8-19-12 - note: while working on this page, it turned on
a favorite internet radio show titled ET HEALING, which is on
every two weeks on Thursday evenings on bbsradio.com . This
particular show I listened to was from August 2, 2012 if any of you
would like to listen to it yourself. The topic was MASCULINE
HEALING. The ET said that masculine healing of negative energies,
which also includes women with negative masculine energies is going to
be taking place within the next three years. It is so
synchronistic with the following dream.
- I was in the country somewhere in a house
that had a basement. There was more than one room.
I had collected books about forest lore, books that w ere tall and
narrow, and some Native stories printed on brown paper.
There was a woman living with me - who was a motherly figure.
She wanted to go to the library and get more books and I was willing,
but the car was parked almost 1/2 mile away and for me that seemed like
a long distance, so I put it off, perhaps hoping that someone else would
come along with another vehicle and give us a ride.
A tall dark haired man, with dark beard, mustache, dressed like a
cowboy, came up and he was in a rutting mood.
The older woman had gone to the basement, and I sent the man
downstairs, knowing what he would try, and I tried locking him down
there so he would leave me alone.
Then an old short Native Man came and knew what had been done, and he bent
over listening to the floor, through a tall empty wicker basket, and all he said was, "Star Mother'.
I heard the tall, dark haired man call for help and said he needed
newspaper and I knew it was to soak up blood.
All I had was the brown paper Indian stories, so I slid them down
into an opening in the floor.
He was outraged that it was all I had.
All of a sudden, the tall, dark haired man appeared in the doorway,
clutching his right side with his hands and I knew that the older woman had hurt him.
He cried out,, "Star Mother!"
I told him to lay down, and he lay down on the floor, clutching his
right side with his right arm, and he folded his left arm over himself
to clutch his right arm to his side.
and I opened my eyes, glad to be alive.
NOTE: I immediately looked on the internet for stories of the
The Rape of the Daughter of the Mother Earth (Klekabusk
The Star Mother Myth
The Rape of the Daughter of the Mother Earth
THIS STORY ALSO FITS THE STORY OF THE KIDNAPPING AND RAPE OF
DEMETER'S (CERES) DAUGHTER (PERSEPHONE) BY HADES IN THE UNDERWORLD
IT ALSO FIT THE ADAM AND EVE STORY OF THE BIBLE.
ancient Greek religion and
myth, Demeter (/diˈmiːtər/;
Attic Δημήτηρ Dēmētēr.
Doric Δαμάτηρ Dāmātēr)
is the goddess of the harvest, who presided over
grains and the
fertility of the earth. Her cult titles include Sito (σίτος:
wheat) as the giver of food or corn/grain
thesmos: divine order, unwritten law) as a mark of the civilized
existence of agricultural society.
Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the
harvest, she presided also over the sanctity of
sacred law, and the cycle of
life and death. She and her daughter
Persephone were the central figures of the
Eleusinian Mysteries that predated the
Olympian pantheon. In the
tablets of circa 1400-1200 BC found at
the "two mistresses and the king" are identified with Demeter,
Roman equivalent is
The earliest attested form of Demeter's name is Da-ma-te,
Greek). Her character as
mother-goddess is identified in the second element of her name
meter (μήτηρ) derived from
Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother).
In antiquity, different explanations were already proffered for the
first element of her name. It is possible that Da (Δᾶ)
(which became Attic De (Δῆ)),
is the Doric form of Ge (γῆ),
"earth"; the old name of the
chthonic earth-goddess and Demeter is "Mother-Earth".
This root also appears in the
B inscription E-ne-si-da-o-ne, "earth-shaker", as an aspect
of the god
However, the dā element is not so simply equated with "earth"
The element De- may be connected with Deo, a surname of
probably derived from the Cretan word dea (δηά),
Ionic zeia (ζειά) meaning
"barley", so that she is the Corn-Mother and the giver of food
Arcadian cult to Demeter links her to a male deity (Greek: Paredros),
who accompanied the
Great Goddess and has been interpreted as a possible substitution
Poseidon; Demeter may therefore be related to a
An alternative, Proto-Indo-European etymology comes through
Despoina; where Des- represents a derivative of
PIE *dem (house, dome), and Demeter is "mother of the house"
According to the Athenian
Isocrates, Demeter's greatest
gifts to humankind were agriculture, particularly of cereals, and
the Mysteries which give the initiate higher hopes in this life and the
These two gifts were intimately connected in Demeter's myths and mystery
cults. In Homer's
she is the blond-haired goddess who separates the chaff from the grain.
In Hesiod, prayers to
Zeus) and Demeter help the crops grow full and strong.
Demeter's emblem is the poppy, a bright red flower that grows among the
Theogony, Demeter is the daughter of
Rhea. At the marriage of
Harmonia, Demeter lured
away from the other revelers. They had intercourse in a
ploughed furrow in
and she gave birth to a son,
Her daughter by Zeus was
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld.
Demeter's two major festivals were
sacred mysteries. Her
Thesmophoria festival (October 11 - 13) was women-only.
Eleusinian mysteries were open to initiates of any gender or social
class. At the heart of both festivals were myths concerning Demeter as
Persephone as her daughter.
July 13, festival of Demeter.(Greek)
Demeter's virgin daughter Persephone was abducted to the underworld
Demeter searched for her ceaselessly, preoccupied with her loss and her
grief. The seasons halted; living things ceased their growth, then began
Faced with the extinction of all life on earth,
to the underworld to bring Persephone back.
agreed to release her if she had eaten nothing while in his realm; but
Persephone had eaten a small number of
seeds. This bound her to Hades and the underworld for certain months
of every year, either the dry Mediterranean summer, when plant life is
threatened by drought,
or the autumn and winter.
There are several variations on the basic myth. In the
Homeric hymn to Demeter,
assists in the search and later becomes Persephone's underworld
In another, Persephone willingly and secretly eats the pomegranate
seeds, thinking to deceive Hades, but is discovered and made to stay. In
all versions, Persephone's time in the underworld corresponds with the
unfruitful seasons of the ancient
Greek calendar, and her return to the upper world with springtime.
Demeter's descent to retrieve Persephone from the underworld is
connected to the
Pylos, Demeter and Persephone were
(the mistresses). In classical Greece, they were invoked as tō theō
('the two Goddesses')[citation
despoinai ('the Mistresses')..
The myth of the rape of Persephone seems to be pre-Greek. In the Greek
version Ploutos (πλούτος, wealth) represents the wealth of the corn that
was stored in underground silos or ceramic jars (pithoi). Similar
subterranean pithoi were used in ancient times for funerary
practices and Pluto is fused with
the King of the underworld. During summer months the Greek Corn-Maiden (Kore)
is lying in the corn of the underground silos, abducted by
as it is described in Theogony. Kore is fused with Persephone, the Queen
of the underworld. At the beginning of the autumn, when the corn of the
old crop is laid on the fields she ascends and is reunited with her
mother Demeter, for at this time the old crop and the new meet each
According to the personal mythology of
Persephone is not only the younger self of Demeter,
she is in turn also one of three guises of the
Triple Goddess — Kore (the youngest, the maiden, signifying green
young grain), Persephone (in the middle, the nymph, signifying the ripe
grain waiting to be harvested), and Hecate (the eldest of the three, the
crone, the harvested grain), which to a certain extent reduces the name
and role of Demeter to that of group name. Before her abduction, she is
called Kore; and once taken she becomes Persephone ('she who brings
Demeter at Eleusis
Demeter's search for her daughter Persephone took her to the palace
the King of
Attica. She assumed the form of an old woman, and asked him for
shelter. He took her in, to nurse
Triptolemus, his sons by
Metanira. To reward his kindness, she planned to make Demophon
immortal; she secretly anointed the boy with
ambrosia and laid him in the flames of the hearth, to gradually burn
away his mortal self. But Metanira walked in, saw her son in the fire
and screamed in fright. Demeter abandoned the attempt. Instead, she
taught Triptolemus the secrets of agriculture, and he in turn taught
them to any who wished to learn them. Thus, humanity learned how to
plant, grow and harvest grain. The myth has several versions; some are
linked to figures such as
Trochilus. The Demophon element may be based on an earlier folk
Demeter and Poseidon
Poseidon's names are linked in the earliest scratched notes in
B found at Mycenaean
where they appear as DA-MA-TE and PO-SE-DA-O-NE
in the context of sacralized lot-casting.[citation
In the myths of isolated
in southern Greece,
Despoina (Persephone), is daughter of Demeter and
Poseidon Hippios, Horse-Poseidon. These myths seem to be
connected with the first Greek-speaking people who came from the north
Bronze age. Poseidon represents the river spirit of the underworld
and he appears as a horse as it often happens in northern-European
folklore. He pursues the mare-Demeter and she bears one daughter who
obviously originally had the form or the shape of a mare too. Demeter
and Despoina were closely connected with springs and animals, related to
Poseidon as a God of waters and especially with the mistress of the
Artemis who was the first
Demeter as mare-goddess was pursued by Poseidon, and hid from him
among the horses of King
Onkios, but could not conceal her divinity. In the form of a
stallion, Poseidon caught and covered her. Demeter was furious (erinys)
at Poseidon's assault; in this furious form, she is known as Demeter
Erinys. But she washed away her anger in the River
Ladon, becoming Demeter Lousia, the "bathed Demeter".
"In her alliance with Poseidon,"
Karl Kerenyi noted,
Earth, who bears plants and beasts, and could therefore assume the
shape of an ear of
grain or a mare." She bore a daughter
Despoina (Δέσποινα: the
"Mistress"), whose name should not be uttered outside the Arcadian
and a horse named
Arion, with a black mane and tail.
Arcadia, Demeter's mare-form was worshiped into historical times.
xoanon of Phigaleia shows how the local cult interpreted her: a
Medusa type with a horse's head with snaky hair, holding a dove and a
dolphin, probably representing her power over air and water.
show her many religious functions. She was the "Corn-Mother" who blesses
the harvesters. Some cults interpreted her as "Mother-Earth". Demeter
may be linked to goddess-cults of
Crete, and embody aspects of a pre-Hellenic
Great Goddess. Her other epithets include:
Aganippe ("the Mare who destroys mercifully", "Night-Mare")
Thesmophoros ("giver of customs" or even "legislator"), a role
that links her to the even more ancient goddess
derived from thesmos, the unwritten law.
This title was connected with the
Thesmophoria, a festival of secret women-only rituals in
Athens connected with marriage customs.
with a function similar with the function of the avenging
Dike (Justice), goddess of moral justice based on custom rules
who represents the divine retribution,
Erinyes, female ancient
chthonic deities of vengeance and implacable agents of
("the green shoot"),
that invokes her powers of ever-returning fertility, as does
Anesidora ("sending up gifts from the earth") applied to Demeter
in Pausanias 1.31.4, also appears inscribed on an Attic ceramic a
Pandora on her jar.
Europa ("broad face or eyes") at Lebadaea of
Boeotia. She was the nurse of
Trophonios to whom a
chthonic cult and
Europa was a Phoenecian princess who Zeus abducted, transformed in a
white bull, and carried her to Creta.
- Kidaria in the mysteries of Pheneos in Arcadia
 where the priest put on the
mask of Demeter kept in a secret place. It seems that the cult was
connected with the underworld and with an agrarian magic.
Demeter might also be invoked in the guises of:
- Malophoros ("apple-bearer" or "sheep-bearer", Pausanias 1.44.3)
- Lusia ("bathing", Pausanias 8.25.8)
- Thermasia ("warmth", Pausanias 2.34.6)
- Achaea, the name by which she was worshipped at
by the Gephyraeans who had emigrated from
Theocritus, wrote of an earlier role of Demeter as a poppy goddess:
- For the Greeks Demeter was still a poppy goddess
- Bearing sheaves and poppies in both hands. — Idyll
In a clay statuette from Gazi (Heraklion Museum, Kereny 1976 fig 15),
poppy goddess wears the seed capsules, sources of nourishment and
narcosis, in her diadem. "It seems probable that the Great
Mother Goddess, who bore the names Rhea and Demeter, brought the
poppy with her from her Cretan cult to
Eleusis, and it is certain that in the Cretan cult sphere, opium was
prepared from poppies" (Kerenyi 1976, p 24).
This article is about the Greek goddess.
Greek mythology, Persephone (pronunciation:
Greek: Περσεφόνη), also
called Kore (/ˈkɔəriː/;
is the daughter of
and the harvest-goddess
Demeter, and queen of the
describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the
shades, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls
of the dead. Persephone was abducted by
the god-king of the underworld.
The myth of her abduction represents her function as the
vegetation which shoots forth in
spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she
is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits
of the fields. Similar myths appear in the
Orient, in the cults of male gods like
Persephone as a
vegetation goddess (Kore) and her mother
Demeter were the central figures of the
Eleusinian mysteries that predated the
Olympian pantheon, and promised to the initiated a more
enjoyable prospect after death. The mystic Persephone is further
said to have become by
the mother of
Zagreus. The origins of her cult are uncertain, but it was
based on very old agrarian cults of agricultural communities.
Persephone was commonly worshipped along with
Demeter, and with the same mysteries. To her alone were
dedicated the mysteries celebrated at Athens in the month of
Classical Greek art, Persephone is invariably portrayed
robed; often carrying a
sheaf of grain. She may appear as a mystical divinity with a
scepter and a little box, but she was mostly represented in the
act of being carried off by
Roman mythology, she is called
Proserpina, and her mother
Linear B (Mycenean
Greek) inscription on a tablet found at
dated 1400–1200 BC,
John Chadwick reconstructs the name of a goddess *Preswa who
could be identified with
and finds speculative the further identification with the first element
Περσεφόνη) is her name in the
Ionic Greek of
epic literature. The Homeric form of her name is Persephoneia
Persephonēia). In other dialects she was known under variant
names: Persephassa (Περσεφάσσα),
or simply Korē (Κόρη,
calls her Pherepapha (Φερέπαφα)
Cratylus, "because she is wise and touches that which is in
motion". There also the forms Perifona (Πηριφόνα) and
The existence of so many different forms shows how difficult it was for
the Greeks to pronounce the word in their own language and suggests that
the name has probably a pre-Greek origin.
An alternative etymology is from
φέρειν φόνον, pherein phonon, "to bring (or cause) death".
Another mythical personage of the name of Persephione is
called a daughter of
Minyas and the mother of
of spring, flower and new growth.
Minyans were a group considered
autochthonous, but some scholars assert that they were the first
Proto-Greek speakers in the second milemnium BC.
Romans first heard of her from the
Dorian cities of
Magna Graecia, who used the dialectal variant Proserpinē (Προσερπίνη).
Roman mythology she was called
Proserpina, a name erroneously derived by the Romans from
proserpere, "to shoot forth"
and as such became an emblematic figure of the
perhaps uniquely, Persephone was the protector of marriage, a role
usually assumed by
the iconography of
plaques at Locri, her abduction and marriage to Hades served as an
emblem of the marital state, children at Locri were dedicated to
Proserpina, and maidens about to be wed brought their
to be blessed.
In a Classical period text ascribed to
Empedocles, c. 490–430 BC,
describing a correspondence among four deities and the
classical elements, the name Nestis for water apparently
refers to Persephone: "Now hear the fourfold roots of everything:
enlivening Hera, Hades, shining Zeus. And Nestis, moistening mortal
springs with tears."
Of the four deities of Empedocles's elements, it is the name of
Persephone alone that is
is a euphemistic cult title—for
she was also the terrible Queen of the Dead, whose name was not safe to
speak aloud, who was
euphemistically named simply as Kore or "the Maiden", a vestige of
her archaic role as the deity ruling the underworld.
The epithets of Persephone reveal her double function as
chthonic and vegetation goddess. The surnames given to her by the
poets refer to her character as Queen of the lower world and the dead,
or her symbolic meaning of the power that shoots forth and withdraws
into the earth. Her common name as a vegetation goddess is
Kore and in
she was worshipped under the title
Despoina "the mistress", a very old chthonic divinity.
Plutarch identifies her with spring and
calls her the seed of the fruits of the fields. In the
Eleusinian mysteries her return is the symbol of immortality and
hence she was frequently represented on sarcophagi.
In the mystical theories of the
Orphics and the
Kore is described as the all-pervading goddess of nature
who both produces and destroys everything and she is therefore mentioned
along or identified with other mystic divinities such as
The mystic Persephone is further said to have become by
As a goddess of the underworld, Persephone was given
euphemistically friendly names.
However it is possible that some of them were the names of original
As a vegetation goddess she was called:
- Kore, "the maiden".
- Kore Soteira, "the savior maiden" in
- Neotera, "the younger " in
- Kore of Demeter Hagne, in the
- Kore memagmeni, "the mixed daughter" (bread).
Demeter and her daughter Persephone were usually called:
- The goddesses, often distinguished as "the older" and
"the younger" in
- Demeters, in
- The thesmophoroi, "the legislators" in the
- The Great Goddesses, in
- The mistresses in
- Karpophoroi, "the bringers of fruit", in
Origins of the cult
The myth of the rape of the vegetation goddess is probably Pre-Greek.
The place of the abduction is different in each local cult. The
Homeric hymn mentions the Nysion (or Mysion), probably a
mythical place which didn’t exist in the map. The locations of this
mythical place may simply be conventions to show that a magically
chthonic land of myth was intended in the remote past.
found and met her daughter in
and this is the mythical disguise of what happened in the mysteries.
Persephone is an old
chthonic deity of the agricultural communities, who received the
souls of the dead into the earth, and acquired powers on the fertility
of the soil under which she reigned. The earliest depiction of a goddess
who may be identified with Persephone growing out of the ground, is on a
plate from the Old-Palace period in
Phaistos. The goddess has a vegetable-like appearance, and she is
surrounded by dancing girls between blossoming flowers. The association
with the flower-picking Persephone and her companions is compelling.On
Minoan ring of Isopata, four women are performing a dance between
flowers in a field, and a smaller figure, the goddess herself appears
floating in the air.
Homeric poems Persephone is the real ruler of the underworld, the
terrible "Queen of the Shades",
doesn't have authorities on the souls of the dead. In some forms
appears with his
chthonic horses. The myth of the rape of Kore was deriven from the
Hades catches the souls of the dead like his booty, and then carries
them with his horses into his kingdom. This idea is vague in
but appears in later Greek depictions, and in Greek folklore. "Charos"
appears with his horse and carries the dead into the underworld.
The cults of Persephone and
Eleusinian mysteries and in the
Thesmophoria were based on very old agrarian cults. An earlier
agrarian procession leaded by a priest, is depicted on a
Minoan vase from the end of the New-Palace period.
Ancient cults like age-old cults of the dead, worship of animal headed
gods, and rituals for the new crop, had their position in Greek religion
because they were connected with daily or seasonal tasks and concecrated
by immemorial practices. The powers of animal nature fostered a belief
nymphs, and in gods with human forms and the heads or tails of
animals. In the
cults, it seems that
and Persephone were the first from a series of
daemons with the same nature. Terracotta figures with animal-headed
gods or daemons and a procession of women with animal masks have been
discovered at the temple of
These cults seem to go back to the
Mycenean period. The cult center of
Mycenea dated from the 13th century BC, contained numerous big idols
with faces painted in a terrifying mask-like manner, and a fresco
represented a priestess or goddess with ears of corn in her hand.
A lot of ancient beliefs were based on initiation in jealously guided
mysteries (secret rites) because they offered prospects after death
more enjoyable than the final end at the gloomy space of the Greek
seems that such religious practices were introduced from
Similar practices appear also in the
However the idea of immortality which appears in the syncretistic
East did not exist in the Eleusinian mysteries at the very
eastern myth of the primitive agricultural societies, every year the
fertility goddess bore the "god of the new year", who then became her
lover, and died immediately in order to be reborn and face the same
destiny. Similar cults of resurrected gods appear in the
in the cults of
Crete, the "divine child" was related with the female vegetation
Ariadne who died every year.
Minoan religion had its own characteristics. The cult was aniconic,
the principal deities were female, and they appeared in epiphany called
chiefly by ecstatic sacral dances, by tree–shaking and by baetylic
daemons were a part of the religious system. They were considered
divine, and they were connected with gods or goddesses of hunting. In
the Minoan seals or jewellerry, are depicted animal-headed daemons
or hybrid-creatures. Some of these depictions seem similar with
depictions, especially with the well-known
Babylonian daemons. A young
Minotaur is depicted on a seal from
Depictions of daemons between lions, of men between daemons, and
processions of daemons, appear also in
Mycenean seals and jewllerry, and in
The most peculiar feature of the Minoan belief for the divine, is the
appearance of the goddess from above in the dance. Dancing floors have
been discovered besides "vaulted tombs", and it seems that the dance was
Homer keeps in memory the dancing floor which
Daedalus built for
in the remote past.
On the gold ring from Isopata, four women in a festal attire are
performing a dance between blossoming flowers. Above a much smaller and
differently dressed figure floating in the air seems to be the goddess
herself, appearing amid the whirling dance.
An image plate from the first palace of
Phaistos, seems to be very close to the mythical image of the
Anodos (ascent) of Persephone. Two girls dance between blossoming
flowers, on other side of a similar but armless and legless figure which
seems to grow out of the ground. The goddess is bordered by snake lines
which give her a vegetable like appearance and also recall the
arrangement of snake tubes which have been found in
Mycenean sunctuaries. She has a large stylized flower turned over
her head, and the resemblance with the flower picking Persephone and her
companions is compelling
The depiction of the goddess is similar with later images of "Anodos of
Pherephata". On the Dresden vase Persephone is growing out of the
ground, and she is surrounded by the animal-tailed agricultural gods
It seems that in
there were festivals designated in a way corresponding to the later
Greek types of festival names.
An agrarian procession is depicted on the "Harversters Vase" or Vase of
the Winnowers' from the last phase of the New-palace period, (LM II),
which was found in
Hagia Triada. Men are walking by two with their tools-rods on their
shoulders. The leader is probably a priest with long hair carrying a
stick, and dressed in a priestly robe with a fringe. A group of
musicians participate singing, and one of them holds the
The Minoan vegetation goddess
was closely connected with the cult of the divine child, and with the
"cult of the tree". This was an exstatic and orgiastic cult, which seems
to be similar with the relative in the
Kerenyi suggests that the name
(derived from ἁγνή, hagne,
"pure"), was an
euphemistical name given by the Greeks to the nameless "Mistress of
labyrinth" who appears in a
Mycenean Greek inscription from
The Greeks used to give friendly names to the deities of the underworld.
Eubuleus, "the good councelor", and the ferryman of the river of the
Charon, "glad" .
Despoina and "Hagne" were probably euphimistic surnames of
Persephone, therefore he theorizes that the cult of Persephone was the
continuation of the worship of a
Minoan Great goddess. The
labyrinth was both a winding dance-ground and in the Greek view a
prison with the dreaded
Minotaur at its centre.
It is possible that some religious practices, especially the
mysteries were transferred from a
Demeter brought the
Besides these similarities,
Burkert notifies that up to now we don’t know to what extent one can
and must differentiate between
It seems that the Minoan vegetation goddess
was absorbed by more powerful divinities.
She survived in Greek folklore as the consort of
Dionysos, with whom she was worshiped in some local cults. In the
Anthesteria Dionysos is the "divine child".
In the historical times the Minoan "cult of the tree", was almost
forgotten. It existed in some local cults like the cult of the
vegetation goddess Helena
Dendritēs (dendron, "tree") in
and a cult of
Peloponnese. In this cult Artemis is hanged from a tree, just like
in Greek mythology, who was hanged from a tree when she was abandoned by
Two women or goddesses on a chariot. Fresco from
, 1200 BC. National Archaeological Museum of
Procession of women with animal-masks, or of hybrid
creatures. Detail from the marble veil of
It seems that the Greek deities began their career as powers of
nature, but then they were given other functions and attributes by the
The powers of animal nature fostered a belief in
nymphs, whose existence was bound to the trees or the waters which
they haunted, and in gods with human forms and the heads or tails of
animals. The ancient gods with tails of animals who stood for primitive
bodily insticts, were considered to protect the flocks and herds, and
some of them survived in the cult of
(the goat-god). Such figures were believed to give help to men who
watched over crops and herds, and later they were below the Olympians.
There is evidence of a cult in
from the Mycenean period,
however there are not sacral finds from this period. The cult was
private and we don’t have any information about it. Besides the names of
some Greek gods in the
Mycenean Greek inscriptions, appear also names of goddesses, like
"the divine Mother" (the mother of the gods) or "the Goddess (or
priestess) of the winds", who don’t have Mycenean origin.
In historical times
and Kore were usually referred to as "the goddesses" or "the mistresses"
in the mysteries.
Mycenean Greek tablets dated 1400-1200 BC, the "two mistresses (potniai)
and the king" are mentioned.
John Chadwick believes that these were the precursor divinities of
In the discovered cult centre of Mycenea, the inner room contained a
fresco depicting a goddess wearing a boar’s tusk. The subterranean House
of the Idols, contained clay figures of coiled snakes, and numerous big
and strange idols with faces painted in a terrifying mask-like manner.
Close stands the House of Frescoes, and the fresco in the main room
represented a priestess or goddess with ears of corn in her hand.
Persephone was conflated with
Despoina, "the mistress", a
chthonic divinity in West-
megaron of Eleusis, is quite similar with the "megaron" of Despoina
Demeter and Kore are Greek, and this probably indicates that
the Greeks adopted these divinities during their wandering, and that
they were later fused with local divinities in the ancient cults.
The Arcadian cults come from a more primitive religion, and evidently
the religious beliefs of the first Greek-speaking people who entered the
region, were mixed with the beliefs of the
indigenous population. Most of the temples were built near springs,
and in some of them there is evidence of the existence of a fire, which
was always burning. At
Lycosura, a fire was burning in front of the temple of
Pan (the goat-god).
Eleusis in a ritual one child "pais" initiated from the herth. The
name pais (the divine child) appears in the Mycenean
and the ritual indicates the transition from the old funerary practices
Perspective reconstruction of the temple of
: The acrolithic statues of
(R) are visible at the scale in the cella
The two goddesses, were closely related with the springs and the
Lycosura on a marble relief on the veil of
Despoina appear figures with the heads of different animals
obviously in a ritual dance, and some of them hold a flute. These could
be hybrid creatures or a procession of women with animal-masks.
Similar processions of
daemons, or human figures with animal-masks appear on
Mycenean frescoes and goldrings .
It seems that Demeter and Kore, were the first from a series of
daemons with the same nature, just as
was the first of the
Demeter and Persephone, were the two Great Goddesses of the
Despoine was one of her surnames just as the surname of Persephone
Her name was not allowed to be revealed to the not initiated, and she
was daughter of Demeter, who was united with the god of the storms and
Poseidon Hippios (horse).
folklore, the river spirit of the underworld appears frequently as a
horse. The union of the fertility goddess with the beast which
represents the masculine fertility, is an old
Eastern myth, which appears in many primitive agricultural
ritual copulation in
Crete was related with moon-goddesses like
Pasiphae, but this cult was almost forgotten by the Greeks. It
survived in the myths of the hybrid-creature
Minotaur, and of the abduction of the
Europa by the white bull. (Zeus)
The animal-headed gods were depicted in the local cults of isolated
Arcadia, or in
the depiction of the dog-headed
The animal masks were substituted by masks representing human faces, as
it appears in the temple of
Artemis Orthia at
Dancing girls used these masks during the annual "vegetation ritual ".
The Minoan "cult of the tree" appears also in
seals and jewellerry, however we don’t know if this cult in Greece was
similar with the Minoan. A dinstinctive feature on Minoan gold rings is
a large imposed tree, set apart as sacred. The deity appears in dance
beneath the tree. Generally it is fig and olive trees which seem to be
Later the cult of
Dionysos was closely associated with trees, specifically the
fig tree, and some of his bynames exhibit this, such as
Pherecydes of Syros, the second element of his name is derived from
nũsa, an archaic
word for "tree".
It is possible that the meaning of tree was re-interpreted to the name
of the mountain
Nysa, the birthplace of Dionysos, according to the
axis mundi of
Indo-European mythology .
In Greek mythology Nysa is a mythical mountain with unknown location.
Nysion (or Mysion), the place of the abduction of Persephone was
also probably a mythical place which didn’t exist in the map, a
chthonic land of myth which was intended in the remote past.
Persephone used to live far away from the other deities, a goddess
within Nature herself before the days of planting seeds and nurturing
plants. In the Olympian telling, the gods
had wooed Persephone; but Demeter rejected all their gifts and hid her
daughter away from the company of the Olympian deities.
The story of her abduction by
Pluto against her will, is traditionally referred to as the
Rape of Persephone. It is first mentioned in
Zeus, it is
who was in love with the beautiful Persephone, to carry her off, as her
Demeter, was not likely to allow her daughter to go down to Hades.
Persephone was gathering flowers with
Homeric hymn says—or Leucippe, or
a field when
Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth..
when she found her daughter had disappeared, searched for her all over
the earth with torches. In most versions she forbids the earth to
produce, or she neglects the earth and in the depth of her despair she
causes nothing to grow.
the sun, who sees everything, eventually told Demeter what had happened
and at length she discovered the place of her abode. Finally, Zeus,
pressed by the cries of the hungry people and by the other deities who
also heard their anguish, forced
Hades indeed complied with the request, but first he tricked her
giving her a kernel of a
pomegranate to eat. She ate four seeds, which correspond to the dry
summer months in
It was a rule of the
that whoever consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to
spend eternity there. Persephone was released by
who had been sent to retrieve her, but she was obliged to spend four
months of a year in the underworld, and the remaining two thirds with
the gods above.
The various local traditions place Persephone's abduction in a different
among whom her worship was probably introduced by the Corinthian and
Megarian colonists, believed that Hades found her in the meadows near
that a well arose on the spot where he descended with her into the lower
Cretans thought that their own island had been the scene of the
rape, and the
Eleusinians mentioned the Nysian plain in Boeotia, and said that
Persephone had descended with Hades into the lower world at the entrance
of the western
Later accounts place the rape in
Homeric hymn mentions the Nysion (or Mysion), probably a
mythical place which didn’t exist in the map. The locations of this
mythical place may simply be conventions to show that a magically
chthonic land of myth was intended in the remote past.
Before Persephone was abducted by Hades, the shepherd Eumolpus and the
Eubuleus, saw a girl being carried of into the earth which had
violently opened up, in a black chariot, driven by an invisible driver.
Eubuleus was feeding his pigs at the opening to the underworld when
Persephone was abducted by Plouton. His swine were swallowed by the
earth along with her, and the myth is an etiology for the relation of
pigs with the ancient rites in
In the hymn, Persephone returns and she is reunited with her mother
Eleusis. Demeter as she has been promised established her mysteries
(orgies) when the Eleusinians built for her a temple near the spring of
Callichorus. These were awful mysteries, which were not allowed to be
uttered. The uninitiated would spent a miserable existence in the gloomy
Hades, after death.
In some versions,
Ascalaphus informed the other deities that Persephone had eaten the
pomegranate seeds. When Demeter and her daughter were reunited, the
Earth flourished with vegetation and color, but for some months each
year, when Persephone returned to the underworld, the earth once again
became a barren realm. This is an
origin story to explain the seasons.
In an earlier version,
rescued Persephone. On an Attic
of ca 440 BC in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Persephone is rising as if up stairs
from a cleft in the earth, while Hermes stands aside; Hecate, holding
two torches, looks back as she leads her to the enthroned Demeter.
introduces a goddess of a blessed
afterlife assured to
Orphic mystery initiates. This
is asserted to be the daughter of Hades, but no mother is mentioned.
Pluto-Interpretetion of the myth
In the myth
Pluto abducts Persephone to be his wife and the queen of his realm.
Pluto (Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was a name for the ruler of
the underworld; the god was also known as
name for the underworld itself. The name Pluton was conflated
with that of
Ploutos (Πλούτος Ploutos, "wealth"), a god of wealth, because
mineral wealth was found underground, and because
Pluto as a
chthonic god ruled the deep earth that contained the seeds necessary
for a bountiful harvest.
Plouton is lord of the dead, but as Persephone's husband he has
serious claims to the powers of fertility.
was united with the hero
and she bore
Ploutos, who can make everyone rich.
This union seems to be a reference to a
hieros gamos (ritual copulation) to ensure the earth's fertility.
This ritual copulation appears in
Crete, in many
Eastern agricultural societies, and also in the
Nilsson believes that the original cult of
was similar with the
Minoan cult of the "divine child", who died in order to be reborn.
The child was abandoned by his mother and then it was brought up by the
powers of nature. Similar myths appear in the cults of
and later in the cult of
The Greek version of the abduction myth, is related with the corn
which was the most important and rare in the Greek environment, and the
return (ascent) of Persephone was celebrated at the autumn sowing.
represents the wealth of the corn that was stored in underground silos
or ceramic jars (pithoi), during summer months. Similar
subterranean pithoi were used in ancient times for burials and
Pluto is fused with
the King of the realm of the dead. During summer months, the Greek
is lying in the corn of the underground silos, in the realm of Hades and
she is fused with Persephone, the Queen of the underworld. At the
beginning of the autumn, when the seeds of the old crop are laid on the
fields, she ascends and is reunited with her mother
for at that time the old crop and the new meet each other. For the
initiated this union was the symbol of the eternity of human life that
flows from the generations which spring from each other.
Hesiod refers to the island of the "happy dead"
and it is the
Elysion, where according to an old
Minoan belief, the departed could have a different, but happier
existence. This was a land at the western extremity of the river that
surrounded earth where sun rested at night in order to be reborn in the
morning. The Egyptians believed that they would be reborn if they
followed the course of the sun and later that they would spend there a
is probably counterpart with
the city of the Eleusinian mysteries, and it may have been offered like
a reward to the initiated. The Greeks believed that only the beloved of
the gods could exist there.
in some fragments speeks for the immortality of the souls, which may
spent in Elysion a happy eternity.
Odyssey Homer carries the old belief to the ideal island for mortals
the imaginary perfect world that was offered to the future emigrants.
This island, which the tradition relates with
Elysion, became the lost dream of the Greek world.
The Arcadian myths
The primitive myths of isolated
seem to be related with the first Greek-speaking people who came from
the north-east during the
Despoina, (the mistress) the goddess of the Arcadian mysteries, is
the daughter of Demeter and
Poseidon Hippios (horse), who represents the river spirit of
the underworld that appears as a horse as often happens in
northern-European folklore. He pursues the mare-Demeter and from the
union she bears the horse
a daughter who originally had the form or the shape of a mare. The two
goddesses were not clearly separated and they were closely connected
with the springs and the animals. They were related with the god of
rivers and springs; Poseidon and especially with
Mistress of the Animals who was the first
According to the Greek tradition a hunt-goddess preceded the harvest
and Persephone were often called Despoinai (Δέσποιναι, "the
mistresses") in historical times. They are the two Great Goddesses of
Arcadian cults, and evidently they come from a more primitive
The Greek god
Poseidon probably substituted the companion (Paredros,
Πάρεδρος) of the
Great goddess .
in the Arcadian mysteries.
Queen of the
Persephone held an ancient role as the dread queen of the Underworld,
within which tradition it was forbidden to speak her name. This
tradition comes from her conflation with the very old
Despoina (the mistress), whose real name could not be revealed to
anyone except those initiated to her mysteries.
As goddess of death she was also called a daughter of
the river that formed the boundary between
describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the shades,
who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead,
along with her husband Hades.
In the reformulation of Greek mythology expressed in the
Orphic Hymns, Dionysus and Melinoe are separately called
children of Zeus and Persephone.
Groves sacred to her stood at the western extremity of the earth on the
frontiers of the lower world, which itself was called "house of
Her central myth served as the context for the secret rites of
which promised immortality to initiates.
Cult of Persephone
Persephone was worshipped along with her mother
and in the same mysteries. Her cults included
agrarian magic, dancing, and rituals. The priests used special
vessels and holy symbols, and the people participated with rhymes. In
there is evidence of sacred laws and other inscriptios
Cult of Demeter and the Maiden is found at
in the main festivals
Eleusinian mysteries and in a lot of local cults. These festivals
were almost always celebrated at the autunn showing, and at full-moon
according to the Greek tradition. In some local cults the fests were
dedicated to Demeter.
Thesmophoria, were celebrated in
and the festival was widely spread in Greece. This was a festival of
secret women-only rituals connected with marriage customs and
commemorated the third of the year, in the month
Pyanepsion, when Kore was abducted and Demeter abstained from her
role as goddess of harvest and growth. The ceremony involved sinking
sacrifices into the earth by night and retrieving the decaying remains
of pigs that had been placed in the megara of Demeter, (trenches
and pits or natural clefts in rock), the previous year. These were
placed on altars, mixed with seeds, then planted.
Pits rich in organic matter at Eleusis have been taken as evidence that
the Thesmophoria was held there as well as in other
agrarian magic was also used in the cult of the earth-goddesses
(mistresses) in the
The festival was celebrated in three days. The first was the "way up"
to the sacred space, the second the day of festing when they ate
pomegranate seeds and the third was a meat fest in celebration of
Kalligeneia a goddess of beautiful birth.
penetrated the mysteries as
which is an
euphemistical name of
In the original myth which is an etiology for the ancient rites,
Eubuleus was a swineherd who was feeding his pigs at the opening to the
underworld when Persephone was abducted by Plouton. His swine were
swallowed by the earth along with her.
Eleusinian mysteries was a festival celebrated at the autumn sowing
in the city
Inscriptions are referring to "the Goddesses" accompanied by the
Triptolemos probably son of
and "the God and the Goddess" (Persephone and Plouton) accompanied by
Eubuleus who probably led the way back from the underworld.
The myth was represented in a cycle with three phases: the "descent",
the "search", and the "ascent", with contrasted emotions from sorrow to
joy which roused the mystae to exultation. The main theme was the ascent
of Persephone and the reunion with her mother Demeter.
The festival activities included dancing, probably across the Rharian
field, where according to the myth the first corn grew.
At the beginning of the fest the priests filled two special vessels
and poured out, the one towards the west, the other towards the east.
The people looking both to the sky and the earth shouted in a magical
rhyme "rain and conceive". In a ritual a child initiated from the herth
(the divine fire). It was the ritual of the "divine child" who
Ploutos. In the Homeric hymn the ritual is connected with the myth
of the agricultural god
The high point of the celebration was "an ear of corn cut in silence",
which represented the force of the new life. The idea of immortality
didn't exist in the mysteries at the beginning, but the initiated
believed that they would have a better fate in the underworld. Death
remained a reality, but at the same time a new beginning like the plant
which grows from the buried seed.
In the earliest depictions Persephone is an armless and legless deity,
who grows out of the ground.
Local cults of Demeter an Kore existed in Greece,
Magna Graecia, and
Demeter drives her horse-drawn chariot containing her
daughter Persephone at
6th century BC
Piraeus: The Skirophoria, a festival related with the
Megara: Cult of Demeter thesmophoros and Kore. The
city was named after its megara .
Aegina: Cult of Demeter thesmophoros and Kore.
Phlya, near Koropi, in the
mysteries of Phlya: These have very old roots, and were
probably originally dedicated to Demeter
Anesidora, Kore, and
Ktesios, who was the god of the underground stored corn.
Pausanias mentions a temple of Demeter-Anesidora, Kore
Protogone, and Zeus Ktesios. The surname Protogonos,
indicates a later
Orphic influence. It seems that the mysteries were related
with the mysteries of
Thebes, which Zeus is said to have been given to her as an
acknowledgement for a favour she had bestown to him.
Pausanias records a grove of
Cabeirian Demeter and the Maid, three miles outside the
gates of Thebes, where a ritual was performed, so called on the
grounds that Demeter gave it to the
Cabeiri, who established it at Thebes. The Thebans told
Pausanias that some inhabitants of
Naupactus had performed the same rituals there, and had met
with divine vengeance.
The Cabeirian mysteries were introduced from
Asia Minor at the end of the archaic period. There is not
any information of the older cult, and it seems that the Cabeiri
were originally wine-
daemons. Inscriptions from the temple in Thebes mention the
old one Cabir, and the new one son (pais), who are different.
According to Pausanias, Pelarge the daughter of Potnieus, was
connected with the cult of Demeter in the Cabeirian (potniai).
- A fest in Boeotia, in the month Demetrios (Pyanepsion),
probably similar with the
Thebes: Cult of Demeter and Kore in a fest named
Thesmophoria but probably different. It was celebrated in
the summer month Bukatios.
- Peloponnese (except Arcadia)
- Hermione : An old cult of Demeter
Chthonia, Kore, and Klymenos (Hades).
Cows were pushed into the temple, and then they were killed by
four women. It is possible that Hermione was a mythical name,
the place of the souls.
Asine: Cult of Demeter
Chthonia. The cult seems to be related with the original
cult of Demeter in Hermione.
Lakonia: Temple of Demeter Eleusinia near
Taygetos. The fest was named Eleuhinia, and the name
was given before the relation of Demeter with the cult of
Lakonia at Aigila: Dedicated to Demeter. Men were excluded.
Sparta: Cult of Demeter and Kore, the Demeters (Δαμάτερες,
"Damaters"). According to Hesychius, the fest lasted three days
Corinth: Cult of Demeter, Kore and Pluton.
Cult of Demeter, Kore and Hades.
Pellene: Dedicated to the Mysian Demeter. Men were
excluded. The next day, men and women became naked.
Messenia (near the borders of Arcadia): Cult of the Great
goddesses, Demeter and Hagne. Hagne, a goddess of the
spring, was the original deity before Demeter. The temple was
built near a spring.
Pheneos : Mysteries of Demeter Thesmia and Demeter
Eleusinia. The Eleusinian cult was introduced later. The
priest took the “holy book’’ from a natural cleft. He used the
mask of Demeter Kidaria, and he hit his stick on the
earth, in a kind of agrarian magic. An Arcadian dance was named
- Pallantion near
Tripoli: Cult of Demeter and Kore.
Karyai: Cult of Kore and Pluton.
Tegea: Cult of Demeter and Kore, the Karpophoroi,
Megalopolis: Cult of the Great goddesses, Demeter and
Kore Sotira, "the savior ".
Mantineia: Cult of Demeter and Kore in the fest Koragia.
Trapezus: Mysteries of the Great goddesses, Demeter and
Kore. The temple was built near a spring, and a fire was burning
out of the earth.
Thelpusa in Onkeion: Temple of Demeter Erinys (vengeful) and
Demeter Lusia (bathing). In the myth Demeter was united with
Poseidon Hippios (horse) and bore the horse
Arion and the unnamed. The name
Despoina was given in West Arcadia.
Phigalia: Cult of the mare-headed Demeter (black), and
Despoina. Demeter was depicted in her archaic form, a Medusa
type with a horse's head with snaky hair, holding a dove and a
The temple was built near a spring
Cult of Demeter and
Despoina. In the portico of the temple of Despoina there was
a tablet with the inscriptions of the mysteries. In front of the
temple there was an altar to Demeter and another to Despoine,
after which was one of the Great Mother. By the sides stood
Anytos, the Titan who brought up Despoine. Besides the
temple there was the hall where the Arcadians celebrated the
A fire was always burning in front of the temple of
Pan (the goat-god), the god of the wild, shepherds and
flocks. In a relief appear dancing animal-headed women (or with
animal-masks) in a procession. Near the temple have been found
terracotta figures with human bodies, and heads of animals.
Paros: Cult of Demeter, Kore and Zeus-Eubuleus.
Amorgos: Cult of Demeter, Kore and Zeus-Eubuleus.
Delos: Cult of Demeter, Kore, and Zeus-Eubuleus. Probably a
different fest with the name
Thesmophoria, celebrated in a summer month (the same month
in Thebes). Two big loafs of bread were oferred to the two
goddesses. Another fest was named ‘’Megalartia’’.
Mykonos: Cult of Demeter, Kore and
Crete : Cult of Demeter and Kore, in the month
Rhodes: Cult of Demeter and Kore, in the month
Thesmophorios. The two goddesses are the Damaters in an
Syracuse: There was a harvest festival of Demeter and
Persephone at Syracuse when the grain was ripe (about May).
- A fest Koris katagogi, the descent of Persephone into
Epizephyrian Locri: A temple associated with childbirth; its
treasure was looted by
- Archaeological finds suggest that worship of Demeter and
Persephone was widespread in Sicily and Greek Italy.
- "the gods fulfilled his curse, even Zeus of the nether
world and dread Persephone." (9, line 457; A. T. Murray,
prayed instantly to the gods, being grieved for her
brother's slaying; and furthermore instantly beat with her
hands upon the all-nurturing earth, calling upon Hades and
dread Persephone" (9, 569)
- "And come to the house of Hades and dread Persephoneia
to seek sooth saying of the spirit of Theban Teiresias. To
him even in death Persephoneia has granted reason that ..."
(book 10, card 473)
- Hymn 2:
- "Mistress Demeter goddess of heaven, which God or mortal
man has rapt away Persephone and pierced with sorrow your
dear heart?(hymn 2, card 40)
- Hymn 13:
- "I start to sing for Demeter the lovely-faced goddess,
for her and her daughter the most beautiful Persephoneia.
Hail goddess keep this city safe!" (hymn 13, card 1)
- "Now go Echo, to the dark-walled home of
Phersephona."(book O, poem 14)
- "Aecus showed them the way to the house of Phersephona
and nymphs, one of them carrying a ball."(book 1, poem 8)
- "Island which Zeus, the lord of Olympus gave to
Phersephona;he nodded descent with his flowers hair."(book
N, poem 1)
- "You spendlor-loving city, most beautiful on earth, home
of Phersephona. You who inhabit the hill of well-built
dwellings."(book P, poem 12)
- Libation bearers:
- Electra:"O Phersephassa, grant us indeed a glorious
victory!" (card 479)
- Mnesilochos:"Thou Mistress Demeter, the most valuable
friend and thou Pherephatta, grant that I may be able to
offer you!" (card 266)
- "O' you brave and best hail, sitting as attendand
Beside's Hades bride Phersephone!" (card 741)
- "It is said that any of the dead that stand beside
Phersephone, that the Danaids have left the plains to Troy."
- "Flashing thunderbolt went down to the halls of
slender-ankled Phersephona to bring up into the light of
Hades." (book Ep. poem 5)
- The Aeneid:
- "For since she had not died through fate, or by a
well-earned death, but wretchedly, before her time, inflamed
with sudden madness, Proserpine had not yet taken a lock of
golden hair from her head, or condemned her soul to Stygian
Igor Stravinsky based his
Perséphone on Persephone's story. In 1961, Frederick Ashton of
the Royal Ballet appropriated Stravinsky's score, to choreograph a
ballet starring Svetlana Beriosova as Persephone.
Persephone also appears many times in popular culture. She has been
featured in a variety of young adult novels, such as "Persephone"
by Kaitlin Bevis. "The Goddess Test" by Aimee Carter, and "Abandon" by
SALVADOR DALI'S DREAM CAUSE
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the native stories about 'star mother'
Among the Lakota, there
are many interesting myths and legends which are
used to .... the place where
one can find the hole from which Fallen Star's mother
fell. ... Ray, eds., Earth
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Native American stories using the
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and then retellings of several of their star myths.
At the end of each ...
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One person was sitting there, Ko-ko-mik'-e-is,† the Sun's wife,
Morning Star's mother. She spoke to Scarface kindly,
and gave him something to eat. "Why have ...
American author and
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Morning Star's mother, the Moon, and his father, the
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8-19-12 DREAMS - I was sitting in an office waiting room,
to see a doctor or dentist, and was waiting and waitiing and waiting and
never got called because evidentlyy - he/she wasn't even there.
In the office where I sat, I had all my journal noteoboks with me to
keep busywith, and I could hear a radio blasting away news in a darkened
office off to the side.
I decided to go in that office and hsut off the radio and when I went
to that office, off on the side was the office where all the drugs were
kept. That light was on and the drugs had been rummage through
andn most of them were on the floor.
I turned around to leave the office and a skinny kid came in and I
told him, "We have to callt he cops, there's been a robbery."
He said, "Dn't touch anything, "i'm security."
I decided to go see my boss down the hall and tell her what happened.
When I got into the officek, there were people laying all over the
floor, doing exactly what I don't know, but I steped over them carefully
and some of them were grabbing at my pant suit legs to stop me and pull
me down n the flolor with them.
I managed to get to the other end of the office but my boss wasn't
there. She had gone into a side office with some other bosses, and
instead of closing the door, they had sheets taped to the door opening,
a white one, a green one, anda blue one.
There was a girl sitting on a sofa at the end of the office - she had
what I call a wizened face - very diminuitive face with huge brown eyes
that were way too big for the face.
She said to me, "They are all in the office, trying to decide who is
going to get laid off if and when we go to battle."
She continued talking and I could see her mouth moving animatedl, but
I could no longer hear her and I knew I was awake.
So I opened my eyes.
Twice someone started to talk to me in my ear, but it sounded like a
foreign language and I couldn't understand it.
I closed my eyes again, and was back in the dream.
Now I went to my bosses office and it turned out to be Dr. Dorian
Lord from One Life to Live TV show.
The other woman with her in the office was ____
from The Golden Girls
Both of them had their hair wrapped in silk scarves, held on with
gold safety pins to keep their hair neat hwile they worked.
A third desk in the office didn't have anyone sittintg there, so I
promoted myself, and up tmy dream journals down on that desk.
I was now carrying with me a gift plant that had a three foot doll
attached to it that looked like a dancing fairy or oangel. I told
Dr. Lord that it was an anniversary gift - I had been there 10 years.
Her response was, "I never got a gift and I've been here since 1941.
I had to tell her what I knew, but assumed she already knew it
because she was the head boss and she amde the decisions.
NOTE: DORIAN LORD HAS BEEN IN MY DREAMS 34 TIMES, NOT
COUNTING THIS ONE - SO NOW IT 35.
i ONLY HAD ONE DREAM WITH THE GOLDEN GIRLS, BUT IT WAS AN IMORTANT
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the three women from the "Golden Girls"
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Rue McClanahan (Blanch
Betty White (Rose Nylund)
Beatrice Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak)
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STRUGGLING WITH 11:11 - PART I
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With 11:11 and I was getting tired - it was now about 4:30 a.m.,
having woken at 3 a.m. from the first dream. I decided to go
back to bed and get more sleep.
Before I fell asleep, I had a vision - "The 4th lock
represents Chaos 1996"
DREAM - The same woman from the previous dream was again
at my door. This time she brought three crones with her - (I was
calling her a witch in my mind). The woman were actually
pictured as the three women from the "Golden Girls" Rue
McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux), Betty White (Rose Nylund),
Beatrice Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak). The three women stood on the
porch throughout this scene and didn't' try to come into the
house. I could see them out the window that overlooked the
porch. They were all wearing glitzy, glimmery gowns and capes,
or gold, red and some other color I can't remember.
Please note the three crones at the bottom of the
Yggdrasil tree pictured above.
I saw them at the door and I told her I wasn't going to
let her in. She told me I couldn't stop her, but I had already
opened the door to speak to her, Barbara Garrick (Allison
Perkins) from 'One Life to Live" TV show was the crazy woman at
the door. (Interestingly, she also played in "Far From Heaven"
I slammed the door, but she had her arm caught in the
door. Even so, she managed to follow her arm through the crack
in the door, like a snake, but now she was facing the door and
was headless - her neck just a blackened stump.
Now that she was facing the door, I opened it up quickly
and booted her out onto the porch with my foot.
But now, on the other side of the door, on the porch, was
standing Phil Carey (Asa Buchanan- the patriarch from One Life
Live TV show) He is likened onto a god-like figure. He was
huge and he brought with him a glimmery glitzy golden cape and a
The gold cape was so glimmery, it almost seemed like the
fabric was alive. He handed me the golden cape. I didn't know if
I should accept it or not.
But I couldn't let the dog in and I struggled to close and
lock four side by side doors between me and it. (There
were like golden knobs on the sides of the doors that slid into
an opening in the adjoining door)
These four doors were side by side like 11: 11 in wood. I
closed and locked them together starting from the left and got
the last lock in place just in time to prevent the dog from
Then, on the back side of the door (on my side) it began
to look like a computer screen and the web page shown was titled
"Life Beyond" and a male voice told me to call this dream, "Life
Beyond" and a beautiful choir began to sing melodious music as a
series of links to other web pages were shown below the music,
which I could see on the screen.
The dog in the dream might represent the
A Viking carving was found on the Isle of Man. It depicts
the god, Odin, being devoured by the Fenris Wolf on the Day of
Ragnarok, the Doomsday of the Gods at the end of time. Viking
eddas were found in Iceland that told the story of the Day of
Ragnarok, the Doomsday of the Gods. At that time, 800 Divine
Warriors will come out of each of the 540 Doors of Valhalla (800
x 540 = 432,000).
This wolf was born in the realm of the gods. He was
friendly, but as he grew to a very large size, the Gods began to
fear him. So they took him to an island and chained him there.
Over the eons the wolf grew larger and angrier and
angrier. On the day of Ragnarok, the doomsday of the Gods, the
Fenris breaks his chains. There follows a battle of mutual
Odin is said to be the God that inspires war. He is often
depicted as being accompanied by ravens
The headless woman is probably this goddess: KALI
Kali, the harlot of Revelation 17, that is, the energy of
our time cycle. That energy is indicated by the "rowdy, drunken
party." The kings of the earth become drunk on the wine of the
harlot, which evokes the emotion of fury or wrath. Kali is said
to evoke the emotion "tamasisk," which means fury. At the end of
the three-stage cycle, Kali, the harlot, is deposed.
OF THE KALI YUGA
ANGER - FURY
The "old man" could perhaps be the Father God, but, more
likely, the Demiurge god. Dreams and coincidences indicate that
the Demiurge god is symbolised by the Swastika, and represents
the consciousness gestalt of mankind. The Demiurge god is a
deity subordinate to the Supreme Deity, as creator of the
physical world. He is often symbolised by craftsmen. He can do
"good or evil." My experiences indicated that the
counterclockwise Swastika symbolizes negative, yet learning,
experiences, and that the clockwise Swastika symbolizes positive
experiences. The Swastika can be formed by the "L" - like shape,
meaning "builder," or by curved horns. The Swastika is also a
symbol of Kali, and her consort, Shiva.
Helena P Blavatsky states: "In this age, Vishnu had to
incarnate himself in Christna, in order to save humanity from
the goddess Kali, consort of Siva, the all-annihilating - the
goddess of death, destruction, and human misery. Kali is the
best emblem to represent the 'fall of man'; the falling of
spirit into the degradation of matter, with all its terrific
results. We have to rid ourselves of Kali before we can ever
reach 'Moksha,' or Nirvana, the abode of blessed Peace and
POLLEN PATH - PART 6
THE DARK MOTHER
Deep within the world’s mythologies, one
image - a primary ‘character’ – exists, that ‘echoes’ the new
theories about the Universe. The concept of the Dark Mother
embodies the deepest of mysteries, ‘via negativa’ and ‘via
transformativa’, and equally importantly, There are four ‘vias’
(creativa, postiva, negativa and transformativa) to flow from
one into the other, in an endless cycle of creation.
The concept of the Dark Mother, in Her true
form, is not known to the common person, because millennia of
patriarchy have demonized or distorted Her image. The ‘God’ of
patriarchy is predominately one of ‘light’, and echoes our own
struggles to ‘en-light-en’ our world (know-ledge) and in so
doing, gain control over our environment. In order for ‘light’
to win over the all-embracing and pervading Darkness (the
essential ‘mystery’ of the world), the concept of the Dark
Mother had to be dis-empowered.
She was demonized by the patriarchal
hierarchy – becoming the shadowed scapegoat for the dominance of
the male to rule over the light. The most effective form of this
process, was to demonize all the male gods who were loyal to the
Dark Mother (which when mixed, became the imagery portrayed of
the Devil). The patriarchy’s insisted that only ‘male gods’ had
any real power and the dis-empowerment of the Goddess Herself
She was dis-empowered directly –
progressively reduced to a mere ‘vessel’ of the God’s sperm, or
seminal power. She was demoted from being the mysterious power
within matter, to matter itself – considered the lifeless
‘stuff’ that true power that the ‘male’ acts upon. The mystery
of the Dark Mother could not be entirely removed however, by the
patriarchy. She was given disguises such as in the
Judeo-Christian tradition, as the Black Madonna, which was a
veiled Sophia, or Holy Grail, that effectively hid Her true
power, while admitting that Darkness and Mystery still had a
place in ‘God’s creation’.
The Dark Sterile Mother on the Tree of Life
is Binah (the 3rd sphere and the first femine Sephirah)
THE TREE OF LIFE
Also known as The World Tree, the primal
Mother Tree was regarded as all-nourishing, all-giving, involved
in the creation of the universe and the origin of the first man
In India tales come to light identifying the
five faces given to the eternal feminine as man sought to unlock
the mysteries of life: the female half of existence is at first
identified with Nature, gradually deified and eventually
objectified. She comes to be seen as the primal mother,
fountainhead of life and nurturance. The all-giving mother then
transforms into the dancing nymph, a seductress offering worldly
pleasures that bind man in the cycle of life. As this nymph is
domesticated, the dominant image of woman becomes the chaste
wife with miraculous powers. Finally the submissive consort
redefines herself as the wild and terrifying goddess who does
battle, drinks blood, and demands appeasement.
Exploring mysteries of gender and biology,
and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions
practiced in India today, the author shows how the image of the
Mother Goddess can be both worshipped and feared when she
carries the face of mortal woman.
The Primal Mother is usually identified
amongst the earliest of the cosmological Godde - as the primal
chaos itself, and/or its first distinctive feature,
‘birthing-ness’: in myths, which came in later times, when the
shift in focus begins to perceive ‘power’ as not in matter but
acting upon it, She is the substance that is carved up to create
the Universe. The initiating Godde then fades gradually into the
background as those of manifest order becomes more predominant,
and the Primal Mother survives as the Dark Mother – the on-going
source of the cycles of life/death and creativity.
The spelling “Godde” is used when referring
to the Creator, the Sustainer, the Redeemer, the Sanctifier, the
Counselor, the Advocate, the Deity, the Supreme Being, Ultimate
Reality, the Cosmic Stream. The word is pronounced “God.”
According to Genesis 1:27, 'Godde' created both men and women in
Godde’s image, which was 'plural'. Though virtually all
mainstream religions refer to Godde as “Father” “Son,” “King,”
and “Lord,” Godde is ALSO “Mother,” “Daughter,” “Queen,” and
The greatest aspect of the Dark Mother is the
power to transform things. She is the ‘ground of being’ that
allows life to pass through the stages of the Maiden, Mother,
and Crone ‘faces’ – in a sense, She is the 4th face of the
Goddess, but the one that underlies all the others. She is known
as the Midwife – She who is the ‘unseen’ hands, guiding all
births and deaths, and therefore, all transformations from one
to the other in the cycles of life. She is, therefore, also all
‘doorways’ (between Upperworld/Underworld, Bright/Dark knowing,
etc.) and is often represented by womb-like objects, such as
cauldrons, oceans/wells/springs, and variants of the Holy Grail:
as the underlying source to all of life’s tapestries, She is
also symbolized by webs, weaving, and particularly the impetus
of the tying-Maiden and cutting/Crone aspects of all life’s
Partially excerpted from:
Some of the Dark Mothers mentioned in
mythology are Hecate (goddess with 3 forms), (of the Underworld,
(Hell), the Goddess of the Dark of the Moon), Diana (Roman)(The
Huntress), Cynthia (alternate name based on the birthplace on
Mt. Delos), Artemis (Greek)(on earth), Selene (in the sky), Kali
(of India), The Harlot of the book of Revelation, Mary
Magdalene, The Black Madonna. .
The Dark Mother is the most misunderstood of
the triple aspects of the Goddess. Her color is Black and she
absorbs everything, including light and life. The dark of the
Moon is Her time, the Abyss and darkness of space Her home. Her
number is nine, symbolizing wisdom and sacred magick. Nine is
also the number of completion and the completion of beginnings
is the Crone's place in the cycle of birth-life-death.
There are 7 major planetary cycles and/or
conjunctions that will energize the 11th sign of the
zodiac--Aquarius--from now until 2087. Uranus in Aquarius --
1996-2003 and 2079-2087.
Neptune in Aquarius -- 1998-2012. Chiron in Aquarius --
2006-2011 and 2056-2061. Jupiter conjunct Neptune -- 2009.
Jupiter conjunct Saturn -- 2020 and 2080. Pluto in Aquarius --
2024-2044. Jupiter conjunct Pluto -- 2033.
An age lasting 2,160 years doesn’t start on
one day, in one year or even one decade! The Tibetan Master
D.K.--discussing this concept through his channel Alice A.
Bailey in Esoteric Astrology suggested that the "shift time"
between ages might be estimated at 500 years accounting for the
moving in and out of vast, cosmic vibrations and energies.
THE COMING OF
The world situation is dire. Nuclear bombs
can destroy our civilization in a flash. The so-called Middle
East Crisis -- which could lead to an Armageddon in the ancient
"Holy Land" -- has been going on since the turbulent founding of
Israel in May 1948. Even Uranus -- the revolutionary, ruling
planet of Aquarius -- is creating havoc in America as it
crisscrosses our natal Moon-Pallas conjunction throughout 2002.
This same Uranus in late Aquarius by transit is short-circuiting
potential peace overtures between the Israelis and the
Palestinians while it directly opposes Israel's natal Mars
(traditional planet of war) at 28+ Leo. This is going on at
white-hot levels during 2002 and will still be happening in the
Fall of 2003. The global financial picture is completely out of
whack and also completely unfair to billions of human beings. We
may also be destroying the Earth with fossil fuels and creating
a runaway "Greenhouse effect" that will be felt intensely in the
decades to come.
Then we had the 9/11 tragedy followed by the
War in Afghanistan, the War against Terrorism, followed by the
War in Iraq, which will be followed by attacks on other
countries who harbor terrorists. We may even need to have a war
in North Korea, the way things are going. We are definitely on
the verge of WWIII and Armegeddon.
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|3-14-05 - DREAM - I was in high school
with Antonio Vega (from One Life to
Live TV show and his companion who was an attorney. It
was the last afternoon before graduation. and the last 1/2
day of school. We were sitting there watching two women's
group advisors walk through a large room where all the girls
met in their various groups. It was their job to tell the
groups of girls how to behave and what to do.
Then we talked about
going to school the next morning which was not a
required day in school, but it was the last day during which
the seniors walked around with their school annuals and got
autographs from their fellow students and said their
The last day was actually a 1/2 day from 8 a.m. to
We decided to look at the clock and see what time it
was. The clock read twenty-five minutes past 11 (on an
We couldn't believe that was the correct time and we
went into a panic and jumped up to go find a different clock
and see what the real time was.
We still had to take showers and get dressed for the
last day of school and we weren't ready.
We went to the building where the showers were. It
looked like a big old white barn. It was very roughly built
of white vertical boards.
Someone in charge of the showers didn't want us to use
the building and we were being barred from it. We were
standing outside the building waiting to be let in. We
didn't want to miss the last day of school.
. This is the position that Antonio
Vega, his companion and I
were sitting in the room.
The clock time in the dream is the same angle at the
I was told in a previous dream that I
originally came from Altair.
Top-north, bottom-south, left-east, right west
Image: adapted from
Sky and Telescope
Cygnus, the Swan (the Northern Cross)
Scientists announced that the two giant clumps of dust in
the ring surrounding the star Vega may be planets. Vega is
located 25 light years away in the constellation Lyra and is
the brightest star in the summer sky. The planets are
apparently trapped in this dust ring.
of Vega in 1983 with the Infrared Astronomy Satellite
provided the first evidence for large dust particles around
another star, probably debris related to the formation of
planets. This discovery likely inspired Carl Sagan to place
the alien listening post at Vega in his novel "Contact." In
Solar System, dust particles created by asteroid
collisions spiral in toward the Sun. The gravity of the
planets affect the distribution of these dust particles.
VEGA (Alpha Lyrae). One of the most famed stars of the
sky, Vega is the luminary of the dim but exquisite
Lyra, the Lyre, which represents the harp of the great
mythical musician Orpheus. Its name derives from an Arabic
phrase that means "the swooping eagle." Vega is one of three
brilliant stars that divide the northern heavens into
thirds, the others
Capella, and with
Deneb forms the great
Summer Triangle, lying at its northwestern apex. At
magnitude zero, it is the sky's fifth brightest star,
falling just behind Arcturus and just ahead of Capella. It
is also one of the closer stars to the Earth, lying just 25
light years away. Though its proximity helps make it bright
in our skies, it is also inherently luminous, 54 times
brighter than our
Vega is a classic white main sequence star, like the Sun
quietly running off the nuclear fusion of hydrogen deep in
its core, with a surface temperature of 9600 degrees Kelvin.
Its color and apparent brightness made it the basic standard
against which the apparent magnitudes of all other stars are
ultimately compared. Because it is 2.5 times as massive as
the Sun, it uses its internal fuel much faster and will burn
out in less than a billion years, less than 10 percent of
the solar lifetime. Vega was one of the first stars to be
discovered with a large luminous infrared-radiating halo
that suggests a circumstellar cloud of warm dust. Since Vega
seems to be rotating with its pole directed toward the
Earth, the dust cloud probably represents a face-on disk
that may not be unlike the disk surrounding the Sun and that
contains the planets. Several other stars similar to Vega (Fomalhaut,
Merak, for example) possess similar disks, and
astronomers speculate that they may indicate the existence
of planetary systems, though no planets have ever been
detected. Even if they exist, it seems unlikely that life
would have developed to any degree because of the short
lifetimes of these hot stars.
THE MYTHOLOGY OF VEGA - AND
In the constellation of Lyra
is Vega, which is the fifth brightest star in the sky. It is
associated with the asterism known as the summer triangle.
Vega (also known as Wega) draws
its name from the Arabic word waki,
translating in to English as eagle. This association
with an eagle (or other birds of prey) remains in many
mythological interpretations. The star is also known to be
associated with the harp, or known as “the harp star”. It
was given this name by first century Roman scientist Pliny
Pliny’s name of the Lyre
refers to the constellation as the harp or lyre as
created by Hermes the Roman Messenger God. In the mythology,
Hermes, son of Zeus the almighty, found an empty turtle
shell, and found that it had wonderful acoustic sounds as he
beat on it with a stick. He than affixed a number of strings
taut across the opening of the shell, in a such a way that
is was similar to stringed instruments we still use today.
After Hermes created the
lyre, his brother Apollo, the Sun God came upon it. (Apollo
is the God of music and a noted athlete.) There is more than
one story to how Apollo got the lyre from Hermes. It could
have been a trade, in which Hermes exchanged the harp for a
golden scepter from Apollo, which he then used give wealth
and prosperity to mortal men. A second version of the story
tells that the harp is a gift from Hermes to Apollo, to
quell Apollo’s anger with Hermes for attempting to take his
cattle. (This crime Odysseus’ hungry crewmen paid with their
The harp became a family
heirloom and changed hands again when Apollo gave the harp
to his son Orpheus. Orpheus, being a prodigy, mastered the
instrument such that rocks, streams, and trees were
enchanted by his music. He charmed the angriest of men and
the wildest of beasts as well.
Orpheus' abilities served
him well in winning the heart of Eurydice, the woman he
romanced and wed. Some time after
Euridice married Orpheus, she went walking in the
fields with her sisters. A shepherd approached her, who was
enchanted by her beauty. Eurydice tried to escape, but was
but received a lethal bite of a poisonous snake.
Taking his harp with him,
Orpheus went into the underworld hoping to retrieve his
bride from death. While singing a loving ballad about his
wife , he convinced Pluto to release Eurydice from the
underworld, Pluto agreed that he would release her, only
under the condition that Orpheus could not set eyes upon her
until they reached the upper world. Orpheus had a hard time
obeying that condition and took a look backward to see his
beloved wife, breaking the rule set by Pluto, so Euridice
had to return to the underworld.
After losing Eurydice a
second time to the underworld, Orpheus stayed alone from
women for the rest of his life. A group of young women who
were trying to get Orpheus' attention decided that his lack
of interest in them was not normal, struck him down with
javelins and knives. They then dismembered his corpse
because they were so enraged. Orpheus' head and lyre were
tossed into a river that was nearby, and his arms and legs
were buried in another location.
The story of the nine muses
is that they carried the harp to the heavens, placing it
among the stars. Zeus is also said to have sent a vulture
forth to retrieve the harp from the river. The latter story
seems to unite both the harp and the eagle associations with
In an Asian story, the Star
Vega is told as a "weaving girl", in a romantic relationship
with a neighboring "herd boy", represented by Altair of the
constellation Aquila. The two
'beings' in heaven neglected their duties and were then
divided by the Celestial River, the Milky Way Galaxy.
|DENEB (Alpha Cygni). One of the truly
great stars of our Galaxy, Deneb serves a three-fold role
among the constellations. Its very name tells the first.
"Deneb" is from an Arabic word meaning "tail," as this first
magnitude (1.25) star, the 19th brightest as it appears in
our sky, represents the tail of
Cygnus the Swan, a classical figure seen flying
perpetually to the south along the route of the Milky Way.
As the constellation's luminary, the star is also Alpha
Cygni. The reversal of Cygnus makes the asterism of the
Northern Cross, with Deneb now at the top, the cross seen
rising on its side in early northern summer, standing
upright in the west in early northern winter evenings. Deneb
also makes the western apex of the famed
Summer Triangle, which also incorporates
Altair. All three of these white class A stars (Deneb an
A2 supergiant) have similar surface temperatures, Vega, at
9600 Kelvin, the warmest, Deneb radiating at 8400 Kelvin.
Though Vega and Altair are really quite luminous, they are
first magnitude primarily because they are close to us,
averaging only 25 light years away. Deneb, on the other
hand, may be as far as 2600 light years. Based on that
distance, its awesome luminosity of 160,000
makes it about the intrinsically brightest star of its kind
(that is, in its temperature or spectral class) in the
entire Galaxy. If placed at the distance of Vega, Deneb
would shine as bright as a well- developed crescent Moon.
Deneb is a true supergiant, its diameter, calculated from
its temperature and luminosity, is 200 times that of the
Sun. Direct measurement of its tiny angular diameter (a mere
0.002 seconds of arc) gives a very similar value of 180
solar. If it were placed at the center of our Solar System,
Deneb would extend to the orbit of the Earth. While far from
the largest star in the Galaxy, Deneb is one of the biggest
of its kind. It is evolving and has stopped fusing hydrogen
in its core. Just what it is doing, however, we do not know.
Having begun its life as a star of some 25 solar masses, its
fate is almost certainly to explode sometime within the next
couple of million years. The star is constant in its light,
but its spectrum, its light as seen when stretched into a
rainbow, is slightly variable. Blowing from its surface is a
wind that causes the star to lose mass at a rate of 0.8
millionths of a solar mass per year, a hundred thousand
times the flow rate from the Sun. Deneb is among the most
magnificent stars you can see with the unaided eye.
CYGNUS AND DENEB MYTHOLOGY
Hyginus tells that Zeus was fallen in love with the
goddess Nemesis, but that she didn't want to have anything
to do with him. To overcome her resistances, Zeus changed
into a swan and asked Aphrodite to change into an eagle and
to pretend to chase him. Nemesis, pitied by the escaping
swan, gave him protection by taking him on her lap: too late
she understood that in those borrowed plumes there was the
king of gods.
Of this myth there is a different version, told by
Heratostenes. He says that Nemesis, to escape Zeus' loving
proffers, changed into many animals: but Zeus stubbornly
pursued her, by changing each time into an animal which was
greater and faster than hers. When Nemesis changed into a
goose, Zeus assumed the features of a swan, finally
succeeding in reaching her.
|ALTAIR (Alpha Aquilae). First magnitude
(0.77) Altair, the 12th brightest star in the sky and the
Alpha star of
Aquila the Eagle, is also the southern anchor of the
Summer Triangle, which it makes with
Deneb. The Arabic name "Altair," reflective of the
constellation itself, comes from a phrase meaning "the
flying eagle." Though the constellation does not look much
like its name, Altair itself is flanked by a pair of stars
(the Beta and Gamma stars
Tarazed) that really do remind the sky- gazer of a bird
with outstretched wings. The trio of stars has in fact been
taken for an airplane with wing lights slowly flying across
the sky. Though three of the stars of the Summer Triangle
are all white in color and hotter than the Sun, all are also
individuals. A class A (A7) hydrogen-fusing dwarf with a
temperature of 7550 degrees Kelvin, Altair is the coolest of
the three (with Vega and Deneb nearly equal at 9500 Kelvin).
Altair is also the least luminous. From its distance of 16.8
light years, we find it to be 10.6 times brighter than the
as opposed to 50 times for Vega and an astounding 200,000 or
so for much more distant Deneb. Like the Sun and Vega,
Altair is "on the main sequence" of stars, fusing hydrogen
into helium in its core. Yet the star is not without its own
striking characteristics. It is moving across the sky
against the background of distant stars more quickly than
most, and will displace itself by as much as a degree in
only 5000 years. It is also a very rapid rotator. Its
equatorial spin speed, while certainly not a record, is
still an astonishing 210 kilometers per second (and may be
greater, since the axial tilt is not known), as compared
with the Sun's 2 kilometers per second. With a radius 1.8
times that of the Sun, the star has a rotation period of at
most only 10 hours, as opposed to nearly a month for our
ponderously spinning Sun. Altair's high speed has even
caused it to become distorted. Observation with a
sophisticated interferometer, from which the angular size of
the star is measured, reveals a 14% oblateness. Even with
its high rotational velocity, however, Altair is far from
its rotational breakup speed of 450 kilometers per second.
Altair has called "The King of Birds", "The
Rising One", "The
Star of Mighty Virtue", the "Armor-bearing
Bird of Jove" (Jove is the Roman
Jupiter or Greek Zeus), in this god's conflict with the
giants. The English called it "The Flying Grype".
Notable stars in Aquila: Epoch 2000
|19 Cp. 48
|00 Aq. 56
|01 Aq. 46
|02 Aq. 25
In classical myth the eagle was the bird of Zeus who
returned his master's thunderbolts and carried to him the
souls of heroes. In The Royal Art of Astrology,
Robert Eisler explains how, at the funerals of' Roman
emperors, an eagle was lightly fastened to the top of the
pyre so that as soon as the fire had singed its fetters, it
would break free of its bonds and fly away - apparently
bearing aloft the soul of the departed. The location of
Aquila by the side of Aquarius, and its flight across the
Milky Way towards the east was thus said by some classical
authors to represent the ascension of Ganymede (identified
with Aquarius) to Zeus. Modern scholars prefer the theory
that this constellation's name was assigned when it was near
the summer solstice - the bird of greatest elevation being
chosen to assume the symbolism of the summit of the Sun.
The imagery of the eagle has always been identified with the
qualities of strength, courage, nobility and dignity, which
accords with Ptolemy's belief that its stars are of the
nature of Mars and Jupiter. Manilius illustrates the Martian
trait in his description of those born under its influence:
He that is born in the hour of its rising will grow
up bent on spoil and plunder, won even with bloodshed …
Yet, should perchance his aggressiveness be enlisted in
a noble cause, depravity will turn to virtue, and he
will succeed in bringing wars to a conclusion and
enriching his country with glorious triumphs.
The main star, Altair, is named from the Arabic Al
Tair meaning 'The Eagle'.Lilly, adhering to Manilius,
says that this 1st magnitude yellow star represents "a
bold, confident, valiant person, never yielding, guilty of
bloodshed, of distempered manner,. &c ". But he also
adds that when the Moon is directed to it there is fortune
in great measure and a time of marriage and childbirth.
The other notable stars include Dheneb, a 3rd magnitude star
which shines with a green glint and whose name comes from
Al Dhanab 'The Tail'; Tarazed a pale orange 3rd
magnitude star in the back of the eagle; and Alshain a 4th
magnitude star otherwise known as 'the Eagle's neck'. The
attributes of these stars are similar to Altair but, being
of less brilliance, their influence is not so strong.
The Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety
of dialects Arabic words al-nasr al-tair, which mean
the flying eagle.
Altair, along with β and γ Aquilae, form the well-known line
of stars sometimes referred to as the shaft of Aquila.
In Chinese Mythology there is a love story of Qi Qiao Jie In
which Niu Lang Altair and his two children (Aquila -β and
-γ) are separated forever from their mother Zhi Nu (Vega)
who is on the far side of the river, the Milky Way.
ALSO known as CHIH-NU, CHIH-HII
ZHI-NU: Goddess of Weaving, Spinning and
The daughter of the
JADE-EMPEROR, she spends all her time
spinning beautiful silk robes and lacey garments for the
Heavenly Host. She also makes the finest gossamer clouds
and her tapestry of the constellations is a work of art.
Her father was so pleased with
ZHI-NU's diligent work that he married her to
the Heavenly Official In Charge Of Cowsheds. (That may
not sound like much of a reward, but then you haven't
The two of them fell headlong in love and pretty soon
she was getting behind in her spinning duties. So they
were whisked off into the sky and separated by the Milky
Way. You can still see them there; she is Vega in the
constellation Lyra and he is Altair in the constellation
Now they are only allowed to meet once a year, when a
flock of magpies swarm into the sky and create a bridge
for them to cross. For the rest of the year they live
apart and she is the Heavenly Spinster in more ways than
one. This is what comes of a marriage made in Heaven.
Now some versions of this tale assert that
ZHI-NU actually came down to Earth and had
her clothes stolen while she bathed in a river. The
NIU-LANG, a humble cowherd who was amazed at
her beauty and fell instantly in love.
Without her clothes she could not return to Heaven - at
least, not without some very awkward questions being
asked. So she decided to marry him instead as he was
sweet and gentle, and not bad looking for a mortal. Of
course Heaven found out eventually, and whisked them off
to the stars as before.
It doesn't really matter which version is true. The end
of this story is far more important than the beginning,
as all Chinese lovers will testify. The seventh day of
the seventh lunar month is when
NIU-LANG cross the magpie bridge. Their stars
burn brightly in the Heavens, lovers hold hands and gaze
into the night sky, and Chinese Valentine's Day
|Note to the Reader: When I first had the
dream, I went onto the internet to look up the number 11:25.
It was a 'time' on a clock in the dream, but numbers in my
dreams are usually referring to the Bible so I typed in
'Bible 11:25'. The first link on
www.google.com was the
verse John 11:25 which is Jesus talking about his own
resurrection to Martha at Bethany..
A few minutes later, Joe took a break from his
computer and picked up the book Apokalypso by Thomas Jude
Germinario. He had the page marked where he had left off and
the exact point where he had stopped reading previously was
also verse John 11:25 on page 332.
Then when I researched the star Vega, and saw the map
of Vega, Denab, and Altair, I saw that the Star Denab, in
the Northern Cross Constellation, which is part of Lyra
Constellation including the other two stars called the
"Summer Triangle" the Northern Cross is exactly placed as a
clock hands would look at 11:25. Also, the placement of
Vega, Denab, and Altair was exactly how the three of us in
the dream were seated in the dream in relation to each
Coincidences like that are way too big to ignore. Most
people will either just laugh and move on, but to us it is a
clue to look further into the meaning. This page and the
page about the three Marys which is linked below is the
There are many lessons to learn in life - and these
coincidences lead to them if we but look.
The Three Mary's:
From: Apokalypso: Prophecies of the End of Time by
Thomas Jude Germinario:
Page: 331: St. Martha, who is, traceable back to the
tiny hamlet of Les Stes. Maries-d-la-Mer. Local Tradition
holds that St. Martha landed on this remote Provencal shore
in the year 45 AD, accompanied by the "three Mary's". The
'three Marys" were Martha's sister Mary Magdalene, Mary
Jacobe, mother of James the younger, and Mary Salome, mother
of John the Evangelist and James the elder. As the folklore
has it, Martha and the three Saints Mary were forced to flee
the Holy Land in a small boat, sans sail, oar, rudder, or
food - but with the Lord's protection, thanks to which they
made port near Marseilles. Most versions of the story add
Martha's brother Lazarus, who Christ had raised from the
dead, and Joseph of Arimathea, in whose tomb Jesus' body was
laid - along with a twelve-year-old mystery girl named Sara
- to the boatload of holy exiles who disembarked at Les
All three women were beloved companions of Christ who
had followed and served him since the beginning of his
ministry in Galilee. At the hour of Jesus' Passion, when
virtually all of his male disciples were hiding in fear for
their own lives, the three Marys courageously stood by him
at Golgotha as recorded in the gospel of St. Mark. And
Mark's gospel also bears witness to the singular honor
conferred upon the three Mary's as the first to whom his
Resurrection was made known.
It was the faith of the dead man's sisters. Martha and
Mary Magdalene, which brought this definitive miracle to
Jesus said unto her, "I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth in
this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord." John 11:25-27
Page 333: Our Savior ascends into Eternal Reality from
our of the Cup of the Female principle, upon which has
descended from the Holy Spirit. He is truly, as St. Gregory
envisioned him, "a man encompassed by a woman". This is the
sublime purport of the Grail that heresy strives
relentlessly to pervert and obscure. Hence, the sisters of
Lazarus stand for the archetypal Sister-Bride, in whom is
preserved the collective Life of humanity. Their brother,
the lapsed Male principle, lies "four days dead." -
corresponding to Mani's four "Great Months". In the
affirmation of the Sister-Bride - in the 'Yea, Lord" spoken
by Martha in Bethany - is realized the Redemption of fallen
Man. In the opening of the feminine gate through which the
Infinite form of the new Adam may emerge upon the plane of
But there are those, unwittingly inspired by the
Shadow of the dead Adam, who would prefer their Messiah to
appear as a temporal king. And appear he will. His coming is
foreshadowed in the very next passage of Mark's gospel
following the excised tale of Lazarus. There we read of the
"sons of Zebedee" - that is, the sons of Mary Salome' -
demanding that Christ promise to appoint them his chief
ministers, when he assumes the throne of Israel. Jesus'
stinging rebuke to Mary's sons should ring in the ears of
the "Christian' hypocrites of our times who seek to wrap
themselves in his garments as they pursue political power.
When the other ten heard
this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so
Jesus called them to him and said to them,
"You know that among the
gentiles those they call their rulers lord it over them,
and their great men make their authority felt. Among you
this is not to happen. No, anyone who wants to become
great among you must be your servant, and anyone who
wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For
the Son of Man himself came not to be served but to
serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark
|Joe Mason writes on the feminine aspect
We love synchronicity and coincidence. Dream
interpretation books may be helpful to some, and we look at
various opinions. Dreamers can find the symbol meanings by
checking a number of ideas, and thinking it over carefully.
Our own interpretations are often different from standard
ones, and we give opinions as an additional source to
consider. We hope others will contribute to the
It is fun to follow the path of dreams and attempt to
put a few puzzle-pieces together. The idea of categories of
dreams (garbage, prophetic, diagnostic, universal, etc.) has
been around for a while. The Greeks spoke of dreams that
come through either the Gate of Ivory or the Gate of Horn,
depending on if they are true or false. I read of another
grouping about two days ago - basically three divisions for
daily life things, thought/concepts type things, and the big
spiritual type of dream.
The "masculine-feminine.PRINCIPLE, the brain
hemispheres, DNA, etc., are entirely supported by people's
dreams. Prophecies can be exaggerated, especially the gloom
and doom prophecies. There is flooding, earthquakes, fires,
but they are minor in scope compared to the dreams and seem
to be mainly symbolic. The trend is that some of the
disasters do happen, but they are much more minor than
expected. But, the symbolism, is quite big and important.
It's all about the changes happening. It is an "inner"
thing, which will be manifested more slowly in time. Some of
the events are on another plane and do not necessarily
manifest in the physical realm.
I realized that one's wife, in a dream,
can refer to the feminine aspect of the self, the dreaming,
intuitive, right-brained aspect. Various dreams and myths
have a theme where the male and female are separated in some
way. For example, in the East Indian story of
Rama, the hero must battle the evil demon and the Titans
who are holding his wife, Sita, captive. After a long
struggle, Rama and his warriors, with the help of the Monkey
King, defeat the opponents, and he is re-united with Sita.
The feminine aspect can change in various
ways, just as the East Indian Goddesses have various
"aspects." I feel this may be why Nancy, in the dream, went
upstairs, only to be downstairs - outside, after I descended
the stairway. This seems to be showing two aspects of Nancy,
and/or my own feminine aspect.
A dream of a woman in red,
who corresponds to the harlot of Revelation 17. She is one
of many aspects of the Mother Goddess, Sakti. With each
cycle change, there is apparently a change in the feminine
aspect. Dreams seem to give hints about the change from the
Kali/harlot stage of spiritual evolution to the age of the
I had a dream in June
I saw a
"Y"-shape that was also a woman's body where the legs meet.
Three energy lines moved from the center, two outward and
one downward. Then I saw it again but this time there were
just the two outward energy lines. As I saw this, a voice
said: "Some say there are three ways of unfolding the world.
We say two".
The Barbury Castle
triangular formation appeared the next month, although I did
not know about it until September 1991.
I found this quite
amazing, because the meaning of the Chinese Great
Y has a very similar meaning.
The downward-pointing, central triangle of the Sri Yantra is
related to the feminine aspect of Deity, and related
symbolically to the "yoni," which means vagina.
A booklet from the
Anthroposophic Press offered "The Spiritual Event of the
Twentieth Century," by Jesaiah Ben Aharon. It tells of "the
occult significance of the 12 years 1933-45 in the Light of
spiritual science. The ad states, "Since the beginning of
the Michael Age and the end of Kali Yuga, two central
spiritual influences stream increasingly into the
consciousness of man.
The first is the Michael
power, which guarantees the new human faculty of pure,
logical thinking and individual experiences of freedom, and
the second is the new supersensible perception that has
enabled man to perceive the appearance of the Christ in the
etheric realm since 1933."
Page 11 tells of "From
Jesus to Christ," by Rudolf Steiner. He says there is an
awakening to the new revelation in our time: "Christ as the
Lord of Karma."
Page 39 tells of "Sophia:
The Wisdom of God," by Sergis Bulgakov. He shows how "the
Divine Sophia, in whom all things are created, is present in
the Holy Trinity itself and how, as the 'creaturely Sophia'
she works together with Her divine counterpart in the work
of the Holy Spirit for the redemption of the world."
This fits my view of
things, and helps clarify things. The "Y"-shape in the
Barbury Castle pictogram is the Mother Deity and seems to be
Sophia, or other Mother Deity names. The Holy Spirit is the
southwest circle, which is an aspect of the feminine Deity
within us, and within each consciousness unit. The two are
represented as Mother and Daughter. Kali is an aspect of the
Mother Deity, the aspect operating in this karma/judgment
time cycle. It reminds me of "tough love," a method of
getting young, rebellious kids to conform to the rules of
relation to the above, see:
The Trinity Connection
Dreams About the Triple Goddesses
The Pleiades and the Seventh Ray on the
The Emergence of the Mother of All Crop
The Seth Entity and Consciousness Units
Humanity On The Pollen Path
The son in the Trinity is often represented by an
androgen, having male and female attributes. Mercury, and
his Greek counterpart, Hermes, have this. One representation
is a key and keyhole, which appeared on the west and east of
the 1992 Dharmic Wheel (or Charm Bracelet) crop formation.
There was a triad glyph as the eighth step, which was
similar to the Barbury pattern. At the center was a circle
inside a quartered circle, which Michael Green said is the
god, Bel, the Light behind the light. Bel was a name given
to Marduke, which means, "Lord." He was also a son in a
Prior to Barbury, I wrote a speculation that Adam and
Eve represent One person, with the dual aspects, based on
dreams. The primary dream was told to me by a co-worker. He
was on a starship in space, and a VERY important message was
about to come in. But, it could not come until he ejected
the garbage first, which he then did. A doctor appeared, and
led the crew into a bedroom. He began working on a yard-high
mound of a jelly-like substance at the foot of the empty
bed. Suddenly, the dreamer saw a human-sized hand puppet, a
male/female pair, with only one hand-hole. They fell back
into a vat of water, and he knew they HAD to change.
Shortly thereafter, I read "The Gnostic Gospels." One
of the early Christians had a vision that Adam/Eve are one
Some years later, I found H.P. Blavatsky's "Isis
Unveiled," vol. 2. She shows the relationships involved in
the concept of the Trinity, from various cultures, which she
traces back to ancient India. She calls Adam/Eve the "First
She shows some basic forms of it. The first is a
Father and Mother with a Son, who is androgen. Next, comes
the Triple Male Trinity. They have female "Consorts," that
are usually composited into one feminine Deity. Together,
they are "The Perfect Four." In the Babylonian system, it is
Anu, Bel, and Hoa (the moon). The feminine Deity is Mylitta
or Ishtar. According to Blavatsky, the feminine Deity in the
Christian Trinity is the Virgin Mary.
After reading this, I got a book called, "The Four
Gospels," a translation of four of the Gnostic Gospels found
at Nag Hamadi. One was "The Secret Book of John." He had a
vision about the Creation. A Father/Mother/Child spirit
appears and explains. The Father created the Feminine First
Power. She produced "the triple male."
Page 276 of Sacred
Symbols of Mu shows another triangle glyph, with the
letters A, U, and M, in the corners, which is more than
2,300 years old. The ancient Hindu book, Manava dharma
the beginning the Infinite only existed called Aditi.
Infinite dwelt A U M whose name must precede all prayers
James Churchward continues
. . .
"A U M
conveys identically the same meaning and conception as
the Mysterious Writing and Niven's Mexican tablet No.
2379. The difference between these and A U M is in the
form of the writing. The Mysterious Writing and the
Mexican tablet are in the old temple esoteric numeral
writing. The Hindu A U M is written in alphabetical
symbols which reads:
- Ahau Masculine - Father
U - Feminine - Mother - She
M - Mehen The engendered - The Son - Man"
The concepts conveyed in
The Tantric Way speak of the vibration "as sound."
This seems to be related to the chant, "Om," or "Aum."
By the time I found The
Tantric Way in early 1993, I had come to realize that
symbols of the male-female duality were quite major in
dreams and crop circle formations. The duality, in my
research, seemed to be related to the concept of the
Trinity, in terms of Father, Mother, and Son. The Son
aspect, it seemed, had a dual, male-female nature, as well.
The six-petal daisy came to me through
dreams, as it is made up from interlocking circles in a
ring. It has appeared many times in various forms as a crop
formation. In my case, it also represented a closed
aperture, like that on a camera. The north sun symbol in the
Barbury Castle formation was similar. My dream-coincidences
indicated that it would open, letting in the Seventh Ray on
the Seventh Day of Creation (we are not Man yet). It is the
Lost Pleiad of the Pleiades, and the Angel that rises from
the Dawning Sun in Revelation 7,
to mark the foreheads. (those who have stayed awake).
The Hopi depict a 12-petal sun flower
in their Creation myth of Spider Grandmother. She teaches us
how "to weave" after the fourth step (Heart chakra), and
emergence into the Sunlight. Tantra, in Sanskrit means, "to
weave." The Lotus of the Heart has 12 petals, and I believe
it is related to the New Jerusalem.
That same year, a six-petal pattern
appeared with smaller circles around the major one, which
produced a Star Of David in the center. A strong clue, as I
see it, of the apature opening, and the leap to the Heart
Chakra by humanity en mass.
You can find information about the
six-petal symbol at:
Dave is transformed into a baby (re:
Rev. 12) in a bubble, heading
back to earth. A new cycle of evolution is about to begin.
When I saw the sequel, "2010," I was a
bit disappointed, until I woke up to the symbolism of the
two Suns at the end. The Sun and the Day Break Star,
Venus, correspond to Adam and Eve, in my dream
interpretations. We were created with a much larger
male/rational/left-brain aspect. We only have a rib-sized
portion of the female/intuitive/dreaming/right-brain aspect.
As we awake from our dreams in the morning, and things
"dawn" on us,
the two lights are up there in the sky (at times). As the
sun rises, the Morning star fades into invisibility
overpowered by the sun, that is, our feminine side has even
less function in daytime.
The symbolic meaning of two Suns
becomes clear. Our Venus aspect will grow to match the Sun
aspect. This is symbolized in a number of other ways in the
crop formations, and in dreams. In the Gnostic Gospel of
Thomas, Jesus said in saying 22, that one must make the male
and female into a single one, in order to enter the Father's
domain. The most clear crop pattern that had this symbolism
had the female sign of Venus joined together with the male
sign of Mars.
Deathwalking with Diana
The facts of Princess Diana's
life and death are well-known to us all, so I shall not
dwell overly much on them here. The thoughts that follow are
a tentative attempt to come to terms consciously with what
has undeniably been an archetypal event of tidal wave
proportions. It has splashed millions, if not billions of
folk emotionally and mythically - particularly those who are
open to being so touched through dwelling near the ocean -
the foremost symbol of the unconscious. Only those in
emotional deserts, or in psychological graves, or on
unreachable mountain-tops, it seems, have remained immune;
indeed, many have been surprised, even caught off-guard by
the depth of their personal response. The entire tragedy
has, I believe, given further impetus to what Jung
prophesied would be the incoming dominant of the emerging
Aquarian Age, Eros, the feminine principle of relatedness.
(Perhaps it's no coincidence, then, that the Aquarian Age,
in one astrological system of dating, begins 'officially' in
1997). At the same time this event has placed, ironically
through a death, another nail in the coffin of the waning
Piscean dominant of patriarchal hierarchy and its distantly
THE VINE OF THE
passages use the word vine as a metaphor for the chosen
people of God. "A vine thou didn't bring out of Egypt" (Ps.
80:91), "The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the House of
Israel and the mean of Judah are his cherished plant" (Isa.
5:71) Several passages refer to the vine as feminine. "Thy
wife is like a fruitful vine" (Ps. 128); "Your mother is
like a vine planted by the water, fruitful and branchy...
but she was torn up...and now she is planted in the
desert...she is now without a royal branch, a ruler's
scepter" (Ezek. 19:10-14) This transplanted royal vine is
understood by biblical scholarship to refer to the royal
Davidic line of Judah, the line of the princes.
The Bride in
Canticles carefully tends the vines. In Isaiah 5, the
rebellious vineyard brings forth wild grapes. Psalm 80is a
prayer for the restoration of the vineyard. "Take care of
this vine and protect what your right hand has planted." In
Mark's Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the vinedressers,
caretakers of the vineyard (Israel) who beat the servants of
their master when they came to inspect the condition of the
vines and then killed the master's son. No one who knew
Jesus of Nazareth and who "had ears to hear" was in any
doubt as to the identity of that 'faithful son". He was the
legitimate heir to the vineyard of Judah.
of the Davidic "vine" would have come as no surprise to the
Zealot fundamentalist friends of Jesus. They knew it had
been prophesied (Ezek. 17). It had happened before, when the
people of Israel were taken as slaves to Babylon. But it
could also happen again. in light of the danger to the vine
of Judah, the royal bloodline, it is likely that the friends
of Jesus took strong and perhaps desperate measures to
protect the family of Jesus. It would have been their top
End of quote
Kiara Windrider says: The Egyptian calendar pointed to
September 17, 2001 as a time for planetary initiation (See
Moira Timms, Beyond Prophecies and Predictions). The tragic
events of September 11 unfolding with the Twin Towers and
Pentagon attacks sent ripples of shock across the world,
setting off a great chain of consequences that continues to
build. Could these two events be related somehow?
The Pyramid end-date is also related to electromagnetic
changes within the Earth, and the balancing of long-range
karmic cycles, eventually shifting from karma to grace.
Could this time represent a possible choice point for human
In an astrological chart set up for 1:30 a.m. on
September 17, 2001 over Giza, an interesting Star of David
was formed, representing the descent of the Aquarian Age,
and the ascent of the wounded feminine. It signified a major
turning point in patriarchal consciousness.
On May 5, 2001, Dee Finney had an
incredible vision during meditation that is related to the
Note: The line was all red. I
have made it red and white to make
it easier to be seen.
|5-3-2001 - MEDITATION -
I suddenly had a vision of the world like a huge
blue ball and a red line came
shooting out of one spot in Egypt and going up and
spinning into a spiral...
not like a tornado sideways, but a large ball
spiraling of red string arcing up
and then spiraling down and around into itself. The
spiral was almost as
large as the earth itself. Then out of the
spiral, came shooting another red
line that went up and divided and came falling back
down towards earth.
I lay there thinking about what that might be
... like a volcano spouting red
lava ... a voice said, "It is nothing less than the
power of the pyramid taking
See automatic writing for today Topic is the Ark
of the Covenant
More on the Pyramid at Giza
THE LEGEND of SARA
A medieval legend insists that there was a "dark
child" on the boat, a child who is called "Sarah, the
Egyptian." Ii is speculated that she might be the daughter
of Magdalene for several reasons deeply rooted in the Hebrew
Scriptures. She might be symbolically "dark" for reasons
associated with the "hidden" bloodline of the princes of
Judah, whose appearance, described as "brighter than snow
and whiter than milk," is now "blacker than soot, they are
unrecognized on the streets" (Lamentations 4). "Sarah" means
"princess" in Hebrew.
A second prophetic Scripture dear to the hearts of the
people of Israel would likewise be fulfilled in her: "Out of
Egypt I called my child" (Hosea 11:1). Perhaps the child
Sarah was called "the Egyptian" by virtue of the fact that
she was actually born in Egypt. But in stating this, it is
realized that we are talking about people who "coined the
myth" rather than any physical reality of an actual "flesh
and blood" child of the union of Magdalene and Christ.
Written traces of the "Grail heresy" of the bloodline
of Jesus in Europe cannot be found until the Middle Ages,
but folk tales of the little lost princess are much older.
Is this "folk memory" the custodian of a suppressed and
hidden truth? Or was it only a "myth," a story too dangerous
to be told? Among others, Emma Jung, the wife of the famed
psychologist Carl Jung, and their friend Marie-Louise von
Franz, believe that the oral tradition of the "sangraal"
("blood royal" in Old French) circulated in Europe
throughout the Dark Ages.
The Gnostic "Gospel of Philip" mentions Mary Magdalene as
the "consort" of Jesus, one of the women who was his
constant companion, his "koinonos." This is significant
because Roman Catholic tradition declares that the Apostle
named Philip evangelized Gaul. Perhaps here again we are
looking at "myth" rather than hard empirical evidence. The
Apostle Philip probably never even set foot in Gaul, but
rather, it was this "Valentinian" treatise, the Gnostic
"Gospel of Philip," with its pointed references to the
intimate union of Christ and Magdalene, that was honored in
Gaul. The intimate relationship of Christ and Mary Magdalene
was so highly honored that a cult of Mary Magdalene grew up
across the Mediterranean from where the Gospel of Phillip
had originated--among the Gnostics in Alexandria. Was this
because the people of Gaul already knew the story of the
archetypal Bride and Bridegroom--the "Beloveds"--of the
The "Gnostic" Christianity that grew up in Egypt was far
more egalitarian and liberal than that of Saint Paul and his
"orthodox" friends. Could that be because Mary Magdalene
once resided there among them? Or was it merely her MYTH
that had lived there?
The evidence that Mary Magdalene and Jesus together provided
the model for the "hieros gamos" (Sacred Marriage)in
Christianity is found in the Gospels themselves. The numbers
coded by gematria in her name indicate that Mary Magdalene
was the "Goddess" among early Christians. They understood
the "numbers theology" of the Hellenistic world, numbers
coded in the New Testament that were based on the ancient
canon of sacred geometry derived by the Pythagoreans
The Greek epithet "h Magdalhnh" bears the number 153, a
profoundly important value used among mathematicians to
designate the Vesica Piscis--the ()-shape identified with
the "sacred Feminine' in the ancient world. This symbol, the
"vulva," has obvious attributes of feminine regeneration and
the "doorway" or "portal" of life--the "sacred cauldron of
creativity." It was a very ancient ancient, even archetypal
symbol for the Goddess. It was called the "holy of holies"
and the "inner sanctum." Almonds were sacred to Venus. The
symbol abounds in cave art of ancient peoples discovered in
shrines where the fertility of the earth and the female was
honored. It was no accident that the epithet of Mary
Magdalene bore the number that to the educated of the time
identified her as the "Goddess in the Gospels."
Magdalene and Sarah
|The Christian Version of Creation
Mother of God, Mother of All Christians
In the same way as the woman who bore you is
called your mother and not the mother of your body
only, Mary is the mother of the whole person of
Jesus Christ, who is God (cf. Colossians 2:9). The
Church proclaimed this truth in the Council of
Ephesus in 431 A.D.:
Therefore, because the holy virgin bore in the
flesh God who was united hypostatically with the
flesh, for that reason we call her mother of God,
not as though the nature of the Word had the
beginning of its existence from the flesh (for "the
Word was in the beginning and the Word was God and
the Word was with God", and he made the ages and is
coeternal with the Father and craftsman of all
things), but because, as we have said, he united to
himself hypostatically the human and underwent a
birth according to the flesh from her womb.
--Third letter of Cyril to Nestorius
Similarly, the body of believers, the Church,
are Christ's body (cf. 1 Corinthians 12:27-31;
Ephesians 4:1-6, 15-16; Colossians 1:18; etc.) and
since Mary is the mother of Christ, she is also the
mother of all us believers. And, as if these facts
would not be enough, Jesus himself gave us Mary as
our mother as he hung dying on the cross (cf. John
The Japanese Explanation of Creation
The Hebrew Creation Narrative
Mariology - Mary as Mother of God
The Blavatsky Explanation of Creation
The Seven Creations - Blavatsky
|The Black Madonna is revered throughout the
world, particularly in France, Poland, Italy and
Spain. She is the Blessed Virgin Mary of the
Crusades and holy pilgrimages
The Black Madonna is honored as a true Goddess
figure, and has been since Christianity entered
Europe. She is honored by many as Isis, Gaia, Kali,
Mary, "the Other Mary" (Mary Magdalene), Diana,
Sheela Na Gig, and the Ancient Primal Earth-Mother
For many European Christians, the blending of
their ancient Goddesses with the Blessed Virgin Mary
has been a well accepted fact of their faith for
centuries, there is no conflict. The Black Madonna,
be She called Isis, or Mary, or Kali, or Diana,
embodies all the aspects of Female Divinity for many
millions of people.
|According to Helena Blavatsky in her book
"Isis Unveiled" on page 443 - Vol II, she states:
The exoteric plan of the Bible was made to answer
also to four ages. Thus, they reckon the Golden Age
from Adam to Abraham; the silver, from Abraham to
David; copper, from David to the Captivity;
thence-forward, the iron. but the secret computation
is quite different, and does not vary at all from
the zodiacal calculations of the Brahmans. We are in
the Iron Age, or Kali-Yuga, but it began with Noah,
the mythical ancestor of our race.
Noah, or Nuah, like all the euhemerized
manifestations of the Un-revealed One - Svayambhuva
(from Svayambhu) - was androgyne. Thus, in some
instances, he belonged to the purely feminine triad
of the Chaldeans, known as "nuah, the universal
Mother." Every male triad had its feminine
counterpart, one in three, like the former. It was
the passive complement of the active principle, its
reflection. In India, the male Trimurti is reproduce
in the Sakti-trimurti, the feminine; and in Chaldea,
Ana, belita, and Davkina answered to Anu, Bel, Nuah.
The former three resumed in one - Belita, were
"Sovereign goddess, lady of the nether abyss,
mother of gods, queen of the earth, queen of
As the primordial humidity, whence proceeded
all, Belita is Tiamat, or the sea, the mother of the
city of Erech (the great Chaldean necropolis),
therefore an infernal goddess. In the world of stars
and planets, she is known as Ishtar or Ashtoreth.
Hence, she is identical with Venus, and every other
Queen of Heaven, to whom cakes and buns were offered
in sacrifice, and , as all the archaeologists know,
with Eve, the mother of all that live, and with
The Second coming: The Second Coming is not a return
of Christ but a new arrival of female presence..one that is
strong, loving, divine, wise and powerful.
Sacred geometry is subtle. It uses shapes (circles,
triangles, spirals, etc.) that work subliminally on the
unconscious mind. It also uses archetypal symbols,
numerology, cosmology, astrology and mysticism to foster a
relationship to the universe and to God.
|WHO IS MARY?
Isis is the lady of the Pyramid, Nun-Hathor
and Atum-Ptah gave her the custody.
From Isis comes HOR, and the Akeru Aku: the 7
Sphinx Masters. And from them the Shemsu Hor, of
which Christ was one in lineage. Isis gives birth to
the divine child, BY the BA (Soul, Dove), BA-BY. And
Tehuti enabled that birth to succeed, both in wining
with the moon, and by providing the Wizardry to
resurrect Ausir Wassir Osiris in the dark. From
which emerged Iosos (Horus) on the 25th of December.
Isis was the first Virgin Mary. As Lady of the
Pyramid, the MeRu. The Lady of the Lake (Avalon,
Arthur, ArkHor, Art-HOR, and MRlin), Queen of
Hearts. Mary comes from Egypt. Mother of TutankAton
(later TothAnkAmon) and Moses was Mery Kiya
(Miriam). Mary comes from Mer, which is both a lake
and a sea, in cross linguistics, and has both
meanings in Egyptian. Mer was also the Pyramid
itself, recall. And Isis was the lady of the mount
of the east, Mt Manu (as it was called). She was
Sirius, SEPTet, and her sign is the M of Virgo the
Virgin of September, when Sirius disappears from the
The Mery's were the high Priestesses, and so
Jesus was born from a Virgo Mary on the Horus day.
Magdala, is a Hebrew word meaning Tower. It
was the name given to Miriyam, one of Yeshua's
female disciples, who in all likelihood was his
wife. She was called Mary of Magdala, or Mary
Magdalene. We also believe she was co-Messiah with
Yeshua. God-the-Father and God-the-Mother both chose
to incarnate themselves upon the earth together in
order to draw their created selves (all of us) back
to Them. And now they are returning.....
Six Marys are to be distinguished in the New
(1) the mother of Jesus; always clearly
identified by the context.
(2) Mary Magdalene, a woman of Magdala, " out
of whom went seven demons" Luke 8:2 She is never
mentioned apart from the identifying word
(3) The mother of James (called "the less,"
Mark 15:40) and Joses, the apostles. A comparison of
; John 19:25; Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40 establishes
the inference that this Mary, the mother of James
the less, and of Joses was the wife of Alphaeus
(called also Cleophas), John 19:25 and a sister of
Mary the mother of Jesus. Except in ; Matthew 27:61;
28:1 where she is called "the other Mary (i.e.
"other" than her sister, Mary the Virgin); and John
19:25 where she is called "of Cleophas," she is
mentioned only in connection with one or both of her
(4) Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and
Lazarus, mentioned by name only in Luke 10:39-42;
John 11:1,2,19,20,28,31,32,45; 12:3 but referred to
in ; Matthew 26:7; Mark 14:3-9.
(5) The mother of John Mark and sister of
Barnabas Acts 12:12.
(6) A helper of Paul in Rome Romans 16:6.
The Black Madonna - The Return of the Feminine
"In the beginning all was the void and all was
black. God saw this and said 'Let there be Light'.
And there was light."
The Book of Genesis
In order to understand the Black Madonna it is
necessary to think in metaphor. The people of the
past thought this way. Long before 'materialist
science' arrived on the scene people did not dissect
everything, they did not try to break everything up
into tiny fragments.
When they examined something, when they attempted to
understand the world around them they did through
the act of metaphorical thinking. They would
approach a subject by finding it's simile or attempt
to understand it through the act of understanding
things that were similar to it.
This way of thinking runs contrary to the way that
we think today. It also reveals a past that we may
not be able to comprehend in a fashion that makes
sense to us. When one realizes the power of this way
of thinking it sheds an entirely new light on the
people of old times. It makes one realize that their
legends stories and myths may be something much
different than we have been led to believe.
Maybe western mythologists have not been completely
correct in their perceptions of what these ancient
people were telling us. Maybe they think they
understand what the myths and stories were saying
but possibly they are
wrong. Maybe something else is being said. Maybe
something we can't yet understand is being conveyed
to us. It is only through this re-understanding that
we can begin to comprehend what it is that we are
When people of the past attempted to describe the
world around them they did it through the means of
comparison. When they examined something they
described it in the poetic, metaphorical terms of
emotion and myth - they didn't break it down into
long words that run on forever. It is important to
understand this because it is impossible for us to
begin to realize what they are saying without this
This is a difficult concept for us to accept today
in a culture that believes that it is the smallest
of objects that makes up the larger whole. But this
way of dealing with the surrounding universe is a
Scientists have broken water down to its atomic
material. They will tell you that water molecules
essentially are made up of two atoms of hydrogen and
one atom of oxygen. But if this is so then why can't
they create water by mixing two parts hydrogen with
one part oxygen? The fact is that they can't do
this. It is impossible. So what does all of this
mean? Nothing much except to prove that breaking
something down into it's essential components is an
exercise in futility.
Yes we can say that water is made up of two atoms of
hydrogen and one of oxygen but how are these atoms
combined to make this substance we call water? No
one can say.
I say all of this not to prove that science is
silly, or even that it's presumptions are wrong. I
say this because there are very real mysteries to
these ideas. Science would like us to believe that
these mysteries have either been solved or that they
are on their way to being solved. This is not true.
There is much more to be found about nature and her
machinations then we can ever know.
Therefore maybe the ancients were on to something
when they decided to view the surrounding world
through the prism of metaphor and simile. Maybe they
understood that there is something about the human
mind itself which allows these comparisons to be not
only right but possibly even more accurate than
This idea of metaphor and simile can help us
understand the way that these people thought.
Therefore we can understand how they looked at the
world. If we can understand how they looked at the
world then possibly we can even begin to understand
them more completely.
This idea of metaphor begins to take further shape
when one considers that many of the texts and myths
handed down to us are not what they appear to be
about. When one considers these ancient stories it
becomes apparent that the interpretations we once
thought were accurate representations of what these
people are saying may very well be wrong.
Let us take for instance the story of Jesus and his
ordeal. For a moment let us shed the precepts and
imprints of our own past history with this story.
For a moment let us consider that this story came
out of sophisticated and long tradition - that of
the Hebrew people. Let us also consider that the
Dead Sea scrolls - found in Qumran in 1947 -
reveal that the Essenes were a deeply esoteric group
within the Hebrew tradition.
Might it not be possible that they may have created
the story of Jesus to tell us many other things then
the idea that he was on a mission of compassion and
was later executed for this mission. This is not to
say that the myth itself may not be true, this is
not to say that there may not have even been once a
man named Jesus who performed miracles and rose from
the dead. But let us take an excursion through the
possible mindset of these Essenes and their Hebrew
Myth is built on metaphor so what is the metaphor of
the Jesus story? What are the similes between this
story and other stories and situations that this
group may have wanted to send down the stream of
time? Taking this thought experiment to its logical
conclusion we must begin top speculate on what is
similar and metaphorical about the myth.
First off there is the metaphor of the son and the
sun. Jesus in Hebrew means Jesse or 'Fire'. Let us -
for a moment assume that instead of 'son' they are
referring to the 'sun'. Then let us consider the
twelve apostles. Do they represent more than just
twelve men? For a moment let us consider that this
actually refers to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Now for a moment let us consider Jesus' mother Mary.
Mary in Hebrew means sea or seawater, she is also
associated with a crescent moon. It is well known
that the moon controls the tides and therefore
seawater. Is it possible that Mary is a metaphor for
the moon? So let us consider what we have here. We
have Jesus, or Fire, moves through the twelve men or
signs. Just as our sun moves through the twelve
signs of the zodiac.
What is the missing astrological element? The moon
of course. And along comes Mary to fill this void.
Does this mean that the story of Jesus, Mary and his
band of disciples is the story of some kind of
astrological situation? Is it possible that this is
what is appening - at least on a metaphorical level?
I think so.
This is what I mean by re-thinking these myths in a
metaphorical way. This is in no way meant to
denigrate the Christian religion or anyone's belief
in Jesus, Mary and the disciples as real men. The
point that is being made is that there are
metaphorical links to this story that are just as
important as the human links. The names, and the
numbers of their names, of these people involved in
this story are important.
Actually they are too important to be ignored - for
it was within the names and the numbers inside the
structure of these myths that a true understanding
of what they are about can actually occur.
This is just an example of how to re-read a common
myth. Once one understands the true nature of the
myth then one can go inside the myth and begin to
understand all of its levels. What are the
implications of re-reading the Jesus story as a
metaphorical myth about some astrological event? The
implications of this are not for this time and
The example was only used to reveal the inner
workings of myth and help you, o gentle reader, in
understanding the many multifaceted levels of these
experiences. Once we begin to re-educate our minds
into the correct interpretations of these stores can
we begin to understand ourselves, our past and who
we actually are.
This way of thinking can be difficult and sometimes
impossible for our modern minds to comprehend. It
can drive us up a wall as we consider the many
faceted reality that this kind of thinking
introduces. But there are many levels to reality and
it is a big mistake to believe in openly one kind of
fundamental reality at the expense of all of the
other realities that are just as or maybe even more
With this new understanding of metaphor let us begin
to recomprehend new concepts in light of this
We will begin with the color black. Black is the
color that contains all colors. If you took all of
the colors of the rainbow and combined them your
resulting mix would be black in color. Black is the
color that contains all colors. Metaphorically
speaking then - it is possible for black to
represent all things in their beginning stage.
Black is the color, or the substance, from which all
things manifest. Out of the black depths of space -
stars, suns and planets form. The universe was once,
according to scientists, a place that was dark and
void of light. There was a black dust that hung like
a mist throughout the universe. Slowly this dust
coagulated into larger pieces.
Soon the pieces begin to collect and grow,
compression and gravity were the result. Over time
enough of this material eventually formed into a
dense sphere. This sphere began to compress and
pressure within it's core beginning to manifest.
Soon the core began to collapse in on itself.
Eventually this collapsing state began a nuclear
reaction. This nuclear reaction spread throughout
the mass of this compressed sphere and ignited it,
turning it into the first star, the first sun. Out
of this dark, dense and black
material - light was formed.
In alchemy the matter that was there before all
other matter is called the 'prima materia'. This was
the original substance from which all alchemical
transmutation manifested. The prima materia is the
cause of all effects that occur after it is formed.
It is the base matter. From the prima materia comes
the first substances and from these substances comes
the first minerals.
The alchemist task is to somehow separate the
different aspects of the prima materia into its own
material spectrum of substance.
This process is similar to the creation of diamonds.
Black coal is the prima materia for the construction
of diamonds. Over thousands of years through the
alchemy of time, pressure and gravity the black
coal, the prima materia becomes the diamond. Through
the prism of this construct the white light of the
sun shines through. This light is broken up into the
spectrum of colors that make up our world. So,
through the process of the alchemy of our planet,
the black coal is compressed into the multifaceted
crystal that shines the colors of black through it's
But now these colors are not coagulated and mixed
into the color black - they have been separated now
and shine with their own radiance. This is a great
example of metaphor and how it relates separate
items within the same universality.
It can be said that the process of time and
compression brought forth the diamond. The
alchemical earth created this substance from the
basest of matter. Within the confines of this matter
was the diamond. It was always there it just needed
time and gravity to transmute.
Another metaphor to be understood is that of the
lotus. In order for the lotus to grow strong and to
produce a beautiful flower it is necessary that its
roots to ground themselves in manure. The darker the
excrement - the better the lotus will grow, the more
astonishing will be it's flower. This is why the
lotus is considered the most sacred of plants in the
east. It is only through the action of the emergence
of the flower from the black shit can the importance
of this metaphor be understood.
In western traditions there was once a vast
pilgrimage that took place in Europe. Pilgrims made
their way towards the town of Compostella in Spain.
The word Compostella comes from the same root word
as compost. Compost is the living, black material
that is made from rotting fruits, grains and other
organic matter. From this compost - life and light
will emerge. When the pilgrims came to the Cathedral
at Compostella they were being 'composted' in a
sense. After their emergence into the dark confines
of the cathedral and the spirit - they were ready to
they were ready to return home with their spirits
The New Age seeks to denigrate the dark. They speak
of only the light. But they misunderstand the true
significance of the dark and of the black. They fail
to realize that there can be no light without dark.
They fail to see that the light can only be
perceived through the background of darkness. This
misunderstanding is a great one and needs to be
overcome if they wish to succeed in a pursuit of
Within black is all things. All things manifest from
The ancient name for Egypt was Al-Kemi. This meant
'The Black Lands'. This is the word from which we
get the word 'alchemy'. The reason they named their
fabled land this title was because the yearly
inundation of the Nile river deposited rich and
mineralized soil to the banks of Egypt.
The people of Al-Kemi or Egypt became dependent on
this black alluvial soil. Out of this black rich
soil grew all of the crops, grains, and other
commodities that this great culture depended upon.
Also out of this culture came the knowledge of a
sacred science. This science remains a mystery to us
It was once called alchemy. No one seems to know
what was exactly what this science entailed. All
that is known is that the Egyptians spent allot of
time and resources on this 'science'. The most
intelligent people of that society were the sacred
scientists. They studied all aspects of our
particular localized universe. They studied and
understood the human body and spirit, the nature of
matter, the knowledge of plants and minerals, the
lore of the
stars and much more.
Today alchemy is regarded with some disdain by
modern scientists. They believe that the old
alchemists were fooling themselves with their
endless experiments and rituals. For what can
actually be gained from such senseless
activity? But scientists make a big mistake with
this presumption. Would intelligent men and women
really spend their lives endlessly searching for
something that could never be attained? It seems
What seems more likely is that these people were
seeing the world in different terms then we do
today. With the idea of metaphor as their driving
intellectual force it is possible that we do not
completely understand this ancient process. The
alchemists were obsessed with the prima materia.
They called it the black virgin. For it's color was
black and it was a virgin in the sense that no
alchemical transmutation had yet been performed on
this material. It is difficult for us today to begin
to grasp what they were referring to when they used
the terms 'prima materia' or black virgin'.
There are many theories. Some say it was coal,
others say it was black sand from the Sahara desert,
others say it was the volcanic black obsidian that
came from the near east. Whatever this black virgin
was it was the beginning of the alchemical process.
It was the material that was used to transmute and
create entirely new materials. Hence the
legend that the alchemists could turn lead into to
The process remains a mystery to all but the most
serious of adepts. But what does seem clear was that
the alchemists had the ability to change this prima
materia into something that flowered or separated
the light. It has been speculated that they were
attempting to communicate with the matter itself.
The goal of alchemy may remain mysterious but what
it absolutely certain is that the Black Madonna's,
that were placed inside the great cathedrals
of Europe were meant to represent - at least on one
level - this prima materia, this black virginous
quality that was so much prized by these alchemists.
The study of mitochondria DNA is the next metaphor
that bears exploring. The mitochondria DNA is part
of the DNA chain that can only be passed down from
woman to woman, from mother to daughter. Using this
scientists can actually follow the generations of
women backwards through time. Through this process
they can actually find the very first woman.
Scientists in the 1980's did just this. What they
discovered was that the very first human, the very
first woman, the mother of all humanity existed
about two hundred thousand years ago. She was also
black. This brings up all sorts of controversy but
the basic point remains the same. The very first
woman was black. So even in the realm of human
interaction the metaphor that all things come from
black and later separate into different colors is
This recalls the book 'Voices of the First Day' by
Robert Lawlor. In this book he postulates the theory
that the very first people were the aborigines in
Australia. They are, of course, black. He theorizes
that the subtle energies from space come down
through the north pole of the earth.
These energies travel down through the center of the
earth and come out at the south pole. These energies
then sweep upwards over the top of the earth's
surface. He believes that life itself also emanates
this way. The aborigines believe that they have
lived in Australia for the past 200,000 years.
Geologists and continental drift theorists have
shown that there was once one supercontinent named
Pangea. Pangea eventually broke apart and began
moving northwards. Which is the situation we have
today with most of the land masses gathering close
to the northern part of the planet. The land masses
appear to be following these south to north energies
that flow over the earth's surface. As the first
people were created from these forces they begat the
people that followed. In this way it is shown that
all men come from the people of the first day.
Scientists and western mythologists refer to this
first woman as Eve. She is actually Isis. She came
to teach the arts of civilization. She is the first
mother. She is the progenitor of all that is too
come. All things manifest in Isis and all things are
co-created with her.
The Black Madonna is symbol of all of the above and
much more. She is Isis and she is Eve, she is the
prima materia and the black lands, she is alchemy
and she is the mother of all of human creation. From
the depths of the darkest of space and the from the
primal blackness of the mud of the earth she was
formed. Manifesting into all colors and realms she
casts her light of compassion, love and forgiveness
into the very being of humanity.
She is what makes the spirit rise out of the animal
form. She is the being who represents all of the
aspects of nature which are rising up out of
creation. She is the being who symbolizes the
transcendent nature of all of life. It is through
her suffering, her desire, her compassion and her
willingness to teach that the human race can reach
towards a less mundane role. She is all that is and
all that shall ever be.
ISIS is the true manifestation of all that is good
in humanity. She is the woman that lives inside all
of women. She is the true being of
worship for it is only through her ultimate
martyrship that we as men can grow.
Inside of each of the great Gothic Cathedrals of
Europe, and especially France, are statues of the
Black Madonna. She is made out of black obsidian. In
the beginning she was painted white but now the
paint has flecked away leaving the original black
rock underneath. In this we have a beautiful
metaphor that explains the Black Madonna's origins
and what she represents. Her original being is made
of volcanic, black rock that comes from deep in the
She is Mother Night. Thus she arose directly from
the stuff that makes up our planet. She is then
painted white and dressed in white and blue clothes.
She holds the son, exoterically represented by the
baby Jesus but esoterically he represents Horus, the
son of Isis and Osiris. Black Obsidian is very
likely the prima materia of the alchemists. It is
from this important substance that gold and other
transmutations could be performed.
Out of this dark and black aspect comes the white
surface, black becomes white. The transmutation of
matter is complete. But if the white is left alone
for a long period of time - it begins to turn back
to the black. Just as the white inside of an apple
will turn brown and black if left alone in the air.
White is a moment in the process but only just a
moment. Soon all things fall back to their
primordial essence. Soon all things turn back to the
Thus Isis, or the Black Madonna, represented one
aspect of her being when she was formed from the
black obsidian. She became another aspect of herself
when she was painted white. Today she sits in the
cathedrals with her body and skin black but she
still wears the white clothes of her former self.
She today symbolizes the dual aspects of the age of
iron. She is both the black volcanic earth and the
soft white cotton of civilization. But soon the
fires of nature shall burn away the white clothes
and this will leave the maiden black again, just as
According to the great alchemist Fulcanelli there is
a Black Madonna in the crypt, or the basement, of
every Cathedral in France. He says that she is the
secret Isis who must stay hidden through this age.
One day perhaps she will be taken out of the crypts
and take her rightful place at the head of the
altar. Perhaps some day the ruby light from the rose
window at Chartes Cathedral can shine again on her
face as it was originally intended.
But the Madonna in the crypt is still serving a
useful purpose, albeit a hidden one. She is always
placed nearby the well that lies at the bottom of
each Cathedral. It is a little known fact that the
great Gothic Cathedrals were built over the sacred
wells and groves of the earlier Druids. Thus their
architects were secretly upholding a tradition that
connects these Cathedrals to the very core of the
spiritual nature of the Druid people who once
The lady by the well is very important to the proper
spiritual construct of these edifices. The well is
the representation of the female earth, the dark
matter of our planet. The subtle energies, known to
the cabbalists and alchemists as telluric forces,
flow out from her and rise upwards towards the floor
of the cathedral.
The Black Madonna in the crypt is the first to greet
these female earthly telluric energies. These
energies rise up to greet the male telluric energies
of father sky. These energies are received by the
giant steeples of the cathedrals. These steeples act
like amplifiers as they gather up the male energies
and bring these downwards towards the
floor of the Cathedrals.
These steeples are symbolic representations of the
stone monoliths that once dotted the landscape of
Europe. These stones, or these steeples, are working
in tandem with the earth's telluric energies coming
up from the wells. Together these energies would
meet on the floor of the cathedrals where the
members of the parish would meet. Gregorian chants
would be written to resonate and transmit these
subtle energies more clearly. At the core of this
symbolic revival of the mother goddess, of Isis, was
the giant rose window which sat at the center of the
path of the sun. The light from father son was
diffused by the red colored glass and this symbiotic
transmutation would cause a heightened awareness and
a birth of consciousness within the people
experiencing this. This was the secret magic of the
architects of these buildings.
The Knight's Templar, fresh from their esoteric
reinvigoration in Jerusalem most likely funded and
designed these Cathedrals. Some believe that the
Knights had been secretly converted to a form of
Sufi influenced Islam during their trip to the Holy
Lands. The Cathedrals do bear a remarkable
resemblance to the mosques of Islam. The Knights may
have taken this knowledge of the Sufi's and used it
in conjunction with their own Druid belief system.
In this marriage a new view of the world, human
beings and the surrounding universe began to pervade
Europe. After a long drowsy sleep - the continent
began to open. This brought many unforeseen
tragedies as well as many advances in technology but
the ultimate end of this awakening may not happen
for a while. It sometimes takes a long while for an
experiment to unfold.
The Black Madonna thus represents the return of a
female power. This power is not concerned with
equality within corrupt institutions like the
military and the corporate world. This equality is a
spiritual union. A tantric union of opposites
embraced in love. That is the ultimate quest of Isis
and the Black Madonna. As she is from the earth
so are we from the earth. As she returns to black so
will our bodies one day return to the black soil of
this planet. As our sun came out of the dust of
darkness to light our solar neighborhood - so it too
will one day die in its own embers. So it will also
fade back into the darkness of female creation. The
light must come from the dark. And one day the light
returns to dark. This is the metaphor that rules all
This is the tantric union of dark and light. The
Black Madonna not only represents all of this but
she is also a symbol of the vast and important
knowledge that our ancestors attempted to leave
behind. If one is presented with the Book of All
Knowledge but does not know how to read it - what
good is it?
That is the dilemma that we are presented with today
in our modern world. Our ancient fathers and
mothers, our blood and flesh, left us a plethora of
symbols and images to help us understand the larger
universe and our
place in it. We have lost the ability to understand
these images and we have acquired a terrible case of
amnesia. From which recovery is not guaranteed. In
this amnesiac state we began to misperceive these
symbols and writings. Without the true understanding
of metaphor we began to think that our ancestors
were ignorant, dumb and imprecise. What a horrible
thing to have happen to one's own flesh and blood.
The symbols of the cathedrals, like the symbols of
India and Egypt reveal a vast knowledge that
frequently surpasses our own. Only in an age such as
ours could such foolish notions manifest. The
arrogant turn ignorant as they drown in the ocean of
their own foolishness.
Now, at the end of the Kali Yuga, these symbols may
become understandable again. Now as corporate
culture replaces nature we can only imagine what the
past was telling us. As we view the world through
the virtual lenses of a corporate paradigm it is
little wonder that we have lost our ability to
understand who we are. The old world fades
quickly away with the downward spiral of pollution
from this age. The earth, the female, the soft touch
of life have all been denigrated and corrupted by
this age of insanity.
The Black Madonna is all that we have left of this
long legacy of Isis. She still stands today in the
Cathedrals of France. Today, still active and alive,
the spirit of the goddess, the Black Madonna can
still be knelt before, she can still be asked for
forgiveness and for compassion. Her spirit has never
died in Europe. Surely this is a miracle! How
wonderful that her image still stands and is still
worshipped in the some of the most beautiful
buildings on our little planet!
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