The signs are the means through which sacred symbols can be represented .
Gold for example is a symbol of the Sun and this metal can be represented by a sign. All letters are typical signs which can convey a symbol: in the same time they can be combined in words showing an even more complex symbolic value. This is the case of the letter "P", "H" or "A" or the word "Pontifex".
A Cultor and a Cultrix should therefore be familiar, even at a preliminary level, with the Science Signs because it provides those tools necessary to interpret, even at an initial stage, the symbolic value of these signs as descriptions, according to the traditional perspective, of the World, the Reality and the Universe (both at micro and at the macro level).
The case of the signals is rather different. The Nature, the gods and goddesses as well as all other forms of the Divine, send signals. This is because the Divine is within reality and then reality itself is an expression of the Divine within it.
While signs convey a symbolic language that ultimately has its own life, signals are sent to us because in some way to be recognized and identified as such. This is a fundamental base of the Science of Correspondences, and Divination which presuppose, as I already wrote in this blog, not only a sound erudition for the identification and understanding of the "message" received, but a state of awakening, consciusness, a deep knowledge reached thanks to the otium.
This awake awareness is a precondition to recognize these signals without being entrapped into a profane superstition or the state in which one sees signs everywhere and in every moment.
The knowledge of the signs and the ability to see and understand the signals are the basis to the possibility to achieve the Pax Deorum/Dearum or a state of inner and outer peace because one has the ability to communicate with the Divine.
Today we are no longer able to recognize and understand these signals, a typical condition of the age of the "ruins" (Kali Yuga): mankind lives in a state of coma agitated by nightmares. And everything we everyday see around us, what happens in this crazy age is an obvious symptom of our inability to see these signals, our inability to "speak" with the Gods and Goddesses, the incapability in relating with the world and reality .
We are far from any kind of Pax Deorum/Dearum. We can no longer feel the Gods and Goddesses: we are, for our failure and choice, Atheists. We are alone, abandoned by the Divine.
And when mankind does not establish a true Pax Deorum/Dearum, it creates a dangerous vacuum which is filled only by human folly.