SYMBOLS OF LIFE
Intending to alter the memories of a generation who used a candle on a saucer during power cuts, this shamandelier also emphasizes its function with its name: Like its name derived from the ‘shaman’s who are believed to be in close connection with spirits and nature, this piece offers you spiritual enlightenment with no trouble at all.
Triade, Triskele, or Triple Spiral | Ancient Celtic symbol related to earthly life, the afterlife and reincarnation. it is drawn in one continuous line, suggesting a fluid movement of time. Triades are one of the most common elements of Celtic art in relation to depictions of the Mother Goddess. This symbol reinforces the movement and interconnection between the dimensions or realms of consciousness. The Triade radiates the potential of complete experience and wisdom for all.
Africa | Tuareg Crosses, now worn by women as pendants around the neck, were originally worn by men, passed down from father to son when the boy reached puberty. The father would say ' I give you the 4 corners of the world as one cannot know where one will die'. Most cross designs are named after oasis towns between Agadez in Niger and the Hogger Mountains in the North
Celtic Triskele | The triple spiral (Celtic Triskele) is sometimes called the spiral of life. It was found in Newgrange site in Bronze age (or older) Ireland. It remained in Celtic art for 3,000 years. Celts believed all life moved in eternal cycles, regenerating at each point. All important things came in three phases: birth, death and rebirth. Mind, body & spirit.
Seed of Life - This sacred geometry is the center of the larger Flower of Life, a sacred blueprint of all Creation. The pattern is also repeated in the Kabalistic Tree of Life and appears in most all early religious traditions in the Middle East. Used in religious art, it often represents the all-seeing eyes of God. The overlapping circles represent the omniscience of Creation honoring the infinite connections of all life circles, nurturing diversity.
Slavic sun wheel - Kolovrat means spinning wheel in a number of Slavic languages. Swastika and kolovrat are believed to be ancient Slavic pagan symbols. The kolovrat is one of the most respected and the most powerful protective pagan symbols and is a symbol of the god Svarog. It represents strength, dignity, sun and fire. It is a symbol of secular as well as spiritual power. The kolovrat represents the endless cycle of birth and death, each turn of the wheel is a cycle of life in our world.
The Zia sun symbol. The Zia's believe that with life comes four sacred obligations one must develop (a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of others). the four points of the compass (north, south, east, and west); the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn and winter); the four periods of each day (morning, noon, evening and night); the four seasons of life (childhood, youth, middle years and old age).
Spiral - The Spiral, which is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices, reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The Spiral is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life.
Within Hinduism and Buddhism the lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. Lotus flower tattoos are also popular for people who have gone through a hard time and are now coming out of it. Like the flower they have been at the bottom in the muddy, yucky dirty bottom of the pond but have risen above this to display an object of beauty or a life of beauty as the case might be. Thus a lotus flower tattoo or blossom can also represent a hard time in life...