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2 years ago
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Hi Martin, Not sure if this is the thread to ask you this but.... In the past I have been fortunate enough to talk with many high ranking Masons. Not only those who have done the degrees but have held the chairs and senior Grand Lodge officer positions from numerous countries. I have noticed a huge disparity among Masons on their level of understanding of symbolism. Is it becoming
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
2 years ago
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Hi Robin, In reading your posts over the past, you seem to keep an open mind on most issues. I try to as well. Lomas and Knight's work is very different from Dan Brown's and Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln's. Dan Brown's da Vinci Code is probably 90% inaccurate. But the 10% that is correct no one pays any attention to. There are elements to Holy Blood, Holy Grail that are correct but it g
Forum: History
2 years ago
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Hi Robin, You might want to check out what Robert Lomas and Christopher Knight suggested in their book, the Second Messiah (exactly what they proposed) Most have dismissed it but who knows for sure. Best
Forum: History
3 years ago
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A Brief History of the Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis. Might be a good introductory read. > cgd Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > > Basically if there is a book recommendation, > > reliable authours that sort of thing.
Forum: History
4 years ago
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Hi Colette, Glad to hear. Its' hard sometimes to know where a person is coming from using this medium to communicate. I don't know John personally and he certainly comes across as an interesting character but I don't always agree with his opinions. Luminescence Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello Broker, > > Apologies accepted. My studies
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Mike, Thanks for the heads up. A friend has the book and says that it is excellent. Best Mike D Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello Broker and carolb > > just a quick word about Newgrange, Knowth and > Dowth: The wonderful Martin Brennan's book "The > Stars and the Stones". A must read. > > best regards
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Colette, My apologies for the misunderstanding. I intended none of what you suggest. Something occurred to me as I was making the last post. I thought you had made a post recently about having read Schwaller de Lubicz and thus it should have been obvious to me of your interest in symbolism. Thus my being slow on the uptake of this information. My reference to JAW was to John Anthony
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Cladking, Your welcome. Good hunting! Best
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Colette, Forgive me for being slow on the uptake. I should have guessed you had been JAW'd. ;-) Best Luminescence Wrote: > > Me answering: > > Yes. > > Bye for now, > > Colette
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Unfortunately, I was there in late July early August. We had an archeologist take us through. She was quite good but was pre-occupied with work she was doing at Knowth or Dowth I can't remember which. All she would say is that they had discovered something that totally changed the way they felt the mounds were being used for but didn't elaborate. She did take a light and show us what would
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Carol, At my height I usually end up crawling into most. :-) I remember taking off my back pack with my camera gear and bending over so perhaps crawling isn't the right word. I wish I had a dollar for every tomb, cave and crypt I got into on my trips. I also got many lumps on my head. Best carolb Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Broker,
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Brian, I can't say whether you will like what he says but he is very intelligent and highly educated. He has a lot of experience on the ground with his subject matter. We all have different levels of understanding when it comes to philosophy and religion. I always try to look at things from multiple points of view. Best Brian Patterson Wrote: -------------------------------------
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Cladking, I know many Egyptologists don't agree or like his work. But I haven't met too many Oxford educated individuals who were stupid. I have found a few links that might interest you. One on youtube (although he is asked to speak about Rudolf Steiner) he does talk about his extensive travels in the middle east studying ancient religions. Jeremy Naydler Here is a magazine piece he
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Lover, I would like to think the best but I suspect the OP was going down a back road on his comment. I have a feeling that Scott may be writing/researching another book at the moment but he may appear. Best loveritas Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Broker, > > I'm not sure that the OP was serious or > tongue-in-cheek. I thought
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Mike, Thank you for your response it has triggered numerous thoughts. As a rebirth machine! Now this could elicit thousands of words in response but I won't. But in this vein you would have to include with the agricultural rituals all the other varieties of rebirth and resurrection stories. Rebirth and resurrection motifs constitute an important element in all rites of passage, p
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Luminescence, I would agree with your thoughts on Carson and certainly wouldn't want him running the country. But a few here use such examples to ridicule the thoughts of other posters in this case Scott. Now I won't pretend that I agree with Scott on all his theories and would have suggested otherwise if he had asked me. But I did see an opportunity to change the direction of the threa
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Mike, Since you seem to have a some understanding of symbolism. I will give you a kernel to think about. Although most people will take 'grain' literally and dismiss it. What if you look at its meaning from a symbolistic point of view? In Egypt they identified Osiris with grain. Germination of corn (wheat) was an important element in the Mysteries of Osiris and symbolized the god's r
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi CladKing, I think you might find the following book might help you understand the true meaning of these falsely proclaimed "Funerary Texts". It's too bad that Egyptologists have little training or understanding in the Religious or Philosophical fields so that they could understand the context to which the Pyramid Texts were to be taken. Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts T
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Jane, Hieros Gamos is basically a "holy marriage" between heaven and earth. Marriage is a fertility ritual intending to bring fertility to the land/people. The monarch would be the conduit for this. Anointing is the most important part of any coronation ceremony and I believe it is done in private even in the British monarchy. They usually use a blend of oils and/or fats. Each of
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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This question was raised back in the summer of 2014. Here are part of the posts I made at that time. There were a few more questions asked so that is why there is more there than what you were interested in. Best You may want to get a copy of Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia An Illustrated Dictionary by Jeremy Black and Anthony Green. They give excellent information and
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Mike, Thank you for thinking about what I said. Here is a little more info on what I was implying both in religious and symbolic terms: In architecture, the column and pillar are the essential supporting elements, the Axis which links the various levels of the building. Columns ensure its stability and to undermine them is to threaten the entire structure. This is why they are taken
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Hi Origyptian, I'm going to suggest you look in a direction that few seem to look at or understand. Symbolism! Why did the Egyptians always build Obelisks in pairs? Why were they built in front of temples? Why were they made of red granite? Columns and Obelisks or circles and squares. They were usually used together. If I recall correctly most round columns have square bases and mo
Forum: Mysteries
4 years ago
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Here are some notes I had collected on wormwood. As its Greek name (apsinthios, without sweetness) might imply, this aromatic plant symbolizes grief, mainly in the shape of bitterness, and in particular that grief caused by absence. However, even in Ancient Greece it was used to flavour wines and the Romans used it in an allegedly tonic drink for their athletes. In the book of Revelations, ‘Wor
Forum: Author of the Month
5 years ago
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Hi Jim, You may want to get a copy of Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia An Illustrated Dictionary by Jeremy Black and Anthony Green. They give excellent information and pictures of the material you are looking at. As you know the Babylonians used a sexagesimal system of counting, multiples of 60 and in particular the number 3600 (60 squared) for which they had a special word (sa
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5 years ago
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Hi Lover, The picture you posted is of a ritual being performed. Academics have been arguing this ritual and the objects in it for a very long time. They believe it to be a "purification" ritual, I have a different take on it. I don't want to get into all of the symbolism encrypted into these scenes but I will give you a list of the various interpretations. Here is the academic poin
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5 years ago
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Hi Lover, A bucket of water would be the correct interpretation. The cone is probably of the Pinus brutia family or the male flower of the date palm. The cone is always held up in the right hand and the bucket down in the left. You will on occasion see the bucket by itself.
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6 years ago
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Symbolism of the Serpent A highly complex and universal symbol. The serpent and dragon are often interchangeable and in the Far East no distinction is made between them. The symbolism of the serpent is polyvalent: it can be male, female, or the self-created. As a killer it is death and destruction; as renewing its skin periodically it is life and resurrection; as coiled it is equated with the cy
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6 years ago
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Mark, I would agree with you on the guide. But as I said earlier I sometimes went outside the boundaries. While I think of it have you ever read The Sleepers by Walt Whitman from his book Leaves of Grass? I once was put on a drug trial for a new painkiller. It was a derivative of Ketamine. It was quickly pulled from the market because of people going out of body and hallucinating wildly. When
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6 years ago
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Mark, I've read that the most potent psychedelic drug is DMT. It is found in all living organisms. Certain entheogens will produce a variant of DMT. Similar but not quite the same. Humans normally produce it in their dream state at night. Some humans produce more than others and are capable of producing it on demand. I have no personal issues with anyone who has experienced psyche
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6 years ago
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The Iris was named after the Greek Goddess of the rainbow, because it can appear in many different colours. In Virgil’s Aeneid, Iris is the messenger of heaven, sent to gather up the souls of women. She appears to the dying Queen Dido and carries away a lock of the queen’s hair in order to free her soul from her body. The Latin name of the iris flower, gladiolus, means a little sword, because of
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