“The blue Lotus flower in Egyptology is set in its association with the Sun, the creation, and rebirth. The reason that that Lotus is used as a metaphor for these things is due to the way that it raises out of the water, over a small period of time, and flowers in the morning to the late afternoon, before sinking below the surface again. The repeat of this pattern makes it easy to understand why my ancestors chose it to symbolize the Lotus with rebirth, as it followed the same pattern as the Sun.
“The Blue Lotus is the symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, of intelligence and wisdom, of knowledge. The Blue Lotus of the Nile was the most sacred of plants, prized above all others. The plant was associated with the sun god Ra as the bringer of light. They say Isis made perfume from this amazing flower and Cleopatra bathed in Blue Lotus essences. There is something magical and enchanting with the Lotus flower, coming up from the polluted muds of earth bringing the lessons of the beauty that comes with the dark night of the soul journey.
“It is fascinating to know that our cultures connect on such a deep level with the Traditional Aboriginal medicine here in Australia having always used the Blue Lotus, eating the roots, stems, flowers and incorporating this plant into daily culture.”
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