Following the indications by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) we decorate our Christmas tree with 14 ancient symbols, skilfully handcrafted from solid copper and brass:
We make them available in 3 different sets, each containing all 14 symbols:
All 14 ornaments handcrafted from 0.7 mm solid copper:
Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus
Square, Triangle, Alpha, Omega, Tarok, Tao, Pentagram
set of 14 symbols : ¥25000JPY
(incl. vat and P&P)
Pentagram : approx. 8cm
others : approx. 5.5 cm
About the Symbols
The seven planetary symbols – Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus – represent the stages of planetary evolution of mankind as described in Rudolf Steiner’s “Occult Science”. They are arranged in an ascending spiral around the perimeter of the tree.
The other symbols are arranged in the form of a cross:
The Square at the lower end of the cross is the symbol for the fourfold nature of man: Physical Body, Etheric Body, Astral Body and Ego.
The Triangle above the square symbolises the higher being of man: Spirit Self, Life Spirit and Spirit Man.
The ancient egyptian symbol of the Tarok at the crossing represents the reading in the “Book of Life”. This understanding of the stream on world events from the beginning to the end is symbolised by the Alpha and Omega at the outer reaches of the cross.
The Tao is the symbol of the “I am” that speaks to us through the lapping and surging of the waves, in the whistling and rushing of the wind, in the rumbling of the thunder: The worship of all that is sacred in nature.
The Pentagram at the top of the tree is the star of mankind developing itself. It is the star that all wise men follow as did the priest-sages in ancient times.