Why Three Is The Magic Number?
Buddhist Symbolism | Christian Symbolism | Decoded Symbolism | Number Symbolism

Why Three Is The Magic Number?

Have you ever noticed how the number three is consistently repeated throughout myth, religious scripture, sacred hymns and significant architecture?  As Del La Soul noted: Three is the Magic Number. In this article, I’m going to point out how often you find a trifold pattern built into the architecture of churches, temples, palaces, government and…

The Symbolic Meaning Of Stag and Deer
Buddhist Symbolism | Celtic Symbolism | Self-Development | Shamanic Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning Of Stag and Deer

In the mainstream – or exoteric circle – the stag/deer is recognised as a symbol of spiritual authority. More precisely, the symbolic meaning of the stag is given as regeneration, intuition and gentleness. These interpretations of the symbolism are not entirely wrong. However, they only give you a small piece of the jigsaw. Subsequently, the…

The Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism 
Buddhist Symbolism | World Mythology

The Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism 

Early Buddhist writers created a system that explains the realms of existence; heaven, hell and everything in between. The concept has been interpreted literally by some commentators so that people become transfixed with the idea of reincarnation. Yet this is a short-sighted view. When you can be so easily persuaded along the path of religious…

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 
Buddhist Symbolism

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 

Buddhist legend says that when Gautama Buddha meditated under a Peepal Tree and reached nirvana in Bodh Gaya, east India, he realised “four noble truths.”  History records that after some deliberation, the enlightened prince Siddhartha returned to Sarnath re-join the five friends that had accompanied him in the early stages of his quest to find…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Conch Shell in Buddhism
Buddhist Symbolism | Hindu Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning of the Conch Shell in Buddhism

Symbols used in Buddhism and other religions have hidden meanings. Organised groups give you one version which is a small piece of the jigsaw. The exoteric meaning you find on Master Mind Content, however, is more revealing. On this page, we discuss the symbolic meaning of the conch shell. The conch shell is a spiritual…

The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism
Buddhist Symbolism | Self-Development

The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism

 When Siddhartha Buddha emerged from his moment of enlightenment he realised there were four noble truths of suffering, of which, the final truth incorporates the Noble Eightfold Path. Also known as the Eight Bringers of Good Fortune – which a more appealing title – The Noble Eightfold Path is learning; right view, right thought, right…