Numerical meaning comes to life in number squares

Numerical Meaning by Delving into Words

Numerical Meaning by Delving into Words. Today, numbers are adjectives. They define the quantity of a noun. Here are some simple examples: She has one cat. He has three birds. Our neighbor has two trees in the front yard. In the remote past, numbers represented both qualities and quantities. Furthermore, in China a numerical tradition of the Lo Shu survives. It is described below. Are numbers quantities or are they a lot more?  That depends on you civilization.

Numerical meaning for modern man
The modern mind prefers seeing numbers as adjectives rather than nouns.

21st century man prefers numbers as adjectives.  One side works with music and math. The other deals with words. Currently, most become quite uncomfortable in trying  to see numbers as nouns. There are exceptions. Musicians give numbers more meaning. Some examples are working with  the 8 bar phrase. The 32 bar period had its own meaning. . Another is animation by 3/4 or by 2/4 time. The prime number square  is the 3 x 3. It is the featured picture. Genesis is all about secret codes of this number square. So is the Chinese Lo Shu. Likewise, Greek mythology used this square of numbers. I must ask, who is more primitive? Someone who understands and works with all its hidden codes, or those who are ignorant of them?

1st sentence of Genesis Archives – DSO Works

Lo Shu Square (simplified Chinese洛书traditional Chinese洛書pinyinluò shū; also written 雒書; literally: Luo (River) Book/Scroll), or the Nine Halls Diagram (simplified Chinese九宫图traditional Chinese九宮圖pinyinjiǔ gōng tú), is the unique normal magic square of order three. Lo Shu is part of the legacy of the most ancient Chinese mathematical and divinatory (Yi Jing 易經) traditions, and is an important emblem in Feng Shui (風水).   Feng Shui is the art of geomancy concerned with the placement of objects in relation to the flow of qi (氣) “natural energy”.

Delving into Numerical Meaning

When placed in balanced mathematical relationships, numbers are more than adjectives. Such is the case with the featured picture.  Please read the internal link (1st sentence of Genesis) before continuing. Now let’s do the following. The sum of the numbers 1 to 9 totals 45. Next 45² = 2025. In many ancient languages, letters doubled as numbers. There was no brain split between the two sides and two disciplines.  This was called gematria. Information is available online. Also, on this website I quote the Reverend John Michell. He and Robin Heath amply cover gematria in their works.

For our last thought for numerical meaning in this blog, take 2025. Again, this is 45².

  • In Greek add the gematria of 3 gods:  Zeus = 612. Apollo = 1060. Hermes = 353. 612 + 1060 + 353 = 2025.
  • Gematria of words were often pyramided. Other DSOworks.com  blogs deal with this topic. The four pyramided letters for “Torah” in Hebrew is 2023. Tav = 400,Tav + vav = 406. Tav + vav + reisch = 606. The full Hebrew word as tav, vav, reisch,  and hei = 611. Thus. 400 + 406 + 606 + 611 + 2 = 2025.  There  are 2 additional commandments added to the 611 by tradition.  With the + 2 we have: 2023 + 2 = 2025.  Again, this is 45².

There once was a golden age. Its guiding vision was the featured number square. This time of milk and honey can now be regained by the knowledge of how this basic number square functions..

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John Michell  and Robin Heath  quite descriptive  about the subject of gematria.
Ten eighty musings was inspired by John Michell

Ten Eighty Musings Point to a Lost Prehistoric Culture

Ten Eighty Musings Point to a Lost Prehistoric Culture. To begin, I must quote Issac Newton.  Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton (January 41643 – March 31 1727 .  He was an English physicistmathematicianastronomeralchemistinventortheologian and natural philosopher. He is most famous for discovering the Laws of Gravity.  Newton built on thoughts of bygone philosophers. These included Plato and Aristotle.  British author, John Michell, is the philosopher on which I have built upon. His works seem to be largely out of print. But I think they are worth the expense of acquiring.

Ten eight musings and looking to the past.
Sir Issac Newton stood on the shoulders ancient giants of philosophy.
Amicus Plato — amicus Aristoteles — magis amica veritas
  • Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.

So What Are Ten Eighty Musings?

First, to define 1080. Numbers, in the lost past, had associations. 1080 was lunar and terrestrial. The establish four elements were earth, air fir and water. 1080 was water. It expressed the Moon’s influence on the cycles of nature.With the psyche, it represents intuition. Ten eighty guides the unconscious mind.

Ten eighty musings and author John Michell
One of Michell’s rare and precious books.

So where does 1080 figure into today’s theme? First, let’s look at the ancient attitude to “zero”. It wasn’t a real number. It was synthetic. Ten was a combination of two opposite numbers on the 3 x 3 number square. Therefore, past civilizations could read 1080 as 18. They had the option of reading it as 108.

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4 + 6 = 10. Or, 3 + 7 = 10. etc. points our synthetic “ten”.

So how were Ten Eighty Musings Used By Advanced, Lost Civilizations, Including Atlantis?

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GoldSunSunday
SilverMoonMonday
IronMarsTuesday
MercuryMercuryWednesday
TinJupiterThursday
CopperVenusFriday
LeadSaturnSaturday

Note the Moon. Its diameter was taken on 1080 miles. Its metal was silver. Note silver’s standard atomic weight average of 107.8682(2).

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107Ag51.839%stable
108mAgsyn418 yε108Pd
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The future holds many more ten eighty musings. Blogs must be kept short. Hope you enjoyed this one.

Megalithic Yard Links

Megalithic Yard Links Tie Into Number Squares

Megalithic Yard Links Tie Into Number Squares. Before reading this post, here is a key concept. The 2.72 foot megalithic yard confirms prehistoric knowledge of the exponential factor of growth. Reverend John Michell writes in his The View Over Atlantis: “The ratio 2.72 is an approximation of  the incommensurable figure “e”, the variant by which a logarithmic spiral is set out and a factor in the development of natural growth.” Here is a second important concept: The megalithic yard is also expressed as a fraction: 30/11. That translates to 2.7272727…The difference between 2.72 feet and 2.727272…feet allows for a slight variation in its length. This was common ancient practice.

  1. Was there an advanced civilization in the past?
  2. Was their IQ beyond our current day comprehension, even with our advanced technology?
  3. Finally, why was the megalithic yard hidden by code in the two prominent names for God? – In the Torah these names were Yahweh and Elohim. Please read the quote from  two previous blogs for background.

 

HOW NUMBERS AND LETTERS SHARE A UNITY IN HEBREW

  • Ancient Hebrew has no separate number system. A letter and a number shared the same symbol. Contrarily, in English we have letters of the alphabet. We also have digits.
  • Every word in Hebrew had a numerical equivalent. Thus, the Hebrew letters for Elohim total 86. The Hebrew letters for Yahweh total 26.
  • Letters in words were often pyramided to obscure meanings: The the four letter name of God is an example that in pyramided style became: (1st tier) Yud = 10;  (2nd tier) yud + hei = 15;  (3rd tier) yud + hei + vav = 21;  (4th tier) yud + hei + vav + hei.  The four tiers total 72.

In the same manner, Elohim, when spelled with pyramided letters totals 200:  (aleph = 1); (aleph & lamed = 31); (aleph + lamed + hei =36); (Aleph + lamed + hei + yud = 46); the full name is (aleph+lamed + hei + yud + mem = 86). Add these pyramided values: 1 + 31 + 36 + 46 + 86 = 200. Thus,  the pyramided values of the two primary names of God total 272: 72 + 200 = 272. You can compare these secrets to the Russian Matryoshka doll.

  • Matryoshka set in a row. A secret within a secret lies hidden by one doll inserted in the other.

The Tie in of God With Harmony and Measure and Megalithic Yard Links

In these computations, I allow myself a leeway. It is the difference between the 2.72 foot megalithic yard and the 2.7272727…as a repeated fraction (30÷11 megalithic yard).

  • Plato discusses how 272 was the great number of harmony.  Read my previous blog on DSOworks.com entitled Harmony’s Number for the background.
  • In measure one megalithic yard = 2.72 feet
  • Furthermore, multiply these two pyramided names of God.  The product is the total number of 12 inch feet in the classic megalithic mile. This measure is found all over the ancient world: 72 x 200 = 14,400 numbers the feet in a megalithic mile.

So What About Megalithic Yard Links and Number Squares?

(1) Start with 50. Any 2 opposite numbers on the 7 x 7 number square of Venus total 50. (2) Multiply 50 x the 2.72 foot megalithic yard. 50 x 2.72 = 136. That totals the sum of all the numbers on the 4 x 4 number square of Jupiter which is 1 -16.  (3)  Next, in order, multiply 136 x 2.72 = 370. The equals the sum of the numbers in the perimeter of the 6 x 6 number square of the Sun. Perimeter is the outermost square with numbers. (4) Multiply 370 X 2.72(7272…) = 1008 (approximate compromise between 2.72 and the fraction given above).

A circumference with diameter 1008 is 3166. In my Sacred Engineer’s Philosophy, I totaled the names of the 12 tribes of Israel. By rules of gematria they total 3166….Finally with the last of the megalithic yard chains or links, 1008 x 2.72 = 2746. All writings refer to this number as the great number of alchemical fusion. It totals the numbers of two key number squares. Mercury totals 2080 (numbers one to 64). The Sun totals numbers 1 to 36 as 666. Thus 2080 of Mercury + the solar 666 = 2746.

Conclusion: Look at the planetary megalithic yard links we just created among the ancient magic squares of Venus, Jupiter, the Sun and Mercury. Why am I blogging about this? Because its knowledge and understanding is necessary to initiate a new Golden Age of Plenty and Peace,

Numerical reality and number squares

Universal Egyptian Remen is Found Throughout the Cosmos

Universal Egyptian Remen is Found Throughout the Cosmos. It’s fun to speculate.  Here are my thoughts on the subject:

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Start with a square each side one remen. Keep dropping the diagonal as pictured. You then duplicate the measures of ancient civilizations.

 

First, the remen is 1.2165…feet. Measurement around the globe was in fact once based on this remen. Jay Hambidge discovered the remen roots of measure. He called his discovery the Canon of Measures. This was at the turn of the 20th century.  An excellent hard copy explanation is found in  John Michell’s,  City of Revelation. Chapter Ten is called “The Canon of Measures.” Or, look Hambidge’s Canon up on line.

So where did the remen come from? The 3 x 3 number square. It is traditionally arranged below in a manner connected to the planet Saturn.

The Universal Egyptian Remen Comes From a Formula Involving the 3 x 3 Number Square

Decoding the 1st sentence of Genesis is a full time job.

Work with your calculator to double check my arithmetic.

  • Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). 4 + 9 + 2 + 7 + 6 + 1 + 8 + 3 = 40.
  • Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. (I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440.
  •  Now take the numbers three at the time. Overlap the third with the first number. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three.  492 + 276 + 618 +  834 = 2,220.Then (p-1)   is 40 + (P-2)  is 440 + ( P-3) 2,220  = 2700. Finally, Divide this 2700 total of p1 + p2 + p3 by/ p3(2220)  or 40 + 440 + 2220/2220 = 1.2162…virtually one Egyptian remen. Very important: A remen = 14.6 inches.  (12 x 1.2165).  The inch is of ancient origin. Cubic inches of gold were standard weights. Samples exist from Greece and Egypt.  They are in the British Museum.

Thus, the Universal Egyptian Remen Comes From a Universal Number Square

עוֹלָם- is the Hebrew spelling of the noun “Universe”. 

In Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. Take the letters that make “Universe.” Ayin equals 70.  Vav equals 6. Lamed equals 30.  Mem equals 40. Universe in Hebrew totals 146.   70 + 6 + 30 + 40 =146. Those are the numbers of remen by inches. In antiquity numbers were freely multiplied or divided by tens. Ten was a synthetic number.

Conclusion:

  1. Number squares hold water anywhere in the cosmos.
  2. The first and basic number square is 3 x 3
  3. However, the 3 x 3 number square has infinite solutions.
  4. The remen comes from it.
  5. Planets were connected to number squares in antiquity.
  6. The remen is universal. Hebraic “Universe” voices this.

 

Neolithic number eight is on the piano keyboard.

Neolithic Number Eight Permeates the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Neolithic Number Eight Permeates the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Also the modern piano keyboard. Here’s how.

  • First use of eight (8). The featured picture illustrates an octahedron.  It is a symmetrical, eight-faced, triangulated figure. All angles at their corners are 60°. Bisect the featured picture across the square at the center. The bisected octahedron then becomes two square based pyramids.  The above I call the positive. The below I call the negative. All square base pyramids imply an attached equal and opposite pyramid.  The mere existence of any square base pyramid, implies a counterpart. Granted, the Great Pyramid of Egypt has differing angles. It uses isosceles triangles.  But, the extra four reverse-faced pyramid is still implied. When they are joined, the square bases become internal. They literally disappear. There no longer is a separated square base. We have our first usage eight. As,  4 faces (postive)  + 4 (negative) faces = 8.

2nd Usage of Neolithic Number Eight

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  •  Each side of the square base measures 440 shorter Egyptian cubits. Shorter cubits are 1.718…feet. A more encompassing measure is the Great Cubit. It measures 55 shorter Egyptian cubits. Thus each side of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 8 Great Cubits. 440⁄ 8 = 55.  Reference John Michell, The View Over Atlantis. Therefore the Great Pyramid is 8 x 8 Great Cubits.

Neolithic Number Eight and Musical Octaves on the Piano Keyboard

  • Last, but not least. We will tie the Great Pyramid into concert note A-440 and its octaves. Its essential measures come from octaves of the concert note A 440. A higher octave doubles the vibrations per second. The lower octave cuts them in half. The lowest note on the 88-keyed piano is “A”. It vibrates 27.5 times per second. On the Steinway below, it is the furthest note to the left.

The musical keyboard of a Steinway concert grand piano

Here’s the connection. The height of the Great Pyramid is 275 cubits. Neolithic builders freely multiplied and divided by 10’s. This is because 10 ten was considered a synthetic number in antiquity. Reason: It totaled any two opposite numbers on the 3 x 3 number square. Diagram is below.  4 + 6 = 10. Or, 9 + 1 = 10. Etc. We now have the following:
  1.  The note A,  underneath Steinway’s name, vibrates 440/per second.
  2. The lowest note on the piano, also an “A” vibrates 27.5 /second.
  3. The length of any side of the square base on the pyramid is 440 cubits.
  4. The height of the truncated Great Pyramid of Egypt is 275 cubits

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Greco-Hebraic Bond Through THis Design

Greco-Hebraic Bond by Number 3168

Greco-Hebraic Bond by Number 3168. This “3168” figure is virtually ubiquitous throughout the ancient world. John Michell discusses 3168 in City of Revelation. Chapter VII is entitled: 3168, the Perimeter of the Temple.  He also discusses how the number ties into measurement. Here is a brief excerpt.

  • 31,680 inches = ½ mile.
  • 31,680 feet = 6 miles
  • 31,680 furlongs (660 feet) = radius of the Earth (3,960 miles).
  • By an ancient science called gematria, the Greeks equated 3168 with “Lord Jesus Christ.” See City of Revelation p.82. This is found in the ancient Greek practice of equating numbers and letters called gematria. Hebrew does the same. So do many ancient languages.
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Greco-Hebraic Bond is Quite Unique

In my featured picture above we have the blueprint and numbers of “the ancient temple plan.” Here we find the Greco-Hebraic bond. This is a source of ancient building. The idea was to draw on the numbers of this blueprint. Whatever units of measure you used didn’t matter. The idea was to draw on the numbers. It could be numbers in shorter Egyptian cubits (1.718 feet) , Palestinian cubits (2.107 feet) , English yards (3 feet) or even megalithic yards (2.72 feet).  Please notice the outer hexagon  numbers 528 on each side. Multiply number 528 by the 6 sides of the hexagon and we have: 528 x 6 = 3168.

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A spirit hovers around pure, spring fed Oquaga Lake

You are probably wondering how or where I discovered this ancient temple plan. I found it on beautiful Oquaga Lake. While I was hiking, the Oquaga Spirit offered me the vision in the featured blog picture. This spirit has became a part of my life. This is true even when I am away from Oquaga Lake. I’ve memorized every poem this spirit has dictated. I recite the poems to myself daily. The result was the poetry book entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. From the Greco-Hebraic bond to wisdom about number squares, the spirit freely offered knowledge to me. In turn I am sharing her knowledge with you.

 

 

Ancient Irish Order Reveals Lost World Harmony.

Irish Mile and Landscape Come Together

Irish Mile and Landscape Come Together. First, let’s define terms.

  • What is an Irish mile? An Irish mile measures 6,720 feet. This is listed in Ancient Metrology by John Michell.
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  • Where does the 6.720 foot Irish mile stem from? At one time this was common knowledge. I redicovered it on Oquaga Lake thanks to a spirit that dwells on and around the lake (picture below). She also dictated an entire book of poetry, It is called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, available on DSOworks.com For this blog I copy an excerpt from my last blog about the Welsh mile.
    The Welsch Mile Comes From the Same Magic Square as the Chineese Lo Shu
    In a former unified world view, the 3 x 3 number square also gave rise to the Welsh mile.
     This is also a modern representation of the Lo Shu square as a magic square.

    First, a quick review of the Welsh mile: Numbers of this square were typically divided into two sections. They were the corner of 4 numbers and the left over gnomon of 5 numbers. Different civilizations used different corners and gnomons. For the Welsh mile, remove the 4 number corner of 9,2,5 and 7. Then multiply the left over  gnomon as 4 x 3 x 9 x 1 x 6  = 576. . For the tenfold number of 5760, a synthetic zero was added. I must first ask my reader to note, the square has no number 10. It consists only of the first nine digits. This is because 10  was a synthetic number: Any two of the opposite digits on the 3 x 3 square total 10. These include 4 + 6;  3 + 7;  2 + 8; and  9 + 1. Zero was not considered to be a freely existing number for that reason.This number as the Welsh mile was given measure by the English 12 inch foot.  My source for the Welsh mile is Ancient Metrology by John Michell.

    SO WHERE IS THE 5,760 FOOT LONG IRISH MILE?

    Look to the same number square pictured above. We will just take different corner and gnomon. For the Irish mile, multiply the gnomon numbers 2 x 7 x 6 x 1 8 = 672. Again, like the Welsh mile, we add the synthetic zero.  The coindicence of this gnomon/corner division goes even deeper for Ireland. The due East-West line through the center of Ireland neatly fits into the overall landscape of a pentagon . This is pictured in the book: Twelve Tribe Nations and the Science of Enchanting the Landscape. It is written by John Michell and Christone Rhone. Now once more  back to our universally used Neolithic number square. Multiply the four corner numbers as 4 x 9 x 3 x 5 = 540. That states the number of degrees in a pentagon. Thus the following comes out of this particular gnomic/corner division: Not only the length of the Irish mile; but the shape of the pentagon employed that this mile measured.

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    The pentagonal scheme of Ireland in on page 53 of this book.

    I believe these re-discoveries will reinstitute a new vision for peace and harmony based on this common source for our sciences and arts. May the Oquaga Spirit be with you!

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    Fishing for the truth on Oquaga Lake. It is the home of the Oquaga Spirit. Here  she enlightened me on the 3 x 3 number square. I know her to be from the Lennie Lenape tribe of Indians

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Tick Tack Toe is the Method by Which Alchemists turned lead into Gold. Here's how:

Alchemists Looked to Neolithic Number Squares

Alchemists Looked to Neolithic Number Squares. Neolithic and even earlier Mesolithic builders took their inspiration from number squares. They placed their characteristic numbers into foundations. I’ve blogged about Lepenski Vir.Here is an excerpt from one:

Lepenski Vir Proves the Ancient Use of Number Squares

Lepenski Vir is Proof of the use and understanding of an Ancient Number Square.  A Mesolithic site on the Blue Danube used the codes of the square of three.  Lepenski Vir (Лепенски Вир, Lepen Whirl) is an important Mesolithic archaeological site located in Serbia in central Balkan peninsula The latest radiocarbon and AMS data suggests that the chronology of Lepenski Vir is compressed between 9500/7200-6000 BC.

The dimensions of Lepenski Vir prove Mesolithic knowledge of the 3 x 3 number square’s hidden codes.
Alchemists alluded extensively on this square's hidden number codes
Hidden number codes were used by the Mesolithic culture that designed Lepenski Vir in Yugoslavia

The entire foundation area  is framed by a roughly rectangular shape frame of 185 x 55 yards. Over 1000’s of years the same dimensions have been used for many construction projects.  Some examples:

  • 185 yards equals 555 feet. George Washington’s Monument is  555 feet tall.
  • The blueprint of the Great Pyramid of Egypt dates back to 2,750 B.C. It is formed by interlocking two circles center to center. They each are 555 feet feet in diameter. Author John Michell wrote extensively about this subject. I was enlightened on the hidden codes on Oquaga Lake, not by John Michell, but by a spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe on Oquaga Lake.
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Here is some samples of how to find the 555 code: Take two sets of three opposite numbers. Add them together. Then divide them by two for an average: Examples are 492 + 618 = 1110. Divided by two = 555. Another example, 834 + 276 = 1110, Divided by two = 555. The middle 951 is added to itself backwards as 159 + 951 = 1110. Divided by 2 = 555. Ths simple number square is also the most complex. The builders of its ancient foundation in Yugoslavia totally understood this. Now for some mathematical fun:

ALCHEMISTS USED NUMBER SQUARES TO TURN LEAD INTO GOLD

Here’s what the alchemists thought of number squares and of this square in particular : (1) They  unified all the sciences and arts. (2) They were thought to hold  the elusive secret of turning lead into gold.

  • Each of the 7 known planets in antiquity was represented by the banner of a number square and a metal. Saturn’s was the featured 3 x 3 and metal, lead . The Sun was the 6 x 6 and gold.
  • The Sun, square (gold)  totalled numbers 1 through 36. Add these numbers 1 + 2 + 3 …through  36. They total the Biblical 666. Saturn’s (lead) were 1 – 9. They total 45. This is 621 less than the other total However:
  • Let’s add the alchemical fusion of numbers to the square of Saturn. We will consider the numbers three at the time. This will be done vertically and horizontally.

(1) horizontally: 492 + 618 = 1110.    816 + 294 = 1110.  Any number that crosses the cenral three at the time is its own number backwards. (This is so much like the triplet codons of the RNA-DNA code.) Thus, 357 + 753 = 1110, The horizontal total is 3330. Now let’s look at the vertical total:

(2) Vertically: 438 + 672 = 1110. 276 + 834 = 1110,   951 + 159 = 1110. The vertical total is 3330.

(3) Finally, add vertical and horizontal totals together as the alchemists did: 3330 + 3330 = 6660. Zero was a synthetic number in antiquity. It was formed by the combination of any two opposite numbers on the 3 x 3 square. The numbers on the square were the 9 prime numbers.  Ten was a synthetic number combination as 9 + 1; or 3 + 7 etc. Ten was not an entity in and of itself. Thus, by the association with the not so obvious code of the square of three of Saturn; we have just equated it with the  numerical properties of the square of the Sun by common number.  We have just turned the lead of Saturn into the gold of the Sun. Most certainly, this is a wonderful symbolic thought. It is a refinement  of baser qualities (lead) into higher and noble qualities (gold) .

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Oquaga Lake where I learned about number squares from a spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

FIve Books in the Old Testament number the Mitzvot

Mitzvot (as good deeds) are 248 to Do; and 365 Not to Do

Mitzvot (as good deeds) are set at 248 to Do; 365 Not To do. Most prominent in the 5 Books of Moses are the 10 Commandments. Yet within the context of these 5 books are another 603 commandments. Many can be followed. Among those that cannot be followed are those having to do with the service at the Holy Temple. It is no longer standing. The question for today’s blog is why the specific numbers of 248 and 365.

MITZVOT ARE SET BY THE ANCIENT CANON OF MEASURES

Jay Hambidge discovered a canon of measures in antiquity. This was at the turn of the 1900’s. They were derived by multiplying the basic Egyptian remen by successive square roots of whole numbers of 2,3,4,5,6……The number used for its square root to determine the measure varied by civilization. This remen measures 1.2165….feet. John Michell clearly discusses the canon of measures in his book, City of Revelation.

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Author John Michell. His writings are great.

 

Here’s a List Some of the Measures in the Canon By Feet

1.2165 feet = 1 remen
1.2165 feet x √2 = 1.72 feet – one royal cubit
1.2165 feet x √3 = 2.107 feet- one Palestinian cubit
1.2165 feet x  √4 = 2.43 feet – one Roman pace
1.2165 feet x  √5 = 2.72 feet – one megalithic yard etc., up to

1.2165 feet x √9 = 3.65 feet…

So where are the numbers 248 and 365?  Right above this paragraph, we see the 365 for the negative commandments. However, 243 number of the Roman pace (see above) is 5 short of 248 number for positive commandments.  “Five”, represented by the Hebrew letter “hei” had a special meaning when added to a name in the Bible.  In many middle eastern languages letters doubled as numbers. In contrast, today in most languages,  numbers have one symbol and letters have another.  When “hei” as  number five was added to a name, as a symbol, it  represented coming to know “God.” The sentiment still survives in the expression “give me five.” In music it is immortalized by Paul Desmond’s “Take Five.” Before Abraham came to know God, his name was “Avram”. It had a numerical equivalent of 243: Just like the numbers of the pace, 2.43 feet. After he recognized the one true God, a “hei” (5) was added to his name. In the words of Rabbi Munk: The Zohar states: “Heaven and earth were created in the merit of Abraham, for Abraham’s future recognition of God as the Creator.”

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CONCLUSION

  • Measurement was considered sacred.
  • The same system as the Ancient Canon of Measures gauged not only ancient temples, but  even numbered types of commandments in the Bible.
  • This grand vision of unity was once shared by mankind. Hopefully, this peaceful vision of grand unity can be revived.
Sexagesimal Math comes from the interaction of 5 and 6.

Sexagesimal Mathematics Fuses Yin and Yang by Number

Sexagesimal Mathematics Fuses Yin and Yang by Number. Civilization supposedly began in the 3rd millennium B.C. with the Sumerians. What is not known is this: Their math is an extension of numbers 5 and 6. Five is yin. Six is yang. John Michell, in City of Revelation, page 73- talks about the history of the rose and lily. The 5 petalled rose symbolizes yin. The 6 petalled lily symbolizes yang. This belief held firm through the Middle Ages.

 

Sexagesimal Mathematics is also based on the Rose and the Lily
Sexagesimal Mathematics and Other Overlooked Concepts are Discussed in this Wonderful Little Book by my favorite author, John Michell.

How We Arrive At the Sexagesimal or the 60

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