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From: Barrington Vincent Sherman 
Subject: Re: First Appearance of the Unicursal Hexagram?
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 07:38:28 +1100 (EST)

On Wed, 13 Nov 1996 LilWing623@AOL.COM wrote:

> hi friends~
> Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
>         I was thinking the other day about Crowley's mention (in BoT ? ) of
> the first appearance of the unicursal hexagram and how for so long it was
> said to be an "impossible" figure to draw... does anyone know of an earlier
> appearance of the uni hexa?  

Yes, I have a book called "Russian Icons", publshers; Phaidon ISBN 0 7148 
1792 9.  It has a Icon called "The Transfiguration of Christ", ascribed to 
the late 14th cen.  In this Icon Christ is standing in the middle of a 
unicursal hexagram with Peter, John & James shuddering before his glory & 
the two Old Testament prophets standing on either side, a la the 
Transfiguration story in the New Testament.  A common Frazerian 
ascription of Christ's Transfiguration is the Summer Solstice. 

I have noticed that the Freemasonic symbol of
> the compass and the right angle is easily modified into the Uni hexa with a
> simple angle alteration and a shortening of the points of the compass... I'm
> not suggesting there's any connection between the two figures, just using it
> as an example of why, IMO, it seems doubtful that the unicursal hexagram is a
> "modern" figure; and not all that difficult to draw... it's far more
> difficult for me personally to sketch a Heptagram.

There are many pre-Crowley examples of unicursal hexigrams just like 
there are many pre-Christian examples of cross, pre-Nazi examples of 
swastikas &c &c &c.  Medievial Cathederals are paticulary fertile ground, 
esp. masons "marks".

Love is, was & shall be the Lore, Love under Will.

Grande Prieure d'Antipodes
----- End of forwarded message from Barrington Vincent Sherman -----

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