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You think you know the story: “The Oscar, or Academy Award, a top film industry honor presented by AMPAS… Originating from Louis B. Mayer’s idea in the early 20th century, the Academy was established in 1927 to recognize cinematic excellence… The inaugural ceremony in 1928 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel marked its inception…

The term “Oscar” reportedly originated in the 1930s, though its exact origin remains debated… One popular theory suggests that Academy librarian Margaret Herrick remarked that the statuette resembled her uncle Oscar, and the nickname stuck… Since then, the Oscar has become synonymous with cinematic excellence, with recipients receiving the iconic gold-plated statuette in recognition of their contributions to the art of filmmaking… et cetera, et cetera.

Looking back in history, I see that in the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, there was a god symbol that looked like a mummified falcon/hawk. His name was Seker, also known as Sokar or Sokaris. Sokar is an anagram of Oscar, but still, what is the link to the film world?

Concerning the mythic underworld, this artisan god Sokar was often mentioned in the same breath as the resurrected Osiris and the creation god Ptah. The designers looked at images of Ptah for the design of the golden figurine. Both figures stand upright and hold a long staff: the symbol for the spine. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Old English word osgar meant “God’s spear.” The designers also placed the Oscar figure on a film reel with five spokes. These five represent the professions of people who could win the award at the time: actors, writers, producers, technicians, and directors. All creators in the film world. I believe this number refers to the five elements (Ether, Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) present in every created/embodied human being. The Latin sarco (as an anagram of Oscar and Sokar) even means “flesh.”

The figurine measures 34.3 centimeters high (in numerology, 3+4+3 = 10, 1+0 = 1; the number of beginning, creation). That’s why the Oscar is placed in the letter A in the Academy logo, the letter with which our alphabet begins. To work your way up from underdog Anubis’ underworld (your lower chakras) (expressed in ancient Egyptian terms: “to reincarnate as a Sokar or Osiris in a fleshly body,” in this or a future life, you must transform yourself into a new character (like Ptah). This is exactly what an actor or actress does when they take on a film role or step into the skin of a new movie character. If this is done successfully in several films (skillfully “resurrected” like the Sun), he or she is immortalized with a star on the Walk of Fame, similar to how the Egyptian nobility received a star in the sky.