[Buddha-l] angel or sphinx?

Volker Thewalt vthewalt at gmx.net
Thu May 26 12:36:56 MDT 2005

Hi Kate,

this sounds really interesting:

 > As their name implies, the Sodomites were into 
animals, not angels.....

Is it not the other way? That the Sodomites had to lend 
their name to some
alleged sexual preference?????


Kate schrieb:
>>> . Though if this is what angels look like, the question
>> remains what the Sodomites saw in them ...
> Hi
> Further to my last post:
> "The Holy Animals of the Bible, according to tradition, can be assigned 
> with the Eagle to the East and to Air; the Bull to the North and to the 
> Earth; Man to the West and to Water, and the Lion to the South and to 
> Fire.  By this means we will obtain a mirror-like reflection of the 
> scheme given in Chapters I and X of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel.
> "This so-called quaternary of Ezekiel is very important because it finds 
> its application in the operations of evocations (right hand movement in 
> the circle) and in conjurations (the reverse movement).
> "A second example given by the Apostle St. John in the IVth Chapter of 
> the Book of Revelations, shows us another reflection, which differs from 
> the previous one by the shifting of two elements.  In it the Bull and 
> Earth belong to the West, and Man to Water and the North.  This second 
> scheme allows us to establish some separate mysterious attributes such 
> as: humid-dry and warm-cold. In this way air is considered as humid and 
> warm, water as humid and cold, earth as cold and dry, and fire as hot 
> and dry. All these conceptions are used in alchemy and astrology."
> .....The Tarot pg 79
> As their name implies, the Sodomites were into animals, not angels.....
> Regards
> Kate
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