--- Tim Maroney <tim@...
>>As for the robe, I don't think it has the wrong collor, it is just
>>before the priestess while "Kneeling, she takes the Lance, between
>>her open hands, and runs them up and down upon the shaft eleven
>>times, very gently." which is just after he received the crown and
>>the robe of scarlet and gold which would cover the white ordinary
>You're right, of course. I'm used to the scarlet and gold robe being more of
>a kind of vest than something which completely covers the white robe, which
>is what confused me in the picture.
>I note that their postures are inconsistent with a footnote by Sabazius in
>Mystery of Mystery, on the phrase "upon the shaft eleven times": "According
>to Agape Lodge (No. 1) tradition, the Priest holds the Lance vertically
>upright before him with both hands, the butt end of the Lance on the floor,
>during the entire time the Priestess runs her hands up and down the shaft."
you guys are so confusing the map for the territory.
this type of anal retentive attention to such details is the same type of
spirit that transformed Gnosticism into the Southern Baptist convention.
yes, yes...I know all things are symbolically significant, indicating this that
and the othyr.
but I contend that this trite shit drains all vitality out of the system, from
inspired to rote in less than a century.
myth and metaphor should never be handled with the same gloves as science and
fact-- do you play with a dog in the same manner as you would a cat?
the menu ain't the meal; why's your mouth full of paper?
ps: since I'm unable to post to thelema93-l, I'm passing this al ong to a few
othyr lists with the hopes that you might see it-- apparently the t93
moderators have determined that "censor as thou wilt shall be the whole of the
law" or perhaps even that "the word of sin is 'free-speech'"
People love Andres:
"And since you prefer weak-minded insults to real discussion...and attack someone who's been a bit honest and revealing...I won't respond to any more of your posts as I don't respond to others that need to do this. There really was a way to say what you said and make your point without being such a belligerent asshole." -Paul Joseph Rovelli, Founder, http://www.a-m-h-r.org/
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