## 4. Sacred Geometry: the Triangle

This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing Sacred Geometry. In last week’s article, we discussed the foundational role of the Line and this week we’ll see that the natural progression is from the Line to the

forces together, making union possible.[1]

**Triangle.**The Triangle symbolizes the Law of Balance, wherein the opposites of the Line come into stable balance with the Triangle. The Triangle is the visual symbol of the Number 3 which represents The Trinity wherein:- Duality becomes Unity
- The positive and negative (electrical & magnetic) are neutralized at the Zero Point, being both positive
**and**negative.

forces together, making union possible.[1]

othing exists in all of Nature but the two forces or principles--electric & magnetic--and various manifestations of the same. We can view the two forces as the struggle between positive and negative principles, the yang and yin, the Will and the Desire. In Hindu terms the two forces of Brahma (creative force) and Shiva (destructive force) are bound together by Vishnu (harmonizing force).

For time immemorial, the Trinity (symbolized by the triangle) has been recognized by occult scientists as the key to all the mysteries. I’m not speaking of the Trinity as expressed in strictly Christian terms.[1] Rather, I’m speaking of the Trinity as the three principles in each and every being, regardless of level or dimension.

The Triangle obviously correlated with the number three (3), which in some traditions is the number of the perfect man--the person able to harmonize opposites within him self.

In the primal act--the division of unity--Unity creates by dividing itself. This can be symbolized geometrically by taking the Circle (symbol of un-manifest Unity) and using the same radius, make a second circle using any point on the circumference of the circle as the center. The intersecting section of the two sections is called the Vesica Piscis, the fish-like shape in the center. The Vesica Piscis is often used to symbolize the Cosmis Womb.

Continuing with our diagram, draw a line between the two intersecting points--A & B.

For time immemorial, the Trinity (symbolized by the triangle) has been recognized by occult scientists as the key to all the mysteries. I’m not speaking of the Trinity as expressed in strictly Christian terms.[1] Rather, I’m speaking of the Trinity as the three principles in each and every being, regardless of level or dimension.

The Triangle obviously correlated with the number three (3), which in some traditions is the number of the perfect man--the person able to harmonize opposites within him self.

In the primal act--the division of unity--Unity creates by dividing itself. This can be symbolized geometrically by taking the Circle (symbol of un-manifest Unity) and using the same radius, make a second circle using any point on the circumference of the circle as the center. The intersecting section of the two sections is called the Vesica Piscis, the fish-like shape in the center. The Vesica Piscis is often used to symbolize the Cosmis Womb.

Continuing with our diagram, draw a line between the two intersecting points--A & B.

Place your compass point, using the same radius as before, first on point A and then on point B, making intersecting arcs through the center of the original Vesica Piscis--forming points C and D. If you then draw a line between points C and D, you have divided line AB exactly in half. Connecting A-C, A-D, B-C, and C-D yields a diamond or two equilateral triangles (triangle A-C-D and triangle B-C-D) or four Pythagorean right-triangles (each with sides 3-4-5 yielding the famous Pythagorean theorem A2+B2 = C2).

The Circle contain six equilateral triangles, when thethe circumference is equally divided by radius of the circle (Figure 1 below). The circle can also be inscribed within anequilateral triangle (Figure 2 below). Notice how the Pythagorean Triangle shows up in this process. And of course the equilateral triangle plays a primary role in the hexagram (Figure 3 below).

It’s important to recognize the inherent strength of the Triangle. Triangles are used in building construction because they can be subjected to tremendous pressure. The building that uses triangles within its structure will generally not fail structurally. If it does fails is will be due to material fatigue, not to geometric distortion.

We will revisit the Triangle with each of the forthcoming discussions on Sacred Geometric because it, like the Circle and the Line form part of our basic building blocks. Please join us for the next article on the Square.

We will revisit the Triangle with each of the forthcoming discussions on Sacred Geometric because it, like the Circle and the Line form part of our basic building blocks. Please join us for the next article on the Square.

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[1] As a Point of Interest, Force 1, the electric force, can be represented by the “Yod” while Force 2, the magnetic force represented by the “Hey” and the Balancing Force, represented by the “Vav” form the first three letters in the Hebrew sacred name for God Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey. The “Vav” has the numerical value of six (Star of David). For those who know the “ceremony” used to connect, align, and protect, the “Vav” also represents the “Shaft of the 6-Pointed Star,” giving us the power to be the Balancing Force once we are “connected, aligned and protected.” As the Balancing Force we can serve as an agent of unity or harmony.

[2] Christian Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

[1] As a Point of Interest, Force 1, the electric force, can be represented by the “Yod” while Force 2, the magnetic force represented by the “Hey” and the Balancing Force, represented by the “Vav” form the first three letters in the Hebrew sacred name for God Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey. The “Vav” has the numerical value of six (Star of David). For those who know the “ceremony” used to connect, align, and protect, the “Vav” also represents the “Shaft of the 6-Pointed Star,” giving us the power to be the Balancing Force once we are “connected, aligned and protected.” As the Balancing Force we can serve as an agent of unity or harmony.

[2] Christian Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit