Human Design

The Human Design System channeled by Ra Uru Hu in 1987 was a breakthrough in knowledge that aimed at synthesizing ancient wisdom tools into a modern tool for self-knowledge. When Ra Uru Hu was given the information he was given the body graph and its channels and hexagram correspondences as well as the geometric and specifications for the body graph.

As Ra worked with the materials attempting to understand the knowledge associated with the structure he was given he came up with his own interpretation of the information. The evolution of Human Design was critical in bringing new knowledge of how the systems it included in the body graph could be synthesized. However, Ra was a messenger not a theoretician or a social scientist and he knew that he needed more scientific knowledge to make the information he was given longevity.


The Four Worlds

Ancient Wisdom teaches that we live in a multidimensional universe and function in four worlds accessible to our consciousness as well as other dimensional realities that are beyond the veil of general awareness.

In recent times, more people are talking about and recognizing that consciousness is not limited to the waking world and that many individuals function in dimensions of time and space that cannot be easily quantified.

As a clinical psychologist, I have worked with dreams and other dimensional awareness throughout my practice and have documented the worlds in the Beyond Human Design Charts statistically as well as clinically.

In short, there are many layers of functioning, but those who only believe in the physical and personality expressions of being are limited and missing out on learning from the other realities they’re actually operating in unconsciously.



The ancient wisdom describes these fields of resonance emanating from
the center as elements. The elements are the vibratory archetypes of
Cosmic Intelligence that underlie creation. Ether, Air, Fire, Water,
and Earth. These five patterns of vibration are at the core of the
sciences of the ancients. Dr. Stone writes: “Patterns are mind energy
fields. [underlined in the original] Each type of energy has a
vibratory speed and wave length which determines its function and
affinity to other similar units of energy functioning in the body, or
outside in the cosmos. They are the fundamental resonances that are
the inner vibrational basis of all phenomena. The elemental harmonics
are understood as four phases of radiation (Air, Fire, Water, and
Earth) from one center (Ether). Each of the elements represents a
progressively denser, more material radiation of a single force, a
harmonic of the underlying singular harmony. The elements are
archetypal harmonics corresponding to the phases of materialization in
the Polarity Evolutionary Cycle.


Ether is the matrix through which thought forms are brought into
etheric patterns which then crystallize into physical expression. Ether
resonates with prana, the life breath of the cosmos and sonic medium of
the Divine will to create. Ether is the principle in consciousness that
draws from the universal medium of prana, cosmic breath, to project
into physicality the intelligent patterns that sustain matter. The
other elements radiate outward from within this all-pervasive subtle
inner medium as they step-down into more and more solid matter. The
potency of the emanation drops as the energy moves away from the center
and steps down from Spirit to matter. The etheric body is a high
vibrational matrix which steps energy down from the subtle universal
elements into materiality. Ether is the womb through which the
subtle inner quintessence of the universal elements combine into the
combination of the five gross elements which sustains matter.


Metaphysics is the science of the universals;

it is the science of
essences, i.e. realities that are universal and unchanging,i.e. do not
depend on time or any particular degree of manifestation. Metaphysics is
not the same as speculative philosophy or theories of creation.
Metaphysics is and is true whether or not Big Bang Theory of the
Hypothesis of Evolution are true. The subject matter of metaphysics
proper is the Truth as perceived by the so-called Divine Mind.
Metaphysics is not a human knowledge but is the content of the Divine
Intellect or Pure Intellect. Metaphysics is not invented or learned; it
cannot really be taught; it is only discovered, i.e. remembered, by a
Seeing that is altogether other-worldly and absolute. This science,
contrary to all other human sciences, is not done by speculation or
experimentation but through intellection which is a transcendental, and
by no means mental, activity of the spirit.

Metaphysics is about Truth Itself and not what men and women, whether
saints or philosophers, have thought or said about the truth.
Metaphysics is about the architectonics of reality as a whole, i.e.
totality, as opposed to empirical science which consider reality only
insofar as it is sensible and measurable by minds and men. We cannot
say, for example, that metaphysics is other than physics though it is
also not identical with it. Metaphysics encompasses all other sciences
and is their very ground, but the nature of its relation to human
sciences is always misunderstood; this relation is best understood only
within the framework of an analogy, of course until the attainment of
metaphysical realization which is the same as the Liberation. So, we
offer the following analogy that we hope clarifies the nature of the
relationship between metaphysics and empirical reality or empirical

Consider a video game in which your avatar, i.e. your embodied
character inside the game-world, is put in a world similar to ours and
its mission is to explore this world and find its natural laws.
Basically, in this game you are a scientist that has to use the tools of
the game to find the most general regularities of that world, things
such as  gravity, electricity, etc. Now, if we want to transpose the
idea of metaphysical knowledge into the context of this game, what
element of the game should we choose? Let us begin by saying that
metaphysics is not anything of the nature of a fact or a piece of
knowledge within the game-world and can be sought and found in the same
manner that one seeks and finds the facts of a world. It is not
something that our scientist can find by means of exploring inside the world game.

Within the context of our game, metaphysical knowledge can be
compared not to any natural law or any fact of the game-world but to the
programming code that is behind the very phenomenon called the
game-world and has made that world possible. Our scientist cannot find
this underlying code by exploring inside the game-world and
experimenting on its phenomena; he himself and all his explorations,
etc. are nothing but the manifestations of the programming code
underlying the game. To access metaphysical knowledge, i.e. the code in
this analogy, the avatar does not even have to look outside himself or
to move around, for this knowledge is, as it were, inside him, i.e.
known by realizing that “there is a game” and then trying to transcend
it. Now, how a game can be programmed so to make such our scenario
possible, and whether it is possible or not, is entirely irrelevant
here. The point of analogy was only to show the radical nature of this
science of metaphysics and its relation to all other empirical sciences
which can know only what is inside the game and not what is behind it.
Even the methods of inquiry are radically different: In empirical
science we explore and experiment, but metaphysical truths, i.e. that
programming code, is not susceptible to such methods of investigations;
the only way of accessing such knowledge is to somehow exit or transcend
the game, or more precisely, to wake up rather than to look out and

It is natural that the methods of inquiry inside the game, methods
designed to find empirical facts and natural laws, can in no way help
one even become aware of the possibility of a programming code behind
the game, let alone finding that code. All such methods, all empirical
sciences, are sciences of phenomena, but metaphysics, being the science
of essences, i.e. the science noumena as opposed to phenomena,
has nothing to do with phenomena but the meaning behind them. In other
words, metaphysics studies the metaphysical roots of phenomena.
Therefore, the failure of empirical methods in becoming conscious of the
possibility of metaphysical knowledge, let alone discovering it, is
only a failure and a shortcoming and doesn’t mean that there is no
metaphysical foundation, or code, behind the game, a code that is
different from the facts and natural laws inside the game simply because
these laws are themselves manifestations, or projections, of that very
code. One cannot use these methods to prove or deny the existence of a
program behind the game, and this indicates the futility of all attempts
at denying that there is a metaphysical foundation behind all things.
The ultimate proof of metaphysical truths and realities is metaphysical
realization, and this realization has been known and done and is not
something up for discussion or refutation. As we have said many times,
those trying to deny metaphysical knowledge, which by the way has
nothing to do with god or religion but encompasses them, are like blind
men trying to dispute the reality of a rainbow. A true metaphysician,
i.e. a Jivan Mukta, never bothers trying to prove to anyone the
possibility and reality of metaphysical truth; he can at best show the
way for the seeker of truth to see and realize for himself that which is
never a matter of opinion or speculation of any kind: The only proof of the Face is the face Itself.  

Now, what does all this have to do with geometry? Well, as we said
metaphysics is the science of universal and immutable truths, realities
that are unchanging, and hence do not depend on time or any becoming
whatsoever. Thus, all theories of creation, modern or traditional,
religious or secular, are only human theories and speculations and at
best have symbolic value, for they all presuppose a becoming of some
sort. In metaphysics, there is no becoming. Creation is a human fact;
from a metaphysical, i.e. transcendental, point of view, creation and
becoming are absurd and unreal concepts. But since we find ourselves as
humans in the midst of a world of becoming, our thinking is conditioned
by it and can understand things mostly in terms of being and becoming.
At the same time, because of the transcendental nature of metaphysics it
can only be understood through analogies until the point of
metaphysical realization in and through which all metaphysical truths
are grasped immediately and intuitively and with absolute certainty.

A proper and successful analogy is that which is based on a
fundamental but common feature present in both sides of the analogy.
Since immutability and the absence of time and becoming is the most
fundamental and definite characteristic of metaphysics, the most
appropriate analogical means for its expression should be another
science that is devoid of the concepts of time and becoming. We know
that all empirical sciences such as physics, biology, etc. are in fact
about change and becoming, so they cannot possibly provide enough ground
for a successful analogical method of communicating metaphysical
truths. Of all the sciences accessible to man, the only one that is
devoid of the concept of change and time is geometry, and in general
pure mathematics. There is a direct correspondence between most
propositions of geometry and abstract algebra, and this to the extent
that we can even say geometry and abstract algebra are only two
different ways of expressing same mathematical truths: In abstract
algebra we are dealing with abstract symbols and their relationships but
in geometry we are dealing with spatial relationships, so it is like
abstract algebra only with the advantage of visualization. For this
reason, geometry is a little more suitable for communicating
metaphysical truths because it allows some space for visualization which
is a great tool in all learning.

Thus, we believe and we can show that metaphysical truths, which are
entirely independent of the concepts of god, creation, divine, etc. but
are at the same time the very source and ground of all these concepts
and realities, is best conveyed through geometry. And it is no surprise
that geometry has always been considered a sacred science and present
almost in all esoteric schools such as Pythagoreanism, Platonism,
Neoplatonism, Eastern and Western religious esoterisms, and also in
Freemasonry. For example, the letter G at the center of
the symbol for Freemasonry consisting of square and a compass,
traditional tools of architecture, stands both for God and Geometry, in
which God is viewed as the Great Architect of the Universe who creates
by means of immutable and intelligible relationships, i.e. geometrical
forms. We only add that geometry is not to be seen as identical with
metaphysics, and we should not think that in reality there are points
and circles; but geometry and its concepts are used as the best symbolic
means of expressing intelligible realities that are beyond any spatial
relationships. In other words, geometry is the reflection of
intelligible truths in the plane of human mind which can understand
things only in terms of the conditions of time and space. The reflection
of the sun in the pond is not the sun but can tell much about the sun,
at least about its form. Metaphysics too exposes the universal forms by
which truth can manifest Itself, the Truth Itself and in Itself
remaining always unmanifest and only known by being it, a mode of
knowledge accessed upon metaphysical realization, i.e. Supreme Identity.

It is outside the scope of this article to delve into geometry and
show the metaphysical truths that are reflected in it. Our goal was only
to show, firstly, the radical nature of the science of metaphysics and
its relationship to all other spheres of human knowledge, and secondly,
to suggest the best way of approaching this science, which is done
through geometry. We hope that in the future we can devote a few
articles to some aspects of metaphysics using geometrical truths. The
main problem that makes metaphysics difficult to understand for the
average mind is that metaphysics is not a science for everyone and
requires a very refined and objective intelligence not deformed by the
assaults made against the mind by the universal compulsory education.
One needs to know some abstract algebra and be very well familiar with
geometry, particularly the theory of functions, power series, Taylor
Expansions, etc. in order to perceive the subtle metaphysical truth
reflected in these forms. However, metaphysical truths, which is a way
toward liberation and Supreme Identity,
is not the only way. Religion and spiritual disciplines have the same
end in view. While metaphysics is the way to Truth for the born
philosopher, religion is a way for everyone, even the last man. The
spiritual man if he succeeds may come to see the Face of Truth, but the
metaphysician if he succeeds comes to see the Whole of Truth. 

Image above: A Hermetic Temple:  an integration of the Seventh Book of Hermes
Trismegistos (12 Penalties, 10 Potencies and the Secret Song of
Regeneration) with the Tree of Life, pillars of Solomon and Zodiac signs
with their Elements


Tarot & Astrology: The Major Arcana

0 – The Fool – Uranus – Card of Air
1 – The Magician – Mercury
2 – The High Priestess – The Moon
3 – The Empress – Venus
4 – The Emperor – Aries
5 – The Hierophant – Taurus
6 – The Lovers – Gemini
7 – The Chariot – Cancer
8 – Strength – Leo
9 – The Hermit – Virgo
10 – Wheel of Fortune – Jupiter
11 – Justice – Libra
12 – The Hanged Man – Neptune – Card of Water
13 – Death – Scorpio
14 – Temperance – Sagittarius
15 – The Devil – Capricorn
16 – The Tower – Mars
17 – The Star – Aquarius
18 – The Moon – Pisces
19 – The Sun – The Sun
20 – Judgement – Pluto – Card of Fire
21 – The World – Saturn – Card of Earth

The Minor Arcana also has astrological correspondences, but that’s for another post. 

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The electric inter-sensitizing of the two pulsing light extensions of the One still Light is for the purpose of recording thought-patterns in matter.
Mind knows but one Idea as a whole. Thought is Idea taken apart and patterened as separate idea. Thought is patterened idea electrically expressed and electrically recorded in matter by its two pulsing, interchanging lights.
This universe of matter in motion is but the electric record of thought. The process of recoding is to take the One undivided Universal Idea apart and express it as many seemingly divided parts. This gives form and multiplicity into many seeming parts and things of a universe of but one thing.
Electricity is the servant of the God-Mind. Electricity expresses the desire in the God-Mind for creative expression by seemingly dividing the One still light into transient waves of spectrum divided positive-negative colors of light.
This entire universe of seeming substantiality consists solely of transient light waves in seeming motion.
Motion itself is illusion.

:::Walter Russell – The secret of Light:::



Light cannot be seen; it can only be known. Light is still. The sense of sight cannot respond to stillness. That which the eyes “feel” and believe to be Light is but wave motion simulating the idea of Light. Like all things else in this electric wave universe the idea of Light cannot be produced. Electric waves simulate idea only. They do not become idea.
When man sees the light of the sun he believes that he is actually seeing light when the nerves of his eyes are but “feeling” the intense, rapid, shortwave vibrations of the kind of wave motion which he senses as incandescence. The intensely vibrant electric current mirrored into the senses of the eyes fairly burns them. They cannot stand that high rate of vibration. The eyes would be destroyed by such a vibration, but light would not be the cause of that destruction. Fast motion, simulating light, would be the cause. It would be like sending a high voltage electric current over a wire so fine that the current would burn it out.
Man likewise cannot see darkness. The nerves of his eyes which sense motion slow down to a rate of vibration which he can no longer “feel.”
Man is so accustomed to the idea that he actually sees light in various intensities illuminating various substances to greater or lesser degree that it is difficult for him to realize that his own senses are but acting as mirrors to reflect various intensities of wave motion. But that is all that is happening.
Every electrically conditioned thing in Nature reflects the vibrations of every other thing, to fulfill its desire to synchronize its vibrations with every other thing All matter is the motion of light. All motion is expressed in waves. All light waves are mirrors which reflect each other’s condition unto the farthermost star.
This is an electrically conditioned wave universe. All wave conditions are forever seeking oneness. For this reason all sensation responds to all other sensation.

:::Walter Russell – The secret of Light:::



The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning “tail devourer,” and is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. It can be perceived as enveloping itself, where the past (the tail) appears to disappear but really moves into an inner domain or reality, vanishing from view but still existing.

The ouroboros has several meanings interwoven into it. Foremost is the symbolism of the serpent biting, devouring, or eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclic Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal. It is sometimes depicted in a lemniscate shape (figure eight) as well.

The Serpent biting its own tail is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt as a symbol of the sun, and represented the travels of the sun disk. From there it moved to the Phonecians and then to the Greeks, who gave it its name, Ouroboros, which means devouring its tail.

In mythology, the Oroborus is a symbol representing the Milky Way galaxy. Myth refers to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. The Milky Way is this serpent, and viewed at galactic central point near Sagittarius, this serpent eats its own tail. Many ancients used the galaxy to calculate cosmic and earth cycles.

It is found in Gnosticism and alchemy representing cyclical natural life and the fusion of opposites. It also symbolizes the transcendence of duality and was related to the solar God Abraxas, and signified eternity and the soul of the world.

In alchemy, it represents the spirit of Mercury (the substance that permeates all matter), and symbolizes continuous renewal (a snake is often a symbol of resurrection, as it appears to be continually reborn as it sheds its skin.), the cycle of life and death, and harmony of opposites. As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation. It unites opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph.

The alchemical textbook, Chrysopoeia (gold making) of Kleopatra contains a drawing of the ouroboros representing the serpent as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict. The book is mainly centered around the idea of “one is all,” a concept that is related to hermetic wisdom.


The Ouroboros appears in many other cultures and settings as well…the Serpent Jormungand of Norse legend, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. It guarded the Tree of Life, and is often depicted as an ouroboros. 

The Aztec serpent God Queztacoatl was depicted similarly, and Chinese alchemical dragons have both similar shapes and meaning. 

In Hindu, you have the dragon circling the tortoise which supports the four elephants that carry the world.