There is practically no subject more rife with misunderstanding and disinformation than that of symbolism. I know this because I understand symbolic language on a conscious level. And symbolism is a language. It is right-brain language. The language of symbols is universal and it is understood by your sub-conscious mind, whether you're aware of it or not.
I began learning the language of symbolism when I was about twelve years old. My introduction to the subject was by way of astrology. I'm also familiar with mythology, the Tarot, Runes, Qabalah and numerology. Fortunately, I did not get my knowledge via the internet. There is an old game called "Grapevine" or "Telegraph". The way the game works is: you get a group of people arranged in a circle. One person starts the round by whispering a message in the ear of the next person. Then they do likewise until it returns to the person who began. Usually, the message has been changed. A great deal of the information that one finds on the internet relating to symbolism has been subjected to a similar process of distortion. It's not that accurate information isn't there. It's more that it is buried under a mountain of ignorance and flat out lies. The situation on youtube is much, much worse. That source is beyond useless. My partner, GodIAm, collects youtube videos for his site, so I end up watching a lot of them. I know he's searched high and low for information on the subject of symbolism. I also know that most of what he's found is worthless or worse.
The movie, Zeitgeist, is a good example. Most of it was fairly accurate, but the introductory section on religion and it's roots in pagan symbolism, was filled with errors and misrepresentations. Recently, GodIAm found this video: The Dawn of A New Day. As I listened to it, I grew more and more disturbed by what Jordan Maxwell was implying. This person is widely considered an expert! I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I'm not going to state whether this misinformation is deliberate or not. I checked out Maxwell's website and he claims to have been the source of the Zeitgeist info. No surprise there.
So, what is really going on here? Remember what I said in the opening paragraph. Symbolism is universal right-brain language. The fact that most people do not consciously understand it, means that it can be used to manipulate them without their knowledge. In "The Dawn of A New Day", Maxwell spends over an hour exposing the use of certain symbols (mainly Solar) by the control system. Some of his attributions are wrong, but that's not what I found most disturbing. It was the implication that these symbols belong to the control system. They don't. The Solar symbols are obsessively used by the control system. That is true. But why? I'll tell you. They use them for much the same reason that beautiful women are a staple of car ads, for the same reason politicians pose for photo ops with babies. They want you to associate the symbols with them. Jordan Maxwell, intentionally or not, is doing the control system's work for them.
All of these are solar symbols:
The Sun is a symbol of your spiritual centre. It represents your true I. It is the source of light and life. In the hermetic Qabala, the Sun is related to the 6th Sephiroth called Tiphareth (translated, beauty), the Christ centre. In the body, this centre corresponds to the heart chakra. Every time you see these symbols, that is how your subconscious understands them. Now do you see why the control system constantly uses them? They want you to confuse their group with your spiritual centre so you will unconsciously give them spiritual authority. It's a double whammy actually, because should you, through long association, start to develop a hostile reaction to the symbols, you will also be inclined to reject that which they truly represent.
The All-seeing Eye:
Spoken language is derived from symbolic language and incorporates some of it's features. Symbolic content is to be found in the order, shape and sound vibration of letters and words, and also shows up in the form of puns, anagrams and homonyms. It is not a coincidence that "eye" and "I" sound the same. Both represent means of perception. Humans have two eyes/I s. (see: If Thine I Be Single) The right and left eyes symbolise two different ways of perceiving, one holistic/symbolic (right-brain/left eye) and the other is atomistic/literal (left-brain/right eye). There are a number of myths related to eyes. In Egyptian mythology, the eyes of Horus are associated with the Sun and Moon. There are several versions of a myth wherein one or both of his eyes are torn out by Set. They are restored after Set's defeat.
In Norse mythology, the god Odin sacrifices one of his eyes in order to drink from the well of Mimir (wisdom).
And of course there is this in the Bible:
"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:" (Mark 9:47)
"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." (Matthew 6:22)
The single, all-seeing eye represents either the spiritual Self or the false ego, depending on who you ask.
Knowledge is power. If you don't understand the language of symbols, your ability to access right-brain perception is severely restricted. Your intuition doesn't develop as it should. Your energy can be used by others without your knowledge or consent. That's why it isn't taught in schools. That's why there is so much scare-mongering and disinformation. Because of this, even people with the best of intentions end up perpetuating ignorance and fear. Don't fall for it. If you think you can free yourself from the control system with half a brain, well, good luck to you. You will need it.
"777" and "The Book of Thoth" - Aleister Crowley
"777" consists mainly of tables of correspondences between symbols. The Book of Thoth is about the Tarot.
"The Qabalistic Tarot"- Robert Wang
The parallels between the Qabalistic "Tree of life" and the Tarot point to a common source. This is an excellent book for learning the Qabala system if you are already familiar with the Tarot, or vice versa.
"Leaves of Yggdrasil" - Freya Aswynn
"The Book of Runes" - Ralph Blum
Of these two, "Leaves of Yggdrasil" is the best I've read. "The Book of Runes" is a simple and high-quality introduction.
"A Dictionary of Symbols" - J.E. Cirlot
"The Mystical Qabalah" - Dion Fortune
I'll add more as I find them.
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