Anyone familiar with the fairy tale of Snow White, knows the part of the stepmother of Snow White standing in front of a magical mirror. ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?’
Mirror Magic is ancient. The oldest mirrors are pools of water. In a pool of water the heaven is reflected: as above so below, and in that pool you can read the wisdom of heaven.
A somewhat more advanced form that dates from ancient Egypt is the copper mirror. A round piece of copper was polished and in a Ankh-shaped setting. The mirror is one of the regalia of the Goddess of Love called Hathor. Also the cosmetics belongs to her attributes: the word Cos comes from Cosmos, and metica from … measuring. Applying cosmetics you mirror yourself to the Goddess of Love!
An ancient Egyptian Wisdom text for Hathor says: ‘There is no true protection, except the protection which is granted by the accomplishment of the work of the gods. The only true servant, is he who is a copper mirror for the Unmanifested God.’
That is the real meaning of Hathor’s mirror: look at yourself and you develop yourself copying the example of the Highest Divine, and meet the Goddess of Love!
In november 2012 we dedicated a weekend to the Seven Hathors. Under the light of the stars of Taurus flickered the Seven Hathors in the constellation of the Pleiades. I would like to share with you an impression. Here you can see some of the pictures that were made during the workshop ‘Rainbow Road ‘.
In my book ‘The Temple of High Magic’ you find a ritual at page 285 about how to make Hathor’s mirror.
May all your wishes manifest in beauty!
Ina Custers van Bergen
For Enchanting Self-development
Ina Custers van Bergen has given courses in transpersonal development since 1995. Her courses help people integrate the core of their being into their daily lives. With her extensive experience in the mental health care sector as a manager and psychiatric nurse, studies in NLP, hypnotherapy and systemic therapy, Ina integrates Western Mystery Tradition into modern forms of therapy based on heartfulness: the connection with the living world.