Re: Rép. : [anthroposophy] Re: The Cup or the Sword
- I think that you
are on the right track with this fig-genitals-Scorpio-Eagle -case
(Hey, I can also make long words!). In astrology there is
correspondense between genitals and the sign of Scorpio. Genitals are
near the base chakra, which was the starting point in "old system".
Eagle soars high above, it is connected in some sense to the sun; so
there's the reference to this "sun-force" coming from above. I have
seen also a third factor added to this scheme: Scorpio - Eagle -
As you might know, the sphinx, the vision of Hezekiel and the vision
in "Revelations" deal with the "fixed cross", Aquaries (human) - Leo
Scorpio (eagle) - Taurus (bull); these signs form a great cross. Now
also the evangelists are placed in this scheme: John-Eagle, Luke -
Bull, Matthew - Human, Mark - Lion. I think that this has
been "common knowledge" earlier, e.g. in Verdi's opera (where
else!) "Othello", the "hero" is called "The Lion of Mark". Pondering
what we discussed "above", it is interesting to see that the Gospel
according to John in connected just to Eagle.
By the way, Dr. Steiner has said that in Luke's Gospel
there's "buddhism in reborn shape" in some sense. Now Gautama Buddha
is closely linked to Taurus the Bull. It is said that Buddha was
born, "illumined" and died under this sign. So Buddha - Taurus -
Bull - Luke! There are no coinsidences in the old symbology!
*******In fact, it's said he was born not only when the Sun was in Taurus but when the Full Moon was opposite, in Scorpio.
And of course he attained enlightenment sitting under the fig-tree.