Definition of Symbolism and their Meanings







Symbols and their Meanings

Welcome to Inside this site you will find a wealth of information on different types of symbols and their meanings.

Symbols are a universal language used and understood by all cultures and civilizations throughout the greater universe.

This website covers all sorts of different kinds of symbolism, from bird symbolism to Chinese symbols and more.

Symbolism is basically the representation of things or objects by symbols. We go in greater depth into the meaning of symbolism on our what is symbolism page. We also give examples of symbols being used in literature and in art.

Interpretation of Dreams

When we sleep, our subconscious mind often produces a series of thoughts, images, and sensations which we call dreams. Dreams most often occur during REM sleep. These thoughts, images or sensations are influenced by what is happening in our waking lives. has a section on dream symbolism, the interpretation of symbols in your dreams and what they represent.

Symbols Used for Tattoos

Many people like to get symbols tattooed on their body to convey a symbolic meaning, popular tattoo designs include the artistic style of Chinese lettering or heart designs as a symbol of love. Flowers are often chosen as tattoo symbols especially the rose. Check out our flower symbol page for the symbolic meanings of flowers. You can also check out the various other symbols on these pages to find some design ideas for your next tattoo.

Ancient Symbols

The practice of using symbols to represent ideas or things has been going on for hundreds of years, we feature some more ancient symbols in too. You can find some of those ancient symbols in the Egyptian symbols page, the Celtic symbols page, and in other pages as well.

Sacred geometry symbols are also getting more and more popular and people love to learn about how sacred geometry is a part of everyday life. We have included some of the most popular sacred geometry symbols inside this website.

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

A study in spiritual evolution, the set of eight auspicious symbols are a group of lucky symbols that appear on many Buddhist textiles, objects and paintings. Each symbol represents an aspect of Buddhist teaching and when they appear together their powers are multiplied.

In Sanskrit they are known as Ashtamangala, ashta meaning "eight" and mangala meaning "auspicious"

In Tibetan they are known as tashee-tag-gyay, tashee meaning "auspicious", tag meaning "sign or symbol" and gyay meaning "eight"

Butterflies and their Symbolic contains detailed information on the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities whose meaning can vary according to the different cultures.





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