"I have supported you with great care for many years
And you plow - not mud and water, but clouds!
From dawn until dusk, the natural grass sustains you
And you keep your master company by sleeping out of doors."
"The fifth picture is called
Taming the Ox, and in this, there's been some kind of an understanding. The
picture shows the young man
leading the ox by a rope. It is not tight. There's no physical force involved.
The human can't control the animal by
force, because the animal is much stronger, and you can't control your animal
nature by force. The animal's
much stronger. It's really the story of the "horse-whisperer", this beautiful
story, based on a true story of the man
who was able to tame the horse, not by using spurs and not by using ropes and
not by using strength, but by
using consciousness, and taking an understanding, listening and whispering, and
communicating with all this
kind of, unifying his/this consciousness. That's why he doesn't have to pull on
the rope. The animal nature follows
the human intention. The human makes the intention. Well, we're going to go in
this direction, we're going to
follow this spiritual path. And the animal nature, which is like your body
"Greek legend also goes on to explain the odd symbology of the goat-fish
his attempt to escape the wrath of Typhon, Pan leaped into the Nile. As he was
mid-air his human portion changed into that of a fishes tail to accommodate his
descent into the depths of the water. The symbol became one of not only the
from certain death into the realm of a new existence, it became the symbol of
and rise of Christianity. It represents a time when the Goat (sexual
dying and the Fish (sexual self-control) is coming into being.
And it is this change that brings us to the strongest Olympian ruler, who
of the symbolism of Capricorn, latent sexuality, spiritual rebirth and sense of
purpose, Hestia (Vesta). Some historians associate the Keepers of the Hearth, or
Vestal Virgins as temple prostitutes keeping the sexual connection intact.
which means hearth, represents the inner fire, the fire that is never allowed
to go out.
It is equated with the "fire within"; the kundalini fire as represented in
Scorpio. It is by
controlling this fire that the altered states of consciousness is achieved.
This fire is
also represented by the Self, which is symbolically born at the Winter
the real meaning behind Capricorn."
"Time itself is a sacred whore. The hour comes from houri Gk horae, Pers houri,
who kept the hours
of the night by dances - the "ladies of the hour".
In a sense Maya or illusion is the same sacred whore of the physical world
complete with its law
of entropy. However, this whore is our very own life-blood.
The Dance of Maya represents the Universe of Mind and Body as the Fall from the
Gamos. As the withdrawal from union occurs the female (objective) performs the
dance of illusion
making the male (subjective) belief they are many and generating from her
uterus the material
diversity of the physical world."
(Rawson 1973 19).
"Sufis are also noted for their clandestine toleration of the feminine
(Armstrong 1993 454). and the term fravashi or 'spirit of the way' represents
the female sacred
whore who teaches sexual illumination."
"She was Astarte to the Phoenicians. The Greeks
associated her with Aphrodite, the Arabs called her Alat,
in Carthage, She merged with the Berber Mother Goddess
and became Tanit.
Goddess of love, fertility, and war. She assumed many
aspects under different names and was worshiped for many
centuries by many civilizations. In the Bible, She is
as Ashtoreth, Anath, Asherah, or Esther. In Revelation
She was the Great Whore, Babylon the Great, the Mother of
Harlots. Another of Her titles was the Goddess Har, who
herself the compassionate prostitute. Men divinely
with Her through the sexual rites of Her priestesses.
She was the personification of the feminine reproductive
creative forces of nature."
"The chief roles of the ancient (female) whore were to school men in the sexual
by mystics, "The Whore Wisdom"), act as a transmitter of the all-powerful
female energy, and keep
track of the passage of the seasons, and of time itself. In their role as
Horae or Holy Whores would perform a magic ceremony, then anoint a man's penis
with sacred oil
(called in Greek, chrism), and mount him to orgasm. This allowed for the
transfer of procreative
power from female to male, since, according to Goddess tradition, men lack the
generate the life force. As the "caretakers of time," the whore's role was
primarily to aid in
the construction of astrological charts, which were called "Whore-Scopes," or
(which literally means, "watcher of time"), named after the temple
guarded the "heavenly spheres of time" kept inside Goddess's Temples.
Mary the Virgin-Whore-Mother and Jesus the Sun-King
...realizing that they could not eradicate her, the early Church Fathers simply
Great Virgin Whore-Mother-whom the entire ancient Indo-European world had known
as "Mari" into
"the Virgin Mary." Her sacrificial Divine Son, the Pagan Savior Hesus, they
recast as Jesus
(whose name is in part a hebracization of the name of the Pagan Greek
The name "Christ," meaning "the anointed," was derived from the Horae's sacred
chrism, which means "to anoint." The word chrism is, in turn, a derivation of
Chaldean word, chrs or-with vowels-chris, meaning the "Sun."
Because he has gained the wisdom to overcome the Song of the Sirens, our
wanderer can now hear the
Song of the Gulls
"In one myth, the Sirens were persuaded by Hera to enter a singing contest
with the Muses. The Sirens were said to have the bodies of birds and the heads
of beautiful women. The Muses won the competition and then plucked out all of
the Sirens' feathers and made crowns out of them."
"It is just the most unexpected, the most terrifyingly chaotic things which
reveal a deeper meaning. And the more this meaning is recognized, the more the
anima loses her impetuous and compulsive character . . . In this way a new
"Capricorn is the sign of completion and conclusion: the mountain
top. It marks the point beyond which further ascent in any life
cycle is not possible. As progress is impossible, there is a
descent to the valley of pain, despair and death before a fresh
attempt to scale the heights is mounted. Therefore, Capricorn is
the sign in which a new cycle of effort is inaugurated."