Sign of Silence

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Sign of Silence

Postby DavidH » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:49 pm


I have seen some Magical Orders use the Sign of Silence with the left hand, and some with the right. Most Images of Harpocrates use the right hand. I've also seen some texts refer to both hands.

Are these signs different according to the hand used, or is it just a matter of tradition/preference? Should it always be done the same or does different practices call for different hands.

Does it have anything to do with the concepts of one side being passive and the other active? or active vs. receiving?

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Re: Sign of Silence

Postby Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:07 pm

Yes, yes, yes :

There are variations. Some contexts don't differentiate; some do. When there is intentional differentiation, symbolism is introduced, and side of the body is a major consideration.
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