The spiral – a mysterious symbol
The spiral is an ancient and mysterious symbol of the Celts. Their meaning is not fully understood and will probably continue to be a myth. It is assumed that the spiral symbolizes the journey from the inner life to the outer soul.
First appearance in Germany
On July 13, 2011, a double spiral crop circle appeared in a cornfield in southern England. A similar phenomenon was also discovered on the same day in the Wiltshire Crop Circle area.
In Germany, such a formation appeared in Hesse in 1998.
The soul travells from inside to outside, from outside to inside
Clockwise: clockwise spiral
For the Celts, the spiral that runs clockwise (clockwise) stands for water, power, beginning, opening and movement in all things. The origin lies in the middle and runs outwards.
This symbolism can be found among others in the TAO (ancient Chinese philosophy and world view). In the TAO, the right-handed spiral is a sign of creation. From one point the light (= all existence) spreads outwards.
The symbol of TAO (Dào): Yin Yang is a spiral!
Counterclockwise: Left-handed spiral
The spiral on the other hand, which runs counterclockwise (left-handed), symbolizes the end. In this case, it is not outward, but inward, we return to our origin.
In the TAO, the left-handed spiral is a sign to return to unity. The path leads from the outside back to the middle. So it leads back to ourselves and brings us into unity with the whole.
A special form – the double spiral
The left- and the right-handed spiral merge into each other and form a unit. The path leads from the origin to an ever greater extent and from there back to the beginning. It is a symbol of becoming and passing away, life and death, beginning and end.
For bestselling author Gregg Braden, who participated in the documentary “The Moses Code,” the double spiral represents the zero point and the Christ energy.
The symbol of the spiral can be found everywhere: The water flows in spirals, smoke rises in a spiral and the wind forms in a circle to a tornado. Nature itself, such as the leaves of the fern plant, the snail shell or the seashell on the beach have this power of the spirals.
The spiral is found both in the macrocosm as well as in the galaxy or orbit of the planets and in the microcosm as the DNA or in the molecules.