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I think that is why spirals are symbols in so many cultures. The spiral can represent the continuity of life, an arduous path to truth or peace, or even piety. We can assign it any meaning that makes sense for us. It is said that all ideas are derived from something that came before it and I think that is especially true with spirals. We may not have realized it but our innate pull to mimic nature has tied us to tribal craftsmen around the world and through the ages.
Copper Spirals With Burmese Jade