Re: A Winter Solstice contemplation
- Awesome Nina :)
Faust: Deeper and deeper night is round me sinking:
Only within me shines a radiant light.
Goethe `The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethes Work'
--- In email@example.com, "Nina" <emeraldnina@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carynlouise24"
> <carynlouise24@> wrote:
> > As we read in Isaiah- The Lord, God of
> > David, moved the sun for Hezekiah. Isaiah 38:8 `Behold, I will
> bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the
> dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten
> degrees, by which degrees it was gone down'. And fifteen years
> added unto Hezekiah!
> Dear Caryn,
> Smith shared this about Hezekiah in "David's Question" (As
> Above, So Below, p.3)- Quite lovely, yes? NINA
> "Other Steiner usages of shadow include (by no means exhaustively)
> Man and the World of Stars (MWS), p. 51, and Theosophy of the
> Rosicrucian (TR), p. 45. In the latter, he says:
> When the faculties of the seer develop, he often makes a
> striking discovery. When he stands in the sunlight, his body holds
> the light and casts a shadow; very often he will discover the
> for the first time when he looks into this shadow. The body holds
> the light but not the spirit; and in the shadow that is cast by the
> body the spirit can be discovered. That is why more primitive
> who have always possessed some measure of clairvoyance, have also
> called the soul, the "shadow." (Emphasis mine)
> Examples of such "primitive peoples" are the Native Americans whose
> myths are typified by those of the Oglala Sioux in the western
> Dakotas. They speak often in similar terms of the shadow. See, for
> instance, Lakota Myth (LAKM), p. 210, which speaks of Skan, the
> fourth of the "superior Gods," who bears a remarkable resemblance
> the Elohim, especially Yahweh-Eloha (I-16). It says there, "The
> shadow of each thing shall be its spirit and shall be with it
> Let us see how this insight can clarify a certain passage of
> scripture (2 K 20,1-11; see also Is 38) that has remained obscure
> theologians to this day. In addition to "shadow," one should be
> of two other terms, "third day" and "figs." Briefly
> day" means the time when something spiritually important will
> (see the discussion of Jn 2,1 in The Burning Bush, p. 140). "Figs"
> often refers to initiation into the ancient mysteries. We often
> the phrase "under the tree." For now, the reader can best think of
> in connection with Christ's cursing of the fig tree (Mt 21,18-22;
> 11,12-14,20-24). Without understanding what was meant, this story
> also been a puzzle to theologians until this very day. What is
> by it is that Christ was bringing in a new method of initiation.
> old method of the "Three Days' Journey" (see The Burning Bush) was
> passing away, never again to produce fruit (Jn 1,45-51 and Lk 13,6-
> 9). The story of Buddha gaining enlightenment "under the bodhi
> is illustrative of this point in the Bible. When one reaches the
> level of spiritual insight represented by having attained
> enlightenment "under the tree," one can go back in his or
> (soul) and see the karma there from prior incarnations. For
> the "illness" in one's life normally stems from this.
> The passage from Second Kings reads (RSV; emphasis mine):
> 1 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of
> death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said
> to him, "Thus says the Lord, 'Set your house in order; for you
> die, you shall not recover.'" 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to
> wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying, 3 "Remember now, O Lord, I
> beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in faithfulness and
> a whole heart, and have done what is good in thy sight." And
> wept bitterly. 4 And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle
> the word of the Lord came to him: 5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah
> the prince of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your
> father: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold I
> will heal you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of the
> Lord. 6 And I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver
> and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will
> defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David's sake."
> And Isaiah said, "Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay
> on the boil, that he may recover."
> 8 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What shall be the sign that
> Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the Lord
> the third day?" 9 And Isaiah said, "This is the sign to you from
> Lord, that the Lord will do the thing that he has promised: shall
> shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?" 10 And Hezekiah
> answered, "It is an easy thing for the shadow to lengthen ten
> rather let the shadow go back ten steps." 11 And Isaiah the prophet
> cried to the Lord; and he brought the shadow back ten steps, by
> the sun had declined on the dial of Ahaz.
> In this light, one is warranted in seeing that Hezekiah was enabled
> by the spiritual guidance of Isaiah to look back into his own
> past and there to foresee what faced him still.18 In the verses
> immediately follow, it is said that all that was in the "house" of
> Hezekiah was revealed, meaning all of his karmic picture
> or "destiny."
- --- In email@example.com, "carynlouise24"
> This is quite poetic Steve; it's like the Phoenix rising from the
> ashes! We may consider Saint John the Eagle rising from the winter
> sting of the Scorpion into the Eagle of summer ...
> Then again we may also consider the Earth is awake in winter and
> sleeping in summer - so it may be the other way around!
> Yes, I do remember the lunar eclipse on the 20th February when the
> Sun ate the Moon! Also still curious about seeing Saturn on the
> right and you saw it on the left - although a later picture
> it to be on the right.My experience of the Lunar Eclipse of 2/20/08 was that it was the
> Interesting about Mars hey - the land is jelly-like substance -
> suppose the astronauts have to have special boots made to walk on
converse! The Earth ate the Moon; which really means that the moon
gave a nod to the fact that the earth beholds the "earthshine" when
in the shadow zone.
Every so often, the moon gives an objective proof of this. It is
called a lunar eclipse.