Applying it to the individual soul it is symbolised by the checkerboard/chessboard, threads and tapestry (ie: loom of fate woven by the three goddesses from Greek Mythos known as the three fates, or red string of fate: Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China also Europe has a version of this myth too) or in the macrocosm applying it to mankind as a whole, the wheel of fortune.
Ancient Greeks taught that humans had free will but only to choose between the destined paths before them but ultimately all souls were moving towards the same fate at the end of the Great Year just taking different paths to get there.
Fate and destiny were personified into three deities.
Clotho known as the “Spinner.” created the destined paths of the soul would traverse in it's material incarnation while it was in the womb.Lachesis had the role of measuring the thread of a human’s life her name translates as “the Allotter” as she would allot a portion of mortallife to each soul and determine how long a human would live, and also how many trials they would face in their life.Atropos, whose name translates as “the un-turnable or she who cannot be turned.” held the most fixed position of the Fates. Atropos was the one to cut the thread of fateand end the material life of a soul. Atropos represented the death of the mortal body. After the cut, a soul would then be sent tothe Underworld for judgment, after which, it would be sent to Elysium, Asphodel or Tartarus depending on how the soul lived thier mortal lives.
“He must look to meet whatever events his own fate and the stern Klothes (Clotho) twisted into his thread of destiny when he entered the world and his mother bore him.” (Homer, Odyssey 7.193)
The Principle of Cause and Effect
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause;everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a namefor Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation,but nothing escapes the Law."--The Kybalion.
This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause.It explains that: "Everything Happens according to Law"; that nothing ever "merely happens"; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higherdominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understandthe art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree,and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects. The masses ofpeople are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger thanthemselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on theChessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters,qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge--let him read who can.
Thoth the scribe recorded all the deeds of every soul and then their heartwas weighed in the Halls of Maat to determine where that soul would be placedin the Aethereal Plane and also if that soul would enter into zep tepi, the Golden Age.
Destiny may be likened to a man who must travel to a distant city whether or not he wishes to make the journey, the destination being his destiny. He may choose whether to go by way of a river or by way of a plain; whether across mountains or through forests, on foot or horseback, slow or fast, and whatever befalls because of this decision is fate. If a tree falls on him because he chose the forest path, it was fated, for luck is an element of fate. Destiny leaves no choice, fate gives limited choice which may be good or bad, but it cannot be averted. What is fated must be, for at no point can there be any turning back. - The Kolbrin Bible: Egyptian Texts of the Bronzebook
The (Archons) rulers thought that it was by their own power and will that they were doing what they did, but the Holy Spirit in secret was accomplishing everything through them as it wished. Truth, which existed since the beginning, is sown everywhere. And many see it being sown, but feware they who see it being reaped.- Gospel of Philip
An ass which turns a millstone did a hundred miles walking. When it was loosed, it found that it was still at the same place. There are men who make many journeys, but make no progress towards any destination. When evening came upon them, they saw neither city nor village, neither human artifact nor natural phenomenon, power nor angel. In vain have the wretches labored. - Gospel of Philip
“The keys of the Unseen are in His possession. No one knows them but Him. He knows everything in the land and sea. No leaf falls without His knowing it.” - The Quran
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outsideyour Father's care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:26–31)The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.- Proverbs 16:9
Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.- Ecclesiastes 6:10
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, - Ephesians 1:11
Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what waswritten in the books, according to what they had done.- Revelation 20:12
"Let fate find us ready and eager. Here is your noble spirit --the one which has put itself in the hands of fate; on the otherside we have puny degenerate spirit which struggles, and which seesnothing right in the way the universe is ordered,and would rather reform the gods than reform itself." - Seneca
There are 64 possible permutations,or combinations of the codons, a codon is a DNA or RNAsequence of three nucleotides.
64 Squares on a chessboard (nobody knows who invented chess, it's earliest appearance can be traced back to India 1500 years ago)
64 hexagrams in the I Ching also known as the Book of Changes, it was said to be at least 5000 years old and written by thelegendary Emperor Fu Hsi, Fu Hsi translates to "The Great Bright One", it is said he was the creator of mankind and he is often depicted with his wife Nuwa as half serpent entwined with each other.
"Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause." - Voltaire
“Events do not just happen, but arrive by appointment.” - Epictetus
“Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.” ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno
QUESTIONS:Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will bring sin upon yourselves,and if you pray, you will be condemned, and if you give to charity, you will harm your spirits.When you go into any region and walk about in the countryside, when people take you in,eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them.After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it'swhat comes out of your mouth that will defile you." - Gospel of Thomas
Ophiuchus:Some Greek mythos say Ophiuchus represents Apollo some say he represents his son Aclepius, going on the symbolism of the nearby constellations which are not randomly placed it would seem that Ophicuchus represents the first born divine son Apollo and due to the constellation Hercules being positione dright beside Ophicuchus and Hercules symbolises the demi god his son. The snake represents the first born divine man as we can see in the symbolism related to Jesus, the Tribe of Dan and other mythologies regarding the first born divine man such as King Nuada of the Tuatha de Danann and Emperor Fu Hsi. The foot of Ophiuchus also rests on Scorpio, in the ancient mazzaroth zodiac Scorpio is the zodiac for the Tribe of Dan as is the symbol of the snake and apple.However the snake also represents the soul of man and it's cycle of reincarnation, we can see inthe representation of Ophiuchus that he is wrestling with serpent gaining control over his carnal nature.
"The soul has neither beginning nor end. [They] come into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of their previous lives" - Origen, 183-253 A.D.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:14 —15)
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. - Matthew 10:16
Other connections between the serpent and Jesus:Serpent on a cross symbolismJesus tells his disciples to be as wise as serpents
Cadeus otherwise known as Hermes staff: two souls reaching enlightenment through knowledge and also divine souls reuniting at the end of the Great Year.