The arch: a powerful and timeless symbol

The arch: a powerful and timeless symbol

Arches are structures of deep resonance. They embody and symbolize strength and support. The arch is basically a male motif. In mythology, it represents the door between time and space through which one passes to enter another world.


In architecture

The arch is used to elevate the spirit and mind towards higher ideals.
The famous American architect Ralph Adams Cram, who was influenced by Johannine tradition, often incorporated the arch motif in his work, imbuing it with transcendental meaning.

In the tarot

The arch signifies the opening of new perspectives and the ability
to see beyond the present.
It is also used in some cultures as a symbol of renewal, representing a rite of passage where one leaves the old behind to embrace the new.

In Greco-Roman tradition

The arch symbolizes the skies of Olympus and the heavenly gods, such as Zeus and Jupiter.

The arch serves as a reminder of a universal truth: that there is always another way, an open door.
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