symbol identification?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Dr_Bong, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. So I recently bought a copy of The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary (really interesting read by the way), and I came across this symbol. There's no explanation for it in the book, and I couldn't get a definitive answer by googling it. I'm assuming it's Buddhist in nature, since the book is based off the Tibetan Book of the Dead. What little I figured out leads me to think it might be a stylized Dharma Wheel, but I'm not 100% sure on that; Can anyone confirm/deny it?

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  2. #2 livingsoul, Sep 29, 2010
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    It has the eight spokes - "eightfold path"
    I dont recall what those three forms at the center represent

    Looks like a dharma wheel to me

    Buddhist Symbols

    It seems the center is three jewels representing the 'Buddha', the 'Dharma', and 'the Sangha'
  3. I don't know what it is but keep reading Leary man!
  4. Sweet, thanks a lot man. I was pretty sure it was, but I figured someone on the city would know for certain.

    Haha hell yeah dude, Leary was a genius. Reading stuff by him, Terrence McKenna, and Aldous Huxley, have totally changed the way I approach psychedelic experiences. Mind blowing shit...

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