This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE STONES OF
THE BREASTPLATE AND IHE foregoing chapter dealing with the identifi
cation of the stones of the Breastplate has necessitated study and
research, and the classification reproduced in the table following
rests on a secure base. Many of the scholars of the past when
endeavoring to render Hebrew stone names into our own language were
hampered by a none too technical knowledge of the gems themselves,
whilst many of the later writers were handicapped by lack of
astrological knowledge so essential in a matter of this kind. This
will be sufficient to explain the numerous contradictions regarding
the identification and allotment of the famous stones by whose
agency the psychic priests communicated with the angels of It has
already been explained in Chapter V why the tribal names do not
agree with the signs of the Zodiac and the stones on which they
were engraved. Some remarks of Philo Judaeus may with advantage be
re-quoted here: In reference to the Breastplate he writes: "Then on
his chest there are twelve precious THE ZODIAC "Heaven's golden
alphabet-- And he that runs may read." Young. God. stones of
different colours, arranged in four rows of three stones in each
row, being fashioned so as an emblem of the Zodiac. For the Zodiac
also consists of twelve animals and so divides the four seasons of
the year, allotting three animals to each season. And the whole
place is very correctly called the Logeum since everything in
Heaven has been created and arranged in accordance with right
reason and proportion: for there is absolutely nothing there which
is devoid of reason. And on the Logeum he embroiders two woven
pieces of cloth, calling the one Manifestation and the other Truth.
And by the one which he calls Truth he...
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