What is the positive symbolism of felines?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Q.- Could you explain why the ancient Egyptians worshiped the cat?
Because they were associated it with MERCURY. The cat has always been a symbol of MERCURY OF THE SECRET PHILOSOPHY (we already know that MERCURY is the METALLIC SOUL OF SPERM) ...
Let us observe that the cat is a great SEER, he sees at night, in the darkness, and even comes out at night, reproduces at night, it is precisely in the profound night of the Wise, in the darkness, the august silence enters, WHERE YOU WORK WITH MERCURY, that is, in the elaboration of MERCURY OF THE SECRET PHILOSOPHY.
The performance of the cat indicates that he is intimately related to MERCURY and that is why he has been worshiped. Let's not forget that MERCURY turns us into the gentle man, into enlightened men...
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Answers that a Lama gave.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Just like Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess, the black panther is a symbol of fertility and the energy of the night, qualities that allegorize the sexual mysteries advocated by the wise alchemists, mysteries that lead to material, physical and spiritual success for all those who knows and practices them, hence the taste of this feline for swimming in the waters, a symbol of the student working with his waters of life.
The black panther as an animal of power, helps us not to fear the dark, but to see it as an ally, from which we can learn great powers and lessons, because it, in the dark, gets its best prey, for this reason it is called the ghost of the night The same can be done by every aspirant to the light of the spirit to hunt down the ego.
Being a stealthy and solitary hunting animal, it reminds us that the work on oneself is individual and requires the cunning necessary to surprise our red-handed selves, study them and eliminate them without giving them any respite.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 94, Chapter: "The Panther."