The Point of a Sharp Instrument-Top 10

Number 5

In this installment, I discuss the sacred geometric structure of the vacuum of space and how these mysterious patterns and geometric configurations have been closely guarded through the teachings of the mystery schools of antiquity. Modern science is validating these ideas more and more each day. In what ways did ancient traditions choose to veil these mysterious symbols?

The Structure of the Vacuum-Is this what the Mystery Traditions were trying to teach us?

 

 

The Point of a Sharp Instrument-Top 10

Number 6

In this post, I discuss how Sacred Geometry has been suppressed by modern religion and the powerful elite throughout history. It is my belief that before the before the Roman Catholic Church did everything in their power to crack down on other religious traditions, Sacred Geometry was known and revered. Elements of it can be seen in ancient cathedrals and symbolism. Some symbolism even made it through to Christian symbolism, though it has been obscured through time.

Sacred Geometry, Modern Religion and the Mystery Traditions

 

Sacred Geometry, What a Site to See!

I don’t typically like to base posts upon the mere promotion of another website, but when I came across this amazing site I had to make an exception. Covering everything from Sacred Geometry and it’s connection to quantum physics, to sacred stones, geomancy, to ancient cultures and their symbolism, this site has it all. Various extremely well written and researched articles are presented containing helpful illustrations and links. I hope you it will enrich your life as much as it has mine. Enjoy!

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Spiral Symbolism in Freemasonry-The Shape of Genesis

Of all geometric shapes, the spiral is one of the most intriguing and symbolic. It is often used to portray a gateway or portal, or a symbol of cycles. The spiral is a line that starts at a point and curves inward in a circular motion. The line never touches itself as it goes inward or outward depending on how you look at it. It represents an inward journey and the uncertainty of what is ahead. The spiral in motion is at the core of the cosmos and the formation of the world as we know it. It is the essence of life and the generative principle. Freemasonry is the perpetuation of the Mystery Schools that taught the secrets of the universe. Many of those same keys are contained within the rich symbolic content of the Craft, and the spiral is no exception.

Operative Masons in antiquity incorporated sacred geometry into their designs. This type of geometry was believed to imbue the edifice with power and connect it with the Divine. These sacred geometric shapes and patterns are not only appealing to the eye, but have a psychological effect on those who view them. The shapes used in Sacred Geometry are the shapes of nature and are contained within all genetic codes. The spiral pattern was present, not only in the decoration of many historic edifices, but was present in their construction as well. Many great cathedrals housed spiral staircases going up to the dome or upper levels of the structure. This staircase was representative of life’s journey and was meant to represent Jacob’s ladder extending from earth to the Heavens. When someone ascends this spiral stair the view of what lies ahead is obscured and the outcome is unknown. Just like the journey of life and the awakening of the soul.

The most obvious representation of the spiral in nature is found in what is know as the Fibonacci Sequence. The sequence was discovered by and named after Leonardo of Pisa, who was know as Fibonacci. The concept was first published in the book Liber Abaci in 1202. However, this concept may have been understood even earlier, as it has been found in early eastern texts and Indian mathematics. The sequence is a mathematical depiction of genetic reproduction in nature. This spiral pattern that the Fibonacci sequence forms is most obvious on the shell of a snail or a nautilus, but is also prominent in the growth patterns of the pineapple and pine cone. In fact, this spiral is everywhere in nature.

We learn from new advances in vortex mathematics that the spiral is possibly the creation force of the universe itself. The Toroid, is a spiraling vortex that has no begging or end. It is shaped like a donut and has a hole in the center, or a point of singularity. This vortex is the shape that makes up black holes, and supernovas, and may be the shape of our universe. It is like the womb of our great astral mother who birthed the universe. This toroid shape is thought to be the shape of the vibrations put off by the human body as well. It too is present everywhere in nature and the cosmos. As a black hole may be the passage to another universe, we can see that this spiraling motion may be the key understanding the fingerprint of the Creator. It may also be a clue to the portals between dimensions.

Light and sound waves travel in spiral patterns from their source to their destination. As quantum physics has described, all matter is not solid, but it made up of vibrating particles. At the essence of matter itself is the spiral. The genesis of our cells form in a spiral pattern as each cell is attached to the one in front of it. The Seed of Life, is the sacred geometric representation of this genetic code. It is formed by concentric circles that move outward in a spiraling motion. These interlocking circles form several other important sacred geometric shapes as the Seed of Life takes shape. The cells in the body work in a similar manner when reproducing. Circular, bubble shaped particles reproduce each other in a spiraling motion as the grow to form the matter they are producing. This production is on the micro level, but is mirrored in the macro level as well. As we look deep into space at constellations of stars, we see these same spiraling shapes formed by the galaxies and their contents. The spiral truly is the shape of all matter. It is the shape of our DNA. Our genetic identification code. As above, So Below indeed!

So, you may be asking yourself at this point, “what does any of this have to do with Freemasonry?” Aside from the designs of the Operative Masons, no examples have been given. We will now examine Masonic symbolism to see if we can find any spirals. First off, we can start with the most obvious Masonic symbol of all. The Square and Compasses and the letter G in the center. The letter G itself is a spiral shape. It is the seventh letter of the alphabet, which holds a mystical significance in numerology. The letter G is the first letter of God, Geometry, and Genesis. The beginning of it all. This spiraling shape immediately draws the eye into the center of the Square and Compasses to the heart of Masonry. Geometry and the Grand Architect of the Universe. This is the heart of Freemasonry. The G is at the center of it all, and it is itself a doorway. A doorway to path to enlightenment. The letter G was added to the Square and Compasses symbol after the Craft had already been flourishing for a long time, but was one of the only major additions or changes that has been made to it since. The significance of the letter G is gone into in great detail in Paul Foster Case’s groundbreaking work The Masonic Letter G. This work is highly recommended if you would like to learn more.

There is yet another spiral relation with the Square and Compasses that is not so obvious, but even more deeply symbolic and mind-boggling. Vortex mathematics is a relatively new type of mathematics and is still in it’s relative infancy. However, this form of mathematics may be the future of modern science. This mathematical formula describes a vortex that is known as a Torus. This donut shaped vortex is thought to be the shape of energy itself and may explain the true shape of the universe. In the Youtube video Randy Powell: Intro to Vortex Math. Randy discusses the concept of Vortex Math and shows in a 2 dimensional demonstration the way that this simple, yet perplexing system works. It uses a a small group of basic numbers (1 through 9) to show the relationships of the numbers and the way that they all effect one another. These multiples create doubling and a spiraling vortex that is the shape of energy itself. This concept was originally used in electronic coils to pass energy, but it has only recently been perfected numerically. These new coils could revolutionize all technology. The 2 dimensional version of the diagram shows lines connecting the numbers to one another. It doesn’t take long to realize what the shape is that is created by these lines. They form the exact shape of the two interlocking shapes that form the Square and Compasses. This shape, formed by two interlocking triangles symbolizes the convergence of heaven and earth which is the basic concept conveyed by all Western Esoteric systems. The Square and Compasses form a 2 dimensional representation of Genesis itself!

Another important spiral symbol used in Masonry is the flight of winding stairs that are referred to during the Fellowcraft degree. These stairs are used to teach lessons about critical thinking, the liberal arts and sciences, orders of architecture and the 5 senses. This staircase is also representative of the journey of life and of learning. Each turn of the winding staircase reveals a view that was obscured before. What’s ahead is clearly a mystery and must be approached with discernment. This ascent up the stairs is also representative of the advancement of Masonic knowledge that the candidate gains on their journey to light.

Spiral patterns are present in Masonic floor work as well. As the officers move about the lodge and traverse the room, the patterns they make are often in right-angled spirals. As the initiate is taken around the room during a degree, he makes circumambulations around the altar before he finally ends up in the center of the room at the altar. The pattern is representative of the Earth’s rotation around the sun and the process of passing time. It is also representative of a journey inward; a journey into ourselves.

Cultures and civilizations the world over have depicted various spiral patterns in their art works and decor. They understood this esoteric concept of the universe being ruled by certain geometric patterns and shapes. Freemasonry is a perpetuation of these great secrets. Secrets that teach us the meaning of life and show us the patterns that tie everything together. The mysteries of Masonry are passed along to us now in their (mostly) unaltered form. They have been passed down since time immemorial to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. We must take the journey inward, like that of the spiral and discover our destiny. On our journey to Masonic light, we must look at all of the details, or we may miss the bigger picture altogether.

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Spirit Science – pt. 6

In our sixth edition of Spirit Science, we will look at an episode that discusses the connection between all things. Many spiritual practices around the world tell us that everything is connected, but don’t go into details to explain this idea. In this episode of Spirit Science, our friend Patch does a great job explaining our cosmic connections. Enjoy!!!

The Structure of the Vacuum-Is this what Mystery Traditions were trying to teach us?

As science evolves and edges closer to the side of spirituality, it is becoming clear that all things are truly connected. This is what the ancient mystics were constantly saying in all of their allegorical writings. The concept of finding balance within ourselves and moving towards a “center point” are prevalent not only in the teachings of the East, but also in their more esoteric counterparts in the West. These concepts of a “center point” and “balance” are essential to understanding the nature of the universe.

So what is the thing that connects all things? Physicist Nassim Haramein may have discovered the answer to this age-old question. The thing that connects everything around us is space. It’s everywhere. It’s within matter and all around us. It is the common denominator in all things. His concept is that at the center of a proton is a black hole. This may be the point of singularity. Matter and space appear to move inward toward infinity. This “singularity”, or black hole concept is mirrored everywhere in the universe. At the center of every galaxy is a black hole. There may even be a giant black hole in the center of the universe itself. Everything outside of the black hole is space. There is abundantly more space than matter everywhere in the universe. Space is within matter itself, for that matter. Various scientists have discovered that this so-called emptiness of space may be the exact opposite of empty. Calculations by various scientists, Haramein included, show that the space is infinitely full of energy,much more full than matter is. Perhaps our current paradigm is about to be turned on it’s head. Space may be the thing that we are all missing the point on. Since space is dense and infinitely full, it eclipses matter in it’s grandness. Even though we think of space as nothingness, it is the exact opposite. We just cannot see it’s contents with the naked eye and therefore we deem it as unimportant. This so-called empty space seems to have a distinct geometric pattern. Haramein believes that he may have discovered the structure of this space, or vacuum. Generated by the tetrahedron (the most simplistic, but yet most structurally sound Platonic solid) in a polarized spin, (creating an inverted, second tetrahedron) we have the first building block of this space. These polarized tetrahedron combinations called “star tetrahedrons”, consist of an upward facing and a downward facing tetrahedron that are interlocked together creating symmetry and balance. This is the perfect balanced geometry necessary to create a sphere. The balance created by this geometry is in complete equilibrium in e every aspect.

It is here, that the ancient mysteries start to come into the play in this equation. The shape that is created by the interlocked, polarized, spinning Star Tetrahedrons when looked at in two dimensions, is a hexagram or six pointed star. This symbol is one of the most ancient mystical symbols that we have. We find it represented as the Seal of Solomon and the Star of David in the Hebrew tradition. It is used in the Hermetic teachings. We find it used in various occult traditions as well. It is shown to represent the concept of Heaven and Earth (the triangle pointing toward Heaven, the other pointing down toward Earth). This symbol most often is meant to represent balance of differing polarities. It is used to represent the Divine Masculine and Sacred Feminine (the upward pointing triangle, phallic-like, the downward pointing triangle, vaginal in nature).

If looked at 3 dimensionly, with the upward pointing triangle and downward pointing triangle rotating on one another, we find another interesting symbol. What we have is what early Jewish Mysticism called the Merkabah. Merkabah, which means “chariot” is often depicted as the transporter of the soul from one world to another. It could be looked at as the transportation vehicle between the physical and spiritual realms. This Merkabah, is sometimes depicted as a wheel or chariot, but in most instances, is depicted as two interlocked tetrahedrons that are rotating. A Merkabah field is thought to exist around our bodies and is laying dormant and ready to be activated to elevate our consciousness, and to transport us to higher heights.

Being that we see this hexagram everywhere in various religious traditions from all over the world. This cannot be a coincidence. Furthermore, Haramein states that an assembly of these Star Tetrahedrons forms what he refers to as the 64 Tetrahedron Grid, which he claims is true structure of the vacuum. This geometric array includes completely equal vectors in it’s construction and is complete symmetrical. This geometry is not only complete in it’s equilibrium, but when constructed of the 64 interlocked upright and downward facing tetrahedrons matches up perfectly with another ancient symbol. This symbol is called the Flower of Life and again is seen depicted in various ancient religious imagery from around the world. We see this image in Asian sculpture. It is in Ancient Egyptian art as well. This 64 Tetrahedron grid lines up perfectly!

Since we see so many of these examples of the depiction of the structure of the vacuum and creation through time in our religious traditions and in the ancient mystery schools, it simply cannot be a coincidence. These ancient teachings were showing us the fundamental pattern needed to understand the building blocks of our universe. These patterns have been largely ignored by modern religion and education. It is time for us to go out into this big universe and connect the dots; or tetrahedrons, in this case to see what the mysteries have been showing those with “eyes” to see since time immemorial.

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