Ok.... I admit it.....the inscription is really bothering me now!
I'm revisiting the (long) story, and the latest source i found, quoted earlier (www.wfg-gk.de...
), tells the story as follows:
Lazarus goes up the mountain with another man, Martin Elbenberger, and they climbed the mountain until they reached a ravine/gorge called "der hohe
Thron" (The High Throne). They saw the inscription on a stone, in silver lettering (S.V.R.C.E.T.S.A.T.V.S). They looke dta this inscription for a
while, before returnign down the mountain. Back in the town, they discussed the inscription, and Martin Elbenberger asked Lazarus to go back the next
day, and either bring back the stone that the inscription was carved on, or write it down on a piece of paper. So the next day, Lazarus went back up
the mountain, and WROTE DOWN THE INSCRIPTION.
The way Lazarus wrote the inscription down, is specifically referred to in the above source, as "mit aufmerksamkeit", which translates as
attentively or diligently. So this being the case (if we are to believe this version), you would have to say that it is more likely that the
S.V.R.C.E.T.S.A.T.U.S. or S.V.R.G.E.T.S.A.T.U.M. or some other version that has been corrupted as the story has been retold, is the truer version, as
it was (apparently) written down.
Lets not forget, that after returning from the cave, Lazarus never told anyone what he had seen for 35 years, and then died shorlty afterwards.
So, "Arise, that which is sown" or "Let that which is sown, rise" is where i'm at with this at the moment.
Could it even stretch to "As you sow, so shall ye reap"???
Back to the story above, it mentions the place of this inscrpition as "der hohe Thron". This is more than likely the "Hochthron", as it is
referred to today, which is one of the peaks of the Untersberg.
So Lazarus has written the inscription, found it too late to go back home, and so stayed on the mountain overnight. The next day, as he wakes, is when
he sees the monk. After the initial chat (Who are you, from where, let me gibve you something to eat and drink, blah blah blah.....
"Dann giengen sie miteinander von diesem Orte, wo sie geredet haben, wiederum zum hohen Thron. Da kamen sie zu einer eisernen Thür. Diese machte
der Mönch auf."
"Then they left this palce together, where they had spoken, back around to the Hohe Thron [or Hochthron?]. there, they came to an iron door. This,
the monk opened........"
And so begins the experience inside the mountain.
So, is the Hochthron near to the cave which we suspect may be known as the "eisernen Thuer"? If it is, maybe we have a possible location for the
entrance to the mountain, leading to the 12 doors to the 12 churches, and the location of the inscription that is bothering me so much.............
Of course, if i was anywhere near to being diligent, i would have checked out the location of the Hochthron before this post.
But i'm not. And i didn't. Shame on me!