Mural

I recently finished my first mural for a few friends of mine, and figured I would write about its significance and post it online, complete with a breakdown of the mural’s design and references to other examples of sacred geometry and its manifestation in the creation of our universe.  The following is my attempt at bringing together all of the knowledge I looked at and was inspired by last semester, cutting out the BS and making it as clear and concise as possible, as a way to give something back to the internet community which helped to enlighten me.  I’ll do my best to stick the the bare bones facts, and not taint the information with my ego, which is the number one reason why sources for this information can be so… misleading.  With that said, the subject matter is kind of hard to swallow in one sitting, especially if you haven’t looked into sacred geometry or hidden symbolism before, because it’s the culmination of hundreds of hours of surfing the internet late at night, looking for the elusive “truth.”  Once you read these things, they need some time to take root in your brain, from your personal perspective, so you can make connections with what you already know and what you see.  Everything I am writing about here has been reaffirmed for me many times through cross referencing my sources, personal experiences, conversations, and having this kinda stuff is always churning away in the back of my mind.  So please keep an open mind, but most importantly, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!  Don’t take my word for any of what you are reading here, if it interests you, look it up on your own and make it true for yourself.  I hope you enjoy, and thank you for reading.

To start things off, here’s the completed mural.  It has a 6 foot diameter and is by far the largest thing I’ve ever worked on.  I didn’t use any painter’s tape, which definitely made things a little more tedious..  It was painted with acrylic.  Larger pictures can be found here



The most important component of the design is the circle, or more specifically, the vesica piscis, which is formed when you intersect the edge of one circle with the center of another (illustrated here with the blue dots).  I have come to realize that understanding the circle is essential to understanding the intelligent design found in our universe, from a molecular to nebula sized degree.  Geometry governs the building blocks of everything, and the circle is the building block for geometry!

Slight variations of the vesica piscis are present in many different modern symbols.  A few examples are the fish symbol used by Christians,

You've seen this on the backs of cars before, no?

and the Mastercard logo

The vesica piscis is a symbol of creation through division, and is the origin of many different geometric forms. The flower of life (pictured below) is constructed from the vesica piscis form.  For more on the significance of the geometry derived from the vesica piscis, watch this video interview with mandala artist Charles Gilchrist.

The vesica piscis also contains the basis of trigonometry, as illustrated here with the two equilateral triangles formed by connecting very basic guidelines

One of my favorite natural occurances of the vesica piscis is in the Hourglass Nebula, which interestingly enough strongly resembles a human eye.  If you attribute a higher conciousness to a planet (such as “Mother Earth” or “The Sun of God”), and keep in mind, the vesica is a symbol of creation and birth, then this picture takes a much deeper meaning.  I wonder what’s in the middle?

..which brings us to the eye.  For the longest time, I didn’t understand the constant usage of the eye.  It’s on clothing, album covers, tattoos, the back of the Dollar, movie posters…  The eye (notably, the eye in a triangle, tetrahedron or pyramid) is visually present everywhere!  Why?  Well, for one it attracts attention and looks cool!  More importantly, however, the eye is a symbol of perception, of awareness, of conciousness, and of enlightenment (en”light”enment).  This is particularly true if there are rays of light coming from the eye, and there is a triangle around the eye.  For more information regarding the symbolism of the eye, go here.

Now back to the design of the mural.  So far, all we have is a vesica piscis.  Now if we add three circles to that, we get a much clearer eye shape.

Add one upright equilateral triangle, with all the corners touching the largest circle. Look familiar?

This is the Eye of Providence, or the all-seeing eye of god, which is the symbol used on the back of our dollar bill.

Eye of Providence

For information regarding the usage of the vesica piscis in Freemasonry, click here

The visual usage of the all seeing eye can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian symbol of the Eye of Horus, pictured below.

Eye of Horus (or Ra)

The Eye of Horus is also known as the Eye of Ra, the ancient Egyptian sun god.  The falcon pictured here is Horus, the Egyptian sky God.  The eye is one of a Peregrine Falcon, and the cobra has been known to represent kundalini energy (do a google search, I can’t really get into all that here..), but why I believe it to be representative of the pineal gland, or third eye, is the cobra representing spiritual enlightenment, that there is only one eye, and the symbol of the falcon, to fly free with the gods.  I’ll get into the third eye more in a bit.

So lets connect the dots.. the same symbol that represents God through our Sun (not through a cross, as you would expect of our country) is found on the back of the US dollar bill.  But not only there!  I love showing this to people…  To experience this for yourself google maps and look at the aerial view of Washington DC.  Below is a screenshot I took from my computer.

Now let’s highlight a few areas of interest and you’ll find the Eye of Providence (yellow), an upside down pentagram (red), and the classic Freemason compass and straightedge symbol (blue).

The top of the pyramid starts at the US Capital.  Also present is the vesica piscis, just west of the base of the pyramid, with the Washington Monument on it (which happens to have a pyramid on top of it!)  The monument is in the shape of an obelisk, which is a very important structure to occultists because it is believed to carry the spirit of the Egyptian sun god Ra (or Horus) that I mentioned earlier.

I could go deeper into this, but that’s a tangent I don’t really want to get into.. because the upside-down pentagram downright scares me!  It’s the Satanic goat head symbol.. typically associated with SATAN!  If want to learn more about the subject, go here.

Now you don’t suppose our “music superstars” know about this symbolism, do you?  Oh wait..

That’s Jay Z’s symbol, the one he always flashes at concerts. Plus it’s all over his clothing line, you’ll see pyramids with eyes and other masonic symbols.

So back to the pineal gland, which is what is being symbolized in all of these photos. The pineal gland is the human’s connection to spirituality.  It secretes melatonin in when you sleep, have spiritual experiences, and die.  Melatonin is believed to be our body’s form of DMT, the super psychedelic drug which can be synthesized from plants, animals, or even humans. Terrence McKenna can tell you all about DMT, I don’t have any personal experience so it’s not a primary focus of mine..  Not surprisingly, the pineal gland also has the highest concentration of blood flow over any other gland in the body.  The inside of the pineal gland is also filled with rods and cones, just like the retina from an eye.

I took this quote from wikipedia’s Third Eye article:

In Taoism and many traditional Chinese religious sects such as “chan”, “third eye training” involves focusing attention on the point between the eyebrows with the eyes closed in various qigong postures. The goal of this training is to allow students to have the ability in tuning into right vibration of the universe and gain solid foundation into more advanced meditation levels.  In theory, the third eye, also called the mind’s eye, is situated right between the two eyes, and expands up to the middle of the forehead when opened.

So let’s illustrate that.. visualize two horizontal circles (eyeballs) crossing, to make another eye.. it’s the vesica piscis again!

Another interesting connection has to do with the Great Pyramid in Egypt.  If you draw a horizontal and vertical line dissecting the Great Pyramid in the Giza complex, you’ll get something like this

This point happens to be the center of landmass on our planet!  In other words,  the longest strip of vertical and horizontal landmass that intersects is where the Great Pyramid is.  What this means is if you picked any other point of land in the world, and drew the same lines, less land would intersect with the lines.  This is an interesting parallel to the location of the pineal gland (very close to the geometric center of the brain).

So you may be asking yourself, “What is the importance of this gland?  I’ve never had any spiritual experiences or psychic powers before!”  As people age, this is what most of their glands start to calcify, due to flouride in our drinking water, too much soda, and unhealthy diet.  Here’s a picture, showing the calcified and inactive pineal gland from an MRI scan.

And here is yet another connection between the pineal gland and the pyramid.. The angles of our eardrums are co-planar with a tetrahedron (a 4 sided pyramid, made entirely out of equilateral triangles), which is illustrated below.

Now take a look at it when you are sleeping face up.  The pyramid, with the single eye in the middle, is standing!  Now it makes sense as to why the pyramids in Egypt were tombs, and why they where shaped the way that they are.  When the human dies, as we’ve already been over, the pineal gland floods the brain with DMT, and the pyramid functions as a tool to propel our conciousness into space.

I took the last 3 images from David Wilcock’s presentation called 2012 Enigma at 43 minutes in.  If you’ve made it this far, I would highly recommend watching the entire documentary with a grain of salt and an open mind.

Now back to the mural.  We’ve only put on one triangle.  If we put another, flipped vertically, into the circle, we come up with a hexagram, or a merkaba, most commonly recognized as the Star of David

The Merkaba, also spelled Merkabah, is a vehicle used to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. Basically, it’s a vehicle for spiritual experiences. It is created when you cross your legs to meditate, creating an approximate pyramid.

The Hexagram is also contained within Metatron’s cube, pictured below.  Metatron’s cube is another very important geometrical arrangement.

Now we’ll add two more vesica piscis to the original mural design, in relation with the star of David


Here’s a look at the 3 vesica piscis isolated

If you make a checkerboard out of the design, flower petal effect is emphasized further.  These webs created from circles are very visually pleasing, and are usually mistaken for spirals.

Here’s another version of the design, which suggests the appearance of a hurricane.  The point is, you could probably go on all day comparing this simple arrangement of circles to various forms in nature, because these forms are present EVERYWHERE!  This is the greatest proof I have found for a higher creational power, which could be referred to as God, because there in an intelligent design manifested throughout the universe.

Below are some diagrams I created to help communicate my color choice.  I wanted blue to be horizontal and on top, because it is my favorite color, and is the color used to represent the third eye chakra.  Also apparent in this illustration is the relationship between the pupil size of the eye with the square.

Below are all the primary colors used in the design.  To place more emphasis on these colors, I made the lines forming the hexagram parallel with the squares of associating color.

This illustration shows all of the secondary colors in the design.  The shapes formed by these colors are exactly the same, the only difference is the hexagram is a little smaller, so it’s points will intersect with the circle intersections, highlighted with the blue and yellow dots

Put the two together and add an off- white color to emphasize the eye and there you have it, the final design! Extremely simple, yet complex, at the same time.  I also colored in the eye, as to make it closer resemble a human eye.  In the mural, the orange lines are taken out of the white part of the eye, once again to emphasize the eye shape.

Well, what else can I say?  Thanks for reading and welcome to the Matrix, Neo.

6 Responses to “Mural”

  1. mike ramos Says:

    frick …. i dont think my happiness can be contained by what ive just read.

  2. eryn b. Says:

    wonderful job, kyle!

  3. Jason Urban Says:

    Nice work, Kyle. Thanks for keeping me posted on your activities. You pull so many seemingly disparate elements into a cohesive narrative… from Jay-Z to the pyramids. Excellent. Where does it go from here?

  4. Ellen K. Says:

    Interesting Kyle. I love how you incorporate all this into your art. I wish my mermaids had some deeper spiritual meanings! Further discussions to ensue over music and smokes!

  5. Rue Ellen Chancellor Says:

    most excellent essay. Isn’t it funny how the same symbols embedded in everything around us tend to pull together life – no matter where you look you see basically everything else at the same time.

    it reminds me of this -> http://xkcd.com/10/

  6. Audrey Says:

    I love you Kyle.

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