They say when you start answering yourself...one is in big trouble ;D
Battle lines have been drawn, I have my shields in place. I remind myself not to be weary, just leery. LOL...I move South and can't spell anymore
Anywho....Yorktown is not an exciting place to be unless one is a war buff. I visited the historic area back in July...after hours so I didn't pay the fee requested by the National Park ;D...a short walk behind the visitors center one comes upon a cannon....actually...the prettiest one I've ever seen....it has an inscription of "I send you not the rays of the Sun but the thunder of Jupiter". Of course, I forget who the phrase is attributed to. The cannon sits upon a bluff and if it is in it's original place it would no longer have a clear shot as the trees have grown.
We all know the answers come from within......I think by now we also know the answer might not be the one we are looking for but we go with the answer and eventually find out whether it was The Trickster or just another part of our path.
Oh, it is late and I'm so tired I'm silly...... ;DYou are the Kee....and I'm just Me.
The inscription on the beautiful old cannon "I send not the rays of the Sun, but the Thunder of Jupiter" Do you know, is this a common practice to put inscriptions on cannons or big Guns? It would be interesting to find out.
That reminds me that a few years back, I was reading and learning intently, all there was to know about The Grail. A question came up in my head out of left field I suppose I thought, Who was this Humpty Dumpty fellow that all the Kings Horses and all the Kings men tried to put desparately back together again? I was very surprised when I found the answer.
Yes, one must be on guard against the Tricksters. Sly little devils for sure.
Ohhh......Please share the story of Humpty Dumpty! I know there was a book published with the explanations of the nursery rhymes but I have never seen it.
Ah, the Holy Grail. Personally, I believe there is such an item in the wall of a stone house in Scotland. After participating in a chat and seeing drawings of the human brain showing a cup like shape, which interupts into a Holy Grail it makes sense to me that someone did produce such a vessel....perhaps looking for a shortcut.. ;D or perhaps needing something "material" to look at.
When I have time I will look on the Internet for that inscription. Most of the other cannons I have seen have been from Civil War to WWII. I went to the park thinking I had found the sight where the fossil shells were and seeking solitude. No Jefferson Shells and old battlefields don't really offer solitude. I did spend time next to the cannon and when I go back I plan on taking some photos of it.
The only hard evidence that has ever surfaced in my search for Humpty Dumpty, is that he was a Powerful cannon during the English civil war 1642-49. It was mounted on top of the St. Marys at the Wall church in Colchester, defending the city against the seige in the summer of 1648. The church tower was struck by the enemy and the top of the tower blown off, sending "Humpty" tumbling to the ground. The men would have been Infantry, the Horses the Cavalry.
I now see some people think "Humpty" was a battering ram. There is still a question in my mind, as to who the real "Humpty" was. Odd fellow indeed. What a tangled web they did weave back then.
What started me on my "Humpty Dumpty" quest, was a 19th century mural painted by Serge Ivanov at the Russian Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem. In the mural it shows Mary Magdalene holding the red egg of fertility and new birth.
That is fantastic you are on a journey searching for the Sangrael. I always thought the search for the grail was far more valuable than the grail itself. I have studied Roslyn, if that is what you were referring to in Scotland. Ah, Sinclair....now there is one I am still learning about...it's personal.
Have you ever read Wolfram Von Eschenbach's book "Parzival?" Awesome story. I value it above Chretien de Troyes "Percival." Just my opinion.
You mention looking for Jefferson shells? I'm not familiar. Please do post if you ever find out about the inscription on the cannon.
I must admit I know nothing of Roslyn in Scotland. I know there is a town of Roslyn in Montgomery County, PA. My children had friends who lived there.
Ah, so many searches so little time. So far haven't found anything on the inscription. I did find a site on Yorktown. johnsmilitaryhistory.tripod.com The virtual tour doesn't show the one cannon on the bluff
Thanks for the Johns military web addy. I'll take a virtual look around. The inscription on the cannon might be understood with a knowledge in Greek or Roman mythological history. I don't beleive our schools teach much of this in the present era.
Ah, time. So much to do, so little to go around. Especially when it comes time to doing or learning something that we would love to do or learn about.
Rosslyn Chapel is a little over 7 miles from Edinburgh, Scottland. According to local tradition, the people there say that one is nearer to heaven and hell than anywhere else on earth, and which is a temple to mysticism and spirituality. It is a memorial to the Knights Templars. It is an enigmatic, arcane library of the secrets, sculpted in stone and shrouded in mystery. It was founded by Sir William St. Clair, third and last St. Clair Earl of Orkney, who lived in the middle of the 15th century. Some history and pictures of this place may be found at www.pharo.com/places/rosslyn_chapel/articles/ssro_00_contents.asp and www.rosslyntemplars.org.uk/
I, myself, have been learning all there is to know about St Clair (Sinclair) and Sir Gunn, who traveled to these shores well before Chris Columbus did. I am trying to find out what exactly happened to Sir Gunn, a mystery I may never solve.