A form of meditation involving the movement of consciousness is the following, done with the form of a pentagram. The pentagram is commonly known as a five pointed star. This symbol is an ancient design and has been found to have been used at least since 3500 B.C.E.
The pentagram has been associated with pagans, Christians, Ishtar, Satan (only since mid 20th century), witches, the planet Venus which appears to inscribe a pentagram as it moves through the heavens, and the mathematical value for the Golden Mean: the ratio between two successive Fibonacci numbers, Phi or ?, which has the irrational value 1.6180339887498948482… The Golden Mean ratio is also commonly seen in the structures of growing plants, butterflies, frogs and humans. This results because the growing form requires the minimum energy, and therefore it is termed natural. It seems clear that if you want to discover the meaning of the Golden Mean as a foundation of life, you would need to spend some time in deep contemplation or in meditation on these forms. Certainly, ancient civilizations noticed how important the Golden Mean was and adepts spent considerable time studying and meditating on this concept. Some ancient and occult practices refer to a form of meditation based on the logarithmic spiral which also embodies a similar geometry.
There are many forms of meditation, using the concept of the Golden Mean. This present paper will describe a form of meditation which anyone can do.
The geometry of the pentagram embodies the Golden Mean in that the ratio between the base and sides of each of the five isosceles triangles with a vertex angle of 36 degrees constituting the pentagram are in the Golden Mean ratio.
Some mystical and occult meanings of the pentagram can be illuminated by meditation. And here is how I found it is done. Of course, what is written here is only a starting point for this type of meditation. You might have different experiences and different results. And you can discover other forms of meditation as well.
The Pentagram Body
The Setting of the Meditation
One way to practice the meditation of the Pentagram Body is to stand with the legs apart and the arms spread like the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. This is, by no means, the only way to practice this meditation, but it will be described here as an illustration of a method of practice.
Another way is to sit in bed. I practice this form from 4am until 5 am without interruption, so some of the descriptions below will be from this point of view. Again, this specific method is not definitive; others may have different methods.
The Basic Method
First, place your awareness at the crown of your head, then move your awareness to your left foot. Then, from your left foot, move your awareness to your right hand. From there, move your awareness to your left hand. Then, from your left hand, move your awareness to your right foot. Finally, move your awareness to the crown of your head. If you are standing, with your legs apart and your hands outstretched to your sides, shoulder height, you will have made the form of a pentagram. Make the corners sharp. This entire movement is one loop and is the trance generating loop (TGL) of the pentagram body. It will make one trance after a few repetitions.
Second, as you practice this loop several times, you will probably, at some point, space out or lose track of where you are. You might even start to dream or think about other things. This subjective experience indicates a trance. This is because you are dissociated and your short term memory as well as critical judgment fail when you are in a trance. As soon as you realize that you have lost it, or spaced out, then go back to the first loop. This means that you start over again from the crown of your head. This conscious action of realizing you are in a trance and deliberately going back to the first loop makes the second TGL (also a loop) of this meditation practice; that is, you connect the perceived result of the trance with the cause and you use this observation to make another trance generating loop. This second TGL will also produce a trance. So, after some time you will have two trances and two loops.
Third, as you discover the effects of this meditation, connect the effects of the first two loops with the first inner loop. This will constitute a third TGL and will increase the strength of the trance (the wyrd) considerably if you persist in doing this meditation every day for some weeks. In creating this third TGL, you begin to create a more stable meditation. Three loops are necessary to get good, consistent results
There are many variations possible with this meditation, including changing the size of the pentagram, associating each point with an energy, and so on. Some specific variations are described below.
Pentagram of the Third Eye
The form of the pentagram is created, as in the Pentagram Body above, but positioned in the third eye, that is, between the two physical eyes. Imagine that you are drawing the pentagram in front of you. The size of the pentagram is about the size which would fit between your eyes, positioned a foot in front of your physical eyes. Remember to keep the points of the pentagram as sharp as possible. There is a tendency to traverse the points of the pentagram in a rhythmical fashion. This is the first TGL of the pentagram of the third eye.
The second TGL happens when you space out, that is, you go into a trance because of the first TGL. You know you are in a trance because the form gets sloppy or you forget where you were. Simply remember to start the pentagram again, and this act consists of the second TGL. Continue in this way for one hour. Remember that when you space out, go back to the pentagram.
Pentagram of the Well
The form of the pentagram is created in a well. You are looking down the circular well. It is a dark well and about five feet down the well you inscribe a bright, yellow pentagram, so that each of the points touch the side of the well. This guarantees that the pentagram will have the correct Golden Mean form.
Do six or so inscribed forms initially. Then, for each successive form or form group, let the pentagram go deeper into the well. As it goes deeper, the form gets smaller. Let the form get very small as the pentagram goes very deep into the well. It can become microscopic, yet you see it clearly and the points of the pentagram are distinct. Stay as deep in the well as long as possible. This is the first TGL of the pentagram in the well.
Whenever you trance, and lose the pentagram or begin to think about something else, go back to the top of the well and start over again. This constitutes the second TGL, and is an important part of the meditation. Remember to go as deep as possible into the well. Don’t try to visualize anything else; just the pentagram.
Terminating the Meditation
At some point, of course, you will stop meditating. Maybe you meditate for an hour and then you stop. What do you do next? It is sometime after you stop meditating that the effects of the meditation will begin to manifest. The trance epsilon is an interval of time between the end of the meditation and the start of any effects. This interval may be from five to twenty minutes or even longer depending on how you have terminated your meditation.
After the trance epsilon any effects of the meditation can be noted. The effects may consist of intense visualizations or other phenomena. The end of the trance epsilon occurs when these phenomena commence. The effects may continue from about 30 minutes to two hours or longer.
Effects of the Pentagram Meditation
As noted in the beginning of this paper, the Golden Mean ratio is certainly associated with the manifestation of minimum energy requirements in the growth of living things. The idea of life and beauty is spread by the pentagram meditation. In doing so, it interferes with the manifestation of off-frequency or non-life-supportive energies. The meditation may have some protecting effect, and, indeed, the form of the pentagram itself has been used as a psychic protector.
Effects Increase With Repetition
These experiments with the Pentagram Meditation took place over several months. Meditation was done at night and early in the morning for at least an hour. The results seem to occur in early morning, almost as dreams. But they are peculiar dreams. Over several months, the clarity and intensity of the dream changed.
Months One and Two: Increased and More Intense Visualizations
One definite effect I have noticed is the intensity and clarity of visualizations after meditation. This might occur because the sharpness of the points of the pentagram are emphasized. Certainly repeated constructive visualization practice can enliven the inner visual awareness. It may be that this form of the Pentagram Meditation stimulates the pineal gland.
The content of the visualizations are often words, sometimes writing which I can read, although it is sometimes in another language. In addition, I clearly see people’s faces in detail who I do not know and never met. Other times, I seem to be in places I have never been to physically nor even in movies. These visualizations do not seem to be a product of memory or even fantasy. They seem real, or have a real quality about them. The reality of these visualizations seem to relate to something, but I don’t know what. It seems real, and is not me and not anything I have experienced. So, it seems to be like remote viewing, but I don’t understand the connection to my own life or why I have these specific visualizations. I considered they could be hypnotic, but they don’t seem to relate to any hypnotic suggestion.
Months Three and Four: Development of the Other Body
There is the sense of the self as an elongated egg, with no hands or feet, but with a single eye in the upper tenth of the body. The eye is awake and capable of seeing. Movement is by floating or flying.
There is the sense that a second body is being formed.