The last blog posting about mushrooms and the Fleur-de-Lys did not emphasize what I thought was an obvious point: the Fleur-de-Lys is a form of one design for the thunderbolt (Such as the Thundebolt of Zeus) and the magic mushrooms Amanita muscaria are superstitiously believed to be engendered by lightening striking the ground, a folk belief which continues to this day.
The name 'Belemnite' is derived from the Greek word belemnon which means javelin or dart due to the obvious resemblance in the shape of the fossil. It was a common folklore tale that belemnites were formed from the point of strike of lightning bolts into the ground; hence they are frequently referred to as 'thunderbolts'.
|THE STARTING POINT OF THE AZTECS, ACCORDING TO THE GAMELLI CARERI PICTURED MS.(Donnelly)|
Otto Muck thought the tree on top of the pyramid represented smoke at the top of an active volcano and interpreted it as one of the Azores as a dry-land volcano when the area was part of Atlantis In other representation of the Mayan World Tree, the fruits look exactly like volcanic bombs and also like the common glyph meaning "Flint stone." The actual tree being referred to is probably the coconut palm and the hard-hulled coconuts are being compared to volcanic bombs. (My guesses) Coconuts are connected to Atlantis also by Muck but also other authors.
It is also notable that several authors (such as Victor Clube) have connected "Thunderstones" to meteorites and hence this involves a cosmic-catastrophic connotation. This idea shall be explored in a subsequent future blog.
These modern African volcanic vents are erupting in unison. The Atlantean "Gatekeepers" might also be two of
the Canary Island volcanoes, off the NW coast of Africa, erupting at the end of the Pleistocene
The two Gate Keepers at the entrance to Eden are described as angels with a firey sword that barred the way back into paradise. They are analogous to (Directly opposite counterparts to) the Pillars of Hercules/Straits of Gibraltar and they might also be represented as a man holding two snakes (Snakes of fire?) At any rate, the way back to Atlantis was supposed to be too dangerous to try.
I have just discovered another most interesting blog spot and I shall quote from some of it here:
[More Mushroom Symbolism simplified-DD]
The bulb state is when the cap resembles the sphere or sun and the circular vortex.
I pointed out in an earlier blog post (The key to Atlantis, the Magic Mushroom) how it is interesting to realize that Tiamat, the fabled second sun, is similar to the word Amanita.
Next the mushroom turns into what resembles an umbrella.
Here we see one possible connection to the the red Atlantian C symbol, the outline of the cap forming the arch (perhaps connected to the Royal Arch).
Further on to the flat round table which in profile gives us the T or Tau.http://www.weirdload.com/tau.html
Possible progenator of the cross and crux ansata. The mushroom resembles the human body with arms outstretched. It is also the King Arthur round table, a celtic messianic myth.
There is a most extraordinary plate, illustrative of the whole subject, which representation I believe to be anterior to Christianity. It is copied from Moor's Hindu Pantheon, not as a curiosity, but as a most singular monument of the crucifixion. I do not venture to give it a name, other than that of a crucifixion in space. Manly P. Hall-"The Secret Teachings of All Ages" http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta45.htm
The final stage is the Holy Grail phase during which the cap has upturned completely and formed the challis.
Egyption divine boats used by their gods also have the distinctive C-shape of the magic mushroom and we have already seen how the mushroom can be connected to water.
The Egyption divine boat which looks a lot like the Holy Grail-stage mushroom and King Tut's chalice. It looks like the water pillar is growing out of an egg.
Thank you to the guys at the Gnostic Media forum for pointing me in this direction and for highlighting the above pic. Especially hunchback.http://www.gnosticmedia.com/communion/viewtopic.php?t=1839&start=15&sid=7a384da04184f2717f941a56080ee66f
[This last is commonly taken to be part of an Egyptian representation of Atlantis-DD]
More on the Mushroom-Atlantis connection from this author shall be added on later blogs