June 21, 2013

Shrine of Cancer

Blessings of the Sun in Cancer and happy Solstice!  Please enjoy this historic audio clip of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson speaking on the sign of Cancer:
(MP3/1:45 min./412kb)
Audio transcript:
"Companions on the quest for occult wisdom hidden within the Great Deep, know that the Sign of Cancer was reverenced in remote antiquity. In the fourth month of the Chaldea Duzu, it is the Northern Gate of the Sun whence, at the Summer Solstice, it commences its retrograde movement. With Scorpio and Pisces, Cancer forms the Watery Trigon. To the Coptic Egyptians, this sign was the Power of Darkness of the Jackal Anubis, Guide of the Dead, a Deity of Sirius. It was known as the Dark Sign with no eyes. The Ancient Egyptians knew it as Scarabeus, the beetle Kephera that holds the mud ball of earth. Cancer is depicted as Sacer, the Water Beetle of Immortality, in the most ancient Zodiac known, found in the Temple of Isis in the Denderah Temple of Hathor."
(Photo of the Shrine of Cancer by Minette Quick, which has a statue of the Goddess Juno and paintings of the Muse of Comedy and the Mermaid Goddess by Olivia Robertson.  Photos and audio files on this site are copyright protected.)

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