Adinkra is the understanding distilled through experience and carried from the arena of this world to the world beyond through the transition of death.
It embodies the seeds carried in the self that never dies when that self passes through the death of the body to its fellows in the world where death is transcended.
It is the contribution of the self to the community of those on earth and the share of the self in the Greater Whole that encapsulates all. The Greater Whole that is both Outside and Inside, cosmic and terrestrial, celestial and subatomic, within and beyond time, human and nonhuman, material and nonmaterial.
How else will the Greater Whole grow but through the fruits of knowledge brought to It by Its children? Those fruits, the contribution of the human being to the growth of the cosmos, are Adinkra.
Those who come after in the march of existence will then be imprinted with, their journeys influenced by, their path made smoother, by the harvest of experience made possible for them by those who have come before.
Adinkra, a link between past and present, between present and future, between life on earth and life beyond death.
A link between this world and life beyond this world.
 Adaptation of outline of cosmic evolution from Dion Fortune’s Cosmic Doctrine.