Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Triangle

What's with all the Triangles?
They seem to be everywhere. A simple shape of
three points and three lines.
They may seem inconsequential, but they aren't.
The Triangle has a rich and complex history and
has, since early civilizations, been the symbol of the
trilogy (or “triad”) that makes all existence possible.
The triangle reprisents 3, and the number 3 reprisents
so many differant things unto its self

Past, Present, Future.
Father, Mother, Son.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Wisdom,Strength, Beauty.
Right Speaking, Right Doing, Right Thinking.
Darkness, Light, Duration.
Affinity, Reality, Communication.
Knowledge, Responsibility, Control.
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No evil.

In the westorn canion, the significance of the
Triangle dates back to the Platonists' geometrical
theories, in which the Triangle is posited as the
primary plane surface. Equilateral Triangles,
particularly, represent the godhead of harmony
and proportion; Plato, in the Timaeus, considers
that the right-angled Triangle stands for the Earth.
The Pythagoreans attached various values
to Triangles and their geometrical derivations.

the Triangle was also significant to
the Mayans, whose hieroglyph for the Sun-ray was
a Triangle; In Masonry, the "sublime Triangle," or
"shining Delta" is a cosmic triad representing
ancient proportions and a variety of moral
triptychs like "wisdom, strength, and beauty," or
"right thinking, right speaking, and right doing,"
sentiments which echo throughout many religious

The Triangle persists throughout society and history
because of its universal properties. The
truths about this shape can be uncovered by anyone
taking the time to meditate on the form.

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