The One WORLD Utica logo mark is inspired by the triple spiral and modified so its three sections can more easily communicate and share with each other equally.
As the oldest symbol used in spiritual practices, the Spiral is regarded as a universal pattern of growth and evolution. It is reflected in the natural world and found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The Spiral is a sacred symbol serving to remind us of life’s ever evolving journey.
photo: Matthew Fang
Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. Nearly 70 percent of the galaxies closest to the Milky Way are spirals. New research finds that spiral arms are self-perpetuating, persistent, and surprisingly long lived.
Credit: Image: European Space Agency & NASA Acknowledgements: Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana) Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF
The mandala and spiral are seamlessly embedded in One World”s design and play a major role in its narrative. Mandalas are concentric diagrams of circles and squares representing the interconnection between the inner-self and the universe or cosmos. Symbolically, the mandala’s center is both a finite and infinite point —a destination, path and portal or icon of unity between inner self and universe. The mandala’s outer extremes signify the outside world and emanate out in the four cardinal directions. The sacred geometries connecting the mandala’s outer edges and its center point are concentric diagrams forming a pathway between outer and inner worlds.