The Circle and the Dot




The first step, in the use of this exercise, is to establish an attitude of centralized and focalized power. Do this by placing yourself in the center of a small universe as in the above picture.

Here we come to a very ancient symbol: the circle with a dot in its center. It is a symbol of the Sun in our Solar System, with the Sun, as a symbol of centralized power. A circle with a dot is also a symbol of the primitive cell in all living matter and of atomic structure in terms of the elements.

The illustration to the right is the cartouch or seal of the Pharaoh Thutmose III. Note the circle with the dot in the center. It symbolizes the Sun, the God Ra, and the Pharaoh's universal creative power. The circle and dot are also the symbol of the point of expression of the individual in relation to the over-soul or universal soul, the dot being the individual expression of the being, and the space within the circle representing the universal soul; to each of us there is the one dot, our inner self, the center or focal point of the universal soul with all other persons as billions of dots within the circle.

For the meditation, proceed standing or sitting wherever you may be and draw around you an imaginary circle approximately — or precisely, if you can make it precise — seven feet in diameter. Imagine that circle as drawn on the floor or ground where you stand, with yourself in the very center of it. If it is possible to draw the circle with chalk, or with a white string laid on the floor, to help you visualize it the first few times, do so. But you must become accustomed to visualizing the circle, and, as soon as it is completed, to feeling and sensing that you have enclosed yourself in the center of a small universe.

As soon as you have established this mental attitude, remain standing, or seated, in the center of the circle, facing toward the geographical east. Then, with eyes closed for about a second or two, say mentally the word MATHRA just once. The word need not be said audibly unless you are alone, but even then it is good practice to say the word mentally so that you will become accustomed to saying this and other vowels mentally.

The sound of A in the word should be broad and long, as in "aaaaaaaaaah."

By mentally drawing the circle and standing within it while you say the word, you are taking the first steps in the rites of Chamber Meditation. After pronouncing the word open your eyes, and at once you may sense a different condition of attunement then you have experienced before, providing you have had in mind the principle that while within the circle you were the central point or focal point of incoming power.

For a few minutes while standing or seated there, following the use of the word, the new attunement may give you clearer sight, clearer hearing, and clearer thinking. In other words, you may find that you are in a state where clairaudience and clairvoyance are possible. It will last for only a few minutes.

You can use this exercise at such times as you wish to think clearly, to sense an inspiration, to see or hear that which is not perceptible to the eye or ear otherwise. Used once or twice a day, especially in the morning or evening, the practice may prove to be helpful.


Also See: The Auric Egg Exercise


Cartouche adapted from:

Meditation adapted from The Cricle and Dot Exercise
of The Holy Order of MANS circa 1972.

Copyrights are asserted for The Gnostic Order of Christ, 2007 infinitum.