THE CENTER POINT
“The further the creation is from the Centre, the more it is bound; the nearer the Centre it reaches, the nearer Free is it.” — The Kybalion
Emanationism is an idea in the cosmology or cosmogony of certain religious or philosophical systems. Emanation, from the Latin emanare meaning “to flow from” or “to pour forth or out of”, is the mode by which all things are derived from the first reality, or principle. On the macro scale, everything emanates from the center of the galaxy. On the micro scale, everything emanates from the center of you.
The ancient symbol known as a circumpunct (a dot within a circle) is one of the oldest symbols known to mankind. According to Gnostics, it represents the most primal aspect of God. It is the symbol for Gold, the Sun and the Universe.
“The most primitive and fundamental of all symbols is the dot. The fall of man is the descent from the dot [the center point] to the circumference [of the circle]; the resurrection or redemption of man is his return from the circumference to the dot.”
— Manly P. Hall
“Thus being awakened and at the same time drawn centrally, the consciousness comes to know and feel itself in its own source, which is the Universal Center and Source of all things.” — Mary Anne Atwood, Alchemist
“I began to understand that the goal of psychic development is the self. There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self. Uniform development exists, at most, at the beginning; later, everything points toward the center. This insight gave me stability, and gradually my inner peace returned.” — Carl Gustav Jung
“Heaven is the centre of the circle of self, where we permanently exist as the Christ. Hell is the circumference, where we mistake ourselves to be separate egos and so temporarily exist as the spiritually dead. Heaven and Hell are both here and now, depending on whether you are spiritually dead or resurrected.” — Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy, Jesus and The Lost Goddess
“Einstein has said that a straight line projected to infinity comes back upon itself forming an infinite circle. Where then is the center of an infinite circle whose circumference stretches out to infinity? It is everywhere! It is where you stand, where I stand, where anyone stands.” — Steve Kalec
“The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. Peace is a sacred space within, it is the temple of our internal landscape. We are free to visit it, whenever we seek sanctuary. Underneath the chaos of everyday living, peace is patiently awaiting our discovery….go within.” — Jaeda DeWalt
artwork: Leigh J. McCloskey’s Grimoire