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Symbols and Hamsa

Symbols usually represent objects and give clues to abstract or supernatural events and the opinions or concepts of historical cultures. They are products of collective thinking and are the shortest way to describe something.

In the opinion of Carl Gustav Jung, symbols are not a sign of the ordinary; they are images of an invisible spirit and have a meaning far beyond themselves. When words are inadequate symbols provide there own language of communication. Although symbols are perceivable, sometimes there true meaning is not visible.

WHY SYMBOLIC EXPRESSIONS AND ICONS ARE APPLIED.
The best way to express the intangible, invisible, fantastic, imaginative and emotional elements is by using symbols. For thousands of years it was believed, that symbols were sacred and pointed to specific situations and specific energies.

By developing symbolic languages, information was protected and not disclosed, thus preventing the misuse or degeneration of the information. For example, Archaic schools saw secrets and mysteries in symbols and used them, as a language of communication and these symbols remain unchanged today.

Hamsa Hand Tiles
Religious and esoteric concepts were expressed by symbols and not words as words were not always the best way to store the ideas, as they could be corrupted and lose their meaning over time.
Religious Symbols

ICON, TALISMAN, AMULET, CHARM, IDOL, FIGURE, TOTEM

The sacred art of symbols reflects the opinion of spiritual religions by associating them with icons, talismans, amulets, charms, idols, figures etc. Divine grace is imparted to them and blessed, so showing respect or reverence to the image or icon is the same as addressing it directly to their God.

Today, even in the modern world, we are surrounded by symbols whose beliefs and traditions go back thousands of years. They have succeeded in their most important function of guarding and protecting their secrets and confidential information. These ancient teachings and beliefs have reached us today thanks to these symbols. They have survived in opposition to time, space and cultural differences and now these symbols open the door to a very different world. They express the unseen, by using icons of the contemporary world to illuminate the spiritual forces that surround human life and with it the parallelism between the visible with the unseen worlds, as natural events and physical things are inevitably symbolized in the unseen world.
To understand these symbols we must intuitively synthesize the information and open our minds to very different knowledge’s and perceptions.

Hamsa And Number FIVE

Arabs call this icon Hamse Hand. Hamse means five in Arabic and in many other religions, the number five symbolizes the five sacred rules of their beliefs

In some culture’s the hand faces down, in others it faces up. In many groups, the five-fingers of Hamsa represent the most sacred principles of that culture. It is not an earthly hand but the symbol of the divine hand. Each community fills the inside of the hand with the icons that are important for its own culture.


Hamsa Jewelry against the evil eye
Hamsa Rings and Earrings