Monday, June 12, 2006

Can you help me decipher a mystery?

Today I spent all afternoon reading (belatedly, I know) the DaVinci Code. I started it yesterday.
I finished it today.
I was mesmerized. And not because I'm hip to conspiracy theories or any of that. But because I love a good mystery, and I adore symbolism.
I think it's inspiring that some people make their living decoding symbols and the like. I mean, there is a niche for everyone.

So where is mine?

Last night on the Tony awards, a winning actress threw out her arms and exclaimed, "I love my job!"
I long to do the same. I don't think I'm being idealistic or naive or overly romantic to think I might actually find a job I don't loathe getting up for in the morning. I know it's out there. Somewhere, my calling is there. But I'm failing to find the clues to this particular mystery.
Do you remember, in the movie High Fidelity, when John Cusack looks in the newspaper want ads and there is nothing under "puppeteer"? That's how I feel. Except I don't even know which category to look under in the first place.
Am I just waiting to be rescued--hoping something will magically drop out of the sky? Perhaps. All I know, and I've said this before, is the job I have now is one long painful dose of arsenic. A slow suicide. I've known for years, but how do I escape? Yeah, I could go to the Port District or someplace and probably find a decent wage, but I fear I'd only be trading one foxhole for it's mate.

So I'm putting this out there again, not only to vent, but to hope someone reading this might have an idea that will spark a chain of positive events.
Clues:
My talents? I can have a conversation with anyone. My love is in the details of ideas. I love tedious research. I can find anything. I would have made a great investigative reporter. I'm creative. I love textiles, recycled and reused design, and architectural salvage.
I like to be surrounded by noise and activity (a tiny company wouldn't be exciting for me).
I need an assignment and a deadline or I bore easily and lose interest quickly.
I have an AA in general ed, but no bachelor's. Not yet anyway.

What do all these clues mean?
Any ideas to where they might lead? Or where I should look?

10 Comments:

Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Barb,
Here's some detailed insight into the backstory and subplot of the DaVinci Code and related books and texts. Want to solve a good mystery? Prove me wrong. It's a daunting task and you'll fail, but the journey will result in the wisdom of the ages. Then you can write a series of great articles, and more.

Most have totally missed the point that the Gnostic texts and others are making. First, they refer to symbolic males and females, hence the philosophical masculine and feminine nature and character. All the Gnostic texts are philosophical and symbolic treatises, not literal narratives. When you try to interpret any of these ancient texts (including the Bible) as literal, you will always come to the wrong conclusions.

You may not initially agree with everything I reveal, but please be a little patient with my long-winded presentation of what I have waited a very long time to be able to say. I promise to amaze and enlighten.

Contrary to those who strive to assert that the DaVinci Code created the term, symbology is an ancient philosophical technology and I am a real life symbologist. Likewise, the upper-level members of secret societies such as Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Illumanti, and the Vatican are symbologists. Keeping their "craft" secretive and misunderstood is a purposeful ploy designed to hide the truth about ancient wisdom and the symbology used to model, encapsulate, and encode it. The title "mason" is itself a symbolic allusion to those who work with the "Philosophers' Stone" which is the symbolic name given to an ancient body of symbology, hence "Masons" are workers of "stone."

Read Proverbs 9:1 below to better understand this allusion.

Wisdom has built Her house. She has carved out Her seven pillars.

Notice that "wisdom" is referred to as "Her" and "She", as in Sophia and Miriam (the Magdala), and that "She" has "hewn" "Her" "seven pillars" (of stone)? Read my Home Page to see what those seven pillars of "stone" have always referred to, contrary to what religions and mysticism have said for millennia.

Peace...

Here is the key to understanding what the Vatican and Papacy truly fear...

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

Here's a real hot potato! Eat it up, digest it, and then feed it's bones to the hungry...

There's much more to the story of the Vatican's recent machinations than meets the eye. It's not the DaVinci Code or Gospel of Judas per se, but the fact that people have now been motivated to seek out the unequivocal truth about an age of deception, exactly when they expect me to appear. These recent controversies are spurring people to reevaluate the Vatican/Papacy and the religions that Rome spawned, at the worst possible time for them.

Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?

Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas to understand who I am...

The DaVinci Code novel and movie are no more inaccurate as literal versions of history than the New Testament. The primary sub-plot involved purposeful symbology being used to encode hidden meanings, exactly like the Bible and related texts. In other words, none of these stories represent the literal truth. This is the common and pivotal fact of all such narratives about ancient Hebrew and Christian history. Debating whether the DaVinci Code, Gnostic texts, or the Bible are accurate history is a purposeful ploy designed to hide the truth by directing your inquiry away from the heart of the matter.

There is a foolproof way to verify the truth and expose centuries-old religious deceptions. It also proves why we can no longer let the Vatican tell us what to think about ancient history or much else. It is the common thread connecting why the ancient Hebrews, Yahad/Essene, Jews, Gnostics, Cathars, Templars, Dead Sea Scrolls, DaVinci Code, and others have been targets of Rome’s ire and evil machinations. The Vatican and its secret society cohorts don’t want you to understand that the ancient Hebrew symbology in all of these texts purposely encodes and exposes the truth about them. Furthermore, the structure of ancient wisdom symbology verifiably encodes the rules to decode messages built with it. This is what they most fear you will discover.

If the Bible represented the literal truth or even accurate history, there would be no need for faith in the assertions of deceptive and duplicitous clergy and their ilk. It is undeniable the New Testament is awash with ancient Hebrew symbolism and allegory. The same is evidenced in the Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic texts, biblical apocrypha, Quran, DaVinci Code, and other related sources. All ancient religious, mystical, and wisdom texts have been shrouded in mystery for millennia for one primary reason: The ability to understand their widely evidenced symbology was lost in antiquity. How do we finally solve these ages-old mysteries? To recast an often-used political adage: It’s [the] symbology, stupid!

It is beyond amazing that the Vatican still tries to insist the Gospels are the literal truth. Every miracle purported for Jesus has multiple direct symbolic parallels in the Old Testament, Apocalypse, Dead Sea Scrolls, and other symbolic narratives and traditions. Recasting the symbolism of earlier Hebrew texts as literal events in the New Testament is one of the central deceptions associated with Christianity. This is part of the secret knowledge held by the ancient Gnostics, Templars, Cathars, and others, which is presented with dramatic effect in the DaVinci Code. None of these narratives or stories were ever intended as the literal truth. This fact is the key to unraveling many ages-old mysteries and exposing the truth about the Vatican's long-term deceptions.

Moreover, the following Washington Post article (The Book of Bart) describes how many changes and embellishments were made to New Testament texts over the centuries, unequivocally demonstrating they are not original, infallible, or truthful. When you combine proof that the New Testament Gospels are not wholly literal with proof that these texts were heavily reworked in the early years of Christianity, you are left with only one possible conclusion. The Vatican has long lied to everyone about the central tenets and history of Christianity. This revelation also proves they are not the Creator’s representatives but Her long-time opponents. The recent hoopla over the Gospel of Judas and DaVinci Code demonstrates they are still desperately trying to deceive the world and obfuscate their true nature and activities.

It's no wonder the Vatican fears the truth more than anything else. As further proof of these assertions, seek to understand the symbolic significance of my name (Seven Star Hand) and you will have proof beyond disproof that Jews, Christians, and Muslims have long been duped by the great deceivers I warned humanity about over the millennia. What then is the purpose of "faith" but to keep good people from seeking to understand the truth?

Now comes justice, hot on its heels... (symbolism...)

Not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk...
Here is Wisdom!!

Revelations from the Apocalypse

Peace...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello again, with part two of your assignement.

Here are some insights on the true meaning of 666. Hope this helps clarify many mysteries...

By the way, symbology is intended to encode and convey very specific and ultimately verifiable information. One aspect of symbology is numeric symbolism. On the other hand, mysticism and numerology are mumbo jumbo based partially on misunderstood ancient symbology and purposeful efforts to obscure what little is known...

666 is a numeric symbol that purposely marks the Vatican/Papacy throughout history, not any single individual. The number 666 is put forth in verse 13:18 in the Book of Revelation and of course, 6+6+6 equals 18, directly matching the verse number and helping to disprove any 616 assertions. The following information on triangular numbers further disproves attempts to hide the truth.

Revelation 13:18
Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Men, women, and beasts symbolize organizations and groups of people in all symbolically sealed Hebrew prophecies and Revelation never mentions the so-called antiChrist. 666 is the most famous of all triangular numbers, being the sum of the whole numbers from 1 through 36. Triangular numbers were very important to Greek Pythogoreans and Hebrew wisdom groups purposely used them as pivotal symbolism pointing to Greco-Romans.

Likewise, John 21:11, which speaks of Peter, the supposed first Pope, has the number 21 in its chapter and verse number. 21 is also a triangular number that is the sum of all whole numbers from 1-6, thereby forming a triangle with three 6 point sides, hence a triangular 666.

John 21:11
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land (earth) full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three (153); and for all there were so many, yet the net was not broken.

Additionally, 153 is a triangular number that is the sum of the whole numbers 1 through 17. Also the verse number is 11 and the sum of all whole numbers from 1 through 11 equals 66 and 17-11 equals 6. Why are 11 and 17 important in this verse talking about Peter and 666? The Second Temple period of ancient Israel was during the 11th 360-year cycle on the Hebrew calendar and the 21st century is the beginning of the 17th cycle, which began in Hebrew year 5761, which was Christian year 2001. Thereby, John 21:11 purposely links Peter, the Papacy, 666, and the 11th through 17th cycles on the Hebrew calendar. Notice also that the prophecies of St. Malachy say that the Papacy will end shortly, which will be during the 21st century and 17th cycle? Here is Wisdom!!

For more information, download my FREE EBook and read through the symbol glossary for 1776, 666, 153, 66, 36, 21, 18, net, triangle, and triangular number and their related references. Be prepared to be shocked.

Peace...

8:10 PM  
Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Last but not least is part three, happy sleuthing! Hope you're up to the task...

Racism is a very important part of the history of Christianity. The Genesis of these stories occurred in ancient Africa, Asia, and Judea and then moved to surrounding countries after the Roman Empire ethnically cleansed Judea of the "Tribe of Judah." In the subsequent century, Rome assumed control of Christianity and it then became based on European characters with European names and faces.

It is undeniable that the European names and faces of the New Testament and Christianity cannot possibly be the truth. They were interpolated into the so-called Gospels by Roman leadership. It is important to remember that ancient Judeans were dark-skinned, as were the Gnostic Coptics (Egyptians) and the Ethiopians. None of these people would have had names like Mark, Peter, Paul, Phillip, Jesus, etc. Consequently, it is undeniable that these names (and faces) are later creations imposed by Romans who ruthlessly eliminated all competing stories and philosophies to establish the Christian Orthodoxy now referred to as the New Testament.

The very fact that the New Testament and Christianity have been cleansed of African and Middle Eastern names and faces is evidence of purposeful racism. The fact that it continues to this day is undeniable. Simply look at how Christian nations have treated native peoples in every land they conquered and then imposed the Christian myth, which asserts the divinity of a white-skinned messiah, who is based on obvious lies.

The Merovingian kings in France simply endeavored to steal Rome's thunder by co-opting the Christian Myth to their own purposes by saying that Mary married a French king. This ploy was an obvious deception used to gain the loyalty of the citizens of the emerging French nation. Why would people who were so opposed to wealth and power (money-changers in the temple, etc.) marry into royalty? It's obvious that these French aristocrats saw through Rome's deceptions and used them, just as Rome had. It is unlikely they were much focused on racism though, since their subjects were all Europeans. Rome on the other hand had been oppressing and fighting Asians and Africans for centuries.

Peace out...

8:16 PM  
Blogger sue b said...

Hi Barb,

I have been where you are. Dreading getting up every morning to have to drag myself to a job that didn't give me joy or even an inkling of happiness.
You have to keep looking until you find the one that gives you that feeling of bliss. The caveat is that you may have to go through a lot of ones that don't before you find it.

Love details and research? Look for something at a newspaper or other publication. Something in marketing and r&d might be a good fit too. Love textiles and talking? check out the local museums. Maybe they need a new tour guide or someone to do research for a new esxhibit. Or maybe just working around textiles would be what you need for a bit - try a fabric store. It may start as a entry level position but who knows you may meet someone along the way that presents you with an opportunity beyond your wildest dreams. You have an AA in general ed and your obviously creative. Maybe check with some of the assisted living or retirement communities in your area, they're always looking for people to come in and teach arts and crafts for their residents. Maybe they have an opening for someone to do it for them full time. Certainly it's not fine art but you have to start somewhere and if it gives you joy to do it, then it doesn't matter what it is.

Just keep looking for it, try not to let the search discourage you. You'll find it, it's out there. I wish you the best !

1:09 AM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Barb - maybe para-legal... (Aside from the small businesses aspect... Maybe there is volunteer work to fulfill that part.)

Good luck - I am still searching myself, but the bills are being paid & there is a lot worse out there - I've had those jobs too...

10:28 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I don't why but Travel Agent popped into my head for some reason . . . hmm . . . :)

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Aubrey said...

B:
Two things -

1. Anyone who has just won an award loves their job. Suddenly, all is forgiven.

2. Go online and use your research talents to find the perfect outlet. I think a museum would be good for you, but if you were to land a plum job there, I'll never speak with you again as I've been trying for years to get a spot in one, myself.

Instead, I'll be attending Erotica LA, with the rest of my PR peeps, working in the media check-in room. It's not my dream job, but - yes, hard to believe - it's not really something I see every day.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Alicia A. said...

I was just thinking a library refrence desk (um, not great money) or something in a museum of art or history. Who knows what might turn up?!

I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up either. :)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Barb,
About your job - I've been there, although I haven't been at a job I really hated in awhile. I think that's simply older/wiser/luckier than when I was 20. hah. Anyway, there's a book, which in some ways was life changing for me about how to figure out what you want. This isn't about promoting that, so I'll just say that there were a couple of exercises that were revealing to me.

1) OK, this one is only slightly an extension of "what do you want to do" but it's a bit grander. First, think for a few minutes about what you would do if the genie came out of the bottle and granted you the perfect job. The key here is NOT to worry about qualifications, logistics, anything else, just simply where you would feel very happy. It doesn't have to be the perfect answer, because the more you think about this stuff the clearer it gets. Part II is the good part though. After you think of that, set aside an hour (you could do less, but an hour is good) and then spend the hour completely live as though that was a reality. If your wish is to paint portraits on the beach in Jamaica, then look up places to live in Jamaica, do the research, make the plans as if you were leaving tomorrow for your perfect life. This might sound as if it would be sort of depressing, but it's really about the POWER. It's amazing to understand one's own power.

2) This one helped me, it's pretty basic, but again, it tends to reveal things. Make a list of all the details of your perfect job. Then make a list of all the details of the worst job someone could give you. This helped me focus on looking for jobs that had the right attributes.

Having said both of these things, jobs have tended to fall in my lap one way or another, and they haven't been related to my education. BUT I do love my job now, and the people I work with, and I'm very fortunate. Which isn't to say I won't toss it to walk dogs if I need to. :)

Best of luck, I hope this at least lets you know strangers are out here wishing you well. :)

Rebecca (www.talkingcrow.com, because blogger is making me be anonymous)

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think "advertising" could be a good option for you!!!

12:14 AM  

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