THE HEXAGRAMOF MAGICK
By David Cherubim(Frater Aurora Aureae).Copyright © 1992 e.v.All rights reserved.Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Hexagram represents the formula and accomplishment of the Great Work in both the material andspiritual worlds. It is composed of the symbols for Fire and Water. It is synonymous with the symbol of the Rose and Cross, the Ankh (Crux Ansata), the Sun and Moon Conjoined, and the Cross in theCircle. It represents the union of the two opposites in Nature, male and female, light and darkness,activity and passivity, and all other opposites that constitute creation.The Hexagram is a geometrical symbol of the Sun. The Sun is an external symbol of the One Realityor the One Self that is manifest in all things. One of the most significant of all realizations for the Adeptis that s/he is the Sun made manifest in the flesh, an incarnation of the Lord of the Solar System. TheHexagram is the Sign of such an Adept.From one point of view, the upright triangle of the Hexagram represents the Holy Guardian Angel, our inner Self, and the inverted triangle represents WoMan, our human self. These two triangles unitedrepresent what is called in Magick "the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the HolyGuardian Angel." The Holy Guardian Angel is the "star" of every man and every woman, that is, their inner celestial nature as opposed to their purely human self. To unite one's human consciousness withthat Angel is to awaken the Solar Consciousness and to realize oneself in the Sun of Light and Life.From another point of view the upright triangle represents WoMan ascending into Godhead throughthe power of Aspiration, and the inverted triangle represents God descending into WoMan through thepower of Inspiration. These two triangles interlaced indicate the completion of the Great Work; theyrepresent a perfect balance of the human and divine Will, a complete synthesis and harmony of allthat is terrestrial and celestial. The Hexagram is also a geometrical symbol of Lapis Philosophorum,the Stone of the Philosophers, which is the product of Sol and Luna and/or Fire and Water. It istherefore a symbol of what is termed in Magick, "the Mystery of Mysteries" and "the Secret of Secrets." It is said that by the application of this Great Secret the Alchemist can transmute all basemetals into the perfect material gold of the Sun, which is the first and final product of the mineralkingdom. Gold is the perfect metal of all metals, the most exalted form of the mineral kingdom. It is amaterial symbol of a spiritual reality that is also symbolized in Heaven by the Great Sun of Light. Allother metals are said to be imperfections of gold, and they are striving in Nature to become the perfectgold. Thus the Hexagram represents that which brings Nature to perfection.