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The two Towers or pillars are a consistent symbol for the geometries of control, even having their own names Boaz and Jachin, and appear on the High Priestess tarot card. As a most common symbol I wanted to highlight some of its many iterations.
The event that has shaped our modern world more than any other, was the 9/11 attacks. Though more than 2 buildings came down that day it exists in the public consciousness as the downing of the twin towers. I won’t go into questions of who is responsible, or why or how they came down, but I’ll point out the symbolism. Deleting the iconic twin towers, not only initiated the ‘war on terror’ but also set up most of the population to mourn for the two towers, which symbolically gives power to the towers of Boaz and Jachin.
I have to include here what might be the original or earliest existing representation of the two pillars.
Often found at the end of cartouches and in other positions, is the Mer character and 2 feathers, in the above order or reversed. Interpreted as “belover of truth” I see this as a minimised version of the first image.
The creator god Min or Khem (obviously connected to Khemit, the original name for Egypt) His headdress is the Shuti, symbol of authority and 2 feathers.
In this bizarre image of Crowley the only logical reason for his pose is to represent the two pillars.
In both the above cards from The Book of Thoth tarot cards, 2 of the wands are rendered as spears with impish heads capped with horses. What the horses symbolise is hard to say, but possibly; nobility, direction, control or domestication. Are these imp heads the faces of Boaz and Jachin?
Of course. the names given to each card are concerning enough; “Dominion” and “Oppression” respectively.
The Wilmington Long man is another curiosity, which can be seen on Google earth; 50°48’35.82″N 0°11’18.75″E.
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