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Shown above: ancient depictions of the rod (blue) and cord (red) being passed from one king or queen to the next, and from goddess to king. They are symbols of shared knowledge and wisdom.  The cord, pendulum, and rod are tools which have become Masonic symbols. Threads spun of filaments, then roved into strings were essential for making circles and measuring time and distance. Their history shows that the mathematics and geometry of astronomy began…

The world is full of mysteries and wonders from ages long gone that have faded into the mists of once-upon-a-time. Remnants of those times dot the planet, decorate cave walls, and sit silent under the depths of the sea. Occasionally, if we ask the right questions and really look, we can lift the veil of mystery a bit and catch a glimpse of the cultures that created such resilient structures and images. Duncan-Enzmann has done that…

The Hermit, SunMoon Tarot, Snyder The Hermit is generally considered a card of isolation and meditation, yet it is more accurately a card of light and guidance from one who has achieved to those still striving – saying ‘where I am you can also be.’ The hexagram-star is a depiction of the Ancient Star (see the An Ancient Star post). His staff is an ashera pole topped by a star, depicting a tool used by megalith…

“An Ancient Star” By Symbologist Michelle Snyder  For our ancestors, knowledge of the heavens was a decisive factor in survival, and for millennia they recorded astronomical patterns that were observed over generations. As long ago as 12,500 BC, lunar calendrics, and stellar and solar 24-hour clocking notations were inscribed –  notations which evolved with mankind. Sometimes engravings or paintings were made to record these patterns, such as those in Altamira and Lascaux. One particularly stunning…