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13 Jul 2017

"Priestess of Delphi" by Hon.John Collier

Meaning of Oracle [noun] 
[Especially in ancient Greece] - A female priest who gave people 
wise but often mysterious advice from a god, or the advice given.
Someone who knows a lot about a subject and can give good advice.

No seer or diviner stood higher. 
No voice, civil or religious, carried further. 
No authority was more sought after or more influential. 
None. She quite literally had the power to depose kings. 
She was the true and only messenger of the gods.

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,
gleams in all its power.

Otherwise the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 
1875 - 1926


Apollo and the Pythia: the Oracle of Delphi
Images of Delphi


  Oracle [N]
In the Old Testament used in every case, except 2 Samuel 16:23 , 
to denote the most holy place in the temple
In 2 Samuel 16:23 it means the Word of God. 
A man inquired "at the oracle of God" by 
means of the Urim and Thummim in the 
breastplate on the high priest's ephod. 
In the New Testament, it is used only in the plural, 
and always denotes the Word of God Romans 3:2 Hebrews 5:12 , etc.). 
The Scriptures are called "living oracles" (Compare Hebrews 4:12 )
because of their quickening power ( Acts 7:38 ).

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