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Originally posted by artistpoet
Good Topic OP
Everything that exists is a symbol of what it is - yet the meaning of what it is is open to personal interpretation
Say a humble Spring flower such as a daisy is a daisy - Yet what we understand of daisy has many aspects.
Daisy = Spring
Daisy = Woman known by that name
Daisy = The botanical knowledge of it
Daisy = Symbol of life - It starts as a seed and grows roots in the Earth and is fed and watered by nature.
Growing a stem that breaks into the dimension of air - seeking the Sun etc
So everything is a symbol of what it is
But say I form a Daisy cult that practices evil intent or good intent by stealth in the public arena.
My cults symbol is the daisy and I can teach my followers whatever I wish and twist truth and they would recognize my doctrine in the symbol of a Daisy.
So symbols can be representative of cults or groups such as Yours Op for example- It is Masonic and is interpreted in different ways.
My avatar is of Thoth the scribe yet can be interpreted in many ways and is
I find it ironic that say the symbol of Isis is seen as evil and Satanic when my interpretation is quite the opposite
edit on 16-4-2012 by artistpoet because: typo
Originally posted by SisyphusRide
reply to post by emsed1
photographs usually invoke feelings, as you've exclaimed yourself...
symbolism in my opinion attempts to convey a message?
the deeper meaning in the lyrics to that particular Rush album reveals the arts meaning.
Rock and Metal album art are some of the best... from laymen that isedit on 16-4-2012 by SisyphusRide because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by emsed1
Why do you suppose the second picture creates such a powerful impact for a lot of us?
Which is exactly the point of the OP:
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
But looking at pictures of the towers will, in future generations that have not witnessed the event personally but only know it from movies, never create the same reaction as it does in our generation.
Symbolical meaning is different for each person.
“Now that I possess the secret, I could tell it a hundred different and even contradictory ways. I don’t know how to tell you this, but the secret is beautiful, and science, our science, seems mere frivolity to me now. And anyway, the secret is not as important as the paths that led me to it. Each person has to walk those paths himself.” — Jorge Luis Borges, “The Ethnographer”
Originally posted by gasc54
watch the De Vinci codes!
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by emsed1
Great post. Although, I think you just gave all the Mason haters even more ammunition to attack our symbolism with! Now it will be brainwashing. .