“Symbols of divine truth were not invented for the amusement of the ignorant;
they are the alpha and omega of philosophic thought.”—H.P.B.
The Boundless Circle
“The Circle was with every nation the symbol of the Unknown—“Boundless Space,” the abstract garb of an ever present abstraction—the Incognisable Deity. It represents limitless Time in Eternity.” (Secret Doctrine, I:113)
“The one circle is divine Unity, from which all proceeds, whither all returns. Its circumference—a forcibly limited symbol, in view of the limitation of the human mind—indicates the abstract, ever incognisable presence, and its plane, the Universal Soul, although the two are one.” (Secret Doctrine, I:1)
“The One is an unbroken Circle (ring) with no circumference, for it is nowhere and everywhere; the One is the boundless plane of the Circle, manifesting a diameter only during the manvantaric periods…” (Secret Doctrine, I:13)