WHEN ONE BECOMES LUCID WITHIN the DREAM of LIFE,
The MYSTERY of LIFE is then 'RE VEILED'...to the 'DREAMER'
'O R I O N' - H U N T E R - of the 'B E A S T'
of 'Neptune' (Poseidon)
and the nymph 'Eurayle'
He was a handsome giant and a mighty hunter. His father gave him the power of wading through the depths of the sea, or, as others say, of walking on its surface.
saw the figure as a king
who had been shot
by an arrow
(represented by the stars
in Orion's belt
thought the stars
in the belt
represented the resting place
of the soul
of the god 'Osiris'
O S I R I S - A S A R:
He was a god
and was often represented as the eye of god
(the Masonic Order has such an eye of god in their symbol).
the 'Dying God'
is a symbolic mythological representation of 'death and resurrection'
is but a variation
; that legend which, representing a murder
or a death
, and a restoration
, by a drama
in which figure Osiris
, the Cabiri
, and many another representative
of the active
Some of the other historical cultural and mythological figures representing the evolutionary death and resurrection motiff include;
Osiris was considered the earth god
of the Underworld
of the dead
'Apas the Bull'
was sacred to Osiris;
of the bull
is associated with the resurrection
all the adventures, trials
presented to him in the underworld
, Osiris then triumphantly appears
Caballa's Tree of Life
The Caballa's Tree of Life
associates Osiris to the sixth sphere
(Beauty), the sphere
Egypt: representation of the solar god 'Horus'
He is shown as riding in a boat
with the star 'Sirius
in the form
of a 'cow'
in another boat
Ancient Greek Mythology
and talk among the Greeks was a 'Great Hunter'
who, upon death
placed in the sky
for all to admire and recall the heroic
had done on earth
The Greek myths of Orion's death
and subsequent placement
in the sky
may also be
connected to legends from other ancient cultures.
In Greek myth, Orion
was a giant
the wild animals
of the earth
According to Greek mythology, the stars in this region of the sky are labeled Orion in honor of a great hunter, son
and the nymph 'Eurayle'
. It’s the most spread myth about the constellation.
He was the enemy
, who according to some tales was responsible
for his death
Other stories, though, tell how he pursued
- the Pleiades
- and with them
into a constellation
to chase them forever across the sky
, 'goddess of the Moon'
and Wild Animals
(the Roman 'Diana the Huntress'
, was her twin brother
(the sun god
In one myth, Artemis
fell in love
with him and was tricked
by her brother Apollo
into killing Orion
with an arrow
to save Orion
, but Zeus killed Ascelpius
as he was trying.
set Orion's image
in the stars
This story may be related to the Hittite
legend of 'Anat'
, the battle-goddess
who falls in love
with a hunter
causes his death
when he refuses
to give her his 'bow'
, the goddess
and the moon fell
and stopped doing her job
, seeing Orion swimming
on the sea, dared
what only 'appeared'
to be a spot
on the waves
it was Orion
, Goddess Artemis shot an arrow
and killed him
. Later, when she
found out what
, she placed his body
among the stars
The grief she felt explains why the moon looks so sad at night.
Another version from Greece:
The classical representation of the hero Orion shows him kneeling with his raised right arm brandishing a club, a shield or lion skin in his left. Orion was born to the childless widower Irieus, a poor shepherd, who invited the gods Zeus, Poseidon and Mercury to dinner without knowing who they were.
Unable to offer them anything to eat, he butchered the only animal he had, an ox, and made them comfortable. For his sacrifice and hospitality the gods offered him anything he could want. Irieus asked for a son and Orion was born from the ox skin some months later.
As Orion grew he became a great hunter, a womanizer and friend and lover of the goddess Artemis. Her brother, Apollo, became jealous of Artemis' infatuation with Orion and attempted to have him killed by a scorpion placed on his hunting path.
As Orion approached, the scorpion fled. With the hunter in pursuit it jumped into the ocean and swam with Orion close behind. Apollo placed a beam of light on the swimmer and dared his sister to hit the tiny spot on the water.
Never one to pass on a chance to showcase her hunting skills, Artemis killed her lover with a single arrow. His body washed up on the shore the next day.
In her sorrow she asked that Zeus place him in the sky where he could remain for eternity with his hunting dogs and the hare Lepus. Apollo insisted that the scorpion be placed in the sky as well to commemorate the hunter's downfall.
According to greek
died being stung
by a scorpion
He is set such in the sky
that he sets
in the 'west'
while his slayer
the 'Scorpius' raises in the east.
Followed by his two dogs he is now fighting the 'bull Taurus'.
M Y T H S - and - L E G E N D S:
One myth says that Orion was banished to the sky for boasting about how many animals
he would kill (to impress Eos).
He and his hunting dogs, Canis Major and Minor, chase the constellations representing animals, but can never catch them.
There are two legends about Orion's 'birth', both relating him to 'WATER'.
In one, he is the son of Poseidon and Eurayle, one of the three daughters of Ceto and Phorcys.
In the other, he is the son of the widowed bee-keeper Hyrieus, conceived from a 'sacrifice'
to the gods that may be related to an ancient African rain-making charm.
In this story he was named Urion, 'maker of water'.
His birth legends may be connected to the seasonal rains that come near the rising and setting
of the constellation.
There are several stories of Orion being stung to death by a 'scorpion'.
These may be related to an Egyptian myth about Horus, the child of Isis and Osiris who
met a similar fate, or to the Babylonian story of the attack on Gilgamesh by the scorpion men.
Another version of the scorpion story has Artemis unleashing the scorpion to punish Orion for having pursued the 'seven Pleiades'.
All of these stories seem to recognize the 'astronomical phenomenon' that 'Orion' and the 'constellation Scorpio' each rise as the other sets.
In one version he is chasing the scorpion to try finally to kill it.
In another he is forever running away or hiding from it.
ANATOMY of 'O R I O N' - H U N T E R
The Solar System lies
at the inner edge
of the Orion Arm
of our Galaxy
When we look
, then, we
are looking outward
through the stars
of our own galactic arm
, towards the Galaxy's edge
Sword - Phallus of Orion
(the central star
of the Belt
) is the 'Sword' of Orion
- a vertical line
of fainter stars and nebulosity.
More appropriately, or possibly an accurate description of that which is hanging
is that of a 'phallus'
Bow of Orion
In addition to its better known stellar features, Orion also contains a bow-shaped array of less prominent stars to the west of the constellation's main body, which are said to represent
the hunter's cape
Club of Orion
To the north, where the Milky Way passes through the constellation, a less clearly defined star-group supposedly describe's Orion's club
saw the constellation as the figure of a giant
names for Orion's stars
The name Betelgeuse
comes from the Arabic ibt al jauzah, which literally means
"the armpit of the central one"
; in case of the Sumerians
"the armpit of the sheep."
According to Secrets of the Night Sky (Bob Berman, William Morrow &Co, 1995)
the ancient Sumerians
saw in this star pattern a 'sheep'
One of the most famous
stars in the sky, 'Betelgeuse'
is a gigantic red star
lying more than 400 light years
from the Earth
It is particular bright
and prominent star (the tenth brightest
in the sky) and shines with a red-orange light
system includes at least five companion stars
in orbit around the vast central sta
r, which is truly immense
It is in fact
one of the largest stars known
, with a diameter
up to one thousand times
of the Sun
is not fixed
's outer shells swells
by up to a quarter of its volume, over an irregular period of about five years.
This factor is reflected in its shifting magnitude when viewed from Earth. Patterns of 'starspots' have also been detected on Betelgeuse's surface.
is a star in the last stages
of its life
It has evolved
to the point
where its raw material
for nuclear fusion
has almost been exhausted
, and it is approaching the point -
a matter of just a few million years
- where a 'supernova'
The mottled surface
, a vast
and 'ancient star' approaching
of its long life cycle
Orion contains some of the best known stars in the sky, with perhaps the most famous being the variable red
, which marks Orion's left shoulder
At the right shoulder
is another variable star, blue in colour
At Orion's right foot
is yet another famous star, blue
like Bellatrix: the supergiant 'Rigel'
meaning 'Sword of the Giant', marks the left foot
Mesopotamia: 'A N U' (Orion) - A N - Sumerian Uru-anna
True Shepherd of Anu (Orion)
known as 'An' or 'Anu' the 'true shepherd', the name of the constellation is a variation of
the Sumerian 'Uru-anna', 'Light of the Sky'. His wife is 'Antu'.
According to tradition 'An' took over heaven when it was separated from earth,
creating the 'universe' as we know it.
He is son of Ansar and Kisar, and 'F A T H E R' of 'ALL the GODS'.
In the story of the 'three superimposed heavens',
Anu occupies the topmost heaven.
The 'way of Anu' is the vertical band of the eastern horizon, 'between' the 'ways' of
Enlil and Enki which lie to its north and south.
Anu is not a well defined god because he encompassed so many concepts.
No clearly recognizable artistic representation of him has ever been identified.
Mesopotamia - Marduk:
representation of Marduk, the patronal god of the city of Babylon in Ur whose cult replaced the cult of Bel. Marduk was the most popular Babylonian god in the fourteenth century BC and was considered the god from which all others derived their power.
His popularity arose from his triumphant duel with Tiamat, the celestial Dragon, as he created all from Chaos. He is said to have brought order from Chaos when he slew the Dragon with his mace and cut her body into two parts.
One part was placed above and became the heavens, one he placed below his feet and became the earth. Her breasts became the mountains, the Tigris and Euphrates flowed from her eyes, the sea sprang from her body, her blood was oil.
He then made a path for the sun to follow, divided time into a calendar of twelve months of thirty days each and created man from the bones of Qingu, ally of and lover to Tiamat.
All ziggurats were dedicated to Bel-Marduk. The most famous ziggurat, Esagila, in the city of Babylon became famous as the Tower of Babel. See the Mesopotamian legends of Andromeda, Cetus, Draco, Hydra and Perseus.
G I L G A M E S H - the king of Uruk
G I L G A M E S H:
Gilgames and his Polar Opposite Twin 'Enkidu'
The epic of Gilgamesh is probably the most complete legend connected with this constellation. Dating to over 4000 years ago,
the epic was discovered inscribed on twelve clay tablets found in the library at Nineveh, each recounting some portion of the story of Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu.
Gilgamesh was an actual living man, the king of Uruk in the first half of the third millennium BC. He was a descendent of the Sumerian Noah, Utnapishtim. Strong, commanding and a lady killer,
he met his rival Enkidu on the field of battle.
Enkidu was his twin in size and strength, but his polar opposite in temperament. After wrestling for several days, Gilgamesh realized he could not beat Enkidu and the two became friends.
the giant Humbaba
For their first exploit they attacked and killed the giant Humbaba who lived in the Cedar Forest. After witnessing his amazing strength and admiring his obvious beauty, the goddess Istar fell in love with Gilgamesh and wished to become his lover, which he refused.
the mighty Bull of heaven
Istar called down the mighty Bull of heaven to destroy Uruk. Gilgamesh and Enkidu slew the animal, cutting it into pieces which Enkidu threw at Istar and her priestesses. Istar cursed the beautiful Gilgamesh with leprosy and caused Enkidu to lapse into a coma and die.
Gilgamesh roamed the desert in grief for Enkidu and in fear of dying before finally returning to give his friend a proper funeral. His quest for immortality ended with the once powerful, virile king an old, broken man.
See the Mesopotamian legend of Taurus.
'O R I O N' - and the - 'THREE PRIMARY RAYS'
The name 'Orion' literally means "the breaking forth of light"
ORION (Spirit): THE THREE KINGS (Three Wise Men) - Magi
REPRESENTS THE 'DIVINE ASPECTS' of:
Divine WILL - Intent
The ancient name of Orion was "the three Kings"
, because of the three beautiful stars found in Orion's Belt.
The Three Kings represent the three 'divine aspects'
, and Orion, therefore, symbolizes the 'SPIRIT
The name Orion
literally means "the breaking forth of light."
The 'three wise men'
became known as the 'three kings'
in Western tradition and, in keeping with stellar symbolism, they also became identified
to the three stars
of Orion's belt
the Three Kings
were the three conspicuous stars
in the belt of Orion
… that so easily distinguishes this notable constellation… and their title was for long
the Three Kings of Orion
The Three Wise Men also represent
our three 'lower' energy centers:
the will to be or survive
the creative generative center
our emotional-desire center.
These centers, when dedicated to 'spiritual aspiration'
, become as wise men:
and give up or 'surrender' themselves
to the 'Heart center'
or the Christ energy
They give the best of who they are.
the 'devotional energies'
of these 'lower' centers 'Rising Up
to the Heart'
almost in a direct line
to the following…'Sirius'
(which) was made
in the type
These Three Stars
in the belt
' point to 'The God Star'
- 'S I R I U S'
) is preceded
by the Three Kings of Orion
…"2 See 'Sirus':
"We three kings
bearing gifts we traverse afar,
fields and fountains, moors and mountains,
'following' yonder star (Sirius)
at Bethlehem the date was fixed astronomically nearly four centuries after Christ was born.
with the 'Star in the East (Sirius)'
, and the Three Kings
(symbolized by Orion's belt
) was the determining factor.
was seen in the east
, with the line
of the horizon
passing through her 'center'
and this is one of the factors determining
the doctrine of the Virgin birth
There are two festivals kept in the Roman Catholic and the higher Anglican Churches, called the Assumption of the Virgin and the Birth of the Virgin Mary.
One is celebrated on August 15th and the other on September 8th.
Each year, the sun can be seen entering the sign Virgo about the time of the Assumption,
and the entire constellation is enveloped and lost to sight in the radiant glory of the sun. About September 8th the constellation Virgo can be seen slowly
reappearing as it emerges from the rays of the sun. This is spoken of as the birth of the Virgin.3
The first three Rays are called the Primary Rays because they embody both the original Principles of the Absolute, as well as being IDENTICAL to the First, Second and Third Rays, but need to be considered as having a separate existence in order to explain the functions of the Seven Rays, and how the Rays relate to Human life.
The Primaries are the original manifestation of the Rays working at the Monadic level of existence, where only three Rays exist. As such, they are of pure Ray quality, because they embody the essence of the Absolute’s Principles.
To illustrate the natural process of the Primary Rays, imagine a 'still lake' which represents the Second Ray. If we throw a stone into the water, we have used a First
Ray action to initiate a result, and the ripples that spread across the lake as the stone hits the surface are Third Ray.
This demonstrates the impetus which First Ray energy is able to create, but first there has to be a still lake waiting for a stone to be thrown into it. The reaction of the stone hitting the water creates the form, as waves ripple out from the centre.
As ripples, they have no form of their own, but their action can affect form indirectly, such as the movement of a leaf floating on the pond’s surface.
Once they 'descend' to the lower levels of existence, they become the Seven Rays to establish physical manifestation.
The Seven Rays that relate to Human spirituality are not pure in the sense that the Primaries are pure, but instead partake of minor qualities from other Rays giving them individual and unique characteristics.
The first three Rays are based on the Primaries, so the First and Second Rays can be too refined to function independently, and often work in conjunction with another Ray.
The Third Ray is different; it marks the point where we leave the realms of intangibility and begin to enter the more tangible realms of craft.
The Third Ray is where form begins; it is the 'ROOT of IMAGINATIVE THOUGHT' which leads to ideas, and the 'translation of the intangible into form'. From the Third Ray, the other four Rays of Attribute are born, to accomplish the ends begun with the Primaries.
Rays Four through to Seven put Form into perspective,
giving them the ability to manifest in our physical reality through a division into practical states of being.
Orion's Belt Stars - the 'Belt of the Giant'
These Three Stars point to 'The God Star' - 'S I R I U S'
A key feature of Orion's constellation is his Belt of three bright stars that form a nearly straight line across its central parts.
These stars are Alnitak
, three very distant but very luminous bodies.
Orion is a magnificent constellation which can easily be found by the the three stars
forming a line
building the belt
of the Hunter
The 'belt stars point towards Sirius'
the brightest star
in the constellation
of the 'Larger Dog'
, situated SE
From his belt
a well defined deggar
, which is known for one of the most famous
nebulas in the sky: The Large Orion Nebula (M42)
One of the most obvious features people see in Orion
is the three stars
that make up what most people consider the 'belt of the giant'
Mintaka are all located between 21-24
The three stars
of Orion's 'belt'
rising 18.4 degrees south of east.
the lowest star
is slightly to the left or to the north of Mintaka
the highest star
, the westernmost star in the belt, comes from the Arabic word for belt.
, the center star in the belt, means "a belt of pearls"
, the eastern-most star, means the girdle.
All three are at the same distance from us and, with Rigel
, and Meissa
probably formed at about the same time some ten million years ago from the molecular clouds astronomers have found in Orion.
Star Name Alnitak
-- Super Giant
1500 light years
35,000 times greater than the Sun
Temperature 60,000 F
20 times the mass of the Sun
A Straight Line Alignment
Alnitak and Saiph were in vertical alignment with the angle of the 'belt' stars closely matching the three pyramids
, not on the meridian due south, but somewhere in the south eastern sky as Orion
Star Name Alnilam
-- Super Giant
1500 light years
40,000 times greater than the Sun
Temperature 50,000 F
20 times the mass of the Sun
means 'string of pearls'
The three stars of Orion's Belt are considered to be of special significance
since many believe that the three pyramids
are tied to them. (1.) ASTROMARK
Star Name Mintaka
-- Super Giant
1500 light years
20,000 times greater than the Sun
Temperature 60,000 F
20 times the mass of the Sun
Is the Giza site layout an upside down representation of Orion's 'Belt'?
It has been argued that technically Mintaka is slightly to the north of Alnitak when Orion's 'belt' was due south.
Therefore, to correctly represent this with the corresponding pyramids on the ground, G3 should be to the northwest of G1 (not to the southwest where it was built) creating a mirror image of the 'belt'
stars in the sky - as if the three stars were reflected in water.
However, a 'mirror' image might seem unnatural to an observer comparing the Giza group to Orion's 'belt'
in the sky, similar to the way stars look on a celestial globe that has all the constellations disconcertingly the 'wrong' way round as if looking from the outside in.
It is more natural
the three stars
just as the three pyramids
have been laid out
When the three stars of Orion's 'belt' rose about 18.4 degrees south of east, Alnitak the lowest star is slightly to the left or to the north of Mintaka the highest star. (2.)
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