Mafdet

As a solar symbol, the cheetah symbolised POWER. Cheetahs were known by our ancestors as "flying cats" because at a sprint they appeared to be soaring over the ground. Airborne over half the time, they could accelerate to 75 km/hr straight...

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The Tree of Life

Pakal was a Maya king: Kʼinich Janaab Pakal or simply "Pakal" was buried in a colossal sarcophagus in the largest of Palenque's stepped pyramids. The building was called Bʼolon Yej Teʼ Naah "House of the Nine Sharpened Spears" in...

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The Ouroboros

The Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent eating its tail: There are two factors at work above: corruption and rejuvenation. These two apparently opposite forces result in the eternal swirl of the Ouroboros: after birth we grow...

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The Merkaba

A cube has equal edges: The easiest way to derive a tetrahedron from a cube with sides of one is to draw two diagonal lines of √2 across opposite faces at 90° to one another. By joining the tips the resulting tetrahedron has four sides...

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Tools of resurrection

Osiris was known as Lord of the Underworld: The name Osiris is the Latinised form of the Egyptian Usir  which is interpreted as "powerful" or "mighty". This god of creation presided over the organic cycle of deaths and rebirths that a normal...

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The Nile chakras

Egypt is not a country you live in—it lives within you. Art thou aware that Egypt is the image of heaven, or rather, that it is the projection below of the order of things above? If the truth must be told, this land is indeed the temple of...

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The third eye

The brain can be reimagined as a uterus: Anatomically, the pituitary is an evagination of the reservoir of spinal fluid that we call the third ventricle. In this respect it is very like the uterus in being a hollow cavity. The pituitary...

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Ma’at & Anubis

Maat is the symbol for truth, balance and lightness of spirit. She is the divine, female energy of truth that flows through us all. In the image above, she arises and connects us with the universe. In the background is Anubis who stands...

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The divine feminine

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "God has no religion". Sadly, if your beliefs are based on a male God, male prophets or male priests then you as a worshipper are lost. This is bad news for most Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. You...

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The morning star

Venus is referred to as "the morning star". She was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus lies within Earth's orbit so she never appears to venture too far from the Sun. As a fixture in human culture since her namesake...

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