THE TEMPLES – YOUR WINGS OF LIGHT
Let’s start by exploring the bodily features of your temples. Beneath your temples is the assembly level of 4 bones, the parietal, frontal, temporal and the higher ‘wing’ of the sphenoid bone. This whole area is called the ‘pterion’ named after the Greek phrase for ‘wings’, which has esoteric associations with Mercury/Hermes The Messenger of the Gods who’s depicted sporting a cap with wings on both aspect of the temples. We’ll transfer onto the deeper that means and symbology of this shortly.
The pterion is due to this fact, the thinnest/weakest a part of your cranium, with a main artery ‘the center meningeal artery’ working proper beneath it. That is why a blow to the again or high of the top can put sufficient stress onto the temples to trigger both a deadly fracture or a rupture to the massive artery, leading to a mind bleed. Named after the temporal bone (which pertains to the passing of time with the hair close to the temples turning gray first) the temples additionally denote the rising of knowledge. Briefly, it’s a extremely delicate space, bodily and in addition ‘spiritually’. The temples are additionally regarded as named after the Greek phrase ‘temenos’ which refers to sacred areas which are revered and ‘set-apart’ for worshiping the divine. Certainly, your temples do serve this function.
From a non secular and bodily perspective, it’s the assembly level of the pterion ‘below the temples’ that holds particular curiosity.