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Spiritual Symbols

Spiritual symbols surround us. The archetypes are found in our dreams, our religions and religious manuscripts, our works of art, our literature and the teachings of indigenous peoples down through the ages. Carl Jung believed we carry the archetypes in our group subconscious and Joseph Campbell spent his life teaching about The Hero’s Journey, which interestingly, also manifests in the Tarot card symbols. Symbolism is a rich and beautiful language of the Spirit.

Sacred Geometry via Jeff Andrews ...

Tarot High Priestess as Hathor, Mother of the Gods and the Tree of Life

The four circles are consistant with the four elements of this planet earth, air, fire and water - with the center as Spirit. The octagram has always been a protection symbol

Integrating the Higher Self / Christ Consciousness

Kali Yantra. For thousands of years, yantras have been used in the Tantric tradition as visual metaphors for the body of the divine. As expressions of devotion and contemplation, they are similar to Tibetan mandalas in that meditation upon them is tantamount to returning to the primordial fiat of one’s being. Because yantras are comprised of archetypal geometric forms and shapes, they are believed to offer liberation from bondage.

Trinity Knot ~ Art, Healing, Metalsmithing - The circle often seen around the triquetra signifies the infinite, eternity and protection. Circles are often drawn around Celtic knots to represent spiritual unity with the divine.

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Andrea Jarquin Perez

Each thought, each emotion creates a new pattern within the DNA, the cellular structure and the molecules of our entire Universe. One cannot think, or feel without the whole receiving the vibration of that thought or feeling. We are in this together...we are ONE. Be the change you wish to see in the world. You ARE that powerful!

Chi Rho, Chrismon, Monogram of Christ, or Labarum -- Early Christian Symbols of the Ancient Church

The "IC XC Nika": comes from Ancient Greek and was a widespread ancient Christian Symbol which is nowadays still present in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. IC XC Nika literally translated to english means "IC XC = Jesus Christ, NIKA = Glory to". In other words translated to modern english IC XC NIKA means Glory be to Jesus Christ!

It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek, meaning “Christ”. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering. The Greek letters “X” (Chi) and “p” (Rho) superimposed together was once a very common symbol signifying Christ

The "X" in "Xmas" Doesn't Take the "Christ" Out of "Christmas"

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Masonic Pelican: A symbol of the renewal of life through the spiritual food of the God Head or Holy Spirit.

The compass in this 13th century manuscript is a symbol of God's act of Creation. Notice also the circular shape of the halo

Bear symbols in various cultures, including Native American, Chinese, Christian, and Celtic. Seeing the bear as a spiritual entity.

"Mandala art has been used throughout the world for self-expression, spiritual transformation, and personal growth. Mandala is the ancient Sanskrit word for circle and is seen by Tibetans as a diagram of the cosmos. It is used by Native Americans in healing rituals and in Christian cathedrals the labyrinth is a mandalic pattern used as a tool for meditation. An archetypal symbol of wholeness, the mandala was used as a therapeutic art tool by psychologist Carl Jung, who believed creating mandalas

Aside from its use in such a negative way in the mid 20th century, the Swastika in its many forms has been a sacred symbol in various ancient civilizations around the world during different times for over 3000 years, representing life, sun, fire, power, strength and good luck.