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Bridge Letters

Bridge Letters
 
Connecting, Linking, Crossing or Bridging are fundamental challenges of all cultures and are reflected in the basic letters of alphabets:
 
Heaven - King
Heaven - Man
Heaven - Earth
These connections between 2 Worlds lead directly to 3 Worlds. In the Sanskrit tradition and the West this typically begins with A which can be seen as a stream which comes from heaven and divides into two as it descends and leads naturally to its reverse to form:
 
Λ - V
 
A second basic bridge is letter 2: B, which is effectively half of a square which is then divided into two. This results in three horizontal lines which can be seen as
 
3 Steps or
3 Terraces.
 
The next bridge letter is letter 5:
E or Eta which is linked with 5 basic powers e.g. 5 Iswara Tattvas. It is an abstract Male which has two female counterparts in the Greek alphabet. The combination
E- Xi is e reflected in Chinese as trigrams 1 and 8 and as hexagrams 1 and 2 of I Ching.
 
Male - Female
E I
E Ξ (Xi)
☰ ☷ also written
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Cf. below: China and Japan The next bridge letters are letters 6 and 7, which continue the Male-Female distinction.
 
G H
Guru Hira
Hara Hira
Haya Hira
Zeus Hera
Jupiter Juno
 
The first 7 lettters correspond to the 7 days of a week and also to the 7 days of creation. The letters G -H (q.v.) are thus an end and a beginning.
 
The next Bridge letter at the nd of week two is letter 14: N. Turned on its side this become a Z. Hence, the end of the first period and the end of the alphabet are directly connected as:
N  Z
 
The next bridge letters in Western languages are:
S T
Female Male
Sigma Tau
Serpent Tree
 
which combine to create the letter Stigma and the now obsolete letter San. Z is the final bridge letter. It has a Male and Female form:
 
zI zRI which becomes ziwa ---- then
Siva - SRI
Shiva Sri and subsequently tends to shift to
Shiva Laksmi
 
Hence, the evolution of key points in the Alphabet is initially an attempt to summarize key moments in creation and human evolution. There is also a deeper message. If life only followed the cycle of the days, months and seasons then we would be caught in a simple boring cycle of repitition. The vision is to strive for a path of growth and development to escape the rut. So each turning of a phase of the moon or season of the year offers a chance for a turn for the better and each ending also entails the possibility of a crossing, that will mark a salvation. Posed as a problem this a question of getting from A to B where A is Earth and B is Heaven. To help in the process a series of images of helpers are developed along three main lines: King, Shepherd and Boatman. A Messenger god who acts as a go-between gods and humans becomes important. This god is often all a god of learning and Wisdom (e.g. Budha, Hermes, Mecury). Certain animals also play a useful role in the search for imagery that will do in Nature what the Bridge Letters do in written form. The Eagle, Phoenix, Dragon and Monkey play a special role in this process. Puns and Word Plays whereby near homonymns help create these bridges of sounds and realities play a profound role, especially in Asia. China and Japan: The Chinese word for Monkey, Shin, 申, is clearly a bridge symbol which makes him a messenger in the manner of Hermes (Mercury) among the gods. If we add to the three vertical lines ||| a horizontal line at the bottom, we have: 山, or OU, the Chinese and Japanese word for Mountain. This word is then combined with the word for King, 王, to produce, Mountian King, or San Ou or sannou. Note how the word for king, 王, is effectively a combination of the Greek letters E and I or EI. This is not a coincidence. The Mountain King is on Mount Hiei (= Hi-ei). As Mark Shumacher (see Website) has eloquently explained, in more detail the image of the Mountain King links directly with the tradition of the 3 Monkeys (q.v.). Note how the Chinese word for 3 Powers, San Zai has the symbol of Yin combined with the symbol that becomes A in Phoenician. Linked with the Bridge Letters are the letters of Begin - Turn; Begin -Return (q.v.).
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