Creative Transformations – Symbolic Interpretation

In all symbolic imagery and composites, every aspect of the details used to compose it is meaningful to the overall idea. Nothing is added without thought and significance. Most images come as a “vision” that’s “whole in nature”, and simply needs to be developed. I’m simply going to point out the significance of the symbolism with very brief descriptions to allow you to form your own interpretations as a form of “personal creation”. This way, you can put it together in whatever way makes most sense to you and seems most relevant.

Overall theme: All transformation is an inner process.

Earth = material reality as the outer shell that houses the inner spirit. It’s in the form of an egg, cracked open, allowing new birth from within as a spiritual resurrection.

It’s the inner landscape that forms the outer reality. Change the landscape, and you change the outer reality as a result.

Sunrise = the inner light, over a rugged mountain peak (higher knowledge), that draws its vitality from the “inner well” – waterfall – that together, nourish and sustain the eco-system, water (vitality) and light (consciousness) being the very substance of all life.

Light and water when combined, produce air as the astral plane (atmosphere) and etheric substance, represented by the sun’s “rays”, produced as a reflection of moisture, that blends with the nebula-like gases of the space surrounding it = the astral substance that forms all material bodies.

 There are 13 rays of light, 13 butterflies, and 13 petals on the Lotus blossom. 13 being the number of death and transformation, the cycles of the Moon in a year, and the “master” who is the culmination of 12 disciples or archetypal aspects of the zodiac, which are the means by which it “reformulates” itself. What we consider death as the death of the body, is what frees the soul to reside within its true domain, so it’s actually a form of birth into a new realm of existence that’s void of physical limitations.

13 = 4, the number representing the law of material reality (Tetrad), and the Tetragrammaton as the formula for transformation as new manifestations produced willfully through “mind over matter”, and the 4 states of matter > charged plasma, gaseous, liquid, and solid.

The Earth is a cracked egg, 2 halves as the dual nature of the soul, the mind, and the brain and heart, bridged and connected by the rainbow – revealing the hidden nature of light as multiple frequencies that form a single unit that always flow in a circular motion, only half of which is visible.

The overall shape of the Earth and Light form a Monad – the sphere of consciousness as a field of information that demonstrates the soul’s relationship with the mind and body. The core (light) exists as the kernel or brain that forms the membrane or outer sphere as a projection that’s an emanation and complementary correspondence to the inner world, which is what’s producing it.

The Lotus = symbol of the feminine soul – originates and has its roots in the dark under the water (subconscious), and grows towards the light of the sun, blossoming above the surface, while remaining rooted in the mud (Earth). It has 13 petals, and symbolizes the stages of unfolding and blossoming into full maturity. Life unfolds through stages and steps of growth and development.

Butterfly = the true symbol of transformation, not only changes shape, but transforms into an entirely different species with a completely different biological make-up and structure. Its physical body turns to mush, and its substance reconstructed into an entirely new form where it goes from crawling on the ground, totally earth bound, to flying through the air, becoming heaven oriented, and scaling the higher regions of the lower plane. Butterflies, like birds, are symbolic of the air element, the combination of both fire and water as its offspring or unified state, and is the complementary of the earth element as it’s higher, less dense aspect. There are 13 butterflies, one greater and central, 12 lesser and at different levels as the 12 archetypes of the zodiac that we use to reformulate ourselves in terms of qualities and characteristics.

Air Element = the astral substance and magnetic fluid (nebula) that’s used to form the etheric body as a holographic model or blueprint for constructing the material body as it’s “twin”, or reverse (mirror) image (represented by the Tetrad). All transformation of the material body comes by way of altering the etheric body, produced by will, thought, emotion, and the imagination . . .

Space represents the gravitational substrata that holds everything together in a stabilized and revolving fashion, and is infinite, unchanging and eternal in nature.

Stars = astral substance that emanates light is the basis of “matter” (photons) as formed, low density light that shapes all material form. We are ultimately all made of stardust, and our psychological make-up the unique combination and degrees of constellations as archetypes of the zodiac, with 12 representing a whole unit of time (celestial cycles), and 13 being the one that naturally evolves out of them and resides in eternity outside of time.

Overall: All transformation as spiritual rebirth within the physical body takes place from the inside out. Work on the interior as the core or essential self to change the formula of the etheric body, and the outer manifestation changes accordingly as its expression and offspring. It’s the mental paradigm we employ and act to develop that provides the basis for constructing our material body and perception of reality. It’s only by changing it that we change ourselves and how we create and experience reality as a result. All of what we think of as reality is actually a product of the mind as a perception and mental construct.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

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“Mystic Moon” – Symbolic Interpretation

In all symbolic imagery and composites, every aspect of the details used to compose it is meaningful to the overall idea. Nothing is added without thought and significance. Most images come as an “inner vision” that’s complete in nature, as all spiritual ideas or archetypes are, and simply needs to be developed in order to produce as a work of art. When ideas are communicated using symbolic imagery they require each individual to interpret it in order to form a unique idea out of it. How a person intuitively interprets it depends on a combination of factors, such as their esoteric education and ability to understand spiritual principles, their maturity level and life experience, and the conditions and circumstances they apply them to as a form of working concept. I’m simply going to point out the significance of the symbolism with very brief descriptions to allow you to form your own interpretations as a form of “personal creation”. This way, you can put it together in whatever way makes most sense to you and seems most relevant.

Overall theme: The three aspects and levels of the soul and mind, and how they create a “whole reality” that spans multiple dimensions (inner and outer, and upper and lower).

Full Moon = the Higher consciousness of the Soul on a higher (cosmic) plane, that descends into the lower plane, giving birth to the subconscious (instinctual mind), which in turn births the self-conscious aspect of the mind. The Moon is the planetary (heavenly) body that influences and directs the instinctual nature of the animal body (subconscious) and all of Nature.

Chalice and Egg: The Moon forms the overall shape of an egg as an aura that’s nestled within rock outcroppings (mineral kingdom) in the shape of a chalice, which represents the shape of the essence that permeates, envelopes, and emanates from the body as its aura. The mineral body serves merely a vessel or vehicle for the Spirit and Higher Soul to express and create itself within the physical plane.

Duality of Polar Opposites – there’s a sense of symmetry and duality as complementary opposites of the same thing throughout the image. As Higher Consciousness enters the lower plane, it divides and separates into polar aspects of itself as the means of creating the illusion of both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. The stream of consciousness flows through the center of polar aspects that mirror each other and work together to produce a functional whole.   

The Moon’s aura emanates the 7 colors of the rainbow, the hidden, inner nature of light as the hierarchical structure of the subtle body. On the higher level of the astral plane it appears as real, whereas on the lower plane it’s an invisible essence or “hidden inner nature” of astral (sun) light. The sun’s light appears invisible until refracted off of moisture or dust, where it becomes a visible essence (rainbow) and material form of some kind.

The two mountain peaks represent higher knowledge as the dual masculine and feminine aspects, as do the two treed slopes that form the crevice for the “stream of consciousness” (waterfall) to flow into the lower dimension. The cliff and waterfall represent the void between higher and lower dimensions as the “fall of man” into a lower, unconscious existence of animal instinct driven by emotional impulses. As it enters the lower regions of the Astral plane, it flows under a rainbow at the base (lower sphere), and divides into two streams (subconscious and conscious mind), that flow into the same pond that make up the same reality.

The 2 rock pillars – the stream (of consciousness) flows through the center of two rock outcroppings, symbolic of the Esoteric pillars of “Jakin and Boaz”, representing the subconscious and self-conscious aspects of the inner and outer reality of the material plane, which are formed by the same higher mind. The stream passes under two logs that act as a bridge, connecting the two shores of the material mind as the brain and heart, and right and left (masculine and feminine) hemispheres of the brain. The logs are separated representing parallel planes of a higher and lower nature that connect the shores of the same body of water.

Waterfall and Creek – The illusion of water descends from the higher plane in the form of an astral, ghost like mist that forms the etheric substance as the template for material reality. It begins as a single stream that then divides into two branches that flow into and form the same pond. This is symbolic of the Higher Conscious as a unified state that descends into the lower plane as the subconscious which then systematically births the self-conscious mind within the material plane. Together these two aspects of the lower mind form what we perceive as a “material reality” that’s both of an inner and outer nature. The Moon light, which is produced as a reflection of the sun’s light (lower mind of the material plane doesn’t have its own light), is reflected off of the water as the higher consciousness informing the subconscious mind of the lower plane, which then reflects it in the mind’s eye for the self-conscious to witness as a part of the outer environment.

The misty fog like substance that the stream flows into is the astral light or primordial substance of the material plane that forms the etheric body as a form of holographic blueprint that provides the spatial substrata for organizing material form. The rainbow at the base of the stream represents the hierarchical structure and inner nature of light that forms the subtle body. Spirit, as the higher soul and mind, operates and expresses through the material body (plane of existence) through the subtle organs of the etheric body as the 7 major chakras of the body that produce a chain of association with the endocrine system and major organs of the body. Thought organizes Astral Light as ghost-like essence into material forms in the imagination that it then magnetizes with personal will forming an inner vibration that becomes the basis for producing an equivalent outer vibration.

Doves – arising out of the light reflected on the surface of the water represent the air element of the Holy Ghost or Spirit, that ascends back up to its origin in a dual spiraling movement, much like the Life-Force energy of the body flows in a serpent-like motion from the base of the spine to the crown of the head in order to arouse and excite creative thought (masculine) within the imagination (feminine) (egg and sperm) as the means of creating reality and the self.

Indigo – The overall color scheme is indigo, which is the color of the 6th chakra of the 3rd-Eye. The intuitive imagination that collapses the wave of incoming consciousness around a single possibility that has both an optical and audio aspect that together form a coherent reality of the consciousness it acts as a vessel for.  The Moon is the complementary color of goldish yellow, showing that its complementary aspect within the chakra system of the body is the solar plexus, as our “center of being” formed from translating the idea of the incoming information into a thought that stimulates its emotional equivalent as the chemistry and state of the body which then manifests reality.   

The rest, you can imagine and interpret on your own. Some of your interpretations may be different than mine, and that’s fine. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Symbolism forms a unique interpretation as an original creation each time it’s interpreted by different individuals, and sometimes even by the same individual at different times or while in different moods or frame of mind. Each interpretation is not only a personal creation of the individual based on what the symbols mean to them, but is also ideally suited to them in terms of the “knowledge” acquired from it. The universal language of symbolism and metaphor is creative in its very essence and serves to constantly form new variations of a thematic idea, of which no two are alike.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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