Some are fully aware of the symbolic gestures of the Freemasons and Illuminati, and others haven‘t a clue. But do you know that Jesus Christ also had hand signals but where did they originate?
The sign in which His first two fingers and His thumb are extended, and His third and fourth finger are closed emerged in early Christian art as the ‘sign of the benediction’ or blessing. It is important to also note that in these stances of which Christ was depicted, He also made these gestures with His right hand. This being the hand with which He did His blessings. The left hand has always been associated with the occult and esoteric.
Some say this originated with the Roman art and gained popularity as a Christian symbol shortly after Constantine’s issue of the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D.
As Christian art evolved, these symbols, including the hand gestures, began to take on deeper mystical meaning and significance. With the thumb open, the three digits came to represent the Trinity (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), while the two closed represented the dual nature of the Christ both as man and GOD.
As time passed, the early Church began to split into different segregations and thusly, around the second century A.D., the symbol for both the blessings likewise split into different sects.
The Greek Orthodox church began to make use of the symbol derived from a common abbreviation of the Greek version of Christ’s Name. This manifested into the first finger held erect, representing an “I” ; the second is bent in the shape of a “C” ; the thumb and third finger cross to form an “X”; and the pinky, like the second finger, curves into the “C”. Thus, the five digits together spelled “IC XC”, which is an abbreviation of the Greek name of Jesus Christ, taken from the first and last letters of both parts of His Name. Example: Jesus (IHCOYC) Christ (XPICTOC).
But, this is a twisted version of another kind of cross. Seems that several have been placed together to form their version. This is from the Orthodox Christian Church. See the mixture?
The Roman Catholic church, meanwhile, maintained the use of the three open digits and two closed (now similar to the Western world). The early sign, in which the thumb is closed, has by this time faded almost completely.
With the onset of the Renaissance in Western Europe, the sign of the benediction became less common in Christian art, primarily due to the shifting away from images of Christ as Savior towards a more naturalistic depiction, emphasizing the human in Christ over as GOD. Renaissance art portrayed Christ as more realistic, and would have Him appear as He would have been seen in the flesh. Hence the paintings of His betrayal, or the agony of death, and then in the glory of the Christ Pantocrator.
In Rome this little hand is well known, and is called by everybody the Mano Pantea.
The use of hand gestures giving blessing is an ancient motif in art. This particular gesture of the fingers is known as the mano pantea, which predates Christianity and can be seen in Pagan motifs to ward off evil eye, and Ancient Egyptian artifacts invoking parental protection.
The frog, it may be noted, in both cases seems to have its proper position, and that well known, aphrodisiac, was surely placed by design in close relation to the middle finger, the ancient digitus infamis. I find the frog to be curious considering the display of frogs on Merovingian crests and coat of arms motifs.
Upon the Mano Pantea we may safely consider it under either, or all of the four first meanings; and hence as it was in Egypt a powerful amulet to guard both living and dead, so we may well believe it was adopted as such by the Romans along with the Serapis cult. It will be noticed that our jeweler’s description passes over the scarab, which is nevertheless very distinct on the original bronze.
On the back of the hand we have the frog, which our friend calls a toad (rospo). This is a common amulet against the evil eye. In Naples the simple frog amulet is called a Sirena, like the more elaborate one of which a description follows later. It is not only now worn by Italians, Greeks, and even Turks, but it appears on many ancient gems and medals. It is commonly of metal, but when cut out of amber or coral is of greater power. The frog also was among Egyptians “a symbol of Ptah,” because, as Horapollo says, “it was the representation of man in embryo, that is, of the being who, like the world, was the work of the Creative Power, and the noblest production of his hands.”
“The importance attached to the frog in some parts of Egypt is shown by its having been embalmed, and honoured with sculpture in the tombs of Thebes. The frog was the symbol of hefnu, 100,000, or an immense number. It sat on a ring or seal, a sign occasionally used in lieu of the Tau or ‘life.’” Again we are told, “la grenouille rappelait l’idée de la renaissance.” is from Maspero’s Archéologie, p. 235. Jahn gives a plate (Taf. IV.) of a terra-cotta lamp, now in the Berlin Museum, having an eye for centre, round which are the frog, scorpion, phallus, snail, and two monkeys’ heads (cynocephalus); the spout is formed of a horned mask. The frog is shown on the Kertch necklace (p. 135) as one of the special amulets. There is also an ancient bronze frog amulet, prepared for suspension, in the Ashmolean Museum.
Pliny says: “To this the Magi add some other particulars, which, if there is any truth in them, would lead us to believe that frogs ought to be considered much more useful to society than laws.” He gives directions for a particular manipulation of the frog, by which a wife conceives an aversion to all paramours. One kind (phrini), known to the Greeks, have protuberances like horns. He also says, there is a small bone on each side of a frog. That on the right side has many wonderful properties one is, that if thrown into boiling water it will immediately cool, and that it will not boil again till the bone be removed. The little bone from the left side, on the other hand, has the property of making it boil. It will also assuage the fury of dogs, and if put into drink it will conciliate love and end discord or strife. It is also worn for a talisman as an aphrodisiac.
One of the two frog charms on is that common in Rome, while the clumsier one is Neapolitan. The two shown immediately beneath the Mano Pantea on the same plate are from Constantinople, sold openly as charms in the bazaars. Evidently the frog as an amulet is widely used among various races, ancient and modern.
The scales, so prominent upon most of these hands, are passed over by Jahn, but they serve at least to confirm the Egyptian character of all these amulets. At the time when these hands were made in Italy, the weighing apparatus was always, as it is to a large extent to-day, of the steelyard type. Of all the scales in the Naples and Pompeian Museums every one is a steelyard; whereas in the innumerable representations of weighing, found on Egyptian paintings and sculptures, whether of souls by the recording Thoth, or of merchandise by various persons, the machine is nearly always an equipoised beam and two scales. In judging then of the true meaning of the scales upon the Mano Pantea, we must take into account the fact that, as a representation, they were conventional, of an object not unknown, but at least such as the Roman users of these hands were unaccustomed to. Although the Egyptians had another kind of balance it is rarely seen.
Most, if not all, of the other symbols upon the Mano Pantea, like those upon the every-day-of-the-week amulet, also belong to one or other of the last-named deities of the sun and moon.
The “hand of the blessing” was a Roman sign of “The Hand of the All Goddess”. It was later adopted by Christian clergymen. In Islam it is called the “Hand of Fatima”. This is one and the same as Hamsa. The palm-shaped amulet depicting a open right hand as a defense against the evil eye.
Among the Shiites, the fingers of the hand of Fatima also represent the ‘five holy persons’ of the Prophet’s family: Muhammed, Fatima, Ali, Hassan, Hussein. Ali’s name or those of The Twelve Imams are sometimes engraves on metal Hands of Fatima. Hamsas can also include a heart, a hexagram, or the word Allah inscribed in the palm of the hand.
Egypt used it to evoke the protection of the parental spirits. The index finger is the Mother-Goddess, the middle finger is the Father-Godhead, and the thumb with an acorn seed on it is the Child, Horus, the newborn sun of each day.
Mano Pantea also became known as the Pax Vobiscum-‘peace be with you’ as it was associated with Roman Catholic Church.
Middle Eastern Religions
Buddha holds his hand similar to that of Jesus Christ but there is a rich difference. They are called mudras. Although they are similar, we must learn to discern between the two or the Truth would fall away. Just because another religion uses some of the same mediums does not negate the Christian foundations, in fact, we need to take a longer look into where these came from and why.
Of the common Buddhist Mudras, the Vitarka Mudra is the one that most resembles that of Jesus Christ’s right hand Icon. The earliest representatons of this show the three fingers straight, rather than curved. Much later we begin to see the differences. From the images of the 8th century A.D., which is actually centuries after the iconography of Jesus Christ was established.
Essentially, the Buddhist mudras are didactic; they are hand gestures which are designed to convey a particular message, much like the “IC XC”. The Christ symbol is much more in fact, it teaches that it’s a sign and a means of blessings. While, Buddha holds his hands in a certain form and the devotees are to remember a certain teaching.
The caliph gave orders to cut off the hand of the monk and take it to the marketplace. Towards evening Saint John, having asked the caliph for the cut-off hand, put it to its joint and fell to the ground before the icon of the mother of GOD.
The monk begged Our Lady to heal the hand, which had written in defense of Orthodoxy. After long prayer he fell asleep and saw in a dream, that the All-Pure Mother of God had turned to him promising him quick healing. Before this the Mother of God bid him toil without fail with this hand. Having awakened from sleep, the Monk John saw that his hand was unharmed. In thankfulness for this healing the Monk John placed on the icon an hand fashioned of silver, from which the icon received its name “Of Three Hands”. According to tradition, the Monk John wrote a song of thanksgiving to the Mother of God — “All of creation rejoiceth in Thee, O Full of Grace”, which appears in place of the Mother of God hymn “Mete it is in truth” in the
Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.
The ancients attach special occult significance to every part of the human body. The symbolism of the hand could fill several volumes on its own.
Scream & Shout
In the new Brittany Spears video, with Will i am-contains multiple signs and symbols of the Illuminati influence in music. The website “Vigilant Citizen” is an awesome site to learn more about this
But this picture here shows Will i am showing not only a symbol for Monarch mind control (butterflies) but also the hand sign which I find to be interesting.
What is this sign?
Then we have John the Baptist.
This first picture looks identical to the “OM” sign for yoga meditation which is a New Age technique.
These depictions from old to the new all represent a defense against the ‘evil eye’ but the fact that so many signs have made their way into the Christian symbolism in paintings give way to the questioning of how this was accomplished.
The Roman Catholic Church was tainted, and remains tainted. I believe these signs and paintings of Jesus Christ are manipulated and this is NOT the true Jesus Christ. I think this tainting combined Osiris, Iris, Horus, and the Paganism rituals from antiquity and remains as a symbol to believers still today. I read long ago that ALL paintings painted of Jesus Christ had to be certified by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) before their release. This definitely reeks! I don’t trust them to be authentic or true to His actual appearance. BUT, this is how the world will be tricked!
You see all these symbols and signs come from ancient Pagan practices, and the paintings of these periods were controlled by the RCC, therefore all these things are twisted. It’s no secret by now that everything of GOD is twisted by Satan and his children. This is just another example.
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