Ten eighty Billboard is on the Tree of Life. Pardon my quoting the title of Billboard Magazine. That being said, the blog is about 1080- not the hot 100. However, I thought it made a nice feature picture. First, what is a billboard? A billboard is a large outdoor advertising structure. It is typically found in high-traffic areas. Busy roads are preferred. Billboards present large advertisements to passing pedestrians and drivers. They typically showing witty slogans and distinctive visuals. Billboards are often highly visible in the top designated market areas.
Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel. I just posted s blog about Stonehenge. The internal link is below. It is about the numerical arrangement of the pillars. The pillars in the various circles duplicate the essential numbers of an atom of iron. It is called Stonehenge Number Squares are Fairly Inclusive. Archaeology Archives – DSO Works
Here’s a quick summary and a few facts: Iron has 26 protons, 26 electrons and 30 neutrons. Its atomic weight is 56. For he identity of the element of iron at Stonehenge, read the above internal link. Then I will demonstrate the same pattern in the Tree of Life in the featured picture. Incidentally, number 26 is the numerical equvalent of “Yahweh” as spelled with Hebrew letters. In many ancient languages, letters doubled as numbers. This was called by the Greek name, gematria.
Numerical Personalities from the Tree of Life to Stonehenge
This equivalency would equate God with a fundamental force of nature as magnetic.
Now look at the featured picture. First, the two vertical outside pillars:Multiply the 1st two horizontal numbers on the outside pillars as (3 x 2). Then add it to the opposite pair pf (5 x 4). Total is 26. Next take the central pillar. Add its four numbers as 1 + 6 + 9 + 10 =26. Twenty-six, as the numerical essence of God, infuses the Tree of Life. Found in these two distinct ways, we number protons and electrons in iron. Next, multiply the last two extreme horizontal numbers as 8 x 7. We have 56. That is the atomic weight of iron. For the 30 neutrons, simply subtract as 56 – 30 = 26. Look once more at my internal link. The circles around the central 5 stones of Stonehenge duplicate these numbers. Stonehenge, the Tree of Life and an atom of iron have number sequences stemming from the 5 x 5 number square as pictured in the link. “So what?”, you might ask. I believe a new Golden Age can be initiated by the realization and activation of traditional number squares of antiquity. A Golden Age is marked by peace and plenty.
Burning Bush Also Represents the Tree of Life. This blog presents a surprising co-incidence. The emergency symbol for fire is the same as the Hebrew letter for “shin”. This letter actually represents fire in Judaic traditions. It can have either a “hissing” sound, like the word “history”. Or, it can have a “sh” sound as in the word, “short.” The difference depends on the placement of a vowel dot. Both sounds imitate fire’s sound. This letter is most sacred. It represents two names of God. They are Shaddai שדי meaning “Almighty”, and Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם shalom. Hebrew is written from right to left. Shalom, unlike Shaddai, can have multiple meanings: They include- Peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. It can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.
Burning Bush and the Tree of Life
We can readily see how life’s fulfillment comes with with “Shalom”. To acquire “Shalom” is to reach the top of the mountain-just like Moses. It becomes all the sum of all the desirable fruits of life that we live for. For meditation I suggest the following: Slowly, repeat “sha” 5 times. The “ah” sound releases the tension of the “sh”. Meditate on this release. The ending “om” sound of “shalom.” Repeat this sound five times. Then say the entire word five times. May all the blessings of “shalom” be with you.
Our second major point is about the Tree of Life. Shin and the burning bush are symbols for this tree. Its depiction also provides a format for meditation. It too, has the overall shape of the letter, shin. You can see the 3 vertical pillars. Horizontal and diagonal paths connecting them become illuminations.
Mystical Overlap, Number Squares & Tree of Life. Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. They were expelled from the Garden of Eden before they could eat from the Tree of Life.
New International Version
And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
Enter the Vehicle of Mystical Overlap
Study the blogs. Learn how the 3 x 3 number square works. This was known at least 11,000 years ago. Here’s how it applies to the Tree of Life. On the number square below, 10 is a synthetic number. It is feminine. Ten is passively created when two opposite numbers are added. For example, 4 + 6; or 3 + 7. As such it receives. In antiquity this was called the feminine principle.
Now look at the Tree of Life picture. Perform the following additions:
- 358 + 742 = 1100
- 853 + 247 = 1100
1100 is a sum that is hidden on the 3 x 3 number square. It is the sum of 440 + 660. Briefly, Add the perimeter numbers by double numbers in either direction. Overlap starting with upper right to left: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440.
Now overlap two at a time either horizontally or vertically. You get 660. So, 49 + 35 + 81 + 94 + 53 + 18 = 330. Then from the other side: 29 + 75 + 61 + 92 + 57 + 16 = 330. Then horizontally, 330 + 330 = 660.
Finally, 440 + 660 = 1100. That is the numerical total to the entry of the Tree of Life in Paradise.
Now, Let’s Further Enhance the Mystical Overlap
Take our synthetic number of 10 as described above. Add this to our numerically derived 1100 number from the 3 x 3 number square explained above.
- 1100 + 10 = 1110. This is another key number on the 3 x 3 number square. For example, 492 +618 = 1110. Or, 951 + 159 = 1110.
A profound measure is now revealed. The perimeter around the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 1110 megalithic yards. This is a well known measurement. Documented sources are on some of my blogs. Conclusion: The passageway back to the Tree of Life in Eden is by way of the 3 x 3 number square.
Fifth is Basic to Music Throughout History. A pentagon has five vertices. A fifth encompasses five consequtive tones in the scale. Parallels through by number were sought between two seemingly dissimilar things. Similarities were considered a higher form of knowing. Today, looking for differences is now the main thrust. Differences were also considered in prehistoric times. They were not as important as the similarities. This is graphically pictured on the Tree of Life. It is the central figure of Kabbalah. Here is how they are pictured: Understanding(3) is Biyna. Wisdom (2) is Chokmah. Therefore in looking for similarities, you were closer to the source than in looking for differences.
HOW DOES THE MUSICAL INTERVAL OF THE FIFTH TIE INTO THE TREE OF LIFE?
Again, by number. The Tree has 3 vertical pillars. They are headed, from left to right, by numbers 3,1, and 2. These numbers define the “perfect” intervals. The two notes of the octave vibrate in a 1 to 2; or 2 to 1 ratio. On the Tree, this is Kether to Chokmah. For, example, the lower octave of A-440 is A -220. The octave is considered the first perfect interval. The second perfect interval is the fifth. It vibrates in a 3 to 2; or 2 to 3 ratio (for the lower fifth). This is defined by Chokmah to Binya. The frequency ratio 4:5 is called a major third, and 5:6 is a minor third. A minor sixth is the interval which together with a major third, makes an octave. Its ratio is 5:8. A major sixth together with a minor third also make an octave. The major sixth’s ratio is 3:5. These relationships are also pictured on the Tree of Life by emanation number. A system of meditation based on the numerical musical intervals on the Tree of Life is thereby illuminated.
Water as Yin and #1080 Referred to the Same Principle. It receives the energy from yang. With the featured picture the water of Oquaga Lake, it receives the in coming light from the sunset. Yin and water were thought of as female. Yang and jagged mountains were male. Yin is the essence of the central circle of Tif’eret pictured below. In the picture 8 paths are connected to it. So where is 1080 in Tif-eret?
Water as YIN IS CONNECTED TO THE NUMBER 1080
|The Sephirot in Jewish Kabbalah|
- Tif’eret is connected to 1080, the ancient principle of yin as follows: Eight paths (the straight lines) lead to and from this emanation. In effect they can be seen as outlining an octagon. An octagon has eight sides and eight angles. Each angle is 135 degrees. Thus, 8 x 135 = 1080.
- In ancient Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. There was only one notation for both. Thus, “aleph” actually was “A” and number “1”. This was called gematria. Spell Tif’eret in Hebrew. תפארת. By gematria the letters total 1081. By the rule of gematria called “colel” one could be added or subtracted from a word. In Hebrew Tif’ereth (1080) is at the core of the Tree of Life.
- Tif’eret tempers yang and yin. Six was thought of as a yang number. Tif’eret is the 6th circle or emanation. Although 8 paths radiate from it, the circle is also surrounded by a hexagon: This is outlined by six circles.
- 6 and 8 balance through their squares: 6² + 8² = 10². In effect they are as the shorter legs of a 6-8-10 right triangle.
These eight paths were used by Buddha. He made them into the eightfold noble path that led to the ideal state. Confucius (below) also based his philosophy on the Tree of Life model. In his commentary to the I Ching he states:
Change has an absolute limit:
This produces two modes;
Two modes produce four forms,
The four forms produce eight trigrams.
Paradise is at the core of these eight paths. The nature of paradise becomes “change.” We must be flexible to the flux and flow of cycles. Just like the story of Joseph in the Torah, (Genesis 41:37-57) there are cycles of good years and bad years. Those who expect good times will last forever are always disappointed. Likewise, those who bemoan the bad times must realize, they too will eventually give way to good times. How the Neolithic cultures also balanced extremes of good and bad times will be the topic of future blogs. They saw time as a fourfold cyclic entity and structured their environment accordingly.
Perfect numbers are few and far between. Here is a list of the first seven. Discoverer and the dates of discovery are included. The source is Wikopedia. By the time you are up to the 7th number, you’re into the hundred billions. The first four were known in Biblical times.
|1||2||6||1||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|2||3||28||2||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|3||5||496||3||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|4||7||8128||4||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|5||13||33550336||8||1456||First seen in a medieval manuscript, Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, CLM 14908, fol. 33|
Perfect numbers are positive integers that are equal to the sum of their positive divisors. Six is the smallest. Greeks only knew the first four. Only the first four are less than 10,000. It is well known how the ancients used the first two numbers.
- Six (6). Its divisors are 1,2 and 3. Add them together as 1 + 2 + 3 = 6.
- Twenty-eight (28). Its divisorsare 1,2,4,7 and 14. Add them together 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28.
Here’s how it ties into the Bible. God created the world in six days. He had perfection in mind. The lunar cycle was the basis of most ancient calendars. It has a 28 day cycle. So where is the thrid number, 496?
The Perfect Number Found in the Hebraic Tree of Life is 496, Here’s Where and How
The 10th emanation on the Hebraic Tree of Life is called Malkuth (kingdom). In Hebrew letters it is the bottom circle of the figure below. In Hebrew letters double as numbers. They were not represented by separate symbols as in English. Thus, on the lowest circle, the five letters are mem (40), lamed (30), koph (20) vav (6) and tav (400). Total them, 40 + 30 + 20 + 6 + 400 = 496. God’s kingdom is perfect. Its bottom circle is often pictured quartered. This represents the equality of the “four” elements of antiquity. Their balance was a key to keeping the order in civilization. Any one element should not be emphasized over another. That represents equality of everyone as stated by our own U.S. constitution.
Now divide the perfect 496 by the 4 elements. The quotient is 124. Each element represents the essence of 124. In Hebrew, Eden, referring to the garden of God, is spelled-Original Word: עֵ֫דֶן. Ayin is 70; dalet is 4 and nun is 50 = 124. Where there is balance, in a perfect state of co-existence, there is Paradise.
Luck: “Where Does Luck Come From?” “Luck Be a Lady” is a song written by Frank Loesser in 1950. The song was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls. Luck actually comes with number 7- be it male or female. Consider the following:
Why ‘lucky 7’ really is the world’s magic number:
- Seven is the most significant number across religions and cultures
- It also appears in some of the world’s favourite fictional works
- Poll of 30,000 people reveals 7 is overwhelmingly our favourite number
Could the following also be a reason for its popularity? Look at the Tree of Life below. The names of G‑d refer to the light as it is channeled through these kelim/modalities. Jewish law lists seven “Names of G‑d that are not permitted to erase” due to their holiness–these correspond to the lower seven of the ten sefirot (divine “attributes”). They are numbered 4-10 in the picture below. These seven “attributes take on 70 secondary forms. Thus, the primary and secondary names total 77.
Now how does 77 express this most sacred source of source of luck?
In Hebrew the featured word is pronounced “mazel” (מזל). The Hebraic letters are “mem” “zayin” and “lamed”. These letters also stand for the numbers 40, 7 and 30. Total them. They equal 77. They become 40 + 7 + 30 = 77. In ancient Hebrew and in many other middle eastern languages, letters doubled as numbers. They had no separate systems. This was called by a Greek word: gematria. Here is the crux of the issue: When you are at one with God, the channels of luck are totally opened to you. Consider that God’s day of rest is the Sabbath-the 7th day. You enhance your connection. All this helps you to be at one with the Creator. Open as many channels of luck as you possibly can.
Vessel and What’s inside the Overlapping Circular Centers. The Tree of Life is the central figure of Kabbalah. It has a special location. Two circles of equal diameter intersect center to center. The overlapping part in the picture below is called the “vesica piscis.” That translates from Latin to “vessel of the fish.”
I have already several blogs on the “vesica”. They include the church of Glastonbury Abbey. The figure belongs to all creeds and nationalities. Now for a new take on the Tree of Life.
THE TREE OF LIFE OF THE VESSEL HOLDS 3 NUMBERED BRANCHES ON 3 COLUMNS
As a preliminary, the 10 circles on the tree are numbered. Here, we look at the 3 vertical columns. Again, in Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. The same symbol represented both a letter and a number. Numbers stood for words. Words equalled numbers. This concept was called gematria. It is totally alien to the majority of current cultures. Working numbers and letters together works both side of the brain at once. Anyone fluent in Hebrew can verify the words and their numerical equivalents I use here.
- The pillar on the left is numbers 3,5, and 8. By addition 3 + 5 + 8 = 16. Multiplying, 3 x 5 x 8 = 120.
- The central pillars uses 1,6,9, and 10. By addition 1 + 6 + 9 + 10 = 26, Multiplied- 1 x 6 x 9 x 10 = 540.
- The right pillar uses 2,4, and 7. By addition 2 + 4 + 7 = 13. Multiplied- 2 x 4 x 7 = 56.
Today we will look at the numbers on the central pillar. It is called the “pillar of mildness.” This pillar is a pillar of peace. It brings together opposite extremes in order to harmonize. As you can see from the banner of the Church of Scotland, other cultures use the Tree of Life. Today, our topic will be the central pillar of the Hebraic Tree. Two key concepts of Judaism are defined by its 26 (total by addition) and 540 (total by mutiplication).
- In Hebrew letters, the 4 letter name of the Tetragrammaton (Jehovah in English) is יהוה. Its numerical equivalent is 26. Hebrew is written and read right to left. The 1st letter, yud, = 10;”hei” = 5; vav = 6; the final “hei” is also 5. Thus 10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26. That is the sum of the central pillar (see above).
- Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל) is “yud” = 10; shin= 300; reisch = 200; aleph = 1; lamed = 30. Thus, 10 + 300 + 200 + 1 + 30 = 541. The product of the 4 central numbers is 540. One, by a tradition called (Colel), was often added for the presence of God (see the works of John Michell).
Thus, two key concepts of Judaism are hidden by number in the central pillar: God and Israel. By the way, in Greek, the Grail also equals 540 ( κρατήρ) using the same equivalency of letters and numbers. Hence, the vessel also holds the Church of Scotland’s symbol for the Tree of Life.
The three letter verbal root ( in Hebrew almost all nouns have a 3 letter verbal root) of Kabbalah is kuf, beis and lamed: קַבֵּל. The kuf is the symbol for 100; the lamed is 30 and the beis is 2. Thus, 100 + 30 + 2 = 132. This total jives perfectly with the picture above of the two interlocking circles. גלגל gimel, lamed, gimel, lamed; is pronounced “galgal” is the Hebrew word for circle. When you spell or pronounce the Hebrew word for “circle”, it equals 66 by the rules of gematria the following process takes place:
- gimmel = 3; lamed = 30. Thus, 3 + 30 = 33
- Galgal circle, is similar to the word papa or mama in English; the gimmel and lamed appear twice, thus 2 x 33 = 66
- Since one circle totals 66, two circles would total 2 x 66 = 132.
- 132 is the numerical equivalent is “Kabal” meaning “receive”. קַבֵּל
- That is why one circle receiving another is the basis of Kabbalah. This reception becomes the basis of geometric construction with a compass, straight edge and writing utensil.
One circle is considered positive, while the other is negative. The middle turquoise part becomes the balance of the two and is therefore neutral. This part is the only place where opposite polarities mix and become neutral. In no uncertain terms, this states: “Balance” in one word, is the key to being able to partake of the fruit of the Tree of Life.
KABBALAH; HOW DO WE REGAIN ACCESS TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN?
Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge. It was also located at the center of the Garden of Eden. Had they also partaken of the Tree of Life, they not only would have had knowledge, but immortality. However, God quickly expelled them from the Garden before they were able to do this. The question now becomes, how can we acquire the fruit of the Tree of Life? The answer in one word: “Balance.” The turquoise center is the location of the Tree of Life. The grey parts of the diagram, depending on which side they are on, are either strongly positive or negative. The grey areas have uneven pushes and pulls. Turquoise stands balanced. Balance is only found in the middle.
What is the Middle Way?
“Somewhere between these extremes is a place that allows for insight, knowledge, inner peace and self-awakening.”
~ The Buddha