From the standpoint of anthropology, mathematics and psychology, the circle defines and conceptualizes temporal and territorial ideas for the whole of mankind, with overlapping circles defining "liberation" from a fixed place and the basic ongoing continuum of life within a greater life. From stone circles to the wheel, that sacred religious symbol of unity for many ancient cultures especially in the East, the circle reflects the continuous nature of our existence.
In 1998 the Russians found one of the earliest forms of a completely moveable wheel beneath an ancient domed grave area in the northern Caucasus, thought by some to be that of the Persian prophet Zoroaster, one of the penultimate ancestors for the traditions of the East. This find comes in time for engineers and delegates from all over the world, attending one of the great technical Expo pavilions in Hanover in the year 2000, to celebrate the wheel's contribution to the motion of civilization throughout all centuries. The wheel continues to be a sign of an extraordinary a priori gift to yet unborn generations that will use the wheelwork to advance future worlds on Earth and in space.
Rudiments of the circle as a place of teaching, initiation, and contact with the higher worlds may be found among the lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions as a cosmic mandala.
Whether we look at the circle, the triangle or the square, the mystery of sacred geometry brings all pieces and elements of society into a common heritage, a commonwealth unity of evolutionary creativity in all preceding and subsequent philosophies and cosmologies. Ideas of sacred geometry were first committed to writing more than twenty-five centuries ago, and since that time the inexhaustible theme has been treated again and again, from the standpoint of every religious tradition and in all the principal languages of Asia and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Pacific.
In the adept-like use of geometry we find meaning not only to the irrational numbers of p and f and e, but for all psychological forms that transcend social structure like the sign of a cross placed inside the circle, a profound spiritual symbol of brotherhood, recognized by Christian Coptics and Zulu priests alike. Christ spoke of these mysteries when he said, "My Father's House is a House of Many Mansions." In sacred geometry the greater victory of consciousness is found through the power of the Divine Spirit.
The Third Millennium literally gives us "three wheels" to begin the promise of freedom from the dualism of the previous two.
J.J. Hurtak, Ph.D., Ph.D.