Our Original design of a traditional Celtic Cross is done in a "Baroque" style: The work that distinguishes the Baroque period [17th Century] is stylistically complex with the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses in dramatic ways. Examples of the Celtic cross date back as far as 5000 years BC; its origins are not known. The traditional "Celtic" Cross consists of a Circle centered upon the traditional "Latin cross." The shaft of the cross represents the World Axis; a Spiritual bridge between Heaven and the Earth. The four arms of the cross divide the world into the four directions, four elements, four seasons, and separates heaven and earth. The circle is a female symbol representing the unity of all life; Divine Light, and Spiritual Radiance.
The cross combined with the circle unites the principles of female and male. The focal point at the center represents the Most High God, the "motionless mover," about which all life revolves. The same point is also the placement of Jesus' heart while he was on the cross-the source for divine love. The unbroken knot work that adorns the "Baroque" Cross is symbolic of the never ending process of our Spiritual Growth.
- Made of high quality excelsior pewter in the USA.
- Measures approximately 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) by 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm).
- Adjustable cord (30 inches/76.2 cm) with laminated ends and booklet included.