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Philalethes, summing up the memorable synonyms for Mercurius says that Mercurius is not only the key to the alchemical art, and that the two edged sword in the hand of the cherub who guards the way to the tree of life, but, also our true hidden vessel, the Philosophic garden wherein our Sun rises and sets. This helps us understand the strange advice given by Johannes de Rupescissa: Have a vessel made after the manner of a cherub, which is the figure of God, and have six wings after the fashion of six arms turning back on themselves; and above a round head……and put within this vessel the said burning water, etc. The definition of the cherub as the figure of God suggests that Rupescissa is referring here to the vision of Ezekiel, which was arranged in such a way that a horizontal section through it would provide a Mandela divided into four parts. This is the equivalent of squaring the circle from which according to one alchemical recipe the vessel should be constructed. The Mandela signifies the human or the divine self, the totality or vision of God [Jung aion: 241].

This choice of symbol is not arbitrary but is documented in alchemical literature from the first till the eighteenth centaury. The lapis is produced, as we have seen from the splitting and putting together of the four elements from the rotundum. The rotundum is a highly abstract, transcendent idea, which by reason of its roundness

and wholeness refers to the Original Man, the Anthropos [ Jung aion:246].

The round Hermetic vessel in which the mysterious transformation is accomplished is God , the [Platonic] world-soul and mans own wholeness. It is, therefore another counterpart of the Anthropos, and at the same time the universe in its smallest and most material form. So it is easy to see why the first attempts to construct a model of the atom took the planetary system as a prototype [ Jung aion:242]. Maria the Prophetess says: The Philosophers teach everything except the Hermetic vessel, because that is divine and is hidden from the Gentiles by the Lords wisdom; and they who know it not, know the true method, because of their ignorance of the vessel of Hermes. Theobald de Hoghelande adds ; Senior says that the vision thereof is more to be sought after than [ knowledge of ] the Scriptures. Maria the Prophetess says: This is the vessel of Hermes, which the Stoics hid, and it is no negromantic vessel but is a measure of thy fire [ mensura ignis tui]. It is clear from these quotations that the vessel had a great and unusual significance[ Jung aion :241].

According to the old view the soul is round and the vessel is round too, like the heavens and the world. The form of the Original Man is round according to Dorn who says the vessel should be made from a kind of squaring the circle so that the spirit and soul of the material, separated from the body may raise the body with them to the height of their own heaven. The anonymous author of the scholia to the Tractatus aureus writes about squaring the circle whose four corners are formed by the elements. In the centre is a small circle. The author says Reduce your stone to the four elements rectify and combine them into one, and you will have the whole magistery. This one, to which the elements must be reduced, is that little circle in the centre of this squared figure. It is the mediator, making peace between the enemies or elements. In a later chapter he names the vessel the true philosophical Pelican [Jung aion: 239].

The constitution of the lapis rests on the union of the four elements which in there turn represent an unfolding of the unknowable inchoate state, or chaos. This is the prime material the Arcanum, the primary substance which Paracelsus and his followers called the increatum and regarded as co-eternal with God – a correct interpretation of the Tehom in Genisis 1:2 ‘ And the [ uncreated] earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God [ brooded] over the face of the waters’.

This primary substance is round [ massa globasa rotundum] like the world and the world soul and the world substance in one. It is the stone that has spirit in modern parlance the most elementary building stone in the architecture of matter, the atom, which is an intellectual model [ Jung aion :237].

To the scholiasts of the Tractatus aureus it is the mid-point, the circulus exiguus and mediator which reconciles hostile elements and by persistent rotation changes the angular form of the square into a circular one like itself. For Dorn the punctum vix intelligible is the starting point of creation. In Mylius the point is called the bird of Hermes. In the Novum lumen it is the spirit and fire, the life of the arcane substance. For Maier it is the purity or hedgmonity of the essence. It is the punctum solis in the egg yolk, which grows into the chick. In Khunrath it represents Sapientia in the form of the salt-point in Maier it symbolizes gold.[ Jung Aion: 221].

Zosimus called the rotundum the omega element which probably signifies the head. The skull is mentioned as the vessel of transformation in the Sabaen treaties ‘ Platonis liber quartorum’ and the ‘Philosophers’ styled themselves ‘ children of the golden head’ which was probably synominus with ‘ filii sapientiae’ and the lapis so that there is no difference between the vessel and its content [ Jung aion :238].

Elias Levi the 15th century commentator records a tradition that the Teraphim, which after her marriage to Jacob, Rachel stole from her father Laban, were mummified oracular heads, the head of Adam was among them. There is a record in the Talmud that a heretical sect of Jews named the Melchizadekians frequented Hebron to worship the body [consult the shade] of Adam which was buried in the cave of Machpelah. In St Pauls epistle to the Hebrews Melchizadeck was the sacred king of Salem who had neither father nor mother. Melchezadeck welcomed Abraham to Canaan [Graves White Goddess: 156].

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Comment by amanda on May 26, 2010 at 5:44am
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Comment by amanda on May 25, 2010 at 7:03am
Thank you for your interest..maybe you also like this??
The Book of Jubilees states that Enoch the early patriarch ‘ was the first among the children of men that are born on the Earth to learn writing and the knowledge of wisdom- and he wrote the signs of heaven. These signs [ from the Table of Destiny] are described as being the ‘Science of the Watchers’ which had been carved in rock in distant times Stories surrounding the rock containing the ‘Science of the Watchers’ have been linked to those of the ‘Philosophers stone’. Enoch is a mysterious figure conversant with both esoteric and scientific knowledge. The scientific knowledge was the ability to measure the movements of the heavenly bodies in the sky and understand their meaning.

For the Hebrews the primal script was revealed directly to man by the angels, from it developed the Hebrew and other alphabets. The Hebrews called this the celestial script because it illustrated the stars (Aggripa von nethesheim De occulta philosophia 1510). In the wide space of heaven are figures and signs with which one can discover the deepest secrets. They are formulated by the constellation and stars. These brilliant figures are the letters with which the Holy and glorious one created heaven and earth (Zohar) According to the holy rabbis the letters of their alphabet are formed from the stars and are full of mysteries both because of the numbers contained their in (Aggripa Von netteheim (roob)].
Enoch tells that watchers were the ‘holy angels who watch’. .

In his Ancient Mythology, Bryant writes: "I have mentioned that Cadmus was the same as the Egyptian Thoth; and it is manifest from his being Hermes, and from the invention of letters being attributed to him. " .
Cadamus- is Thoth also known as Enoch he was also known to the Jews and called by Kenealy the "Second Messenger of God" . As far as the Arabs were concerned Hermes [ Hiram] was Idris their name for Enoch. The name Enoch translates into English as initiated.

David held the plans for the temple written in gods own hand.
David’s desire to build a temple to the Lord was born of a vision he had on the eventual site for the temple. A Destroying angel appeared to him on the threshing floor of Ornan [ or perhaps Araunah] , and it was here the heavenly messenger demanded him that the alter be built [ hog :98].

The Talmud Balaam Jesus stories [ Balaam means corrupter or destroyer and would seem to refer to the charges levelled against Jesus] [ Laidler hog:131]. Jewish writers claim Jesus studied magic in Egypt. There is a tale that he smuggled certain texts out of Egypt , either by writing the hieroglyphs on his skin, or by concealing the writing in an incision so that later they could be slid out of his body and read.

Moses was also said to have received instructions for the layout of the tabernacle – a forerunner of the Jerusalem temple from a plan shown to him by the Lord when he was on Mount Sinai .After the Ten Commandments were given to Israel on Pentecost, Moses ascended Mt. Sinai and remained there 40 days to receive the Tablets. It is thought by some scholars that the ten commandments were written in the most ancient alphabet. This alphabet is called by scholars Proto-Sinaitic because it was first discovered scratched on the rocks of the Mofkat mines at Serabit el-Khadim. The signs that represent the letters of the alphabet are Egyptian hiero-glyphs- but they cannot be read as Egyptian words, for they are Semitic letters. This invention which would eventually evolve into the Greek and subsequently modern alphabets .

Mount Serabit el- Khadim, a holy place close to mount Sinai is rich in turquoise and noted for it’s turquoise mines. The turquoise mines were located around the high plateau upon which the temple of Hathor ‘ Lady of Turquiose’ built around the time of Amenemhat III and the visor Joseph. [ Masper 354, Petrie 85]. Hathor is Quadesh .Quadesh used by both Biblical and later Arabic sources as a synonym for Jerusalem is mentioned in the lists of subdued Asiatic cities of most Egyptian kings of this period[ Osman ooe35].

Tuthmosis III [ Gardner gk 202] constructed a painted rock cut shrine to Hathor ’ [ Gardner gen:205]. The shrine is on the peak of Serabit 2,600 feet above sea level, had been originally constructed in a cave. At the time of the New Kingdom it had been extended outside to a total of 230 feet. This temple was directly associated with pyramid construction.
Comment by ancestralblue on May 24, 2010 at 1:36pm
Well...That was really interesting! A reminder that the learning just goes on and on. Also a reminder that there's this incredible sense of having to grasp as much as possible within a given timeframe.
This last part that speaks of the Melchizadekians really perked my interest.
I'm just reading a book called Uriel's Machine by Lomas and Thomas that tells the story of the Mechizadekians who followed the way of Enoch and how the Roman Empire sought to obliterate them and all possible remnants of their teachings.
It also says that the Mechizadekians or Enochian teachings were what was behind so many of the spiritual teachings around the world, the Druids and the Tuatha De Danaan among them. And that these Melchizadeks were the ones who followed Spirit and that the permitted sects and religions did not.
Kinda' makes sense when one looks at the slaughter of the Indigenous peoples everywhere who followed Spirit and the demand to convert to religiosity that confined itself pretty much to the left brain. It's a given that most indigenous people are inherently right brained with a natural affinity to relate to the Spirit world.
Yes...and they also say that this material was actually Canaanite at it's beginnings and even Solomon preferred it to Toranical Judeism. So...since the Palestinians are actually descendants of the Canaanites, it makes the current persecution wear a new face.
I don't know...But, it's all very interesting!
Comment by amanda on May 22, 2010 at 4:21pm
The Psalms in the Old Testament contain ancient Canaanite material and psalm XIX is known to have been based on a morning hymn concerning the marriage of the Sun. It describes the transit of the sunrise from solstice to solstice and back again which in Jerusalem forms an equilateral triangle The last line to psalm XIX alludes to the original concept of 'zedek' where there is no hiding of untruth from the righteous eye of the Sun god. It tells how the Sun god is getting married to Anat [ Astart] This worship of the 'Queen of Heaven'[ Astart] continued in the kingdom of Judah until circa 600BCE [Knight and Lomas BH: 187].

At Heliopolis one of the chief priestly titles was ‘ Greatest of Seers’ [ Collins tk:193]. Also associated with the eye of the ‘all-seeing’ was Enki who was called Lord of the Sacred Eye. As an alternative the ‘all seeing eye’ of illumination was sometimes depicted within a triangle which represents the daleth, or doorway, to the Light [ Gardner:105].

On’ is the biblical name from the Greek of the ancient holy city Heliopolis. Heliopolis [ Greek for City of the Sun] appears in the Bible where it is referred to as On see Genesis 41:45, 50; 46:20, and thought to have also been known as Beth-Shemesh. Egyptian name Aunu, ‘ Ounu or Iwnw, the ‘pillared city’ in Arabic it became Ain Shams, literally the ‘ sun-eye’ or ‘ spring of the sun’. [ Collins tk:193].

Jesus was held to have fulfilled the prophecy of the 110th psalm: Jehovah has sworn and will not repent; thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizadeck the Sacred King of Salem.

Eusibus the ‘ Father of Church history’ and a theologian of 3rd centuary AD regarded the Therapute as the first Christian church of Egypt . In Egypt the Therapute are recognised as the Great White Brotherhood of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III [ c. 1450 bc] so called because of their white raiment the Great White Brotherhood of the Master Craftsman. According to the Supreme Grand Lodge of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis there were 39 men and women on the High Council of the Brotherhood who sat at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. In Egypt the most prominent mystery schools, was the alchemical mystery school ,of the Therapute
[ Gardner gk 202].

The Egyptian secret school of philosophy was divided into the Lesser and the Greater Mysteries, the former being sacred to Isis and the latter to Serapis and Osiris. Wilkinson is of the opinion that only the priests were permitted to enter the Greater Mysteries. Even the heir to the throne was not eligible until he had been crowned Pharaoh, when, by virtue of his kingly office, he automatically became a priest and the temporal head of the state religion. (See Wilkinson's Manners and Customs of the Egyptians.) A limited number were admitted into the Greater Mysteries: these preserved their secrets inviolate.

The Therapeutate were identified in Heliopolis and Judea with the Essenes [ Gardner gk:126]. The Essenes communities were settled in Sinai, Southern Judaea and the Edomite Dead Sea region They avoided animal sacrifice, wore linen garments, meditated within magic circles and were experts in the virtues of plants and precious stones. They were believed to be under the philosophic influence of Pythagoras who was an orphic initiate. The Essenes appear to be a branch of the therapeutae or healers an ascetic Jewish sect settled by Lake Maerotis in Egypt, from about 150bc to 130ad Many scholars saw the Essenes as the earliest Christians. They looked upon themselves as the true interpreters of Christianity.

Jesus Ben Pandera was the founder of the Essenes and had a similar death to Mani and Marsayas a crucified one. The leader of the Essenes was named ‘ The Teacher of Righteousness’ who met a violent end by the hands of ‘ The Wicked Priest’. [ Osman 150]. Gnostic writings made it clear that they believe Jesus lived a long time in the past and they awaited the Second Coming. . [ Osman 150].

The naming of Jesus as ‘ son of Pandira’ points to him as being an Egyptian king. In the Talmud there is a tradition that Pandira [Padanera] is the name of Jesus father. Pandira is the Hebrew form of an Egyptian royal epithet. The Hebrew word is Pa-ndi-ra. In Egyptian it becomes Pa- ntr-ra, Pa-ntr-ra , the god Ra [ Osman 161]. Pandera is also the Egyptian title of Tutankhamun ' The Son of Ra' [Osman 1999: 157].

Church Father Origan decried the celebration of Jesus birth ‘ as if he was a king and Pharaoh’ the birth of Jesus corresponded with the start of the Egyptian New Year and was the official birth date of Horus [ Gilbert magi:236]. This birth date demonstrates the connection between Christianity and the original Osiris religion of Egypt for this is the start of the Sothic year which is the basis for the Egyptian calendar [ Magi:236]. The church abandoned the idea of the birth of Jesus coinciding with the helical rising of Sirius in 7 bc.

Salem is taken to mean Jerusalem but J Scholfield in his historical background to the bible says that to this day the people of Hebron have not forgiven David for moving the capital to Jerusalem which they refer to as the New Jerusalem as though Hebron was the authentic one [Graves White Goddess: 156].

There is no mention of Urusalim in Egyptian sources outside the Tell el Amarna letters. The Akkadian name for Jerusalem found in the Tell el Armana letters can be derived into two elements Uru and Salim. Eru is derived from the verb yarah meaning ‘to found’, ‘to establish’. The second element has caused some misunderstanding. Some scholars argue that here we have reference to Amorite [ western Semitic] god Shulmanu or Shalim, Urshalim would in their view mean Shalim has founded. For early Jewish Rabbis in the Haggadah [ Talmud] Salim was understood to mean ‘peace’. Thus Ursalim would mean foundation of peace [ Osman ooe35].

Josephus records the first name for the city was Solyma, Salma or Salim who was Semitic god of the rising or renewed sun. The letters SALM occur in the names of several sacred kings [ wg 317]. Salma or Samon a royal title among Kenites. These sacred kings were not allowed to rest their heel on the ground and are ‘ crimson stained’ like the Cananite Agag. [ wg 323]. It is likely that Salma took his title as the demi-god of the renewed sun from Circe, or Belili the Willow mother Sa- Ma [grav wg 364]. As a god Salma can be identified with Reseph the Caananite Osiris .

The name Zion [ Sion I Hebrew] makes its first appearance when David enters Jerusalem and has not been found in historical sources. The Hebrew first element ‘ Si’ means ‘land of drought, barren place’ [ osman oe:38]
Quadesh used by both Biblical and later Arabic sources as a synonym for Jerusalem is mentioned in the lists of subdued Asiatic cities of most Egyptian kings of this period[ Osman ooe35]. In Egyptian inscriptions,' Quadesh beloved of Ptah' appears as the Syrian and Canaanite fertility goddess known from terracotta figurines from many sites in Palestine. Hathor as Quadesh the Syrian fertility goddess has been pictured with phallic Min. She wears the Hathor crown and headdress and stands on a lion, holding a serpent and ears of grain (Graves 1946, Pritchard 1954) .

Hathor maintained a special presence in Sinai on the high places such as Serabit where nomadic mining tribes worship her [ Masper 354, Petrie 85].
Mount Serabit el- Khadim, a holy place close to mount Sinai is rich in turquoise and noted for it’s turquoise mines. The turquoise mines were located around the high plateau upon which the temple of Hathor ‘ Lady of Turquiose’ built around the time of Amenemhat III and the visor Joseph. [ Masper 354, Petrie 85].

Tuthmosis III [ Gardner gk 202] constructed a painted rock cut shrine to Hathor ’ [ Gardner gen:205]. The shrine is on the peak of Serabit 2,600 feet above sea level, had been originally constructed in a cave. At the time of the New Kingdom it had been extended outside to a total of 230 feet. This temple was directly associated with pyramid construction.
Comment by amanda on May 22, 2010 at 3:47pm
Carl Jung :Aion
Robert Graves : White Goddess.
All other quotations can be sourced from above [ish]

Comment by ☤Tris☤ on May 21, 2010 at 3:14pm
Thank you for posting Amanda, I enjoyed it. What is its source(s)? I am not familiar.

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