This subject, more than any other, is the one that has relentlessly inspired and plagued my life for the past several years. I’ve read and learned so much over that time, and spent so much time under the canopy of night and into the early morning dawn to try and learn something of what the… Continue reading Difficulties in discovering the origin of the constellation images and stories:
**Self Reflection warning** I realized today that the function of this blog, more than anything else, is as a sounding board for my studies. I have three dozen posts currently back-logged, dealing with the stars, with myths, follow-throughs on previous posts I’d begun, or posted but that need follow-up. And what happens to me, is… Continue reading On the frustratingly vast spectrum of my Magnum Opus, and the awful way that I’ve been dealing my research so far.
About twenty years ago I stumbled across an old, beat up paperback and based solely on the title, “The Survival of the Pagan Gods”, by Jean Seznec, 1953, I picked it up, brought it home and added it to my ever-growing collection of old books. I never read it, in fact, as far as I… Continue reading An old forgotten tome . . .
We’ve discussed this already in some recent posts, but I wanted to do a separate entry here to clarify some discussion points and to lay out my thoughts about the seasons of the Year. Being a Westerner, I am only really familiar with Western traditions of the seasons and for the most part, all Western… Continue reading The Seasons of the Year:
In our previous post on the Zodiac, we primarily discussed the twelve-fold division of the sky and the signs that these are attributed to. We identified this as the “Classical division,” arising from the evolving zodiacs of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks in the Iron Age, and up through the Islamic and Christian West into… Continue reading The Zodiac: An Introduction pt. 2
A brief introduction to the History and Derivation of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
Before embarking on a discussion of the Serpent, or adversary of Yahweh in the Genesis account, it is prudent, I think, to discuss a bit of the history of the Canaanite religious beliefs of the Iron-Age settlers who later became the Israelites. In the pre-Exile period of Cannan, long before the religion and literature of… Continue reading BAAL – his consort, and the Serpent of Genesis: Canaanite religion and the Cult of Yahweh
YHVH: Oh! But Yaweh, (Jehovah, or YHVH, as he's variously called) is a tricksy little devil! A lot has been written on YHVH from so many valuable and unexpected sources that its hard to talk about anything genuinely new. I'm going to be talking about some familiar ideas here, but I'll try and capture as… Continue reading YHVH: “The Lord thy God, is a Jealous God”
Following up on my prior post, here's a little bit of Etymological, Kabbalistic and historical dimensions (a beginning at least) on the main characters of the Genesis creation account. First, I'll take a look at the Two primary Gods mentioned in the text, YHVH and ELHIM. As a preliminary to this discussion, consider the fact that… Continue reading Elohim: An early example of divine androgyne
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer,_Adam_and_Eve,_1504,_Engraving.jpg Alright, So as promised, I am going to be continuing with my examination of the spiritual and philosophical roots of the idea of Gemini, and the Twins in the Zodiac. When last we met, we were discussing the divine androgyne of the Twins of Genesis, Adam and Eve, and the Twins, Cain and Abel.… Continue reading Prelude to a study of the Twins in the Zohar. . .