Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Power of the Stars

The Power of the Jewish StarsThe word STAR in the name Star of David encourages astronomical and astrological explanations. e.g occultist Israel Regardie (1907 -1985)in his book The Golden Dawn says that:
Saturn is at the point at the top, the Moon is at the point at the bottom, Jupiter is at the upper right point, Venus is at the lower right point, Mars is at the upper left point, Mercury is at the lower left point, and the center is given to the fire of the Sun.


It is not clear to me what is this white hexagram doing in Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain. The park was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in 1900 to 1914. It is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Picture is courtesy of "docman" who published it on Flickr.

Yummy Star of David

Yummy Star of DavidPicture is courtesy of nullalux who published it on Flickr
and wrote in the caption:
I made yummy pumpkin pie tonight. The only cookie cutters we have are Jewish shapes, hence the pie's religious leanings.
Ginger-Sugar Pumpkin Pie Filling Ingredients:
340g firm tofu
1 heaping c. cooked pumpkin or 15oz. canned pumpkin
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. ginger sugar (*see recipe below)
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. grated nutmeg
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. allspice
dash salt