Time has a feminine rhythm.
This is because it is ephemeral. We can’t see it, touch it or taste it. We are not aware of it UNTIL we measure it.The goddess associated with time is Seshat and her arms in particular give us a clue as to how she rules it. Another way to view her forearm ratios looks like this:
The ratio of the hand to the forearm was expressed as 1:√2. Implicitly it also conveys the side ratios of nested squares:
If we expand this graphic, we arrive at a lotus pattern—the flower behind the Egyptian Royal Calendar:
Indeed, the circle above not only refers to our solar year (1,461 days). If the circumference of the circle is equal to the perimeter of the square then we can make each side length equal to 365.25 days. By nesting the square four times using √2, the lunar cycle also becomes apparent: 91.31 days. Here we are reminded of a quote from Albert Einstein:
If a unified field expression is ever to be realised, it will most likely be found at the root of natural geometry, a statement of pure elegant simplicity, overlooked due to man’s overly complex ego.
If the lotus above shows time and space expressed as one, then we might be tempted to say that we’ve solved the theory of relativity. But let’s be crystal clear here—although the time lotus above also informs the dreamcatcher below, they both infer something much deeper: CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF. In other words, time and space are a REFLECTION of consciousness. This is suggested in Genesis 1:2:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.
The dreamcatcher or asabikeshiinh is the inanimate form of the Ojibwe word for “spider”. It is the feminine equivalent to the spacetime lotus. Really, it represents consciousness itself. Ojibwe legend states that the “spider woman” known as Asibikaashi was the guardian of the people of the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to all corners of North America it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach everyone. So the mothers and grandmothers weaved webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew so that Asibikaashi’s voice could be heard clearly once again.
Life is based around the heart. As such it remains the PRIME MOVER and the dimensions of space and time simply reflect it. Religion does not explicitly understand this and neither does science: both have failed because they refuse to acknowledge and transcend their relative positions. The web pattern is ORGANIC rather than synthetic and requires a conscious, sentient being to use it.
When an alchemist is meditating or in an altered state then spider webs can appear all around him. These webs are like invitations to other realms. By pushing into one, it suddenly transforms into a tunnel that can stretch infinitely. At the centre is a circle, which is like a lens into another world. The medicine man can follow this path and bring back vital wisdom for his tribe. This is the true use of the dreamcatcher: for global communication.
So because consciousness is formless, it remains a feminine principle. To those who have experienced it, the 2D pattern of the web converts to 3D and invites us to explore the secrets of our natural world.