Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Ankh: The original Cross.
The Ankh is defined as "The Key of Life" or "The Source of ALL Living." It is known as the original cross, which is a powerful symbol that was first created by Af-RA-KAM people in Ancient Kama'at (Egypt). It is a symbol of femininity. The wom(b)man's uterus is shaped like the Ankh. It represents the union of male and female sexual organs, that which brings life into existence. The male's penis is the staff of life, whic symbolizes the Greek letter "ALpha" and the female's vaginal area surmounts the staff of life (Magic Wand, Magic Stick), her ovaries and her womb, which symbolizes the Greek letter "OMega," forms the circle and cross portion and together they form the original cross, the Ankh.
The Ankh is commonly known to mean life in the language of Ancient Kama'at (land of the Blacks) renamed Egypt by the Greeks. It is also a symbol for the power to give and sustain life, the Ankh is typically associated with material things such as water (which was believed by Kama'atu [Egyptians] to regenerate life), air, sun, as well as with the Gods, who are frequently pictured carrying an Ankh. The Kama'atian (Egyptian) Ngu (Pharaoh-King) is associated with the Ankh also, either in possession of an Ankh (providing life to his people) or being given an Ankh (or stream of Ankhs) by the Neteru (Gods), for he represented the "Living Ankh." There are numerous examples that have been found that were made from metal, clay and wood. It is usually worn as an amulet to extend the life of living and placed on the mummy to energize the resurrected Soul;. The Neteru (Gods) and the Ngu-Ru (Kings) are often shown carrying the Ankh to distinguish them from mere mortals. The Ankh symbolized eternal life and bestowed immortality on anyone who possessed it. It is believed that life energy emanating from the Ankh can be absorbed by anyone within a certain proximity. An Ankh serves as an antenna or conduit for the divine power of life that permeates the universe. The amulet is a powerful talisman that provides the wearer with protection from the evil forces of decay and degeneration.
The loop of the Ankh is held by the Neteru (Gods). It is associated with Aset (Isis) and Asaru (Osiris) in the Early Dynastic Period. The Loop of the Ankh also represent the feminine discipline or the (Womb), while the elongated section represent the masculine discipline or the (Penis). These two sacred units then come together and form life. Because of its powerful appeal, the Ankh was used in various religious and cultural rituals involving royalty. In the Treasures of Tutankhamun, the Ankh was a major artifact found in the tomb. The circle symbolizes eternal life and the cross below it represents the material plane. The Ankh is called the "Crux Ansata," it is of Kama'atian (Egyptian) origin and can be traced to the Early Dynastic Period, appearing frequently in artwork of various material and in relief, depicting the Neteru (Gods).
It is usually held to the nose of the deceased king by the Neteru (Gods) to represent the "Breath of Life" given in the after-world. The Ankh also resembles a key and is considered the key to eternal life. Its influence was felt in every dynastic period and survives as an icon possessing mystical power throughout the ancient Coptic Christian era. The Ankh possessed by each Neter (God) had power associated with that Neter (Nature-Deity). The Ankh of the Neter Anpu (Anubis) is related to the protection of the Dead; that of Neter Sekma'at, War; Neter Hapi related to the living waters of the Nile and Neter Amen, the "Soul God," the "Breath of Life."