Symbols - What does heaven look like
Pennant or flag
Pennants and flags symbolically represents spirit output and thus perceptions making their way to the spirit world. In some contexts they specificaly represent prayers and this is where the use of prayer flags arises in Buddhist cultures.
There is some similarity here with the symbol of the rolls of thread or fabric.
This is why pageants held for knights often involved pennants and banners – a symbol of thoughts heading to the spiritual world – a sort of prayer via the pennant. As the energy is being output by us, it is symbolically red, which is why many pennants were red.
Lady Affixing a Pennant to a Knight's Spear by Elizabeth Siddall, 1856
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