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The (Rosicrucian-Gnostic)Mysteries of Halloween
People asked for signs from Christ, but he gave only the sign of Jonah.
"And the Lord prepared a gourd (the pumpkin), and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceedingly glad of the gourd (the pumpkin)."
The powers of the Gourd (Pumpkin) belong to the Hermetic Priesthood of Netzach (the Universal Mind)....
Now IAOH had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
A great fish swallows Jonah. This fish is Leviathan. Leviathan is Lucifer. Lucifer (Lat. Lux = light; Fer = bearer, bringer) is the bearer of light. He is the shadow of the Christ, the psychological trainer from whom the Initiate must steal the fire of the Gods. This work is accomplished in the descent into the 9th Sphere of Yesod. For three days and three nights the Bodhisattva must overcome the tests of Lucifer. The three mountains of (Alchemical) Birth, (Mystical) Death, and Sacrifice are the three days and nights of the Bodhisattva. Thus Jesus was heard to say,
Originally posted by JoshNorton
reply to post by hawk123
Why does the "simple cipher" use the same values for i and j, and the same values for u and v?
I have a great mistrust for number systems that are not self-consistent...
Or, I suppose a better question is, why use the 24 character simple cipher, and not the 26 character simple cipher that is further down the page?edit on 2010.10.31 by JoshNorton because: (no reason given)