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At the heart of symbolism

The lotus thrusts its roots into the darkness of the water depths and blossoms at the surface, in full light. The relationship between obscurity and light, invisible and visible, the inner and the outer will guide us all along this journey into the symbols' universe.

This site not only explores ancient symbols, but also more familiar themes such as arts, nature, games, feasts, flags or currencies. These themes will offer the possibility to deepen our understanding of some key symbols or to study other important ones.

Basically, the site is built up into three layers: