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# Does the infinity symbol have any religous meanings or does it just represent mathmatics?

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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The mathematical symbol for infinity is known as the lemniscate. It was devised in 1655 by mathemetician John Wallis, and named lemniscus, ribbon, by Bernoulli about forty years later. The symbol is patterned after the device known as a mobius (named after a nineteenth century mathemetician) strip. A mobius strip is a strip of paper which is twisted and attached at the ends, forming a two dimensional surface.

The religious aspect of the infinity symbol predates its mathematical origins. It has been found in Tibetan rock carvings; the ouroboros, or infinity snake, is often depicted in this shape. In the tarot, the lemniscate represents the balance of forces and is often associated with the magician card.

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- dorinirlLv 43 years ago
Infinity Symbol Spiritual Meaning

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Does the infinity symbol have any religous meanings or does it just represent mathmatics?

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
In a religious context, the symbol means spirit. That is, it represents someone who has unity wirth the spiritual of some sort. For example, in the Rider-Waite tarot card, the Magician, and Strength card have it over their head, which means they are spiritual beings who act upon the physical realm.

The Tarot is actually a spiritual pictograph, not just cards.

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- MaureenLv 44 years ago
What it represents is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius. For all circles, of any size! Anywhere in the universe! It's a remarkable number with lots of interesting properties, and it pops up all over the place in mathematics. If you want to know what maths is *really* about, pi is a very good place to start learning.

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- AlexLv 61 decade ago
I know it is Egyptian. I'll look.

Added: I stand corrected. There are several possible sources. The discussion is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
there are some inteperetations that could be had, with a sacred geometry-esque attitude that are pretty interesting, about the infinity symbol.

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Ancient Egyptian symbol for one of their gods. I do not remember which one but on of the minor Pantheon.

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- MaikeruLv 41 decade ago
For believers, it does both. They assume everything was caused by the ONE who is infinite in nature. Non-believers know it represents mathematics which explains nature.

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- Mr EdLv 71 decade ago
I don't think it has any religious meaning as such, but obviously it is easy to apply it to religioius thought.

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