Infinite Potential is represented as the primal surge of
darkness which is now divided from the realm of the Actual by a line of radiance, akin to
the surface of water reflecting light from above. All that is above is now visible, actual
and filled with actual purpose. There are analogies between this concept and the accounts
of genesis in many other traditions, but few match this in simplicity and purity of
Thus the ancient Poet introduces the
perennial symbol of the upright or cosmic cross. The cosmogonic process is expressed with
"hieroglyphic compression" that is as succinct as a mathematical equation, and
serving the same function to the metaphysician as the elegant algebraic theorum does the
This equation between the symbol and the sacred is
fundamental to the student of a traditional art form. In a mandala design, for instance,
the peripheral imagery can refer to the concentric spheres, worlds, or dimensions that
emanate form the source of the universe, the central sun, or equally the shells of the
personality that clothe the psyche.
Bearing this in mind, the traditional form of the sunwheel
takes on many implications both macro- and microcosmically. The execution of such symbolic
designs has always been useful as a reminder of universal principles of wholeness, and
thus properly may be termed a yoga, a form of Yantric yoga, in fact.
Much food for thought may arise in executing a simple
geometric design with the basic symbols of the dot, line and cross linked meditatively to
the nature and origin of the cosmos and self. For example, consider that the dot
symbolizes, in traditional cosmology, the First Principle as emerging from the empty realm
of absolute potentiality.