The HopeSpace/Hope House logo indicates the integration of feminine and masculineenergies.
The yellow triangle is the ancient sun sign while the blue triangle is the ancient water sign. The
hexagram predates Judiasm and its significance as the "Star of David".
In classical Greek, each of the letters of the alphabet held numerical value and writers carefully
chose words in order to carry the significance of the numerical values taught by Plato and
Pythagoras. The practice is referred to as gematria.
The Platonic/Pythagorean number signifying the eternal masculine is 666, the number of the
masculine/solar principle, the Oriental "Yang", with the qualities of law, order, justice,
righteousness, reason, victory. In the Christian writing know as the Book of Revelation, 666 is the
number of the Beast. Indeed if masculine energy dominates culture as it has for several thousand
years, dis-integration happens on a wide scale and eventually destroys not only the human species
but Planet Earth as well.
The number for the Eternal Feminine is 1080, the Oriental "Yin", chaos, flood, bottomless pit,
abyss. The qualities of the feminine are darkness, silence, intuition, gentleness, rain, and "the shady
side of the mountain".
If feminine energy were to dominate culture, that too would be destructive.
In other words, if the sun shines everywhere, all the time, everything is scorched/dies. If water
covers everything all the time, everything drowns/dies.
It is only the integration of the energies that nurtures wholeness. This integration also has a number.
That number is 1746. No doubt, that is the reason that a central image of three of the four Christian
Greek Canonical Gospels is "mustard seed," (kakkos sinapeos) whose numerical value is the exact
sum of 666 and 1080 = 1746. Plato called the number 1746 "The Same and The Other" and "Fusion."
This number is the Holy Marriage of two opposite principles. Hence the little "tree" in the middle of
the Yellow and Blue triangles is intended to represent a "mustard tree" whose seed is nearly
undiscernable to the naked eye.
The entire logo for HopeSpace, then, bespeaks "Partnership" - partnership of women and men,
partnership of humans and Earth, partnership harmony of Creation and THE ONE. Hence, we
see the "Path of Life" as a way of cooperation; the "Path of Death" as a way of violence with all its
The "Path of Life" requires commitment to spiritual practice which nudges us toward ego-less-ness,
so that our true Self or Essence can be "head of the house" rather than Ego. Ego needs to be the
servant of True Self or Essence rather than the other way around. There is abundant evidence that
when ego is in "control" we are in deep trouble - clinging, climbing, claiming,
controlling...DESTROYING! So "choose life, that you may live!"...indeed have life in abundance!!
[For the above information on the use of gematria in the Greek text of the Synoptic Gospels, I am deeply grateful to Margaret Starbird in her book: Goddess In The Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine, Bear and Company Publishing, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998, appendix one and two.]