the cross and the circle

“Few world-symbols are more pregnant with real occult meaning than the Swastika.

It is symbolized by the figure 6;  for, like that figure, it points in its concrete imagery, as the ideograph of the number does, to the Zenith and the Nadir, to North, South, West, and East; one finds the unit everywhere, and that unit reflected in all and every unit.

It is the emblem of the activity of Fohat, of the continual revolution of the “wheels”, and of the Four Elements, the “Sacred Four”, in their mystical, and not alone in their cosmical meaning;

further, its four arms, bent at right angles, are intimately related to the Pythagorean and Hermetic scales.

One initiated into the mysteries of the meaning of the Swastika, say the Commentaries, “can trace on it, with mathematical precision, the evolution of Kosmos and the whole period of Sandhya.”

Also, “the relation of the Seen to the Unseen”, and “the first procreation of man and species.””


H. P. Blavatsky

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