Symbols - What does heaven look like


Musk perfumes - Gérard Dubois

Musk is a class of aromatic substance commonly used as a base note in perfumery. It generally comes from the glandular secretions of animals like the musk deer.

Thus in symbolism musk combines the symbolism of perfume with that of the deer or stag.

The overall meaning is a person with very potent spirituality, a 'god' whose presence may actually be sensed by others - the power can be physically sensed or smelt!

In some contexts, especially alchemical ones and where sexual techniques are being used, the person is also considered to be sexually potent too - often the two go together anyway.





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