Sunday, July 22, 2007

Serpent lifted up.

The figure of Christ on the cross, has from ancient times been associated with the sign of the brazen serpent which Moses lifted up in the desert, as a sign of healing. The cross, let us also not forget, is itself a Mandala, and in many representations of the Cross of Salvation, the vertical and horizontal intersecting lines of the cross are set within a circle, which stands for wholeness.

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