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Cirlot on pomegranates

Identifier

001708

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

The Greeks believed that the pomegranate sprang from the blood of Dionysos…. But the predominating significance of the pomegranate arising from its shape and internal structure rather than from its colour, is the reconciliation of the multiple and diverse within apparent unity.  Hence, in the Bible, for example, it appears as a symbol of the Oneness of the universe.

The source of the experience

Cirlot, J E

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Blood
Pomegranate

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Beauty, art and music
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

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