A classic Celtic Cross of Scotland and Ireland.
According to the many sources
who all assure us they are true and correct:
the circle may represent the circle of God’s Endless love,
or a halo of he who was crucified,
or it may mean the eternity of God’s commitment
by sacrificing his Son.
Most Christian sources agree the focus
is on the resurrection
rather than the Crucifix holding image of the Martyr.
The “Empty Cross” concept of the Protestant Faiths:
“He is Risen”.
When one looks to the Historical View,
there are some very interesting ideas
concerning the symbol of the Celtic Cross:
the circle represents the Sun God,
or the Moon Goddess,
or the cycle of death and re-birth.
The Equaled Arm Cross represents how Creation is
divided in active and passive principals
(much like Native-American symbolism)
and much is extrapolated for that.
When seeing the various Stone Crosses in the countryside,
some of the locals say the crosses were carved on them
as a way of disguising their original intent:
giant stone phalluses symbolizing fertility
to bless their crops and live stock.
It may well be we are seeing
evidence of a social correction in the stone.
As an Amulet Maker,
I decided to consult with several pastors
to get a perspective on what was to be made.
And so for this Celtic Cross Amulet
I intended the following:
I chose a block with capitols
to lean to the more Gothic feel,
In a deeply carved cross
I placed twisted cord to represent emanations from the center.
In the center is a disk representing “the un-nameable”,
the circle surrounding the center
representing the eternity of Agape:
This is intended to be used
by those who wish to wear a cross
representing a Faith based on Love
and live their lives as Jesus taught them.
Kirk…I think this is lovely.