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Shakti and Shakta

John Woodroffe


Theory of Colours

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


The Secret Doctrine, Volume II Anthropogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


Occultism simplified

by Willis F. Whitehead

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Copyright 1899

BY

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"We teach by Symbols."—Truth.

THE SYMBOL OF THE CROSS.

Symbols and Symbolism—The Mystic Zodiac—Some

Relations of Zodiac, Cross and Man. Everything made to represent a thing or thought is a symbol—as letters, numbers, or characters. Every art and science has its own appropriate symbols. Every calling and profession has the same. Symbols are used to designate weights and measures, and the Starry Constellations and Planets are all known by their proper signs and symbols. Every letter is a symbol, and every character representing number is a symbol also. Geometry is delineated in symbolic lines and, as every possible motion corresponds with these, every act of man or movement of planet or star are so many symbols of generic and individual status.

Symbols are born of necessity, and are founded on Nature and her laws. They constitute the Language of the Infinite and appeal especially to both mind and eye. A familiarity with symbols is as essential to an education as a knowledge of words is to speech. And as speech is expressive of thought, so are symbols. Mystic science, art and philosophy have symbols also, each containing within itself a soul of divine truth.

The dedicatory cross on the opposite page—one that is original with myself, and which appears in a volume of Agrippa, "Natural Magic"—is a symbol of the man, and of that Occult Philosophy of Geometric Man he strove to teach and for which he is famed, for, after

all, it is the human side of his personality, his life and writings which most appeal to us. A necessary key to the mysteries of this Starry Cross is that majestic Symbol of the Infinite, the Zodiac. Indeed, an understanding of the Zodiacal Symbol, on material lines at

THE ZODIACAL SYMBOL.

first, lies at the very fountain-head of a knowledge of celestial things and that which springs therefrom. To these ends we insert the following description.

A DESCRIPTION OF THE ZODIAC.

The Zodiac is the area of the plane of the Earth's annual movement around the Sun, apparently extending to and inclosed by a series of celestial constellations. These form the apparent circumference of the Zodiac, a word denoting- "a circle of animals." When we view the heavenly constellations they apparently form a vast " celestial sphere " about the Earth; THE MYSTIC ZODIAC. 7

and, being so conceived, the Zodiac becomes its Equator, extending eight degrees on each side of the equatorial line of the heavens. This width of sixteen degrees makes the Zodiac a belt of constellations which always occupies a fraction over one-twelfth part of the Celestial Sphere—either one-half, which we may view, or its entirety. A straight line extending from the Sun to the Earth or any one of its seven sister olanets will, if continued, intersect the belt of the Zodiac.


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