The spiral is perhaps one of the oldest symbols of human spirituality known to man. Although its meaning varies depending on the culture, it can be found in the artwork of most people of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Spirals have also been found at burial and ceremonial sites, on jewelry, on weapons and in petroglyphs in various locations around the world. The oldest spiral symbols can be seen in Ireland at the megalithic site of Newgrange where these mysterious symbols date back to about 3,200 B.C.
When one looks at these symbols from a spiritual context, they have profound meaning and depth as symbols of unity and ascension. Spirals are believed to represent movement through experiences in life. The Celts in particularly viewed this symbol as one of progressive development, growth and expansion as we make our journey towards the center and towards the light. At the spiral’s center is where we find spiritual balance and realize our deep connection to the eternal forces of nature and the universe.