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The 9th House

The abstract world and symbols becomes the language of the 9th house. Sagittarius is the ruler of the 9th house so the vision becomes lived experience here. Philosophies, faith, beliefs, and collective ideas become cultural melting points where we come together and find meaning in our existence. The higher mind governs the 9th house and offers a passport to wide-ranging mental experiences that satiate the body and soul. Consciousness and divine energy expressed through the individual defines itself through intuition, natural law, and wisdom. Deep conversation is stimulated through the 9th house, as well as our personal, insightful genius. An awakened higher mind uses intellect to grasp ideas, while fiery intuition fills the empty spaces. The mystical experience longs to become concrete in the 9th house. It’s a temple, one which rests within but may be found through external pursuits. All forms of scripture, gospel, cosmic law, and Akashic Record are found in the here. The sort of philosophy, religious order, spiritual pathway or undertaking the individual recognises must resonate with eternal Truth ~ that which is indestructible ~ and so we can facilitate intimacy with our immortality. We desire a direct experience with God in the 9th house, we crave to be kissed by the cosmos, taken into space, and to bathe in the ocean like it’s holy water. 

-C.

The Castro culture is the Celtic culture of the northwestern regions of the Iberian Peninsula (present-day northern Portugal and the Spanish regions of Galicia, western Asturias and north western León). It existed from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 9th century BC) until it was subsumed by Roman culture (c. 1st century BC).

Christendom et al. Reading List

Early Christian:

Apostles of Jesus (1st c.) †
The New Testament

Apocryphal Christian
Protoevangelium of James
Syriac Infancy Gospel
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate)
Gospel of Thomas

Philo of Alexandria (1st c.) א
On the Creation
Allegorical Interpretation I, II, III
On the Unchangeableness of God
On the Eternity of the World
Hypothetica: Apology for the Jews
On Providence

Apostolic Fathers (1st - 2nd c.) †
Epistle of Diognetus
Epistles of Clement (of Rome)
Didache
Epistle of Barnabas
Epistles of Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle of Polycarp
Martyrdom of Polycarp
Shepherd of Hermas

Justin Martyr (2nd c.) †
1st Apology
2nd Apology
Discourse to the Greeks
The Sovereignty of God
On the Resurrection

Ireneaus (3rd c.) †
Against Heresies
On Apostolic Preaching

Clement of Alexandria (2nd - 3rd c.) †
Exhortation
Instruction
Patchwork

Hippolytus (2nd - 3rd c.)
Refutation of All Heresies
Origin (3rd c.)
On First Principles
Against Celcus

Arnobius (3rd - 4th c.) †
Adversus Nationes (Against the Pagans)

Lactantius (3rd - 4th c.) †
The Works of God
Divine Institutes
The Wrath of God
The Phoenix

Constantinian Shift:

Athanasius of Alexandria (4th c.) †
On the Incarnation

Basil of Caesarea (4th c.) †
On the Holy Spirit
Hexameron
To Students on Greek Literature

Gregory Nanzianzus (4th c.) †
Orations (Selected)

Augustine of Hippo (4th - 5th c.)†
Confessions
The City of God
On the Literal Interpretation of Genesis

Ephraim the Syrian (4th c.) †
Nisibine Hymns
Nativity Hymns
Epiphany Hymns


Neo-Platonism:

Plotinus (3rd c.)
Enneads

Porphyry (3rd c.)
Introduction
Philosophy from Oracles
Against the Christian

Iamblicius (3rd - 4th c.)
On the Mysteries

Proclus (5th c.)
On the Eternality of the World

Pseudo-Dionysius (5th - 6th c.)  †
Divine Names
Mystical Theology
Celestial Hierarchy
Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

John Philoponus (5th - 6th c.)  †
Commentary on Physics
Eternality of the World
Creation of the World
Contingency of the World

Germanic Kingdoms of the Post-Roman West:

Boethius (6th c.) †
Consolation of Philosophy

Gregory of Tours (6th c.) †
Ten Books of History (“History of the Franks”)

Isidore of Seville (6th - 7th c.) †
Etymologies
Historia de regibus Gothorum, Vandalorum et Suevorum

Bede (7th - 8th c.) †
The Ecclesiastical History of the English Peoples

Al-Andalus:

Paulus Avalrus of Cordoba
Incipit Confessio Alvari
Vita Vel Passio D. Eulogii

Byzantine:

Maximus the Confessor (6th - 7th c.) †
Ambigua
Scholia
Mystagogy
Life of the Virgin 

John of Damascus (7th - 8th c.) †*
Exposition on the Orthodox Faith
Three Treatsies on the Divine Images

* John was an Orthodox Christian of Syrian origin living under Muslim rule. His importance to the Eastern Orthodox and his pro-Chalcedonian views place him in this section.

Photios (9th c.) †
Amphilocia

Michael Psellus (11th c.) †
Compendium Mathematicum
Fourteen Byzantine Emperors

St. Symeon the New Theologian (10th - 11th)†
Discourses

Gregory Palamas (13th c.) †
Triads

Gemisthis Pletho (14th c.)
De Differentiis


Near East, Rise of Islam:

Muhammad (7th c.) Ↄ
The Quran

[Muhammad] ibn Ishaq (8th c.) Ↄ
The Life of Muhammad

Jacob of Edessa (7th c.)  †
Enchiridion

Hunayn ibn Ishaq  (9th c.) †
How to Grasp Religion

Yahya ibn Adi (10th c.) †
Tahdhib al-akhlaq
Maqala fi at-tawhid

Al-Farabia (9th - 10th c.) Ↄ
Al-Madina al-Fadila
On Vacuum

Ibn Sena (10th - 11th c.) Ↄ
The Book of Healing

Maimonides (12th c.) א
Guide for the Perplexed

Al-Ghazali (11th - 12th c.) Ↄ
The Incoherence of Philosophers
Deliverence from Error
Revival of Religious Sciences

Ibn Rushd (Averroes) (12th c.) Ↄ
The Incoherence of Incoherence

Michael the Syrian (12th c.)  †
Chronicle

Bar Hebraeus (13th c.)  †
Hewath Hekhmetha “The Cream of Science”
Makhtbhanuth Zabhne,  "Chronicle"


Catholic Christendom:

John Scotus Eriugena (9th c.) †
De Division Nature

William of Malmesbury (11th - 12th c.) †
Gesta Regum Anglorum
Gesta Pontificum Anglorum

Peter the Venerable (11th - 12th c.) †
Summa totius heresis Saracenorum (The Summary of the Entire Heresy of the Saracens)
Liber contra sectam sive heresim Saracenorum (The Refutation of the Sect or Heresy of the Saracens)

Robert Grosseteste (12th - 13th c.) †
On Light
The Six Days of Creation
De lineis, angulis et figuris

Roger Bacon (13th c.) †
Opus Majus

Peter Lombard (12th c.) †
The Sentences

Albertus Magnus (13th c.) †
On Union with God
De Bono
Liber phisicorum sive auditus phisici

Thomas Aquinas (13th c.)†
Light of Faith: Comependium of Theology
Summa Theologica
Summa Contra Gentiles

William of Okham (13th - 14th) †
Sum of Logic

Nicolas of Cusa (15th c.) †
Of Learned Ignorance

Heathers Headcanon #152

“The Heathers weren’t great friends until in 9th grade Heather C. invited the two of them to go shopping with her where she convinced Heather M. to buy a yellow blazer that looked "so very” and Heather D. to buy a green blazer. Duke didn’t actually like it that much but Chandler said, “Shut up Heather, green is so your color!” And Heather D. wasn’t confident enough to argue with her.“ -Anonymous

Standing Three-Headed Shiva - South Asia, India, Kashmir, Karakota period, c. 7th-9th Centuries 

Made from dark gray Chlorite, Numerous attributes identify this crowned figure as the great Hindu god Shiva: the vertical third eye, linked snakes across the chest, tiger skin draped across the thigh, and an erect phallus, symbol of both potency and control. The three heads express different aspects of this manifold deity. A smiling female, a benign male, and a violent male perhaps correspond to Shiva’s powers as creator, protector, and destroyer. The now missing arms would have held additional emblems to communicate the god’s cosmic powers.

Viking Bronze Pendant with Chain, c. 9th-10th Century AD

Found at Staraya Ladoga in 1995. Possibly used as a comb and/or amulet.

Staraya Ladoga is a village in the Volkhovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the Volkhov River near Lake Ladoga, 8 km north of the town of Volkhov. The village used to be a prosperous trading outpost in the 8th and 9th centuries. A multi-ethnic settlement, it was dominated by Scandinavians who were called by the name of Rus and for that reason it is sometimes called the first capital of Russia.