The sound of silence

This figure is known as the Philosopher’s Stone:

Truth is really the Source that inspires the universe. When this inverted triangle rotates, Pure Being creates the circle and the square as polarities of creation. In humans, the circle infers the superconscious (female) while the square symbolises the subconscious (male). Once upon a time, this “winged disc” appeared everywhere in Egyptian temples as the root chakra of creation:

The truth can liberate you or destroy you. The sword of justice then, cuts both ways. This is Excalibur of Arthurian legend or “that which is straight”. Ma’at then, is the Goddess whose symbol implies the “V” of veracity suggested by a pen’s nib.  The feather in her headband represents a connection to the spiritual realms—embodied in the lightness and purity of the ostrich plume. We can feel Her vitality every time we breathe.

Ma’at hints at nonduality—the belief that there is just one eternal Spirit in existence and that everything in the fractal universe is an inseparable part of it. In mathematics, “fractal” is a term used to describe geometric shapes containing detailed structure at arbitrarily small scales, usually having a fractal dimension strictly exceeding the topological dimension. This is the universal Self-similar kernel at the heart of love:

Above: the Royal Canon (attempted by Vitruvius and Leonardo)

What colour is the universe? Well, infrared  is “invisible light” that makes up most of the energy hitting Earth’s surface. This electromagnetic radiation has a longer wavelength than visible light and therefore doesn’t activate the photoreceptors in our eyes. If infra means “below,” we might say that the feminine and masculine snakes are the energy and momentum aspects of the cosmic infrared background made up of waves and particles.

As creation is sounded, a pattern appears called the Sri Yantra. The Sri Yantra, or Yantra of Creation, blossoms as the first sound is intoned. The word yantra means “geometric mantra” and it is sometimes known as a power diagram. A yantra is really a lotus that a mantra creates. In modern times, we can find these mandalas in cymatics.

Above: the centre inverted triangle is red

Carl Jung called the journey from unconsciousness to consciousness individuation, which in his view was the process of integrating various aspects of the personality. For Jung, the true Self was the resonant chord of an infrasonic universe.