Ancient Egypt

History of Numerology in Ancient Egypt

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Numbers hold meaning and value both metaphysically and in a more monetary sense. In ancient Egypt numbers held meaning and spiritual significance.  Pythagoras studied in ancient Egypt for nearly 20 years and brought back much of what he learned to the Western world. He has often been labeled as the one who defined numerology.  Ancient Egyptians had an extensive knowledge of numbers, math, and geometry. The massive pyramids attest to this fact. It was a symbolic civilization that assigned meaning to all of their symbols and most aspects of daily life.  But let's start with number one....In ancient Egypt, one signified...

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Properties of Jasper

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Jasper comes in all shapes and sizes, and colors! It is a versatile stone with several beneficial properties. Ancient Egyptians believed that wearing jasper would increase sexual energy and aid fertility. Native Americans believe jasper has both magical and healing properties and the stone was used to connect and communicate with spirits.  Jasper has been revered by ancient peoples and civilisations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. References to Jasper have been found throughout the ancient world in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin writings. In ancient Egypt, Red Jasper was linked to fertility and...

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Hathor: Sky Goddess of Love, Beauty, Music, & Fertility

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Hathor   Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr in Greek: Ἅθωρ ~~~Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, music, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of ancient Egypt. Hathor 'House of Horus' Appearance: Woman with the ears of a cow A cow Woman with a headdress of horns and a sun disk   Hathor was a protective goddess. She was also the goddess of love and joy. Hathor was the wife of Horus, and was sometimes thought of as the mother of the pharaoh. She was originally a personification...

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Isis: Egyptian Goddess with Ten Thousand Names

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ISIS The most commonly used name for this deity, Isis, is a Greek corruption of the Egyptian name; and its pronunciation as 'eye-sis' is a further corruption by English speakers. The true Egyptian pronunciation is unknown, as Egyptian hieroglyphs only recorded consonants, and left out most of the vowels. The Egyptian hieroglyphics for her name are commonly transliterated as jst; as a convenience, Egyptologists pronounce that as ee-set. Isis had a cult that spread throughout Egypt and parts of Europe. People worshiped Isis as the ideal, fertile mother. Women worshiped in her cult and, at times, were her primary worshipers....

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ISIS: Symbols & Sigils

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Goddess Symbols of Isis General: Full moon, images of madonna and child, rivers (especially the Nile) and the ocean, hair braids, cattails, papyrus, knots and buckles, stars, the ankh symbol, throne, the rattle, diadem headdress (circular disk with horns), cow, wings, milk, perfume bottles, and March 5 (feast day) Animals: Sparrow hawk or kite, crocodile, scorpion, crab, snake (especially cobra), geese Plants: Cedar, corn, flax, wheat, barley, grapes, lotus, balsam, all flowers, trees all green plants Perfumes/Scents: Tamarisk, lotus, balsam, amber oil, cedarwood, sandalwood, cinnamon, sweet orange Gems/Metals: Silver, gold, ebony, ivory, obsidian, lapis lazuli, scarabs Colors: Silver, gold, black,...

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