What does the Sacred Circle logo mean?
Our logo is based on the Chalice Well cover at Glastonbury Abbey, England.
The cover of the Chalice Well at Glastonbury was designed in the nineteenth century by archaeologist Bligh Bond. Crafted of wrought iron and wood, it depicts the Vesica Piscis, a symbol of the divine feminine, and Excalibur, the sword of the legendary King Arthur, who is believed by some to be buried at Glastonbury. Whenever two circles intersect through the other circle’s center, it forms a fish-like shape in the center called a Vesica Piscis.
The wellspring at Glastonbury is considered to be one of England's most holy sites. The well itself dates back over two thousand years, and was sacred to both early Pagans and the Christians who later built an abbey on the site. Today, the Chalice Well is a place of pilgrimage for Christians and Pagans alike, many of whom believe the red, iron rich water of the Blood Spring has healing and miraculous properties. The Vesica Piscis theme is repeated in the shape of the pool at the base of the hill, where the water from the spring flows.
We feel that the design also represents the intersection of heaven above and earth, all encompassed within the universe. Although the original design also represented the intersection of the circular feminine energy and the straight line of masculine energy, we removed the line and replaced it with stars to represent the cosmos so as not to infringe on the original design.