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Editor’s Note: What follows immediately is taken from an unpublished MS of mine which I hope to finish this year, insh’Allah.  Further on below is a quick extract drawn from Wikipedia.

The Uraeus (Above Left)
From Kircher’s Oedipus Aegyptiacus

  • “The spinal cord was symbolized by a snake, and the serpent coiled upon the foreheads of the Egyptian initiates represented the Divine Fire which had crawled serpent-like up the Tree of Life.  It is repeatedly found encompassing the solar disc, as seen above.”  – This represents the Hindu Kali and the Hebrew Lilith.
  • “A Buddhist emblem of the quadruple deity. (above right)  The rudimentary fig leaf at the summit is the triad or male feature (i.e. phallus plus testicles).  The fish yield in a fanning bias for the yoni or female orifice. These are the origins of the Sufi Heart Symbol.” – as seen below with the Star of Isis or Ishtar and the Lunate crest of the Acadian/Scythian god Sin, the latter representing Gog. This is not Islamic.  It is pure idolatry.
  • “You will see two versions of the logo, one with the wings outstretched and one with the wings folded. Both versions have the same meaning. The symbol of the Sufi Order, which is a heart with wings, is symbolical of its ideal. The heart is both earthly and heavenly. The heart is a receptacle on earth of the Divine Spirit, and when it holds the Divine Spirit,[1] it soars heavenward; the wings picture its rising. The crescent in the heart symbolizes responsiveness. It is the heart which responds to the spirit of God that rises. The crescent is a symbol of responsiveness because it grows fuller as the moon grows fuller by responding more and more to the sun as it progresses. The light one sees in the crescent is the light of the sun. As it gets more light with its increasing response, so it becomes fuller of the light of the sun. The star in the heart of the crescent represents the divine spark which is reflected in the human heart as love, and which helps the crescent towards its fullness.”

Each of the different Sufi Orders have an emblematic calligraphy called a “tughra” formed out of the name of their founding patron saint and often done up in the shape of something with which they identify. The words in a tughra follow the formula Ya Hazrat-i, the saint’s name, and the eulogistic phrase Qadusa Allah Sirrahu. The winged heart is an old Sufi symbol from India and was chosen by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan as the seal of the Sufi Order of the West at its founding in 1910. This winged-heart tughra features “Ya Hazrat-i Inayat” in the wings in mirror image (right-side-out is on the left) and “Qadusa Allah Sirrahu” making up the heart.Hazrat (“The Presence”) is an honorific referring to the still-living Presence of great saints who have passed from the earth. Qadusa Allah Sirrahu means “God sanctify his Secret.” There is a tradition within the Sufi way that a teacher’s barakat (blessing) does not become fully available until after they have become unburdened of their physical bodies. We could say that the whole phrase might poetically be translated: “Behold: the Presence of Inayat. May his message be spread.”   …

Hazrat Inayat Khan. Here is his description of the symbol from the Gatha: “The symbol of the Order is a heart with wings. It explains that the heart is between soul and body, a medium between spirit and matter.[2] When the soul is covered by its love for matter it is naturally attracted to matter. This is the law of gravitation in abstract form, as it is said in the Bible, ‘Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ When man treasures the things of the earth his heart is drawn to the earth. But the heart is subject not only to gravitation, but also to attraction from on high, and as in the Egyptian symbology, wings are considered as the symbol of spiritual progress, the heart with wings expresses that the heart reaches upward towards heaven. Then the crescent in the heart suggests the responsiveness of the heart. The crescent represents the responsiveness of the crescent to the light of the sun, for naturally it receives the light, which develops it until it becomes the full moon …”    etc., etc., ad nauseum vobiscum!

 

Representation of Horus (left), the falcon God of the Egyptians, in his solar aspect. Horus was the protector God of the Egyptian Pharoah, and represented the King’s divine authority. The common depiction of the American Eagle mascot is modeled on this image.  You will find this symbol as a martial icon for several nations.

Sumerian Bee-goddess


[1] This is a typical Trinitarian construct requiring union with God for the balance.

[2] Monism denoting union with Allah!  This is not as innocent as it appears!

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Valentine symbol (heart) is ACTUALY a sign of the female Buttocks.

http://www.altpenis.com/penis_news/20060104224221data_trunc_sys.shtml  Consider the love heart symbol, suggests Pranzarone, who believes the origin of the heart symbol was the shape of human female BUTTOCKS seen from the rear.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,185145,00.html http://www.codexed.com/~ontheair/2006/02/17/news-source-of-heart-shape-first-myspace-blog

A professor of psychology who studied the symbolism, origin and history of Valentine’s Day said the traditional double-lobed heart symbol on candy and cards is inspired by the shape of female buttocks as they appear from behind, according to Discovery News.  http://funreports.com/fun/24-02-2006/1336-buttocks-0 Red heart shapes were inspired by women’s beautiful buttocks

http://www.romancestuck.com/articles/general/history-of-heart-shape.ht

Just A quick Note on Valentine’s Day (Mostly from Wikipedia)

I don’t have time to research this (Valentine’s Day) , however, it certainly has little to do with the Saint mentioned below . . . Here’s a quick review of the true history, taken from Wiki . . . like the other Church Holiday’s they are all mythical fabrications based on ancient Roman idolatry. By the 5-6 th generation after prophet Isa, Lupercalia (Valentine’s Day) degenerated to a day when young women were scantily dressed and then smeared with fresh goat’s blood , after which they ran in the streets and were followed by men who lusted ,  captured , and then took them for pleasure   . . it became a free for all Fertility Right. The spirit of this entire celbration is seductive, Satanic, and is the spawn of the ancient god ‘Pan’ and others, represented by the Satyr, from which we get the word Satyrism for men addicted to sexual pleasure . . . Yes, Sex is addictive just like heroin, etc….

Those interested in a classical discussion please see:

“The Lupercalia in the Fifth Century” by William M. Green Classical Philology Vol. 26, No. 1 (Jan. 1931), pp60‑69. at:
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/journals/CP/26/1/Lupercalia*.html

Lupercalia  The celebration during the Late Republic and Empire

Plutarch described Lupercalia:

Lupercalia, of which many write that it was anciently celebrated by shepherds, and has also some connection with the Arcadian Lycaea. At this time many of the noble youths and of the magistrates run up and down through the city naked, for sport and laughter striking those they meet with shaggy thongs. And many women of rank also purposely get in their way, and like children at school present their hands to be struck, believing that the pregnant will thus be helped in delivery, and the barren to pregnancy.[4]

The Lupercalia festival was partly in honor of Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled the infant orphans, Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome,[5] explaining the name of the festival, Lupercalia, or “Wolf Festival.” The festival was celebrated near the cave of Lupercal on the Palatine (where Rome was founded, see Livy, Book I), to expiate and purify new life in the Spring. The Lupercal cave, which had fallen into a state of decay, was rebuilt by Augustus; the celebration of the festival had been maintained, as we know from the famous occurrence of it in 44 BC. A highly decorated cavern 50 feet below Augustus’ palace in the correct approximate location was discovered by archeologists in October 2007, which may prove to be the Lupercal cave when analyzed.

The religious ceremonies were directed by the Luperci, the “brothers of the wolf (lupus)”, a corporation of priests of Faunus, dressed only in a goatskin, whose institution is attributed either to the Arcadian Evander, or to Romulus and Remus. The Luperci were divided into two collegia, called Quinctiliani (or Quinctiales) and Fabiani, from the gens Quinctilia (or Quinctia) and gens Fabia; at the head of each of these colleges was a magister. In 44 BC. a third college, the Julii, was instituted in honor of Julius Caesar, the first magister of which was Mark Antony. In imperial times the members were usually of equestrian standing.

The festival began with the sacrifice by the Luperci (or the flamen dialis) of two male goats and a dog.[6] Next two young patrician Luperci were led to the altar, to be anointed on their foreheads with the sacrificial blood, which was wiped off the bloody knife with wool soaked in milk, after which they were expected to smile and laugh.

The sacrificial feast followed, after which the Luperci cut thongs from the skins of the victims, which were called Februa, dressed themselves in the skins of the sacrificed goats, in imitation of Lupercus, and ran round the walls of the old Palatine city, the line of which was marked with stones, with the thongs in their hands in two bands, striking the people who crowded near. Girls and young women would line up on their route to receive lashes from these whips. This was supposed to ensure fertility, prevent sterility in women and ease the pains of childbirth. This tradition itself may survive (Christianised, and shifted to Spring) in certain ritual Easter Monday whippings.

The Lupercalia in the fifth century

By the fifth century, when the public performance of pagan rites had been outlawed, a nominally Christian Roman populace still clung to the Lupercalia in the time of Gelasius (494–96). It had been literally degraded since the first century, when in 44 BC the consul Mark Antony did not scruple to run with the Luperci;[7] now the upper classes left the festivities to the rabble,[8] prompting Pope Gelasius I‘s taunt to the senators who would preserve it: “If you assert that this rite has salutary force, celebrate it yourselves in the ancestral fashion; run nude yourselves that you may properly carry out the mockery.”[9] The remark was addressed to the senator Andromachus by Gelasius in an extended literary epistle that was virtually a diatribe against the Lupercalia. Gelasius finally abolished the Lupercalia after a long dispute.

Though popular modern sources link unspecified Greco-Roman February holidays alleged to be devoted to fertility and love to St Valentine’s Day, Professor Jack Oruch of the University of Kansas argued[16] that prior to Chaucer, no links between the Saints named Valentinus and romantic love existed. In the ancient Athenian calendar the period between mid-January and mid-February was the month of Gamelion, dedicated to the sacred marriage of Zeus and Hera.

In Ancient Rome, Lupercalia, observed February 13 through 15, was an archaic rite connected to fertility. Lupercalia was a festival local to the city of Rome. The more general Festival of Juno Februa, meaning “Juno the purifier “or “the chaste Juno,” was celebrated on February 13-14. Pope Gelasius I (492-496) abolished Lupercalia.

It is a common opinion that the Christian church may have decided to celebrate Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to Christianize celebrations of the pagan Lupercalia. The Roman Catholic Church could not abolish the deeply rooted Lupercalia festival, so the church set aside a day to honor the Virgin Mary.

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Lupercalia is the feast honoring Lupercus, the mighty wolf hunter of Rome. This celebration also included worship of the goddess of fertility, Venus. In Roman mythology this is the goddess of fertility and sexual immorality. She had a son called Cupid. Cupid was said to have attended to her and was given power to cause love to begin and to cease. It is no coincidence that Nimrod (Noah’s evil grandson who built the tower of Babel) is known as “the mighty hunter” (Genesis 10:8-9). Nimrod was the original Lupercus. Not only was Nimrod the ruler of Babel, but he was also the high priest of a satanic occult.When Nimrod finally died, the Babylonian mystery religion continued on through his wife, Queen Semiramis. Upon Nimrod’s death, she called him the Sun god and demanded that he would be worshipped. In various cultures he became known as Baal, the Great Life Giver, the god of fire, Baalim, Bel, and Molech.