|Sacred to Athena, the Owl represents Athena's Men|
There are many ways to depict the Eye of Providence, and the imagery contains secrets not commonly considered even by significant students of the arcane.
|The "Bounded Eye"|
|The Unbounded Eye|
Thomas Paine motivated revolution and generated common sense arguments for the rightness and justness of the American cause against the Crown. It is the very title of one critical pamphlet, "Common Sense" that shows the mystical use of puns, Secret Language and profound knowledge of the human individual and collective unconscious (long before Freud) to effect change in the affairs of states and peoples.
Weirdly, let the Vicar begin by speaking on the matter of the Eye, the Bounded Eye, and the Owl by discussing first a matter deeper, stranger, and far more central to the truths of Athena's Men. An internet search will demonstrate that the phrase "Athena's Men" is not likely to antedate its usages on this very website. The curious and the determined researcher - seeking ever after the courses and causes of wisdom - will doubtless wonder at how an Order of the Quest called Athena's Men can have so long laid dormant or else managed to maintain secrecy. The Vicar admits that this is one of those "absence of evidence/evidence of absence" kinds of situations, but he would remind the reader that this is all in the nature of True Magic. If you would understand the timeless yearning in all humans for freedom, seek to hold down a baby, and see where that gets you.
|FLT - "Friendship, Love, Truth" - Independent Order of the Oddfellows|
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...or cause Enquiry to be made of some great Disorders and Abuses lately done and committed within His Highness's Dominions of Purpoole, especially by Sorceries and Inchantments ; and namely, of a great Witchcraft used the Night before, whereby there were great Disorders and Misdemeanours, by Hurly-burlies, Crowds, Errors, Confusions, vain Representations and Shews, to the utter Difcredit of our State and Policy.
--- From the Gesta Grayorum, pr. 1688, reproduced from a MS c. 1594
The upshot of the passage above is that it is drawn from a depiction of a Law School funded series of revelries and "misrules" of a sort common to the past. It is thought that "players" were present who performed Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and that this led to some minor chaos; this is stated earlier in the same text, and is worth researching. Bacon funded the event in whole or in part, and Shakespeare may or may not have been present. Among the Classical ancients, it was common to hold Bacchanals or Dionysian rites - essentially big parties in which ritual flowed into vice with joyous regularity. This is the work of many forces, but it was ultimately harnessed in Elizabethan England by Bacon and his compatriots to serve as mechanisms for encouraging a general - if brief - egalitarianism. It is absolutely of note to the serious student of the Power and the Burden that the citation alleges the action of "Sorceries and Inchantments". We use the term Wizard in modern and common parlance because true magic is wisdom and the term is entertaining. But the true term for the work of a Wizard is sorcery, and the Way-worker can more readily be called a Sorcerer than by any other name... but a rose is a rose is a rose. Take note then of the Rosicrucians argued to have been founded by Sir Francis Bacon, and the "rose" quotation from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It is not that Bacon and Shakespeare are one man, but rather that they are representatives of one Order of the Quest, working toward the same goals from various positions and in various roles, utilizing the same Magic.
|Perseus in his Helm bearing his totem of petrifaction|
If Illuminati wizards think they rule America and the world, they have another thing coming. One or another of Athena's men in removing the helm may get themselves into trouble, as Bacon eventually did, but this is hardly ever the whole of the body of our order, and the remainder will remain concealed. Spymasters have long sought our roster, only to be confounded. We have no roster, and we do not appear in anyone's census. If you have joined the Knights of the Helmet, neither Gorgon nor God will be able to find you. This is largely because Athena binds us together. We do not know each other save by our works, and one cell or another may contain a dozen or so Sorcerers, but that cell will not be directly aware of any other. It is via Magic that we communicate, not by conventional and traceable means. Athena aids us in this: She is not strictly speaking a true "goddess" by the terms commonly perceived, but she is a form taken by a discarnate intelligence capable of aiding us in our Quest to keep faith with the God that we may set human beings free.
Those who wear the Helm know their fellows.
If one doubts our presence, consider this:
|The Owls are Watching for Tyrants|