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The Good Samaritain

https://byustudies.byu.edu/system/files/PDFs/Charts/NT/9-9.pdf NIBLEY ARTICLE ON THE THREE FACSMILIES: http://www.boap.org/LDS/Hugh-Nibley/TrFac.html In reference to Facsimiles 1-3: "In Egyptian temple ceremonial, Atum makes covenant with the head god of the gods, Amon (Amun, Ahman), to whom, in the Egyptian rite, return and ascent provided the way back into the presence of Amon. The ritual cleansing, anointing, clothing of initiates, and traversing the cosmos through ascent in the solar barque of Horus all served the ultimate purpose of returning the temple initiates to Amon where, at the end of the temple rite, they would be ceremonially seated upon Amon’s throne to receive crowns of godho

How Everything Turns Away

Musee des Beaux Arts W. H. Auden About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting For the miraculous birth, there always must be Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating On a pond at the edge of the wood: They never forgot That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse Scratches its innocent behind on a tree. In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how ever

Pre-Passover Presents

Here is the information about passover seder, the order, the plate and the additional verses to the Spirit of God. Additionally, I've added a link to Imitations on Mortality by Wordsworth--read the WHOLE poem--which is just sublime. This is a great PDF handout that I used to get an outline of seder: http://jewishfederation.org/images/uploads/holiday_images/39497.pdf IMITATIONS ON MORTALITY: http://www.bartleby.com/101/536.html Additional Verses To The Spirit of God: We call in our solemn assemblies, in spirit,To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad,That we through our faith may begin to inheritThe visions, and blessings, and glories of God. We'll wash and be wash'd, and with oil ano

the Hymn of the Pearl and Master Yoda

Here is the link to the Hymn of the Pearl, from the Acts of Thomas: http://gnosis.org/library/hymnpearl.htm “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.” “‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Nibley Links and other awesomeness

This amazing woman has compiled many of the great works and audio recordings of the man, the myth, and the legend: HUGH NIBLEY. We are so grateful! https://www.deilataylor.com/free-hugh-nibley-sources/hugh-nibley-mp3-audio/ Here is the quote I also promised, attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Appropriate for this post I would think! xoxox

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