Monday, March 16, 2009

Sophia, Lady in the Lake

Sophia (Wisdom)
After the natural structure of the immortal beings had completely developed out of the infinite, a likeness then emanated from Pistis (Faith); it is called Sophia (Wisdom). It exercised volition and became a product resembling the primeval light. And immediately her will manifested itself as a likeness of heaven, having an unimaginable magnitude; it was between the immortal beings and those things that came into being after them, like [...]: she (Sophia) functioned as a veil dividing mankind from the things above.

Wisdom of God, Sophia- the Greek word for Wisdom,
was sought and praised by King Solomon above all else:
“For in her is a spirit, intelligent, holy, unique
Manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain...
all-powerful, all-seeing .

Greek words, "Theos" (a god, the Deity) and "Sophia" (wisdom), Theosophy or Theosophia may be defined as "knowledge of divine things" or "Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods".
"The Society was formed to assist in showing to men that such a thing as Theosophy exists, and to help them to ascend towards it by studying and assimilating its eternal verities." Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

The Lady in the Lake
The Lady of the Lake is an ambiguous figure that can be found in a variety of forms in Arthurian tales. Her origins are believed to be pagan, which isn't out of the realm of possibility. The Celts held nature in high regard in their religion. Lakes and other bodies of water were sacred and considered to be the dwelling places of spirits, most of which were female....
Lady's earliest appearances isn't in the form of a water spirit or nymph but a mortal girl. In the Suite Du Merlin. The Lady of the Lake is called Nivaine the Huntress. In this tale she is a fifteen-years-old girl with a very wild and cunning nature. She is compared often to the Roman goddess, Diana(Isis), who is goddess of the hunt....
Lady of the Lake is mentioned such Chr├ętien de Troyes' romance, Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart she takes on a more familiar and mystical form. In this story, Lancelot is said to have been raised by a water fae who gave him a magic-resisting ring. Lancelot's life with the Lady of the Lake is detailed in the German Lanzelet by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven and the Prose Lancelot Proper, which was later expanded into the Lancelot-Grail Cycle...
here, the Lady of the Lake fosters the infant Lancelot after his father Ban has been killed fighting against his enemy Claudas....
The character has some similarities to the sea nymph Thetis of Greek mythology. Like the Lady of the Lake, Thetis is an aquatic spirit who raises the greatest warrior of her time (in this case, her son Achilles). Thetis' husband is Peleus, while the Lady of the Lake takes the knight Pelleas as her lover in some versions. Thetis uses magic to make her son invulnerable to harm and later gives him a shield and armor forged by the god Hephaestus, while the Arthurian character gives Lancelot a ring that protects him from all magic and delivers Excalibur to King Arthur...

The Lady of the Lake's guise as a water fay also makes her somewhat similar to Melusine. wiki

The Sword of Wisdom
Ever since the adepts handed on The secret of the sword, The true imperative has been upheld Completely, truly adamant. If someone asks me about Looking for its origin, I say it is not ordinary iron. This lump of iron Comes from receptive stillness; When you obtain it, it rises up.
Forging it in a glowing fire, Through repeated efforts It is refined And forged into steel.
When students of the Tao Know this secret, The spirit of light is intensely powerful,And devils of darkness vanish. The subtle function of spiritual work Is truly hard to measure; I now give an explanation for you. In telling you about it I divulge the celestial mechanism.Setting to work when one yang comes back; First have the six yangs pump the furnace bellows; Then the six yins work the tongs and hammer. When the work of firing is complete,It produces the sword; When it is first done, It flashes like lightning. Brandish it horizontally And a cold clear breeze arises; Hold it upright, And the shining bright moon appears. Auspicious light illumines heaven and earth; Sprites and ghosts are distressed. It stops turbidity, brings out clarity, Sweeps away weird defilements; It slays volatility, Cuts down aggressiveness, Destroys monsters: Influences draining away Vitality, energy and spirit All vanish in the light of the sword Entanglements are cut off, umination dies down, And the web of feelings is rent asunder. Where the spiritual edge is imed, mountains crumble; The demon kinds of mundane planes are all routed. This precious sword fundamentally has no form; The name is set up because it has spiritual effect. Learning the Tao and practicing reality Depend on this sword: Without this sword, The Tao cannot be achieved. Opening up the vast darkness, Distinguishing heaven and earth, Dissolving obstructions, transmuting objects - All is included. If you ask me to show it to you, I bring it out before you -Do you understand or not? Translated by Thomas Cleary, 1989, p. 115-117

Ace of Swords - AC Tarot Deck
Ace of Swords in Voodoo is Damballa Weddo (or Wedo), Damballah Weddo, Danbhala Weddo. Damballa -associated with Saint Patrick, the saint who protects from serpents; he is also synchronized with Moses. All carried the Sword of Wisdom.

The Magic of Mirrors via the other power grid
He Knew the story of king Da, the incarnation of the Serpent, which is the eternal beginning, never ending, who took his pleasure mystically with a queen who was the Rainbow, patroness of the Waters and of all Bringing Forth - A.Carpentier The Kingdom of This World
Alice through the looking glass (Sophia)

Some one else who went over the Rainbow via a vortex twister: Dorthy

Follow the yellow brick road to Oz

Pink Floyd & Dark Side of the Moon -the dark side of Oz
Road to hell is paved with gold.

"The Vail of Isis(Sophia) extends throughout the worlds. In our world it is the viable garment of the soul and is represented by the 2 beings of opposite sex" The Zodiac.

"The myth of the veil of Isis explains that Isis( Sophia) our immaculate mother, nature, space wove a beautiful veil that through it all things might be called into existence. Isis, pure and undefiled is homogeneous primordial substance throughout boundless infinite space" Part 4 of 13 Masonic Secrets

Seven Stages : Innocence, Initiatory, Selection, Crucifixion, Transmutation, Purification & Perfection, having to do with the manifested worlds, and mark the involution of souls into matter to gain experience, overcome, instruct and obtain freedom from matter in the completion of their evolutionary journey... Part 4 of 13 Masonic Secrets
The water door/gateway/portal is used both positive & negative spectrum for both good/evil depending on the vibrational frequency in which resonates. Where do you think this world resonates too ??

Odysseus in Hades
Hades (Greek) - It is identical to Sheol (Hebrew). It is the non-permanent place or temporary address of the disembodied souls of dead.

Ulysses and the Sirens -Melusine/Melusina
Pirates of the Caribbean's ship The Black Pearl was flipped upside down via the watergate
Will, Elizabeth, the surviving Pearl crew and the newly resurrected Barbossa vow to rescue Jack and his ship. After acquiring navigational charts that will lead them to World's End, the crew meets Jack in Davy Jones' Locker, along with the Pearl. Jack uses a clue from the map (Up is Down) to return the Pearl to the Living World. They flip the ship upside down in the water at sunset, and it shoots up into the Living World at sunrise.

Evil Dead 2 - is about opening gateways using the book of the dead- Necrocomocon.

Ash [talking into mirror]: I'm fine, I'm fine.
[Mirror Ash jumps out of the mirror and grabs Ash.]
Mirror Ash: I don't think so! We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound 'fine'? --Evil Dead 2

King holding the Sword

Jason vrs JasonX mirrored/duality

Jared Padalecki -Friday 13 demon hunter

Supernatural's Sam & Dean - (who just star in Fri 13 remake, Jason/demon is seen traveling out of the water gate to kill the kids at camp crystal lake) went over the rainbow in march's Friday 13th epoisde, as they traveled to the land of dead to find out what happened to the reapers.

Another Sam seen traveling to other worlds is Amada Tapping as Major Samantha Carter
Sam travels via the waterdoor to other worlds in SG1's star gate, with the rest of the cast who resonate Oz's theme to battle evil.

In the new release Mirrors, we see the spirit/demon use the mirror as waterdoor/gate

She then finds Michael staring in the water-covered floor. She tries to get him, but he is pulled through the surface of the water by his own reflection and is trapped on the other side, underwater....
The demon in this film is similar to the bibilical demon "Legion" aka "the Gerasene Demon" from the New Testament Bible. Legion are a group of demons that have the power to possess living things and commit them to self-destructive actions. wiki
Blotched carries the the mirror theme with the movie poster, also sporting 13. The main charater is sent to Russia to steal a priceless antique cross locked in a safe on the penthouse floor of a Moscow skyscraper. They are trapped by the religious psychopaths (twins who where decendents from val the impaler) on the unused 13th floor.

The cross held imortality , it is the Sword of Wisdom & the Excalibur

In the movies Poltergeist, they also carry the theme, but uses the TV as the looking glass.

While living an an average family house in a pleasant neighborhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the televison
Joe Renzetti - Poltergeist 3 sound track -

side 2 song 7: Mirror mirror on the wall

The looking glass made famous in Disney Snow White
The German version features elements such as the magic mirror and the seven dwarfs, who were first given individual names in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). In the many non-German versions, the dwarfs are generally robbers, while the magic mirror is a dialog with the sun or moon wiki

This is a theme carried in many movies.

Water is seen as a doorway or portal to the other side. Sophia along with her wisdom & tools, acted as a divide vail / guardian between worlds, She holds the ring and the sword. .....

Criminal Minds

Knowing -Synchromysticism Style
"Scene where Diana(the goddess, Isis, Liberty) pushes the button of the "octagonal gate".. which opens the garage door gate"... Substance D7

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