i want to know if any of you had an experience like this.i’m asking this,because i read this one from a jozephine mccarthy’s book
Platonic solids and geometric shapes often appear in magic simply
because they are a natural part of our world. They are the purest form
of a power expression in harmony with itself and when a being appears
to you as a platonic solid you know you have reached one of its deepest
and most powerful forms. When the angel of death and destruction
appears before you as a cube, you know you are in for a bit of a
The forms that beings take to appear to us, i.e. wings, eyes, swords,
teeth, fire etc is their way of talking slowly to us: they play down their
size, cool their power and dress up from images in our cultural
imagination so that we can interact with them and understand what
they are about. If an angelic being appeared before you as a cube, you
would blink and scratch your head before finding yourself fried to a
crisp. If an angelic being appeared before you with a flaming sword,
fancy armour, nice hair do, big wings and a cheesy grin, then you
know that the angel is really down playing it for the ants (or it is a parasite dressing up for you).
And now a quote from koetting’s last newsletter
In order to anchor these forces to the earth and physical environment of the worshipper, yet at the same time avoiding polluting the perception with false image identifications of these forces, the Nabataeans represented these powers with cubes of black stone, roughly carved, with no anthropomorphic associations.
It’s genius, really: what shape other than cube could possibly be as impersonal?