Spirit and Feminine/Masculine Principles within the Bahala Tree of Life | babaylan mandala

cropped-babaylanmandala-goldred1The Bahala Tree of Life is at the center of the Babaylan Mandala. It represents you and many things. It contains symbols of the Feminine and Masculine Principle, the symbol of “spirit” and also contains the symbols of Bathala/Bahala, which pertains to the name of ancient Philippine supreme deity. At the root of the BA-HA-LA tree of life is the baybayin symbol of BA and within it is the baybayin symbol of LA within it. BA represents Feminine principal, having the shape of a womb. LA represents Masculine principle having the approximate shape of a short-tailed seed or sperm. BA baybayin symbol with the small LA baybayin symbol nestled within it in this manner represent two things: fertilization that begets pro-creation OR manifest creativity. “babaylan” — a Visayan indigenous priestess who brings together the physical and … Continue reading →

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