Spiral Meaning and Symbolism

One of the oldest geometric shapes found throughout the ancient world are spirals. Petroglyphs of spirals date back to around the Neolithic period. Yet, ancient cultures throughout the world carved the same symbol with little or no communication with each other.

The spiral is fundamental to nature, appearing on animals such as the snail, seashells, and occurs in natural phenomena such as whirlpools, hurricanes, tornadoes and spinning galaxies. The spiral has become a powerful symbol for creation and growth, used by many ancient cultures and religious traditions.

Some say the meaning of the Taino/pre-Taino spiral symbol represents cosmic energy and sweet water.

According to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology said that the spiral is an archetypal symbol that represents cosmic force.

The Spiral is a sacred symbol that represents the journey and change of life as it unfolds; taking a labyrinth-like passage that leads to Source. The spiral symbol can represent the consciousness of nature beginning from its center expanding outwardly. Spirals have been linked to nature, the seasons, and the path of life: birth, growth, death and reincarnation.

Speculation over Norway's spiral of light

A mysterious spiral was witnessed over the Norwegian sky on the 9th of December 2009. The anomaly began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to rise up from behind a mountain. Within a short span of time the spiral had covered the entire night sky. The spiral could be seen in both Norway and Sweden which was captured by video and photos by surprised spectators.

There have since been sightings in the skies over Norway, Sweden, Russia, and China of strange spirals. The spiral over Norway was later reported to be a rouge missile malfunction; however the details do not match the location from where it was launched. There have been thousands of petroglyphs discovered around the globe all sharing a parallel tale.

Because of this phenomenal event, some have discarded the idea that petroglyph spirals have no connection to water. And due to these extraordinary events, the ancients must have found it important enough to document on stone what they witnessed in the skies.

The possible explanations (on this page) of spiral petroglyphs found not just in Puerto Rico but globally, are purely speculative.

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