The Ankh not only is a symbol of Life but the elements that create life. The deeper we look into Nature, the more we come to the realisation that there is an invisible life force which permeates all realms of creation. This mysterious life force, or Key of Life, was acknowledged, honoured and respected by the Ancient Egyptians and was depicted in their artwork and hieroglyphs by way of the Symbol of the Ankh.
Ankh symbolises the womb chamber containing the primordial waters of all life.
The key of Life is an ancient amulet, wand and hieroglyph that symbolises life, fertility, creation and eternity. In Kemet, the Queen Mothers, Sun gods and Kings are shown carrying it in each hand or by its loop, to demonstrate her command over nature energy and the power over life and death. The Ankh is pure Feminine Energy! The Secret of the Ankh led to what our Ancestors of the Nile believed to be the God Particle or what has now come to be known as the Higgs Particle in western physics. It signified wisdom and insight on the highest level and it was also a fertility symbol.
From the spiritual point of view the ankh represented the key to all hidden knowledge. The loop symbolized the eternal soul as it has no beginning or end. The ankh was the key to unraveling the mysteries of life and death.
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Scarab beetle is a metaphysical and mythological symbol of ancient Egypt. Scarab totem brings the gifts of: eternity, cosmic forces Scarab offers the spirit animal energies of: creativity, imagination Scarab teaches the animal magic of: astral travel, sacred knowledge
Scarab is a messenger of eternity, letting you know that fate and destiny are always at work in your life, destiny is comprised of the choices you make while fate is woven by your reactions to events and circumstances. Khepri (Kheper, Khepera, Chepri, Khephir) was associated with the scarab or dung beetle (Scarabaeus sacer), making him one of the most famous insect gods.
Khepri was often depicted pushing the sun ahead of him and it was thought that this movement was constant. Every night, Khepri would push the sun down into the underworld, and every morning the sun would again emerge and travel across the sky.
The word "kheper" means "to emerge" or "to come into being”, that’s why Khepri was strongly associated with rebirth, renewal, and resurrection.
He was given a central role in the "book of the dead" ("the book of coming forth by day") and the "amduat" ("the book of that which is in the underworld" or "the book of the secret chamber") and scarab amulets were placed over the heart of the deceased during the mummification ritual.
These "heart scarabs" were meant to be weighed against the feather of Ma´at (truth) during the final judgement. Scarabs were often inscribed with a spell from the Book of the Dead which instructed their heart .. "do not stand as a witness against me."
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Receiving is good but giving is much better. Nevertheless, sharing is the best.