Seshat introduced language to humanity.
She is known as the Mother of Ascension. As the keeper of the etheric library known today as the Akashic Records she knows all and records all using sound.
Seshat was a Nubian name derived from Safeket which referred to a seven-mouthed river: the ancient Nile. Indeed, the name Safeket came directly from the feminine “seven” and the branches of this ancient river/tree. If observed from space the Nile looks remarkably like an acacia tree in the desert:
Symbolically, rivers and trees represent our connection to the Earth and heavens but more esoterically to the human chakra system. This subtle energetic stream is the divine melody each of us transmits. Seshat is the goddess who cultivates this perennial tree within each of us.
On a more profound level though, the tree above Seshat’s head represents the Akashic Records or the intimate history of mankind. The Akashic Records look like a gigantic green tree. Each branch has souls connected to it. Seshat is able to feel each person and write their unique part into this grand “Tree of Life”. No falsehoods exist within the Akashic Records because it’s the ultimate source of truth for each person living on this planet.
Seshat and Thoth cultivated the acacia tree that was venerated because it contained the psychedelic DMT (dimethyltryptamine). So the words acacia and akashic are directly related and speak to this path that initiates must follow. The acacia tree or Acacia nilotica was popular in Egyptian mythology. It was referred to as the Tree of Life and from beneath its branches the first gods of Egypt were born. Osiris, god of the underworld, was conceived in this way.
The tree is also symbolic of the human brain. The branches and leaves represent synapses and neurons. The feminine aspect, Seshat, stands for the right brain and language. The masculine aspect, Thoth, represents the left brain and writing. Both gods tend the tree. The pineal gland is shown as the pharaoh’s left eye which reflects the secret link between these two sight organs.
So Seshat is the “mother spirit” who guides the initiate on their DMT trip and teaches them what they need to learn. With the out-of-body experience that is associated with DMT some people find themselves seeing deceased friends and family. Other users find a sense of rebirth after these experiences.
The leopard was sacred to Seshat because it represented the concept of balance: its light and dark colouring implied a path to enlightenment. While at first glance this predator might seem to be a hybrid of a lion and a panther (leōn + pardos), the Egyptians also saw this nocturnal cat as being wrapped in the cosmos; its rosettes reminded them of stars.
Leopards are also adept at climbing trees and communicate using infrasound; Seshat once sat on the sacred tree in the great hall of Heliopolis. As a consort of Thoth and a Lady of Letters, Seshat governed the sacred relationship between sound and space. To this end, she is often shown holding a measuring device: a chord disguised as a cord. The “stretching the cord” ritual then, occurred when priests came to make the foundations of temples using sub-sonic dimensions.
The tree frog at Seshat’s feet is named for the constellation Rana Veris or Frog of Spring. This re-imagined Boötes pattern includes Arcturus and references this species of tree frog that predates the dinosaurs. Indeed, nocturnal frog croaks serenaded the rejuvenated Nile as it flooded every spring. The symbolism of the frog stems from the tadpole’s similarity to human sperm. Sperm is the “fertilizer” which helps bring about life—hence all types of abundance are attributed to this amphibian. Toads can also secrete DMT and some species are known for their psychoactive properties.
As the intimate partner of Thoth, Seshat invites us to feel cosmic love and be one with all creation. We will know the deepest love if we align with her because she can open the door of heaven for us. If we succeed, this Osirian tradition invites us to wear a leopard-skin robe. This sacred pelt means we have “passed through the skin,” died and been reborn in this lifetime.