A2Z 2019

A2Z April 2019 — R — Rebis

The Rebis (from the Latin res bina, meaning dual or double matter) is the end product of the alchemical magnum opus or great work. After one has gone through the stages of putrefaction and purification, separating opposing qualities, those qualities are united once more in what is sometimes described as the divine hermaphrodite, a reconciliation… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — R — Rebis

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A2Z April 2019 — Q — Quintessence, Aether, or Akasha

Quintessence alchemical symbol Today's entry will be talking about something that has different names across time and space, but it is referring to the same thing. The names included today are Quintessence, Aether, and Akasha. The word Aither in Homeric Greek means "pure, fresh air" or "clear sky". In Greek mythology, it was thought to… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — Q — Quintessence, Aether, or Akasha

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A2Z April 2019 — P — Palad Khik

      image link Today's A2Z will be abbreviated. I will give two examples of magical and/or sacred phallic symbols, then give a link for you to learn about some others across the world. From wikipedia: Palad Khik is a kind of Thai amulet that is shaped like a penis. The phrase "palad khik"… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — P — Palad Khik

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A2Z April 2019 — O — Omphalos

An omphalos is a religious stone artifact, or baetylus. From point of view website: Frequently such ‘Navels of the Earth’ also prove to have associations with meteorites – stones fallen from heaven. Many will have their own ‘navel stone’, or ‘sunstone’, or ‘foundation stone’, which will sometimes be accompanied by a tradition of a rod… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — O — Omphalos

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A2Z — N — Ner Tamid, Sanctuary Lamp, Eternal Flame

  all taken from wikipedia Ner Tamid in Judaism A sanctuary lamp, chancel lamp, altar lamp, everlasting light, or eternal flame is a light that shines before the altar of sanctuaries in many Jewish places of worship. Hanging or standing in front of the ark in every Jewish synagogue … it symbolizes God's eternal presence… Continue reading A2Z — N — Ner Tamid, Sanctuary Lamp, Eternal Flame

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A2Z April 2019 — M — Medicine Wheel

image link Lifted directly from The National Institute of Health's Native Voices site. The Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions The Medicine Wheel, sometimes known as the Sacred Hoop, has been used by generations of various Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth,… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — M — Medicine Wheel

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A2Z April 2019 — L — Lozenge

  Lozenge A lozenge (◊), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly fixed, and it is sometimes used simply as a synonym (from the French losange) for rhombus. Lozenges appear as symbols in ancient classic element systems, in amulets, and in religious symbolism. In… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — L — Lozenge

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My Top 20 or so Favorite A2Z Blogs

Well, here we are, up to K already in the A2Z.  Out of the 600+ blogs participating, I've skimmed the big list and have been reading these 20 or so blogs pretty much every day so far.  Please check them out.  This post will also be an easy way for me to get to them… Continue reading My Top 20 or so Favorite A2Z Blogs

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A2Z April 2019 — K — Key

The key, or clavicle, symbolizes access to something that has been hidden. Keys can lock or unlock. Gods holding keys symbolizes a need to keep something private or occluded. Magic charms or talismans can be keys.  Examples are key charms and skeleton keys. A key symbolizes power given to someone, e.g. keys to the city.… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — K — Key

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A2Z April 2019 — J — Jewelry

  The precious metals for jewelry spring from the womb of the earth. Yaksha and Yakshi Yaksha is the male earth spirit and Yakshi is the female earth spirit.  These two dwell in hills and mountains and are the guardians of precious metals, stones, and jewels. Both metals and gems are full of symbolic meaning,… Continue reading A2Z April 2019 — J — Jewelry