Re: HELP: Paul and the greek word musterion

From: Messmers (
Date: Fri Sep 25 1998 - 10:45:20 EDT

Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> And the suggestion that
> there's some linkage between MUSTHRION and MUQOS strikes me as very
> strange;

One of the things I noticed in reading John is the thematic difference between
vertical and horizontal, between laying down and standing up, between active and
passive posture: hISTHMI vs QEW. Theta is the horizontal letter [middle/passive]
indicator. With the MU root, MUSTHRION denotes a standing in silence, MUQOS a
laying down in silence, in a very broad and general way.

A myth is a fable that tells a simple story whose very structure [deep structure?]
is actually telling another story, but in silence. The simple story stands forth,
the real one lies hidden within it. Thus the mystery that those who stand silently
witness after their initiation into it. They tend to speak simply and in
parables... How else to describe? They know both sides of it in a way that before
they only knew one.

I hope I'm not sounding too mysterious!!!

George Blaisdell

Reporting LIVE from the headwaters of the MU...


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