- ... http://www.hermetic.com/220/crowley-comments.html It seems possible that Our Lady describes Her hair as the trees of Eternity because of the tree-likeMessage 1 of 49 , May 1, 2007View Source
> 2) Anyone have any idea about the phrase, "Trees of Eternity"?
"It seems possible that Our Lady describes Her hair as "the trees of
Eternity" because of the tree-like structure of the Cosmos. This is observed
in the 'Star-Sponge' Vision. I must explain this by giving a comparatively
full account of this vision."
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- On 04/05/07, David Jones wrote: There is context here and I think ... indeed there is context, which for a Qabalist begins with theMessage 49 of 49 , Jul 7, 2007View Source
On 04/05/07, David Jones <choronzon.club@...> wrote:
There is context here and I think
> interpreting meaning without taking that into consideration is
> problematic. "Child of thy bowels" makes perfect sense in an Old
> Testament sense, and little if any in an Egyptian theological sense.
indeed there is context, which for a Qabalist begins with the text he
Let's take a look at references to the child of the prophet in AL
before rushing off to the Book of Jeremiah or whatever.
example: 'a feast for Tahuti and the child of the prophet - secret o
prophet'. And incidentally 'prophet' was Ankh-af-na-khonsu's
ecclesiastical title. So we have an Egyptian god linked to the child,
and an egyptian title in use by the 'father.'
As said earlier, I'm not arguing that Egyptian theology is the
solution, just pointing out it's relevance has hardly been disproven.
And there is a world of difference between language and theology, use
of KJV phrases wouldn't exclude Egyptian ideas anyway.
'of thy bowels' might be purely poetic, a reference to XI degree,
simple innuendo, or - thinking like a 'serious' occultist and why not?
might refer to astrological rulership of parts of the body (like
possibly Virgo, ruled by Mercury=Thoth?)
In the writing of AL arguably KJV was just an available model for
poetic or religious language, and little more. The source of the ideas
- as opposed to the poetic plumage - may lay far distant.