▸ noun: a picture or shape used to represent something
▸ noun: a mark, letter, number, etc. used to represent something, for example in chemistry or music
▸ noun: someone or something that represents a particular idea or quality
▸ noun: something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
▸ noun: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

‎"Every stage of development in Raja Yoga is symbolized by a geometric symbol."

~ H.P. Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence

"Geometric symbols are the keys that must be studied first on the physical plane with the eye and then transferred later up onto the high mental plane. It is only from the high mental plane that we are in a position to begin to unlock the secrets of those lives who are basically "formless" as we understand the term. "God geometrizes", but in His highest subplanes is pure and undifferentiated occult fire.

"For a symbol to have true occult power it must be constructed from several forces that when seen in their entirety become a temporary bridge in which the student uses his creative imagination to duplicate on the high mental plane. I say temporary because each creative symbol used must in time give way to higher and more spiritualized symbols. This revelation of one group of symbols that lead to another eventually culminates in the perception of pure sound or light as it emanates from the higher subplanes of each ray life.

"God geometrizes we are told, but the geometry changes depending upon our level of perception and ever moves towards greater syntheses and simplicity of sound and light. A mature symbol is like a ladder or bridge. As we unlock its secrets and ascend its heights each stage reveals a more comprehensive view of the spiritual path.

"Geometric symbols found or created on the high mental plane can be powerful agents for transition since one part of the symbol is created through the second aspect of deity, the consciousness-light aspect, and the other, the third aspect of deity which is the more geometric. This is how the second and third aspects of deity working together create the necessary bridges that lead to a progressively wider and more dynamic comprehension and eventual liberation.

"It is important for the student to understand that the seven rays or the three primary aspects of deity each contribute their unique qualities that make up one living organism. The student should not keep all these composite principles we have just outlined separated in the lower concrete mind, but try to grasp them in their intuitive wholeness." H.P. Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence?

See Also

01 - Symbols and Conditions of Vibratory Streams
14 - Chart with Symbols Defining the relative Simple and Compound Sympathetic Association
Figure 11.03 - Archangel Michael Symbolically Slaying the Dragon
Language of Light
Symbol of Man?
Table 13.01 - Suppositional Math and Symbolic Structure

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