Original Point of Separation from Self is Start of All Energy
The symbol of the Vesica Pisces looks like two overlapping circles and represents the formation of the Prime Radiant or very first particle resulting from the first act of creation which was the first separation from the Great Oneness. The actual nature of all reality is oneness or the one true or original Substance of all reality which we experience every day outside ourselves as space and within our selves as consciousness. From this universal space which contains all dimensions, comes all things. The first separation from our true Self resulted in an endless vibration as the oneness (now separated into "twoness") tries to go back into itself and instead only intercepts at its original point of separation temporarily, and swings back through itself the other way like a pendulum, except more like a vibrating string or membrane as in "Membrane Theory."
This first act of separation instantly repeats itself endlessly becoming universalized and infinitely complex, resulting in all creation as we know it -- full of vast quantities of energy in all manner of forms and dimensions. All it really is, is our great One Self vibrating or expanding out from its own origin and expressing itself in all manner of ways. Energy is created by our observation of it, because consciousness separating from itself is the actual source of this universal energy. As soon as separation consciousness stops, and Oneness prevails, then all things cease to exist except in a state of perfect equilibrium, stillness or perfect order. The point of balance (equilibrium) between all states of vibration is this state of perfect stillness or potential of creation. Wherever the waves of electromagnetic radiation cancel each other out is where the one substance of all space is in greater equilibrium.
How the Vesica Pisces Explains the Arrow of Time
The Vesica Pisces is two circles overlapping one another each representing a spontaneous dimensional expansion out of its original state of the Oneness as represented by the original circle. As the observer observes (or becomes "aware" of itself through spontaneous dimensional expansion) a very significant event occurs that establishes the permanent arrow of time created by the polarity of the observer and the observed because one must always follow the other in a very definite sequence. The Observer (God) always comes first, followed by the observed (Creation), and coincidentally, the two "O's" in the Vesica Pisces are like overlapping initials "O.O." standing for both the Observer and the Observed.
Time therefore always goes forward in this sequence of the "oneness" followed by the "twoness" (duality of the observer and observed) creating a universal polarity of space, all logical sequences, the thermodynamic arrow of time, and the universal order of creation itself. This is why time (the universal flow of energy) never goes backward, and why time is basically asymmetric and not always symmetric, and why the whole universe is always expanding and never contracting.
The universal vibration started by the original separation from the Oneness is so intense that it causes all space to have an ever-expanding sub-atomic quantum energy texture or pattern which sustains all things in creation. Atoms could not be sustained without this quantum energy, the electrons vibrating around every atom would simply collapse into the nucleus, which in turn (being a vibration of the quantum texture of space) would dissipate into nothing. All living organisms, including the human form are sustained by this cosmic (dark) energy. Because it is so ubiquitous, ultra fine, and constant, materialistic scientists don't fully grasp the extent to which it does and can sustain human life. Some people claim to live entirely without food and live on this universal energy instead.
Consciousness, the thermodynamic arrow of time, quantum (or zero point) energy, and what many religions term "God" "Shakti" "Prana" "Chi" "Om" the "Shabd" the "Holy Spirit" and the cosmological "dark energy" causing the vast expansion of the universe, are all various aspects or definitions of roughly the same quality. Like the overlapping circles of the Vesica Pisces, many of the above concepts and phenomena actually overlap one another as almost being, if not entirely being, one and the same phenomenon.
Whole Essence of the Universe and Root of all Sacred Geometry
God was symbolized as a circle in the earliest cultures, having no beginning or end, eternally existing, perfectly shaped and absolutely symmetrical. The creation of a second circle symbolized the start of the duality of god and goddess, male and female. When two circles intersect, the form of the Vesica Pisces is created as if the god and goddess formed a divine offspring. The Vesica Pisces design and its offshoots, the Flower of Life, Tree of Life, and fundamentals of geometry, go back thousands of years preceding nearly all of today's major religions.
There are various meanings ascribed the Vesica Pisces, which is basically the intersection of two, overlapping spheres; such as the union of heaven and Earth in the body of Christ, the root element of the Flower of Life, the merging of God and Goddess, the vagina of the female goddess, the first pattern at the basis of all trigonometric configurations, square roots and harmonic dimensions; a source of great power and vitality, and as an overlying template that intersects with all the points on the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life, Flower of Life, and the Seed of Life overlap perfectly, with the Vesica Pisces providing all of the elements of the Flower of Life and all the coordinates for the Tree of Life.
The Vesica Pisces represents the Pythagorean "measure of the fish" or mystical conjunction of the spiritual world with the physical world and, with one end extended to look like the tail of a fish, was used as a simple "fish" symbol for the early Christian faith. The Vesica Pisces also symbolizes the miracle of the fishes. Amazingly, the Gospel of John (21:11) reveals the numerical formula, "153" found in one of the mathematical ratios (265:153 = 1.7320261...) for the Vesica Pisces: "Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken."
The Vesica Pisces is one of the most important geometrical designs of archaic and modern times. The Vesica Pisces can be found on nearly every medieval church in Europe. Many of these churches were devoted to the Virgin Mary or to Mary Magdalene, in other words, the goddess. In northern France, some of the churches are located in such a way as to resemble the locations of stars in the constellation Virgo.
The Chapel of St. Mary, located In Glastonbury (also called Avalon, the island of the Goddess), England, is decorated with the Vesica Pisces. In that area, there is a "goddess' garden" containing the Chalice Well decorated with a "Vesica Pisces" iron grid and a garden pond shaped like two overlapping circles. Many of the religions who acknowledge the importance and energy of the goddess, use the Vesica Pisces to identify her.
In geometry, the ratio of the width of the Vesica Pisces to its height is the square root of 3, or 1.7320508... Also two equilateral triangles join along the edge where straight lines are drawn connecting the centers of the two overlapping circles with each other. The square roots of three of the first digits of the Fibonacci Numbers, 2, 3, and 5, can be geometrically determined using the shape of the Vesica Pisces. The ratios 265:153 = 1.7320261... and 1351:780 = 1.7320513... are two of a series of approximations as close as one can get to the actual square root of 3, and no greater similarity in value can be obtained with smaller whole numbers.
Many crop circles have also appeared in England consisting of or containing the Vesica Pisces design in various ways. In a 1996 crop circle with the shape of the Vesica Pisces, a terrific surge of energy could be felt while walking into the center portion where the two circles overlapped.
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