Symbolism and Mythology

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The artwork for this website was created by Angelo Corsi,, whose art is unique and refreshingly different. For this website, he made the vision and colour come to life beautifully.


The Butterfly

Metamorphosis surely does not show up anywhere in nature more profoundly than in the butterfly. For this reason, the butterfly was considered by so many cultures as representing the human soul; Psyche in Greek mythology.

It so totally transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly, that it not only amazes us all but still totally baffles science. It is thus a most powerful symbol of personal transformation and profound change. The caterpillar cannot fathom a life as a butterfly and it will only be able to experience the thrill of flight and freedom by submitting to complete and radical change, by totally letting go of all it knows and is familiar with.

Thus the butterfly is the symbol of transformation, change, renewal and rebirth, as well as happiness, lightness, playfulness and joy.

NB: For this butterfly, Angelo not only incorporated the letter ‘K’ in mirror image, but also, a person appearing to emerge from the butterfly as he/she is being liberated.


The Dragonfly

The dragonfly is also a symbol of transformation, joy and lightness, but also of adaptability. Its flight patterns and acrobatic abilities are breath-taking, its beauty, delicacy and elegance delightful. It possesses extraordinary power, flexibility and speed, yet makes it all look effortless. It lives with ease and grace.

Dragonflies begin life in water, yet once hatched, spend the rest of their lives as masters of the element of air. It has the ability to adapt, change direction in a heartbeat and thus gain many perspectives of its surroundings, of life. It is seen as the harbinger of emotional change, bringing lightness where there is darkness and heaviness.

The scintillating colours of the dragonfly encourage you to show your own colours and shine your light. In Mayan mythology the dragonfly represents the goddess of creativity.


The Sunflower

The sunflower takes its name, helianthus, from Helios, the sun god. Thus, in essence, it symbolises life, as without the sun, without light, there can be no life.

Sunflowers symbolise flamboyance and adoration, they represent gold, abundance, longevity and good luck, a very auspicious flower, indeed. It symbolises faith, healing, nourishment, flexibility, magic and spiritual knowing.

The yellow and orange hues of the sunflower relate to the sacral and solar plexus chakras, thus relating to creativity, self-awareness, the intellect, powers of perception, expansion of the mind, self-acceptance and self-confidence. Most especially, the sunflower represents vitality, warmth, light, pleasure and a bountiful joie de vivre.

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