“[The hexagram ✡] the most meaningful sign in the entire universe.” — Jakob Böhme, mystic, alchemist
The great Hermetic axiom, “as above, so below” is the verbal articulation of man’s relationship to the cosmos. Visually represented as the hexagram and “merkaba“, this symbol represents the complete interpenetration of above ▽ and below △, heaven and earth, mind and body, “Spirit” and form, imagination and perception, macrocosm and microcosm—simultaneously cloaking and disclosing this and other timeless and primordial truths.
For thousands of years humans have made sacred symbols to signify this cosmic dance, as we have understood the significance of relating to it consciously in the act of creation—(Magic[k]).
Tantrikas use the Sri Yantra, Mayans used the Hunab Ku, Egyptians and Greeks use the Caduceus, King David and his successor King Solomon used the Magen David or “Solomon’s Seal” (also used by alchemists, yogis [Galoka Star], and Jewish Mystics [Star of David]), Taoists use the Yin Yang, Pagans use the Tree of Life, et al. Each of these symbols pointing to the same primordial dynamic, the interpenetration and essential unity of opposites. This universal understanding, found across cultures and time, is known as the Perennial Philosophy or “Great Arcanum”. It is the very essence of alchemy, Magic(k), spirituality and transformation.
The prominent 16th century mystic and alchemist Jakob Böhme called the hexagram ✡ “the most meaningful sign in the entire universe.” He saw it as a symbol of the perfectly balanced, all-reconciling divine human.
This primordial dynamic has been called the:
“chariot of the gods”
“vehicle of light”
“gateway to higher dimensions”
“blueprint of creation”
“abode of Krsna”
“throne of God”
In the human organism, the convergence of these dancing energies is in the area of the heart-solar plexus and is appropriately represented in the chakra system as two triangles inverted one on top of the other—a hexagram.
The Ascension Stone® (“alignment stone” or “merkaba”) talismanically represents this primordial dynamic and has been used throughout history to align the practitioner with the macrocosm (higher order)—his/her Self and Great Work. It is a symbol of perfect balance or “Utopia”—signifying the reunification of heaven ▽ and earth △—a representation of our highest calling—the Great Work of impregnating form with Spirit, of materializing our Imaginations into perception.