The Tattvas, Hindu symbols used by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Spirit. Tattva is a Sanskrit word meaning 'thatness', 'principle', 'reality' or 'truth'. According to various Indian schools of philosophy, a tattva is an aspect of reality conceived as an aspect of deity. Although the number of tattvas varies depending on the philosophical school, together they are thought to form the basis of all our experience.
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