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the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.
Apotheosis is the glorification of a subject to divine level.
In theology, apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised to godlike stature.
The Royal Order of the Seraphim (Swedish Kungliga Serafimerorden) (Seraphim being a category of Angels) is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748
A seraph (/ˈsɛr.əf/; pl. seraphs or seraphim /ˈsɛr.ə.fɪm/; Hebrew: שְׂרָפִים śərāfîm, singular שָׂרָף śārāf; Latin: seraphi[m], singular seraph[us]; Greek: σεραφείμ) is a type of celestial or heavenly being in Judaism and Christianity. Literally "burning ones", the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible. A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying "holy, holy, holy". This throne scene, with its triple invocation of holiness (a formula that came to be known as the Trisagion), profoundly influenced subsequent theology, literature and art. Its influence is frequently seen in works depicting angels, heaven and apotheosis. Seraphs are mentioned as celestial beings in an influential Hellenistic work, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Revelation. Tradition places seraphs in the fifth rank of ten in the Jewish angelic hierarchy and the highest rank in the Christian angelic hierarchy.
O'Neill was educated at Rosenberg (Institut auf dem Rosenberg) in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from Boston University. He also obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. He is a Partner and Head of Research at Noster Capital and former employee of NM Rothschild and Sons and Steinberg Asset Management.
…11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.…
Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
I'm not sure what you mean. I guess part of what I was getting at was that for us it's as if reality is divided into two halves, the concealed and the revealed. The concealed remains outside of our grasp whereas the revealed doesn't. I expressed it as if there were two directions that things bubbled up through the surface of the subconscious, represented by the Gypsies and the elite. Maybe it is, but they are also both from the subconscious then, into the conscious, thus being on the same arrow. But you could say that when something comes into the conscious it goes out of the subconscious perhaps. Anyway, the point I planned to make in this particular post is that perhaps we aren't "outside of it all", it just appears that way when you focus on that which is concealed from you. But perhaps to souls even lower than us we are concealed, although it seems like a far stretch to me that I would be that. But what do I know, maybe those people that came into my conscious mind from "below" used to view me the way I view those now above me...
originally posted by: UNIT76
..it's just that we're on the outside of it all..
I have wondered if the Gypsies have some kind of well thought out ideology.
"Cut through the outer shell and find a meaning; cut through that meaning and find another; under it, if you dig deep enough, you may find a third, a fourth -- who shall say how many teachings?"
This article was originally published in "The New Age", the official publication of International Freemasonry, in September of 1950. It was authored by Masonic Scholar C. William Smith.
And it's the truth, as close as you're ever going to hear it from their lips, and they very seldom make these kinds of slips. Although every time they have throughout their history, I have been able to locate it and document it, and deliver their own words from their own mouth over these airwaves.
"God's plan is dedicated to the unification of all races, religions, and creeds. This plan, dedicated to the new order of things, is to make all things new: a new nation, a new race, a new civilization, and a new religion--a non-sectarian religion that has already been recognized and called the 'Religion of the Great Light'.