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originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: eisegesis
The Alice globe was enjoyed thank you!
Beyond the impressive aesthetic effect of transposing the famous John Tenniel illustrations to Lewis Carrol's works onto a celestial map, Greaves & Thomas have in fact come up with an ingenious set of correspondences between the individual characters in the books and the constellations. No evidence has been found to suggest that Dodgson intended to bring to life the heavens in his books, and indeed such analogies have been drawn between his writings and such diverse sources as Judaism and the Tarot.
So no attempt is made to suggest that the correspondences outlined below were deliberate on Dodgson's part, but one should keep in mind the fact that one of the central meesages running through the Alice books, repeatedly restated, is that all life is but a dream; when one dreams in sleep, all the images and events that appear are created by the self, and in the same way, many curious meanings and analogies may present themselves in life, if only one allows oneself to be aware of them.
In addition, it should be remembered, when considering the numerous reversals and mirror images presented here, that the term 'Looking Glass' was an early description for a telescope, and that both mirror and telescope reverse the object being viewed (the former through the vertical axis, the latter through the horizontal).
The god Osiris, husband of Isis, was sometimes called Un-nefer, and portrayed with the head of a hare. As Un-nefer, Osiris was sacrificed to the Nile each year to facilitate the annual flooding which brought renewal of the land and crops. Un-nefer has been translated variously as “The Good Being” or “The One Who Brings Good into Being” or “Beautiful Renewal.”
Wenet’s male counterpart, Wenenu (or Unnu), was sometimes identified as a form of Osiris or Re. The hare also appears as a standard hieroglyphic phonetic sign. This hieroglyph which is called “Wn” symbolized the very essence of life itself, and depicts a hare over a single ripple of water, the very substance from which life first appeared out of the primordial waters of Nun in ancient Egyptian creation myths.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
"Elf on the Shelf" = ES = Edward Snowden?
This story describes how Santa's "scout elves" hide in people's homes to watch over events. Once everyone goes to bed, the scout elf flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa the activities, good and bad, that have taken place throughout the day. Before the family wakes up each morning, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides. By hiding in a new spot each morning around the house, the scout elf plays an ongoing game of hide and seek with the family.
Professor Laura Pinto suggests that it conditions kids to accept the surveillance state and that it communicates to children that "it's okay for other people to spy on you, and you're not entitled to privacy." She argues that "if you grow up thinking it's cool for the elves to watch me and report back to Santa, well, then it's cool for the NSA to watch me and report back to the government ... The rule of play is that kids get to interact with a doll or video game or what have you, but not so with the Elf on the Shelf: The rule is that you don't touch the elf. Think about the message that sends."
A federal judge on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of ordering that asylum seekers who sued after their deportation be returned to the U.S. to have their claims heard anew, ruling against the Trump administration's revised asylum policies.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, came a day after the same judge presided over a contentious sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn -- in which he questioned whether the ex-White House official committed “treason” and accused him of selling out the United States to foreign interests.