reply to post by metalholic
Sorry to burst your bubble, but there's a few glaring inaccuracies with your testimony.
For starters, there are not five elements, as per your theory. Fire, Water, Air and Earth are the Classical Elements, comprising only four. Metal,
Wood, Fire, Water, and Wind, by the Chinese cosmology, comprise five possible elements. However, I see no other references to Chinese mysticism and
spirituality in your post. Therefore, I must assume that "spirit" is the fifth element you were referencing. Spirit is not an element though. All
classic literature, theosophy, magick, and spirituality point to spirit being an independent force, through which use of the elements can elevate or
subjugate. So, no, only four elements, not five.
Second: senses. I assume Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell, and Hearing are the five senses you are referring to. The classical points of the pentagram. The
sixth sense I assume is the intuition perception, or psychic awareness. A common misconception, and fault in pop-spirituality, and unscientific
mysticism. There are actually nine standard senses, not including intuition. The four you're missing are:
Proprioception: unconscious knowledge of limb placement and movement.
Thermoception: sense of heat, or lack of heat, on our skin.
Nociception: conscious placement of pain stimuli around the body.
Equilibrioception: our ability to balance and remain erect.
So, sorry to say, but your use of Aristotle's Classic Elements, and Classic Senses places you, and your theory, a bit out of time and space. Since
the foundation of your assessment comes from the interplay of senses and elements, and I have just debunked this, your entire theory is now moot. I
will continue though...
The use of a pentagram inside a hexagram is not very potent. The pentagram represents the physical senses of man: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing.
Not the elements. The hexagram represents the luminous spheres of the Heavens, the celestial bodies overlooking us: Sol, Mercury, Venus, Luna, Mars,
Jupiter, and Saturn. Your pentagram inside a hexagram is more representative of man as a microcosm of the cosmos; then it is of man as an infinite
You don't suggest anything along those lines though. So I am forced to assume you had no conception, or understanding, of the microcosm/macrocosm
interplay before reading my brief synopsis of it. Additionally, the hourglass symbolism made by the intersecting triangles has little influence on the
overall design, more potent variations of the hexagram exist, like the
, or all of
variations on the hexagram.
The Greek pantheon... what exactly were you trying to get at here?
To begin with, you messed up on your Olympians. The 12 deities of Mt. Olympus are: (1) Zeus and (2) Hera; (3) Demeter; (4) Poseidon; (5) Dionysus; (6)
Ares; (7) Hephaestus; (8) Athena; (9) Aphrodite; (10) Apollo; (11) Artemis; and (12) Hermes. Neither Hestia, nor Hades are among the Olympians. Hades
is Lord of the Underworld, he is not permitted to set foot above ground, as per the deal he made with Zeus and Poseidon (Zeus owns the sky; Poseidon
the sea; Hades the underworld).
Additionally, there are nine Titans: (1) Oceanus & (2) Tethys; (3) Phoebe & (4) Coeus; (5) Rhea & (6) Cronus; (7) Mnemosyne; (8) Iapitus; and (9)
Prometheus. Perhaps they represent the senses of the human being? Maybe I just found the real divinity-human link that you were striving for? Or,
perhaps Pan, and Hecate, and Nyx, and Eros, and Gaia, and Uranus and Erebus somehow figure in?
As for your poem... it is nonsense. And racism. So, my question to you is: dafuq?
~ Wandering Scribe