Friday, 21 December 2012
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A Hamsa hand is a piece of art that hangs on the wall (or as an amulet). It's designed to have the three middle fingers straight and the thumb and pinky curved outward. There is usually an eye in the center and the hebrew letters Hay and Yod (Hai).

But there are two styles -- facing up and facing down.

General wisdom is that one of the orientations invites good forces and the other repels bad forces.

Is there any gnostic wisdom about which style to choose?

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8 years ago
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Either is fine. I have a hamsa hand facing down, with the Hebrew חי Chai (life) and I have not attracted any unpleasant company within the internal worlds with it. The hamsa hand facing down actually reminds me of when the Buddha defeated Mara, placing his hand on the earth as his witness (meaning, his Divine Mother Nature).

http://www.exoticindiaart.com/nepalese/buddha_shakyamuni_zn60.jpg

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

8 years ago
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#5166
Accepted Answer
Either is fine. I have a hamsa hand facing down, with the Hebrew חי Chai (life) and I have not attracted any unpleasant company within the internal worlds with it. The hamsa hand facing down actually reminds me of when the Buddha defeated Mara, placing his hand on the earth as his witness (meaning, his Divine Mother Nature).

http://www.exoticindiaart.com/nepalese/buddha_shakyamuni_zn60.jpg

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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