Saint Charles Logo

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The Saint Charles logo was conceived on a warm summer night around a blazing campfire at the Prigglitz Saint Charles Retreat…just as many of our new ideas are created at Saint Charles with the inspiration of a natural and mystical environment…so it will always be.

The serpent is reminiscent of the Aesculapian snake, which has been a symbol for physicians and pharmacists since time inmemorial and thus draws the attention of the observer to the profession. The Aesculapius is given its name from Aeskulap, the god of healing in Greek mythology. As the son of Apollo he was raised by the healing centaur, Cheiron and subsequently trained in medicine. At Hades´ request he was slain by Zeus. The snake also tells a story closely related to the millennial mysticism of snakes. For the serpent does not symbolise evil, rather it is a sign of wisdom, health and the history of creation in and of itself.

The face reflects the duality of life and becoming one with nature. It reflects both the sun and moon at the same time. Some see the one, while some see the other and sometimes it all just depends on one´s mood, the environment or the time of day. The face of the universe sits atop a staff reminiscent of the story of Moses, whose staff was also originally a serpent. And so we´ve come full circle.

Due to the powerful origins of this logo and its natural integrity, all of Saint Charles´ products and activites are given a special energy and significance. Above all the contemplation that we are part of the miracle of life and nature and the respectful treatment of it.

Right to the roots

If back to the roots means that you should remember old, tried and tested things, then we can only underline this with regard to our natural resources. With one exception: with Saint Charles we don´t want to adhere to the old, but rather to what has proven itself and what our ancestors have successfully used in the healing arts or body care. In order to combine this with modern and new knowledge in such a way that something new and better can be created.

“Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame.”
Thomas Morus