Showing posts with label Isis & Osiris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Isis & Osiris. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Walking with The Goddess

Nobody is going to persuade me that this is not a blessing and a most bounteous prodigy for all The Work to come... 
But I still invite freely, welcome and encourage any who may be so bold in the attempt to try to disuade me from this belief, but you will sure have your work cut out for you.

Cindy, I Think This Could B The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship.

Fortune & Glory, Kid... 

4Tune AND Glory...,

Mrs. C: We're Needed.


Rathe God of the Sun, originally had the greatest power. 

But Ra was uncaring, and the people of the world suffered greatly during his reign. 

The goddess Isis tricked him by mixing some of his saliva with mud to create a poisonous serpent that bit him, causing him great suffering which she then offered to cure. 




He eventually agreed. Isis informed Ra that, for the cure to work, she would have to speak his secret name (which was the source of his power over life and death). Reluctantly, he whispered it to her. 

When Isis uttered his secret name while performing her magic, Ra was healed. 
But the goddess Isis then possessed his powers of life and death, and quickly became the most powerful of the Egyptian gods and goddesses, using her great powers to the benefit of the people



I was born in a Crossfire Hurricane
And I howled at the Mourning, Driving Rain
I was raised by a Toothless, Bearded Hag
I was schooled with a strap right across my back
I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
I fell down to my feet and I saw that they bled
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
I was crowned with a spike right through my head

But its all right now
In fact its a gas
Isis was known also for being both the Mother of Life and the Crone of Death

Her immense powers earned her the titles of "The Giver of Life" and "Goddess of Magic". 

Her best known story illustrates why she is simultaneously known as a creation goddess and as a destruction goddess.

Isis was the Goddess of the Earth in ancient Egypt and loved her brother Osiris. When they married, Osiris became the first King of Earth. 

Their brother Set, immensely jealous of their powers, murdered Osiris so he could usurp the throne. 

Set did this by tricking Osiris into stepping into a beautiful box made of cedar, ebony and ivory that he had ordered built to fit only Osiris. 

Set then sealed it up to become a coffin and threw it into the river. 

The river carried the box out to sea; it washed up in another country, resting in the upper boughs of a tamarisk tree when the waters receded. 

As time passed, the branches covered the box, encapsulating the god in his coffin in the trunk of the tree. 

In a state of inconsolable grief, Isis tore her robes to shreds and cut off her beautiful black hair.

"Buffy! You cut your hair!"


When she finally regained her emotional balance, Isis set out to search for the body of her beloved Osiris so that she might bury him properly. 


The search took Isis to Phoenicia where she met Queen Astarte. 

Astarte didn't recognize the goddess and hired her as a nursemaid to the infant prince. 

Fond of the young boy, Isis decided to bestow immortality on him. 
As she was holding the royal infant over the fire as part of the ritual, the Queen entered the room. 

Seeing her son smoldering in the middle of the fire, Astarte instinctively (but naively) grabbed the child out of the flames, undoing the magic of Isis that would have made her son a god. 

No second chances...? 
No second attempt to complete the ritual...?
Would he have aged normally or will he be as Horus, an eternal infant godling...?

When the Queen demanded an explanation, Isis revealed her identity and told Astarte of her quest to recover her husband's body. 

As she listened to the story, Astarte realized that the body was hidden in the fragrant tree in the center of the palace and told Isis where to find it. 

Sheltering his broken body in her arms, the goddess Isis carried the body of Osiris back to Egypt for proper burial. 

There she hid it in the swamps on the delta of the Nile river. Unfortunately, Set came across the box one night when he was out hunting

Infuriated by this turn of events and determined not to be outdone, he murdered Osiris once again: this time hacking his body into 14 pieces and throwing them in different directions knowing that they would be eaten by the crocodiles

This is where the Adventists, Watchtower Society, and Prince get their doctrine of the indivisibility of Body, Mind and Spirit.

The goddess Isis searched and searched, accompanied by seven scorpions who assisted and protected her. 

Each time she found new pieces she rejoined them to re-form his body. But Isis could only recover thirteen of the pieces. 

The fourteenth, his penis, had been swallowed by a crab so she fashioned one from gold and wax

Then inventing the rites of embalming, and speaking some words of magic, Isis brought her husband back to life. 

[ Kinda...But just for one last visit. ]

Magically, Isis then conceived a child with Osiris, and gave birth to Horus, who later became the Sun God.

Assured that having the infant would now relieve Isis' grief, Osiris was free to descend to become the King of the Underworld, ruling over the dead and the sleeping. 

His spirit, however, frequently returned to be with Isis and the young Horus who both remained under his watchful and loving eye

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Watchtower

All along The Watchtower, 
Princes kept their view

While all the women came and went, 
barefoot servants, 2.

Outside in the cold distance,
a wildcat did growl.

2 riders were approaching, 
and the wind began to howl...



Big Wheel keep on turning,
Proud Mary keep on burning.

Rollin' 
(rollin')

Rollin'
(rollin')

Rolling on The River...







WATCHTOWER CEREMONY
Edited by Frater Osiris 2000

[Taken from The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magick by Israel Regardie (New Falcon: 1994). It has been slightly edited to bring it into a more concise and useable format consistent with my own script for the Opening by Watchtower. Note that I have replaced the cumbersome Golden Dawn translation of Enochian with the original Dee translation.]

1. Opening. Stand in Northeast, facing East. “Hekas, Hekas Este Bebeloi!” LBRP. BRH.


2. Fire. Walk to South. Face Tablet, wave fire wand once to left, right, and center. Raise wand above head and walk deosil, saying:


“And when, after all the phantoms have vanished, thou shalt see that holy and formless Fire, that fire which darts and flashes through the hidden depths of the universe, hear thou the voice of Fire.”

At South, shake wand three times before Fire Tablet. Draw circle of gold. Draw invoking pentagram of Spirit active. Make LVX signs. Draw invoking pentagram of Fire. Salute with Fire Sign. Point to center with wand and vibrate “OIP TEAA PDOCE.” Raise wand, saying:

“In the names and letters of the Great Southern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the South.”

Salute with Fire sign. Visualize and feel Fire energy. Replace wand.

3. Water. Walk to West. Face Tablet, sprinkle water to left, right, and center. Raise cup and walk deosil, saying:

“So therefore first, the priest who governeth the works of Fire must sprinkle with the lustral water of the loud resounding sea.”


At West, sprinkle water before Water Tablet. Draw circle of gold. Draw invoking pentagram of Spirit passive. Make LVX signs. Draw invoking pentagram of Water. Salute with Water sign. Point to center and vibrate “MPH ARSL GAIOL.” Raise cup, saying:


“In the names and letters of the Great Western Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the West.”

Salute with Water sign. Visualize and feel Water energy. Replace Cup.


4. Air. Walk to East. Face Tablet, shake dagger to left, right and center. Raise dagger and walk deosil, saying:


“Such a Fire existeth, extending through the rushing of Air. Or even a Fire formless, whence cometh the image of a voice. Or even a flashing light, abounding, revolving, whirling forth, crying aloud.”

At East, shake dagger three times before Air Tablet. Draw golden circle. Draw invoking pentagram of Spirit active. Make LVX signs. Draw invoking pentagram of Air. Salute with Air sign. Point to center and vibrate “ORO IBAH AOZPI.” Raise dagger, saying:

“In the names and letters of the Great Eastern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the East.” 

Salute with Air sign. Visualize and feel Air energy. Replace dagger.


5. Earth. Walk to North. Face Tablet, shake pantacle to left, right and center. Raise pantacle, saying:


“Stoop not down into that darkly splendid world wherein continually lieth a faithless depth and Hades wrapped in gloom, delighting in unintelligible images, precipitous, winding: A black ever-rolling abyss, ever espousing a body unluminous, formless and void.”

At North, shake pantacle three times before Earth Tablet. Draw golden circle. Draw invoking pentagram of Spirit passive. Make LVX signs. Draw invoking pentagram of Earth. Salute with Earth sign. Point to center and vibrate “MOR DIAL HCTGA.” Raise pantacle, saying:

“In the names and letters of the Great Northern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the North.” 

Salute with Earth sign. Visualize and feel Earth energy. Replace pantacle.


6. Spirit. Return to West of altar, facing East. Draw golden circle over altar. Draw four invoking pentagrams of Spirit, two active and two passive, vibrating: EXARP, BITOM, NANTA, HCOMA.

Say:


In the names and letters of the mystical Tablet of Union, I invoke ye, ye divine forces of the spirit of life.”

Over altar and Tablet, make the sign of The Rending of the Veil. 

Vibrate:
“OL SONF VORS G GOHO IAD BALT.”

Vibrate:
“LEXARPH COMANAN TABITOM.”

Say:
“ZACARE, CA ZACARE OD ZAMRAN.”
“ODO CICLE QAA PIAP PIAMOL OD VOOAN.”

Say:
“I invoke ye, ye angels of the celestial spheres, whose dwelling is in the invisible. Ye are the guardians of the gates of the universe. Be ye also the guardians of this mystic sphere. Keep far removed the evil and the unbalanced. Strengthen and inspire me so that I may preserve unsullied this abode of the mysteries of the eternal gods. Let my sphere be pure and holy so that I may enter in and become a partaker of the secrets of the light divine.”

Sense and balance elements at center of circle. Move to the Northeast and say:


“The visible Sun is the dispenser of light to the Earth. Let me therefore form a vortex in this chamber that the invisible Sun of the spirit may shine therein from above.”

Circumambulate three times, making the Sign of the Enterer each time you pass East. Visualize and feel vortex of energy. Return to West of altar facing East. Give the Sign of the Enterer and say:


“Holy art Thou, Lord of the universe.”

Sign of the Enterer.

“Holy art Thou, whom nature hath not formed.”

Sign of the Enterer.

“Holy art Thou, the vast and mighty One.
Lord of the light and of the darkness.”

Sign of Silence.

CLOSING BY WATCHTOWER
Circumambulate three times counterclockwise, making the Sign of the Enterer each time you pass East. 
Visualize and feel vortex of energy dissipate. 
LBRP. BRH.


L


"I've seen The Future, and it will be."


"Rorschach and Dan, now fully disguised as Nite Owl, suspect that the hunting down of former costumed vigilantes may have been conspired by one of their own. 
They sneak into Adrian Veidt's offices and discover what may be a conspiracy of far reaching proportions. 
To confirm their findings, they must confront Adrian -- their former colleague Ozymandias -- and have to travel to his Antarctic retreat to find him. "


"There must be some kind of way out of here," 
said the joker to the thief.


"There's too much confusion, 
I can't get no relief.


Businessmen, they drink my wine, 
plowmen dig my earth.


None of them along the line 
know what any of it is worth."


"No reason to get excited," 
the thief, he kindly spoke,


"There are many here among us 
who feel that life is but a joke.


But you and I, we've been through that, 
and this is not our fate,


So let us not talk falsely now, 
the hour is getting late."



All along The Watchtower, 
Princes kept their view


While all the women came and went, 
barefoot servants, too.


Outside in the cold distance,
a wildcat did growl.


Two riders were approaching, 
and the wind began to howl...



"A CNN crew visits the Kingdom Hall of Prince the Sunday after he 'passed away'."



"We expect Brother Nelson to be resurrected here on Earth, just like the Bible says, when Jehovah cleanses this Earth of all it's evil,there'll be a resurrection and we will welcome him back - and he'll be right [here] like flesh and blood, like you and me are talking here right now.

It's a deep, deep belief that we have."

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Shellfish Thing

Hexaplex trunculus is a medium-sized species of sea snail was found on the north part of Israeli coastal plain near Tel Shikmona

Leviticus 11:9-12

King James Version (KJV)

These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.


A guide from the Ptil Tekhelet Foundation shows how a piece of wool, dipped into the solution for the Hexaplex (Murex) trunculus based dye, turns into leek-like green in sunlight, and eventually into (dark) blue with a purple hue.


Numbers 15 :

37 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

41 I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God.

Tzitzit (tassel) with blue thread produced from Hexaplex (Murex) trunculus


Structural formula of Hexaplex (Murex) spp. based blue, the tekhelet indigo 
(note the two bromides: in marine environments, 
sodium bromide is abundant, 
not so in terrestrial ones)

 Tekhelet (Hebrew: תכלת təḵêleṯ, "blue-violet", or "blue", or "turquoise" (alternate spellings include tekheleth, t'chelet, techelet and techeiles) is a blue dye mentioned 49 times in the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh. It was used in the clothing of the High Priest, the tapestries in the Tabernacle, and the tassels (Hebrew: ציצית, Tzitzit (or Ṣiṣiyot) [tsiˈtsit], pl. Tzitziyot or Ṣiṣiyot) affixed to the corners of one's four-cornered garment, such as the Tallit (garment worn during prayer, usually).

According to the Talmud, the dye of Tekhelet was produced from a marine creature known as the Ḥillazon (also spelled Chilazon). According to the Tosefta (Men. 9:6), the Ḥillazon is the exclusive source of the dye.

After the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, the sole use of the Tekhelet dye was in Tzitzit. A set of Tzitzit consists of four tassels, some of their strands being Tekhelet, which Rashi describes as green as “poireau,” the French word for leek, transliterated into Hebrew. There are three opinions in Rabbinic literature as to how many are to be blue: 2 strings; 1 string; 1 half string. These strands are then threaded and hang down, appearing to be eight. The four strands are passed through a hole 25 to 50 mm away from the corners of the four-cornered cloth.



Making Sense of Kosher Laws - Biblical Archaeology Society

Biblical Archaeology Society Staff
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in July 2012. It has been updated.—Ed.




The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate. Regardless of their origins, however, these age-old laws continue to have a significant impact on the way many observant Jews go about their daily lives. One of the more well-known restrictions is the injunction against mixing meat with dairy products. Not only do most Jews who observe kashrut avoid eating any meat and milk products together, many also wait a certain amount of time—30 minutes to a few hours—between eating meat and dairy. Everything the foods touch must be kept completely separate. A fully kosher household, for example, might have two or more different sets of flatware, tableware and cooking ware for making and serving meat dishes separate from dairy-based dishes. Some families even use two different dishwashers in order to maintain the separation. Outside the house, some Jews keep kosher by eating only at kosher restaurants while others have no problem eating non-kosher foods, so long as they maintain a kosher home.
But what are some of the other laws of kashrut, and how are they to be explained? Many of the dietary restrictions outlined in Deuteronomy and Leviticus prohibit the consumption of certain “unclean” animals that either don’t chew their cud or don’t have cloven hooves, such as pigs, camels and rabbits. Likewise, while the Hebrew Bible permits the eating of fish with fins and scales, shellfish like lobsters and crabs are an abomination. Why were such seemingly innocuous physiological traits so objectionable to the early Israelites?
One possible reason may be that the Israelites wanted some way to distinguish themselves from their non-Hebrew neighbors. Archaeological excavations of Iron Age I sites in Israel have shown that while pigs were a popular part of the Philistine diet, they were entirely absent from the herd-based economy of the Israelites. According to Ronald Hendel, such culinary distinctions soon became codified markers of cultural identity, whereby “the Philistine treat became an Israelite taboo.”
*
Perhaps similar efforts to affirm Israel’s uniqueness lay at the heart of other animal prohibitions.
But according to kashrut, even permissible animals have to be prepared in a certain way in order to remain kosher. As explained in Deuteronomy 12:23-24, for example, the blood of a slaughtered animal cannot be ingested, for “the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.” The Israelites, like many ancient peoples, believed that an animal’s blood carried the soul of the animal and therefore should not be consumed.** Thus, before a piece of meat could be cooked, it had to be fully drained of its blood. Though not discussed in the Bible, traditional kosher methods for doing this include broiling the meat or a combination of soaking and salting.
Kosher law also forbids the consumption of wine that has been made, bottled or handled by non-Jews. Although this prohibition does not appear in the Hebrew Bible, it seems to have been followed as early as the second century A.D. In antiquity, wine was often used in libation rituals to various deities; for Jews this meant that any “pagan” wine could potentially have been made or used as a sacrifice to a foreign god. Thus, in order to avoid coming into contact with contaminated wine, Jews began making and bottling their own wine in accordance with Jewish law.

Notes

*Ronald S. Hendel, “Of Sacred Leopards and Abominable Pigs,” Bible Review, October 2000.
**Bryan Bibb, “What’s a Pleasing Sacrifice?” Bible Review, October 2004.