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The Animus Archetype: The Man In Woman

The psyche as a totality contains male and female opposites. Carl Jung classified the masculine counterpart in women as the animus. In simple terms, the animus is the corresponding representative…

Three Gunas
The Three Gunas in Hinduism

Human consciousness is complex; so complicated in fact that modern science is struggling to come to terms with the unpredictable and unexplainable “phenomena” that is pure consciousness. Scientists that do…

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The Anima Archetype: The Woman in Men

The anima archetype plays a central role in the psychological development of a man. She represents the “True Self” and possesses the secret knowledge of the unconscious which ultimately serves…

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The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology 

Several weeks ago, I published an article about the Hindu god, Agni. In the article, I presented evidence the ancient Sanskrit writers of India understood consciousness and the psychology of…

The Deeper Symbolic Meaning of the Number 21: Optimism, Courage, Inspiration

Esoteric symbolism can be used to help you make decisions, discover your True Self, and ultimately…

Symbolic meaning of agni
The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Agni

Hindu mythology is rich in symbolism and meaning. The symbolic meaning of Agni is a profound example and underscores the genius of ancient Sages. The timeless wisdom left for us…

The Father Complex: Know You’re Own Mind!

Everyone has a father complex. From a positive perspective, the influence a father has on the impressionable mind of a child is mental strength, will power and self-esteem. Essential qualities…

The Symbolic Meaning of Jesus Christ as the Third-Eye Chakra

Christ-Consciousness in the Pineal Gland  The esoteric symbolism surrounding Jesus represents many things. Very rarely, however, is He associated with the mind or the third-eye chakra. In terms of the…

Mother Complex
The Mother Complex

According to the psychoanalysts, Carl Jung, the root of every psychological complex has an archetype at its centre. The mother complex can be one of the most disruptive entities in…

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The Esoteric Meaning of Lions

Lions appear in the symbolism of multiple cultures. From the jungles of Africa, these enigmatic beasts adorn the doorways of temples, civic buildings and fountains in Europe, Asia and the…

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The Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism 

Early Buddhist writers created a system that explains the realms of existence; heaven, hell and everything in between. The concept has been interpreted literally by some commentators so that people…

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Symbolic Meaning Of Alligators and Crocodiles

As a young boy, I had a recurring dream. Close to where I lived was a clearing with unkempt grass and a partly demolished brick wall. In my dream, the…

The Hindu Science of Yogic Breathing

Yogic breathing exercises have been practised in India and further afield for thousands of years. Deep breathing is known to improve the efficiency of oxygen exchange in a way that…

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The Symbolic Meaning Of The Latin Cross

It seems hard to imagine how rich in meaning a simple cross can be. But this most familiar of symbols has more esoteric meaning than you can shake a stick…

Gematria
What Is Gematria?

It is quite understandable why people dismiss gematria as mystical nonsense. How can numbers teach you lessons? Life does not work like that right? There is no cosmic magician conjuring messages for you from the depths of the Universe! Or is there?

All You Need Is Love: The Missing Emotion of The Holy Trinity

I once gave a talk about interpreting ancient symbolism to the American International Women’s…

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The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 

Buddhist legend says that when Gautama Buddha meditated under a Peepal Tree and reached nirvana in Bodh Gaya, east India, he realised “four noble truths.”  History records that after some…

number 18 symbolism
The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 18

The symbolic meaning of 18 is an ambiguous number associated with the Moon and the Hermit. The Moon is a symbol of mystery and intuition, whilst the Hermit indicates the…

Number 10 esoteric symbolism
The Symbolic Meaning of the Number Ten

The symbolic meaning of the number ten signifies a new cycle of life has begun. The one and the zero are reunited whereby energy has take its full course and…

The Symbolic Meaning of Lord Shiva and Parvati

Shiva is the most powerful of the three Gods in the Hindu Trimurti and also the most complex….

The Symbolic Meaning of The Umbrella in Buddhism

According to mainstream Buddhism, the Umbrella or Parasol is a symbol of protection from illness…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Conch Shell in Buddhism

Symbols used in Buddhism and other religions have hidden meanings. Organised groups give you one version which is a small piece of the jigsaw. The exoteric meaning you find on…

The Symbolic Meaning of The Lotus Flower

The lotus flower is the most distinguished and recognisable symbol of Buddhism (and Hinduism)….

The Esoteric Meaning of the Pentacle

The pentacle can be traced to Mesopotamia where it was used by the Sumerians and Babylonians…

The Esoteric Meaning of the Triangle

Symbols have secret meanings. A lot of people don’t believe me when I say that. But they have…

What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square?

The square is used symbolically in spiritual and esoteric artwork to represent attributes of the four…

Drinking Fountains in Valencia: The Symbolic Meaning of Fish and Snakes

Valencia on the east coast of Spain is an attractive and inspiring tourist destination. With a laid…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Crossed Swords

The sword is an alchemical symbol representing the power of thought, purification and transformation….

The Esoteric Meaning of the Cross Keys

Even if you are not clued up on esoteric symbolism, I expect you will recognise the image of two crossed keys….

The Esoteric Meaning of the Serpent

The official interpretation of serpent symbolism is that it means wisdom, but as I will explain in this article…

The Esoteric Meaning of the Celtic Cross

Throughout the course of history, the Celtic cross appears to have served several purposes; for both…

Symbolic Meaning of the Star of David

The Star of David and the Seal of Solomon are curious symbols that have a mysterious history….

The Deeper Symbolic Meaning of the Number 33

In the abbreviated version decoding the symbolic meaning of the number 33, I illustrated in…….

Esoteric Symbolism Explained: Church of Dionysios, Zakynthos

On a recent visit to Zakynthos, also known as Zante, a small island off the east coast of mainland…

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The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism

 When Siddhartha Buddha emerged from his moment of enlightenment he realised there were four noble truths of suffering, of which, the final truth incorporates the Noble Eightfold Path. Also known…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Aum

Most people are probably familiar with the chant of Aum during meditation. It is also a symbol…

The Symbolic Meaning of Brahma and Saraswati in Hindu Mythology

There are 33 Crore Gods (or 330 million – 1 Crore equals 10 million) in the Hindu Pantheon…

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Peacock

Once you notice symbols around you, they appear everywhere. The same ones will…

Guide To Meditation: What To Expect And What To Do

New meditators can often struggle with meditation. I certainly know I did when I first tried…

The 12 Universal Laws of Nature

If scientists and religious leaders ever came together to agree on one principle, it would be that…

Understanding Mindfulness Meditation

There is a misconception about mindfulness meditation. It seems to have become a buzzword and…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Vesica Piscis

The Vesica Piscis represents balance and creation. But as I will demonstrate in this article…

The 12 Chakra System

Most people are familiar with the seven body chakras, that run up the spine. But Ayurveda yogis say….

The Birth of Buddha: Historical or Symbolic?

Organised religions have a backstory which involves a historical founder. Yet curiously there is always…

The Esoteric Meaning of the Circle

The circle is the oldest symbol known to man. With a single point in the centre of a circle, it is…

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The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 20

Esoteric symbolism is different from standard symbolism. Esoteric means hidden information that is only known to those with specialist, or secret, knowledge. For example, now you are researching the esoteric…

The Symbolic Meaning of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi

Of all the Hindu Gods, Vishnu is the most difficult to interpret. The roles in which Vishnu appears in Hindu…

The Symbolic Meaning of Surya

Nobody told me decoding ancient symbolism would be easy and it does require a lot of digging, but it…

Number 20 symbolism
Decoding The Mystery Behind the Number Twenty-Three

The enigma of the number twenty-three has captured the imaginations of the public for decades. The mysterious number features repeatedly throughout history, is associated with the dates of births and…

The Deeper Symbolic Meaning of Ganesh

Lord Ganesh is arguably the most recognisable of all the Hindu Gods. The distinguishable elephant…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dancing Shiva

The statue of the God, Shiva performing the cosmic dance, is one of the most iconic and enigmatic…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

In ancient Vedic literature, Lord Indra is depicted as a war god, a destructive force that yields…

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Balancing The 7 Deadly Sins With Seven Heavenly Virtues

Be a Sinner and a Saint. Just as Nature Intended! Have you noticed the number seven appears a lot in ancient myth and religious scripture? This is not a coincidence….

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What Are The Lokas In Hindu Mythology

Hindu mythology teaches us about the creation of the universe, human nature and the essence of…

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Power, Patience, Prosperity: The Symbolic Meaning Of Elephants

For the past week, I have been in Chiang Mai, Thailand and keep seeing elephants. Not the enigmatic…

An Introduction To Vedanta

In a nutshell, Vedanta is a philosophy of life that teaches mankind how to liberate the mind from the…

Buddha, The Elephant, And The Monkey

When you visit a Buddhist temple in Asia, you will probably see a statue of an elephant and a monkey….

Esoteric Meaning of the Hexagon

As the hexagon is found throughout nature, organised religions insist it is a symbol of harmony and balance….

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What’s Your State of Mind? The Esoteric Meaning of the 14 Lokas in Hindu Mythology

In an earlier article, titled “What are the Lokas in Hindu Mythology”, I explained how the esoteric…

The Esoteric Symbolism Of Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

The jewel of Yogyakarta is undoubtedly the majestic temple complex of Prambanan. Built in the…

The Three Jewels of Buddhism in Everyday Life

Before you can be formally recognised as a Buddhist, initiates are encouraged to “take refuge”…

The Symbolic Meaning of Two Golden Fish in Buddhism

The golden fish in Buddhist symbolism has been lifted directly from ancient Vedic mythology. The Hindu God….

The Symbolic Meaning of the Victory Banner in Buddhism

The victory banner is a symbol in Tibetan Buddhism that celebrates enlightenment. More precisely it…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Treasure Vase in Buddhism

Today the vase is typically used to collect money, thus alludes to material wealth. However,….

Endless Knot in Buddhism
The Symbolic Meaning of the Endless Knot in Buddhism

The Endless Knot is perhaps the most complex of Buddhist symbols to understand. The orthodox meaning is typically shallow, and the true meaning is complicated. However, I will do my…

number 2 symbolism
The Alchemical Meaning of Two in Esoteric Symbolism

In esoteric symbolism, the number two represents duality. The deeper meaning of this is a reflection of the Self because two is derived from one plus one.  At the deepest…

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The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 22

The symbolic meaning of 22 has both positive and negative meanings. When things are going well for you, 22 is a number you want to see recurring in your life….

Symbolic Meaning of 19
The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 19

The number 19 is a card of enlightenment, represented by The Sun in the Tarot. In gematria 1+9 = 10 which is further reduced to 1+0 = 1, the number…

Symbolic Meaning of 16
The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 16 

The esoteric meaning of the number 16 indicates you have recently acquired new knowledge and face a decision. You will need to call upon qualities such as strength and self-control….

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Number Twelve 

The symbolic meaning of the number twelve is a number we find consistently appearing in ancient myths and legends and modern-day organised religions.  In one sense, the symbolic meaning of the…

Esoteric Symbolism 11, 111, 1111
The Symbolic Meaning of 11, 111, and 1111.

In my opinion, the symbolic meaning of the number 11 is often misrepresented. Whilst angel numbers put a position spin on the symbolic meaning of 11, 111 and 1111 (which…

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Number Nine 

The esoteric meaning of nine relates to the ultimate completion of a life cycle, after which the sequence of numbers reverts to zero as we find in gematria. The nine…

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The Symbolic Meaning of Eight

Whereas the number seven represents completion, the symbolic meaning of the eight is an indication that you have acquired wisdom and are operating at a higher vibration.  The symbolic meaning…

Esoteric Symbolism zero
The Spiritual Meaning of Zero

The symbolic meaning of zero primarily relates to potential. It is the starting point from which all other numbers follow. The same principle can be applied to life; every reality…

Esoteric Symbolism six
The Symbolic Meaning of The Number Six 

The lessons to learn from the symbolic meaning of six are harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. We are required to call upon the energy of the six when dealing…

Esoteric Symbolism in Buddha Park Explained

25km south-east of the Laos capital, Vientiane, is Buddha Park, a collection of curious sculptures featuring over 400 stone carvings inspired by Hindu mythology. Built in 1958, by a Hindu-Buddhist…

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The Symbolic Meaning of 15

The symbolic meaning of 15 is best explained by the 15th card of the Major Arcana in the Tarot deck – The Devil. In the alchemical table, the archangel Uriel…

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Number 17 

The symbolic meaning of the number 17 is associated with transformation or resurrection, given it is the manifestation of knowledge acquired at the stage of the number 16. The result…

21 symbolism
The Symbolic Meaning of the Number 21

The number 21 is a deeply spiritual number that ultimately brings together the third cycle 7th cycle of energy transformation. Energy transmutes in stages of three and seven times three…

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The Spiritual Meaning of the Number Five 

The spiritual meaning of the number five is believed to be magical, but more often than not is a number associated with mankind. The five-pointed star is said to represent…

Esoteric Symbolism Four
The Symbolic Meaning of the Number Four

The symbolic meaning of number four is another highly predominant number that consistently reveals itself in ancient symbolism. It represents stability, the body, and the illusion of time – the…

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The Spiritual Meaning of Number Seven 

The number seven in alchemical thought may not be the pinnacle, but it is certainly the goal. It represents spiritual awareness and inner-wisdom that can bring forth extra-sensory power seen…

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The Esoteric Meaning of the Number Thirteen

The symbolic meaning of the 13 is often associated with bad luck. Or possible good luck. In England, the expression, “unlucky for some,” is attributed to this mystical and magical…

Symbolic Meaning of Three
The Hermetic Principle of Three 

The three is one of the most important numbers in ancient symbolism as it represents completion, or to create something in the physical realm. The hermetic principle of three is…

Esoteric symbolism bell
The Symbolic Meaning of Bells

The sounding of a bell is a signal that informs us of something; the start or end of mass or class, an emergency, a wake-up call or, in the case…

Esoteric Symbolism One
Symbolic Meaning Of The Number One

When you see synchronicity in numbers and symbols over a short space of time (say like 2 days to a week), you should stop and take notice. The repetition of…

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The Esoteric Meaning of April Fools’ Day

It has become a custom in Europe to play pranks on one another on April 1st. We call it April Fools’…….

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The Esoteric Meaning of the Number 14 

The esoteric meaning of the 14 relates to, introspection, self-control and independence. But for those that fail, the 14 signals a time of turmoil.  The 14 has the double power…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dharma Wheel in Buddhism

The Dharma Wheel is a core symbol of Buddhist teaching. Together with the lotus flower, it is the most…

Stupa symbolism
The Symbolic Meaning of Stupas

Stupas are universal throughout Asia. They are said to represent the burial mound the historical Buddha, Prince….

Ancient Ruins of Lopburi, Thailand

Interpreting Ancient Symbolism at Phra Prang Sam Yod Travellers meandering through Thailand might want to check out Lopburi. Or maybe not. There’s not much there other than ancient Khmer ruins…

esoteric symbolism in Valencia
The Meanings of Esoteric Symbolism in Valencia Cathedral

Once you understand the meanings of esoteric symbolism, churches, cathedrals and temples make much…