The word numinous describes a sense of sacredness and wonder, a feeling that you are in the presence of the divine. This piece celebrates that numinous experience, which for me speaks of connection, reverence and harmony with the Universe.
At the center is the symbol for Aum, said to represent the first vibration of creation that made the Universe manifest. Male and female figures radiate from it, joined by entwining roots. Each figure has two pairs of arms. One pair performs the namaste mudra, a gesture of reverence and greeting. The other pair of arms reaches up to become leafy branches that connect and embrace. A snaking spiral represents kundalini, the energy of consciousness that resides in all of us. A halo or nimbus glows...
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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