Let us follow and define the vertical axis of this image. The bottom point represents the source, emptiness, the alpha, the beginning. As you travel
up the inverted pyramid, you traverse the world of all manifestations of the Universe. This is the path of outward expansion, from source, or
emptiness, to infinity. The widest horizontal line, shared by the regular pyramid and the inverted pyramid, represents the infinity of manifestation.
Traversing the upper pyramid, now, is the path from the world of manifestation, the physical universe we know, to unity. This is the path to
‘God,’ the unification of all things. This is the spiritual path as we know it, represented by the Pyramid. The uppermost point represents this
unity, the omega, the end, Heaven. The totality of this vertical spectrum, then, represents time. From emptiness to infinity to unity. From the
beginning, through existence, to the end.
Let me quote the Gospel of Thomas here, simply because Jesus says something in this mystical Gospel that captures this essence perfectly. “Where the
beginning is, there will the end be.”
Note: The arrangement with the dots is the Tatractys, mystical symbol of the Pythagoreans. Also related to the Tree of Life of Qabala. This symbol
exists as normally presented, as well as inverted, as with the pyramid.
You see, the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end, are one. Time is something of an illusion. The top point and the
bottom point are one. They are just inverted, mere reflections. God, your true Self, expresses all infinity. When all that could be expressed has
been, he plays a game. He pretends to be only one of the expressions. He does this so that the illusory separate self he has created can dissolve, and
be unified. This is the ultimate ecstasy. The unity that is achieved, the ultimate end to all existence, is none other than the beginning from which
all things came.
THIS IS THE DIAMOND THAT CUTS THROUGH ALL ILLUSION: As is said of the Diamond Sutra of Buddha.
There are two basic principles to existence. These are spoken of in all the spiritual traditions. Now, each of these principles actually has two
different meanings, and they are contradictory in appearance. The spiritual traditions use these principles in both of these ways, which is why the
same principle can have, in a way, opposite meanings. We will call these two principles the masculine principle and the feminine principle. In one of
their meanings, masculine means stillness, whereas feminine means expression. In the other meaning, masculine is the active principle, and feminine is
the passive principle. Masculine is the yang, the light. Feminine is the yin, darkness. Carefully observe all references to these principles. Notice
the dual way in which they are expressed.
The alpha and the omega, the top and bottom points of the Diamond, the pyramids, are the Self. This is also called God. God is the True Self of the
Universe. It is ultimately your Self, because there is no other self. However, calling it ‘you’ is sometimes a distraction from understanding. It
is nothing, infinity, and unity. It is all of this. This is Self. It is called God. Calling it Self can be empowering, or it can be a distraction.
The pyramid represents that which is conscious...the inverted pyramid represents the unconscious...
The bottom point is the original singularity of the universe. The inverted pyramid represents the explosion of the big bang from a singularity to the
known universe. This is the principle of expansion, of heat; the feminine principle, in the sense of expression. The standard pyramid is the principle
of contraction, of coldness; the masculine principle, in the sense of stillness. “The big crunch.”
The horizontal axis represents space. It represents the manifested universe. Yin and yang are here represented. The left and right points represent
the essential polarity of the universe. The left side, a pyramid as divided by the vertical line, represents yin, acceptance, love, passivity. The
right side, another pyramid divided by the vertical line, represents yang, will, activity.
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