As I don’t know anybody who spas, and the esoteric forum that is the last bastion of me on the internet, is well global esoteric, after google, to get a definitive answer, I though that some here might use spas.
Why do so many (typically twenty something ladies from what I could tell) sleep in spas? You are paying money to sleep!
It has to be said that I think that I fell asleep on a water bed, and the spa does have a sleep room (which I do get), but all over the place women were sleeping.
For context my son took me to Centre Parcs, in case that helps. Is sleeping in spas normal? Why?
The context helps. I suspect most women at a centre parcs spa have been “given” a day off from family obligations as a holiday treat. Therefore it’s the first time in a long time that they’re not being disturbed by a child or husband/partner. Which leads them to falling fast asleep.
It’s not that common in other spas. Like posh hotel ones.
ankh is a bit like the Christian Cross. Some says it’s a sandal strap. Think of a cross but with an oval loop at the top instead of a line. It means life. In more esoteric circles it is seen as magical in that it can protect you from bad energies (like a Christian cross in vampire films).
Re. Sun god. Can be seen as the supreme being/God/spiritual source/what enables life on Earth, etc.
Together it’s a name. Harmony, balance and truth of life under God.
Funny story. A couple of decades ago I was in an Oxford Uni’s Egyptian library reading a very old book on pharohic names, when Ma’at Ankh Re flew into my mind. No pharaoh ever used it, and I felt that I had the right to use it, so I have. That understates the moment but you would have to have been there to see me squirm. Without cartouche as I obviously am not an Egyptian Pharaoh. I have had fun with it for many years.
Nowadays I have the cartouche after a lot of work based on the guidance of (very publicly on the internet) said Masonic Jewish Priest. If you think me mad, I wonder what you would make of him. Sometimes I have to spend months trying to get my mind around his words. I now challenge him on esoteric matters.
I went to a Jewish forum (picked at random) to find out what Jewish priests actually do. It turns out that what he has been doing with me for two decades is actually his job. They are the descendants of those priests who spoke to God, carried the Arc of the Covenant etc. I was a bit taken back when the Jewish community confirmed this. He sees something in me and is trying hard to get me to be able to use divine energies for the greater good. All on a Masonic website.
It keeps me out of trouble. and can be fun.
I once asked him outright who he thinks I am. His answer was that I am part of an advanced party leading the way for the return of a more illuminated planet. Iirc. For me, I just enjoy stretching my mind around stuff that’s a bit different.
Don’t think you mad - most of celebrated Italian Renaissance painting was based on esoteric philosophy and knowledge which made sense at that time. And which has since been lost - Botticelli for example his pagan paintings such as La Primavera, the narratives are deep from ‘an interpretation of spring’ to Neo Platonic allegories involving texts and ideas long since gone. Whether they enrich the work or anything … but always fascinating. Neo Platonic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance attempted to find connections between all religions and philosophies.
Well that’s a bit mad but who am I to discount it. Sounds fun
That sounds a bit cultish tho
I recommend Edgar Winds ‘pagan mysteries in the Renaissance’ some interesting insights into pre classical rituals - initiation etc - the pagan mysteries I guess.