Volg de Sinusgolf, door C.V.Nielen
Persoonlijkheidstypen & alchemie
Hamsa dates back to ancient Mesopotamia and has connections with the Hand-of-Venus as well as the Hand-of-Mary and Buddha’s spiritual hand gestures, called mudras. Through the various associations, it has been said to protect women against negative energies, such as the evil eye. In this regard, the Hamsa is believed to increase fertility and promote healthy pregnancies.
Ancient Egyptians may have ties to the earliest use of the symbol. The Mano Pantea is an amulet known as the Two Fingers. It is said that one finger belongs to Isis and the other to Osiris. Their son, Horus, represented by the thumb, completes the family unit. Together, these elements create a symbol believed to carry the same protective properties of caring parents to the bearer.
The Hamsa became a very popular symbol in Middle Eastern countries and saw a widespread adoption by the Islamic faith. Eventually, the Hamsa became a popular symbol in Jewish culture, too. Many believe the symbol became a reminder to use all five senses to praise God. Today, it is used by activists for peace in the Middle East to highlight the similarities of Judaism and Islam. Because it predates most modern religions, it also helps remind both sides of the origins of the religions.
Breaking all bounds of religion, the Hamsa hand is also recognized by Christians to bring good fortune to those who wear it. Often referred to as the hand of Mary, this symbol was so popular in Spain at the end of the Islamic rule that the Catholic Emperor, Charles V, decided to ban it in 1526.
The Hamsa icon has evolved to become regarded as a sacred and respected symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. In general, it is believed to bring happiness, luck, health and good fortune. Some believe that depicting the hand with spread fingers will help ward off evil, whereas, creating the symbol with closed fingers will attract good luck.
The three fingers of the Hamsa, as well as the beard of the Pharaoh correspond to the brainstem. The brainstem is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord. In the human brain the brainstem includes the midbrain, the pons, and the medulla oblongata.
The brainstem provides the main motor and sensory innervation to the face and neck via the cranial nerves. Of the twelve pairs of cranial nerves, ten pairs come from the brainstem. Though small, this is an extremely important part of the brain as the nerve connections of the motor and sensory systems from the main part of the brain to the rest of the body pass through the brainstem. This includes the corticospinal tract (motor), the posteroir column-medial lemnicus pathway (fine touch, vibration sensation, and proprioception), and the spinothalamic tract (pain, temperature, itch, and crude touch).
The brainstem also plays an important role in the regulation of cardiac and respiratory function. It also regulates the central nervous system, and is pivotal in maintaining consciousness and regulating the sleep cycle. The brainstem has many basic functions including heart rate, breathing, sleeping, and eating.
The fish represents/correspond to the sacred oil. The fluid, oil, or marrow which flows down the spinal cord, comes from the upper brain, the Creator or Father, the “Most High,” and is known in physiology as ovum, or generative seed — that life essence which creates the human form of corruptible flesh. In the Greek, from which the New Testament was translated, this marrow is called Christ, which is the Greek word for oil. When this oil is refined, transmuted, lifted up, raised, it becomes so highly vitalized that it regenerates the body and “overcomes” the last enemy, death.
Seed is the cause, the nucleus of everything, therefore a seed is “the beginning.” In the beginning was the WORD.”
C. van Nielen