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The Triscele of Dana Mother Earth Goddess

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Designed by Chris Bennet
exclusively for Pepi and Company

The natural direction of life is that of the Spiral,
a balanced, continuous movement winding towards the Cosmic or Spiritual Center.

The Spiral was a Sacred Symbol to all Ancient peoples.
It demonstrated the Eternal Rhythm of Life. The Triple Spiral design is unique
to the Celtic peoples. This ancient design adorns their most Sacred places
and represents the Trinity of Life in its many forms i.e. Body, Mind, and
Spirit. Most significantly, it represents the Goddess of Her matriarchal
people in her forms of Maiden, Mother, and Old Wise Woman. The one
continuous line of the Triscele interlaces within itself representing the
"Thread of Life" woven by the "Three Fates."

Our Spiral symbolizes the Eternal Path of one's undying Spirit through the course
of life, death, andrebirth. Following the spiral path can induce a meditative state
leading to transcendence from the mundane to the spiritual!

Artist Chris Bennett writes: "Across the mists of time and throughout
many civilizations, the number three has been a powerful icon. To the
pre-Celtic people of Ireland, the Tuatha de Danann, all forms of life go
through three stages. The first stage starts with the Creation of each
"spark" of Life. From the moment of birth, each Soul experiences the same
trials and suffering of every plant and animal. Each spark is reborn from
one shell to the next, going through all life situations until it reaches a
state of "ALBRED" and is ready for the second stage, the human experience.
Within this stage all facets of human life are explored and understood, as
the soul is reborn countless times. This cycle continues until the spark
reaches "GWYNFYD" or "purity". The ancient bards defined this state as "life
manifested as a pure rejoicing force having attained its triumph over
"Evil." Like all rivers reaching the sea, the Soul will eventually reach the
third stage of life, called "CEUGANT". Within this cycle the soul becomes
Pure Consciousness and merges with the Universe."

The design style of this "Danna's Triad" is called "vegetal" as it is
composed of stylized vines and leaves. This design is based on one found on
a bronze relic called a horn cap (the handle on a chariot or saddle) which
was found in the Thames river and dates to about the fourth century B.C.
Symbolically, the vegetal style reminds us to respect nature and all forms
of life therein. This emblem helps the wearer remember that every plant,
animal and being encountered is the housing for a Soul on its path towards
the Enlightenment.

actual size: 1" diameter

© Joseph Masselli 2005