Celtic Knot Pendant
Celtic Knot Pendant:
- Celtic Knot Pendant 1 – Steel 1.125×1.25x.125″
- Celtic Knot Pendant 2 – Stirling .75x.75x.1″
Celtic knots (Irish: snaidhm Cheilteach, Welsh: cwlwm Celtaidd, Cornish: kolm Keltek) are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. These knots are most known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots.
The use of interlace patterns had its origins in the late Roman Empire. Knot patterns first appeared in the third and fourth centuries AD and can be seen in Roman floor mosaics of that time. Interesting developments in the artistic use of interlaced knot patterns are found in Byzantine architecture and book illumination, Coptic art, Celtic art, Islamic art, Kievan Rus’ian book illumination, Ethiopian art, and European architecture and book illumination.
Spirals, step patterns, and key patterns are dominant motifs in Celtic art before the Christian influence on the Celts, which began around 450. These designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning, the patterns were intricate interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, such as Italy, in the 6th century. A fragment of a Gospel Book, now in the Durham Cathedral library and created in northern Britain in the 7th century, contains the earliest example of true knotted designs in the Celtic manner.
Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken[clarification needed] cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world, but the broken and reconnected[clarification needed] plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century. The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. J. Romilly Allen has identified “eight elementary knots which form the basis of nearly all the interlaced patterns in Celtic decorative art”. In modern times, Celtic art is popularly thought of in terms of national identity and therefore specifically Irish, Scottish or Welsh.
The Celtic knot as a tattoo design became popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.
The triquetra is often used artistically as a design element when Celtic knotwork is used, especially in association with the modern Celtic Nations. The triquetra, also known as a “trinity knot”, is often found as a design element is popular Irish jewelry such as claddaghs and other wedding or engagement rings.[page needed]
Celtic pagans or neopagans who are not of a Celtic cultural orientation, may use the triquetra to symbolise a variety of concepts and mythological figures. Due to its presence in insular Celtic art, Celtic Reconstructionists use the triquetra either to represent one of the various triplicities in their cosmology and theology (such as the tripartite division of the world into the realms of Land, Sea and Sky), or as a symbol of one of the specific Celtic triple goddesses, for example the battle goddess, The Morrígan. The symbol is also sometimes used by Wiccans and some New Agers to symbolise the Triple Goddess, or as a protective symbol.
You are love. Your true essence is love. Be aware that you are love in all you do, say, think, feel, smell, taste or know, and you will be happy and healthy all the days of your life.
The heart is the bridge between your lower three chakras and your upper three chakras. It is the place of the “I Am” presence, the Christ consciousness and the Buddha consciousness. The heart center connects us with kindness, love, compassion, tolerance, patience, understanding and who we truly are. It is a vibration of love in alignment with goodness and gratitude. A person with a balanced heart center is someone who is friendly, compassionate, empathetic and nurturing.
Green and pink energy, or the heart chakra, is located at the center of your chest. The primary color is green. The vibration of pink at the heart is the blended energy of the red from the root chakra and white from the crown chakra. There is no complementary color per se—the colors are simply green and pink.
Colors: Green, pink
Complementary Colors: Green, pink
Stones: Agate, apophyllite, aventurine, calcite, chrysoprase, goldstone, kunzite, malachite, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, ruby, unakite, watermelon tourmaline, and all the pink and green stones
Location: The center of your chest
Musical Note: F#
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CROWN CHAKRA
The improvement of our intuitive energy centers increases the potentiality of self-realization and movement to an enlightened status. The fulfillment of personal potential gives birth to unlimited possibilities. This unlimited potential expands into the realms of the mystical and esoteric. These spiritual gifts are latent within everyone, and it is up to each of us to awaken the talents. These gifts are vibrationally located within the crown chakra. Make a clear intention as to why you want to improve yourself and how it will serve you and especially how it will serve others. We each have the mystical qualities of a magician, a miracle worker, an ascended master and so on. What will you choose?
The Miracle Worker
The crown chakra is where you can shift your reality instantaneously. Siva Baba, a modern-day mystic and scholar originally from India, now living in the United States, says, “Every moment can open to a new reality.” Using the vibration of a fully developed crown center, you are able to actualize this statement and know from this moment to the next that you have the ability to alter reality. Align with the vibration of being a miracle worker.