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[Tidbits] Black Onyx, Eye of Horus, and the Pyramids


As is my wont I shall keep my comments pithy (who thinks up these
words?)… to the point… short… sweet… and even epigrammatic.
Put that in your vocabulary and smoke it. I shall begin with the
Black Onyx.

It is said by thems wot say these things that if one wears an onyx
around one’s neck one’s ardor of love will be cooled. This of course
should thrill the maiden of your choice no end. Do you know how many
onyx rings are sold to men each year? Methinks the Black Onyx
monopolies and distributorships are owned by the therapists of the
world. Parenthetically… the onyx also provokes discord amongst
lovers. How co-incidental. So feared was this stone in China that
only menials and slaves and the mentally deprived would go into the
caves for the mining of this dreaded item. Wear the stone in any
manner… and you will lose your capacities and probably wilt like a
dandelion drenched in weed killer.

It is thought by thems wot think they think–I have it on authority
that this constitutes a larger portion of humanity than most would
imagine–that the pyramids were built by creatures from outer space.
I would rest my case right here as regards the earlier part of this
sentence were it not for the super- abundance of more pertinent
For those of you scratching your heads… not to
worry… this is all going to lead to a piece of jewelry designed by
yours truly… that is to say… moi. I’m a mythological addict I
yam I yam. King Khufu had a pyramid built in 2580 B.C. using
2,300,000blocks of limestone weighing 2.5 tons each. You think this
is staggering? Wait. There’s more. The stones of the pyramid built by
one Cheops fit so perfectly together that one can not even slide a
piece of paper between them. This–remember-

  • was done by using the technology of the day. No cranes and
    bulldozers in them thar days folks. It took 22 years to build and
    employed 100,00 workers. Which brings rise to two questions. I have
    the answer to one. First question … how did they feed all those
    workers… and how did they get rid of human waste. It must have been
    quite an aromatic fest. I do not have the answer to this. Second
    question… how did they lift those stones… some of which weighed
    five tons each. Fortunately… I do have the answer to this… for
    the same thinkers that conjured up aliens constructing these
    edifices… also came up with the solution. It was done via
    levitation. And I bet you thought this was going to be complicated.

Which bring us via routes too arcane to mention… to the Eye of
Horus. It is said that the Eye of Horus is divided into 6 portions: a
half, a quarter, an eighth, a sixteenth, a thirty-second, and a
sixty-fourth. I have no idea what this means. The Eye was torn out of
the god’s head during his encounter with Seth, and later it was
reassembled by Toth. The sign… the Eye… was much revered as a
protective amulet. It was often painted on the prow of a ship. It was
thought to protect against sharp practice. No swindling when the Eye
that never slept was around to watch over things. The weight of the
Eye- -for those of you with a scientific bent who need to know these
things–was about a gallon. That’s about four quarts of milk into one
eyeball folks.

So I sat and I thunk to myself one day: Wouldn’t it be neat if I
created a piece of jewelry that combined the pyramids–I would use
six of them to symbolically conform to the divisions of the Eye of
Horus–as well as using a black onyx intaglio etched with the eye of
Horus using a pearl as the iris all in the shape of a Star of David
for good measure? And I said yes… it would indeed be neat… and so
it was thunk… and so it was done. Wanna see?

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you
will scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that
says Current Tidbits… and you will see represented on our pages 6
pyramids in gold inset with a black onyx intaglio etched inside with
the Eye of Horus with a pearl for the iris all in the shape of a Star
of David created by one Benjamin Mark.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark