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The Hermetic Arcanum Sacred-Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next Wherein the secrets of nature and art concerning the matter of the philosophers' stone and the manner of working are explained in an authentic and orderly manner. The work of an anonymous author, penes nos unda tagi. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Which all the groves with shadows overcast, And gloomy valleys hide. Nor yieldeth it to any Force, but readily and willingly will follow him, who Knows Dame Venus Birds And him to whom of Doves a lucky pair Sent from above shall hover 'bout his Ear. 16. 17. 18. In Gold the seeds of Gold do lie, Though buried in Obscurity. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Vain hope, at last the hungry Plough-man cheats With empty husks, instead of lusty meats. 32. 33. Want is poor mortal's wages, when his toil Produces only loss of pain and oil. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. One from on high a Golden Fleece displays Which shews the Entrance, another says How hard a task you'll find.
Laudator Temporis Acti: Nulla Dies Sine Linea Earlier this week, on the radio show Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor mentioned that Emily Dickinson wrote 366 poems in the year 1862. Since 1862 was not a leap year, that comes to a tad more than a poem a day. That fact got me thinking about the Latin proverb Nulla dies sine linea ("No day without a line"). I started to track down its source, but I quickly got bogged down, and finally I asked Laura Gibbs for help. Dr. Gleaning the stubble, I'll add just a few points. One of the variants noted by Dr. Erasmus also alluded to the proverb in one of his Colloquies (Opulentia Sordida, or Filthy Wealth): That famous painter thought it cause for sorrow, if a day had passed without a line; Antronius was far more sorrowful if a day had passed without financial gain.Pictor ille nobilis deplorandum existimavit, si dies abisset sine linea; Antronius longe magis deplorabat, si dies praeteriisset absque lucro.
article - the mystery of light There are three major elements about the light to comprehend. First, what the light is, second, what the source of the light is, and third how you can experience the light. The essential goal of all religions is to have their devotees become enlightened. Jesus was an enlightened man. The Greek word for light means light as seen by the eye, or expressly to shine or make manifest by rays. Jesus was a man who came into this world to give light. In the Gospel of St. Going within oneself is the art of focusing your consciousness in and upon itself. If you can think back to a time when you may have had a sudden inspiration or an intuitive flash, think about the source of the inspiration. In the Gospel of St. The experience of the light is mentioned in both the Bible and the Gnostic Scriptures. The light which Paul saw came out from inside of him. In the Gnostic Scriptures we will find even more revealing references to light. The greatest mystery is the source of the light.
The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. Captioned, includes follow-up questions and other support. ArchetypesThis Google Doc lists and describes types of heroes, quests, stages, characteristics, and symbols. Chart of GodsThis printable handout details the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their spheres of influence, symbols, cities, and animals. Comparison of World MythsThis page outlines similarities and differences in world myths. The Hero's AdventureQuestions to support Joseph Campbell's work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. What Makes a Hero?
the hermetic way Función política de los emblemas en el "Neptuno Alegórico" de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz / José Pascual Buxó | Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes José Pascual Buxó Todos los comentaristas de los Emblemata vincularon la invención de Alciato con los jeroglíficos egipcios, interpretados por ellos como si se tratara sólo de formas ideográficas usadas por los antiguos sacerdotes con el fin de preservar los secretos divinos del mal uso que el vulgo podría hacer de ellos. Esta parcial interpretación de los jeroglíficos egipcios -que olvidaba ciertamente su carácter de transcripciones fonéticas hechas por medio de la representación de animales o partes de animales cuyos nombres contenían algunos sonidos semejantes a los de la palabra correspondiente a la noción que se quería evocar- concedió un valor simbólico cuasi absoluto a ciertas imágenes provenientes del mundo natural, como el halcón para significar «dios» o «alma» la serpiente que se muerde la cola para representar el «universo» o la «eternidad»; el león para denotar el «coraje» o la «vigilancia», etcétera.
Mysterious World: Search for Ancient Technology Born on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Daniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. While managing director of a Swiss 5-Star Hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries. In the United States, Erich von Daniken won instant fame as a result of the television special "In Search of Ancient Astronauts," based upon his first book. This film was broadcast on the ABC network on September 26th 1996. Watch the full documentary now