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ORIGINS | The Myth of primordial essence

ORIGINS | The Myth of primordial essence

May 20, 2021

Discover adornments evoking deepness, fluidity & the Myth of primordial essence. Symbols that originate, grow, and evolve under the rhythm of cyclic Time. At the beginning – only breath, experience of Oneness. The harmony of opposing forces. The Future remains Ancient as we’re living under the reign of the eternal return. ‘Remember why you came here – Remember your life is sacred’

The Ouroboros, guardian of the Temple of Knowledge

The iconic serpent-king of Egypt and ancient Greece named ouroboros continually devours itself and rises from its ashes. As a figure of gnosis and alchemy, he personifies the concept of eternity and cyclical time. The journey that has no beginning or end. Guardian of the Temple of Knowledge, he evokes the unity of the living that never truly disappears but transforms itself into an eternal cycle of destruction and creation. The eternal return. Inspiring awe and wonder for millennia, ouroboros means in Greek: "tail devourer".

Its symbol would refer to the mystery of cyclical time which returns on itself in an eternal return. At the heart of the subject, the primordial void: renewal, repetition, regeneration.

 

 

In Nordic mythology, the ouroboros encircles the world with its tail in its mouth, while in Hinduism it is part of the foundation upon which the Earth rests. In the Roman variant of Iranian Mithraism, Zurvan, symbolizing unlimited time, is depicted with an ouroboros entwined around his body, while the feathered serpent Quetzalcóatl, deity of the Aztec pantheon is often seen in the form of an ouroboros.

From a Gnostic point of view, the opposite ends of the ouroboros are interpreted as the divine and earthly part of man who, although being the opposite, nonetheless exist in unison. The harmony of opposing forces, the cosmic dichotomy of light and darkness or the alliance of man and the divine.

The snake, a symbol of initiation and rebirth

The snake is one of the most popular mythological symbols. Associated with the oldest rituals, it represents the double expression of good and evil, transformation, spiritual wisdom and grounding.

In the collective imagination, the snake establishes itself as a symbol of initiation and rebirth. Changing skin through molting, it embodies metamorphosis, immortality and healing.

 

 

In the cult of the Mother Goddess, the serpent reminds fertility or creative life force. It evokes the umbilical cord, joining the human to Mother Earth. Snakes were represented as the proteges of the Great Goddess, revered as the keepers of her mysteries. In the Book of Genesis, the serpent evokes temptation, since it lured Eve into the Garden of Eden with the promise of forbidden knowledge. In several Mesoamerican cultures, he is figure of power, a portal between the two worlds. In Mayan cosmology, it opens a door to the spiritual world as it allows the transmission of wisdom from the invisible world. In folk traditions and fairy tales, the snake often appears as an animal conferring unique powers. Anyone who meets the serpent will be endowed with new virtues.


In Hinduism, the serpent is worshiped as a deity as it is a symbol of Kundalini Sakti, the primordial energy, or more precisely, a concentration of primordial and divine energies. Symbolizing spiritual transformation, Kundalini is an essential component of the human. When the fire serpent (Kundalini) awakens, it winds up along the spine and awakens the chakras (energy centers) as it passes. By opening, the chakras release streams of primordial and divine energy existing in each of us, promoting the development of consciousness and participation in the cosmic life. Still among the Hindus, the nāga, meaning "serpent" is a venerated mythical being, guardian of the treasures of nature. Ananta, the most famous nāga sits on Vishnu in the interval between the end of a world and the creation of a new one, while Vāsuki, being represented with one or seven heads is surrounded around the body of Siva in the form of necklace.


Ankh Amulet, Womb of Life

Ankh, the Egyptian Cross of Life was originally an Egyptian hieroglyph representing the word “life”. It served as an amulet in everyday life, but also as an offering to the dead to accompany them to pass through the afterlife.

Ankh represents the mystical connection which unites two opposites towards its center to allow them to remain united. It refers to the knot of Isis, or the act of joining.

 


Male-female Union. Among the Egyptians, Ankh was the symbol of life or immortality, marked by certain rituals associated with death. As a symbol of balance between opposing forces, Ankh evokes the junction of the feminine and the masculine, sexual union, fertility and the creation of life. In this sense, Ankh is not only a symbol of life, but also of future life and immortality. Another theory asserts that the T of the lower part of the cross would be associated with the male organs, while the upper part of the cross would evoke the uterus of the woman, symbolizing the unity of the feminine and the masculine, the reproduction and the cycle of life.

Sky-earth Union. Ankh is formed, from the top, by a slender circle symbolizing the celestial world which has neither beginning nor end. Evoking the spirit of Ra, the Sun God, the circle also serves as a handle for the Gods who hold the key, while the T in the lower part can also be planted into the Earth. Thus, Ankh is associated with the sun coming to the horizon and the divine union of heaven and earth.

Afterlife Key. Its resemblance to a key suggests that Ankh would provide the key to the gates of the afterlife and immortality. Ankh would thus penetrate the hidden meaning of eternity. The cross was once placed on the lips of dead kings, symbolizing that death does not signify the end, but simply the transition to eternal life.


Mythic Amulet, the divine union of sky and earth

Evoking the myth of primordial essence, the Mythic amulet represents the divine union of sky and earth, the harmony between rising and grounding.

While its circle represents the celestial world, which has no beginning or end, its lower part illustrates a cross that can be planted into the Earth.

 


The amulet reminds us life force and cyclical nature of the World.
Before living in the reign of linear time, the ancients experienced the world in a cyclical way. By marking cyclical time, birth, death and rebirth were seen and illustrated as divine places. Birth operated on the surface of the Earth, then death transported to the interior of Mother Earth. Regenerated within his womb, the livings were reborn in another form, through reincarnation. Symbolically, this cycle illustrates Wholeness, life force, the soul of the World and the eternal return.

Earthly Amulet, the strength of Mother Earth

Illustrating a cross that can be planted into the Earth, the Earthly Amulet embodies the strength of Mother Earth and carries the medicine of rooting and earthing.

 


The amulet reminds us the nurturing virtues of Mother Earth and the cyclical nature of the world.
Before living in the reign of linear time, the ancients experienced the world in a cyclical way. By marking cyclical time, birth, death and rebirth were seen and illustrated as divine places. Birth operated on the surface of the Earth, then death transported to the interior of Mother Earth. Regenerated within his womb, the livings were reborn in another form, through reincarnation. Symbolically, this cycle illustrates Wholeness, life force, the soul of the World and the eternal return.




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