The spiral is a symbol of the Religion of the Sun that can be found throughout the ancient world in various forms: in temple architecture, artwork, pottery, petroglyphs, clothing and jewelry. It has been especially prolific throughout the pre-Columbian Americas, Europe, and Asia. Spirals are also commonly found in nature in various forms.
Spiral depictions are sometimes misunderstood as a “primitive” worship symbol of the ancients, yet this symbol actually represents the remarkable connection between the movement of the sun and the earth in the cosmos.
In The Path of the Spiritual Sun this spiral cosmic connection is explained as follows:
“ While we often think of our earth’s rotational movement around the sun as being in an ellipse on a flat plane, it is really rotating in a spiral around the sun as the sun itself moves at great speed throughout space (at around 450,000 miles per hour) in its own rotation around a greater sun, in an even greater rotation around the center of the galaxy—dragging the planets of the solar system with it in a great whirling spiral. Recent evidence from NASA shows our solar system actually has a tail much like a comet because of its movement through space. The spin of our earth, rotating around the sun, which is rotating around the galactic center, is a small spiral within larger and larger spirals, almost like the spinning hands of a clock, counting seconds, minutes, and hours of cosmological time.”
A visual example of this cosmic spiral movement can be seen in the video below:
The spiral symbol has now been added to the symbols of the sun gallery, and its full explanation and lots of pictures of its use from around the world can be found here:
Note: this gallery has been updated with more examples of the this symbol. Last updated on August 12, 2017.
Belsebuub and Angela Pritchard, The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes (Mystical Life Publications, revised second edition, July 2017), 35. ↩
Note: information from NASA about the tail of our solar system can be found here: NASA. Accessed August 11, 2017. https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/10jul_ibex. ↩