The X symbolism likely goes back much further in the ancestry of European Stone Age culture than Newgrange. According to Sherri Ellington, a historian specializing in Celtic mythology for 20 years, “The discovery of the six interconnected X symbols reveal an enhanced encoded set of astronomical shapes and representations that have been found on Celtic artifacts for millennia. Given that early Celtic and proto-Celtic society was widespread in Europe, the six interconnected X patterns and the primary X sun symbol likely go back much further than Newgrange, which is more than 5,000 years old and quite complex. These six shapes are still with us today and can be seen in our most prominent structures and institutions.”
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We are a culture that believes that the “X” marks the spot, sends kisses with X symbols, and when we look close enough to notice, there are unlimited examples of the six designs everywhere.
Jung’s Paradigm of ArchetypesDr. Carl Jung’s archetypal concept may provide an explanation why the X is still popular today. Archetypes are universal recurrent symbols, concepts or motifs found in literature, art, mythology, art and religion. They are basically genetically inherited bits of information that have been passed down for many generations. As a therapist, Carl Jung’s paradigm of archetypes best explains why the six symbols were and still remain significant features throughout society. However, as an educator, I encourage my students to research all available options, material and theories to find an answer that is best for them.
Dr. Melissa Carver specializes in Metaphysics, and has written several articles about archetypal male and female role models and the importance of how superheroes shape the lives of children . She stated of the interconnected X discovery that “Ancient Celtic society for thousands of years used symbols that included the X pattern representing archetypes that stay with us today surfacing in the form of our architecture, religion, and political trademarks, although society is basically uninformed of their meaning or presence.”
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