KA and the swasti-KA

And finally one could write a book on all of the “Ga/Ka” sounds

that occur in ancient sacred names.

Henri Frankfort, Kingship and the Gods

Quote Originally Posted by Riadach View Post
It’s the idea of a soul, I’d imagine. I’m not sure what’s its relationship to bicamerality is.
I wouldn’t consider myself au fait with things Egyptian though.

Taking “ka” to mean soul is the most typical modern interpretation of the meaning of the word. However, depending on the context of the text in which the term is used it also can appear to mean any of the following:

-one’s double
-to the extent of being able to express or represent what one wants
-one’s will power
-luck, fortune or destiny,
-a person/entity you “go to” after “death”
-something which can be given by a king
-but simultaneously owned by him

To explain this hotch-potch, we’re supposed to accept the “”the peculiar quality of Egyptian thought which allows an object to be understood not by a single and consistent definition, but by various and unrelated approaches”**….!

These are direct quotes from Jaynes’s 1976 book, “The Origin of…etc.”.

“Each person has his ka and speaks of it as we might of our will power.”

“Courtiers in some of their inscriptions referring to the king say, “I did what his ka loved” or “I did that which his ka approved,”16

“In some texts it is said that the king makes a man’s ka, and some scholars translate ka in this sense as fortune. Again, this is a modern imposition. A concept such as fortune or success is impossible in the bicameral culture of Egypt.”

“Frequently the ka crops up in names of Egyptian officials [..]: Kaininesut, “my ka belongs to the king,” or Kainesut, “the king is my ka.”18

In the Cairo Museum, stela number 20538 says, “the king gives his servants Ka’s and feeds those who are faithful.”

“The pyramids are full of false doors, sometimes simply painted on the limestone walls, through which the deceased god-king’s ka could pass out into the world and be heard.”

“But most significant are the representations of the king’s ka as his twin in birth scenes.”

Going back to the voices, Jaynes says that in a sophisticated and hierarchical society like ancient Egypt, the voice people heard wasn’t the local king, tribal leader, recently deceased leader or a god but that of an authority figure, for example, the slave owner for a slave, a vizier for a low-ranking palace employee, the Pharaoh-king himself for courtiers and viziers.Jaynes’s view of it seems – to me – to be by far the most convincing.

He believes that the ka is the internal voice directing each person. If you’re working for the king, then it’s the king’s voice you hear or at least that’s what you think you’re hearing. So, when some text says that the king gave a man his ka, it means that it was the king’s voice that was ordering him around – the thing that gives him direction in life.

It doesn’t mean fortune.

It also explains phrases referring to doing what the king’s ka approved of and declaring that one’s ka belongs to the king. Equally, it fits the idea of the ka being what we would refer to as one’s willpower.

The ka is what makes you do stuff.

The image above shows the god Khnum forming a future king with the right hand and the king’s ka with the left on the potter’s wheel as per Egyptian legends of the time.

Note that the ka points with its left hand to its mouth, indicating its speech ability – in keeping with Jaynes’s view of its function.


KA and CHirality and CHiram Abiff the ARKitect

Kaaba MERKABA and the Ka Ba

“My Conversations with JEHOVAH = SWASTIKA”

“…Sator Square + 137 + 55 = How to make TIME disappear”

2012 unv-IEL-ing = YHVH = ‘The Lord’ = I37 = 5wa5tika

Sschizophrenia = Swastika (Pagans) vs Crucifix (Vatican)

to be continued …

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