Aspects of Symbolic Thought

Square the Circle is a symbolic representation of the idea of bringing the unknown, the unconscious wholeness (the circle) into consciousness (the square), thus achieving personal integration and understanding. Symbolism is at the heart of this process, both universal and personal.

 Islamic Tree of Life

Islamic Tree of Life

Universal symbolism

Click here to access essays, links and ideas on the great universal symbols, myths and stories from ancient civilisations, plus Jung's theories on archetypes and the collective unconscious. Find out why they are still so important. 

 

 Cinderella

Cinderella

Thematic symbolism

Click here to connect to the universal symbols and stories relevant to the different themes used in Square the Circle, including forest, sea, home, mother/father, male/female, shadow, spirituality and death.

 

 Street art Bogota

Street art Bogota

Symbolism in everyday life

Click here for a blog updated weekly, exploring the way that ancient symbols and symbolic ideas are present in our day-to-day life, and still influence modern thinking and our personal symbolism.