Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

lunedì 19 maggio 2014

Traditional Symbols: the Vulcan's Hammer

With this post, I would like to add some brief reflections about the symbolism related to Vulcan. A typical symbol of this Divine Force is surely the hammer. This symbol shows a very complex value because linked to the metallurgic power of this force. The hammer is a typical expression of Vulcan as underground fire, deriving from the Celestial Fire through the thunder, capable to forge, curve and manipulate the metals.

For this reason, the hammer is firstly a symbol of the thunder as link between the Sky and the Earth: it is important to remind moreover that the myth indicates that the Jupiter's thunders are made by Vulcan with his hammer to highlight the strict and continuos relation between  Celestial Fire and Underground Fire.

The Vulcan's hammer is the tool by which this force forges the weapons for heroes. Moreover the hammer is a critical symbol wthin the Mysteries of Cabeiri of Samothrace.

The Vulcan's hammer, link between Celestial Fire and Underground Fire, shows the typical shape of Tau to evidence the ctonic symbolism of this tool. With this shape, the Vulcan's hammer describes an unitary Force expressed through a duplicity. It is a polarizing and axial tool in the handle, but having two extremities, poles, branching off from the same axis. For this reason it is very similar to the caduceus: the Vulcan's hammer has two opposite and inverse directions, two hemishperes, two opposite energies like the yin and yang in the chinese tradition.

The Vulcan's hammer has a striking and lightning power both as creating and destruction power: these are opposite implementations of the same force. It is thus symbol of Life and Death, generation and destruction, coagulation and dissolving (solve et coagula).

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