Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Meaning Of "Ankh", The Life Symbol - A Guest Post by Thomas O. Mills


by Thomas O. Mills

The “little window” of opportunity that supports life on this planet is located between the winter solstice and the summer solstice.   Earth’s small tilt or angle of 23.5 degrees against the plane of our orbit is very important. Without the tilt there would be no summer, winter, spring or fall and life would be very difficult here on Earth.   

Many Native American ceremonies are performed on the winter and summer solstice.  The common knowledge of the meaning of our two solstices is a myth. It is thought that these two events somehow tell farmers when to plant and when to harvest.  Farmers do not plant or harvest on December 21st or on June 20th.  Corn should be knee high by the fourth of July. 

A few months ago a Lakota friend ask me what I could do to help his people restore their cultural and ceremonies.  I suggested they go back to their roots and religious practices, start from the very beginning.   I told him:

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Thomas O. Mills — Former Manager Hopi Cultural Center
Author:  The Book of Truth A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story
              Stonehenge-If This Was East 


AAB College said...

Thank you for sharing

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

You are very welcome AAB College.

Kind regards,