Last night was a very strange night for me ....
I read jb's link http://www.pyramidofman.com/Djed/
Be sure to scroll down as far as the animated gold image and read the large paragraph above and the the large print sentences below that image.
I then went on to http://www.pyramidofman.com/Osiris-Djed.htm
and as I was reading the first two paragraphs I saw the Djed as a tree with branches sticking out each side. I saw a man climbing the tree. It put me in mind strongly of Jacob climbing his ladder.
After posting above I visited The Daily Grail and read an article just put up by Paul Devereux on the evolution of man's consciousness.
Read the last paragraph if nothing else.
Then I scrolled down to the links on the right hand side of that page and clicked on the 'The stones of the end of the world' link in the Rennessence box. It takes you to http://www.perillos.com/worldend.html
and describes a set of seven
stones that are said to be destined to merge into one at the end of the world.
This 'merging', or 'melding' put me in mind of St Anthony in his cave and his raising of his consciousness which transformed the demons he had, plus the seven colours of the rainbow that we are told in Le Serpent Rouge meld together to produce white, plus the "sun" rising up Osiris' backbone to take his soul closer to Ra, plus Jacob climbing the ladder to talk with God, plus the Rosicrucians with their seven stage purification process with the Holy Spirit across the lintel of their door, plus the Tree of Life, the mistletoe, the all-heal being depicted in a Somerset chuch right in front of the altar with the two witnesses of the transfiguration looking down. So with all this whirling round my flu-addled brain I went to bed and saw how it all fitted together.
I woke at 3pm this afternoon and as I was having breakfast listened to a talk given as part of the BBC's celebration of Darwin's centenary. A scientist was reading a letter he had written to Darwin telling him of the latest advances in the understanding of evolution and I thought "No, we don't understand it at all, but maybe we're beginning to".