Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 9)

S – 19/1 – The serpent of wisdom. The pathway, labyrinth, sacred spiral, walking the mysteries. S is the sliding snake with its hissing promise of life (and some would say sin). The S takes the seeker into the self and offers the path of Light (the right hand path) or the path of Dark (the left hand path) into wisdom. The snake does not judge which will lead the seeker to greater wisdom and merely twists her way up and down the ladder knowing that all paths lead to the All. The glyph of the right and left (sinister) paths offers a closed vessel in which both paths (left and right) join to form the Whole. Night and Day embrace.

S-ah, S-aa, S-ae, S-eh, S-ee, S-I, S-i, S-oh, S-uh, S-oy. Savior, selection, self, science, solider, seer, secret, service, sacred, sacrifice.

Now S is often paired with H (which denotes the ladder itself). In these sounds the Divine breath is added, softening the sybilliant S into a gentle shhh.

Sh-ah, Sh-aa, Sh-ae, Sh-eh, Sh-ee, Sh-I, Sh-i, Sh-oh, Sh-uh, Sh-oy

T – 20/2 – The tree of life; wisdom through sacrifice; balance through surrender. It is the perfect balance of the elements in the living form of the great tree. When we hang on the great tree we realize we are participants in the balance of the natural world and so we learn to listen. This listening is what brings us to wisdom and sacrifice of what we thought we know to the greater reality. We reach our arms to the heavens and embrace.

T-ah, T-aa, T-ae, T-eh, T-ee, T-I, T-i, T-oh, T-uh, T-oy.

U is the chalice, the cup that holds the waters of life. It is also a sigil of the moon (waxing and waning) as it moves in 3D. With the O it is considered the horns of the Moon as seen in Egyptian art as the crown of Hathor/Isis. It is the vessel of Divine waters. A very intuitive letter it contains wisdom and mystery in its depths and can seem unfathomable. 21/3.

V – 22/4 – The vagina, vessel, bringing the creative form of U into manifestation. U and V were originally the same letter but U ended up representing the vowel sound and V was sharped to consonant form. W and V were also related and in fact are in some languages (German) the W is pronounced as V. So what does this triplicity mean? Well, U is the chalice, the archetypal cup that holds the waters of life. V is the solid state of this. It is the womb of woman herself. It is the vessel. W is the liquid dreamworlds. Glyph with the shadow V and we have the W.

V-ah, V-aa, -Vae, V-eh, V-ee, V-I, V-i, V-oh, V-uh, V-oy. Vagina, vessel, vast, vat, vase, voice, vote.

W – 23/5 – The liquid dreamworlds and the inverse of M, our Mother in manifestation, W is our Mother as the keeper of waters and infinity. She is the greater Vessel from which dreams (including this dream we are all sharing) are poured. There is a softness and an unfathomable depth to the W. We will follow its whispers into the wild wonder as we wish upon a star and ask who, what, why, where, and when do we welcome the ways of wisdom.

W-ah, W-aa, W-ae, W-eh, W-ee, W-I, W-i, W-oh, W-uh, W-oy. Wish, wisdom, wine, wicked, willow, wonder. All these words welcome worlds within.

X – 24/6 – The cross; crossroads; choice; demarkation; four directions. X may be the most symbolic of the alphabet symbols. It has been used to “mark the spot” and to designate an unknown (mathematically and in the concept of X-factor). Used as a sign for the nameless ones it has some mystery to it. It is where the roads cross and the factors meet. It is here. X is the space outside of space and the crossroads where you sell your soul for a guitar. It is also a ks. It is a vowel-less kiss (XOXO) with which we mark our lovers. It means I was here and may be someday again. It becomes a mark of identity, of place, and of mystery. It does not start words but lays hidden subtly within them. Exist, exit, exhaust, hex, sexual, luxurious. On the rare occasions we ask X to lead he borrows his sound from Z.

Y – 25/7 – the fork in the road; the trinity; union of man and woman; sexual mysteries. Y is the V meeting the I and so sacred sexuality. It is the coming together of the two to make the third. It is the trinity itself (as a seven, this is appropriate). Its shadow glyph is identical to itself and it multiplies over and over again as a part of a holographic whole. Its glyph is two people raising their hands and reaching to the sky and as they multiply more hands are raised to the sky. Remember oi? It is a blessing to the heavens.

Y-ah, Y-aa, Y-ae, Y-eh, Y-ee, Y-I, Y-i, Y-oh, Y-uh, Y-oy. This is the sound of the affirmative. Yes, ya, yo, yep.

Z – 26/8 – Lightning bolt, as above so below. Z is for ziggurat. This is the letter that connects with the Divine power. It is the sign of Zeus and the sound for Zero (the Divine number). It is zippy and zesty and strong. It combines with its shadow to create an inverted pyramid (a ziggurat in reverse) perfectly balanced on its (inverted) apex. It is the tower of Babel and the voice of the divine on Earth.

Z-ah, Z-aa, Z-ae, Z-eh, Z-ee, Z-I, Z-i, Z-oh, Z-uh, Z-oy.

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 8)

M – Resonates to 13/4; Manifestation; The cycle of creation and destruction; up and down the mountain. The M is the letter of motherhood (and of the mother herself). In original Semitic language the ‘M’ was the symbol for Water and the principle idea is we are all born of Water (the embryonic fluids). And so M (and its inverted W) is both the waters and the earth (both the feminine elements) and we walk the mountains as we ride the waves of existence. The shadow of M is an exact reflection of itself (as with H). So M is Mother/Matter and it goes on and on, replicating itself, shadowing itself, and complete within itself.

M-ah, M-aa, M-ae, M-eh, M-ee, M-I, M-i, M-oh, M-uh, M-oy. Ma is the oldest, most universal word for Mother. Maa-ternal. Mary. Mara. Mar (the Sea). Me denotes the self in manifestation (as opposed to the monad as I). My. Maia. Mai. Month. Menses. Moon. Mother.

N – Resonates to 14/5; Perfect balance of masculine and feminine; mirror images; the balancing of different forms; balance of emotion and mind. In Phoenician the N was fish, which is in our astrological glyphs is Pisces. Like Pisces N reflects itself in the waters of M. N also is the sound of negation. When we are born out of the embryonic mothering fluids we must learn to differentiate ourselves and N forces us to do that. N with its mirroring tricks us into self-awareness and knowing. N teaches us who we are by showing us who we are not. As we follow the Socratic dictate to “Know Ourselves” we embrace the power of Narcississ who fell in love with his own Nature (his shadow reflection) to be pulled back into the Piscean waters and learned his own Numinous Name.

N-ah, N-aa, N-ae, N-eh, N-ee, N-I, N-i, N-oh, N-uh, N-oy. Native, Nature, Nay, Not, No, Nin, Naught. My nature is fished from the sea of Oneness with nets of nots. I am not my mother, father, sister, political persuasion, etc. I become more than a reflection and embrace the whole.

O is the wholeness from which we are born and to which we return. It is the womb and tomb and the Oh-ceanic reality. It is the Sphere. 🙂 It is self-enclosed and private and enigmatic. It resonates to 15/6 and so it offers boundaries to those within its heart.

P – Resonates to 16/7; Halving the whole; diagnostics; seeing the pieces of the whole. P is half of B and in many languages it is pronounced as ‘B’. But in English we have P, which is oftentimes silent (as in (pneumatics, pneumonia) and the P denotes something learned and detailed. It is as if it says: pay attention, this is complicated. Start thinking, diagnosing, etc. There is something to be parsed here. When P is voiced it is with a part of B (a particulate who participates). P is half a B (the twins) and so the intellect of seven is called into place to define the terms. The shadow is a simple reflection but when placed together you have a sphere with a line drawn through it, dividing the whole to divine the whole. This is an oracular power, a potential, and a purpose. It is by seeing the pieces of the whole we can playfully pursue our paths.

P-ah, P-aa, P-ae, P-eh, P-ee, P-I, P-i, P-oh, P-uh, P-oy. Pater (father) is part of Ma-tter. We must pay the piper as we pursue our paths. We parse the parts on the pie-chart.

Q – 17/8; The tail; The shadow of power; knowing one’s own shadow and carrying it close. Q is the tail extending from the great whole. It is the shadow of the whole (and the idea of separation from the whole) yet it is inherently attached and cannot be otherwise. So the shadow of Light that extends into the depths. Its sound is reminiscent of K (and C) and is only voiced in combination with U (Qu) as in quill, quit, quiet, quark, quarrel and so on. So the Q shadows the O and then is followed by the U who holds everything within. OQU has the Whole with its shadow being held in the chalice of the Holy. We only find the Grail when we face the shadow.

R – 18/9 – Rays of the Sun; benevolence and absolute power. This is the I sending out Light and is associated with all things Regal, Royal, and Kingly. Rex, Resurrection, Renewal. Ra, of course, is the solar God from which so much of the later kingly iconography was adopted. The original Semitic symbol meant ‘head’ (or Crown). Place the shadow R and the glyph is a crown on the kingly head. Resonating to 9 this is the crown of the benevolent royal one who was once not just the secular ruler but also a personal aspect of the Divine. Divine rule/law is bestowed via the R.

R-ah, R-aa, R-ae, R-eh, R-ee, R-I, R-i, R-oh, R-uh, R-oy. Of the vowel sounds most are regal. Ra, Ray, Rex, Regulatory, Royal.

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 7)

I is the line of the Soul. It is the presence of being after having been birthed from the great O. It is no accident that I is the word we wind our purpose around as the article of self-knowledge. The I is the monad and the soul itself. Also remember it resonates to the number 9 in English so it is the fulfillment of the human cycle. This is the symbol of the ego elevated.

J – Resonates to 10/1; The taking of the higher ego and returning it to service above. I and J were depicted as the same letter. J takes the ego elevated and turns itself up toward God. J is devotional and makes an offering of itself. Jesus. Jehovah. Jupiter. Juno. It is recognition within a human of their divine origin. The shadow of J keeps its tail in the world and so it is both human and divine (God and man) and appears to be a fish hook (fishers of men) or the roots of the world tree.

J tones with the vowels. J-ah, J-aa, J-ae, J-eh, J-ee, J-I, J-i, J-oh, J-uh, J-oy. Jah is a name for God (translated as the lord). Jesus/Joseph. Justice. Joy.

K – Resonates to 11; The higher ego sending itself out to others; Benevolence; the Boddhisatva path. K is fundamentally giving. The I sends from its heart in K. Its origin was the Semitic symbol for the open hand. The K and its shadow come together to create an asterisk or star. Resonating to 11 this Star is one who chooses to give of itself rather than returning to the heavens.

The sound of K was absorbed by the consuming C. K-ah, K-aa, K-ae, K-eh, K-ee, K-I, K-i, K-oh, K-uh, K-oy. Ka is the Egyptian word for the vital essence/spark that was breathed into them at the moment of birth. Key is an important symbol word. K itself is the key that unlocks the I from its monadic (self-centered) reality. K (service) is the Key.

L – Resonates to 12/3; The “I” lending itself to the earth. It is associated with the Divine masculine (as is R, which was originally the same letter to the Egyptians). Both L and R denote “Lord”. It is the masculine definite article “El” and it is the Hebrew sound that means “of the lord” Micha-el, Gabri-el, Rapha-el, Uri-el. El-ohim. In Arabic this shifts to “Al”. Al-lah, Al-ladin. These are the emanations of masculine power. The feminine “Lady” simply shifts and becomes “La” (the twin of El). The glyph of the L and its shadow is perfect balance.

L-ah, L-aa, L-ae, L-eh, L-ee, L-I, L-i, L-oh, L-uh, L-oy. This is great fun. Laelia was an angel of the dark, related to Lady Lillith who would shift into an ow-L. To reverse the sounds we have and Ah-l and Eh-l. And so Lilith becomes the shadow of El and was banished from Eden for refusing to lie beneath Adam and yet for us to achieve stability we must heed both El, whose name is on the angels, and Lil, who is the Mother of demons. Now add the breath of ‘H’ to El and we have Hel, the feminine name of mistress of the Underworld who opens her arms to all for healing.

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 6)

E is the line of “I” with principle pathways sending out. This is the symbol and magic of incarnation and experience. When you see an I you have an identity and the E is the identity (Soul) sending itself out into various pathways. Those pathways dream themselves into different forms and yet are always connected to the I.

F – Resonates to 6; The drawing down of experience and limiting of options. It is a reaction to the many changes within the bold E, who sends itself out and out. F draws back and (f)ocuses on one or two paths. F is the letter for family, which is associated with 6. The shadow F is the denial of (f)aith (known as (f)utility and the combination is the sigil for the world tree itself (the cross).

F is a soft sound that has to force breath through the teeth and lips. It is not bold on its own but takes shape with other sounds. Hold the sound ‘f’. F-ah, F-aa, F-ae, F-eh, F-ee, F-I, F-i, F-Oh, F-oo, F-uh, F-oy. Fah is the beginning of the word Father and holds a feeling of being held in check. Fae is (of course) a word used for the Otherworldly shining ones. The Fa-tae were the Fates who were present at the birth and death of each child. The great mothers who were midwives between the realms.

G – Resonates to 7: Draws the secrets of C back into itself. C is the feminine moony curve and I is the line of the Soul. G synthesizes these two images connecting (and cradling) the Soul in the embrace of the mysterious moon. G connects the Soul to the mysteries. The shadow of G (like the aspects of C) is the waxing G in which the secrets grow and the Soul takes in more and more light, growing towards an O. The G sigil is the personal cycle of waxing and waning. It connects us to all the cycles.

G has its own hard sound (and in Grace) but also shares a sound with J (as in gene). But as a seven resonant sound it is idiosyncratic and distinct. Hold the sound ‘g’. G-ah, G-aa, G-ae, G-eh, G-ee, G-I, G-i, G-Oh, G-oo, G-uh, G-oy. Gaea or Gaia or Ge is the Greek Goddess sound. She is the Goddess of the Earth’s soul and so is the manifestation of mystery. Gahd is such a sound. The manifestation of the great Ah closed by the Door of manifestation. Grace Grows where we Green. G is where we connect to the mysterious.

H – Resonates to 8; The power of the ladder to the Heavens and back. Jacob’s ladder. H is the ladder of 11 with a step. And so it is literally the letter that connects us to the heavens. H is the letter of breath and as such it is used to denote the sacred. Holy, hierophant, hieroglyphic, Hera. H is not so much the first letter as an indicator that whatever follows has been infused with Breath. 8, of course, is infinity and H is the ladder to infinity. The shadow of H is identical to H. As above, so below.

H is pure breath and as such it does not have voice without other sounds following it. H-ah, H-aa, H-ae, H-eh, H-ee, H-I, H-i, H-oh, H-uh, H-oy. Hel, Heaven, Hate, Holy. Heal. All is blessed.

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 5)

Much as the vowels are the major arcana the consonants are the minor. They define the story of the vowels, giving them shape and dimension. Consonants are the colors on the canvas and the flavor in the coffee. They work within the dreamers to manifest the darkness and the light in each letter. Each of the consonants has an aspect that is bright and one that is dark, just as each one of us does. None of us are completely one thing or the other and each letter has that multiplicity. And so we look at the geometry of this. The sound of it is within the geometry (one is Light (geometry) and one is Breath (sound)). Each shape has its seen and unseen forms (the reflection of the shape we see, the shadow shape). Consider one glyph the day and the other the night.

A consists of the divine creative (fire) triangle with legs deep into the earth. So it holds all Creative power within it and draws deep. It holds the sky at its pinnacle and the roots within. All symbols have a natural corollary or they will not resonate with us. A is the mountain and the sky and the earth and it has the triangle of fire within it. A is the alpha (beginning) and so it holds the seeds of manifestation within it. Resonates to 1.

B – Resonates to 2; the phallic line touches the curves of the feminine breasts to balance each other. This is a symbol of birth. The twins are born from the womb of the Mother. This is the beginning of division as the soul is split into to clear parts. The night shape of the B sends the twins back into the womb and so B becomes the tomb.

Hold the sound ‘b’. B-ah, B-aa, B-ae, B-eh, B-ee, B-I, B-i, B-Oh, B-oo, B-uh, B-oy with each of the vowel sounds. The word Ba in Egyptian was the sound of the ghost-part of the soul, the psyche and personality (as opposed to the Ka, the divine part of the soul). Be in English is the word that denotes existence. Beau is the beloved.

C – Resonates to 3; The crescent moon that contains secrets within its arms but sends them out into the world. C is a U tipped on its side and U is the chalice, the keeper of secrets. The moon herself is often associated with the secrets of night and the keeper of such. The shape of the C is in the form of the waning moon. When we are born into existence we are constricted into form. The path of the seeker is to go into the night and tip the polarity of the C and become the waxing moon. When we expand our Light (rather than restricting it) we become a brighter light in the night’s sky.

Hold the sound ‘c’. C-ah, C-aa, C-ae, C-eh, C-ee, C-I, C-i, C-Oh, C-oo, C-uh, C-oy with each of the vowel sounds. Now C takes the sound of two other letters (K and S) so we must look at them together. C is a symbol associated with the Moon, who reflects the light of the Sun and is associated with mutability and so it reflects the sounds of these other two strong letters. C as a K sound is benevolent and is the ladder of 11 bent in order to continue to give (Boddhisatva) and so it has a hard sound of manifestation. C as S invokes the labyrinth and the serpent of wisdom, bending itself into the hidden secrets. Where C as K is obvious and powerful C as S is subtle and sometimes slippery. So C itself has three totally different faces and holds the trinity within itself. Wax, wane, and full faced C is the triplicity of the Moon.

D – Resonates to 4; The doorway into manifestation and the stable square. It draws the boundaries around the possibility of C and closes the gaps, hiding the secrets within its closed self. D is very private and requires the appropriate key of knowledge (see K). It’s reverse is the swinging door into the Underworld. The deep places and the reservoir of hidden things. It is tantalizing and locked. It is the veil of the unconscious as we lock ourselves into materiality.

Hold the sound ‘d’. D-ah, D-aa, D-ae, D-eh, D-ee, D-I, D-i, D-Oh, D-oo, D-uh, D-oy. The sound is a hard sound reminiscent of a knocking door. D-ah and D-aa are both in English words for father (daddy). The father is often considered the rule-keeper and boundary maker. The archetype of father is just that, the one who draws the lines. Dee is the great Elizabethan magician who translated the angelic script of ceremonial magic. D-I is the closing off of the line of the soul within manifestation. Doo is making things happen. Duh and Doy are fun too. 🙂

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 4)

A consists of the divine creative (fire) triangle with legs deep into the earth. So it holds all Creative power within it and draws deep. It holds the sky at its pinnacle and the roots within. All symbols have a natural corollary or they will not resonate with us. A is the mountain and the sky and the earth and it has the triangle of fire within it. A is the alpha (beginning) and so it holds the seeds of manifestation within it.


E is the line of “I” with principle pathways sending out. This is the symbol and magic of incarnation and experience. When you see an I you have an identity and the E is the identity (Soul) sending itself out into various pathways. Those pathways dream themselves into different forms and yet are always connected to the I.


I is the line of the Soul. It is the presence of being after having been birthed from the great O. It is no accident that I is the word we wind our purpose around as the article of self-knowledge. The I is the monad and the soul itself. Also remember it resonates to the number 9 in English so it is the fulfillment of the human cycle. This is the symbol of the ego elevated who offers service towards enlightenment.


O is the wholeness from which we are born and to which we return. It is the womb and tomb and the Oh-ceanic reality. It is the Sphere. It is self-enclosed and private and enigmatic. Remember it resonates to 15/6 and so it offers boundaries to those within its heart.


U is the chalice, the cup that holds the waters of life. It is also a sigil of the moon (waxing and waning) as it moves in 3D. With the O it is considered the horns of the Moon as seen in Egyptian art as the crown of Hathor/Isis. It is the vessel of Divine waters. A very intuitive letter it contains wisdom and mystery in its depths and can seem unfathomable. 21/3.



Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 3)

Sacred geometry! Before we talk about the shapes of the symbols we must review sacred geometry in connection to numerology.

O Wholeness is a point (or sphere)

1 is a line (initiation)

2 are two connecting lines (balance)

3 is a triangle (creation)

4 is a square (stability)

5 is a pentagon (change)

6 is a star of david (harmony)

7 is a seven pointed star (mystery)

8 is an octagon (power)

9 is the triplicity (love)

11 is the ladder to the stars and back

22 is the mysteries manifest

So now remove your intellect and let’s look at the numbers as shapes only and see what they tell us about themselves. Remember these symbols are not static. They are 3-dimensional, movable, and are filled with Light and Breath and as such they should be turned around, played with, and will give us insight as we play.

O/0 and I/1 are the only two symbols that have dual-usage in the English glyphs.

0 is the Sphere. It is that which embraces everything bright and dark and all paths lead to it. It is the Mother of the celestial orbs. It is the point from which everything is born and it is completely whole and the embrace of the All. It is the womb and tomb. It is entering the unknown. It is the round and as such the feminine who receives everything.

It is an OH-pening. The O is an oh-pening to the great Divine just as the Mother is an Opening to the earth and to the stars. She opens the doors.

The sound: (z) eh (r) oh

eh – the divine outpouring over the waters

oh – the embrace of the Mother

I/1 is the line. The line is the beginning of self-actualization and the masculine thrust into and out of the feminine womb. 1 is the number of the phallus and potentiation. Its magic is the ability to draw boundaries and mark territories. It is the beginning of power as an active force in the world. It marks the birth and beginning of the soul’s journey. Osiris/Jospeh. Fire.

1 is the boundary between this world and that. When the father thrusts through to manifestation via the Oh-pening of the Mother he begins to lay down the laws of a natural order. This is the beginning of the law-making and the first boundary line. This is the veil.

The sound: (w) Uh (n)

Uh – The sound of eternity, imminence and destiny

2 – Reintroduces the feminine to the masculine line with her curvaceous touch. Remember two is about balance and partnership. Put a mirror image next to the 2 and what do you see? A heart on a stable line. Isis/Mary. Water.

The sound: t (oo)

The listener, the echo

2 begins duality. The monad is divided into two souls, the twins, and they are lifted into a dance of manifestation. From their love is born all of Creation and between them they hold the heart of things. They share one heart although they are two beings.

3 – The masculine 1 plus the feminine 2 yields the divine child, 3. Three is the creative impulse, which is magic. This is the child of promise being rocked or nursed. He is being thrust out into the world to make his mark. Horus/Jesus. Air.

Within three is the breath of blessing from the two. They send out their mist and bless the world with the promise of multiplicity. Three mixes breath and light to create. Three is the first spoken word from which all else is born.

The sound: (thr) ee

Vitalization and pulsing

4 – 4 is the balancing of the energy of 3 in which the creative potential is grounded, made useful, and becomes formed. And so the symbol is squared/closed and the energy is harnessed. Earth.

Four is the beginnings of life itself. This is where actual manifestation occurs. The heart of humanity is born here and the actual form of the group mind and those empathic nexus routes are here in four.

The sound: (f) uh (r)

imminence, holding destiny

5 – Like a rocking chair, 5 finds its balance in movement. It rocks on the fulcrum of its base, gaining momentum from its own movement to breathe new life into that which it faces.

Five sends itself out into experiences, adventures, and many forms. It is rhythm. It is rocking and rolling! It is the drum-beat that makes us move and dance. It is creative fiery impulses and the energy to follow through on them.

6 – The thrusting line wraps into itself as it instantly transforms into the feminine round. The music of family, dreams, and purposeful living are held within the six. This is the holding of the masculine seed within the feminine womb.

Six wants to wrap herself around everything and so she creates a sacred space to do this. She is all about space and making spaces and opening spaces and dreaming spaces. She holds her spaces in her embrace and is the O in form.

The sound: (s) i (x)

Teaches giving, benevolent, Queen

7 – Seven, like the lightening bolt, reaches down to the Earth and back up to the sky. It is a penetrating number. It brings the mysteries of the sky down to earth and up again. It does not create but it transmutes and makes the transcendent imminent.

7 wants to know! 7 is the mysteries brought into form. It is the 1 in form who is always reaching and stretching back to the stars. 7 is the bridge between the sky and the ground. The stars and the earth. This is why seven is the warrior-priest. He knows the mysteries and dies to them. The number of the twice born.

The sound: s (eh) v (eh) n

The desire to actively bless

8 – Eight is the symbol of infinity. It is two spheres interconnecting in a rhythmic embrace. Recall eight is the number of power and true power comes when one realizes she is embraced by the whole and then begins to participate by embracing the whole back.

Eight has died to the mysteries and now embraces them and is embraced by them. She is the balance of inner and outer work. She balances the orbs of the sun and the moon in her flowing arms and as such becomes power manifest.

The sound: ae (t)

The practical priest, the grounded primal sigh

9 – 9 is the six reversed. As six holds her sacred space within her; nine pours his sacred space without. This is the spilling of the seed rather than the holding of the seed. This is the sexual act from the male perspective in which he sends himself out as a gift to humanity.

The sound: (n) I (n)

One who gives; the ego elevated

Symbolism & Sound: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (Part 2)

  1. Vowels

    ***Tone the vowels (ah, ae, eh, ee, i, oh, oo) and draw the sounds out long and deep. Feel them resonate in you profoundly. These vowels are the foundations of all language (which are congruently the foundations of all Creation). It is from these primary sounds that language (and reality) is potentiated. They are the glue and binding agents of the universe.

    ***Now tone each sound one at a time and let it take shape in your imagination. Let it grow larger and smaller in volume and tempo. Let it shift and follow its own breath. Let it become something more than a sound. These foundational sounds are the beginning of the periodic table of the elements. They are the first of the archetypal beings. They are the beginnings and ends of thingdom and they are multi-versal.

    ***As you get to know the characteristics of each sound begin to catalog them. Write down the impressions you have of the sound. How does it manifest itself? What is its elemental make-up? Let it sing in its own voice through your voice.

    AH (a) – This is the sound of the primal sigh – it is prior to manifestation and denotes the element of Breath infusing form. It is the blessing of an elder into the hands of an initiate. It is a priestly sound. It vibrates to the number 1 and is a healer and spiritual leader.

    AA – This variation of AH makes the priest more practical, earthing the energy of the transcendent sigh.

    AE – This is the sound of manifestation (Light). It is powerful and assertive. It marks the beginnings of form. This is the sound of one who leads in the physical realm. A sound of strength.

    EH – This is the sound of creation pouring itself out via the mist. It is the gentleness of the breath moving over the waters with the possibility of everything within it. It is the creative impulse and the desire to actively bless.

    EE – This is the central sound and the place of the Heart. It vibrates to five so it is able to move up in the spiritual realms and deeper into the physical realms easily. It must be pulsing actively and so it is very vital within the consistency of change.

    I – I vibrates to 9 and as such the sound is one of healing, giving, and being present for the benefit of all humanity. The I who has swallowed the sun to ego elevated becomes the being who pours light forth from her fingers.

    i – This is a variation of I whose essence is to teach others how to pour light from their fingertips. This is the teacher aspect of the humanitarian.

    OH – Holds the power of 6 in her arms and wraps herself around everything. She is the ocean mother, the empath. She, like water, holds all things within her embrace. The long sound is more demanding and overt whereas the ‘oo’ sound whispers.

    Oo – This is the listener of sounds. Oo listens to the whispers in the dark and softly echoes them back. Vibrating to three there is a creative touch to this sound.

    UH – Holds the mysteries of wonder within it. It is the sound of eternity, imminence, and destiny. Vibrating to three the Uh sound is like an echo chamber that holds sound and then sends it back out.

    OI/OY – This sound is a prayer, linking to the Earth (Light) sending itself back up to the Sky (Breath). Vibrates to seven.


    ***Now write down the sound form of your own vowels

    (h) eh (th) eh (r)

***Tone these vowel sounds out loud and let them fill you. This is the soul resonance of your name here.

***Numerologically the soul urge is taken from the vowels. So when we tone these vowel sounds we are toning our soul urge!  

Symbolism: The Alphabet as Sacred Script (part 1)

  1. What is a sign? What is a symbol?***A sign is something denotes something else. A stop sign means stop. It is unequivocal and absolute.

    ***A symbol is something that takes its reality from a deeper meaning. It is a focal point for a broader spectrum of energy. It is magic written into a form. Symbols are not only in the eye of the beholder but they speak in their own voice to the beholder. And so each individual will take a specific meaning from the general meaning of the symbol. For example a wedding ring. It is in a sense a sign (it says: I am married) but it is much more than that. It is a symbol of the marriage itself and so when we put on a wedding ring we are putting on a marriage and when we take one off we are taking off a marriage. The ring is not just a symbol of any marriage but of the specific marriage. It is the thing (the ring) and the reality beyond the thing (the marriage) and it draws its power from the consensual reality of the entire society that is encircled in its meaning.

    To jump ahead, what letter is a ring? What does it mean to be encircled? How do you imagine the letter ‘O’ to act as a symbol and as a sound? How does the sound act in broader culture?

  2. How do symbols resonate?***Symbols are the glyphs for the original sounds of Creation. Remember Creation is born from the breath of the father infusing the light of the mother and so when that first breath is uttered via Light (the birth sound of the Mother) that vocalization (Light and Breath coming together = sound) is the essence of the Being. This is the power of the Name.

    ***And so symbols are the pictorial representations of sound. They are, in a sense, a sigil of sound made flesh and so they hold a portion of the essential self within their picture (just as the physical body is a temple that holds a portion of the essential self of a Soul).

  3. The alphabet as symbol rather than sign. ***We are conditioned to think of the letters of the alphabet as signs. This letter makes this sound and put together makes this word. We think in a similar way of cells forming together to make tissues to make organs. And yet the symbol itself (and the cell itself) have a life of their own so they are not simple signs but rather living energetic notions that form together to create larger layers of symbolic reality (words) and so on.

    ***So the letters are the Sacred spreading of sound across dimensions. They concretize the resonance of vibration into the physical via the mechanism of sound (breath plus light).

    ***Every alphabet is a conduit for breath and as such is holy and blessed

    ***Every letter is a glyph for a particular sound and rhythm and it is how we shape breath into the mist (via the mechanism of the voice)

  4. How do the letters themselves vibrate within us?***When we make a sound we are taking the shape of the glyph and giving it density. Every word is a manifestation and as such asks us to breathe.

    ***Each symbol has a triple state of matter, just as we do. When we imagine the letter it takes shape in the auric state. When we write or read the word it takes shape in the liquid state. When we speak the word we bring it into form. The Word made flesh. This then, is the creative impulse and it involves the bringing of transcendent breath into imminent form (Breath into Light).

Symbols & Reiki – Sei He Ki (part 5)

Sei He Ki

drink from my fountain as I touch your face

tonight we hold a space between in which our children learn (again) to laugh



Sei He Ki is a very different symbol. When you first look at it the form on the right shows the shape of a woman’s breasts. The form on the left appears somewhat phallic. They balance in a nurturing symbol of emotional cleansing, nurturance, and generosity. The common definition of Sei He Ki is “Divinity and Humanity coming together.” This symbol cradles humanity within the arms of the imminent Divine to nurse gratefully from the milk of the Their abundance. The food we take in is grown on her body. The waters we drink are the life-giving blood of her veins. The air we breath is from his mouth and the sun that warms us radiates from his skin. And all are shared in Love. This symbol, Sei He Ki, brings humanity and divinity together in the understanding that we are One and that we only heal when we connect to the primal elemental forces in ourselves. We were made of the same elements as our Parents and when we are in harmony with their heartbeat we have far more resources with which to draw forward vitality, joy, and love.

Sei He Ki is the symbol most aligned with the emotional and mental components of healing. It is virtually impossible to separate the mind and emotion. Although we have philosophical and societal constructs that attempt to do this: “boys are logical; girls are emotional” or “follow your head, not your heart” (or the inverse) it appears to be physiologically impossible to do so. Whenever we have a thought of any kind our body emits a correspondent neurotransmitter. If I have a stress thought my body emits cortisol, which means “fight or flight.”. If I have a peaceful thought my body emits natural opiates, which means “all is well.”  So everything we think causes our body to create a response that shifts our physiological emotional soup and we are constantly programming ourselves to the natural high of Love or the discordant fear states familiar to far too many these days. We are ultimately emotional beings. Our drives, desires, instincts, fears, and even our thoughts must run through our emotional selves. No matter how well thought out an argument is if it doesn’t “feel” right we will ultimately find a way to reject it.

Any disorder: physical, emotional, or spiritual, inevitably has an emotional component. We respond to ingrained emotional patterns. If one has repressed or out of control emotions they will show themselves in the physical as disorder of the body or mind or in the evidence of an unhappy life. The physical body is not running on a different system than the emotional body. They are the same system, which is the physical manifestation of our thoughts, emotions, soul processes, parallel incarnations, and all the varied postural shifts made in this lifetime. When we are ill we have certain emotion-thoughts about our illness that affect the illness. And when we have certain emotion-thoughts we are brilliantly capable of reinforcing or mitigating illness in our bodies and lives. Sei He Ki kindly (and gently) holds a space so that we can see where we are reinforcing our disorder and then opens up the tools for us to begin the deep healing of reversing the ingrained emotional patterns and balancing our personal light.

Sei He Ki also connects us to our emotions long enough to feel them. Emotionality is too often thought of as weakness and it can be frightening to feel vulnerable in a wash of emotions that can seem overwhelming. And yet we are incomplete and disordered beings if we are not aware of the rich emotional life within. And so when we feel disconnected to what we really feel about something or someone Sei He Ki can help us to separate the noise of other people’s expectations to feel our own presence.