The image you see above is evidently a cabalistic (or qabalistic) symbol of the infinite. It contains within itself all the lines and curves necessary to represent the numbers 1 through 10, as is clearly visible by the added indicators in black. In Hermetic Qabalistic tradition the numbers themselves are representations of the 10 planes of reality, emanations arising from the Ain Suph (or infinite), which are collectively called the Sephiroth. These, as commonly depicted in the Tree of Life are called: Kether (1), Chokhmah (2), Binah (3), Daath, Chesed (4), Geburah (5), Tiphareth (6), Netzach (7), Hod (8), Yesod (9), Malkuth (10), and are each considered to be an emanation of the divine energy (or “divine light’) which ever flows from the unmanifest into manifestation.

Perhaps it is simply that I am uninitiated into the great mysteries, or that I am a disbelieving spiritually bereft heathen, but the “divine” use I immediately imagined for this symbol was something altogether different…

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