06: Animals

EUC NMC Lecture 06: Animals A next stage in the process of world building, in the sense of proto-cosmology, is a linking of the directions with animals. Here a few animals play a special role: tortoise, elephant, bull, horse, lion and phoenix (eagle). Examples of these are illustrated. A parallel phenomenon, not covered in the lecture, is found in the mineral world, where a small number of 9, 12 or 15 gems also become linked with the points of the compass, and signs of the zodiac.