The Hide that Binds : The Golden Skin

Got cluster synchronicity download regarding GOLDEN SKIN


Kept getting stuff about the SKIN removed from something, or like taking off the skin.

I gave a present of a comic book, Black Hole by Charles Burns and on the cover was a skin off of a body:

and there was a pause on it.

Well, then I Ching keeps giving me Hexagram 49 which is literally like the skin of an animal, also like skin shedding like a snake shedding its skin but also like to TAN an animal skin or HIDE, and it kept having the word hide in there haha and hide and skin

Cast off what is obsolete or wrong, or not right for the coming times. Take away a skin or other outside that hinders life. Not all skins can grow, the ones who cannot have to be renewed when the time has come.
It has to be done at the right time, when the old is on the point of breaking, and the new has the possibility to grow. Like the snake sheds his skin at the exact right moment. Sì-day is the day of the snake, the best possible day for skinning.  


I had just given a lecture on ECOLOGY, and had looked up its etymological meaning:

ecology (n.) Look up ecology at Dictionary.com1873, oecology, “branch of science dealing with the relationship of living things to their environments,” coined in German by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Ökologie, from Greek oikos “house, dwelling place, habitation” (see villa) + -logia “study of” (see -logy). In use with reference to anti-pollution activities from 1960s.

and it was from home, (a house covers heaven’s view) also domestic dominate which is the DOME like covering yourself with a dome, or something that Covers, conceals or hides which also what heaven and hell mean.

heaven (n.) Look up heaven at Dictionary.comOld English heofon “home of God,” earlier “the visible sky, firmament,” probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cognates Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel “heaven, sky”), which is of uncertain origin. Perhaps literally “a covering,” from a PIE root *kem- “to cover” (also proposed as the source of chemise)

hell (n.) Look up hell at Dictionary.comalso Hell, Old English helhelle, “nether world, abode of the dead, infernal regions, place of torment for the wicked after death,” from Proto-Germanic *haljo “the underworld” (source also of Old Frisian helle, Old Saxon hellia, Dutch hel, Old Norse hel, German Hölle, Gothic halja “hell”). Literally “concealed place” (compare Old Norse hellir “cave, cavern”), from PIE root *kel- (1) “to cover, conceal, save.”

Interestingly enough, this also is what Apocalypse means:

apocalypse (n.) Look up apocalypse at Dictionary.comlate 14c., “revelation, disclosure,” from Church Latin apocalypsis “revelation,” from Greek apokalyptein “uncover, disclose, reveal,” from apo “off, away from” (see apo-) + kalyptein “to cover, conceal,” from PIE root *kel- (1) “to cover, conceal, save.” The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos’ book “Apokalypsis” (a title rendered into English as pocalipsis c. 1050, “Apocalypse” c. 1230, and “Revelations” by Wyclif c. 1380).


These words all seem to come from the root KEL:

*kel- (1) Look up *kel- (1) at Dictionary.comProto-Indo-European root meaning “to cover, conceal, save.”   It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit cala “hut, house, hall;” Greek kalia “hut, nest,” kalyptein “to cover,” koleonkoleos “sheath,” kelyphos “shell, husk;” Latin cella “small room, store room, hut,” celare “to hide, conceal,” clam “secret,” clepere “to steal, listen secretly to;” Old Irish cuile “cellar,” celim “hide,” Middle Irish cul “defense, shelter;” Gothic hulistr “covering,” Old English heolstor “lurking-hole, cave, covering,” Gothic huljan “to cover over,” hulundi “hole,” hilm


This for some reason made me think about “Hide” like hide from something, and the “Hide” of an animal.

hide (n.1) Look up hide at“skin of a large animal,” Old English hyd “a hide, a skin,” from Proto-Germanic *hudiz (source also of Old Norse huð, Old Frisian hed, Middle Dutch huut, Dutch huid, Old High German hut, German Haut “skin”).

From PIE root *(s)keu- “to cover, conceal” (source also of Sanskrit kostha “enclosing wall,” skunati “covers;” Armenian ciw “roof;” Latin cutis “skin,” scutum “shield,” ob-scurus “dark;” Greek kytos “a hollow, vessel,” keutho “to cover, to hide,” skynia “eyebrows;” Russian kishka “gut,” literally “sheath;” Lithuanian kiautas “husk,” kutis “stall;” Old Norse sky “cloud;” Old English sceo “cloud;” Middle High German hode “scrotum;”


Then My daughter, randomly, out of the blue announces that she understands why something is really Gross in Greek mythology due to a book she is reading from the library and she says:

Its so gross the ZEUS PEES on the Hide of the animal for Orion, at first I didn’t get it because it says micturate, but now I get it that means pee, thats so gross, why would you pee on the skin of an animal?


As some of you may remember, I talked about the HIDE of ORION and the PEE in this ritual diary blog entry:

Which I wrote almost exactly a year ago

The other star is in Orion proper, but located on the head of the HIDE or SKIN he is holding up as his trophy.

It is called :


So as I’m reading I come to find out, This skin or HIDE was an OX hide and was URINATED upon in order to produce Orion.

Hyrieus asked for a son. The three gods then took the hide of a cow or bull, urinated in it (the word Orion is related to “urine” in Greek), and buried it. Nine months later Orion emerged from the ground.”

And it looks like Orion kind of means URINE and also “origin”

The Urine could be relatted to TANNING A HIDE, which in the I ching hexagram, 49 is about tanning animal skin, which is done by soaking it in acid and then burying it in the ground, which is exactly how Zeus made Orion.  The same process as tanning the skin of an OX for example.  Its the difference between thick skin,

and thin skin.

and the way you get there is by soaking in acid.

Also this THICK SKIN idea is echoed by many scholars who state the hide of Orion he holds up was his SHIELD, or Protection from harm.


And later I was having a conversation about Adam and Eve (related to the Ecology lecture)  and how they tried to Hide or conceal themselves from God.  And part of this hiding extended to their naked bodies,  and they tried to hide the BAD THING they did from god (cheating by eating the apple)  and then they ALSO tried to HIDE their nakedness by covering it over.

But the weird thing is,

They try to hide their NAKEDNESS, not their SKIN.

why you might ask?  because they didn’t have skin yet.

God gives them skin only after they are busted by hiding :

21The LORDGod made garments of skin for Adam and his wife,and clothed them. 

When investigating this idea that Adam and Eve were only covered in skin AFTER being Naked, as part of their punishment for hiding their SHAME.

Shame and Humility came up in the Orion stuff as well:


I found out in Hebrew and with the rabbis there is a lot of argument as to what exactly this adam and eve getting skin might mean.  I looked it up and found this:

Ibn Ezra quotes yet another opinion to the effect that, back then an animal lived that bore the shape of a human which God had skinned for human benefit. But after that farfetched conjecture, there were no more. Ibn Ezra’s rationalism could take him no further. With an undertone of skepticism, he uncharacteristically avows his faith in the credibility of the text: “This is the end of our investigation. Let us simply believe that God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin. For who can recount God’s mighty acts, and who can relate God’s deeds and wonders? God’s greatness brooks no scrutiny!” (ad loc. 3:21)

A century later, by the change of a single letter, the classic work of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar, a biblical commentary also authored in Spain, managed to spring the deadend into which Ibn Ezra had stumbled. The context for this exegetical move was a discussion of the special vestments worn by Aaron when officiating in the wilderness sanctuary, the Tabernacle. Because of the holiness of the place, his garments were actually akin to those used in the supernal world, made of remnants of pure light. TheZohar interpreted the rare and opaque noun seradin bigdei serad(garments of serad– Exodus 39:1, 41) to come from the verb saradmeaning to survive or be left over, that is remnants. Given that the Tabernacle was an island of heaven on earth, the priestly garment consisted of remnants from above. The sanctity of the site determined the ethereal nature of the garb.

Similarly holy, according to the Zohar, was the Garden of Eden. We are not to imagine that prior to the “garments of skin” made by God for Adam and Eve, they were utterly naked. On the contrary, their original garb, like that of Aaron in the Tabernacle, consisted of light, in consonance with the purity of their earthly paradise. In Hebrew the words for light and skin are homonyms, both pronounced ‘or but spelled differently, light with an alef and skin with an ayin. That linguistic kinship enabled the Zohar to soar: by sinning, Adam and Eve had their garments of celestial light replaced by “garments of skin,” which merely protected but no longer illuminated. Indeed, it was not their exterior but their interior which had mutated. Beyond paradise, there was neither comfort nor security nor wisdom (Zohar, II, 229a-b). The ethereal light that made everything humanly comprehendible had dimmed.

Some three-and-a-half centuries later, another kabbalist, Isaiah Horowitz, the author of a meta-halakhic work of grand scope and power, made the Zohar‘s explosive distinction between garments of light and garments of skin the linchpin of his mystical worldview. Our garments are our cognitive limitations. Bereft of the light of Eden, we no longer see the interconnectedness of heaven and earth or spirit and matter. Even the perfection of the Torah eludes us. In Eden, for example, we would have instantaneously recognized the Oral Law (the Talmud et al.) to be an integral part of the Written Law, and never needed to extract it through painstaking study and interpretation or to preserve it in written form. The expulsion made everything so much more obscure and impenetrable. Of all human beings since, only Moses attained the spiritual and intellectual powers that were once destined to be our common endowment. (Shenei Luhot Ha-brit, Israel 1997, Pesahim 348-355).

In retrospect, then, Ibn Ezra’s profession of faith was a statement of rationalistic poverty, while the spiritual ardor of the mystics turned clay into gold.

Shabbat shalom,

Ismar Schorsch


Then Korinne Wilson’s  blog post shows up on my facebook page, also talking about  GOLDEN SKINS SIMULTANEOUSLY:

In order for humanity to evolve, we had to shed our golden skin, and take on human bodies, entering the reincarnation cycle. Taking on a human body meant taking on all karmic debts of humanity, and the Earth herself.


And finally,

it tied back into the previous post on HANDSHAKES and COVENANTS

we have with each other in relationships,

so most of this hiding, seems to be related to how we relate, and the manner in which we approach each other and God and Nature.

When we loosen these skins, our shine comes thorugh

and it is done through how we look upon each other,

and how far under the surface we can see.

I came across this entry, which I have read and posted several times before, that seems also a dictate for how Adam and Eve related to each other, How they rebelled against the agreements they had with God (not to eat the fruit) like we rebel against each other to protect ourselves when we feel threatened.  and how it is that through humility and shame two broken halves may again become whole

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Coming to Meet: Advice from the IChing

Carol Anthony

From “The Challenge of the Heart”-  Love, Sex and Intimacy in Changing Times, edited by John Wellwood (Shambhala 1985)

If we are already involved in defective relationships, these become the means by which we learn the “way of the Sage ” In correcting them we learn the true power of modesty as a shield and sword. Modesty alone arouses the Creative Power. Through modesty, that is, through doing nothing at all, we achieve everything.

“Coming to Meet” (Hexagram 44) describes a correct relationship as one in which two people come to meet each other halfway. Halfway means that both are open and receptive to each other. Coming to meet halfway also must be mutually voluntary, based on the principle of spontaneous attraction described in “The Marrying Maiden” (54) as the “essential principle of relatedness.” We must maintain reserve in our relationships until the coming to meet is mutual. Maintaining reserve is the correct action (or non action). Coming to meet halfway is possible only between people who are mutually honest and sincere in their way of life. It is the great joy of such relationships that they are full of mutual trust and sensitivity.

We understand “coming to meet” better if we compare it to a contract made between two people. If one is indolent in performing his part, or has mental reservations about what he is willing to do, the contract may fail. Although such a person may have entered the contract without any immediate objections, his attitude may contain objections which arise only at the time his obligations are to be performed. Such a person may secretly feet that contracts are not to be taken seriously, or, on seeing how difficult it is to fulfill his part, he may hedge on doing it because of some idea that all contracts are subject to fitting into his concept of what is reasonable.” In any case, it is impossible to come to meet such a person halfway, and the I Ching repeatedly advises us that it is better for us to go on our way alone and to wait until the fundamentals of unity are firmly established before we commit ourselves to other people. When we cater to another person’s ego because it is uncomfortable to go on our way alone, we choose the high road of comfort rather than the low road of modesty and loneliness. Withdrawal from the high road is the action often counseled by the I Ching.

If a person is treating us presumptuously, and if we remind him of this, he may correct his habits for a few days, but gradually revert to the same pattern of neglect. This he does from egotistical indolence-some- thing in his point of view makes him feel he has the right to be indifferent. Likewise, we must withdraw from the indolent person, “cutting our inner strings” of attachment to him, and no longer look at his wrongdoings with our inner eye. This enables the person to see what he is doing in the mirror created by the void. By dispersing any alienation we may feel, we also lend strength to his superior self. Momentarily, his ego is overcome. We need to realize that this change is short-lived, but it is an essential beginning. The change does not last because it is only founded on his response to feeling the void. It becomes a permanent change when he sees clearly that unity with others depends upon his devoting himself to correcting his mistakes. Only then can we abandon a more formal way of relating to him.

The strength of a person’s ego corresponds to the amount of attention it can attract. On the most simple level this recognition is by eye-to-eye contact; on the more basic inner level we strengthen other people’s egos by watching them with our inner eye. If we are annoyed with someone, we are watching him with our inner eye. Only when we withdraw both our eye-to-eye contact and our inner gaze do we deprive his ego of its power. An I Ching line says, “We cannot lead those whom we follow.” By following others with our inner eye we do not walk our own path but attend to theirs. This gratifies their ego. It is as if we are attached to them by hidden underground cables, which must be cut. It is as if we are acting as a lifeguard who is watching to save them from themselves. As long as they recognize that someone is going to save them, they carelessly begin to swim with the sharks. They do this not only because they feel a false sense of security, but because it guarantees that we pay attention to them. As long as we play the role of lifeguard, the others we care about will not save themselves; for their own good it is necessary to withdraw, cut our inner strings and leave matters up to them; this is also to cease doubting them.

Inner withdrawal is an action of perseverance that has its own reward, but only when it is modest perseverance, not an attempt to impress others by getting them to notice our withdrawal. In many situations the problem is resolved, not through any external action that arises spontaneously on our part, but by simply “letting it happen,” through letting go of the problem. Our “action” is to “let go”


All of these couple and relating symbols can be extended past personal relationships, and how we get along with each other up into how we get along with the Earth and the Universe and Spirit as well. (Ecology)

It can also be made to symbolize the relationship we have with our own mind and its behavior.

in fact this method of toughening the skin through Humility is the path itself through seeing not only your view, but the view of the other, whether that is your partner, nature or Spirit, this is the way taught by Kelvin DeWolfe, also in his system, “The Way of Heaven” how when we can achieve the perspective not only of the self, but also of the other we are expanded.

the simple action of the recognition of the inclusion of other perspectives is what encourages growth through relating.

I found that the HOUSE and the COVER is to protect things so that they can GROW like a seed and this is what the word HUSBAND (like Adam) also is related to:

husband (n.) Look up husband at Dictionary.comOld English husbonda “male head of a household, master of a house, householder,” probably from Old Norse husbondi “master of the house,” literally “house-dweller,” from hus “house” (see house (n.)) + bondi “householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant,” from buandi, present participle of bua “to dwell” (from PIE root *bheue- “to be, exist, grow,” and compare bond (adj.)). Beginning late 13c. it replaced Old English wer as “married man (in relation to his wife)”

Coming from the root:

*bheue- Look up *bheue- at*bheuə-, also *bheu-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning “to be, exist, grow.”  It is the hypothetical source of Sanskrit bhavah “becoming,” bhavati “becomes, happens,” bhumih “earth, world;” Greek phyein “to bring forth, make grow,” phytosphyton “a plant,” physis “growth, nature,” phylon “tribe, class, race,” phyle “tribe, clan;” Old English beon “be, exist, come to be, become, happen;” Old Church Slavonic byti “be,” Greek phu- “become,” Old Irish bi’u “I am,” Lithuanian bu’ti “to be,” Russian byt’ “to be.”

Like a Gardener that grows things in a garden, but is also just a plant itself.

Somehow through becoming DOMESTICATED and having the humility of our thin skins revealed to each other we become stronger and grow together like plants living  in a garden .


Having stated all of this, to put it past philosophy it must be practiced.  There are ancient Taoist ways of practicing techniques to achieve this that have been developed extensively.  Several of them are Taught by Kelvin Dewolfe in his Paradigm of Power system, where you can engage the practices internally in order to come into this way of being in a real and living fashion, and feel these insights for yourself.

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