The central phoneme of the schema is:
‘U’ allows/enables everything to cohere. At a cosmic level, it is the hub of “Wheel of Life”, around which swirl illusions and contingency/aggregates. It is the double Negative, Not-Not, symbolized by Jade and the Philosopher’s Stone.
On the earthly level, ‘U’ is represented by
kami of the first mud, floating [on the waters], and who transforms himself into
These two aspects of silt – the primal mud of creation – are comparable to Mars and Venus.
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This evolution continues with the phoneme:
‘E’ : the resonance and reverberation of which create a feeling of being touched directly. ‘E’, negation of the Universe, [ – the yin energy of the natural Universe – ] implies a perception of contact. It is a gesture of closing off, after the absorption of energies which, having been collected, now have to be assimilated. ‘E’ combines anew Wisdom, Knowledge, Awareness and the Will to Exist, in the moment that precedes birth.
‘E’ , when it is un-resisting yet active, adapts freely to the “winds” to produce peace.
According to Shinto mythology, ‘E’ is associated with
identified with “the seed,” who precipitates – just as Jupiter – a transformation and fertilization in his partner
who is identified with “embryonic life,” and who can be compared to Mercury.
– – – J-D. Cauhépé and A. Kuang, Shobu aïki. La victoire selon l’art chevaleresque de Morihei Ueshiba, p.181