I’ve been so busy finishing up the book that didn’t finish or publish several half-written posts. So I decided to thrown them all together for you. But I had absolutely no idea what to call this catch-all post because, to be honest, I’m coming up on my 1,000th post, and my creative titling skills are s t r e t c h e d to breaking, OK? So I just threw some words in the the title line and kind of moved on.
Anyway, check out this little slideshow. Pointers and reptiles and staffs — oh my! I’ve been reading The Mythic Image by Joseph Campbell and I’ve started seeing all kinds of connections between divergent images from various times. The similarities between the figures in the slideshow below kind of made my head go >kqonk!<. What do you see when you look at them? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
And Happy Belated Birthday to the very mystical Evelyn Underhill (6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941). Her timeless and wonderful book Mysticism (full title, Mysticism: A Study in Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness) had a profound effect on me. Highly recommended. It’s basically the instruction manual to the mystic mindset. My favorite quote of hers is, “Mysticism is the art of union with Reality. The mystic is a person who has attained that union in greater or less degree; or who aims at and believes in such attainment.”
And now for the Cabal Fang Workout of the Week.
Cabal Fang Workout of the Week #34
- Dumbbell HIIT. Set timer to beep every 60 seconds and select two dumbbells approx 10% of your body weight — beginners less, advanced more. Complete 4 sets of the following exercises, as many reps as you can before the timer beeps, taking a 10-second break between: Military Presses (alternating), Squats, Curl-ups. That’s 12 mins total.
- 2 miles AFAYC. Walk, hike, jog, run, walk/run, doesn’t matter — just cover the miles as fast as you can.
A book I just read pointed out that the Templars were accused of worshipping a wooden idol of BAPHOMET, and that there’s some interesting stuff in Eliphas Levi’s ideas about BAPHOMET as this goat-headed god, of course… but the really really interesting bit was that there’s a common cipher called the ATBASH cipher… and when you put BAPHOMET through the ATBASH cipher, you get SOPHIA… and the Templars are suddenly accused of worshipping not the devil, but God’s wife, the divine feminine, Shekinah, holy Wisdom… it really makes a lot more sense, to me, than anything else.
Yes, that does make more sense. I seem to remember reading that somewhere as well. Thanks a lot — now I gotta figure out where I read it or else it’ll be an unscratchable itch 🙂 And I have to Wikipedia the AT ATBASH cipher!