"for thy rod and thy staff they comfort me" #Psalms 23:4 one of the most famous and quoted inserts from THERE bible. 📖 Ever wonder where it came from tho? and what exactly is thy #rod and thy #staff ? Well let's shed some light 💡 family. In ancient antiquity, especially early stages, both these symbols seem to have represented the authority of any person w/ significant power and later only becoming associated w/ pharaonic authority. The pharohs would hold the twin "opposites"(as illustrated in picture 3 of Pharoh Kit Tut) #sceptre - (staff) #crook = mercy and (rod) #flail = severity, in balance. Both which were used to subdue animals. They symbolize "mastery" over one's lower "animal" nature. The #crook - (sheperd's staff) #sceptre was used to pull stray animals by the neck w/ out hurting them, hence #mercy and the #flail (rod) was used to beat animals into submission, hence #severity .The mastery of these symbols meant the mastering of your "lower nature," ultimately helping you find 🔍 your "true self" i.e your #highernature in the center of self (middle pillar) essentially helping in bringing you to a balanced state. #sceptre#staff#crook#mercy#rod#flail#severity
This is ‘The Cullinan I Diamond’ which was found in 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan from Cullinan, South Africa who was the chairman of the diamond mine where it was discovered.
It was and still is the largest diamond at “rough quality”(before being cut) ever to be found weighing an astonishing 3,106.75 carats (carats are weight and not size). In 1907 it was bought by the “Transvaal Colony Government” who then generously presented it to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday. He eventually had it cut up.
This first image is the largest diamond in the world which weighs 530.4-carats, known as “Star of Africa I” or the Cullinan I. It is worth approximately £400m. It is mounted in the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. The second largest diamond in the world weighs 317. carats and is mounted in the brow of the State’s coronation crown which is only worn when there is a coronation. It is referred to as “ Star of Africa II” or Cullinan II. The Queen also personally possess smaller pieces which were left over from the cut. •