Goddess of the Seven Points

seshatWhen writing first appeared in Egypt, it was associated with a goddess named Seshat, who was represented by a seven-pointed leaf under what appears to be an overturned caldron, but is apparently a set of inverted horns. It’s bizarre that websites all over the Internet claim no one knows what a seven-pointed leaf represents, just like no one has any clue what an inspirational burning bush might represent.

In fact, in ancient times, a seven-pointed star was known as a Star of the Magi and the Magi were Zoroastrian priests who used haoma as a medicine and a sacrament. The history books tell you haoma is a reference to calamus or ephedra, even though the word “magi” is derived from the Chinese word for marijuana, same as magic and shaman.

The reason Seshat may be so closely associated with cannabis, however, may have something to do with hemp. Hemp rope was apparently used as the primary measuring tool in ancient Egypt, and writing may have first manifested as a form of proof of property ownership.

Isis was the Egyptian goddess of magic, and became the most popular goddess throughout Europe for centuries, famous for bringing one of her children back to life from the dead. But when Isis needed a potion for this, she called on Seshat, goddess of the seven points, which leads me to believe cannabis was part of that magic potion.

And regarding those so-called “inverted horns” above the logo of Seshat, I have to wonder if those might not be two scythes used to harvest cannabis.


Author: Steven Hager

I'm a writer, journalist, filmmaker and event producer.

3 thoughts on “Goddess of the Seven Points”

  1. I always love your posts. Reading something under the influence of ganja by someone who is also writing under the influence of ganja is a marvelous samadhi. Gnosis in the possible, Shayk al-Akhbar.

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