Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Pushed to Zion with songs of everlasting joy

The bovine symbolism associated with the House of Joseph comes from this verse in Deuteronomy:

[Joseph's] glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh (Deut. 33:17).

As I have noted before, the unicorns of the King James Version is a rhinoceros in the Vulgate and a wild ox in most modern English translations. The classic wild ox, the aurochs, is now extinct, but one of its closest relatives, the wild yak (Bos mutus) still lives in the wild. As noted in "The horrible hairy homeward-hurrying hogs of Hieronymus," these three animals -- the unicorn, the rhinoceros, and the yak -- appear together on the cover of Animalia.


Note that in Deuteronomy, Joseph uses his figurative "horns" to "push the people together to the ends of the earth." This is curious phrasing -- how can they be "together" at "the ends of the earth"? -- and has been variously interpreted. The most common reading seems to be that Joseph will "push" (i.e., gore) all the nations, including even those at the ends of the earth, and that he will attack them all at once, or "together."

Today, in my regular daily scripture study, I read an allusion to this imagery in one of the revelations of Joseph Smith:

Keep these sayings, for they are true and faithful; and thou shalt magnify thine office, and push many people to Zion with songs of everlasting joy upon their heads (D&C 66:11).

Here, pushing people together means driving them together and causing them to gather in a group, as a sheepdog would do. That the "pushing" is not a violent attack is evident in the "songs of everlasting joy" upon the heads of those pushed. If the first part of the verse alludes to Deuteronomy, the second part borrows a turn of phrase from Isaiah:

Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away (Isa. 35:6-10).

The tongue of the dumb shall sing. The wild yak, as mentioned above, is Bos mutus ("mute ox"), in contrast to its domestic cousin Bos grunniens ("grunting ox"). Repeated references to water -- "waters break out," "a pool," "springs of water" -- suggest that the "highway" by which the pushed-together ransomed will return is the one the Vikings called the "whale-road."

Which brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Animalia:


According to Etymonline, yodel is "from German jodeln, from dialectal German jo, an exclamation of joy." Songs of everlasting joy.

The sails of the yaks' yachts are decorated with various things beginning with Y: a Yeoman Warder in a yin-yang symbol, a yeti, an egg with a yolk, a yoke, and even another little yacht. There's also a poker hand -- Two of Hearts, Three of Diamonds, Two of Clubs, Ace of Clubs, Ace of Hearts -- whose connection to the letter Y is a mystery to me. I've looked through glossaries of poker terms and lists of card games but can't find anything beginning with that letter.

Notice that if you go straight down from the egg, you will find a yo-yo. In "Leo, Egbert, Peter," I posted this photo of the shoe shelves at my school.


I was focused on the three names in the post title, but a commenter (whose name happens to be extremely close to Leo Egbert) asked about the lower shelf. Only one name is visible there but isn't very legible in the photo. He thought it might be Sarah, but in fact it's Ivan. The name directly below Egbert is obscured by a pair of slippers, but it's this:


Quite a few kids in Taiwan use Yoyo as their "English" name; I blame that cellist. In the William Wright post that led to my posting photos of shoe shelves in the first place, he interpreted Egbert as meaning "famous egg" and connected it with Humpty Dumpty -- famous as a broken egg that can't be put back together. On the Y page, we have a broken egg above a yo-yo. I suppose the yoke between them even suggests the heel ends of a pair of slippers.


Besides the poker hand, one other element in the picture puzzled me because of its lack of any obvious connection to the letter Y:


This is a reference back to "The Gospel of Luke on lobsterback," keeping in mind that the Gospel of Luke is symbolized by the ox or bull (or yak, same difference). The Beefeater on the sail, dressed in red, is a link to the other meaning of lobsterback, a red-coated British soldier.

10 comments:

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Leo writes:

the lobster is there bc his natural shape forms a Y as do both of his arms. No idea on the cards. That’s two pair which is an ok hand but nothing great and no clue how it connects to Y.

Ra1119bee said...


William,

You wrote : And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
~~~~~~~

My response: And speaking of DRAGONS and snakes, did you see what
recently ( June 16--19) happened in New York City?

Here's the link: ( also note about marker 2:40--2:44 in the clip, where
the creator of the dragon proposes to his fiancé. Note on the Empire State Building's
spire the Eight Point Star.

Meet the team who mounted the dragon atop the Empire State Building | NBC New York
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOhSSwBwjOw


This post in the End Times Darkness Descending blog ( which I read
somewhat often) alerted me to this recent event.
https://endtimesdarknessdescending.wordpress.com/2024/07/01/omens-of-judgment-4-the-dragon-imperative/

Also speaking of thrones and dragons, check out this Pet Goat Animation
video. Starting abt marker/frame 0:50--1:12 note the wall behind both Dubya
and Obama. See the dragon?

Also note the snowflakes on the wall ( recall my recent comment
about the significance of the coldness of winter in the Twilight Zone clip :
"A Stop at Willoughby and the H.G. Wells The Time Machine clip and the connection
to Stauss and Howe's The Fourth Turning.

Also note the black and white checkered floor.

Also Obama wears white gloves. What's a glove? A covering for the hand.
We use our hands to 'manifest'.
So, what is Obama covering and why is he winking?

I, Pet Goat II by Heliofant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzPpDDB46lo

And last but not least, check out the new Orange Man Bad :
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/01/joe-biden-mocked-for-orange-appearance-in-primetime-address/


We live in VERY interesting times, no?

Connect the dots...

Leo said...

I think the playing cards must be there to make a person say “why?” (i.e. “y”) over and over. Which oddly enough, ties to an event in 2020 between myself and WW. I had stayed up late asking “why” over and over about various things. I kept saying why this and why that in my mind about all of the strange goings on from that time period. The next day WW told me he woke up to a single word: why. He said it was presented as a collage with why’s all over the place, which is what we have with this Animalia image: a collage of Ys.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

That does it. I’m asking the author.

Ra1119bee said...


Leo,

Very Very interesting indeed.
Thank you for sharing this about the Y's.
Also interesting is that phonetically the letter Y and the word Why
sounds a lot like the world WISE...

And the truth shall set you free.....

Ra1119bee said...

William,

Part 2

Today (July 4) I read Leo's comment about the Y's and decided
to do a bit more research about the milky quartz crystal
which was in the cup of my 1997 Hale Bopp dream.

Also all the recent milk connections in my sync stream recently
not only the spiral and its connection to hair, especially ethnic hair
and the spiral connection to the milky way and Vril energy
but also the milk appearing in The Beatles video, I am the Walrus.

Of course milk having to do with the female.

Here is a bit more information that I just found about the milky quartz crystal:
( Asterix's mine)

"This ***stone**** is somewhat distinct compared to other forms of Quartz.
It doesn’t have a transparent luster or shimmering finish.
Instead, it’s known for its cloudy opacity and murky haze.
Like ****swirls of milk**** drifting through the clear water,
the crystal has a muddy look that only cements its mysterious nature.

The unique white finish is a result of the formation process. This mineral
is a form of crystalline silica. For the most part, the crystalline silica
transformed into solid Quartz like other similar rocks.
However, tiny bubbles of gas and ***water*** disrupted the process."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Note the reference to WATER? Symbolic of the female.
Also note the reference to STONE.

Also note the reference to SWIRLS.
Although not the same as a spiral, swirls however are very similar.

Note the spiral of the Hebrew Payot ( link below)
or the coiled white wig worn by the UK's barristers and judges
or Horus' Sidelock of Youth ( link below)
and speaking of youth, remember Shirley Temple's curls?


copy and paste: link below
"The spiral is an ancient and mysterious symbol.
From the tiniest snail’s shell to the most magnificent faraway galaxies,
the shape of a spiral is intrinsic to the makeup of the universe."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Also the article says this: (note the dragon reference!!!)

"In Ancient Japan, the cloudy appearance represented the breath of a white dragon.
It had a solid connection to the mythological creature and was seen
as the embodiment of perfection!

In Australia, aboriginal cultures took the stone’s appearance more literally.
They used it as a tool for rituals that appeased the gods and brought rain!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rain. Another water reference.

Ra1119bee said...

William,
Part 2

I also want to mention something I forgot about your Box Turtle.
copy and paste: ( note the colors ORANGE AND YELLOW )
"The carapace is brown, often adorned with a variable pattern of orange or yellow lines, spots, bars or blotches."
~~~~~~~~~~~~

So,...to continue on about the Milky Quart : ( asterix's mine )
"According to some practitioners, Milky Quartz is also a powerful information crystal.
Some refer to it as “Wisdom Quartz” or “Majestic Quartz.”
This meaning comes from the crystal’s ability to **** store information***"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And speaking of storing information!! As I am typing this, I'm listening to
a cover band on YouTube named Lexington Lab Band (LLB).
As a cover band Lexington Lab's music is incredible and sounds spot on....
if not better than the original artist's work.

These Good Ole Boy's from Lexington Kentucky were formed by several guys
from a Christian college in KY..... and they kick a**.

Check them out performing the song titled; Reelin in the Years
by the early 1970's band Steely Dan.

Note in the lyrics the reference to 'stowing away the time'.
Stowing means Storing. And like I say I was typing the above paragraph about
the milky crystal storing information and at the exact same time,
this youtube played!
How odd is that?!

Also interesting is the word Reelin' is reference to fishing,
which I just recently commented on WW's blog about fish
regarding his Flip-Flop dream.

There is also a mention of a 'store'in WW's dream,
which I was going to share my perspective of a possible symbolic meaning
of a store in his dream but to be honest I really didn't have a connection,
at that time, so I didn't mention it.
.
Also in the Reelin' lyrics there is reference to a diamond,
which of course a diamond is a crystal.

Another interesting connection to milk is in the Bible,
and the reference to milk and honey.
Both milk and honey produced by the female.
QUEEN Bee perhaps?

lyrics :Reelin' in the Years:

"Your everlasting summer and you can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something that you think is gonna last
Well, you wouldn't even know a diamond if you held it in your hand
The things you think are precious I can't understand

Are you reelin' in the years?
Stowin' away the time
Are you gatherin' up the tears?
Have you had enough of mine
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So, in summary and my Big Picture thinking and my perspective about the possible
connection and meaning of the Hale Bopp dream in regards to
ingesting the crystal so as to remain 'human'
(which the space man telepathically told me) maybe
the answer ( which would explain the Whys )to the riddle is this:
it's the female (the Mar(Mary) fish)
who births us to this bitter sea, however
it's the stone, perhaps symbolic of the crystal i.e. The Weight
of the ego that we carry
which anchors us here in this duality dimension.

Which would explain the crystal on the lever control of the Time
Machine in H.G. Well's movie The Time Machine.


'Dem sync fairies be busy, no?

Everything is connected....

Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan) | Lexington Lab Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrmMSB3f4fY


https://www.crystalviden.com/milky-quartz/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond

22 Powerful Spiral Symbols & Their Deeper Symbolism
https://www.outofstress.com/spiral-symbols/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidelock_of_youth
https://www.countrylife.co.uk/articles/curious-questions-why-do-barristers-and-judges-wear-wear-wigs-265840

H.G Wells Time Machine -- Moving through Time ( note the reference to 'snail')
Which a snail's shell forms a logarithmic spiral.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqqwv86Pts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_box_turtle

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Funny Asterix should show up here, even as a typo, given the recent syncs about Armorica.

Ra1119bee said...


William,

Yes, I'm sorry about the typos.
I do understand the importance of grammar and spelling,
in communication, however much like the air element Aquarius that I am on
the cusp of, I somewhat soar beyond the forest,
focusing instead on the great big picture.

I guess it could be said that without each and every tree, vegetation,
rock, scrubs ,etc there would be no forest.
However,
for me personally and also being a fish sign Pisces ,
there's a whole bunch of oceans to explore and become one with.

As far as asterisks, and Asterix and Armorica ( oh my! )
kinda supports my perspective of : Everything is connected.... no? ;-))

Ra1119bee said...


William,

I just wish to add one more thought regarding not only the air
element(Aquarius) but also the water (Pisces) element
being not confined to boundaries..

Note how water seems to always find its Own, and in this case New... way.

Growing erosion continues at Rapidan Dam in Minnesota
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHVsIn50_8

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