Pathway to the Goddess - The Trisula Yantra
Excelsior Pewter Pendant
The "Trisula Yantra" is a complex mandala and can be your guide on a spiritual journey to the inner self, renewed with the magic of the Great Mother; Isis, Ishtar, Kali, Gaia, Danae - in her many forms she can provide peace, nurturance, and guidance to the sometimes fragile female spirit.
The geometric shape is the yantra, used to help focus during meditation. It represents the four primal rivers. The eight-petaled lotus is a symbol of the loving, nurturing aspect of the Goddess. The lotus is known as the flower of life; rooted in earth, surrounded by water, releasing its perfume to the air, and fertile from being fired by the sun. The circle at the center of the lotus is one of the primary feminine signs. The circle surrounds the consecrated space, it is the center of the motherland, and the space where all are looked upon as equal. The spiral shapes surrounding the inner circle are symbolic of life and death and represent the womb of the earth.
Finally, at the center is the "Trisula". The Trisula is a symbol of great mystery and importance in India. Worshippers of Buddha say it is their deity's monogram and a symbol of dharma (law). Some call it "The Flame in the Lotus" or the sun surmounted by two moons. Some say it represents the "Triple Moon Goddess" as maid, mother and crone. It also resembles the breasts and belly of a woman, depicting the life giving force of the female nature.
Double-sided pendant measures 1 1/8" in diameter, and includes a long, satiny cord, and a descriptive lore card.