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What is the esoteric symbolism of the Swan?

Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.

Leda's swan reminds us of the charms of love. The swan of love makes the waters of life fertile. The fire of love makes life spring from the great ocean. Water is the habitat of fire. The sexual fire sleeps in the pure waters of life. Fire and water united in a trance of love gave rise to the entire Universe. Within our seminal waters breathes the fire of love. The fire of love makes the waters of life fertile. The swan symbolizes love. The swan only feeds on love. When one of the couple dies, the other succumbs to sadness.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Major Mysteries.

Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".

Despite all these elements described, we still have much more; Just as the dove in Europe meant the Third Logos or Holy Spirit, the same was for the Mayans the majestic bird of the quetzal, the Egyptian sacred vulture and could not be less the swan as a symbol of this recondite energy. When studying the mysteries that this bird of paradise contains, we come across Greek mythology, in that precious story that tells us about the very origin of the universe and at the same time the key to achieving our intimate self-realization of the Being, enclosed in symbols, to that, as the master Jesus says: “for those who have eyes to see, let them see”.

Thundering Jupiter then appears, the father of all gods, symbolizing the Cosmic Christ, the sacred fire that gave rise to the universe, which is why, transforming into a Swan (the active masculine principle of nature), fertilizes Leda (the passive feminine principle, symbol of the primordial waters of existence.

All this invites us to travel on the path of love, but not in a theoretical, speculative way, but in a real, direct way, in the field of facts, in marriage, fighting to the death against the violence that governs in these days our hearts, eliminating that indifference that turns our relationship into an iceberg.

Among the Persians it was taught that it should never be allowed to extinguish the fire (of love) in the altars (of the hearth), this same teaching is observed in the cult of the goddess of the fire of the hearth (the goddess Vesta) and in a parallel way in the Ancient Mexico we find a cult practically the same with the goddess of the fire of the home called "The one who dwells in the house" (Chantico). In the Middle Ages we are told about the swan knights, custodians of the Grail, and one is filled with enthusiasm when learning about the values they try to achieve; but that is not in the past, in reality we can be swan knights or swan warriors, what we need is to set our lives on fire with the fire of love, that is the way.

The Wisdom of Being Magazine 94, Chapter: "The Swan."