Michael "Scoogie" Snyder

OM

OM means the Divine which manifests as all that is. This eternal word is all; what was, what is and what shall be

The symbol Om written in Sanskrit represents everything. The material world of the waking state is symbolized by the large lower curve. Th e deep sleep state is represented by the upper left curve. The dream state, lying between the waking state below and the deep sleep state above, emanates from the confluence of the two. The point and semicircle are separate from the rest and rule the whol e. The point represents the turiya state of absolute consciousness. The open semicircle is symbolic of the infinite and the fact that the meaning of the point can not be grasped if one limits oneself to finite thinking.