Zazen Notes

The Mudra of Zen

Fuxi's Poem

Zazen Notes homepage

Register   or   Sign In for Comments

(return to Posts)

Post Detail

 
 

Mark Foote

Post title:  The Meaning of the Ankh (reply on Tao Bums)

(Dec 21 2011 at 12:07 AM)

 

 

Isis and Nephthys

ankh purification

I still think the ankh represents the cranial-sacral rhythm. The "ankh purification" (second illustration) is a beautiful depiction of how the cranial-sacral rhythm is controlled by the nerves on the sagittal suture, and extends fluidly throughout the body. Thank you for that.

The Egyptians seem to have understood that connection between the cranial-sacral rhythm and the movement of breath:

ankh isis nefertari

and the relationship between ligaments of the sacrum (Isis Nephthys, first illustration), the cranial-sacral rhythm, and the free movement of consciousness. Also, as I understand from my friend John, the importance of the hypnogogic states. They had the most amazing depictions of the relationship between human kinesthesiology, the cranial-sacral rhythm, the pulmonary rhythm, and consciousness; most folks find it anathema to associate the spirit with the body, and look for some other explanation. I love that quote in Gospel of Thomas about being amazed at the riches in such poverty, to me that's what it means:

"(29) Jesus said: If the flesh came into existence because of the spirit, it is a marvel. But if the spirit (came into existence) because of the body, it is a marvel of marvels. But as for me, I wonder at this, how this great wealth made its home in this poverty."

Gospel of Thomas saying 29



comments: 0  (post a comment)

 

ARCHIVES

August 2019

2


July 2019

1


June 2019

1


May 2019

1


April 2019

1


February 2019

1


January 2019

1


2018


2017


2016


2015


2014


2013


2012


2011


2010


2009


 

 

 
Google SiteSearch privacy notice:  if you use the Google SiteSearch on this site, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your users' browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on the search results page. You can Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising- The Network Advertising Initiative.

Zazen Notes