Illumination Illumination (Light): Radiant Light (Yeshu-Ziwa/Jesus) and Luminous Light (Miriam-Noorah/ Maiden of Light) http://essenes.net/subindex10.htm Library of Congress Illumination of books and manuscripts See Also: Alphabets Narrower Term: Exultet rolls See Also: Initials See Also: Manuscripts See Also: Paleography Narrower Term: Scriptoria Narrower Term: Historiated initials

In this archetypal form Solomon is equated with Apollo, the Greek and Roman name for this same divine archetype, god of the Sun. This refers to the invisible, all-powerful, spiritual and intellectual effulgence of the Sun, the spirit of universal illumination. Apollo was the patron god or archetype of all the classical Mystery schools, and still features as such in Freemasonry today as an alternative emblem for Solomon. His solar chariot is drawn by a swan, the emblem of his musical and poetic abilities. His ‘shaking spear’ is, like Athena’s, symbolic of the illuminating ray of light vibrating with that sweet sound—the sound of the Word—referred to by Bacon when quoting from Virgil:-