The mandorla is an ancient symbol with several meanings. It is often used to depict the human aura or the womb.
Mandorla in sacred geometry
The Vesica Piscis is a special version of the mandorla. Author Gregg Braden says,
As two perfect spheres are formed overlapping one another by half (each contains half the diamter of the other), a zone of commonality is created in the overlap. In the science of Sacred Geometry, this zone is referred to as the Vesica Piscis. The form of the vesica was used as both the Egyptian glyph for the "mouth" as well as for the Creator. Additionally, this glyph is also very similar to the Mayan glyph for zero, associated with our galaxy of the Milky Way.
Mandorla in Theosophical art
- Mandorlas, Halos, and Rings of Fire by Burton Callicott
- Gregg Braden, Awakening to Zero Point: The Collective Initiation (Bellevue, WA: Radio Bookstore Press, 1997), 195.