IAmNotADictionary Word Of The Day: Ankh
Ankh – The Ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata, was the ancient Egiptian hieroglyphic character that read “eternal life”, a triliteral sign for the consonants ʻ–n-ḫ. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.
Symbolists see in the Ankh the outline of a crucified man: the circle represents his head, the horizontal line his two arms, and the vertical line his legs nailed to the cross as one. Now overstanding that this Ankh, the Egiptian Symbol for the “crucifixion” of “Cosmic Fire/God” as it breaks the plane dividing “Solar Energy” from “Energy latent in matter” (Mary, Womb of the Cosmos), then we see that it depicts the “fall of God/Christ/Soul” into “matter”. We read this our whole lives in the book of Philippians but never catch the true metaphysical truths behind it due to being conditioned to approach everything we read in our Bibles “literally” instead of “symbolically” and “allegorically”.
Many have suggested that this “cross” is to be overstood as “historical-literal” and is a prophecy of the crucifixion much later of Jesus Christ. When we look at the traditional “cross of Christianity” missing from our view, on purpose I might add, is the “womb” that sets above the original Egiptian “cross” which symbolized “Mother Nature”; the Cosmic Womb of the Cosmos. Without this very important part of the ancient cross it is easy to miss this most important part and necessary piece of information that helps us interpret correctly just what happens of this “cross” in the beginning of Creation. Others see it more clearly, they see that the Ankh represents the idea that life results from the interaction of Spirit (“Living Energy”) or consciousness as represented by the vertical line and “matter” as represented by the circle (womb, Mother Nature); both being separated by a division between these two “Living Energies”.