Hidden Wonders: The Mystery and Symbolism of Egyptian Amulets
Ancient Egypt is as mysterious as it is powerful. This forward thinking culture created many great wonders and immersed themselves in the mysteries of life, death, and the afterlife. Often times, they turned to amulets and symbology to empower, protect, guide, and bestow wisdom onto themselves and loved ones. Check out some of their most powerful symbols and what they meant in their culture.
_____Eye of Horus Also called Wadjet, or the “all seeing eye,” this powerful talisman was considered incredibly sacred in Ancient Egypt. Worn by the living and the dead for protection, many people, especially Pharaohs, were buried with this amulet to ensure protection in the afterlife. The Eye of Horus is said to bring wisdom, especially about mysteries and hidden knowledge. This protective talisman is still loved today and is connected to the god Horus, often depicted with a falcon head, ruling over the sky with a watchful eye. Ankh The Ankh is an Egyptian hieroglyph that translates to “breath of life." Thought of as the key to existence, many people wore this amulet to transport them to the afterlife and also to gain wisdom on life and death. The loop in the Ankh represents the Ancient Egyptians' belief that life is eternal – there is no beginning and end. It says that life force is a never ending circuit of energy, and that each person is eternal, connected, and ever changing. It blends together the masculine and feminine, symbolizing balance, creation, and life. This Egyptian cross is used to breathe new life into any being. Blue Lotus The Blue Lotus was a highly regarded symbol in Ancient Egypt. It is almost always depicted in papyrus, stone carvings, and paintings. It was used to remind people about life’s mysteries – life, death, and rebirth. It is said that the sun god Ra was born from a Blue Lotus, giving huge significance to the idea of creation. Because it would grow from the mud and blossom beautifully, it represented wisdom and emergence amongst chaos. It was favored for its bright color and intoxicating scent, which was thought to be a gift from the divine. In fact, the Ancient Egyptians would often use the seed and scent to reach a point of divine ecstasy. It was thought to promote a sense of transcendence and alter your state of consciousness. This amulet was one of wisdom and divine consciousness. Falcon In Ancient Egypt, the Falcon represents the rising sun. Horus, one of the most powerful and worshipped gods, was depicted with the head of the falcon. He was the son of the sun god Ra, the ruler of the sky, and contained the knowledge of the moon and the mysteries of existence. He was the god of protection against evil and strength. The falcon takes flight in the sky, above all the land and its inhabitants, symbolizing those who reigned over all Egypt. This is a symbol of power and success in the ancient world. For thousands of years, these symbols have protected, empowered, and guided people through the deepest hidden mysteries of life and death. Still today, Ancient Egyptian history continues to inspire our present. Infuse these sacred teachings on your journey of the mind, and awaken the power within you to seek a higher state of consciousness with our Spring 2018 Collection.