Sense the beginning, the argument has been which element is closest to the spirit. All have had their go, but the main argument has been between two.... Water or Fire. How could the polar opposites be confused for the same properties?
It is the life giver. It is highly accepted NOw as it was eons ago that life climbed out of the primordial slime. We swam across the world's oceans until we found a beach to climb out upon. Without water we can not survive.... Oh, we can go without food for sometime, but.... Without water we die. It is the milk that we suck from the tit of the verse. It is not the seat of the soul, however, but the food of the soul. The driving force behind our electromagnetic subtle bodies. The conductor. So if Water is not the seat of the soul.....
We next try fire;
Like the soul fire has no beginning or end. It simply is. You may find the source of water, or air, or earth. All of them mentioned can be measured..... But fire has no source, like the soul it simply springs or ignites into being when the conditions are right.... Fire is made of the same stuff as the soul.
The Heart is widely accepted in ancient Myths, Religions, Philosophies, and Traditions (just like fire) as being associated with the Spirit. If you understand that man is more than a body... That the body itself is simply a vehicle for consciousness. That the body is no more the creator of conciseness than the tree the creator of the Acorn from which it sprung. Then you realize that the Consciousness that is you reading this is more than just localized in your head. You are conscious of the temperature around you at the very least. Some of you will say that you can sense your family asleep upstairs. Some will say they can sense the creepy guy staring at you across the bus. We are actually a consciousness that follows the body. At the center of which is the Heart. It has been taught to me that.... Certain snake's hearts will continue to beat after being chopped into multiple pieces. The Pulse therefore is not a product of the Muscle called the Heart put that there is something like an electric pulse that causes the Muscle to Pulse. Simply that the Electromagnetic field of the consciousness receives a rhythm.... Which produces life, or the circulation of Blood/DNA.
The brain is not (as we here have decided) a producer of consciousness, but a tool of which produces intellect. The heart is not a producer (work with me here) of consciousness either, but a connection to it.
If we go Brain Dead then the Heart my still Beat.... If the Heart stops then the Brain stops more quickly. Then we can see that the Brain is a product of the Heart.
Think about what your doctor does when you go to see him.... First off he checks your heart beat. Then your Blood/DNA pressure. These things tell him a lot..... More than you could verbally to Him/Her(HH).
Your connection to well being spawns from the Heart Beat. And your Heart Beat spawns from the infinite. Listen close.... You'll here it.
The symbolism here is more apparent with this knowledge in hand. The heart is placed in the middle for the reason of it being the center. It is a fire of the spirit and the origin of the Aureola, because the Halo only circles the head.
The Brian can be the center of Knowledge... But the Heart is the center of Truth and closest related to the Mysteries, and according to Jesus the way to god. In the Movie Howl's Magic Castle. Hayao Miyazaki takes on a fantastic journey into the life of Sophie, a hat maker.
She opens by stitching on pine cones to a new piece. Pine cones are a symbol of enlightenment of way of Bacchus and his whole get drunk party gig.
She works to crown the people of the city. Plant Konciousness ready and waiting. Peacock feathers standing by for the next shaman to come and atop their third eye with it's Luciferian plumage. The Pine cone is seen at the tip of Dionysus' staff. This is a similar sign of the spinal column with the pineal(pine cone) gland at the top. Much like Hermes' Caduceus. In fact like Dionysus there are two different types of Hermes (really much more, but...) one a younger Hermes with the Caduceus, the other is a older man. The older is seen with a staff, usually with a snake of some sort around it.
This is the same as seen on LOTR. Gandolf has a spinal column staff with the little enlightening crystal at the top. Crystals and Diamonds make a perfect match to the Philosophers stone a symbol of pure or crystalline thought. In passing it should be noted that after resurrection Gandolf's staff is topped with a DNA double helix.
Sometimes the Pine CONe is overly lush, giving it a over ripe appearance. This connotation strengthens it relation to the Pine Apple, which oddly starts with the same root.
Also it should be seen in the picture below that Dionysus is wearing a crown of hearts and has a "cats" skin around his neck. The large plump objects are the "Pineal" gland symbols.
Sophie is harassed by some soldiers that mark the introduction to Howl. Howl is a Wizard who lives in a Moving Castle that struts across the landscape, and is voiced by Christian Bale.
The Soldiers are marked with our ever present 77 linking this whole experience to Pan and the LL or connection to the land of OZ that I shall expand upon (or at least attempt to) in future post. Latter Sophie is turned into a old lady and has to deal with the love she has for Howl through her emotions to find herself back to her original state. She becomes the cleaning lady to Howl's castle and resides with the family of Howl's apprentice (a small boy named Markl), Howl's fire named Calcifer (Lucifer) voiced by Billy Crystal, a Scarecrow, and latter a dog and old witch. The fire and his relationship to Howl are what is of importance here. The fire must never go out, for if it does Howl shall die, and his castle collapse.
The Fire sits in a Hearth that stands in front of the sun. The little thingies (technical term) that hold the fire wood in place are in the kneeling position of praying. This is an act of acknowledging the spirit and makes the hearth a direct translation to an alter to sun worship. Lucifer/Calicifer is almost identical to the concept held in many religious sights throughout the world. The alter of many early religious confluences were fire's. This concept is again related to the Christmas tree where each candle alight stands for the heart and soul (literally) of each man, woman, and child past, present, or future. The temples would have a center fire burning, this is where perhaps you would sacrifice an offering and was called the Heart. It was considered that the church itself was the Heart of the city, and here they practiced their beliefs which were the Heart of their people. The torch was forbidden to go out and this was the ultimate unforgivable sin. As it is if you let your own light go out (according of course to these ancient beliefs) AKA suicide. In all, this is where we get the word Hearth because it is a mixture of Heart and Earth... The places where the fire of the spirit are burning. And is in direct cause to the Olympic torch. These fires are a symbol in themselves of the fire or spark of consciousness within each of us, the inner light, this is the way to easily see the connection being used to describe Lucifer (the light bringer) and Prometheus implied by Bi(LL)y Crystal's (philosophers stone) character.
The Hearth is an implied Octagon and if anything should happen to our little light bringer then the portal/door that is the entrance to Howl's "Temple" will cease to operate and everything will fall apart.
We then discover that Calcifer actually is part of Howl's Heart seen here with a closer look at the praying log holding man.
Howl (whose name is starting to take on this weird Dog Werewolf resonance the more I type it) strengthens Calcifer/Lucifer with his breath when things get dangerous.
The story of how the two (Calcifer and Howl) joined begins with a falling star. During a shower Howl (as a young boy) is outside walking in a field.
Many of the stars hit the ground running but quickly die out.
Finally one is spectacularly caught by Howl. The two soon make a deal to keep the Fallin' from burning out.
Howl ingest the Fallin' Angel/Light Bringer/Second Sun.
And produces Calicifer from the center of his chest.... Wrapped around his Heart.
In ET we see another fallin' angel whose Heart shines bright in the center of his chest (hey, he looks just like Jesus) after he is brought back from death. His chest glows as if on fire when the connection to his home is strong. His home being the sky, heaven, the OZ, land of the dead.
Earlier in ET we had seen the Fallin' show his connection to the Land of the Dead as a ghost... This is another Ackknowledgment to the Spirit, and we see a Hermes Hound nod to the Unicorn Sync wink on the trick or treat bag. The Unicorn being a symbol of imagination and a hint to it's connection to the land of forgotten knowledge.
During the scene where E(LL)iot is introduced to the talking version of ET (a scene that is important due to the fact that Elliot can NOw communicate with the Other aspect of himself) we are warned that enlightenment is coming by the lofty dirigible that invokes OZ behind his head.
ET starts to explain his plan to "Phone Home" as the concentric Bullseye (a symbol of the self, sol, gold, ego, and on and on) enters his field. This is a product of the subtle body an aspect of the Aureola investigated here.
You'll notice that as the interaction becomes more involved and as E(LL)iots view of the ET changes (internally) the bulleye moves closer and closer. It should also be spotted that E(LL)ioT is wearing an USA shirt, the fact that the USA is a landing point for Aliens in nearly every Hollywood presentation should be an interesting Coincidence to some and common sense to others.
Here the angle changes and the Bullseye surrounds Henry Thomas' head in a near perfect halo.
From then on the halo never leaves his field and ET moves towards the window.
...ET points out the window to his Home.
The Phallic like finger makes a shadow or reflective famine aspect mark on his pineal gland or third eye. The act is duplicated later in the film at the closing when ET tells E(LL)iot...
"I'll be right here."
This time however the Phallic finger shines in the bright father male aspect.
The Heart of our Galaxy....
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