Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Science of Numbers 1

(London, GB 1936 (1988 ed.): The Science of Numbers

ONE(1): Unity, or the Monad, expressed by the figure 1, symbolizes the Omnipotent Deity, the "oneness" of Divine Purpose, the beginning of all things, the singleness yet boundlessness of the Godhead. It represents the pinnacle or highest point, the focus of the circumference, the hub of the universe, and the single Parent of the whole world. The universal symbol which conveys this idea is a point enclosed by a circle. Because the Deity is generally conceived of as being masculine and the male species is believed to have been created first, the Monad is generally associated with the male rather than the female sex.

Character Influences: Those who come under the influence of the Monad will show great tenacity and a singleness of purpose. It indicates self-reliance, an unswerving desire for action, resolve, ingenuity, concentration, great achievement and possibly genius. Persons controlled by the number 1 can be implicitly relied upon; they seem to take pleasure in the assumption of great responsibilities. They will not be content to lead aimless, subordinate lives, but will seek new and perhaps hazardous paths which will lead them onward to their goal. Usually they will be friendly and considerate towards others and will do all they can to assist those in distress.

The less admirable influences which may be exerted by the number 1 are intolerance, narrow-mindedness, conceit, obstinacy. Those who are highly ambitious and resolute may be inclined to depreciate the value of the work or actions of others. They may consider themselves above receiving advice from their friends and stubbornly persist in an enterprise which is obviously doomed to failure. Thus they may sometimes be disliked by reason of their haughty independence. If you are influenced by the Monad you should attempt to control your self-confidence and be ready to accept the opinions of older and more experienced people.

TWO(2): Duality, the number 2, or the Duad as it was called by the Pythagoreans, represents both diversity and equality or justice. The idea of of diversity originates from the conception of two opposites, such as night and day, good and evil, riches and poverty, joy and pain, love and hate. Yet, at the same time, for the sake of justice and equality, two sides of a question must always be heard, while the existence of such things as brotherhood and love must necessarily be dependent upon the presence of two persons. Thus the Duad also stands for balance, harmony, concord, sympathy, and response. Two points when joined together form the extremities of a line, which, therefore, is the symbol of duality. The number 2, as directly following the Monad, is traditionally associated with women rather than men.

Character Influences: The characteristic of those who are influenced by the number 2 will be that of placidity. They have not the singleness of purpose of those under the Monad and therefore are capable of showing greater consideration for the feelings of others. Implicit justice and a hatred of all forms of selfishness or egotism are among their chief traits. These people will go out of their way to avoid strife and discord, whether it concerns themselves or not. They are very easy to make friends with, and usually become a great success socially because of their ability to sympathize with all types of character.

There are no actively adverse influences of the Duad; the faults sometimes found in those under its influence are mostly passive ones. Number 2 may produce a nature that is too sympathetic, a quality which can degenerate into irresolution or changeability. The great contrasts which it presents to the mind of those swayed by it may create a sense of fatalism and indifference, while the distaste for strife may cause a shirking of all worry and difficulties, and a refusal to shoulder responsibility. Such persons would do well to incorporate with their own a little of the character represented by number 1, thus compensating their natural lack of forcefulness.

THREE(3): The Ternary, the number 3, or the Triad, was esteemed by many ancient philosophers as the perfect number. The Pythagoreans believed in three worlds - the Inferior, the Superior, and the Supreme - while the followers of Socrates and Plato acknowledged three great principles - Matter, Idea, God. The three great virtues necessary for married bliss were considered to be justice, fortitude and prudence. In the Christian religion the Trinity is seen as an outstanding example of the Triad, while the Scriptures tell of three wise men of the East with their offering of three gifts, of three archangels and three godly virtues. Pagan religions abound in threes; victims were led three times round the altar before sacrifice, prayers were repeated three times to ensure their being answered, the priestess of Apollo sat upon a tripod called the "tripod of truth".

There are three dimensions of space - height, length and breadth; three stages of time - past, present and future; three states of matter - solid, liquid and gaseous; and three kingdoms of Nature - animal, vegetable and mineral. The Triad may be said to represent comprehensiveness and fulfilment, and it is symbolized by the triangle - the figure formed by joining three points. Like number 1, it is regarded as being essentially a male number.

Character Influences: Fortitude and freedom are the keynotes of this number. Persons under its influence will usually be forceful and frank, and possess a great talent for "getting on". They will have brilliant successes in all kinds of enterprises and will become especially notable for their organizing ability. Any novel project or invention will hold a tremendous fascination for them, and their knack of making other people see things from their point of view will make them especially successful as salesmen and promoters of new schemes.

They are generally happy, make cheerful companions, and can adapt themselves to any kind of company. Their enthusiasm may incline them to be talkative, but their high spirits are so infectious that their exuberance is welcomed. Optimism is ever present - no one under the Triad will be depressed for long by business or private worries.

The excessive independence exercised by number 3 may cause an attitude of indifference, which sometimes gives offence. Other people's ideas and cherished projects may be too hastily brushed aside by those of the Triad, for the latter are inclined to be solely occupied with their own schemes. Over-confidence often causes spectacular failures, sudden rises to fame and then a startling downfall; while the versatile enthusiasm displayed may give rise to impatience with any matter which is not progressing as quickly as was hoped, resulting in an inability to carry through any one project to the very end. Tenacity and endurance are the two attributes which should be chiefly cultivated.

FOUR(4): The Quaternary, the number 4, or the Tetrad was regarded by many of the ancients as symbolic of truth, while the old Greeks considered it to be the root of all things, as representing what were believed to be the four elements - fire, air, earth and water. It is interesting to note the Pythagoras sometimes referred to the Deity as the Tetrad, or the "four sacred letters", owing to the fact that the name of God was Zeus in Greek. We find the word God represented by four letters in many other languages - Dieu in French; Gott in German; Godt in Dutch; Godh in Danish; Goth in Swedish; Deva in Sanskrit; Dios in Spanish; Deus in Latin; Idio in Italian; and we have our own name, Lord.

The four liberal sciences were considered to be astronomy, geometry, music and arithmetic; man was declared to possess the four properties of mind, science, opinion and sense; and there were the four accepted states of death, judgment, heaven and hell. We have the four winds, four points of the compass and the four seasons. The square symbolizes the Tetrad, and it may be said to stand for solidity and reality.

Character Influences: The number 4 produces the stolid type of character which is unwaveringly loyal and imperturbable in almost all circumstances. Great steadiness and tenacity are displayed in work, honesty and ability for undertaking unpleasant or wearisome tasks being dominant traits of this nature. There is also an implicit obedience to authority, and a meticulous regard for all the conventions.

Friends of those influenced by the Tetrad will find them deep and faithful in their affections, and always ready to appreciate the good side of others rather than to condemn their weaknesses. Forcefulness, will-power and abstemiousness are also present, although number 4 never produces the dogmatic or intolerant type. Practical occupations rather than those requiring great imaginative powers are most suitable for those under the Tetrad.

Clumsiness and an inclination towards dullness are the chief faults of those influenced by the number 4. They may display a certain lack of initiative and excessive conservatism, which refuses to recognize the unconventional or the extraordinary. In consequence, if these people should find themselves in strange surroundings, they are reluctant to adapt themselves and take long to do so. They may also be rather lacking in personal ideals, and therefore incapable of any really great achievement. Some of the dash and independence of number 3 would greatly assist their progress; combined with their natural attribute of steadfastness, it would help them on their way towards spiritual and material success.

FIVE(5): The Quincunx, the number 5, or the Pentad was regarded by the followers of Pythagoras, as well as by Jewish and Arabic philosophers, as the symbol of health. The Egyptians saw in it a mark of prosperity, but on the whole the Pentad seems universally to have symbolized marriage, fecundity and propagation. This belief probably had its origin in the idea of 5 being the union of 3 and 2, or a male and female number. In ancient Rome, its significance was emphasized by the burning of five tapers during the marriage ceremony. Many heathen religions included prayers asking help from five gods to instill five virtues into the hearts of prospective wives.

Mohammedanism preaches five religious duties - prayer, fasting, purification, alms and pilgrimage to Mecca. Our own scriptures contain many indications that the number 5 seems to have been regarded with a particular significance. Benjamin was given five changes of raiment by Joseph; the latter brought five only of his brothers to Pharaoh; and David chose five smooth stones with which to slay the giant Goliath. Moreover, man possesses five senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste; also five digits on each of his hands and feet.

The pentad is represented geometrically by a regular, five-sided plane figure or else by a pyramid. It also takes the shape of a five-pointed star, which is one form of the ancient Seal of Solomon.

Character Influences: Dash and adventure characterize the 5 type. It signifies a very vivacious spirit and an aptitude for undertaking many and varied tasks - although not necessarily with great success. Courage in face of difficulties is generally displayed, while the bodily and mental health are unusually good. Those under the Pentad have many passionate love affairs, for they are very susceptible; but they also make gay and amusing companions to those of their own sex. They are seldom disheartened by adverse circumstances, for they can find happiness and amusement in the most unexpected places. They are very responsive to the feelings of others, and are quick to grasp the significance of a situation and act accordingly. Great explorers and travellers are usually produced by the number 5.

Irresponsibility and rashness are among the adverse significances, and these two faults may be the cause of much unhappiness to others. Although probably sincere at the time, people of the 5 type may embark upon a love affair which they are quick to bring to an end upon meeting a new and perhaps more fascinating companion. They are often lacking in concentration and unable to attend to urgent and commonplace affairs. In consequence, they are sometimes condemned as being unreliable or even untrustworthy. These faults do not lie deep, however, and are the result of thoughtlessness rather than ingrained perversity. The placid and steadying influence of number 2 can do much to counteract the faults of number 5.

The Science of Numbers 2

SIX(6): The Hexagon, the number 6, or the Hexad is represented geometrically by a six-sided, balanced figure. It is also symbolized by two intersecting triangles known as the Seal of Solomon. By the Jews, six was considered a sacred number, for the world was created in six days. Heathen peoples used the double triangle as a charm to ward off evil spirits; it was also employed to denote the two natures of Jesus Christ, and as such was frequently carved in stone or painted on windows in old monasteries and churches. In Nature we find numerous examples of the hexagonal in the form of crystals, which are a complete and very comprehensive class in themselves. On the whole, the Hexad has always been considered one of the happiest of numbers, since it represents perfect harmony and completion.

Character Influences: Idealism is the chief trait of those who come under the influence of number 6. A desire that all things should work smoothly and that no jarring note should be introduced in to the harmony of life will be uppermost in their minds. In consequence, they will be strictly honest and careful to act in a manner which they consider to be best for the common good. Selfishness, self-indulgence and intolerance are quite foreign to them, and they will be singularly charitable to all those who are in worse circumstances than themselves. Wealth for its own sake will mean little, but the value of it will be appreciated as a means of benefiting others, especially sick persons or those who have the misfortune to be physically defective.

Hexad types are very cheerful and make good companions. As husbands and wives they are faithful and loving. Being fully aware of their responsibilities, they take great care in the upbringing and education of their children. In business life people of the 6 type can be energetic, although they seldom rise to any great position, as they attach but little importance to material gain.

The unfavorable qualities are few. Sometimes they possess excessive idealism, which may cause the 6 type to display, quite unconsciously, an air of superiority which will frequently give offence. Also they may put too little store by monetary success and miss opportunities which would be of great benefit to themselves and their dependants. The fighting spirit, too, may also be lacking to a certain extent, causing a tendency for these people to assume an air of "martyrdom" rather than to stand up for what they know to be right. If it is a fault, they are sometimes too soft-hearted and allow themselves to be imposed upon. Those under the Hexad should cultivate a practical sense, and avoid allowing kind-heartedness to degenerate into softness and weakness.

SEVEN(7): The Septenary, the number 7, or the Heptad is the most interesting and mysterious of the primary numbers. The Pythagoreans held it in particular veneration as being the highest primary number which was complete in itself and incapable of division by any other except 1. To the Greeks and Romans it was the symbol of good fortune, being connected with periodical changes of the moon; while ancient philosophers saw in it the sign of custody, or world government, through the influence of the seven planets. The seven notes in music gave rise to the philosophy of the "harmony of the spheres" and the depiction of the universe as one vast musical scale.

In numerous religions the 7 attained great significance. There were seven Gothic gods; the seven worlds believed in by the Chaldean's; the seven heavens and seven hells of the Mohammedans; and seven degrees of initiation in various Eastern orders. Christian Scriptures abound in sevens. The seventh day is Holy, for on it God rested; the word "Jehovah" itself contains seven letters; there were seven sorrows of the Virgin; seven cardinal sins and virtues; the army of Joshua encircled Jericho seven times on the the seventh day, headed by seven priests bearing seven trumpets; and on the seventh occasion the walls of the city fell.

There were seven plagues of Egypt; seven fat kine and seven lean; and "a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again" we learn in Proverbs. Peter asked of Jesus Christ if he should forgive his brother seven times and the answer was "until seventy times seven". In Revelation we read of seven spirits before the Throne, and the seven stars which are angels of seven Churches. The reader may find innumerable other examples.

Character Influences: The number 7 imparts to its subjects wisdom and discernment. Those who come under its influence are the world's great thinkers, philosophers and writers, of the type called "ascetic", being rigorous in the practise of all forms of self-discipline. Frequently they have to fight to maintain their theories and principles, for they are mentally so long-sighted that they are "ahead of their time", and are often regarded as cranks or reactionaries. They will show great fortitude in the bearing of physical or spiritual pain, and are seldom heard to grumble at misfortune. Pedantry and petty-mindedness are especially distasteful to them, for their love of knowledge lies in the deepest and greatest things of life. Ordinary pleasures and amusements, unless they demand mental exercise which leads into new fields of thought and contemplation, will mean little to these people.

An excessive love of solitude, which may cause morbidness, is the chief danger to those of the 7 type. When they find themselves forced to mix with other people, they often become disgruntled and resentful because of their desire for privacy has not been respected. In consequence, they may become over critical regarding the actions of others, always making mental comparisons with what they themselves consider to be the right course of action.

Moreover, they will frequently refuse to make any practical use of the knowledge which they possess, preferring to store it up and to devote their time to acquiring further knowledge. These people should learn to appreciate the value of friendship, and to develop and make use of their brain power as a means of bringing material success.

EIGHT(8): The Octagon, the number 8, or the Ogdoad was greatly esteemed in ancient Egypt, where it was customary to have eight people in each boat taking part in sacred processions on the Nile. This custom seems to have originated in the belief that there were eight souls saved from the Flood in Noah's Ark. By the mathematical philosophers, the Ogdoad was regarded as the first cube, having six sides and eight angles; and as such signified reality and strength. Being the highest of the even primary numbers, it is the ultimate symbol of balance.

Character Influences: Extreme practicality is the chief trait of those whose influence is number 8. They possess in double strength all the good qualities of number 4. They are infinitely more powerful, and possess a greater will to succeed. Organizing ability and a keen business sense are dominant, and they usually rise to the top of all those occupations which call for quick decisions and the seizing of opportunities. In every sense, these people are fitted to be masters of men, controllers of great concerns.

They have no patience with the inefficient or lazy, and are not given to day-dreaming or extravagant ideas; in direct contrast with 6, their chief interests lie in the world about them rather than in mystical ideas. They are essentially kind-hearted, although their charity is administered with prudence and they actively resent any attempt to take advantage of their good nature. It is not easy for them to fall passionately in love, but they prefer to bestow a faithful and constant affection which can bring about great security, contentment and real happiness.

The 8 type should learn to cultivate imagination. Their intense practical sense may make them tactless and blunt at times, causing distress and resentment in the minds of others. They must also be on their guard against scoffing at all those things of a more or less mystical nature which they cannot understand. They should learn sometimes to have faith rather than to demand proof, to consider rather than to condemn hastily.

Above all, they must avoid the danger of being domineering, which danger may arise from their intense desire for activity and material advancement. A display of greater tolerance and a keener interest in and analysis of other people's view-points are necessary to broaden the vision and to assist the mental progress of those influenced by the Octahedron.

NINE(9): The Nonagon, the number 9, or the Ennead was known to many of the ancients as Perfection and Concord, and as being unbounded. The latter quality was attributed to it from certain peculiarities manifested by the figure 9 when treated mathematically. If 9 is multiplied by itself, or any single figure, the two figures in the product when added together always equals 9. For example: 9x3=27=2+7=9; 9x9=81=8+1=9; 9x5=45=4+5=9; and so on. Similarly, if the numbers from 1 to 9 inclusive are added together, totalling 45, the result of adding 4 to 5 = 9; if 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81 are added the sum is 405 or 4+0+5=9. Again, if any row of figures is taken, their order reversed, and the smaller number subtracted from the larger, the sum of the numerals in the answer will always be 9.

There are numerous other examples portraying this peculiar property of 9, but those given above will be sufficient to demonstrate why the ancients considered the Ennead to be unbounded. it is called Concord because it unites into one all the other primary numbers, and Perfection because nine months is the pre-natal life of a child.

In ancient Rome the market days were called "novendinae", for they were held every ninth day; we remember that Lars Porsena "By the nine gods he swore"; the Hydra, a monster of mythology, had nine heads; the Styx was supposed to encircle the infernal regions nine times; the fallen Angels in "Paradise Lost" fell for nine days; the Jews held the belief that Jehovah came down to the earth nine times; initiation into many secret societies of the East consisted of nine degrees; and magicians of former times would draw a magic circle nine feet in diameter and therein raise departed spirits.

Character Influences: The conception of perfection, concord and boundlessness, when applied to the human character, must necessarily be intensely modified, for none of these traits, in their fullest sense, is human - they are Divine. Those under the influence of the Ennead will show great intelligence and a power of understanding and discretion. They will know how to use their knowledge to good account; nevertheless, their chief interests will lie not so much in practical matters as in affairs of the intellect, in logic, philosophy and an appreciation of the fine arts. Success by sheer hard work or slogging is not for them; they become outstanding among their fellow men because of natural intellect and sheer inspiration.

They make good friends and never take a mean advantage of another person; they are always willing to help others to succeed and are excellent advisers because of their naturally sympathetic understanding. Like number 6, 9 inspires to a lofty sense of morals, its subjects being strictly honest in all their thoughts and actions. Frequently the Ennead is the number of genius, although numerology does not stipulate any particular number for this quality - it may be manifested by those influenced by any other of the primary numbers.

The qualities which may handicap the development of the 9 type are similar to those which are present in number 6. Excessive dreaminess and too much value set on knowledge itself, apart from its application, may tend to cause lethargy and lack of progress. These people should learn the value of hard work and concentration, otherwise there is a danger that they may degenerate into clever dilettantes or dabblers, without achieving outstanding success in any particular field. They are fortunate enough to be blessed with natural gifts, and should do all in their power to put these to the best purpose for benefiting both themselves and the world at large.

Summary of Qualities Represented by the Primary Numbers:

1. INDEPENDENCE, self-reliance, tenacity, singleness of purpose;
-- intolerance, conceit, narrowness, depreciation, stubbornness.
2. PLACIDITY, justice, unselfishness, harmony, sociability;
-- irresolution, indifference, avoidance, of responsibility, lack of forcefulness.
3. FREEDOM, bravery, adventurousness, gaiety, exuberance, brilliance;
-- indifference, over-confidence, impatience, lack of stamina.
4. STOLIDITY (dullness of intellect, status-quo), loyalty, imperturbability, honesty, will-power, practicality;
-- clumsiness, dullness, conservatism, inadaptability.
5. ADVENTUROUSNESS, vivaciousness, courage, health, susceptibility, sympathy;
-- rashness, irresponsibility, inconstancy, unreliability, thoughtlessness.
6. IDEALISM, selflessness, honesty, charitableness, faithfulness, responsibility;
-- superiority, softness, impracticality, submission.
7. WISDOM, discernment, philosophy, fortitude, depth, contemplation;
-- morbidness, hypercriticism, lack of action, unsociability.
8. PRACTICALITY, power, business ability, decision, control, constancy;
-- unimaginativeness, bluntness, self-sufficiency, domination.
9. INTELLIGENCE, understanding, discretion, artistry, brilliance, lofty moral sense, genius;
-- dreaminess, lethargy, lack of concentration, aimlessness.

A J S = 1
B K T = 2
C L U = 3 = PH (Phi)
D M V = 4 = CH (Chi)
E N W = 5 = PS (Psi)
F O X = 6
G P Y = 7
H Q Z = 8 = TH (Theta)
I R - = 9

Primary Numbers: 1-9

a. The birth number.
b. The number of the forename.
c. The number of the surname.
-- b + c = Number of Personality
-- a + b + c = Number of Character
d. secondary or middle name(s) = Secondary Character Influence (always a Secondary Number; if Primary value, convert)

Secondary Numbers: 10-22

Primary 1 converts to Secondary 10
Primary 2 converts to Secondary 11
Primary 3 converts to Secondary 12
Primary 4 converts to Secondary 13
Primary 5 converts to Secondary 14
Primary 6 converts to Secondary 15
Primary 7 converts to Secondary 16
Primary 8 converts to Secondary 17
Primary 9 converts to Secondary 18

10. This number, composed of 1 + the cipher or nullity, is really a form of the Monad in the primaries. It has little significance, although it may indicate completion or attainment.

11. Sometimes the number of super-intellect or genius. it may generally be regarded as "lucky", and as leading through development to success.

12. Indicates repression, uncertainty and lack of progress. On the other hand, it carries with it the assets of balance and harmony, which may be prevailing.

13. A mysterious number. Those who regard it as a number of good fortune are as numerous as those who condemn it as being unlucky. It indicates material achievement to those whose Number of Character is 4. There is no reason to suppose that it is unlucky in everyday life, the popular superstition probably arising from the fact that Judas Iscariot was the thirteenth present at the Last Supper. On the whole, the number spells progress in business matters but little spiritual development.

14. Fortitude and the surmounting of difficulties are indicated. It is the number of stoicism and unselfishness.

15. Thoughtlessness and obstinacy are the chief traits, especially when in conjunction with the primary number 5. If combined with 4, the number of stolidity, it somewhat modifies this quality.

16. Not a very happy influence; it appertains to self-sufficiency and excessive confidence.

17. Always a portent of happiness and harmony. It exerts a favourable influence on the imaginative powers, and thus upon authors, painters, sculptors and all creative artists.

18. This number has no additional influence on those whose primary is 9, but it adds strength and achievement to the other numbers. Thus it counteracts, to a certain extent, the unfavourable qualities found in those numbers.

19. Brightness and inspiration are carried with it. It may be responsible for "bright ideas" occasionally manifested by an otherwise rather dull and uninspired character.

20. Like 10, this number has scarcely any influence. It sometimes has a steadying effect on rash and impetuous characters, but seldom prevails against the real "hot-head".

21. It instills a desire for freedom and independence, as well as ambition, in those whose primary number is not 3. On the 3 type it does not exert a favourable influence; it increases in intensity the adverse qualities of impatience and over-confidence.

22. This number, representing the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, may signify great success and the power of achievement. Its influence is constantly strong; that is to say, it increases the strength of both the good and the bad traits contained in the primaries. It may thus cause outstanding ascendancy or disastrous downfall.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Table of the Ten Numbers 1

The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Manly P. Hall, Philosophical Research Society, pp. LXXI-LXXII

(The following outline of the Pythagorean numbers is a paraphrase of the writings of Nicomachus, Theon of Smyrna, Proclus, Porphyry, Plutarch, Clement of Alexandria, Aristotle, and other early authorities.)

Monad--1--is so called because it remains always in the same condition--that is, separate from multitude. Its attributes are as follows: It is called mind, because the mind is stable and has preeminence; hermaphrodism, because it is both male and female; odd and even, for being added to the even it makes odd, and to the odd, even; God, because it is the beginning and end of all, but itself has neither beginning nor end; good, for such is the nature of God; the receptacle of matter, because it produces the duad, which is essentially material.

By the Pythagoreans monad was called chaos, obscurity, chasm, Tartarus, Styx, abyss, Lethe, Atlas, Axis, Morpho (a name for Venus), and Tower or Throne of Jupiter, because of the great power which abides in the center of the universe and controls the circular motion of the planers about itself. Monad is also called germinal reason, because it is the origin of all the thoughts in the universe. Other names given to it were: Apollo, because of its relation to the sun; Prometheus, because he brought man light; Pyralios, one who exists in fire; geniture, because without it no number can exist; substance, because substance is primary; cause of truth; and constitution of symphony: all these because it is the primordial one.

Between greater and lesser the monad is equal; between intention and remission it is middle; in multitude it is mean; and in time it is now, because eternity knows neither past nor future. It is called Jupiter, because he is Father and head of the gods; Vesta, the fire of the home, because it is located in the midst of the universe and remains there inclining to no side as a dot in a circle; form, because it circumscribes, comprehends, and terminates; love, concord, and piety, because it is indivisible. Other symbolic names for the monad are ship, chariot, Proteus (a god capable of changing his form), Mnemosyne, and Polyonymous (having many names).

The following symbolic names were given to the duad--2--because it has been divided, and is two rather than one; and when there are two, each is opposed to the other: genius, evil, darkness, inequality, instability, movability, boldness, fortitude, contention, matter, dissimilarity, partition between multitude and monad, defect, shapelessness, indefiniteness, indeterminate ness, harmony, tolerance, root, feet of fountain-abounding idea, top, Phanes, opinion, fallacy, alterity, diffidence, impulse, death, motion, generation, mutation, division, longitude, augmentation, composition, communion, misfortune, sustentation, imposition, marriage, soul, and science.

In his book, Numbers, W. Wynn Westcott says of the duad: "it was called 'Audacity,' from its being the earliest number to separate itself from the Divine One; from the 'Adytum of God-nourished Silence,' as the Chaldean oracles say."

As the monad is the father, so the duad is the mother; therefore, the duad has certain points in common with the goddesses Isis, Rhea (Jove's mother), Phrygia, Lydia, Dindymene (Cybele), and Ceres; Erato (one of the Muses); Diana, because the moon is forked; Dictynna, Venus, Dione, Cytherea; Juno, because she is both wife and sister of Jupiter; and Maia, the mother of Mercury. While the monad is the symbol of wisdom, the duad is the symbol of ignorance, for in it exists the sense of separateness--which sense is the beginning of ignorance. The duad, however, is also the mother of wisdom, for ignorance--out of the nature of itself--invariably gives birth to wisdom.

The Pythagoreans revered the monad but despised the duad, because it was the symbol of polarity. By the power of the duad the deep was created in contradistinction to the heavens. The deep mirrored the heavens and became the symbol of illusion, for the below was merely a reflection of the above. The below was called maya, the illusion, the sea, the Great Void, and to symbolize it the Magi of Persia carried mirrors. From the duad arose disputes and contentions, until by bringing the monad between the duad, equilibrium was reestablished by the Savior-God, who took upon Himself the form of a number and was crucified between two thieves for the sins of men.

The triad--3--is the first number actually odd (monad not always being considered a number). It is the first equilibrium of unities; therefore, Pythagoras said that Apollo gave oracles from a tripod, and advised offer of libation three times. The keywords to the qualities of the triad are friendship, peace, justice, prudence, piety, temperance, and virtue. The following deities partake of the principles of the triad: Saturn (ruler of time), Latona, Cornucopiæ, Ophion (the great serpent), Thetis, Hecate, Polyhymnia (a Muse), Pluto, Triton, President of the Sea, Tritogenia, Achelous, and the Faces, Furies, and Graces. This number is called wisdom, because men organize the present, foresee the future, and benefit by the experiences of the fast. It is cause of wisdom and understanding. The triad is the number of knowledge--music, geometry, and astronomy, and the science of the celestials and terrestrials. Pythagoras taught that the cube of this number had the power of the lunar circle.

The sacredness of the triad and its symbol--the triangle--is derived from the fact that it is made up of the monad and the duad. The monad is the symbol of the Divine Father and the duad of the Great Mother. The triad being made of these two is therefore androgynous and is symbolic of the fact that God gave birth to His worlds out of Himself, who in His creative aspect is always symbolized by the triangle. The monad passing into the duad was thus capable of becoming the parent of progeny, for the duad was the womb of Meru, within which the world was incubated and within which it still exists in embryo.

The tetrad--4--was esteemed by the Pythagoreans as the primogenial number, the root of all things, the fountain of Nature and the most perfect number. All tetrads are intellectual; they have an emergent order and encircle the world as the Empyreum passes through it. Why the Pythagoreans expressed God as a tetrad is explained in a sacred discourse ascribed to Pythagoras, wherein God is called the Number of Numbers. This is because the decad, or 10, is composed of 1, 2, 3, and 4. The number 4 is symbolic of God because it is symbolic of the first four numbers. Moreover, the tetrad is the center of the week, being halfway between 1 and 7. The tetrad is also the first geometric solid.

Pythagoras maintained that the soul of man consists of a tetrad, the four powers of the soul being mind, science, opinion, and sense. The tetrad connects all beings, elements, numbers, and seasons; nor can anything be named which does not depend upon the tetractys. It is the Cause and Maker of all things, the intelligible God, Author of celestial and sensible good, Plutarch interprets this tetractys, which he said was also called the world, to be 36, consisting of the first four odd numbers added to the first four even numbers, thus:

1 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 16
2 + 4 + 6 + 8 = 20
= 36

Keywords given to the tetrad are impetuosity, strength, virility, two-mothered, and the key keeper of Nature, because the universal constitution cannot be without it. It is also called harmony and the first profundity. The following deities partook of the nature of the tetrad: Hercules, Mercury, Vulcan, Bacchus, and Urania (one of the Muses).

The triad represents the primary colors and the major planets, while the tetrad represents the secondary colors and the minor planets. From the first triangle come forth the seven spirits, symbolized by a triangle and a square. These together form the Masonic apron.

The pentad--5--is the union of an odd and an even number (3 and 2). Among the Greeks, the pentagram was a sacred symbol of light, health, and vitality. It also symbolized the fifth element--ether--because it is free from the disturbances of the four lower elements. It is called equilibrium, because it divides the perfect number 10 into two equal parts.

The pentad is symbolic of Nature, for, when multiplied by itself it returns into itself, just as grains of wheat, starting in the form of seed, pass through Nature's processes and reproduce the seed of the wheat as the ultimate form of their own growth. Other numbers multiplied by themselves produce other numbers, but only 5 and 6 multiplied by themselves represent and retain their original number as the last figure in their products.

The pentad represents all the superior and inferior beings. It is sometimes referred to as the hierophant, or the priest of the Mysteries, because of its connection with the spiritual ethers, by means of which mystic development is attained. Keywords of the pentad are reconciliation, alternation, marriage, immortality, cordiality, Providence, and sound. Among the deities who partook of the nature of the pentad were Pallas, Nemesis, Bubastia (Bast), Venus, Androgynia, Cytherea, and the messengers of Jupiter.

The tetrad (the elements) plus the monad equals the pentad. The Pythagoreans taught that the elements of earth, fire, air, and water were permeated by a substance called ether--the basis of vitality and life. Therefore, they chose the five-pointed star, or pentagram, as the symbol of vitality, health, and interpenetration.

It was customary for the philosophers to conceal the element of earth under the symbol of a dragon, and many of the heroes of antiquity were told to go forth and slay the dragon. Hence, they drove their sword (the monad) into the body of the dragon (the tetrad). This resulted in the formation of the pentad, a symbol of the victory of the spiritual nature over the material nature. The four elements are symbolized in the early Biblical writings as the four rivers that poured out of Garden of Eden. The elements themselves are under the control of the composite Cherubim of Ezekiel.

The Table of the Ten Numbers 2

The Pythagoreans held the hexad--6--to represent, as Clement of Alexandria conceived, the creation of the world according to both the prophets and the ancient Mysteries. It was called by the Pythagoreans the perfection of all the parts. This number was particularly sacred to Orpheus, and also to the Fate, Lachesis, and the Muse, Thalia. It was called the form of forms, the articulation of the universe, and the maker of the soul.

Among the Greeks, harmony and the soul were considered to be similar in nature, because all souls are harmonic. The hexad is also the symbol of marriage, because it is formed by the union of two triangles, one masculine and the other feminine. Among the keywords given to the hexad are: time, for it is the measure of duration; panacea, because health is equilibrium, and the hexad is a balance number; the world, because the world, like the hexad, is often seen to consist of contraries by harmony; omnisufficient, because its parts are sufficient for totality (3 +2 + 1 = 6); unwearied, because it contains the elements of immortality.

By the Pythagoreans the heptad--7--was called "worthy of veneration." It was held to be the number of religion, because man is controlled by seven celestial spirits to whom it is proper for him to make offerings. It was called the number of life, because it was believed that human creatures born in the seventh month of embryonic life usually lived, but those born in the eighth month often died. One author called it the Motherless Virgin, Minerva, because it was nor born of a mother but out of the crown, or the head of the Father, the monad. Keywords of the heptad are fortune, occasion, custody, control, government, judgment, dreams, voices, sounds, and that which leads all things to their end. Deities whose attributes were expressed by the heptad were Ægis, Osiris, Mars, and Cleo (one of the Muses).

Among many ancient nations the heptad is a sacred number. The Elohim of the Jews were supposedly seven in number. They were the Spirits of the Dawn, more commonly known as the Archangels controlling the planets. The seven Archangels, with the three spirits controlling the sun in its threefold aspect, constitute the 10, the sacred Pythagorean decad. The mysterious Pythagorean tetractys, or four rows of dots, increasing from 1 to 4, was symbolic of the stages of creation. The great Pythagorean truth that all things in Nature are regenerated through the decad, or 10, is subtly preserved in Freemasonry through these grips being effected by the uniting of 10 fingers, five on the hand of each person.

The 3 (spirit, mind, and soul) descend into the 4 (the world), the sum being the 7, or the mystic nature of man, consisting of a threefold spiritual body and a fourfold material form. These are symbolized by the cube, which has six surfaces and a mysterious seventh point within. The six surfaces are the directions: north, east, south, west, up, and down; or, front, back, right, left, above, and below; or again, earth, fire, air, water, spirit, and matter. In the midst of these stands the 1, which is the upright figure of man, from whose center in the cube radiate six pyramids. From this comes the great occult axiom: "The center is the father of the directions, the dimensions, and the distances."

The heptad is the number of the law, because it is the number of the Makers of Cosmic law, the Seven Spirits before the Throne.

The ogdoad--8--was sacred because it was the number of the first cube, which form had eight corners, and was the only evenly-even number under 10 (1-2-4-8-4-2-1). Thus, the 8 is divided into two 4's, each 4 is divided into two 2's, and each 2 is divided into two 1's, thereby reestablishing the monad. Among the keywords of the ogdoad are love, counsel, prudence, law, and convenience. Among the divinities partaking of its nature were Panarmonia, Rhea, Cibele, Cadmæa, Dindymene, Orcia, Neptune, Themis, and Euterpe (a Muse).

The ogdoad was a mysterious number associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece and the Cabiri. It was called the little holy number. It derived its form partly from the twisted snakes on the Caduceus of Hermes and partly from the serpentine motion of the celestial bodies; possibly also from the moon's nodes.

The ennead--9--was the first square of an odd number (3x3). It was associated with failure and shortcoming because it fell short of the perfect number 10 by one. It was called the called the number of man, because of the nine months of his embryonic life. Among its keywords are ocean and horizon, because to the ancients these were boundless. The ennead is the limitless number because there is nothing beyond it but the infinite 10. It was called boundary and limitation, because it gathered all numbers within itself. It was called the sphere of the air, because it surrounded the numbers as air surrounds the earth, Among the gods and goddesses who partook in greater or less degree of its nature were Prometheus, Vulcan, Juno, the sister and wife of Jupiter, Pæan, and Aglaia, Tritogenia, Curetes, Proserpine, Hyperion, and Terpsichore (a Muse).

The 9 was looked upon as evil, because it was an inverted 6. According to the Eleusinian Mysteries, it was the number of the spheres through which the consciousness passed on its way to birth. Because of its close resemblance to the spermatozoon, the 9 has been associated with germinal life.

The decad--10--according to the Pythagoreans, is the greatest of numbers, not only because it is the tetractys (the 10 dots) but because it comprehends all arithmetic and harmonic proportions. Pythagoras said that 10 is the nature of number, because all nations reckon to it and when they arrive at it they return to the monad. The decad was called both heaven and the world, because the former includes the latter. Being a perfect number, the decad was applied by the Pythagoreans to those things relating to age, power, faith, necessity, and the power of memory. It was also called unwearied, because, like God, it was tireless. The Pythagoreans divided the heavenly bodies into ten orders. They also stated that the decad perfected all numbers and comprehended within itself the nature of odd and even, moved and unmoved, good and ill. They associated its power with the following deities: Atlas (for it carried the numbers on its shoulders), Urania, Mnemosyne, the Sun, Phanes, and the One God.

The decimal system can probably be traced back to the time when it was customary to reckon on the fingers, these being among the most primitive of calculating devices and still in use among many aboriginal peoples.

The Table Of Ten Numbers web page

The Table Of Ten Numbers web page
Pythagorean Mathematics web page
Solitary Society home page

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What Does Your Blood Type Mean?

What does your blood type mean? (Inner-current, under-current)

A common superstition in Japan is that blood type is an indicator of a person's personality; similar to the Western belief in the Signs of the Zodiac (the Zodiac custom is also popular in Japan).

This custom is said to have started in 1916 when some doctors in Japan made a medical report stating that people with Type A Blood were generally mild-tempered and intellectual, while people with Type B Blood were just the opposite. Today in Japan, blood type is popularly used as a personality-type indicator. Even though it hasn't been proven to have any scientific basis, many Japanese people believe in these distinctions to one degree or another.

Type A

Speaking broadly, it is said that people with Type A Blood are calm, composed, and very level-headed and serious. They have a firm character, and are reliable and trustworthy (and hardheaded). They think things over and make plans deliberately, and they plug away at things steadily and assiduously. They try to make themselves more like their own ideal of what they should be. A Types may look aloof or distant to others. They try to suppress their own emotions, and because they have continual practice in doing this, this makes them appear strong. But, actually, they have a fragile, nervous side, as well. They tend to be hard on people who are not of the same type, and so they consequently tend to be surrounded with people of the same temperament.

Type B

People with Type B Blood are curious about and interested in everything. That's may be good, but they also tend to have too many interests and hobbies, and they tend to get all excited about something suddenly and then later drop it again just as quickly. But they do manage to know which of their many interests or loved ones are the ones that are really important, the ones they should hold on to. B Types tend to excel in things rather than just be average. But they tend to be so involved in their own world or become so carried away with something that they neglect other things. They have the image of being bright and cheerful, full of energy and enthusiasm, but some people think that they are really quite different on the inside. And it can also be said about them that they don't really want to have much real contact with others.

Type O

Type O Blood people are said to set the mood for a group and to take on the role of creating harmony among its members. Their image is one of taking it easy, of being peaceful and carefree. They are also thought to be big-hearted and benevolent, and they tend to spend money on others generously. O Types are generally "loved by all." But, they also, surprisingly, have a stubborn and strong-willed side, as well, and tend to secretly have their own opinions on things. On the other hand, they have the flexible, adaptable side of readily accepting new things. They are easily influenced by other people or by what they see on TV. They seem to appear level-headed and trustworthy, but they often slip and make big blunders inadvertently. But that is also the point that makes O Types lovable.

Type AB

People with Type AB Blood are said to have a delicate sensitivity. They are considerate of other people's feelings and deal with them with care and caution. On the other hand, though, they are strict with themselves and those close to them. They, therefore, seem to have two personalities: one for those "outside," and another for people on the "inside." They often become sentimental, and they tend to think too deeply about things. AB Types have a lot of friends, but they need time to be alone and think things through, as well.

Rh factor (Rh- "expressed" descent)

Only 17% of the entire world́s population (most (16%) being of European descent (01% Other)), are known to have the RH negative blood factor. "O" negative (the universal donor blood) constitutes less than 07% of the world́s population, only 06% are "A" negative. While it is known that RH negative blood (type "O") is the purest blood known to mankind, it is not known from where the negative factor originates, as it is generally theorized by evolutionists that there is an unbroken bloodline from early human prototypes (pre-humans) (non-sentient (MM)) to present day human beings. Geneticists generally claim the RH-negative factor is a mutation of unknown origin which apparently happened only a few thousand years ago (6000y/4004BC: Adam-Eve "beni Elohim" Genesis-type "O" negative (Genesis Progenitor (MM) ref: MM Addendum 2). Nearly 83% of all human beings have RH positive blood, which merely indicates that their red blood cells contain a substance called the RHesus (rhesus) blood factor. Simply put, their positive blood contains a protein that can be linked to the Rhesus monkey. It is acknowledged that blood factors are transmitted with more exactitude than any other human or animal characteristic. The Rh negative blood people spread heavily into the area of what is now Spain, England, Ireland and France. The highest concentration of RH negative blood occurs in the Basque people of Northern Spain and Southern France (Septimania-Lanquedoc)(about 30% have (rr) Rh negative and about 60% carry one (r) negative gene), and in the Eastern/Oriental Jewish people (Judah being the remaining main-thread origin (MM)) - the Basque peoples because, they for the most part, have confined themselves to one geographic area, whereas the Celtic people have branched out among all of the new world. There are certain similarities that occur among those having RH negative blood - according to some there are common patterns found, which include the following:

- Predominance of green or hazel eyes that may change colour like a chameleon, but also blue eyes, piercing;
- True red or reddish hair;
- Low pulse rate & low blood pressure;
- Keen sight or hearing (perception, discernment);
- ESP, Para-normal occurrences, Psychic Dreams-Abilities;
- Extra rib or vertebrae;
- Love of space (astronomy; environment) and science(s);
- A sense of not belonging to the human race-(society-systemic; outside looking in; expatriate observation / intervention;
- Truth seekers, desire for higher wisdom;
- Deep compassion for the fate of mankind, deeply empathetic;
- A sense of a "mission" in life;
- UFO connections, abduction, unexplained body scars; (SETI, Cosmology);
- Capability to disrupt electrical appliances; sensitive to EMF fields.

Research has shown that the majority of those with psychic powers have Rh negative blood. Most psychic and faith healers also have this blood. Strangely enough, many of those doing research into the Ancient Astronaut Theory (Human Hybrid Intervention Theory - Intervention Progenitor)(MM)) and other phenomea also have Rh negative blood. Author Erich von Daniken has Rh negative blood and a thirst for the truth. Author Brad Steiger also has Rh negative blood. His new book "Gods of Aquarius" considers this possibility. Robert Antone Wilson, author of "Illuminus", also has this blood. There are many others. Why is there such a large percentage of Rh negative blood in these unusual fields? Could they have a vague memory of what they are looking for? (Genetic-Memory "unlocked" yet not accessed as-such (deja-vu); a dark-glass, an imperfect, obscured view, to know in part (1 Cor 13:12); Sona +/- receptibility, a yearning, a thirst to know, a calling, a vocation (ref: GCOV, Reclamation of Mind, below) (MM))

Re: Is the RH negative blood type more prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

The Rh in Rh factor stands for rhesus, so named because the Rh factor is an antigen that was first discovered in the blood of rhesus monkeys. The Rh antigen is called D, and is encoded by a gene called the RHD gene. Because humans are primates (Devolution Progenitor: the Intelligent Design and Development of Life, incl., evolution within kind; Genesis re-Creation (MM)) many of our genes are the same or similar to those of other primates, and the RHD gene produces the same antigen in both humans and rhesus monkeys. Most people produce the D antigen, but a few people are missing functional copies of the RHD gene, and they produce no D antigen. These are the people who have Rh negative blood types, and the non- functional version (allele) of the RHD gene is called the RHD silent allele (d).

Because we each have two copies of the RHD gene (one copy inherited from each of our parents), it is possible for a person to have one non-functional RHD gene and one working copy. In these cases, such people still have Rh positive blood types because the functional allele directs the synthesis of the D antigen.

In general, the RHD silent allele occurs at a frequency of about 40-45% in Europeans, and people of largely European ancestry. In non-European populations the frequency of the RHD silent allele is much lower. In people of largely African ancestry, this allele occurs at a frequency of about 3%, and in people of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American ancestry, the RHD silent allele occurs at or less than a frequency of 1%.

Given these numbers, we can use population genetics to make some predictions about the incidence of Rh negative blood types in various world populations. In Europeans, we expect that about 16% of the population will have Rh negative blood types. In the other populations of the world, the frequency of Rh negative types will be much lower; in Africans, only 9 people in 10,000 will be Rh negative, and in the non-African, non-European portion of the world, only 1 person in 10,000 will be Rh negative.

The high frequency of the RHD silent allele in Europe tells us that the mutation that generated the non-functional RHD silent allele arose in Europe (carried to and concentrated there (MM)). Analyses of European populations tells us that this allele is found at the highest frequencies in western European populations, especially in Spanish and French Basques, suggesting that this allele arose long ago in some western European population. In the United States, about 15% of the general population is Rh negative; almost 20% of European Americans are Rh negative (because many Americans have western European ancestry), and approximately 5-10% of African Americans are Rh negative (because of the flow of European genes into the African American population). Fewer than 1% of Asian and Native Americans are Rh negative.

Based on the frequencies of the RHD silent allele in Europe, we can also estimate that about 55-60% of Rh positive Americans have one RHD silent allele. In general there is about a 1 in 3 chance of two Rh positive Americans (as a couple)(of predominantly European ancestry) both having one RHD silent allele.

Dr. Luigi Cavalli-Sforza from Stanford University wrote an article entitled "Genes, Peoples and Languages" (Scientific American, Nov.'91). He pointed out the high Rh-negative concentrations among the people of Morocco, the Basque country of Euskadi, Ireland, Scotland and the Norwegian islands. (Judah-Zerah-Milesian Migration Path (MM))

Date: Wed Mar 21 01:31:27 2001
Posted By: Steve Mack
Post-doc/Fellow, Molecular and Cell Biology, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Area of science: Genetics message link

Rh blood group system
Wkipedia article link

RH Negative
by Betty Rhodes (The Red Thread Bloodline) article link

Supplemental Information:

Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo
Eat Right For Your Type web home

Archetypes: Houses, Planets, Signs

Houses: The Places Where The Planets And The Signs Reside:

1st - (House of: Personality - Aries (Ascendant - Rising Sign)) Establishment of personal identity
2nd - (House of: Money - Taurus) Self image, self worth, and material security
3rd - (House of: Communication - Gemini) Communicating and receiving from the environment
4th - (House of: Home - Cancer (The Nadir: Midnight)) Imagination, fantasies, inner feelings, and domestic life
5th - (House of: Children - Leo) Finding joy, pleasure, and creative expression
6th - (House of: Servants - Virgo) Work and feeling talented and useful
7th - (House of: Marriage - Libra (Descendant - Setting Sign)) Personal relationships and intimacy
8th - (House of: Death - Scorpio) Dealing with sex, death, taxes, the occult, and other hard to grasp topics
9th - (House of: Long Journeys Over Water - Sagittarius) Changes, exploration, and the breaking of routine
10th - (House of: Career - Capricorn (MidHeaven: Noon)) Career, social stature, and destiny
11th - (House of: Friends - Aquarius) The future, life goals, association with friends and groups
12th - (House of: Troubles - Pisces) Things that disrupt or cause disassociation with the personality
1st House: Who we are, free will, personality.
2nd House: Resources, self-worth and security, what we value.
3rd House: The mindset and perceptual environment.
4th House: The home, roots, inner life.
5th House: Creativity, self-expression, children, social connecting.
6th House: Self-improvement, service, health, work, mentoring/apprenticeship.
7th House: Marriage, partnerships, the other, relationships.
8th House: How we value others, legacies, sexuality, death and the "shadow."
9th House: Travel, expansion, higher learning, religion.
10th House: Career, the public face, social structures.
11th House: Groups, friends, hopes, dreams, receiving love.
12th House: Spiritual experience, collective consciousness, the "attic" of consciousness, endings.

Planets: Represent The Different Energies Of The Mind and The Self:

0 Sun - (Personal Identity) Your Sun sign; Your true spirit/ego; Who you really are; The sense of being alive; Your sole existence
1 Moon - (Emotion) Emotional, maternal in nature; Moods, feelings, caring tendencies; Empathy; Mother figures
2 Mercury - (Intellect) Thought; Communication; Processing of information; The Winged Messenger; Achilles' Heal
3 Venus - (Partners) The Feminine side of personality; Creativity; Balancing all sides of all issues; Passive affection; Calmness; Relationship needs; Ability to see beauty in all
4 Mars - (Desires) The Masculine side of personality; Will: What you want & endeavor to get; Energy; Activity; Aggression; Assertive tendencies
5 Jupiter - (Expansion) Enthusiasm; Adventure; Joviality; Ability to be Spontaneous; Expanding reality; Growing, learning, developing; Transcending the current situation, & taking it to another goal, another philosophy
6 Saturn - (Limitation) Discipline; Structure; Respect; Ability to be Solitary; Father figure
7 Uranus - (Evolution) Individuality; Eccentricity; Desire for change; Ability to break down social norms
8 Neptune - (Mysticism) Intuition; Spirituality; Compassion; Psychic nature; Ability to find Spirit
9 Pluto - (Instinct) Transformation; Ability to see the difference between the inner self and the outer world
0 Sun: Central organizer of identity, awareness and life force of an individual.
1 Moon: Unconscious motivations & needs, feminine and receptive.
2 Mercury: The intellect, rational thought & communication.
3 Venus: Relational and aesthetic sensibilities, pleasure, connection to others.
4 Mars: Action, desires, physical activity, libido, self-assertion.
5 Jupiter: Growth, expansion, philosophy, joy.
6 Saturn: Maturity, responsibility, limits, reality, discipline.
7 Uranus: Individuality, change, reform, transpersonal intuition, group consciousness.
8 Neptune: Imagination, illusion, transpersonal or spiritual experience, mysticism.
9 Pluto: Transformation, psychic depth including wounding, death & regeneration.

Signs: Signs of the zodiac represent psychological characteristics:

4 Aries - Forceful; Energetic; Direct; Courageous; Seeks Challenge
- The Ram; Cardinal Fire; Warrior, Pioneer, Daredevil, Survivor
3 Taurus - Practical; Skeptical; Stubborn; Love of serenity and inner peace
- The Bull; Fixed Earth; Earth Spirit; Musician; Silent One
2 Gemini - Inquisitive; Witty; Perceptive; Adaptable; Seeking of inner information
- The Twins; Mutable Air; Internal Witness; Teacher; Storyteller; Journalist
1 Cancer - Introspective; Emotional; Protective of inner and outer security
- The Crab; Cardinal Water; Mother; Emotional Healer; Invisible to all but their keep
0 Leo - Very proud; Gregarious; Dramatic; Dignified; Desire for self expression
- The Lion; Fixed Fire; King; Performer; Child; Clown
2 Virgo - Analytical; Critical; Modest; Helpful; Working toward perfection
- The Virgin; Mutable Earth; Servant; Martyr; Perfectionist; Analyst
3 Libra - Affectionate; Tolerant; Indecisive; Appreciation of beauty; Seeking balance in relationships; The need for calmness, and equilibrium
- The Scales; Cardinal Air; Lover; Artist; Peacemaker
9 Scorpio - Penetrating; Suspicious; Introspective; Desire to transform and remove outer masks
- The Scorpion; Fixed Water; Detective; Sorcerer; Hypnotist; Extremist
5 Sagittarius - Jovial; Open mind; Love of freedom; Seeking meaning and new experiences
- The Archer; Mutable Fire; Gypsy; Student; Philosopher
6 Capricorn - Industrious; Practical; Disciplined; Working towards solitude and personal integrity
- The SeaGoat; Cardinal Earth; Hermit; Father; Supervisor; Builder; Realist; Administer of construction
7 Aquarius - Progressive; Erratic; Revolutionary; Idealistic; Inventive; Desire for individuality
- The Water Bearer; Fixed Air; Genius; Truth Sayer; Scientist; Exile; Quixotic; Eccentric
8 Pisces - Imaginative; Other worldly; Impressionable; Seeking transcendence of self
- The Fishes; Mutable Water; Mystic; Poet; Unfathomable; Dreamer, lost within many dreams
4 Aries: Establishment of identity, assertion, courage, fiery enthusiasm.
3 Taurus: Resources, self-worth, sensuality, earthy belongings and pleasure.
2 Gemini: Curiosity, variety, adaptability, intellectual endeavors, dualistic.
1 Cancer: Nurturing, empathic, sensitive, loyal, emotional, family centered.
0 Leo: Creative, self-expression, dramatic, strong, extravagant.
2 Virgo: Practical, methodical, industrious, modest, conscientious.
3 Libra: Diplomatic, social, charming, refined, balanced.
9 Scorpio: Passionate, intense, persistent, complex, purposeful.
5 Sagittarius: Exploring, optimistic, energetic, broad thinking, search for meaning.
6 Capricorn: Leadership, steadiness, wisdom, patient, disciplined.
7 Aquarius: Independent, progressive, freedom loving, inventive, original.
8 Pisces: Intuitive, changeable, mystical, impressionable, compassionate.


Ascendant - (Mask) What you portray of yourself; What other people, first, see of you; The initial mask that you project to the world; First impressions; What you look like, on first appearance
North Node - (Karma) Karmic goals; Your direction for evolutionary growth; The path of your soul/spirit
South Node - (Dharma) Past life energy; The accumulation of the energy of all past lives
Midheaven - (10th House) Outward projection of Career; What most people think is your probable Career
Vertex - (Karmic Fate) A karmic point, which relates to Transits in your chart, or Aspects in relationship charts

Basic Astrological Definitions web page
Holistic Wisdom web page

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ennead Mentation: The Nine Visitations of God 1

The noosphere can be seen as the "sphere of human thought" being derived from the Greek ("nous") meaning "mind" in the style of "atmosphere" and "biosphere" [Reclamation of Mind 1-6: Atmosphere and Biosphere metaphors (here and again here and here)]. In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere. In contrast to the conceptions of the Gaia theorists, or the promoters of cyberspace, Vernadsky's noosphere is not something that is just now coming into being, or will emerge in the future; it arrived with the birth of the first cognitive human being, and is manifested throughout the geosphere and biosphere in the form of human intervention, which principally takes the form of physical economic development of the planet.

The word is also sometimes used to refer to a transhuman consciousness emerging from the interactions of human minds. This is the view proposed by the theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who added that the noosphere is evolving towards an ever greater integration, culminating in the Omega Point-which he saw as the ultimate goal of history.

A somewhat different approach focuses on "sustainability," and begins to look at this concept in terms of "co-evolution" [Norgaard, 1994].

History of this expression:

E. LeRoy's Les origines humaines et l'evolution de l'intelligence (1928)
Vladimir I. Vernadsky (1863-1945)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)

Omega point is a term invented by French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to describe the ultimate maximum level of complexity-consciousness, considered by him the aim towards which consciousness evolves. Rather than divinity being found "in the heavens" he held that evolution was a process converging toward a "final unity", identical with the Eschaton and with God. According to Chardin and the Russian scholar and biologist Vladimir Vernadsky (author of The Geosphere 1924 and The Biosphere 1926), the planet is in a transformative process, metamorphosing from the biosphere into the noosphere.

In philosophy and religion, the word noetic, from the Greek (nous) is usually translated as "mind", "understanding", "intellect", or "reason". Most dictionaries define the term noetic as a synonym of "mental" or "intellectual." From the nous emerges the world soul, which gives rise to the manifest realm. [Mammon's mass psychosis(-sys)]

The ancient Pythagoreans and Platonists used the term to mean "the cosmic soul". According to Neo-Platonic cosmology, the nous emanates from the One. Anaxagoras wrote:

All other things partake in a portion of everything, while Nous is infinite and self-ruled, and is mixed with nothing, but is alone, itself by itself. For if it were not by itself, but were mixed with anything else, it would partake in all things if it were mixed with any; for in everything there is a portion of everything, as has been said by me in what goes before, and the things mixed with it would hinder it, so that it would have power over nothing in the same way that it has now being alone by itself. For it is the thinnest of all things and the purest, and it has all knowledge about everything and the greatest strength; and Nous has power over all things, both greater and smaller, that have soul. (Translation by J. Burnet)

In recent decades, the term has taken on new usages. Edmund Husserl used noetic (from noesis) to refer to the intentional act of consciousness (believing, willing, hating and loving ...)[1]. Walter J. Ong and James A. Berlin used the term noetic to describe a "noetic economy", "noetic processes" and "noetic field." Cultural historian William Irwin Thompson refers to a "noetic polity." The Institute of Noetic Sciences defines noetic as, roughly, 'relating to consciousness or intuition'. The mystical, cosmic and holistic connotations of the term are why the New Age movement has embraced the term noetic and used it to refer to the exploration of individual or cosmic consciousness.

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EMERGENCE/Complex Emergent Intelligence as ONE Order (bottom-up/anarchic) - Mentation Envelope (enveloped within);
Emergent Complexity arising out of Rules (Interaction Dynamics); operation in concert (symphony of Mind);
Learning (complexity of connection(s) determinant)); sequence of emergent steps -- the Emergent, the Minders.

Mind = Sentient Being, Sentience (the faculty of God-level perception; ea. Human Being an extension of God's very Being);
Mind = the Universe within, the Empyrean (spiritual universe extending into/creating space-time (physical embodiment));
Mind = a Singularity Point ((SP) fig. a White Hole) into the Empyreal Consciousness of God, God's very Mind (10C the very Character of God, the Lord's Prayer the actuation / actuality(reality) of that character): Empyrean, EMPYRE'AN, a. Empyreal. EMPYRE'AN, n. The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire has been supposed to subsist [the spiritual core-sphere of the physical curved universe; dendriformic extension; trees of righteousness]; Empyreal, EMPYR'EAL, a. [L. empyroeus; from Gr. fire.] Formed of pure fire or light; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven [the "crystal ball" spiritual universe; surface singularity extension into the physical].

According to the Sefer Yezira, the spiritual world consisted of ten spheres, the sefirot. (Sefirot is a term related to the Hebrew word Sappir, loosely translated as 'sapphire' [the Ten "Blue Stones" (apples/grapes) etched by the Hand of God; the Star Gates; the Blue Pearl (the Divine Light of Consciousness within us all)] and interpreted as the radiance of God [the conveyance, the spiritual Logos]). Each of the sefirot represented a different force or aspect of God, such as love, power, and understanding. These aspects were said to have emanated, or unfolded from God, and as the sefirot embodied all aspects of creation, generation, and decay, they represented the universe itself unfolding. [Blue Stones; imparted, enveloped within the Terrene-sphere blue-sky envelope, the visible archetype, the eleventh covering, Rahab/Da'ath, "the Prince of the Power of the Air" - the evil veil]

[Singularity Point Spiritual Aspect-Spheres emanated/paired with the 0-9 Mentation Shells = Sentience; spiritual spheres in correspondence with the physical sun/planetary sphere archetypes] [... the unconscious' absolute knowledge, where the potential unity of the universe lies ... the awareness of such permits a dialogue with the contradictions arising from the non-integrated aspects of our personalities-potentialities leading to an awareness of the essential wholeness of our psyche ... numeric-ontology provides the conceptual knowledge - the spiritual-astrologic "blue"-print - the archetypal structure of our very Being; the print-activation "first breath" stamp, the cosmic rhythm and pattern]

The ten circles are known as sephiroth, the plural of sephira, meaning a number. They are interconnected in various ways. Each connection is identified with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and with one of the twenty-two trumps major of the Tarot. It is believed that the sephiroth exercise a mystical influence on one another via these connections.

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The ten sephirot were arranged in a rigid hierarchy, and each lower sephirah grew out of the one immediately above; that is, the second ranking sephirah grew out of the first, the third out of the second, etc. Thus the first sephirah had all the powers of the sephirot under him; the second had its own power plus all the powers of the succeeding eight, and so on. They were:

- Thought, Intellect (spiritual sphere/essence gender married/matched with physical shell/energy gender = one flesh union)

0Sun-m/1. Kether (Crown), also called the Simple Point [Singularity Point; Event Horizon; Edge; Interface], because this initial and paramount sephirah was unknown and all-embracing. Kether was known as the Old One, the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9), the White head, or the Long Face [I AM THAT I AM (I Am What I Will Become)] [SUM + ennead emanation/gifts-mentation].

1Moon-f/2. Hochmah (Wisdom) was also known as Aba (Father) and was the masculine outgrowth of the Ancient One.

2Mercury-fm/3. Binah (Understanding or Intelligence), the highest feminine emanation in the order of sephirot, also known as Ima (Mother).

- Emotions, Morals

3Venus-fm/4. Hesed (Kindness, Love, Mercy) is also called Gedulah (Greatness) and is masculine. [1st Heaven Araboth]

4Mars-m/5. Geburah (Power, Strength, Discipline) is also called Din (Justice) and is feminine. [2nd Heaven Makhon]*Rahab Da'ath (Knowledge; not a sephira, a hole (abyss))

5Jupiter-fm/6. Tipheret (Glory or Beauty, Adornment, Compassion) is both masculine and feminine because it is a combination of Hesed and Geburah. [3rd Heaven Ma'on]

- Nature

6Saturn-f/7. Netzah (Firmness, Might, Victory) is masculine. [4th Heaven Zebhul]

7Uranus-m/8. Hod (Splendor, Majesty) is feminine. [5th Heaven Shekhakim]

8Neptune-fm/9. Yesod (Foundation) combines Netzah and Hod. [6th Heaven Rakiya]
- Spirit

9Pluto-f/10. Malkut (Kingdom, Presence, KOG/COG Bride) has no special attributes but is a kind of funnel through which the qualities of the upper nine sephirot are transmitted to the physical world. It is therefore also called Shechinah, the Spirit of God." [7th Heaven Vilon]

The first nine sephirot were grouped in threes, each triad including a masculine element, a feminine element, and a combining element. The first three sephirot represented the world of thought; the second, the world of emotions and morals; the third, the world of nature. The tenth sephirah, Malkut, existed alone as the harmony of the other nine.

This triune was paralleled by the Kaballists' version of the three-part soul - an idea expressed earlier by Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, and the Talmud. The soul called Neshamah represented the intellect and corresponded to the first three sephirot. The soul called Ruah represented the emotion and corresponded to the Hesed-Geburah-Tipheret triad. The soul called Nefesh represented man's animal nature and corresponded to the lowest triad of sephirot.

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Nine Gifts of the Spirit (KJV/God's Word)

1 Cor 12:7 But the [Ennead] manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Cor 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit [1] the word of wisdom; to another [2] the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1 Cor 12:9 To another [3] faith by the same Spirit; to another [4] the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1 Cor 12:10 To another [5] the working of miracles; to another [6] prophecy; to another [7] discerning of spirits; to another [8] [divers] kinds of tongues; to another [9] the interpretation of tongues:
1 Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.

1Co 12:7 The evidence of the Spirit's presence is given to each person for the common good of everyone.
1Co 12:8 The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. The same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge.
1Co 12:9 To another person the same Spirit gives courageous faith. To another person the same Spirit gives the ability to heal.
1Co 12:10 Another can work miracles. Another can speak what God has revealed. Another can tell the difference between spirits. Another can speak in different kinds of languages. Another can interpret languages.
1Co 12:11 There is only one Spirit who does all these things by giving what God wants to give to each person.
1Co 12:12 For example, the body is one unit and yet has many parts. As all the parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

The names of the Sephirot are:

* Kether Elyon (Crown)
* Chokhmah (Wisdom)
* Binah (Intelligence)
* Chesed or Gedulah (Love or Mercy)
* Din or Gevurah (Power or Judgement)
* Tifereth or Rakhamim (Compassion)
* Netzach (Lasting Endurance)
* Hod (Majesty)
* Yesod (Basis or Foundation)
* Malkuth or Shekinah (Kingdom)

Occasionally another is enumerated:

* Daath ("Knowledge," "Order," or "Law")

Traditionally, Daath (Da'at) is not a Sephira itself. It is the absence of a Sephira. It is alternately called “the Abyss” (it is metaphorically interpreted as the dead child of Chochmah and Binah in the system explained by mediaeval kabbalist (mekubal in Hebrew) Issac Luria, also known as the Ari).

Da'ath has a dual aspect; on one hand it is our knowledge of the world of appearance, the body of facts which constitute our beliefs and prop up the illusion of identity and ego and separateness. On the other hand it is revelation, objective knowledge, what is often referred to as gnosis. The transition between the knowledge of the world of appearance and revelation entails the experience of the abyss, the abolition of the sense of ego, the negation of identity. From within the abyss any identity is possible. It is chaos, unformed. It contains, as it were, the seeds of identity. It is from this point that an infinity of gates open, each one a gateway to a mode of being.

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The Mystic Vision

To the dimensions of height, width, length and time the Kabbalists have added the dimension of spirituality. In the positive spiritual direction are the seven heavens.

Farthest from Earth is Araboth, which contains uncreated objects and is the permanent residence of men's souls. It is associated with the emanation Greatness (Kindness). Makhon, the second heaven, contains the precipitants rain, snow, hail, fog, and dew. Makhon is presided over by Moses the Law Giver and the emanation Law, and emits a lightning bolt into Ma'on, the third heaven, presided over by Father Abraham who alters the bolt into four 'rays of foundation' corresponding to the four spheres of emanations along the central axis and are colored black, white, red and green. The third heaven is filled with harmonizing lights and sounds that sing praises to God, and is symbolized by the emanation Beauty. Above this is Zebhul, a spiritual Jerusalem corresponding to the emanation Victory which is the positive aspect of cosmic power. In this city is a tabernacle, personified by Metatron, with Michael as high priest, surrounded by the souls of martyrs. There is also a heavenly tribunal of seven lights. The fifth heaven is called Shekhakim and is associated with Glory. It contains millstones which grind manna for the righteous and is presided over by Jacob and the twelve heads of the Israelite tribes. It is surrounded by a river of fire wherein reside the angels of destruction, and this river is held back by a colorless light of monotheism, which is fueled by prayers from below and projected out from Shekhakim as an archetypal alphabet of 22 colors (the Rings of Uranus; every 42 years positioned to be viewed edge-on from Earth (2007)). Next is Rakiya, the firmament. Symbolized by the emanation Foundation, this heaven supports the heavenly bodies, which are endowed with divine knowledge. The lowest heaven is called Vilon (lit. veil), which shields the heavens during the day and 'rolls' down each night. It is associated with the Kingdom, is the main source [of] prophetic visions, and is presided over by Joseph, the interpreter of dreams.

Below the Earth spiritually are seven abysses, known as Gehenna, Death's Shadow, Death's Gate, Filth, Destructive Whirlpools, Place of Perdition and Sheol. Interpretations on these vary considerably; however, it is generally held that they are made up of tohu (impure earth), bohu (impure water), and darkness (opposite of fire). Associated with the heavens, and perhaps above them, are the seven hekhalot (palaces) in the merkavah (Divine Chariot). The seventh palace leads to the Throne of God, symbolized by sapphire and emerald. Here the souls of mystics travel outside of their bodies and rise up to the Veil of God. The veil is not physical, for God has no physical form; it is a symbol for the limitations of Man's comprehension of God.

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Ten Sefirot as Process of Creation

According to Kabbalistic cosmology, Ten Sefirot (literally, Ten Numerations) correspond to ten levels of creation. These levels of creation must not be understood as ten different "gods" but as ten different ways of revealing God, one per level. It is not God who changes but the ability to perceive God that changes. While God may seem to exhibit dual natures (masculine-feminine, compassionate-judgmental, creator-creation), all adherents of Kabbalah have consistently stressed the ultimate unity of God. For example, in all discussions of Male and Female, the hidden nature of God exists above it all without limit, being called the Infinite or the "No End" (Ein Sof) - neither one nor the other, transcending any definition. The ability of God to become hidden from perception is called "Restriction" (Tsimtsum). Hiddenness makes creation possible because God can then become "revealed" in a diversity of limited ways, which then form the building blocks of creation.

Ten Sefirot and Physical Sciences

The Ten Sefirot mediate the interaction of the ultimate unknowable God with the physical and spiritual world. Some students of Kabbalah suggest that the Sefirot may be thought of as analogous to fundamental laws of physics. God's "Restriction" (Tsimtsum) within the spritual levels is often compared with the Big Bang in the lowest physical level. Just as the resulting gravity, electro-magnetism, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force allow for interactions between energy and matter, the Ten Sefirot allow for interactions between God and creation (Theory of Everything).

The Ten Sefirot are sometimes mentioned in the context of the Ten Dimensions that some physicists suspect the Superstring Theory may require.

Notable is the similarity between the concept in Kabbalah that the physical universe is made of divine light and the concept in Physics that it is made of energy.

Ten Sefirot as Process of Ethics

Divine creation by means of the Ten Sefirot is an ethical process. Examples: The Sefirah of "Compassion" (Chesed) being part of the Right Column corresponds to how God reveals more blessings when humans use previous blessings compassionately, whereas the Sefirah of "Overpowering" (Gevurah) being part of the Left Column corresponds to how God hides these blessings when humans abuse them selfishly without compassion. Thus human behavior determines if God seems present or absent. "Righteous" humans (Tzadikim) ascend these ethical qualities of the Ten Sefirot by doing righteous actions. If there were no "Righteous" humans, the blessings of God would become completely hidden, and creation would cease to exist. While real human actions are the "Foundation" (Yesod) of this universe (Malchut), these actions must accompany the conscious intention of compassion. Compassionate actions are often impossible without "Faith" (Emunah), meaning to trust that God always supports compassionate actions even when God seems hidden. Ultimately, it is necessary to show compassion toward oneself too in order to share compassion toward others. This "selfish" enjoyment of God's blessings but only if in order to empower oneself to assist others, is an important aspect of "Restriction", and is considered a kind of "golden mean" in Kabbalah, corresponding to the Sefirah of "Adornment" (Tiferet) being part of the "Middle Column".


In a numerological sense, the Tree of Sephiroth also has significance. Between the 10 Sephiroth run 22 channels or paths which connect them, a number which can be associated with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In addition to each of this channels being assigned a letter of this alphabet, each path is also identified with one of the major trumps of the Tarot deck of symbolic cards [Minor Arcana: Stone(Pentacles), Sword(Swords), Cup(Cups), and Staff/Spear(Wands) of Destiny]. When combined with the 10 Sephiroth, these 22 paths make the number 32 which makes reference to the 32 Qabbalistic Paths of Wisdom and also the 32 degrees of Freemasonry.

To envision the tree, consider each of these ten spheres as being concentric circles with Malkuth being the innermost and all others encompassed by the latter. None of these are separate from the other, and all simply help to form a more complete view of the perfected whole. To speak simply, Malcuth is the Kingdom which is the physical world upon which we live and exist, while Kether, also call Kaether and Kaether Elyson is the Crown of this universe, representing the highest attainable understanding of God that men can understand.

Hypothetically there also exists an Eleventh Sephirah called Daath. It should be noted, however, that the first Qabbalists did not include any such sphere, making Daath a contested point of philosophical discussion. The Jewish Kabbalists that do accept this entity state that it is not a Sephirah, but rather that absence of one. In the Jewish tradition, the idea of an eleventh Sephirah is tantamount to blasphemy, as stated in the Sefer Yetzirah: "Ten Sephirot of Nothingness, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven.” [Ennead Mentation: The Nine Visitations of God 1-6 multiple sources, incl., Wikipedia]

Ennead Mentation: The Nine Visitations of God 1-6 Summary: web page

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Biblical Numerology

What is Biblical Numerology? article link

It seems quite obvious that the Bible uses numbers in patterns. Who can deny that 40 is significant. Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. Whether or not the analysis of these number patterns are accurate is up for debate. But I present to you this information condensed from the book, Number in Scripture by Bullinger.

One of the interesting features of Hebrew and Greek is that in both written languages there are no numeric characters. Where we have numbers and letters, they have only letters. So, in each language, the letters are also used as numbers. In a small way we do the same thing in English. For example is "O" a zero or a letter of in the alphabet. Is "l" a one or a small L? When they are used, the context tells us which is which and we have no problem understanding it. The same goes for Hebrew and Greek. They knew when they were writing numbers and when they were writing letters.

But the interesting thing is that when a word is written, it also has a numeric equivalent. For example, the word "Jesus" in Greek is "iasous." Since each letter has a numeric equivalent, we can add up each number and get a value. The value is the gammatria. Therefore, the gammatria of "Jesus" in Greek is 888 because i = 10 a = 8 s = 200 o = 70 u = 400 s = 200. There are many interesting 'games' that can be played with this feature of Greek and Hebrew and much of it is absurd. But, some of the numeric relationships are interesting.

Whether not the numbers really do have a significance is still debated in many circles. Nevertheless, I present the information for your examination.

1 THE NUMBER OF UNITY. Father. Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Ephesians 4:5 "one Lord, one faith, one baptism."

2 THE NUMBER OF DIVISION. The Son who has two natures: human and divine. There are 2 Testaments: the Old and New. Man is Male and Female. Rom. 9 speaks of two vessels: one for honorable use and the other for dishonorable use. Two types of people: Sheep and Goats. There are two ages, this age and the age to come: Matt. 12:32; 13:39,40,49; Mark 10:30.

3 THE NUMBER OF DIVINE PERFECTION. The Trinity consists of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three qualities of the universe: Time, Space, and Matter. To exist (except for God), all three are required. Each quality consists of three elements. Therefore, we live in a trinity of trinities.

- The three qualities of universe are each three:
Time is one yet three: Past, Present, Future
Space is one yet three: Height, Width, Depth
Matter is one yet three: Solid, Liquid, Gas

We live in a Trinity of Trinities: Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made..."

- If you are a trichotomist then man is made of three parts: Body, Soul, Spirit
- Human abilities are three: Thought, Word, Deed
- The divine attributes are three fold:
God is:
Omniscient, Love, Holy
Omnipresent, Light, Righteous
Omnipotent, Spirit, Just

- Three bear witness (1 John 5:8): Spirit, Water, Blood
- Christ is Three Shepherds :
The Good Shepherd (John 10:14-15) - speaking of His death
The Great Shepherd (Heb. 13:20) - speaking of His resurrection
The Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:4) - speaking of His glory

- The Three appearances of Christ:
Past: Has appeared (Heb. 9:26) to put away sin
Present: Is appearing (Heb. 9:24) in the presence of God
Future: Will appear (Heb. 9:28) to those who await Him

- The Father spoke from Heaven three times:
Matt. 3:17, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Matt. 17:5, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him."
John 12:28, "I have both glorified it [the Father's name], and will glorify it again."

- Both the Tabernacle and the Temple consisted of three parts:
The Court, The Holy Place, The Sanctuary
Regarding the Tabernacle: The Holy of Holies was a cube (10 cubits x 10 cubits x 10 cubits)
Regarding the Temple: The Holy of Holies was a cube (20 cubits x 20 cubits x 20 cubits)

4 THE NUMBER OF CREATION - North, South, East, West; 4 Seasons. The 4th commandment is the first that refers to the earth. The 4th clause of the Lord's Prayer is the first that mentions the earth. The materials of the tabernacle were four and so were the coverings and the ornamentations.

5 THE NUMBER OF GRACE. Redemption. Israel came out of Egypt 5 in rank (Ex 13:18). David picked up 5 smooth stone to fight Goliath (1 Sam. 17:40). The Holy Anointing Oil was pure and composed of 5 parts (Ex. 30:23-25).

6 THE NUMBER OF MAN: Man was created on the 6th day. Man labors 6 days only. The Serpent was created on the 6th day. The 6th commandment is "Thou shalt not murder." Six words are used for man: Adam, ish, Enosh, gehver, anthropos, anar. Also, 6 x 6 = 36. 36 + 35 + 34 + 33 + 32 . . . 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 666. 666 is the number of the antichrist. This means that the name of the antichrist in Greek adds up to 666. This is a mockery of the Trinity.

7 THE NUMBER OF SPIRITUAL PERFECTION. Seven days in a week. Seven colors in the spectrum. Seven of the 10 commandments begin with the word "not." There are 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 parables in Matthew, and 7 promises to the churches. There are 7 "eternals" in Hebrews which are: A priest for ever (1:6); Eternal salvation (1:9); Eternal judgment (6:2); eternal redemption (9:12); eternal spirit (9:14); eternal inheritance (9:15); and everlasting covenant (13:20). Jesus said 7 things on the cross: 1) Luke 23:34 "Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots; 2) Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise"; 3) Matthew 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" -- which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"; 4) John 19:26 "When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son"; 5) John 19:28 "Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." 6) John 19:30 "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit"; and 7) Luke 23:46 "Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last." "Hallelujah" occurs 28 times or 4 x 7. "Hosanna" occurs 7 times. "Milk" occurs 49 times or 7 x 7. "Abaddon" occurs 7 times. "After the order of Melchizedek" occurs 7 times.

8 THE NUMBER OF NEW BEGINNINGS. 8 people on Noah's Ark (2 Pet. 2:5); circumcision on 8th day (Gen. 17:12); God made 8 covenants with Abraham.

9 THE NUMBER OF JUDGMENT. There are 9 greek words derived from the root word meaning judgment = dikay. The following words each occur 9 times in the Bible: abussos (bottomless pit); asebee (ungodly); aselgeia (lasciviousness); and astrapee (lightning). The gifts of the spirit are 9 in number (1 Cor. 12:8-10): the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues.

10 THE NUMBER OF DIVINE PERFECTION. There are 10 commandments (Ex. 20); 1/10 of your income is a tithe; the were 10 plagues on Egypt (Ex. 9:14ff); 10 x 10 silver sockets formed the foundation of the Tabernacle (Ex 38:27); There are 10 "I AM's spoken by Jesus in John: 1) I am the Bread of Life (6:35); 2) I am the Bread of Life which came down from heaven (6:41); 3) I am the Living Bread (6:51); 4) I am the Light of the world (8:12); 5) I am One that bears witness of Myself (8:18); 6) I am the Door of the sheep (10:7,9); 7) I am the Good Shepherd (10:14); 8) I am the Resurrection and the Life (14:6); 9) I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (11:25); and 10) I am the True Vine (15:1,5).

12 THE NUMBER OF GOVERNMENTAL PERFECTION. There were 12 tribes of Israel; 12 Apostles, 12 foundations in the heavenly Jerusalem; 12 gates; 12 pearls; 12 angels. The measurements of New Jerusalem are 12,000 furlongs or stadia, while the wall will be 144 (12 x 12) cubits (Rev. 21:16-17).

40 THE NUMBER OF PROBATION OR TRIAL. The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deut. 8:2-5). Moses was on the mount for 40 days (Exodus 24:18); 40 days of Jonah and Nineveh (Jonah 3:4). Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matt. 4:2).

153 In John 21:11, after the resurrection the disciples caught 153 fish. The word fish in Greek is 'ixthus' which has a numerical equivalent of 1224, or 8 x 153. Remember, which is Jesus Christ is 888. 153 people received a blessing from Jesus in the four gospels (not counting the 5000 and examples like that).

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