Spiritual Symbols

Ankh- also called the Egyptian cross was a symbol of life itself. The Ankh represented eternal life.
It signified wisdom and insight on the highest level and it was also a fertility symbol. From the spiritual point of view the ankh represented the key to all hidden knowledge. The loop symbolized the eternal soul as it has no beginning or end. The cross in this spiritual interpretation represented death. The ankh was the key to unraveling the mysteries of life and death.

Buddha- The Awakened One. A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by man through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower.

Evil eye- is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".

Ganesh- is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds.

Hamsa- The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

Mandala- circle of life, completeness, self-unity + the universe

OM- a mantric word thought to be a complete expression of Brahman and interpreted as having three sounds representing Brahma or creation, Vishnu or preservation, and Siva or destruction, or as consisting of the same three sounds, representing waking, dreams, and deep sleep, along with the following silence, which is fulfillment.

Skull prayer beads- originated in Tibet and help users contemplate the meaning of life and death during meditation. Skull-shaped mala beads help chanters reflect upon the inevitability of death and the necessity of embracing lives filled with compassion.

Dorje- represents the thunderbolt of enlightenment, that abrupt change in human consciousness which is recognized by all the great religions as a pivotal episode in the lives of mystics and saints. Once enlightened, the observer can detach from the personal importance of money, romance, food and even life itself. Happiness then comes from inside of the observer who recognizes that he (or she) is part of the Creation.

Palad Khik- a multi-purpose protection charm (yes it is a phallic symbol) that originated in Thailand. They promote safety for women, attracting the opposite sex, businesses trust that the amulets bring them good fortune, and when blessed by a monk it can even draw out poison.

Telsum Beads- Ethiopian prayer beads that bring peace, harmony and good health. Superstition also plays a very real part in the lives of Ethiopian tribes-people, which is why you may have heard the wearing of beads is said to ward off potentially harmful spirits.

Chakra symbols

1.Muladhara -  root chakra - It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the color red.

 2.Svadhisthana - sacral Chakra - The word 'Svadhisthana' is derived from two Sanskrit words, 'Swa' and 'Adhisthana' where swa means 'one's own' and 'adhisthana' means abode or seat.

3.Manipura - solar plexus - This Chakra has an effect like a magnet, attracting Prana from the Cosmos. As the seat of digestive fire, this Chakraregulates the function of the Pancreas and digestive organs

4.Anahata - heart Chakra - in sanskrit Anahata means, unhurt, unstruck, unbeaten

 5. Vishuddha - throat Chakra - this is the primary Chakra according to Buddhism it means especially pure in English

6.Anja - third eye Chakra - This is apart of the brain and means beyond wisdom. TRUST YOUR INTUITION.

7. Sahasrara - crown Chakra - meaning the lotus of a thousand petals, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness and allows us to understand a higher meaning that goes beyond ego