Given such a charge, no doubt he teaches us to grow food and bring it to the altar in the immortals' service - just as in the Promethean Feast at ceremonies just like those depicted on the Borghese Vase, plaques from which we have copies at Hammerwood. When the immortals disappear at a time associated with Noah's or the Deucalion flood we continue to serve the Gods by the bringing of food to the altars. The architecture of the temples symbolised these ceremonies and during the ceremonies we believed that the spirits of the Gods entered the wine and entered the sacrificial meat upon the altars (George Hersey: The lost meaning of Classical Architecture http://www.books.com/scripts/view.exe?isbn~0262580896
). We ate the meat and drank the wine and thereby gained the spirits of the Gods inside us. Even today, in that act of remembrance of the supreme sacrifice, we still eat the body and drink the blood . . . And so in the preservation of the heritage the wisdom has been preserved in that journey through time from the days of ancient myth to the time of modern science.
In the Parthenon Frieze it's the Chairman's Vote that counts and, in winning the Chairman's vote we are able to view our pantheistic creation (Elohim in Genesis) through the eyes of our monotheistic Judaism, Christian and Moslem heritage.
In the exercise of the imagination of what we would do if we were Hephaestus, therefore, we find that everything we have ever been told in any system of faith follows and that in the ancient myths comes the wisdom to help us handle the impending moment when we discover that one of us engineers is a modern day Hephaestus.
You may be interested in an analysis in this light of the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life
In the realisation through knowledge of DNA that creation is possible, if (p) is the probability of evolution, suddenly it becomes (n-1) times more probable than (p) that we are any one of the 2nd to the nth generations of creation rather than the first individual unique evolution of life from "pea soup".
In the search for extra-terrestrial communication in the aftermath of the discovery of relics of life on Mars, scientists are wasting their time looking electromagnetically. Ancient sites, monuments and temples suggest that the communication used is gravitational
>I have been having an incredible dreaming-coincidence experience for over six >years. Many of them relate to the crop circle formations, which I have >followed, and studied carefully. > >Lord John Haddington has written a number of articles about crop formations >that seem to indicate DNA. He theorized that the "ratchet spiral," or >"Mercury spiral," of the Barbury Castle formation represented DNA. > >It was reported that the three glyphs at the corners of the triangular >pattern had parallels in alchemical signs, corresponding with: The North sun >symbol and sulfer, the Southwest moon symbol and salt, and the Southeast >Mercury spiral as quicksilver. > >I read that the alchemists attempted to transmute elements, such as lead into >gold, and that they desired to create a substance that gave eternal life. > This became focused on cinnabar, the Hell Fire Stone, which is the ore of >mercury, murcuric sulfide. > >I had many coincidences related to Lord Haddington's writings, too many to >tell here. The latest was a dream told to me last January by a fellow at >work.
their toolboxes. There was a mechanic and toolbox on each rung. I told him >about the "DNA repair" spoken of by the Mayan Daykeeper, Hunbatz Men, and >some of the other similar material. > >About six months later, a double-helix pattern appeared, that everyone is >calling "the DNA" crop pattern. It had 93 circles, if you count the >overlapped ones. They say that there are 93 genes in humans. > >A few days ago, I came to some quatrains of Nostradamus, that seemed to be >speaking of a similar symbolism. They are in Century 4, Quatrains 28-33. In >Q-28, he speaks of Venus, the Sun, Mercury, and fire. Then Q-29: > >"The hidden Sun eclipsed by Mercury >will be placed only second in the heavens. >Hermes will be made the food of Vulcan, >the Sun will be seen pure, shining and golden." > >In Q-30, he mentions the Moon, the Sun, and gold. > >Then, Q-31: > >"The Moon, in the middle of the night >over the high mountain, >the young wise man alone with his brain has seen it. >Invited by his disciples to become immortal, >his eyes to the south, his hands on his breast, >his body in the fire." > >Erika Cheetham, the author of "The Prophecies of Nostradamus," writes on page >199: >"This (C4, Q-28) and the following quatrains, C4, Q29-33, are all occult >quatrains and probably describe Nostradamus' attempts to discover the elusive >philosopher's stone which transmutes all other metals into gold, here >described as the sun." > >Many other researchers, including myself, have found a "Trinity" connection >to the Barbury Castle formation. That is another long story, but I'll give >you one thing here. Ancient glyphs had a triangle with the letters "AUM" at >the corners. This is said to mean, "The (A) Father, and the (U) Mother, >engendered the Son, (M) Mehen, Man. > >Well, DNA is the code, or pattern of Man. It all seems to fit, if you look >into it long enough.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (ie - this translation followed the renaissance when the Greek heroes of the Iliad, many sons of mortals and immortals were familiar and renowned to everybody.)
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?