Introduction / Using ARAS: The Symbolism of the Cross

[aras-image:5Dc.031,a,9,256,341,Twelfth-century Catalan wooden crucifix]
  ... A twelfth-century Catalan wooden crucifix again shows Christ Triumphant but this time positioned on the framework of the cross. Even with the longer extension above the head and the short extensions beyond the hands and feet, the body itself is the cross
(5Dc.031,a). I will come back to this question of the body as the cross at the conclusion for we can then see better Guénon's view that a metaphysical understanding of the cross expands its Christian interpretations.