vesica piscis


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mandorla, vesica piscis

An aureole, almond-shaped, depicted around the full form of a sacred person.

vesica piscis

vesica piscis
A long and sometimes pointed oval form; a mandorla.
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This irrational number is 1.618 and is seen in the Vesica piscis (length/width) and throughout nature.
La mandorla se denomina tambien vesica piscis --recuerdese la asimilacion paleocristiana de Cristo con el pez (ichtius)-- y almendra mistica.
Some clear examples of this are the paschal lamb, the mystic vesica piscis (an almond-shaped aureole surrounding pictures of Christ, the Virgin, etc.), the soul-saving values attributed to the oils used in extreme unction.
Utilizing the Greek spelling of "the Magdalene," Starbird found its value to be 153--which is the number identified in sacred geometry with the vesica piscis, the origin of the "fish" symbol long utilized by Christians to identify themselves to one another.