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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.

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Sunday 3rd March 2024, 6 AM, last quarter of the Matangi cycle, in completion, Moon on the hinge at Antares in the Scorpion setting to the southwest.

Have you ever had the impression, as you move through your days and nights, habitually comfortable in the flow of the passing moment, everything around you stable and famliar and and known, and you effortlessly present in the scene and setting — the impression that it all has come into existence at that exact single moment? As if you and all of it,  and you in it all,  did not exist before, did not have to exist before, did not have to go through a process in time and linear duration, to come to this moment, to be here in this immediate event of being alive?

Rilke born in the all-seeing heart of the Scorpion tried to explain his notion of life-in-death and death-in-life as if they were complementing planes that meet at a perfect edge, the edge of this moment  which in some uncanny way captures you dead in life and alive in death, deathless in Eternity. That impression, as if everything has come to exist instantaneously in this single passing moment of the Now — that impression is, I reckon, the sense of being deathlessly alive and the supreme way to truly know what the event of being alive is, as if you could know in perfection how it all looks already to death itself, death looking at life.

Samsara and this enlightenment have the same look.

Sunday 25th February 2024: JLL on yt: GR 6: Morphology of the Emergent Self
Saturday 24th February 2024: Here’s a thought for the day under the full moon in the Lion near the heart star, Vira. Years back when writing Quest for the Zodiac, I struggled for a pristine distinction between destiny and fate. It finally came to me a few days ago:

Destiny is the pattern that unfolds according to what you make of the hand you are dealt in life. Fate is what the dealer makes of you.

Currently, I have been writing on a book titled Permutations of Destiny. It is an introduction to the theory and practice of Dialectic Astrology, formerly known as ASB, astrology for StarBase. DA is not star-based like Celestics, but it is complementary to it. It is a complete reformulation of the theory and techniques of conventional sun sign astrology. I don’t know how it will finally come off or be received, but at moments of writing it I feel like what I imagine Al Di Meola feels on guitar solo.

Love your solitude, my friends. It is the only genuine place you have to come from to be solid with others and right with the world.

Tuesday 20th February 2024 : New unit with audio added to the Raglan Files block in 12 Ideosophy:

Hot Takes from Lord Raglan

Sun enters the starless astrological sign Pisces — not to be confused with the constellation of the Fishes. New glyph designed by JLL 1981:

Design features: the lotus in the movement of opening and expanding; ultimate sensibility of deep-felt convictions expressed in practical terms; persuasive power based in the stark realities of life, as the lotus is based in mud – yet the lotus floats.

Audio synopsis of DOG ZEN introduction audio published: Dog Zen Audio Synopses

Monday 19th February 2024: New threads in the NUgenics forum:

Testimony of Hamer’s Laws by A Sacred Grover and Dr Hamer and the JP

Sunday 18th February 2024: Two new units published in 12 Ideosophy, in Raglan Files block:

12.104 One: The Raglan Motifs

12.104 Two: Scripting Formulas in Myth and History

Audio to be added.

Saturday 17th February 2024:

New in 6. Living Myth:

6 Vinca Lessons About Prehistory

Eyes to the sky: There is a Venus-Mars conjunction forming which will be exact on February 23rd in 8 Aquarius E 308 in the heart of the Goatfish. This is a relatively rare sight so it will be worth getting up before dawn to see it if your local viewing conditions are good. You will have a window of about a 1/2 hour after it crosses the horizon, before it dissolves into the sunlight. The sun is in 5 Pisces E 335 in the belly of the Manitu (Waterbearer). If the sky is clear enough you will be able to see Aquila, the Eagle, up to the right. This is Skydancer, the constellation of VV.

Observation depends on latitude, the higher you are, say 45 N or S, the lower the conjunction will be on the horizon to the right of the rising sun, the lower you are, say 35 N or S, the higher it will be. It looks like this at my locale at 43 N latitude:

Monday 12th February 2024: early evening here in Spain, we observed the sunset crescent.

I don’t know about anyone else but I have suffered considerable confusion and cognitive dissonance on the timing of this shift. It turns out the last day of the KaliMa shift, marked by the exact moment of the new moon, was on FRIDAY 9th February  — the looming question is WHEN on that date? I see conflicting entries in the many lunation tables on the internet. My old hardbound printed ephemeries says it was at 11:01 PM UCT, an hour before midnight concluding the 9th. This definitively makes:

D1 of the Matangi shift Saturday the 10th, D2 Sunday the 11th, D3 is NOW, Monday the 12th.

Compare to Dolma’s calendar:

What day does the number at the bottom refer to? Does it point to the left or right to designate the day in the block? Again, I am immediately in cognitive dissonance. I reckon that Friday 9th Feb, “Day 0”, is the last day of the shift. But it appears to show the NEW MOON at 4 PM on the preceding day…the 8th? In any case, “Day 0” has to mean, clearly, last day or first day. Better to say D1, than day 0. This calender is one day off, or is it? I cannot read if the 10 or 11 at the bottom of the box refers to Day 1. Repeat, Day 1 was Saturday the 10th! Or was it?

Whatever the cause of this confusion, I dare to declare that Friday 9th February was the last day of the Kali shift. D1 of the Matangi shift was Saturday 10th February. The earliest sunset crescent would have appeared about 16 degrees from the Sun in 20 Aquarius, that is, about 6-8 Pisces, in the MANITU, hence the shift goes to Matangi. I sense a strong overtone of Swan Deva.

Thursday 1st February 2024: The Great Recovery 5 on yt:

The Great Recovery 5 : Self-Love is the Moral Core of the Adult Child

Wednesday 31 January 2024: AI Porn and the Rape Eve. Excerpt from Alien Dreaming:

§ Several texts in the NHC describe the Archons’ attempt to “rape Eve:” i.e., inseminate the human species. The texts make it clear, however, that they do not succeed in their aims. The Hypostasis of the Archons describes this episode:

“Then the Archons approached Adam. and when they saw his female counterpart speaking with him, they became greatly agitated and in arousal for her. They said to one another, “Come let us sow our seed in her,” and they pursued her. And she, the mother of the living, laughed at them for their witlessness and blindness; and in their clutches she turned into a tree, and left before them her shadowy reflection resembling herself (89: 15-25).”

This passage demonstrates the imaginal sophistication of Gnostic vision. Gnostics seers discerned the Archons attempt to inseminate Eve — to interfere in the genetics of the human species, if you will — but they also observed that the attempt was a failure. The metamorphosis of Eve into a tree recalls the Greek myth of Daphne who turned into a laurel. (This parallel shows that Gnostic cosmo-mythology was not a fluke, but a system of visionary knowledge deeply rooted in the indigenous mind of pre-Christian Europe.)

The above scenario describes how the Archons fail to capture Eve, yet they somehow engage her shadow, a mere reflection. This implies that although the Archons cannot access our genetic structure, they may affect or distort our image of woman, of the Feminine, and in that sense they really can succeed in defiling Eve. §

One of many commentaries on this development:

When I wrote that passage I was addressing the widespread theme that aliens have hacked into the human genome. I have done my best to refute that claim. At this point in “the consummation of their works,” the theme of defiling the image of Woman may be more pertinent. Kasia of Daily Freddo cites the possible option of banning under-18s from using social media, which I would guess is hardly possible. Or any such ban. However, this scandal, which is huge and likely to persist for a while, brings up a topic I intend to discuss the Great Recovery: breaking the addition to social media. Photography was not an invention of the Archons, but it is the preeminent technology of simulation. It can be extremely pernicious if not used within strict boundaries. Setting those boundaries may now be a priority or, more so, a necessity for human sanity. More to come on this issue, Goddess willing.

Sunday 28th January 2024: New unit published in Course 2:
2 Immersive Cosmology of the Big Mother

Instructive video. Predictably, the misinfo comes in m3: “the swastika was given the meaning of racial superiority.” It never was by those who adopted it. What is widely condemned as “Aryan race supremacy” is really “Aryan race excellence,” not supremacy in racial terms, but superiority on the grounds of achievement. Evidential and provable superiority. What inspired the German Reich to adopt the swastika was the aspiration to achieve excellence in the social order by adherence of the laws of nature. And it succeeded.

Typical of accusatory inversion, the swastika was turned into a symbol of hate by those who hated the German nation and people. It was never a symbol of hate to those who adopted it as a political icon.

Concluding error: The narrator says, naively, that the alleged utopian Ukranian UR-culture “did not seem to segregate people based on color, status, wealth, gender or any other defining feature.” Of course not, because the people populating that culture at that time, if they existed, were uniform in race, place, and language. They did not discriminate against other races because there were no other races in their ethnic-cultural matrix. The narrator is, I believe, the dude behind the Marxist propaganda of Zeitgeist. Now apparently he has gone full retard posing as a teacher of mysticism. He not only misinforms about the meaning of the swastika for Germans, he disinforms by his misleading proposal to see the swastika as a Yudahite icon of universalism.

Tuesday 23rd January: On January 21st, the Sun enters the tropical/astrological sign Aquarius. The conventional zodiacal symbol:

Zodiac Aquarius symbol inside of horoscope circle – astrology and horoscopes concept – vector illustration

The new glyph for Aquarius designed by JLL  :

As explained in the talk on Huang Po in DOG ZEN, the doctrinal materials of Ch’an Buddhism were written in Chinese ideograms, not alphabetic letters; later in kanji, the set of Japanese ideograms. The revised glyph for Aquarius is an ideogram. When you see it, your rigpa employs your NLP in a different way than it does when you see the letters AQS, an abbreviation for Aquarius.

Remember that Aquarius represents the starless astrological sign, not the Waterbearer or Manitu of the visible constellations! If you are born, say, on January 23, you have the sun in 3 degrees of the starless sign Aquarius, AND located visually in the head of the constellation of the Goatfish. You are an Aquarius by sign-type, the astrological stereotype or social mask of personality, and you carry a transpersonal endowment from the mythic engram of the starry constellation. The real-sky observable locale of the sun does not designate a personality type. There are no Goatfish-types, no constellational stereotypes of personality. The constellations in Celestics show the genetic encoding of your innate talents and passions, not personality traits. Yet again, I highlight the difference between signs and constellations.

Description of the ideogram: “The shape of a vessel or dish, like the Grail. The wings hovering over it suggest an overriding devic or angelic force, or a dove — a meme in Parzival. Meaning: The transcendent factor of pure intelligence abiding within the human mind and preserved externally in the vessels of culture and education. The capacity of self-transcendence expressed in reciprocal enlightenment, play, delight, comedy, shared inspiration.”

The full moon of January 25 occurs in 6 Leo E 126 in the Crab, Spiderwoman, Chambered Nautilas, Tantra Mother. Sun in the chest of the Goatfish.

Saturday 21st January 2024: New thread in The Treehouse Confirmation Bias in Planetary Tantra.

Friday 19th January 2024: Learn Portuguese in 8 minutes. This video is a remake of the lovely montage originally created by my little brother in Sweden, Hans. Thanks to Cesar Luis for this translation and for all the exceptional work is doing — including the complete translation of NIHI into Portuguese — to get the Sophianic massage out to the world.

New thread in The Rookie Room: We Need Help Promoting the FGS in Brasilian Portuguese

On JLL channel, a reupload The Great Recovery: A MIND REVELATION MOMENT

Monday 15th January 2024: On John Lamb Lash yt channel: The Dawn of the Great Recovery
Sunday 14th January 2024: New thread in Treehouse:
The Enigma of the Incidental LMM

Saturday 13th January 2024:
Course 11 Skywatching – landing page revised
New unit in Course 11: The Perspective of Celestial Timing

Friday 12th January 2024:

Wednesday 10th January 2024: Ever wondered what “A kid, thou has fallen into milk” looks like in Finnish?

§ As many of you certainly know by now, I dedicated special efforts over many years to the study of the Dendera Zodiac, the oldest intact artifact of ancient sacred astronomy. I visited the Dendera temple in 1999 to observed the copy of the DZ on the ceiling of a small room on the roof, and I have seen the original which is in the Louvre. My work on Dendera holds special affection among my various projects. The research encompasses many pages of writing, including two printed versions now in the Ambergane library and archives stored in Virginia. Recently I came across two units on Dendera which had inadvertently been left on private. Additionally, there is the long unit page “Eloquent Enigma” which has been published. It presents reading of chapters of an early prototype of the Dendera book with extensive notes. Here are links to that published unit plus the other two now on release. These units are posted in Course 11 Skywatching in Block 102.

11.102 Eloquent Enigma

11.102 Dendera Decoded

11.102 Dendera Synopsis

This body of work is, to my mind, outstanding for the beauty of the material. Take time to delve into it and I am sure you will agree that the esthetics of Egyptian cosmology is great and glorious. Truly astounding.

Monday 8th January 2024: Written with the sunrise crescent in the Scorpion with Venus and Antares. Note Mercury on the right leg of the Snaketamer and Mars at 3 Capricorn E 273 aligned to the forward hand of the Archer. The position of Venus is exactly the same as the natal sun of JLL.

The constellation to the right (west) of the Scorpion is a prominent spectacle in the southern hemisphere, Cantaurus, the Centaur, frequently associated with Chiron and the specious “wounded healer” meme used by astrologers to glorify the victim syndrome. Like the Archer on the ecliptic, this extra-ecliptic constellation is pictured as a horse-man hybrid. The brilliant marking constellation of the Southern Cross, dominant in southern skies, locates in the hind legs and genitals of the centaur. The lore of this constellation is rich and varied. The CEL (celestial ecliptic longitude) alignments of this constellation run from 20 Libra in the Virgin to 30 Scorpio in the claws, a range of 40 degrees. For instance, Alpha Centauri, Toliman, at 29 Scorpio aligns to my Venus in that location: Venus conjunct Toliman.

“Alpha (α), Toliman‘s splendor naturally made it an object of worship on the Nile, and {p.153} its first visible emergence from the sun’s rays, in the morning at the autumnal equinox, has been connected by Lockyer with the orientation of at least nine temples in northern Egypt dating from 3800 to 2575 B.C., and of several in southern Egypt from 3700 B.C. onward. As such object of worship it seems to have been known as Serkit.” Constellations of Words. Interestingly, I relied strongly on Lockyer and corroborating Egyptian astronomy to establish the timeframe for Kali Yuga confirmed by the 5th Axis at Dendera. I was not aware of the Venus-Toliman alignment at that time. Could it be plausible that I decoded Toliman without consciously knowing  did so?

Alpha (α) lies in the Milky Way, 60° south of the celestial equator, culminating with Arcturus, but is invisible from north of the 29th parallel. It is of the greatest interest to astronomers, being, so far as is now known, the nearest to our system of all the stars (Ibid).”

So far I have not had the luxury of time for giving close attention to decode the Centaurus constellation. The figure wields a spear on which is hung the body of a wolf, Lupus.

“The constellation Lupus was not recognized as a wolf until about the 16th century, and from then the animal was considered a wolf, Fera Lupus, ‘wild wolf’. The Greeks and Ptolomy thought of these stars merely as a generic wild animal, the Therion ‘wild animal’ that the Centaur (Centaurus) was taking to Ara, the Altar, skewered on a pike as a sacrificial offering. Greek ther, means ‘wild beast’. Latin Fera and Greek Therion comes from the Indo-European root *ghwer ‘Wild beast’. Derivatives: feral, fierce, ferocious… (Ibid)”.

What is the “wolf sacrifice” associated with Centaurus, a shamanic healer. Perhaps, wolf medicine would be the more appropriate trope here. The wolf was the totemic animal of the SS. How does the Centaur “sacrifice” the wolf, the therion force? “Sacrifice” means to make powerful. In some manner, the Centaur makes medicine power out of the savage therionic forces.

Is there a cross-species bonding inferred? “Despite their often negative image as mad, wicked, evil, bloodthirsty animals, wolves have variously been credited, in mythology, fiction and reality, with adopting, nursing, and raising human feral children, the most famous examples being Romulus and Remus and Mowgli of The Jungle Book. The Lupercal was a cave at the foot of the Palatine Hill in Rome. In the legend of Rome’s foundation, Romulus and Remus were found there by the lactating female wolf, lupa, who suckled them until they were found by Faustulus. “The mediaeval Irish are reported to have taken wolves as ‘gossips,’ i.e., godfathers and godmothers, and also to have tamed and made use of them” [Gaelic names of beasts, Forbes, 1905, p.229.].”

Remember that Diane de Primas’ poem Loba was a literary vehicle for the lucid dream of the planetary animal mother. At 30 Scorpio at the crossbeam of the Scales, Alpha Centauri locks Centaurus tightly into Correction tableau. There is much more to this extra-ecliptic figure yet to be decoded. Nemeta is the only place on the planet where you can find this kind of celestial intel recovered, described, and explained for current applications. And yes, you’re welcome.

New thread from JLL in the Treehouse Forum:
Is the Cosmos Giving Me the Finger?

Friday 5th January 2024: In completion with Kurukulla. Invoking the Bodhisattva —  Jupiter stationary direct in 6 Taurus E 36 in the body of the Ram (the Bodhisattva, teaching racial ideology and sovereign mind; also, the gateway of the historical avatars; also, Jupiter :: Thelete :: freedom of mind, sovereign intelligence, the supremacy of reason). You can see a graphic simulation of the retrograde loop of Jupiter in the video linked. Theme of the new year: Reprise of the Maitreya Process.

I was stunned to find this magnificent upload from Nous-On-the-Loose which I had somehow missed or not recalled. The Sanskrit recitation evokes Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sundari, and Kurukulla among other dakini powers of the Aeonic Mother. The simulation shows how Jupiter speeds up coming out of its five-month retrograde loop, as it is doing right now. Uranus is currently in the heart of the Bull at 20 Taurus, 16 degrees ahead of Jupiter on the ecliptic. You can observe Jupiter in the night sky gaining speed, right to left, in the coming weeks. It reaches conjunction with Uranus in 22 Taurus E 52 in the heart of the Bull — guess when? On April 20, 2024. A notable birthday.

 

December 2024 School Activity now archived to The Menhir’s curriculum units: The Menhir December 2024

 

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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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