"The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of
roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize
the *** Mary."
I wonder if the origin of the rosary is related to my
blue rose vision pre-dawn on Sept. 6, 1991, which I describe
on http://www.moonsgarden.com/~dalton/sunstare.html , which is
a subsubpage of my Salmon on the Thorns web page. Now
I relate the blue rose vision to the blue planet Earth
but if I was still Catholic I guess I would say it was
a sign from the *** Mary. Do you think my blue
rose vision was a sign from the *** Mary?
Also here is an edited excerpt from
The long Catholic rosary is 165 beads, and the shorter one
is 55 (or maybe 58) beads, so three short ones make a long
one. 165 beads is pretty much the same, in days, as 5.5 lunar
months (162 days), and is also 5 times the length of an Islamic
rosary (and 5 is the number of the rose) and 1.5 times the
length of a Hindu mala rosary of 108 beads. Also 5.5 lunar
months is the same as six rotations of the sun. This 162 day
period is the time period from the onset of a pre-full-moon
psychic test (such as that of Buddha tested by Mara, or Jesus
tested by Satan in the desert) with release at full moon,
to the onset of a pre-new-moon waning crescent mystic high.
My personal onset to onset measurements have ranged from
160 to 164 days. Also note that in http://www.moonsgarden.com/
it says "And the first rosary is said to have been made of
actual flowers." And a defunct page entitled Everything is
Coming up Roses said "A little known fact is that the Rosary
derived its name from the rose hips, which were strung as
prayer beads by the monks. Later rosary beads were made from
the fragrant paste of crushed rose petals."
Do you know anything more about the origins of the rosary?
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