A hierogram is a sacred inscription or symbol. Literally meaning sacred writing, hierogram comes from Greek hieros, describing something holy or divine, and -gramma, describing something written or drawn. Each hierogram is created by hand using the contemplative brush painting method pioneered by Calen, thus each piece is unique and resonates with the energy of a chosen symbol. I pair each hierogram with a carefully selected quote to complement this resonance. Hierograms communicate with us at the archetypal level, and like dream symbols, hierograms touch us on the physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive and spiritual planes. The hierograms shown here represent the universal signs of life, described by Angeles Arrien in her book Signs of Life: The circle symbolizes wholeness, the square indicates stability, the triangle represents goals and dreams, the cross stands for relationship, and the spiral means growth. These five symbols were believed to hold similar meanings actross numerous ancient cultures.
How to receive Calen’s handmade notecards by mail:
Perfect for your holidays’ greetings or as a gift since they are suitable for framing, hand-painted in a 5×7 cardstock they are indeed a unique collectible work of art. Color and form will vary as it only happens in one of a kind art piece. The inside is left blank for your personalised message. Please note that every hierogram is a handmade and original work of art and each notecard is sounded by a himalayan singing bowl to bring symbol and quote into balance and harmony.
To order a set of 5 notecards for $12 (plus shipping) chose 1 to 5 themes from the list below or choose to get them in an assorted set. You can also get the collectible full “15 Theme Collection” for the special price of $25. A variety of symbols, special quotes or messages to match your purpose or theme, for a wedding or special event for example, can be made available upon request. Allow up to two weeks for delivery.
Themes: peace, prayer, dreams, painting, Buddha, education, happiness, blessings, geometry, love, education, music, poetry, rumi, wisdom, nature, spirit, friends, dance, etc.