You better know which door your knocking on nowadays. There is only one door I’ve got my eyes on. The other door leads to death….quite literally in some cases. Doors in scripture have always had spiritual connotations and in some cases represent portals and gateways. Think about that when reading this.
John 9:9-10 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Obviously doors either keep something in or let something out symbolically speaking. “The door itself either allows movement forwards or prevents it, and in this way we can see the door as a symbol of duality, as it is either closed or open, locked or unlocked.” (https://breathofgreenair.com/2015/07/05/symbolism-of-doors/)
Read this in light of the doorknob suicide and paedophilia. It’s something I came across and pretty creepy in its context. This is a passage in Iron John, the book by Robert Bly that gave form and speech to the men’s movement of the 1990’s.
“Every adult or older sibling who wants to enter the child’s psychic room does so, because it is as if there is no doorknob at all on the inside of the door. The door moves freely in, opening us to improper intimacies…. The door moves freely, we could say, because the doorknob is on the outside.”
And did you know that there is what is called the “doorknob deity” that started in AA. No joke, I’m not making this up. This is a qoute from an Agnostic. “Recently, I was told that my Higher Power could be anything, it could even be a doorknob. The Doorknob Deity! Seriously? This idea is almost as bizarre as the dogma I was taught in Sunday school as a child.” (https://aaagnostica.org/2015/02/01/the-doorknob-deity/) (http://www.nacr.org/center-for-spirituality-and-recovery/waking-up-a-moment-of-clarity)
Then there is this…the goddess of hinges for doors. “Cardea or Carda was the ancient Roman goddess of the hinge (Latin cardo, cardinis), Roman doors being hung on pivot hinges. The Augustan poet Ovid conflates her with another archaic goddess named Carna, whose festival was celebrated on the Kalends of June and for whom he gives the alternative name Cranê or Cranea, a nymph….Macrobius (5th century) says that the name Carna was derived from caro, carnis, “flesh, meat, food” (compare English “carnal” and “carnivore”), and that she was the guardian of the heart and the vital parts of the human body. The power to avert vampiric striges, which Ovid attributes to the conflated Cardea-Carna, probably belonged to Carna, while the charms fixed on doorposts are rightly Cardea’s.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardea)
So why do you think these people are hanging from doorknobs and doors?