Dear Wen: Jonah…

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The dichotomy is between devouring or eating and swallowing whole…

The Moon cycle… being devoured or eaten symbolises ‘earthly time’…

The Sun cycle… being swallowed whole symbolises ‘cosmic time’…

There are some specific iconographies for this.

I am thinking of the Gnostic Eon… or Aion…

Photo Andreu Abuin

Photo Andreu Abuin

A lion headed man entwined by a serpent…

…Which precisely corresponds with and extends the Egyptian conception of Ra and Apophis.

The Leon-cephalic holds symbols in both hands…

From memory, I think one of them may be the ‘dorje’ a double- headed ‘thunderbolt’.

(The same weapon used by Marduk to ‘dispatch’ his ‘adversary’… which starts to look like another symbol for time, winged and looking back devouring…)

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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