Sacred Symbols

Explore sacred symbols including yantras, chakra symbols, gods and goddesses, religious symbols, buddhas, angels and more. Many of these symbolism resources are taken from Kathleen Karlsen’s books, extensive published articles, lectures and workshops. Take a deeper dive into the meaning of symbols in the cultural and spiritual heritage of the world. For articles on other sacred symbols, please see Yantras.

Ancient Deities

Many ancient deities are based on the patterns and power of nature: spring, solstice, harvest, the sun, the moon, storms, fire and so forth. Read more about deities in ancient times.

Archangels of the Seven Rays

The archangels of the seven rays are hierarchs for innumerable angels serving under them. Angels are messengers, protectors, healers and comforters.

Chakra Art

Chakra art serves as depictions of the the unseen forces that govern the energy and strength of the seven major chakras. Chakra art is a reminder of the power of the body and spirit.

Deity Art in Hinduism

Deity art depicts the personification of God in many world religions. The ones included here are focused on Hinduism. Forms of the deity are so varied as to be nearly overwhelming.

Deity Meaning

Nearly every spiritual tradition has personified God in one form or another. This article includes gods and goddesses, nature spirits, angels, heavenly beings and buddhas. 

Easter Symbols

Ostara symbols include rabbits and colored eggs. Learn the fascinating story behind the goddess of spring, origin of Easter, known by Astara, Ostara or Eostara. Video of Astara invocation. 

Ganesha Symbolism

Depictions of Ganesha have multiple symbolic meanings. Every aspect of images and statues have spiritual significance. Learn more about the many objects associated with Ganesha.

Hindu Deities

There are thousands of forms of Hindu deities. This is a selected list of my favorites and some of the more well-known deities. Links to mantras are also provided. 

Origin of Sacred Geometry

From the simplest atoms to the largest galaxies, geometry determines the structure and function of the universe. This is perhaps most evident in the philosophy of the Greeks. More on geometry.

Sacred Geometry Symbols

Every aspect of sacred geometry is purposeful and meaningful. Circles, triangles, squares and other forms carry a specific energy. Learn about sacred geometry symbols in art.

The Three Jewels

The Three Jewels is a principle that unites the many diverse sects and schools of Buddhism. This article is about a dream I had that indicated where to find my spiritual community.

Yoga Symbols

Yoga symbols include Sanskrit characters, yantras, chakra symbols and more. Use these images as visualizations to tap into the energy of ancient symbols with powerful meanings.

Symbolic Art & Gifts