baybayin symbolism in art

Posted on Sep 16, 2009 in Uncategorized


  1. I am very interested in the full meaning of this mandala. I've looked at your clues and have seen the archetypes and I am drawn to the symbolism. I also have been doing research on Filipino tattoo and was considering using your mandala as the basis for my next session (with your permission of course).

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  2. Hello Mr. E, thank you for your post and inquiry. Several people have asked about meanings of the symbolism and can discern some of them for themselves at several different levels. I plan to write something more formal regarding the meanings so that I can share them in more detail. And yes, you may consider the mandala for a personal tattoo. My friend Lane Wilken, author of Filipino Tattoos

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