SOLOMON, the Sun and 666 Oct 23, 2014 3:35:51 GMT via mobile
Post by hokmah3579 on Oct 23, 2014 3:35:51 GMT
I think that explanation of occult symbolism was generally omitted and suppressed when considering the amount of supposedly historical personages like Jesus Christ and especially Solomon. I don't really want to argue about their (non)existence, but I'm still undecided as to their historical influences we commonly understand nowadays. Nevertheless, these characters indeed hide something infinitely more profound and more useful in esoteric way than any previously given explanations so far we've heard on Sunday school.
When we comparatively and open-mindedly examine the mythologies of the world we can find more evidence that support the thesis of coded allegorical representations used in world oral and written legends, myths and sacred scriptures. That would mean that all or most of the, for example, biblical characters actually represent hidden esoteric concepts and archetypes, multi-layered complex occult mechanisms and dynamics, which when decoded can lead person to a great inner discovery.
Such figure is definitely king Solomon, among many others.
Let's examine briefly the concept encoded in this Jewish monarch.
I will not deal here with historical data which are prone to corruption and manipulation by various fractions of society through history and various biblical translations and interpolations. Exoteric investigation often leads us to conflicting statements and we rarely can be certain of our history. This is why I'll leave exoterics aside in this short article.
The etymology of the name SOLOMON is very confusing also.
In spiritual alchemy, the highest spiritual goal is that of attaining the androgynous mind or state of being where no division nor separation of attention exists. Androgyny is often portrayed in gnostic and alchemical representations of certain archetypal images like Rebis, Baphomet, HoruSet, Abraxas, Ialdabaoth or any other.
The Sun, but not the physical orb in the sky, was ever considered as spiritual source of all that we experience, whether of visible or invisible nature. True phallicism comes from worshiping the unmanifested Sun, the Spiritual Sun, the great, benevolent creator of souls and all individual Life.
Such is the nature of Solomon principle.
SOL-OM-ON is threefold androgynous Spiritual Sun, we call Holy Trinity. All aspects or divisions in three originating in any religious or esoteric teachings, are due to the threefold constitution of Cosmos. Anything that exist is dependent on Spiritual Sun - YHVH, therefore, to make equilibrium from dual forces operating in manifested Cosmos, (duality is emanation of Supreme Mind or Nous) there has to exist a third reconciliating principle, the point of infinite, inconceivable dimensions. This originator of duality, is the Logos, Divine Thought. This is the third Pillar of Cosmos, always elusive and hidden to us (it is manifested in our inner Lodge).
Word SOL means "Sun" in Latin, OM or AUM means "Sun" in Hindu Sanskrit and ON means "Sun" in Egyptian. The word for Sun in three ancient languages.
This firmly show to us the real correspondence of King with the invisible Sun.
The word AUM pronounced "OM" is Yogic mantra for invocation of divine solar energies which are considered everywhere creative principle. Everywhere in this world, the light is equated with Sun and Sun is equated with supreme Goodness or God, devoid of human morals.
SOL - solar aspect of the newly risen Sun - on the East
OM or AUM - the Sun shining on zenith, the highest point on horizon (the South)
ON - the diminishing Sun, sunset on the West
These three aspects also relate to threefold division in life of humans: birth, youth/maturity and death.
There were three grand master Masons in command when SOLOMON's temple was built. This coded message structure really says to us that three aspects of the androgynous SOLOMON, the Sun were present in the building of the Temple (human soul). These three pillars once supported and still support the REAL Solomon's Temple which is microcosmic Soul. On kabbalistic Tree of Life, we have three pillars supporting the Universe an Man (primal being Adam Kadmon).
In alchemy we have active trinity of Philosopher's Stone: sulphur (solar aspect - yang), salt (lunar aspect - yin) and mercury (neutral aspect – the Son of the Sun). Compared to religions we have Father God, Mother God and Son God (some say Sun god).
Three masonic grand masters are: Solomon, Hiram of Tyre and Hiram Abiff.
Third person almost in every myth dies and is resurrected again on vernal equinox celebration. This is very deep lesson to be used for contemplation.
If we ignore vowels in the word SOLOMON we get S-L-M-N.
These letters are in Hebrew as Samekh, Lamed, Mem, Nun and their gematric values are 60-30-40-50, together adding up to a number 180 which is number of degrees Sun passes from East to West, from Life to Death.
Has this to any reference to Freemasonry, one might ask. It has and its very subtle one.
Three principal officers of the Lodge are Worshipful Master (East - SOL), Junior Warden (South - OM) and Senior Warden (West - ON). In rituals of masonry, three grand masters of Craft in Solomon Temple are symbolized by these three officers.
Worshipful Master sits on the East and he has to spread the Light across the lodge, for he is the Sun at sunrise, the Father aspect. Junior Warden sits on the south (Son aspect) and Senior Warden on the west (Mother aspect).
The light suspending from the East to West is 180° is actually Holy Royal Arch and we said that word SOLOMON relates to such half-circle movement, or Sun on its way to the the West passes 180 degrees because Gematria value of the letters S-L-M-N is 180, so, SOLOMON is the Sun in three phases of its life (SOL-OM-ON). These three phases are are also three degrees of Craft masonry, the Blue Lodge. Masonic degrees are symbolical stages in spiritual development.
In astrology, Sun passes the half of ecliptic belt starting from the sign of Aries (0°) , Taurus (30°), Gemini (60°), Cancer (90°), Leo (120°), Virgo (150°), Libra (180°) . This half-circle movement brings us to Libra or Balance, the true meaning of word SOL-OM-ON. This is to unite or to bring into balance divided aspects of Self-hood. From Aries, brute warrior force to balance of Libra, which is Air sign. Air means balance.
Air is androgynous Mercury in alchemy, and it balances two opposing components: sulphur and salt (male and female).
The balance is the key word. Libra is actual Royal Arch keystone. Libra is the zenith of the solar year as is also Junior Warden occupying his south position in Lodge. He embodies the same principle of balance. On south, in zenith, the Sun is most beautiful.
180 degrees x 12 signs of Zodiac wheel = 2,160, which is the number of years that Sun needs to pass one sign/constellation in ecliptic belt. 12 x 2,160 = 25.920 years - the precession of the Equinoxes (Sun passes all signs of zodiac). The number 216 (2160/100) is the number of reincarnation or Sun’s resurrection in Pythagorean numerology. The Number of the Beast, 666 has the same meaning, because 6 x 6 x 6 = 216.
In East-South-West movement of the Sun, South represents the balance point. South is ruled by sign of Leo. Hebrew word for lion is ARIH, gematria of which is 1 + 200 + 10 + 5 = 216! Again.
So, 666 = 216 = Lion. Lion is the proper emblem for universal Soul, the Number of the Beast is actually the number of microcosmic Lion (divine Soul - Tiphareth). In magickal square (kamea) of the Sun, all numbers are added in any direction to produce the sum of 111, and since there are 6 columns and lines, 111 x 6 = 666.
All these divisions in three (the number of balance) originated from three pillars supporting the Heavens, three pillars of Tree of Life.
I created a little table to show some correspondences:
This is why mantra OM (AUM) is so important. It is invocation of the divine Soul, the Mercury, alchemical microcosmic androgyny, the Balance in all manifested, its number being 666.
Three aspects of all manifestation can be united in androgynous spiritual Sun of which SOLOMON is the symbol.
Wow Brother this is an impressive article, Albert Pike said in the degrees of the Scottish Rite to the candidate "you are here to think if you can think". I think a lot of times we get distracted over what is accurate and what is in accurate when the true point is that we engage our thoughts in formulating an opinion for ourselves an opinion that works for us, The more we engage ourselves, The more we square our own personal circle and the smoother our own personal rough ashlar becomes. Are we not taught to study the teachings for ourselves and formulate an opinion that best fits our own personal outlook on life, this my brethren IMO this is the point that we need not miss in our Masonic endeavors. Great article brother continue your studies .....