Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Learning from Rudolf Steiner about Easter and Ancient Greek Moon Goddess Monday 27 April 2020 at 10:07 am

Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

by N Pantovic

Ancient Greek Myth and Artemis as the twin sister of Apollo

In Greek myth, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo (Sun), a virgin huntress, the Greek goddess of the Moon, named Diana in Rome. On the coins she rests either arm on a staff formed of entwined serpents.

Alexander the Great and Arisotle with Artemis

At Ephesus, Turkey, we find remains of an Artemis (Ἄρτεμις ) Temple destroyed the very same day when Alexander the Great was born. When asked why wasn't she able to protect her own home, the temple in Ephesus, that was burnt by madmen in 356 BC, she said that she was in Pella, the capital of Macedonia (near Thessaloniki), assisting at Olympius and Philip son's birth. The Temple was so impressive that it was together with Egyptian pyramids listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world.

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Minoan Snake Goddess Figurine 1600 BC Knossos, Crete

An inscription dating 300 BC, associates Ephesian Artemis with Crete: "To the Healer of diseases, to Apollo, Giver of Light to mortals, Eutyches has set up in votive offering [a statue of] the Cretan Lady of Ephesus, the Light-Bearer."

Rudolf Steiner in his Ephesian Mysteries Lecture meditates that the "two Initiates of the Ephesian Mysteries were reincarnated in Aristotle and in Alexander. And these Individualities then came near what was still to be felt of these things in their time in the Mysteries of Samothrace."

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Ankh

Ancient Egyptian sign Ankh, its Symbolism and Meanings Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 10:58 am

The Ankh

Symbols and Signs by Nataša Pantović

The ancient  and  of Ancient Egypt

Ankh, loved and despised by many, have you ever wondered why... An ancient Egyptian often drawn by our wise ancestors was the symbol used by priests and priestesses to represent resurrection and the holy spirit. Often interpreted as the word for "life", it traveled across the sees to many ancient civilizations and as the sign was used in the artwork of the Minoan civilization in Crete (Ancient Greece). Even the writing that Minoans used resembles ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

 

Anch comparison of Minoan and Egyptian symbols 2500 BC

Anch Comparison Egyptian with Minoan Hieroglyphs 2500 BC

The ankh continued to be used after the Christianization of Egypt during the 400 AD. The sign was used by early Christians as a monogram for Jesus.

 

Ancient Egyptian Ankh symbols Crux ansata signs on a piece of cloth 400 AC

Ancient Script Anch as the Monogram for Jesus, 400 AC

The Minoans of ancient Greece in Crete, were one of the world’s first great civilizations,. The Egyptians, across the sea had a rich, ancient culture that undoubtedly influenced all who encountered it.

Minoans were the first Europeans to use writing, their artists were supreme, and they traded widely with surrounding areas, building numerous palace complexes in the center of each of their city states. Minoan society was largely matrimonial, and this woman worship was also a part of their religious practices. Worshiping goddess they did not use temples, instead, they had rituals in grottoes and caves.

Egyptian merchants (2500 BC) made written note of their exchanges with the Minoans, with details of the trades.

In Crete, too we find evidence of Egyptian influence. They share a belief in afterlife and, in the requirement of living a just life to attain life after death. 

The bull is at the center of Minoan religion.

The ankh was taken from the Egypt and integrated into their own sacred rituals and burial rites in worship of and .

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The Art of Dying Well from Jung to Egypt to Malta

Saturday 25 January 2020 at 2:53 pm

The Art of Dying, Jung about Psyche, Dreams and Death

Ancient Worlds Rituals Symbols and Signs by Nataša Pantović

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Sleeping Lady from Hypogeum Malta Temples 3,500 BC, Was Malta the island of Atlantis

death is an important interest, especially to an aging person. A categorical question is being put to him, and he is under an obligation to answer it. To this end he ought to have a myth about death, for reason shows him nothing but the dark pit into which he is descending. Myth, however, can conjure up other images for him, helpful and enriching pictures of life in the land of the dead. If he believes in them, or greats them with some measure of credence, he is being just as right or just as wrong as someone who does not believe in them. But while the man who despairs marches toward nothingness, the one who has placed his faith in the archetype follows the tracks of life and lives right into his death. Both, to be sure, remain in uncertainty, but the one lives against his instincts, the other with them.

Jung (1959) about Archetype, the myth of Dying

Answering the question why the focus on death, Jung replies: “Not to have done so is a vital loss. For the question … is the age-old heritage of humanity: an archetype, rich in secret life, which seeks to add itself to our own individual life in order to make it whole.” 

Older we get, more profound is our relationship with our psyche, or . Jung translates the Greek “pistis”, the New Testament “faith” as “trust”, emphasising the importance of developing the trust in the psyche, trusting the of the psyche’s timings, using the dream work to develop a relationship with the Self. Tending dreams, and acting on their guidance, respecting intuitions and synchronicities, one gains confidence to face the death. 

The Tibetans have elaborated the “art” of dying well, within their ancient text: the Tibetan book of Living and Dying.

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Sumerian Temple Hymns

The First Ever Published Book by High Priestess 2400 BC Thursday 12 December 2019 at 09:11 am

High Priestess Enheduanna and the Kesh Temple Liturgy

Following Humanity's fight for  by Nataša Pantović

Holy water and the sacred word, that is all you need. Said a gypsy witch with a snake around her neck.

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Maria's tears they are, from the grave of Jesus. Not an item easy to find. Not a request easy to settle. A magic key of ever lasting happiness... Mystical Christianity Alpha and Omega

I'll get you the bottle of tears but for the words, you got to speak with a wizard, a male, not from the Egyptian gypsies, a Bedouin from the desert, the worshipper of Nuit, an Arab, perhaps a sailor with own boat, a
Sufi Dancing
 Sufi follower, or to a wondering barefoot priest from Syria, a hermit from the Sinai mountain, Sha Ra where MoShe saw the burning bush. That is a bit more difficult for they talk not to women. The Wisdom of Gods is kept amongst them! It used to be with the Pythagoras followers passed with the Numbers, but has been since kept a secret for the past 2,000 years!

A butterfly flew passed breaking the silence building nets of somewhere in the space. It whispered...

The philosophical research concerning the poses the question: Is there a meaning / sense / purpose to voicing / writing / reading as us finite beings talk about and Infinity?

Is a human being really able to discuss The Tao of Logos?

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Dionysus in Neolithic Europe

Learning from Felix Romuliana Gamzigrad, Serbia and Dionysus Monday 11 November 2019 at 1:23 pm

Ancient Balkans and Dionysus Cult

Symbols and Signs Research by Nataša Pantović

The so called sacred topography of the Balkans, the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, from the banks of the Danube to the Adriatic Sea, to the south of the Peninsula towards Thessaloniki in Greece, and beyond, towards Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, is the Ancient Europe, hosting most amazing cultures of a number of the oldest advanced civilizations 

Dionysus and the Maenads amphora by the Amasis Painter 530 BC in Paris

Dionysus and the Maenads amphora by the Amasis Painter 530 BC in Paris

Felix Romuliana, Gamzigrad, Serbia and Dio-NySuS 

The village Gamzigrad, 200 AC, is at the banks of the Crni Timok River in Serbia. In 1984 the fragment made of limestone, with an inscription FELIX ROMULIANA, confirmed that Romula’s villa was the memorial of Galerius, co-ruler of Diocletian and Constantine, whose mother was Romulina. Above the village at Magura hill around one kilometre from the main east gate of Romuliana, archaeologists have discovered an ancient grave yard from 300 AC, built on a sacred mound where burial and apotheosis of Galerius’ mother Romula and Galerius himself took place. So the palace, the temples, and the sacred complex was dedicated to Ancient Greek Gods, the emperor and his mother, the post mortal Goddess Romula, who themselves became gods by the consecration act at the mount Magura. 

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Gamzigrad mosaic of the Ancient Temple Complex-300 AC

Galerius worshiped the Dionysus and has deified his mother Romula and himself. Dionysus was the ancient god of wine, fertility, theatre, and religious ecstasy. His Roman name was Bacchus. We find him as a God as early as 1500 BC, worshiped by Mycenean Greeks. 

The mosaic representation of Dionysus and the wall relief depicting a sleeping Ariadne symbolize the idea of death – and resurrection, that is, they indicate the two acts of the apotheosis whose impressive material evidence was discovered... The Gamzigrad depiction of Dionysus is the visual representation of this god’s permanent aspiration to bring humans into the world of gods after making them immortal. Dionysus is the saviour of souls and the one who bestows eternal life. Like Dionysus and his mother Semele who joined the gods at the Mount Olympus after Dionysus’ triumphal expedition to India, Galerius, the new Dionysus, and his mother Romula ascended to heaven from the top of Magura hill.”

Maja Živić, Felix Romuliana – Gamzigrad, University of Archaeology, Belgrade, 2011. 

The striving for liberation of the Dionysian cult is at the core of Ancient Greek . It is from the Dionysian rites that the idea of the soul related to the divine and the immortality was passed to the Humankind. 

 

Gamzigtad ancient temple Serbia 300 AC

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