The Menhir is the current events/update page for Nemeta—like a campus bulletin board you find in the “student union” building. Entries posted in reverse chronological order can be found with most recent at the top for fast access.
The Menhir is the unique page in Nemeta that tracks and displays the ongoing activities of the School. Here you find the announcement of updates on newly added material, completed Blocks, Dakini Weather Watch (Who is on Shift), revisions, talks and texts in progress, proposals of projects, events and meet-ups, and more. This introduction continues below the updates.
Sunday 28th February 2020: Revised biographic note for JLL on metahistory.org.
Synopsis of DWW33 added to Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses
Thursday 25th February 2021: It has come to our attention that the automated service we use for the online FGS course generated episode 4 randomly yesterday. We are investigating why, so ignore it if you have already received all your episodes, and also ignore it if you have not received the episodes before 4 but rest assured, your episodes 2 & 3 will be sent out to you within the schedule of every 5 days.
Addendum: Turns out, it was operator error (Ceridwen)! Apologies to all…
Wednesday 24th February 2021: Notice for translators of JLL’s work: it has come to our attention that those of you who are translating the FGS Episodes from www.sophianicmyth.org may have older versions of the episodes, depending upon when you enrolled on the course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the edited (grammatical/spelling/numerical errors – no changes to the content of the original text) and corrected versions of the FGS episodes.
Sunday 21st February 2021: DWW32 audio synopses added Dakini Weather Watch Audio Synopses
Also, see graphics for Pegasus, the Manitu, and the Yamantaka in DWW33.
Friday 19th February 2021: Talk on the Buffalo-Headed Yamantaka added to DWW 33.
“Keep your nerves on.”
Tuesday 16th February 2021: Recently I was reading Prolegomena for a Study of Greek Religion (1903) by Jane Ellen Harrison and found this source material:
You are familiar with the Petelia Amulet. The above artefact, the Timpone Grande Tablet (a) was found in the same region of S. Italy around 1878. In NIHI on p 143 I cited Robert Graves (fn 156) as source for the line, “A kid, thou hast fallen into milk,” but now I find the primary source. The Greek of line 6 is: HERYTHOS ES GALA HEPETES. The word epsilon-rho-upsilon-theta-omicrom-sigma appears to be the ancient word for kid goat: ERIPHOS. Pronounced HAIR-ee-phos. The HE letters are aspirated. GALA is milk. Now you know.
The fifth line THEOS EGENOU EKS ANTHROPOU, “Thou art become god from man,” seems to support the specious notion of deification. However, bear in mind that the amulets were deposited in graves with bodies. The departed one is regarded as a god, not only honorifically, but also to express having achieved a god-like state of deathless awakening before death. Of course, ANTHROPOU is not man, but human.
Friday 12th February 2021:
Day 1 Matangi shift 2021
New in 18 Breaking Nous: DWW 33: The Point Where It Turns
Tuesday 10th February 2021
Friday 5th February 2021: PYTHENA SPEAKS! Relevant to the recent talk “Homer on the Horizon.” CC provides subtitles in English. Don’t think or try to understand. Just listen.
PS: In case you might be wondering why I posted this video… Staff know that I have been obsessing about the Greek language lately. What you hear in these words echoes the first instance in history when certain people discussed the meaning of individual conscience and actually defined it, and began learning how to act on it. Conscience was born on the tongue of ancient Greeks. Their language announced its birth. That is a very great fact.
Thursday 4th February 2021: For Staff: new talk on DWW32, setting out JLL’s discoveries about ancient Greek, the rise of literacy, and the development of conscience: Homer on the Horizon
Wednesday 3rd February 2021: “It leapt from the Greek Mysteries to the dancers of Cadiz.” Required listening for all who might wonder about the source of Planetary Tantra and Nemeta, and wonder again how any of it is possible in the first place, and again, how you also can finally make it your own and make it deathlessly real:
Monday 1st February 2021: Attention staff: Talk added on pending issues that come into view after completing the revision of Not in His Image for the 15th Anniversary edition to be released in August. In DWW32, Ancestral Blood Rising.
January 2021 School Activity now archived to The Menhir’s curriculum units: The Menhir January 2021
The Home Story (FGS)
For the Fallen Goddess Scenario (FGS) free online course in 9 episodes go here: https://sophianicmyth.org/
Introduction to The Menhir, Continued:
Notifications sent out via the Mailing List to both Members and Subscribers will also inform you of these ongoing activities. This page mirrors those periodic announcements by email and in some cases alerts you to new content, be it talk or text, that gets omitted from the announcements due to the rapidity and fluidity of John’s ongoing efforts to amplify the curricula, refine and reframe the content, and provide clear and “simplific” direction for your studies.
Announcements at the Menhir consistently track progressing content throughout the School and in 16. Planetary Tantra, free to all. It will also signal content on 18. Breaking Nous, and 17. The Terma and the Terton, available to Members only.
The sacred groves where the Mysteries were originally performed were sanctuaries of natural beauty where rocks and mineral formations were carefully observed. There might be a special rock at the boundary of the sanctuary, as there was a “stepping stone” on Infinity Ridge:
There it was a flat stone (barely visible in this photo) on the left at the base of the wild olive standing offside the welcome grove. When you stepped on it you formally entered the ritual space of the Ridge, then proceeding through the gracious arboreal corridor to the Devi Tree. (Sierra del Hacho, Andalucia. Sierra de Libar to the right, northwest)
In many cases, sacred stone markers were erected in the wild sanctuaries. A single standing stone was called a menhir (Brythonic maen, “stone” and hir, “long”). An arresting geomagnetic marker in the force field of the nemeton, the menhir had acoustic properties as well. Touching it, you could hear differently. Sitting in contact with it would deepen the shaman’s reach into the Nagual. It also served as a geodetic marker for placing the local site in the setting of seasonal cycles, aligned to the solstices and equinoxes, the cross-quarter days, and the rising and setting of prominent stars. Hence, it was a multi-purpose tool of orientation.
It is advisable to check the Menhir for orientation on Nemeta from time to time. Below you will find entries listed in reverse chronological order, most recent at top for easy access. This list will grow and morph in the course of each month. At the completion of each month, the activity recorded will be archived in the curriculum panel: “ARCHIVES”
One final word: I do wish to keep Nemeta supplied with occasional fresh input, additional to what it requires of me to maintain the burgeoning structure, the ongoing organization of the Blocks, editing, revision, etc. But I can only do what I can do, and as it pleases me… Time is at premium for me now and I have undertaken a writing project, the consummation of my life’s work and the closing revelation of my mystic journey.
Teach as you learn
– jll Autumn Equinox 2018
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