More Esoteric Symbols
Star Symbols (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/stars.html) and Eastern Symbols (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/eastern.html) have their own sections in our Library of Esoteric Symbols. A range of mystical symbols from Western traditions are illustrated and discussed here.
|(http://www.byzant.com/symbols/rosecross.html)||The Rose Cross (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/rosecross.html) is a very important symbol in the Western Mystery Tradition, originating with the Rosicrucians. It is a holistic symbol incorporating elements of the Kabbalah (http://www.byzant.com/kabbalah/), alchemy, astrology (http://www.byzant.com/astrology/) and esoteric Christianity, among others.|
|The Eye of Horus (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/eyeofhorus.html) is a powerful symbol of protection, health and wisdom from ancient Egypt. It has its origins in the legendary battle between the gods Horus and Set, over Set's murder of Horus' father, the god Osiris.||(http://www.byzant.com/symbols/eyeofhorus.html)|
|(http://www.byzant.com/symbols/lemniscate.html)||The symbol of an 'eight on its side' is sometimes known as the lemniscate (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/lemniscate.html) and is a symbol for infinity, eternity, the numinous and the higher spiritual powers.|
|The Spiral (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/spiral.html) is a common natural form and an ancient mystical symbol. It represents the forces and patterns underlying creation, as well as evolution and self-transformation.||(http://www.byzant.com/symbols/spiral.html)|
|(http://www.byzant.com/symbols/ichthys.html)||The ichthys (http://www.byzant.com/symbols/ichthys.html) (Greek for fish) is a symbol most commonly associated with Christianity, and it is a rebus hiding a statement of Christian faith. It also has associations with the Hindu deity Vishnu and is linked to the Age of Pisces, the era of Christianity.|