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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Helmet [of invisibility]

The helmet of invisibility or simply the helmet, is a symbolic object give to the hero.  It has a companion object in the sword and also a companion activity in Beheading.

As you will see in the overview description of  ‘How to get to heaven’ , if we use the approach that requires gradual subjection and suppression of functions in order to subjugate the Will and hence the personality, there is the need to minimise any threats, opportunities, obligations and desires

Where do all these originate?  Well some of them come via the 5 senses  and hence the 5 sensory organs - the nose, ears, eyes, mouth and taste buds as well as the sense of touch.  If we are symbolically beheaded,  the sense of touch no longer bothers us because we no longer have a body, but what do we do about the rest of the senses.  The answer is that we find a way of blocking out all these threats and opportunities  and the perfect symbolic object to do that is the Helmet.

In most art the helmet is shown as the helmet of a knight, but there is a sort of twist to all this as these days, you can buy sensory deprivation helmets, so we have come full circle.

The knight’s helmet is very symbolic.  You have the fact that the knight is the hero,  and on most helmets of this time, a huge plume also issued from the top of the helmet – the crown chakra opened in a symbolic reference to an Ecstatic experience.

‘See no evil, hear no evil, smell no evil, and taste no evil ’.

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