The autumn equinox is a mysterious time. It marks an essential passage in the process of enlightenment. It is a time of balance between day and night. Winter is a time of darkness and death. This duality between light and dark exists within humanity, and is about spiritual transformation, or alchemy. All things must die before they are born, all spiritual ascent requires descent first. We must all face and overcome our own darkness. Most of the esoteric meaning of the equinox has been lost along with any true knowledge of it. The builders of many ancient sites, such as the Great Pyramids, left the message in their architecture. This mirrors the meaning found in the cosmos. This is part of the greater design of the Universe revealing to process of spiritual awakening to humanity. There are messages coming from above. The outer drama being enacted in the heavens, was actually an inner representation of humans become spiritual. As above so below. The alchemical symbol of the Sun represents the spiritual aspect that incarnates within each person. Any darkness is intended for spiritual transformation.
In ancient Egypt magic and spirituality were part of everyday life. It was known that negative entities were responsible for many ailments. Because of this knowledge it was known that if you healed the soul the body would follow. Many treatments were supernatural in origin. Many healers used incantations and magic to treat these ailments. Most cures were derived from plant and animal sources. The ingredients were chosen based on the symptoms of the patient. This is the principle of “simila similibus” which means “similar with similar” and can be found throughout the history of medicine. Modern homeopathy was built on this foundation. Amulets were especially popular. They had amulets that classified as homeopoetic, phylactic and theophoric. Homeopoetic amulets usually portray an animal or part of an animal. They are worn so the wearer can gain the positive attributes of the animal. An example of this could be strength or speed. Phylactic amulets protect the wearer against negative entities. A popular example of this would be the Eye of Horus. Theophoric amulets represent Egyptian Gods. An example would be people wore amulets of The Girdle of Isis, this was intended to stem the flow of blood at miscarriage. These were usually made of bone and hung from a leather strap.
Anubis was regarded as the God of death. He is the oldest and most popular ancient Egyptian God. He was so highly regarded because he had tremendous power over not only their spiritual bodies, but their physical bodies as well when they died. Osiris later took over a lot of these myths as God of death. Anubis was actually a Guardian of the scales. He decided the fate of souls. In the Book of the Dead Anubis weighs the descendants heart against the weight of a feather. The feather represents truth, of purity. If the heart is heavier the person would be consumed by Ammit, a female demon and recycled back here. If the scale tipped toward the feather Anubis would lead the descendent to Osiris so they could ascend to heaven. How will your heart weigh?