The circumferences of the circles
surrounding each star or polygon in these drawings are obtained
by circumscribing various angles or areas of the stars of the
Churches of Asia. The end points of each measurement equal the
width of the vertical Adam Kadmon; and that measurement is then
employed as a cubit, to be positioned as chords laid end-to-end
along the circles so defined. After the end points of the cubit
are marked, they are then connected, each to an opposite, by
lines drawn from point to point as logic suggests. Thus, every
regular star so extrapolated from the stars of the churches of
Asia is accompanied by a regular polygon sharing the same end
points, were the adjacent points to be connected in sequence.
Not every possible extrapolation
is presented in these pages. Ultimately, every angle and discrete
area of the stars of the Churches of Asia should be measured
and analyzed by means of the tools of mathematics, the results
then being studied for spiritual implications.
Octagonal representations are
commonly used in the construction of mandalas for use in meditation,
particularly in Buddhism. Note how precisely this eight-point
star aligns with the cubit of the vertical Adam Kadmons in the
Crown Diamond display. By connecting the eight points in the
manner shown above, congruent squares are juxtapositioned in
an akimbo pattern, suggestive of the orientation of practitioners
of Hatha yoga. The square is present in the mishkan, also.
The octagram-the star with eight
points-is a dynamic common to the churches of Ephesus and Philadelphia, as well as to the church at Laodicea, where it assumes upright and inverted positions;
the dynamic is also repositioned by inversion within the star
appearing at Thyatira.