Ancient Symbols, meanings of symbols from Ancient Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, etc. Numbers and their Meanings Powerful Sacred Jewelry and Talismans Masterfully Crafted by the Known Artist - David Weitzman Numerology | Kabbalah | Amulets Numbers and Their Meanings Fibonacci Number: In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers form a sequence defined by the following recurrence relation. Zero Zero is a powerful number which brings great transformational change, sometimes occurring in a profound manner. Zero represents the Cosmic Egg, the primordial Androgyne - the Plenum. Before the One (meaning the Source--not the number) there is only Void, or non-being; thought; the ultimate mystery, the incomprehensible Absolute. Cultural References Taoism: It symbolizes the Void; non-being. Buddhism: It is the Void and no-thingness. Kabbalism: Boundless; Limitless Light; the Ain. Pathagoras saw zero as the perfect. Islamic: Zero is the Divine Essence. Zero Number Fibonacci Numbers History of Zero Middle East By the mid 2nd millennium BC, the Babylonians had a sophisticated sexagesimal positional numeral system. Greece Rome India
Il simbolo dell'infinito Non aver cominciato prima. Questo è stato forse il rimpianto di John Wallis , il più grande matematico britannico prima di Isaac Newton , al momento di morire l’ 8 novembre 1703 . Forse l’uomo al quale dobbiamo l’otto rovesciato ( lemniscata ) come simbolo del concetto di infinito pensava che se avesse coltivato la scienza dei numeri sin da bambino avrebbe potuto ottenere risultati migliori. Il suo primo incontro con la matematica , infatti, non era avvenuto se non all’età di 15 anni, quando gli era capitato tra le mani il libro di aritmetica del fratello maggiore. Affascinato da quell’insieme di simboli e numeri, John studiò per tutta la notte insieme al fratello, fino a riuscire a padroneggiarne il contenuto come se non si fosse mai dedicato ad altro. Durante quegli otto anni, John aveva studiato la matematica solo nel suo tempo libero, dedicandoci ore sottratte al riposo o allo svago. Si dedicò al calcolo alla geometria , all’ algebra e alla logica .
The Fine Art of Italian Hand Gestures: A Vintage Visual Dictionary by Bruno Munari by Maria Popova A pocket guide to Neapolitan nonverbal communication. Somewhere between his seminal manifestos on design as art and his timelessly delightful children’s books, legendary Italian artist and graphic designer Bruno Munari made time for a number of idiosyncratic side projects. Among them is Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture (UK; public library) — a charming, quirky, minimalist guide to Italians’ expressive nonverbal communication originally published in 1958 as a supplement to the Italian dictionary, inspired by The Ancients’ Mimic Through the Neapolitan Gestures, the first collection of gestures made by Canon Andrea de Jorio in 1832. Unlike the hefty and sparsely illustrated 380-page original tome, however, Munari’s pocket-sized version features frugally descriptive text and ample, elegant black-and-white photographs of hand-gestures for everything from mundane activities like reading and writing to emotive expressions of praise and criticism. Donating = Loving
The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler was not the first to use this symbol. In fact, it was used as a powerful symbol thousands of years before him, across many cultures and continents. For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance - on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. The word ‘swastika’ is a Sanskrit word (‘svasktika’) meaning ‘It is’, ‘Well Being’, ‘Good Existence, and ‘Good Luck’. A Sanskrit scholar P. In Buddhism, the swastika is a symbol of good fortune, prosperity, abundance and eternity. On the walls of the Christian catacombs in Rome, the symbol of the Swastika appears next to the words “ZOTIKO ZOTIKO” which means “Life of Life”. By John Black Related Links
The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious by Kirstin Butler Why Sarah Palin identifies with the grizzly bear, or what the unconscious knows but doesn’t reveal. A primary method for making sense of the world is by interpreting its symbols. Beginning in the 1930s, Jung’s devotees started collecting mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic imagery under the auspices of The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS), an organization with institutes throughout the U.S. You can browse through ARAS via a list of common archetypes, or search by word, producing a cross-indexed result with thumbnail images and a timeline of where and when that idea appeared throughout history. Nonetheless, to access this treasure trove you still have to be a member of ARAS online, or take trip to one of its four physical locations. Kirstin Butler is writing an adaptation of Gogol for the Google era called Dead SULs, but when not working spends far, far too much time on Twitter. Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.
Text Symbols (and special characters) 10 Spiritual Symbols You MUST Know Spiritual symbols are everywhere in our world! In fact they’re so pervasive, it’s almost hard to distinguish- and know- about them all. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. SEE ALSO: Understanding Buddhism: 10 Reasons It’s NOT A Religion Hamsa Hamsa is the Hebrew word meaning “five”, and is represented with a palm-shaped amulet and an eye in the middle of the palm. Used by many societies throughout history, it’s purpose is to ward off negative energy and the “evil eye”, a malicious stare that’s said to cause unluckiness, illness, or even death. Many religions have used this symbol for their own purposes, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The Flower of Life This symbol could be considered king in sacred geometry! Said to contain all the patterns of creation in it, the Flower of Life is possibly the most ancient symbol on this list, used since the time of the Sumerians (the first civilization in the world). Yin Yang Pentagram Dharma Wheel CHECK IT OUT: Tibetan Book of the Dead Om
Symbolic Meanings Blog by Avia Venefica » Blog Archive » By Any Other Name, It’s Still Symbolic. Meaning of the Rose Symbolic Rose Meanings The symbolic meaning of the rose is known by almost everyone on some level – otherwise it wouldn’t be the most popularly sent flower on Valentine’s Day (I know, I’m 2 weeks too late here). The rose is associated with Aphrodite (Greek) goddess of love who was often depicted adorned with roses around her head, feet and or neck. In myth we track down this association when we discover that a rose bush grew within the pool of blood spilled from Aphrodite’s slain lover (Adonis). Similarly in Christian lore, a rose bush was said to have grown at the site of Christ’s death. In addition to being a symbol of love, the rose is also representative of secrets or tacit understanding. Seeking symbolic meaning of the rose from an esoteric perspective, we can look at the Tarot, in which the rose is considered a symbol of balance. The color of the rose is symbolic as well: (flower color meanings can be found here in flower meanings in general can be found here ).
A Visual Glossary of Symbols