Metaphysically speaking, the City Foursquare is the mandala of the four planes and the quadrants of the Matter universe; the four sides of the Great Pyramid of Christ’s consciousness focused in the Matter spheres. The twelve gates are gates of Christ’s consciousness marking the lines and the degrees of the initiations he has prepared for his disciples. The twelve gates are the open doors to the twelve qualities of the Cosmic Christ sustained by the twelve solar hierarchies (who are emanations of the Universal Christ) on behalf of all who are endued with the Spirit’s all-consuming fiery Love, all who would in grace “enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.”
- Ps. 100:4.