The Menorah and the pine tree.

I consider the festival of Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication) and the Menorah to be an excellent, meaningful and specific replacement to the Christmas tree. According to the 2003 Encyclopædia Britannica, “The modern Christmas tree … originated in western Germany. The main prop of a popular medieval…

Mars, Money, Fahrenheit and The Mikvah

5760  – the Mikvah   The mikveh or mikvah, which means “collection,” “something hoped for and expected” or “confidence,” is a pool of clear water used in Judaism to immerse any object that has become defiled, including the human body. Levite priests would immerse themselves in the mikvah, and all worshipers were required to do…

Completing the circle – in 24 hours

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the…

Earth, π², Light and the Meter

“There is no such thing as ‘coincidence’” (David Flynn 1962-2012)   The work toward the creation of the unit of length known as the meter (Greek μετρέω metreo, “to measure, count or compare”) was an illuminated endeavor from the beginning. Founded in 1660, and granted a royal charter by King Charles II, The Royal Society…

The Pyrus Cydonia And The Origin Of 360 Degrees.

David Flynn’s “Cydonia, the Secret Chronicles of Mars“ and specifically the chapter, “The Points of A Pentagram” are recommended reading in addition to this blog entry.   Mankind measures time using concepts and established methods that are seldom considered beyond gaining the faculty of use. There is a deep riddle hidden in the way that…

Who is Allah? Who is χξϛ?

The painting below is from the Temple of Isis at Pompeii. It shows a fleur-de-lis crested phoenix perched atop a “divine casket” next to a terebinth tree. The casket contains the sleeping Harpocrates. (the son of Isis and Osiris – a form of the resurrected Osiris – Osiris born from himself)   The fisherman is Glaucos.…

Analysis of Kubrick’s Portion of A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Part II.

The “Adept” understands that through familiarity and correct interpretation of classical mythology, the nature of the “god of illumination” can be more clearly perceived.  Stanley Kubrick understood this and considered mythology the knowledge of highest rank. An example of “correct interpretative insight” can be found in the mythological account of Apollo at Delphi. The serpent…

Royal Purple

While on the View From The Bunker, Derek Gilbert asked me about the significance of the rainbow flag consisting of only six colors instead of seven. I replied that the omission of the seventh negated the possibility of rendering the colors into a circuit – but didn’t elaborate. An elaboration is certainly deserved. To begin,…

The Masked Visitors Of All Hallows’ Eve.

Halloween is celebrated on the vigil of the Roman Catholic Feast of Allhallowtide (O.E. halig meaning “saint” and tide – “time or season”) on October 31st. The three days (Halloween, Oct 31st, All Saints, November 1st and All Souls, Nov 2nd) are dedicated to the remembrance of the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the…

⊕⊕⊕⊕8⊕X8IX

The largest Roman numeral that can be written is MMMMCMXCIX (4999) The Roman system came from the Etruscan. The same number (4999) looks like this: ⊕⊕⊕⊕8⊕X8IX. 5776 AL, The Masonic Year of Light (Anno Lucis) was 1776 AD (Anno Domini) year of the Lord. The Hebrew date 5776 AM, (Anno Mundi) Year of the world,…

Beware The Ides Of September

The state religion of ancient Rome was a sophisticated distillation of the worship of the Nachash. Augur priests interpreted the will of the Roman Pantheon by studying the flight of birds, known as “taking the auspices.” The ceremony and function of the augur was central to all major public or private undertakings. The lituus was…