Yep. This whole blog is about two circles. But not just two circles. They overlap and we give it a difficult name: Vesica Piscis! Doesn’t sound very exciting, I know.
But they contain so much sacred geometry that we can fill a whole blog with it.
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It is also the first sacred geometric figure to emerge from the creation process of the Mystery Schools.
Mystery Schools? Check out the previous blog, here you will get a nice introduction into the world of Sacred Geometry.
It remains a difficult name, the Vesica Piscis. Not so strange, because it is Latin. Literally translated it says “Vessel of the Fish”. Because it looks a lot like a fish. The figure consists of two circles of equal size, the centre of both circles are on each other’s edges.
A difficult description for a simple figure.
As is often the case with sacred geometry, the real power lies hidden for the conscious mind. Your subconscious has picked up the power for a while now.
If we want to make the real power visible, we first have to add some lines. In this case straight lines (male energy).
In sacred geometry straight lines are masculine energy and curved lines, such as circles, are feminine energy. Funny enough, this is also reflected in the construction of our bodies as you can see.
Often when both energies are present, something can be created (the child / the creation). This is also seen as the holy trinity.
Unlocking the Secrets
So when we add the masculine energy to the feminine energy, we can discover 3 numbers, which continue infinitely behind the decimal point without a repetitive pattern. Similar to the number Pi, also called π (3.1415926… etc.).
The first number that we can find in the Vesica Piscis is √2.
A sacred number that has been used in Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and in the Tor in England, among other places.
The square symbolizes unity in our physical universe, √2 symbolizes duality.
But the real reason that this number belongs in sacred geometry is because it hides the binary series. An important series of numbers that occurs in any living organism, but also in computers and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Suppose we have a square of 1 by 1 millimeter, then the square has an area of 1 square millimeter. And the diagonal line is still √2.
If we now turn the diagonal line, the √2, into another new square, the new square will have an area of 2 square millimetres. Because √2 x √2 = 2.
Keep repeating this process, and the surface area will grow to 4 mm2, 8 mm2, 16 mm2, 32 mm2… etc.
This is the binary sequence: 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 …
And this sequence can continue infinitely. And the reason why this sequence is so important? Each living organism follows this sequence, namely through cell division. So our entire body is based on this sequence and the Fibonacci sequence, among other things!
But computers too, and with them AI, are based on the binary sequence. Someone who is a little familiar with computers knows that computers only know two things; 1 and 0 or true and false or on and off. But what does that have to do with the binary sequence?
That’s because the binary sequence consists of only 2 numbers. 1 and 0. The series of numbers we have mentioned above have been converted to our known tenfold system. We won’t explain in this blog how binary arithmetic works exactly 😉
The Mandorla and √3
The second number we can find in the Vesica Piscis is √3. But before we can explain it properly, we need an introduction to the Mandorla.
The Mandorla is the middle part of the Vesica Piscis, it is an Italian word for almonds or almond shaped (it also looks quite much like an almond).
You can find this remarkable form in almost every image of saints, especially in Christianity. But also in the architecture of churches.
The proportions of the Mandorla are described by Pythagoras (the old Greek again). According to him the proportions of the Mandorla are 265:153, also called √3.
√3 is also exactly the length of the diagonal of a cube. Actually, this means that three-dimensional space is also defined.
Especially the number 153 was sacred in Pythagorism. This number also appears in the Bible, but then very subtly.
According to the Bible Jesus, after his resurrection, helped his followers with fishing (another subtle hint to the Vesica Piscis). His followers hadn’t caught anything for days, but with the help of Jesus they caught exactly 153 fish. What a coincidence!
Maybe that’s why the famous fish with Jesus written in it. This fish also comes from the Vesica Piscis, with a length of 153.
Even more strange coincidence is when an acronym is made in Greek of the full biblical name of Jesus. Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. In Greek this will be: Iesous Christos Theou Uios Soter. The acronym would then be: ΙΧΘΥΣ (ichthus). If you translate this back to English (or Dutch), you will get “Fish”. Maybe a far-fetched one, but still very coincidental….
Now that we are translating into Greek; the ancient Greeks had a system for their alphabet called gematria. In doing so, they gave numerical values to letters or words.
Mary Magdalene, the wife of Jesus. (In addition to her name meaning ‘The Sea’) If we translate her name to Greek, it becomes η αγδαληνή. No idea how you pronounce it, but when we assign the numerical values to it and add them together, the result is 153. Also a coincidence?
The Mandorla represents something completely different.
The real power
The real power of the Mandorla is pure women’s power. This story of the Bible with the number 153 only subtly wants to tell that Mary Magdalene played a very important role.
And the fact that this is pure women’s power is very strong when we look at the Old Celtic Churches in Ireland. There you can find sculptures of the Sheela Na Gig (many of these sculptures have been destroyed). But also figurines of the Goddess Isis-Aphrodite, all her proportions are based on the Vesica Piscis.
The Mandorla also looks a lot like a vulva. In Sanskrit (a centuries-old ancient primal language with a high energy charge) vulva means “Yoni”. When you translate Yoni back you will get “Holy passage”. In the sense of a passage for the soul to the material world.
I think this is the reason why all saints are presented with a Mandorla in the background. It is a (holy) soul that has manifested itself in the material world.
Golden Ratio and √5
Maybe you’ ve forgotten it (don’t worry, it’s a lot of info), but 3 numbers can be found in the Vesica Piscis.
√2 and √3 we have had. But the last number we can find is √5.
√5 is a number with which the Golden Ratio can be found. The Golden Ratio is an important ratio that occurs everywhere in nature. Our human brain is also enormously attracted to this ratio, which is why we have adopted it in our art and architecture. More about the Golden Ratio can be found in our previous blog.
The power used and abused
Now that we have discovered the real power of the Vesica Piscis, it is nice to show how its power has been used. But unfortunately also is being abused.
A good example that really made good use of the power of Vesica Piscis are the ancient Egyptians.
They have incorporated the Vesica Piscis proportions into the Sphinx and pyramid of Giza.
Other good examples are the crop circle makers. A dozen crop circles (and more) have been found with the Vesica Piscis.
And of course mother nature itself. Also better known as “The Engraved Hourglass Nebula” a dying star 8000 light years away from the earth.
But also governments, freemasons and the Vatican use or abuse (depending on what you think of it) the Vesica Piscis.
Such as the Washington monument and St. Peter’s Square in Rome. In the middle of the Mandorla they placed an obelisk. What refers to the male genitals and the divine union of man and woman, at least that is what it is originally intended for….
But there are also a handful of companies and secret orders that have the Vesica Piscis as a logo or in their logo, which is not always noticeable.
These two overlapping circles contain a lot of information, hidden in plain sight. It’s a simple, but very powerful manifestation symbol containing the secrets of the Universe. A symbol that is used by ancient civilizations, but also abused by others.
It contains the numbers √2, √3 and √5. These numbers continue infinitely behind the decimal point without a repetitive pattern, which is quite unique. Those numbers are used by ancient civilizations in their structures and buildings, but are also found throughout nature.
We believe that the real power of the Vesica Piscis is pure women’s power. It’s a portal for the non-physical to manifest itself into the physical reality.
But one thing is for sure, it’s definitely a symbol you should use for meditation and manifestation!
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