Heka was the god of magic in ancient Egypt.

He was depicted in royal dress wearing the regal beard of the gods with two serpents crossing his chest. This rectangular cross implies the hexagram, or the shadow of the 4D polytope we call the rectified tesseract. Heka was not only a god, but he was also the personification of magic—the concept as well as the practice. He was the divine force that priests and physicians called upon during their rituals.

Heka’s first syllable “he” was the power (8) that made creation possible and every act of magick was simply a continuation of this. To direct this truth came the “ka” of spirit (11). As the first and last numbers, their sum (19) was known as the Alpha and Omega.

Above Heka’s head is a lion, indicating the golden eighth chakra. While this artistic rendering is a linear reference, the hyperdimensional location of the Soul Star  remains the high chest. Here we are reminded of Galadriel’s eight-pointed star in the Rings of Power:

The thymus, also known as the higher heart chakra, is considered to be where “intent” originates. This energy centre is the connection between the reason of language and the emotions of the heart. It is also the gate to higher consciousness, which is based on love and therefore implies a life of service, prosperity and joy.

If Giza is the eighth chakra of the Nile as discussed here, then the Sphinx once gazed at the constellation Leo on the eastern horizon. When we look more closely at Leo in the firmament, we notice that Regulus glitters in the chest. In other words, this star is the cosmic equivalent of the eighth chakra.

The Sphinx therefore, symbolises the alignment of Egypt with the highest form of knowledge. It is the space where our physical body connects with divinity—where we can align with the Great Central Sun via the Lion’s Gate.

Looking more closely at the Sphinx, we notice the triquetra that informs the face. This shape is a symbol of the third chakra (power). Why would this lower energy centre make up the head (consciousness) of the Sphinx? Well, because…

To borrow some heka from Sir Francis Bacon—exercising knowledge is the cornerstone of reputation, influence and power. All achievements emanate from this.