Sabian Symbols: Man gaining secret knowledge
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 29 (28° - 29°)
ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE AS FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE
We need to pay attention to the eternal secrets as we
construct new realities following a radical change
"Ardent application to grasp the ancient mysteries"
Revolution is not necessarily evolution. The tendency is always strong simply to repeat old patterns and return to the same entropic condition - though called by a different name and with different actors. At times of crisis when order itself has broken down we must tap into the fundamental ordering of the cosmos and assert the eternal patterns of truth. These must be accessed personally at first and then shared openly so that collective acceptance and alignment can occur.
A SEEKER AFTER OCCULT KNOWLEDGE IS READING AN ANCIENT SCROLL WHICH ILLUMINES HIS MIND
A seeker after occult knowledge is reading an ancient scroll which illumines his mind
Wisdom must be discovered, not furnished
Wisdom is not at all apparent. Knowledge can be hidden by two primary factors. The first is inherent within the nature of knowledge – mysteries are undisclosed because they are undisclosable. Secondly, the secrets of life are often kept intentionally secret by the cognoscenti – those who are in the know like to retain their influence.
Yet – as the image indicates – it is our business to derive meaning from what we are exposed to in the various media. Reading between the lines, with an expanded level of comprehension, we will see the broader picture and gain access to the abiding, if hidden, truths by which communal stability is established.
Interactions, between those who know and those who do not, are often constrained in order to protect secrets. This hints at the fundamental conservatism of our world. The realm of our experiences is given form by a particular culture, which is best preserved by maintaining fixity in shared beliefs. The spread of new ideas, whether evolutionary or revolutionary, which would take place if secrets were revealed, is seen by some as a threat to our way of life.
The conservative majority absolutely refuses to surrender their heritage unnecessarily.
Anyway, wisdom must be discovered, not handed to us on a plate. There is, within any lesser experience, a greater one hiding and, to reveal its greater glory, each of us has the responsibility to expand the wisdom in any situation according to our own individual perceptions of reality and its inherent potentials.
Were we to lap up the pap delivered to us by the sensationalist, materialist media, then, through lazy supposition, we would lose integrity of mind, surrender common sense, and serve the machinery of deception as docile victims. This applies to papers of all types.
Our freedom from ignorance is surely invested in imagination, that splendid and powerful gift so valued by all children, which cannot survive into adulthood without conscious effort to sustain and develop it. With imagination and persistence, we can penetrate through the obscurities and find clarity and the intrinsic depth of truth contained within anything, even those papers whose messages are veiled by deceit and secret codes.