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Uriel

the zohar

“Uriel, Literally, “god is my light”.  Uriel is one of 4 angels of the Presence (along with Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael), who surround the divine throne.  In Kabbalah these angels of the Presence are identified with the 4 holy creatures seen by Exekiel.  Uriel appears sometimes as the figure of the eagle, sometimes as the lion.”

Nobody ever remembers my predictions….

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-deconstructed/

Rabbi Ba’al Shivah on Stalking and Shamanism.

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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LON MILO DUQUETTE FOR POSING FOR THIS PICTURE AND THE PERMISSION TO USE IT FOR THIS PIECE AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LYNN MARIE LE FOR TAKING THE PICTURE AND OBTAININING THE CONSENT. 

 

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Since the dawn of mankind there have been 3 different types of major totems for witch doctors, holy men, shamans, and seers.  The lion, the bull and the eagle.  We are here today to talk about the lion especially as a symbol for predatory cats.  People who study the human brain know that there are different types of intelligences.  One of the more common analogies for describing different but highly functional mentalities is the comparison of the fox and the hedge hog.  Richard Feynman was referred to as the fox because his way of understanding things that nobody else could, and wrapping his mind around them.  Einstein was referred to as the hedgehog because of the way he could humbly edit his consideration set and burrow his way towards the answer and ferret it out.  Richard Feynman was the guy that figured out how the space shuttle Columbia blew up and he had to explain it very slowly and deliberately to other people who didn’t believe him and couldn’t understand his brilliance and the fact that he was correct.

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The reason that I bring this up is that for shamans being philosophers the way they hold a question in their mind and follow its sent was symbolized by the ancient super-genii as a stalking cat.  A predatory cat stalking it’s prey.  This symbolism was universal and one particular cult is marked by their use of the predatory cat skin.

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Priests
Even though priests, it did not mean serving their god would mean just approaching and proclaiming themselves as priests. They washed themselves several times per day to eliminate off all the body hair to be untainted enough to approach the god. Because of being cleansed to approach the god, they did not wear leather sandals or wool clothing, as it was considered unclean. When serving the god Amun, they would wear leopard skin robes.
In many cults, also known as churches, they did not wear a wig as all men and women wore.

http://library.thinkquest.org/08aug/00927/Egypt.htm

In his book The Chicken Kabbalah, Lon mentions having a rabbinical experience in his cat skin skirt demonstrating the continued theme from Egypt into Occult Judaism, but this metaphor goes back even further all the way to India and Shaivism.  If you are familiar with my theory on the Origins of the True Religion, you will see how consistent this theme is and how many questions it answers.

The first task of Hercules whose name itself is a deviation of Horus the sun god, was to kill the Nemean Lion.  Having done so he wore the skin, in a way becoming the sun.  Remember that in astrology, the lion represents the sun.  This is also were the soul enters the zodiac, from the ancient perspective the soul split itself into male and female before incarnating in the zodiac.  The sun and moon are the only two planets that don’t repeat as rulers of two houses (in the original 7 planet horoscope).  The 12 labors of Hercules are the sun moving through each house and understanding the trials in that house as the soul (sol,sun) perfects itself and learns its lessons through struggle, trial and tribulation.  The Rosicrucian initiation process uses Hercules as a model to this day.

Samson, in the Bible is actually Hercules as well who is also shown above killing a lion.  Samson is also named after the sun with a word that derives from Persian.

Shamash (Akkadian Šamaš “Sun”), was a native Mesopotamian deity and the sun god in the AkkadianAssyrian and Babylonian pantheons. Shamash was the god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu. Akkadian šamaš is cognate to Syriac ܫܡܫܐ šemšaor šimšu Hebrew שֶׁמֶשׁ šemeš and Arabic شمس šams. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamash

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In Egyptian mythologySeshat (also spelled SafkhetSesatSeshetSesheta, and Seshata) was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdomknowledge, andwriting. She was seen as a scribe and record keeper, and her name means she who scrivens (i.e. she who is the scribe), and is credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of architectureastronomyastrologybuildingmathematics, and surveying. These are all professions that relied upon expertise in her skills. She is identified as Safekh-Aubi in some late texts.[6]  ~wikiepdia

In Taoism the Yin and Yang symbols are associated with the tigress and the dragon.  The tigress represents earthly power or success, while the Dragon represents the masculine and heavenly element.  Remember that the symbol for the Ankh is a metaphor for heaven and earth, the male and female symbols juxtaposed, and Thelema, the religion started by Aleister Crowley is the western version of Taoism from an original authentic living guru lineage.  It is the philosophical connection that rationalizes the philosophical systems from all over the world.  In the Osho Zen tarot Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh demonstrates his understanding of the same principle, remember he was also known as the Rock and Roll Guru.

Well I think that is all the dots I am going to connect for you today.  I hope you have enjoyed that little romp through time and across continents and have arrived at a deeper understanding.  Oh yeah, if you want a little more I have included a story that explains how the leopard got its spots from the ancient perspective, not factual but allegorical.

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The Lie takes many deceptive forms,
always posing as the Truth. 


But Anubis was able, by means of his keen canine senses, to sniff out Seth in whatever form he takes. 

 

Once, Seth assumed the form of a leopard and blended into the desert sand so well that Horus was unable to spot him from the air as he circled high in the sky upon his falcon wings, using his sharp falcon eyes to scan the Earth.

But Anubis sniffed out Seth and decided to brand him so that everyone would be able to see him. Anubis trotted over to the banks of the Nile and dunked his paws in rich black Nile mud. Then he lept onto the leopard and left indelible muddy paw prints all over Seth’s hide.

That is how the leopard got its spots, according to the Ancient Egyptians.

The highest caste of Egyptian magician/priests wore leopard skins to symbolize the never-ending struggle between the Truth and the Lie. The Lie persists. Seth the Deceiver was not killed by Anubis. But Anubis revealed Seth for the Lie that he is.
And that is why the Priests at the Great Temple of Antinoopolis may have worn leopard skins — to demonstrate that it is possible to see through the Lie to uncover the Truth that lies underneath.

http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-ancient-priests-of-antinous-knew.html

 

“Can’t Get the Vertical Without the Horizontal”

Hello students of the mysteries, this is Noah Socrates speaking to you via Aetheriphone.  Today we will discuss one of the golden verses of Shivastus Solomonicus. I am here in the Akashic Library preparing to expound on what it was that our brother meant.  Though this particular parchment was lost to history I from my vantage point, my perch if you will out of time have the ability to restore the text as I can see it while he was writing it.  So here is what Shivastus wrote as he explained his philosophic calculus:

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In my long life it has been my privilege to observe human behavior and to document the patterns that end in success and those that end in failure.  Some groups are astoundingly successful in spite of their lack of righteousness and virtue and others are not while others fail in spite of their beatifications.  When I was creating the Zed I made certain that if they followed my instructions and upheld my covenant they would see success for all of their hard work.  Their is a proper way to relate to one another, this relationship that governs success in relationship existed before the heavens and the earth existed.  The early greek philosophers knew of it, many gurus in India knew of it, some Kabbalist rabbis still know of it, Rumi and Shams knew of it.  Every religion in its uncorrupted form is based on it. Every science and structure of authority is based on it insofar as they haven’t been tarnished. 

There are many ways to speak of it but their is only one way to practice it.  Equality under reason, the praxis of the rational, the walking on the path, but these metaphors do not predispose themselves to being understood so one needs a guru a teacher, the philosopher king.  Observe the way the bible spoke of this relationship:

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matt. 18:20

      “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
The buddha/krishna/christ consciousness separates itself into 4 attributes just like the tetragrammaton, those four are Love, Justice, Wisdom, and Responsibility.  The act of theurgy is to integrate these 4 elements correctly realizing that the center of the cross is not separate from it’s 4 extensions.  So they cannot live in a vacuum.  An act cannot be just but unwise and unloving.  Just as an act cannot be loving but irresponsible and unwise.  The trick is to make every act just, loving, wise, and responsible at the same time.  
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Upon incarnating in physical existence we all sign a contract to make ourselves like god and to understand god, he is the Macrocosm and we the Microcosm.  We perform on a smaller scale what he performs on a grand scale.  We call this theurgy, performing the work of god.  We learn from our trials to be like god.  We integrate the 4 elements like an alchemist, the quintessence is love but it is an intelligent, wise, responsible, and just love.  We are the prodigal children and our job is to understand the plight of the creator, he wants to be understood, after all we can’t love what we don’t understand, neither can we appreciate it.  So just as tiphareth in the sephyr yetzirah we must perform the duty of the Christ and marry the elements of our nature. 
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God only exists in proper, equal, relationship which means nobody over estimates their value or their needs.  Crazy people and evil people are not less self-interested, they are more self-interested.  They vex the spirit focusing on the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law and thereby they thwart reason.  One dirty dog can ruin all of the saffron water of an entire village.  In military strategy their is one major rule, never fight a battle on two fronts, but we truthseekers, sadakas, tzaddicks, Zed do not have that privelege.  The war against ego, or idolatry because all over emphasis is a subtle form of idolatry must contend with egotism internally as well as externally.
This word “agree” came from the cult of the augure’s that created the entire philosophy of the western civilization from religion to science to structures of authority to the rules governing the powers and duties of the president of the united states.  There are certain things that presuppose this type of relationship, communication, participation, agreement,and understanding.  Without these things god doesn’t exist.  God is reason in man, and his power cannot and will not be unleashed without proper relationship, all must recognize the authority of reason and submit to it.  Even the word Authority hearkens back to the cult of the Augures, the word auctoritas, august, agora, and augury.  The ancient word for reason was so complicated that it doesn’t even translate into this modern language and for the most part it has been forgotten about.  It is the ability of man to arrive at the correct conclusion through conversation, thought, experimentation, participation, and agreement.  It is that which succeeds and survives and gets good results.  
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Since St. Thomas journeyed to the east and created Mahayana Buddhism there has been an ancient similitude between the original uncorrupted teachings of the Christ and those of Shiva and Buddha.  The ineffable name can only be spoken through one’s thoughts, feelings, actions, and words, which is why it is unspeakable.  This is a little known secret that I am revealing to you.  Compare it if you will the the eightfold path that frees one from the wheel of karma…
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There is only one reason on this planet.  There is not feminine reason and male reason, there is not eastern reason and western reason, there is only reason.  Do not be distracted with other things, your walking on your path and perfecting your soul which is your philosophy is the destination.  The walking on the path is the destination.  Do not be concerned with arriving.  In this life or the next it is the walking on the path that takes you where you want to go.  Nowhere else is worth going, no other path brings you to yourself, every other heaven is a distraction and it is impermanent, cling instead to your path and your theurgy.  
I exhort you.
Frater S. S. 
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