The triskelion or” triskele” is also known as the tri-spiral or “Spiral of Life.”
The triskelion represents balance, harmony and continual motion indicative of the flow of life and of the Earth in her seasons and cycles. The three spirals in the triskelion are interconnected with no open ends thus creating one continuous line; all spirals turn in the same direction.
This symbol is found on many ancient carvings, the most famous of which is Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland, which dates back to 2500 BC. The symbol is carved into the rock at the main entrance (above) and is one of the most famous stones in Megalithic art. The same symbol is found engraved on one of the stones inside the chamber. Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Morning sunlight travels up the passageway. Then, as the sun rises, the whole chamber is dramatically illuminated.
The triskelion is often thought to have Celtic origin, but it was carved at least 2000 years before the Celts inhabited Ireland. According to Celtic tradition the triskelion is connected to the mother goddess. It is an invocation of the three material domains of earth, air, and water.
The gold quimbaya (left) is another example of the use of the triple spiral– from Columbia.
Triskelions set up a bioelectric and biomagnetic energy flow based on mathematics and sacred geometry. Placed in or around water, they create energetic vortices that bring molecular structure to water. As receivers and transmitters, triskelions made of certain metals gather and disseminate the frequencies at which they resonate. The triskelion has an an interesting ability to neutralize harmful energy, balancing yin and yang, (positive and negative; masculine and femine) in almost any setting.
Watch the energetic movement within a triskelion in the video below which was filmed using gas discharge visualizatioin (GDV) equipment.
Energetic movement within a triskelion
As the authors of Dancing with Water have experimented with different ways of making triskelions, they have discovered both a masculine and a feminine form of the triskelion. The basic masculine form is made using a single copper wire. The feminine version is made by twisting 3 smaller copper wires together before forming the spirals. For maximum benefit, use triskelions in pairs—one masculine and one feminine.
In our most recent work with triskelions, we have incorporated gold and silver. This takes the masculine and feminine energies to a higher octave—an influence that has been lacking on the Earth for hundreds of years. Using a pair of gold/silver triskelions with your water helps to re-balance the masculine/feminine in your personal life and in your surroundings.
Left: Two different triskelions made of copper wire. The masculine triskelion (left) is made using 12-guage soft copper wire. The feminine triskelion (right) is made of 3 strands of 18-guage, copper wire twisted together. You can make your own triskelion following instructions, here or you may purchase from the store.
Right: Triskelions made using silver and gold-plated copper wire.