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Metaphysical meaning of Achsah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Achsah (mbd)
Achsah (in A. V., I Chron. 2:49, Achsa), ach'-sah (Heb.)- anklet; an amulet; a charm; a charmer; serpent-charmer.

Caleb's daughter (Josh. 15:16-19).

Meta. An Israelitish woman, and therefore belonging to the higher, or more spiritual, phase of the soul of man. Her father, Caleb, symbolizes spiritual faith and enthusiasm. These qualities naturally would bring forth a soul quality pertaining to the directing of the life forces into true ways (Achsah an amulet; a charm; serpent-charmer). A serpent-charmer is one who has power over serpents, usually by a kind of personal dominion, assurance, and magnetism. Serpents refer to the animal or sense life, or to sensation, in man; also to the seeming wisdom that is gained through the senses.

Caleb gave his daughter, Achsah, a south land for her inheritance. In Scriptural symbology, south means below. This suggests the lower part of the organism, wherein is the life center. In consciousness south refers to the subconscious realm. Because Achsah had been given "the land of the South," she asked her father to give her also springs of water, and he gave her the upper and the nether springs. Upper means higher, superior; nether means situated down or below, lying beneath. So these springs of water represent both the seemingly material life fount in man and the higher, or true, spiritual consciousness of divine life. Jesus said, "The water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life” (John 4:14). Achsah therefore symbolizes the inner soul consciousness of spiritual life as being the directive and controlling power to lift up all life; or, the unity of all life and substance, since there is in reality but one source of life and substance, and only one life and one, substance: God.

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