“The circle is the most common and universal sign, found in all cultures. It is the symbol of the sun in its limitless or boundless aspect. It has no beginning and no end, and no divisions, making it the perfect symbol of completeness, eternity, and the soul. The circle is also the symbol of boundary and enclosure, of completion, and returning cycles. (SymbolDictionary.net)
“The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe.
Our ancient kin observed a circular aspect to the cycles of time, specifically in the movements of the seasons. In waltzing rhythms of time, and with the revolutions of the earth ’round the sun, we can feel the same kind of evolution in annual time and seasons – just as our forefathers and mothers did.”
It’s not surprising, then, that many of the oldest artifacts discovered are made in the shapes of circles and spheres. The purpose of the objects below is a mystery.
I found this quote from Black Elk on a wonderful post about circles by Margaret Bremner on her blog, Enthusiastic Artist:
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