“Starting from this, it becomes easy to understand how nature herself could have taught primeval mankind, even without the help of its divine instructors, the first principles of a numerical and geometrical symbol language.
Hence one finds numbers and figures used as an expression and a record of thought in every archaic symbolical scripture. They are ever the same, with only certain variations growing out of the first figures.
Thus the evolution and correlation of the mysteries of Kosmos, of its growth and development – spiritual and physical, abstract and concrete – were first recorded in geometrical changes of shape.
Every Cosmogony began with a circle, a point, a triangle, and a cube, up to number 9, when it was synthesized by the first line and a circle – the Pythagorean mystic Decad, the sum of all, involving and expressing the mysteries of the entire Kosmos – recorded a hundred times more fully in the Hindu system, for him who can understand its mystic language.
The numbers 3 and 4, in their blending of 7, as those of 5, 6, 9, and 10, as the very cornerstone of Occult Cosmogonies.
This decad and its thousand combinations are found in every portion of the globe. One recognizes them in the caves and rock-cut temples of Hindustan and Central Asia, as in the pyramids and lithoi of Egypt and America;
in the catacombs of Ozymandias, in the mounds of the Caucasian snow-capped fastnesses, in the ruins of Palenque, in Easter Island, everywhere whither the foot of ancient man has ever journeyed.
The 3 and the 4, the triangle and the cube, or the male and female universal glyph, showing the first aspect of the evolving deity, is stamped forever in the Southern Cross in the Heavens, as in the Egyptian Crux-Ansata.
As well expressed, “The Cube unfolded is in display a cross of the Tau, or Egyptian form, or the Christian Cross form….A circle attached to the first, gives the Ansated Cross….This kind of measure was made to coordinate with the idea of the origin of human life, and hence the phallic form.” (Ralston Skinner)”
H. P. Blavatsky
- The Ankh ( the Key of Life, the Key of the Nile, or Crux Ansata)