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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Horse

 

Walter Crane - "Neptune's Horses"
 

The horse takes on the symbolism of all animals.

The horse has been for many cultures, a very key spiritual messenger and a means of transport around the spiritual world.  In numerous societies the horse is the chosen means of transport for the ‘hero, the knight and the shaman/magician, in other cultures it is the ‘divine messenger’. 

There is some confusing symbolism surrounding the horse, as when a person transfers control of the physical body to the Intelligences, or in effect goes into a trance state in which he is ‘guided’, the ‘guides’ are said in some cultures to  "mount" him so that he or she becomes their horse.  From this we get the symbolism of Hob and the Hobby horse.  

Some Horses cannot be classified with the other animals that appear in visions, they are Intelligences in their own right and can communicate as well as take people and spirits or ‘gods’ places.  They are essentially classifiable as ‘fast transport’.


Rider Waite Tarot

Horses can represent the forces  of creation or destruction.  As  Intelligences are defined as a system with consciousness and attributes, it is clear that some horses are these systems – the systems or forces of creation and destruction.  In the Bible for example the book of Revelations [see also the observations] describes an immense number of horses– all symbols of destruction – the change to a new software version or increment of evolution.  The power needed to effect this level of destruction is immense. 

The white horses of the sea employ the same sort of symbolism  - destruction by the element of water [software].  In the white horses of the sea the symbolism of the Waves, Ocean and sea and the horse are combined.

There is yet more symbolism associated with the horse when it is related to sexual stimulation, making love and other sexual methods to achieve spiritual experience.

When a person ‘mounts’ someone in order to raise their energy levels, they are in effect riding the person much as one would a horse and the person they are making love to then becomes the means of transport.

The pelvic bone of the other person is the ‘saddle’ or it can be referred to as the bow.

In this case when a hero says he has ‘bent the bow’ he has made love to someone and pounded away at their pelvic bone!!

Or as General Yih once said ‘bending the bow is my happiness’!

In order to indicate the fact that the horse provided the person with the ability to ‘fly’, the horse may be seen symbolically with wings, sometimes many wings.  Furthermore, the speed of the animal may be portrayed by giving it many legs.  Sleipnir [Odin’s horse] had eight legs, but it was not the only horse to have eight legs.  The eight legged horse is a feature of a number of cultures and is embodied in myth and ritual.

Left: A depiction of Odin riding Sleipnir from an eighteenth century Icelandic manuscript.  As can be seen from the picture, Sleipnir is an octopedal horse, given to Odin by Loki.  Odin’s one eye can be clearly seen in this picture.  He was said to consume nothing but ‘mead’ or ‘wine’.

"Odin Rides to Hel" (1908) by W. G. Collingwood

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