Saturday, December 08, 2007

Chennai Theosophical Society

Theosophical Society Hexagram, logo
The logo of the Theosophical Society is composed of a hexagram and of other symbols. Picture is courtesy of pickamuffin who published it on Flickr

1 comment:

Bookjive said...

The Interlaced Triangles (often called the Double Triangle, and known in the Hebrew religion as the Seal of Solomon or the Star of David) surrounded by a serpent symbolizes the created universe wherein creation is limited in time and space.

The Triangles, looked at separately, symbolize the three facets of the manifestation which is known as the Trinity in various religions and personified in Christianity as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, and in Hinduism as Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. The darker of the two triangles, which is downward-pointing, and the lighter triangle, which is upward-pointing, symbolize respectively the descent of the life of God into matter and the ascent of that life out of matter into spirit, the perpetual opposition between the light and dark forces in nature and in man. (Source: http://www.ts-adyar.org/emblem.html)

At the microcosmic level, it represents the subjugation of man's lower desires by his nobler virtues and principles which he hopes to perfectly attain someday.

This is how the Star of David is interpreted, at least, within the Theosophical Society.