Symbols

The Language of the Soul

‘We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and symbols.’

Carl Jung

As I am making rosaries and prayer beads I’m selecting symbols for them. I’m not sure how I choose them, the process is part intuitive, part creative. Symbols are the language of the soul. They transcend the rational mind and connect to something deep within us. Using them in objects created for contemplation and prayer can help us delve deeper into ourselves and truths to live and love by.

Every piece I make comes with a story explaining more about the symbols it contains. In this way I can share some additional meaning with the receiver. I struggle with the idea of adding the explanation of the symbols in the description of the piece or just let the buyer make up their mind on their own. Most people just look at the photos and never read the description anyway. I like the idea that people choose based on intuition, let their heart and soul choose and then read the story of the rosary when they receive it.

This page is a place for me to share posts on some of the symbols that I use in my work.

More information on the symbols used in my free range prayer beads.

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