The whole universe—from the Greek words macros (long) and kosmos (the world)—symbolized by a six-pointed star, formed of two triangles. This is the sacred symbol of Solomon's seal. It represents the infinite and the absolute—that is, the most simple and complete abridgment of the science of all things. Paracelsus stated that all magical figures may be reduced to two: the macrocosm and the microcosm (world in miniature).
(See also magical diagrams )