Sunday, 27 February 2011
The Earth Goddess
Image - petroshpere from Scotland - triple spiral symbol. Symbols of cell division, buried inside Neolithic tombs - they represent the actual moment when cells divide. Hence why they are fund buried in tombs, to ensure the spiritual process of rebirth is begun. They are the oocyte, and the petrostones represent the moment the fertilised egg becomes the Zygote - when it begins to divide and split.
The petrospheres represent spiritual and medical teachings - symbols that represent wisdom.
Image - Belas Knap
What we find in many of the Neolithic tombs is a cruciform structure where are found three cauldrons, these being the three cauldrons of rebirth.
These three cauldrons are represented by the three spirals. They represent spiritual evolution.
Here the bones of the dead are placed in the cauldrons so that on a midwinter solstice they are reborn in the Otherworld.
The fact that many tombs, such as Belas Knap, represent the female form shows us once again the symbolism of the spirals associated with the female form.