Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fourhares: A website dedicated to Philosophy & Kabalah, Anthroposophy, Freemasonry, and Tarot

Fourhares describes itself as a blog dedicated to the subjects of Philosophy & Kabalah, Anthroposophy, Freemasonry, and Tarot. The author of this blog indicates he has been an eductaor since 1987, and primarily a Waldorf teacher since 1995. He has been involved in various offices in Masonic Lodges and other esoteric Societies, given papers on various aspects of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and related esoteric impulses, and been actively involved in the development and implementation of Masonic education. In addition, the author was a co-founder of the Association for Tarot Studies, and is based in Australia as well as being involved with Sophia Australis - The Sophia Community in Australia.

About this site, the author states that "Fourhares began for content of a more personal interest across a broad spectrum, though predominantly reflecting four fields of personal interest.

It should be noted that other people who may be involved in any one of these fields do not develop an interest in the others. FourHares, therefore, simply reflects my syncretic interests, weaved in a personal and eclectic style."

On how the site gained its name, this interesting explanation is offered: "I've been fascinated by the geometry, riddle, claimed symbolic meaning, and optical illusion of mediæval representations from various parts the world that show three hares (or deer) arranged in such a way that their ears are drawn in common — resulting in three ears for three hares. In 2005, when in Lyon (France), I saw upon its Notre Dame Cathedral a petroglyph of the same concept, save that here were four hares, as photographed above.

So why 'fourhares'? when selecting a domain name (that eventually also became my business name) that initially focussed on four areas of more esoteric and, for myself at any rate, interconnected and personal interests, the option “fourhares” simply rose to the fore. So here we are!"

It is an ideal read over a cup of coffee in the morning, or something else in the evening. Whenever you do take it a look, you will not go away disappointed.

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