C R O S S
I love it. And I wear it... but I was wondering if it was a good or a bad idea, after an old lady said she liked my earrings...
A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles.
The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (Chevalier, 1997) or cardinal points, or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955).
The Brutality of the Cross
Although the symbol of the cross appears in much pagan history prior to Jesus, the crucifixion cross has historical meaning due to the fact that crucifixion was a real, historical method of execution.
Modern spiritual interpretation
The symbol of the cross is seen in two parts bringing in a third:
1. The vertical portion is the symbol of spirit - descending to earth from above. It is the God force of light & love-wisdom.
2. The horizontal section is matter (or man in physical form).
3. At the intersection of the two is man, in the physical, meeting spirit.
The place on the cross where the two intersect is slightly above center at the point of the heart or love.
It is true that in the sign of the cross the decorative and geometrical concept, obtained by a juxtaposition of lines pleasing to the sight, is remarkably prominent.
The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christ symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).
The origin of this symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that Simon Peter was crucified upside down. It is believed that Peter requested this form of crucifixion as he felt he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Jesus died. As such, some Catholics use this cross as a symbol of humility and unworthiness in comparison to Jesus.
In Catholicism the Petrine Cross is not seen as Satanic in any way.
I will keep wearing them. My fav definition is the one that says "decorative and geometrical concept, obtained by a juxtaposition of lines pleasing to the sight"
(Renee Lewis, $10.000)
(Max & Chloe, $ 30 / $ 45)
Sempre tem coisinha de cruz na loja, se tiver alguém interessado <3