outer, or a neutral zone where the opposing influences proceeding respectively from each meet and are stabilized; the product of this 'crystallization' is 'Salt' which is represented by the cube insofar as the latter is at once the type of the crystalline form and the symbol of stability. This is the 'cubic stone' of Masonic symbolism; but it is necessary to specify that this is the ordinary 'cubic stone' and not the 'pointed cubic stone' which properly symbolizes the 'philosophers stone'......."[Chapter 12 'The Great Triad' by R. Guenon].

N. B. Square granite stone found on a ledge in the lower parts {subterranean} of Great Pyramid.

Put ''penetrate into the 'divine' bosom''; in the usual box; to define that difference, before that bigger question is asked. WHY. Why go to all this effort?

It also explains this subjects 'fascination' with the subject of psychology - As its PRIME TEACHING AID. Especially in reference to that universal word that ALL use in one form or the other, from 'its' beginning to the present date. After all you cannot have one without the other - but one has to come before the other. Which implies a direction. See it yet?

"In Alchemy there are the lessor and greater circulations. The former pertains to the 'herbal' kingdom and the later to the most coveted of them all, the 'mineral' ['metallic''] realm, [link to the word ''pointed.'' This readers input]. A correct understanding, and not just knowledge of the herbal process will open the gate to the great Arcanum." [Chapter one, F. Albertus book].

"...Arcanum - that which one needs to know in order to make discoveries of each arcanum." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

"Metals are purified by 'fire', and the emotions by suffering. The lower desires must starve to nourish the higher; the animal passions must be crucified and die; but the angel of Will removes the stone [ 'lid' link] from the sepulchre and liberates the higher energies from the sphere of selfishness and darkness; and then the resurrected virtues will begin to live and become active in a new world of enduring light and harmony." [Chapter 5, from the book by F. Hartman]. That link to ''transcendent third.'' And thereafter incarnation relative to reincarnation. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The altar of sacrifice demonstrates that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.....The center of the altar is a most especial part. It is the center of your universe. Put something special there. Perhaps a flower, or a sanctuary flame. This represents the perpetual light of the spirit, in a balanced manifest expression.....The rose of the spirit may bloom therein.... " [ Chapter 1, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess. Mentioned elsewhere].

REFRESHER: "The potential literature for an intellectual study of this is vast. We hope we have provided a few simple pointers on the way. It is however, a 'centering' in, rather than a wandering in the labyrinthine fields of intellectual speculation, that is the direct way of truth. The 'rose' blooms at the center of the cross. And those who are prepared to contemplate the imagery and take it unto their inmost hearts are the more likely to be met by Beatrice from the triumphal car {'chariot'}, and 'led' to places where even the intellectual genius of a Virgil cannot go." [From the book by G. Knight].

And/or: "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." ['Red Tree, White Tree'].

ANYTHING? Try ''mandala''

From a different perspective: "We have spoken of an altar at each quarter, between a pair of Elemental Pillars. This is to effect a focus of intention. In ultimate truth, the altar is yourself. As you face the two pillars you may see the altar between them and just beyond. If the pillars were upright sides of a mirror the altar would be a reflection of your soul." [Same book].

"The symbol of the lower will is the altar".

N.B. The 7th King of Copan = 'The Jaguar Mirror'. The Dynasty did not last beyond the 16th. Recall the 7th generation of the Hebrew culture. He who ''walked with God''.

"If the foregoing even in its very condensed form has made any sense at all to the student of alchemy, it must be apparent then why that alchemical gem, which all 'alchemists' desire to produce, has been called the Philosophers Stone. How often is it that we use words and attach no meanings to them, only because we fail to understand." [Introduction ' Alchemists Handbook' by F. Albertus].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"The force of life is infinite; we are saturated, permeated through and through with this 'force,' this energy. It constitutes our higher self; it is our link with the entire universe; it is 'god' within us. Every molecule of our physical system is permeated with the dynamic energy of this force; each cell in our body contains it in abundance. When we consider this force, when we become aware of it, we are then brought face to face.........." [Chapter one ' The Art of True Healing' by I. Regardie].

N.B. Moses who saw God face to face with...? Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"The relationship between Jesus and the symbolism of the Ogdoad was developed a great deal in the teachings of the early church. One reason for this was that ''Christ arose from the dead on the eighth day, the day of Helios.'' [Chapter 2, book by D. Fideler].

"Helios was seen as the heart of the celestial pattern, and his physical aspect was considered as the lower manifestation of a higher principle.................."

"It is the higher self of each one of us that seeks re-incarnation by incarnating - a little bit at a time...." [Enlarged elsewhere. Taken from the chapter written by F. P. D. from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book].

"The alchemical symbol for Mercury is [ picture not enclosed], which represents the androgynous state on all levels created by the union of the symbols for copper [or Venus] and iron [or Mars] in the Below and the union of the symbols for silver [or the Moon] and gold [or the Sun] in the Above. In 1807, English chemist John Dalton proposed using an eight - spoked wheel as mercury's symbol, which is similar to ancient Oriental ciphers for mercury [and the wheel of life]." [Chapter 10, 'Sorcerers Stone' by D. Hauck].

Understanding that universal framework...

"We speak of God, of the Son, his Word, and of the holy Spirit; and we say that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are united in power. For the Son is the intelligence, reason, and wisdom of the Father, and the Spirit is an effluence, as light from fire...." [Athenagoras, early Christian apologist]. Analogy of something. Link to ''Logos'' [the 'Word'], its true meaning. Explained within.

"An idea is an event," according to Seth. It is therefore logical that any idea - in whatever sphere of activity, whether physically materialized or not - would have an impact upon our lives. The 'idea as reality' is another ancient concept which was formalized early in Western civilization by Plato and which has been retained by many philosophers down through the ages. But rather than discuss this concept in abstract terms only, Seth develops it to its logical conclusion. All ideas, thoughts, and areas of concentration help create a dynamic and continually interrelating universe with the 'idea' playing as important and as tangible a role as any physical event." [Introduction to the book 'The Seth Material' by J. Roberts].

As a side note ''The Seth material'' [for this reader] is an example of the definition [in part, or whole] of the word ''incarnation'' as opposed to ''reincarnation,'' relative to Jane Roberts - Just as Lahiri Mahasaya is - relative to the person whose autobiography is being written about. Enlarged elsewhere. And/or...

"Father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, was kind, grave, at times stern. Loving him dearly, we children yet observed a certain reverential distance. An outstanding mathematician and logician, he was guided principally by his intellect. But Mother was queen of hearts, and taught us only through love. After her death, Father displayed more of his inner tenderness. I noticed then that his gaze often seemed to be metamorphosed into my mothers gaze." [Same book].

Margaery Tyrell? {Game of Thrones}.

"There is a belief in Wales, and other places, that we shall mention later, that the bee herself was the only animal who came direct from paradise. That the bee is a symbol of a 'fresh' incarnation probably lies at the bottom of the old myth of Glaucus, the son of Minos....."..........."The Greeks had a proverb: ''The siren heralds a friend, the bee a stranger.'' [Chapter 9, 'The Sacred Bee.' Mentioned elsewhere]. To evaluate correctly; before those first impressions take control; put ''honey'' or ''bee'' in the search box. Together with......

"This universe is Shiva's garden, meant for roaming in. Not for attachment, jealousy, aversion, anxiety, or enmity. This universe is the 'image' of Shiva, meant for his 'worship'. Destroy the concept ''universe'' and meditate on Shiva. This universe is the incarnation of Shiva. [From a Hindu perspective].............."This universe is a mansion containing the mirror of Shiva. Whoever 'looks' in it, feeling one with Shiva, sees His own images and reflections......"[Chapter 24, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Understand the true meaning of ''meditate'' to understand those 'keys'. Try ''house''.

"Shiva = A name for the one supreme reality. One of the Hindu trinity of gods. Often understood .....as the destroyer of barriers [or boundaries] to ones identification with the ultimate self."[Glossary, same book].

"Vedanta = A school of Indian philosophy that emphasizes one supreme Principle, which is the foundation of the universe."[Same Glossary]. Anything? Hindu equivalent of that same 'framework'. It differs only from a different 'start' point. That start point, however, still has to be 'built' on. Link to ''wet/dry.'' Recall what its main symbol is.

"The Prophet was quoted as saying, 'I have seen my Lord in the shape of a beautiful youth'. [Link to ''youngest'' symbolism. Think on it]. Perhaps this is the manifestation of the child of the heart. The image is the mirror. It becomes a means, rendering visible that which is invisible. The truth of 'God most High' is exempt from and free of any kind of description, or any kind of image or form. The image is the mirror [key], though what is seen is neither the mirror, nor the one who is looking in the mirror. Ponder on that and try to understand, because that is the essence of the realm of secrets." [Chapter 9, 'The Secret of Secrets' by Al-Jilani]].

"The idea of meditation should not frighten you, because in your daily life you already perform many kinds of meditation; it simply happens. Your skills and talents are perfected solely through meditation. Without one- pointed attention, is it possible for a doctor to cure a disease, a judge to make his decision, a teacher to give a lesson? Without concentration, can one make an apparatus such as radar, cook food, drive a car, keep the rhythm in music, solve mathematical problems? A degree of meditation is required to achieve anything. But in all of these things, your meditation is directed toward the world, not toward 'god'' [or YHWH. Explained within].... [Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda].

Analogy of same principle..."Practitioner of Yoga, ''union'', ancient science of 'meditation' on 'God'. [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi']. And/or...

"The word ''Yoga'' comes from the sanskrit root yuj, which means ''to join'' or ''to yoke''. Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion." [internet]. Think on both to the real meaning of ''re-ligion''. Enlarged elsewhere.

That word 'meditation' therefore that can be used [amongst others] to define a subject. Both inner and external. That can be applied to work out all the enclosed, within this web page. Its dictionary [Concise Oxford] definition = ''To think carefully about something'' and/or ''a discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.'' ALSO ''to focus ones mind for a period of time for spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation'' [key i.e., 'repetitive' and 'groove' link]. ''Spiritual'' - a link to this subject. ''Relaxation'' - a prerequisite to attain a state of mind in order to define anything - including subject material. All of which [aspects of], when thought about carefully have at its main core that familiar subject. Its main 'teaching' aid - the psyche. All aspects of which are represented with universal symbols from the dawn of human kind. Therefore the word 'meditation' [and what it implies] must have its own symbol - ''a waveless lake.'' Try the box to understand something further - if only within this subject. It can also determine someones final burial place. Or more importantly - why it was chosen. Proving therefore the validity of the subject. [''Verily, verily''. New Testament]. Regardless of ones first impressions of it.

"For silence is the sign of real contact with the 'spiritual' world and this contact, in turn, always engenders the influx of forces. This is the foundation of all 'mysticism', all gnosis, all 'magic' and all practical esotericism in general." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

Question. What ''symbol'' represents it?

"We are dealing with fragments of very ancient oral tradition that are like pieces of patchwork that have to be assembled into a coherent fabric." Try ''garment'' in the usual box.

As an example..."The Church fathers understood the myths born from pagan thought and imagination in a quite general way as veiled presentiments of the Logos, who became fully revealed in Jesus Christ..." [Comment in the 'Afterword' to the book by Tomberg - made by Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar ]. Recall what ''logos'' implies.

Another example of those ''fragments'' - that when put together define the 'whole'...

..."A third, less clear cut transposition will be referred to briefly: that of the ancient magic/alchemy into the realm of depth psychology by C. G Jung. The author's 'Meditation on the Tarot' are in the tradition of the great accomplishments of Pico della Mirandola and Franz von Baader, but are independent of them. The mystical, magical, occult tributaries which flow into the stream of his meditations are much more encompassing; yet the confluence of their waters within him, full of movement, becomes inwardly a unity of Christian contemplation." [Same author; same 'Afterword' ]. As it does with...

...''the confluence of their waters'' - which determines and explains the reason for the chose and selection [as a representation] of the beginnings of a journey - to those - no less - than the Children of Israel, i. e.,the Nile delta. Simply because those ''fragments'' are UNIVERSAL. From the dawn of HUMAN KIND. And if the 'divine bit' is truly understood - the implication then is - even before 'it' became a twinkle in the 'creators' eye.

Question. Fact or fiction - a possibility or not?

banksy"In these pages, beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, '' The Way of Art,'' in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today's artists are the seeds of tomorrows mythologies." [Back cover to the book 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion' by J. Campbell].

Strangely that same 'form'[in reference to 'eight' symbolism] when laid in the 'horizontal' position represents mathematics 'infinite' symbol. Hence the link to 6823. Both ‘numbers’ represented within the total ‘whole’, i.e., [19]. The micro/macro within the collective. [Nineteen represents; in part; the 'collective' effort. See A. Schimmel books].

A world wide conspiracy over thousands of years? Or maybe, something more genuine? Sense or non-sense. A possibility or not? Fact or fiction?

That same result that could be the beginnings of an insight; an awareness. Like the proverbial primordial egg...waiting for something to develope;to become aware; too emerge; from those shadowy recesses, [as symbolised by the ‘Ascending / descending passageways’]...of the ‘mind’. Represented by that very ancient symbol. The primordial mound . The very same one that the great pyramid is sat / built on. The micro equivalent of the Macro.

'Ancient Aliens: Decoding the Cosmic Egg'. {Series 9. Episode 4}. Many keys mentioned . Unknown by narrators, i.e.,eye of Horus, caduceus, virgin and child, seeding, - all in relation to ''human consciousness''. But only attempted to be understood in that 'external sense of the word' i.e.,aliens from another planet. Define those keys to 'see' something in that INNER sense of the word.

That inspiration /idea, [‘Primordial mound’]...that could lead to the awareness of a possible journey, [represented in 'landscape' symbolism as a 'journey' between 'valley' and 'mountain', or in the Egyptian case, between 'quarry' and 'plateau', [higher/lower]. The micro within the macro.

silburyNeolithic equivalent = A mound of earth that over the course of generations [150 years] became known in the present day as Silbury Hill. Individuals bringing their own little mound of earth to create that larger one. That individual effort that finally represented the collective one. Both representing a 'known' state. The Micro within the Macro. That same mound surrounded by the Avebury serpent, the mid point of which on 'higher' ground but in line with that same mound. Indicative of something. ['Stonehenge: Walking Through History'. Channel 4. March 2015]. Can you by now tell what that something is?

Silbury hill - speculated on by Neil Oliver - ''its purpose unknown''. Was begun around the time of the arrival of the Stonehenge archer who came from the Alps.

Question. Sagittarius link? Try Part 4.

Something hinted at: {something learnt?}: "The path we followed, turned out to be a rather shabby goat {hog/hoar?} trail, which snaked steadily upwards through a series of short ridges. Our final destination lies just beyond those two pines - north', he said.... 'One often sees great things from the valley, only small things from the summit. Actually, come to think of it, the whole mystery of life lies within that one word. 'Seeing'!...'' [Deeper Teachings of Merlyn' / D. Monroe].

REFRESHER: Side note {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective}: "In Scorpio the individual is forced to touch bottom. He must be willing to surrender his individual uniqueness and individual prerogatives. As he does so, he descends in consciousness into the common root of the group. He learns to live in terms of humanity as a whole. In a sense this is symbolised by Christ's descent into 'hell'. Through such a descent the human depths are 'redeemed' - that is, they are made significant. They are given an individualised meaning and a conscious value by this descent of the individual...He is like a tree with a powerful tap-root, able to draw sustenance from the hidden springs of life...which are the foundation of human behaviour...Most individuals may go under, suffering and being overwhelmed, and failing to experience the 'miracle' in Scorpio. What this miracle is can be gathered from the epic recently written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 'Flight to Arras. It is the revelation of humanity to the individual {'grace' link?}...In this identification the individual finds his destiny and purpose. What he has gained as an individual he offers as a sacrificial gift to his community...in and through which the total of reality of humanity is revealed..." [Page 134/5, 'The zodiac as the Universal Matrix' from the chapter for 'Scorpio'].

Remember. We are attempting to understand a 'mindset'. To define subject material.

Side note: REFRESHER: "I have another poem I would like to read. This one is by Rabindranath Tagore, from the Flight of Swans: The wind, you have made free therefore it lightly obeys your command; but me, you have loaded with burdens, with them I toil on {'SOIL' LINK?}. Passing from 'death' to death. Slowly I free myself from them, till empty handed I come ready to serve you''

"I want to use this idea, 'Till empty handed I come, ready to serve you' to talk about the cycle of Saturn and its meaning. Because Saturn's orbit is roughly 28-30 years in length, and every seven to eight years there is a very strong Saturnian energy present, when in order to go forwards, we may need to look back {hindsight?}, like Janus, whom we mentioned." ['Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'].

''Sometimes Saturn is known as the 'Guardian of the Threshold'..." Same book.

Question. What do ''hands'' represent within the whole?

''Empty handed'' in relation to: "The actual meaning was in the process of bringing their baskets of soil to it." Quote by Jim Leary {University of Reading} in conversation with T. Robinson on Silbury Hill. ['Stonehenge: Walking Through History'. Series 2]. Try ''soil'' / ''Dendera'' / ''seed''.

Continued: North American equivalent..."Of all the ancient civilizations in North America, human hands have built no greater earthwork than the Monks Mound {Cahokia} near the confluence of the Mississippi river...[www.world-pyramids.com]. Made of different coloured soils; not common to local area. On top a {sacrificial?} temple of unknown purpose. Other examples elsewhere. Try ''silbury''.

Hebrew/Islam equivalent. "Has the story of Moses reached thee? Behold, he saw a 'fire': So he said to his family, ''Tarry ye; I perceive a fire, perhaps i can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the 'fire'. But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: ''O Moses! Verily i am the lord. Therefore put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa. I have chosen thee. Listen then to the inspiration i have sent thee."... ''Verily, the hour is coming - my design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its endeavour."..."And what is that in thy right hand O Moses? He said, ''It is my rod: on it i lean; with it i beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it, i find other uses. God said, ''Throw it, O Moses." He threw it, and behold it was a snake, active in motion. God said, ''seize it and fear not: We shall return it at once to its former condition."..."In order that we may show thee two of our greater signs." [Quran 20:9-23]. Valley in relation to 'plateau' [Sinai].

I.e., "This was the valley [Tuwa] just below mount Sinai, where subsequently he was to receive the law. In the parallel mystic meaning, we are selected by trials in this humble life, whose valley is just as sacred and receives gods glory just as much as the heights of Mount Sinai if we but have the insights to perceive it." [Note 2544. Same book].

'Valley' = ''law''? 'Heights' = ''grace''? Understanding that {even just its possibility} gives an idea upon the word ''Rostau''.

REFRESHER: "A further cosmological significant number utilised in Egyptian chronologies is the number 144. Instead of the modern preference for the century, the ancient Egyptians reckoned in terms of 144-year periods. Once again this number relates to a Sothic cycle: 144 = 4x36, that is, the 36 weeks of the year times the number of years in the smallest Sothic cycle, namely the period during which Sirius continues to rise on the same day of the civil calendar. So, for example, the Old Kingdom Palermo Stone link's Manetho's Third and Fourth dynasties into a single era of 144 years..." [Page 101, 'Temple of the Cosmos' / J. Naydler].

Among others try ''144'' and/or ''valley / plateau''. Finally try ''Imhotep''.

If Mr Albert Yu-min lin..that American/ Mongolia student.. had understood the ‘esoteric’ side to his eventual findings he would know as was the case with khufu that no body will be found within the temple within the mountain. Only the understanding of this final yet first recorded subject; from the oral to the written word; offers those clues. Those same clues, [‘keys’] that can be understood by all. As the Jesus fellow implied ."through me to the ‘father", i.e., A-C. Indicative of an understanding. An ‘inner’ one; in relation to that ‘outer’ one. Accessible to all, i.e., not just those with a certain I.Q. level or possible members of Mensa etc,[ how boring would that be]. It has to be something that all individuals can understand. Something that all can get their heads around...sooner or later.

Egyptian equivalent..."In the cosmogonic myths, akh appears as the aspect of spirit which conceives in advance what the object of the creation will be, a notion comparable to Plato's ideas. Akh pre-exists the 'creation,' and it is also its final goal, {Hebrew equivalent = 'Ain-Sof', i.e.,what it represents. Greek/Hermetic equivalent = Alpha/omega etc} - When, in a funerary text, the king is addressed in the other world with the words 'You are more akh than akhw', we should understand that pure spirit, after it has descended and incarnated in matter {i.e.,represented as top/down} - in order to become conscious in that condition, returns to the pre-existent akhw {but now} enriched with knowledge of itself and of all manifestation {i.e.,bottom/up}. Light is thus transfigured {if only in relation to a subject. Get it?}. Thus it is written, that the king returns 'to the right hand of the father'{Pyramid Texts, 267-268}. [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'. All emphasis, this readers].

In other words, in its most basic form, one could describe those essential keys as the 'parts' or 'bits' of a jigsaw puzzle. Find those parts to see the whole picture. Understand those keys in the context of what ever else is being implied.

"In every seeking soul there is a portion, be it small or great, of the light of god. Every one who strives has intuition, be it perfect or imperfect. Knowledge did not end with one people, so that the doors of heaven are shut behind them, and the rest of the world is denied the possibility of obtaining more. Rather, the Giver of knowledge, who stands at the 'clear horizon, is not stingy with the unseen' [Quran 81:23-24].

"Horizon is nothing, but the limit of our sight." ['Beyond the horizon' by R. Parks].

Think about both paragraphs in relation to Horus ''in/of'' the Horizon. Found within.

The most evil age is the one in which the carpet of striving has been rolled up {E/W?}, in which the movement of thought is interrupted, the door of revelation bolted {UNbolted = N/S?}, the path of visions blocked". [Introduction. 'The Philosophy of Illumination' by Suhrawardi. Parenthesis, this readers].

Side note: "Cassiopeia is one of the oldest and popularly best known of our constellations, and her throne; ''the shinie Casseiopeia's chair'' of Spencer Faerie Queen, is a familiar object to the most youthful observer. It is also known as the Celestial 'W' when below the pole, and the Celestial 'M' when above it...Hyginus describes the figure as the Queen ''bound to her seat'' and thus secured when going around the pole - head downward- as a lesson selected by her 'enemies' {i.e.,negative aspects}, the sea-nymphs - as a lesson in humility...Known by the Greeks as 'She of the Throne' but at one time in Greece it was the Laconian Key: 'A brazen key she held, the handle turned, with steel and polished elephant adorned' {Homer}. AND/OR 'Even as a folding door, fitted within with key; is thrown back when the bolts are drawn' {Aratos}. [Page 142/3 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Ascending passage?

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". Benefits of.

Side step: Practical analogy..."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.

Or as the author of the 'Sirius Mystery' implies..."Thus we see the mythological code language of sacred puns in operation. Behind the myths lay concealed meanings which are decipherable by returning to the hieroglyphics and finding synonyms which form puns", [chapter eight]. Knock knock....'hear' anything?

Analogy: "Hieroglyphs, it was thought at the time, bore witness to a primitive language invented by Hermes Trismegistus, a universal language that predated the Tower of Babel and was in principle comprehensible to all periods and people, if only it could be deciphered." [Chapter nineteen. 'The Secret Lore Of Egypt' by E. Hornung].

The dictionary explanation of the word ‘esoteric’ = "intended to be understood by a small number of people". That is until the reader gets ‘his/her head around it’...As any other subject proves. All subjects start off with a minority and depending on [present] and/or future 'interest' becomes sooner or later do they not... a 'majority'. Even someone reading the subject for the first time. Someone who's just beginning to get his / her head around those concepts/symbols in order to define that subject. Someone like you. Yes you. You the reader. Even you could find that location. The ‘easiest’ of the four, i.e., ’The beginners ‘level’.

Proving the viability of the subject. Proving the above quote by that first individual; Mr Jesus; who is representative of the ‘individual’ effort... as was Mr Muhammed is in relation to the collective one. Hence the link to the Arabic word ‘ummah’. Understanding the symbolism of ‘8oo’ in relation to the word ‘forest’. All explained within these pages. Including his final quote..."in plain sight". Together with...If horses ‘trampled’ on the same spot what form / shape would that take. Over time what would that ‘form’ contain? Do you see any links between those answers and ..’800’ and ‘forest’? Keep that in mind when considering his final quote, [a link to synchronicity]. As for verification. Satellite imaging or the equivalent of...should you have access to it.

"In Kings, the capitals have lily shaped tops, while in Chronicles the capitals are described as being bowl-shaped. In Kings, there is also mention of a further image of lilies..." [From the book by K. Gest].

'Lilies of the Valley'. Spirit or Soul?

Question. What represents 'mountain/hill' ?

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill".