The Spiritual Significance of Unicorns
During my Shamanic journeying, I have, at different times, been privileged enough to have encountered Unicorns. It appears to me indeed that many people at this time are encountering these entities, so I believe their increased presence must signal something significant for the Earth: the question is though – what? To encounter a Unicorn, a person must find a place of true love in their heart. Unicorns have many traits and characteristics, and they mean many things to different people. Generally speaking though, the presence of a Unicorn during a nature spirit encounter symbolises the shifts in spiritual consciousness taking place at the time, and the joining of nature and human energies via the lemniscate. All of these lemniscate connections lead to Oneness between all things; timelessness, and ultimately Source. The Unicorn is a powerful 5th dimensional entity which connects humans to the realm of nature spirits, as well as to the Spirit World itself. It is composed of pure white lemniscate energy, and aims to live in Oneness and timelessness with its nature spirit cousins. It is a powerful entity that helps bridge the gap between the higher dimensional realms of spiritual consciousness and the denser 3rd dimensional realm of most human beings on earth. Seeing a group of Unicorns suggests that an individual’s consciousness is increasing at a faster than usual pace, and that the dimensional gap between humanity and the Spirit World is also decreasing at a faster than usual rate. The Unicorn seeks to connect to humans at the same time as it aspires to rise through the nature spirit hierarchy to find Source. It connects to all nature spirits, humans and higher ranked devas by the use of three dimensional lemniscate energy.
The typical human perception of a Unicorn is of a white horse with a protruding solid horn positioned between its eyes. Unicorns have also sometimes been said to have a white flowing mane, a lion’s tail, a small white beard on their chin, powerful wings and strong goat-like hooves. All of these characteristics have spiritual significance.
Wild woman with Unicorn, c. 1500 - 1510:
Basel Historical Museum: Source Wikipedia.
The Unicorn represents freedom from the ego-centred, 3rd dimensional lust for money, status and wealth. It has the ability to assist humans on their journey to the higher dimensions and Source, the 12th Monadic dimension. Once the Unicorn has helped someone to cross the dimensional divide from the 3rd to the 5th, it will take them on a speedy journey towards the higher echelons of the Spirit World. The Unicorn’s colour (white) is of spiritual significance. It indicates its strong, mystical and divine connection to nature, humans and Source, via pure white lemniscate energy. Its long flowing mane represents the many energy strands that are part of the spiritual connections between all these spiritual dimensions. The lion’s tail epitomises strength, to steer both it and the person it has connected to in the proper direction towards nature and Source. The hooves of the Unicorn denote the sure-footedness of this energy being, allowing it and the observer to remain firm and focused during their spiritual journey, and yet grounded whilst doing so. The small white beard signifies spiritual maturity, especially for the human being concerned. It indicates that they have left behind the old ways of the 3rd dimension, and that they are now spiritually ready to embrace the Oneness of 5th dimensional consciousness.
Whilst elves, fairies and other nature spirits can integrate energy from the human chakra system with their own to assume either male or female personas, the Unicorn is so spiritually powerful (akin to a deva) that it appears wholly androgynous. In the same way, unicorns never really display any traits that suggest their age. If a person views the Unicorn to be a particular gender or age then this only happens due to energy strands from the human chakra system at work, and its particular perception of the unicorn’s qualities.
If the Unicorn has wings, these symbolise their ability to spiritually ‘fly’ a person anywhere during their moment of Oneness. They, like other winged entities such as dragons and devas, have the ability to inspire in a person a great sense of freedom, encouraging them to take a new spiritual direction in life. Although Unicorns are mainly found in a nature setting, they can fly an individual to any 5th dimensional landscape at any time (such as mystical deserts or mountainous regions) where they can discover important information about their current, future or past lives.
The Unicorn only eats green plants and vegetables. This food embodies pure energy from nature, as well as from its own dimensional realm and the human chakra system it connects to. In folklore, the blood of the Unicorn was said to help heal and cure poisons. The blood of any creature (whether 5th dimensional or other) symbolises the source of all life within that creature. Since the Unicorn is a powerful lemniscate energy being, its healing properties are vast. The blood of the Unicorn is the very source of its healing powers, so it therefore possesses powerful and magical healing properties. The (metaphoric) act of drinking a Unicorn’s blood during an encounter symbolises that the person is receiving an instantaneous and intense healing. This would only ever occur with the permission of the Unicorn itself, however, and only in extremely exceptional circumstances.
Definitely the most recognisable trait of the Unicorn is its coiled-shaped horn (sometimes called an Alicorn). The horn is simply a metaphoric representation of the lemniscate energy that connects this beautiful entity to humans and the Spirit World. It is positioned on the Unicorn’s ‘third eye’, denoting its ability to transcend and connect to different spiritual dimensions. If the horn of the Unicorn is seen to grow during an encounter, it signifies that the unicorn is forging a greater spiritual connection within its own spiritual hierarchy, and that it is seeking to increase its spiritual consciousness on its journey towards Source. The horn is also a solid phenomenon, denoting the firm, concentrated lemniscate power of pure love, Oneness and timelessness experienced by both entities (human/nature) during a nature spirit encounter.
The base of the Unicorn’s horn is positioned between its two eyes, which indicates that it has the ability to extend lemniscate energy from its third eye, with wonderful and magical healing properties. In literature, it has been claimed that many humans in the past have gone in search of the Unicorn’s horn, mainly to receive its magical healing properties. However, what they were really seeking was the powerful, three-dimensional lemniscate energy comprised of pure love and light. This is what all humans seek, because it reminds them that they are really a spiritual entity that originated in the Spirit World – and it is here they will all return to some day. If a person is seeking a healing during their encounter with a Unicorn, they can ask the Unicorn’s permission to touch its horn, but again, it is at the Unicorn’s discretion whether or not they allow this to occur.
Increased Unicorn sightings are a sign of good times ahead. These wonderful, magical entities are here to help shift us from the old, ego preoccupations of the 3rd dimension, to the 5th dimensional consciousness of Oneness.
Joseph Martin is a modern-day Celtic Shaman, author and practitioner of the Spiritual Arts. He regularly travels to the different realms of the Spirit World for advice and to retrieve important information.
He is currently working on several projects at the moment including a new and extremely exciting book about the Spiritual Significances of Unicorns. It entails a Q&A format detailing as yet unpublished notes regarding Unicorn behaviour, characteristics and traits interspaced with joseph's own shamanic experiences and encounters with these beings of the etheric realms.