Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” The cure for that pending disaster?? There is only one…
So, do you question everything? Do you really? According to the likes of Socrates, Gandhi, Einstein, Steve Jobs, and George Carlin (to name a few), you absolutely should. If you don’t, you must start. And when you do, you will rapidly come to find there is so much about our everyday lives that we don’t fully understand. Guys, we don’t even know why we have different blood types! As humans, we don’t even know why they exist, medically or genetically, and yet had you ever even questioned it?
Had you even thought to?
We just accept everything, it’s what we’re taught to do, and it’s what we teach our children to do. But take heart, you can start questioning the world around you at any time, and clues are everywhere. You only have to look as far as your own wallet, at a single dollar bill, to recognize we are virtually surrounded by cryptic and mysterious symbols, symbols that are a part of our everyday life and we don’t even know what most of them mean! Which, if you are questioning everything should make you curious.
When you begin to research nearly any symbol out there, you’ll start to notice something. There’s a lot of controversy around their meanings – a lot of contradictory information. It’s something being explored on a host of hot TV shows right now and on networks like The Discovery and History Channel. One reason for the surge in popularity of things like The Knights Templar is that it’s generally pretty fascinating to think that we don’t know some basic things about the world around us; that our own history, as a country and as a world, is, in fact, a subject of great debate!
All of this makes the book I’ve recently read so intoxicating!
In case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new hit novel in the blockbuster Twilight/Hunger Games realm that’s sweeping the world over: ANIMUS is the first book in The Oldest Soul Trilogy. You may have seen someone reading it in an airport somewhere around the world or raving about it online as it’s rapidly developed an intense cult following in the few short months since its release. Beyond being a fascinating read, maybe there’s another reason for its rapid ascent to the top of the bestseller lists.
Do you see it? Take a closer look…
Hidden so well it’s difficult to see – in the center of the brilliant emerald eye on the cover you’ll notice something. A symbol. It’s the Celtic Triquetra.
I believe the author is attempting to thrust into the spotlight some major discrepancies in what we believe, not only in regards to symbology but in the myths and meanings behind our modern day society at large. The amount of research (ancient symbols, religion, science, history) that went into this trilogy is obvious when you read it, and with the choice of this particular symbol I believe she had to know she was opening a Pandora’s box… as it’s often synonymous with witches, pagans and the occult, (as synonymous as Eve is with the fall of humanity), however according to the book this would-be pagan symbol is said to be the “symbol for soul,” another long held meaning of the triquetra but one that’s much more obscure. One that has been thrust out of the spotlight for centuries.
Even, you might say, rewritten.
Like a Da Vinci Code mystery for new adults, the symbol is an integral part of the story; it becomes the sign of a new genetic test called Animus, which through your blood (DNA) can reveal the number of lives your soul has lived. The story’s heroine, whose eye is staring back at you there on the cover, is revealed to have lived more lives than anyone else on earth! And after a slew of unexplained apocalyptic events occur, that makes this 17 year old girl, appropriately named Eve, an easy target for those who wish for the test to become a global mandate. Almost sounds like something that could happen today! Which is why I love that it’s set in our present dystopia, not a future one!
Alright then, looking at this particular symbol as our example, learning to see the truth through the lies—questioning everything—takes you into some very interesting territory.
When thinking about the Celtic triquetra you might first think of the TV show “Charmed”, this symbol often conjures up ideas of magic, witches, and Wiccans, even spells. But really, the triquetra was created by the Celts a long long time ago…
In Latin, the word triquetra means “three cornered.”
This symbol is also called the Trinity Knot or Celtic Triangle.
Three interlocked loops, creating the intersection of three circles. There is no beginning and no end to the knotwork. Sometimes a circle around the three loops is added.
WITH A CIRCLE
This is where the protection, infinite, and eternity theory comes into play. A circle is drawn around the triquetra to signify spiritual unity. This is a protection circle; something that cannot be broken.
The Celts worshiped a moon goddess who was a trio goddess. She was associated with the lunar phases; when the moon was waxing, waning, and full. (as is shown below, a triquetra with crescent moons surrounding it)
Another trio goddess associated with the triquetra is the Celtic goddess Morrighan.
Another possibility is a connection to the three Fates, of Greek Mythology.
- mind, body, soul (spirit)
- maiden, mother, crone
- past, present, future
- thought, feeling, emotion
- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
- creation, preservation, destruction
- earth, air, water – three forces of nature
- life, death, rebirth
- infinite and eternity
- divine femininity
Some Christian faiths claim that their monks created the triquetra to try and convert the Celts to Christianity.
The Celts claim to have created it themselves, for their own purposes. They also claim that the Christians of that time used it to their advantage, to try and make them see things their way.
Archeological digs are adding more insight into this mystery. Like the ones in Europe where the triquetra was carved into stones that dated back to 1,000 AD. The triquetra has been found carved onto rune stones in Europe and on German currency. Also, the triquetra is mentioned in the “Book of Kell”, created by the Scotts around 800 AD.
The triquetra did not originate as a Wiccan symbol at all, despite what people may think. It was most likely a symbol created by the Celts. Used first by the Celts in connection to the goddess of the moon and femininity, and to the divine. And later repurposed…
Some conspiracy theorists have deemed the triquetra the physical manifestation of “666”, the symbol for the devil, also known as the number of the beasts’ brand. They claim those wearing the triquetra or those who like it are then Satanists, and they are bringing to life what is written in the Book of Revelations, in the Bible. Here’s where I think the author of The Oldest Soul Trilogy is drawing inspiration. No spoilers, you’ll have to read the book for yourself! But one thing’s for sure, from symbolizing the goddess of the moon to the manifestation of the antichrist is quite an extraordinary leap… or is it? These are question you must ask yourself.
The bottomline is this. It’s more important than ever to question the world around us. We must not become a people who simply accept what we are being told something means, or worse, what we are being conditioned to think. And we can not be afraid, for it is the very things that we fear that we must pursue, that we must ask why we fear them (more on the number 13 later!)
Like Joseph Campbell said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
We must begin to ask questions again, WE MUST, particularly about the things we seem to be discouraged from asking about. Start with things that we seem to be conditioned to think of as “bad” – things like the Celtic triquetra, which most likely started out meaning Goddess, mother, femininity, and the soul/divine – which should really make one wonder why it morphed into meaning evil…
We must be willing to seek the truth if we want to find it. I highly recommend checking out the book I mentioned in this article at the links below—it will kick start you on your quest for truth. It will make you begin to question everything.
Love & Light,
Tela Kayne has over 15 years experience in digital marketing and as president and founder of The Virtue Agency, a boutique social media, digital marketing, and website development company, Tela works daily to maximize brand exposure and engagement for clients using content marketing, strategic social media, and search engine optimization. She’s authored articles that appear on MarketWatch (WSJ), Yahoo! Finance, MNN.com, EWG.org, and HealthyChild.org. An avid reader and pop-culture expert, Tela has her finger on the pulse of social media and entertainment markets and trends.
Eve has no idea she’s the oldest soul on earth, with a pre-wired connection to every other soul on the planet and that the boy she’s mysteriously drawn to, named Roman, has been her soul mate, her love of nearly three hundred lifetimes–until he tells her.
But what Roman doesn’t mention is that the new genetic test called Animus will soon expose what she is to the whole world and that he’s being tasked with the impossible; steering her, into the open arms of another, a boy named Jude. She’ll learn that Jude’s the only brand new soul on earth; the one who’s come to change the world, and that the future of humanity rests in their intertwined destiny.