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All Hail "Janus -- The Gatekeeper!"

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: All Hail "Janus -- The Gatekeeper!" If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: A bit more of interest here... If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

-- Reading further into this detailed study of Janus in various descriptions (link below), I found this of particular interest;

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"The dancer's scarf is Y-shaped, since in alchemy the letter Y represents the Rebis (Two-thing), that is, the unification of male and female principles in the androgyne. In general it is the unification of all opposites. It is also associated with Janus, as the god present at the fork in the road. The Y (like a similarly shaped hieroglyph) is also a feminine sign, thereby reflecting the apparently female sex of the dancer...

The Y also appears in a variant of the Chinese Tai-Kih (i.e., the T'ai Chi T'u, the familiar Yin-Yang), which is a symbol of the Great Uniter: a circle divided by triple arcs, often with the arc from above touching the double arc of the Yin-Yang, and thus representing its unification. Goldsmith (49) says this symbol, "expresses the completest and highest creative force. Thus the universe being made up of opposites was brought into fructifying union by the Tai-Kih...."





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