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Awani
09-02-2009, 05:43 AM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/asarum.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/251px-Asarum_vapensvg.png

I would love to know the symbolic meaning behinds the above Coat of Arms... I am not asking for the correct answer... just how YOU see it. What could it represent?

It was not created from an alchemical perspective and it does not represent anything alchemical, yet I feel this Coat of Arms reek alchemical inspiration. What can you see, if anything?

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Awani
09-02-2009, 05:44 AM
Asarum (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&ie=UTF8&t=h&layer=x&g=asarum,+sverige&ll=56.200975,14.856176&spn=0.01239,0.028753&z=15) is a small town in the southern parts of Sweden where many prehistoric sites have been found. It is an old place, at least as far back as the 12th century.

The name of the town comes either from:

As = Odin/God
Rum = Room/Place/Site etc.

or

the open site by the ridge (åsen = the ridge, i.e. asen = ridge --> asarum, or ridgesite).

Anyways... the coat of arms were granted on October 12, 1945.

The trees in the upper part of the arms are taken from the arms of Blekinge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blekinge) province. The lower part shows a number of coins, used in prehistoric times as offerings.

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solomon levi
09-04-2009, 03:27 AM
I recognized the name asarum as the wild ginger plant.
I find lots of it in the woods here in the Northwest.
The long, viny stems and root system smell of ginger when you break them.
The leaves are beautiful dark green and heart-shaped and it produces
these unusual purple flowers.

http://www.missouriplants.com/Others/Asarum_canadense_flower2.jpg

http://www.gardenheights.com/images/2008/2008grow_native/asarum_canadensis.jpg


As for the coat of arms, the twelve circles within the blue water (beneath
the wavy line) seem like an obvious reference to the zodiac in the night sky,
the ocean of infinity.
The symetrical thirteen-leaved tree may be a similar repetition of that theme -
twelve revolving around one center, the sun, the Christos.
I wonder why they would print two trees.
Perhaps referencing the number 26.
26 = yod heh vau heh, the Hebrew/Kabbalistic name of god.

The trees in the above coat of arms have three alchemical roots,
while the trees below have 16 branches each in their roots. ???

That's my mental analysis... I don't really have any feeling for them at this time.

Awani
09-04-2009, 04:16 AM
Thanks... I found it interesting because there was indeed 12 stars and two Trees of Life.

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Ghislain
09-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Asar may refer to:

A 19th century transcription of the name Osiris, an Egyptian deity of the underworld and resurrection.
Asar is also a horse-god revered in ancient Palmyra, possibly of Arabian origin.
Asar Party, a former Kazakhstani political party.
ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar) instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Envisat satellite. Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asar)

Um?:)

Ghislain
09-04-2009, 04:35 PM
ASP space weapons Force established 12 October 1945th In the field of gold, two bjälkvis (I think this word refers to the gender symbol for female{venus} Reason (http://vo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragiv:Falun_vapen.svg)) superior green oaks over one of vågskura (loosely - wavy line) formed by twelve (4, 3, 4, 1) more Byzantines of gold-coated blue strain. More weapon based on the source of the ASP offering guest rooms, which are surrounded by oak trees and at the source flows a stream. Blue refers to the water, with money in the victims come source while oaks aimed at Blekinge Institute of oak.

Translation of this. (http://www.karlshamn.se/Kommunen/Kommunledning/Arkiv/Asarums_vapen/)