The glyph of Awakening Avalon is an invitation to enter the Mystery of the unknown, accompanied by protection and guidance. The glyph calls those who view it into the deep layers of their consciousness, then to emerge into more freedom, joy and ultimate fulfillment.
The Awakening Avalon glyph is a medicine shield that evolves out of many traditional and sacred symbols. It invokes the magical presence of the elementals, the Goddess and the God, as well as the above, below and within. As such, the glyph emanates the energy of the pre-industrial indigenous mind and heart.
The glyph is based on sacred geometry, aligning with the under-lying patterning of the Universe and the cycle of birth, growth, death and regeneration. The emerging paradigm requires connection through the vibration of non-verbal communication, primordial wisdom and symbolism and sacred geometry provides this.
The heart of the shield is the Vesica Pisces, comprised of 2 equal and interlocking circles that share a radius. This symbol both evokes and represents the polarities of life:
- Earth, Mother, Subconscious, Underworld, Shakti, Goddess, Danu and Shadow
- Heaven, Father, Higher Mind, Vision, Shiva, God, Dagda, Illumination.
The place of intersection of the two circles is the portal, the vesica, the yoni, the fish, Pisces, where the energies marry and merge. It is within this central Mystery that mystical truths may be embodied and noble legends lived out on earth.
The larger circle that holds the two is the circle of the Creator, the Void, the Universe. It is the Circle of Life.
The Crescent and V-rod is an ancient Pictish symbol found on standing stones in Scotland and considered one of the most enigmatic icons in history. Little is understood about what the symbol means, but it has been experienced as a carving that honors women leaders of the Tribes and a way of marking their deaths.
The crescent is traditionally known as a powerful sign of feminine moon wisdom and the arch of the heavens. It represents the Goddess energy and the cycles of the waxing and waning moon.
The V-rods in the Awakening Avalon glyph are bent arrows that represent the underworld and celestial world, and kiss in the portal of the vesica. The two v-rods draw the alchemical triangular symbols of the masculine and feminine polarities, which upon union in the Great Rite, create all life.
The arrowheads and the fletchings honor the elemental energies of Air, Fire, Water, Earth.
The Celtic knot work, triskeles and triquetras, are both images of the Trinity. The spirals and the weave of the knotwork evoke the layered labyrinth of eternal dance of life.
We invite you to enter the Mystery.
May you receive nourishment from the glyph as an eternal wellspring of your deepest heart wisdom.
May you take refuge in the glyph as a protective shield of love.
May you reflect the glyph with your exquisite beauty in service to others.