Do You Question Everything?

 

Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” The cure for that pending disaster?? There is only one…

Question. Everything.

So, do you question everything? Do you really? According to the likes of Socrates, Gandhi, Einstein, Steve Jobs, and George Carlin (to name a few), you absolutely should! If you don’t, you must start. And when you do, you will rapidly come to find there is so much about our everyday lives that we don’t fully understand. Guys, we don’t even know why we have different blood types! As humans, we don’t even know why they exist, medically or genetically, and yet had you ever even questioned it?

Had you even thought to?

We just accept everything, it’s what we’re taught to do, and it’s what we teach our children to do. But take heart, you can start questioning the world around you at any time, and clues are everywhere. You only have to look as far as your own wallet, at a single dollar bill, to recognize we are virtually surrounded by cryptic and mysterious symbols, symbols that are a part of our everyday life and we don’t even know what most of them mean! Which, if you are questioning everything should make you curious.

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When you begin to research nearly any symbol out there, you’ll start to notice something. There’s a lot of controversy around their meanings – a lot of contradictory information. It’s something being explored on a host of hot TV shows right now and on networks like The Discovery and History Channel. One reason for the surge in popularity of things like The Knights Templar is that it’s generally pretty fascinating to think that we don’t know some basic things about the world around us; that our own history, as a country and as a world, is, in fact, a subject of great debate!

Let me just say for the record, I knew I was opening a Pandora’s box when I choose the celtic triquetra as the Animus symbol for The Oldest Soul Trilogy! It was quite intentional.

This symbol is often synonymous with witches, pagans and the occult, (perhaps just as synonymous as Eve is with the fall of humanity), but I found it rather odd when I dug a little further that this would-be pagan symbol is also said to be the “symbol for soul.” It’s another long held meaning of the triquetra but one that’s much more obscure. One that has been thrust out of the spotlight for centuries.

Even, you might say, rewritten.

Alright then, looking at this particular symbol as our example, learning to see the truth through the lies—questioning everything—takes you into some very interesting territory.

HISTORY LESSON

When thinking about the Celtic triquetra you might first think of the TV show “Charmed”, this symbol often conjures up ideas of magic, witches, and Wiccans, even spells. But really, the triquetra was created by the Celts a long long time ago…

In Latin, the word triquetra means “three cornered.”

This symbol is also called the Trinity Knot or Celtic Triangle.

DESIGN

Three interlocked loops, creating the intersection of three circles. There is no beginning and no end to the knotwork. Sometimes a circle around the three loops is added.

WITH A CIRCLE

This is where the protection, infinite, and eternity theory comes into play. A circle is drawn around the triquetra to signify spiritual unity. This is a protection circle; something that cannot be broken.

MEANINGS/SYMBOLISM

GODDESSES/GODS:

The Celts worshiped a moon goddess who was a trio goddess. She was associated with the lunar phases; when the moon was waxing, waning, and full. (as is shown below, a triquetra with crescent moons surrounding it)

Another trio goddess associated with the triquetra is the Celtic goddess Morrighan.

Another possibility is a connection to the three Fates, of Greek Mythology.

TRIO MEANINGS:

  • mind, body, soul (spirit)
  • maiden, mother, crone
  • past, present, future
  • thought, feeling, emotion
  • Father, Son, Holy Ghost
  • creation, preservation, destruction
  • earth, air, water – three forces of nature
  • life, death, rebirth

ENCOMPASSING MEANINGS:

  • infinite and eternity
  • protection
  • equality
  • divine femininity

ORIGINS

Some Christian faiths claim that their monks created the triquetra to try and convert the Celts to Christianity.

The Celts claim to have created it themselves, for their own purposes. They also claim that the Christians of that time used it to their advantage, to try and make them see things their way.

Archeological digs are adding more insight into this mystery. Like the ones in Europe where the triquetra was carved into stones that dated back to 1,000 AD. The triquetra has been found carved onto rune stones in Europe and on German currency. Also, the triquetra is mentioned in the “Book of Kell”, created by the Scotts around 800 AD.

The triquetra did not originate as a Wiccan symbol at all, despite what people may think. It was most likely a symbol created by the Celts. Used first by the Celts in connection to the goddess of the moon and femininity, and to the divine. And later repurposed…

CONTROVERSY

Some conspiracy theorists have deemed the triquetra the physical manifestation of “666”, the symbol for the devil, also known as the number of the beasts’ brand. They claim those wearing the triquetra or those who like it are then Satanists, and they are bringing to life what is written in the Book of Revelations, in the Bible. Here’s where I think the author of The Oldest Soul Trilogy is drawing inspiration. No spoilers, you’ll have to read the book for yourself! But one thing’s for sure, from symbolizing the goddess of the moon to the manifestation of the antichrist is quite an extraordinary leap… or is it? These are question you must ask yourself.

CONCLUSION

The bottomline is this. It’s more important than ever to question the world around us. We must not become a people who simply accept what we are being told something means, or worse, what we are being conditioned to think. And we can not be afraid, for it is the very things that we fear that we must pursue, that we must ask why we fear them (more on the number 13 later!)

Like Joseph Campbell said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

We must begin to ask questions again, WE MUST, particularly about the things we seem to be discouraged from asking about. Start with things that we seem to be conditioned to think of as “bad” – things like the Celtic triquetra, which most likely started out meaning Goddess, mother, femininity, and the soul/divine – which should really make one wonder why it morphed into meaning evil

We must be willing to seek the truth if we want to find it. I highly recommend checking out the book I mentioned in this article at the links below—it will kick start you on your quest for truth. It will make you begin to question everything.

xoxo

 

Tiffany

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ANIMUS, The Oldest Soul (book one)

Eve has no idea she’s the oldest soul on earth, with a pre-wired connection to every other soul on the planet and that the boy she’s mysteriously drawn to, named Roman, has been her soul mate, her love of nearly three hundred lifetimes–until he tells her.

But what Roman doesn’t mention is that the new genetic test called Animus will soon expose what she is to the whole world and that he’s being tasked with the impossible; steering her, into the open arms of another, a boy named Jude. She’ll learn that Jude’s the only brand new soul on earth; the one who’s come to change the world, and that the future of humanity rests in their intertwined destiny.

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AURORA, The Oldest Soul (book two)

There is a truth within the universe, one that’s long been disguised as forbidden knowledge.

It’s up to Eve to crack the code, and enlighten humanity to the greatest lie ever told. But the loss of her beloved grandfather and flood of all her past lives besieging her at once took her to a dark place for six long weeks.

She emerges to find herself in Aurora, the vast new society that’s risen from the ashes of North America, where old souls now live separate from new—and her love of lifetimes, Roman, has never left her side. But she quickly realizes there are two opposing forces behind this impressive new world, and one of them wants to keep it teetering on the verge of war. When she begins to decipher clues embedded all around her, it becomes clear that uncovering the truth will be next to impossible, and exposing it may very well cost her life.

 

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