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Ozymandias Has Returned!
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07/09/2010 03:21 PM
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The character Ozymandias was the fallen one of the Watchmen.
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The central theme of "Ozymandias" is the inevitable decline of all leaders, and of the empires they build, however mighty in their own time.
The 'Younger Memnon' statue of Ramesses II in the British Museum thought to have inspired the poem
Ozymandias was another name for Ramesses the Great, Pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt. Ozymandias represents a transliteration into Greek of a part of Ramesses' throne name, User-maat-re Setep-en-re. The sonnet paraphrases the inscription on the base of the statue, given by Diodorus Siculus in his Bibliotheca historica as "King of Kings am I, Osymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works." Shelley's poem is often said to have been inspired by the arrival in London of a colossal statue of Ramesses II, acquired for the British Museum by the Italian adventurer Giovanni Belzoni in 1816. Rodenbeck and Chaney, however, point out that the poem was written and published before the statue arrived in Britain, and thus that Shelley could not have seen it. Its repute in Western Europe preceded its actual arrival in Britain (Napoleon had previously made an unsuccessful attempt to acquire it for France, for example), and thus it may have been its repute or news of its imminent arrival rather than seeing the statue itself which provided the inspiration.
The 2008 edition of the travel guide Lonely Planet's guide to Egypt says that the poem was inspired by the fallen statue of Ramesses II at the Ramesseum, a memorial temple built by Ramesses at Thebes, near Luxor in Upper Egypt. This statue, however, does not have "two vast and trunkless legs of stone", nor does it have a "shattered visage" with a "frown / And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command." (In fact, all statues of Egyptian kings have a uniform expression of serene benevolence.) Nor does the base of the statue at Thebes have any inscription, although Ramesses's cartouche is inscribed on the statue itself.
Among the earlier senses of the verb "to mock" is "to fashion an imitation of reality" (as in "a mock-up"), but by Shelley's day the current sense "to ridicule" (especially by mimicking) had come to the fore.
This sonnet is often incorrectly quoted or reproduced. The most common misquotation "Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" replaces the correct "on" with "upon", thus turning the regular decasyllabic (iambic pentameter) verse into an 11-syllable line.
Offering Oil: Ozymandias
In Ancient Egypt, and even today, Offering Oils were created by the Alchemists for Priests and the Regent of Pharaoh and Queen as gifts of scent to the spiritual realm of any belief. Each Temple held a place within to burn the oils usually filled with floral petals, rich spices, deep resins, hearty woods of Myrrh and Frankincense crystals. Each Temple held a place within to devote a moment of time not only to the Deity or the God or Goddess, but also to thyself.
Created for a better state of mind a mind of positive NRG and hope and reminding ourselves when the darkness comes to us or any place in which we cannot seek a way out if we sit for a moment under the stars, under the sun or sit quietly the way out is reminding ourselves how to find the way in.
Resin of Royal Sweet Frankincense, Languid Amber filtered through Royal Amber Resin and harsh- less white pepper essential oil.
When I returned to my home in London I lit the candle under the Offering Oil Burner and put about four vials full of Ozymandias into the glass bowl. The electrum is green and diamond and very rivetting to watch. I have a small space in my home devoted to meditation where I sit and sometimes lay down and close my eyes and attempt a balance to what is going on with me that day. I try to meditate every morning and the day I offered this oil was no different. It had been a long trip back to London and I put on my yoga pants and sat down and closed my eyes. In a matter of minutes the meditation began to harmonize me in a different way. I was then reminded about the Offering Oil and I took that time to Offer a reminder to the spirit in my life that is still with me and I am thankful for having. I began to evoke a place higher than a meditation and could only think it was the Offering Oil transcending me at my own free will. Within my moment of balance and harmony the scent of pure languid amber and all those wonderful NA resins enveloped me. The Offering Oil burner sat on the Egyptian box where Anubis and Bastet are on either side of it just a few centimetres away from me but the beautiful scent coming from the oil held onto me and told me to let go, that I was home and wherever I end up I will be home. I thanked the spirit that remains apart of my life and exchanged this moment of time with him and I sent him the energy he needs and that I am willfully willing to give to him. Thankyou spirit and thankyou NA for such beautiful things that make our lives better and that help us reach our center.
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Does anyone recall that a 26 foot tall statue of the Egyptian god Anubis was delivered and staged in Denver International Airport recently?
Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm. The jackal was strongly associated with cemeteries in ancient Egypt, since it was a scavenger which threatened to uncover human bodies and eat their flesh. The distinctive black color of Anubis "did not have to do with the jackal [per se] but with the color of rotting flesh and with the black soil of the Nile valley, symbolizing rebirth."
Anubis is depicted in funerary contexts where he is shown attending to the mummies of the deceased or sitting atop a tomb protecting it. In fact, during embalming, the "head embalmer" wore an Anubis costume. The critical weighing of the heart scene in Book of the Dead also show Anubis performing the measurement that determined the worthiness of the deceased to enter the realm of the dead (the underworld). New Kingdom tomb-seals also depict Anubis sitting atop the nine bows that symbolize his domination over the foes of Egypt
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Folks, this shit is starting to really frighten me. Every detail fits the puzzle. Good luck to all in the days ahead!
You all need to see the big picture. Blue Nuke (Dr. Manhattan) kills humanities last Angel (Rorschach - Anagram RAH-SCORCH) at the orders of Ozymandias. This GOM operation is an OIL OFFERING! They are going to nuke humanity to save humanity. Goddamn! We have unleashed Ozymandias!
"King of Kings am I, Osymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works."
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