A Comparative Method… Stuart France

…The Tetrahedron is the magical symbol for elemental fire.

Fire has always carried with it a mystery.
From earliest times it was thought the proper preserve of the Divine.
For man to have gained this dangerous boon took especial cunning, courage and skill.
The fire-bringer in the old stories was a demi-god, a hero, a trickster…

In Vedic Mythology, which arose from the Indus Valley Civilisation, the fire sacrifice is regarded as a mental operation, an operation of the mind or of consciousness.
It has the aim of transcending the three worlds beneath the sun which are subject to the endless round of birth and death… and of reaching the realm beyond the sun where dwell the immortals.
Its practitioners are Agni (‘fire’) Vayu (‘spirit’) and Aditya (‘sun’).

Contemporary descriptions of Agni vary; some give him seven hands and tongues but only two heads, others depict him with three heads and as many golden bodies.

Whatever Agni actually looks like, if he can actually be seen, you would not perhaps expect to meet his like in the classical world.
And yet there is one figure whose ‘story’ bears comparison with that of Agni.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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3 Responses to A Comparative Method… Stuart France

  1. A tetrahedron is one of the Platonic Solids being a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, three of which meet at each corner or vertex. It has six edges and four vertices. This geometric shape features a lot of symmetry. You can place any of the 4 faces on the table (that’s the orbit). Once a face is on the table, you can turn it in 3 different ways (that’s the stabilizer, since the face is a triangle, there are 3 rotations that keep it fixed). In total, there are 4 * 3 = 12 ways to rotate the tetrahedron.

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