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Osterley Park: The Holy Grail

by 5ocietyx

Osterley Park lake

Osterley Park lake

According to Mary Caine’s Kingston Zodiac, Osterley Park forms the sign of Aquarius equating it with the phoenix-eagle, or waterpot, cauldron or grail.

“The earliest Chaldean sign for Aquarius was simply a water-pot. But crested bird, Cauldron and Grail all symbolise much the same idea; rebirth on a higher octave. Crested eagles, phoenixes and even peacocks sometimes appeared on Roman and early Christian tombstones; the crest signifying where the spirit escaped from the body. Just as the old or dead were plunged into the legendary cauldron and were revived, so the phoenix rose from its own ashes with the new year.”

Map of Osterley overlay on Aquarius of the Kingston Zodiac

Map of Osterley overlay on Aquarius of the Kingston Zodiac

As you enter the park through its front gates and walk up the tree-lined Alameda you instantly become aware of its rejuvenating qualities and peacefulness. On a summer’s day a breeze whistles through the towering row of trees before you reach the lake which forms the phoenix’s left leg.

A royal legend that adds intrigue to the zodiac theory is the story of how Edward III gave Osterley to a man called Fawkener on condition that he rode round it annually with a falcon on his wrist. This appears to be an example of nominative determinism.

Osterley Park crop field

Osterley Park crop field

Caine also links ‘Kew Garden’s heaven‘ with the ‘man-made hell of Brentford’ and ‘Syon House’s heavenly gates‘ with Osterley’s Easter Resurrection.

‘Three adjacent signs here stamp Man’s evolutionary journey on the landscape – from primal innocence through bitter experience to final illumination.’

The 5ociety concurs with Caine’s theory on the origin of the place-name ‘Oster-ley’ associating it with the goddess Ostara as well as the Great West ley-line that becomes the ‘A30 ley-line’. The Piccadilly line runs through Osterley and according to Alfred Watkins and a book called London’s Ley Lines – Pathways of Enlightenment’ is itself a ley-line that runs parallel to the Great West Road at this juncture.

Stone eagle guarding Osterley House

Stone eagle guarding Osterley House

Two eagles stand guard over the en-trance to Osterley House and an aviary once existed nearby in the park that housed among other creatures, the gold pheasant and bald eagle that are both associated with the phoenix.

Horace Walpole of Strawberry Hill remarked on Osterley House

“Oh, the palace of palaces! And yet a palace sans crown, sans coronet, but such expense! Such taste! Such profusion! The old house I have often seen, which was built by Sir Thomas Gresham; but it is so improved and enriched that all the Percies and Seymores of Syon must die with envy.”

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

He was less enamoured with the park itself labelling it ‘the ugliest spot in the universe’. Anyone who visits Osterley Park today will probably think the opposite especially if they venture into the gardens to the rear of the house which contain a Robert Adams Orangery and Temple of Pan and is one of the most idyllic corners of England but sadly the National Trust has in recent years placed a paywall at its en-trance.  Among its other natural wonders are a sacred grove of rhododendrons, a walled garden and mature cedars.

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

Nevertheless, the common man, a theme of Aquarius, can still wander freely along the lake and through another copse of mature cedars beside Osterley House adorned by its dreamy wisteria like a jewelled necklace and can still enter the gardens for a few pounds.

If you are early enough and fortunate you can see the sight of a swan using the lake as a runway before taking flight signifying the freedom and majesty the Holy Grail of Osterley heralds for one and all.

Swan, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, the largest Sikh temple in Europe viewed from Osterley Park

St Mary's church from Osterley Park

St Mary’s church steeple from Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

golden lake, Osterley Park

golden lake, Osterley Park

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Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Stone eagle looks to the north guarding Osterley House

Stone eagle looks to the north guarding Osterley House

Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Lake, Osterley Park

Lake, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan-Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Crop field-Osterley Park

Crop field, Osterley Park

The Samhain ritual slaughter of the Ash?

by 5ocietyx

yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

Britain’s Ash trees are threatened by a fungal disease that has spread from the continent.

In September 2009 the aptly named Stephen Ashworth (see nominative determinism post) wrote to the Forestry Commission requesting a ban on European imports to prevent the disease spreading to the UK.

According to the Telegraph

The Forestry Commission, however, thought that the disease was caused by a fungus already endemic in Britain, making a ban illegal under European laws. It has since been discovered that the fungus is a new one.

The article goes on to say

In October 2009, Mr Burgess replied that he agreed that the situation was “worrying” but said “our hands are tied” by European legislation.

“I am sorry this is not the response you had hoped for but I hope you understand how our hands are tied,” he wrote. “All I can recommend for the moment is that the industry carefully considers where it sources its planting material and monitors it purchases for signs of ill health.

And therein lies so many things wrong with how Britain is governed. An incompetent and scheming officialdom with little to offer except hollow apologies and excuses and blaming the EU that they themselves have acquiesced to.

Due to official incompetence and EU interference and meddling a cull of British Ash trees is now underway and commenced in the week leading up to Samhain and Halloween.

It gets interesting when you learn the symbolic significance of the Ash. According to whats-your-sign.com

It’s mass, height, and deeply imbedded roots were all metaphors for the spiritually minded Celts (and us too). The ash speaks to us of growth, expansion, and higher perspective. If we think symbolically as the ancient Celts were apt to do, we can liken our own soul-growth with that of the ash. With greater (higher) attainment, the more we need to stay grounded (well rooted).

This concept falls right in line with the mystic message of the ash. Indeed, certain druid accounts indicate the realm between earth and sky were connected or held together by the mighty ash. Although it is associated with the element of air, the ash is also akin to the fire element for its amazing burning qualities. The wood of the ash burns with intense heat, even when green. This surfaced ideas of resurrection and renewal for the Celts.

The ash was commonly used for protective rituals because it was believed that helpful energies were contained within its great body. Specifically, the ash was thought to be the guardian of children, and was often used as a healing agent for childhood illnesses.

Its association with children may come from creation myths within Celtic lore. In some accounts the ash was considered the cradle of life, so too was it considered a gentle giant and a protector of youth.

Yggdrasil is a mighty Ash sacred to the Celts and Druids.

The disease and subsequent culling of Ash trees has echoes of the slaughter of livestock during the Foot and Mouth outbreak.

Heliacal Rising & Setting of Sirius

by 5ocietyx

Heliacal Rising & Setting of Sirius

http://www.classicalastrologer.com/heliacal_risings_and_settings_of.htm

Cyril Henry Hoskin aka Lobsang Rampa

by 5ocietyx

Cyril Henry Hoskin (8 April 1910 – 25 January 1981) from Devon, claimed to be the willing recipient of the transmuted spirit of a Tibetan Lama, known as Tuesday Lobsang Rampa.

According to the account given in his third book, The Rampa Story, he had fallen out of a fir tree in his garden in Thames Ditton, Surrey while attempting to photograph an owl.

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobsang_Rampa

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