The Hexagram - just another religious symbol, or is it ?

Jul 2017
208
Neverland
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Who would have thought, that a strict geometrical form will one day come to represent religions ? An yantric diagram, perhaps 10000 years old, born in India, will be displayed on churches from Englan and the Balkans, to Mormon congregations in Salt Lake City-Utah- USA, muslim temples, Ottoman battle flags and finally as today's symbol of Judaism.

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Meet the Star of David, ie Seal of Solomon as it known today, or...Shiva-Shakti diagram.
It began as a symbol of eternal harmony between God(shown in triangle pointing upwards to heaven) and man( exemplified with interlocking triangle facing down).

In India is represented by Shiva, equating upward facing triangle, and Shakti- downward facing triangle. It also meant the indispensable union of man and a woman - man with triangle upwards, woman shown by triangle facing South.

Then the Hexagram decided to take a trip West -Ottoman battle flags

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Heathrow airport - London, where can be seen from above only...those wicked English lol

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Winchester Cathedral - England

Another one on Ulster banner

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On Mosques worlwide

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And finally on this flag

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And it only started thousands of years before with the Shatkona Yantra in India

Shatkona - Wikipedia

and the Kagome crest of Japan

Kagome crest - Wikipedia

Where will we see this symbol again or is it reserved for Israel alone ?

Hexagram link below

Hexagram - Wikipedia

Swastika link below - another symbol of luck and good health that was usurped to bad intent

Swastika - Wikipedia
 
Nov 2016
775
Germany
#2
Who would have thought, that a strict geometrical form will one day come to represent religions ?
Each symbol has only as much meaning as one projects into it. Some geometric shapes are very suitable for religious projections, such as the circle, the cross, the fish and of course the hexagram. The circle can be an obvious symbol of the sun, which is why this is often the case in religious representations. With the cross, the horizontal line can stand for the earthly and the vertical line for the divine, so as a whole it connects both dimensions. The fish has, as already mentioned elsewhere, a feminine-genital connotation which allows an assocation with a cosmic life cycle, and can also be interpreted philosophically with some imagination. Interestingly, clay fragments from the 1st century have been found which combine a Jewish menorah, symbolizing the seven planets known at that time, with the Ichthyx, so that a hexagram emerges:

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Now, the hexagram consists of two nested triangles, one pointing upwards and the other pointing downwards. This is very much in keeping with the human tendency towards dualism. For this reason, the hexagram is often interpreted as dualistic, e.g. as the union of Christ and Sophia in Gnosis, as the union of Shiva and Shakti (or alternatively Kali) in Hinduism, and as the harmony of mind and matter in Freemasonry, which is very similar to the other concepts mentioned.

The Jewish side also likes to associate the hexagram with the first six days of creation and the seventh day of rest, whereby the seventh day is symbolized by the inner hexagon. But these are only subtle interpretations based on random correlations.

So there is, as I said, no reason to assume that the geometric form in itself has any meaning or essence, since these are only projections of the human mind.
 
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