Author: M. P. Norman | 20 February 2013
Today I want to dedicate some time to the symbol that represents the Natural Order Society, so that also the occasional visitors can understand the reason of this choice and its meaning.
Let’s start from its name and its description. The symbol of the Natural Order Society is an eight pointed star, also known as octagram, and it has the characteristic of fitting inside a square (not all the octagrams are not square-based and they can vary a lot from the one we use). The version we adopt is probably the easiest to draw: it’s enough to trace eight points on an ideal square – 4 on the corners, 4 in the middle of the sides – (1) then link all the points, three by three, as shown (2).
Leaving aside all the graphical differences between existing eight pointed star-models (also the windrose is an octagram – just to mention a famous example), this symbol is in general very old – as confirmed by its usage both in the Western and Eastern cultures – but the previous meanings that they have been given to this symbol have nothing to do with the Natural Order Society.
For us the octagram a geometrical representation of the numbers related to our beliefs: eight are its points (like the points of our conduct of life), three (the number of our cornerstones) is also the number of points that must be linked from time to time to form the star; finally it is fitting inside a square not only for graphical simplicity but because the square is the symbol of symmetry, equilibrium, it represents something stable and complete – something that perfectly fits our vision.