From Orion to Saturn & the Fool on Earth
I’ve been researching and writing much about a subject that has fascinated me in recent years. In this blog I wanted to attempt to convey some of the concepts and symbols that relate to ‘Orion and the Merkabah’ and how I feel this subject is connected. In the Kabbalah, the first spiritual world that ‘came into being’ through God’s infinite light, as such, was Adam Kadmon (son of man), who is not the same as the physical Adam Ha-Rishon. In the Kabbalah system, Adam Kadmon corresponds to Keter (the crown), the divine will that, according to Gnostic texts, motivated the creation of our Solar System including Eden and Earth. The ‘crown’ is the located in the Orion Nebua as I will come to. The Gnostic Anthrôpos, or Adamas, as it is sometimes called, is the ‘pure mind’, as distinct from matter. It is the living light that encompasses duality (see my image below). In simple terms, Adam Kadmon is the ‘light of the world’ that the Gnostics, and later Cathars taught about.
Nine Rings Falling
The ‘Nine Rings’, or ‘Holy of Holies’ found in alchemical and kabbalistic books, are the symbolic circuitry connecting ‘Orion to Saturn’, in my view. In the Gnostic Hypostasis of the Archons, a system of eight circles were said to be the ‘projected heavens’, or worlds, forming our immediate Universe. In Norse myth, these ‘worlds’ also formed the ‘world tree’, ‘Yggdrasil’. They were also called the ‘Seven Heavens’, with an eighth world called the ‘Ogdoad’. This was considered a ‘super celestial region’ creating the spheres of the ‘Seven Heavens’ or ‘Seven Stars’. These ‘stars’ were Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon. For the Gnostic mind, each of these stars were supposed to be presided over by a different archon. The lower realms (the eighth sphere), beyond the influence of Sophia (from Saturn to the ‘fake’ Earth), was said to be the abode of ‘Archangels’. The Gnostic and Ophite systems give their names and forms, from Michael as a lion, Suriel as an ox, Raphael as a dragon, Gabriel as an eagle, Thauthabaoth as a bear, Erataoth as a dog, Onoel (or Thartharaoth) as an ass. The central pillar connecting the angelic spheres was Adam Kadmon (Orion) above, or the ‘mind’ (man) of God. At the highest point of the Eight Spheres was the ‘Ninth Sphere’, where it was said that the ‘great archon’ – ruled over the Ogdoad (see below), or ethereal region, described as ‘reaching down’ to the Moon.'
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