One decoding of this symbol is to start at the smaller inner circle, designating our normal state of consciousness. The square then represents the distillation of the four elements, with the triangle signifying the three realms of existence; such as body, mind and spirit. The larger circle is the end of the great work; an expanded consciousness. Note that the centre of the larger circle is also above the centre of the smaller one.

However, let us leave behind such neoplatonic meditations on moral geometry and concentrate on the purely metric. Given that the smaller circle has a radius of unity, find the radius of the larger circle. Also, calculate the distance between the centres of the two circles.

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