About the design
on February 25, 2011
Having lost the original drawing, I've finally reworked this old illustration of mine so it'd be possible to print.
I wasn't quite sure what to call it but looking at the design, the sum of every symbol represents a common ideology, despite the different traditions they originate from.
I've long been intrigued by Symbology, with its uses and meanings within different traditions. Consequently this was inspired by readings about a variety of symbolic references from, but not limited to Alchemy, Wicca and Paganism, Egyptian, Masonic, Norse (Asatru) and African traditions.
You may notice that the main frame work is the "Squaring the Circle" : an alchemical glyph (17th c.) of the creation of the Philosopher's Stone - the top hemisphere representing the spiritual world, the bottom representing the material world.
Looking even closer there are many more symbols that make up the image, including the Eye of Providence, pentacle flower, ouroboros (serpent eating its tail), and elemental symbols, to mention a few.
It's surprising to learn just how many traditional symbols are strewn throughout society. This is just a little tribute to the underlying traditions, philosophies and meanings that often go unnoticed.