Unicorns, Astronauts, and Oscars Gold

 ( excerpt: Twilight Language )

The unicorn is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aeolian.

An escaped “unicorn” gave authorities a run for their money on Wednesday [February 24, 2016]. Sandra Boos [a photographer doing a photo shoot] — and the California Highway Patrol — spent more than three hours chasing her runaway pony, who was outfitted with a unicorn horn, through orchards and roads in California. Source.

Golden coins known as the unicorn and half-unicorn, both with a unicorn on the obverse, were used in Scotland in the 15th and 16th century. The unicorn was a gold coin that formed part of Scottish coinage between 1484 and 1525. The obverse of the coin shows a crowned unicorn. The significance is that the unicorn is one of the heraldic symbols of Scotland, occurring most notably in the royal coat of arms of Scotland as crowned and chained supporters.

The [Unicorn] tapestries show pagan and Christian symbolism. The pagan themes emphasize the medieval lore of beguiled lovers, whereas Christian writings interpret the unicorn and its death as the Passion of Christ. The unicorn has long been identified as a symbol of Christ by Christian writers, allowing the traditionally pagan symbolism of the unicorn to become acceptable within religious doctrine. The original pagan myths about The Hunt of the Unicorn refer to an animal with a single horn that can only be tamed by a virgin; Christian scholars translated this into an allegory for Christ’s relationship with the Virgin Mary. Source.

When a Unicorn is portrayed along with a lion it Symbolizes the Union of the feminine (white, lunar) and masculine (Gold, solar) aspects of our dual nature. This Symbolism also represents the Alchemical Marriage. Source.

“God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”–Numbers 24:8
Looking to Christopher Knowles’ Secret Sun, there’s this:

The Egyptians not only adopted the custom of burying the dead from the Sumerians they also adopted the reverence for gold, calling it “the flesh of the gods.” Some believe it was associated with immortality in the ancient world since it doesn’t rust or corrode (which explains an association or symbolism, but nothing more) Gold’s chemical symbol Au, comes from the Latin Aurum, meaning “Shining Dawn.”
As in Aurora.

Immortality. As in Jesus Christ?

Readers of this blog are well aware of my past writings about “Aurora” and “Red Dawns.”

We have two immediately forthcoming events to watch.

First up, on Sunday, February 28, 2016, The 88th Academy Awards. The “theme” of the Oscars this year, in the wake of criticisms that not enough AfricanAmericans were nominated, is “We All Dream In Gold.”

Gold on black looks regal. And the faces that are now on these ads are 35% AfricanAmericans, even though the Oscars will probably NOT be won by any Africans and AfricanAmericans.

One of the movies nominated for the Best Picture is The Martian.

Should we look to space too?

Next up is SuperTuesday, March 1, 2016. Will the primary install “Mars Red” as the new “Red Dawn” for the Republican Party?

Will Mars, the Red Planet, be on the minds of the media?

Outer space is going to be discussed in the midst of the wall-to-wall coverage of politics on the 1st, probably, because of one event.

March 1st is the date that NASA American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to Earth from the International Space Station. Kelly is the first American to spend a year in space.

Scott and Mark Kelly

Why all the attention to Scott Kelly? He is pivotal to two longterm studies. One is of him and his twin, Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut. Scott and Mark Kelly were born February 21, 1964.

February 21st is Ferālia, an ancient Roman public festival celebrating the Manes (Roman spirits of the dead, particularly the souls of deceased individuals). It fell on February 21 as recorded by Ovid in Book II of his Fasti. This day marked the end of Parentalia, a nine-day festival (February 13-21) honoring the dead ancestors.

A tradition associated with Ferālia (and thus February 21) is that one of the informed nymphs, Lara, could not hold her tongue and warned Juturna to flee. In addition, she approached Jupiter’s wife Juno, saying, “Your husband loves the Naiad Juturna.” As a result, Jupiter rips out Lara’s tongue in anger and summons Mercury to escort her to be a nymph in the Underworld. During this mission, Mercury becomes lustful of Lara and rapes her, begetting twins. These twins become the Lares, the guardians of intersections who watch over the city of Rome. Considering this is the birthday of the Kelly twins, it is an intriguing coincidence.

Mark Kelly is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was the victim of a Tucson, Arizona, assassination attempt on January 8, 2011 (where six people were killed), by Jared Lee Loughner. Before the shooting, Loughner expressed “anti-government” beliefs, such as the notion that the government was creating “infinite currency” without the backing of gold, and the assertion that NASA was faking spaceflights. conspiracy theories had a profound effect on Loughner, particularly the online film Zeitgeist: The Movie, with which friends claimed Loughner held an obsession. He was a member of the message board Above Top Secret, which discusses conspiracy theories; members of the site did not respond warmly to his posts. Loughner espoused conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks, the New World Order, and beliefs in a 2012 apocalypse, among other controversial viewpoints.
The second study with which Scott Kelly is involved: The Mission to Mars.

This mission — which began with a launch last March — is all about Mars.
“I think we’ll learn a lot about longer-duration spaceflight and how that will take us to Mars someday,” Kelly said Thursday [February 25, 2016] in his final news conference from orbit. “So I’d like to think that this is another of many steppingstones to us landing on Mars sometime in our future.”

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Mars expeditions planned for the 2030s will last 2½ years; the anticipated crew size will be four to six. The astronauts will almost certainly have to grow some of their own food; that’s the reason for an experimental greenhouse aboard the space station.

10 Most Mysterious Unidentified Creatures Found

What would you do if you were walking on the beach and saw the carcass of an animal that you didn’t know existed? Would you call animal control? The local university? Take a picture? There are a plethora of ways that we deal with situations where we’re unsure of what to do. Usually we go to the experts, assuming they have the answers. Zoologists have been working tirelessly for countless years seeking and identifying as many animals and creatures as they possibly can. But with how big and vast our planet Earth is, it is difficult to declare that every animal has been found. There’s an entire world in the ocean alone down in the murkiest depths of the water. So when a new creature is discovered, the media might go crazy in trying to identify it. This is where mass hysteria and fear tends to take over. Many of the creatures on this list have only been seen by a few people, just enough to create a legend. After the sighting is recorded by the media and/or posted online, other people see the legends and then vow to have their own encounter with the mysterious creature in question. Or, there are other people who just downright lie, therefore perpetuating the legend and lies, and not contributing to zoology or science, but instead myth and legend.
Recently, DNA has reportedly been found that confirms the existence of the infamous Big Foot, the creature that walks on two legs and seems to be related to man. Big Foot sightings have been occurring for over a century, but physical proof of the creature’s existence has never been found. Legends, myths, and stories flood the internet with photos of bad quality, with new additions being added online every day. Almost everyone who lives in the mountains will profess that some Big Foot creature exists.
Then there is also the Loch Ness monster and the Lake Michigan Monster, two creatures that are dinosaur-like that live in the depths of the lakes. People will flock to the coastlines of these lakes with cameras and camcorders in hopes of capturing the million dollar shot and be credited for finally confirming the existence of Nessie.
What brings these monsters together is the fact that they have only been seen, but there has been no physical evidence to confirm nor deny their existence. Because of this, experts can’t make a decision one way or another.
But the creatures on this list are the complete opposite. They have been found, but they haven’t been identified. This video might bring about some nightmares, thus perpetuating the mystical life that these creatures may have lived. As stated earlier, as large as our world is, it is impossible to say that we have found every creature on this planet. These new discoveries are bringing scientists at a head as they try to make sense of what has been discovered. When the experts don’t know what’s going on, that is when the public will panic and start taking matters into their own hands when it comes to these mysterious creatures.

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