Sunday, September 21, 2008

Priapus and Para-Purus

Background Postings:
Om Phallos
Aum Sign in Crete"

Priapus (be warned of gross and graphical nature of a drawing of symbol of Male Principle - which did not offend the ancients as they were more acceptable to the facts of life without much complexes and perversion as today's modern society has become)

The picture denotes that Greek people left off the Indic branch much earlier before further refinement happened to the same myths.


Para-Purus(ah) - The epithet for the Brahman, the Super Soul - the Man Beyond the Beyond - The God Principle, which I call the First Principle - the mother of all Principles and Laws without which all other laws are moot and fail.

From Gnostics, by Charles William King

"The winged goddesses Athor and Sate, representing the Roman Venus and Juno, sometimes are found accompanied with such legends as makes it evident they too had been pressed into the Gnostic service, as representatives of certain amongst the feminine Æons. * But another shape repeatedly presents his monstrosity to our astonished gaze, whose true character almost sets conjecture at defiance, but evidently the offspring of very diverse ideas most strangely commingled. He is an aged man, Priapean, four-winged, with four hands grasping as many sceptres; he has likewise the spreading tail of the vulture and stands in the baris, or upon the coiled serpent, or on a tree-trunk, horizontal, whence project five lopped off branches. Some potent saviour must he be, for he is addressed, like Abraxas himself, by the title ΑΒΛΑΝΑΘΑΝΑΛΒΑ! But the most prominent symbol in the monstrous collocation suggests an explanation of its hidden meaning, supplied by the following exposition of Justinus, that wildest teacher in all the Gnosis. "For this cause said he unto Eden, Mother, behold thy son! meaning his animal and carnal body. He himself, however, having commended his spirit into the Father's hands, ascended up unto the Good One. Now this Good One is Priapus, He that created before anything existed. On this account he is called Priapus because he first made all things (ἐπριαπόισε). * For this reason is he set up in every temple, being honoured by all Nature, and likewise in the roadways, having the fruits of Autumn hung about him, that is, the fruits of the Creation whereof he is the author, inasmuch as he first made the Creation which before was not."