Before we begin part six of our series on Symbiation as a powerful form of meditation, I just wanted to let our readers know I’m still doing the fifty-five minute postnatal routine I reviewed last article. I have to watch my waistline too!
To quickly recap for those newly joining us:
Symbiation is designed to naturally transcend all barriers of race, religion, ideology and belief. Even if an individual has absolutely no faith, meditating on the following sacred geometrical symbols will work (albeit more slowly) despite the lack of belief. One of the reasons this is possible is linked to the genetic race memories we all carry imprinted on every cell in our bodies; consciously aware of them or not, they are there waiting for the right key to unlock the door…
The other reason which may be more acceptable for some is that we are ourselves geometrical beings; the universe is full of geometry, as is all life itself on our planet. Our genetic codes are contained with structures known as helixes, which possess a beauty that cannot be accurately described in words. All around us in everything we do, build, and see; there is geometry both hidden and evident.
This geometry speaks to us on subtle levels of which we remain mostly unaware. Through Symbiation, you will not only reap the spiritual benefits, but you will begin to interact consciously in your daily life with the symbols which you will come to recognize. Symbols can generate strong emotions, almost always without us being consciously aware of what caused them. Symbiation allows these ‘side effects,’ which are often wrongly interpreted by our egos, to be explained and dealt with, leading to more harmony and less confusion in your day to day existence.
In order to demonstrate the power of a simple symbol to stir emotions and release a flood of information, examine the symbol directly below this sentence:
Before anyone becomes too offended, this is not a Nazi swastika – I hasten to point out that what you see before you is the left facing swastika as opposed to the symbol of Nazi Germany. The symbol itself is over three thousand years old and is translated from the original Sanskrit to mean talisman or lucky object. That being said, for the majority of readers, the very recently encoded race memory of what you thought this symbol represented would have triggered an emotional response on some level. This illustrates the power a symbol possesses to affect change deep within our unconsciousness; although in this case we are consciously aware of the reasons why.
It only makes sense that in order to unlock the genetically encoded race memories and Universal Truths that lay within us, we need to use a key designed to fit the lock. Symbiation is the key to this geometrically designed lock that our very DNA contains. These keys that Symbiation provides work at the finest unconscious levels to allow you in truth to remember who and what you really are.
While progress in meditative techniques as previously discussed involves many practices at odds with Western culture, Symbiation bypasses these concerns completely. The symbols will work regardless of the meditative state you are able to obtain, as they are not dependent on inner silence to have a profound effect. This inner peace and stillness will quickly develop on its own through the use of sight alone – which helps rather than hinders the process. We are a society where LOOK and LISTEN, or SIGHT and SOUND hold the bulk of our attention; in this, Symbiation is both unique and uniquely suited.
Our first Symbol: Circle
The circle is considered the ultimate form. It represents a fundamental principle of cosmic life itself; generated from a central circular point and expanding proportionally outward. In this way the circle represents the Infinite Creative Principle from the smallest atom to the largest stars in our galaxy. Both now as in the past, cultures around the world express the circle as the symbol of the unknowable, of spirit, and the breath of the universe.
In Christian symbolism, the halo or nimbus around a saint’s head in concentric circles represents God’s creation, the first of which signifies the Earth and physical matter, the coarsest vibration of Spirit. Within a circle there is no beginning, end or direction. God is spoken of in many ancient texts as a circle whose center is everywhere. The canopy of the heavens is symbolized as a round dome or three dimensional circles. In ancient Greece, eternity is represented as a snake biting its own tail. The circle is not limited to occidental (country or region-specific) culture. In many aboriginal cultures, the tepee, camp and seating for council and other important ceremonies are based on a circle. Many traditional dances often revolve around a common center or circle as well.
To the Buddhist, the circle represents enlightenment, the perfection of humanity in unity with the primordial principle. The Chinese symbol Ying and Yang combines the male and female essences (matter and Spirit) enclosing this duality within a circle, brought into eternal balance.
The white circle surrounds the symbol for the fourth Chakra located at the heart level. The energy contained here is the original life energy, the ‘Prana,’ or breath that supports and maintains life itself and giving clarity of mind. Another symbol closely related to the circle is the Vesica Piscis, created by overlapping two circles of equal size. This gives life to a figure of profound symbolism associated with Jesus Christ. Symbolizing the conjunction of the world above and below, Spirit and matter, this symbol is seen in the mitre of Catholic bishops and is inherent in the fish symbol of Christianity.
The square symbolizes matter and Earth. In ancient times, the Maya regarded the Earth as a living organism interconnected with humanity. Mayan cosmogony states that Hunab Hu (God) is the creator of measurement, movement and the mathematical structure of the universe. This divinity was symbolized by a square inside a circle, signifying the immutable spirit surrounding the four elements of life; earth, fire, water and air. In Indian Buddhism, the square was used as a symbol of harmonious union.
Opposite to the circle symbolically, the square is associated with the terrestrial world and all things material or physical in nature. The square is an indication of humanity’s wish to find our way in a chaotic world by introducing direction and coordinates, the inherent ordering principle of all human-kind. Temples of all religious and philosophical views have been designed with the square as the basis for their formation. The cities of the ancient Romans incorporated the square as well, also such cities as the ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’ of the book of Revelation.
Seen as a version of the cosmos built to human scale, the square inside the circle represents our physical existence surrounded and permeated by Spirit.
Square within a circle
The square also expresses immobility and solidity, forming the stone foundations of our world. Through meditation on a yellow square, wisdom and compassion are increased and meditation experiences arise more naturally.
From within the two overlapping circles of the Vesica Piscis, all the regular polygons of sacred geometry are revealed. The simplest of these is the equilateral triangle – the form of completion. The triangle is a symbol of stability, with a beginning, a middle point, and an end. Many of the most recognizable symbols in religion are based on the concept of the triangle; the most notable being the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost – this equates to the three parts of humankind made whole into one. When we are able to fully integrate Mind, Body and Spirit, we are said to be a whole being.
In Christian iconography, God is portrayed with a triangular halo. The ‘blueprint’ of the Creator is revealed in the three dimensional tetrahedron, whose underlying geometry is evident at a molecular level throughout all life. In the early days of Christianity, the Manicheans used the triangle as the symbol for the Head, the Hand, and the Name of God – with the addition of an eye in the center of the triangle. In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh Ramses IX was represented as a glyph in the shape of a right triangle, a symbol representing structural integrity.
Fire is also conceptualized within the triangle symbol, expressing rising energy that gives birth to speech and taste. The nature of fire is to radiate and transmute that which it comes into contact with, in this way fire is recognized as an elemental force in the universe and equivalent to light.
Fire gives birth to the subtle energies of sight and perception, the properties of color and form. Fire transmutes the Mind, Body and Spirit, burning away impurities as it refines and tempers our essential selves. Within the mind, this fire is seen as illumination or clarity of thought, the very core of awareness itself.
Four equilateral triangles form a pyramid, a clear representation of not only our purpose here, but our birthright: Mind, Body, and Spirit – the first three sides – The Divine, the fourth side…On this Earth, as represented by the square bottom.
Representational drawing of the Giza Pyramid
The spiral is the measure of the creative forces in the universe and is seen in all things. The spiral our own galaxy as well as the vibration of all of Earth’s living organisms are directed by a principle known as the Golden Mean. Its sacred geometry is seen in the veins of leaves, in horns and in the bones of the human hand.
The same universal principle is embodied in Greek and Egyptian temples, within pyramids as well as cathedrals. Nature manifests itself in a spiralling motion; a movement of involution (returning or rolling up) or evolution (unwinding). Quantum physicists now know what the sages and mystics of ancient times have told us for more than five thousand years:
Nature begins as what can only be described as living light, tiny particles flickering in and out of existence, swirling and forming into energetic lines of force. These lines of force ‘unwind’ into all the manifestations of matter; light, solids, liquids and gases. Spirit uncoils into matter and by the same Universal Truth, matter must return to Spirit. The spiral applies equally to our perceptions of life in the physical world. We are born from this Earth, live, grow old, and return to this Earth.
Despite its misuse in mass media and by satanic worshippers, the pentagram is not a sign of evil, quite the opposite. From the pentagon and the pentagram comes the Golden Mean, they are the representation of humanity itself. This is seen most clearly in both Agrippa’s Pentagram and more commonly known in Vitruvius by Leonardo Da Vinci illustrated below:
The human form with outstretched limbs is contained within the pentagram; we have five fingers, five toes and five physical senses. Pythagoras considered the pentagram a sacred symbol of good health and mind-body harmony; while Christians see the ‘Christed’ human who has attained sovereignty of the material through harnessing the forces of Nature.
Native American symbolism reflects the pentagram in medicine wheels and symbols associated with health and healing. The five stigmata of Christ are associated with the pentagram in Christian iconography as well, and due to its closed nature, the beginning and end of Christ himself.
Mystics and Alchemists have associated the pentagram with Spiritual Essence for millennia. Ancient cosmology deemed that there were four elements embodies in the pentagram (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water) joined and manifested by a fifth element; pure Spirit or conscious essence. Only recently has the modern science of quantum physics ‘discovered’ a similar truth in that matter is nothing more than energy interacting with consciousness to manifest the physical world and universe we inhabit.
The Pentagram has been found intact on potsherds of ancient Babylon dating to 3500 BC. It also appears in Egyptian hieroglyphics and is associated with the Goddess Sopdet. Sopdet was seen in the night sky as the brightest twin stars, known as Sirius. The name Sirius has roots in the Greek word “seirios,” which means “burning;” a direct correlation to the Blazing Star symbol of Masonry. As one of the most ancient and powerful symbols, the pentagram embodies the divine nature of man as co-creators and stewards of the physical world, living temples in which reside the Creator.
Next week, we will complete the symbols used in Symbiation and move on to the practice itself.