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Chakana, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The chakana (or Inca Cross) is a stepped cross made up of an equal-armed cross indicating the cardinal points of the compass and a superimposed square. The square is suggested to represent the other two levels of existence. The three levels of existence are Hana Pacha (the upper world inhabited by the superior gods), Kay Pacha, (the world of our everyday existence) and Ukhu or Urin Pacha (the underworld inhabited by spirits of the dead, the ancestors, their overlords and various deities having close contact to the Earth plane). The hole through the centre of the cross is the Axis by means of which the shaman transits the cosmic vault to the other levels. It is also said to represent Cusco, the center of the Incan empire, and the Southern Cross constellation.

My version of Chakana was created in Photoshop using a variety of figures I had made in Mandelbulb.

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03/27/18 1:06 AM GMT
My word from viewing this one is WOW! John, you sure are creative.
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
03/27/18 4:16 PM GMT
Wowser from me - he sure doesn't look happy, lol Really like all the different patterns and colour tones
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03/27/18 4:47 PM GMT
A perfect creation for Easter, Strad. I can almost see and feel Christ nailed to this cross.
Magnificent work.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
03/27/18 8:18 PM GMT
A marvelous abstract composition that as Tick said, illustrates the Easter theme but is also open to other interpretations with the various faces and caedes logo in there...thought-provoking and as always, I like that special treatment you've added...maybe one for the Religion contest?
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Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. (Victor Hugo)
03/28/18 12:06 AM GMT
A most intricate and wonderful image giving much food for thought.

The Southern Cross constellation is my 'home' constellation and I miss it when travelled out of view and its not there in the sky as a familiar sight. First I locate the Pointers and then there it is - I'm home ! Of course it is also part of our National flag.
Maori see it differently,as an anchor of a great sky canoe, or an opening in the sky that the winds blew through.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
03/31/18 6:11 AM GMT
Great job for Easter, like it.
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03/31/18 7:36 AM GMT
Different John I like different well done.

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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
03/31/18 9:39 AM GMT
Good luck in the contest.

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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB

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