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Symbolic Representation

“ Mehndi is a Hindu symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Hinduism customs are centered around the notion of “awakening the inner light/soul.” These Hindu designs originated in...


Symbolische voorstelling van New Babylon (detail) (Symbolic Representation of New Babylon), 1969, collage on paper, 55 x 60”. Photo: Victor E. Nieuwenhuys.


The Native American Medicine Wheel is a symbolic representation of the seven sacred paths of human transformation. Though many of us look at life from a linear perspective, the medicine wheel teaches us that we are all part of a sacred circle and we may be experiencing life on several paths simultaneously. Enlightenment is not a linear process, nor is it a final destination. It is an ongoing, circular journey providing tests and challenges along the way...

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New Babylon

Prof. Ömür Harmanşah, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University Providence, October 7-8, 2011 I am intrigued by the idea of an architectural future formulated as a...


The Witch’s knot is a common symbol in folk magic. The witch’s knot is a symbolic representation of the knot magic practiced by witches in the middle ages, and was used as a sympathetic charm against witchcraft, and usually scratched over doorways of homes and stables. One aspect of its efficacy as a protective charm lay in the ability to draw the complicated symbol in one continuous motion. (