The Living Force
&Laura said:A: We do not mean Rhinelander, Wisconsin... Or do we?!? Who
is to tell?
A: The searcher, the sepulcher, the one who carries the staff
in constant search for greener pastures.
Quote from: Laura on January 27, 2012, 01:27:40 PM
Q: One thing I do want to understand, since it is involved in all of this, is the idea of the 'Shepherd.' All of the ancient legends and stories and myths lead, ultimately, to something about the 'shepherd,' or the 'Shepherd King.'
A: Shepherd is most likely to be struck by lightning, due to staff, and thus "enlightened," or "illumened!!"
Catholic bishops have staff called "pastoral" (Latin baculus) imitating illuminated individuals in history, acting like false shepherds, totally (as usual) missing the point.
And this pastoral stuff has spiral ending as can be seen on Wikipedia:
I find Russian orthodox bishops crosier - on the same page - especially intriguing and amazing...
This may help or not...