Phi phenomena

Phi phenomena ϕ   A golden rectangle with long side a and short side b adjacent to a square with sides of length a produces a similar golden rectangle with long side a + b and short side a. This illustrates the relationship

Circle

From the time of the earliest known civilisations – such as the Assyrians and ancient Egyptians, those in the Indus Valley and along the Yellow River in China, and the Western civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome during classical Antiquity – the circle has been used directly or indirectly in visual art to convey the […]

Hexagram – Shatkona

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 Canvas. Your browser does not support HTML5 Canvas. In Hinduism, the Hexagram is more commonly known as Shatkon or Satkona (Shat = six, Kona = corner/angle). It is the union of Shiv (Male) and Shakti (Female). Here, Shiva, or the Purusha is represented by symbol “ᐱ”, which is a symbolic representation of male organ. Shakti, or Prakriti is represented by symbol […]

Vesica piscis

The overlapping circles – an excellent representation of a cell, or any unity in the midst of becoming dual – form a fish-shaped central area which is one source of the symbolic reference to Christ as a fish. Christ, as a universal function, is symbolically this region which joins together heaven and earth, above and […]

Visual symbols and metaphors

Sometimes it is easier to understand concepts with images, always remembering that they are only metaphors pointing to something beyond.    Symbols connect us to transcendent ideas, as the etymology suggests:Latin symbŏlus, from the Greek sýmbolos, formed by the prefix sin-, given the Greek articulation syn-, that points out the idea of ‘meeting, encounter or […]