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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Axis Mundi. Reply with quote

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http://www.wga.hu/art/c/christus/1/annuncib.jpg

In alchemy, art, mysticism and religion there are two pillars, originating from Adam, Amanita muscaria and Eve, Cannabis sativa, both represented by a lion. These pillars are also called Jesus and Virgin Mary. Can be found on the above picture called "Nativity" by Petrus Christus.



http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/2middle3/15allego.jpg

The above picture is called “Allegory with a Virgin” by Hans Memling. On the picture one sees Virgin Mary, the rock Jesus, the water of life and two lions.



http://www.wga.hu/art/b/bray/dirck/stillife.jpg
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The picture above is called “Still-Life with Symbols of the Virgin Mary”, by Dirck de Bray. Notice the incense burner. In art Virgin Mary is associated with smoke, a lot of times coming from incense burners.



http://www.wga.hu/art/t/tiepolo/gianbatt/3_1740s/07discov.jpg

The picture above is called “Discovery of the True Cross“, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Notice the incense burner.



http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/christus/christ10.jpg


The picture above by Petrus Christus is called "Our Lady of the Barren Tree". This tree looks exactly like the leftovers, when one has removed the parts that one smokes from the Cannabis sativa plant (tree). The A's hanging from the tree symbolises Alpha, the beginning of "The Great Work" so to speak, God being both Alpha (Cannabis sativa), and Omega (Amanita muscaria). From The Bible:


Revelation 21:6 (KJV)

Quote:
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.





http://www.wga.hu/art/f/froment/burning.jpg
http://www.wga.hu/art/f/froment/burning1.jpg


Clark Heinrich has this to say about the burning bush of Moses in "Magic Mushrooms in Religion & Alchemy".

Quote:
The only "burning" plant that enables one to speak with God, at least the only one I have found, is the fiery fly agaric.


As a lot of people, he too has been misled into believing that the burning bush of Moses is the Amanita muscaria. It is not. Exodus 3:1-6.

Quote:
"Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There The Angel Of The Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight - why the bush does not burn up."
"When The Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!"

"And Moses said, "Here I am."

"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." Then he said, "I am the God of your father, The God of Abraham, The God of Isaac and The God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God."


What is spoken of above is the fiery Amanita muscaria underneath the bush Cannabis sativa. To hear the voice of God, two keys are needed. The stem Adam brought with him from paradise, the rod of Moses, the staff of St. Christopher, the wand of Jesus are all symbols of Cannabis sativa and are one of the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The other is Amanita muscaria. Both are needed to hear the woice of God. On the picture above by Nicolas Froment called "The Burning Bush", both the elements of the sacrifice are present symbolically. Cannabis sativa represented by Virgin Mary, the burning bush and the mirror (moon) , and Amanita muscaria represented by Jesus, the roses and a cave. (Birthplace of Jesus and Amanita muscaria).




http://www.wga.hu/art/g/gaddi/agnolo/cross.jpg

Call it Eve, Virgin Mary, the cross, or Cannabis sativa. It’s all different names for the same thing. It’s one of the two keys to heaven. The other is Amanita muscaria. The picture above is a detail from a picture called “The Triumph of the Cross” by Agnolo Gaddi. Notice on the fare right the cross going into a keyhole.



Jesus is crucified on the cross. In other words the cross is carrying him, just like when Mary is carrying the small boy child Jesus. Mary’s roots can be traced back through The Tree of Jesse, all the way to the tree which Adam and Eve ate of.


Painted Wooden Ceiling, ca 1230 AD. Depicting The Tree of Jesse, the family tree of Jesus Christ. St. Michaels Church, Hildesheim, Germany, (above).

Don’t let what seems to be a Amanita muscaria confuse you. It is from the Tree of Life. Both the sun and moon part of the sacrament are a part of this big painting.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Hildesheim-St_Michaels_Church-Wooden.Ceiling.jpg
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The cross is made with tree from The Tree with Knowledge of Good and Evil, from which Adam cut off a branch for a staff which he brought with him when he and Eve was thrown out of paradise. This staff, the staff of Moses, the staff of St. Christopher and the staff Jesus is often portrayed with, is The Tree of Jesse. In fact Jesus is crucified on this very tree. (See picture below).



Tree of Jesse design in the Apse of San Clemente, in the valley of the Forum in Rome (picture above).


The pelican is nesting on top of this cross, because like the female Cannabis sativa plant, the pelican in the myths feeds its youngs with its own blood. When the female Cannabis sativa plant is having seeds it drains the plant for psychoactivity, in other words the Cannabis plant feeds its youngs with its own blood.



http://www.wga.hu/art/a/angelico/13/09crucif.jpg This picture can be enlarged by putting the pointing finger on the picture, then click in bottom right corner on upcoming icon. The picture is called "Crucifixion", by Fra Angelico.


Contemplate the meaning of the picture below called "Lycurgus Demonstrates the Benefits of Education", by Caesar van Everdingen.


http://www.wga.hu/art/e/everding/caesar/lycurgus.jpg

The University of Notre Dame has this to say about these three words:
Dog in Latin, http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl?dog is canicula.
Rabbit in Latin, http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl?rabbit is cuniculus.
Sirius in Latin, http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl?Sirius is canicula.


Contemplate the meaning of the picture below called, "Scenes from the Life of David", by Hans Sebald Beham. The scenes are painted to a table.


http://www.wga.hu/art/b/beham/hans/scenes.jpg
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The dog is a very important symbol. As St. George and Indra, St Michael is also the slayer of the dragon. Contemplate the meaning of this picture (below). This is what "Web Gallery of Art" has to say about the picture.

Quote:
The picture shows Louis XI, King of France and the members of the St Michael Order established by the King in 1469 at Amboise. In the background on the wall a painting represents the battle of St Michael, in the foreground the dogs symbolize the fidelity. The coat-of-arms of the king can be seen between two angels.


It is called “Rules of the Order of St Michael“, painted between 1450-1500, and can be found on Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.



http://www.wga.hu/art/zgothic/miniatur/1451-500/1french/02f_1450.jpg

From Manly P. Hall's, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

Quote:
Thoth Hermes Trismegistus, the founder of Egyptian learning, the Wise Man of the ancient world, gave to the priests and philosophers of antiquity the secrets which have been preserved to this day in myth and legend. These allegories and emblematic figures conceal the secret formula for spiritual, mental, moral, and physical regeneration commonly known as the Mystic Chemistry of the Soul (alchemy). These sublime truths were communicated to the initiates of the Mystery Schools, but were concealed from the profane. The latter, unable to understand the abstract philosophical tenets, worshiped the concrete sculptured idols which were emblematic of these secret truths. The wisdom and secrecy of Egypt are epitomized in the Sphinx, which has preserved its secret from the seekers of a hundred generations. The mysteries of Hermeticism, the great spiritual truths hidden from the world by the ignorance of the world, and the keys of the secret doctrines of the ancient philosophers, are all symbolized by the Virgin Isis. Veiled from head to foot, she reveals her wisdom only to the tried and initiated few who have earned the right to enter her sacred presence, tear from the veiled figure of Nature its shroud of obscurity, and stand face to face with the Divine Reality.
(Italic mine).

In old Egypt, Thoth was sometimes depicted with the face of a dog-headed baboon and the body of a man or, as a full dog-headed baboon. His feminine counterpart was Maàt.





As with the Egyptian's, Cynocephali is present in Christian world-views. St. Christopher is in the Eastern Orthodox Church, portrayed on certain icons as having the head of a dog.

During the reign of the Emperor Decius, a man named Reprebus (or Reprobus) was captured in combat against tribes to the west of Egypt and was assigned to the numerous Marmaritarum or "Unit of the Marmaritae". He was of enormous size and terrifying demeanor, being a cannibal (cannibal as in Cannabis) with, like all the Marmaritae, the head of a dog instead of a man. Traditional Orthodox iconography depicts him as literally dog-headed. Regardless, Reprebus accepted baptism and began to preach the faith.

Eventually, the governor of Antioch (or in some versions, the Emperor himself) decreed that Reprebus was to be executed for his faith. He miraculously survived many attempts at execution, eventually permitting himself to be martyred after converting multitudes. His body was then taken back to Alexandria by Peter of Attalia. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).






Among Roman Catholics, the most popular St. Christopher legend is preserved in Jacobus de Voragine's 13th century "Golden Legend". The story states that Christopher was a sort of Canaanite (Canaanite as in Cannabis) giant or ogre, who was said to have lived during the first half of the 3rd century. He was twelve cubits (about 18 feet or 5.5 m) tall and had a most fearsome countenance. His name originally was "Offero" or "Reprobus." His pride was such that he vowed that he would serve only a master who was more fearsome than himself. After research, he determined that the Devil was a likely candidate. He therefore pledged himself to the Devil's service, only to abandon the Devil when he learned that the Devil was in turn afraid of the cross of Jesus. Offero/Reprobus then vowed to serve Jesus instead, and became a Christian. He sought out a Christian hermit to inquire as to how he could better serve Jesus. The hermit directed him to a dangerous ford in a swift river, and suggested that the giant's great size and strength made him a good candidate to assist people in crossing. Offero/Reprobus began ferrying people across the river on his broad back.

One day, a small child approached the river and asked to be carried across. The giant began to comply, only to learn that the small boy was far heavier than any other passenger he had taken. The child revealed that he was in fact Jesus Christ, and that his unusual weight was due to the fact that he bore the sins of the world. The boy then baptised the giant in the river, and he acquired his new name Christopher, Greek for "Christ-carrier" (christo-phoros).

The child then told Christopher to plant his staff in the ground. The staff miraculously bloomed into a fruit-bearing tree. This miracle converted many. Enraged at these conversions, a local king had Christopher imprisoned, where after cruel tortures he was beheaded as a martyr. Relics and the head of the Saint (after Constantinople), are being held on the island of Rab, Croatia. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).




Dogs are olso present in pagan world-views. As related by Bernard Hamilton in his book, "Religion in the Medieval West".
Quote:
"Thus, shortly before 1261, the Dominican inquisitor, Stephen of Bourbon, discovered that women in the Dombes, a region in southeast France, venerated St. Guinefort as a child-healer. Stephen was much edified by this until he was told that this saint was not, as he had supposed, a holy man, but a greyhound. A legend was associated with this hound, which is common to most Indo-European peoples: He had defended his master's child against a wild beast (in Guinefort's case, a huge snake), but had been suspected by his master of killing the child and had been wrongly stabbed to death by him."

An expurgated version of this story still survives in the Walt Disney movie, "Lady and the Tramp." Stephen of Bourbon's reaction was to immediately disinter and bum the poor dog saint's bones.





Contemplate the meaning of this beautiful picture called "The Golden Age", by Pietro da Cortona (below).


http://www.wga.hu/art/p/pietro/cortona/golden_a.jpg
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http://www.wga.hu/art/n/notke/s_george.jpg
http://www.wga.hu/art/n/notke/stgeorge.jpg


Bernt Notke's “St George and the Dragon” shows St. George slaying the dragon on a horse with the horn of a unicorn, symbolizing that the slaying is in fact an act of purification. Cannabis sativa purifying Amanita muscaria, thus the epithet "self-purifier" in relation to Soma in the Rig Veda.




http://www.wga.hu/art/c/campen/lastjudg.jpg
The Last Judgment, by Jacob van Campen.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

only read parts of your post and i think it is great.

Thanks for your input and knowledge.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one slipped completely under my radar. Nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for your response, Mystic Power and Rev. Michael.
I have made new findings in the last couple of months which will, a long with an extensive picture gallery, be included (in due time) in "The Lost Word".
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