The Magik of N M

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The Greek authors relate that the priests of Egypt had three ways of expressing their thoughts. "The first was clear and simple; the second, symbolic and figurative; the third, sacred and hieroglyphic. At their wish, the same work assumed a literal, a figurative or a transcendent meaning. This was the genius of their language. Heraclitus expressed the differences perfectly in designating them as speaking, signifying and concealing."

Considering Moses' education, there is no doubt that he wrote GeNesis in Egyptian hieroglyphs with three meanings. 

Alchemically speaking : mercury, sulfur, and salt


  Mem is believed to derive from the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for water + Nun is believed to be derived from an Egyptian hieroglyph of a snake;   Nun was the embodiment of the primordial waters, existing in the chaos preceding creation ( (in Arabic, nūn means large fish or whale)


Truth:Mystery of Mem )

We can see the idea of life and death even more evidently in the Hebrew word for truth, eMet, which is made up of the first, middle and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet - Mem being the middle letter. In this word, Mem is the mediator between life and death, since the first two letters of the word spell em (mother - the beginning of life), and the last two letters spell met (death). Mem is the tie that figuratively mediates between the two and allows us to pass from life to death peacefully and vice versa. ( owL )

*one of the various spellings of the prophet of IsLam name is : MuheMet ( After 23 years of Prophet-hood Muhammad (p.b.u.h) passed away )

  • K eMet Ancient Egypt is commonly referred to as 'km.t' , believed to be a reference to the black Nile Delta earth, as opposed to Deshret, the red barren desert land. The name Egypt was used accidentally by the Greeks after mistaking the Second name of the City of Thebes, "Aigyptos" for the country.
  • see also Utterance 366 + 593 of the Pyramid Texts

    complete and great, in thy name of "Great Black,"

some words "built" around NM  :  the first that comes to mind is :  MooN ;)

  • In folk magic throughout the world dew is considered important in healing and medical cures, especially of the female reproductive system. Women wishing to become pregnant would lay nude on the backs beneath the moon until sunrise. Thus she was covered by and bathed in dew, considered a potent potion for fertility. In Italian Witchcraft dew is collected from sacred herbs, kept in small bottles and used as holy water for blessing and purification. ***Moon overhead makes rainfall lighter, scientists conclude

The food the soul eats on earth is that divine MaNNa that was rained down from heaven, but had to be scraped up off the earth, the perfect analogue of how mortals acquire their heavenly nutriment. The universal ancient tribal name for the divinity manifesting in the life of nature was MaNa, MaiNu, MaNitou.

Plato refers to divine obsession as a MaNia better than sober reason. An oMeN was a foresight of one's earthly fate. And the mystifying and baffling word ending prayers, aMeN .... . Memory in Latin is MeMiNi and the Greek Muse of Memory was MNemosyne

the word representing the divine light or power in things, NuMen ....  NuMbers... NuMeNous ... HuMaN ... 

  • phroNeMa is a transliteration of the Greek word φρόνημα, which has the meanings of "mind", "spirit", "thought", "purpose", "will", and can have either a positive meaning ("high spirit", "resolution", "pride") or a bad sense ("presumption", "arrogance").
  • In the New Testament, the word is used four times in the Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans: twice with "τῆς σαρκός" (of the flesh) and twice with "τοῦ πνεύματος" (of the spirit): "for the mind of the flesh [is] death, and the mind of the Spirit – life and peace; because the mind of the flesh [is] enmity to God ...and He who is searching the hearts hath known what [is] the MiN D of the Spirit" (Romans 8:6-7,27).

M and N, separate or conjoined, form the framework of hundreds of words relating to the condition of spirit-energy when immersed in matter  

The title MeLissaios – or Bee-man, has a feminine counterpart in Mediterranean cultures called MeLissa, of which Hilda Ransome informs us; “The title Melissa, the Bee, is a very ancient one; it constantly occurs in Greek Myths, meaning sometimes a priestess, sometimes a NyMph.”

and also a word often used here :  NaMaste : In Hinduism it means "I bow to the divine in you"

'aNaM' is the Gaelic word for Soul. Also means spirit, breath, life, psyche.

In Arabic the meaning of the name MaNar is: Light

“Essence” or the “Meaning”  ( Logos ) both being translations of Ma’Na

a few words in Sumerian :

  • The concepts of AUM and UMA (A male, U female and M monistic union of the two principles) would have a Sumerian origin .
  • ANUR - Celestial Horizon
  • AN - Heaven
  • ANU - Heavenly (the heavenly one)
  • ANZU - Heavens (he who knows the heavens)
  • UMMANI - Artisans
  • NUSKU -  Incantation (incantation word, budding branch)
  • NI - Aura (awesome aura)
  • MELAMMU - Bright (awe-inspiring luminosity)
  • SINNIS - Female
  • UMMUM - Mother
  • MAMMI - Mother of the Gods
  • MUDUTU - Knowledge
  • SHIN'AR or SUMER - Land of the Watchers
  • Life (breath of life; soul) - SHI
    • The Book of Life is referred to seven times in the Book of Revelation (3:5 13:8 17:8 20:12 20:15 21:27 22:19)
  • NURU or IMMARU - Light -
  • NANNA - Moon
  • NANSHE - Goddess of Fish
  • NINA - Lady of Water
  • NINAZU - Lord Knowing the Waters

  • NINAGAL - Prince of Great Waters
  • ANGEL (ie archangel Gabriel )

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, ShaKyaMuNi

(The 32 Signs of a Great Man )

  • laMiak or laMiNak, a type of nymph with bird-feet that dwelt in rivers and springs.

******  Basque and Sumerian

In Egyptian Arabic, hieroglyphic writing is called "the alphabet of the birds". In Ancient Egyptian itself, the hieroglyphic form of writing was given the name Mdw-Ntjr ("words of the gods" or "divine language").

....eNd for now

.... see also :The Mystery of Hu ( part 2 )  /   Esoteric Letter L ( eL )


*click on image to play Music 

The word apple  is  MaLuM (Song of Sol O Mon 2:3).....  The Apple Has Long Been A Sexual Symbol...


§ Tommy McCook Band & Herbie Mann - My Girl §

The Sufis want to share, but they have to share with those who can profit from the sharing and can therefore continue the process of sharing with others to come. This requires the Sufis using their energy in 'teaching how to learn', before any sharing can take place. Sharing the sheer sensation of importance or of being a human being or even a servant of humanity, can be done by anyone, and is the sort of sharing that people are always straining towards. But the minimum human duty is to serve others: it is no great attainment. Feeling important is a vice, not a virtue, however concealed as participation in something noble.

Seeker After Truth

the Hebrew word for truth, eMet

K eMet Egyptian High Alchemy is a path of personal transformation, and ultimately, one of personal illumination, or enlightenment.

Keep this in Mind

Water is the arche ---Thales

An archetype can be:

  • a statement, pattern of behavior, or prototype which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate;
  • a Platonic philosophical idea referring to pure forms which embody the fundamental characteristics of a thing;
  • a collectively-inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., that is universally present in individual psyches, as in Jungian psychology;

****  Archetypes are Mutable ( fluid )  as opposed to Fixed....

“Listen within yourself and look into the infinitude of Space and Time. There can be heard the songs of the Constellations, the voices of the Numbers, and the harmonies of the Spheres.” – Hermes Trismegistus

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  • Chapter 4 TEXT 1: Transcendental Knowledge

    sri-bhagavan uvaca
    im am vivasvate yogam
    proktavan aham avyayam
    vivasvan manave praha
    manur iksvakave 'bravit
    The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to MaNu, the father of mankind, and MaNu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku.

    • In Hindu tradition, MaNu is the name of accorded to a progenitor of humanity being the first human to appear in the world in an epoch after universal destruction. According to the PuraNas, 14 Manus appear in each kalpa (aeoN).

    • Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.... Matthew 1:17

    § Stupid Human - Far out gypsy §

    Chapter 6 TEXT 8 : Sankhya-yoga


    kuta-stho vijitendriyah
    yukta ity ucyate yogi


    jjnana—acquired knowledge; vijnana—realized knowledge; trpta—satisfied; atma—living entity; kutasthah—spiritually situated; vijita-indriyah—sensually controlled; yuktah—competent for self-realization; iti—thus; ucyate—is said; yogi—the mystic; sama—equiposed; lostra—pebbles; asma—stone; kancanah—gold.


    A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi [or mystic] when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is situated in transcendence and is self-controlled. He sees everything—whether it be pebbles, stones or gold—as the same.
    Chapter 5 TEXT 18: Karma-yoga-Action in Krsna Consciousness


    brahmane gavi hastini
    suni caiva sva-pake ca
    panditah sama-darsinah


    vidya—education; vinaya—gentleness; sampanne—fully equipped; brahmane—in the brahmana; gavi—in the cow; hastini—in the elephant; suni—in the dog; ca—and; eva—certainly; svapake—in the dog-eater (the outcaste); ca—respectively; panditah-those who are so wise; sama-darsinah—do see with equal vision.


    The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste] .
    BG 6.44: Indeed, they feel drawn toward God, even against their will, on the strength of their past discipline. Such seekers naturally rise above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures.
    *the practice of encoding complex rules in short, mnemonic verses is typical of the sutra style.
    Gods, definitively, are fond of symbolical meaning....;)
    Taittirœya Br.
    Bhagavad Gita As It Is, 4.1: Transcendental Knowledge, Text 1.
    The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of man…
  • This Scholar Says She’s Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts
    Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world’s oldest sacred texts.

    A small seal in the shape of a scarab inscribed with hieroglyphs spelling the name Unas

    For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife.

    But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind Morrow has a different interpretation of this sacred literature. She said she believes it’s proof of a complex religious philosophy, one that was less about mythology and more about the life-giving forces of nature. She also believes this ancient Egyptian philosophy influenced many of the spiritual traditions that came after it.

    The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings that modern scholars have from ancient Egypt — and quite possibly, the oldest sacred texts in the world.

    Morrow explains her research, and presents a new translation of the full text, in her latest book The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts

    “These are not magic spells at all,” Morrow told The Huffington Post about the Pyramid Texts. “These are poetic verses constructed just like poetry today, sophisticated and filled with word play and puns.”

    Instead of looking at the Pyramid Texts as something written by a primitive and superstitious people, as she claims many Egyptologists before her have done, Morrow put the texts in the context of Egypt’s vibrant literary tradition and its cultural connections to nature.

    from her book :

    Poetry and religion arise from the same source, the perception of the mystery of life.
    Early Egyptian writing belongs to this universal language. The vehicle at work is associative
    thinking, in which metaphors act as keys to unlock a primeval human sense of the integrated living world. The meaning may not come across on the pedantic level, but on the poetic level it is
    transparent. Animal-headed gods, for example, seem alien, indeed ridiculous. When you
    think of them not as gods, but as signifying the qualities of the animals themselves they take on a
    different meaning. They resonate with an innate sense of animal motion, symmetry, force, color.
    What is al-chem-y, literally,the Egyptian thing? or, as the American Heritage Dictionary defines
    it, the Egyptian practice of transmutation. What or where is the gold? One looks to the writing of Egypt to find out

     It should clearly be said that writing as we think of it today does not come close to the mastery in the formulation of words and imagery that was achieved in antiquity.

    In Egypt the construction of the line was everything. When I lived in the Nile Valley in my twenties, village men and women who could not read or write would walk for miles to listen to a blind poet sing all night, or go to a holy man to have a poetic line scrawled out on a scrap of paper. They would put the scrap in a cup of water, and drink the ink for the medicinal power of the words.

    § Nursery Rhymes §

    *did yhu know the equivalent to pisces ( water ) in chinese zodiac is ....

    67- 0° to 5° Pisces - EYAEL - Transformation to the Sublime
    68- 5° to 10° Pisces - HABUH IAH - Healing
    69- 10° to 15° Pisces - ROCHEL - Restitution
    70- 15° to 20° Pisces - JABAM IAH - Alchemy/Transformation
    71- 20° to 25° Pisces - HAI YAEL - Divine Warrior/Weaponry
    72- 25° to 30° Pisces - MUM IAH - Endings and Rebirth

    *In Egypt, Osiris, Khons, Thoth, and I'ah ( YahJahJah(w)Joh or Aah....  His name simply means "Moon".  )were the Deities most associated with the Moon


    just to mess with yhu .... ;)

    - 32 tablets were to be discovered by 1958 from a woman's tomb east of the Sphinx.... Edgar Cayce Reading Fragments ... The first reference in Scripture to some unearthly volume is found in Exodus 32:32 ....

    The Book is to be opened in connection with divine judgment ( Rev. 20:12)

    “If you learn Music you'll learn most all there is to know.” ― Edgar Cayce

    This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts
    Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.
  • check out :

    The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt: The Esoteric Wisdom Revealed



    from : Key to the Vedas by Mikhailov M.I. and Mikhailova N.S. Kljuch k Vedam.

    In Egypt, Osiris, Khons, Thoth, and I'ah were the Deities most associated with the Moon

    • In Chap. CXL ( 140 ) of the Book of the Dead, twenty-three gods are named and said to be "the soul and body of Ra"

    • Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt. The first of the great pyramids built in Egypt, during the Old Kingdom's 3rd Dynasty about 2800 BC ( Height 62 metres (203 ft) ).... Enclosure wall .... The overall structure imitates mudbrick.[6] The wall is interrupted by 14 doors, however only one entrance ( 13 and 1 ), in the south corner of the east façade, is functional for the living

    "This great god is born in his manifestations of Khepri at this cavern. Nun and Naunet, Hehu and Hehut, emerge at this cavern at the birth of this great god, that he goes forth from the Duat, places himself in the day-bark, and appears from the thighs of Nut."
    Amduat, 12th Hour, 794 - 795.

    § Push Push §

    'force from God' said to Mary "And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus." ( "YesHua /Ye sahu / Ye sa rw" )  -- Luke 1:31.


    *** the letter K, and meaning "Knowledge" is derived from the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for "Scribe". In this sense Kenaz can also be considered as representing Thoth. Kenaz has been determined as representing the Moon.

        In various Egyptian writings he is called  "five times very great."

    FIVE is the master, the Lord of all magic -
    Key to The Word that resounds among men.

    The Key of Wisdom

    The number five represents the union of the first female number (divine feminine or soul) and the first male number (divine masculine or animal body). The magical number that constitutes the marriage of the heavens and earth or heaven and hell.Master Greek mathematician, Pythagoras was the first adept who had reported that the number Five was considered the number of dominion by knowledge of spirit over matter and the macrocosm.

    § Antonio Giacca - Soul Motion §

    Primarily it represents the fundamental five fold actions of God. Srishti (creation), Stithi (sustenance), Samhara (destruction), Tirodhana (concealing [the true nature of God]), and Anugraha (blessing [of God])

    Red clockwise Swastika represents the flow of Prana which represents flourishing of life. Red is also the colour of pure Satva Guna or absolute purity. So this Swastika represents the Maya or Adi Parasakthi , the mother of the universe. This symbol shows nourishment and motherly protection from all odds . So wherever this symbol is used nourishment will be in abundance, simply means it provides all-round protection from all odds

    • BG 14.5: O mighty-armed Arjun, the material energy consists of three guṇas (modes)—sattva (goodness), rajas (passion), and tamas (ignorance). These modes bind the eternal soul to the perishable body.
    • BG 5.14: Neither the sense of doership nor the nature of actions comes from God; nor does he create the fruits of actions. All this is enacted by the modes of material nature (guṇas).

    Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 3.2.  13 "Truly, one becomes good through good deeds, and evil through evil deeds"

    Swastika also represents five fold matter with its axis fixed on Akaash (ether/space)

    • Mahabharata, Book 6, Chapter 26 :  As a man, casting off robes that are worn out, putteth on others that are new, so the Embodied (soul), casting off bodies that are worn out, entereth other bodies that are new. Weapons cleave it not, fire consumeth it not; the waters do not drench it, nor doth the wind waste it. It is incapable of being cut, burnt, drenched, or dried up. It is unchangeable, all-pervading, stable, firm, and eternal. It is said to be imperceivable, inconceivable and unchangeable.

    •  I conceive of nothing, in religion, science, or philosophy, that is more than the proper thing to wear.....for a while.
    • -Charles Fort

    The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt
    For hundreds of years, people have been amazed at the mysterious buildings and symbols that came out of ancient Egypt. The Romany people, who came fr…
  • The Greek authors relate that the priests of Egypt had three ways of expressing their thoughts. "The first was clear and simple; the second, symbolic and figurative; the third, sacred and hieroglyphic. At their wish, the same work assumed a literal, a figurative or a transcendent meaning. This was the genius of their language. Heraclitus expressed the differences perfectly in designating them as speaking, signifying and concealing."

    § Betty Wright - Shoo-rah Shoo-rah §

  • mꜣꜥ ḫr w


    From Heru ( hrw ) to Shaka Zulu : The Spirit Beyond the Heavens ....

    § Amadou & Mariam - Senegal Fast Food (Shaka Loves You Remix) §

    HRW‟s name is unclear to Egyptologists and
    there  are various  speculations  for  the  name.  The  most prominent definition of HRW is
    “he who is above” or in other words “the sky.”

    By listing these terms together, in various African languages, we can begin to see just  how ancient  this term is, and how it is pronounced across Africa.

    Heru= Egyptian

    Hunu= Ga-Adangbe/LaSafo (meaning the sun
    –Heru also means the sun or day). The common sound shift r-/l-/n-is maintained.

    Osoro= Spirit of the heavens -Akan

    Wakamusoro= god of the heavens or the one above –Sotho-Bantu (Mbiti pg.52)

    Zulu/Zula= Heavens, Sky, Spirit in the Sky -Nguni-

    Zeru= sky -from the Mazezeru people of central Africa

    Ijuru= Sky, god/king from the heavens -Rwanda-

    Tilo = Sky –Thonga-Bantu

    Izulu, Weduzulu= interplanetary space-Amazulu

    Izula means to travel in Amazulu

    *All generally meaning sky, the spirit in the sky, heaven or the universe  

    as in :

    • UL - High (high as the sky) ( sumer )
    • Raise Up - ELU ( sumer )
    • OL oRuN is the name given to one of the three manifestations of the Supreme God in the Yoruba pantheon
    • The Ancient Sumerian word for ‘Physician’ is AZU, meaning ‘One Who Knows Water’
    • NIN A-ZU - Lord Knowing ( ZU ) the Waters. 

    § Antonio Giacca - Down Like the River §

    Credo  Mutwa,  a  Sangoma  priest  from South  Africa,  in  an  interview  provides  us  with  the  expanded definition of Zulu.

    Credo Mutwa:

    The Zulu people, who are famous as a warrior people, the people to whom King  Shaka  Zulu,  of  the  last  century,  belonged.When  you  ask  a  South  African  White anthropologist what the name of Zulu means, he will say it means “the sky” (laughter), and therefore the Zulu call themselves “people of the sky”.That, sir, is non-sense.In the Zulu language, our name for the sky, the blue sky, is sibakabaka.Our name for inter-planetary space, however, is izulu and the weduzulu, which means “inter-planetary space,the dark sky that you see with stars in it every night”, also has to do with traveling, sir.The Zulu word for traveling at random, like a nomad or a gypsy, is izula.

    Now, you can see that the Zulu people in South  Africa were aware of the fact that you can  travel  through  space-not  through  the  sky  like  a  bird-but  you  can  travel  through space,and  the  Zulus  claim  that  many,  many  thousands  of  years  ago  there  arrived,  out  of the  skies,  a  race  of  people  who  were  like  lizards,  people  who  could  change  shape  at  will.And  people  who  married  their  daughters  to  a walking (extraterrestrial),  and  produced  a power  race  of  Kings  and  tribal  Chiefs,  there  are  hundreds  of  fairy-tales,  sir,  in  which  a lizard female assumes the identity of a human princess and poses as her, and gets married to a Zulu Prince.

    Unut, alt. Wenut or Wenet, is a prehistoric Egyptian snake goddess.

    Originally, she had the form of a snake

    see also :Naga

    § paramour - lovers in orbit §

    What Mutwa is talking about is the soul‟s ability to traverse to different parts of the universe, or through various dimensions just like rocket ships do in modern times.

    Thoth opening the gates

    Spell 161, "For Breaking an Opening into the Sky.....

     We  know  that  the  same  word  for  LIGHT  in  the  ancient  Egyptian is  the  same  word  for
    The word akh in Egyptian is the root of the word
    aakhu which means light

    "Akhi", which means my brother in Arabic

    "Ukhti" Means  my Sister

    A male, U female ( see AUM... )

    A careful examination of the various words
    given  in  Bantu  dealing  with  the  sky  reveals  that  the  term  is  not  necessarily  referring  to  the  sky  itself,  but anything that penetrates the sky. This is why HRW, as a hawk is a symbol for the “sky” or the spirit of the sky  because  hawks  (birds  in  general)  pierce  and  penetrate  the  heavens.

    § Antonio Giacca - Soul Motion §

    In  African  ontology,  open  hollow  spaces  is  regarded  as  feminine,  while  energy  that  propagates forward, or an object that is  projected (like an erect penis) is considered masculine (Doumbia and Doumbia 2004:75).

    ANZU - Heavens (he who knows the heavens)

    spell 1,130, the "Lord of All"

    I am equipped, excellent in opening portals.


    To be a Heru (Zulu) is to be able to travel beyond one‟s existence, beyond the heavens to find solutions to establish order where one resides; just like Heru did against Set in the Asarian Myth. The human being has a ciliate mind which could traverse space and move from universe to universe and transform the human being into a conscious citizen of the cosmic order

    see The Hanged Man theme post below ....


    194: The doors of the horizon open themselves, its bolts slide. He has come to you, Nt-(Red) Crown, he has come to you, Flame (nsr.t)-uraeus, he has come to you, Great One, he has come to you, Great of Magic, purified for you, in awe before you.

    § Amadou & Mariam - M'Bifé §
    • ** .... The Goddess remains the esoteric heartbeat of Islam

      "They say behind every great man there's a great woman."

      § Amadou et Mariam - Mon Amour, Ma Cherie §

      If you marry a good-time girl
      A joyful woman known to her town,
      If she is wayward,
      and revels in the moment,
      do not reject her, but instead let her enjoy;
      joyfulness is what marks calm water.

      40 (Papyrus Prisse column 15, lines 6-8)

      Teaching of Ptahhotep

      Both Mary and Fatima are reverenced within esoteric Islam, for they are both mothers of the Logos, the Word. Fatima inherits the role of Spenta Armaiti, within Shi'ism, for she is The Mother of a lineage of imams. She is seen as symbolic of the 'supracelestial earth.'41 She is considered to be the source of the imam's wisdom because she is lawh mahfuz or 'the hidden tablet; upon which God has written.

      • The name "Amun" ("imnw") suggests imperceptibility in and of itself and derives from the verb "imn", meaning both "to conceal" and "be hidden" ( a Mystery )

      • The first reference in Scripture to some unearthly volume is found in Exodus 32:32

       One of her titles in Ismaeli Shi'ism is Fatima Fatir, or Fatima the Creator, which recalls the Sophia Ergane of Proverbs.

      Ibn Arabi states that Universal nature (Tavi't al-kull) 'is the feminine or maternal side of the creative act. She is the"merciful 'breathing-out' of God" (Nafa ar-rahman).'44 We may compare Sophia as the Divine Sigh of Compassion in Sirach: 'I came forth from the mouth of the Most High.'45 This breathing out has the effect of manifesting Sophia to the world, yet Sophia is also the dwelling place of God for, as Ibn Arabi says: 'Where was your Lord before creating the Creation? He was in a Cloud; there was no space either above or below.'46

      The nature of both the Black Goddess and Sophia are brought out in Islam. The exoteric fulminations about women, so similar to those found in Christianity and Judaism are, of course, negative polarizations of the devouring Goddess, yet this exists side by side with the positive image of the Ka'ba, Islam's Black Madonna. within Islam, the Divine Male and female principles are typified by the Pen and the Guarded tablet. The Pen is God writing upon the tabula rasa of the World-Soul, which preserves the veiled tradition of Sufism.47

      (The Pen) is the 68th sura of the Qur'an

      "Nûn. By the pen and by what they write."

      The quotation which leads this chapter is the paradoxical foundation of Islam's veiling of the Divine Feminine. Ibn Arabi's exposition of this paradox may help us to understand it better. 'The Absolute manifested in the form of woman is an active agent because of exercising complete control over man's feminine principle, his soul. This causes man to become submissive and devoted to the Absolute as manifested in a woman. The Absolute is also passively receptive because, in as much as it appears in the form of a woman, it is under man's control and subject to his orders. Hence to contemplate the Absolute in woman is to see both aspects simultaneously, and such vision is more perfect than seeing it in all the forms in which it manifests itself. That is why woman is creative, not created. For both qualities, active and passive, belong to the Essence of the Creator, and both are manifested in woman.


      Surah al-Ba Ka rah 2:223

      § Remember Me (Woman Of The Ghetto) §

      Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate / plow " hb" ) so go to your tilth as ye will, and send (good deeds) before you for your souls

      *** Love = Hub (or hb )

      Do not be proud on account of your knowledge,
      but discuss with the ignorant as with the wise.
      The limits of art cannot be delivered;
      there is no artist whose talent is fulfilled.
      Fine words are more sought after than greenstone,
      but can be found with the women at the grindstone.

      Teaching of Ptahhotep

      The Goddess remains the esoteric heartbeat of Islam
      The nature of both the Black Goddess and Sophia are brought out in Islam. The exoteric fulminations about women, so similar to those found in Christi…
      • maybe you know this lady...Maria Kvilhaug....a recent post of hers I came across today is about Odin of Lejre, which discusses androgyny, (which weirdly enough I was thinking about this morning and was considering maybe doing a bit of research on it...but I am feeling quite lazy.) Anyways this is what Maria has to say

        (Edit it is from 900 CE)

        Odin of Lejre (Hleidargard), a tiny (size of my front tooth)silver figurine shown at Lejre museum where I went after my walk from Sagnlandet Lejre to Old Lejre. 

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        After I first posted this, there were some questions as to why, if this is Odin, the figurine appears feminine. 
        It is true that the figurine may appear feminine to modern eyes, as in the way we today are trained to see gendered representations. In older and different times, ways of depicting masculinity, femininity and identity in art were different. 
        If you had seen the remains of wooden goddess figurines left in bogs and mosses all over Scandinavia from the Iron Age and well into the early Viking Age, you might be surprised at how masculine they appear. It is only when you see the very clear markings of a vagina that you would even know that it represents a female entity. 
        The same is the case for preserved wooden pillars of goddesses from the Viking Age – they appear masculine until you start to see symbols of feminity. 
        The same was the case for ancient Bronze Age rock carvings where the only sign of a stick figure being a woman is a circle marked between her knees, the image of a ponytail, and/or the lack of a stick-penis. 
        Frequently in the same rock art, you will see very obviously phallic figures with masculine symbols such as sword (Freyr), axe (Thor) or spear (Odin) wearing the very feminine sun symbol in their bodies.
        We simply have to realize that gender in art looked different to people in ancient times. 
        Now, when that is said, the figurine does appear to have some feminine symbols. Let us have a look: 
        • The hood may be the typical headscarf of the married woman (yes, married Viking Age ladies wore a sort of hijab to announce that they were unavailable, while umarried, widowed and thus available women had their hair free from covering).
        • However, the hood could also appear to be a typical rounded hat that was all the vogue for MEN, for thousands of years in Scandinavia.
        • The long cape could be worn by both genders.
        • The long skirts are typical for women, but also for male pagan priests, as Tacitus wrote in his Germania; «their (male) priests were women´s robes», and as Adam of Bremen pointed out the feminine appearance of male priests.
        The reason why archaeologists believe that this figurine represents Odin is because the god is seated in his High Seat, Hlidskjialf (the Opening Seat) from which this Norse version of the universal Spirit (Odin), father of all: gods and people and all living beings, giver of breath and soul, may look into all the worlds. 
        Freyr also sat in this seat in the Edda poem Skírnismál, and Frigg, Odin´s wife in her aspect as Saga (History), is said to share this seat with Odin in the Edda poem Grimnismál.
        However, the figurine is flanked by two ravens, Huginn (The Thought/ Intent) and Muninn (The Memory). His two wolves, Geri (Doer/Greed) and Freki (Gluttony/Desiring) are entangled into his seat.

        By the method proposed by Snorri in his Prose Edda, when explaining how to understand Old Heathen poetical metaphors in Edda and Skaldic poetry, a method Snorri had inherited by genuine tradition, any deity may take on the name of another deity, but will be recognized by his or her primary attributes. The two birds and the two wolves combined with the seat of seeing are definitely the attributes of Odin, so that even if the god appear as somebody else (or even a chubby elderly married lady as he does here), his true identity will be known by his primary attributes.
        One of my commenters asked the question: «Why the female robes», and I responded:

        *Well, he is androgynous. Priests wore women's robes according to Tacitus and Adam of Bremen. 
        In one Havamal stanza, Odin says that of women and men, he can speak truly, for he has been both, or known both. He gave breath and spirit to both. 
        In Lokasenna, he is said to have journeyed the world in the shape of a witch, to have been playing the drum like volur. If you think of his similarities to Shivah and consider the fact that Shivah may be portrayed as half man and half woman, it makes sense. 
        He is not a man. He is Spirit. He encompassed both genders, transcends gender. He is also a she.

        Another suggested that the figurine represents a völva i her elevated seat, in her position as oracle, another very good suggestion) and I responded:

        *Definitely possible even if the symbolism associates to Odin. What makes archaeologists agree it is Odin are his attributes, two ravens, two wolves and a chair. The female outfit could be the outfit of a seidman /male priest in long robes. Then, Odin is androgynous, and said to move through the world as a witch. Symbolizing the all seeing spirit, this could be a volva assuming the eyes of spirit, seated in Odins chair. It is said he shares that seat with his all knowing wife (Grimnismal,Poetic Edda), I think it is androgynous image.

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        • Androgyny can only happen inside a Vagina ......esoterically speaking

          Human babies start out as sexless in the fetus. They are neither boy or girl

          The Rebis (from the Latin res bina, meaning dual or double matter) is the end product of the alchemical magnum opus or great work.

          described as the divine hermaphrodite, a reconciliation of spirit and matter, a being of both male and female qualities as indicated by the male and female head within a single body.

          The concepts of AUM and UMA (A male, U female and M monistic union of the two principles)  .

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          • I'm afraid my initial thought about androgyny originated not from a very high brow source, I was briefly gawking at one of those videos that claim X, Y or Z celebrity woman is in fact a ''tranny'' sorry, some things that should be ignored are still fascinating! Anyways the videos seem silly but it clicked me to a thought I have had of late that some of the ''ideals'' of female beauty marketed nowadays and some of the ''icons'' promoted sometimes appear to me to be quite masculine looking. Like there is a fair amount of broad shoulders, structured jaw lines, big eyebrows and so on, and for a few years i have been kind of looking sideways and saying ''Yeaaahhh, I can see how that woman looks maybe even very attractive, in a strictly aesthetic sense, but she does also look a bit hmmmmm manly.'' Anyways, I can understand this from the point of view of selection bias - so many of the people in high fashion, movies, the creative sphere tend to be either homosexual guys or maybe gender fluid and therefore a more androgynous aesthete would be more appealing - less big breasts and large hips, more straight up and down. But still beautiful, I'm not saying it does not look like an artistic kind of beauty. Or even I'm not saying anything really against it at all. Just an observation, might mean zilch and could be a cognitive bias of my own. It might even be cyclical from a broader perspective...and there is some evidence that civilisations in decay tend to favour an androgynous aesthetic. I may be wrong here but was there not more androgyny in the decline of certain Egyptian civilisations. Anyways could be talking out of my hat there. The other thing is that for the past few years I have been finding the clothes a lot of young men wear, and their general get up and appearance to be very feminised. For example I just cannot get the whole jeggings on skinny legs with tight shirts and the prim fussiness of some of the male fashions. It's like totally the opposite of sexy. My brother in law is an awful eegit for it...his wife works in high fashion and sometimes at family parties we all just mock him mercilessly about some of his rig-outs. That was the kind of line I was musing on re androgyny. Not very high brow stuff, like I said!

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