Meet the Cast of Characters (Symbols)

Here is the Glossary of Symbols from The Universes Is a Dream.

Glossary of Symbols
God
A circle has no beginning and no end, like God.
Consequently, God is represented by a circle. But
the circle isn’t a regular circle, it is a radiating
circle made of thin lines, suggesting extension,
light, and abstraction.
Mind
Mind is the creative element of spirit, which comes
from god. Consequently, like God, Mind is also
represented by a circle. But the circle for mind is a
dotted circle.
Holy Spirit/right mind
The Holy Spirit is represented by a ghost-like happy
flame, suggesting light and spirit.
Ego/wrong mind
The ego is represented by a monster-like entity
with a single, large, penetrating eye, suggesting
consciousness. The shape of the ego symbol is the
inversion of the shape of the Holy Spirit Symbol.
Forgiveness
Forgiveness is represented by a happy drop of water,
which suggests cleansing as well as melting.
Fake Forgiveness
Fake forgiveness is represented by an inversion
of the symbol for true forgiveness. The Shape
suggests a spear. And the eyeball suggests the
duality inherent in consciousness.
Consciousness
Consciousness is represented by large, round eyes.
The gaze of the eyes suggests the split between
subject and object, observer and observed.
Unconsciousness
Unconsciousness is represented by an iceberg whose
gazing eyes at the surface are blind to the mass
beneath the water.
Sin/Past
Sin is represented by Eyes hiding in an apple looking
to the left, suggesting the past. The apple symbol
is borrowed from the Adam and Eve creation myth to
represent guilt. The past tense of guilt is sin.
Guilt/Present
Guilt is represented by Eyes hiding in an apple
looking straight ahead suggesting guilt in the
present tense. The apple symbol is borrowed from
the Adam and Eve creation myth to represent guilt.
Fear/Future
Fear is represented by Eyes hiding in an apple looking
to the right, suggesting the future. The apple
symbol is borrowed from the Adam and Eve creation
myth to represent guilt. The future tense of guilt
is fear.
Special Love
Special love is represented by two different halves
of a heart attempting to join as one, suggesting the
attempt to join out of a sense of incompleteness,
which excludes the whole in favor of a tiny pocket
of special isolation. The eyeballs represent the
subject object split of consciousness.
Special hate
Special hate is represented by two different halves
of a heart turned away from each other, suggesting
the refusal to join. The eyeballs represent the
subject object split of consciousness.
Holy Love
Holy Love is represented by an undivided heart with
eyes fixed upward upon the divine. This suggests a
dissolving of the unconscious and thus a dissolving
of otherness into oneness.
Miracle
A miracle is represented by a star with eyes fixed
upward upon the divine, suggesting illumination,
transcendence, and the dissolving of the
unconscious. Miracles unite us with our one whole
mind.
Holy Instant
The holy instant is represented by Eyes hiding in an
apple looking upward to the divine, suggesting the
transcendence of time and the dissolving of the
unconsciousness.
The hero of the Dream
The hero of the dream is the body. Consequently,
The hero of the dream is represented by a headless
body wearing a superhero cape. The headlessness
suggests an absence of mind and spirit, thus
emphasizing the physical.
Dualistic Thought
Dualistic thought is represented by clouds
interposed with the duality symbol.
Duality
Duality is represented by the Yin Yang symbol
(Taijitu).
Projection
Projection is represented by a film projector playing
films of dualistic thought.