This symbol will be found in most Chinese
restaurants, and even in some Chinese homes. The symbol in the
picture above is a stylized version of the "squatter man" or
"stick man", themselves stylized derivations of the plasma
formation seen in the sky by the ancients.
Sometimes thought to mean "good luck", the golden symbol
above is an early script for the Chinese word pronounced shou or shoe,
meaning "longevity". It's an old custom to present a "Picture
of a Hundred Longevity" where literally one hundred
different scripts of the character are written or embroidered in
an artwork of calligraphy. This is done as an artistic, and
usually expensive, birthday gift to a prominent or important
figure at his birthday feast.
The Axis Mundi, a polar plasma discharge witnessed by the
ancient myth-building people of the earth, went through several
evolutionary stages of forms known as "plasma instabilities" in
the laboratory. The form that we see as the "Stickman" or "Squatterman",
is the culmination of a late phase, as a number of the flattened
toroids fold up to form the stickman's head.
This squatter figure is one of the more stable plasma
instabilities. Hence the association “long life”. This was the
major part of the column, the most prominent, the brightest, the most terrifying.
And of course it was recorded by everyone everywhere, and
it influenced them deeply.
The "squatter" or "stickman" was recorded in nearly every
culture. For example. it plays a dominant role in the Dogon
Religion. Other cultures speak of it as the big red man in sky,
Comparative mythologist David Talbott relates the Chinese
image to a complex of motifs in ancient Egypt. He says:
"So what is the relationship to the
principle of 'longevity'? The Egyptian Djed, 'ladder' of heaven,
and 'backbone' present the nuances of endurance, stable support,
and a continuation of life. They refer to the stable character
of the stacked tori–part of the 'backbone' and 'ladder' motif.
In this they stand as a contrast to the violent and wildly
unstable phases that preceded it, including celestial wandering.
"The raising of the Djed was
synonymous with the restoration of Osiris to life after a
chaotic period including death, disappearance, and
dismemberment. Equivalence with the backbone and ladder can be
established beyond dispute. In his restoration to life, Osiris
displays the ladder as his backbone, and both symbols find
expression as the Djed, which means stability, endurance, etc.
"The 'dismemberment' of Osiris' body means the same thing as the
hacking up of the chaos serpent, whose body becomes the
horizontal bars of the Djed AND the horizontal bars of both the
backbone hieroglyph AND of the ladder of heaven (all symbolic
variants of the same celestial form). The body of the upward-
winding serpent (around the cosmic column) came to be divided
into a series of stacked tori."
We see this formation in the experimental plasma tests as do
the Russians. See Kukuskin's skeleton
plasma universe papers that he is prolifically publishing.