Squaring the Circle (Wheels within wheels part four)

 

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In one of the previous blogs (sex and religion) I stated that the compass and square (above) on one level….represents sex…..the compass being the male principle…and the square below being the female principle.

The compass (the male) on top of the female (represented by the square) with her legs wide apart.

However symbols have layers upon layers of meanings,so let’s have a look at the symbol to see if there is anything else hidden in plain sight

Let’s focus on the letter “G”…..representing “Generation” or “GAOTU”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Architect_of_the_Universe#Freemasonry

Could the seven planets be represented by the letter “G”……yes!

And the clue to revealing it is in a system known to the esoteric schools as Gematria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria

Particularly “English Gematria” in this case.

And what is Gematria exactly?…….well it is to do with linking each letter to a number.

For instance….A is the first letter of the alphabet…so therefore has a numerical value of…1

B=2,C=3….etc etc

Now what number would the letter “G” relate to?

Well the letter “G” relates to the number 7…it is the seventh letter of the English alphabet.

And the number 7 is the number of the classical planets…the seven planets

Below shows someone with the number 7 replacing the letter “G” in the compass and square on his t-shirt.

 

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Also notice the 12 pointed star surrounding the compass and square…the 12 signs of the zodiac,the number 7 in the middle…representing the 7 planets the number four represented by the two points of the compass…and two points of the square. (representing the four elements). …and the hieros gamos or holy marriage between the male principle and female principle represented by the compass (male) and square (female) joined together

It can also stand for the number three in Hebrew Gematria…as the letter “Gimel” is the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet …and “Gamma” in the Greek alphabet……symbols can have layer upon layer of meaning.

Why am I telling you this about Gematria?…..because in a later blog we will be looking at the tetragrammaton (YHVH) and its link to the number 26.

Here is a freemason talking about symbols and their layers…..also how symbols link to each other….and if you read carefully…you should find the 26 in there somewhere.

http://masonicdictionary.com/numbers.html

And now to this blog …the number four and the square……

In freemasonry a mason can be called a “square-man”…or are said to be “on the square”

http://www.masonicdictionary.com/square.html

On masonic rings you can see the “square on point.”

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“square on point” inside the square and compass symbol
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square on point next to the compass and square

Why the square on point?…..well one explanation of the square on point is that it represents the four cardinal points of the zodiac.

Why?

What are the four cardinal points of the zodiac?…..well…as I started writing this blog today we are at one of the four “points”…….the summer solstice

The four points are…. the spring equinox(aries),the summer solstice(cancer),the autumnal equinox(libra) and the winter solstice(capricorn)

They represent the four seasons,spring,summer,autumn and winter

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notice the different squares of the cardinal,fixed and mutable signs

Again…..Aries is a fire sign…..A CARDINAL FIRE sign…..it is the gateway to 3 months of spring

Capricorn is the CARDINAL EARTH sign…the gateway to the three months of winter

Libra is the CARDINAL AIR sign…gateway to the three months of autumn

Cancer is the CARDINAL WATER sign….and start of the three months of summer

The number four is throughout the bible

For instance…is it another coincidence that on the FOURTH DAY….God made the luminaries that give us our signs and SEASONS….(again there are four seasons)

Genesis 1:14-19

14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Four means foundation…it gives a platform on which things can be built

Can this also be the reason why when students graduate they wear a “mortar board?”

We also saw in an earlier blog that saturn teaches us lessons…saturns colour is black…and could this be why students wear black robes also?

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some students with their mortar boards and black robes. masons use mortar boards also,and remember they are on the square. however the square is only a platform on which to build…the idea is to get off the square by building on the knowledge (platform) you have created.

The “square” of the year is the four seasons.

Our year has four seasons…spring,summer,autumn and winter.

The “square” of the day is….morning,afternoon,evening and night.

Also…spring is the morning of the year (dawn to midday)

summer is the afternoon of the year (midday to evening)

these two seasons are the “male” part of the year…the light!

Autumn is the evening of the year (evening to midnight)

Winter is the night of the year (midnight to dawn)

These two seasons are the “female” part of the year…..the darkness!

The four continues in the bible……the river that ran through Eden parted into four rivers

The Pishon,Gihon,Hiddekel and the Euphrates

Genesis 2:10-14

10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Notice how one thing parts into four?

The year (one) into four seasons

The day (one) into four quarters

The Edenic river (one) into four parts.

The “ONE” God (deity/”day”ity) represented by the four letters…the Tetragrammaton!

Below is a diagram showing what each of the four letters represent.

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Notice out of the four,two letters are male (Vav and Yod represent the penis).Two female (Heh,the opening or vagina)AS are the four elements.

The new testament (one) has four gospels

Talking about the new testament……….

When Jesus dies his garments were divided into how many parts?

John 19:23

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

Remember Jesus is the sun and the four parts of his “garment” are the four seasons

Why the four?

Lon Milo Duquette says that to understand what “God” is…..”The One”…..is a difficult concept to get your mind around…..looked at as one thing,it is hard to make comparisons or to grasp what the “oneness” or “God” is.

We can divide the one into two to get some idea of what “the one ” is…and that is the polarity…duality.

Male and female

Good and evil

Light and darkness

We grasp that concept well.It helps us compare and contrast things.

Genesis 3:22

“And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.

However when we divide it further into “four-ness” we can start to examine things and compare and contrast what the “oneness” is,in even more depth.

That is why God’s name is divided into four letters….the Tetragrammaton.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetragrammaton

It is to help us in our understanding of what is going on!

Again that is why there are four gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry….

Each of them emphasizes a unique aspect of his sacrifice and ministry. Matthew’s focus is on Christ being the son of David and a King. Mark highlights the suffering servant aspect of his ministry. John proclaims Jesus is the One and Only begotten Son of God. And Luke showcases him as the Perfect Man.

Again Lon Milo Duquette tells us that the Hebrew kabbalah divides the human soul into four parts that reflect…on a microcosmic level…universal levels of consciousness and being that correspond to the four letters of the Tetragrammaton…Yod,He,Vav,He

The four suits of the tarot represent the same thing

Wands,swords,Cups and Disks

Also matter (one) splits into the four elements of the ancients…fire,water,air and earth.

The four parts of the soul and their correspondences are:-

Chiah…the life force…the highest part of the human soul,which corresponds to the Yod of the tetragrammaton,the element of Fire,the suit of Wands in the tarot,and the level of Atziluth in the tree of life.

Neshamah….the second highest part of the human soul,which corresponds to the first Heh of the tetragrammaton,the element of Water,the suit of Cups in the tarot,and the level of Briah in the kabbalistic tree of life.

Ruach…the next level,corresponds with Vav in the tetragrammaton,the element of Air in the four elements,the suit of Swords in the tarot,and the level of Yetzirah in the kabbalistic tree of life.

Nefesh….is the lowest part of the soul,the animal part of the soul and it corresponds with the final Heh in the tetragrammaton,the element of Earth in the four elements,the Disks,Coins or Pentacles in the tarot,any of those three can be used to represent the same suit…and also the level of Assiah in the kabbalistic tree of life.

http://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Parts_of_the_Soul

Again as with all other religious or spiritual ideas and concepts,they are represented by all cultures with different symbols and ideas,although representing the same idea,it is the spectrum…they are saying the same thing from a differing perspective.

An example…..if a bus crashed…….two people at opposite sides of the road would describe the same scene differently from differing viewpoints…even though describing the same thing

One may say the advertising board on the bus was a cereal advert…and the person on the opposite side of the road would say it was an advert for coffee…when both can be correct…although differing.

Everyone sees the same thing through their own lens…and this applies to cultures and these esoteric concepts.

This is why the Jewish people represent the “fourness” as the four letters…. tetragrammaton

Ezekiel saw the four as a chariot (merkabah) with the four living creatures….man,bull,lion and eagle

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Ezekiel’s vision of the four

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkabah_mysticism

The Greeks had the “Animoi”…….Boreas,Zephyrus,Notos,Eurus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemoi

Kabbalah has…….the four worlds!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Worlds

In Norse mythology….the four stags of the yggdrasil tree

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Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A1inn,_Dvalinn,_Duneyrr_and_Dura%C3%BEr%C3%B3r

Also in Norse mythology the four dwarves

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Norðri, Suðri, Austri and Vestri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%C3%B0ri,_Su%C3%B0ri,_Austri_and_Vestri

Or the Four Heavenly Kings of Buddhism and the East

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Heavenly_Kings

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The Burmese version of the four called the “four guardians”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokapala

And elsewhere in the world….the Mayans had the four brothers…or the Bacab

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacab

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The quatrefoil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatrefoil

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In Rome we have the Quadriga…the Chariot of the Gods

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadriga

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The four horses or quadriga

In Egypt…the Four Sons of Horus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_sons_of_Horus

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Imsety, Duamutef, Hapi, Qebehsenuef.

The Lamassu of the Assyrians which you will have seen in the earlier blogs

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the lamassu contains the four fixed signs of the zodiac as does the vision of ezekiel…namely…the lion,bull,man and eagle

This is why we have the four corners of the world

And this is also why the fourth album from the amazing led zeppelin was called four symbols

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If you think I’m stretching it…..Jimmy Page (guitarist supreme) understands this knowledge very well I would assume.

He used to own an occult bookstore called “equinox”

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isn’t the equinox to do with the two forces meeting?…the male and female…at the spring equinox..when light overcomes the darkness…and autumn equinox when darkness overcomes the light…light and darkness come together at the equinox.

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And Jimmy Page once owned Boleskine house…former home of Aleister Crowley.

Could this understanding of the “fourness” be why the Qur’an allows a man (the fifth element/spirit) to have four wives….the four elements?

http://www.islamcan.com/common-questions-about-islam/why-does-quran-allow-muslim-men-to-have-four-wives.shtml#.VbTCbPnLKhY

the four elements represent matter as stated before………..matter is where the word mother/mater/ma/matrix/meat comes from.

also the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maat

notice she is concerned with justice and weighing on the scales?…..this corresponds to the sign of libra……the start of the autumn/winter part of the zodiacal cycle…the female half of the year…..the dark part of the year….the dying part of the year……all growth stops at this part of the cycle

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SEE THE SCALES AT THE AUTUMN EQUINOX AS THE SINE WAVE GOES INTO THE NEGATIVE/FEMALE/DARK/DEATH ASPECT? THIS IS THE TIME OF NO GROWTH…DEATH…..The good times are over…..hard times are ahead

Do you remember in a previous blog I said that spring and summer were allegorically the sun orgasming his rays/sperm/life activating forces over the earth

Well at this part of the year the orgasming sun rays are stopping….this is why an orgasm is called in French “la petite mort”…”the little death”

The good times are at an end!…your five seconds of summer are over!

The scorpion of scorpio just backstabbed you…and is it a coincidence that scorpio is linked to the genitals in the zodiac of the body?

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THE SCORPION STINGS THE GENITALS….THE LITTLE DEATH…LA PETITE MORT
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SEE THE SCORPION OVER THE GENITAL AREA?…..SCORPIO RULES THE GENITALS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_petite_mort

Just as the tide comes in and moves out…….everything has this tidal movement

From blinking…we move from dark to light and back again.

We sleep and awaken.

we rise vertically during the day (male principle) and rest horizontally at night (female principle)

summer to winter……light to dark

good times,bad times…isn’t that another led zeppelin song?….he he

all nature has this constant movement and rhythm

In the book of Daniel chapter 7 can you remember how many beasts he saw in vision?

Yet again it is the four

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_7

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notice also the four winds?

In effect then……all religions are arguing and fighting over nothing,each religion sees the same thing from different angles and expresses it in their own cultural way!

No religion is the right religion…….they all have a little piece of the same thing.

“A little piece of blue sky”

It is when you bring the wholeness into oneself….then you awaken…and the knowledge will bubble up inside your own self like a never ending fountain as you see everything connecting…….everywhere…when you start to see the patterns and gain more understanding.

You will never need to go anywhere outside yourself to get water or refreshment…no religion or person outside yourself can give this knowing..it will come from inside you!

When the pupil is ready….the teacher will appear!

However it takes real effort,struggle and sacrifice to attain it

Luke 13:24

“Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won’t be able to do so.”

It is a paradigm shift…..a change of consciousness…an awakening…….a renaissance…..a new birth.

John 4:9-14

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

This inherent understanding of the “fourness” is why we also have

four horsemen of the apocalypse

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ARE YOU STARTING TO NOTICE THE ZODIAC IN THE FOUR HORSEMEN? A RIDER WITH A SET OF SCALES ON A BLACK HORSE…LIBRA…SATURN EXALTS IN LIBRA….SATURNS COLOUR IS BLACK! A RIDER WITH A SWORD…SCORPIO….MARS RULES SCORPIO…ALSO THE RED IS THE COLOUR OF MARS…HENCE THE RED HORSE. A MAN WITH A HORSE AND BOW?…SAGITTARIUS! THESE THREE SIGNS ARE THE SIGNS OF AUTUMN…….DEATH!….THE LIGHT DIMINISHES AFTER THE AUTUMN EQUINOX…WE ARE HEADING DOWN INTO DARKNESS AND DEATH…HENCE THE PALE HORSE OF DEATH FOLLOWING THOSE SIGNS. The book of revelation is telling us about the end of a natural cycle…..the tide is heading back out.

Also in revelation…Jesus represents the light part of the zodiac….the lamb who is worthy to open the scrolls…. The lamb = Aries (cardinal fire) ….or the lion of the tribe of Judah….Leo… (Leo is fixed fire)…two zodiacal fire signs…connected with the sun and light.

Revelation 5:5 and 6

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

What do “cardinal fire”…”fixed fire”….”mutable fire” mean?

Lon Milo Duquette explained it one time and used the element of fire to illustrate.

He said a cardinal fire sign is the sign that bursts out suddenly and says….”Hi I’m Fire” like a jack in the box…and punches you on the nose while introducing itself……think of a match igniting and all it’s energy

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the burst of all the energy of the cardinal signs this would represent aries…that brings about spring and the light in the year…overcoming darkness

He then says that fixed fire is the fire that is fully established…..or as Mr Duquette explains….if you looked at a picture of fire in an encyclopedia…..it would have a picture of the fixed fire there…the match fully lit….or a “roaring” fire.

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match fully established….this is what the fixed signs represent………this would represent the roaring lion of leo…the fixed fire sign (funny how we even call the fire at it’s height …a “roaring” fire…roaring like the lion of leo)

Then he says the mutable sign is the fire dying…or as lon milo says….”yeah…I’m fire…but I’m flexible….whatever…(shrugs)”….or like the match about to extinguish

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the match almost extinguished….this represents the sign of sagittarius…the mutable fire sign…….this represents jesus being stabbed in the side by the SPEAR of the centurion/centaur…(sign of sagittarius) and crying out to his father as his life force is almost extinguished…like a burnt out candle or match.

These are what the cardinal,fixed and mutable signs mean.

Now hopefully you will be seeing the patterns and the zodiac….once hidden right in front of your eyes coming to light as you grasp these patterns within yourself

Back to the “fourness” again.

The four horses of apollo

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THE HORSES REPRESENT THE FOUR SEASONS AND APOLLO…THE SUN…SEE THE RAYS AROUND HIS HEAD?

Four winds

Four Cardinal Directions

The Cross in all its forms with its four parts

ats55224_swastika1Yin/yang of the South Korean flag surrounded by the four elements

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_South_Korea

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And the corner stone…a corner is the angle where two sides meet….see compass and square above…see also two equinoxes,dark and light meet…..it brings wholeness,equilibrium…hence the equinoxes…and isn’t one of the equinoxes in libra?

Isn’t the word libra hidden in equilibrium?

Also “equilibrium” means “when two forces meet and are balanced”

And it just so happens that the symbol for libra is the balances…the scales

Astrology is the key to everything that is going on in nature,and it is the key to understanding religion.

However it is hidden just under the surface to most folks,and they will never see it.

If I could offer any advice at all to anyone…..it would be learn the 12 signs of the zodiac and where they are in relation to the yearly cycle…and learn the seven planets and in which zodiacal house they rule….and slowly like a jigsaw puzzle…you will start to see the picture emerge.

Usually when you start a jigsaw…first you find the four corners…then the edges…then it starts to take shape!

When I was a Jehovah’s witness,I used to laugh at the ancients thinking that a turtle held up the world….well the last laugh is on me….not knowing that the ancients were symbolizing the “fourness” in nature ….and the ever changing world which moves very slowly…and also the stability and foundation of the earth.

http://dcsymbols.com/mastersquare/page4.htm

four turtles or/and an elephants holding up the world=4 cardinal points,four elements

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zPhtl7HEB94C&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=turtle+elephants+holding+up+world+four+elements&source=bl&ots=Xg8yfvVkP0&sig=tMXgX6nrjUJgo8Xp7ZsruuMkpEw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBmoVChMIobvksMnzxgIVY7PbCh3PkQCa#v=onepage&q=turtle%20elephants%20holding%20up%20world%20four%20elements&f=false

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notice the ouroborus (snake eating it’s own tail) which represents change and eternity….the snake is chosen for change as it sheds its skin

As said in one of the first blogs….The four states of matter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_matter

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The four elements represent the four states of matter

four fundamental forces of physics

strong nuclear force=fire

weak nuclear force=air

(these are the two masculine principles of the four elements)

symbolized by the upright triangle

and electro-magnetism=water

gravity=earth

water and earth are the two female principles symbolized by the downward facing triangles

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Four main blood groups

A, B, AB and O

Four nucleotides in DNA

adenine,cytosine,thymine,guanine

Aren’t the four nucleotides the building blocks of life…the platform?

Also the four beats in music

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_%28music%29

Aren’t the four beats the platform (mortar board) in which to build your song structure?

In chemistry…the four building blocks of our body are CHON

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHON

Carbon=earth

Hydrogen=water

Oxygen =air

Nitrogen=fire

 

Remember there is also a fifth element…ether……the fifth element is the activator

It is the quintessence…again quint meaning five….and the essence

There are five platonic solids that correspond to the five elements

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_solid

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notice the fifth element (ether) is the dodecahedron?…the twelve?…..this connects to the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Four decks of cards…..etc etc

In the world of numbers we have the four also….add,subtract,multiply,divide

So when ezekiel and john described the four living creatures…they were telling us about this ancient hidden knowledge.

It was a knowledge or a knowing of the forces of nature put into poetry,allegory,myth and scripture to be hidden to the profane or those with no interest……and yet be there for those who want to seek and find it.

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Well that’s this blog done……please share if you can.

Thanks for reading!

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