Religious symbolism of unity of opposites
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Religious symbolism of unity of opposites is the use of symbols, to express that the dualistic nature of the material, having a oneness in its self. The predominant opposites depicted are those of male/female, but can also be light/darkness, heaven/earth, warm/cold. Each symbol may also contain several of these aspects or suggest a sinonym of these aspects.
|Religion or philosophy||Name||Symbol|
|Buddhism||Golden fish pair|
|Caduceus (also a symbol of Alchemy and Hermeticism)|
|Gold and Silver or Sun and Moon (mostly a symbol of Alchemy and Hermeticism)|
|Double Ouroboros (also a symbol of Alchemy and Hermeticism)|
|Connection of nadis at chakras (more specifically solar nadi pingala and lunar nadi ida)|
|Union of Bhairava (Shiva in his terrible form) and Kali|
|Judaism||Star of David|
|Taoism (Daoism)||Yin and yang (Taiji)|
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- Ankh (Crux ansata, Key of Life, Key of the Nile) on about.com
- Caduceus (kerykeion) on about.com
- Ouroboros on about.com
- Ida, Pingala, Sushuma
- Shiva Lingam on about.com
- Yantra on about.com
- Star of David (Magen David, Shield of David) on about.com
- Hunab Ku on about.com (via the Internet Archive)
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