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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 Bells

Bells have a deep symbolic meaning that is associated with the mind and the expansion of consciousness. You have to do some digging to reach that conclusion of course. Well, you don’t because I’ve done all the graft for you.

Bells are symbolic of super consciousness
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The Symbolic Meaning of the Vesica Piscis

Let’s dive straight into this: it’s fish related.

Vesica Piscis
A Christian saint emerging from the womb of the Cosmic Mother

The Vesica Piscis represents balance and creation. But as I will demonstrate in this article it has a deeper meaning – that creation is the result of consciousness. Perfect creation requires a balance of male and female energies. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Vesica Piscis

Who Are The 12 Adityas in Hindu Mythology?

Who Are The 12 Adityas in Hindu Mythology?

If you only read one article on this blog, let it be this one. The 12 Adityas in Hindu mythology explain the evolution of consciousness from its primordial unformed state into energy that transforms into karmic manifestation.

The Adityas represent the evolution of consciousness and energy

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Book Extract – The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan, Chiclayo

Built across three floors, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan is a stand out feature against the small, somewhat dated buildings squatting in the backdrop. Shaped like a pyramid with a huge red slope leading to the entrance, it has a distinctive golden design of Ai Apaec, the Moche creator God, on the front wall.

It is a fairly large museum and contains over 1400 artefacts including ceramics, jewellery and clothing. But it is not so much the artefacts themselves that most interest me, but the symbols which I consistently find on them.

I have written at length over the course of this book about the symbols used by the ancients and have done my best to explain what they mean, or at least what they may mean. For example, you will remember one of the most prominent symbols is the snake or serpent. It appears everywhere and represents wisdom and the underworld or spirit within. It is very present again in Moche and Lambayeque artefacts.

Moche serpent

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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 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