Saturday, March 10, 2007

King David Hotel

The 1931  King David Hotel on Julian’s Way ( today King David Street, Jerusalem, Israel) was built by a Jewish-Egyptian Banker named Mosseri , and Stars of David decorate its rooms. The Designer was Swiss interior decorator Hofschmidt.

Ring of Planets

Dennis William Hauck wrote an Interpretation of artist Matthieu Merian's 1618 Tabula Smaragdina (Emerald Tablet) engraving which contains a few yellow Hexagrams:

The first area encountered as the alchemist travels along this vertical axis is a Ring of Stars in which seven larger stars predominate. This stellar ring presents the seven alchemical operations as cosmic principles available to sentient species everywhere... To the left of the large triangle is a smaller downward-pointing triangle representing Water or Mercury; to the right is a small upward-pointing triangle representing Fire or Sulfur. Below the central triangle is the Star of David, which symbolizes Salt, the union of Fire and Water, the permanent coming together of the Above and the Below.


Eileen Galer wrote in 1995 a small article titled: Astrology: The Star of David and in it she says:
On July 21st of this year we have a very beautiful combination involving all of the planets... The pattern itself is a hexagram, or Star of David. This symbol of the Jewish tradition actually comes from India, representing the union between Shiva and Kali with the energies perfectly balanced. The triangle with the point down is the feminine principle, and the point up is the masculine principle. It is these two principles that have been out of balance, resulting in the situation in which the world finds itself today.