reply to post by CrypticSouthpaw
This is not "the Lion of Judah slaying Ba'al" at all. What you have here is a symbolic representation of the leonine goddess Sekhmet, sometimes called
Bast, slaying the Serpent of Non-Existence, Apep/Apophis. While I'm not absolutely positive, the artwork here lacks several Egyptian qualities. So, I
would guess that it is from the Ptolemaic period, when Greek rulers first established a seat of power in Egypt.
This is called a Mano Cornuto
, and is actually an Italian gesture which is used to ward off, or protect against, evil omens. It is not Satanic,
or evil, or debased. It is a sign of blessing, similar to the Hebraic "Raising of the Hands" in Jewish spirituality.
It's also a very common pose for a hand to assume when it is partially lifted. When the phalanges relax, fingers often curl and bend together. The
same reason why flicking your pinky causes your ring finger to move as well. It's just a comfortable position for the fingers as the hand is held
All of this would be blatantly obvious if you read actual
information, about actual
spiritual schools of faith, instead of relying on
tabloid-level bigotry and spiritual canon fodder about alien races.
The illuminati worship such an owl. All the major politicians associated with the occalt and the bohemian grove.
Actually, the Owl is a symbol of wisdom and creativity. Bohemian Grove is a culture-club, composed of influential people who have the ability to shape
the cultural zeitgeist
of the world. Zeitgeist
, here, refers to the term, not the documentary; please google its definition if you're
unfamiliar with the word as a term, not a title. The Bohemian Grove members, additionally, are under no forced-worship of the Owl at all.
The only remotely—term used extremely loosely—Satanic aspect of the Bohemian Grove is the Cremation of Care
ceremony which begins each
retreat. This is an elaborate ceremony during which an effigy of worldly cares and responsibility is burned. This act is symbolic
representation of the general goal of the Bohemian Grove Club.
After all, a bohemian
is an artistic type, a "starving-artist," if you will. The whole club was begun for the soul purpose of giving said
a place to retreat to and work in whatever manner their creativity required. It was, essentially, a giant free-for-all creative club.
Much like Burning Man, or other modern hipster/New Age cultural gatherings. So, unless you're going to complain about the giant Wicker Man burned
during the Burning Man celebrations, then you're just giving in to paranoia when you complain about the Cremation of Care
ceremony from the
Bohemian Grove Club.
In fact, I'm more disturbed by the religion which commands its members to "eat their God's flesh," and "drink their Messiah's blood." That type of
cannibalistic activity seems far more occult, evil, and Satanic then a bunch of creative people "burning their cares" so they can enjoy a weekend
without worry and fear.
Actually, that's an Egyptian hieroglyphic. Its English phonetic equivalent is the letter "U," and it has nothing to do with Owls, Satanism,
extra-terrestrials, or the Occult. Also, it's not an Owl. The Egyptian hieroglyphic which most closely resembles an Owl is the letter "M," which looks
Some Egyptologists even theorize that it is a Vulture, and not an Owl at all. Seeing as the goddess Mut, wife of Amun-Rē, was depicted as a woman
adorned with a Vulture crown, I could see this being possible. Although, I personally think the Hieroglyphic for the letter "A" looks more like a
Finally though, Owls and other animals are ubiquitous symbols in ancient faiths and cultures because their mythologies were based upon Earth
mysteries, like seasons, animals, and vegetation. The Owl isn't an aspect of ancient cultural mythology because of the Pleiades, but because Owls were
a nocturnal hunter who silently observed the entirety of the forest. They were patient, calm, dangerous, and, had a head which can nearly turn
completely around, symbolic of omniscience.
Owls aren't Satanic, they're just danged cool. As is the case with most of Nature. And since our ancestors didn't have computers, Twitter, or Angry
Birds to turn their minds into mush, they saw the beauty, wonder, awe, and raw power of Nature, and honored it in ways even the most dirty, filthy,
grassroots tree-hugger could only hope
to one day match.
No aliens. Just absolutely awesome earthlings.
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 7/5/13 by Wandering Scribe because: (no reason given)