Friday, February 23, 2007

Ujjain Coins, India

Dr. Manoshi Bhattacharya wrote a brilliant “cross-cultural reference” titled The Sacred Bride where he presents the history of the the concept of the Sacred Bride and the Sacred Marriage:
The ancient thinking of the Indus Valley Civilization, placed the male and female principles as equals. The male principle, Shiva or D united with the female, Shakti or Ñ to form the Y hexagram or mandala. The hexagram was a symbol of the Sacred Marriage.
The earliest evidence of this symbol was found among coins from the excavation of the city of Ujjain in India. The coins have been dated to be 2000 - 3000 years old. These coins came into the possession of Colonel James Tod, the Political Agent to the Western Rajput States of India in the early 1800s.

I recommend reading this masterpiece till the end…


Lucian said...

From the referenced article:

Popular among the followers of the mystic Kaabala, all Jewish women have since celebrated the Shabat every Saturday. White candles are lit and the Sacred Bride is welcomed. Regarded as Hebrew lore, the name of Shekina is omitted from the modern Bible. In the ancient Aramaic version, it says, "God shall choose that his Shekina may dwell there, unto the house of his Shekina shall you seek." The Bible merely uses ‘the name’ in place of Shekina. The Gnostic Christians of the 4th century acknowledged Sh’kina as a spirit of glory. The foreign origin resulted in some conservatives referring to the Star of David as the mark of evil.

See my comment at the end of this article:
(Ruach being a feminine noun).

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