We have touched on occultist Crowley in the last couple of posts and from there we fly - hopefully without being shot - to the raven, a bird marinated in ancient myth and fokelore.
For yesterday, HM the Queen visited the annual Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh, the first time since 1984 that she has attended the event. Readers may recall that Her Majesty gave the Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, a copy of Orwell's 1984 on 30th March, around a week before the swine flu outbreak. Not that I am insinuating the leather bound copy was inpregnated, just a noteable coincidence. What's brewing in your cauldron Felipe?
Whilst at the agricultural event she was honoured with a competition-prize style gift: a years supply of ice cream from Scottish producer Mackies, their logo as above underneath the Glastonbury design; the Clan Mackies twin raven and "mad for it" Liam Gallacher style four-toed lion decorated coat of arms as below.
Surmising the date of the Or-well gift, 30/3, whilst ignoring the pointless zero, gives us a freemasonic top level resonating 33, tying in nicely with today's date, 27/6, chosen to be the UK's first, now annual, Armed Forces Day. Squaring up, we additionally figure that today is the 178th day of the year, thus 187 days remaining. Both add to 16. We will come back to all of that tomorrow.