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- H. R. Giger’s 1978 airbrushed painting “Hieroglyphics”
- H. R. Giger airbrushing “Hieroglyphics” circa 1978
- Egyptian tomb carving depicting Nuit
- The Stele Of Revealing, or The Stele Of Ankh-en-ef-Khonsu i
Begun in April 1978, one of H. R. Giger’s best known works, “Hieroglyphics”, was created for the original 1980 Alien movie. Influences of Egyptian iconography present themselves readily as one notices the over-arching figure of Nuit, the ancient personification of sky/space deification. Of course, Giger was apt to use Her through his association with the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn, of which he is still a member today.
The Golden Dawn and other Thelemic groups carry the torch of Egyptian mythology due to Aleister Crowley, when in 1904 his wife Rose Edith Kelly identified Horus on the Stele Of Revealing which was housed in the Cairo Museum. Also present on the Stele was Horus’ grandmother, Nuit (She being the mother of Isis, Horus’ mother). Nuit was also the ‘author’ of the first chapter of The Book Of The Law (Liber AL vel Legis) which can be considered the supreme mystery within the Thelemic movement.
"Note that Heaven is not a place where Gods Live; Nuit is Heaven, itself." —-Aleister Crowley; Magical And Philosophical Commentaries On The Book Of The Law (1974)
DEVISES ET EMBLEMES ANCIENNES & MODERNES, TIREES DE PLUS CELEBRES AUTEURS (Mottos and emblems, Ancient and modern, from the most famous authors) -1699
in French, German, Latin, and Italian.
(I roughly translated the title, i think it’s images and quotes/”mottos” by authors, my german and french are pretty rusty.)
a book of emblems and symbols from 1699, very interesting to look at. click-through link to the whole book to read online free here
THE POEM OF THE MAJOR ARCANA ( Mnemonic)
source: Millenium Magic - Donald Tyson
“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.”
(Source: seabois, via egooccultus)
“I’ve often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”
Fox Mulder (The X Files: 2x12 Aubrey)
“Stories will entertain you, stories will solace you, but stories will not liberate you; You must know this. So you must decide first of all are you looking for solace or are you looking for a solution? If you are looking for solace then you just came to the wrong place, because I am not a solace to anybody. I am here to disturb the shit out of you.”
“The revolution begins at home. If you overthrow yourself again and again, you might earn the right to help overthrow the rest of us.”
(Source: ansil, via iconomancy)
Like It Or Not, Western Yoga Is A Textbook Example Of Cultural Appropriation
Kamboj highlights a troubling aspect of the western relationship with theasanas; many westerners seem to view yoga as an ancient tradition they’re honoring and preserving, as though people aren’t practicing it all over the world. And they’ve adopted it as their own pseudo-spritual practice without acknowledging that it’s actually rooted in a specific religious tradition.
That’s what translates into turning yoga into a multi-billion dollar industry complete with attempts to patent specific postures and styles, as though yoga is a business rather than an aspect of religious tradition.
While many people appear uncomfortable when it comes to talking about cultural appropriation, yoga furnishes a textbook example; westerners lift something from another tradition, brand it as “exotic,” proceed to dilute and twist it to satisfy their own desires, and then call it their own. While claiming to honor the centuries of tradition involved, what they practice is so far from the actual yoga practiced by actual Hindus that it’s really just another form of trendy fitness, covered in New Age trappings. For Indians, particularly Hindus, there’s a definite divide when it comes to the “yoga” practiced by westerners and that practiced in their own communities.
Well this is exactly what my Indian friend was ranting about the other day.
Thanks Katoleary for the link.
Where did the Word come from and what is its True Meaning?
"The first problem is that Lucifer is a Latin name. So how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript, written before there was a Roman language? To find the answer, I consulted a scholar at the library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. What Hebrew name, I asked, was Satan given in this chapter of Isaiah, which describes the angel who fell to become the ruler of hell?"
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