There is No Religion Higher Than Truth Pendant Necklace
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There is No Religion Higher Than Truth
The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning "tail devourer," and is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. It can be perceived as enveloping itself, where the past (the tail) appears to disappear but really moves into an inner domain or reality, vanishing from view but still existing. The ouroboros has several meanings interwoven into it. Foremost is the symbolism of the serpent biting, devouring, or eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclic Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal. It is sometimes depicted in a lemniscate shape (figure eight) as well.
The Serpent biting its own tail is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt as a symbol of the sun and represented the travels of the sun disk. From there it moved to the Phonecians and then to the Greeks, who gave it its name, Ouroboros, which means devouring its tail.
In mythology, the Oroborus is a symbol representing the Milky Way galaxy. Myth refers to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. The Milky Way is this serpent, and viewed at galactic central point near Sagittarius, this serpent eats its own tail. Many ancients used the galaxy to calculate cosmic and earth cycles.
It is found in Gnosticism and alchemy representing cyclical natural life and the fusion of opposites. It also symbolizes the transcendence of duality and was related to the solar God Abraxas, and signified eternity and the soul of the world.
In alchemy, it represents the spirit of Mercury (the substance that permeates all matter), and symbolizes continuous renewal (a snake is often a symbol of resurrection, as it appears to be continually reborn as it sheds its skin.), the cycle of life and death, and harmony of opposites. As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation. It unites opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the Ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph. The alchemical textbook, Chrysopoeia (gold making) of Kleopatra contains a drawing of the ouroboros representing the serpent as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict. The book is mainly centered around the idea of "one is all," a concept that is related to hermetic wisdom.
The Egyptian hieroglyph of the ankh is one of the best-known and most popular of all the amulets and good luck charms. Some say the original cross, as many religions have adopted a form of the ankh for their own cults and purposes. Ankh protection symbol wards away evil spirits and harm associated with malevolent thoughts of others directed towards you.
Mirrors were magically used for purposes of secret divination in Ancient Egypt metaphoric life and death as the Egyptians believed they mirrored each other. Ancient Egyptian mirrors are often found in the shape of an ankh symbol. The ankh amulet or talisman is a powerful symbol for protection and eternal life mimicking the transition into the astral plane after physical death. Or being able to communicate with the other world bringing forth its wisdom.
'Om' is the all-encompassing cosmic vibration of the Universe. Sound is frequency, and the whole universe is made up of frequencies. In Judaism, the Creator speaks. In Christianity, there is the word and in Buddhism, there is the Om. The enunciation of Om generates a sound, and this sound symbolizes movement and rest, which are once again the attributes of a frequency. It is interesting to note the relationship between the Om and the word mother in different languages. The OM symbol also represents the start of creation, emerging from the vast emptiness.
- Includes: 1 Necklace (Pendant + Chain)
- Chain Type: Rope Cord
- Cord Length: 18 inches (45 cm)
- Clasp Type: N/A
- Pendant Size: 40 mm (4 cm)
- Metal Alloy: Zinc Alloy
- Package Weight: 12 grams
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