Category Archives: spiritual 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 Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

Several weeks ago, I published an article that presented evidence the ancient Sanskrit writers of India understood consciousness and the psychology of humans, thousands of years before Sigmund Freud established his id-ego-superego thesis of psychoanalysis.

Varuna is Jung's shadow self

In the legends of Mitra-Varuna, we find even more evidence that mankind understood the sub-conscious mind thousands of years Before Christ. The Mitra-Varuna connection in the Rig Veda explains Carl Jung’s theory of the shadow self. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

The Symbolic Meaning of Prajapati in the Rig Vedas

In the earliest texts of the Rig Veda, Prajapati was of the most important Gods. As the Brahmans of India began to understand the true nature of consciousness, the symbolic precept of Prajapati became merged into the Trimurti.

Statue of Prajapati/Brahma at the Mariammam Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

In Rig Veda 10 verse 121, Prajapati is described as the primordial force of the Universe that emerges from the “golden germ.” This description bears a direct likeness to the later story of Brahma who emerges from a golden egg. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of Prajapati in the Rig Vedas

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 Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Agni

The Ancients Understood The Ego Before Freud

Modern historians and archaeologists often refer to our ancient ancestors as ‘primitive.’ Yet when you interpret the earliest writings of mankind that are still in existence, we discover our ancient ancestors were thousands of years ahead of their time.

Hindu God, Agni

And modern man still hasn’t caught up. To call the ancients primitive is arrogance beyond recognition. Here is a case in point. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Agni

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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