Draupnir: Odin’s Golden Armband

Image from the SWIFT monitoring of Sgr A*. In the stories of the Norse Religion, when Odin’s son is killed, at the funeral Odin places on his son an armband made of gold. Called Draupnir, this armband will drop 8 rings of equal weight on every 9th night. As I have watched the data from … Continue reading

Esoteric Meanings of Modern and Ancient Religious Bedrocks

“Choking┬áthe Chicken” No. I do not daily (sometimes multiple times… What?!! I may be getting older but I’m not dead!) endeavor to violently strangulate poultry. I’m not one to upset PETA. A euphemism, double entantandra, metaphor, an alligorical┬ástory. Why? So as not to upset the little ones. To convey to a larger group an intent … Continue reading

‘Civilization and Freemasonry’ as found in the “Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry”

First published in 1878, The Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, written by Albert G. Mackey, gives definition to an otherwise undefined group and their practices. Written in a time where the evils of both World Wars had not tarnished the vision of the author, he presents the beliefs and history of Masonry up to that point. Including … Continue reading