Category Archives: Alchemical symbolism

What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square?

The square is used symbolically in spiritual and esoteric artwork to represent attributes of the four.

Vitruvian man: image courtesy of Wikipedia

In the many ancient writings, the four was expressed using nature; the four directions, the four winds, the four seasons, the four elements, the four evangelists and so on. Maybe you know some of your own. Continue reading What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square?

The Symbolic Meaning of the Adityas God, Aryaman

In the Rig Vedas, Aryaman is named as one of the 33 important gods. On that basis alone, it is worth looking into the esoteric symbolism surrounding the ancient deity to determine what lessons modern man can learn from ancient civilisations.

Finding balance in life

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

In ancient Vedic literature, Lord Indra is depicted as a war god, a destructive force that yields a powerful weapon in the form of the vajra. However, as we shall see, Indra is not so much a god of waging battles, but is the aspect of our nature that enables us to summon courage and confidence.

Indra on Airavata
Image credit: Ankur P

In the Rig Veda, the earliest Hindu texts, Indra was regarded as one of the most powerful Gods. Although he has retained his tag as a Supreme god in modern Hinduism, the evaluation of his role in the development of consciousness has taken a back seat to the Trimurti. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

The Esoteric Meaning of the Triangle

The Power of Three IS Your Reality

Symbols have secret meanings. A lot of people don’t believe me when I say that. But they have never researched ancient symbolism so don’t see the patterns or acquire the knowledge.

But you can. Let’s take a look at the triangle as an example. It is one of the chief esoteric symbols ancient sages used to explain how to manifest things in your life – so is arguably the most important of all esoteric symbols.

Symbolism of the triangle

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The True Meaning of the Swastika

There is a time in history which radically altered the perception of the swastika. You know the time I am referring to.

Swastika - a symbol of good fortune and prosperity

Until the Swastika became synonymous with fascism, death and destruction, it was revered in by Hindus and Buddhists as a symbol of austerity. The symbol of the sun is still proudly displayed in many parts of Asia. Continue reading The True Meaning of the Swastika

Decoding The Ancient Ruins of Lopburi, Thailand

Interpreting ancient symbolism at Phra Prang Sam Yod

Travellers meandering through Thailand might want to check out Lopburi. Or maybe not. There’s not much there other than ancient Khmer ruins riddled with monkeys.

Located around 150 kilometres north-east of Bangkok, Lopburi is only a couple of hours along the track and a pleasant train journey through the Thai countryside.

Monkey in LopBuri

Most visitors (probably) come here to see the Monkeys. And why not. The furry little darlings jump on cars, steal sunhats, shades and bags, and generally harass people.

A sign reads: Don’t open the window. Beware the Monkey come in. Continue reading Decoding The Ancient Ruins of Lopburi, Thailand