Symbolism of the Celtic Cross

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Book Details

Pages

128 Pages

Size

5.25 x 8.25

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

11/01/1995

ISBN

978-0-87728-850-3

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

Did you know that the basic symbolism of the cross is that of the worldaxis, or the link between Heaven and Earth? Or that the main feature of the ornamented Celtic Cross, the wheel cross, is not derived from the crucifixion, but from a more ancient symbolthe Chi-Rho monogram, which is the name of Christ in the Greek alphabet? In Symbolism of the Celtic Cross, Derek Bryce traces the pagan-Christian link of the essential symbolism of the axismundi from standing stones and market crosses (at crossroads and not always “crosses” in form) to the inscribed slabs and freestanding crosses of the Celtic-Christian era. He includes rare illustrations of ornamental Celtic Crosses from such places as Brittany, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Ireland, and Cornwall. Bryce explores esoteric aspects of the symbolism, alchemy, and the wisdom of Hermes.

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