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05-21-2010, 04:27 AM
I found this on a the tomb of one of my ancestors in a church in northern Spain. Does anyone have a guess to its meaning?


05-22-2010, 10:42 PM
hello victar,

most symbols consist of several simple symbols that are put together. just strip it down and you will catch the meaning eventually.

solomon levi
05-25-2010, 07:12 PM
interesting that the "S" touches the saturn finger of the hand.

06-08-2010, 11:41 PM
@asket thanks.

solomon levi
06-13-2010, 12:00 AM
I have no idea what was intended by the symbolism without being given any context or background. But since you're posting on an alchemical website, here's my interpretation, for what it's worth:

S = spiritus, descending via saturnian influence into A = anima/soul.
The hand represents the five elements - they are unified in the palm/A.

The solar glyph with 36 rays -

36 > 9
Lamed Hay Aleph
--- to be bright, to gleam, to shine.
--- contain; tent (both Bedowin and Tabernacle); shell or exterior of Tabernacle; dwelling place; the temple; the palace (of the Sun); people; family; patriarchal stock.
--- to tent.
--- lign-aloes, aloe-trees.
--- pr.n. "Eloha" --- divine name associated9 with the 5th Sephira Geburah, (216).
Bet Vau Tet Yod Chet Aleph
--- pr.n. "Brother of Goodness".
Hay Kaf Yod Aleph
--- how?; how; how!; where?, where there?
Hay Lamed Aleph
--- to worship, adore + god or might.
--- to be strong, muscular, fleshy.
--- will or wish; to affirm or swear by God; to intreat God (sometimes = to curse).
--- swearing; oath; curse; a covenant or agreement.
--- terebinth.
--- God; idol.
--- oak.
Lamed Dalet Bet
--- to separate; to go away; to divide, part, distinguish.
--- a part.
Lamed Bet Dalet
--- to press together.
Hay Yod Vau Dalet Vau Hay
--- (41); pr.n. "Praise ye Yah".
Aleph Lamed Hay
--- to that side, yonder-ward.
Chet Chet Kaf
--- to be vigorous.
Hay Aleph Lamed
--- to gasp or pant; to be tired or faint; pr.n. "Languid".
Dalet Bet Lamed
--- to or in separation.

36 also = 18x2; 18 = "life" therefore "double life", "afterlife", second life"...