Monday, April 7, 2014
Free passage for the soul
“a place of transition “
11”X14” Ink drawing
In The Book of Symbols, the door is described as a place of transition. In ancient Egyptian tombs, doorways were built to allow free passage for the soul. In ancient Roman cities, the deity Janus protected doorways into the city. The door also protects a house from the elements and whatever else is outside. In the Christian tradition, people often hang crosses over the doorway to keep out evil spirits. In some Eastern traditions, it is recommended to keep a Buddha statue facing the door, so when people enter he is the first thing they see.
(Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. The book of Symbols. Germany, 2010.)
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