Esoteric Symbolism in Spain
Valencia on the east coast of Spain is an attractive and inspiring tourist destination. With a laid back atmosphere, clement year-round weather and awe-inspiring medieval architecture, it is a pleasure to explore the maze of urban back streets of the historical centre.
Throughout the city you will find drinking fountains from which you can quench your thirst gratis of the city. The ornate fountains are identified with a delightful sculpture of two intertwining fish, which to the untrained eye look somewhat innocuous. Fish of course are associated with water.
But look closely and you will notice the adept fish sculptures have a dual design which is extremely rich in alchemical symbolism. Continue reading Drinking Fountains in Valencia: The Symbolic Meaning of Fish and Snakes
Once you understand the meanings of esoteric symbolism, churches, cathedrals and temples make much more sense. It also makes tourist attractions more fun to visit – despite the tourists!
Valencia Cathedral in the Placa de l’Almoina, is a prime example. Most people come here to see a shiny chalice behind a Perspex case. The chalice is alleged to be the mysterious Holy Grail. You can barely see it for the light bouncing off the Perspex. Continue reading The Meanings of Esoteric Symbolism in Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral stands on sacred ground and is believed to be home to the Holy Chalice – otherwise known as the Holy Grail.
The history surrounding the Holy Grail has captured the imaginations of the writers and film makers. The character is typically in search of the Holy Grail which is said to have been lost.
Even mainstream media report the Holy Grail has never been found – “if it even exists”. Continue reading Valencia Cathedral: Home to the Holy Grail