First, let us read what is known in history and the bible about the Shamir (this is a long quotation, but so fascinating I didn’t wish to omit any of it). . .
The shamir (from shamira in Aramaic, meaning “like a flint stone”) was a supernatural organism. The word “shamir” in biblical Hebrew was used in two senses: a) a penpoint made out of a hard substance (Jeremiah 17:1); or b) sharp thorns (Isaiah 5:6).
Each usage relates to the ability of the shamir to pierce hard surfaces. The “glance” of the supernatural shamir could carve great stones. The Talmud and later great rabbis described how the passage of the shamir along the surface of a stone would cause it to split perfectly into two pieces.
Was the shamir mineral, plant, or animal? In an Abyssinian legend the shamir is supposed to have been a kind of wood or herb. Maimonides, however, and Rashi, considered it to be a living animal. The Talmud says that the “glance” of a living creature caused wood and stone to split. A pseudepigraphic work, the Testament of Solomon,however, regards the shamir as a green stone perhaps similar to the pitda set in the High Priest’s breastplate representing the tribe of Shimon.
Small as a barleycorn (less than one centimeter), the shamir did not have an inspiring physical appearance. Its supernatural essence came from having been created at the twilight of the first Sabbath Eve during the Six Days of Creation. According to R’ Bachiya in the Talmud, the shamir was first used at the time of the construction of the Tabernacle to engrave the names of the tribes on the precious jewels of the High Priest’s breastplate.
For safekeeping, the shamir could not be put directly into any kind of metal vessel, including iron, which would be split apart. It was kept wrapped in wool, placed in a lead basket filled with barley bran (Talmud, Sota 48b.) The choice of these materials was specific, since no other materials were able to resist its penetrative powers. Even King Solomon had no idea where to find the shamir
The rulers of the Canaanites and other nations realized the value of the shamir, but they were never able to locate it. The Midrash recounts that even King Solomon had no idea where to find the shamir, although he knew that he needed it to build the Temple. Solomon went to great lengths to obtain the shamir, even to the point of contacting demons. Also created at the twilight of the Sabbath Eve of the Six Days of Creation, these beings had some relationship with the shamir and the other supernatural phenomena created at this exceptional twilight. The Midrash relates that Solomon consulted the king of the demons, who did not have it but knew that the angel of the sea had given the shamir to the hoopoe bird (dukhifat, Lev. 11:19), a type of fowl who needed it to survive. In the end, King Solomon captured the shamir from the hoopoe.
The shamir was used by man only in the construction of the Tabernacle and the Temple. Supernatural beings created by G-d for specific functions do not exist forever. The Mishna (Sota 9:12) states that the shamir existed until the destruction of the Second Temple. Tosafot (Gittin 68a) says that the shamir existed into the Common Era. According to the Tosefta, the shamir disappeared after the destruction of the Temple, since it was no longer needed. Correspondingly, the tachash, which had been created so its skin could be used for the Tabernacle, disappeared after the Tabernacle was completed. Considered a kosher animal, the tachash was similar to a unicorn with a single horn on its head (Shabbat 28b).
Another creature, the caper-spurge, shared characteristics with the shamir and was therefore mistaken for the shamir. But because the caper-surge existed into the Middle Ages (1000 CE), the rabbis argue that the two were not identical.
By definition, a supernatural creature made by G-d to perform specific miracles cannot be explained rationally. However, theories abound in science which correlate natural phenomena with the supernatural. In this spirit, the “glance” of the shamir that could split wood and stone might be explained by: 1) the production of high or low frequency waves that could resonate the molecular structure of materials and disrupt them, 2) the production of confluent light rays as a “laser beam”, or 3) radioactivity.
The essence of the “glance” remains speculative, but the late Immanuel Velikovsky 1, an expert on the times of Solomon, and Frederic Jueneman 2,a noted scholar, have suggested that the shamir was a radioactive substance. They reason that a leaden box would be the most logical means to sagely contain such a highly energetic radionucleotide. Thus, the “glance” of the shamir may have been alpha radiation. Alpha radiation is a high energy particle, which could destroy or discolor whatever is exposed to it. The reported weakening of the powers of the shamir in the course of time to the point of inactivity possibly indicates radioactive decay and half-life of its former radioactive potency.
If the shamir was a mineral, it could have been any one of a number of native green stones. It may have come from the copper sites in Armenia or Cyprus — or from King Solomon’s own mines in the Sinai, where malachite or verdigris also would have been found in the parent ore body. In fact, Jueneman cites ancient writings by Zosimos the Panopolitan (also called the Theban) state that malachite is an “enemy of Topaz, clouding its color and spoiling its lustre.” A highly prized material for ornamental objects, malachite, however, also was known to produce sores in the bowels and inflame the eyes — two symptoms known today as characteristic effects of radiation exposure. The malachite of today (or chrysocolla as it was known by the ancients) is not radioactive, but exceptions could have existed when combined with other minerals. Chalcolite (or torbenite), for example, a green copper uranyl phosphate, exhibits radioactivity.
The reported weakening of the powers of the shamir possibly indicates radioactive decay
Carving the Stones
The Talmud says that the precision required to engrave the names of the tribes onto the precious jewels of the high priest’s breastplate without losing any material was not humanly possible. Using a radioactive compound (following the line of thought of F. Jueneman), this would not be difficult to accomplish. The tufts of wool and barley bran cradling the shamir would be transparent to its radiation, while the lead container would be impenetrable. If the ink used to write on the stones contained lead, a graduated discoloration would be highlighted on the gems after exposure to the shamir. The subsequent removal of the ink would leave such calligraphy contrasted with the background, also giving the appearance of depth to the writing. Most precious minerals, such as diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, or topaz, are discolored by radioactivity. Other gems, such as opals, are silicates containing water of crystallization. Exposure to alpha radiation disintegrates these crystals by releasing the chemically bound water, which volatizes without residue. That means, not even a splinter would be lost, leaving a cloudy or granular texture.
The creation, existence, and function of the shamir and the organisms that guarded it were all miraculous
The “True” Essence of the Shamir
The Mishna (Avot 5:6) relates that the shamir was created on the Sixth Day of Creation, at the twilight of Sabbath Eve. The Maharal elaborates on the significance of this point: The entire physical world created during the Six Days is governed by the laws of nature. Not having been created exactly within this time frame, the shamir is therefore supernatural.
The other exceptional phenomena created during the first Sabbath Eve twilight relate, in some way, to the shamir. They include the demons, the ram which Abraham sacrificed in place of Isaac, the first pair of tongs, which were then used to make other instruments, Moses’ staff, Adam and Eve’s clothes, fire, the mouth of Balaam’s donkey, the Pillar of Fire and Pillar of Clouds that led the Children of Israel through the desert, and the vessel in which the manna was preserved in the Holy of Holies in the Temple.
The creation, existence, and function of the shamir and the organisms that guarded it were all miraculous. The Midrash relates the concept that a softer substance may have the ability to pierce a harder one. For example, the stone that David flung at Goliath pierced the giant’s helmet and killed him (Samuel I 17:49). The shamir, too, had no physical limitations. It could effortlessly penetrate the hardest materials, and yet it was preserved in a basket of lead (a soft metal), attesting to its other than natural origin.
Although by definition miracles do not have to be explained as scientifically observable phenomena, the miraculous shamir which cut the stones for King Solomon’s Temple matches the description of alpha radiation.
Adapted from the original article and reprinted with kind permission from B’Or HaTorah vol. X (1997), pp.173-176. – source is Modern Physics and the Shamir – Kabbalah On Line
Now let us look at the Shamir from the Akasha of Thoth . . .
According to Thoth, the name Shamir is not applied historically as just one thing. It is all a related phenomena, but different parts of the whole.
So let us begin with the Shamir as a quantum property: It is the transformative power that flashes from the Eye of the Dragon, within the Dragon Star dynamic in the creation of universes, galaxies, worlds, etc. This “power” is really better written as a Power…for it is a Principle Being, developed out of the God-Source, as a flash from the Eye of Ra (ie, Eye of the Dragon). Such a Being is not as we understand some extra or ultra or Illumined “being.” It is not even liken unto an Angelic One. It has a divine commanding intelligence, but not a thinking application. Angelics are similar in that way, but they can merge with the thought app, whereas the Shamir cannot. Yet it does have it’s minions, who guide and protect it (like an immune system). These are known in religious context as the Jinn.
From Wiki we learn . . .
Jinn, jann or djinn (singular: jinnī, djinni, or genie; Arabic: الجن al-jinn, singular الجني al-jinnī) are supernatural creatures in Islamic mythology as well as pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. They are mentioned frequently in theQuran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts and inhabit an unseen world, another universe beyond the known universe. The Quran says that the jinn are made of a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans and unlike angels. The shaytan jinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations. The Quran states in surat Al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50, that Iblis (Azazel) is one of the jinn.
However, Thoth states that much which has been written of the Jinn is based on ignorance of their nature, breeding fear and superstition. The Jinn, like the Angelics are powerful and radiant beings, who can dip down into our thinking level of experience although they are not of that level. Since this article is not meant to focus on the Jinn, I will leave it here, only to add that they are of a fiery and very “atomic” nature in their supra-state physical composition.
The Jinn come out of the primal creative spark – the Fire of the Dragon, whereas the Angelics emerge from the MIST of the Holy Breath. – ThothHorRa
Back to the Shamir as a Flash from the Dragon / Ra Eye, it is a generative force that can be accessed through various “magical” means – to use the term via Thoth Speak, which comes from magii – the workings of academical science. As such… it is at the Root of Foundation, from whence is generated through it’s fecund properties, the Tree of Life. – Thoth
Biblically, the Shamir is the “worm” that bores into the tree. Shamir means “Keeper” and in Genesis, the Keeper of the Tree of Eden…the Serpent Tree.
From Wiki on the Jinn I am just now reading . . .
The Qurʾan relates that Solomon died while he was leaning on his staff. As he remained upright, propped on his staff, the jinn thought he was still alive and supervising them, so they continued to work. They realized the truth only when Allah sent a creature to crawl out of the ground and gnaw at Solomon’s staff until his body collapsed. The Qurʾan then comments that if they had known the unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment of being enslaved.
“Then, when We decreed (Solomon’s) death, nothing showed them his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his staff: so when he fell down, the jinn saw plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating penalty (of their task).” (Qurʾan 34:14)
The above would take a lot of interpretation, which I won’t go into, but the WORM indicates the energy source of the Shamir was involved.
Historically, Shamir is also used to name objects which are embed with its force…and hence are of a radioactive nature.
The Shamir is what could be unleashed with CERN’s super-collider efforts. However, as I stated in my article on this, Thoth speaks of a time line shift which would take our reality toward the New Earth. Much depends on the next few months…or perhaps the next few days! (the latter part of September, 2015).
Years ago Thoth said to me of the Shamir . . .
The Worm will bore into the center of the Tree of Life and Light will pour out as if from a golden wound into the center of every heart.
Tree of Life – Tree of Osiris
They are virtually one and the same. The Sephirothic Tree of the Kaballah is the view reaching into the cosmos – specifically the Constellation of Orion and it’s Nebula. Osiris and Orion are in most instances, interchangeable in what they represent. The Tree of Osiris is then the Tree of Orion.
In the mythic story of Osiris, a tree grows around his body. I just now Google “Osiris Tree” and hit the jackpot . . .
The earliest reference to the concept of the Tree of Life is to be found in the philosophy of the Ancient Egyptians. In the Osiris Legend, Osiris was induced by his wicked brother Set to lie down in a magnificent coffer under the pretext of a game at a banquet. Set and his seventy-two conspirators immediately closed the lid and threw the coffer into the Nile.
Osiris’ wife Isis, who was also his sister, searched for and found the chest which had been borne down the Nile and across the sea to what was later identified as the Phoenician coast, where it was deposited at the foot of a tamarisk tree. As the tree grew it enclosed Osiris and the chest within its trunk … which was later cut down by the king of Byblos and used as a pillar in his palace. The fragrance of the pillar became renowned far and wide, and when Isis heard about it she immediately understood its significance. Isis returned the pillar, and the body it contained, to Egypt.
In “Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part 2” the Lost Secret of the process of the Creation of the Universe was disclosed … the Celestial Sphinx Hu / Osiris, symbolizing the Masculine Creation Principle, breathed Life into the constellations.
The loss of this Secret inspired another explanation of the Creation of the Universe. There was a primordial ocean called Nun. It wasn’t flat; rather it was in the shape of a cosmic egg … and from this cosmic egg was born the primeval hill called Nu.
Both the egg and the primeval hill are recorded on pictures of Isis in the tombs of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs; indicating that Isis was the personification of the Feminine Creation Principle. She was the Holy Mother who was represented with her child Horus by the Constellation of Virgo. Isis was considered Virgin as she was seeded after the death and resurrection of Osiris … minus the phallus.
In ancient Egyptian texts it is written of the Tree of Life, “I am the plant which comes from Nu.” The Tree of Life grew out of the Sacred Mound, it’s branches reaching out and supporting the star and planet studded sky, while it’s roots reached down into the watery abyss of the Netherworld. The trunk of the Tree of Life represented the World Pillar or Axis Munde (literally “Axis of the Mound”) around which the heavens appeared to revolve. The World Pillar was the centre of the universe.
The Ancient Egyptian symbol for “plant” meaning “Tree of Life” was three sacred lotus lilies. They have tree stems curving to the left as though blown into Life by the breath of Hu, the Celestial Sphinx. On top of each stem is the Lotus flower which was used in Ancient Egypt to represent Life and Resurrection. It is from this hieroglyph that the “fleur de lis” which is frequently found in Ancient Egyptian Art traces its origin. The “fleur de lis” represents the Tree of Life. The glyph which denotes the sacred knowledge associated with Hu is also formed by the three stems of the three sacred lotus lilies. The Osiris Crown can be similarly considered in these terms. Following the role model of Osiris, in 1346AD Edward the Black Prince won three feathers at Crecy which he adopted as his emblem. If the three feathers are gathered at the stems a fleur de lis is created.
Osiris, in his earliest Axis Munde form of a tamarisk tree trunk, was called Djed. His later mummy wrappings were symbolic of his having been encased inside a tree trunk. His mummy was therefore an Axis Munde … as indeed were all future mummies. Over time the tree trunk was replaced by the imagery of a pillar which became known as the Djed Pillar, the Pillar of Stability.
When Osiris was enclosed in the trunk of a tamarisk tree, which was later cut down and used as a pillar in the palace of the King of Byblos, he metaphorically became as one with the Tree of Life. Osiris became the Axis Munde around which the heavens appear to revolve; he became the World Pillar, the link between the terrestrial and celestial worlds. He held the heavens in his outstretched arms, and he soaked up the word of God from the waters of the Netherworld. In Ancient Egypt the Netherworld was called the “Netterworld” meaning the “World of the gods”. The gods had their home among the stars.
Prior to reading this in the moment, I had no knowledge that there was any known esoteric comparision of Osiris with the Axis (Rex) Mundi, yet Thoth previously gave me this connection. To quote:
The Light Language streamings which intersect the Adam Kadmon and from whence our humanity is formed, are issued from the constellation of Orion (regardless of from what Star Tribe that particular incarnating soul may originate). Thus, Rex Mundi is very much an “Orion figure” in that he (ie, this universal dynamic) strikes the balance of the Gate of Orion in the universe. – full article
The Mundi (Munde) – the Tree – Osiris arising from the root of the Tree and become the Balance Point or gyroscope function of our Creational Font (Orion) in the Universe!
The Shamir bores the hole in the Tree so that Osiris, as a Living Tableau of fecund Creation, may live again…within the DNA, reaching out into all Creation.
Recalling Osiris and his connection to the constellation Orion in the zodiac, I’m reminded of the greatness of the hunter Orion and the many wild animals he hunts in the metaphorical desert of the sky. Eventually in the the story the acacia tree where Bata has incarnated is chopped down causing Bata to enter the sleep of death. In the story of Osiris and Isis we have the fragmented soul of Osiris becoming encapsulated in a tamarisk tree that is cut down and made into the great pillar of the King and Queen of Byblos. This also parallels the imagery of Osiris being manifested within the djed pillar and the importance of the raising of the djed pillar.
More amazing correlations from the website of William Henry . . .
The Shamir WORM – the WORMHOLE! The Shamir as a creative force issued from the Flash of the Dragon-Ra Eye, forms wormholes in the Cosmos as part of its creational process. it bores into the Tree!
An aside re: the first image displayed here from William Henry’s article – see the dude in the starship coming out of the sun? Yes, I know it is the head of Hathor upside down but….it is my insight that it’s concealed imagery is that of a starship!
For years Thoth has spoken to me of the sun-stars containing portal aka wormholes.
The Tet or Djed Pillar is the oldest symbol of Osiris and was of great religious significance to the ancient Egyptians. It is the symbol of his backbone and his body in general. The Djed is represented on two ivory pieces found at Helwan dating to the first dynasty, evidence that the use of this symbol is at least that old. – Crystalinks
William Buehler, a colleague of many years, who has since the early 1980’s called upon Thoth’s services through me as an addition to his synergy and grid work, has based a great deal of the foundation for this work on the Shamir as a universal principle. It is quite a comprehensive and intensive study. With Bill’s permission, I have provided his written summary on the Shamir.
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