The dove was used in pre-Yeshua (Jesus) times by the Holy Orders and sects which
knew of His coming. The dove became a code symbol when they spoke of the Christ
incarnate in the midst of the uninitiated. Later the dove also came to represent
the Holy Spirit, or feminine aspect of God (Heb. Shekhinah). The Dove symbolizes
Spirit, Grace, Compassion, and Unconditional Love.
The lamb has been used to represent the Christ incarnate in it’s gentlest
expression. It represents the virtues of humility, innocence, trust, and
meekness. The phrase “the meek shall inherit the earth” (Ps. 37:11) indicates
that the virtues of the lamb shall be required to gain eternal life in the
greater Kingdom. The lamb is also the most highly evolved expression of the ram,
the symbol of the Zodiacal sign of Aries which was just completing its
influential reign over the evolution of the human race when Yeshua was born;
symbolically, the ram gives birth to the lamb as its final gift to humanity.
Lastly, lamb were often given as sacrificial offerings to Jehovah. Yeshua was
seen as offering Himself as a sacrifice for all humanity.
The lion has been used to symbolize the Christ, as in the “Lion of Judah” (Rev.
5:5). This symbolizes the strength and spiritual power wielded by the Christic
Force over dominions of lesser light. In this case the gentle being known as
Yeshua held the lion power within Himself as a testament to the true spiritual
power that is inherent in the force of Love. Also, the lion symbolizes solar
consciousness. Yeshua received his solar initiation at Heliopolis in Egypt,
assuming then the mantle of “Solar Lord”.
The lion, true to it’s solar symbolism, represents the Zodiacal sign of Leo, a
fire sign and the home of the spiritual hierarchy called the “Lords of Flame”.
The unicorn esoterically represents the Christ in nature, or the Elemental
Kingdom. It’s spiraling graceful horn sounds forth the Holy Tone (the World)
into all of creation to seed the Christic vibration into the earth; or humans,
so lucky as to have an encounter with one of the sacred creatures. The unicorn
is the least understood and known of the Christic symbols, primarily because of
it’s “fairytale” reputation. One can view them as a symbolic product of human
imagination, or as an etheric creature of grace and beauty. Either way, the
spiritual magic that the essence of their thought-form invokes is real enough to
those who take the time to contemplate the symbol of the unicorn.
The rose is esoterically considered to be the flower with the highest spiritual
vibration; the scent of a newly blossomed rose is enough to validate that
assertion. Yeshua was also known as the “Rose of Sharon” in esoteric circles. “I
am like the rose of Sharon and the lily of the Valley” (Song of Solomon 2:1).
The Christ within the soul is being referred to in this biblical phrase. The
rose represents the masculine-positive current; the lily the feminine-negative
current. Thus, the rose can be esoterically interpreted to represent the
masculine Christic aspect which infuses or pollinates the other “roses” of God’s
Also, the chakras of the human body have been esoterically referred to as
“roses” when they have reached a Christed level of functioning. Thus, the
initiate who follows the higher path of the Christ consciousness will in time
manifest these “roses” of illumination within their aura, to culminate in the
entire being manifesting as a “flower body”.
Esoterically the red rose was used to represent the early movement of the
Christing of the soul when it was taking place in the lower consciousness
centers, the pink rose when the process had reached the level of the heart, and
the white rose when the process was completing in the upper consciousness
centers of the head.
The lily as stated above, esoterically represents the feminine-negative current
aspect of the Christ. It is shaped like a cup, it’s petals usually upturned to
the sun, awaiting the divine infusion. This symbology is aptly suited to
correlate with the Grail cup or Chalice as well. The Fleur de lis is a
well-known sacred symbol based upon the form of the lily. The Encyclopedia
Britannica states that: “There is a legend that the lily, emblematic of purity,
was sent from heaven to the Frankish King Clovis ©. 466-511) at his
Baptism...but perhaps the figure was derived from that of a dove descending,
symbolic of the Holy Spirit.”
One of the most misunderstood symbols of the Christic dispensation is the cross.
The cross symbolizes the union of the horizontal (matter and space-time) plane
and the vertical (divine / transcendent) plane of reality. The intersection
point can be seen to be represented in the energy center of the human heart
chakra. Many esotericists place a rose at this point on the cross. To be
“crucified” upon the cross of space-time means to pass through levels of
spiritual initiation that “crucify” the lesser aspects of one’s nature which
keep them from attaining to higher levels of realization. This only becomes
painful when those aspects fo the self not aligned to this movement resist it.
Suffering is not necessary if one opens to, and asks for, Grace.
The Chalice or Grail Cup
The chalice or Grail cup represents the receptacle which receives the divine
Christic infusion. We see this represented in many different ways in mystical
Christian symbology, but always the underlying theme is the same. An individual
soul is feminine relative to the Christic force (which in other relativity can
be seen as feminine as well), and thus opens to receive the divine infusion,
effectively become the Grail Cup. That soul in turn becomes male relative to the
earth, and then transfers the Christic infusion into the Elemental Kingdom of
the earth and the planetary consciousness. The Grail also represents the sacred
blood. This is the pure Christic genetic factor which all humans have access to
as their divine birthright.