This is a very important symbol and it scares people and so needs to be addressed.
In Revelations in the bible I think you will find there is three types of FIRE ... none is which are literal, there is never any burning going on.
The lake of fire burning with brimstone:
To be thrown into the great lake of fire burning with brimstone, or hell as many know it as
is not as most understand ... it is not an actual
lake of burning fire and brimstone (sulfur) as in lava.
To understand the real meaning you have to understand that the lake of fire is a pool which is full of the “Sparks of life.”
great mass of fire or a burning lake of fire. A spark of life, is the sperm from which you came and which resides in the pool of the burning lake
until it is sent forth to become a life and when that life is extinguished it returns to the burning lake, waiting to be reborn, this is from Greek
At the end of the world there is the Conflagration (great fire) which brings about the renewal of the world, a huge amount of life is to be
extinguished and will go on to be reborn or started anew, this is also symbolised by the phoenix which burns and is born a new from it's ashes.
Vedic civilization was centred in the northern and northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent
during the period which the Vedas, texts related to early Indo-Aryan religion, were being composed, during the period of roughly 1500 BC to 500 BC.
Their religious beliefs held that “The relationship between humans and the deity was one of transaction, with (the sacrificial fire) taking the
role of messenger between the two.”
Alchemy symbol for the element of Fire:
In the practicing alchemists point of view, fire is a catalyst to both initiating and completing metaphysical demonstrations. This symbol signifies
upward mobility, forward motion, rising flames and aspirations to solar embodiment (in both literal and philosophical senses). To move into the energy
of fire is to be utterly consumed, transformed and lifted out of limitation (vis a vis: smoke rising – also bringing to mind the symbolic message of
the phoenix in alchemical literature).
Notice this is an upright triangle, the shape of a pyramid
The third type of Fire
I think it relates to the passion that BURNS between the woman and the God, as well as the transaction and transformation that happens to the women
which is also symbolised by FIRE.
Can be seen symbolized here ... in an image of Baphomet.
Also this Burning is spoken of in Revelations.
Revelation 14:10 ... shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his
image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (movies usually show the MARK on a woman)
Revelation 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city (women of a certain type) is like unto this great city!
Revelation 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
Further evidence that it is the woman that BURNS is shown here ..
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city
, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall
eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
So she is the sacrificed lamb who is seen with the beast with seven heads (probes) which go with her seven eyes! Openings - actually there is only
six, one is accessed twice and the two are breasts which are not usually considered openings.
Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven eyes
, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of
blasphemy, having seven heads