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Hello Loveritas,

loveritas Wrote:
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> Hi Thanos 5150,
>
> My interest is in the symbolism of the funereal
> items.
>
> The sarcophagi have traditionally seven or
> fourteen portals - the seven internal gates which
> need to be passed through. The portals, as per
> Djet's serekh (although a vignette), are
> surmounted by a serpent which is enclosed within
> the gates - Kundalini rising. Above all is the
> hawk - Horus - the symbol of ascension and the
> God.

I'm a stones and bones kind of guy so I can't say I've thought much about the symbolism of it beyond the pragmatic. The palace facade door, or "gateway", is obviously quite important not just to the AE, but other cultures around the world. Given their commonality, despite time and space, obviously there is some greater meaning to it. To me it has always been the gateway to the "gods"; symbolic of a physical presence of times gone by. Many want to place some mystical or spiritual significance to it but I am not there yet myself, though I concede this may well be a product of my own inequity rather than the wishful thinking of others.


What parallels if any of Kundalini are found in Mesopotamian culture, namely Sumerian or ELamite?

> So, pre-Dynastically, the pathway to the higher
> realms was already known and hidden in plain
> sight.
>
> "If a man desires to seek the king in his
> palace, he will have to go to the palace and pass
> through all the gates; but if after entering the
> outermost gate he exclaims,
>
> Where is the king? He will not find him; he must
> go on through the seven gates and then he will see
> the king."
>
> Sri Ramakrishna


Its hard for me to make a connection between the words of a 19th century yogi and Mesopotamian palace facade architecture found at the beginning of Dynastic Egypt.

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