View Full Version : Can't figure this symbol out...

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


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

Help is appreciated, thanks for reading! ^^

05-24-2009, 07:26 AM
I fixed your pic...

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?


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 =/

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

06-09-2009, 02:12 AM
I found the answer by accident, and when I did I kicked myself because it was gnosis I had forgotten about! :mad:

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)


solomon levi
06-11-2009, 11:20 PM
Thanks Deviadah.
A great explanation.

06-12-2009, 07:00 PM
It's quite suggestive... If you were to see the middle circle as a hole, then the area bounded by both circle becomes like a donut or torus shape. The triad suggests that this shape could be contructed of a triangular mesh grid. Possibly hexagonal (Try picturing the same symbol inverted). Anyhow, that may not be IN the symbol per-say, but my brain extrapolated that when I saw it. I take the Torus to indicate the union of form and emptiness, with the actual constructs of Being undertood as being in an intermediate state between two Formlessness... the driving force of becomming... Think Oroboros...

A donut is what occupies the space between the Whole and a Hole...