Phoenix Rising- Sacred Geometry
The story of the Phoenix has been handed-down through the ages and is likely
one of the most well-known ancient myths. The mythical Phoenix which features
centrally in several occult/spiritual traditions, signifies the cycle of creation,
preservation and destruction, with an emphasis on the fresh beginnings
appearing within the eternal flow. The phoenix is ourselves, body, life and mind,
coming to an end and beginning afresh. Key words here are power, regeneration
Associated with the sun, the phoenix arises into new life from its own ashes.
Rising from the cloud of darkness and flame, in the dignity of her sacred ashes,
beating her wings through all life vicissitudes, victorious, she is reborn and all that
has passed has become future. Therefore, phoenix is a symbol of rebirth from the
ashes of the past.
As early as 500 B.C., legends decreed that the ancient mythical creature
would live for 500 years. Near life’s end, she would build a funeral pyre
for herself, lay down, and burst into flames, consumed by the fire. And
immediately re-emerge from the ashes purified and more regal than before, she
would live for another 500 years, then again die and be reborn.
Such is the nature of our evolutionary path. As we experience the fullness of
what life has to offer, both wonderful and terrible, we grow into more of
ourselves, benefiting from all lessons with new mind, new life,
The mythical phoenix, named as such by the Greeks, can be found in many
cultures: the Egyptian Benu bird, the Jewish Milcham, the Persian Simurgh, the
native American Thunderbird, the Russian Firebird, the Chinese Feng Huang, and
the Japanese HoHo bird.
There is an old saying that whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, and if
indeed, we do die, the fire, which is the strength within us, will inevitably be
reborn. Everything in creation is obviously or secretly on fire and all is created,
sustained, and destroyed by it. Reborn, whether in this life or the next, we are
renewed, refreshed and perhaps better equipped to meet the power and embody