Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’
There is an on-going debate, varying opinions and much confusion about the Age of Aquarius and when it actually began. Let’s clear that up.
First of all, we need to understand the role of the Spring Equinox, which is also known as the Vernal Equinox. This is the moment each year when the Sun enters the first sign of the Zodiac as it traverses the Celestial Equator, Northbound, bringing longer days to the Northern Hemisphere. Quite simply, the Sun commences its annual pilgrimage through the twelve signs of the Zodiac, starting on March 20th every year, as the plane of the Earth’s Equator passes through the center of the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »
I believe cats, like many animals, have special gifts. They are mystical creatures that share a special world. Unlike other animals, I think somehow they are aware they have these gifts and share special secrets with each other, within a mystical and magical life.
Animals send us messages of healing and caring if we are intuitive and open to receiving them. Cats can be instrumental in helping us find peace when we are troubled or upset.
When I am doing a psychic reading, one of my cats, Paddy, always insists on being near me. On calls, when the caller is particularly troubled, Paddy begins to meow and almost takes over the reading. On one occasion I had to gently guide him out of the room. It is almost like he is trying to use his psychic and intuitive abilities, and I am merely his channel. I feel grounded when he is around me; it is like he knows the person calling needs guidance and support. Read the rest of this entry »
We all take for granted the sun’s diurnal and seasonal activity and its life-giving energy, but to many civilizations it was also its passage that marked the agricultural and seasonal alterations that were essential for survival and migration. For the ancients the Sun marked the passage of time, as it went through the twelve Celestial Houses of the Zodiac.
It is interesting to note that the Sun itself is one of the orbs that acquires the characteristics of every astrological house, or the personality of each zodiac sign it passes through. When we look deeper into the astrological methods used to divine the planets, we know, in part, the sun is not a planet, by a technical margin. It has a third path of travel known as the precession of the equinoxes, in which it retrogrades around the Zodiac through the twelve signs at the rate of one degree every 72 years. Read the rest of this entry »
A long history remains of brilliant thinkers, scientists, politicians, religious leaders and scholars who had throughout the ages studied the mysteries. They suffered greatly, as they were infamous in their knowledge and advancement of the sciences, and thus reviled and distrusted, due to the change they brought about in human history. It often began as a study of religion and the cosmos, which opened up the doorways to new ways of thinking.
None could be a better example than Galileo Galilei, who was forced to recant on his knees, on penalty of death, that the world was not only round, but that we were orbiting the sun.
Geordiano Bruno also faced the Roman Inquisition. He was a priest, philosopher, mathematician and astrologer. He was burned at the stake for heresy due to his unorthodox cosmological theories. Read the rest of this entry »
What happens to the soul after the body dies? There are many explanations, the most common being that the soul moves on to another place and another life. Past life readings and regressions have been able to prove that we do indeed live many lifetimes.
But where does the soul really go right after death? Ghosts of the departed have been seen in many forms, such as images, scents, sounds and full apparitions. How long do they linger on this earth before making a transition? That too has many theories attached to it. The Ancient Egyptians however had a very well defined belief in what happened to the soul after death. The soul contained in the physical body possessed many aspects that all had different spiritual duties. Read the rest of this entry »
Throughout the millennia, the worship of animals has only been superseded by the worship of plants and minerals. In 1893, Gloria Mundi said that “all animals, trees, herbs, stones, metals and minerals grow to attain their perfection, without necessarily being touched by any human hand.” This pristine state was exemplified in its most nascent state in its form seeds.
Apart from the agricultural uses, seeds were used as a currency, not only for food, but also as a form of diplomacy, learning and trade between warring and emerging cultures. Many new foods and cultures and religions emerged through the exchange of foods and cuisine, but not only that, to be delighted over and understood and worshipped – the most delightful maker of bonds. Read the rest of this entry »
Discouragement, failure, heartache. Poor Moses did not have it easy. He went daily to the throne of the Pharaoh to ask for the release of his people. His life hadn’t started out very well. His mother had to hide him in the bulrushes, so he wouldn’t be killed right after his birth.
Then he went to live in the princess’s house, and knowing he was different he often felt alone. Adopted by royalty, his biological mother and sister were still living as slaves in the fields. He wasn’t happy. He should have been in high spirits, because he had everything a young man could desire… except he knew he didn’t belong. Read the rest of this entry »
Aromatherapy, oil magic and healing through essential oils has its origins in the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Some of the first documentations of herbal distillations and remedies were found in the medical papyrus and on the walls of the temples of Hathor and Horus.
These temples were where the priest and priestesses were trained in the healing arts. Recipes of oil infusions are carved on the wall in both temples and even a faint shadow of scent can still be detected in the distillery rooms even to this day. Egypt was the perfume capitol of the ancient world. They had perfected a method of distillation that is still being used.
The ancient Egyptians believed that one must go forth whole in this life and the afterlife. To do that one must be perfumed or ‘smelling good’ to the gods. Each oil that was derived from a plant had a medicinal, as well as an esoteric meaning. Oils were used to anoint in religious ritual, for adornment and for healing. Read the rest of this entry »