posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 05:42 PM
Well, on the surface it means what it's used for, a symbol for Christianity based on the crucifixion story.
However, I have heard a few theories regarding the origin of the cross as a symbol, some plausible, some less so. The one I generally prescribe to,
at least for esoteric means, is that an equidistant cross (like + ) represents the Earth and the physical realm as the four sides represent the four
alchemical elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
If we take the Christian cross and label the top three arms as Air, Fire and Water, then we see the longest arm, the one pointing down, to be Earth.
I take this symbol to represent "The Lord of the Earth" or the "god" of the physical realm. The longest arm is directed downward, towards the
Earth and away from heaven, much as a pentagram is inverted to point downward and deny the higher, or "good" forces.
It would take a while for me to explain everything completely and you requested short sentences. To sum it up, the Christian cross represents the
four cardinal elements believed, in ancient theory, to make up everything in the material world. The cross has long been used to represent Earth (the
planet, not "earth" as in dirt) and the four elements. The Christian cross has the one arm extended downwards, which, as I said before, directs the
Therefore, followers of the cross are, in fact, followers of the Lord of the Earth, a being subservient to the ultimate creative force of the perfect
However, I'm sure there will be those who will disagree with me.