Stiletto

Stiletto

Posted on 11/01/2010


Photo taken on October 23, 2010


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"The Moon belongs to the Mantis"

"The Moon belongs to the Mantis"


...say the Bushmen.
In Africa it is seen as a sacred creature; one who teaches.


"The praying mantis is the oldest symbol of God: the African Bushman’s manifestation of God come to Earth, “the voice of the infinite in the small,”* a divine messenger. When one is seen, diviners try to determine the current message. In this culture they are also associated with restoring life into the dead. “Mantis” is the Greek word for “prophet” or “seer,” a being with spiritual or mystical powers.

The praying mantis shows the way. In the Arabic and Turkish cultures a mantis points pilgrims to Mecca, the holiest site in the Islamic world. In Africa it helps find lost sheep and goats. In France, it's believed that if you are lost the mantis points the way home.

"Follow Mantis" means putting that core aspect of yourself, your foundation of Spirit, at the helm and let it direct your intellect and ultimately your life."

from Spirit Lodge Totem Library


"...the "diviner" who led the deceased unerringly to the underworld. It was greatly honored in Egypt, the Greeks attributed to it supernatural powers, and the Arabs declare that it always prays with its head toward Mecca. We might connote with it the state called manticism, during which the gift of prophecy is developed. (See chapter in Isis Unveiled, "Before the Veil.") "

from Blavatsky.net ~ Theosophy





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Sherry ~ Rebujito
Sherry ~ Rebujito
I never knew this about the mantis
I always see them as creepish
thank you for my lesson today! :-) xoxoxo
6 years ago.
Stiletto has replied to Sherry ~ Rebujito
*grins* @ you and your creepies...! *T hee*

I hope you can see the mantis in a more mystical light now... (~;

xOXOXOx
6 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Muy buena
6 years ago.
Stiletto has replied to Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Muchas gracias, Antonio (~:
6 years ago.