Monday, October 6, 2008

The Bee and the Fleur de Lis

Last week I saw an icon of a bee used to symbolize a neophyte. In the diagram that included the bee, it showed the evolution of the symbol from bee to Fleur de Lis.

A day or two after seeing this diagram online, I went to a furniture store and saw a large canvas of the fleur de lis symbol as seen on the right of the image below. It seemed to be a statement, as the canvas was in the entryway of the store.


Anonymous said...

Maybe this symbol means "Bee Present". :O)

Anonymous said...

If the phrase was derived from from Italian or Spanish it would mean Flower of Light(consiousness). ie Flor de Luz or Fiore di Luce

Sophia said...

That is a very clever play on words. I like that. :)

I realized a while ago that sometimes, in order to understand the meaning of a symbol, whether out in the world or in dreams, it is necessary to look at all the possible meanings, and often a play on words is involved. But even then it is simply a loose translation as the mind does not speak the same language as the subconscious.