The Cockle Shell Connection

A moment ago I mentioned that William St Clair was believed to be a Knight of the Cockle and the Golden Fleece. This may provide a link with Rennes-le-Chateau since John is shown baptizing Jesus with a silvery cockle shell in the Church of Mary Magdalene.

In his invaluable work Rosslyn -- A History of the Guilds, the Masons and the Rosy Cross,15 Robert Brydon states that Father Richard Hay, the Rosslyn historian who recorded this fact, may have been confused. The 'clambshell' in France, where Hay was educated, is called the 'Coquille St. Jacques.', and alludes to the 'Knights of Santiago', an order founded in Spain with strong Templar connections in the 12th century. After the massacre of 1307 many fugitive Templars joined this order.

It is necessary to inject a few words from Flavia Anderson at this time about the Druid legend of the serpent's egg of the Phoenix or Heron. The serpent's egg, says Anderson, was known to be a famous talisman of the Druids, 'the faculty' who once lived at Chartres but who came from Tula.

The serpent's egg was known as the Philosopher's Stone. The alchemists called it 'the Golden Apples of the Hesperides' or the 'golden bough'. The golden apple tree with its golden branches was adopted by Apollo -- who returned to Tula every 18.61 years-- as his sacred tree. In fact, his name, Apollo, comes from the Celtic abal, or apple.

MELON is the Greek word for apple and sheep. Therefore, says Ms. Anderson, the Golden Apple is probably identical with the Golden Fleece.16

Both appear to refer to the wisdom of Apollo or Tula.

Pliny, she says, made the error of confusing the cockle shell with a sea-shell, which was said to have magical powers. He gives an astonishing description of how the serpent's egg or the golden apple (the Sun God) was made. The snakes (souls) meet on a certain day of the moon. They twist themselves into many convultions and hiss, and their saliva form a bubble like a ring above the head of one of them, which the rest blow on till it comes off at the tail.

Let's imagine that the above is a description of the golden Palladium Pillar in use. The tip-off that it is the Pillar being described comes from Pliny, who says that even though set in gold (even though encased in the golden Pillar), the egg will float. As it comes from the tail of the serpent, the egg must be caught in mid-air into a cloak.11

The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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