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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Lost Science of Antiquity – Part 4

Sangreal_4That the legendary Holy Grail of western esotericism has a cosmic dimension of meaning has been the theme of three articles published in the pages of The Oracle previous to this month’s contribution. The Holy Grail story has intrigued the minds and piqued the curiosity of seekers of knowledge for centuries, without, however, yielding up either its secrets or a consensus of interpretation. We ended last month’s article with a quote from a modern exploration of the Grail mythos, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a best seller in the mid 1980s that eventually served as the main source of inspiration for The DaVinci Code, a fictionalized popularization of certain aspects of Grail symbolism.

In last month’s article I wrote of the Language of the Birds, the secret language of Initiates, Alchemists and Adepts of the Mysteries. It could either be spoken or written. I described how it was based on the use of puns, homilies, synonyms, etymologies and plays-on- words that concealed secondary and even tertiary levels of meaning that only made sense to those with the keys to decipherment and the conceptual framework to make sense of the alternate meanings.… Read the rest

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A Quick Conversation with Lovecraft Scholar and ‘Nazi Occult’ Author Kenneth Hite

Kenneth Hite is a game designer, author and Lovecraft historian. His newest book is The Nazi Occult, a curious mix of history, speculation and fiction exploring the Reich’s occult explorations. If you’re into pulpy, fun reads and things like yeti and Djinn fighting Nazi explorers (all illustrated!), then this is a book that you probably need for your collection.

Via Suvudu.

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How Ouija Boards Work

English_ouija_boardApparently determined to ruin the late night fun of stoned teenagers everywhere, BBC Future says ouija boards have nothing to do with departed souls:

The mystery isn’t a connection to the spirit world, but why we can make movements and yet not realise that we’re making them.

Ouija board cups and dowsing wands – just two examples of mystical items that seem to move of their own accord, when they are really being moved by the people holding them. The only mystery is not one of a connection to the spirit world, but of why we can make movements and yet not realise that we’re making them.

The phenomenon is called the ideomotor effect and you can witness it yourself if you hang a small weight like a button or a ring from a string (ideally more than a foot long). Hold the end of the string with your arm out in front of you, so the weight hangs down freely.

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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering The Lost Science of Antiquity

Sangreal3_CoverPrevious articles in this series.

  1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf: 2012, Fenrir and Asteroid DA14
  2. Close Encounters of the Celestial Kind: Multiple Asteroid Sightings Around the World
  3. Here There Be Dragons
  4. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part One
  5. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part Two

This article is the third in a series explicitly addressing the meaning of one of the most potent of magical symbols, the Holy Grail. I hope you have read the previous two from the months of May and June in order to pick up the thread of the narrative. If you have not read them, or have gotten hazy about the details you can find them, along with several other articles written for The Oracle at Sacred Geometry International.com.

In part two last month I made this claim “The Grail is a symbol for a lost technology of individual, social and planetary regeneration.” This claim comes from a reading of the texts themselves.… Read the rest

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MAGNASANTI: The Totalitarian Buddhist Utopia

Behold: The Totalitarian Buddhist civilization MAGNASANTI!

We all saw what a “hellish nightmare” the future could be in Civilization II, what with all the constant war and nuclear holocaust. Well, if that world wasn’t your cup of tea, here’s the perfect world you’ve been waiting for: MAGNASANTI. Constructed in Sim City 3000, MAGNASANTI is “The Final City” built entirely on the basis of perfect equilibrium, using the “Flower of Life” (Metatron’s Cube) for the foundation, MAGNASANTI is as much of a work of art as it is a disturbing glimpse into the future of urban planning.

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Arcane Archetypes: The Occult Art of Beau Stanton

Picture: Detail of High Priestess - Beau Stanton (C)

Picture: Detail of High Priestess – Beau Stanton (C)

From Juxtapoz Magazine comes this short feature on the occult-influenced art of painter Beau Stanton, whose show Arcane Archetypes will open next week at New York’s famed Last Rites gallery.

Arcane Archetypes explores connections between the symbolism of the Tarot, interpolating the imagery of this ancient system of divination with modern visions of a modern world in decay.

The artist says:

“My first intention with this body of work was to create a series of images that instill a lasting imprint into the viewer’s subconscious. As an initial point of departure I started to research one of the most recognizable and iconic sets of images, the Major Arcana of the Tarot. After studying several existing decks, I discovered that some of the images shared common ground visually and conceptually with several paintings I had created in the past. This lead me to fuse elements from both my existing visual language and the ancient iconography of the Tarot to construct a revived interpretation of the Major Arcana.

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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part 1

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Here is the book of thy descent,
Here is the book of the Sangreal,
Here begin the terrors,
Here begin the miracles

The History of the Grail – 12th Century, Anonymous

In last month’s article, after a discussion regarding dragons and other symbols employed by ancient peoples to represent celestial objects, I wrote: “Literacy in this language of cosmic symbolism opens up a whole new domain of understanding about our human past on this planet . . .” In that article and in the two preceding I discussed close encounters between these celestial objects and Earth, emphasizing the destructive potential inherent in such occurrences. While there is a great deal more that could, and should be said about the role of cosmically triggered catastrophes throughout both planetary and human history, in this article I will call attention to the other side of the equation, and hopefully, in the process, shed some light upon one of the most enigmatic and powerful of all esoteric symbols—the Holy Grail.… Read the rest

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The Mazzeri Dream Hunters Of Corsica

mazzeriOn the French isle of Corsica, the chilling prehistoric occult practice of dream hunting, performed by psychically-gifted individuals called mazzeri, is still done by a small number today. Drawing from descriptions by anthropologist Dorothy Carrington, TerraCorsa reveals:

The activities of the mazzeri stem from the Corsican hunting and foodgathering peoples of the pre-Neolithic times (before about 6000 B.C.)

The mazzeri are dream-hunters, who go out at night to kill an animal. They recognize in the face of the animal someone known to him, nearly always an inhabitant of his village. The next day he will tell what he has seen and the person mentioned will die in the space of time running from three days to a year, and always within an uneven number of days. If an animal is only wounded by the mazzere, then the person it represents will meet an accident or illness, but not death.

To be a mazzere it is necessary to have a psychic gift that opens the door to the parallel world.

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The Meaning of Sacred Geometry part 3. The Womb of Geometry

The Meaning of Sacred Geometry part 3. The Womb of Sacred Geometry

by Randall Carlson

 

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Christ seated within the Vesica Piscis (Glory)

 


*This is the 3rd part of the Meaning of Sacred Geometry series.  Access the previous articles at the following links.


As described in depth in ‘What’s the Point’ the second article, or lesson, in this series on the meaning of Sacred Geometry, it was explained that the entire process of Sacred Geometry begins with a mere point. From that initial point either a straight line or a circle may be generated. This initial generating point was likened to a seed. It was proposed that this was the basis for the New Testament parable of the Grain of Mustard Seed, an analog for the mass singularity in which the potential of the entire universe of Space and Time was contained at the first moment of Creation.… Read the rest

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