The concept of the “Ox Circuit” needs to be put forth here as a base for future posts concerning the Neo-Alchemist’s understanding and usurpation of this powerful symbol. A more comprehensive explanation is included in The Forbidden Secrets of the Labyrinth.
A critical and very unorthodox concept must be put forth in order to gain understanding of the ancient gods and their mythology as the “illuminated” understand. When the bull appears in myth, it doesn’t necessarily symbolize Zeus or some other powerful god specifically, but is a corrupt representation for the One God, the God who cursed the serpent in the garden.
There is much more to the idea that a bull should symbolize the One God. The word in Hebrew for “ox” or “bullock” is showr and means simply “an ox.” But the root for showr is shuwr, which means “to go round, to go about, to journey.”
The threshing floor in ancient times was a flat, circular area of smooth rock where an ox or a team of oxen would loosen wheat grain from the hard, outer chaff. The method is still used today in places where modern machinery is not available.
The idea of “going round” would apply to the ox in the light of the constellation Taurus passing through the heavens. Of course, the ox was an essential part of the threshing, processing at grain harvest, and the image of the animal traveling around the center post of a threshing circle as well as the constellation Taurus revolving overhead come to mind.
Still, there is another aspect of the circuit quality to the idea of the ox. For this, we look to the alphabet of the language of the Pentateuch and the genesis of this writing system, Phoenician to the Aramaic.
In his Temple at the Center of Time, David Flynn writes:
“The Semitic (Hebrew and Phoenician) and Egyptian cultures were in contact with each other from greatest antiquity…. Renaissance theologians believed that Moses was the inventor of the first “sound based” script in the ancient world. They derived this understanding from the writings of Eupolemus ca. 158 BC that states: “Moses was the first wise man to teach the alphabet to the Jews who transferred them to the Phoenicians and the Phoenicians passed to the Greeks.”
The Phoenician letter tav (X), meaning, “mark,” is the same as the sign used in Ezekiel’s vision to mark the foreheads of the righteous:
And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. (Ezekiel 9:4)
The lamb’s blood was similarly marked on the sides and top of the doorposts during the Exodus from Egypt in a motion forming a tau:
And they shall take of the blood, and strike [it] on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it…. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye [are]: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy [you], when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:7, 13)
God wrote the Ten Commandments using a letter system that was holy to Him with His own finger:
And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. (Deuteronomy 9:10 )
A better representation of a letter system that would be considered holy to the God of the Universe, who has no beginning or end, would be appropriately depicted in the form of a circuit. Consider that the “top” letter in the circuit would be the “mark” or (X) and that the other letters would proceed from left to right just as the constellations pass overhead in the night sky. This one letter, if known to “mark” the start and the end of the circular arrangement, would later evolve into separate forms over a vast period of time. The aggregation of the taus, when thought of as two separate ideas, could also be represented as the same mark combined, forming a new letter.
The combination of the taus would indeed appear as the Phoenician alf, mimicking the image of a bull or ox head turned to the side.
The representation of the first “sound-based” script as a circuit with the same sign, the sign of the cross, becomes separate letters when represented in a list. The limited or linear list has a beginning and an end and is unlike the nature of God, whereas a circuit has neither. The beginning and the end are both separate and yet are one, man as God—starting and ending with the cross.
Christ refers to Himself:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (Revelation 22:13)
Yet, there is always an effort by the Nachash to invert or substitute himself with any symbolic references to the truth.
Notice the similarity between the Masonic compass and square and the Phoenician alf.
The compass and square are often depicted with the “joined hands” directly above or below to illustrate the unity of the society of the Masonic brotherhood. When the hands are shown joined inside the symbol, the union of the taus is most apparent.
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Discover Meaning, 2014.
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