Wednesday, December 21, 2011

pagan art journaling {week 47}

This week's prompt: Symbols

What do various symbols within your path mean to you?

As we move towards Yule, I find myself thinking about myths and stories, and the symbols that emerge from them. Joseph Campbell wrote about the hero of a thousand faces, he who descends into the darkness to emerge, reborn, bringing light and hope back into the world. I find this particular story and the symbolism of the hero, to be particularly apt at this time of year.

What does the symbol of the sun/son at Yule mean to you? What do other symbols (literal and metaphorical) within the tradition you follow, mean to you? Is this time of year literally about the rebirth of the God, or is it more than that? Often we get tied up in the idea of the Mother, Son, Father archetypes and fail to look beyond their literal meanings to the deeper truths they represent.

So this year, as you celebrate the wheel turning, and the sun's rebirth, I wish you all the love and blessings of the Goddess and God, and hope that the light and hope of their journey fills you and yours with joy.

Blessed Yule!


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