The hand of Fatima
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The Hamsa, also known as the Humes Hand, the Hand of Fatima and the Hand of Miriam is a popular symbol found throughout the Middle East and northern Africa, particularly within the Islamic and Jewish faiths.
The Hamsa is an extremely famous symbol used in many countries around the world for the past 1800 years. It’s mainly used in jewellery and wall hangings, though sometimes it’s displayed in art.
It can be found in different cultures; in Judaism refers to the hand of Miriam, honoring the sister of Moses, in Levantine Christianity it’s known as the hand of Mother Mary, after Jesus’ mother while in Islam it’s known as the hand of Fatima, after Muhammad’s daughter.
For Hindus and Buddhists though, it has a total different meaning, symbolizing the chakras energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras that effect them, different for each finger:
- Thumb: Fire element, solar plexus chakra.
- Forefinger: Air element, heart chakra.
- Middle Finger: Ethereal elements, throat chakra.
- Ring Finger: Earth element, root chakra.
- Pinkie Finger: Water element, sacral chakra.
These energies can be combined to change the flow of energy in the body and heal psychological and physical ailments. In Buddhism, it symbolizes the chakras to a less extent, but the mudras are still important nonetheless. Often times, the Hamsa is used to ward off what’s known as “the evil-eye”. The evil eye is considered to be the sum of destructive energies that come from negative emotions in the world. This is why it’s often used on walls or jewelry!
The earliest known appearance of the Hamsa was in ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq area) and Phoenicians, being used as a protective symbol for an ancient Middle Eastern goddess. The Hamsa hand has always been associated with a female entity offering protection from evil and misfortune. From there, it’s theorized it spread to Egypt as a two-finger amulet representing Osiris and Isis. It then began spreading to different religions in several different forms – including Buddhism and Hinduism.
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Who can join the contest?
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When will the contest end?
The contest will end at midnight (GTM) between April 30th and May 1st 2017. We will gather all email accounts subscribed in our newsletter, all usernames from Facebook who liked us and all Twitter accounts who are following us and use the online service of random.org in order to run the draw.
The winner will be published the following days after the end of the contest, on our site, on Facebook and Twitter.
How will I get my prize?
Normal post costs will be covered by the Holistic Muses; in case the winner desires a different posting method (speed mail, courier etc), the winner will cover all expenses.
Is that all?
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