Tomoe - This symbol is frequently seen on Buddhist and Shinto temples. Its name means turning or circular energy. The Tomoe represents the play of forces in the cosmos. Visually, the Tomoe is made up of interlocked flames resembling tadpoles. These are energy patterns revolving through space and time, ever replenished from the center of all being. To use the Tomoe in a personal spiritual practice, is to invite infinitely accelerated power of the cosmos to be part of your consciousness.