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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

Ancient symbols: The ankh

As readers of my work have probably surmised, I am fascinated by ancient symbols. They represented (and many still do) meaningful entities or concepts--the sun, life, death, fertility, nature and so forth--and were often the manifestation of the sacred and the mystical. These symbols tell us much about ancient societies and their ways of  Read More 
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Ancient symbols: The Labyrinth

The labyrinth, which has been in existence since ancient times and reached mythical status in the medieval ages, is steeped in symbolism.

Though the Minoan labyrinth in Crete is the most famous in antiquity, the pattern has been used by many civilizations at different points of their development. You see it on cave walls  Read More 
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