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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday November 8, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 AM
Roman Religion

Pope Benedict XVI, formerly the modern equivalent of The Grand Inquisitor

ET SUPER HANC PETRAM
AEDIFICABO  ECCLESIAM
MEAM ET PORTAE INFERI
NON  PRAEVALEBUNT
ADVERSUS  EAM

Benedict XVI, before he became Pope:

“… a purely harmonious concept of beauty is not enough…. Apollo, who for Plato’s Socrates was ‘the God’ and the guarantor of unruffled beauty as ‘the truly divine’ is absolutely no longer sufficient.”

Tom O’Bedlam:

I know more than Apollo….

Wikipedia:

“The lapis manalis (Latin: ‘stone of the Manes‘) was a name given to two sacred stones used in the Roman religion. One covered a gate to Hades, abode of the dead….

One such stone covered the mundus Cereris, a pit thought to contain an entrance to the underworld….

The… mundus was located in the Comitium, on the Palatine Hill. This stone was ceremonially opened three times a year, during which spirits of the blessed dead (the Manes) were able to commune with the living. The three days upon which the mundus was opened were August 24, October 5, and November 8. Fruits of the harvest were offered to the dead at this time.”

Related material:

Log24 on      
August 24,     
October 5, and
November 8.  

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