Saturday, January 21, 2012
The mirror image approach to understanding creation is known as dualism and is a consistent theme in religion and philosophy. Symmetry is dualism's biological mirror image for which a tree is also an excellent metaphor. The trunk of the tree represents the connection of the mirrored halves and is the conduit between the two sides. The Cabbalistic Tree of Life (Sephirot) is a symmetrical network cabled together by a central trunk. Its redundant connections could be compared to the human brain. Kaphal is the Hebrew word for doubling and folding or making two out of one. It is surely the origin of kephale the Greek word for head which would make kaphal the origin of many words describing cephalization.Trees connect sky and earth, life and death, moisture and dryness and men to the divine. They are vascular plants and have veins that move water and nutrients throughout their structures. Xylem veins run from the roots throughout the entire tree to carry nutrients from the soil. Phloem sap is created at the leaves during photosynthesis and travels down to the roots.
The ancient Egyptian representation of the head is Khepre with the dung beetle (Scarabaeidae) as his totem. His job is to protect Ra on his journey through the night time underworld. Khepre means "to come into being" and came to represent the sun at dawn. During the night hours the sun is "hidden within" the dark beetle. Kaphir is a word that means black and must originate from this cephalic totem. Sephir of the Cabbalistic Sephirot may ultimately originate with this beetle. Khepre is also the ancient Egyptian word for hinna, a plant harvested for lawsone. Lawsone is a dark organic compound that binds with protein and has been used since antiquity as a dye. Men dyed their beards and women their fingernails with hinna and was considered a sunnah (fortunate) by Prophet Muhammad saaw.
The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain and secretes a dark hormone called melatonin. It is the Regulator-in-Chief of all secreted hormones including the female menstrual cycle. The pineal releases melatonin during the dark hours and plays a critical role in the sleep cycle. Circadian rhythm, governed by the pineal, duplicates the movement of the sun. The dualistic approach the ancient Egyptians used to understand natural laws placed Ra in the center of the cephalic vault during the night.
It is easy to make a comparison between the scarab beetle shell and the human skull. The dung beetle has a hard outer layer protecting a hemolymphic circulatory system and the grooves are similar to the sutures of a skull. The job of Khepre was to protect Ra on his journey through the underworld as the skull protects the important matter within. Noah was protected during the flood by an ark built of kopher wood. Kopher means to "cover over or to house something" and is also the word used for pitch. Pitch is a resin made from petroleum and possibly tree sap and was used in antiquity to waterproof boats.The word khepre may originate with the tree Noah used to build his ark. Cypress is a tree from which sap is collected and is used as the translation of kopher.
Linguists agree that is copper is a word related to Cyprus/cypress. They have decided that the metal was named for the island. However, copper ore was being mined in the Rift Valley on an industrial scale long before the island developed a high civilization. The earliest records relating to Cyprus dates to the middle Bronze age. Perhaps copper is derived from the from the ancient name for the bipennis, the Cretin version of Khepre. Bipennis means doubled wing and was used as a scepter by the Regulator-in-Chief. Bipennis and pineal, as well as pinia and pine, are ultimately derived from the same Hebrew root word Panah which means to "turn and face". Its derivatives are used to describe the Presence of God and the worship thereof.
Kherev is the Hebrew word for sword and originates with a word meaning to "divide into two halves". It must also be related to carob and cherub which are words related to scarab. The dual cherubim covered the Mercy Seat of the Arc of the Covenant with their wingspan. They were formed from one blank of bronze without any seams. Other related words are crab (creature with hard shell), karibu (Akk.one who blesses), grub (larvae of beetle), scorpion and groove.
Ultimately, the winged Khepre, the Bipennis, the Cherubim and Scarab are all derived from the corpus collosum; the abode of the Regulator-in-Chief. It is a wide bundle of neural cables beneath the cortex along the longitudinal groove. It connects the the doubled wings of the cerebrum (another sword word) and facilitates communication between the two hemispheres. This configuration may explain why humans interpret the world in a dualistic manner. We compare, contrast and create using the building blocks of earlier comparisons. Our amazing bipennate brain needs to compare heaven to earth to create the words that describe what we discover. Language is more than the croaking of frogs - even if they are the northern European variety.