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Tibetan Silver and White Copper Greek Key Circle Pendant Necklace

Concentric circles within circles are embellished with the Greek Key symbol. Simply tethered on a 30 inch brown leather cord embellished with Tibetan Silver Circlets.

The Greek Key design has its origins in ancient Greece and is their most important symbol. The Greek Key is also called Meandros or the Hellenic Key after the Meander River which was twisty and doubled onto itself, giving a symbolic meaning to the key of the eternal flow of life.

Many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. During the medieval period, the key form was used primarily due to their interest in labyrinths.

The Meander or Greek Key symbolizes infinity and unity. It is the symbol of eternal life, eternal love and eternal friendship and that is the reason it’s often given as marriage gifts. It can symbolize the 4 cardinal points, the 4 seasons and waves as well.

The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe.

Our ancient kin observed a circular aspect to the cycles of time, specifically in the movements of the seasons. In waltzing rhythms of time, and with the revolutions of the earth 'round the sun, we can feel the same kind of evolution in annual time and seasons - just as our forefathers and mothers did.

In alchemical symbolism the circle is a center point of focus. Circles are a prolific feature in esoteric alchemical art. Circles are an emphasis on the featured work within its contoured border. It's like alchemists were underscoring the function of the element. If fire is a feature in the work, a circle around it will illuminate the focus of fire.

To the northern Native American mind, the circle is the sun, the moon and her children (in terms of gender), man and woman. But, we should not get too literal with these definitions. The Native perspective is vastly deep. And so, the circle also embodies a spiritual energy (as all things - sun, moon, etc holds spiritual connotations - and so too would their symbolic expression). Consider the circle symbol meaning in conjunction with the Native medicine wheels. Here we get the sense of the integration of energy and matter - spirit and man, combining for the purpose of greater spiritual understanding and evolution.

Circles were protective emblems to the Celtic mind. Circles were often drawn as protective boundaries, not to be crossed by enemy or evil. Circles were also Celtic symbols of the cosmos - noting in symbol the intangible procession of time.

In Chinese macrocosmic symbology, the circle expresses the shape of heaven, with earth signified by a square. When we see a square inside a circle in Chinese art, it represents the union between heaven and earth. The deeply significant yin yang symbol is circular, and thus speaks to us of encompassing the whole of duality with intent for unified balance.

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