INSIDE: Ever wonder what certain symbolism in logos means? Here's an interpretation of the meaning of some of the best spiritual center logos.
If you’re actively involved in a spiritual center, you know the challenges of reaching your audience or community with your message. In our current society people are so overwhelmed with information and marketing campaigns that it’s difficult to let your voice be heard.
Unfortunately, you can’t simply ignore the value of modern marketing methods altogether. With people continuously using modern technology and communication methods like social media, you need to use those mediums to your advantage. That’s how you get your positive message out!
This calls for an investment in aspects like a website and spiritual center logo design. Instead of seeing these tasks as obstacles, they can become the best tools you have for impacting people’s lives.
9 Spiritual Center Logos & Their Meanings
Below you’ll find a list of 9 spiritual centers that got it right with their logo symbols. You can use their approach as inspiration for what you need to design in future.
Using the globe is a popular habit for corporate companies, and GCCA (Global Community Communications Alliance) in Tumacacori shows how spiritual centers can use this appropriately as well.
For this center, it’s all about a global approach, since they want to draw together missionaries from around the world in an effort to establish a new global society.
Their information also mentions their relevancy for a time like now when the world is ‘globally connected’. The sleek, modern look of the logo is befitting for such a vision.
Golden Rosycross Community
For the Rosycross Community, ideas such as the following matter:
- Connection between the cross and the rose
- A source of life, wisdom, and love
- The divine nucleus in each person
By using different shapes within each other, the logo represents connection and finding one thing within another. This simple design is timeless and easy to reproduce for any purpose.
For this center, Posada Natura, there’s no other option than using a symbol from nature, since their vision is about healing earth as well as humanity. It all started with rainforest conservation, but realizing it’s necessary to help people heal in order to help nature, they now offer:
- Lifestyle empowerment
- Sound healing
This nature-focused vision is well represented by the flower. In addition, there’s the simple depiction of the Hamsa, which relates to protection. This is very apt for their wish to help both nature and people.
For Yogaville, it makes sense that they use a flower image as part of their logo symbol. This center actually built a large shrine called LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine)—shaped like a lotus—in the 1980s. This is only one of their sacred sites, but it's the most well-known one.
Also, since there are shrines for various faiths, the logo containing symbols from various religious groups instantly conveys the approach of diversity.
Sisters of Mercy
The Sisters of Mercy has a logo that shows that minimalism still works. It incorporates the symbol of the Catholic faith, namely the cross, which is well known. Still, the logo represents it in a unique way so it’s easily distinguishable from many other church and spiritual centers that use this same symbol.
This continues the connection to an Irish Catholic laywoman, Catherine McAuley, who started the first House of Mercy in 1827.
Hope Springs Institute
Here’s another example of a spiritual center that uses the concept of the globe. It’s apt, since their focus is to be a place from which inner and global peace can sprout. This time, by adding images of a tree and people, the institute communicates its vision of helping both humanity and the planet.
Here is a perfect example of how less is often more. With three dots that can represent people, it communicates the idea of a community—in this case a monastic community—which the Abbey is home to. The unique shape also hints at kneeling and meditation, which forms part of the activities at the center.
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
This is a spiritual retreat center where it’s not only about Jewish life, but about the environment. They feel compelled by their beliefs to assist in the environmental crisis.
Here, you can experience the connection between concepts like the Jewish wisdom and the natural world. It’s shown clearly by the Star of David—the universal symbol synonymous with Judaism—which contains leaves.
Spiritual centers don’t have to stick to the usual emblems people are used to. Using an original design, such as trees, communicates Prairiewoods’ perspective of how modern spirituality is entwined with ecology.
What’s your opinion on these logo symbols? How can some of them improve? Or why not let https://www.logodesign.net help you create the best logo for your center? Share your ideas for some feedback from the community.
Jacob Davis lives in Rocky Mountains with his dog Malibu. He writes, makes music, and paints for a living. He has ghostwritten many projects for clients.
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