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

Jun 02, 2006 11:13 AM
by christinaleestemaker

```Yes, Cass this is a coplete other story what I can understand
better, where HPB meaned the difference and did not give, or forget
to explain.

good to see this explanation,
Christina

-- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, Cass Silva <silva_cass@...> wrote:
>
> Hello again Christina,
> I am sure my friend Frater, won't mind me posting this
interpretation for you. Let me know if it helps.
> Cass
> 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
today in another Pyramid which is also time
>   connected.
>
>   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
>
>   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 !
>
>
>   'M'
>
>
> christinaleestemaker <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 printed.in
3
> editions.
> I literary typed over what is standing on page 591
>
> -- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, "W.Dallas TenBroeck"
>  wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> II
> > 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
> triangles.
>
>
>
> >
> > 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
> initiations:
>
> 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
> interlaced
> > triangles, of the Parent Society's seal that it has also
> 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
> contain
> > the "squaring of the circle," the "philosophical stone," the
great
> problems
> > of Life and Death, and -- the Mystery of Evil.
> >
> > The chela who can explain this sign from every one of its
aspects -
> - is
> >
> > 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
> Sanskrit
> > works -- Vedic and Tantrik -- you find the number 6 mentioned
more
> often
> > 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
> rough
> > 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
> respectively
> > the Macrocosm and the microcosm.
> >
> > The interlaced triangles -- the upper pointing one -- is Wisdom
> concealed,
> > 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
> Cosmos.
> >
> > 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
> hence
> > 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,
> colour,
> > 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
> 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) --
> > possesses the potency of both and wields the dual powers of all
> things."
> >
> > 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
> itself
> > the One Circle -- form out of it the perfect Square,
> thus "squaring the
> > circle" -- the greatest of all the mysteries, friend -- and
> inscribing
> > 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
> Substance)
> > 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
> Mr.
> > 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-
> existent
> > 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 --
>  that
> > "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
> passage
> > 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"
> (June
> > 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
> insight.
> > Some -- have come very near it. But yet there is always with the
> best of
> > them just enough error, -- colouring and misconception; the
> 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
> veil.
> >
> > No untaught amateur could ever rival the proficient in this
branch
> of
> > 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
> Christian
> > Theology, amid blazing faggots and in torture chambers.
> >
> > Your Fragments contain some -- still very few errors, due solely
> > 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
> reserve
> > imposed upon us by rule. Yet, all things considered, they are
few
> and
> > 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
> difference
> > in the Rounds, and (b) that you do not open doors enough for
> explorers.
> >
> > 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
> strong
> > inferences from partly caught hints, and to dogmatize thereupon
as
> though
> > 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
> must
> > always be more or less that of parable and suggestion, when
> > 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
> > 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:
> COLLECTED
> > WORKS  Vol. X ]
> >
> >   STANZA III. (continued).
> >
> > Sloka (2). THE VIBRATION SWEEPS ALONG, TOUCHING WITH ITS SWIFT
WING
> > (simultaneously) THE WHOLE UNIVERSE; AND THE GERM THAT DWELLETH
IN
> DARKNESS:
> > THE DARKNESS THAT BREATHES (moves) OVER THE SLUMBERING WATERS OF
> LIFE.
> >
> >
> > 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
> Universe
> > 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
> manifestation
> > whatever. In the same way the Germ?the Germ is eternal, the
> undifferentiated
> > 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
> figurative
> > language, as has been done in the Secret Doctrine, analogies and
> comparisons
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > Sloka (3). DARKNESS RADIATES LIGHT, AND LIGHT DROPS ONE SOLITARY
> RAY INTO
> > THE WATERS, THE MOTHER-DEEP. THE RAY SHOOTS THROUGH THE VIRGIN
> EGG; THE RAY
> > CAUSES THE ETERNAL EGG TO THRILL, AND DROP THE NON-ETERNAL
> (periodical)
> > GERM, WHICH CONDENSES INTO THE WORLD-EGG.
> >
> >
> > 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"
> (Aloka),
> > 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
> shows.
> >
> >
> > Q. Why should Pythagorean teachings be found in old Hindu
> philosophies?
> >
> > 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
> described
> > 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
> higher
> > 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
> > RADIANT ESSENCE BECOMES SEVEN INSIDE, SEVEN OUTSIDE. THE
LUMINOUS
> EGG
> > (Hiranyagarbha), WHICH IN ITSELF IS THREE (the triple hypostases
> of Brahma,
> > or Vishnu, the three Avasthas) CURDLES AND SPREADS IN MILK WHITE
> CURDS
> > THROUGHOUT THE DEPTHS OF MOTHER, THE ROOT THAT GROWS IN THE
OCEAN
> OF LIFE.
> >
> > 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
> again,
> > 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
> eternal
> > 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;
> and
> > 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
> ordinary
> > sense of location; as the real atom is beyond space and time.
The
> word
> > 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
> Archangel;
> > and becomes visible to the latter only periodically, during the
> life cycle.
> > The particle, or molecule, is not, but exists periodically, and
is
> therefore
> > 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
> be
> > molecular because it takes on the form of the latter, and its
>
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>
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