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    From The Supernal Mother/Inferior Mother, to Saturn


    "I wish particularly to direct the reader's attention to the stress laid by the Kabbalah on the feminine aspects of the Deity, and to the shameful way in which any allusion to these has been suppressed in the ordinary translations of the Bible, also to the Kabbalistical equality of male and female."

    -MacGregor Mathers, preface to Kabbalah Unvieled


    So we see that the sphere of Malkuth/Gaia, the inferior Mother, the last of the sephiroth, is also the final resting place of the energy that has descended downward from the source most high. It is no coincidence that the Latin root of the word "matter" is shared with the root of "mother", ie. "mater", because physical matter is the mother of our physical existence.

    But as indicated by the quote from the previous posting taken from here, the realm of Malkuth is not simply physical matter in the sense that we might think of it, but even to the creation of such subtle forces in the universe that bind and attract bodies to one another. Physicality extends into physics. Invisible forces such as gravity and electricity are even physical. Perhaps even so is the receiving of thought, but that is another matter to address at a later time.


    Reaching back upward to the Supernal Mother, Binah, we will find similar attributes, yet due to its higher more subtle/less tangible nature, birth and physicality is a much much less observable phenomenon and almost quite difficult to actually conceive of. Yet it is conception, in its most abstract form, that is which the sphere is actually involved with. Along these lines, the use of the throat, where language or words are formed is associated as being ruled by this sphere. For this is not the sphere of physical reality, it is the sphere of conscious reality. And, additionally, consciousness is not only awareness and the illumination of self-consciousness, but also the depths of the subconsciousness. And as such, this mother, the Supernal Mother, can be either fertile, or non fertile, and in many ways she represents an aspect that has connection to, or at least has within reach, that which exists prior to duality. Therefore, she is impartial to the opinions and preferences existent in the minds of people (good or bad), she reflects patterns and cycles of nature on a much larger and distant scale. As number 3 on the tree, she is the female aspect of God and consort to the male aspect of sephira 2.
    It is the sphere where primal consciousness/subconsciousness/spirit/emotion that precedes action becomes word. The point where pure substance of thought or emotion begins to assimilate into form.

    Two aspects of nature, Binah and Malkuth. Higher and lower. Two aspects of reception and formation that simply IS. Therefore, IS-IS.



    However, before resting with this understanding, in true spirit of killing the limiting perspective of duality, it might be surprising then, considering such receptive and classically-understood traits of feminine traits, to realize that Binah, the Supernal Mother, in Kabbalah, is also the position attributed to Saturn.




    -Rubens, Saturn Devouring His Son -1636

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    I have to wonder.. if at least a sub-point of Marantha is simply to remind us of the balance of nature.. and if we simply take a look around, we can see how unbalanced things are or have been for quite some time now



    perhaps I should be appealing more to Her.. at the very least least, giving Her equal billing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayward View Post
    Several have asked what the meaning of the "G" held between the square and compasses is. Common responses: "Gnosis", or "Geometry". Either way, it refers to a Queen.
    yes.. interesting that the queen in chess, like mercury, has much freedom of movement..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayward View Post
    I put Masonic in quotations in the title because there is much evidence that the story, or tradition, found within the lore and legends of Rennes Le Chateau and its surroundings either predates Freemasonry or is illuminated by it from a distance. There appear to be several indications that Freemasonry either shares a common ancestor with other long-standing "underground streams" or is the operative thread running through each branch, changing its face and appearance as it evolved or attempted to dodge exposure.

    In any event, lets start with a preamble before going to the material in the article.


    Rennes le Chateau.
    "Queen of the Castle"

    Several have asked what the meaning of the "G" held between the square and compasses is. Common responses: "Gnosis", or "Geometry". Either way, it refers to a Queen.

    Gnosis -a feminine Greek noun, which means "knowledge".
    Here is on of my favorite depictions of Athena, goddess of wisdom:


    Athena, sprouted from the mind of the highest Zeus. Hi higher, mental aspect.


    Or if you prefer the other answer: "Geometry", GEO-Metery, meaning measurement of the earth. GEO derives from Gaia, goddess of the earth. Measurement then, of the goddess of earth.



    I believe it helps to try to follow the source, the etymology of the symbol.


    Furthermore, regarding the goddess, there is an interesting clue to be found, apparently in the third degree of Masonry, which followers of Maranatha might find profoundly interesting. The Virgin of the Broken Pillar, or Column:



    If you are familiar with astrology, you might note that the figure of the Virgin stands under the sign of the 'M' for Virgo. Libra follows to the left, preceded by Leo above going clockwise. Similar to the 1st image in the Maranatha book, the figure of Saturn/Time/Chronos wielding his scythe. The Maranatha image of course depicts Mercury, or Hermes, with Saturn, but since Virgo is ruled by Mercury, I find that the images are a close match to some extent.

    The "M" stands as an interesting letter, speaking in terms of the Zodiac, in that it is also used by Scorpio, except altered slightly.

    Scorpio:



    Virgo:


    This will lead to important subject, especially when considering that the median point between Virgo and Scorpio is the division of the Scales of Libra, tilting one way or the other. I made reference to it in a previous posting showing a zodiac wheel with Libra in between Virgo (to the right) and Scorpio (to its left)


    (of course it could be reversed counter-clockwise--)

    So, in terms of duality, we have female (Virgo) and male (Scorpio). Virgo symbol contains the Vesica Piscis on its side and Scorpio has the arrow/phalus. They are two halves of a whole, separated yet bound to reunite. In Kabbalic or Golden Dawn ritual, Virgo is Isis and Scorpio is Apophis, or Set. Isis is the creator through birth, through nature. Apophis, or Set is the creator through primal urge or destruction.

    What all this has to do with Rennes le Chateau, I will get to soon enough. Just let this preamble set-in during the meanwhile because I think the symbolism is always there, in every part of the story.
    I have to tell you.. it was only a week or two ago that I saw an image of a scorpion, facing down.. and it reminded me of M

    I'll see if I can find it again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyThoth View Post
    I have to tell you.. it was only a week or two ago that I saw an image of a scorpion, facing down.. and it reminded me of M

    I'll see if I can find it again..
    I'm not finding the original, but you get the idea..

    Maranatha?

    I can't help but imagine a connection between the curling tail and the Phrygian cap
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyThoth View Post
    I'm not finding the original, but you get the idea..

    Maranatha?

    I can't help but imagine a connection between the curling tail and the Phrygian cap
    "but Aphrodite denied herself saying that she was a Phrygian princess."

    even to the heel and toe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyThoth View Post

    I have to wonder.. if at least a sub-point of Marantha is simply to remind us of the balance of nature.. and if we simply take a look around, we can see how unbalanced things are or have been for quite some time now



    perhaps I should be appealing more to Her.. at the very least least, giving Her equal billing!
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