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The Emerald Tablets of Thoth

“I, Thoth, the Atlantean, Master of Mysteries, Keeper of Records, Mighty King, Magician, Living from Generation to Generation, being about to pass into the Halls of Amenti, set down for the guidance of those that are to come after, these records of the mighty wisdom of Great Atlantis.  Great were my people in the ancient days, great beyond the conception of the little people nowaround me:knowing the wisdom of old, seeking far within the heart of infinity knowledge that belonged to Earth’s youth.”

The God Thoth as Depicted on the Walls of the Great Pyramid

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth are a series of writings purported to have been written 36000 years ago. Upon them are engraved characters in the ancient Atlantean language: characters which respond to attuned thought. They detail the magical workings of an ancient advanced civilisation that pre-dated the end of the Last Ice Age. It claims to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus, an amalgam of two mythical personae, the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. This is not unusual in itself given the ancient Egyptian God Thoth was known by many name. What astounds the many who have read transcriptions of the Tablets is its fantastic descriptions of realities that defy rational belief, however their authenticity have yet to be refuted by scientific scruitiny. Among them were learned men such as Trithemius, Roger Bacon, Michael Maier, Aleister Crowley, Albertus Magnus, and Isaac Newton.

Sir Isaac Newton by Jean Leon Huens

The eminent psychoanalyst C.G. Jung identified one of “The Emerald Tablets” with a table made of green stone which he encountered in the first of a series of dream visions. The volume of knowledge consist of twelve tablets of emerald green, formed from a material brought about through the alchemical process. They are said to be imperishable, resistant to all elements and substances. The Tablets claim Thoth was among other things the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, a feat erroneously attributed to Cheops. In it he encoded his knowledge of the ancient wisdom of Atlantis and also secreted records and instruments of its culture.

Thoth ruled the First Kingdom of Egypt, from approximately 52,000 B.C. to 36,000 B.C. At that time, the ancient barbarous race among which he and his followers had settled had been raised to a high degree of civilization. Thoth was said to be an immortal, having conquered death, passing over at will but not through the death process. His vast wisdom made him ruler over the various Atlantean colonies that survived the end of the last ice-age, including those in the Americas. When the time came for him to leave Egypt, he erected the Great Pyramid over the entrance to the Great Halls of Amenti, placed therein his records, and appointed guards from among the highest of his race, the descendants of these guards became the pyramid priests.

Thoth was eventually deified as the God of Wisdom, & in mythology, the Halls of Amenti became the underworld, the Halls of the gods, where the soul passed after death for judgement. During later ages, the spirit of Thoth passed into the bodies of men in the manner described in the tablets. As such, he incarnated three times, his last being Hermes, the thrice-born. In this incarnation, he left the writings known to modern occultists as the Emerald Tablets, a later and far lesser exposition of the ancient mysteries. It is these writings that inspired the Renaissance of medieval times, having been passed onto Europe by The ancient Greeks. What made them so valuable was their detailed instructions in the art of alchemy & its allusion to the recipe for the transmutation of lesser metals into gold.

Many translations of the Tablets exist the oldest known being in Arabic which was later translated into Latin as The Secret of Secrets. In the 14th century, the alchemist Ortolanus wrote “The Secret of Hermes,” based on the transcript & this became influential to the development of alchemy. A modern translation, by Isaac Newton, explains:

  • Tis true without lying, certain most true.

    Hermes Trismegestus, Ancient Egyptian Founder of Alchemy
  • That which is below is like that which is above that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing.
  • And as all things have been arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
  • The Sun is its father, the moon its mother,
  • the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nurse.
  • The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
  • Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.

    Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.

  • It ascends from the earth to the heaven again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things superior and inferior.
  • By this means ye shall have the glory of the whole world thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
  • Alchemical Illustration from the Emerald Tablet of Hermes

    Its force is above all force. for it vanquishes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing.

    • So was the world created.
  • From this are and do come admirable adaptations whereof the means (Or process) is here in this.
  • Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.
  • That which I have said of the operation of the Sun is accomplished and ended.

The Occult Symbolism of the Wizard of Oz

“There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer, there is not trial that a spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty a strong intellect cannot surmount”
– H.P. Blavatsky

The Strange Characters of the Wizard of Oz

Before writing the Wizard of Oz, the author L. Frank Baum was editor of the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer. In 1890, Baum wrote a series of articles regarding Theosophy, including his views on the use of mystic symbolism in fiction, something he put into practice ten years later with the Wizard of Oz. At that time, he wasn’t a member of the Theosophical Society but he exhibited a profound understanding of its teachings. The story of the Wizard of Oz is greatly admired by prominent members of the Theosophical Society, so much so that in 1986,  they recognized Baum as a “notable Theosophist” who thoroughly represented the organization’s philosophy.

Although the Wizard of Oz is considered by many as a children’s fairy tale, it is rife with occult symbolism & spiritual allegory. The characters and the symbols

Margaret Hamilton the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz

in the Wizard of Oz not only relate to everyday archetypes that anybody can easily understand but also contain double meanings that are open to interpretation. One theory suggests the story is an “atheist manifesto” while another suggest it extols populism. It is through a careful investigation into the author’s background however, that the story’s true meaning is revealed.

L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz was a member of the Theosophical Society, which is an organization based on occult research and the comparative study of religions. Baum had a deep understanding of Theosophy and, consciously or not, created an allegory of Theosophic teachings when he wrote the Wizard of Oz. The entire story is an allegorical tale of the soul’s journey toward enlightenment. The same concept of The Yellow Brick Road, for example in Buddhism is referred to as the “Golden Path” & is an integral concept in theosophical beliefs.

The story begins with Dorothy Gale in Kansas, representing the material world, or the physical plane from where our spiritual journey must begin. By exhibiting a desire to seek a higher truth Dorothy has passed the Nadir, & yearns to go over the rainbow, and follow the path to illumination.

She is transported to Oz by a giant cyclone which symbolizes the cycles of karma, the cycle of errors and lessons learned. It also represents the theosophical belief in reincarnation, the cycle of the multiple lives & deaths of a soul toward divinity. In occult rhetoric, the spiral represents the evolving self, the Yellow Brick Road begins as an outwardly expanding spiral. This is the soul’s journey as it ascends from the lower depths of consciousness of matter into the higher plane of the spiritual world.

The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland

Before she begins her journey, Dorothy is given silver shoes in the original script, representative of the “silver cord” of Mystery Schools. In the movie Dorothy is given ruby slippers because the director, thought the color red looked better against the Yellow background of the Road. In occult schools, the silver cord is considered to be the link between our material and spiritual selves. Along the Yellow Brick road, Dorothy meets Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion who are searching for a brain, a heart and courage respectively. These characters embody the qualities needed by the initiate in order to complete their quest for illumination.

After encountering & conquering a series of trials, the troupe arrive at Emerald city to meet The Wizard. It is important to note the significance of Toto here. Throughout the movie, Dorothy has conversations with Toto, or her inner intuitive self. Toto represents her inner voice & is an integral part of the script. Toto was always right. Toto represents the inner, intuitive, instinctual, most animal-like part of us. Upon their encounter with the Wizards Toto barks at the little man behind the curtain. It is he who realizes the Wizard is a fraud. At the Gale Farm and again at the castle, the Witch tries to put Toto into a basket. What is shadow will try to block or contain the intuitive. In both cases, Toto jumps out of the basket and escapes. The lesson here is that our intuitive voice can be ignored, but not contained.

In the final scene, Toto chases after a cat, causing Dorothy to chase after him and hence miss her balloon ride. This is what leads to Dorothy’s ultimate transformation, to the discovery of her inner self. The balloon ride is traditional religion, with a spindly wizard promising a trip to the Divine. Toto convinces Dorothy to abandon the balloon, in order for her to find her Mojo. This reminds us to trust our gut feelings, to listen to our intuition, so that our minds may be more receptive to divine inspiration.

Toto: The Subconscious Self

The false Wizard invites Dorothy into his balloon to go back to Kansas, her final destination. She however follows Toto (her intuition) and gets out of the balloon, which represents the empty promises of organized religions. This leads to her ultimate revelation and, with the help of the Good Witch of the North (her divine guide), she finally understands: everything she ever wanted could be found “in her own backyard”or point of fact-‘within’.

In order to achieve enlightenment Dorothy following the advice of the good witches of the North and

Dorothy in a Field of Heroin Poppies

South has to vanquish the wicked witches of the East and the West. This is representing the perceived duality in the battle between good & evil. Their union forming a vertical & horizontal axis representing the material world & the vertical of the spiritual dimension, this is symbolic of the marriage between the two in perpetual conflict & perfect balance. “Toto represents the inner, intuitive, instinctual, most animal-like part of us. Throughout the movie, Dorothy has conversations with Toto, or her inner intuitive self. The lesson here is to listen to the Toto within. In this movie, Toto was never wrong. When he barks at the scarecrow, Dorothy tries to ignore him: “Don’t be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don’t talk.”

At the story’s conclusion, Dorothy wakes up in Kansas: at the very point where she first began. Her spiritual & physical life are irreversibly intertwined. She is now comfortable within herself, empowered and, despite her family’s disbelief in this case representing the uninitiated in esoteric traditions, Dorothy concludes- “There is no place like home”.

Who Cracked the Rosetta Stone?

Its discovery is regarded as a pivotal moment in code-breaking history. The secret of hieroglyphs was cracked by scholars with help from a section of granite carved with pictographs, the written ‘languages’ of the ancient Greeks & Egyptians.  The Rosetta Stone afforded us a Glimpse into one of the world’s greatest cultures, through the dillegent work of 18th and 19th century European scholars, the once elusive language of the Egyptians was made comprehensible to modern man- or so we are lead to believe.

Nelson Destroyed Napoleon’s Navy and Trapped him in Egypt

A London researcher claims that hieroglyphs had been decoded by an Arabic alchemist, Abu Bakr Ahmad Ibn Wahshiyah hundreds of years earlier.  The canon in Western thinking has been challenged by Dr Okasha El Daly, from UCL’s Institute of Archaeology who claims Western scholars were not the first to decipher the ancient script, and found evidence that shows Arabian scholars broke the code a thousand years before.

The stone’s discovery was made by Bonaparte’s troops during their Egyptian campaigns. The 1.5 metre high granite slab was uncovered when soldiers

The Rosetta Stone

knocked down a wall of Fort St Julien, near the city of Rosetta on 20 August 1799. Egyptian writing prior to the stone’s discovery & later decipherment had been illegible. Rubbings were taken of the stone’s inscriptions – two styles of hieroglyphics and one of ancient Greek – and they were sent back to France for further examination.  The full length and total size of the text of the original stele, of which the Rosetta Stone is a fragment, can be guessed at by comparing stelae & other copies of the same order.  In a similiar stele a hieroglyphic sign for “stela” on the stone itself suggests that it originally had a rounded top & estimated to have been about 149 centimetres in height.

Leon Cogniet L Expedition D Egypte Sous Les Ordres De Bonaparte

When French troops in 1801 surrendered Egypt to Britain, the victors demanded the Stone be included in the surrender. The French authorities refused but after much deliberation & threats of retribution, it was taken to the British Museum on board the captured French frigate HMS l’Egyptienne. An unusual aspect of the Egyptian expedition was the inclusion of a contingent of 167 scientists assigned to the French force. These scholars included engineers and artists, members of the Commission des Sciences et des Arts, the geologist Dolomieu, Henri-Joseph Redouté, the mathematician Gaspard Monge, the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet, Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, the physicist Étienne Malus, the naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, the botanist Alire Raffeneau-Delile, and the engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté of the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. This deployment of intellectuals is considered by some Historians as an indication of Napoleon’s devotion to the principles of the Enlightenment and by others as propaganda obscuring the true motives of an imperialist expansion. Considering Napoleon’s Freemasonic roots, & his penchant for unorthodox strategies this author believes it may have been partly both.

Napoleon in Egypt (1868)-Gerome

According to popular History The granodiorite Rosetta Stone was found in a fort wall by French engineers during Napoleon’s military campaign in Egypt. The Stele – now displayed in the British Museum – contains a text in Greek, Coptic and Hieroglyph, but would not be interpreted for another 23 years to be decoded, first believed to have been achieved by a student of ancient languages, Jean-François Champollion. The breakthrough came in 1822 with the discovery that the sound associated with each symbol was crucial to deciphering it. Champollion realised hieroglyphs should be read, not as symbols of ideas or objects, but as a phonetic script.  As the story goes Champollion fell into a five day coma after the discovery. He continued his work, for a further decade until his death and is buried in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery. The Stone is inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolomy V. Because the same decree was written in 3 distinct languages it provided the key to its decipherment

Reconstruction of Rosetta Stone Stele

The study of Egyptology had been dominated for two and half centuries by a Euro-centric view that throughly ignored Arabic scholarship. However claims have been recently raised pertaining to the discovery by arabic scholars that put Champollion’s creditation in doubt and that the Rosetta Stone was already decoded, eight centuries earlier. An expert in both ancient Egypt and ancient Arabic scripts, El Daly spent seven years studying Arabic manuscripts in private collections around the world looking for evidence that Arab scholars had unlocked the secrets of hieroglyphs. He eventually found it in the work of the ninth-century alchemist, Ibn Wahshiyah. The code to understanding the ancient script was lost to antiquity and then rediscovered by Arab scholars, who deciphered the language, a whole eight centuries prior to Champollion. These were people who possessed great astronomical and mathematical knowledge. Decoding hieroglyphs & other written codes was well within their skill sets.  These were learned peoples & not wandering pockets of people disconnected by a primitive desert.

Sadly, many of the antiquities collected by the French campaign were seized by the British Navy and ended up in the British Museum including the fabled stone itself.  Protests by the Egyptian Government on behalf of the Cairo Museum to return the stone have been rejected by the British authorites and remains to this day property of the British Royal Museum.  Napoleon’s discoveries in Egypt however still gave rise to a fascination with Ancient Egyptian culture and the birth of Egyptology in Europe.

Peyote Properties Medicinal

 

Put the parts of this plant in 30 liters of water and boil the water on a wood fire.  Boil the water over night until only a liter remains.  Simmer for 6 hours until 1/2 a liter is left. Let the mixture rest for a further 6 hours drinking it a full day after you began preparation.  Only then the visions begin.

Peyote Shaman

 

Peyote, or Lophophora williamsii, is a spineless tiny cactus that grows mainly in  southern Texas and Mexico’s south-east.  Peyote has a long history of ritual, magick use by Native Indians for whom, growing hallucinogenic cacti has been common since time immemorial and this type of household activity has gained a strong cultural basis due to its strong psychoactive effect.   During Precolumbia’s conversion to Christianity the Catholic priests asked them strictly two questions: “Have you tried human flesh?” and “Have you tried peyote?” Only Aztec priests were allowed access to the powerful psychotropic plant, common Aztecs were prohibited to pick peyote under death penalty. The psychotropic substance mescaline is contained in the Peyote Сactus. It is a potent natural hallucinogen that may after prolonged use, lead to psychological dependence and damage the brain and nervous system. That is why peyote is illegal almost everywhere in the world.  Available exclusively only as a religious sacrament in celebration of its religion.

 

From their culture’s very beginnings native American Indians have been using varying species of cacti for diet, medicine, ritual, and altered states of

Lophophora Williamsii

consciousness.  To the industrialised world their healing properties are not as familiar as many of the Old World herbs, but some of them are remarkably effective.  In 1921, years before the pharmaceutical industry assumed control of the medical profession, a leading distributor of herbal medicines surveyed physicians to learn which herbs they prescribed most frequently one of the favorites turned out to be Californian Cereus. It is the world’s largest cactus and resembles a chandelier by its shape and its stem can store up to 2 tons of water. The flower of Cereus serpentinus is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The tallest cactus of this species grew up to 150 years and reached the height of 24 meters.

Cultivating this psychedelic cactus centuries ago, Ancient Aztec tribes began taking peyote in attempts to attain an altered state of consciousness, to receive insights into their natural world. These psychedelic experiences were usually accompanied with prayer recitals and spell casting, which manifested itself in a manner similar to speaking in tongues. It was believed that the use of the peyote cactus can lead to direct connection with the gods. It was believed by Central America’s precolumbian peoples, that during these rituals contact with their ancestral spirits and that of the jungle could be reached and the faces of the gods would appear to them. There are people from around the world who support this belief in peyote and use it for the same purpose.

Flowering Cactus

Peyote has the distinct privilege of belonging to the most potent genus of cactus the Lophophora, and its cultivation is strictly prohibited in all countries because of the strong hallucinogens it harbors. Slices of the candy cactus are favorite food of Mexicans. Some cacti are perfect to make jam of. Some of them are eaten fresh. Some are stewed with meat. Some are salted and pickled. And this list seems to be endless. Many Indians use Peyote to maintain good health as well as ritually. Folkloric medicine has used Peyote to treat influenza, arthritis (rubbed on the skin for painful joints), consumption, diabetes, intestinal disorders, snake and scorpion bites.

Regarding Cactus’ Medicinal properties, the plant is an effective herbal heart enhancer, capable of substantially reducing the need for risky, costly heart medications.   Although it can strengthen the heart muscle in virtually every form of cardiovascular disease, its most affective in treating cardiac rhythm disorders and mitral valve prolapse, which involves a weakness in a heart valve.   Most interestingly its prolonged use actually enhancers its effects and the longer you take it the less you need.  It won’t weaken the heart, as do many cardiac medications.  In fact, regular use often greatly reduces the need for such drugs. In many Indian languages, their word for medicine is the same as for Peyote, so great is the healing power of this plant.

Selenicereus grandiflorus are grown in the South German greenhouses of a

Cereus Cactus Blooms Only at Night

pharmaceutical company to produce a drug which has a spasmolytic effect on the coronary arteries helping to improve circulation.   Due to their phenolic function several Cacti species contain alkaloids Hordenine and Tyramine, which have antiseptic properties. Several Indian groups use the juices of different Cacti to cleanse the skin and as an anti-bacterial agent. The Huichol have rubbed the juice of the crushed Peyote into wounds to prevent infection and promote healing while, Sonora desert Seri Indians use the juice of the Saguaro Cactus to fight rheumatism. Hordinine shows an inhibitory action against at least 18 strains of penicillin resistant Staphylococcus bacteria.

Today University of Arizona researchers have isolated a water soluble, crystalline substance from Peyote that exhibits ” antibiotic activity against a wide spectrum of bacteria. They named it peyocactin.  Several species of Cacti contain the alkaloids hordenine (peyocactin) and tyramine, both of which have antiseptic properties due to their phenolic function. Several Indian groups use the juices of different Cactus to cleanse the skin and as an anti-bacterial agent. For millennia the Huichol have rubbed the juice of the crushed Peyote into wounds to prevent infection and promote healing. It has been shown that hordinine shows an inhibitory action against at least 18 strains of penicillin resistant Staphylococcus bacteria.

Inner ear Audiomancy

Colour and sound correspondences

Sub-rational materials:  Tonal synaesthesia:  Symphonic geometry and Cymatic Cruciform memory:  The indelible world of synchro-musicology and the sorcerer science of Audiomancy.

Music is a language system and the geometry of that language can be seen as void, or more accurately voids within form, like a Chinese puzzle box.  It is sentient in as far as it emotes and has the ability to transfer that emotion on to the listener- be they animal, mineral or vegetable.   SolReSol is an artificial language that transfers signs into music, taps, colours and sign language. An experiment in syntax of archetypal visual and acoustic signs, creating an extensive variety of communication forms based on music.  In this way words can acquire colour, sound and gesture.

Rewriting Ithaca by Konstantino Kavafis

The silences between notes is the vehicle upon which the synaptic message travels, and intrinsically affect the way a piece is heard. Pregnant with the soul of the manuscript , it is the weight behind the note  and through the power of focused intention this homily of the ether is cast into being.  Hindu mythology describes sound as vibration from which all shape and form are made manifest in the material world. A few modern representations of this can be found in the study of Cymatics, chronotropic laser scrying, and acoustic weaponry.  Thus, sound generates form and profoundly affects geometric matter.

The Discipline of Audiomancy requires an investigation into the structure of holographic sound, the mechanics of western tonality, and conditioned responses to particular musical signatures.  It is a study in correspondences in as much as it is a study of emotive signatures. It expands into an inquiry into 12 tone equal temperament, or the mechanics of the ether and its ability to manipulate the material world.  Via the pineal gland, lucid dreaming, vision states and states of ecstasy are within every individual’s capability. Dolphins are able to see with sound, as do bats who have evolved an ability to translate dimensional information from sonar. Much like we see through solid objects with ultrasound. This is why Whales sing.  This technique has been used to map the ocean floor from a satellites in earth orbit, spy on a fetus through the walls of a mother’s womb, and peer into the dark recesses of hidden chambers buried under the earth, and it is all just a matter of tuning into the right frequency.

Tetractus or Tetragrammaton

The ancient Egyptians in their texts tell us that they believed F# to be the tonal frequency of our planet.  The King’s chamber inside the pyramid of Khufu resonates at exactly 16 hrz which is below the frequency of human hearing.  When combined with its pentagramic chamber rooms a distinctive pattern of frequencies start to emerge.  This pattern is identical to the tonal structure of the f# cord.   The Egyptians believed this to be the heartbeat of the world.  It was these Egyptian Priests who first introduced Greek music to Pythagoras during his studies in Memphis and Phoenicia. Belonging to the hermetic Philosophers of Osiris, Horus and Isis, Pythagoras’ harmonic theory can trace its origin back to the Orphic Lyre or scale of Orpheus which tradition tells us was passed down through Apollo the God of light. These Greek modes have been carried over to the western musical tradition and are evident in all genres of western music. It is commonly referred to as the 12 tone system and is derived from the tetractus or theory of harmonic ratios.

Paul Foster Case  a prominent member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn integrated this 12 tone system into a table of correspondence which

By Ingrid Heldt
Tuning forks World trade center By Ingrid Heldt

connected the zodiac and the color wheel, to 12 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The twelve tones are arranged clockwise ascending chromatically  and are each tied to a primary, secondary or tertiary colour.  When pitch is introduced this circle extends to a cylindrical spiral. Through the sounding of particular chords  platonic solids are formed . For example, scarlet is associated with the first note of the apex of the circle, that note is C and its complimentary tone is F# which we now understand to be the resonant frequency inside the sarcophagus of the King’s chamber at the pyramids of Giza.   The cymatic shape of an octagon is strongly correlated to the re-occuring geometry found in the pyramids of Giza and the World Trade Center in America before its collapse.  the exterior of the towers were embellished with symbolic tuning forks creating a wave or intonation that reverberated across the ether.

Corresponding Hebrew letters

As each of the 22 cards of the Tarot and the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet are applied to the devise of the Sepher Yetzirah, it becomes the most elusive and profound of the Qabbalistic texts.  It is the mystical representation of the cube and 3 dimensional space,  to Plato this basic shape represented the element of Earth, to an initiated Mason it is the penultimate soul, polished and shaped by constant spiritual work.  juxtaposed, in the pictographic language of alchemy the cube is the body and the sphere is the spirit.  The cube of space, like the Qabbalistic tree of life can be interpreted as the map of the soul’s journey towards unity with the divine.  The combination of geometry, sound and numbers that is found within the  Sepher Yetzirah is fundamental to Hebrew and Pythagorean traditions and thus the established modern western formula- a prison which popular music seldom if ever is allowed to escape.

Sound provokes the mind into investigation, a sensory trigger for the imagination where the thoughts of the individual coalesce. Commonly positioned at the top of church towers, bells are large acoustic resonators coordinated to spell out specific melodic patterns in relation to the time of day.  The shape of the church bell represents the egg, the hammer the male phallus, symbolically the moment of inception when the male impregnates the female with new genetic material- the Ring.    Monotheistic music is synonymous with the term western music in that they are both forms of solar worship.  there are 12 months in a solar year, and 12 notes in a sub-divided octave.  The 12 pointed circle may be extended from single tones to form major and minor triads.   There are 24 hours in a day divided into day and night thus we see music is directly related to time.  As evidenced in a the term time signature.

Sepher Yetzirah Wheel

Correlations can be drawn between visual relationships detailed in the colour wheel and auditory harmony quantified in the rule of 5ths.  Symbiosis and application of the two disciples came from Hindu sages who used the practices in tandem to manipulate the physical body and thus their immediate environment through meditative thought.  Just as a Chakra’s vows are intoned to reveal its landscape so to is its corresponding colour invoked to help facilitate a shift in consciousness.  In the west this belief that colour and sound affects human behavior was developed into the discipline of chromo-therapy. It was designs to correct a person’s psychological other-self or Jungian shadow and its authentication relies just as much on Johannes Itten’s seminal work on colour psychology, as it does on a faith in Eastern mysticism.

The Voynich Manuscript: A Graceful Conundrum

To this day The Voynich Manuscript remains both a medieval masterpiece  and  historical anomaly that has  baffled and bedevil all those who have been drawn to its mystery.

Spoken of in esoteric literature with all the reverence of a newly discovered alchemical formula and all the vehemence associated with the Shroud of Turin and its validity. There are those who claim it is a fake.  The manuscript, written entirely  in long hand in a script that has never been deciphered or identified in any other medieval text remains the only one in existence and as such has lead many to question its credibility.  Its Author has never been identified.

The 4oo year old tome believed to have been made between 1404 and 1438, in itself  is over 270 pages long and is embellished with more than 150 coloured illustrations of Astronomical diagrams, Botanical drawings and what appear to be Alchemical pictographs. It is a small book approximately 10×7 and 2 1/2  inches thick, of extraordinary water-colour drawings of plants and herbs hitherto unseen in catalogs of that period. With the inclusion of suffixes and prefixes and instances of identifiable grammar, the most sophisticated computer analysis has determined that the Voynich script appears as technically consistent as real language.

The manuscript  was written in a code that has continued to baffle cryptographers since it first surfaced at the Court of Rudolf II of Bohemia in 1586. Emperor Rudolf , excesses aside is renowned for his collection of natural and cultural artifacts that he kept in a vast private museum, as well as acquiring the most detailed manuscript catalog of its kind.   Regarding its authenticity there is no question.  Carbon dating tests conducted by Researchers at the University of Arizona in 2009. In addition, the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago found that much of the ink was added not long after-wards, confirming its medieval origins. It is the fact that it was written in no known alphabet of which the manuscript remains the only known example which makes the undecipherable book an enigma. The inability of Astrologers, Alchemists and cryptographers that populated medieval Europe at the time and WWII code breakers, both American & British to crack the elusive code, that has lead to its incredulity by mainstream academia.

The illustrated book is named after the Polish-American Book dealer Wilfred M. Voynich who acquired it in 1912.  The Manuscript was delivered to Rudolf II by an unidentified courier who sold the book for 300 ducats, the equivalent of $14000au today.  A note glued to the inside of the book states it  once belonged to the private library of P. Petrus Beckx S.J.  After the Court collapsed in 1619 it passed on to the Court’s Botanist.  Upon his death it passed on to an anonymous collector and there it remained for 20 years.  A faded signature on the first page quotes the name Jacobus de Tepenec, who turned out to be a courtier of Rudolf II.  The MS changed hands several times during this period to various men of renown including Marci, and his benefactor Georgius Barschius, and  the famous polymath Kircher who studied artificial languages.  Kircher later joined the Jesuits and is believed to have donated the MS along with several others in his collection to the order.  There it remained on a shelf in a library in the south of Rome until 1912 when it came into the possession of  Wilfred Voynich. Voynich died in 1931, and Ethel Voynich, his widow, inherited the MS, handing it down to Miss Anne Nill, who was formerly Voynich’s secretary.  The Voynich Manuscript is now housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

There have been many attempts throughout the Book’s history by laymen and professionals alike to unravel its code.  Voynich himself embarked on a campaign to establish that the Voynich MS was a major document in the history of science. He was convinced that it was written by Roger Bacon.  Supported by two scientists who thought that they could read the MS, Voynich presented it in 1921 at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.    William Newbury in the 1920’s claimed he had completely deciphered the text, but it was found upon scrutiny that his conclusions though sincere, were completely misguided and driven by delusion.   The most comprehensive and scholarly of these studies however is by Mary d’Imperio. Her book titled ‘The Voynich Manuscript: An Elegant Enigma  (Cryptographic Series, no. 27)’  is part of The National Security Agency’s catalog and is available through the Central Security Office Fort Meade  Maryland.

In investigating the origins of the manuscript one has to understand the era in which it was borne and the people populating it.   Most  notably the English Mathematician Dr. John Dee: The Queen’s Conjurer. Born in 1527.  He was also an Astrologer, Astronomer, Hermetic Philosopher, Navigator, Cartographer and Spy.  Dee often signed his intelligence documents with the moniker 007 and is the originator of the famous Ian Fleming character.  Dee’s high status as a scholar (in his life time he amassed the largest library in Europe) allowed him enter Elizabethan politics and was made confidante to Queen Elizabeth I. A Master linguist adept in Greek, Latin and Hebrew.  He was the quintessential magician, the model For Shakespeare’s Prospero and Goethe’s Faust.

Dee’s accomplice was a dangerous and disruptive man called Edward Kelly.   A scoundrel by all accounts he was the very flip-side to Dee’s personality.  He had looted a catholic monastery in Wales before visiting Dee aquiring a book entitled the Gospel of St Dunstable.  Enter the Steganographia of Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516), a 15C manuscript written in a coded language that Dee believed to be a repository of hidden arcane knowledge and the first work on cryptography. Dee copied the Steganographia while in Paris.  This story is verified in the notes of Dee’s son Arthur who writes, during this period his father concentrated his time deciphering a book covered in hieroglyphics.

In August 1584 Dee and Kelly entered Prague for an audience with Rudolf II, Bohemia’s ruler.  Rudolf’s penchant for the bizarre entertained the thought of a trusted advisor of a political rival, namely the protestant Queen Elizabeth I seeking audience with the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.  He recieved his      visitors with astonishment and intrigue.

Medieval Cypher Manuscript
Steganographia of Trithemius

It is possible that Dee and Kelly contrived the manuscript which they sold to the court of Rudolf II in Bohemia (now Prague).  Cursory analysis of Dee’s Diaries in relation to the hand written codes do point to Dee as having written the page numbers on the top corners of the manuscript however, scholars are quick to point out this may only mean Dee collated the pages of the book and not necessarily written it himself.

Unearthly Territory: The enigma that was John Dee

The Queen's Conjurer
By Henry Gillard Glindoni

The Holy Roman Empire of the 16th Century spanned most of Northern Europe. The Kingdom was ruled by a disreputable volatile man whose patronage was afforded to Alchemists, Conjurers, and a private contingent of dwarfs.  In the uneasy balance of power between the catholic and protestant churches, the support of the mad King Rudolf’s court, was of utmost importance to the Papacy and to Rome.

It was a time of enormous change in Europe with the church still drunk on the fat of the bodies thrown into the fires of Torquemada’s Inquisition.  The rest of Europe slowly crawled up from its knees and out of the dark ages in an era when the veils between Science and Sorcery were tenuously thin. Paradoxically, in a time when even mathematics was viewed as black magick, Europe emerged as a brave new world at the forefront of scientific and philosophical inquiry, giving rise to one of the great ages of learning and discovery, known today as the Renaissance.

England was then ruled by the catholic Queen Mary Tudor. Her protestant half-sister Elizabeth was held under house arrest in Oxfordshire.  Elizabeth asked Dee to cast her and Mary’s horoscopes, then a dangerous undertaking lest he be seen as contriving and manipulating the fates of monarchs.  Dee risking a charge of high treason agreed. His Horoscopes foretold Elizabeth would come to the throne and enjoy a long and glorious reign. Mary’s fate however did not look so favorable.

The Queen's Conjuror
Portrait of Dee artist unknown

When the Horoscopes were discovered Dee was thrown into gaol.

The early rule of Queen Elizabeth I was marred by ill health, almost dying 3 times in the first 10 years of her sovereignty.  Still she enjoyed a long and glorious period in power as Dee had predicted. Upon gaining the throne Dee was released and appointed her Royal Astrologer. Elizabeth asked him to choose a suitable date for her coronation that was astrologically conducive .

Dee found favor in Elizabeth’s court. His expertise in navigation and his knowledge of its instrumentation, coupled with his extensive library of maps, helped spearhead England’s Golden Age of Discovery.  So profound was his influence that the term British Empire was attributed to Him having first pronounced it.

Dee was inspired by men like Copernicus and was convinced there were unseen forces governing the way the physical world worked.  Dee’s voracious pursuit of these secrets would lead him into an Escher-esque unreality that neither men of science or faith visited.

Edward Kelly brought a destructive influence to Mortlake, Dee’s home on the river Thames, and Dee’s wife detested him. A scoundrel by all accounts he was the shadow of Dee’s personality. But it was through Kelly that Dee was able to peer into the supra-dimensional world of the Ether. Complimenting Kelly’s arrival was The Steganographia of Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516), a 15C cookbook of coded languages that Dee believed to possess hidden secret intelligences. It was the first work on cryptography and the manual for which every code was developed since.  Dee transcribed the Tome in his own writing.

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Faust by Rembrandt

Through Kelly, Dee was afforded a window into a reality where ordinarily one may see protons, neurons and electrical charges, in a universe of microbes, bacilli and virus’. What Dee was privy too were the personalities of those forces of nature and how they worked.  After having been given license by the Queen to pursue his work unimpeded by the prejudices of the Church, Dee and Kelly pursued a course with all the voracity of men obsessed.  Not only did they want to understand the hidden mechanisms that operated the world, but they sought the keys to unlock the very blue prints that created it.

During these experiments which Dee recorded in his diaries both he and Kelly identified 70 differing forces of varying negative, neutral and positive charges. The most outstanding of these was the element Madini whose discovery and correspondences would not only influence the lives of Dee, Kelly and their respective families but shape the course of Alchemical history forever.

In 1582 at Mortlake on the River Thames, The Home and Studio of Dr John Dee and his family is visited by The Polish Prince Laskey.  Laskey contrives his way into Dee’s confidence and attends his experiments. also in attendance is Kelly. who’s family are sharing tenancy at Mortlake.  Laskey’s presence raised suspicion among Queen Elizabeth’s Intelligencia who were dispatched to Dee’s residence by stealth to surveil his behavior.  This was a very dangerous time for the young Protestant  monarch who’s court was surrounded by Catholics loyal to the Church, whose appetite for empire as history attests surpassed that of her own.  Dee Her trusted adviser-!  Her Nobel Intelligencia was not only dabbling in the activities which set fires raging across Europe but also cavorted with a rival in an age when assassination was a tenet of international politics.

Mortlake was under constant surveillance, and the tension inside was palpable.  Through their experiments and their correspondences with the entity known as Madini Dee, Kelly and their families fled the estate for a 6 month voyage to Poland under the patronage of Prince Laskey.  Dee was convinced Elizabeth’s chief Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham was plotting his ruin.  Upon their escape Walsingham’s informants ransacked Dee’s Laboratory and Library.

Alchemist in Laboratory
Medieval Alchemy

Once in Warsaw Dee and Kelly continued a series of experiments they called the Angelic Conversations.  The Correspondences intensified culminating in the development of the Enochian Language, purported to be the first language spoken after the Biblical Flood.  This language is not derived from any known alphabet but a peculiar set of characters unique unto itself. Over 3000 words have been defined in Enochian.

The Enochian language was created to express the primal essence of things.  A guttural language when spoken, almost barbarous in its intonation, based on an alphabet of 22 letters It is a system with its own words, grammar and syntax.  While resembling no known tongue, it is a system of recording and communicating unto itself.

The development of Enochian began on March 26, 1583, when Kelley started receiving what became the first corpus of texts.   Kelley reported having been given  21 letters uniquely characteristic to the alphabet.  This resulted in the book Liber Loagaeth. The book consists of 49 letter tables, made of 49 x 49 letters. Each table has a  reverse side- making 98 49×49 Tables collectively.  The corresponding set of Enochian characters was translated to Kelley in Krakow the following year. Their importance is paramount because they are complimented with English translations, providing the basis for the Enochian vocabulary. The texts comprise 48 poetic verses, which Dee describes as “Claves Angelicae”, or “Angelic Keys”.  These Keys that are assigned certain functions were to be used by Dee to ‘open’ the 49 tables in the Liber Loagaeth. Dee believed that hidden within these tables were the formulas that governed the way in which the universe was constructed, the frame work of creation, and the power by which we were all made.

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Recreation of Alchemical Laboratory

With the dictation of the Enochian tables complete Dee and Kelly were instructed to visit the court of  Rudolph II, the ruler of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire.  An act that could be seen as High Treason in the eyes of Queen Elizabeth I.  In August 1584 John Dee entered Prague to confront the Ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and rebuke him for his transgressions. Dee issued the Patriarch an ultimatum, that unless he take heed of this revelation and renounce his excursions into the bizarre, by divine right he would be pushed off his thrown and his kingdom dissolved. Rudolf largely dismissed the warnings and would have extradited the magician back to England had it not been for the one thing Rudolf wanted that he believed Dee could deliver him.

With advances in metallurgy and chemistry, the lure of the Philosopher’s Stone and the alchemical secret of converting lead into gold, proved too much of a temptation for Rudolf.  Although he mostly dismissed Dee’s warnings he allowed him and Kelly to stay in Bohemia and establish an alchemical laboratory.  When Kelly first arrived at Mortlake he had with him a bag of red powder (possibly red mercury) he said he stole from an ancient sight in Glastonbury.  He believed it was the vital ingredient in the transmutation of  base metals into Gold.

Rumors they had succeeded spread throughout Europe making Elizabeth I nervous, she demanded they return home to make gold for England.  When the

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Alchemical Illustration

Pope heard Dee had been granted audience with Rudolf he dispatched spies to Prague to investigate.  The papal authorities regarded Dee with more than suspicion, they resented his presence and embarked on a character assassination campaign in the hopes of expelling him from the country.  Dee was labeled a manipulator and accused of subverting Rudolf and precipitating the fall of the Church.  They accused him of contriving to engineer the redundancy of their Holy Orders and the station of the Pope.  Pope Sixtus sent a letter to Rudolf  accusing Dee of being a Black Magician and demanded he be expelled.

Papal ambassadors made repeated demands to question Dee and examine the various paraphernalia housed in his laboratory.  When the Pope demanded they be sent to Rome to face the Inquisition, they refused.   Rudolf was under extreme pressure from the Pope to capitulate. He believed Dee and Kelly were on the verge of finding the key to the philosopher’s stone but wouldn’t openly defy the Pope.  He secretly installed Dee, Kelly and their families in secret laboratories in the town of Trebon, at Rozmberk Castle. There the experiments intensified and Both Dee and Kelly are pushed to exhaustion and their health suffers. Conflicts ensue.

Example of Enochian alphabet

Kelly is only concerned with the material rewards the philosopher’s stone will grant. Dee returned to England in 1589 desperately short of money, with his wife pregnant with the product of her unholy union with Kelly.  Dee never questioned the validity of his investigations, the thought that he had been defrauded by Kelly never entered his mind.  Dr John Dee died in 1608 having never completely deciphered the Enochian language, and one is left with the feeling that much of his work was left unfinished.   Even so Modern Science has shown Dee’s instincts were fundamentally correct.  Scientists have now discovered that there are unseen forces that govern the physical world, and today the Enochian language has become a system for affecting change in the outside world by means of will. Dee’s attempts to discover the secrets of the universe came to naught, but what is left behind is inexplicable, an enigma, a mystery.m, Dee is after something much deeper, a map into an unearthly territory whose reward is intangible. Their experiments fail and after a 7 year partnership they separate.  Kelly is invited to work directly for Rudolf in Prague. inexplicably word spreads that he has discovered the secret to producing the Philosopher’s Stone.  He was made a Baron, given a castle and lived a life of excess.  His reputation proceeds him, word spreads through Europe and reaches Queen Elizabeth, who sends spies who try to entice him back.  Unfortunately his fame is short lived, unable to produce the copious quantities of Gold that Rudolf craves he is thrown in prison.  Kelly died attempting to escape from prison taking with him the truth behind the discovery of the formula for converting base metals into Gold.

Monotomic High Spin Metals

The discipline of Monotomic High Spin Metallurgy involves the transmutation of Noble metallic elements into single atomic super-conductive anti-gravitational states.

White powder gold Crystalline form

The ingredients of all matter at & above the atomic level are made up of atoms with electrons that are in fact independent of one another. The total energy of the electron system is the sum of the energies of the individual electrons, or the charge. The term Monotomic Gold refers to elements that have been rearranged orbitally around their elongated nucleus causing the nucleons to stretch & spin. In Monotomic elements derived from the Gold Silver & Platinum Metals, by mutual attraction their electrons bond together, spinning at very high speeds with equal & opposite momentum.

What Scientist have discovered through monotomic high spin metallurgy is that the Noble precious metals are composed of atoms that are not metals at all, & it is only the gluons, the bonds that hold the atoms in place that are metallic. In the case of white powder gold & its ilk, upon completion of the transmutation process it becomes a unique form of silica.

Monotomic Platinum Group Metals are unique in form & function. When these single atom

Monotomic gold

elements found in heavy metals are subjected to extreme heat they become a powder. They include White powder gold, Monotomic Rhodium & Iridium. David Hudson, who rediscovered the alchemical process & holds the patent for these elements, revealed that when these powders are placed on a scale, the scale actually weighs less than before the powders went in. This alluded to the fact that the elements have anti-gravitational properties that can be transmitted to their surroundings. These gravity resistant materials are now being applied to the aerospace industry.

But it is not only the military who are interested in these asymmetrically distorted high spin group metals. Doctors have found when ingested these elements resonate with deformed body cells causing DNA to relax, unravel & correct itself. Consequently the medical fraternity is studying the properties of white powder gold in the application of cancer treatment. David Hudson theorized that the transformation from Gold with metal to metal bonds to Monotomic Gold was due to the electron spin clouds unpacking. As the Metal to Metal Bonds are broken through the various cycles of heating & cooling during the transmutation process, White Powder Gold, Platinum & the other transitional elements go through various changes, transmuting into liquid states before finally becoming a powder.

Egyptian relief at Karnak

It was called ‘an-na’ in ancient Mesopotamia, meaning ‘fire-stone’ and, ‘shem-an-na’ when made into conical cakes, or ‘high-ward fire-stone’. It was said to produce luminous light in a deadly nimbus of lethal rays, while at the same time being the active catalyst to physical longevity. This duality & paradox will come to define the properties of monotomic gold, as scientists discover that they are entering into a brave new world of Hyper-dimensional reality. Throughout its history white powder gold was recognized as having extraordinary powers of levitation, and teleportation.
The attributes of these Monotomic Platinum Group Metals & their capacity as superconductors were also known to the Alexandrians, whom venerated the substance as coming from the heavens even if they did not understand its ability to trans-mutate & defy gravity. Desguised as an allegory of Alexander the Great’s journey to the kingdom of Ahura Mazda, we find a document called the Iter Alexandri Magni ad Paradisum. In this parable of the hero’s journey to meet the Persian god of light, the powder is described as the enchanted Paradise Stone, which had several supernatural properties and was said to outweigh its own quantity of gold even though when in powder form, a feather out-weighed it!

In an antiquated world of levitation, divine intercession, communication with the gods, and priestly antecedence we find the attributes of monotomic elements described in the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, that according to sacred texts mimics the abilities of a modern day super conductor.

Offering the Highward Firestone to Hathor

But the earliest historical record belongs to the ancient Egyptians as it appears in Their Pyramid Texts & also amid the treasures of at least one of its pharaohs. The sacred writings which adorn the 5th-dynasty pyramid tomb of King Unas at Saqqara describe a district in which Pharaoh is said to live in perpetual Godhead. This Field of Mfkzt – an otherworldly locality associated with an extra-dimensional ‘Realm of the Blessed’ can only be accessed through initiation & ingestion of the substance called Mfkzt.
Further references may be found reproduced in the bas-reliefs of the metals section, at the temple of Karnak of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. There are various cone-shaped gold objects referred to as “white bread”. It was 1450 BC at Karnak where Tuthmosis III purportedly founded his metallurgical fraternity of Master Craftsmen known as the Great White Brotherhood. The name said to have alluded to their preoccupation with a mysterious white powder of projection.
When Archaeologist Sir William Flinders Petrie discovered an unknown Egyptian temple at the summit of Mount Serâbît in 1904 while exploring the Sinai on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund, he found numerous inscriptions relating to ‘mfkzt’ amongst hieroglyphs associated with light. Mirroring the Karnak reliefs, along-side a depiction of Tuthmosis IV in the presence of the goddess Hathor were representations of conical bread-cakes. Before him were two offering stands crowned with lotus flowers and behind him a man bearing a conical object described as “white bread”.
In another relief the treasurer Sobekhotep offers Pharaoh Amenhotep III a conical loaf. Sobekhotep according to translations of the relief is described as- “He who brought the noble and precious stone to his Majesty, the Great One over the secrets of the House of Gold”. We can deduce from these reliefs that the Egyptian kings were ingesting Mfkzt from around 2380 BC. However, only the High Priest of Memphis (the Great Artificer) & the metallurgical adepts

Receiving the bread of the presence

of the mystery schools (the Master Craftsmen) knew the riddle of its assembly.

In the book of Job of the Old Testament, ‘mfkzt’ is ascribed to gold, bread and light, and classified as a ‘stone. It is also related to fire. “As for the earth, out of it cometh bread;-“The text reads,”-and under it is turned up as it were fire. The stones of it are the place of sapphires, and it hath the dust of gold”. While in the book of Exodus, the high-ward firestone is described as a type of food. In the story of Moses and the Israelites at Mount Horeb in Sinai, Moses is enraged to find that his brother Aaron has collected gold from the Israelites and forged it into a golden calf. The ancient Biblical text goes on to say Moses took the golden calf, burned it with fire, transformed it into powder, mixed it with water, and fed it to the Israelites. The story goes on to explain that the fine powder could be wiped with frankincense and made into bread cakes, which according to the Septuagint Bible was the “bread of the presence”.
The story also makes reference to a fire atop a mountain, tablets of instruction & the Ark of the Covenant, An especially designed casket that sent out lightning spearsfrom between the wings of the cherubim that adorned its lid. These bolts of Ark-light (‘electrikus’ to the Greeks) were referred to as “The Presence”, hence the term ‘bread of the presence’.
Paradoxically, although made from noble metals, the monatomic ‘powder of projection’ as referred to by the ancients is classified as a ‘stone’. Nicolas Flamel the 15th-Century medieval chemist of renown also pursued the manufacture of monotomic metals in the guise of the Philosopher’s Stone. Simplified, this was a process that could turn base metals into Gold. Flamel writing his last testament, dated 22nd November 1416, wrote that when the noble metal was perfectly dried and digested, it made a fine “powder of gold”, & thus was born the modern legend of the Philosophers’ Stone.
Taking into account the writings of the 17th-century Alchemist , Eirenaeus Philalethes, in his 1667 treatise entitled Secrets Revealed, He refers to the constitution of the Philosopher’s Stone thus- “Our Stone is nothing but gold digested to the highest degree of purity and subtle fixation … Our gold, no longer vulgar, is the ultimate goal of Nature”. -Meaning that the Stone was itself made of gold, and that the philosophers’ art was in perfecting this process.
In another treatise he concluded “It is called a Stone by virtue of its fixed nature; it resists the action of fire as successfully as any stone. In species it is gold, purer than the purest; it is fixed and incombustible like a stone, but its appearance is that of a very fine powder”.