This ideogram is used by
several theosophic societies. See in Group 29 for more facts. The ideogram is a
combination of the ancient Egyptian sign , a
gods' staff sign that is a symbol for life and
rebirth. This sign, the ankh, is placed at the center of the star of the two
opposite elements, fire and water, , which is
in turn placed in the circle of eternity. The whole structure
is then crowned with the fylfot or gammadion, which is
here used to signify the continual rebirth of
See also the alchemical sign in Group 23.
The fylfot rotating counterclockwise (following one of the lines from the center gives this movement) is known in India as the sauvastika, the bringer of misfortune. See in Group 15 for more data.