The Ankh: Physical and Eternal Life

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The Ankh is defined as: The symbolic representation of both Physical and Eternal life. It is known as the original cross, which is a powerful symbol that was first created by Africans in Ancient Kemet.

The Ankh is commonly known to mean life in the language of Ancient Kemet (land of the Blacks) renamed Egypt by the Greeks. It is also a symbol for the power to give and sustain life, the Ankh is typically associated with material things such as water(which was believed by Egyptians to regenerate life), air, sun, as well as with the Gods, who are frequently pictured carrying an Ankh. The Egyptian king is often associated with the Ankh also, either in possession of an Ankh (providing life to his people) or being given an Ankh (or stream of Ankhs) by the Gods. This can be seen in the picture of King Senworsert below who is holding two Ankhs to his chest. There are numerous examples that have been found that were made from metal, clay and wood. It is usually worn as an amulet to extent the life of living and placed on the mummy to energize the resurrected spirit. The Gods and the Kings are often shown carrying the Ankh to distinguish them from mere mortals. The Ankh symbolized eternal life and bestowed immortality on anyone who possessed it. It is believed that life energy emanating from the Ankh can be absorbed by anyone within a certain proximity. An Ankh serves as an antenna or conduit for the divine power of life that permeates the universe. The amulet is a powerful talisman that provides the wearer with protection from the evil forces of decay and degeneration.

The loop of the Ankh is held by the Gods. It is associated with Isis and Osiris in the Early Dynastic Period. The Loop of the Anhk also represent the feminine discipline or the (Womb), while the elongated section represent the masculine discipline or the (Penis). These two sacred units then come together and form life. Because of its powerful appeal, the Ankh was used in various religious and cultural rituals involving royalty. In the Treasures of Tutankhumun, the Ankh was a major artifact found in the tomb. The circle symbolizes eternal life and the cross below it represents the material plane. The Ankh is called the “Crux Ansata,” it is of Egyptian origin and can be traced to the Early Dynastic Period, appearing frequently in artwork of various material and in relief, depicting the Gods.

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It is usually held to the nose of the deceased king by the Gods to represent the breath of life given in the after-world. The Ankh also resembles a key and is considered the key to eternal life after death. Its influence was felt in every dynastic period and survives as an icon possessing mystical power throughout the Coptic Christian era. The Ankh possessed by each God had power associated with that God. The Ankh of the God Anubis (shown in the picture to the right) is related to the protection of the dead, that of Sekmet, War, Hapi related to the living waters of the Nile and Amen, the spirit God, the breath of life.

Esoteric Knowledge 101: Monetary system(Part 1 of 3)

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I’ve always been interested in the unknown.  Things that are associated with the occult. Some people get freaked out when they hear the word occult.  But occult knowledge is basically the knowledge of human consciousness and how it operates,and knowledge of natural law. As well as the unseen universal spiritual laws which govern the consequences of human behavior.  And for the past fifteen years I’ve studied symbology,numerology and etymology. I’ve learned quite a bit from different authors,teachers and even Youtube channels. There are a lot of people from different walks of life that have helped me awaken my consciousness. Most notably I’ve learned from people like Dr Suzar,Bobby Hemmitt,Dr Phil Valentine,Brother Panic,KT the Arch Degree,Naazir Ra,Osei Kufour, Jay Dyer and Mark Passio.  As well as YouTube channels by Bro Sanchez,Black Child,Nu Rebel Entertainment,Truthiracy3,RFG Chosen One,The Outer Dark,da13thsun and Lifting The Veil. Throughout our daily lives we are surrounded by symbolism.  Many times we don’t even think about  the symbols around us.  Many of the symbols come from our African ancestors and how they saw the world around them.   This can be found in Kemetic texts thousands of years ago.  Long before any European influence. Many years later Europeans(Greeks,Romans) changed some of the symbols and names of the deities as well.  All the images we see on television and films are full of symbols.  I’ve always liked to know the origin of words and why we use certain words.  In this series three-part series I wanted to cover some of them you use in your everyday lives.  I wanted to start with money and the words associated with it.

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Sun and Moon....

Much of the symbols we see have to deal with nature and the solar system.  While Europeans were concerned about philosophy our ancestors understood the ecosystem and structure of life.  Our ancestors studied the sun,moon and stars and based the Zodiac sings on astrology.  Since it has to do with nature,this is the reason that cash is green(nature).

Gold Coins...

Our ancestors believed that the Sun represented the male principle.  And the Moon was the female principle.  Which is why you have gold(Sun) coins and silver(Moon) coins. The Sun produces light(light) so is looked at as the father.  The Moon is represented as a female and associated with the calm and nurturing darkness of night. Which is why night is called EVEning. As in Adam and Eve.

Juno Moneta...

Juno Moneta is the mythical Roman Goddess is where the word “money” comes from. Juno is Janus which represents the two facing heads of time.  Janus is how we get the month January.  Even the word MONTH gets it’s name from the MOON.  Think of it has the beginning of January(Winter solstice) and the ending in June(Summer solstice).  It’s all about the balance of nature and the changing of seasons. This is the reason that scales are used for measuring money.

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This comes from our ancient African(Kemetic) Goddess Maat.

 

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Of course Europeans stole the idea and created their version the so-called Lady of Justice.  I find it interesting that they have stole so much from other cultures yet still haven’t created a system of justice.  Go figure!

Cash flow...

 

It’s often said that money doesn’t grow on trees.  But since money is made from trees it actually does. But you can’t grow a tree without water.  Which is why money is always associated with water.  We’ve all heard the term “cash flow” and “liquidation”.  And water current as in “currency”. They say the Moon can alter a person’s mood.  When strange things happen late at night some people say “it must be a full moon”.  The Moon can give off a certain energy.  Our ancestors believed it could effect the ocean and rivers. When water is flowing it’s controlled by the banks right?  River banks?  Which is why we use a banking system.

Thoth...

Many of you are probably familiar with the ancient African(Kemetic) deity Thoth or Djehuti.(above). In artwork he was usually pictured as a man with the head of an Ibis.  He was looked at as the Kemetic God of knowledge,wisdom,meditation and reason. His wife was Maat.  He is usually seen carrying a caduceus,as in the picture above.

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The caduceus has two serpents crawling up the staff.  The two serpents represent the duality of nature.  The symbol is still used today my the medical industry.

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Once again,thousands of years later when the Greeks came to Kemet they started changing the names of the deities.  They came up with the Greek God Hermes. Hermes was known as the messenger for the Gods. And the conductor of the dead and protector merchants.  When they speak about the history of medicine they always mention Hermes to represent for the Greco-Roman era.  No mention of the African origin.  No surprise there.

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But the caduceus is also where you get the dollar sign ($).  The dollar sign is nothing but a serpent crawling up a staff.  the reason the serpent is used alot is because our ancestors believe they represented wisdom and enlightenment.

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It all comes from the THRID EYE of enlightenment and the pineal gland.

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The Kemetic deity Wadjet is also represents as a serpent.  It’s all interconnected on so many levels.  I could go even deeper but I think you get the idea.  I just wanted to show you some of the symbolism associated with money.