Braveheart - Pencil case soldier and YORK
Type of Spiritual Experience
The hexagon may be equivalent symbolically to the wheel with six spokes.
Tin has symbolic significance . The Intelligences and their synonyms charts tell you the correspondence between the metal and the levels of the 'planets'. The order of the planets is the Sun [gold], Moon [silver], Mercury [mercury], Venus [copper] Mars [iron], Jupiter [tin], and Saturn [lead]. So in terms olf the spiritual path he would be at the level of Jupiter.
Some of this symbolism is personal.
A description of the experience
I am in a very bright white room with windows on all sides, open. Each window has curtains of fine white material wafting in the breeze. I sense that it is very hot outside. Inside it is cooler. I am sitting on a cane chair with my long white hair draped over the back of it. I am wearing white cotton trousers and nothing else.
On my lap in my hands is the pencil case I was given by the red bird. It is made of tinned metal and is mainly silver coloured with a black design and letters spelling 'YORK'. I open it and inside there are ten pencils each without a point: they have not been sharpened. Just hexagons of plain wood with pencil lead inside.
I close the pencil case and raise my head to look outside. The room is on the ground floor of a house on the top of a hill. The ground slopes down on all sides to a plain shimmering in the heat. I stand up and walk outside to look over the plain. All I see is heat haze.
A soldier appears attired in an old fashioned red tunic with a three cornered hat. He salutes me and beckons follow him. We go down the slope towards the plain. When we reach it we find a wall stretching as far each side as we can see. A little way on there is a door. The soldier rushes at it and breaks it down, then disappears.
I am in a kind of medieval street with market stalls selling wares such as leather jerkins and boots, jars of honey, soap and bolts of cloth. I walk along between the stalls until I see one decked out in yellow and white bunting with a flag fluttering above it upon which is the word YORK. Behind the stall is an old man bent over a grinding wheel – he seems to be sharpening knives.
A very tall girl, which I take to be his daughter, dressed in a black and gold full-length dress, addresses me and I feel obliged to offer her the pencil case. She opens it and smiles hugely – showing the contents to the old man. He calmly takes it from her and starts to sharpen the pencils.
The source of the experienceBraveheart
Concepts, symbols and science items
SymbolsBox, casket, coffers, bags, rucksacks
Pennant or flag
Wheel with six spokes