Some Mystic Symbols of Ancient Times
Hindu philosophy (including yoga and tantra) explains these serpents as a repesentation of the so-called Kundalini energy; a for many people usually dormant spiritual energy that, when activated by meditation, flows from the bottom of the spine through the spine in upward direction passing through the chakra's (wheels of cosmic energy) towards the top of the head where the 7th chakra resides which is called the "crown" chakra (Sahasrara). This chakra would connect one with the Divine Source, and the awakening and rise of this energy would increase creativity, inspiration, transformation, healing, energy, consciousness and understanding.
The Fleur-de-Lis was a common Jewish symbol. Lilies were frequently mentioned in the songs of king David and early Jewish coinage featured similar lilies. The Kabbalistic book: The "Zohar", begins with a exposition of the mystical significance of the lily, which it describes as being the symbol of the Jewish congregation during that time. One of the oldest known depictions of this symbol could be seen on the Assyrian bas-reliefs from the 3rd millennium BC. The Fleur-de-Lis eventually began to be adopted as the heraldic symbol of the House of Capet and the kings of France with king Philip I (1052-1108 CE).
In esoteric circles, the Fleur-de-Lis regarded as an esoteric emblem consisting of the pineal gland, the pituitary gland and the thalamus in the centre, which forms the third eye triad. An unblocked third eye would be a gateway for incoming "psychic" insights, communication and impressions from higher dimensions, such as clairvoyance, and one would be able to witness subtle energies, like energy fields that are not visible with merely the physical eyes. One can also find the motive of the Fleur-de-Lis on certain medieval crowns, what is not strange, because the gold and precious stones worn on the head were by some believed to expand the mind to stimulate the wisdom of the king for making the right decisions.
The "Star of David"
The Ankh was also used as a holy symbol that was later adapted by Christianity in the form of the cross, what symbologically only represents the male aspect what is typical for a patriarchal society that is based on power and domination. During Egypt's golden age of peace and enlightenment, Egypt would have been a matriarchal society based on oneness and equality.
The Winged Disk and the Solar Disk
A depiction of a being with wings is often thought as being a symbol for divinity. Images of a winged disk were commonly seen at wall reliefs and wall paintings of ancient cultures including Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia (modern day Iran), Anatolia, and ancient Egypt.
Depicted above-left is the Farohar (or Faravahar/Fravahar) from Zoroastrian religion which still has much followers specifically in India. The Farohar is generally thought to be only a symbol of Zoroastrian religion, but its origins are much older, as similar looking "winged disks" can also be seen on the much older Sumerian clay tablets (see above-right), which are known as the oldest currently known form of writing.
The Farohar is one of the primary symbols of Zoroastrianism and is often associated with their god, named Ahura Mazda. "Ahu" means: immortal, "Raa" means: radiant, "Maz" means: great and "Da" means: wisdom; thus Ahura Mazda could be translated as: "the great wise radiant immortal". According to the Old Persian descriptions there were two rivalling groups, namely: the "Ahuras" with their chief god Mazda, and the Daevas". The Avestan words: "Ahura" and "Daeva", and the Indo-Iranian words: "Asura" and "Deva", are closely related to each other.
In the ancient Indian text called the Rig-Veda (believed to came into existence between 1,700 and 1,100 BC), the Devas were described as the "younger gods" which were in conflict with the "Asuras", the older gods", and probably this was about a struggle between the new and the older generations. (Rig-Veda 10.124.3.) In other parts of the Rig-Veda however, the term "Deva" is variously applied to most gods, including many of the Asuras, and in general "Deva" is considered as a collective name for all beings who are at a higher plane of existence, compared to humans. In Avestan language "Daeva" translates to: "a being of shining light", or "shimmering one", in other words: a supernatural or angelic being. In Buddhist context, Asura is sometimes translated as "Titan" (which could be related to the war of the Greek gods and the Titans), demigod or anti god.
The Persian prophet Zarathustra or Zoroaster (speculated to have lived between 1,400 and 1,200 BC) begat a vision from the god Ahura Mazda. He believed the Ahuras to be good divinities and that the Daevas were deceiving people, and because of this he changed the structure of this term from Daeva to "Dev-a"; "Dev" means cheater or deceiver. Likewise the Vedics changed the term Ahu-ra or Asu-ra (the divine immortal) to A-sura, meaning: "the impure". It could be possible that the "Asuras" and the "Devas" were the ancient rivaling factions that were called by the the "sons of the Law of One" and the "children of Belial" during the times of Atlantis, from the Edgar Cayce material and that of Dr. Douglas James Cottrell.
Darius the Great's "Behistun Inscription".
The "Behistun Inscription" is a multilangual inscription and large rock relief on a clifff at Mount Behistun near the city of Kermanshah in western Iran. It was carved for king Darius. The Old Persian word for Behistun is "Bagastana" which means: "the god's place (or land)". The Behistun inscription was to the decipherment of cuneiform what the Rosetta Stone was to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Here we can a humanoid being that likely represents God (Ahura Mazda) or a godly being, floating above a number of people. Among the people there is one man who is in the front (most likely king Darius himself) who seems to greet God or the godly being who also greets him. (The pose is a sign for reverance).
This image looks special compared to most other depictions of the Winged Disk in the sense that it shows a little more depth. We see the image of a bearded man within a winged rim, flying or floating in the air. Because of the wings, the lower part of the skirt that could also be seen als a tail and the long extensions that somehow look a bit like paws; it also seems to resemble a bird - and even a bit like a modern space satellite. In some images these extensions are shown stretched all the way down to some people, touching them. In his book: The 12th Planet", Zecharia Sitchin proposed these Winged Disks could have been some kind of spacecraft in which the Anunnaki came to Earth. (See: "Extraterrestrial Visitors".) If the image however was not symbolically meant for divine forces or a simplistic depiction of a spacecraft, it seems more like a device that allows people floating in the air, perhaps using antigravitational technology.
According to a session of trance clairvoyant Dr. Douglas James Cottrell, the Winged Disk was a symbol to illustrate the awakening of the spiritual consciousness - dispite that it took on the flesh before and adulterated itself from the Source - and that this was ever present and possible, thus also in the flesh. It originated from the limited understanding of the ancient beings who came to our planet since the times of Lemuria; The memory of ancient civilizations of the divine coming into the world, taking on the flesh and overcoming the temptations of the flesh to return to heavens as an enlightened being. (Source: "Dr. Douglas James Cottrell: Mystical and sacred symbols' origin and meaning", by Rammsteinregeln.)
Mesopotamian "Winged Disk" at the palace of Susa
During the 5th Egyptian dynasty, the symbol was expanded with a "sun-disk" between the wings, known as the Behedeti ("He of the Colourful Feathers"). Historians assume that a pair of falcon wings were a symbol for heaven. The serpents (uraei) are the symbol of wisdom, and were seen on depictions from the late Old Kingdom. The ancient Egyptians saw the sun itself as an egg, namely the egg of the sun god Ra (pronounced as "ray") which was radiating with light. According to various occultists, it would refer to the shell, egg or vehicle of the soul.
Egyptian "Winged Solar Disk"
According to occultist "Madame" H.P. Blavatsky's work: "the Secret Doctrine" (1888) ", the egg was the symbol of immortality and infinity, and of (re)birth. This winged "egg" was the representation of "devachan"; the heaven/nirvana, and both the rebirth of man and his spiritual renewal. This was the symbol of hope and the second birth, meant both physical and spiritual. Upon death, the soul shall, after his cleansing in "amenti" (the underworld), grow in this egg of immortality and would be re-born from here into a new life on earth.
The author Reuben Swinburne Clymer called this symbol the "Winged Globe" in his book: "The Rosicrucians: Their Teachings" (1910), and his explanation is as follows:
"The Winged Globe is the symbol of the perfected soul making its flight back to the source of its creation in the Elysian fields beyond."
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