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Pine Cone

Post  deviadah on Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:33 am

A male pine cone is known as microstrobilus and a female as megastrobilus, kind of like micro and macrocosm!

The pine cone is a symbol of immortality and the divine in earth-based religions and the Oreiades (gnomes/nymphs, beings who discovered iron (blood/saturn) and invented smelting. The Oreiades are often seen as carrying a snake and a large staff with a pine cone on top.
"E. A. Wallis Budge has noted that in some of the papyri illustrating the entrance of the souls of the dead into the judgment hall of Osiris the deceased person has a pine cone attached to the crown of his head. The Greek mystics also carried a symbolic staff, the upper end being in the form of a pine cone, which was called the thyrsus of Bacchus. In the human brain there is a tiny gland called the pineal body, which is the sacred eye of the ancients, and corresponds to the third eye of the Cyclops. " Manly P. Hall
The Vatican:


Dionysus:


Staff of Hermes:



And the Pine Cone pic from the Lisbon Globe thread:



For the Assyrians the pine-cone may have symbolized the whole process of re-birth with seeds falling to the earth and creating new pine trees. Like the Phoenix out of the ashes!




Then there is the Lotus with a 1000 petals (Sahasrara) to consider as well!



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Post  BeautifulEvil on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:06 pm

What are those BIRDS doing there right beside the large pine cone at the Vatican? Wink

I believe they're peacocks, how interesting.

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