Dragon Treasures of Saint Germain
THE DRAGON TREASURES of Saint Germain
Magic, Transcendence & Longevity
by Iona Miller, 4-2010
…The outer darkness is a great serpent, the tail of which is in his mouth, and it is outside the whole world, and surroundeth the whole world: in it there are many places of punishment, and it containeth twelve halls – Egyptian Passage (from E. A. Wallis Budge’s Gods of the Egyptians, Vol. 1)
“The tradition of the Dragon and the Sun is echoed in every part of the world.…There was a time when the four parts of the world were covered with the temples sacred to the Sun and the Dragon: but the cult is now preserved mostly in China and the Buddhist countries”. –Blavatsky, Secret Doctrine
“The Alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the oroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. In the age-old image of the uroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself. The oroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the oroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilises himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolises the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which unquestionably stems from man’s unconscious …’ — Jung
DRAGONS OF CREATION, DESTRUCTION, REGENERATION, GNOSIS & ENLIGHTENMENT
The Dragon Book is a cryptic manual of ceremonial magic with three stated purposes that unravel infinite threads of investigation in history, metaphysics, transformation and cosmology. The book says St. Germain wrote it for his closest associates, but by its content it appears to be much older and in the style of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin, a conjuring work of “Solomonic” magic.
This book employs sigil magic, encrypted godnames, spirit names and astronomical features. Illustrations include the opening dragon emblem, a wyvern, a magical circle of operations enclosing a triangle of evocation, a sigil for longevity or immortality, and a magical mirror of the heavens (As Above, So Below). While the first two operations for finding “lost treasures” in the “sea” and “depths of the earth” are only performed during an eclipse, the third — the longevity practice — does not require that. Upcoming annualar and total eclipses in 2012 occur on May 20 and Nov 13.
The Dragon guards the “treasure” and a royal bloodline from which St. Germain claimed descent through his reputed father, Ferenc of Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania. Dragonsblood is said to be medicinal. A wyvern is a mythical beast, being a winged dragon with two eagle-like feet and a barbed, serpentine tail. In folklore, a dragon is a serpentine creature. The Latin word draco, as in constellation Draco, comes directly from Greek δράκων, (drákōn, gazer). Words for dragon iinclude worm, Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr), meaning snake or serpent.
In Old English wyrm means “serpent”, draca means “dragon”. Finnish lohikäärme means directly “salmon-snake”, but the word lohi- was originally louhi- meaning crags or rocks, a “mountain snake”. Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth. Likely, the dragons of European and Mid Eastern mythology stem from the cult of snakes found in religions throughout the world.
The most noticeable thing about St. Germain’s secret DRAGON BOOK is its highly unusual shape – a downward-pointing equilateral triangle of 9 inches to each side. The most prominent feature of the title page is a winged Dragon or Wyvern emblem. Wyvern is derived from Middle English wyvere, from Old North French wivre “viper”. The triangular shape hints strongly at a 3-fold reading: Hermetic, Qabalistic & Alchemical. All deal with our primordial nature as energetic light beings capable of transformation and energetic communion with Cosmos.
Such a reading suggests alphanumeric cyphers hidden within the encoded text, even once it is decoded and translated from the Latin and French. For example, a variety of ciphers were known to St. Germain, including Gematria, Atbash, Triangle, Circular, etc. A triangular cipher would be a natural suspect for pulling more from the graphic text. Perhaps future cryptologists will apply some of these arcane techniques.
Dissolve Yourself & Solve the Riddle
What we do know is the descending triangle of Saint Germain’s Dragon Book is a symbol of water, as in the alchemical maxim, Solve et Coagula. Water is the Universal Solvent of alchemy, the beginning and end of the work. We also know water has unique physical and metaphysical properties. Its molecular structure can be affected by human intentionality. Thoughts and words affect water. Liquid water is the cosmic source of all life. Some body fluids exemplify this property more than others. Since we are largely water ourselves it is a primordial element affecting our well-being and longevity.
The liquid form of the Philosopher’s Stone was known as the UNIVERSAL SOLVENT. According to the alchemists, the operation of solutio (liquification) has a twofold effect: it causes old forms to disappear and new regenerate forms to emerge. To a rigid consciousness, the primal ocean of the unconscious is experienced as chaotic, violent, irrational processes of generation and destruction.
Grinnell (1973) describes the transformative process of solutio which facilitates the fluid, mobile basis of consciousness:
For aqua permanens is a mode of the arcane substance; its symbol is water or sea-water, an all-pervading essence of anima mundi, the innermost and secret numinosum in man and the universe, that part of God which formed the quintessence and real substance of Physis, at once the highest supercelestial waters of wisdom and the spirit of life pervading inorganic matter.
Alchemy had one great prescription for the accomplishment of the Great Work: “Solve et Coagula“–reduce or dissolve all to its primary, most fundamental essence and embody that creative, holistic spirit. The ancient alchemists sought to transform “lead” into “gold.” We repeat this process as modern alchemists when we seek the transformative medium which allows us to recognize our rigidities (“lead”) and facilitates our healing and expression of our full creative potential (“gold”). That medium is the ever-flowing river of our consciousness.
As consciousness explores and expands, ego dissolves. Pure consciousness, the fundamental luminosity, is the ground state of unborn form. The generic purpose of ego death is to liberate our embodied being, precipitating communion with and re-patterning by the Whole. When all forms finally dissolve into unconditioned consciousness, the ground state of primordial awareness is revealed as the mystic Void, the womb of creation.
The Universal Solvent dissolves problems, heals, allows life to flow in new, creative patterns. These new patterns embody the evolutionary dynamic. According to chaos theory, free-flowing energy is capable of self-organization. In consciousness this means that the obstructions to free flowing energy must first be dissolved. Through re-creational ego death, consciousness dissolves into healing communion with the whole of existence, renewing itself, emerging with a new creative potential.
There is a generic process in nature and consciousness which dissolves and regenerates all forms. The essence of this transformative, morphological process is chaotic–purposeful yet inherently unpredictable holistic repatterning. The Great Work of the art of alchemy is the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone, a symbol of wholeness and integration. The liquid form of the Stone, called the Universal Solvent, dissolves all old forms like a rushing stream, and is the self-organizing matrix for the rebirth of new forms. It is thus a metaphor or model for the dynamic process of transformation, ego death and re-creation.
The alchemical operation SOLUTIO, called “the root of alchemy,” corresponds with the element water. It implies a flowing state of consciousness, “liquification” of consciousness, a return to the womb for rebirth, a baptism or healing immersion in the vast ocean of deep consciousness. It facilitates feedback via creative regression: de-structuring, or destratification by immersion in the flow of psychic imagery through identification with more and more primal forms or patterns–a psychedelic, expanded state, a chaotic process of psychological transformation and recalibration.
The Milky Way is the water of heaven, the spiral circle of the cosmos whose secret is revealed in the Great Cycle of the Precession, the Zero-Point of Solar/Galactic Alignment. The Dragon solution is in the blood, in actualizing the powers inherent in dragon nature, being fearless to be superhuman, for the sake of all life. The Water of Life has unique meaning in the pre-Dilunian Dragon lineage.
The Dragon is an Ultraterrestrial — a symbol of wisdom and healing. There is primordial wisdom in the inherent nature of the deathless light body, with powers extended through the consort — titanic blazing being intentionally working with great forces and vast fields. The Dragon is the ancient ancestor who contains all widom and potential, symbol of mastery and sovereignty used by royalty and initiates.
Spirit reabsorbs all the light it projected as objective universe, reawakening the Dragon energy. The grand frequency contains quintessence of all dimensions and knowledge. The primary ground of being contains all patterns and potentials. The Grail Quest and alchemical Great Work are also called “Opening the Eye of the Dragon.” Gnosis lies at the heart of Dragon culture, which holds we should be at one with the Earth not presume dominion over it.
The Enuma Elish, a Mesopotamian creation myth from around 1900 b.c.e., relates how the primordial waters of Tiamat, ‘she who bore them all,’ and Apsu, ‘their begetter . . . commingle as a single body,’ and thus become the sole matrix from which everything emerges. The verse accompanying the figure heightens the correspondence between the alchemical fountain and the hierogamy that produced all life: ‘We (waters) are the metal’s first nature and only source; the highest tincture of the Art is made through us.’
For uncounted Aeons, mankind witnessed the nightly drama of the heavenly bodies and the fixed and wandering stars watched back. Eventually, an order was deduced from these nightly wanderings. Man sought to magically reflect this heavenly order on Earth. The archetypal Pole of Light was the focus of this spiritually significant primordial observation. The Ouroborous serpent that bites its tail is the Milky Way.
The power behind the veil is the circumpolar Void, sometimes inhabited by a star, sometimes not. We now know the true center of our galaxy is a massive black hole, through which the galaxy consumes itself. Draconian magic is thus a Path into the Abyss to awaken the potential of life force — initiation to awaken the gnostic seership of pineal vision and latent healing serpent power. It is also a royal bloodline, unbroken from pre-Diluvian times to today. In the beginning of the world, Winged Serpents reigned upon the Earth. These were the demigods which predate the historical civilization of every nation.
The first dragon story on record is found in the Babylonian creation epic, Enuma Elish. First called Labbu by the Sumerians in 3000 BC, this dragon came to be known as Tiamat when that civilization gave way to the Babylonians and their mythologies blended. Broken down, Tiamat’s name means “life-mother,” and this she-dragon was indeed the creator of all. Part animal, part serpent, and part bird, Tiamat, the spirit of chaos. Myths of the gods recount celestial events, including the breakup of a massive comet Encke into many fragments, just like Shoemaker-Levi which hit Jupiter.
Geo-climatologists found a huge climatic change around 3117 BC, called the Piora oscillation. This abrupt change in the climate was probably caused by a massive meteorite swarm (”seven heads and ten horns“), possibly from the break-up of a great comet Encke (”the Red Dragon“) in the inner parts of the Solar system.
Archaeologists have confirmed the presence of a widespread layer of riverine silt deposits, shortly after the Piora Oscillation interrupting the sequence of settlement, that left a few feet of yellow sediment in the cities of Shuruppak and Uruk and extended as far north as Kish.
The recent detected undersea Burckle Crater, 1500 kilometers Southeast of Madagascar could be the abyssal Impact crater of one of the parts of the Typhon. The Comet that crashed into the Sea caused massive rainstorms, Darkness and a huge tsunami with waves more than 200 meters high.
“The whole earth seethed, and sky and sea: and the long waves raged along the beaches round and about, at the rush of the deathless gods: and there arose an endless shaking.” (Hesiod, Theogeny).
At that time the Earth was also at the end of a 1500 year climate cycle caused by the Wobble of the Axis of the Earth. This cycle generates Earthquakes, rising of the sea level and a Sudden Change of the Climate. At that time the Earth was highly vulnerable. The huge impact of Comet Typhon triggered Earthquake-Storms all over the World.
Before the Flood things were very different. The Immortal Gods and the Humans lived for four thousand years between 7.000 BC and 3.000 BC in the Paradise of the Green Sahara The nice climate in the Sahara made it possible that fruits, plants and animals were so plentiful that there was no need to strive.
After 3117 BC the Green Sahara suddenly transformed into a Desert because the weather patterns on Earth changed completely.The survivors of the wandering communities of the hunter/gatherers had to move to more fertile places on Earth. They settled down at the oases in the desert and/or started to attack the groups that were able to live on fertile grounds. The peaceful time of the Green Sahara, paradise, was suddenly disrupted.
About 3000 BC, a shift of power took place in the Near East, as the result of the immigration of large numbers of Semitic & Aryan tribes into the area. Out of the Green Sahara, Semitic tribes pushed, in several waves, into the area of the Fertile Crescent. These tribes were known by the Mesopotamians as Amurru (meaning “Westerners“).
After the Flood the Shaman of the Hunter/Gatherers were replaced by the priests of the ruling class, the Pharaohs. The priests of Nimrod blocked the connection with the Infinite Potential, created artificial scarcity, introduced the concept of Sin, started to divide and rule and transformed the Story of Maya, the Material World, into a Spiritual Story.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: The Fractal Field of Resonating Potential
The narrative of the Sky had to be a “rotating” cyclic narrative because the sky was in constant cyclic motion. Ancient tradition states that heavenly locations had earthly counterparts (”As Above, so Below“). The next step was to project this Narrative on the Sky using highly visible stars as a connection point. In the last step the Sky was projected unto Earth again.
Megaliths (”giant standing stones“, “menhirs“) and related constructions such as cairns and dolmens (chambers of stone), tumuli and barrows (ancient earthworks) and henges and circles were built by ancient man for purposes of Astronomy and Geodetics. Anyone having knowledge of the heavenly stars could thus find his way around on Earth by means of the megaliths, which served both as boundaries and landmarks.
When we measure the Earth in Egypt the number 26.400 miles appears which is the Amount of Years the Precession of the Equinox takes. A mile in distance upon the earth equals one year of precession, and one degree of distance on the earth, a 360th part of the circumference equals 72 years of Precession of Equinox. In Precession solar and galactic intentionality align.
The ancient Scientists not only created a highly advanced Navigation System and a Calendar, they also Mapped this System to a metric system of Earth. This System was just like the Calendar and the Navigation System implemented all over the world. To Rule efficiently you have to Standardize to predict the future.
One of most important Cycles is called the Etanic Cycle In a 780 year period the earth wobbles above the equator to a max of (4) degrees, then wobbles back below the equator to a max of (4) degrees. The full cycle take 1560 years. The 1560 year wobble can be broken down into the four quadrants of 390 years, and to the Mayan Calendar eighth part of 130 years.
The constant movement by Earth above and below the equator shifts the exposure of different areas of the planet to annual sun light. It also generates a lot of Tectonic Stress (Earth Quake Storms) from the planet’s core to its surface.
The Etanic Cycle has a huge influence on the Climate. Climate changes shift populations of humans and herds all around the Globe. To Rule the World you have to know when the Big Troubles are Coming.
The year 3117 BC was a special year not only because of the special alignment of Sun and Earth. There are 5280 Feet to the Mile. This number is 0ne fifth of the duration of the Precession Cycle. The periodicity of the well-known Economic Kondratiev Cycle is 5280/100=52.8 years.
The number Five is a very important number. It is the number of the Pentangle and the Quintessence (Chi, Ether, Prana). Five is the Number of the Center. The Ancient Scientists divided the Precession Cycle into Five Stages. The Stage that started at 3117 BC was the last Phase before a new Golden Age would start. It was the Fifth Age of the Precession. 3117 BC was the start of Human Civilization. It was the time of the Establishment of the Old Kingdom, the first Writing in Sumeria, and the first Stellar Observation Systems. The Hindu Kali Yuga (‘The Dark Age“) begins at this time as well.
Syncretism is the belief that the majority of the world’s religions can all be reconciled; that what they have in common is more than what they do not. Within syncretism is a feeling of harmony, unity, and overall love. Syncretism is not a modern belief, it was shared by ancient cultures – the most well-known being the cross-over gods between the Egyptians and Greeks and also the Celts and Romans. They didn’t see anything wrong with this as either their beliefs, teachings, or their blood told them their gods are of the same origin. Some believe all gods originated from Africa, others the Middle East, and others yet from the Proto-Indo European. Put the cultures of these regions on a timeline and you’ll see that all of the above are right, they just represent different evolutionary periods through early pre-history.
Tracking the Dragon
On December 25, 3117 B.C. a total solar eclipse was visible at Sunrise at the Winter Solstice point. This date is the Beginning of the Mayan Calendar. It is also the start of the Reign of Me-Sin or Menes, the first Pharao King that united Egypt.
The beginning of the new calendar marks the most important Geophysical Event of the past five millennia, the Great Flood. One of the causes of the Great Flood could be a close encounter of the earth with the comet, Typhon the Dragon.
Dragons are real and the basis of scientific priesthood and royal lineage. The sacred past is a story of sacred dragon or serpent worship. The triangular Dragon Book is essentially a magical astonomical text. Civilization was originally rooted in ancient prehistoric observations of the order of the stars. It tracked time and created calendars, and most importantly allowed predictions of eclipses rooted in the GREAT CYCLE of PRECESSION of the Zodiac, the serpentine ring of the Ecliptic.
The Center of the Universe, the Pole Star, as the most important point in the Universe. The Pole Star, the Hole in the Centre, was the entrance to the Other Worlds.
The Center of the Universe is not fixed. It moves around in a Circle counter the Circle of the Zodiac. The Movement of the Center is called the Precession of the Equinox and takes about 26.400 years. The book Hamlet’s Mill shows that this movement was already known before the Great Flood occured.
The Cycle of the Precession was divided into Twelve parts of 2200 years and related to the Zodiac. With Every movement into a new part of the Zodiac, Society was completely reorganized to the Theme of the Sign of the Zodiac.
The Zodiac moved from Virgo to Leo (10.000 BC), from Cancer (8700 BC, Scarab, Kheper) to Gemini (6593 BC, Twins, the Two Kingsdoms), From Taurus (Bull, 4435 BC) to Aries (Ram, 2277 BC, Shepherd, Sheep, Khnum) and from Aries to Pisces (Fish, 155 BC) and is now moving into Aquirius. The Story of Religion also moved with the Signs of the Zodiac.
The identification of an “age” with a particular zodiac constellation is based on the sun’s position during the vernal equinox. Before 2000 BC, the Sun could have been seen against the stars of the constellation of Taurus at the time of vernal equinox [had there been an eclipse]. Due to the precession of the equinoxes, on average every 2,160 years the Sun appears against the stars of a new constellation at vernal equinox. The current astrological age started when the equinox precessed into the constellation of Pisces, in about the year 150 BC, with the “Age of Aquarius” starting in AD 2600.
The myth of the Eternal Return is real. Precession takes roughly 26,000 years for a cycle about the ecliptic pole. The ecliptic North Pole corresponds to the Sun’s North Pole. It is the pole of the path the Sun traces about the Earth in the course of the year. The placement of Draco focuses on the Sun, so spiritually the Dragon is associated with worship of the Sun.
Dragons that ‘fought with the Sun’ probably described the celestrial upheaval of large fearsome comets that streaked across the sky with their long tails. They appeared cyclically and broke up upon nearing the sun, some of which collided with Earth. Eclipses were also considered celestial battles between the dark and light. In ancient times the cataclysmic forces of nature were personified as a great cosmic dragon or serpent.
Many ancient mythologies, and many god-like characters who appear in world myth, owe their existence to cosmic disasters that occurred in our solar system and which were witnessed by the inhabitants of the Earth. The cataclysmic events (involving comets and exploding planets) were permanently archived in what we nowadays refer to as the “collective unconscious.”
Dragons were deeply etched in the racial memory of all mankind. Draco in Latin, the Egyptians called the constellation Tanem, the Hebrews called it Tannim, and in Aramaic its name is Tannin. The ancient root, Tan- has been wrongly translated in the Bible as whale instead of dragon. Early astrologers believed that when a comet was located in the head of the dragon, that poison was scattered all over the world.
Decoding the sky meant connecting the dots of the starry constellations, making star maps, reproducing that heaven on earth in the form of sacred sites, and embodying it in sacred royal lineage. The most ancient lines are symbolically related to the circumpolar constellation Draco, the great Dragon or “crooked” Serpent (Babylonian Sir). The winged serpent was a symbol of the Gods of Egypt, Phoenicia, China, Persia, and Hindustan.
The serpent is set in the symbol of the “Chalice,” or downward pointing triangle, that has long been a womb symbol. In the Far East, this symbol is known as the Yoni. The word “one” derives from this word denoting the female womb. The title-page of THE DRAGON BOOK mimics this Dragon in the downward-pointing triangle and describes magic, treasures and immortality. Ritual swallowing by the snake in the underworld led to the symbolic return to the embryonic state, rejuvination and rebirth in the mystery schools.
Roughly 3000 BC, the heavens revolved around the Great Dragon, and so did earthly civilization. Dragons became synonymous with immortality because the celestial dragon was exempt from the cycle of time and because the dragon lineage did not die but was preserved in the noble bloodline. The point of circumpolar rotation, inhabited by the star Thuban or not, became the “Eye of the Dragon”. The stars were the witnesses or watchers – the seers. Egyptian rulers wore the Uraeus serpent (Wadjet) as their crown symbol of sovereignty (serpent of life), a link to the celestial Ouroborous.
The serpent cult worshipped the esoteric or inner sun, manifested as the biophotonic energy body. This inner light is the realization of our own connection to the greater universe, of our own inner balance and our own growth toward attune to or resonance with the world around us. It is also the part of ourselves and our outer world, which gives life, sustains and gives growth. The dragon and serpent cults inspired megalithic monuments, global dragon and serpent mounds. The most ancient initiatory and healing symbols, the circumpunct, a dot within a circle and/or a cross within a circle symbolize this inner sun.
The accepted theory that the serpent is evil cannot be substantiated. It has long been viewed as the emblem of immortality. It is the symbol of reincarnation, or metempsychosis, because it annually sheds its skin…It was also believed that snakes swallowed themselves, and this resulted in their being considered emblematic of the Supreme Creator, who periodically reabsorbed His universe back into Himself. In “Isis Unveiled,” H. P. Blavatsky makes this significant statement concerning the origin of serpent worship: “Before our globe had become egg-shaped or round it was a long trail of cosmic dust or fire-mist, moving and writhing like a serpent. This, say the explanations, was the Spirit of God moving on the chaos until its breath had incubated cosmic matter and made it assume the annular shape of a serpent with its tail in its month–emblem of eternity in its spiritual and of our world in its physical sense” – Manly Palmer Hall (The Secret Teachings of All Ages)
The figure of Eve is based upon much older mythology and may be traced back to the ancient Mother Goddess or World Mother and the serpent cults of the pre-Biblical period. Closer examination of the name ‘Eve’ revealed her serpent origins, for the Hebrew for Eve is havvah, meaning ‘mother of all things,’ but also ‘serpent.’ Likewise, the Arabic words for ‘snake,’ ‘life,’ and ‘teaching,’ are closely related to the word or name “Eve’ – Philip Gardiner and Gary Osborn (The Serpent Grail)
The priests of the Mysteries were symbolized as a serpent, sometimes called Hydra…The Serpent Kings reigned over the earth. It was these Serpent Kings who founded the Mystery Schools which later appeared as the Egyptian and Brahmin Mysteries…The serpent was their symbol…They were the true Sons of Light, and from them have descended a long line of adepts and initiates – Manly Palmer Hall
The Uraeus is a serpent issuing forth from the forehead of many gods being also an ornament of the royal crowns…The amulet of the serpent head is the symbol of the goddess Isis who is often represented by a serpent – Karel Weinfurter (Man’s Highest Purpose)
Dragon history is extensive and wide-spread, as almost every mythology has unique styles of dragon. The Sumerian word for dragon is “ushum“. Chinese dragons date back to around 5,000 BCE. The Chinese believed that they were the “decendants of the dragons,” too. Like comets, they could rise to the heavens or go to the bottom of the seas. Like Mesopotamian and Egyptian rulers, Chinese emperors were said to be sons of the dragons and wore special robes. The sign of the celestial dragon could only be worn by the emperor, and it was the sign of the ultimate power.
Japanese dragons are also linked to natural disasters. Floods were said to be commonly caused by Japanese dragons who were offended by mortals. The also were producers of the storms, and they were water-granting and water-producing creatures. In addition, heavenly dragons gaurded the palace of the gods. The earth dragons decided the course of the rivers, and the spiritual dragons bring the blessed rains. There were also the gaurdians of earthly treasures.
Egyptian dragons were both good and evil. In Egyptian history Osiris entered the serpent and emerged reborn and invigorated, and our European and American ancestors mimicked this belief. In all cases it was the wisdom of the serpent, which gave the strength to empower the individual to move on in life, as if born again. The dates of Egyptian myths vary, but they tend to be within 3,000 BCE and 2,000 BCE. The foremost dragon of Egypt is Apep. He has many other names, including the sea serpent. Holding a grudge against Ra, the sun god, Apep attempted to swallow him every night as he made his trip through the underworld. When he succeeded, an eclipse occured.
In contrast to Apep, there is Mehen, a serpent-dragon. Often, Mehen is depicted coiled around the Boat of the Sun, which Ra traveled upon nightly. He was a protectorate of Ra. Ra also encountered the Guardians of the Gates of the Underworld on his journey. Serpents were also known to watch the dead. Such were the Iaculi, the Egyptian Winged Serpent, which can often be found on the tombs of the departed. There was also Wadjet, who was also a symbol of rulership in addition to being a guardian. Often, Pharoahs would have her symbol upon their crowns.
The foremost Babylonian tale is Tiamat and Apsu, and they were the waters. Apsu was the sweet water while Tiamat was the salt waters, and together they created the gods. After a great struggle, Marduk emerged victorious over Tiamat and her monsters. He gathered all the monsters within his fish nets, and he cut Tiamat in half. With one half, he created the Earth; with the other he created the Heavens.
Epic of Gilgamesh, the most famous Babylonian tale, dates to 2000 BCE. In this Epic, the dragon known as Humbaba appears. Humbaba was a sort of dragon-mix, being that he had the body of a lion, but it was covered with horned scales. His claws and feet were that of a vulture, and his tail ended with the head of a snake. In addition, he had the horns of a bull on his head and walked upright.
Ophite (serpent worshiping) temples of Syria serpent worshippers were known as Hivites (linked with the root word hivvah which from which came the biblical name of Eve, equated with “female serpent”). In India serpent deities are known as the Naga. The physical snake renews and sloughs its skin and is thought to prevent and cure disease. The knowledge of amazing regenerative properties of the various parts of the snake have been discovered in hundreds of ancient medica materia, alchemical texts and hidden within folklore. The Native American medicine wheel echoes the circumpunct cross within a circle.
Somewhere around 250 AD, the Quetzalcoatl became a very important god to the Mayans and Aztecs. He did many things, and operated also under the names of Kukulkan, Ehecatl, and The Lord of the Dawn.
Serpent Mounds were subterranean passages that terminated at the ‘root of heaven’ – referred to as a ‘snake’s hole’ while snake heaven was Patala. Votan was only allowed entry because he was ‘the son of a snake’ from which we can infer he was an initiate in the serpent cult.
The venom of the snake was used as an Elixir to help prevent disease through boosting the immune system with high levels of protein. And secondly mixing the neurotoxic venom with the blood of the snake or mammalian host such as a horse brings on altered states of consciousness much akin to certain drugs used by shaman across the world from ancient times. Visions of ‘otherworlds’ seen in such trances are often depicted as tombs, wombs or caves, within which sometimes benevolent, sometimes terrible, serpents are encountered.
In any discussion of serpent wisdom we cannot fail to also mention the ancient Hindu Kundalini practice. Kundalini means simply “coiled serpent” and in the Indian system the ida and pingala energy (through serpent channels) are raised up and down the spine to raise the consciousness of the adept. The dual serpentine caduceus is known to all health practitioners the world over.
Timing the rite to the 2012 Eclipses and Winter solstice.
According to alchemical cosmology, all of creation arises from a fundamental source of energy and consciousness known as Chaos. This vast unmanifest, void of any form, gives rise to two primary forms of expression: one active, or energy, and the other passive, or matter. […] These two forms of fundamental energy, active and passive, then give rise to subdivisions within themselves, forming the four elements as we know them. These elements recombine to form the three essentials of alchemy. (Sulfur, Mercury and Salt) […] Finally, it is through the alchemist’s manipulation of these three essentials, separating them back into their principal parts and reassembling them, that he or she may undertake the alchemical work and achieve the Philosopher’s Stone. — Path of Alchemy
The Stone (or Elixer, or Quintessence) is the result of separation and recombination (Solve et Coagula) of the active and passive forms of the Spirit, the “primordial form of energy-consciousness that is utilized in magical rituals as well as in alchemy.” It is symbolized by an eight-spoked wheel.
There is a hidden constellation of the zodiac known as Ophiuchus/Serpentarius, and it is located between Saggitarius and Scorpio, and directly opposite of Orion (It is sometimes called the “13th constellation” though not strictly #13 in the correct order.). Both names refer to the man as a serpent-bearer; he holds onto the constellation Serpens. His body cuts the serpent into two parts: Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda. The body of the serpent also divides the man’s extremeties into two. Ophiuchus has one foot on the back of Scorpio (which is also a serpent), and one foot in the river of the Milky Way, just above the galactic central point. I think this resembles Tarot card #17, The Star, where a woman has one foot on land and one in the water. These two “paths” represent the two paths to the Philosopher’s Stone/Holy Grail, the wet way and the dry way. The Path of the Alchemist makes the association in the card of The Lovers, #6, as representing the two paths of alchemy. And of course the marriage is between the Moon, #18, the White Stone and Wet Way, and the Sun, #19, the Red Stone and Dry Way. The Dry Way is usually described as being the much faster path to the Stone. The feet of Ophiuchus also resemble the images where a victorious figure has one or both feet on a serpent or dragon representing his lower nature which has been conquored. Ophiuchus’ right foot rests on the center of the galaxy, a region of birth/creation and death/destruction, and as symbolized by the serpent ouroboros, resurrection/immortality. The constellation of Ophiuchus was once called The Coffin. The caduceus of Hermes/Mercury is the zodiac sign for this constellation.
Solomon’s Temple “was designed with a large measure of uniformity over the whole of the Near East now recognizable as a microcosm of the womb. It was divided into three parts; the Porch, representing the lower end of the vagina up to the hymen, or Veil ; the Hall, or vagina itself; and the inner sanctum, or Holy of Holies, the uterus. The priest, dressed as a penis, anointed with various saps and resins as representing the divine semen, enters through the doors of the Porch, the “labia” of the womb, past the Veil or “hymen” and so into the Hall.” – John Allegro
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DRAGONS & SAINT GERMAIN
Today, according to its mage Nicholas de Vere, the Imperial and Royal Dragon Court only exists as a closed fraternity, a collective of individuals, comprising those who, unlike Sigismund, can trace their ancestry and affiliations back to the ancient, pre-Christian Elven, Grail and Dragon families via Anjou. Their rituals wouldn’t work neurochemically on anyone without their bloodline.
The Court retains the traditional three-tier degree system that Sigismund revived. He added three separate representations of the alchemical Ouroboros emblem for the distinct ranks of the Court, harking back to earlier dragon rings. A fourth emblem shaped like an Egyptian Ankh or Albigensian Cross was used by the family officers of the Inner Temple.
We know from the history of Comte St. Germain that he was accused of being a Jacobite, and spying for the Stuarts in England. Sir Laurence Gardner is a direct link to this hidden agenda today — virtually a modern day St. Germain, at least in title.
Echoing the opening lines of the TRIANGLE BOOK, this lineage traces itself to Egypt and is later preserved in Asia, by the Scythians. Coming from Hungary and/or Transylvania, St. Germain, being of noble blood himself, could not be unaware of this symbolic Dragon lineage. Reading between the lines, could this be the hidden cause of his trips to England and his continuous travels through Europe and the Orient?
Ferenc of Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania, is Saint Germain’s reputed father. He was Head of the First Hungarian Liberation Battle for the re-establishment of Hungarian Kingdom Authority. In the fight for independence against the Habsburg Conquest all Hungarian people engaged in a spiritual struggle extending across centuries.
The first Habsburg King acquired the Hungarian throne by a deal unacceptable to the people. Hungarian elites ridiculed the Habsburg Clan and encouraged the Hungarian Royal State Formation. Independence of the Habsburg Clan, and the reestablishment of the Hungarian State Authority in her territory is the crucial movement cult of the Hungarian nation.
A symbolic dragon of the bloodline, Comte St.Germain, first son of Ferenc Rákóczi was kidnapped by the Habsburg clan in punishment of Prince Rákótzi’s activism against the Habsburgs. He was adopted out to the French Come Family because of the Habsburg’s demand.
Joseph Rákóczi was the second son of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi and Amalie princesse of Hessen, born in the French emigration of her father. The Conceptor and Head of the 2nd Hungarian Liberation’s Battle against the Habsburg Empire was excommunicated by the Pope for this mission. In 1784, the Bavarian Illuminati, presumably include Saint Germain in the shadows, attempted to overthrow the Hapsburgs. Comte de Saint Germain was also a rumored paid agent of the French Revolution. In other words – he was a spy for the Dragon Dynasty wherever he went.