The Holy Grail and Lucifer
By Kim Graae Munch

Tau and the Holy Grail

A Contemplation.

All religions and esoteric tradions is a continuous description of the history of man and his development, written by the teachers of man, incarnating again and again. The same stories are told in consecutive cultures with different words but with like symbols.

Our universe is one, our reality is one, all religious symbols describe the same reality, the Grail, Microcosmos.

Forget your opinions, use your senses, and look for the patterns, find the underlying structure.

Most people look for the differences, and the differences is the details, so they study the details with great enthusiasm, but they never see the large picture. This is also how religious wars start, looking for the differences, missing the point that love is central. A connected problem is that many are too impatient, they start experimenting with the details rather than trying to understand the whole framework, like toying with magic without understanding what magic is.

Look at the following symbols, see how they match, and see how the details references each other.

I have written some text and references, maybe too much, contemplate more on the symbols than read.

Under Construction

Ideas, comments and other puzzle pieces are welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Symbols of divine truth were not created for the amusement of the ignorant; they are the alpha and omega of philosophic thought.” -HPB

 

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The Tau or Tao

The central story behind the Earth is development, that out of the old the new should grow. The Tau symbols is the old where out of the new shall grow. The horizontal line describes the feminine and the vertical the masculine.

Tau Cross

And as a hammer from Scandinavia, and pillars from Peru and Turkey and as a Mexican World Tree.

Tau Tau - Thors Hammer Tau Peru Tau Turkey Tau Cross Mexico Tau - The Hanged Man Alfa Tau Cross Omega Tau Cross Bishops Staff

We also know Tau from the Hanged Man of Tarot, man as deeply incarnated into the physical world as possible, now the path should be up, and we know it from a Bishops staff.

This is from South Arabia, and contains many other interesting symbols:

Tau, South Arabia, Taurus, moon Grail.

We have the Moon Grail middle top, the Bull of Lucifer or Shiva and two rams symbolizing the powers of the new time. The figure is very much like a grail.

Other Tau-like symbols from Buddhism and the Mayas. Here we also have the wheel of fate.

Irminsul

From Wikipedia:

An Irminsul (Old Saxon, probably "great/mighty pillar" or "arising pillar") was a sacral pillar-like object attested as playing an important role in the Germanic paganism of the Saxon people. The oldest chronicle describing an Irminsul refers to it as a tree trunk erected in the open air...

The Old Norse form of Irmin is Jörmunr, which just like Yggr was one of the names of Odin. Yggdrasil ("Yggr's horse") was the yew or ash tree from which Odin sacrificed himself, and which connected the nine worlds. Jakob Grimm connects the name Irmin with Old Norse terms like iörmungrund ("great ground", i.e. the Earth) or iörmungandr ("great snake", i.e. the Midgard serpent).

Although nobody know the form of the Irminsul Neopagans have chosen one from the Externsteine relief, a Tau form:

Irminsul Externsteine reliefIrminsul Externsteine reliefIrminsul Externsteine relief

One of the soldiers taking Christ down from the cross stands on a palm or tau form. This have the neopagans chosen as the Irminsul.

John the Baptist was the old World Tree, the old Adam Kadmon, the old Templebuilder, giving over to the new Adam, thats why he was beheaded, the old tree was broken, and a new was build after the resurrection, when Jesus joined with his Father again.

 

Ankh

It's also part of the Ankh. At the top we have the birth of the Son, like Horus, the Buddha Child, Krishna, Jesus and us!

Ankh

Primarely known from Egypt, but also seen in Mexico.

The Ankh is also related to the Cross, the Rose, the Lotus and the Winged Disc.

Taurus - The Bull

It all began with the Ox, without the Ox no human culture:

Aleph - Ox

Tau, South Arabia, Taurus, moon Grail. Bull Nandi

The Age of the Bull ended and the Age of the Lion began.

 Theseus is tying with ropes the Marathon Bull Theseus and the Minotaur Theseus and the Minotaur Mithras killing the Bull

And after the Age of the Lion, the Age of the Eagle will come, when the eagle have become ready.

AUM 

In the Beginning was the Word and the word was ॐ, AUM or Amen, the physical world is the result of the resonance of the sound when it, in the beginning, was recited. AUM represents Brahman-Atman, and the three roots of the syllable are A + U + M. The sound is the body of the soul, and it manifests in three, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the three Logoi.

AUM - OM - ॐ

Shiva is the 3, the trident and Tilak, symbolizing the three Gunas, Tamas, Rajas and Sattva. Vishnu is the U and Brahma the o in the top. To the right we have the I AM, Atman. The bull symbolizes Shiva. The third eye symbol has the symbol of Shiva (3) inside the triangle, and the triangle is the symbol for the Holy Grail, the third Logos. Here more symbols for the Third Logos.

The symbol is found many places:

When asked what it meant, the Easter Islanders replied that it represented "Make Make," their creator god, and the creator god is Lucifer/Shiva, connected to Venus.

The Winged Disc

The Caduceus Staff with the winged disc is also the Tau symbol, or rather the Ankh symbol, and it is the same as the Kabbalah Tree of Life. The winged Isis and the Zarathustrian Faravar are also. Our spine with the Kundalini power and the Skambha. The Serpents is a common symbol in all the symbol groups, of Lucifer or Shiva.

Winged Isis Faravar Horus

The Caduceus staff and the Tree of Life, Serpents of the Kundalini Fire.

Fleur de Lis

"The Awakened One", Buddhist mural depicting Buddha sitting under the Tree of Life encoded as the Fleur de lis and Tree of Life. An Olmec influenced Zapotec urn from Monte Alban, in Oaxaca Mexico. It portrays a ruler or deity with facial features that appear similar to those found in the Asian cultures. Depicted with the familiar "Olmec snarl" symbolism of a snarling jaguar, and crowned with a Fleur de lis.

From Easter Island, brought home by Thor Heyerdal:

The Eagle

Zeus with Ganymedes, the Cup Holder, as the Third Logos, the Grail.

Zeus and Ganimedes - Second and Third Logos Zeus and Ganimedes - Second and Third Logos Zeus and Ganimedes - Second and Third Logos Zeus and Ganimedes - Second and Third Logos

Here Eagle holding lighting.

 Eagle Lightning

Here the eagle controlling the lion. The first picture shows Inanna as Eagle.

Inanna

Double Headed Eagle

 

The Logos consists of two beings, both man and woman, therefore two heads of the eagle.

Hetite Double Headed Eagle
Hittite double headed eagle (1450-1180BCE)

The two headed eagle is like Bird Phoenix, but here the two raised souls of the same spirit have joined again, after living separate since they were split in the two genders at the start of our development.

There are three major periods in the history of man, starting with the Bull in old India, with the Lion in the middle period with Christ in its center. The last period is of the Eagle out in the future.

It's interesting that the double headed eagle is especially known in Eastern Europe, where the coming sixth period will have its center.

Double Headed Eagle Double Headed Eagle Double Headed Eagle    The two headed mythological bird of Hindu mythology called the Gandaberunda, above (also known as the Berunda) is a common motif in Hindu temples, Rameshwara temple India.

Here we see the fishmen, etheric beings, and one overshadowed with a double headed eagle, showing the fishman as an avatar.

From Nordic mythology:


Ash Yggdrasil

Bird Phoenix - Symbol of Resurrection

Bird Phoenix

Bird Phoenix is the purified soul or I AM that raises from the fire, symbol of the resurrection. It is related to the raising oblate or sun of the Grail.

Bird Phoenix Bird Phoenix Bird Phoenix Bird Phoenix

Here in the form of the handbag:

Bird Phoenix Bird Phoenix

The Peacock

The Peacock is symbol for the Third Logos, the god of the physical world, of the Sun and Earth. Mani who merged Christianity, Zarathustrism and Buddhism creating Manicheism.

 

Akhenaten was the Egyptean Pharao who introduced the new Third Logos. His queen was Nefertite and we see their family on the first picture. The sun symbol is very much like the Peacock, especially the second picture with the Buddist Peacock. In the third picture we have the Sun of Aten and Horus as the active power with the ruling regalia. Osiris is the First Logos, Isis the Second Logos and Horus the Third Logos.

Aten Horus

Indra is another expression of the Third Logos, and the physical universe is known as Indras Net:

Indras Net

The Egyptean Bennu

Egyptean BennuThe Bennu is an old Egyptian god connected to the sun, creation and rebirth. Could have been the inspiration for the Greek phoenix.

The Bennu was a self-created being who played a role in the creation of the world. It's said to be the ba of Ra and enabled the creativity of Atum. It had flown over the waters of Nun before creation, landing on a rock and issuing a call that determined the nature of creation. It was a symbol of rebirth and was therefore associated with Osiris, with the Father.

Some of the titles of the Bennu bird were "He Who Came Into Being by Himself", the First Logos, and "Lord of Jubilees"; the latter epithet referred to the belief that the Bennu periodically renewed itself like the sun.

 

Dragons or the Fish-men

Dragon

The Fish-men was beings with etheric bodies and they exist all over the world. In India they are painted blue instead, and the color is the complement of the color in the etheric world, peach blossom colored.

Ouroboros

The head is Rahu, the North node, Yang or Lucifer, Ketu is the south node, Yin or Ahriman. Where there are two serpents in the ouborus, the one with wings is Rahu.

Ouroboros and solomons seal woodcut
ouroboros greek

The inside is man, this is also the representation of the Grail, it's the Alchemists Crucible.

Ouroboros Ouroboros and roses sun moon ouroboros Yin Yang Christ, Krishna, Adam Kadmon

Lemniscate Alfa and Omega

The Lemniscate

Here some variants of the lemniscate. The Saint Andrew Cross in the middle is the crossover where the gods die in the outer world to resurrect in our inner world.

                

The lemniscate describes the development phases of the human development. Alfa and omega have also deep symbolic meaning. Alfa have form as the left part of the lemniscate and omega has form of the full lemniscate. Alfa comes from the symbol of the bull and omega symbolizes the eagle, who leaves the Earth in the skies, where the bull is Earthbound.

Lemniscate

The left part, alpha, symbolizes the development of the physical body. The cross in the middle symbolizes the entry of the soul into the body, the sun or the lion. The right part, the development of the spirit.

The symbol is related to the yin yang symbol and also to the vesica pisces symbol.

Planetary movement:

  Rudolf Steiner: ... the movement of the Earth’s axis describes a cone, a double cone whose movement is continuously balanced by the movement of the Earth’s axis. If you always had the axis of the Earth parallel to you, then the celestial pole would describe a lemniscate, but it remains stationary. That is because the movement of the Earth’s axis in a double cone is balanced by the movement of the celestial pole in a lemniscate. Thus, it is balanced.

Analemma:

Analemma

The lemniscate can also be seen as two fish moving backwards and forwards, as the sign of Pisces:

Rahu and Ketu - North and South Node

“According to mythological tales Rahu is the head of the dragon. Head as we know contain the brain and controls the functioning of the entire body. This suggests that Rahu is the controlling and active node.

Ketu rules of the body, sends feelings and sensations to the brain. To analyse those sensations and take action if necessary is within the jurisdiction of Rahu [Percept and Concept.] More precisely Ketu [karma] has the power of transforming the events into experience which turn into wisdom [by Rahu.]” See Chakana – The Incan Cross

Rahu and Ketu, Lucifer and Ahriman, Yang and Yin, Red and Blue. Rahu and Ketu in the Tree of Life Rahu & Ketu Rahu & Ketu
Rahu and Ketu or Lucifer and Ahriman

The Scythian Dragons

The legends of the Scythians or Sakas, their Greek and Persian names respectively, states that they were originally full of Holy Grail or Dragon Force. Saka, which is sak in Avestan and śak in Sanscrit, denotes “being powerful.” Madam Blavatsky states in “The Secret Doctrine,” that Saka denotes a “Dragon of Wisdom.”

One of the Middle Eastern Scythian “Grail Kings” was Fénius Farsa (or Farsaid), whose surname translated  as “Radiating Grail Dragon Force.”

Fénius returned home to Scythia, but his son Niall continued south into Egypt where he married Princess Merytaten, the daughter of Nefertiti and the Dragon Pharaoh Akhenaton. Akhenaton represented a very ancient lineage of Grail Dragon Kings that had existed in Egypt since the dawn of time. Thus, through the union of Princess Merytaten and Niall united the two ancient and powerful dragon lineages of Scythia and Egypt.

Akhenaten

Following this strategic and pivotal marriage Merytaten received the Scythian royal title of “Scota,” meaning Princess of the Scythian Scoloti or Scotti. One of the names of the ancient Scythians was the Scoloti, which was a title associated with an early Scythian warrior named Scotti. After reaching Ireland the Scythian-Egyptians migrated to Scotland. ​

The World Tree

The Tree of Life is symbolized with a cross where the arms are lifted up, like a chalice. The known peace symbol is the Tree of Life bottom up.

Tree of life

Various symbols for the world tree, including the serpent:

World Tree Zecheria Adam and Eve

Olive Branch

Brahmanda and the Size of the Cosmic Egg

How big is the human universe? Here the size of the world egg is defined from Pluto and in.

"According to the Puranic-Tantric picture of the world, our earth is at the center of a vast multidimensional and multilayered universe, which is known as the ‘brahmanic egg’ (brahmanda). Tradition speaks of countless such universe islands floating in the infinite cosmic ocean. The observable material earth is merely the coarsest and least spectacular aspect of the universe. The universe reveals its true splendor only to trained meditative vision.

As the puranas and tantras describe it, the earth is really part of a vast circular plane called bhu-mandala with a diameter of 500 million yojanas (4 billion miles). This curiously corresponds with the size of our solar system if we consider Pluto’s mean distance from the sun which is approximately 3.6 million miles.

The bhu mandala comprises seven concentric rings of land, or continents, which are separated from each other by equally concentric great oceans. [The seven rings of the astral world, the inner seven planets.]

The innermost island, or continent, is known as jambudvipa, which has a diameter of 100,000 yojanas (800,000 miles). It is named after the Jambu tree that grows on top of Mount Meru, or Sumeru, which is situated as the center of the continent and thus at the heart of the entire bhu-mandala.

Mount Meru, the cosmic mountain made of solid gold, is said to be 84,000 yojanas (672,000 miles) high. It is sometimes described as a cone that widens with increasing height.

The Vedic seers and the visionaries of other traditions and cultures speak of this as the tree of life.

The Jambu island is subdivided into nine regions (varsha), eight of which are semiheavenly realms, while the ninth is the heartland of bharata-varsha. This term is generally applied to India, but originally may have referred to the entire earth. ...

But even the Creator does not enjoy true immortality and forfeits his life after 42,200 kalpas, corresponding to 120 brahmic years. Since one kalpa (or brahmic daytime) is 4,32,000,000 human years long, Brahma’s lifespan translates into a staggering 453,248,000,000,000 human years. [There are other more reasonable time estimates in other traditions.] The present Brahma is said to be in his fifty-first year. His eventual death will coincide with the total destruction of he brahmic egg itself.

Kalevala

The Kalevala is considered the national epic of Finland.

Kalevala One egg’s lower half transformed
And became the earth below,
And its upper half transmuted
And became the sky above;
From the yolk the sun was made,
Light of day to shine upon us;
From the white the moon was formed,
Light of night to gleam above us;
All the colored brighter bits
Rose to be the stars of heaven
And the darker crumbs changed into
Clouds and cloudlets in the sky.

Lingga Yoni

The Lingga Yoni have strong similarities with the Ankh, the Tree of Life, the Grail, and the Androgyne Y, and many more.

Lingga Yoni The Androgyne

It looks like a chalice with the Sun as the hostie.

Another form of the Lingga Yoni that look even more like a chalice when seen from the bottom, but seen from the side the symbolism behind the chalice is more clear. There's laid flowers by it, especially at the top, as kind of sacrifice to the gods.

Linngua Yoni Lingga Yoni

The chalice top is the uterus from where the new universe will grow, fructified by the old spiritual world symbolized by the stalk of the chalice.

Kali is also connected to the lower triangle, the Grail is symbol for the feminine:

Kali Yantra

The Holy Grail and the Hostie

The Holy Grail

Here the Holy Grail, where the first is shown with the Hostie. We have also a piece of the Anna May Triptychon where Joseph of Arimathea fill the Grail with the blood dripping from Jesus, symbolizing that Jesus is the Grail, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, that wouldn't come before Jesus entered the deathworld, the astral world.

Holy Grail with Hostie Holy Grail Holy Grail Templars Alabaster Chalice and the number 18 Ace of Cups

I the second chalice we have the twelve disciples or avatars and the four Archangels or groupsouls of mankind, also known from the Zodiac. The last show man between the two powers on Earth in whose field we develop.

Here the symbol of the Gospel writer John:

Symbol of the discipel John
In most of John's other incarnations he dies prematurely, like poison, hanging, burning, when his job is done,
but in this incarnation he had a long life.

The grail is symbolized with the triangle pointing down and the oblate with the triangle pointing up (Steiner):

Grail

Here are more traditions combined into one drawing. The ego is the old center of the body from when we were animals, here symbolized with a caterpillar. The day the ego accepts the new center, the 'I' of the soul, as a co-worker and not an enemy, the caterpillar dies and resurrects into a butterfly.

The Holy Grail by Kim Graae Munch

In the drawing we have the 4 lower bodies of man and the ages they typically are developed. Each corresponds to a chakra. After 28 we begin developing the higher bodies, the higher chakras.

In the following picture we have the Christian Trinity, and on the table the Grail, with a hand pointing to it. The Grail should contain the other three, it is God, the Mother and Creater of mankind, but hidden under a shroud.

Who are who, the Grail

Mankind by the triangle pointing up, we are raising up from the grail of the gods.

The Fano Plane - Grail - Tree of Life

The Trinity or the Three Logoi:

One of the symbols for Pluto is interesting too: Pluto - Grail

The Phoenix is the Hostie that raises out of the Grail:

Bird Phoenix Grail

The Schytian's and the Grail

From the Skythian creation myth:

”According to Herodotus the primeval being, whose name is "Targitaos," had three sons.

Three burning golden objects fell from the sky—a cup, a battle-ax, and a yoked plow.

Each son attempted to gather them, but only the youngest, whom Herodotus calls "Kolaxais," was successful.

From the youngest son descended the "Royal Scythians" (the Paralatai), who had sovereignty over all.

From the second son, "Lipoxai's," descended the "Warrior Scythians" (the Aukhatai).

From the eldest, "Arpoxai's," sprang the "Agricultural Scythians" (the Katiaroi and the Traspies).”

These are the Trinity or the Three Logoi, Third, Second and First Logos.

The Scythians so to speak inhabited most of the world, in Europe maybe excepts the Basques.

Cups are central in the Scythian culture. ​

    

Both Gass and Belinski suggest that the small cups, which are not much bigger than a thimble, were worn the way Christians wear crosses today. They were used to contain opium or other narcotic substances for sacred rites.

The metal cups are found buried in kurgans all along the Silk Road, they contained cannabis mixed with hot milk, maybe related to soma in India and haoma in Persia.​

Persian Grail, with everburning fire:

Persian everburning fire

Lucifer and the Holy Grail

The legend of the Scythian cup falling from heaven and the jewel of lucifer falling from heaven and made into the Holy Grail are very much alike.

From Wolfram von Eschenbach’s poem ‘Parcival’ and from Wartburgkrieg, without going into more details, we have the following:

"The holy Grail was the cup wherein was gathered the blood that flowed from the wound in the Redeemer’s side; it consisted of a jewel that dropped out of Lucifer’s crown as he fell to the abyss. Whoso looked on the Grail, died not; and whoso served it, remained free from every deadly sin. But the holy Grail chose its servitors itself, and gave them every earthly joy and heavenly happiness. It stood in a wondrous temple deep in a wood, and was tended by an elect pure knighthood."

Green Dodecaeder - Jewel of Lucifer "The holy Grail is a stone of the most wondrous and mysterious kind. A number of angels having remained neutral and inactive during the battle of Lucifer and the rebel angels against God and the faithful heavenly hosts, after Lucifer’s fall they were condemned by God to support this stone, which had dropped from Lucifer’s crown, hovering between Heaven and Earth till the hour of redemption of sinful mankind.

Then they brought it to Earth, and, formed into a costly vessel, it served for the dish out of which Christ ate the Pascal lamb, and in which Joseph of Arimathea received the Saviour’s blood." (translation: William Ashton Ellis)

“Sixty thousand angels who wished to drive God from heaven had a crown made for Lucifer. When the archangel Michael tore this from Lucifer’s head, a stone sprang loose from it, and that stone is the Grail” (translation: William Ashton Ellis).

Venus, the Morning Star, was the jewel from Lucifer’s crown. The green color of the stone also relates it to Venus and to the Islamic faith, whose sacred color is green and whose Sabbath is Friday, the day of Venus.

From Steiner:

A wonderfully beautiful legend tells us that when Lucifer fell from heaven to earth a precious stone fell from his crown. This precious stone — so the legend proceeds — became the vessel from which Christ Jesus took the holy Supper with His disciples; the same vessel received the Christ's blood when it flowed on the cross, and was brought by angels to the western world where it is received by those who wish to come to a true understanding of the Christ principle.
...
Out of the stone, which fell from Lucifer's crown, was made the Holy Grail. If this is our conception of the mission of anthroposophy, Lucifer will guide us to the safety of a luminous spiritual life, and the Christ will guide us to the inner warmth of the soul which trusts and believes that will come about which may be called the birth of the Eternal out of the Temporal.
...
It has already begun; it began at the moment indicated in the story which tells us that the sacrificial blood of the Christ flowing from the cross was received into the vessel of the Holy Grail and brought to the West from the East, where preparation for the understanding of the incarnation of Christ had been made in a very definite way by cultivating that which represents the light of Lucifer. . . . Christ will give the substance, Lucifer the form, and from their union will arise impulses which shall permeate the spiritual evolution of mankind, and bring about what the future has in store for the healing and the blessing of the peoples. by Rudolf Steiner GA#113

Jewish legend says Lucifer as one of the Supreme Being's highly advanced archangels had a crown with 13 Emeralds. Each of the 13 was a copy of the one Emerald which Lucifer kept in his heart, or more exactly, his heart chakra.

Lucifer is the same as Shiva, and it also connects us with the Scythians. ​Legend tells that the Scythians were born from the locks of Shiva. From his locks emerged Virabadra, the greatest of warriors and progenitor of the Scythian race. Because of their unique origin from Shiva, the Scythians were also known as the Jats, meaning “Locks.”

Yezidite priests claim that Melek Taus, "Peacock Angel," was the proud Angel of the Garden of Eden, who refused to bow to Adam and because of his pride he fell from heaven and became Lucifer. Melek Taus of history is on the parable of the Fisher King in the Sacraments, dedicated to the Holy Grail, which was also destroyed by his pride, he lived in the Castle of the Grail, and he wore a hat of peacock feathers. The Grail of the Yezidies: ​

Foundation Stone

Foundation Stone

The Foundation Stone is from where the new universe is build, the seed. It's also called the New Temple or the New Jupiter. The Foundation Stone for the old universe was a square, a cube, but the new is a dodecahedron. See Esoteric History of Man.

The Foundation Stone is the Grail, it's the purified new universe. The Omphalos, the Navel of the world, is also a foundation stone.

Dodecahedron - Foundation Stone Foundation Stone Goetheanum Foundation Stone Omphalos Omphalos - Oracle at Delphi

The first Goetheanum, build as a cultural center by Rudolf Steiner, but burned, looked very much like the Grail with the emerging Hostie.

First Goetheanum

The Handbag of Good and Evil

Handbag of Good and Evil
Click on picture to enlarge. It contains a picture of the world tree.

All over the world is the handbag depicted in sculptures and have mystified many. They were spiritual symbols, not descriptions of daily life, but they used daily life symbols to make it understanable for man.

I first learned about the symbolic bag in dreams: I sat at a table in a cafeteria at a railway station, i sorted the the bad from the good in my suitcase and left the unusable at the table before I took the train into my new future.

Many see karma as a boomerang that hit them out in the future, but that is not how it works. When we create karma it becomes part of us, we takes it with us. If we commit at murder in hate and fear these becomes a permanent part of us, our level of fear and hate are raised. We become vulnerable for these powers and we attract situations and others with the same energies. Through these experiences we learn that it was wrong what we did, and through that understanding we transform the hate and fear to wisdom, to dharma.

Karma and dharma is what we have in our bag, where dharma is the wisdom of our many lives and karma is the folly of our many lives.

On the bags are mostly depicted the two powers of the physical world, the nodes or serpents Rahu and Ketu, Yang and Yin or Lucifer and Ahriman. The first is the inner lures, knowledge, the second the outer lures, desires. Between these are sometimes depicted a person or the tree of life. This is man under development, creating wisdom and love, life.

This symbol is also near related to the Holy Grail.

Handbag of Good and Evil Handbag of Good and Evil

Here from India. The first is a sculpture of Shiva with a handbag hanging above. The nectar in the Kamandalu sounds like dharma.

 

The Wheel of Fate and the Chariot

The chariot symbolizes the movement through life following karma. Krishna is the ultimate charioteer transporting the Hero Arjuna through life doing the will of Krishna. If Arjuna can't handle the situation Krishna uses the wheel of karma to force his will on the world.

In the fourth tarot card from Crowleys deck the Carioteer has the Holy Grail in his hands. The chariot is drawn by the four kerubic beasts: The Bull, the Lion, the Eagle, and the Man. The starry night sky is cast in the canopy of the chariot and includes the inscription ABRACADABRA.

The second card from Rider Tarot has the Vinged Disc.

 

Krishna drawing Arjuna after him when using the wheel of fate, of karma:

 

The Androgyne - Y

An engraving from Michael Maier's Symbola Aureae Mensae (1617) we see Albertus Magnus pointing to an alchemical androgyne holding the letter Y. Zola (42) explains, "The Y is, as Philo taught, the symbol of the Word which pierces the essence of being. The Nassine Gnostics taught that it represented the intimate nature of being, which is male and female and, as such, eternal."

The Androgyne

The Y is also connected to the Lingga Yoni.

The Word

The Moon as the Symbol of the Grail

The Moon is the symbol for the Holy Grail, where the Hostie can be seen within it:

Moon - Holy Grail

Earth with it's living beings are what is contained within the Moon Sphere, within the Grail.

The Moon is the symbol for the Angelic world, the etheric plane, also known as Shambalah or Paradise and many other names, with the energy known as Kundalini, Vril or Prana, that are contained by the Grail. Out of the Moon the Etheric Sun raises.

   Dore Dantes look up in the heavens Artimis of Ephesus

The Moon gods are known by the names of Abel, Krishna, Odin, Adam Kadmon, Antropos, Jahve, Artimis, Jesus and most of the others. They are both personalities, but also hierarchies.

This is what Krisna shows Arjuna, that Krishna is both a personality that can show himself as a personality in the physical world, but at the same time he is all of the reality, and what few understand is that he also shows that Arjunah himself is such a being, the archetype of man, the Hostie. See also Gilgamesh in the following.

Shiva or Lucifer, two names for the same, they was the Lightbringer, that stole the Light from God, and gave it to mankind, they were the earliest teacher of mankind. We were not yet ready to receive the teachings of God directly. But that came with Krishna, who beat the Shiva Ox and who dances on the heads of Shivas Cobras, not vulnerable to Shivas powers.

Artemis gives prana to all living beings in the physical world, ie that have an etheric body. This is what the Grail does.

Joseph of Arimathea with the Grail Food of the Holy Grail
From Anna May Triptychon where Joseph of Arimathea fils the Grail with the blood coming from Jesus. Steiner.

Artemis symbolizes the Mother, the creator of mankind, but the mother is hidden in most religions, as it was the masculine power that should be used to get man down into the physical. In this figure Apollo, the sun god, is shown hiding the moon god Artemis, mother nature, but she is the main power behind of our development.

Artemis and Apollo

The origin of Lucifer - Shiva, Shiva - Creator and Destroyer, Krishna and the Holy Spirit, Krishna as Teacher of Love.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

See Gilgamesh Epos

Gilgamesh spoke to Utanapishtim, the Faraway:

"I have been looking at you,
but your appearance is not strange--you are like me!
You yourself are not different--you are like me!
My mind was resolved to fight with you,
(but instead?) my arm lies useless over you.
Tell me, how is it that you stand in the Assembly of the Gods,
and have found life!"
...

From the Epos.

King Arthur

King Arthur, King Gilgamesh, Eabani, Merlin

King Arthur and the Grail

Uther Pendragon

Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur. Only Uther is given the surname "Pendragon", the Dragons Head.

Ragnarok

This is a modern sculpture of the new world emerging after Ragnarok, very much like the Grail with the Hostie, the sculpture represents the story beautifully:

The Emerging of the new world after Ragnarok

The Inverted World Egg

The world egg, the Orphig Egg, and the Phoenix hatching from the Egg, is another way to show the Grail.
See Creation of the Sun System and the Zodiac. See Soma and European Alchemy.

Compare with the Omphalos and the Grail, also with the serpent.

Omphalos Holy Grail

We should remember that these descriptions both describe the single person, the solar system, the spiritual worlds and God.

The human skull is interesting too, it has the Tau symbol seen from above, in the left hemisphere we have our intellectual faculties, and in the right hemisphere we have our inspirational faculties, and in the frontal lopes we develop our 'I', appering as the hostie, but it permeates all our being.

Isse skull The Skull the Grail
Steiner.

The Crucible

In alchemy the development of man takes place in the Crucible, the dove as symbol for the Holy Spirit is also seen here:

Crucible Alchemy Crucible Alchemy Crucible Alchemy Crucible Alchemy Crucible Alchemy Crucible Bird Phoenix

This is drawings of the human soul, the crucible, the Grail:

Aura   Aura
These drawings are by Eli Wamberg of his students auras, from his private diary.
Fig 5. a male student, fig. 6. same student, four month later, fig. 7. a female student and fig. 8. a male student after death.

The Sun Cross

Sun Cross

The Sun Cross is a plane symbol of the Holy Grail. It's known back from the city of Atlantis with streams of water out in four directions, with the temple palace in the center. They are known to command the power of the etheric plane, Prana, and have used it to construct their pyramids and other large structures. The last is a Navajo sand painting.

City of Atlantis Sun Cross Navajo Sand Painting Vikingeborg Celtic Cross

The four streams symbolizes the energy from the Grail streaming out, and the four group souls and the four elements.

The Yin Yang Symbol

The most known version of the Yin Yang symbol is the Chinese:

Yin Yang

Here a Roman shield, the Korean Taegeuk, where red is Heaven and blue is Earth, same colors as Kabbalah uses, red for right pillar and blue for left pillar. A Celtic yin yang swirls on bronze plaque from Mairy, Marne, dated to 4th century BC; on display at Musée des Antiquités nationales in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. And last a Japanese Futatsudomoe (a twofold Tomoe,), and the Incan cross, Chakana.

 Roman Yin Yang Shield Korean Taegeuk Korean Taegeuk Celtic Yin Yang Futatsudomoe Yin Yang Inkan Cross - Chakana the Incan Yin Yang

Tao – The Equilibrium of Yin and Yang, Chakana – The Incan Cross.

All things in the universe are either Yin or Yang, but there are no absolutes: nothing is ever all Yin or all Yang, but a balance between the two forces, when for example day changes into night, it is an example of Yang changing into Yin; when winter turns into spring; it is considered a changing from Yin to Yang. These forces are opposite and yet complementary, and share an interdependent relationship; without Yin, there is no Yang, and without Yang, no Yin. Yang is generally associated with what are bright, warm, and in motion. Yin is generally associated with what are dark, still and cold.

Animated Yin Yang

Pisces

Pisces Pisces Pisces

Vesica Pisces - Mandorla

Vesica pisces describes the intersection between the grail and the spiritual world, and that intersection is the Hostie or the Rose, the soul of man. The Mandorla opening corresponds to the heart chakra, to the Son, to the Lion.

Buddha in Vesica Pisces

See Hildegard: Reconciling Faith and Science: "In Scivias, her first work of visionary theology, the universe appeared as a mandorla—shaped like an egg or almond."

It has approximately the same meaning as the Taoistic Yin-Yang symbol. The tarot card Cosmos is not perfectly drawn, as the two serpent should change side and color. The winged one is known as Rahu, the North Node in astrology, as Lucifer by Rudolf Steiner, as Yang, it's the inspiration from the spiritual world. The other is Ketu, the South Node, known by Steiner as Ahriman, as Yin, is the forming principle. The intersection corresponds to Tao, it's the imaginaire line in the Taoistic symbol.

Karma Dharma Vesica Pisces

Karma is the main principle in the Grail, it forms man, it develops man. The spiritual world have the masterplan, they plan the curriculum, and our soul take the course.

Here seen from an astrological, a psychoterapeutic and esoteric view. The body corresponds to the moon in the horoscope, the seventh chakra, the Grail, the Sun is the spiritual world and in the middle the ascendant with the 'I'. The Ego is part of the body, it's not to be confused with the 'I'. The Ego is the original mind from when we were an animal, and the 'I' is our new mind, and I internal fight is between the 'I' and the Ego. The Ego has no humor, have no joy, it's afraid of the world, for the future, and it has strong desires, and it's the job of the 'I' to tame it, just like a rider taming a wild horse.

Vesica Pisces Astrological Vesica Pisces Brahman

A more detailed picture:

Vesica Pisces - Bodies of Man

We come from the physical, the Father, we live in the Son's or the Mother's age, and we are moving into the age of the Holy Spirit, the Son of Man:

Here the same is shown with Horus as the Archetype of humanity: 

The symbol for the Mother goddess of the Wicca shows the same, from, now and to. The left moon is the physical body, our past, the center the full moon, our soul, and the right moon the spirit, the future: 

The triskelion represents the three mothers, the three soul components, sentient soul, intellectual soul and consciousness soul.

Another way to see the bodies of man:

Madonna, or the Mother is connected with the grail, Heaven and Earth are father and mother of life. In the Bible the Holy Spirit is the spiritual father of Jesus Christ, and the Madonna is the mother, showing that Jesus is the result of the mergence of Heaven and Earth. Through Madonna acted the World Mother, maybe through an avatar, but the spirit was acting, it had been prepared for an æon, it couldn't be handled by lesser being.

Vesica Pisces Moire Vesica Pisces Vesica Pisces

When Jesus mentions the Father later in the Bible, it is the Holy Spirit, it's his Higher I who sank down into him at the Baptism in the form of a dove. A few days before Golgotha we hear about a youth running away without clothes, and that was the higher I, his father :-) , we see him later waiting at the grave talking. The spirit leaves the body a few days before the death, as the spirit can't enter the deathworld, that's what the story about the running youth told.

It's a very old symbolism and is connected to birth.

The Eye of Horus

We know it from the fish symbol and it may also relate to the Eye of Horus:

Vesica Pisces Eye of Horus

The "single eye" motif is a common icon in Mesoamerica like in Teotihuacan in the highlands of Mexico where the god Tlaloc and Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, shared the same temple. The single eye motif may have originated with the Sumerian God Enki who was known as the "Lord of the Sacred Eye" in ancient Sumerian religion. The ancient Hebrews depicted the sun as an eye, and Hindus believe that the sun is the "eye of the world" (loka chakshus).

 

Trinities

The number three is one of the main patterns in all the spiritual traditions: Body, Soul and Spirit, or Tamas, Rajas and Sattva, or Yachay, Munay and Llankey, or Salt, Sulphur and Mercury, or ida and pingala and sushumna; the three Logoi: Osiris, Isis and Horus, or Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu or the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And the Taoist Triad.

Trinity Brahma Vishnu and Shiva Osiris Isis Horus Horus Osiris Isis Thre Crosses

Man standing between Earth and Heaven, Yin and Yang, between the powers of Ahriman and Lucifer, is known all over the Earth, see also the Appendix with many more examples:

Bulls, Lions and Eagles

We have three periods, the period of the Bull, the time of Shiva and Lucifer, the teachers of mankind. Then follows the period of the Lion, the time of Christ and Horus, the first initiation of a man. Then follows the future period of the Eagle, the time of Christian Rosenkreutz and Maitreya Buddha, humanity have now become their own teachers.

It all began with the Ox, without the Ox no human culture:

Aleph - Ox

The time of the Ox prepared mans physical body to be bearer of an I, and the I entered man in the period of the Lion, and the period of the Eagle should make man a spiritual being, but the pioners of mankind are working on it here and now.

Cultural Ages

Lemniscate Bull Lion Eagle

The Yin Yang symbol, the Mitsodomue, Sam-Taegeuk, and the Three Gunas

There is a variation on the Yin Yang symbol that shows the soul part too, known from Tibetan Bön, the Japanese Mitsodomue, the Korean Sam-Taegeuk or a Celtic bronze plaque.

 Bön symbol Sam-Taegeuk Mitsodomue Sam-Taegeuk Japanese Mitsodomue Three Gunas Celtic trinity

Another way to see the Three Gunas, or the Trinity, Celtic trefoils, Odins Triangle,  French Lily and as a curiosum the Deathly Hallows as described by Joanne Rowling, an ingeneous symbol:

 Serpents of the Kundalini Fire, TAO - The Equilibrium of Yin and Yang.

Indras Net

Indras Net

In Indra's realm is a vast net stretched infinitely in all directions. In each node of the net is a single perfect jewel. Each jewel reflects every other jewel, infinite in number, and each of the reflected images of the jewels bears the image of all the other jewels. The effects on one jewel affects all. This is the structure of the Grail, all beings interact to create the whole and it also describes the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is the underlying reality below the physical world.

Yin Yang Net Yin Yang Net

The structure is dynamic, living, and it all hangs together, the separation is an illusion created by karma:

Dharma Karma

This reminds very much about Lucifer or the Holy Spirit. The galaxy comprise a stupendous Robe of Glory, and on this robe worn by Lucifer the billions of stars glitter like jewelled spangles. Lucifer, wearing this robe, presents the glory of the Light to all the worlds, and implicit in this Robe is Christ as the Absolute Light.

The Holy Spirit

It's interesting that the foundation behind the Earth is symbolized with a dove or the wind in the willows, but we know him from earlier times as Krishna, Adam Kadmon, Odin or Jahve.

Dove - Holy Spirit

In old times the Holy Spirit's acted openly as the teachers of mankind, but when man became I-conscious, should develop independent thinking it had to hide, working from behind the curtain, else man would continue being dependent on the gods.

The Holy Spirit shown in alchemical drawings, and again the serpent.

Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Holy Spirit

Double Headed Dove of Elisha

The dove is related to the dove at the Baptism. Its a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the Third Logos. It also reminds of the double headed eagle.

Elisha double headed dove

Alchemy and the Trinity of Sun, Moon and Star

Alkymi Lemniscate

 Holy Spirit

The Crown Chakra and the Inverted World Tree

There is two trees, one growing downward, creation is downward, and one growing upward, development is upward. The Earth is surrounded by the Moon sphere, all influence from the universe comes through the moon sphere, through the sphere of the angels, through the Holy Spirit.

Tree of Life upside down Inverted Plant

The Crown Chakra is connected to the Moon, and it has a form like a chalice and it intefaces to the etheric world, so man is the hostie of the grail, as an inverse plant we are rooted in the etheric through the head.

Skull as Grail
                                                                                                Steiner.

Out of the Grail appears man, symbolized through Parzival. The Grail is a womb nurturing man, developing man, but when he have become ready he becomes God's coworker, he should help his fellow beings. He now commands the energy of the Grail, called Prana, Vril or Kundalini energy.

Grail & Parzival

The Lotus Flower

The Lotus is another symbol for Tau, it symbolizes rebirth and desire for purity. Born of the lotus means an emanated god, not a born avatar.

Nebsini with Blue Lotus Buddhan sitting on Lotus Laksmi standing on Lotus Vishnu sitting on Lotus Lotus on long stalk Kamalatmika - Lotus and Hexagram

Here we also see the connection between the Lotus and the Hexagram in the Kamalatmika yantra.

The rebirth symbology comes from the retracting into the water at the night, and emerging a fresh in the Sun the next day. Tau is living in time, reincarnation rules. Man escapes by purifying his Lotus. The Buddhists associate it with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean.

In Hinduism many of the gods are shown sitting on the Lotus, they are the Hostie so to speak, the goal for mankind. The open flower and the unopened Lotus bud forms are associated with human traits, in Hinduism, the unopened bud is representative of a folded soul that has the ability to unfold and open itself up to the divine truth.

The Sixteen Petaled Lotus Flower

The sixteen petaled lotus is the throat chakra. When open it gives man access to the shared wisdom of mankind. That they often are placed aroud the wrist may symbolize that they act out of wisdom.

Sixteen Petaled Lotus Flower

The Rose and the Cross

The Rose are for the west what the Lotus is for the East, although there may be a slight difference, the rose is more like the Hostie where the Lotus is more like the Grail.

Rose Ankh Rose Luthers Rose Rose Rose Rose Tudor Rose

A cross of rosetree as seen by Eli Wamberg, showing that the cross is alive:

Cross of Rose Tree

Amulet with the crucified Backus.

Christ Orpheus

See The Rosicrucian Cross.

Crux Decassata - Saltire Cross - Saint Andrew Cross

The Saltire, the Sign of Bravery

A saltire is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, like the shape of the letter X in Roman type. Saint Andrew is said to have been martyred on such a cross.

Anne Roes detected the symbol, which often appears with balls in the quadrants formed by the arms of the chi-cross, in standards represented on coins of Persepolis, and she suggested that early Christians endorsed its solar symbolism as appropriate to Christ, and suggested "although it cannot be proved, that in the white saltire of St. Andrew we still have a reminiscence of the old standard of the Persepolitan kingdom".

Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Saltire Osiris, Isis & Horus

Saltire

 Saltire

Native American

Saltire

 Saltire

Futhark

 Saltire

Tav or Tau

     Saltire

The Swan

 

The swan is the messenger between the gods and mankind, it's the pure etherbody of the gods, and it's the pure etherbody of the human initiates. It's related to the dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, also the pure ether of the angelic hierarchy.

Swans
Swans are often depicted in pairs or with the god(s) on the back

Kala Hamsa

Saraswathi Kala Hamsa Saraswathi Kala Hamsa Saraswathi Kala Hamsa
Saraswathi and the Swan Kala Hamsa.

From Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

In the Hindu tradition, the syllable Om represents the original sound of creation: it corresponds to what the Christian tradition calls the Logos, the creative Word. It is associated with Kalahamsa, the great mythological bird that laid the primordial egg, out of which emerged the universe.

From "The Voice of the Silence" by H. P. Blavatsky

"Kala Hamsa, the "Bird" or Swan. Says the Nada-Bindu Upanishad (Rig Veda) - "

"The syllable A is considered to be its (the bird Hamsa's) right wing, U, its left, M, its tail, and the Ardha-matra (half metre) is said to be its head."

"Some Sanskrit mystics locate seven planes of being, the seven spiritual lokas or worlds within the body of Kala Hamsa, the Swan out of Time and Space, convertible into the Swan in Time, when it becomes Brahma instead of Brahma (neuter). A Yogi who bestrides the Hamsa [Swan] (thus contemplates on Aum) is not affected by Karmic influences or crores of sins."

Leda and the Swan - Zeus

The god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda. It means that Zeus was in etherform, just as when Krishna was in his blue body.

Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan Zeus Leda and the Swan

Apollo the Sun god

From Apollo: the swan-god

Zeus, however, was delighted with his new children, and lavished them with gifts. To Apollo he gave a golden mitre, a chariot drawn by swans, and a golden lyre.... According to Pythagorean lore, Apollo’s soul passed into a swan on his death, and so the souls of all good poets went to swans on their deaths.

Apollo and Swan

There are many occurences of swans, and especially in the stories around Apollo, and it's representing the etherbody, that are the gods lower body.

Krishna and Radha

Krishna swan Krishna swan Krishna swan

Rama and Sita

Rama and Sita

The Norns in swan plumage

From "Myths of the Norsemen"

As soon as the Golden Age [dreamtime] was ended, and sin began to steal even into the heavenly homes of Asgard, the Norns made their appearance under the great ash Yggdrasil, and took up their abode near the Urdar fountain. ...

The Norns laying their swan plumage
The Norns laying their swan plumage

At times, it is said, the Norns clothed themselves with swan plumage to visit the earth, or sported like mermaids along the coast and in various lakes and rivers, appearing to mortals, from time to time, to foretell the future or give them sage advice.

The Cup-bearer

Zeus as Eagle makes Ganimedes to the Cup Bearer. He was put into the heaven as the waterbearer, Aquqrius. Zeus abducts Ganimedes in the form of an Eagle. He is often shown with a lyre at his abduction or with a cup serving nectar/prana at the gods.

Buddha Bowl

From Windows to the Universe:

Ganymede was a son of Tros, first king of the classical land known as Troy. He tended sheep there on the slopes of Mount Ida. One day Jupiter caught a glimpse of the young boy and was overwhelmed with a desire to bring Ganymede to Olympus to serve as the cup bearer of the gods. Jupiter thereby changed his shape into that of an eagle, swooped down and carried the boy off to the home of the gods.

Now it so happens that this position was already filled by Hebe, the daughter of Jupiter and his wife Juno. Once Ganymede arrived at the royal court a competition began between Hebe and Ganymede for the honor of serving the gods. Eventually Ganymede won the post, and stayed on also as the favored companion to Jupiter.

To honor the events surrounding the elevation of Ganymede to "cup bearer and servant of the gods," Jupiter placed the eagle, a shape he assumed when abducting Ganymede to Olympus, into the heavens as the constellation Aquila (eagle), and immortalized Ganymede as the constellation Aquarius (water bearer). One of Jupiter's moons is also named after Ganymede.

The Mountain of the World

Mount Meru

Mount Kailash - the Home of Shiva

Is considered sacred in Bön, buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Its have the form of a pyramid and some says its not natural.

The Philosophers Mountain

Here we have the Third Logos, the Son of Man, the Holy Spirit, in the cave at the bottom. The Lion symbolizes the Second Logos, the Son of God. The First Logos, the Father, is planting the Tree of Life. At the top we have Atman, the I AM.

The Philosophers Mountain really have three moutain peaks,
left the Holy Spirit, in the middle the Son, and to the right the Father.

There is a mountain called Meru Peak, where the middle mountain isn't the highest, but its the most difficult to climb:

Meru Peak

The Philosophers Mountain with Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma:

Egyptean version of the Philosophers Mountain, and connected to the Rainbow Bridge:

Here we have the Holy Spirit to the right, the Son in the middle and the Father to the left, and Sorat, the fallen man at the bottom, 666:

Emma Kunz

Painting by Emma Kunz (1892-1963), a Swiss healer and spiritualist.

The Labyrinth

Labyrinth of Chartres

The Labyrinth is a flat projection of the mountain of life we are climbing. If looking at the picture it's easy to see it raise conically from the floor. Many of the towers or pyramids around the world build on the same idea.

Here with Theseus and the Ariadne thread, the thread of life:

Ariadne, Theseus, Minotauer Ariadne Thread Theseus and the Minotaur 

The Labyrint is the physical world. The Ariadne thread is the Thread of Life, the Akashic Record, the wisdom of his life, dharma, he builds while descending into the physical world. Theseus uses the Thread of Life to ascend from the depth again. The Minotaur is Karma, called Sin or Ahriman by some traditions, and the Sword is the 'I' used to fight Karma.

This is the path from the Holy Spirit through the Son to the Father, from the third logos to the first logos:

Maze Labyrinth

The path to the top:

Omphalos Omphalos - Oracle at Delphi Mountain of the Alchemist

The Circle

Circle

The Logoi and the circle:

Circle Logos

This is the path from the Holy Spirit through the Son to the Father, from the third logos to the first logos:

Maze Labyrinth

The Rainbow Bridge

The Cave

In the Bible we first meet John the Evangelist as Lazarus coming out of the Earth, out of a Cave. Jesus enters the Earth through a Cave. At the cross Jesus gives the Mother on to John the Evangelist.

The Cave of Plato

The Cave of Mithras

The Cave of Mithras

The Pyramid

The Pyramid is the upside down triangel or chalice, for obvious reasons, and it describes microcosmos.

Pyramid

 To the right a symbolism of Mount Meru, raising from the pyramid, where both Indra and the bodhisattva Maitreya is known to be at home, meaning that they have purified their grail body. The Mountain of the Alchemist shows the same pyramid. The Cree have the same symbolics around the Tipi. We see the same in Costa Rica with their cosmic house Talamanqueña. More here Crossing the River.

Mount Meru Mountain of the Alchemist Tipi Woman Pyramid Pyramid Pyramid Pyramid Talamanqueña Talamanqueña Talamanqueña

The story about the Egyptian Pyramids is that they are build from the top, meaning that first was the Archai created, then the archangelic hierarchy, then the angels, and so forth.

Towers

The pyramid is found in many forms, here in tower like forms, the first are Amma Dogon granarys, that also were a cultic place. Here we also have the Tower of Babel.

Pyramid - Axis Mundi Pyramid tower tower tower tower tower Axis Mundi

This is the door to the Dogon granery:

Stairways to Heaven

Jacob have a vision of a big ladder where angels walk up and down, and it's a symbol known everywhere. It's the Kabbalah Tree of Life and Arjunas vision of Krishna and himself describes the same.

Creation is done downward and development upward.

ladder10 ladder ladder ladder ladder ladder ladder 

The Chakras and the kundalini power is the rainbow bridge or stairs to heaven, or they can be said to be the pillars that connect Earth and Heaven, that holds the Earth.

The Temple Builder

Hercules or Atlas

Behind the name Atlas or Hercules was the single being that hold the Earth until the rest of mankind could begin taking their part of the burden.

Atlas / Hercules with the Globe on his shoulders.

By the way, he is not having the old planet on his shoulder, he is bearing the new ether planet we all are working on. It's also called the new Temple, why he is also called the temple builder, he is the Templebuilder.

Hercules Knot

Charlemagne

Irminsul was the world tree of the Saxons, with connotations to Wotan, that is the old pre-christian pantheon. Charlemagne is destroying the old worldorder, establishing the new, he is the new Templebuilder.

Charlemagne destroys Irminsul
"The destruction of Irminsul by Charlemagne" (1882)
by Heinrich Leutemann.

The Zodiac

The Zodiac describes the Grail too, the womb, the microcosm that develop together. It describes the clockwork that are behind what happens in this microcosmos. Here again the characteristic serpent of the Luciferic, Shiva.

The Zodiac Aion Phanes Zodiac Zodiac Twelve Senses Zodiac Beit Alfa Mosaic Floor Chakana Heartchakra Heartchakra Heartchakra

Its actually quite interesting with the twelve petals in the heart chakra, as the heart was the center of the Earth development it would be a good hypothesis that there was a correspondence to the Zodiac, but I haven't looked into it. The same with the outer form of the Yantra's, there are the four main corners and then the lesser two on each side.

The twelve starsigns didn't come at one time, the oldest signs are the four Fixed signs Ox, Lion, Eagle and Man, later called Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Then came the Cardinal names, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn as anthitesis to the original Fixed signs, and lastly came the Mutable signs, as synthesis to the Fixed and Cardinal signs, as their equilibrium.

Modalities 

The Fixed signs had to to with the development of the physical body, the Cardinal entered evolution in connection with the development of the etheric energy body and the Mutable signs entered development with the development of the astral body, with the feeling body. Also called the three deeds of Christ or Krishna.

Kabbalah Decomposed

Mans consciousnes have evolved up through time, our understandind grew and it showed through the models we used. The Kabbalah Tree of Life contains the structures that are the model for nearly all the symbols we have.

Horus Eye Elements and Pentagram Kabbalah

Here is shown how many of the main symbols relates to the Tree of Life:

A. In the start there was only the unity, everything was within this unity.

B. This unity split in two, this is the normal physical experience, us against the others, in reality us against the spiritual world and thereby against ourselves. Duality is an illusion, number 2 don't exist, one does and three does, but two does not. The original one that split in two is still there, it's the equilibrium. At the end there is only the equilibrium, and we become one again.

The Yin Yang symbol seems to show this duality, the struggle in the physical world, but it's about equilibrium, it's symmetries says equilibrium, in contras to chaos, the imaginaire line between the dark and white is the equilibrium, the golden path we should walk, dharma.

C. The Microcosmic Triangle, the Grail, the physical world.

The trinity represent the three Logoi, the Father, the Mother and the Son, Osiris, Isis and Horus, where the Son is the equilibrium of the formative powers of the physical world and the inspiration from the spiritual world. In astrology it's also called Modalities or Quadruplicities, and in Alchemy they are called Sulphur, Salt and Quicksilver. See more under the number Three.

D. Four means we are fully in the physical world.

E. The Sun is the center of our being, our soul are here, it's where mankind is at home, our shared center, and it's Love, pure Love, creative power, that was what we came here to develop.

F. It's the upper triangle, it's our spirit, it's where the higher hierarchies have their consciousness, as we have it in the soul, the Sun.

G. This is the reason behind the spiritual figure of the form of the number 8. It's like the hexagram, but not joined together.

H. Then pentagram symbolizes man awake in his soul.

I. The hexagram show all the bodies of man, the Sun, the Soul, is placed in the center. See also Esoteric History of Man and The Crucible.

J. The heptagram shows all of man, all his seven layers. To the left the outer planets, what may be outside our person, and to the right the inner planets, what we are conscious fully about.

Kabbalah Decomposed

The Hexagram

The triangle pointing down is the symbol for the Holy Grail, and the triangle pointing up is the spiritual vorld, the Hostie is the new universe that are born out of the grail, the soul. The triangle is also shown in the Lingga Yoni.

Three Pillars Hexagram Alchemy

And with the four group souls of humanity.

From Soma and European Alchemy, see the many details refering the different symbols:

The Pentagram

Pentangle Chinese Elements Tetragrammaton

The Kabbalah Tree of Life - Merkaba

Some interesting versions of Kabbalah relating to other symbolic representations.

Kabbalah Kabbalah Vesica Pisces unio mystica

This is a more sophisticated form of the grail.

The Tetrahedron and the form of Earth

Merkaba Cosmos     

Earth as a projection from a Tetrahedron. This tetrahedron is formed by the microcosmic powers, where each corner corresponds to these powers, and their strength decrease the longer from the corner, but are changed with time as humanity develops.

The four are the four group souls of man, where the eagle corresponds to Ahriman/Yin, the ox to Lucifer/Yang and the Lion to Christ/Tao. The so called Lucifer incarnation was in China, Fu Xi, very appropriate.

Alchemically we have Sulphur and the Sun with center in Japan, Salt and Moon with center in Honduras, and Mercury and the Star with center in Kaukasus. The Sun in Japan is also quite appropriate. The alchemical Star in connection with Christ is also appropriate.

This is a basic structure of the Earth, it's not the tectonic plates as such, tectonic plates are smaller and float around within this structure.

The astral negative from where the holographic projection of Earth comes.
The Astral representation of Earth - The Grail

Europe Asia North America

The Fano Plane

The Fano plane is an interesting construct that have many interesting mathematical symmetries and transformations that give new symmetries, see The Fano Plane and Wikipedia if interested in math. Here like the Kabbalah Tree of Life.

Fano Plane Trigram and Grail Trigram Cube and Hexagram Trigram Cube

Especially interesting is the summing of trigrams, two endpoints give the middle point. Thesis and antithesis gives the synthesis.

A variation:

The Fanoplane - Earth Tetrahedron

Duality in the Fano plane, each point corresponds to a line and vice versa, see Wikipedia:

Duality in the Fano plane - Each point corresponds to a line and vice versa

Kabbalah Tree of Life as Octahedron

The lower part is the Grail.

The Tetractys

The Tetractys corresponds to the Kabbalah Tree of Life, but it's relation to the Pyramids is also clear.

Tetractys Steiner

Sri Yantra

Is a very complicated description of the Grail, working intensely with triangles and pyramids. The animated picture is pedagogical eyecandy, it's not a true representation.

Sri Yantra Mount Meru - Sri Yantra

Much more pictures in the See Appendix.

The Turtle

At the place of the Lingga Yoni they also had this, the universe on the back of a turtle. The development seems like going very slow  :-) , but it's actually not the case, it goes extremely fast. The third picture is a Sri Yantra Pyramid on the back of a Turtle. The Turtle is the physical and spiritual foundation, Atma, that everything else build on. In Hindu mythology the turtle is called Kurma. The earliest account of Kurma is found in the Shatapatha Brahmana (Yajur veda), where he is a form of Prajapati-Brahma and helps with the samudra manthan (churning of cosmic ocean). In the Epics and the Puranas, the legend expands and evolves into many versions, with Kurma becoming an avatar of Vishnu. He appears in the form of a tortoise or turtle to support the foundation for the cosmos and the cosmic churning stick (Mount Mandara). In South America it's Quetzalcoatl who are symbolized with the turtle.

Turtle World Sri Yantra Turtle Kurma Quetzalcoatl as a turtle


The Mystical Temple of Solomon

Here we have a combination of Yantra, the Tree and the Bird Phoenix. The last picture is the three masters, Hiram Abiff, King Solomon and King Hiram.

Mystical Temple of Solomon - Eliphas Levi 

The Two Pillars of God

The Two Olive Trees

Then I said to him, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?" And a second time I answered and said to him, "What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil is poured out?" He said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" I said, "No, my lord." Then he said, "These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth."

Olive Branch

The Two Arjuna Trees

From Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Trees

Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva were great devotees of Lord Śiva, but because of material opulence they became so extravagant and senseless that one day they were enjoying with naked girls in a lake and shamelessly walking here and there. Suddenly Nārada Muni passed by, but they were so maddened by their wealth and false prestige that even though they saw Nārada Muni present, they remained naked and were not even ashamed....

Lord Kṛṣṇa, by the desire of His devotee, uprooted these yamala-arjuna trees, and when Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva were thus delivered by Kṛṣṇa after one hundred years of the devas, their old consciousness revived, and they offered Kṛṣṇa prayers suitable to be offered by demigods....

"Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, because the two sons of Kuvera had been elevated to the association of Lord Śiva, of which they were very much proud, they were allowed to wander in a garden attached to Kailāsa Hill, on the bank of the Mandākinī River. Taking advantage of this, they used to drink a kind of liquor called Vāruṇī. Accompanied by women singing after them, they would wander in that garden of flowers, their eyes always rolling in intoxication.

Within the waters of the Mandākinī Ganges, which were crowded with gardens of lotus flowers, the two sons of Kuvera would enjoy young girls, just like two male elephants enjoying in the water with female elephants."

"Thereafter, in that very place where the two arjuna trees had fallen, two great, perfect personalities, who appeared like fire personified, came out of the two trees. The effulgence of their beauty illuminating all directions, with bowed heads they offered obeisances to Kṛṣṇa, and with hands folded they spoke the following words."

"O supreme form, we are always servants of Your servants, especially of Nārada Muni. Now give us permission to leave for our home. It is by the grace and mercy of Nārada Muni that we have been able to see You face to face."

"The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The great saint Nārada Muni is very merciful. By his curse, he showed the greatest favor to both of you, who were mad after material opulence and who had thus become blind. Although you fell from the higher planet Svargaloka and became trees, you were most favored by him. I knew of all these incidents from the very beginning."

"O Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva, now you may both return home. Since you desire to be always absorbed in My devotional service, your desire to develop love and affection for Me will be fulfilled, and now you will never fall from that platform."

Mu - Wu -

Mu in various forms:

Mu - Wu MU WU Mu - Wu Mu - Wu MU WU MU WU
Oracle bone
script
Bronze
inscriptions
Chu Slip and
silk script
Qin slip script Transcribed
ancient scripts
Small seal
script

From all over the world:

The Strings of Fate

Ariadne and Theseus

From Theseus:

Theseus was a legendary king of Athens, son of Aegeus (or of Poseidon). Theseus was a founder-hero, like Perseus, Cadmus or Heracles (Atlas), all of whom battled and overcame foes that were identified with an archaic religious and social order. As Heracles was the Dorian hero, Theseus was the Ionian founding hero, considered by Athenians as their own great reformer. His name comes from the same root as θεσμoς, "thesmos", Greek for institution. In The Frogs Aristophanes credited him with inventing many everyday Athenian traditions. He may have originated in, or been based upon, an historical person or persons.

These founding heroes started new cultures and ended old outworn cultures, he is who I call the Temple Builder.

Ariadne, Theseus, Minotauer Ariadne, Theseus, Minotauer Ariadne, Theseus, Minotauer Ariadne Thread

Before coming to Crete Theseus handles six Chtlonic demons at six gates to the underworld and the Marathonian Bull, corresponding to the seven chakras. After that he was send to Crete together with six men and seven women as sacrifices to the Minotaur, but his objective is to slay the Minotaur.

Ariadne was the Mistress of the Labyrinth, and she falls in love with him, she spins a thread he should use in the labyrint to find his way out again, and she gave him a sword to kill the Minotaur.

The Labyrint is the physical world. The Ariadne thread is the Thread of Life, the Akashic Record, the wisdom of his life, dharma, he builds while descending into the physical world. Theseus uses the Thread of Life to ascend from the depth again. The Minotaur is Karma, called Sin or Ahriman by some traditions, and the Sword is the 'I' used to fight Karma.

The Moirai - The Three Fates

The string of fate is a concrete experience for many that can see clairvoyantly, as a string with markings of old

From Wikipedia:

Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable). They controlled the mother thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. They were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction.

There have been many ways to view them:

Fates Fates Fates Fates Fates Fates Fates Fates

The Norns

From Wikipedia:

In Norse mythology the Norns are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, twining the thread of life. They set up the laws and decided on the lives of the children of men. Their names were Urðr (that which became or happened) related with Wyrd, weird (fate), Verðandi (that which is happening) and Skuld (that which should become, debt, guilt).

The Norns clothes themselves in swan plumage and visited the Earth from time to time.

From "Myths of the Norsemen"

As soon as the Golden Age [dreamtime] was ended, and sin began to steal even into the heavenly homes of Asgard, the Norns made their appearance under the great ash Yggdrasil, and took up their abode near the Urdar fountain. ...

These three sisters, whose names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld, were personifications of the past, present, and future. Their principal occupations were to weave the web of fate; to sprinkle daily the sacred tree with water from the Urdar fountain, and to put fresh clay around its roots, that it might remain fresh and ever green.

Thence come the maids Who much do know;
Three from the hall
Beneath the tree;
One they named Was,
And Being next,
The third Shall be.
~The Voluspa (Henderson's tr.)

Some authorities further state that the Norns kept watch over the golden apples which hung on the branches of the tree of life, experience, and knowledge, allowing none but Idun to pick the fruit, which was that with which the gods renewed their youth.

The Fates Norns Norns Nornen Norns

From Wikipedia:

In Snorri Sturluson's interpretation of the Völuspá, Urðr (Wyrd), Verðandi and Skuld, the three most important of the Norns, come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr or Well of Fate. They draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot.

These three Norns are described as powerful maiden giantesses (Jotuns) whose arrival from Jötunheimr ended the golden age of the gods.

Here's two things that are especially interesting, the Norns keep Yggdrasill alive, the Tree of Life, they keep our microcosmos alive. The other thing are that they ended the Golden Age of the gods, meaning that they ended what the Australian Aboriginals calls Dreamtime, what the Indians calls Kali Yuga and connects to the death of Krishna, and the old testament connects to the Tower of Babel.

Adam Kadmon

Adam Kadmon

YHWH

Adam KadmonAdam KadmonAdam Kadmon

Sorat - 666

Sorat - 666

Serapis

Through an oracle Serapis described himself to the King of Cyprus:

 ''A god I am such as I show to thee,
The Starry Heavens are my head, my trunk the sea,
Earth forms my feet, mine ears the air supplies,
The Sun's far-darting, brilliant rays, mine eyes."

Serapis was called Theon Heptagrammaton, or the god with the name of seven letters, like Abraxas and Mithras, corresponding to the seven Logoi, the seven planets. Occasionally Serapis is depicted with a crown or seven rays, representing the seven Logoi.

Serapis - Adam Kadmon Serapis Serapis Serapis Hermes Trismegistos Phanes Mitra Zervan

See the picture with the serpent around Serapis, it's comparable to the Grail with the snake, Krishna and Shiva. The lion face is also the symbol of Christ.

Tefnut - Eye of Ra

Tefnut is a daughter of the solar god Ra-Atum. Married to her brother, Shu, she is mother of Nut, the sky and Geb, the earth. Tefnut's grandchildren were Osiris, (Wesir) Isis, (Aset) Set, Nephthys, (Nebthet) and in some versions, Horus the Elder (Heru Wer). She was also a great grandmother of Horus the Younger (Heru-sa-Aset). Alongside her father, brother, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, she is a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. Wiki.

Tefnut - Eyes of Ra

Eye of Ra

The Eye goddess acts as mother, sibling, consort, and daughter of the sun god. She is his partner in the creative cycle in which he begets the renewed form of himself that is born at dawn. The Eye's violent aspect defends Ra against the agents of disorder that threaten his rule. This dangerous aspect of the Eye goddess is often represented by a lioness or by the uraeus, or cobra, a symbol of protection and royal authority.

 The Eye of Ra is similar to the Eye of Horus, which belongs to a different god, Horus, but represents many of the same concepts. The disastrous effects when the Eye goddess rampages out of control and the efforts of the gods to return her to a benign state are a prominent motif in Egyptian mythology. [Reminds of various partners to Shiva.] Wiki.

Creation Myths

Purusha Myth

From Purusha Myth

PurushaIn the Rig-Veda, Purusha is described as a primeval giant, that is sacrificed by the gods and from whose body the world and the varnas (castes) are built. He is described as having a thousand heads and a thousand feet. He emanated Viraj, the female creative principle, from which he is reborn in turn before the world was made out of his parts.

In the sacrifice of Purusha, the Vedic chants were first created. Heaven and earth were made and the horses and cows were born.

the Brahmins were made from Purusha's mouth.
the Kshatriyas from Purusha's arms.
the Vaishyas from Purusha’s thighs.
the Shudras from Purusha’s feet.

This all were created only from ¼ of Purusha. The remaining ¾ of Purusha was the immortality of the heaven.

The physical, above was the etheric, astral and soul world.

Prajapati myth

From Prajapati Myth

Prajapati in Hindu mythology is the primordial lord of creatures, and is mentioned in Vedic, epic and Puranic literature. In Vedic legends he is described in various ways as the creator of the world, and the creator of heaven and earth, day and night and death. He did not know why he was born, was alone and wept. His tears formed the ocean, heaven and earth.

Hiranyagarbha Myth - the Golden Egg

From Hiranyagarbha Myth and Andam

Hiranyagarbha, 'Golden egg' or 'golden womb'. This egg was floating in the cosmic ocean. From this egg came Brahma. Brahma made man and woman. The other name of Brahma is Narayana, the one who arose from the water.In the Rig-Veda Hiranyagarbha "is said to have arisen in the beginning, the one lord of all beings, who upholds heaven and earth, who gives life and breath, whose command even the gods obey, who is the god over all gods [Adam Kadmon,] and the one animating principle of their being.

Gematria 18 - The Grail - Microcosm

What characterizes the Grail is life and death, sin and karma.

I Ching 18 KU – Work on What Has Been Spoiled

Everybody has alien influences embedded in his soul. It seems as if they are part of the personality, especially those collected in childhood. In order to live one’s own life and one’s own fate, one has to get rid of them. It's called Karma!

KÊN / Keeping Still, Mountain
SUN / The Gentle, Wind

The Chinese character KU represents a bowl or cup full of worms, symbolizing what has been spoiled through mans abuse of freedom. The worms are our karma, and it can be transformed to wisdom through mans work, be purified. This is the initiation, three days of preparation, spiritual death, and three days for resurrection.

The Judgment
Work on what has been Spoiled
Has supreme success.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Before the starting point, three days.
After the starting point, three days.
Wilhelm

This describes the Grail.

From

Everybody has alien influences embedded in his soul. Many are hidden; one does not even know they exist. It seems as if they are part of the personality. Especially those one collected in childhood.

In order to live one’s own life and one’s own fate, one has to get rid of them. The more one succeeds, the more happiness, strength and health will come back.

Every influence makes a distance between one’s mind and God, or however one calls the inner essential being. Really reaching God is very difficult – except when one does reach Him, and then it turns out to be the easiest thing in the world. You wonder why you did not know it was – it is because the distance is made of thinking, but to reach Him is made of being.

Gematrically seen, 18 can be seen as the sum of 10 and 8. They describe the interior of the Grail.

10. Lü / Treading [Conduct]

Man are striving to get up, and are in accordance with the heavenly powers.

 Above CH’IEN / The Creative, Heaven.
 Below TUI / The Joyous, Lake, Man.

Treading. Treading upon the tail of the tiger.
It does not bite the man. Success.

8. Pi / Holding Together [Union]

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

  Above K’AN / The Abysmal, Water
  Below K’UN / The Receptive, Earth

We should keep together, unite around the Temple Builder(s), who have sublimity, constancy, and perseverance, and we should aspire for that too. The weaker joins gradually, and others are to late.

Holding Together brings good fortune.
Inquire of the oracle once again
Whether you possess sublimity, constancy, and perseverance;
Then there is no blame.
Those who are uncertain gradually join.
Whoever comes too late
Meets with misfortune.

The Hebrew Chai - 18 - Microcosmos

The number 18 symbolizes Life, Life and Death, the Eartly Experience, the Grail, the Cup of Life.

Hebrew Chai - Life
The stem and an upside down cup.

In Kabbalah, Chai is the lowest (closest to the physical plane) emanation of God, Microcosmos, the Grail.

Grail ChaiTwo common Jewish names used since Talmudic times, are based on this symbol, Chaya feminine, Chayim masculine. The Jewish toast (on alcoholic beverages such as wine) is l'chaim, 'to life'.

The word is made up of two letters of the Hebrew alphabet - Chet (ח‎, 8) and Yod (י‎, 10), forming the word "chai", meaning "alive", or "living". The most common spelling in Latin script is "Chai", but the word is occasionally also spelled "Hai".

There have been various mystical numerological speculations about the fact that, according to the system of gematria, the letters of chai add up to 18. For this reason, 18 is a spiritual number in Judaism, and many Jews give gifts of money in multiples of 18 as a result.

Jews often give gifts and donations in multiples of 18, which is called "giving chai". Mailings from Jewish charities usually suggest the amounts to give in multiples of chai (18, 36, 54, dollars, etc.) rather than the usual multiples of 25.

Other words giving the number 18: Ohavi – my beloved, Aivah – a type of hatred and Cheit – sin.

Chai is connected to God, where chei is connected to man.

This difference is manifest very clearly in the Book of Melakhim II (4:30), where the Shunamite woman says to the prophet Elisha after the death of her son, "Chai Hashem ve-chei nafshekha im e'ezvekha" – "By God's life and the life of you soul, I am not leaving you." Even in the same verse, the word chai is used in reference to the Almighty, whereas chei appears in connection with a human being's life. Here.

Ecclesiastes 7.20

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not

Luke 13.8

And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

From Life and Sin - 18

The primary significance of the Number 18 is Life - but there is none that lives and sinneth not, so we find the concepts of Life and Sin/Death inextricably intertwined. This is typical of the alphanumneric structure of Scripture - the Numbers form Numerical Categories that subsume polar concepts - the positive and negative aspects of a singular cardinal impulse.

Alive, Living

Chi
Sin, Sinner

Chata
Adam, Man (Ord)

Adam
My Beloved [Pro 8.21]

Ahavi
My Beloved [Song 7.13]

Dodi
Rinse, Wash

Tsaddi (Ord)

Fishhook

Dugah
Enmity, Hatred

Eyob

The Templars Alabaster Chalice

Templars Alabaster Chalice and the number 18 There are four cartouche roundels to the North, South, East and West of the Chalice. A sacred object produced firom one solid piece of crystalline Alabaster potentially of Middle Eastern origin and Romanesque in design.

The Romanesque period is from 1000 CE to the start of the 13th Century and the first Gothic age. This coincides with the rise of the Knights Templar.

During the Christian Mass a Chalice is 'elevated' (lifted) at the point in the service where the wine becomes the Blood of Christ; therefore in the case the Templar Chalice the main cartouche to the South reveals the largest of the four Templar Crosses to the Priest reminding the cup bearer that the contents are representative of the Blood of Christ which as part of the mystery of the Holy Trinity is in fact, in deed and in worship the One True God.

Therefore the main cross, though enclosed in a circle is not surrounded by any other markings and is thus representative of the 'living' God having dominion over the entire world. Consider that at this time the official view is that the world is flat and circular. It is also a commission to the bearer to take the Gospel of Christ out into the world.

The other three aspects of the Templar Chalice depict Templar Crosses to the North, East and West within a banded cartouche redolent of the rays of the sun.

On each aspect, there are 18 individual geometric triangles which form the rays in a circle around the Cross....

... In the context of the Chalice a three sided geometric shape representative of the suns rays and amounting to the total of 18 represents the Hebrew word 'Chai'.

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Gematria 44 - Meeting the Temptation

I Ching 44 Kou - Coming to Meet

Temptation is an interesting thing. It could bring ruin, or it might bring something life giving.

CH’IEN / The Creative, Heaven
SUN / The Gentle, Wind

From Wilhelms

This hexagram indicates a situation in which the principle of darkness, after having been eliminated, furtively and unexpectedly obtrudes again from within and below. Of its own accord the female principle comes to meet the male. It is an unfavorable and dangerous situation, and we must understand and promptly prevent the possible consequences.

The hexagram is linked with the fifth month [June–July], because at the summer solstice the principle of darkness gradually becomes ascendant again.

The inferior man rises only because the superior man does not regard him as dangerous and so lends him power. If he were resisted from the first, he could never gain influence.

From Gou

Temptation is an interesting thing. It could bring ruin, or it might bring something life giving.

Everyone needs challenges, to awaken the senses, in order to feel fully alive. And who knows what may manifest from it?

What 44 represents is that which is powerfully attractive to the ego. It can be a person, an event or something you have unwittingly put into train, which takes off out of control and far beyond your plan.

When we build a structure around us to protect us from 'wrong' and 'bad', we can build a solid life. But what we lose then, is our vulnerability to be freely influenced. That means we also lose our creativity and our receptivity to life's impulses.

Gou is dangerous and seductive, but it brings the birth of the heir.

Hebrew 44

Genesis 4.1:

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel.

Genesis 4.10:

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

From Birth and Blood - 44

The word translated as "bare" - (Teled) - is an anagram of the name of the Fourth Letter (Dalet). Genesis 4 is deeply integrated with this letter - it contains the first occurrence of the Dalet KeyWord Dawm (Blood) and of the great Spoke 4 theme, Birth. Even the literal meaning of Dalet (Door) first occurs in Genesis 4.

Birth/Child
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Yeled
Father + Mother
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Av + Am
Blood [Lev 17.11]
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and bare (gave birth) (Ord) [Gen 4.1]
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U'Teled
In my heart
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B'Lavi
One God [Mal 2.10]
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El Echad
Praise (Ord)
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Tahilah
The Lord Lives!
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YHVH Chai!

 

I Ching 11 - Mount T’ai - Peace and Expansion

This hexagram denotes a time in nature when heaven seems to be on earth.

K´UN / The Receptive, Earth
CH´IEN / The Creative, Heaven

From Peace

The Receptive, which moves downward, stands above; the Creative, which moves upward, is below. Hence their influences meet and are in harmony, so that all living things bloom and prosper. This hexagram belongs to the first month (February–March), at which time the forces of nature prepare the new spring.

This hexagram denotes a time in nature when heaven seems to be on earth. Heaven has placed itself beneath the earth, and so their powers unite in deep harmony. Then peace and blessing descend upon all living things.

When the spirit of heaven rules in man, his animal nature also comes under its influence and takes its appropriate place. The individual lines enter the hexagram from below and leave it again at the top. Here the small, weak, and evil elements are about to take their departure, while the great, strong, and good elements are moving up. This brings good fortune and success.

From Mount Tai - Expansion

Tai is about imploring for favors and blessings and receiving abundance and prosperity. If you ask the gods for blessings, you will receive them, because you open your mind to see them. Some people find things in places where many others went before and found nothing. Happiness is the result of a state of mind, and going to Mount Tai is to find that.

Star of David and Trigrams

Lemniscate Bull Lion Eagle

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