Hey guys this is my first thread on Avalon Forums don't flame me to hard. Now at the start Im going to post various theories of what people think they are and some of the different interpretations, then ill post some pics and more info and you can make your own minds up (and no this isn't a Norway spiral/spiral thread)
Spirals appear throughout the world, in widely separate places and from very early on, and most often in contexts that suggest a religious meaning of type or is it something completely different.
The Egyptologist Erik Hornung discusses the two conceptions of time expressed by the words “neheh” and “djet” which have been variously interpreted as cyclical time versus its linear appearance, or as its dynamic flow compared to its static duration, and as its continuity as opposed to its discontinuity.
Similarly there is also the theory that they could very well represent time and how it works by indication of the spiral using the theory that time repeats itself over and over again in smaller and smaller time frames which is also talked about by Terence McKenna and many other people.
This is a good watch and when you understand what he is saying and apply it to the spirals it may make sense.
The jury is still out on these proposed distinctions since all its qualified jurors were mummified long ago, but whatever the various exact meanings and forms of time may have been to the many people concerned, the time snakes encompassed them all.
The spiral in Colombian petroglyphs in many cases, may symbolize a shaman, his activities, or other person, in a trance state, or in heavy, serious concentration during a sacred ritual or ceremony. It probably was also used as a practical device at some sites to indicate the time of a winter or summer solstice ceremony incorporating sunrise shadows. When used to represent an animal such as a serpent, or part of an animal, such as the tail of a monkey, the spiral may have indicated a shamanic spirit helper or the shaman himself transformed into that animal. A variation of the spiral motif with "legs" may also be related to shamanistic healing ceremonies and ceremonial activities involving.
Also just to note when taking Ayahuasca the main animal of wisdom in that reality is the snake according to shamans.
Ok so ill now show some pics and there locations to show that this symbol has been used throughout the world and by many different cultures. The spirals come in many forms usually either a single double or triple spirals.
Sardinia, Italian island
The Tarxien in Malta
Australia Alice springs and Tasmania