In the Crystalline Maze: Symbolism of the Mirror
A “reflective” and insightful post on mirrors.
“And this is the essence of the mirror’s magic – to unite the above with the below with loving devotion to both spirit and matter.”
The magic of mirrors and their tremendous mystic powers cannot be doubted. The soul’s primal instinct is to seek unity in love. We project our Selves onto the world and onto others in an attempt to see our own soul reflected. With the same captivation we look at our own photographs, always seeking confirmation of our existence. The soul cannot know its essence if it does not find a mirror it can gaze into in order to divine its own nature.
Walter Crane, “The Mirror of Venus”
An Ankh-shaped mirror case (via Wikipedia)
In ancient China, mirrors were buried with the dead as ritual objects which allowed the deceased to communicate with the divine world beyond. They were supposed to bring the dead in harmony with the universe and remind them that their soul reflects the light of the sun that shines eternally. In Egypt, the word ankh was also…
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