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Re: Theos-World Re: Meaning of the double triangle.(solomon 's seal or not)

Jun 01, 2006 06:51 PM
by Cass Silva

Hello again Christina,
I am sure my friend Frater, won't mind me posting this interpretation for you. Let me know if it helps.
The ABRAXAS square progresses in powers of '3' [is triune] as it relates to
  time. [you say you are looking for the triune effect...]
  Center :         3 ^ 0 power  = 1 year
                       3 ^ 1 power  = 3 years
                       3 ^ 2 power  =  9 years
  Total Square:  3 ^ 3 power  = 27 years [ the complete measure of the square,
                                                           diagonally, horizontally, and vetically
                                                          minus leap years because squares are
                                                           generally constructed with whole integers.]]
  So it is triune in construction.  Conceptualize these time periods popping out like
  an accordion, and you have a Step Pyramid.
  ABRAXAS has literal roots to Taurus the Bull [compliments of MPH (Br Hall)], the Age in which the Pyramids were built.  Taurus begins the Egyptian Zodiac with the Pleiades taking the lead...pominent today in another Pyramid which is also time
  In the ABRAXAS Square every two points in opposition in the geometric grid along  the same vector have  values both of which when summated / 2 [divided by 2] = 365...the
  value of ABRAXAS [as determined by the Greek Gematra, Manly P. Hall, Secret 
  Teachings of the Ages]. 
  That value resides at the center of the Square and in the 364 combinations [along the vectors]  which tell us 365 times that 365 is the 'Key' number to the 27 Order 
  Radial [Solar] Square.
  As far as '78' is concerned, the summation series of not only the hours on the clock, but the 12 signs of the Zodiac,  12 in a Coven[ant] and those at the Last Supper [where the Grail] was supposed have been used = '78'.
  Where there's a Round Table, there you are most likely to find the Grail.   
  In the Greek Gematria...999 = WISDOM [Epistemon] = 9 + 9 + 9 = 27
                                                                                = 9 x 9 x 9 = 729, the number .
                                                                                   of spaces in the 27 Order
                                                                                  ABRAXAS Square
  If you take the three 9's, have them share a common circle, and join them tail to tail, you create the Oversoul...the downward pointing triangle and
  feminine component to the 6 pointed star.  You also create  Triune
  Clockwise radial motion....and the spiral effect of a Galaxy.
  Nice stuff you're adding to the board .... Alvaro !

christinaleestemaker <> wrote: Dear Dallis,
Thanks for your work,I shall see the Mahatma's for that too.
I use the SD from TPH,Wheaton-Adyar-London large octavos;illustrated 
with rare portraits; clothbound; fully indexed.1978/79 3 
I literary typed over what is standing on page 591

see under your writing:
-- In, "W.Dallas TenBroeck" 
> 5/31/2006 4:59 PM
>  Re:  Meaning of the double triangle
> Dear Christinalee Stemaker:
> You wrote:   "Can anyone give the answer to this: why HPB (SD 591)
wrote the
> double triangle wrongly called  "Solomons seal",
> What edition of the SECRET DOCTRINE do you use?.  There is in Vol. 
> 591[original 1888 SECRET DOCTRINE] some mention of relevant 
symbology and
> meaning.  But not the wording you use.  

Dallis, strange enough she used the words in my book: After she 
explain the Indian Trimurti: 
For even in the exoteric rendering, the lower triangle with the apex 
downward is the symbol of Vishnu, the god of the moist principle and 
water ( Nârâ-Yana) or the moving principle in water(Nârâ); while the 
triangle with its apex upward, is Shiva, the principle of Fire, 
symbolized by the triple flame in his hand.
It is these two interlacted triangles- wrongle called "Solomons seal"
which also form the emblem of our Society.   see farther page 
592.which allinea I typed over before.

By this I don't understand why she mentioned this, for the solomons 
seal have more meanings, not only the enneagram with 3 equalized 
triangles in the circle, also there is a sign with this two 

> I think we all use and refer to the ORIGINAL 1888 Edition.
Which I have.

Times ago you also could not find the  SOLAR  and LUNAR ,for MANAS 
is double.
Which she give explanation on page 495/6:Varius names for 
Lunar is lower manas(animal soul), and solar is the higher manas
(human soul),which is towards Buddhi.

> Here are a few references I have found:
> -----------------------------------------------
>  Heptachord   - Lyre of Apollo
> --------------------------------------------------
> MAHATMA LETTERS [Barker], pp. 345-6  explains:
> "Does your B.T.S. know the meaning of the white and black 
> triangles, of the Parent Society's seal that it has also adopted? 
Shall I
> explain? ? 
> the double triangle viewed by the Jewish Kabalists as Solomon's 
Seal, is, as
> many of you doubtless know the Sri-antara of the archaic Aryan 
Temple, the
> "mystery of Mysteries," a geometrical synthesis of the whole occult
> doctrine. 
> The two interlaced triangles are the Buddhangums of Creation. They 
> the "squaring of the circle," the "philosophical stone," the great 
> of Life and Death, and -- the Mystery of Evil. 
> The chela who can explain this sign from every one of its aspects -
- is
> virtually an adept. 
> How is it then that the only one among you, who has come so near to
> unravelling the mystery is also the only one who got none of her 
ideas from
> books? Unconsciously she gives out -- to him who has the key -- 
the first
> syllable of the Ineffable name! 
> Of course you know that the double-triangle -- the Satkiri Chakram 
of Vishnu
> -- or the six-pointed star, is the perfect seven. In all the old 
> works -- Vedic and Tantrik -- you find the number 6 mentioned more 
> than the 7 -- this last figure, the central point being implied, 
for it is
> the germ of the six and their matrix. 
> It is then thus . . . [At this point in the original there is a 
> drawing of the interlaced triangles inscribed in a circle. -- 
ED.] -- the
> central point standing for seventh, and the circle, the Mahakasha -
- endless
> space -- for the seventh Universal Principle. 
> In one sense, both are viewed as Avalokitesvara, for they are 
> the Macrocosm and the microcosm. 
> The interlaced triangles -- the upper pointing one -- is Wisdom 
> and the downward pointing one -- Wisdom revealed (in the 
phenomenal world). 
> The circle indicates the bounding, circumscribing quality of the 
All, the
> Universal Principle which, from any given point expands so as to 
embrace all
> things, while embodying the potentiality of every action in the 
> As the point then is the centre round which the circle is traced --
 they are
> identical and one, and though from the standpoint of Maya and 
Avidya --
> (illusion and ignorance) -- one is separated from the other by the
> manifested triangle, the 3 sides of which represent the three 
gunas --
> finite attributes. 
> In symbology the central point is Jivatma (the 7th principle), and 
> Avalokitesvara, the Kwan-Shai-yin, the manifested "Voice" (or 
Logos), the
> germ point of manifested activity; -- hence -- in the phraseology 
of the
> Christian Kabalists "the Son of the Father and Mother," and 
agreeably to
> ours -- "the Self manifested in Self -- Yih-sin, the "one form of
> existence," the child of Dharmakaya (the universally diffused 
Essence), both
> male and female. 
> Parabrahm or "Adi-Buddha" while acting through that germ point 
outwardly as
> an active force, reacts from the circumference inwardly as the 
Supreme but
> latent Potency. 
> The double triangles symbolize the Great Passive and the Great 
Active; the
> male and female; Purusha and Prakriti. 
> Each triangle is a Trinity because presenting a triple aspect. 
> The white represents in its straight lines: Gnanam -- (Knowledge); 
Gnata --
> (the Knower); and Gnayam -- (that which is known). The black-form, 
> and substance, also the creative, preservative, and destructive 
forces and
> are mutually correlating, etc., etc. 
> Well may you admire and more should you wonder at the marvellous 
lucidity of
> that remarkable seeress [Mrs. Kingsford], who ignorant of Sanskrit 
or Pali,
> and thus shut out from their metaphysical treasures, has yet seen 
a great
> light shining from behind the dark bills of exoteric religions. 
How, think
> you, did the "Writers of the Perfect Way" come to know that Adonai 
was the
> Son and not the Father; or that the third Person of the Christian 
Trinity is
> -- female? Verily, they lay in that work several times their hands 
upon the
> keystone of Occultism. Only does the lady -- who persists using 
without an
> explanation the misleading term "God" in her writings -- know how 
nearly she
> comes up to our doctrine when saying: -- "Having for Father, 
Spirit which is
> Life (the endless Circle or Parabrahm) and for Mother the Great 
Deep, which
> is Substance (Prakriti in its undifferentiated condition) -- Adonai
> possesses the potency of both and wields the dual powers of all 
> We would say triple, but in the sense as given this will do. 
> Pythagoras had a reason for never using the finite, useless 
figure -- 2, and
> for altogether discarding it. 
> The ONE, can, when manifesting, become only 3. 
> The unmanifested when a simple duality remains passive and 
concealed. The
> dual monad (the 7th and 6th principles) has, in order to manifest 
itself as
> a Logos, the "Kwan-shai-yin" to first become a triad (7th, 6th and 
half of
> the 5th); then, on the bosom of the "Great Deep" attracting within 
> the One Circle -- form out of it the perfect Square, 
thus "squaring the
> circle" -- the greatest of all the mysteries, friend -- and 
> within the latter the -- WORD (the Ineffable name) -- otherwise 
the duality
> could never tarry as such, and would have to be reabsorbed into 
the ONE. 
> The "Deep" is Space -- both male and female. "Purush (as Brahma) 
breathes in
> the Eternity: when 'he' in-breathes -- Prakriti (as manifested 
> disappears in his bosom; when 'he' out-breathes she reappears as 
Maya," says
> the Sloka. The One reality is Mulaprakriti (undifferentiated 
Substance) --
> the "Rootless root," the. . . But we have to stop, lest there 
should remain
> but little to tell for your own intuitions. 
> Well may the Geometer of the R.S. not know that the apparent 
absurdity of
> attempting to square the circle covers a mystery ineffable. It 
would hardly
> be found among the foundation stones of Mr. Roden Noel's 
speculations upon
> the "pneumatical body . . . of our Lord," nor among the debris of 
> Farmer's "A New Basis of Belief in Immortality"; and to many such
> metaphysical minds it would be worse than useless to divulge the 
fact, that 
> the Unmanifested Circle -- the Father, or Absolute Life -- is non-
> outside the Triangle and Perfect Square, and -- is only manifested 
in the
> Son; and that it is when, reversing the action and returning to 
its absolute
> state of Unity, and the square expands once more into the Circle --
> "the Son returns to the bosom of the Father." 
> There it remains until called back by his Mother -- the "Great 
Deep," to
> remanifest as a triad -- the Son partaking at once, of the Essence 
of the
> Father, and of that of the Mother -- the active Substance, 
Prakriti in its
> differentiated condition. 
> "My Mother -- (Sophia -- the manifested Wisdom) took me" -- says 
Jesus in a
> Gnostic treatise; and he asks his disciples to tarry till he 
comes. . . .
> The true "Word" may only be found by tracing the mystery of the 
> inward and outward of the Eternal Life, through the states 
typified in these
> three geometric figures. 
> The criticism of "A Student of Occultism" (whose wits are 
sharpened by the
> mountain air of his home) and the answer of "S.T.K. . . . Chary" 
> Theosophist) upon a part of your annular and circular expositions 
need not
> annoy or disturb in any way your philosophic calm. 
> As our Pondicherry chela significantly says, neither you nor any 
other man
> across the threshold has had or ever will have the "complete 
theory" of
> Evolution taught him; or get it unless he guesses it for himself. 
> If anyone can unravel it from such tangled threads as are given 
him, very
> well; and a fine proof it would indeed be of his or her spiritual 
> Some -- have come very near it. But yet there is always with the 
best of
> them just enough error, -- colouring and misconception; the shadow 
of Manas
> projecting across the field of Buddhi -- to prove the eternal law 
that only
> the unshackled Spirit shall see the things of the Spirit without a 
> No untaught amateur could ever rival the proficient in this branch 
> research; yet the world's real Revelators have been few, and its
> pseudo-Saviours legion; and fortunate it is if their half-glimpses 
of the
> light are not, like Islam, enforced at the sword's point, or like 
> Theology, amid blazing faggots and in torture chambers. 
> Your Fragments contain some -- still very few errors, due solely 
to your two
> preceptors of Adyar, one of whom would not, and the other could 
not tell you
> all. The rest could not be called mistakes -- rather incomplete
> explanations. These are due, partly to your own imperfect 
education in your
> last theme -- I mean the ever-threatening obscurations -- partly 
to the poor
> vehicles of language at our disposal, and in part again, to the 
> imposed upon us by rule. Yet, all things considered, they are few 
> trivial; while as to those noticed by "A Student, etc." (the 
Marcus Aurelius
> of Simla) in your No. VII, it will be pleasant for you to know 
that every
> one of them, however now seeming to you contradictory, can (and if 
it should
> seem necessary shall) be easily reconciled with facts. 
> The trouble is that (a) you cannot be given the real figures and 
> in the Rounds, and (b) that you do not open doors enough for 
> The bright Luminary of the B.T.S. and the Intelligences that 
surround her
> (embodied I mean) may help you to see the flaws: at all events 
Try. "Nothing
> was ever lost by trying." 
> You share with all beginners the tendency to draw too absolutely 
> inferences from partly caught hints, and to dogmatize thereupon as 
> the last word had been spoken. You will correct this in due time. 
You may
> misunderstand us, are more than likely to do so, for our language 
> always be more or less that of parable and suggestion, when 
treading upon
> forbidden ground; we have our own peculiar modes of expression and 
what lies
> behind the fence of words is even more important than what you 
read. But
> still -- TRY. 
> Perhaps if Mr. S. Moses could know just what was meant by what was 
said to
> him, and about his Intelligences, he would find all strictly true. 
As he is
> a man of interior growth, his day may come and his reconciliation 
with "the
> Occultists" be complete. Who knows? 
> Meanwhile, I shall, with your permission, close this first volume. 
> K. H. 
> {Esoteric Buddhism was published June 11.} 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
> See TRANSACTIONS OF THE BLAVATSKY LODGE:  p.   106  [Blavatsky:  
> WORKS  Vol. X ]
>   STANZA III. (continued). 
> Q. How are we to understand the expression that the vibration 
touches the
> whole universe and also the germ? 
> A. First of all the terms used must be defined as far as possible, 
for the
> language used is purely figurative. The Universe does not mean the 
Kosmos or
> world of forms but the formless space, the future vehicle of the 
> which will be manifested. This space is synonymous with 
the "waters of
> space," with (to us) eternal darkness, in fact with Parabrahm. In 
short the
> whole Sloka refers to the "period" before there was any 
> whatever. In the same way the Germ?the Germ is eternal, the 
> atoms of future matter?- is one with space, as infinite as it is
> indestructible, and as eternal as space itself. Similarly 
with "vibration,"
> which corresponds with the Point, the unmanifested Logos. 
> It is necessary to add one important explanation. In using 
> language, as has been done in the Secret Doctrine, analogies and 
> are very frequent. Darkness for instance, as a rule, applies only 
to the
> unknown totality, or, Absoluteness. Contrasted with eternal 
darkness the
> first Logos is certainly, Light; contrasted with the second or 
third, the
> manifested Logoi, the first is Darkness, and the others are Light.
> Q. Why is Light said to drop one solitary ray into the waters and 
how is
> this ray represented in connection with the Triangle? 
> A. However many the Rays may appear to be on this plane, when 
brought back
> to their original source they will finally be resolved into a 
unity, like
> the seven prismatic colors which all proceed from, and are 
resolved into the
> one white ray. Thus too, this one solitary Ray expands into the 
seven rays
> (and their innumerable sub-divisions) on the plane of illusion 
only. It is
> represented in connection with the Triangle because the Triangle 
is the
> first perfect geometrical figure. As stated by Pythagoras, and 
also in the
> Stanza, the Ray (the Pythagorean Monad) descending from "no-place" 
> shoots like a falling star through the planes of non-being into 
the first
> world of being, and gives birth to Number One; then branching off, 
to the
> right, it produces Number Two; turning again to form the base-line 
it begets
> Number Three, and thence ascending again to Number One, it finally
> disappears therefrom into the realms of non-being as Pythagoras 
> Q. Why should Pythagorean teachings be found in old Hindu 
> A. Pythagoras derived this teaching from India and in the old 
books we find
> him spoken of as the Yavanacharya or Greek Teacher. Thus we see 
that the
> Triangle is the first differentiation, its sides however all being 
> by the one Ray. 
> Q. What is really meant by the term "planes of non-being"?
> A. In using the term "planes of non-being" it is necessary to 
remember that
> these planes are only to us spheres of non-being, but those of 
being and
> matter to higher intelligences than ourselves. The highest Dhyan-
Chohans of
> the Solar System can have no conception of that which exists in 
> systems, i.e., on the second "septenary" Kosmic plane, which to 
the Beings
> of the ever invisible Universe is entirely subjective. 
> Sloka (4). (Then) THE THREE (Triangle) FALL INTO THE FOUR 
(Quaternary). THE
> (Hiranyagarbha), WHICH IN ITSELF IS THREE (the triple hypostases 
of Brahma,
> or Vishnu, the three Avasthas) CURDLES AND SPREADS IN MILK WHITE 
> Q. Is the Radiant Essence the same as the luminous Egg? What is 
the Root
> that grows in the ocean of life? 
> A. The radiant essence, luminous egg or Golden Egg of Brahma, or 
> Hiranyagarbha, are identical. The Root that grows in the ocean of 
life is
> the potentiality that transforms into objective differentiated 
matter the
> universal, subjective, ubiquitous but homogeneous germ, or the 
> essence which contains the potency of abstract nature. The Ocean 
of Life is,
> according to a term of the Vedanta philosophy?if I mistake not?
the "One
> Life," Paramatma, when the transcendental supreme Soul is meant; 
> Jivatma, when we speak of the physical and animal "breath of life" 
or, so to
> speak, the differentiated soul, that life in short, which gives 
being to the
> atom and the universe, the molecule and the man, the animal, 
plant, and
> mineral. 
> "The Radiant Essence curdled and spread through the depths of 
Space." From
> an astronomical point of view this is easy of explanation: it is 
the Milky
> Way, the world-stuff, or primordial matter in its first form.
> Q. Is the Radiant Essence, Milky Way, or world-stuff, resolvable 
into atoms,
> or is it non-atomic? 
> A. In its precosmic state it is of course, non-atomic, if by atoms 
you mean
> molecules; for the hypothetical atom, a mere mathematical point, 
is not
> material or applicable to matter, nor even to substance. 
> The real atom does not exist on the material plane. The definition 
of a
> point as having position, must not, in Occultism, be taken in the 
> sense of location; as the real atom is beyond space and time. The 
> molecular is really applicable to our globe and its plane, only: 
once inside
> of it, even on the other globes of our planetary chain, matter is 
in quite
> another condition, and non-molecular. 
> The atom is in its eternal state, invisible even to the eye of an 
> and becomes visible to the latter only periodically, during the 
life cycle.
> The particle, or molecule, is not, but exists periodically, and is 
> regarded as an illusion. 
> The world-stuff informs itself through various planes and cannot 
be said to
> be resolved into stars or to have become molecular until it 
reaches the
> plane of being of the visible or objective Universe. 
> Q. Can ether be said to be molecular in Occultism? 
> A. It entirely depends upon what is meant by the term. In its 
lowest strata,
> where it merges with the astral light, it may be called molecular 
on its own
> plane; but not for us. But the ether of which science has a 
suspicion, is
> the grossest manifestation of Akasa, though on our plane, for us 
mortals, it
> is the seventh principle of the astral light, and three degrees 
higher than
> "radiant matter." When it penetrates, or informs something, it may 
> molecular because it takes on the form of the latter, and its 

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