(Masonic Degree - "Knight of Aurora")
"Aurora, goddess of dawn, is the Roman name for the Greek dawn goddess, Eos. ... She is shown flying before the chariot of the sun, sometimes carrying a torch and flowers. Aurora is comparable to the Greek Athene...".
(Coin obverse: Athena; Different coin reverse: owl; U.S. Dollar: owl)"Athena ... Athene... Also known as: ...Glauk-Opis ('Owl-Faced'), Gogopa (Death Goddess), ...Merchanitis, Minerva (Roman), Nice, Nike (Goddess of Victory), Pallas (Storm Goddess), Pallas Athene, Parthenia, Parthenos ("Virgin"), ...Victoria (Roman). ...Hesiod connected her with Eris (strife) and at first she was a goddess of battle and storms. The Greeks identified her with the Egyptian sky goddess Neith. The grey-eyed Greek virgin goddess of war, wisdom, and handicrafts, and patroness of Athens... The Parthenon was her temple. The owl is her bird. ... It is said that she remained a virgin... Athena is comparable to the goddess of dawn, Eos, and the Roman Aurora. ..." Source: Patricia Turner & Charles Russell Coulter, Dictionary of Ancient Dieties, pp. 83, & 79-80.
"One of the principal motivations for athletes to display their excellence is the priceless prize of kleos aphthiton ('undying glory'). ... In modern times, with its inexhaustible media coverage and its rapacity for celebrity, athletes can attain worldwide glory within seconds of their achievements..." http://goddessnike.com/goddess_nike_and_the_olympic_games.php
"Indiscriminate killers seem to crave fame and notoriety; take those away, the theory goes, and there will be no reason for troubled loners of the future to strap on weapons and shoot up the local post office/mall/campus/movie theater." http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-holmes-name-20120726,0,7705725.story
"The games were held to be one of the two central rituals in Ancient Greece, the other being the much older religious festival, the Eleusinian Mysteries." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Olympic_Games
(Colorado fire - "The Dry Way began with roasting and heating in an intense fire...the Dry Way worked with the 'raging fires of our lower nature'," Dennis William Hauck, Alchemy (Idiot's Guide), p. 106.)
("A home burns during a large wildfire Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Luther, Okla. A wildfire whipped by gusty, southerly winds swept through rural woodlands north and south of Oklahoma City on Friday, burning several homes as firefighters struggled to contain it in 113-degree heat. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Bryan Terry)" http://news.yahoo.com/photos/wildfires-blaze-across-oklahoma-1344086283-slideshow/home-burns-during-large-wildfire-friday-aug-3-photo-043951608.html)
"There are two traditional ways of preparing the Philosophers (sic.) Stone, the wet way and the dry way. The dry way takes only eight days using double philosophic mercury.
Virgin of the Merchant of Venice, in lead." Stuart Nettleton, Alchemy Key, pp. 201,202,210.
(Travis Langley, Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight, p. 170.)
"[Archetypes] easily catch hold of you and you are possessed as if they were lions or bears, say – primitive forces which are quite definitely stronger than you. ...in all cases identification with the unconscious ...brings a weakening of consciousness, and herein lies the danger. You do not 'make' an identification, you do not 'identify yourself,' but you experience your identity with the archetype in an unconscious way and so are possessed by it. Insanity is possession by an unconscious content that, as such, is not assimilated to consciousness, nor can it be assimilated since the very existence of such conditions is denied." ~ Carl Jung (qtd. in http://www.awakeninthedream.com/wordpress/are-we-possessed/)
(Cosmic-Orphic-World Egg)"Astronomers: ‘Bullet star’ shines 350 times brighter than the sun ATLANTA — For decades, scientists have observed that Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, spins much faster than the sun." http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwexa/news/archive/sciences/05_0119_astronomy.htm
("Phanes hatched from the world egg & circled by the zodiac..."
"Phanes (Ancient Greek: Φάνης, from φαίνω, phainō, "I bring to light"), or Protogonos (Greek: Πρωτογόνος, "First-born"), was the mystic primeval deity of procreation and the generation of new life, who was introduced into Greek mythology by the Orphic tradition..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phanes_%28mythology%29
Phanes, Phosphorus ("light-bringer"), Lucifer, Eosphorus (dawn-bringer), Eos, Aurora, Pyrphorus (fire-bringer) like Prometheus, and Dadouchos (Torch-bearer) like Demeter and Dionysus.
"In the Orphic theogony (which differs substantially from the more well-known cosmogony of Homer and Hesiod), Dionysus appears successively in three forms: Phanês-Dionysus, the bisexual god of Light, burst from the silver egg of the cosmos (the so-called Orphic Egg is sometimes depicted as an egg girt with a serpent) at the beginning of time. ... Zeus [swallowed] ... Phanes ... assimilating his power. Zeus then took the form of a serpent and begot the second Dionysus, Dionysus-Zagreus, the Horned Child, upon his daughter Persephonê. ... Athena, goddess of Wisdom, had witnessed the murder of Dionysus-Zagreus and had even managed to save his heart from the rage of the Titans. She brought it, still beating, to her father Zeus. Zeus consumed the heart, as he had previously consumed the Serpent-entwined Egg of Light of his great-grandfather Phanês. He then came to Semelê...and begot upon her the third Dionysus, known as Dionysus-Lyseus or Bakkhos [Bacchus], or simply as Dionysus. [Another version of the legend has Athena preserving the heart of Zagreus within a small figure she fashioned from the gypsum of the Titans, into which she breathed life.] ... Having been born twice, once as Zagreus and once as Lyseus, Dionysus is known as Dithyrambos, the 'twice-born.'" http://hermetic.com/sabazius/dionysus.htm
"PHANES was the Protogenos (primeval god) of procreation in the Orphic cosmogony. He was the primal generator of life, the driving force behind reproduction in the early cosmos. Phanes was hatched from the world egg (the primordial mixture of elements) when it was split into its constituent parts by the ancient gods Khronos (Time) and Ananke (Inevitability). ... Phanes was portrayed as a beautiful golden-winged hermaphroditic deity wrapped in a serpent's coils. The poets describe him as an incorporeal being invisible even through the eyes of the gods. His name means "bring to light" or "make appear" from the Greek verbs phanaô and phainô. ... Khronos (Time) generated an egg...The egg; the dyad of the two natures inside it (male and female)... and thirdly an incorporeal god with golden wings on his shoulders, bulls’ heads growing upon his flanks, and on his head a monstrous serpent, presenting the appearance of all kinds of animal forms ... Protogonos (First-Born) [Phanes], ... Zeus the order of all and of the whole world, wherefore he is also called Pan (All)." http://www.theoi.com/Protogenos/Phanes.html
(Regulus, Polaris, and Sirius)
Voces magicae (or, Egyptian "Words of Power"):
"Should the media not use James Holmes' name? ... Names have always been the subject of magical thinking -- the ancient Romans buried lead tablets invoking the names of spirits, gods or the dead in order to curse their enemies, just as one example -- so maybe it shouldn't be too surprising that many people think uttering the name "James Holmes," like an unguarded mention of the name "Voldemort" in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, will cause bad things to happen." http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-holmes-name-20120726,0,7705725.story Via http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2012/07/predictive-programming-batman-movie.html