Temptation is the Philospher’s Stone

Temptation is the Philosopher’s Stone

(Excepted, and expanded, from “A Few Predictions that do not require astrology“)

Do you like Lucifer the Television Show? I do! He makes great points: his power stems, almost completely, from his ability to tempt. Were it not for temptation, he would have no power. But, then again, neither would any of the advertising on lamestream media.

Let us be clear: temptation is the Philosopher’s Stone. In the crucible of the misery that results from our own bad choices, temptation leads us down a road that transforms us either by our death (literally! as in from alcohol or drug overdoses) or that metaphorically “kills” the old self leaving someone new, as was true with Saul / Paul.

Some have argued that Saul / Paul was a Scorpio, initially a low-form state sanctioned assassin (a real life “James Bond” of his day) who undergoes the classic Scorpio “Phoenix” transformation and arises as the saint, Paul.  

The road to misery (if not “Hell”) that is paved with temptation (along with “good intentions”) is almost certainly part of this Phoenix transformation of death and rebirth.  Temptation (and the associated misery) is a NECESSARY PART of the transformation and “rebirth.”

Being a “message bearer” is a dangerous job. The Titans rejected Prometheus after he liberated Zeus (aka Jupiter, and a metaphor for higher order thought) from Kronos (Saturn, and a metaphor for the bonds and the exoskeleton of “how we have always done things”).

Banished by his own kind, Prometheus was welcomed by Zeus into Olympus and did well there until he gave fire (light, reasoning, insight) to the humans. Then he was kicked out of Olympus.

But, we humans had to commit the same error as the Gods. As part of the price of learning to reason and have insight, Prometheus exposed the power of Temptation to humans, so we showed our collective gratitude (at least in the Christian Mythos) by renaming Prometheus into Lucifer (the “light bearer”) and sending him to Hell (also known as “casting him into the darkness”).

If Prometheus could speak directly to the typical “Christians” and the Christian Power Structure who seeks to scapegoat him for all their flaws, he would probably say this: “O why dost though persecute me so?”

I bet they might answer thus: because it is just too tempting.  Or, maybe they would use the usual excuse and say “the Devil made me do it.”

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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