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.
From Liber 418, by Aleister Crowley, and quoted in his Book of Thoth in reference to the Tarot Card "The Lovers" which is attributed to the Zodiacal sign of Gemini: "There is an Assyrian legend of a woman with a fish, and also there is a legend of Eve and the Serpent, for Cain was the… Continue reading More notes on Gemini: The Lovers, and the True parents of the biblical Cain
Okay, this is surely the next book I need to purchase: In attempting to find and ferret out the evolution of astronomical thought, what could be a better find than a work that offers over 1300 pages of biographies on histories most memorable astronomers? The first question that I had about this was whether or… Continue reading The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
A couple of years back now, when I first began studying the sky, and particularly, star-charts, I saw an intriguing parallel between the figures of Orion, Canis Major and the Twins Gemini. I knew already at that time, that Canis Major contained the bright-star Sirius, brightest and bluest star in the entire heavens, and that… Continue reading On the possible meaning and origins of the Zodiacal sign Gemini: Shu and Tefnut and the Zodiac of Dendera
<a href="The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt by Jane B. Sellers My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an excellent read! And I would agree with some of the other reviewers who commented that this is not by any means a light read. I literally had a dictionary by my side, along with… Continue reading Book Review: “Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt” by Jane Sellers
According to Wallis Budge: Gods of the Egyptians book I. pg. 103-104 argues that some of the oldest forms of the worship of Osiris list him with a dual name of Lord of the Abydos and Lord of the Tattu. Abydos Budge states as the seat of his life worship in the Southern Kingdom, and… Continue reading Osiris Studies: From Budge’s Gods of the Egyptians to Sellers’ Death of Gods
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law As a practicing occultist of some years I find a great irony in the fact that I've only this year come to a genuine and burning fascination with the Stars and our relationship to them. I've always been somewhat atheist when it came to… Continue reading Star Stuff: