Symbols - What does heaven look like


By Cicely Mary Barker

The anenome usually referred to in symbolic literature is Anemone nemorosa - an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, and thimbleweed.

Firstly, the Anenome takes its symbolism from all Flowers. Furthermore its association with Spring make it important for anyone on the spiritual path as it symbolically indicates the end of Winter. The name too associates it with Wind – the Breath of Life and the musky smell of its leaves gives it a link with Perfume.

Its flowers are White with a Gold crown and generally have six petals like the six spokes in the Wheel with six spokes. Overall therefore, the Wood anenome is an important symbol in mystic thought.




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