Magic circles have been used throughout the ages. It could be stone circles like Stonehenge or an opening in the woods consecrated for rituals. Any church or temple can also be considered a magic circle. Even your home can become a magic circle.
December 7th 2017 we explored the Magic circle with holonistic knowledge. We will soon share what we found, but first let us look at the concept of The Magic Circle as such.
Within a magic circle there are a set of rules or energies. They govern the circle and they create a focus or centre. Around that circle we have a undefined area that still relates or is associated with the circle. Further out is all that does not belong to the circle, nor the focus of attention or the game.
The circle of the game
Games we play like board games are magic circles. Within the game there are rules. The zone around it less defined with changing players, extra dices, counters and pieces and their box. Further out is the world and not part of the game.
Ballgames as football, tennis, basket etc. have an inner circle; the field or pitch. Inside the circle we have a set of rules that are protected from interference. Outside this inner circle you have photographers, and assistant referees (known as linesman or lineswoman before 1996), the coach and also substitutions, bench players or reserves. Then you have the public and the hall or stadium. Outside of these two circles is the rest of the world.
A game creates a focus of awareness and elevated attention in a limited set space and time. All the rest of the world is locked out and the mind is sharply focused on every step or change or is preoccupied with planning a strategy for the next move.
White and black magic
In magic the magic circle is used very much in the same way; giving the mind a focus of attention as inviting into the circle and awareness or spirit a centre or inspiration (in-spirit) coming from above.
White magic is safe; it is inviting something into the circle and you surrender to it with trust. With black magic the circle turns into a field of protection and the ego and your powers is the main focus. Black magic makes you and your intentions the limit, the highest holon or unit, while white magic unites you with a bigger holon and expands your awareness and lifts you up. The black variation is ego centred and pulls you down and fear is easily a player. With white magic you can let go, you feel free, and you can trust and are taken care of.
Creating a magic circle
You can create a magic circle in your imagination if you need to have strength or feel you need protection through the presence of something higher than yourself. Just envision a circle of light around yourself or a sphere of light if you prefer.
You can also create a stable magic circle in nature by placing stones in a circle or making a clearing in the woods or a sacred place in your garden. Here you can return and build up the energy.
Every home should have a sacred place as the focus or centre of the family that represents the centre of your magic home circle of your living unit. You can choose what you want to make up and create your sanctum or sacred place; a religious symbol, a picture of Mother Mary, a saint or a guru. It could also be a gemstone, a candle, some incense or anything that makes you feel sacred, inspired or connected.
Even better is it if you consecrate a regular time to meditate or have a daily few minutes centred in the presence of your sanctum. Sit down an fill the space of your home with your awareness and good intentions all the way out to the magic circle that defines the outer limits of your space.
People working with ritualistic magic will choose to make a circle, or use a carpet with symbols or lay them out on the floor. A carpet or floor with a circle with specific symbols could be the signs of the zodiac, the Hebrew letters, pentagrams etc. The illustration is made by Frater Asterion and is a nice example.
Circle of Aleph and Tau
The circle represent the complete cycle of the day, the year, your life or even eternity. It represent Alpha and Omega. When Christ said I am Alpha and Omega or rather Aleph Tau in Aramaic, he meant; I represent everything, I represent it all, I am completed, I am aware of the whole extension of my being, my existence and meaning.
It is like the initiatic symbol of the snake biting its tail. This represents how the initiate “eats” or transforms his lower parts (the tail) as he evolves. Hence the initiate or master is aware of the whole circle from beginning to end, from the first to the last letter of the alphabet; Aleph – Tau. He is aware of his dark side, his unconscious and has puts light into the darkest aspects of himself or herself.
In the bible it also says God created AT Heaven and AT Earth, the little word AT is often not translated. AT means every aspect, every principle, every step of evolution that was needed for time and space to have all the evolution and involution. The Greek Ouroborus or Nordic Midgardsorm are snakes biting their tails and enveloping the whole universe. They represent the magic circle of the universe.
Our holonistic experience
The holonistic experience showed us that The magic circle creates a focus of attention, a centre of activity or a centre of peace and calm in the middle of chaos (Similar to Topaz).
You could say it represents a focus on the awareness horizon. It lets things emerge from the unconscious and appear into the awareness. It also keeps out what you do not want to disturb your attention.
This is in a strong contrast with the phenomenon you see everyday of people being exposed to the magic spell of www and smartphones creating a circle around them and stealing their attention. Humans are turning into minds in a online-chain where the search engines are walking them as dogs.
The magic circle is a gate, a door or a portal into another dimension, state or level of awareness. It opens you up to things you normally are not in contact with. It is the magic gate to all possible possibilities.
The circle is also what defines and makes boundaries, making clear what is you and what is not you. At the same time it opens you up to the you to be, the higher you, the higher self or your inner master or spirit.
It represent the microcosmic-you as a reflection of the macrocosmos. You as a human, A-dam is the being that carries A (Aleph) in its blood (Dam), A-dam. Aleph represents God or the paradox of All and Nothing. The universal man Adam Kadmon (macrocosmos) is represented in you (microcosmos) as you are becoming one with the image of God. The magic circle helps you to create or manifest the you to be, manifesting the future now.
As the new manifest the old disappears, you learn to let go of the past, let go of what you do not need, to throw away garbage that is holding you down or to detox your system, to purity, fast and rise your vibration. In the same way as the ouroborous transforms its lower parts by eating its tail. The centre of the circle is like the top of a cone, from the top pure light, and water flows down or out to the periphery enlightening or purifying the whole circle (remember this when you read about the first part of the name Jeru-salem).
The magic circle is not only a new beginning it is a cleanser and eraser of the past. When things are collecting and obstructing your life it helps the flow of circulation so you can let things go.
This process was associated with some grief, the sadness of the past as we let it return to the nothingness of being eliminated from our lives.
In the overwhelming chaos it both gives you energy to let go as well as to stay centred. One of the best things you can do in chaos, challenges or when overwhelmed is to look within and reconnect with your centre. If you give your self time to create a magic circle it is even better. Then you can easily make a magic change in your life.
The magic circle exchanges lies with truth, chaos with peace, obstruction with flow, and dullness with clarity as it opens locked doors.
Being centred is the same as being in touch with a higher holon, a bigger wholeness. The degree of harmony with the higher unit you are a part of can be described as your degree of holonity. The highest degree of holonity is to be in contact with your inner centre that connects you with the centre of the higher holon.
Through these aspects the magic circle connects you with your heart, with the universal love, a spiritual detached love. Your centre, the heart is glowing like a fire, like a pump that streams vital warm blood to the whole body, as a bodily analogy to your feeling of love towards the others as brothers and sister.
The magic circle enhanced this state and was a nice synchronicity with the holonistic exploration we did around the same time of the year before Christmas in 2015 with the gemstone Ruby (Here you can read about ruby). The kindness, goodness and love towards others is cultivated with the magic circle. The awareness of brotherhood and sisterhood, the bigger circle you belong to, or even the human race, nature and the earth is cultivated and enhanced by working with the magic circle.
You can create your own magic circle and use it to create the life of your future now. To eliminate what you do not want to be parts of your life anymore and manifest what you want to be parts of the rest of your life.
Sort out, let go, cleanse, throw, eliminate, stop doing, fast and purify with the magic circle. There is no better detox.
At the same time you will feel space for the new, new vitality, inspiration, sublimation, transformation, manifestations and realization of the you to be.
SYNCHRONICITY WITH OUR EXPLORATION
Detox and cleaning up
Many participants had started a detox program or some kind of massage to improve the flow of lymph or body fluids and elimination of material that obstructed the body tissues others contemplated fasting.
They also had started or planned to clean out, throw away old stuff and get rid of things.
End and start
Also many had the desire to have a new start in their life or had finally been able to end things that were holding them back.
Clients and work
Also the flow of new clients or doors opening towards new jobs was experienced.
My daughters drawings
The day of the proving my daughter said she wanted me to see her drawings. We forgot until the next day, it turned out they were all of circles!
A friend of mine invited me the same evening to the publication of his new book.
About “tears from a lost past” and with a drawing of the Ouroborus as a dragon eating its own tail.
The game of the board games Chess had a revolution 20 years ago when the computer program DeepBlue defeated Garry Kasparov. Since then computers have been a central tool to understand and improve players. Today Stockfish is known as the worlds best chess computer, but not anymore!
AlphaZero (Alpha 0 ≈ Alpha Omega?) is an algorithm developed by Google and DeepMind, an artificial intelligence that by just four hours learned all the knowledge base of chess and then crushed the reigning world champion Stockfish. It wan 28 games and draw in the last 72, with not even one loss!
The chess knowledge-base has come to and end, a new more active, ruthless approach where the sacrifice of your own players seems less important turns out to be a wining strategy. One cycle has ended a new is beginning. No humans will ever be able to beat AlphaZero in chess, we would have to wait for cosmic intelligence I presume.
That the presidents of US declares or accepts Jerusalem as a capital is a controversial thing and happened at the same time as we explored the magic circle. It is the core of the conflict in the region since so many feel an ownership to the old city as the centre of their magic religious circle.
Jerusalem has a central place in Christianity and Judaism and it is also regarded as one of the three holy cities of Islam next to Mecca and Medina. The old town has a Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarter. Many regard Jerusalem as their main religious centre and would like every body else not being part of their game and to be outside that circle. That makes it a difficult conflict, that can only be solved by a higher unification in the brotherhood of all mankind.
Jerusalem or “Urusalima” as it was written in cuneiform in ancient Mesopotamian was originally a Canaanite city, but David conquered it. Urusalima probably means “City of Shalem”. This most likely refers to the two Cananite gods Shahar and Shalem, meaning golden dawn and twilight. (Picture from the next day)
The closeness of Shalem to Salem or Shalom meaning peace has been thought to be the reason that the city kept its name.
Melchitzedec was king in Salem and met Abraham there, turning Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah. This was an end and a new beginning of the people of Abraham. Jews, Muslims and Christian, all accept him as their forefather. Is this common root also the solution of a future unification?
The Hebrew letters of Jerusalem
To understand the semiology of the Hebrew letters see more here: Letters pictograms and archetypes
Let us look at the two parts Jeru + Salem
Shalom or Shalem has the root-verb שלם (shalem) meaning peace, unbroken or complete and whole it denotes a unity preserving the identity and qualities of its elements.
Yerh or Yeru ירה (yrh) / ירא (yr’) overlap in meaning by representing something streaming from the centre or top to the periphery or bottom the receives it.
In this sense the name Jerusalem contain the meaning of the magic circle in its core. It has been translated as City of Peace, Foundation of Peace, Possession of Peace, Rain of Peace and we could add Heart of Peace, Centre of Peace or the Magic circle of Peace. Jerusalem has the magic potential to become the spiritual centre or heart that inspires, bless and connects human kind in a coherent complete unified wholeness.
Then we can finally say and God saw it was Good
Good is Tov in Hebrew (Good or completed) let us end with what Carlo Giuseppe Suarès (1892–1976) says of Tov:
When decoded, TOV therefore expresses the structure of a continual process of building-up of containers, repeating indefinitely the same form. It is a cycle of recurrences which do not change. The endless repetition of the same prototypes, static in potential. This is supposed to be good, in all the translations.