Tree of Life

What is the meaning of the tree of life? Thursday 11 October 2012 at 6:05 pm

Symbols and Signs

Meaning of Tree of Life

Ancient Beliefs

Mayan World Tree

Symbols and signs: Tree of Life - Mayan World Tree

The Mayan believed heaven to be a wonderful, magical place on Earth hidden by a mystical mountain.  They called this place Tamoanchan.  Heaven, Earth, and Underworld (Xibalba) were connected by the ‘world tree’.  The world tree grew at the locus of creation, all things flowing out from that spot into four directions.  These were: East associated with red, North represented by white, West that is black and South that is yellow.  The Mayan tree of life is a cross with its centre being the point of ‘absolute beginning’, the source of all creation and its branches passing through each of the three layers of existence - underworld, earth, and the sky.

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Magic of Equinox

Equinox Rituals of different cultures Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 8:43 pm

Symbols and Signs

Magic and Meaning of Equinox

Autumn Equinox

The seasons change while the Earth continues its journey through the space and time.  Rituals at the Spring and Autumn Equinox honour balance between light and dark.

Some teachings of esoteric wisdom say that during this time the veil between the physical world and other worlds opens.  This is a good time for meditation, prayers, rituals and offerings.

Autumn Equinox

The autumn equinox is a time of death, the time to destroy the egos and our subconscious patterns such as anger, pride, greed, envy, lust...  We can offer our weaknesses as sacrifices before the gods transforming them into their higher, divine manifestation.

Chinese honour this time with a ritual of standing facing west, lighting white candles, or placing white flowers on the altar. 

equinox rituals use candlles

The Druids used to cut wands from the willow trees to use for divination at this time of year.  

For the ancient Celts the autumn equinox is symbolically marked as a time of sacrifice with a ritual of burning a figure from the stems of grain, representing the vegetation spirit.

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Spiral of Life

Trinity Around the World: Symbols for Trinity Friday 14 September 2012 at 10:09 am

Symbols and Signs

Trinity Symbol in World's Religions

The principle of trinity is found in all the world’s religions.

Spiral of Life and Trinity Spiral as mystical symbol of trinity

'Spiral of Life' represents:

  • Unity of body, mind and spirit.
  • Interplay of birth, growth, and death

It is a symbolic representation of primordial forces that materialize in magical, mysterious fashion while obeying precise universal laws

Trinity Symbol: The Tree of Life starts with a Triad

From this primordial triangle proceed all of the other figures, shapes, forms, all other numbers, the magic of manifestation.

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