Opalized Ammonite~Jumbo~CROPAMJ2

$ 95.00

Opalized Ammonite~Jumbo~CROPAMJ2. Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing a typically ribbed spiral-form shell. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name ammonite originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus. These display discs are created by setting halved ammonite shells in resin and then polishing them to show the beautiful details of these shells. Spirals are some of the oldest geometric shapes in ancient artwork dating back at least to the Neolithic period, the product of people thousands of years away from having access to writing. They are also repeated often in nature. In terms of spirituality, the spiral symbol can represent the path leading from outer consciousness (ego, outward perception, matter) to the inner soul (enlightenment, nirvana, intuition, cosmic awareness). Movements between the inner world and the outer world are mapped by the spiraling of archetypal rings; marking the evolution of humankind on both an individual and collective scale. Because of its connection with mother goddesses, the spiral is a very feminine symbol, representing not only women but also a variety of things traditionally associated with women. Besides lifecycles, fertility and childbirth, the spiral can reference intuition and other more internal concepts associated with women. Certain spirals such as those reflecting the golden ratio (1: 1.618) or the Fibonacci sequence reflect certain mathematical truths. As such, some find those spirals to have particular value and meaning. 195mm x 165mm x 22mm

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