Monday, 10 November 2014

The Secret Hidden Meaning of the 'Three Wise Monkeys'

The Secret Occult Meaning of the “Three Wise Monkeys” Hidden by the Elite

Following on from my last blog I remain fascinated and have continued my research into why and how the sacred meaning of symbols has been inverted to serve the dark side.  

When I was a child my Aunt had a brass ornament on her mantlepiece that I loved to play with.  I knew it as 'the three brass monkeys - hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil'.  Recently I became curious to discover the origins of this concept and image.  I came across Richard Cassaro, a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.”  A book which uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. 

Richard has written this excellent piece on the true meaning of those three monkeys.  It surprised and delighted me. 

Like many a great wisdom, the ancient teaching warning us to “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” has been subtly turned upside-down, and is now being used as a weapon against us. The maxim has been spun into a tool of perversion—”See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil”— a control mechanism that blocks light, halts spiritual growth, and impedes the gentle and gradual revelation of ever-higher spiritual truth, wisdom, and realization.

The “Three Wise Monkeys” (also called the “Three Mystic Apes”) is a sacred ancient icon whose original meaning is intentionally being hidden from us by the Elite. Knowing the secret truth of the symbol’s age-old directive of “See no Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil ” can empower you in ways you never thought possible and change your life forever. In this article, we’ll uncover the symbol’s authentic ancient meaning, and we’ll see why this meaning is intentionally being covered up.



If you think you know the meaning of the Three Wise Monkeys symbol, maybe you better think again.
We’re taught by the Elite (i.e., the mass media and their corporate sponsors) that it stands for feigning ignorance to the misconduct of others rather than exposing their misconduct:

“In the Western world the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by looking the other way, refusing to acknowledge it, or feigning ignorance.”
—Wikipedia

The trouble is, “turning a blind eye” to the misconduct of others is not the symbol’s true authentic or original Eastern spiritual meaning. This is a false and corrupted “substitute” meaning.


The Symbol’s Original Ancient Significance

The symbol’s original ancient significance has been hidden from us (by the powers that shouldn’t be) for good reason: The truth is far more potent, more self-empowering, more magical, and more spiritually uplifting than the Elite want the masses to know.

“Mahatma Gandhi’s one notable exception to his lifestyle of non-possession was a small statue of the three monkeys.”
—Wikipedia

Mahatma Gandhi one of the world's most beloved heroes


Mizaru, covering his eyes, sees no evil. 
Kikazaru, covering his ears, hears no evil. 
Iwazaru, covering his mouth, speaks no evil. 

Together the three embody the proverbial principle to “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.”

But what exactly does this mean?

Let’s take the first phrase: “See no evil.” 

This means just what it says: “See no evil,” or don’t look upon anything that is evil. Don’t look at evil, don’t watch or gawk at evil, don’t crave evil, don’t let evil enter into your system, not even for a moment.

Why not?

Ever drink old milk? Eat rotten meat? Bad cheese? When you swallow it, you digest it. And when you digest it you get sick from it. Your body absorbs it, and when your body realizes it’s no good your body needs to release it quickly, in some way.

It’s the same with evil. When we see evil, we digest it, and when we digest it the evil becomes a part of us. We then need to release it in some way, which often has a negative result.

For many, this idea that “seeing” evil is equivalent to “digesting” evil may sound like rubbish. But there is a powerful and profound principle at work here. To use a simple comparison, it’s a proven fact that seeing violence in the media (i.e., TV, movies, video games) makes us think and act more violently:

“Literally thousands of studies since the 1950s have asked whether there is a link between exposure to media violence and violent behavior.  All but 18 have answered, ‘Yes.’   The evidence from the research is overwhelming.  According to the AAP, ‘Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.’ Watching violent shows is also linked with having less empathy toward others.”
—University of Michigan Health System (website)


Seeing violence causes us to act more violently. Similarly, when we “See Evil” we internalize it. And when we internalize evil, it becomes a part of us, which means eventually the evil needs to find its way out. If it does not exit, the evil wreaks havoc on our bodies and minds.
Thus, the ancient directive to “See No Evil” is a wise maxim that seeks to protect us from evil by warning us not to “see” it in the first place.

A 17th century carving over a door of the
famous Toshogu shrine in Nikko, Japan


The next phrase, “Hear No Evil,” rests on the same principle. When we hear evil, it becomes part of us. Our body absorbs it like a sponge. Again, it’s like ingesting rotten food; the body can’t hold it, and it needs to come out.

“Speak No Evil” is a bit different. Seeing and hearing are two of our five senses (along with touching, tasting, and smelling). But speaking is not a sense. Seeing and hearing both involve taking something into our body, while speaking involves pushing something out.

So the tenet “Speak No Evil” differs from the other two. In a sense, it can be seen as the outcome of the other two. In other words, if you “See No Evil” and you “Hear No Evil” you will then “Speak No Evil” because you will be pure. 
It’s the 1 + 1 = 2 formula.

The question is: Why is this simple wisdom being kept hidden from us? Hidden so well that many people today will scoff at the authentic explanation of the Three Wise Monkeys just provided?

Those who scoff should realize that this wisdom is ancient, and can be traced back 2,500 years to a wise code of conduct that was followed by multiple high civilizations in China, India, Japan and elsewhere. Its wisdom has been adopted by great thinkers like Confucius:

“Look not at what is contrary to propriety; 
listen not to what is contrary to propriety; 
speak not what is contrary to propriety; 
make no movement which is contrary to propriety”
—Confucius, c. 500 BC

We find similar ideas in other remote religions and spiritual systems. One example is Buddhism’s “Noble Eightfold Path,” which is the Buddha’s practical guideline to ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing the individual from suffering, attachments and delusions; and which finally leads to understanding the truth about all things:
Right Understanding
Right Thoughts
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Mindfulness
Right Concentration

In ancient Zoroastrianism (c. 1200 BC), the term “Humata, Hukhta, Hvarshta,” expressed the main idea of the religion. It stood for the maxim: “good thoughts, good words, good deeds.”

“From their infancy Japanese boys have one special precept instilled into their minds. 
It is: “See no evil: hear no evil; speak no evil.”
—Our Young People, St. Johns Institute For Deaf Mutes, 1910

“There are three monkeys…They are resolved to “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.” They are intent upon guarding the whole output and input and intake of life from the taint of wrong.”
—Charles Reynolds Brown, The Religion of a Layman, 1920


“‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.’ ; 
‘Think evil and you create evil,’ 
both are universal world-old proverbs.”
—Leonard Stuart, The Cosmic Comedy, 1919


“O’er the door of the sacred Temple
They sit in their wisdom the three –
The little deaf Monkey,
The little dumb Monkey,
The Monkey who will not see;
With their eyes shut to evil,
Ears that hear only the right,
Lips that are dumb to scandal,
They sit in their silent might”
—Unknown

“…I recommend…the observance of a commandment that existed before either Christian or Jew existed.
Thou shalt make a covenant with thy senses,
With thine eye, that it beholds no evil.
With thine ear, that it hear no evil.
With thy tongue, that it speak no evil.
With thy hands that they commit no evils.

—Thomas Paine, Federal City, Lovett’s Hotel, 1802


How admirably simple and pure this philosophy is. To turn one’s back on destructive negativity, to guard one’s eyes from images and impressions that are not constructive to one’s spiritual growth.

This philosophy, which was certainly adopted by Gandhi as a universal truth, likens the mind to a white sheet, which only retains its pure color when associated with others who are like-mindedly pursuing spiritual ideals—who refuse to expose their minds and the minds of others to “the lower order of things.”


Hidden By The Elite

Why, then, is the mass media increasingly pushing so much evil on us? Why are we being bombarded by evil, violence and fear on all sides? Forced to take it in, like so much old milk, rotten meat, and bad cheese?

Hollywood movies are getting more twisted, evil, and sinister.

Hollywood movies force us to violate the ancient "See No Evil" maxim

Children’s video games are getting more violent, bloody, raw:

Left: Image from a violent children’s video game.
Right: Children acting out violence at Columbine.


Television stations are broadcasting more and more disturbing and graphic programming.

Evil images and sounds from TV programs are stored in our brains. When the set goes off, they haunt our thoughts
—consciously and unconsciously—
and burst forth in misbehavior.

Music has been getting more violent for decades, much of it gratuitous, in terms of lyrics, album covers, videos and associated artwork:

The music industry, owned and operated by the Elite,
is promoting violence to the younger generations.

Add to this all the poisonous evil that’s force-fed to us on all the TV and Cable News broadcasts. Every day the news at the top of the hour on all stations sounds the same: “Ten dead, six raped, four shot, two killed, one burned—bombs, Arab terror, hatred, race violence, corruption, mass arrests, sinking economy, gender warfare and al Qaeda.”

Watching the TV news forces evil, 
violence, fear and negativity on us.

When we watch the News we’re seeing and hearing evil all the time. We’re bombarded by it. How does it make you feel? Sad, scared, nervous, angry, depressed, and so on. Right?

Now, what if you found out that this Evil is being aimed at you…on purpose? The Elite are indeed doing this to us on purpose. Their goal is to destabilize society and prevent us from being empowered. At the same time, they are hiding the ancient wisdom of “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” from us, effectively robbing us of the main tool / 
teaching we need to defend ourselves.

Like many a great wisdom, the ancient teaching warning us to “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” has been subtly turned upside-down, and is now being used as a weapon against us. The maxim has been spun into a tool of perversion—”See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil”—a control mechanism that blocks light, halts spiritual growth, and impedes the gentle and gradual revelation of ever-higher spiritual truth, wisdom, and realization.



The evil that’s being force-fed to us is much more damaging than we can imagine. It’s having more of a negative effect than we realize. It’s creating cancer in our bodies. In our minds. We’re constantly exposed to tremendous evil, and because we don’t realize the damage it’s doing to us we are not consciously trying to release it. Worse, we are willing participants in its consumption, not out of choice, but because we believe it’s normal, having been born and raised into society, into this system. We don’t realize it has all been purposely design to destabilize us mentally and physically, keeping the Elite in control and keeping the masses sick, suppressed, scared and subservient.


Fighting The Powers That Shouldn’t Be

What can we do to fight against it?

Turn off the TV! 
Stop supporting Hollywood! 
Stop buying movie tickets! 
Don’t buy magazines. Newspapers. 
Resist watching the news. 
Spread the word—and warn the youth especially—that the system is rigged, the game is tilted.

Make sure you know that there are many positive ways of releasing the evil that we consume. Exercise (physical and mental) meditation, writing, reading, jogging, singing, biking. Even healthy loving sex. 

In antiquity, the Olympics were founded so that city-states and kingdoms could release pent-up anger and hostility and evil against each other in a positive even joyous way.

The ancients held Olympic games to channel the evil
they felt toward one another constructively.
Today that wisdom has been lost.

Yes, there is real evil in the world (terrorists with bombs, murders with guns, laws that take away our freedoms, and genuine economic difficulties). But always remember that evil and fear are really only happening “out there” and not “in you.” All the negative things that are happening “out there” are out of our control until we can control what’s happening inside us. This starts with controlling our feelings and reactions to outside events. We have the power to change these events and that power lies in changing ourselves. As such, we each possess immense power.

As soon as you feel fear, recognize it as only a thought and consciously ask yourself: What am I afraid of? 

Is the cause of the fear an immediate threat to your safety or well being? If not, then it is completely illusory and should be discarded. 

More times than not, we fear things that our minds invent. Things that could possibly happen in the future, but haven’t yet actually happened to us. If we allow this fear to persist, we will likely attract the very things we fear. Push past these thoughts and concentrate, in fact meditate, on exactly the positive things you wish to occur instead of the outcomes you dread.  Remember like attracts like.


In Conclusion

The authentic ancient meaning of the Three Wise Monkeys has been censored, banned, and secreted away from you. Having originated in the East, the symbol’s meaning has been changed by the “powers that shouldn’t be” in the West, and now the Three Wise Monkeys icon stands for something that is totally alien to its nature.

If you want to see real change in your life, you may want to print a photo of the Three Wise Monkeys symbol and keep it by your desk or in your car. Buy an icon of the Three Wise Monkeys and carry it around with you, like Gandhi did. Evil perpetuates itself like a cancer. Once you cut it out, you will kill the cancer.



Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. 

Richard has two websites: www.DeeperTruth.com and www.RichardCassaro.com



Friday, 29 August 2014

Hijacking and Inversion of Sacred Symbols

For a long time I have been fascinated with how Divine sacred symbols are hijacked and inverted by the dark side for their own purposes. I was considering writing an article and then I came across this excellent piece by David Percival.  I share it here in the hope that it will bring clarity to this fascinating subject.

Anything can be promoted by talking about it in an opposing sense
Rudolph Steiner

The All-Seeing Eye: Sacred Origins of a Hijacked Symbol











Is the all-seeing eye a symbol of divine omniscience or sinister influence? Today it symbolises control and domination by a shadowy elite, but its original use was quite different. This article traces its use and meaning back to ancient times, when it was a symbol of divine providence, powerfully representing spiritual truth and awakening.

Humanity is Losing Its Precious Symbology


The all-seeing eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for. It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within. But these days it has quite different associations.
Today the all-seeing eye is more likely to be seen as an “Illuminati” symbol of control and surveillance by elites who to a large degree run the show on this planet at this time. This is because, over time, dark sinister forces have taken over esoteric symbols that for thousands of years were used to convey positive, helpful, uplifting spiritual messages and principles.  The all-seeing eye is a prime example of how spiritual symbols have been hijacked and inverted. There has not really been much push to understand the symbol’s original meaning or to reclaim it for the spiritual significance it first conveyed.
This is the first in a series of articles I am presenting that will take a closer look at individual symbols, and delve into their origins and history to uncover their deeper esoteric significance. I am writing these as part of an effort to reclaim these positive esoteric symbols and restore them to their previously esteemed state.


Universal Nature of Symbolism

Symbolism has long been used by humanity to communicate ideas which are best crystallised in a compact form. As the well-known saying goes, a picture tells a thousands words! Esoteric symbols are alive today as they were in the ancient past, but there is much confusion surrounding their usage, history, intent, and meaning.
In ordinary life we use symbols to show at a glance important information such as traffic and road signs amongst many other symbols which are widespread and common today. Some other examples are corporate logos and certification statuses.
Symbolism is also especially used in the communication of non-physical, spiritual ideas, phenomena, and processes.
The all-seeing eye is one of the most powerful and widely used  and misused  symbols of all. In this article I trace its use from the earliest of times through to the 18th century, and show what the symbol originally stood for. My next article will examine its use from 18th century freemasonry onwards, and show how it has since been hijacked and misused.

Use of the All-Seeing Eye in Ancient Cultures

India

Shiva's Third Eye

We perhaps find the precursor to what eventually became known as the all-seeing eye in the Rig Veda, a sanskrit text thought to have been written over 3,000 years ago and one of the oldest known texts. In it there are many references to the sun and to other deities as being an eye in heaven, as an eye which reveals creation, or an eye which never closes.
One can liken this to being symbolic of a high level of awakened consciousness that advanced spiritual beings have and which an ordinary person can potentially attain.
The Hindu god Shiva has three eyes. The third eye or brow chakra eye is known as the eye of Shiva, possessor of all knowledge, which when opened will destroy anything it sees. Thus it is a symbol of knowledge which destroys evil and ignorance.
This again can be likened to an awakened higher spiritual part of a person which sees the truth of things and can then eliminate within a person’s psyche that which is opposite to and blocks divine consciousness from manifesting more. In this way it is a “creative destruction” of evil to transform it into higher consciousness.
Even in modern times, the eye of Shiva is used in jewellery to give protection against evil to its wearer and to gain wisdom and understanding from the world, from life events and from the self, for positive transformation.

Nepal

Buddha_all_seeing_eye
Buddha's All Seeing Eye

In Buddhism, Buddha is referred to as the Eye of the World. It is typical for temples in Nepal to display a graphic of the “Eyes of Buddha” as shown to the right – notice it includes a mark for the “third eye” as well. The eyes are also known as the eyes of wisdom and compassion.
Statues of Buddha typically show a dot in the mid-brow to represent the third eye.

Ancient Egypt

Eye of Osiris

It is interesting to find that the Egyptian hieroglyph for their god Osiris contains an eye as shown below. So as with  Hinduism and Buddhism we find a spiritual deity being represented in ancient times as an eye.

Osiris
Hieroglyph for “Osiris” contains an eye

Eye of Horus

In ancient Egypt, the all-seeing eye was known as the Eye of Horus or the Eye of Ra and also formed part of the symbology of Wad-jet. Through various myths they were symbols of protection, healing and restoration. The left eye of Horus was said to be the moon and his right eye the sun.

Wadjet-Eye-of-Horus-All-Seeing
The Eyes of Horus

The all seeing eye is a major part of Egyptian spirituality.

Horus was a falcon-headed sun god and it could be said the Eye of Horus was styled like an eye of a lanner falcon with its marking beneath the eye.

Could the Eye of Horus represent parts of the brain used to manifest consciousness?
It is also very interesting to note that the drawing of the Eye of Horus very much matches the cross section of the mid brain where the thalamus, the pineal and pituitary glands are situated. The pineal gland is often said to be the “third eye” and a centre of spirituality and of spiritual insight, which can be developed in a person.
It’s as if the Eye of Horus could be a depiction of the thalamus as the eye ball with the corpus callosum the eye brow above and the medulla oblongata (brain stem) and the hypothalamus being the two markings below. If this is what they were drawing but calling it the Eye of Horus, does it suggest they considered the mid brain to be the seat of consciousness or even of divine consciousness or “Horus consciousness”? Horus being a sun god and symbolic of the universal Christ, a spiritual force which a suitably prepared person can merge with.

Middle East/Asia 

Hamsa


hamsa_hand_jewish
A Jewish Hamsa
In the Middle East the all-seeing eye has been known in the form of a hand-eye symbol called either Hamsa, Khamsa or Hamesh.
It’s the symbol of an eye in the palm of a hand, usually the right hand. Again it is a symbol of protection against the evil eye (bad luck caused by jealousy from others) and danger in general and can been seen as a good luck charm in that way.

It is also known as the hand of Fatima in Islam and the hand of Miriam in Judaism. In India it is known as Humsa Hand. The Jains also have a form of the Hamsa in their symbolism with the word ahimsa (meaning non-violence) inside a wheel instead of where the eye would be. The Hamsa has been used for thousands of years and is still in use today as amulets, charms or wall hangings. It would seem to have its origins from ancient Mesopotamia with the hand of Ishtar being a symbol of divine protection although it did not contain the eye in the palm.



Detail from "The Divine World" by Kahil Gibran

A more Christian-themed representation of the Hamsa is an art work called “The Divine World” by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic prominent in the early 20th century as a poet, painter, writer, philosopher, theologian.


Nazar_All_Seeing_Eye
A Nazar 
Nazar 

In Greece and Turkey they have something similar to the Hamsa which they call a “Nazar”. It is just an eye without the hand but it is used in the same way and has the same meaning as the Hamsa, that is, to ward off the evil eye, in the form of amulets or hanging ornaments usually made from blue glass.

Buddhism


Similarly in Buddhism there is the “eye of Buddha” amulet to ward off the evil eye.

rattlesnake_disc_hamsa
Enigmatic Rattlesnake Disc


The symbol of an eye in a hand also appears in Aztec and Mayan cultures and in Native American artworks although archaeologists are not sure what meaning it had for these cultures.
Above is a Native American example referred to as “The Rattlesnake Disc” which was unearthed by a farmer in Moundville, Alabama in the 1800′s. Some archaeologists think its symbolism may have represented a portal to spiritual dimensions. It is the most elaborately decorated artwork found at Moundville giving rise to the belief it was of the most importance to its creators. Other artworks found there also contain the hand-eye symbol.

Ancient Ecuador

There is also the amazing discovery in 1984 in La Mana, central Ecuador, of an ancient artefact referred to as the Black Pyramid amongst 300 artefacts found there of unknown origin.
It is not known what culture they come from and the many objects found are baffling and seemingly out of place for this part of the world, such as an object designed as a hooded King Cobra of south east Asia. Cobras don’t exist in South America.
The so-called Black Pyramid is made from black stone with an eye at the apex. The stone has gold inlays forming 13 levels of “bricks” and an eye at the top. These inlays glow when under black light. Overall it looks like a representation of the great pyramid of Giza (7,470 miles away) and also amazingly just like the eye pyramid symbol used on the Great Seal of America and the US $1 bill.
It is also interesting to note the cobra artefact has another similarity with ancient Egypt where the raised cobra is associated with the Eye of Horus/Ra and Wad-jet in their protective aspects with it being worn on the foreheads of Pharaohs at the mid-brow right where the third eye is located.  This symbolises the raising of a person’s energies to a higher vibration which internally leads to the awakening of psychic faculties such as those latent in the third eye.

LaMana_pyramid_all_seeing_eyeImages via YouTube user Wellington Marin – Illuminati Pyramid from Ecuador







It is not known how old these objects are as dating them has not been possible but they are thought to pre-date the known ancient cultures of the region. There is also a pre-Sanskrit type language (making it very old) engraved on some of the objects including on the underside of the black pyramid where there are also markings which appear to map out the stars of the Orion constellation, which the pyramids at Giza also map. The 4 pre-Sanskrit markings are thought to translate as saying “the son of the creator comes”.

Given the care taken to create this object it would seem to have been an important symbol for its creators although it is not clear how they interpreted it.


Ancient Greek

In the Hymns of Orpheus, the hymn To The Sun describes it variously as thus;
as an “eternal eye with broad survey” ;
and compares it to being the “Father of ages” ;
and as “Immortal Jove, all searching, bearing light” ;
then later as the “Great eye of Nature and the starry skies” ;
followed by “Faithful defender, and the eye of right”

So here we see in an ancient text of the western world similar representation of the sun like that presented in the ancient text of the east, the Rig Veda, as being an eye of the creator and an all-seeing never closing eye watching over and protecting the good.


Christianity


“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Jesus in Matthew 6:22)
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry;”
(Psalms 34:15)
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)
The_Talpiot_Tomb_triangle_circleDoes the Talpiot tomb display an all seeing eye?
A possible first known use of the all-seeing eye symbol in Judeo-Christianity is the so-called “Jesus tomb” from 1st century AD discovered in 1980, which uses a similar symbol over the entrance to the tomb. Regardless of whose tomb it is, could this be a first known or early use of the eye-pyramid symbol in the Judeo-Christian tradition?




In Christianity, the all-seeing eye or “Eye of Providence” or “Eye of God” has been used as a symbol from at least the 16th century as seen in the following painting below which depicts a scene from Luke 24: 13-32 where after his resurrection, Jesus has supper with two disciples.

Pontormo_All_Seeing_Eye
Supper in Emmaus
16th century Christian painting – dated 1525 by Italian artist Pontormo (student of Da Vinci), called Supper in Emmaus – depicts Luke 24: 13-32
The eye is inside a triangle, and surrounded by rays of light, with the triangle representing the holy trinity and the whole symbol meaning God’s omnipresence and all-seeing eye watching over creation.

Some claim that the eye in triangle symbol was added to the painting soon after the Council of Trent 1545- 1563, to conform with its canons and decrees but even if that is so that would still place its use in the 16th century.

In Alsace, France, the fresco painted above the altar of the Abbey Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (1763) shows a large example of the eye-in-pyramid symbol, with the rays of glory breaking through the clouds.

St_Jean_Baptiste_All_Seeing_Eye
An all-seeing eye in the
St. Jean-Baptiste Abbey Church


Another example is on the Aachen cathedral in Germany. It was originally built in the late 8th century under the Emperor Charlemagne and then enlarged in the middle ages with various other changes and updates along the way. It would seem the all-seeing eye symbol was placed on the cathedral in 1766 to mark the renovations done that year.



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Aachen Cathedral all seeing eye


Note that these first two examples pre-date the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati (1776) although Freemasonry already existed in England and Europe by this time. Perhaps it was a masonic influence that saw these symbols used on these cathedrals yet it was not until about 1797 that masons are regarded as beginning to use the eye-in-pyramid symbol.

The eye-in-pyramid symbol also features prominently on the front facade of the Hartegbrugkerk Church in Leiden, the Netherlands, built in 1835-36. The Latin words “Hic Domus Dei est et Porta Coeli” translates to “This is the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven.”



Hartebrugkerk_All_Seeing_Eye
Another all-seeing eye atop
Hartegbrugkerk, Netherlands


 



These are just some Christian examples of many that appear in Europe.

Conclusion

As we have seen, throughout history there has been a strong tradition across time, continents and cultures of using eye symbolism to generally represent a benevolent creator force watching over, helping and protecting humanity and to represent a spiritual part within.

In my next article I will continue to trace the use of the all-seeing eye symbolism over the last 240 years and reveal how it has been inverted and increasingly used for sinister aims in current times.


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David Percival has had a long interest in spirituality and the nature of reality and what makes people the way they are. He has helped teach meditation and esoteric spirituality subjects in the past and in coming to learn more about the hidden agendas to suppress and control humanity he has a keen interest in helping to turn a light on those things so others can learn more too in the hope for a brighter better future. 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Death and Rebirth, Order out of chaos

I live on the slopes of the southern section of Table Mountain and have a great 'up close' view of the eastern facing mountain slope through my window as I am writing.   At the moment the winter flowers are beautiful and a high winter rainfall this year has contributed to a lush green covering.  In the summer dry conditions make fire a constant concern.   Fire clears out dry dead wood and debris and the burned material creates a special type of fertiliser that restores vital nutrients to the soil.  Many plants here in South Africa depend on the natural fires in our summer months to thrive. 

Proteas

We have a unique eco system here called Fynbos and the burning of the bush branches of such flowers as the Proteas shown above causes strong re-growth and a profusion of flowers.  Also fire cracks open certain seeds and allows germination.

Order out of chaos


The rhythm of nature has cycles of destruction and reconstruction. Death and re-birth. These cycles are absolutely necessary to maintain a healthy eco system.  The ‘phoenix rising from the ashes’ was the ancients way of depicting this fact.  

Phoenix rises from the ashes

We are not separate from nature.  In fact, patterns in nature are duplicated within us because of the ‘as above so below’ principle.   In our lives we naturally experience cycles of destruction and rebirth.  To grow and truly evolve we have to create the new and let go of the old that has ceased to serve us.  We have to make space for abundance consciousness by letting go of the consciousness of lack. We have to learn from our past and take that learning into the future re-modelled to create success.

There's no failure only feedback


In NLP we say there is ‘no failure only feedback’.  Each failure can be a stepping stone to success or a barrier.  Each one of us chooses moment to moment which one.

I was thinking about my life and the ups and the downs.  The times when the ending of a relationship or the walking away from a job had seemed an insurmountable challenge at the time and yet as I look back became a door to greater freedom, expansion and exploration.  My ex husband's Bankrupcy enabled me to discover my World Service.  Waking up one day with your company, home, car and money suddenly gone makes you re-consider everything about your life. Leaving a job that drained my energy opened the way to setting up my own business doing those things I was passionate about.  Leaving a relationship with a partner who refused to grow enabled me to escalate my own evolution.  Stepping into the Unknown on occasions that warranted it has engendered courage and I believe Courage is a fundamental resource in life.



Fire Happens


Truth is, fire happens on Table Mountain.  And you can't stop it.  The Wildfire Service tries to manage it by doing small, low-intensity controlled burns in the hope that Mother Nature will accept these small offerings and never subject our mountainside homes to destruction.  But it never works, Mother Nature knows best and we need to respect her boundaries and not build in her terrain rather than try to change her terrain to suit us. 

The same is true in our lives.  You're here to evolve whether you know it or not.  A friend of mine has had three motorbike accidents in the last 12 months and spent time in intensive care and recuperation after each one.  A whole year that could be either appreciated or cursed because it created time for reflection and rest.  I wonder if he has learned the lesson yet.  Your Higher Self is going to push you forward to fulfill your destiny - that is a given.  You can go willingly and consciously doing a "controlled burn" along the way, or you can go kicking and screaming while your whole life gets set on fire.

Nature shows us that true happiness is not linear in nature.  It is cyclical.  There is no formula for being happy.  Instead, there are ebbs and tides, ups and downs, quiet cycles and super-busy cycles.  There is "fire" and then regrowth. 

Happiness


There has been a lot of discussion in the personal growth arena about the power and importance of being "happy".  However my feeling is that this must not become the ‘Holy Grail’ or a doomed to fail pursuit of the unreachable.  There will be happiness and its opposite.  The growth is in saying ‘this too will pass’ when the challenge cycle is happening.  And to ask ourselves ‘what can I learn from this opportunity’.  

Discovering your World Service

Learning is our only goal.  Every experience is an opportunity to learn an important lesson.  The sum total of our life lessons can be an indicator of what we are here to do.  

I discern between the idea of Life Purpose and World Service.  Life Purpose is what we are here to achieve for ourselves. World Service is our offering to humanity.  Many clients ask me how they can discover their World Service and I suggest the following simple writing exercise which helps to reveal a constant thread or theme running through one’s life.

Take a piece of paper and draw 5 columns with the headings shown. 


Negatively perceived events
Lesson being offered
Did I learn the lesson yet?
How can I take what I have learnt and use it to help others?
Ideas on what my world service could be based on the lessons I have learnt.
1.







2.
continue noting all events from the earliest to the most recent



























List each perceived negative event in column one then honestly answer the questions in column two and three.  Column four is the answer to 'what is my world service'.  Five is a chance note down your ideas on how to move forward to fulfil your world service. 

It is worth noting here that once you have learned the lesson from each negatively perceived event then you will never be presented with a similar opportunity again. You've graduated.  In this way you can minimise negative cycles in your life experience.

Happiness is ours by divine right as is abundance.  However if we have unrealistic expectations of nothing but happiness we are in for disappointment.  So please never chide yourself if you find yourself in a down cycle.  Just work at making the time spent there minimal. The failure is not in being in cycles, the failure is in rejecting the natural cyclic way or refusing to go with the flow in an attitude of acceptance.
We are erroneously conditioned to think of happiness as this end goal that happens after applying a certain "formula".  Think these good thoughts, add a little positive action, ask the right questions and (((poof))) we achieve happiness and never have to struggle again. Karen Curry.

Fear of the Unknown


Fear of the Unknown is our enemy in our pursuit of happiness.  We have to work at letting go of fear and that will pave the way to more happiness in our lives.  And for most letting go of fear is like setting fire to your life.   What you will be left with is the bare essentials for a new beginning and the vital nutrients for growth.



So if you're working on the "happiness thing", be kind and patient with yourself and master the art of self resilience, self confidence, courage and trust in yourself.  It's the state of acceptance and flow that you maintain whilst swinging high and low through the cycle of change that creates the foundation for true happiness.  Spending time actively engaged in those pursuits that enable you to fulfill in your World Service will bring you satisfaction and fulfillment and I believe these are two of the important factors that contribute to true happiness.

Lord Shiva - symbolic of divine creation and destruction

Nataraja is the dancing form of Lord Shiva in Vedic/Hindu symbolism

Nataraja ('King of Dancers' (Sanskrit nata = dance; raja = king). In the words of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, "Nataraj is the "clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of…A more fluid and energetic representation of a moving figure than the dancing figure of Shiva can scarcely be found anywhere," 

In a marvelously unified and dynamic composition expressing the rhythm and harmony of life, Nataraj is shown with four hands represent the cardinal directions. He is dancing, with his left foot elegantly raised and the right foot on a prostrate figure — 'Apasmara Purusha', the personification of illusion and ignorance over whom Shiva triumphs. The upper left hand holds a flame, the lower left hand points down to the dwarf, who is shown holding a cobra. The upper right hand holds an hourglass drum or 'dumroo' that stands for the male-female vital principle, the lower shows the gesture of assertion: "Be without fear."

Snakes that stand for egotism, are seen uncoiling from his arms, legs, and hair, which is braided and bejeweled. His matted locks are whirling as he dances within an arch of flames representing the endless cycle of birth and death. On his head is a skull, which symbolizes his conquest over death. Goddess Ganga, the epitome of the holy river Ganges, also sits on his hairdo. His third eye is symbolic of his omniscience, insight, and enlightenment. The whole idol rests on a lotus pedestal, the symbol of the creative forces of the universe.


The Significance of Shiva's Dance


This cosmic dance of Shiva is called 'Anandatandava,' meaning the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. 

The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy — creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, and illusion

According to Coomerswamy, the dance of Shiva also represents his five activities: 'Shrishti' (creation, evolution); 'Sthiti' (preservation, support); 'Samhara' (destruction, evolution); 'Tirobhava' (illusion); and 'Anugraha' (release, emancipation, grace).

I rest my case.
Namaste until next time
Rita