Symbols - What does heaven look like

Blind [and blindness]

It was not uncommon for people in the initiation ceremonies for the spiritual path and in later activities related to phases on the path, to be blindfolded both to test their faith in those who were helping them and also to ensure they did not see what might happen to them.

Thus the symbolism of blindness in all nursery rhymes and poems is spiritually related to the act of initiation and stage completions.

For example

Three blind mice
Three blind mice
See how they run
See how they run
They all ran after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife
You  never did see such as thing in your life
As three blind mice


The added symbolism may derive from the idea of rebirth and either dismemberment or being pierced with swords


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