Thursday, December 16, 2010

Synchronistic Archetypes---Who Do YOU Resonate?

In our observations of Synchronistic and Synchromystic phenomena, we often fail to consider our own link in the chain. 

Is it possible to determine your personal Archetypal Resonance?

An archetype is like an old watercourse along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself."----Carl Jung 
Let me preface by saying that I've never felt any connection to any kind of past life.  The only thing I could draw on was the fact that I've always been fascinated with ancient Egypt and the Pyramids.  

Years ago at a museum exhibit on ancient Egypt I saw a statuette that looked a lot like me.  It was a small, painted figurine and she was down on her knees.  I was riveted to it.  The museum's label indicated that she was an unknown subject, most likely a servant because of her kneeling position.

Until recently, that's the only experience I've ever had of feeling connected to something from the past.

Then one day last month I was online researching the Egyptian god Thoth for a blog post when I came across a sentence on the Crystalinks website concerning a connection between Thoth and a goddess named Seshat. 
He took on many of the roles of Seshat, until she became a dual, female version of Thoth. 
I'd never heard of her, but as soon as I saw that name...Seshat...a strange feeling of recognition came over me.  It felt like finding an old photo of myself.

The name Seshat means "she who is the scribe".  In ancient Egypt she was seen as a recordkeeper and was credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of architecture, mathematics, and surveying.

I noticed that the spelling of Seshat was sort of an amalgam of my real first and last names (No, Sibyl Hunter is not my real name...just a nom de plume I invented from Sibyl=Seer and Sync Hunter).

Other forms of her name are Safkhet or Seshata.  These alternate names are so similar to my real first name, both syllabically and phonetically, that I was literally shocked into a state of disbelief and awe.

Seshat and Pharaoh "stretching the cord" to measure the temple

This evidence also proved that Seshat was a Writer and an Engineer...just like me.  Growing up I won awards for my writing, but I also had a deep love for math so I studied engineering in college.  Her priests were responsible for overseeing the library...a place where I spent a great deal of my childhood.    

Next, I learned that Seshat was often portrayed in the kneeling position of a scribe.  This synced with my experience in the museum years ago seeing the statuette (perhaps mistakenly labeled as a servant) that resembled me.

Statue of Seshat kneeling

Finally, I discovered that one of the oldest known images of Seshat can be found on the Narmer Palette

The Narmer Pallette showing Seshat walking in front of Pharaoh Narmer

Pharaoh Narmer was also known as "King Catfish".  I knew then that the syncs in all their wacky symmetry had dangled that wink out there especially for me because anyone who knows me can tell you that my favorite food is now and always has been catfish.

Narmer's hieroglyph with the Catfish symbol

What does this all mean?  I can't know for certain, however I'm pretty sure it does not mean I'm a reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess.  I believe that I exist as a unique, individual creation.

Instead, as we are learning from studying the phenomena of Synchronicity and Synchromysticism, I feel there is simply an Energy, a Frequency that Seshat resonated which I also resonate. 

For those of you who read Gary Zukov and Eckhart Tolle, you may relate this to the concept of being an aspect of an Oversoul.  In ancient Egypt this concept was known as the the Ka.

Egyptian "raised arms" symbol for Ka

In researching this topic I read a theory proposed by Dr. Walter Semkiw.  He has developed a methodology he believes can trace "soul groups" through history.  His process involves matching up facial/personality characteristics and performing psychic readings.

Interesting.  Yet, I managed to achieve the same thing simply by meditating on the question and then allowing the answer to come to me in the Stream of Knowingness and Synchronistic events.  

Ideally,  I wrote this rather odd and profoundly personal post in hopes of encouraging others to tap into their higher minds. 

I believe that each of us has the innate ability to focus inward, communicate with the Higher Self, and receive information from our collective consciousness. 

All you have to do is ask.

Have you experienced finding your Personal Synchronistic Resonance? Please leave a Comment.  I'd love to hear your story.


  1. My online name is Califia and my blog is entitled Califia's Lap. I use this name because about 6 or 7 years ago I heard of a warrior queen named Califia. The state of California is supposedly named for her. Here's a link to the wiki page that has a little more information on her.

    When I initially heard of Califia I was fascinated. Here was a Black Queen Warrior who ruled an island full of other black women. I was amazed. From then on I made it a point to know as much about her as I could. For whatever reason Califia resonated with me, very deeply. I don't consider myself much of a warrior right now but I can't help but believe that somehow, some way, Queen Califia was speaking to me. Not many people know of her but I wish more people did. There is even some doubt that Califia was a real person but that,to me, is beside the point. More than anything she represents a side of me that I had never imagined but that I somehow know is there and very much real and alive.

    Thanks for the great post. Also when you get some time go and click the link I gave you. Let me know what you think. Peace.

  2. @Califia...that's so awesome. I checked out your link. I had no idea that California was named for a Amazon warrier queen! As an African American woman I know exactly how you must have felt seeing such a powerful ancient figure in your own image. I'll never forget how I felt seeing that Seshat statuette in the museum. I was so used to learning about everyone else's history and art(Greeks, Romans, etc), but that was the first time I EVER saw something in a museum that truly reminded me of myself. It was quite magical.

    As soon as you heard of Califia you instinctively knew you resonated with her. That's the same way I feel about Seshat. I hope this will inspire other people to look for their own resonances, too.

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience :-).

  3. Incredibly interesting. It sometimes takes a lot for me to get across the "coincidence threshold", but here I really think its way past it. I can't say that I have experienced anything like this, but certain details sometimes come up which makes me realize that parts of my life is reflected in stories I read for the first time. I notice it a lot with others, though. For example, I know a couple who in so many ways are similar to Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut, that it is almost eerie.

    1. yes, the more you probe the more you begin to see we are all part of the fabric of this reality in ways we could have never imagined. thanks for reading!