The medallion is solid 10k gold, and weighs 17 g. It is 1 1/4 inches diameter, and is stamped on the back "10k" down bottom, and "OTO" up top. The front has an "Ouroborous" (world serpent eating his own tail) with a ruby for an eye; which sybolizes the eternal life/rebirth cycle. Inside the serpent is a "Phi" in white gold; which is the ancient symbol for knowledge. (the Greeks held Phi, the 21st letter of their alphabet, to be sacred, the root of knowledge; used as the root in philosoPHI, theosoPHI etc.) The numeric representation of Phi is 1.618, and is known as the Golden Ratio or the Divine Ratio. This ratio is considered a sacred number, and was used by the great initiates into the esoteric mystery schools; including Davinci, Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Crowley, and many others not in the public eye. A little light was shed on the subject in Dan Brown's novel "The Davinci Code". Together, these symbols on this OTO medallion represented HIDDEN ETERNAL KNOWLEDGE to Crowley and his followers; and was used in many of their secret rites and ceremonies, and to identify each other.
I haven't posted in a very long time. Well, I'll give a quick rundown. 2008 was a fucking awful year. The store managed to still break even, but it doesn't pay enough for Diana (my biz partner) and I to really pay ourselves much of anything. We have been living of of Ed's income for the last few years. Ed's business went tits up (financial planner), and he didn't react to it well. He basically played World of Warcraft 12 hours a day every day till we went through our savings. I had to get a night job as a security guard. Ed at the beginning of this year started working as a cable installer. I fell into a doozy of a depression. I didn't see a way out until the election last fall. I joked that if Obama didn't win and Prop 8 passed, I would move out of the country to Canada or something. Someone said it's too bad Ed or I didn't have any relatives who lived oversees. I though, Ed does. Then I remembered, Ed was actually born in England. He is still a U.K. citizen. Moving to England could be an option. We were both basically starting over, so why should we start over here. I did some checking. In addition to free health care, the wages are around the same, and even the crap jobs there start out at 4 weeks paid vacation a year! I'm sick of hot and dry weather 9 months out of the year, and I would love to live somewhere rainy. 95% of the music I like is British. I have doubts about the future here (economy, water wars, etc...) so we have decided to do it. In mid to late summer, we are expatriating! I'll try to post during the process, and I want to blog about the experience of being an immigrant. (the blog will be called "Ex-Patriot Games") Wish us luck!
I am queer sexuality, A he-she, im the brilliant light of art, I possess a transsexual heart. between the pillars of night and day, with the men in bed I lay. traveling gypsy, with a painted face, Shaman, healer, the faery race.
Gift of prophecy, dressed in light, Beware im tricky im sinister I fight., Thorn child of roses, behind me glitter a-flow All parts of myself I've come to know. I am ambiguity I love flesh & soul equally.! CodyL
I would like to thank the Green Faerie Grove and all others involved in organizing and running Between the Worlds for making my first time to BTW a most enjoyable time. I have already scheduled my time off for next years event. Thanks again.
I just stumbled upon this (NWS) music video on YouTube by Bulgarian singer Azis and I just simply had to share and post it here. It's rather ... um .... ummmmm .... well .... oh, just click on it and see for yourself: