April 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Blood is symbolic of sacrifice; spilt blood, in particular, because of its function as an indexical sign of a sacrifice having taken place. Liquid substances, like milk, honey and wine, that were offered to spirits and gods in antiquity, are all images of blood as well – substitutes of the sacrificial blood, which was the most precious thing that could be offered.
Sacrifice is linked to the concept of inversion, which is the principle that everything can be transmuted into its opposite – for example illness turned into health, defeat into victory, poverty into luxury, etc.
When a potentiality for inversion appears, symbolized by a cross-roads (X), the sacrifice can be made. After this the process of inversion and transmutation takes place. The spiritual energy that is gained from the sacrifice is thought to be proportional to the importance of what is lost (i.e. how great the sacrifice is).
March 19, 2011 § 3 Comments
In the deck of cards, the word “spade” is derived from the italian word spada (which means “sword”) from the Italo-Spanish suit.
Spades are often the trump suit in card games, the dominance order being spade (highest) > heart > diamond > club (lowest). The Ace of spades then, is the card of highest value in the deck of cards.
The primary symbolic meaning of the sword is of a wound and the power to wound. As a sword of sacrifice (sacrifice in the cosmic sense, where spiritual energy is acquired through the sacrifice of oneself, through the inversion of terrestrial and celestial orders) it is seen as a symbol of physical extermination and psychic decision, therefore also a symbol of spiritual evolution. The sword is a powerful weapon, but has the potential of being both positive and negative since it is double-edged.
Sometimes the sword is connected to the element of Air (thought, spirit, intellect, inspiration), other times with the element of Fire.
Other keywords: truth, clarity, adversities, conflict
January 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
2, 11 –> 2, 1, 1 = (1+1), 1, 1 –> 1, 1, 1, 1
2, 11 –> 2+1+1 = 4
2, 11 –> 2+11 = 13 –> 1, 3 –> 1 + 3 = 4 = (1+1+1+1)
2, 11 –> 211 –> 21, 1 –> 21+1 = 22
2011 –> 2+0+1+1 = 4
2011 –> 2_11 –> 2, 11
December 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
X: Two lines intersecting, or intersection of two paths or two objects, is a symbol of inversion (but it is also a sign for conjunction). Where the two lines meet is the point or zone where a transcendental change takes place. At the focal point, which is where inversion takes place, opposites are for an instant fused and then inverted. The intersecting lines could also signify a change of direction, where the X is used for altering the course of a process so that it doesn’t reach its intended outcome. The mind is always promoting metamorphoses and inversions through the process of sublimination.
Symbols of inversion are: the double spiral, St Andrew’s cross, the letter X , everything X-shaped, the act of crossing the fingers, objects depicted upside down. The numerical expression of inversion is two and eleven.
The logic of inversion is related to the myth of sacrifice. The more terrible the situation, the more urgent the need to transform and invert it, and the greater the sacrifice must be.