Ancient tablet and Ceremony of the original Mound Builders of North America. Their spiritual anchoring and worship of the Great Spirit.
Discussion regarding symbols
The following interpretations of the symbols are not definitive, but suggestions to help the student to look further and to learn to decipher by his or her own understanding.
Crossed swords: Protection from evil, to sustain the good, guarding an entrance.
Donkey or goat on the path: travel and direction of travel
The two symbols in context of the tablet can be interpreted: The path traveled to the tree of knowledge is protected from evil.
Chair: Repose and receptivity, or seat of judgment or throne
Mouth: Mai or A'Mair (Panic), expressed, marked out. A king's signature from which there is no appeal. If I am by Sa I mean death; if by Su, spirit; or by dang (light). I, Amar, have spoken. Expressly (Ebra). By his mouth he has said, as the mouth opens and utters; like an animal speaks Mai'ah (Algonquin). Expression, Ma (Chine).
Closed mouth: The unspoken which lies within. Unexpressed or receptivity
Open mouth: Expression, outward expression or going forth, As the animal speaks.
Eye: I'he (Panic). (English). I'yhe (Poit). Ay'he (Gau). Hi'gin (Chine), the seeing; Ap'in (Fonece). Ay'in (Ebra), the seeing organ. I'ghe (Vede). I'hi or Ike'shi (Sanscrit). Ay'ke or Ay'ke'ra (Algonquin). Ayin (Hebrew). That which feels at a distance. I understand, I comprehend. Ay'ghin (Panic).
Direction of eye: Eyes looking to the left (looking to the past, reflective, introspective. Feminine, receptivity. The eyes looking to the right are to the future, forward outward. Eye looking forward -- observation, The everpresent eye.
The symbols in context can be interpreted as the inner journey is attained through receptivity and introspection, a change in direction.
Pitcher: is a container for a fluid substance -- vortices decorate the outside of the pitcher. This may be interpreted as the spirit is contained in the body and can be shared, as the pot stands nearby ready to receive.
The dead man's skull: is a symbol of mortality, to be aware of one's corporeal mortality and to act accordingly.
The tame goat: is gentle and docile, when man is herbivorous he is also gentle and can acquire great knowledge.
The Pepper or fruit: the fruits of useful labor.
Animal head: A type of beast which represents types of man/beast dominion, the sheep is Aires or Bah'ghan' ghad. The horse goes forth and also symbolizes the spirit of man.
Throughout the tablet, the three horses heads may indicate spiritual aspects or conditions of man concerning the surrounding symbols.
The human face with horns: Seffas, the established order.
The round shield like symbol cut diagonally: may indicate the symbol of the Hagaw'sa, the flathead.
Triangle, square, evil quarters and wedge: symbolize good and evil.
The wedge: The third quarter -- summertime and the ripening of fruits.
Ear: Something is received. The ear hears in darkness,
Vessels of copper: Something is received and contained.
Pointing hand sloping upward to the right: Progress, going forth in ascension.
Trumpet: A signal to rise and begin labor,
Windlass and hewing axe: Windlass is a horizontal capstan, both are working tools.
Canoe and oars are crafted with the hewing axe.
Altogether they represent Industry and Production.
Altar of Sacrifice: Useful labor and produce is given in service (sacrificed, donated).
Stretcher: A woven flat receptacle for carrying goods or children or the feeble and sick.
Basket: A woven round receptacle for carrying food
Calipers: draw out a circle. Drawing out a circle of protection, delineate a place of protection for the needy.
Dog: Symbol of loyalty, faithfulness.
Altogether they may read to care for and feed the orphan, widow and the helpless.
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