Friday, December 08, 2006

Margaret Starbird

Margaret Starbird wrote a chapter about the hexagram in her book The Woman With the Alabaster Jar (Bear and Co, 1993).
She also wrote an article titled: The Archetypal Mandala of the Star of David.
She interprets the hexagram as "peace on earth".

1 comment:

zeevveez said...

Kris Weber Sherwood wrote on his web page:
"The Philosopher’s Stone is an ancient symbol that originates in the roots of Hermetic philosophy and the alchemical arts. It is a metaphorical symbol of ultimate accomplishment. It represents the reward to the quest for a ‘higher purpose’; an allegorical concept of refinement of an element to its perfection. And as such, to the medieval alchemist it was the catalyst in the long sought after magical process that could transmute lead into gold, and its resultant reward: The Philosopher’s Stone.

In a spiritual sense, attaining The Philosopher’s Stone is a metaphor for ones’ personal evolution toward perfection of the soul. It is the prize for achieving spiritual enlightenment. It’s the ‘coming forth as gold’; the ’pearl of great price’; being one with Cosmic Consciousness; having undeniable personal experience of God.
A graphic image found in alchemical manuscripts of the Philosopher’s Stone is that of a six-pointed star which has a ‘small dot above the upper right point’ (Fig.2a). The ‘small dot’ representing the ‘presence of God and guidance of the Divine Spirit’".