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Octagonal swords and Astrology

Updated: Feb 11

There have been articles around the net about an archaeological found in Germany.

It's a so called "octagonal sword" that was found in a burial site of a small family - the sword seemed still very well intact and without scratches, which lead Scientists to the conclusion it was more likely used as some kind of ritual or ceremonial object...



"Octagonal sword" found in Noerdlingen Germany - picture credit Archeologie Buero Dr Woidich
"Octagonal sword" found in Noerdlingen Germany - picture credit Archaeologie Buero Dr Woidich

Mythology as well as history and even fairytales do connect certain "objects" and they're often not only used as a symbol of war but represent protection and power.

Even Archangels are often depicted with swords, the story of "Excalibur" as a "mystical sword" is well known and retold in various ways, kings and knights were "initiated" into their roles using a sword...


Rituals, as I understand them, are some kind of “preparation”, something that puts us into “attunement” or coherence with the “event” or task…

Whereas a ceremony is the “celebration” of the achievement/completion…


A ritual can be anything actually – like for example the warming up of the body before a sportive activity – whereas after completion of that activity one is happy, feels fulfilled, may drink something etc. and that can be looked at as the “ceremony / celebration”…  

 

The word “attunement” does include “tune”, or tone / vibration – and there we have the octaves… that might be the reason, why in celebrations and rituals there are sounds involved, - chanting, singing or even the silence… well or additionally dancing / movements....

 

Besides that, I’ve read that for example in Roman times, altars and maybe more was built in octagonal forms with “outer layers” as support (might have been removed later or in other ways integrated) to get the “inner part” in the attuned angles….

 

There’s an obvious correlation between a space and time – both is prepared or have to be in a certain coherence… may that now be on a personal or on a general/global level or even further…

 

The Octagon in Thai – Buddhist culture


In the Buddhist culture the octagon is found too – for example Soldiers wore some "shirt" with loads of symbols on them... A few years back, I did buy such a "shirt" and I have it hanging at my front door....

 

This depiction does show so many relationships and “layers” – really interesting…. And I’ll refer to it often…


an Octagon on a Thai Soldier "shirt" picture taken by Franziska Arnet
One example of the many Octagons and symbols on that "shirt"...

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