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Symbol 22A
The Materialistic or Unfinished World Picture

A Summary Explanation of Symbol No. 22A - The Materialistic or Unfinished World Picture


This symbol is an auxiliary symbol showing the materialistic and godless part of the world picture or universe. The symbol symbolises the same as the lower part of symbols nos. 21 and 22, which constitutes the physical world. On this symbol we lack all the realities that form the basis for the eternal existence of the living being and for the fact the it can appear as a living being at all.

The symbol shows only creation and created things, but no creator.

  • The section above the jagged dark part symbolises the physical organism of the son of God or the living being.
  • The section below the jagged dark part symbolises the physical world.
  • The small triangle symbolises the I of the living being, while the large triangle symbolises the I of the Godhead. The question mark above the triangles symbolises that the two I’s are as yet a mystery for the living being.

See also Martinus' description of symbol no. 22A in The Eternal World Picture 2.