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A symbol is something such as an object, picture, written word, sound, or particular mark that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention.

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The Pythagorean shapes/platonic solids.

Started by Brad. Last reply by Brad Sep 7. 8 Replies

What did the shapes mean to Pythagoras, and what influence did his interpretations have on later esoteric philosophy? I am more curious about the 2D shapes rather than the platonic solids, but I do not know if their is a way to address this question…Continue

Triquetra

Started by anki. Last reply by Katrina Marshall Sep 5. 1 Reply

article source: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Triquetra.aspxA triquetra is a figure formed from three circular arcs of equal radius, producing three overlapping vesicae…Continue

The Philosopher's stone, or Hermetic seal.

Started by Brad. Last reply by steve Jul 21. 3 Replies

What does this symbol mean? Specifically the shapes it is made up of, and how they correlate. Do they individually have the same meaning Pythagoras would of said they would? Or is Pythagoras even relevant here? Continue

The star of david

Started by anki. Last reply by anki Apr 30, 2013. 2 Replies

source article: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/StarOfDavid.aspxThe Star of David, or "magen David" (Shield of David), is a six-pointed star formed by two interlocking…Continue

Pentagram

Started by anki. Last reply by Graalbaum Apr 9, 2013. 5 Replies

source article: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Pentagram.aspxThe pentagram is a powerful symbol of protection and balance, and each of its five points represents one of the…Continue

Setagram

Started by anki. Last reply by Graalbaum Apr 9, 2013. 1 Reply

source article: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Septagram.aspxThe septagram is a seven-pointed star, a symbol of synthesis and mystery due to its links with the number seven.…Continue

Staff of hermes

Started by anki Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

source article: http://www.greekmedicine.net/mythology/hermes.html     Hermes, the messenger god on Mount Olympus, had a magic wand called a Caduceus, which was given to him by Apollo.…Continue

Spiral

Started by anki Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

article source: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Spiral.aspxThe spiral is the most common shape in nature and…Continue

Lemniscate

Started by anki Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

article source: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Lemniscate.aspxThe symbol of an "eight on its side" is sometimes known as the lemniscate and is a glyph for infinity. The…Continue

Otz Chiim

Started by anki Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

source article: http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/OtzChiim.aspxOtz Chiim, the Tree of Life, is the symbol…Continue

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Comment by anki on June 9, 2013 at 3:34pm

Comment by Scaler Wave on January 10, 2013 at 12:54pm

Ra Punz El - Watching "Tangled" with my daughter, the sun symbolism sort of jumps right out at you.  Then I took closer note of the name "Ra Punz El" ... interesting.... just curious if anyone here has looked into this.  Usually sun character stories fall in line with the seasons of the Zodiac.  Long hair is a symbol for the rays of the sun like in the story of Samson who is also a sun symbol character.

Comment by wrdwzrd on February 3, 2012 at 1:26pm

http://www.esotericonline.net/forum/topics/sigil-symbol-meanings-in...

I posted this in the forums the other day, wondering if anyone here can help me out? Thanks!

Comment by AMENMAATRA on February 15, 2011 at 8:08pm

The Image above the tree of Alchemy is one that is considered Proto-Rosicrucian- as Alchemist were outlaws during that time, and they were in the midst of morphing into Rosicrucianism.

http://specialcollections.library.wisc.edu/khunrath/labtxt1750.html

Comment by V "Cro-Maat" C on February 15, 2011 at 7:43pm

I am not an Alchemical pro but I have some insight on the last picture or the "bishop". This is just my personal thought on it and some things I have read over the years.

 

1. Red cape or gown- red is a masculine color and also represents fire or the alchemical fire. He is wearing it to show the triumph he has over alchemy or the philosophers stone?

2. Crown-what may look like a crown actually resembles a pine cone. Pine cones in ancient babylon/sumer represented knowledge

3. In his left hand- he is holding a one of the tres primas which is salt or the exalted body, hence the cross on it. The keys may represent him having gained the secret knowledge of alchemy/hermetics and he holds the keys to the secret.

4.The staff-in his right hand may show triumph over the material since it is on the ground. The 3 crosses on top of it may represent once again the tres primas or maybe the trinity.

 

This picture is very different from most of the alchemical plates I have seen.

 

I doubt this is a religious figure also because if you look at the clothes beneath the robe, it looks like workshop or laboratory clothes. These are note clothes of a bishop or pope.

Comment by AMENMAATRA on February 15, 2011 at 5:33pm
Comment by AbZu on September 23, 2010 at 3:33pm

Mystic
Comment by ☤Tris☤ on January 31, 2010 at 4:54pm
Hi unbaptised, can you repost them as a discussion here? In that we we can reply to them specifically, sometime in the comment area things get pushed down and lost.

I have some idea's as to their symbolism.
Comment by Self-baptised on January 31, 2010 at 2:51pm
Here is another one

Comment by Self-baptised on January 31, 2010 at 2:50pm
Here is an example of one of Nostradamus' pictures. I've seen the so-called 'documentaries' on TV about them, but they all sounded like people who were just making stuff up. Does anyone know what we are looking at here?

 
 
 

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