"Spider and Cross", ubiquitous symbol of the prehistoric Mississippian culture
and to create a community arts project I called "Spider Woman's Hands".
As Mr. Bailey pointed out,
"The truth will cease to be stranger than fiction when we get used to it."........ "I realise symbols work on many levels or fractally. It is said matter is condensed light, and Light is an electro-magnetic wave or particle. The electric field and the magnetic field are ALWAYS perpendicular to each other - like a Cross on a certain level."
|2005 crop circle of ancient American spider motif, Wiltshire, England|
"The Dogon symbols and concepts relating to atomic structure so thoroughly mimic their scientific counterparts that, if our purpose was to refute their basis in science, we would first need to explain in some believable way the following extraordinary similarities:
• The po, which is defined in terms similar to those that describe the atom
• Sene seeds, which are described in form and behavior as being similar to protons, neutrons, and electrons and whose "nesting" is recognizable as an electron orbit
• The germination of the sene, whose drawn images are a match for the four types of quantum spin particles
• The spider of the sene whose threads weave the 266 seeds of Amma, much as string theory tells us all matter is woven from strings.
Likewise, there seems to be a relationship between Dogon cosmological drawings and the shapes of various Egyptian glyphs, yet among the Dogon, these drawings have never taken on the status of an actual written language.
Dada, the Dogon spider who weaves matter and whose name means "mother" in the Dogon language, exhibits many of the classical attributes of the Egyptian (and Amazigh) goddess Neith. In fact, other ancient goddesses, like Athena, who are traditionally associated with Neith also are associated with spider symbolism similar to that found in Dogon cosmology. Such consistencies suggest that the Dogon system of myth could represent an early incarnation of the Egyptian myths."