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K005
05-22-2009, 09:31 PM
I know it's a symbol used in Alchemy...but I don't know what it is!

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I've seen symbols similar to it, but they aren't the same, anybody have any ideas? =/

Help is appreciated, thanks for reading! ^^

Awani
05-24-2009, 07:26 AM

The image you ask about might not be the same as this one:

But they are indeed similar. The squared circle or squaring the circle is a 17th century alchemical glyph/symbol representing the creation of the Philosopher's Stone.

What is the source of the image you ask about... where did you see it?

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K005
05-24-2009, 10:17 PM
My friend uses the symbol, he wont tell me what it means and I've been trying my hardest to figure it out! It' frustrating =/

Salazius
05-25-2009, 07:18 AM
This is maybe the Trinity into the Unity.

Awani
06-09-2009, 02:12 AM

The symbol represents THE ABSOLUTE

This figure is a simple depiction of liminocentric organization - since the center and periphery are represented by forms (circles) that are identical, implying that the innermost and outermost reaches of the figure are ultimately indistinguishable. - source (http://tap3x.net/EMBTI/j4selfb.html)

The Absolute is designated by the number "1" because the three forces are united. Let us image the Absolute as a circle and in it a number of other circles, worlds of the second order. The small circles will be designated by the number "3", because in a world of the second order the three forces are already divided. The three divided forces in the worlds of the second order create new worlds of the third order. Six different forces will be acting upon the worlds of the third order. - source (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_ouspensky01.htm)

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solomon levi
06-11-2009, 11:20 PM