By Thomas Inman
1915. Christians suppose that they've a divine monopoly on fact. they don't. This publication irrefutably indicates how a lot of Christianity's symbols are from some distance prior ''pagan'' resources. This ebook doesn't disparage Christianity yet offers a connecting hyperlink for what has been a continuing resource of symbolic wisdom passed right down to us from the ancients. various illustrations.
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Plates xix. and xxiii. of a remarkably interesting work, Récherches sur l’origine, l’esprit, et les progès des Arts de la Grèce, said to be written by D’Harcanville, published at London, 1785. The first represents a serpent. coiled so as to symbolise the male triad, and the crescent, the emblem of the yoni. Fig. 12 accompanies the bull on certain coins, and symbolises the sexual elements, le baton et l’anneau. They were used, as the horse-shoe is now, as a charm against bad luck, or vicious demons or fairies.
It is certain that the serpents, the two stars, and the two candelabra, or altars with flame, favour his idea. Fig. 5 represents the position of the hands assumed by Jewish priests wben they give the benediction to their flock. It will be recognised that each hand separately indicates the trinity, wbilst the junction of the two indicates the unit. , the trinity and unity. One of my informants told me that, being a “cohen” or priest, he had often administered the blessing, and, whilst showing to me this method of bendiction.
If they be, the pillar is very unusual form for the yoni. An ingeniouos friend of mine regards the upright portion as a “slit,” but I cannot wholly agree with him. for in Fig. 1 the pillar cannot be looked upon as an aparture. Fig. 3 is a Hindoo sectarial mark, copied from. Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, and is one out of many. indicating the union of the male and female. Fig. 4 is emblematic of the virgin and child. It identifies the two with the crescent. It is singular that some designers should unite the moon with the solar symbol, and others with the virgin.
Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism with an Essay on Baal Worship, on the Assyrian Sacred Grove and other Allied Symbols by Thomas Inman