Sabian Symbols: The Pyramids and the Sphinx
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 14 (13° - 14°)
Truth and Wisdom are never entirely forgotten but hide in symbols and memories, waiting to be revisited when their time returns
It is here being taught that the spirituality of the ‘New Age’ is not new at all; we are in fact remembering what was once known and practised by the ancients before it was forgotten. Long ago there was a Golden Age of harmony and yet we have fallen through the Silver Age to the Bronze Age and now we are in the Iron Age of industrialisation. We have all but forgotten everything we once knew. Yet, kept alive by ancient symbols like stone circles or the Sphinx, a profound tradition of knowledge has not completely died and so can be reclaimed.
THE GREAT PYRAMID AND THE SPHINX
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx
We look for assurance that our seed has potency
The divine dispensation of Free Will has been soiled and distorted. Those responsible for introducing this message of Free Will were priests and parents; they failed. This was because the power possessor, whether parent, priest or politician, would not relinquish their power. One consequence of this is that our perception of reality is not free from distortion – it was corrupted in the process of our early conditioning.
Instead of trusting authority figures to authenticate our worth, we need to reclaim our own ability to self-certificate. This has to be done on the basis of objective proof, rather than feelings of self-satisfaction. Hence the need for the Pyramid; it proves something. However, that proof is not greater than what it proves. The Sphinx itself is not of greater consequence than the one who chose to make it become real.
We live in the world and partly within ourselves. The inner world, of our own subjective thoughts, feelings and beliefs, is reflected in the outer world of our circumstances. The criterion that establishes the reality of our outer experience is to do with endurance; if something endures physically, then it is certified as real. We see, in the Pyramids and the Sphinx, an attempt by earlier giants to project into the future, and so realise, their understandings, aspirations and ideals.
This is done by making an enduring mark on events. Will our song be sung in a thousand years? A tendency toward genius exists in each of us, and when we focus our clear, single-eyed attention, then we inevitably create testimonials to that proficiency, which must take on form and endure if it is to be confirmed.
Nothing can be done alone – and our best potential is enacted from within a state of brilliance, this state of grace is an attractive force that pulls together supportive, harmonious associates who bind together in a collective fellowship of creative capacity.
The spiritual test of this degree of wisdom is to avoid the ego-temptation of self-congratulation. This only leads us towards rather ridiculous attempts to fill the shoes of giants – instead of optimising our own unique talents and potentials.
Even the very least of us is pleased to receive certification, an assurance that our seed has potency, our vision has relevance, and our beingness is recorded somehow, somewhere. This comes from developing an effective practicality in our thoughts and deeds. Does it really work? Will it really last? This very practical approach to life sharpens the imagination so that the mind penetrates more deeply and more meaningfully into the mysteries. The outer tests of enduring reality are no less inner tests of relevancy and competence.