Saturday, 18 July 2020
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Hello. I've just finished one of the lectures and there was mentioned Tetramorph and it's relation to the elements. It was said that lion is fire, bull is earth, eagle is air and human is water. It seems logical, that the eagle as a bird should be associated with air. However, some sources I studied in the past compared the animals with zodiac, being: lion as Leo, bull as Taurus, eagle as Scorpio and human as Aquarius. And the thing is that Scorpio has water nature and Aquarius - air. The elements/animals were also compared with Archangels. I checked, and it perfectly matched the name-element relation. So, the only different is the animal-element relation. My question is: which version is correct? And why?

Thank you.
2 years ago
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#22470
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You appear to be referring to an introductory use of the symbol of the four holy creatures from a few texts of the Piscean era. Those meanings (the four creatures as equating zodiac signs) are similar to kindergarten use of "a for apple, b for ball." On a certain level, that may be, but there is far more to it. The four holy creatures are symbols that bear many layers and levels of meaning, which, to the intellect, can even appear contradictory or inconsistent. Furthermore, the intellect wants to reduce the symbols to concrete, limited forms, and forgets that these symbols are just illusions meant to point towards something in reality. That is, we take the symbol as real, and do not see what the symbol is pointing towards. Here we aim to study with not just the intellect, but with intuition, which cuts through to meanings that the intellect cannot perceive.

In the lecture you referred to, one level of meaning of the four holy creatures is discussed: as related to the four bodies of sin on the Tree of Life. These do not equate to the zodiac signs.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

2 years ago
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#22478
Thank you.
2 years ago
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#22470
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You appear to be referring to an introductory use of the symbol of the four holy creatures from a few texts of the Piscean era. Those meanings (the four creatures as equating zodiac signs) are similar to kindergarten use of "a for apple, b for ball." On a certain level, that may be, but there is far more to it. The four holy creatures are symbols that bear many layers and levels of meaning, which, to the intellect, can even appear contradictory or inconsistent. Furthermore, the intellect wants to reduce the symbols to concrete, limited forms, and forgets that these symbols are just illusions meant to point towards something in reality. That is, we take the symbol as real, and do not see what the symbol is pointing towards. Here we aim to study with not just the intellect, but with intuition, which cuts through to meanings that the intellect cannot perceive.

In the lecture you referred to, one level of meaning of the four holy creatures is discussed: as related to the four bodies of sin on the Tree of Life. These do not equate to the zodiac signs.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

2 years ago
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#22469
Thank you for the answer. But still, the question is, if the eagle = Scorpio, then why in the lecture (here: https://gnosticteachings.org/courses/defense-for-spiritual-warfare/3950-alchemy-and-the-tetragram-part-2.html ) it is connected with air, while Scorpio is the sign of water? The same is related with Aquarius, which is the sign of air.
2 years ago
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#22438
https://cdn5.vectorstock.com/i/1000x1000/43/49/leo-realistic-constellation-zodiac-sign-vector-9924349.jpg
lion as Leo,
https://miro.medium.com/max/600/1*sQtrgkVYxX4qlBGnNuM0nQ.jpeg
bull as Taurus
https://cdn1.vectorstock.com/i/1000x1000/79/30/scorpio-zodiac-sign-bright-stars-vector-8767930.jpg
https://theecologist.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline_l/public/2019-06/european-eel-anguilla-ang-010.jpg?itok=lp8fR9Gt
eal as Scorpio
https://www.crystalinks.com/aquariusrb.jpg
and human as Aquarius.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

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