Bells have a deep symbolic meaning that is associated with the mind and the expansion of consciousness. You have to do some digging to reach that conclusion of course. Well, you don’t because I’ve done all the graft for you.
If you only read one article on this blog, let it be this one. The 12 Adityas in Hindu mythology explain the evolution of consciousness from its primordial unformed state into energy that transforms into karmic manifestation.
Built across three floors, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan is a stand out feature against the small, somewhat dated buildings squatting in the backdrop. Shaped like a pyramid with a huge red slope leading to the entrance, it has a distinctive golden design of Ai Apaec, the Moche creator God, on the front wall.
It is a fairly large museum and contains over 1400 artefacts including ceramics, jewellery and clothing. But it is not so much the artefacts themselves that most interest me, but the symbols which I consistently find on them.
I have written at length over the course of this book about the symbols used by the ancients and have done my best to explain what they mean, or at least what they may mean. For example, you will remember one of the most prominent symbols is the snake or serpent. It appears everywhere and represents wisdom and the underworld or spirit within. It is very present again in Moche and Lambayeque artefacts.
In the Rig Vedas, Aryaman is named as one of the 33 important gods. On that basis alone, it is worth looking into the esoteric symbolism surrounding the ancient deity to determine what lessons modern man can learn from ancient civilisations.