the most stable of forms .. the Triad
Three symbolizes the trinity of life, of substance, intellect,
of the force which drives it. The point where matter, and consciousness connects with the higher realms.
As with most the sacred forms, read most sites on this and it's enough to make your
eyes cross. :) Like this for example:
"The next step in creation, moving from 2 points on the circumference of a circle is 3 points. When these are in symmetry with each other, they define the equilateral triangle.
Three linear structural elements connected together at their end points form a rigid frame - a fundamental engineering principle. The triad or trinity in esoteric terms expresses a rigid structure, and demonstrates the stability within creation by virtue of the principles. All subsequent steps in creation contain triangles.
The 3 dimensional version of the triangle is the tetrahedron, a solid object contained within a sphere, but one which is pure of form because it contains 4 faces all of which express the trinity. It has no diagonals, no shortcuts between its defining points. Although it appears to be a 3 dimensional object, it is really multi-dimensional, and represents consciousness on higher planes of reality wherein all manifestations are aware of their existence within the trinity. It also demonstrates how every single addition (point) in creation gives rise to another triangle as part of a larger rigid framework, the basis of construction of a stable universe."
this is one of the simple ones.... !
Now let's try that in English
of the most common uses we see of the triangle is a pyramid
which is the Circle, squared. All of its sides are triangles, most geodesic domes
are made of them.
Ok Why ?
stability is why. Ever see a milking stool ? It has three legs for one
simple reason, it's almost impossible to knock one over.
Which, when dealing with a pushy cow, is a good thing. Ok, why can't you knock it over ?
The stress is spread out in an almost circular fashion is why. A stool with four legs must have the weight on it disturbed evenly
or ya fall over. With a three legged stool, this is not necessary. You can sit on one in just about any fashion, and be stable on it.
If you took building blocks and made a wall of triangle shapes you can stack it to your hearts content, IF you stagger the blocks.
And if you stagger them, what you get is the star of David, which is two triangles that interlock, which is why, I believe,
King David choose that form for his seal among other things, its stability.
In esoteric terms, it means the way of mind, body and spirit, as one unit.
Three dimensions in action, thought, the body that houses it, and the spirit that moves it.
This is the triangles basic lesson.
Another thought about it..
Going for an almost direct quote for a second
is both an Egyptian and Hebrew word for the field of light energy and information
that radiates from the human body as the star tetrahedron,
also not surprisingly known as the Star of David. The Merkaba is a geometrically precise field that is formed from the pattern of the first eight cells of the
fertilized zygote. The location of these eight cells is in the geometrical center of the human body in the base or root chakra. The eight cells also provide the center point for all of the energy fields and grids that surround the body. Thus, the Merkaba field is the matrix of creation.
Your Light body
its called, is a grid work of light and geometry that brings together
your physical, mental and spiritual being. This body radiates light
energy and electromagnetically links your multidimensional self with the infinite universe. It connects you to your encoded data through high electrical currents that assist you in translating and manifesting your hidden talents and soul purpose. As you activate, build and integrate your Light body, you reorganize your molecular structure, allowing your body to be less dense and more free to express itself with the source of the universe."
simply, the Merkaba, the first of many geo forms that make up the body
is one of the things that allow us to astral project,
which is what this long explanation is trying to say.
is also what allows us to be "in the world but not of it". When this stable
form is active, we can become one with all things.
The tapping into the force as we do, when doing rite and spell. This form, is part of what allows us to do that.
There are many other forms possible with the triangle.
The back ground of this page is a good example :)
but here's another
Tetrahedron: Icosahedron: your basic geodesic dome
Octahedron: A pyramid with two ends
Are all forms of the triangle made solid,
All have their own uses, but they all stem from the root base of the triangle.
pyramidal form, while not one of the so called platonic solids, as is a
only half an Octahedron and not solid.
But it is part of the sacred geometry none the less, for its energy conduction capacities.
mind the rule of three, as the Wicca would say...and in the world of forms
the rule is the first rule there too !
The Celtic forms of the triad is commonly known
is the triangle end to end ... then repeated again as three ... Mind, body,
spirit, as one unit
No matter how you look at this simple form, it comes back to that concept over and over
The Flower of Life