Quintessence – The Fifth Element of the Pentad, Self-Perfection, and the Holographic Principle

The term “quintessence”, which can be translated as meaning the fifth element or primordial essence, is represented by taking an idea and forming it into an “ideal” where it serves as a prototype for bringing divine qualities into perfect expression. It represents what you can think of as a state of “self-perfection”, achieved by using your higher conscious mind to transform weaknesses into strengths as a means of purifying your intrinsic nature. What we commonly refer to as our “soul” is formed as an “archetypal matrix” comprised of a unique formula of attributes and qualities that make up our “character”, energetic constitution, and essential nature, out of which all our thoughts, feelings, and actions naturally form as a means of self-expression. This idea forms what’s called the fifth element of the aether or subtle energy of the mind, which is formed by coalescing the four primary elements (fire, water, air, and earth) of the subtle plane into a single element, where four are made into one.

The 5th element of the aether and the principle through which it operates is symbolized esoterically by the pentagram, which holds the 4 elements in an ordered, balanced, and symmetrical state as a mental construct. The aether, like the mind of which it’s an inherent part, exists as a field of archetypal information as “ideas” in their potential state, that populate the luminiferous aether as possibilities for expression in order to produce particular types of experience. The concept formed by the pentagram as a five-pointed star within a circle, represents the mind (circle) as encompassing and infusing the 4 elements (lower triads) into a 5th element. Our mind exists as a “field of information” formed into a cohesive “memory” as our mental paradigm that vibrates at a particular frequency, and is what forms the “perceptual lens” that we look through to see the reality formed by our paradigm.  

When we use the term “planes”, which represent a hierarchical structure of higher and lower planes that exist as interwoven “aspects” of each other, where one systematically evolves out of the other, we can also view this idea as larger fields that contain smaller fields within it that are all of the same “nature” as a vibratory frequency. This idea can be thought of as a larger field that regenerates itself as smaller fields formed out of the same type of information in a more concentrated and solidified state. For example, the mind is represented as originating and residing on a higher level that oversees the lower plane and contains the lower plane “within it” in its “entirety” as a whole cycle of formation (life cycle). This is because the mind is the “model” that’s constantly being used to “activate information” inherent in the greater group mind of mass consciousness, where selected bits of information are then formed into a unique whole that acts as a “mirror” for experiencing the reality of our own paradigm.

The 4 elements of esoteric sciences can also be thought of as the “4 states of matter”, which describe the process of generation where an invisible idea is used as an energetic form to coalesce light into outer shape of the same nature. The 4 states of matter, which describe a process of solidification, result from a “spark” (electrical impulse) that electrifies plasma (an invisible source of energy), causing it to begin organizing as a gaseous shape, that appears fleeting and ghost-like, and then becomes more concentrated and solidified into a liquid, flowing, unified movement of crystallized light, which then becomes solid as a biological, living entity. We can observe this same process of creation taking place on various time-lines throughout the universe as nebula that births star-systems, which ultimately represent archetypal energies that are impressed in the very fabric of space itself, and not only represent a psychological state, but also acts on “other minds” to influence them into the same state as a mode of operation or particular type of expression.

The mind is an invisible field of organized information (mental model) that acts as an electric charge (frequency) that electrifies plasma (etheric substance) causing it to form as a highly organized living system of information. It’s the “life energy” that constructs an “outer reflection” of itself within the astral plane, and is what animates its own form with life. The mind forms itself as an outer light body (shell) that it then uses as the means of perceiving and forming an experience of itself through its own mental construct. A body of light is created out of the 4 “states” matter (Primordial substance) goes through in forming into what appears as a solid, yet fluent physical body that it both encompasses and permeates, forming a pentagonal symmetry, where the 5th element of the mind (subtle body) resides on a higher plane or greater level and is what orders (selects), organizes (constructs), and animates (gives life to) the lower or outer plane of material formation, we call reality. All of what we perceive as a material reality (dimensional construct of light) operates through the principle of polarity, and just as the higher plane contains and maintains the entire lower plane within it as a reflection of itself, it also operates on the same plane (linear) to form an inner and outer, where the outer is being produced as a reflection of the inner. This is represented by the center of the star forming a pentad that’s a reverse image (orientation) of the outer form it’s acting to emanate and maintain as a stable construct. Once the outer is formed to reflect the inner as a projection, they’re then combined to form an “experience” as a process of self-regeneration, personal growth, and developing ourselves by way of our own expression.


The Pentagram – Upright and Inverted

The 5-pointed star has always been used as a symbol of excellence and brilliance. It’s a symbol of superiority, power, and authority used for warding off or overcoming evil, represented by an inverted star where the elemental instincts driven by passions govern the mind. When inverted it forms the general shape of what we have come to perceive as the “devil”, which is also represented by the archetype known as Pan. The term “pan” means “all”, symbolized with horns (a divided mind), red hair, hooves, and a tail (a man combined with an animal), representing the lustful fertility of Nature, which induces frenzied excitement and panic or pandemonium (chaos and disorder). The upright star represents “mind over matter”, where the higher, human mind of rational thought and reasoning has control over the lower, animal mind of the subconscious, and when inverted represents the reverse, or resistance to positive qualities of excellence, purity, and goodness.

The pentagram represents “regeneration”, where the mind regenerates itself as an outer projection in order to experience and come to “know itself” through its own creation as a mirror image of itself. The principle of regeneration and growth comes as an incremental process of accumulating experiences of yourself that are built up over time and used to grow and evolve yourself. This process of self-evolution is represented by the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers, also called the Golden Mean, which represents harmony and beauty in how the “part” relates to the “whole”. The Golden Mean demonstrates how the most recent past forms the basis for the present, which are then combined to form the basis for the future as a natural process of growth and development that evolves itself through the “feedback” acquired from its own expression and activity. 1+1=2, we then add (combine) 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, 8+13=21, and so on.

The human body, when the arms and legs are extended to form an “X”, form the shape of a pentagram. This number, symbol, and idea correlates with the Hierophant of the Tarot, and Tiphareth on the Tree of Life, both of which represent the higher, conscious mind’s ability to govern and work through the lower mind as the means of experiencing itself. In Egypt the Pentagram was used to symbolize the “underworld” (Duat), which was represented as being “below” as the “foundation” out of which the material world was formed and held in place, setting the atmosphere and circumstances necessary for the activity of the higher mind to self-express as a means of “knowing itself” through its own outer reflection. This idea symbolizes our “spiritual arising” as the birth of the sun (star) into daylight, which provides us with a formula as a process for consciously conducting our own “rebirth”. We regenerate ourselves as a higher divine being by ruling over the elements of Nature, which are controlled and directed by “thought” and “will” – bringing order to chaos – and using our higher mind to purify and perfect ourselves. Stars and star-systems have a powerful impact on us psychologically and bear specific influences based on their position as a co-ordinance, their placement within the heavens, and the constellations they serve as a part in.

Fractal Patterns and the Nature of Mental Offspring

What science has come to call “fractal patterns” can be thought of as a “parent pattern” that reproduces itself as offspring that form the same “type or kind” of pattern, on a smaller scale. This idea of a parent-pattern (mental model) regenerating itself to produce a similar pattern, is the same way that our inner essence acts to produce itself (same pattern) as an outer reality, which then sets the stage for experiencing ourselves, and the experiences we formed serve to grow and develop us through the unique variations formed. Our outer reality is generated by our inner nature as a holographic pattern that’s used as the means for shaping the outer to be of an equivalent nature as the inner, setting the stage for the activity we engage in that allows us to “know ourselves” through the experience created. The part (inner self) and the whole (outer reality formed by the self) are the “same thing” on different scales and levels of existence, necessary in order to know ourselves through the outer reality of our own making. The part propagates wholes, and the whole propagates equivalent parts, both of which are formed out of the same “essence”. This forms the basis for fractal mathematics that demonstrate the creative process of the holographic principle of self-creation.

The Holographic Principle of Regeneration

 The pentagram represents the holographic principle of how the higher mind acts on the lower plane of the material world to shape it using the same attributes and qualities that it possesses. It describes how the inner forms the outer as a reverse image, held together by a “medium” formed as an energetic lattice or structuring mechanism (electromagnetic field) that allows us to perpetuate our own image as a means of “perceiving ourselves” through a greater whole formed out of the same archetypal matrix. Our archetypal matrix contains all the ingredients necessary for shaping our character which expresses naturally to tell a particular type of story by living it. Our inner nature forms our basic character, and our outer reality forms a corresponding stage and atmosphere for us to act out our life-story as a generalized theme. We shape everything around us to resemble us because we’re viewing it “through” our mental paradigm. One of the reasons we have trouble comprehending this is because we’re always working simultaneously out of both a conscious and unconscious state, and we tend to think of our “self” as being our body and physical appearance, rather than being our “mind” as a “mental model” that’s formed out of all our life experiences synthesized into a single idea that plays out as a “theme”.

What we call the “principle of formation” operates through vibration, which contains both the pattern (idea) and a self-assembling mechanism that constructs the idea into a 3-dimensional form. The “pattern” exists as a coherent 3-dimensional model or cohesive idea that vibrates at a frequency that’s unique to the pattern, and acts on the outer field of the group mind to only “vibrate” and call forth in an active state what “matches it” and can be used to assemble the same idea on a greater, more inclusive level. This process works through sympathetic resonance, which means it happens in a completely automatic (natural) way directly below the level of awareness. Each part is ordered in the same way as the whole, and is comprised of the same qualities and characteristics. A mental model is an invisible field of an energetic structure that activates only correlated (polarized) elements in everything else, which means we only perceive in the outer world what is of the same nature and idea as our inner world of thought and imagination. The inner and outer are symmetrical images of each other, where one (inner) forms a metaphor that plays out naturally through a larger, ongoing theme born out of the same qualities to produce a consistent type of experience.

Symmetry and the Principle of Phi

What we call “Phi” in science isn’t a number, it’s a “relationship” formed as an accumulative process of “halving and doubling”, that forms the basis for manifesting through a process of self-regeneration. It’s a self-replicating rhythm of “cause and effect”, where different sequences become more exact at different rates, forming “values”. It demonstrates a self-replicating system of dividing in half as an outward projection of yourself, similar to positioning mirrors so that they face each other. You can tell the “whole” by looking at the “part”, because the part contains the same values as the whole, and therefore resembles it. The part and the whole vibrate at the same frequency and act to organize the same model as a thematic idea on a smaller and greater level. All our thoughts and feelings propagate naturally out of our mental paradigm as an expression of it, and our perception of reality reflects back to us our own thoughts about it, which we then “interpret” using the same model that birthed them as a means of making them “mean something”. We interpret activities and events to give them meaning based on how we mold them into our ongoing story and narrative about things. We then translate our experiences into memory by molding them back into the same memory-model that formed them as an outgrowth, evolving it based on any new information attained. The same idea is acted out in many different situations and with different people, while still forming the same type of experience.

As two ideas or fields of information combine they naturally form a third element. A new field as a variation is formed through how polarized aspects of the same idea interact. This process is represented by the 4 elements, which are really comprised of 2 primary elements that combine to produce a 3rd, which is then concentrated through an evolutionary process to form a 4th. These 2 primary elements, which are polar opposites of each other, combine to form a complementary 3rd. The 2 primary elements are Fire and Water, which combine to form “Air”, which is the subtle light-body (atmosphere formed out of astral light) of the Earth. The earth element, which represents the manifestation of the “3 into 1”, is formed as a combination of light, water, and air, synthesized into a single form.

What we have come to call “reality” is formed by the interaction and relationship of 2 minds (fields of correlated information), where only the qualities they share in common actively express in forming a ”joint experience” of a “shared reality”. The basis for reality as an outer awareness can be thought of as an interaction formed between and individual mind (part) and a much larger and more inclusive group or universal mind. The universal mind, also called the Aether or astral field of “living memory”, contains all the information as attributes and qualities that form characteristics in a “latent state” of decoherence, and only forms into a coherent state when being “observed” (mentally interacting with) by the individual mind.

A coherent state means the information contained becomes organized into a light construct that’s of the same frequency (3-dimensional form) of the individual mind forming a relationship with it. The field of decoherent light (exists as what looks like a cloudy mist) is neutral in nature, not possessing any “active” component of its own, and exists in a chaotic and random state of “probability”, which means it forms the basis for an infinite variety of possibilities as a “wave-form” that’s only shaped into one possibility based on the mind interacting with it. Our energy field (frequency) is constantly collapsing the outer field into a coherent construct that forms a mirror image of our mental model, where we each experience a reality of our own making. This can be readily recognized by simply observing that every person who’s a part of the same event or situation “experiences” it in a different way that’s unique to them based on their own perspective, life-story, and mental paradigm.


You can know the unknown aspects of any equation and situation by how they exist in relation to the “known parts” of the same equation. The Golden Mean represents the relationship where the whole and the part simultaneously relate to each other in the same way. If you take a line as a segment and you divide it into 3 equal parts (thirds), and you combine 2 of the parts to form a larger segment, each part is still “proportionately” the same. The 2/3 represent Phi, symbolized as a circle with a line dividing it in half, and the Golden Mean represents the remaining 1/3. All growth comes by regenerating ourselves to form an equivalent outer form that mirrors back to us our own mental creation as the means for experiencing ourselves and shaping ourselves by way of our own self-produced experiences. Phi represents the relationship formed as an accumulative process, where we combine consistently with the same essence as qualities in everything else to produce a unique variation of the same idea. We repeat this process indefinitely as a means of consistently producing new experiences of ourselves, which are then integrated back into our mental model, upgrading and evolving it to a more expanded and inclusive form of the same overall idea.

The pentagram represents the elements being held in perfect (symmetrical) balance as an “ideal”. 1+1=2 as a multiplication of 1, which then reproduces by doubling – 2+2=4, 4+4=8, 8+8=16 and so on – which is the process of cellular growth (mitosis), where one cell regenerates itself billions of times, each time differentiating to perform a specialized function in the greater whole of which it’s a part. It does this by using a “spatial map” as a hologram (body of synchronized information to form a system) that’s an invisible template used as a form of blueprint for intricately constructing a material replica of itself. Our soul exists as a field of concentrated memory acquired through an accumulative process of self-regeneration that’s “imprinted” in and on the Pineal gland, known as the “seat of the soul”, as a hologram or coherent field of crystallized memory (light) that acts not only as the “builders plan” for the body and personality, but also for the reality emanated through the brain and nervous system of the body. The subtle body, also called our etheric-double or astral body, exists and functions systematically through 10 primary principles, represented by the concept of the “Tree of Life” as 10 centers (spheres), 3 outside the body that encase the other 7, which form an energetic circuit as an axis for consciousness to function within the body. The 3 principle aspects of the mind that contain the other 7 within it, can be thought of as the Supernal or Superconscious that never enters into it’s own physical formation and always resides on the outer periphery formed by the 6 principles of the Formative Plane (2 Triads of the Conscious and Subconscious), which coalesce and manifest in the 7th.

Becoming Whole

All growth towards perfection comes as “ideal proportions”, where 2 combine to form a third as a cohesion of shared qualities. The large part is identical proportionately to the smaller part in terms of the properties that make up their constitution. We can understand how polarized planes function by realizing the upper plane is the whole and the lower plane is the “part” (body) located within the whole, where we live and experience ourselves within the reality of our own making. You can recognize your own “repressed nature” and the parts of your self that you’ve “disowned” by how they form a natural part of your outer reality and the relationship you form with them as a “reaction”. We disown, deny having, and refuse to express the parts of our us that have been judged as being bad or wrong by others. As we were judged for having certain traits, we also came to judge ourselves in the same way, where we refused to express them and denied having them as a result. Yet these repressed parts of our own nature are hidden within our subconscious mind and still form a natural part of our perception of the outer world. As we perceive them in others or as playing out in a situation, we form a reaction to them using the same judgment. The basis of what we call spiritual or psychological healing comes by recognizing the disowned parts of ourselves and using our rational mind of reasoning to find a way to bring them into expression in an appropriate and beneficial way.

Quintessence and the Process of Self-Perfection and Creation

The way to work consciously in being able to create our own experiences and develop our character in an intentional and deliberate way, is laid out for us through a model of complementary aspects called “vices and virtues”. Vices can be thought of as weaknesses and character flaws that form addictions and are destructive in nature, and virtues are strengths that empower us and provide us with the means for transforming weaknesses into strengths. We can act on ourselves to evolve ourselves to a higher and more divine nature by first recognizing what our weaknesses are and then intentionally employing the opposite trait as a means of transforming them. The other system that’s been laid out for us to use as a psychological means for developing ourselves to be of a more “divine nature” is the archetypes of the Zodiac (our archetypal matrix), and the pantheon of the gods of mythology. These systems portray an assortment of characters (gods) whose nature is formed out of a dynamic combination of qualities and characteristics that express to form natural behaviors as a way of functioning that play out naturally in telling a particular type of story as a way of creating ourselves through our ability to express divine qualities.

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When we use divine, god-like qualities to shape ourselves through the experiences created while expressing them, we shape ourselves to be god-like and divine in nature. This comes by taking a quality as a way of being and concentrating on expressing it in the best and most accurate way you can. For example, you can choose a state of “calm”, and embody that quality as a “state of mind” and way of being where, no matter what situation you’re in as you go through your day, you use it to practice remaining cool, calm, and collected. No matter what’s going on around you or what’s being projected towards you, you stay focused and cultivate a sense of inner calm in relation to it. If you start reacting or taking on the attitude and emotions being actively expressed by others around you, catch yourself, realize what’s happening, and intentionally work within yourself to induce a state of peace and inner calm.

Take an attitude of developing skill in managing your own state of mind, and what you’ll realize pretty early into it is that it produces a similar affect on everything around you. By keeping yourself calm and relaxed you’ll tend to cause everyone else to feel calm in your presence. If volatile emotions are being expressed by someone near you, you can “neutralize” their emotions by simply not taking them on and allowing them to affect you, where, instead of amplifying them, you act to “mirror them back” to the person expressing them. This same process works with any quality, which is formed as a mental state, such as excitement and enthusiasm, joy and happiness, understanding and exercising compassion, feeling sad and discouraged, and so on. Pick a quality as a characteristic, and practice being that way until you perfect it within your own being. Cultivate it until you can induce it willfully as a means of determining and managing your own state of mind and creating new and more desirable experiences of yourself. As you consistently practice being a certain way, you begin acquiring new experiences which, when built up over time and accumulated in a consistent fashion become a natural part of your own character.

Modeling & Imitating – Becoming Like Another

We’re all born into the world as children with the natural ability to create ourselves through imitating and pretending to be like our favorite characters and super heroes, but as we mature, this gets taught out of us. If you’re not quite sure how to “be” a certain way, or what you need to do with your physiology as a means of embodying certain qualities, you can find someone who naturally displays the qualities you want to cultivate, and you can start by studying them to see how it is they do whatever they’re doing. For example, if you want to cultivate “confidence”, find someone you know that exudes an air of confidence, and ask yourself what are they doing that makes them appear confident? Notice how they hold their body, what their posture is, gestures, facial expression, tone and rhythm of their voice when they speak, how they talk, and how they conduct themselves as a normal way of being. Once you illicit the formula of behaviors, practice being that way yourself. Think of this in the same way you did when you were a kid and you were playing with friends by imitating your favorite movie characters.

As you begin embodying certain traits and qualities notice how it makes you “feel”. Keep working to perfect the behavior by adjusting what you’re doing until it makes you feel the way you want to feel. Once you get it just the way you want it, practice being that way repeatedly until it starts becoming natural and you develop it into a habit. Any behavior practiced consistently for a period of four to six weeks, becomes built into the muscle as memory, where you start doing it as your natural way of being. Also, keep in mind as you begin practicing new postures and ways of being that at first it’s going to feel awkward and unnatural. This is simply due to the fact that you haven’t become familiar with it and developed it into a habit yet. All of what we call ‘natural behaviors’ were formed through our conditioning as kids where we were trained by others around us to imitate the same character traits and behaviors being utilized by everyone who was a part of our family dynamic. Think of transformation as a form of “self-conditioning” where you start by forming a vision of yourself as what you consider to be the best version of yourself as your highest “ideal”. You can only “create” in an intentional manner when you have a vision and well-formed idea of what it is you’re creating. So you want to start by forming a vision of yourself as your highest possibility, and then ask yourself what new qualities you’ll need to develop in yourself in order to be that way, and what character flaws or weaknesses you need to transform by employing their complementary opposite as a virtue.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Pentagram and the Law of Regeneration – The Quintessence, Golden Ratio of Phi, and the Holographic Nature of the Universe

The Pentagram is a geometric symbol formed as a five-pointed star contained within a circle (Monad), and typically represents what’s called the 5th element of the ether, which can also be thought of as the primary element of the “mind and soul” that precedes all material manifestations. It represents the power of the mind in being able to shape and utilize the 4 elements of the material world as a means of creating, and as the base element or etheric model which we then continue to develop to a higher, and more refined state of self-perfection, forming what’s called the Quintessence. The fifth Element represents the fluidic substance of the Etheric body which can be thought of as a holographic model that encompasses and organizes the 4 Elements of the material realm – fire (electrified plasma), air (gaseous), water (liquid), and earth (solid) – into a “living form”. It symbolizes mind-over-matter in the sense that the mind, which is the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds, permeates, and encompasses the body (commonly called the aura), has a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it that serves to organize matter into a biological form through a process of self-replication and regeneration of a single cell. The initial cell contains all the information necessary for constructing the entire body along with a holographic blueprint that tells it where to spatially locate within the body. The original cell not only regenerates itself billions of times, each time reconfiguring the base genetic information to form a specialized function in the greater whole, but also seems to “act on itself” to assemble itself into a living biological organism.

The greater whole is comprised of the sum of its parts, and each part contains the information and image of the whole within it. In this sense, the outer world as a greater whole is produced (assembled) as a projection of the information contained within a single part, and the inner world as the part, contains the etheric blueprint for assembling the outer world into a corresponding image as a reflection of itself on a greater level. The whole is formed by taking the same group of information contained within the part, and reconfiguring it to form a unique variation of the same basic idea (pattern) on a larger and more inclusive level. What we perceive as an outer reality is formed as a projection of our own mental paradigm, formed on the inner planes of our mind. This same idea can also be understood by realizing that as we shape an idea in our mind, bringing it alive with sensation, we cause it to “vibrate” on the inner planes, forming a thematic frequency, and that frequency serves to order and organize the light of the outer world into a corresponding metaphorical pattern that reflects back to us our own mental creation. This principle is known as the holographic principle, and is represented by the pentagram because when drawn properly, the inner part of the star forms a smaller star or pentad that’s upside down in relation to the larger, outer pentad.

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This same idea also represents the fundamental law of polarity, which is symbolized by the Triad or triangle, where two opposing aspects (two points that are on the same level) of the same thing are reconciled in forming a third element (single point of the apex) as a unified whole. All movement, which is the basis for vibration and what acts to shape an idea into a 3-dimensional form, is based on the interaction of polar opposites. Each single element, represented by the points on the star, are formed as a triad, and is what forms the infrastructure of the whole shape, where the inner and outer are mirror images of each other on a smaller and larger scale at the same time. What we call the “4 elements”, are really 2 elements, fire and water, which combine to produce the third element of air, and air forms the finer atmosphere (etheric body) of what becomes a solid form (physical body). This same principle operates through DNA to produce a biological being by taking two strands (male and female) or sequences of genetic information (memory) and combining them to form a third sequence as the blueprint for producing a new variation (offspring) as a unique configuration. This forms the basis for what’s called the “Three in One law”, where a single entity is comprised of three aspects that each play a different role and function in creating and maintaining a greater whole. Any single being has a dual nature, formed as electric and magnetic forces that act as a form of “switching mechanism” for turning on some information, while turning off other information, forming a new configuration that expresses in new and original ways. As we interact with the world around us we’re constantly shaping it into a mirror image of ourselves based on what stands out and is used to form our experience, and what goes unnoticed, and is therefore left out. What we refer to as our etheric blueprint can be thought of as being equivalent to our mental paradigm, which is comprised of memory that’s synthesized into a single model or archetypal matrix. Our mental model forms the etheric blueprint we use for organizing, growing, and regenerating ourselves throughout our lifetime.

The Fibonacci Sequence of the Golden Ratio

All growth and regeneration takes place through a natural process symbolized by what’s called the Fibonacci Sequence of the Golden Ratio. These principles represent the natural processes used as a means of growing ourselves through a fundamental process of adaptation and modification. We act initially to produce new experiences by perceiving the outer world through our paradigm, reshaping it into a new variation of an ongoing theme, and then we integrate the experience back into the mental model that birthed it as memory, where it acts to evolve it based on any new information acquired. We grow ourselves systematically throughout our life by producing new experiences of a common theme that are accumulated and built up over time as memory of ourselves attained through our own mental projections. This process demonstrates the harmony and beauty inherent in the relationship between the part and the whole, between our inner self and our outer world, which are formed as a mirror image of each other. Symmetry (duality) and harmony (resonance) are an essential part of all natural phenomena. The Fibonacci Sequence is where you take any two numbers and add them together to create a new number as their sum total, then add the last one in relationship to the total, to get a new total, and so on. Example: 0 + 1 =1; 1 + 1 = 2; 1 + 2 = 3; 2 + 3 = 5; 3 + 5 = 8; 5 + 8 = 13; 8 + 13 = 21; 13 + 21 = 34;  and so on. Once you develop a whole sequence, the relationship as the ratio between the last and the second to last, comes out close to Phi, which is represented by the number 1.618. This can be understood in the practical sense by realizing that the most recent past, combined with the present as a modification, combine to form the basis for the future. We grow through life by first producing new variations of our life theme (archetypal makeup), and then by integrating them back into our model as a means of evolving ourselves to a new level of expression.

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Five represents the Phi relationship through halving and doubling, demonstrated by the relationship of 2 + 3 = 5. The relationship between the 2 and 3 is one of symmetry, because if you take the 2 and divide it into equal parts of 1, then add the part (1) to the whole (2), you get 3. Three is formed as one and a half of two. All growth and development throughout the natural world comes about through a symmetrical process of halving and doubling (self-replicating as the means of growing), represented by the Golden Ratio, and the mathematical relationship of Phi. You don’t want to think of Phi as a number, per se, but as the relationship that exists between the parts and the whole, both of which exist in harmony with each other on different scales, levels, and magnitudes at the same time. All parts exist in a harmonious ratio to each other as half’s and doubles. The cellular structure of a living organism, for example, grows through a generative process of a single cell dividing itself in half (self-replicating) to produce a twin or double, and then continues to grow through a process of doubling and multiplying. One cell divides to become 2 cells, and then doubles to become 4, and doubles again to become 8, and again to become 16, then 32, 64, 128, and so on.

Symbolic Significance of the Star

The star has always been the symbol of excellence, power, and authority. It’s used in rating systems, military ranking, fame as stardom, excellence as superstars, and conveys a deep seated association with excellence, brilliance, and superiority. In many spiritual traditions it was the symbol used to ward off evil. An upright star with the single tip triangle at the top center, with the other four at angles below it, represents the soul’s ability to master the 4 Elements of material existence which require it to resist evil. The Pentagram reversed, with the 4 Elements above the single tip triangle at the bottom, represents the material elements controlling and using the mind to create. The devil (lived spelt backwards) is an archetype that evolved out of the mythological god called “Pan”. Pan is typically portrayed as being part human and part animal, usually depicted as having two horns (divided mind), red hair (passionate), a human torso with goats body from the waist down (sexual organs), with hooves and a tail, and represented the lustful fertility of nature inherent in “animal instincts” and the process mating and regeneration. When this energy is allowed to run freely without exercising restraint born out of good judgment, it’s known to induce an intense feelings of “panic” (anxiety) or “pandemonium” (disorder and confusion), that was commonly thought of as having “inner demons” or being possessed by evil spirits. Not so much in the sense of what we normally think of as being demonic, and therefor evil, but more as raw animal-like qualities that eventually take control of our mind and will, producing equivalently deranged emotions, perverted thoughts, and immoral behaviors, which act to degrade the soul by becoming more animal-like in nature. A reversed pentagram can also represent the divine soul’s descent into an animal body, where it becomes corrupted with perverted qualities commonly associated with primal instincts and behaviors driven by negative emotions.

Inverted pentagram

The symbol of the Pentad (created by connecting the outer tips of the star together with straight lines), represents a doorway that leads to parallel dimensions of the astral (star) plane. This is the symbol used to represent a “stargate” that leads to higher dimensions of consciousness which we can only pass through while inhabiting an animal body by raising our own mental vibration through a process of self-purification. As we develop our ability to control our own lower nature governed by animal passions (4 elements of the material world), a form of “rebirth” takes place as a form of spiritual ascension. The Pentad corresponds to the throat chakra of the subtle body, where thoughts are formed into word-pictures that are resonated on the inner planes, calling forth a corresponding outer reality. Words that are formed into sensationalized pictures in our imagination, fill us with a desire to experience them (heart chakra), which acts to generate an emotion in response to it (solar plexus), which becomes the motivating force for how we express it (arousal – sexual chakra), in producing an outer experience of it (root chakra). As we speak, we systematically call forth the reality of our thoughts. The throat chakra acts as the gateway between the higher world of pure mind and thought, and the material world of sensation and experience. Once we form a clear understanding of how it is we call forth and determine our own life experiences, we can begin using the power of imagination to shape and direct the natural forces of the material plane and gain control over our own lower nature. This is the basis for learning how to master our own mind and body in the pursuit of personal excellence.

Dreaming into Being - the chakras of the subtle body

All regeneration comes from a “seed” that contains a pattern that grows by producing more of the same pattern on many different scales and levels, called fractal patterns. These self-replicating fractal patterns multiply through a process of growth and development where a part reproduces to form a new whole. We not only reproduce physically by bearing children with the same appearance and character as we have, but also emotionally, psychologically, and perceptually, as a product and outgrowth of our mental paradigm. Our model of the world, as a dynamic pattern of interwoven memories, meaning, beliefs, values, preferences, tendencies, temperament, and so on, systematically produce our inner and outer reality as fractals of each other. Our mental model is a metaphorical pattern that forms every aspect of our inner and outer reality as being comprised of the same idea, formed on a smaller and larger scale at the same time. When we draw a star, the center of the star forms another Pentad and a smaller scale that’s a reversed (polarized), mirror image. The shape of the Pentad or pentagon is formed by connecting all of the outer points of the star with straight lines. The same shape is produced inwardly at the center, where another star can be drawn upside down, producing another Pentagram on an even smaller scale. This represents the holographic effect of the outer and inner being formed from the same pattern at different scales and interwoven levels as parallel planes that blend together in forming a larger cohesive dimension.

Fractal patterns

The spiritual, invisible realm of pure subtle (scalar) energy, forms the electromagnetic field of the etheric body as a hologram (highly organized field of information), which acts as a spatial blueprint for organizing and forming both the physical body and outer reality of the body, as the same “entity” formed on multiple levels and interlaced dimensions at the same time. This idea is represented by the 5th element of the etheric body, produced by coalescing the 4 elements of the material plane into a single entity as an outer body of light that serves as a vehicle for acquiring experiences of itself as an entire reality. Likewise, the inner reality of our thoughts and visions form the perceptual lens we look through to see the same archetypal idea playing out around us as a greater theme that provides us with the basis for attaining experiences of ourselves through our own mental projection. Our mental model serves as a vibratory frequency and etheric template that’s mentally superimposed over the outer environment and used to (re)form it to be a correspondence of our inner reality, shaped as a more inclusive and complex pattern that sets the stage necessary for acquiring experiences of ourselves through our own mental projection. What we perceive as a greater reality is formed through a dynamic layering of holographic fractal patterns formed on multiple levels and scales simultaneously in forming what we experience as a single reality.

Phi symbolizes the symmetrical process of regeneration which is achieved by a single entity dividing itself into two equal parts as a means of multiplying and forming the same metaphorical pattern on multiple scales and levels at the same time, all of which are proportionately of the same ratio. While Phi is usually thought of as a number (1.618), it can be more accurately thought of as a relationship a single entity forms with different aspects of itself that manifest in different ways and on different levels in forming a single reality. Every aspect that makes up our outer reality is reflecting back to us an inner aspect of our character and psychological makeup. It represents the relationship formed between the part and the whole, as a proportionately smaller version, and the whole with a part, all of which are of the same nature, characteristics, and type (classification). Phi represents the “ideal” as the “Golden Ratio”, where different sequences become more exact at different scales. It represents an “ideal” (excellence) as a core value. A value that becomes a self-replicating rhythm, like mirrors facing each other, where the image becomes smaller and smaller each time it’s reflected. You don’t have to be able to see or know the whole in order to understand it, because the part resembles the whole, and operates by the same values and principles.

Pentagram - five elements

The Quintessence is a term used to describe a state of perfection formed as an “ideal”, achieved through a consistent process of regenerating yourself to a higher and more refined level of consciousness. This process of spiritual regeneration is undertaken through the principles represented by the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio of Phi, as a natural process of growth and development that’s self-administered and self-regulated. We work with our etheric body (mental model), which forms the vibratory frequency that replicates itself on different scales to produce what we experience as an outer reality, and our “self” as an intrinsic part of that reality, to transform it by consistently producing new types of experience. As we integrate new experiences of ourselves we upgrade and evolve the memory of ourselves that form our mental model. Our inner model acts to project the outer world as a reflection of itself on a larger and more inclusive scale, which is then absorbed as the means of “knowing ourselves” through our own creation, and molded back into the model that birthed it, evolving it according to any new variations formed. The outer is always acting on the inner to grow and concentrate it, and the inner forms the seed that produces the outer as continuous reflection. They exist in exact proportion to each other as the same idea being coordinated and played out on different scales at the same time. Our subtle body is an electromagnetic field formed as a hologram that vibrates at a particular frequency, and serves as a spatial blueprint for growing and developing the physical body as a 3-D biological form, through a consistent process of cellular regeneration. The cell contains the information of the whole as genetic composition, which is comprised of two complementary aspects that combine to form a new matrix of information by matching 3 out of 4 codons in each sequence. Each part is produced by forming different combinations of the same information, based on what’s “turned on” and what’s “turned off”, to form a sequence that performs a specialized role and function in the operation of a greater whole.

The pentagram represents the Hermetic axiom of “the higher and lower, and inner and outer as being comprised of the same thing”, and the etheric body as the seed or core the forms the outer reality as a hologram. Our inner nature, formed out of a formula of qualities and characteristics, forms the informational basis for producing our outer world of experience. The inner and outer are formed as extensions of each other, formed on different scales and magnitudes at the same time. What we perceive as existing outside of us, is a direct metaphorical reflection of what exists inside of us, and forms the basis necessary for “experiencing ourselves” through our own mental projection. As above, so below, as within, so without, in the miraculous workings of the One thing. The Pentagram represents our creative power to act as an authority in our own life, to develop ourselves into an ideal that simultaneously changes the outer reality and how we experience ourselves within and as a fundamental part of that reality. All of which we are created through the dynamic relationship of the mind (spirit) with the 4 Elements of the material world, which are formed and exist as a part of the same vibratory model as a frequency.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

Transpersonal Psychologist, Mind-Body Health Consultant, and Spiritual Teacher

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