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Lucas van Leyden’s “The Fortune-Teller” No one knows the story behind the painting “The Fortune-Teller” by Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), so it is ripe for speculation.

Lucas van Leyden’s “The Fortune-Teller”

It was painted in 1508 when Lucas was only fourteen, marking him as one of the great painters of the age. This work is also considered to be the first “genre painting” that depicts everyday events in ordinary life. If what is shown is truly fortune-telling with cards then it is one of the earliest records of cards being used in this way (see Origins of Playing Card Divination). I believe the cards in this picture represent the many turns of fortune, but it may be more of a metaphor than an actual card reading. The central woman is thought by some to be Margarethe (Margaret) of Austria and Savoy (1480-1530) (see also here). At three years of age Margarethe was betrothed to the Dauphin of France (later, Charles VIII), but at ten was returned to her family when he married someone else. The Infante Juan died six months later and Margarethe’s child was stillborn. View topic - collection Geomancy.

From the 5x14-article: Geomancy very easily is connected to chess: 1111 = King2222 = Queen 1221 = Rook2112 = Rook 1212 = Knight2121 = Knight 1122 = Bishop2211 = Bishop 4 Pawns =1222212222122221.

View topic - collection Geomancy

The Chaldaick Oracles of Zoroaster (Stanley, 1661) This digital edition by Joseph H.

The Chaldaick Oracles of Zoroaster (Stanley, 1661)

Peterson, Copyright © 1999. All rights reserved. File:Banner of the Qulla Suyu.svg. Summary[edit] Runa Simi: Qulla Suyu sulphu.

File:Banner of the Qulla Suyu.svg

Español: Estandarte del Collasuyo. English: Banner of the Qulla Suyu. Fuente[edit] English: Made and uploaded by Huhsunqu. Español: Hecho y subido por Huhsunqu. Français : Réalisé et mis en ligne par Huhsunqu. Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage - Paul Huson. Cross Staff and Plumbline and the Great Pyramid. Revealing the discovery of a geometrical, spherical measuring instrument in the Pyramid of Khufu By Crichton E M Miller.

Cross Staff and Plumbline and the Great Pyramid

Theology and implications related to Phi. Is there meaning hidden in Phi, the symbol for the Golden Number?

Theology and implications related to Phi

The use of the Greek letter Phi Phi to represent the golden number 1.618 … is generally said to acknowledge Phidias, a 5th century B.C. sculptor and mathematician of ancient Greece, who studied phi and created sculptures for the Parthenon and Olympus. The Bible and Phi, the Golden Ratio, and Fibonacci series. Although perhaps not immediately obvious, phi and the golden section also appear in the Bible.

The Bible and Phi, the Golden Ratio, and Fibonacci series

Also see the Theology page. Marie Antoinette's Diamonds. The Characters #3: Count Cagliostro (1743-1795) It has been ascertained that Count Alessandro di Cagliostro was almost certainly Giuseppe Balsamo, an Italian adventurer and occultist who made his living by tricking wealthy people into believing in all kinds of fantastic tales and in his own spiritual powers.

Marie Antoinette's Diamonds

In other words, he was a con man and a cheat. This begs the question, What in the name of all that is [un]holy does a man like this have to do with a jewel heist perpetrated by a desperate and very obscure scion of a defunct royal house? Castel Sant’Angelo, where Cagliostro was incarcerated and died. Source: Wikimedia Commons. First, to begin at beginning; if Count Cagliostro was the Giuseppe Balsamo that he is believed to be, he was born in 1743 in Sicily.

However, it is established fact that Count Cagliostro toured Europe extensively, selling his act. He kept everything cloaked in secrecy, the better to create an air of mystery. Isis and Osiris, the Foundation to Western Esotericism. The Philosophy of the Illuminatus cannot be fully comprehended without a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the tale of Isis and Osiris and its influence on Western Esotericism.

Isis and Osiris, the Foundation to Western Esotericism

Indeed, any "academic" or "scholarly" treatise on Western Esotericism that fails to deal with the influences of Isis and Osiris as a foundation to Western Esotericism fails in general to reach to the very core of Western esoteric thought. That Continental Mason's were highly influenced by Egyptian thought can, as my high school teacher told me in confidence so many years ago, be seen in the huge number of cities named after Egyptian references. Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 3 « Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog. After exploring five hundred years of the moralization of playing cards in Part 1 and Part 2, we finally get to playing cards and, eventually, tarot, as a book of wisdom.

Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 3 « Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog

I included this section under the theme of “moralization” because it shows a development of this theme into social-spiritual-political reform and a shift from an orthodox Christianity to a Humanism that arose in the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Brett's Miscellany: Being a Collection of Divin... London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer... - Google Play. Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 2—Cards Spiritualized « Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog. The Servant’s Almanac, Soldier’s Deck of Cards, or Cards Spiritualized In Part 1, I gave examples from 1377, 1525 and 1529 of how playing cards were used for moral allegories.

Sometime in the late 17th to early 18th century this trend gave birth to a popular storyline that has continued, little changed to this day. Navajo Rug—“Clan Prayer for Strong Rain” Pythagoron; the religious, moral, and ethical teachings of Pythagoras, reconstructed and ed. by Hobart Huson. Guardian's Ancient Egypt Discussion Board: Pyramid Construction - How I would do it...

To Janine, Thanks for your kind words,and encouragement. I feel well now from my surgery. Thanks for your visit to my website In the website, I published my complete book, "A Civil Engineer Looks at the Great Pyramid", which includes and Advanced Section and contains over 450 pages. I also included an Egyptian Gallery of photos. Astronomical Symbol Primer. This web site has been created by Marshall Faintich, Ph.D. All photos, drawings, and text are © Marshall Faintich Please e-mail any comments you might have Click here to learn moreabout my book Astronomical Symbols Primer return to main index The depiction of deities and celestial events on coinage as propaganda devices to reflect divine right to a throne was used from the earliest ancient coins through the middle ages. Links to Related Sites. This is not an all-inclusive list of web sites that address the topics covered in The Sacred Landscape, but it does include my favourites. I have made a deliberate effort to embrace opinions from a wide spectrum of academic and occult perspectives.

Unless a page is described as "skeptical" or "debunking. " it can be assumed to promote a positive attitude toward the subject matter it addresses. These links are sorted topically. For geographically-sorted links to pages on sacred site tourism, see my WEB SITES OF INTEREST TO SACRED SITE TOURISTS. If you find broken links here or have sites to recommend, please contact me via e-mail. ALTANI. Archaeogeodesy, a Key to Prehistory, by James Q. Jacobs. Archaeogeodesy can be defined as that area of study encompassing prehistoric and ancient place determination, navigation (on land or water), point positioning, measure and representation of the earth, geodynamic phenomena, and the applied astronomy. Archaeogeodesy, by combining fundamental astronomy, geodetic knowledge, applied mathematics, accurate positional data and archaeology, presents a methodology for investigating the architecture, placements, spatial properties, relationships and arrangements of prehistoric sites and monuments.

Archaeoastronomy, Astrology and Ancient Egypt. Archaeoastronomy Pages by James Q. Jacobs. Sources and bibliography used in archaeoastronomy writings on Opening the Eye of Siloam. In Pursuit of Sacred Science, Part I. Archaeoastronomy pinpoints equinox, solstice and cross quarter moments throughout the year. Archaeoastronomy. Archaeoastronomy (also spelled archeoastronomy) is the study of how . and are sometimes accused of missing the cultural context of what is a social practice. Archaeoastronomy is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Archaeoastronomy books and related discussion. Astro-Theology of The Ancients. The Atlantean Conspiracy - 44. Lecture: On The Three Magi. A Seeker's Thoughts: Winter Solstice. A Seeker's Thoughts: The Three Gunas - Trinity (Sattwa, Tamas, Rajas) A Seeker's Thoughts: Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh and The Three Wise Men, or Magi (Symbolism)

The Intelligencers and the Fifth Moon of Jupiter: Alchemy in the American Colonies « Newtopia Magazine. Puritan alchemists founded America; sounds like bad fiction but it’s fact. Earth... A Crystal Planet? By Joseph Robert Jochmans Atlantis Rising Issue 7 Excerpt from 'The Earth's Crystal Grid: Re-Discovering Gaia as a Living Evolving Energy Structure' from AtlantisRising Website. The Unity of Geometry – Jonathan Quintin. System 4 Terms. Giza Pyramids. Tribulation Network. The solar system and Phi, the golden ratio. Untitled Document. File:Ecliptic path.jpg. The "Lost Word" and the "Foundation Stone" Hermetic Masonry - Frank C. Higgins - Google Books.

17 Chartres Cathedral Part 1 - Secrets in Plain Sight. Sir Francis Bacon, who was William Tudor, who was William Shakespeare. Squaring the Circle: The One & the Many; Mind & World. Squaring the Circle: Global Warming - Influence of the Sun's Light and Heat. Solstices and Equinoxes « My Dark Sky. 13 - Composite Life Path.pdf. 9 - Point-of-View Cards.pdf. The Science of Relationships - G. Meyer Books & Spiritual Traveler Press. The Magi - A short history. PYTHAGORAS AND SACRED GEOMETRY: Circle Squared and 5040. Phoenician. Syriac alphabet. Assyrian Language has 22 origina. Amino Acids and the Hebrew Alphabet. Is genetics based upon two simple languages of 64 and 22 letters?

Phoenician alphabet and language. Giza Plateau, Speed of Light, sphinx, astroarchaeology. SANSE! SANTERISMO! PUERTO RICAN BRUJERIA & ESPIRITISMO! New year « theAbysmal. Aztec Calendar - Sun Stone. ABOUT SWASTIKA. The PRECESSION of the Equinoxes, The FOUR ROYAL STARS, Ezekiel’s Vision and the SWASTIKA « Reconciliation of Science and Religion. Pyramids and Swastikas … how squares become circles. « Reconciliation of Science and Religion. Rotas/Sator Magic Square = Knights Templar Treasure = Hands of God = Theory of Everything « Reconciliation of Science and Religion. ‘IN THIS SIGN CONQUER’ the Great Pyramid and the Sacred Cut by Tons Brunés leads us to Nikola Tesla and the Philosopher’s Stone « Reconciliation of Science and Religion.

Why is the Augmented 4th the "chord of evil" that was banned in Renaissance church music? Greek ASTRO-logers and NAZIs had King Solomon in a Knot « Reconciliation of Science and Religion. History Database Search - calendar, astronomy, and mathematics, Aztec. Samuel Hart, 1849-1871 - World of Playing Cards. Welcome - World of Playing Cards. 1864 Poker Card Deck - U.S. Games Systems, Inc. [CARDS1864DECK] - $6.00 : Magic Tricks at The Magic Place, Quality Magic at discount prices. International Playing-Card Society - Brief History of Playing-Cards. Secrets of the Occult Tarot « Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog. Pre-Gébelin Tarot History. Joker Playing Cards.