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The spiral is a spiritualised circle. In the spiral form, the circle uncoiled, unwound has ceased to be vicious. It has been set free.

The symbol of the Wise Woman tradition is a spiral. A spiral is a cycle as it moves through time.A spiral is movement around and beyond a circle, always returning to itself, but never at exactly the same place. Spirals never repeat themselves.... ~Susun Weed

All from One The Circle and the Point: the Circle is the symbol of Eternity; The Point is the symbol of the Concentration of Time in the moment. Sun = Gold = Connection between the Circle (Aeon) and the Point (Concentration), is Time in Eternity, is the symbol of the Unity of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm.

alchemy symbol: Quintessence (Hermetic Seal of Light) Based on the ancient Pythagorean philosophy, the symbol of Quintessence is considered to be the synthesis of alchemy and also referred to as the Hermetic Seal. It contains the triangle, the circle and the square that represent the spirit, soul and body, all the elements essential for alchemical transformation.

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"The symbol of the Wise Woman tradition is a spiral. A spiral is a cycle as it moves through time. A spiral is movement around and beyond a circle, always returning to itself, but never at exactly the same place. Spirals never repeat themselves. The spiral is the path of the earth. The spiral is your individual life. The spiral is the passage between worlds: birth passing into death passing into birth. ~Susun Weed, Artwork by Gaia Orion

Aurin - two snakes biting each others tail. A symbol designed by Michael Ende - my all time favourite children's book author... - It shows two symbols of eternity weaved into each other. It resembles the never ending circle of life and death and could also be seen as some kind of ying & yang...