"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Nine"
By Dee Finney
|1-13-00 - DREAMS - It seems that rather than dreams,
I was having more or less a series of ideas, most of which I can't even remember
now except for this which wasn't even a dream. I heard a distinct voice say:
Another dream was that of some vague step shape pushing everything else aside to make room for itself. That just kept repeating and repeating. It now seems like it was a series of steps with 9 boxes in it.
Another dream was reminding me of things I had seen yesterday to make a web page out of. It'll have a simple name. "nine.htm"
Early this morning, while meditating on the number nine, I was reminded of the numbers 153 and 72 which will have their own pages. Recall that there are 72 names of God and 108 Goddesses, both divisible by 9.
As I woke up, I heard a voice say, "Remember! Shekinah the Light of the World!"
Besides that, I am presented with a special challenge and that is that a dear friend of ours has already done a book and web page on this subject titled, "The Secret of Nine". His name is Gary Val Tenuta. So, I'll dedicate this page with love to him and try not to step all over his toes. :-)
The Rainbow of
|We all recall this great cliche I'm sure:
"A stitch in time saves nine". Anybody
ever wonder why the stitch saves nine
instead of 6 or 3 instead?
Or why they say cats have nine lives?
|The first thing that comes to mind is a crop circle I wrote about the other day on this page: "THE MOST IMPORTANT CROP CIRCLE ". One of the glyphs is this one:|
Image Steve Alexander Copyright 1999
Located directly below the famous White Horse of Oldbury Camp, or more commonly named Cherhill Hill Fort, is one of the finest formations to have appeared in the Avebury area this year.
Its appearance came within a flurry of reports that hit the area between the 15th of July to the 17th. The entire week was one of the quietest we have experienced at this time of year, but none of us expected such an amazing amount of formations within just a few days.
The Cherhill formation incorporates a design, which has similar elements to previous formations in the general area. We are looking at a much smaller pattern to what appeared at Hackpen Hill a few weeks earlier, but the central section of the Cherhill design includes a number of crescents creating a vortex, which is also present within the Hackpen formation.
The floor constructions on these yearsí formations have been extremely impressive, and Cherhill was no exception. The pattern around the triangular sections on the outside of the vortex flowed in two directions between each interlocking triangle. This is a feature seen on many designs over the years, but the Cherhill formation incorporated a separate pattern positioned just off the main design. This shape is not the first time to have appeared; it was first seen on the Silverstone formation in Derbyshire back in 1998. It includes a small fork with a swirled central circle with standing crop, and a small tail at the end. On closer inspection of this small pattern, it contained an extremely important detail, which needs to be published. Looking at the central swirled section with the standing crop placed in the middle, on the outer edge of the standing stems, there were about 8-10 stalks, which were completely bent over at the very top of the plant. Not only that, but the stems themselves had discoloured to a brownish colour, which resulted in the seed head being completely dehydrated, with about half and inch of stem included.
On the standing walls surrounding the formation, and the small feature pattern, we could not find any evidence of the same effect, it was only concentrated on that small standing centre. A very interesting detail, which I am confident, has not been seen before. It maybe just as mysterious as the Dead Flies found by Janet Ossebaard, but what was so uncanny, is that Janet also discovered this new detail in the Cherhill formation, only a field away from her Dead Flies discovery in 1998.
What an amazing formation to photograph and report on, itís positioned in the field quite beautifully, with the White Horse as a wonderful backdrop. On walking around the formation, you experience a feeling of peace, very similar to walking into a church. This feeling has been present on many formations around this area, and I am sure its about positioning in the landscape which is having a direct effect upon the individual.
Reported By Stuart Dike
|Comments about the Nine Pointed Star|
The Ennead "flows around the other numbers within the Dekad like an ocean." Nichomachus of Gerasa
Multiplying by nine reveals a mirror symmetry among numbers. If any number is multiplied by nine the resulting digits always add to nine. For example 2 x 9 = 18; 3 x 9 = 27, 4 x 9 = 36 and so on. Thus, the Hebrews referred to nine as the symbol of immutable Truth.
The Ennead, or nine pointed star, is an ancient and sacred symbol. It comprises three trinities. The Egyptian, Celtic, Greek and Christian myths all have an ennead of nine gods and goddesses, representing the entire archetypal range of principles.
The magic square is also considered sacred and full of power in the Islamic, Tibetan, Buddhist, Celtic, Indian and Jewish traditions. A magic square is when each number is used only once, but the horizontal, vertical and diagonal sums are all equal. The Chinese have patterned their architectural temples along the harmonious principles of the magic square.
|Gurdjieff also uses it, called the Enneagram. This
system is very old, and is believed to have originated with the Sufis in
the Middle East. It groups people into nine types ('ennea' is Greek for the
number nine.) The system teaches that people in a given type often behave
and react in similar ways.
|Nine Pointed Star symbolize the Fruits of the Spirit|
|The Bahai's also use the 9 pointed star as their symbol|
|As they say, "That said!" here are a series
of dreams in which the number nine was important:
1-29-90 - DREAM - I was given two wheels of wood with nine objects embedded in them in the shape of a cross, one was gold and one was silver.
I either had the same dream again, or I was given two more of these wheels.
|6-1-98 - DREAM - I was seeing a web page and they showed me the symbols which meant "Shekinah - Dolores". There were 4 pastel colored symbols _ _OA (I can't remember the other two) Then they showed me another symbol. They said, "You are Shekinah - Dolores...almost" and I saw a crystal square dish with raised sides. (It resembled a 9" square glass baking dish)|
|6-1-98 - DREAM - I was at an airport. I seemed like
we lived there. The ceilings were really high, but there was a living area
with trees and plants and other furniture and my daughter and her children
were there also.
I was looking out the window at a large passenger plane coming in and a small jet came in at a slightly different angle. The large plane turned sharply to avoid the obvious crash of the two planes. Then, a strange thing happened, the small jet shape-shifted and became cartoonish and bent it's nose over to avoid the crash. It then shape-shifted several more times as it seemed to play with the big plane and it bend and darted around the big plane. I was still standing there watching this happen and it all evaporated in a "poof" and in its place was a huge dark green ...almost black government helicopter which had created a hologram of the two planes.
When we saw the government helicopter we became terrified that it had seen us.We must have flipped off the lights because it was suddenly dark. I sat down quickly at a table and put my arms over my head.
The helicopter turned on a spotlight and showed it around the room looking for people. Everyone was hidden. The lights swept over me, but I didn't know if it saw me or not.
When the helicopter left, my daughter (who was her real adult age) jumped up, turned on the light and ran over to the corner of the room. She began pulling on a dark screen which eventually ran all around the room walls from floor to ceiling. (It did not block the ceiling or the floor) I noted that 4 trees against the wall were left on the outside of the screen, but some other objects in the room which were in the way of pulling out the screen, there was a door in the screen that these things were able to slip past so they were inside the screened area.
We continued to pull this screen down a long hallway area which seemed like a mall. On the outside of the screen sat my mother and her sisters on a bench. (all are deceased except my mother). We pulled the screen down to a shop on the corner which was run by all Polish women. They were all terrified of the government helicopter as well and as we pulled the screen through their area, they began packing up everything in boxes as they didn't want our government to see all the things they had handcrafted.
I looked at what they were packing up and on the table were numerous ceramic jungle animals, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, tiger, antelope, etc. I thought to myself, "these are all commonplace animals, why do they think they have to protect them?"
I then saw a box of jewels which were strung on necklaces. I wanted one desperately. I bent over the box and tried to stuff the largest tear drop shaped diamond down the front of my shirt but it didn't fit. I couldn't see any opening in the front of my yellow shirt to put it through, so I ended up selecting a smaller one, less perfect and bumpy, it seemed and pushed it down my shirt where it buttoned at the throat.
We got everything packed up then went and sat in the livingroom, playing with my daughter's children. I was holding her youngest daughter Gabrielle on my lap when we heard a loud droning sound. We looked out the window and saw a UFO shaped object coming towards the house. It was barely above the treetops and coming downward. My daughter said, "It's not normal for them to come so low!" I was thinking that it reminded me of advertising blimps because it was so colorful and shiny. It was glinting colors of red, white, and blue.
My daughter said, "Don't let my daughter see it, and I clutched the baby on my lap, within my arms and bend my head low over her to hide her.
The UFO made a second pass over the house and then it left and I saw up again, and held the baby up, saying, "She seems just like a doll!" She didnt' seem real anymore.
I then got really hungry and decided to go out and get some donuts. I was going to have to walk, but another girl who was getting ready for work and dressed up in a neat suit-dress said she would drive me there and drop me off. I thanked her for offering the ride. Then the woman said, "Yes! I have to get there by 8 a.m. and we looked at the clock and it was actually almost nine o'clock. We had lost almost one hour of missing time.
NOTE: On 6-5-98, a news report came out that there had been 20 major misses of two jet aircraft reported from January thru April. The government said that the air controllers had to undergo 10 hours of training within the next month to counteract the danger.
|12-30-99 - DREAM - I was at a school, which was
made of grey stone. It seemed to be a school for adults and I was one of
the teachers. I participated in some kind of ceremony. I don't know how this
was accomplished, but there were 8 glossy black cards, each with a man wearing
a red cape that was floor length on the back, facing away... so you saw only
his back and the cape, not his face. The cards were placed such:
I I I
I I I
In the ceremony, the man in the red cape made broad sweeping arm gestures which were accompanied by sound of perhaps a trumpet or something that sounded like a trumpet. Only the bottom two cards were sounded in this particular ceremony. The one on the left corner had three arm movements and three sounds. The one on the right had two arm movements and two sounds. One could assume from that that the other cards had arm movements and sound also, starting with nine on the upper left, ending with the two on the bottom right. There was no card in the number one position.
After the ceremony, I was talking in a quiet conversation with another female teacher and kinda choked on a word and made a sound that ended with a 'isht' sound, then continued the sentence. Afterwards, I discovered that one of the male teachers had tape recorded this whole thing, the ceremony, plus my conversation and intended to give it to a radio broadcast station. He was telling others that I had said a 'bad' word ending in 'isht' perhaps there is such a word in a foreign language. However, I had not said a word, only cleared my throat and I became irate that he was going to do this terrible deed to defame me. So, I went into the classroom where he sat surrounded by other male teachers. I confronted him and demanded that he give me the audio tape with my voice on it. I was very assertive and said, "Give me the tape NOW!" His face blanched white when he knew that I had heard what he had done. I held out my hand to receive the tape, and he took one of the five audio tapes he held in one hand and gave it to me.
I then discovered that this same man could have made a video of the ceremony because there was an upper level overlooking the room where the ceremony was done, and I recognized my classroom when I was up there looking through the overlooking window. I pointed this out to another female teacher.
I then went into another room on the first level to change back into my street clothes. There was a pass-through window and my music teacher from high school was standing on the other side of it. (I note here that he played the trumpet in a band and was pretty famous in our home town. He also led a marching band and was the drum major for it. Perhaps he was the man in the cape in the ceremony.) I touched his shoulder so he knew I was standing there, and thanked him for standing up for me. He smiled in acknowledgement, but then when I was changing clothes, he tried to watch, so I had to hide so he wouldn't see me without my outer garments on.
In the classroom, I had worn a heavy woolen suit with a jacket and skirt, the color which was like stone tan/beige. That was not suitable for street wear. One could say it was like a professional uniform of the school.
NOTE: Who is the man in the red cape?
NOTE: I came across this... after I had the dream:
"According to this theory, the magical name of Jesus was composed of the same Four Hebrew letters as Tetragrammaton, but with one letter added in the middle, the Hebrew letter Shin...The Fivefold Name, 'IHShWH', which can be rendered into English as 'Yeheshuah,' was held by the Christian kabalists of the Renaissance to have deprived Tetragrammaton of all its power, even as Jesus Christ had supplanted the jealous God of the Hebrews (which he didn't) and the Gospels had displaced the Old Testament (which they haven't).
This view was first explicitly set forth by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-94) in his seminal seventy-two Conclusions on the kabbalah, published in 1486. In the fourteenth conclusion, he argued that the insertion of the shin into Tetragrammaton represents the descent of the fiery holy Spirit into the fourfold realm of matter--the incarnation of God in human flesh. Pico held that the addition of the Sh made the previously ineffable IHWH pronounceable.
This premise was defended by the first great non-Jewish kabalist Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522) in his highly influential work De Verbo Merifico (On the Wonder Working Word)...and his later work De Arte Cabalistica (On the Science of the Kabbalah)...Reuchlin held that with the birth of Jesus, the name of the Four letters had been rendered powerless, its abilities to cause miracles having passed into the name Jesus. This is why in the Gospels the name of Jesus has such force in casting out demons...and healing the sick. By using the holy tongue, Hebrew, and the numerical methods of the kabbalah, Reuchlin maintained that the truths of Christian doctrine could be proved and, more than this, that all occult secrets could be laid bare...
Hence Christ saith, 'whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you;' and after his resurrection saith, 'In my name they shall cast out devils'...so that the name of Four letters is no longer necessary, the whole virtue thereof being translated into the name Jesus...Neither is there any other (as Peter saith) under heaven given unto men, by which they may be saved." Tetragrammaton, pp. 47-49.
|Numerologically speaking, the number nine is the
transition number. It is the last period of work before the end and starting
In the hierarchy of events to come, I find this to be said:
There is an electro-magnetic null zone creates of vacuum area in space which changes the magnetic forces of creation. The Councils which oversee this particular creation are helping us to make this transition so that those who wish to become more Christ-like will be assisted into the upward spiral of Light while those who are not interested in making this change will be allowed to leave through the old 'technology of death'.
|I received this e-mail from Gary Val Tenuta when
I was working on the web page for the Miami Circle Sacred Site in 1999:
Miami-Mayan alphanumeric connections identified by the significance of the number "9".
"9 is the number of the mythic Lords of Time, the number representing the original Mayan galactic masters themselves." - Arguelles, The Mayan Factor
"9 = Magic number of the Maya. All relevant numbers compound to 9 (except the Special Number 260)". - Gilbert & Cotterell, The Mayan Prophecies
NINE = 33
|Helena Blavatsky speaks of BELIAL thusly:
Belial is not entitled to the distinction of either god or devil. The term , BELIAL, is defined in the Hebrew lexicons to mean a destroying, waste, uselessness; or the phrase AIS-BELIAL or Belial-man signifies a wasteful, useless man. If Belial must be personified to please our religious friends, we would be obliged to make him perfectly distinct from Satan, and to consider him as a sort of spiritual "Diakka." The demonographers, however, who enumerate nine distinct orders of daimonia, make him chief of the third class -- a set of hobgoblins, mischievous and good-for-nothing.
From a Catholic web page we find this:
"'For all the gods of the people are idols ('ellim, LXX daimonia), but Jehovah made the heavens" (Ps. 96:5; XX 95:5). This is the classic passage identifying demons with idols, and suggesting demonism as the dynamic of idolatry. Hebrew 'ellim, the plural of the adjective meaning 'of nought, empty, vain,' shows plainly the idols are 'mere nothing,' non-realities. The demons behind them are the real existences"(2)
|When we take a close look at creation, we see that
everything is mathematically related so even if one doesn't like math in
school, one cannot get away from fact. Joseph Campbell, our favorite
mythologist has this to say in his book "The Inner Reaches of Outer Space"
- Metaphor As Myth And As Religion:
"Some notion of the whole, profoundly conceived, macro-microcosmic import may be gained from a consideration of the mathematics of the mythological and actual cycles of the calendars of the rites of various ancient peoples. For example, in the Hindu sacred epics and puranas (popular tellings of ancient lore), the number of years reckoned to the present cycle of time, the so-called Kali Yuga, is 432,000, the number reckoned to the "great cycle" (mahayuga) within which this yuga falls being 4,320,000. But then reading one day in the Icelandic Eddas, I discovered that in Othin's (Wotan's) warrior hall, Valholl, there were 540 doors, through each of which, on the "Day of the Wolf" (that is to say, at the end of the present cycle of time), there would pass 800 divine warriors to engage the antigods in a battle of mutual annihilation. (800 x 540 - 432,000.) And so I asked myself how it might ever have come to pass that in tenth-to-thirteenth century Iceland the same number of years were reckoned to the present cycle of time as in India.
In Babylon, I then recalled, there had been a Chaldean priest Berossos, who, c. 280 BC, had rendered in Greek an account of the history and mythology of Babylonia, wherein it was told that between the time of the rise of the first city, Kish, and the coming of the Babylonian mythological flood (from which that of the Bible is taken), there elapsed 432,000 years , during which antediluvian era, ten kings reigned. Very long lives! Longer even than Methuselah's (Genesis 5:27), which had been of only 969.
When counting the begats of the Patriarchs from Adam to Noah and the first drop of rain came to 1656 years. Any relation to 432,000? Julius Oppert, a distinguished Jewish Assyriologist of the last century, (written in 1986) in 1877 presented before the Royal Society for Sciences in Gottingen a paper on "Dates in Genesis" in which it was shown that in 1656 years there are 86,400 seven-day weeks. 86,400 divided by 2 = 43,200.
And so, it appears that in the Book of Genesis there are two contrary theologies represented in relation to the legend of the Deluge. One is the old tribal, popular tale of a willful, personal creator-god, who saw that "the wickedness of man was great in the earth . . . and was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them' " (Genesis 6:5-7).
The other idea, which is in fundamental contrast, is that of the disguised number, 86,400, which is a deeply hidden reference to the Gentile, Sumero-Babylonian, mathematical cosmology of the ever-revolving cycles of impersonal time, with whole universes and their populations coming into being, flowering for a season of 43,200 (43,200 or 4,320,000) years, dissolving back into the cosmic mother-sea to rest for an equal spell of years before returning, and so again, and again, and again. The Jews, it will be remembered, were for fifty years exiled from their Capital to Babylon (586-539 BC), when they were subject, willy, nilly, to Babylonian influences, so that although the popular, exoteric version of their Deluge legend is from the period of David's kingdom, tenth century or so BC, the exquisitely secreted indication of priestly knowledge, beyond that, of a larger, cyclic version of the legend - where the god himself would have come into being and gone out of being with the universe of which he was the lord - is post-Exilic, as are, also , the genealogical datings of Genesis Chapter 5, which are so very nicely contrived to join the 600 years of Noah's age at the time of the Flood to furnish a total exactly of 1656.
It is to be noticed, by the way, that 1+6+5+6 = 18, which is twice 9, while 4+3+2=9: 9 being a number traditionally associated with the Goddess Mother of the World and its gods. In India the number of recited names in a litany of this goddess is 108. 1_-0_8=99, while 108 x 4-432.
In Roman Catholic Europe, when the Angelus tolls (at morning, noon, and evening), it ring 3+3+3 and then 9 times, in celebration of the Virgin's conception of the Savior. The recited prayer at those junctures, "The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived by the Holy Ghost . . . and THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH . . ." is in recognition of this miracle at the opening of a new world age.
In ancient Greece, 9 was the number of the Muses, patron goddesses of the arts. They were the daughters of Mnemosyne ("memory"), the source of imagination, which in turn is the carrier of archetypal, elementary ideas to artistic, realization in the field of space-time.
The number 9, that is to say, relates traditionally to the Great Goddess of Many Names (Devi, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, Venus, etc.) as matrix of the cosmic process, whether in the macrocosm or in a microcosmic field of manifestation. The reason for the suppression of her image by a clergy interested in the claims only of a divinity heavily bearded, therefore, can be readily surmised; but why the same company of priestly doctors so artfully concealed in their document an unmistakable notice of their own knowledge of her power awaits interpretation.
The profundity and sublime majesty of the suppressed mythology can be appreciated best by way of two apparently unrelated clocks, one, the ultimate clock of outer space, and the other of inner space - respectively, the astronomical precession of the equinoxes and the physiological beat of the human heart.
Regarding the first; the slow westward motion, in the course of years, of the equinoctial points around the beltway of the zodiac (the vernal equinox, for example, moving from the sign of Aries, where it had been before the birth of Christ, through Pisces, where it is now, toward Aquarius, where it will be in a couple hundred years )
This complete cycle of the twelve zodiacal signs exactly 25,920 years, which term is known as a "great" or "Platonic" year. But if we divide 25,920 by 60 (which is the ancient Mesopotamian soss, or basic segesimal unit of astronomical measurement, still used in the measurement of circles whether of time or of space), the quotient is 432. Moreover: 2+5+9+2+0 = 18.
And regarding the second, the inward clock: I have read in a popular book on physical education that "A conditioned man, who exercises regularly, will have a resting heart rate of about 60 beats per minute or less . . . Sixty per minute time 60 minutes, equals 3600 beats per hour. Times 24 hours, equals 86,400 beats a day.
NOTE: In another article read just moments ago, it was stated that the heart rests in between beats for 9 hours a day.
It is strange that in our history books, the discovery of the precession of the equinoxes should be attributed always to the Greek Hipparchus, second century BC, when the magic number 432 (which when multiplied by 60 produces 25,920) was already employed in the reckoning of major cycles of time before that century. "
Along with this subject comes this fitting dream:
9-13-98 - DREAM - The dream started out with a vision of a clock-like symbol which resembled a rounded diamond-like shape with the largest point up, down, and to both sides. These points all had feminine names. There was a dark man involved also to prevent us from getting all the way around the Zodiac clock.
I woke up and went back into a dream in which I was at home at my 16th St. house. It was going to rain and I rushed inside the house to get a gauge to hang up to measure the rain because the prediction was for 71 inches of rain.
I hung up the first part of the gauge which was a rectangle-like block plaque with a slot on it on which I balanced what looked like a small book which looked like a diary to keep records in. There was a name written on the book. (I can't remember what it was) A strong mist began to fall as I rushed back to the house to get the gauge tube and my mother held open the door for me because I had to hurry if I was going to catch all of the rain which I knew was going to get a lot heavier.
End of Dream
Sounds rather Deluge-like to me!!!!
|Pacal VOTAN was the Mayan prophet who lived in the
seventh century of this Christian era between the years 631 and 683. It took
nine years after 683, when he disincarnated, to build the nine-leveled Temple
of the Inscriptions at Palenque, and at the bottom of the temple in his tomb.
His tomb was dedicated in the year 692. When the departure of the Maya took
place in 830 A.D. at the end of the tenth baktun, no one knew about that
tomb any longer.
Shadow of the Seven Triangles
On the equinoxes, the Sun crosses a center point and makes an exact 90-degree angle directly over the Pyramid of Ku'Kulkan (El Castillo) at the sacred site of Chichen Itza on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula (a place that represents the turtle's head on the continent known as Turtle Island or North America).
The Castillo is part of the Mayan calender's Path of the Sun (solar calendar) with 4 stone stairways of 91 steps each plus an upper platform for a total of 365. The Maya had an 18-base for their mathematics and 18 months in a year. The pyramid has nine levels divided by the staircases or 18. The relationship of the Sun to the Earth at this sensitive point creates the phenomenon of the dramatic Shadow of the Seven Triangles, shadow triangles projected on the north staircase with serpent heads at the base. The triangles undulate in an ascending fashion in March and descend during the fall equinox.
Following 360-day Maya solar calendar are five "nameless days." The New Year started after this five-day period, a time unfit for work; a time for ceremony when the old world is symbolically destroyed and a new one created. These 5 days are considered unlucky days comparable to the time of chaos before creation and before world order was established. Ancient Egypt also commemorated these 5 days. Coincidentally(?), on the first of these five days both the Egyptian grain god, Osiris, and the Mayan grain god, Hun Hunahpu, were born.
UXMAL - The Great Pyramid
Originally nine levels high, the Great Pyramid has been partially restored. It seems that another temple was to be superimposed on the existing structure and some demolition had taken place before the plans were halted, leaving the pyramid in bad condition.
(Aztec) Mictlantecuhtli's wife who helped govern the nine layers of the underworld and its nine rivers.
(Aztec) Creator and ruler of the underworld (Mictlan).
If we examine Maya inscriptions, we find evidence that implies an understanding of the Fibonacci numbers. The ancient Mesoamericans viewed the cosmos as a layered universe. The heavens were conceived of as thirteen in number, with the earth included as the first layer. There was also a nine-layered underworld, beginning with the earth again as the first layer. This is depicted on page 2 of the Codex Vaticanus A.65 This is one of the examples of the use of the Fibonacci numbers 8, 13 and 21. There are 21 "worlds," when the earth is "counted" twice as the first world. (We note that the number one appears twice at the beginning of the Fibonacci series). There is evidence that the Maya also expressed the day as having 13 hours of daylight (the Thirteen Birds of the Day) and 9 hours of darkness (The Nine Lords of the Night).
Most relevant for our discussion here, there is the 260-day calendar, which is based on Fibonacci numbers. There have been many theories that attempt to explain the origins of the 260-day cycle, and most of them show the connection with natural cycles. For example, the cycle of seed-to-harvest for certain types of corn grown in Guatemala is about 260 days. In the Dresden Codex, there are 258 days between Venus rising as an evening star and its emergence as a morning star, a period which correlates with the Aztec myth of Quetzacoatl's journey to the underworld. Perhaps the most significant correspondence is the period of human gestation. Nine lunar months are approximately equal to 260 days. One Mayan scholar discovered that some modern Mayan people explicitly state the human gestation period as the explanation for the origin of the tzolkin.
There is much evidence that multiples of 364 days, particularly 20 x 364, were used by the Maya. The quantity 20 x 819 (or 45 x 364 = 16,380 days) was also used. The 819 days is equivalent to three tzolkins (39 veintenas) plus 39 days (or 20 x 41, minus one), which means it could function as a "footstep." In 819 days, the trecena coefficient and that of the Lord of the Night (a multiple of nine) remains the same, but the day name (and the kin coefficient in the Long Count) drops by one
|The Ruins of Temples Found in Bimini,
The ruins of temples dated at 12,000 years old have been found near Bimini, Bahamas. Preliminary analysis has revealed that the original structures, although smaller in size than the Great Pyramid of Giza, appear to have been more advanced. Casing stones have been measured which are of the same unique angle as those at the Great Pyramid.
The ruins are megalithic and bear a remarkable resemblance to ancient sites in Egypt. So called "quarry marks" found in the Aswan quarries and also on the Great Pyramid, itself, appear to be identical matches with those found on the Bimini temple stones. Other characteristics closely match features at megalithic sites in Peru, the Yucatan, Ireland and Scandinavia. The stones are already drawing international attention and aggressive research and analysis projects are being set up which hope to commence more involved investigations shortly.
Analysis of these enigmatic ancient temples built near Bimini over 12,000 years ago has only just begun. Although many maps of the heavenly realm adorn various walls of these mysterious Bimini temples, there is an almost complete lack of other markings. Of the limited glyphs that do exist, however, several match those found in the famous Altamira Cave in Spain which contains the well-known bison painting. In addition, there are exact orbital plots of the planets and what seem to have been intricate star shafts, metal-coated walls, and intermingled stones of various colors. (including red, white, and black.)
Preliminary analysis has revealed that the original structures, although smaller in size, appear to have been more advanced than the Great Pyramid of Giza. Casing stones have been measured which are of the same unique angle as those at the Great Pyramid.
Other characteristics either closely match or are identical to features at megalithic sites in Peru, Mexico, the Yucatan, Ireland, and Scandinavia.
It appears that the most important or revered numbers associated with these ruins were the numbers five and nine. These numbers were also of great significance to the ancients of Egypt and Mesoamerica. Evidence indicates that a "checkerboard" calculator system was being used. Examples of this system were found on top of the Great Pyramid and were long used for numerical calculations in Mesoamerica. This same checkerboard pattern shows up on the lintel stones of temples built by Celts of Iberian origin. Also, according to some astronomers, this pattern served as a calendar regulator to measure the sunrise and sunset directions on solstices and equinoxes.
Pyramids in China - (Not yet investigated)
Our astronauts saw these pyramids from space. On one of the Apollo Missions, an astronaut, while in orbit over China, saw nine unusual dots on the surface, and took several photos. When developed and enlarged, the photos revealed nine very high pyramids, evenly spaced, in the form of a fan. The location, 170 degrees, 39 minutes East longitude, and 34 degrees, 9 minutes North latitude, is the Taibai Shan Mountain, just over 10,000 feet above sea level, the highest point in the Quin-Ling Mountains, a fair distance southwest of Xian.
NINE MUSES: in Greek mythology, the
nine patron goddesses of the arts; daughters of
ZEUS and Mnemosyne, a TITAN who
personified memory. They were: Calliope (epic
poetry and eloquence), Euterpe (music and
lyric poetry), Erato (love poetry), Polyhymnia
(oratory or sacred poetry), Clio (history),
Melpomene (tragedy), Thalia (comedy),
Terpsichore (choral song and dance), and Urania
The Greeks used the number three a lot. There
The angelic beings, or celestial intelligences, are divided into three triads, containing the nine orders, and whose names, as we shall see, represent the divine attributes that they manifest to all below them. Continuing from the fine introduction to the work, Dionysius says these divine attributes also have an inner relation with every human soul, for through their ministrations the aspiring soul becomes liberated from the bondage of material things, receives knowledge of that soul's purpose, and is enabled to live its true life, ultimately attaining its divine likeness to the full.
The first order of the first triad is seraphim. They are described in the passage already quoted from Isaiah as the "burning" or "fiery" ones, from whom the stream of superessential grace flows (God transcends all essence). Like fire, the seraphim consume all that separates the human from God. The second order is cherubim. The name "cherub" means "fullness of knowledge". Through cherubim, the energy of God streams forth as a transcendental light that perfectly illuminates the soul and unites it with the divine wisdom. It imparts a full and lucid understanding to the universal divine immanence. In the Bible, cherubs are depicted as great winged creatures - for instance, in the construction of the Ark in the wilderness (Exodus 25.18 passim), King Solomon's majestic temple (1 Kings 6.23 passim) and the visions of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1.10 and 10.1 passim). In one passage, the cherub is portrayed as a flying creature on which God travelled in order to help King David (2 Samuel 22.11). All this shows how hard it is for the human mind to avoid conceptualizing a formless energy The third order of the first triad are the thrones; these are divine seats through which the soul is lifted up to God and becomes established in the constancy of the divine service. This first triad is closest at all times to the divine presence.
In the second triad come first the dominions, or dominations, that are free from all earthly passions, from all inward inclination to the bondage of discord, and from all that is low; they display a liberal superiority to harsh tyranny, and an exemptness from degrading servility. They are true lords, perpetually aspiring to true lordship, and to the Source of Lordship. The second order of the second triad are the virtues, that have a powerful and unshakable virility welling forth into all their God-like energies. There is no weakness in them: instead, they ascend unwaveringly to the superessential virtue which is the Source of Virtue, and flow forth providentially to those below. The third order are the powers, or authorities, that are invested with a capacity to regulate intellectual and supermundane power which never debases its authority by tyrannical force, but is irresistibly urged onward in due order to the Divine. This order beneficently leads those below it, as far as possible, to the supreme power which is the Source of Power. It re-directs the forces that fetter the human mind to earthly things. Through this second triad, the soul is liberated from all that is below, and assimilated to that which is above.
The third, and lowest, triad is concerned with the final execution of the work of providence, which is God's beneficent care for his creatures. The principalities exhibit divine lordship and true service; through them, the soul may turn from attachment to earthly activities to the service of God, so as ultimately to become a co-worker with the divine ministers. The archangels imprint the divine seal on all things, whereby the universe is the written word of God. They impart to the soul the spiritual light through which it may learn to read the Bible, and also to know and use its own faculties correctly. The lowest order of this triad is the angels, who minister to all things of nature, including humans, by purifying and uplifting them.
In this triadic scheme, the higher orders inspire those lower than they, but not vice versa. Thus it is clear that the third triad is nearest the world, and transmits the illumination received from above. The end of the process is the transfiguration of the whole of the universe in the glorious light that proceeds from on high. This whole hierarchy spreads the divine light through the cosmos, that vast realm that includes the universe, as far as human understanding can define it, and also the psychic plane where we may meet the spirits of the dead and also the communion of saints and the ministry of angels. The great work of the angelic hierarchy is to praise and glorify God. This praise is not a rational acclaim so much as a great paean of joy that the world is as it is and that the angels are privileged both to know it and to participate in it. This is how we should say the Gloria of the Eucharist: that we are privileged to partake of the body and blood of the Saviour If the whole cosmos could resound to that praise, and move beyond prejudice and emotional bonds, we would pour out peace and goodwill to all creatures. The angelic hierarchy, with its enlightened will turned resolutely to the divine presence, helps to bring forward the Kingdom of God on earth - and elsewhere in our unimaginably glorious cosmos.
And so it is that all aspiring human souls move to the divine presence, aided by an immense angelic hierarchy, none more important than the other. If the humble angel leads the way, the destination is through the cherub and seraph to the source of all being whom we call God. It may well be that much illumination from the Holy Spirit comes to us through the angelic hierarchy, centering on our own guardian angel. One thing is certain, though: we must worship the Holy Trinity and no other power.
99 Islamic Holy Names Of God
Many people are very familiar with the 72 names of God in Hebrew. Unless you are Muslim, many are not aware of the 99 names of God in Arabic; the ninety-nine names as revealed in the Holy Koran. What sacred names these are, and beautifully descriptive of the qualities of Allah.
Aegir (Eagor) - Germanic god of the ocean, and husband of Ran. His nine daughters, known as the "billow maidens", directed the swirling waves under his orders. He was sometimes depicted as a very old man with white hair and claw-like fingers. Whenever he left his glistening underwater palace it was with the single-minded purpose of destroying ships and their crews. To placate him the Vikings often sacrificed some prisoners before setting sail.
Heimdall (Heimdalr) - (Norse) He is said to be the son of nine mothers. He lived at the foot of Bifrost, the rainbow bridge, and guarded it. He was known as the watchman of the gods. Heimdall was the keeper of the Gjallahorn, the "ringing" horn, which he was to sound when Ragnarök, the end of the world, was near. In an Irish myth he is called Rígr, and is considered the father of mankind. He consorted with three women, from whom descend the three classes of mankind: serf(thrall), freeman(karl), and nobleman(jarl).
Jotunheim - (Norse) The abode of the giants. It is on the edge of the ocean, far to the northeast. It is one of the nine worlds sheltered by the cosmic tree, Yggdrasil.
The others are:
Asgard, the home of the Aesir gods
Odin - Also Odhinn, Woden, Wodan, and Woutan. He is the supreme god and oldest of all in Norse mythology, god of wisdom, poetry, magic, and war. He belonged to the Aesir race of gods. Among his many names is All-father, for he is the father of all the gods. One story about him relates how he acquired great wisdom. Supposedly he gained this wisdom when he hanged himself on the world tree for nine days and nights and was pierced by a spear. This was a spiritual death in which he sacrificed himself to himself. Another story about his acquiring wisdom is that he sacrificed an eye for the privilege of drinking from Mimir's, fountain of wisdom. He had two black ravens, Huginn or Huninn (Thought) and Muninn (Memory), who flew forth each day to gather the news of the world to bring back to Odin. His greatest treasures were Sleipner (an eight-legged horse), Gunger (a spear), and Draupner (a ring).
Skadi (Skade) - A giantess, called the 'snow-shoe goddess', and thus the embodiment of winter. When her father Thiassi was slain by the gods for stealing some golden apples from Idun, Skadi wanted to take revenge so she armed herself and went to their stronghold where she demanded a husband and a belly full of laughter as compensation. The gods thought it wise to reconciliate and offered her a marriage with one of them. She was free to marry any god, but had to chose from those eligible without being allowed to see anything but their feet. She noticed a very elegant pair and, convinced that their owner was the handsome Balder, she choose them. Unfortunately for her, those feet belonged to the older god Njord. The belly full of laughter was provided by Loki, who tied his testicles to a goat. The marriage between Njord and Skadi was not a happy one. She wanted to live where her father had lived, in the mountains, and Njord wanted to live in his palace by the sea. So they agreed to spend the first nine days in the mountains and the following nine days by the sea. This arrangement did not work out very well, and they separated. Eventually, Skadi left Njord for the god Ull.
Surtr (Surt) - (Norse) Surtr (means "black") was a giant who lived in the extreme south, and whose flaming sword guarded Muspelheim. In Ragnarok, he is the one who sets the nine worlds on fire; all the gods, frost giants, the living, the dead, dwarfs, elves, monsters and animals would be consumed. Then the earth would sink into the cosmic sea and another would arise, all fresh and green, to begin again.
Thokk - (Norse) After Baldr's death, Hel, the queen of the underworld, said that she would allow him to return to the land of the living if "everything in the nine worlds, dead or alive, weeps for him". Everyone did mourn except for Thokk, a giantess, who refused. Baldr stayed dead. Some myths claim that Thokk was really Loki in disguise.
THE LIONINE GODS
A Prayer to the God RA
O Amen-Ra, the gods have gone forth from thee.
The goddess Sekhmet is always portrayed wearing the solar disk, surmounted by the Uraeus, or right Eye of Ra, on her head, which symbols immediately connect her with both the Twin Lion gods and their disc, and therefore the balance and evolution of this planet. In her role as Divine Warrior, she wages war against the enemies of Ra, just as her feline brothers and sisters did against the evil of Apep. Masters writes of the war in Heaven [sic] which is 'intruding ever more fully and terribly upon this earth'. It is this intrusion, he tells us:
... which has given rise to the re-entry into human time and space of the Great Mother, in these Mysteries manifesting as Sekhmet. To Chaos She brings terror and a swathe of destruction. By means of Love She comes to re-establish those conditions which alone can preserve the human race and provide for the harmonious development and fulfillment of human beings as individuals, but also as parts of the Great Cosmic Whole that The War in Heaven is about - the eventual outcome: either Being or Nothingness.'
The Great Seal of the United States
In the radiant disk above the American bald eagle's head the stars of the original 13 states are composed to form a Solomon's seal symbolic of the union of soul and body, spirit and matter. Each of the interlaced equilateral triangles, one upward turned, the other downward, is a Pythagorean tetraktys, or "perfect triangle of fourness," of nine points, four to a side, enclosing a tenth representing the generative center ("still point of the turning world") our of which the others derive their force. The upward triangle is of spiritual, the downward pointing, of physical energy. thus interlaced, the two represent the physical world recognized as informed by the spiritual, and in exactly this sense they appear at the Lotus Center of the awakened heart.
In the classical imagination, the 9 circumferential points of the Pythagorean tetraktys were identified with the Muses and the pont in the center with Apollo, around whose radiant form the 9 dance. In Jewish thought, the sign of the two triangles together is known as "magen david" (Hebrew, maghen Dawidh), "Shield of David," and read as connoting the shekinah, or presence of God in Israel (as originally in the burning bush and in the cloud on the summit of Mt. Sinai). In the Great Seal of the United States the reference is to the inspiration of the light of Reason in the constitution of the originating colonies brought together as one nation: e pluribus unum, "out of many, one." These are homologous, though culturally differentiated, interpretations of the same "elementary idea."
When viewed as outlining a pyramid, the upward pointing triangle matches the pyramid n the reverse of the Seal, with the single point at its apex corresponding to the Eye out of which the expanding form of the traktys, the energy emanating from that initial point (which is of the opening both from and to Eternity) yields, first, duality (2 point: measure and chaos, subject and object, light and dark, odd and even, male and female, etc. ), which then relate to each other in three ways (3 points: either a dominant, b dominant, or a and b in accord, whence derive all the phenomenal forms in the field of space time (4 points: 4 quarters of the earth and heavens). There is a verse in the Chinese Tao Teh Ching: "The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produce Three; Three produced All things" (Tao Teh Ching 42, translation, James Legge). Thus the ancient symbolism of the tetraktys: 1 point, 2 points, 3 points and 4; which series when read in the opposite sense, of ascending or returning to the source, yields the interesting series, 4 3 2 (for the sense of which is above)
Connotations of the same perfect order pertain of course, to the downward turned tetraktys, with its single point at the apex opening also from and to Eternity; so that, "What is above is below," and the energy of the Spirit (however named0, whether from without (as from the Eye, the apex above) or from within the world (apex below) is one. Moreover, since from every terminal point of the six-pointed Solomon's seal the same increasing series of 2 to 3 to 4 proceeds, it follows the intended sense of the radiant symbol of 13 stars above the American bald eagle's head must have been the same essentially as that of Black Elk's remark, "The Center is everywhere", above and below, north, south, east, and west - with an additional eighteenth -century implication of the humanizing light of Reason reflected, universally , n the clarified consciousness of mankind.
The number of stripes on the American eagle's shield is 13; so also the number of the arrows and of the leaves of the laurel spray in its talons, while the number of the feathers of its tail is 9 to the eye, but through the eye to the intellect, the meanings of which can be known only to those already familiar with the illustrated tradition. Such a composition may grace the eye, but in itself it lacks magic, or as Joyce would say, the "radiance" (claritas) of an achieve work of "proper" art. One's heart is walked, not by the form of the work, but by its content, and if the latter is of a tradition either unknown or deceased, the work may be of interest, like the dollar bill, economically, but it is no longer a work of living art.
The artist fashioned a work of this kind serves in the way, rather of the priest of an assured tradition than of an innovating creator, and the refinement of his vocabulary can be astounding. Consider, for instance, the elegant concision of the statement of the relationship of the refinement of his vocabulary can be astounding. Consider for instance, the elegant concision of the statement of the relationship of a theological ground to the polity of this nation, founded in benevolence and reason, that is represented in the ideogram of the outward spread eagle on our dollar bill; overhead, the twofold tetraktys arranged in the form a Solomon's seal of 13 five-pointed stars, other recurrences of the number 13; the sum of the feathers in the eagle's tail (3 + 3 + 3);and the offered choices of either a spray of laurel or a sheaf of 13 arrows. It is ironical that today we should be passing around as legal tender these sociological manifestos without being able to read the message of democracy engraved on every one of them, the spiritual inspiration our of which their economic value has been derived. So, that, not only the message, but even its vocabulary, has been lost.
But also lost has been the power of all such rcondite, iconographic art to melt the mind, enchant the hard, and cast a spell of esthetic arrest. For there has been a vast transformation of consciousness, not only in the Western world, but over the whole face of the earth, in the two brief centuries that have elapsed since the dating in Roman numerals of that pyramid.
By Joseph Campbell - "The Inner Reaches of Outer Space - Metaphor as Myth and as Religion."
|In 1997 I had this dream about a spiritual house of a pyramid type. Note that the blocks were numbered and that if you add the numbers from left to right, each one equals 9.|
|6-28-97 - DREAM - I was shown a spiritual
house which was built in a pyramid type construction of building blocks.
I was expecting to see the four animals at the bottom such as described in
the Bible, but when I looked, I didn't see anything. The building blocks
were arranged and numbered like this.
The Egyptians believed that during creation this hill rose out of the sea of chaos to create dry land. The idea of this hill rising had a profound effect on the egyptians, being used as every thing from temple layouts to the possible inspiration behind the pyramids.
9 - Number of the Moon; Container of all numbers; Number of known astronomical planets. Eternity; Yesod; Endings, echatology; Moons of Saturn; Number of Muses; In the I Ching, 9 is the number of Yang. Arabic Ta (Secret Knowledge ). Number of absolute completion, perfection and wisdom. Since the ennead is the final limitation, it is the acceptance of solitude and the beginning of the inward journey to the Infinite.
|999 - Symbolizes the three levels of the triune
Eternal Evolution (past, present, future). This is the most mystical number of all. It is the number of the Archon of the Ending Aeons. 999 is the year in which Kukulcan (Quetzalcoatl) died. It is the name of a very high IQ Society. 999 is the final transmutation of the current that began with 333, reached its culmination of evil mysticism in 666 and which will unlock the gates of the Otherworld at the end of this cycle's unfolding. It has also been appropriated by the J. R. "Bob" Dodds mock-cult (The Church of the Sub-Genius) as its seal, but is (for them) totally without significance or occult purpose, except as another symbol to subvert in their addiction to chaos.
|9 to the 9th power is 387,420,489, which is sure to have some important meaning. Breaking that down, 3 + 8 + 7 = 18 = 9; 4 + 2 + 0 = 6; 4 + 8 + 9 = 21 = 3; and ultimately 9 + 6 + 3 = 18 = 1 + 8 = 9.|
|The first thing to remember about numbers is that
each number, far from being just an accretion of previous numbers, really
is unique. Numbers are the quintessence of symbology, and numerology appeals
mostly to the abstract metaphysician, just as, in science, mathematics appeals
to the abstract-minded scientist. Numerology, like astrology and palmistry,
has a bad reputation because it's so easily misunderstood and misused. Since
we can all recognize synchronicity, it's only natural to rush from there
to the assumption that coincidence is the same thing as divination. But,
synchronicity is nothing more than evidence that there are patterns of many
kinds. It would be better if we could de-emphasize the practical side of
everything and concentrate on the esthetics. The Egyptians used to teach
that the most valuable things are the most useless: the arts, for example,
or philosophy, or gold.
Finally, we should remember that it was through the indolent adoption of the easy decimal system (rather than the more perfect and exacting duodecimal system) that Atlantis finally brought itself down. This mathematically lazy way out is exactly the same path for which we have settled.
So numerology is simply the metaphysical side to numbers. One and one, for instance, are two, not because arithmetic says so, but because being equally "unique" they can't be reconciled as one, or "united," and are therefore at odds and in conflict with each other, as opposites in a mutual duality or "duel." Three, on the other hand, is a collection based on some kind of agreement, four a quaternity based on crossed oppositions in perfect balance, and so one.
There are also different ways of dealing with numerology -- theoria and praxis. In gematria, however, the idea is to add up the value of a word and then find other words that add up to the same number. They would thus be equivalents. This works rather well in Hebrew (to a lesser extent in Greek) but rather poorly in English -- simply because of the intrinsic differences between languages. Example: Jehovah has the same value as Chozeh ("seer" or "prophet"). Therefore, to the ancient Jews, God and Prophesy would be practically synonymous.
Numerological reduction is a convenience. It's easier to deal with numbers from 1 to 10 than with great blobs like 847 or 9,556,431. But numerologists also add before reducing. If a room contains 8 people, the numerology lecturer might perhaps decide to deliver his "octave" message. If 3 more people arrived, he'd change that to 11 which has an entirely different meaning from its reduction to 1 + 1 = 2. The higher the number, the more unstable its meaning becomes. For example, 11 stands symbolically for all the higher numbers (above 10), which is why 11 is the number of Sorcery.
The values of the Hebrew letters are: 1-ALEPH, 2-BETH, 3-GIMEL, 4-DALED, 5-HE, 6-VAU, 7-ZAYIN, 8-CHETH, 9-TETH, 10-YOD, 20-KAPH, 30-LAMED, 40-MEM, 50-NUN, 60-SAMECH, 70-AYIN, 80-PE, 90-TZADDE, 100-QOPH, 200-RESH, 300-SHIN, 400-TAV, 500-FINAL K, 600-FINAL M; 700-FINAL N, 800-FINAL P, 900-TZ, 1000-ALEPH (writ large).
In both Arab esoteric studies and in Judaic Cabal, such numbers form anagrams and extend the power of words: e.g., 93=Greek Agape, 398=Neshek, the serpent, and also Messiah.
|This is one of the Universal Spiritual Laws
which tells of the power of numbers:
The Law of Co-Creation states that two working in co-creative action have the power of four working individually; and three working in co-creative activity have the power of nine; and four working in co-creative activity have the power of sixteen; and one hundred and forty-four working in harmony can change the world. Wherein large groups of entities believe and agree on certain images as real and being stable, this agreement does hold the power of many times that number of energies, if such energies were held by individuals working separately. Wherein groups of entities agree upon certain images, these images do tend to manifest and hold their being in a magnified manner.
|The Gifts of the Spirit.
There are nine gifts of the Spirit listed in I Cor. 12:8-10. Wisdom, knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.
What was the purpose of these spiritual gifts?
1.Revelation: Man needs a revelation from his Creator "It is not in man to direct his own steps;" therefore God gave the gifts of knowledge and wisdom. (Jer. 10:23)
2.Proclamation: Man needed to proclaim the right message in the right language; therefore God gave the gifts of:
a."Prophecy" - the message.
b."Discerning of spirits" - the right message. (1 Jno. 4:1)
c."Interpretation of tongues" - the right language.
3.Confirmation: Early Christians did not have the Bible as we do today. They had to prove that the revelation they had received and were proclaiming was from God. How would the audience know they were speaking God's Word without miracles. (Acts 8:6) Therefore God gave the gifts of:
a.Faith - I Cor. 13:2.
b.Healing - Acts 3:11.
c.Miracles - Acts 13:11.
d.Tongues - I Cor. 14:22; Acts 2:1-5.
"These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick; and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where the Lord working with them; and confirming the Word with signs following." (Mk. 16:17-20) "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him." (Heb.2:3) "Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto." (Gal. 3:15)
|NINE IN NUMEROLOGY
Nine is composed of the all-powerful 3x3.
Nine - the result of 3x3, nine represents an even greater holiness found in three.
It is the Triple Triad.
IT represents completion; fulfilment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number. Nine represents the Earthly Paradise. Nine is seen as an incorruptible number. It is the number of the circumference, its division into 90 degrees and into 360 for the entire circumference. Nine is symbolized by the two triangles which are a symbol of male, fire, mountain and female, water, cave principles.
Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number.
Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number. It is a central number with the eight directions with the center making nine. The Triple Goddesses are thrice three. There are nine Celtic maidens and nine white stones that symbolize the nine virgins attendant on Bridgit. Nine is connected with the Beltane Fire rites which are attended by 81( 8+ 1= 9) men, nine at a time.
Chinese: Nine is qa celestial power. It is 3x3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Nine also signifies the eight directions with the center as the ninth point known as the Hall of Light. There are nine great social laws and classes of offials. In land divisions for Feng Shui there are eight exterior squares for cultivation of the land by holders and the central, and ninth, square is a "god's acre", dedicated to Shang-ti, the supreme ruler. It is also known as the Emperor's Field, giving homage and respect denoting the position of heavenly power.
Christian: Nine is one of the numbers that appears scantly in Christian symbolism. There are the triple triads of choirs of angels and nine spheres and nine rings around hell.
Egyptian mythology nine represents The Ennead.
Graeco-Roman: There are nine Gods and later nine muses.
Hebrew: Nine is pure intelligence ( eight was perfect intellingence ). Also represents truth, since it reproduces itself when multiplied.
Kabbalism nine symbolizes foundation.
Hindu: Nine is the number of Agni, fire. The square of the nine forms the mandala of eighty-one squares and leads to, and encloses the Universe.
Mayan: There are nine underworlds each ruled by a God. We find this reference to "nine underworlds" present in many cultures and beliefs.
Pythagorean: The nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.
Scandinavian: Odin/Woden hung for nine days and nights on the Yggdrasil to win the secrets of wisdom for humankind. Skeldi, the northern Persephone, the goddess of snow, lives in her mountain for three months and by Niord's sea for nine months. Nine is the sacred number in Scandinavian-Teutonic symbolism.
|THE SACRED HOOP
The archaic, traditional peoples have basically used symbol as a way of communication. This establishes an ongoing relationship between the sign and the thing symbolized. All cognitions are expressed symbolically, since these peoples' sacred symbols manifest the energies they represent, and whose mediators they are, in a real and true fashion. Symbol is magical by virtue of the analogy binding it indestructibly (and identifying it) with that which it is symbolizing. Among these symbols, of extraordinary magical and sacred importance are the numbers and the geometrical figures. Every primitive or archaic society has known these, and has used them to symbolize the cosmos and its energies, by virtue of which these numbers and geometrical figures have possessed the invisible energies to which they themselves bore witness, in perfect correspondence with their visible characteristics.
Two of these geometrical symbols are very much to the fore in the indigenous societies. We mean the circle and the square (and their derivatives), the latter standing in close relationship with the number four, the cosmogonic number present in every manifestation (as well as with the number five, the possibility of the supracosmic and nonmanifest). As for the circle, let us hear Black Elk, the celebrated native sage, direct heir of the tradition of the North American plains:
I noticed that my people's sacred hoop was one of the many hoops in the form of a circle, wide as the light of day and the shining of the stars. And in the center was a mighty Flowering Tree, which covered all of the children of father and mother. And I observed that it was holy. . . .
The power of the universe acts ever by way of circles, and all things tend ever to be round. In ancient days, when we were a happy, strong people, we received our power from the hoop of the nation, which was holy, and while the circle remained complete, the people flourished. . . .
The Flowering Tree was the living center of the circle, and it was nourished by the life of the cycle of the four directions. . . .
Whatever is done by the power of the universe, it is done in the form of a circle.
This idea of circularityassociated to the whirling wind and to all natural, psychic, and material phenomena, as well as being linked to the idea of cycle, repetition, totality, and especially to that of center, axis, generation, and lifecan be found in the various known traditions.
Among the Chinese, the circular figure is associated with heaven, and is assigned the numerical value of nine. The quadrangular form is linked with earth. There is an intimate relationship, however, between the two: both are constituted by four 90º angles, or 360º. As for the sphere and the cube, which are the volumetric representations of the circle and the square, these are also akin, although the former is more perfect than the latter (since all of its limit points are equidistant from its center), and the cube seems rigid and forced by comparison with the sphere.
THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE TAROT
There are significant Qabalistic metaphors associated with the number 24 as well; one pertaining to the Flaming Sword, which provides prime Qabalistic proof. The Flaming Sword or Lightning Flash is defined by nine Tarot Atus, or Paths, which describe the sequential emanations of the Ten Holy Sephiroth. Since there is no traditional Path which connects Binah with Chesed across the Abyss of Daath, Crowley rightfully assigned this hidden Path the Hebrew letter Gimel and the Atu the Priestess. While the Master did discover that the Hebrew letters attributed to these nine Paths add to 777, he never mentions the sum of the Atu numbers. We mention this because the Five Paths which are Above the center Sephira, Tiphareth, add to our ubiquitous number 24; that is, the Fool 0 + the Empress 3 + the Priestess 2 + Strength or Lust 8 + Judgement or Adjustment 11 = 24. The four Paths Below Tiphareth add to the Mystic number 69; that is, Death 13 + the Tower 16 + the Sun 19 + the World 21 = 69. Amazingly, 24 + 69 = 93, our Number of Thelema! Therefore, the 93 Current of Thelema is shown to be synonymous with the Lightning Flash of the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
Through the process of initiation we begin our ascent upward on the Tree. We must purify and learn deeply of the four elements first. Then we must learn to coordinate the four elements under the rulership of Spirit. The process of the elemental initiations changes our microscopic sphere of sensation to a given element on a daily basis. We then learn of the rewards and challenges of that element. Only initiation can concisely bring about these necessary changes in the microcosm.
The paths on the Tree of Life are the archetypal aspects of our Microcosm, whereas the Sephiroths are considered macrocosmic.
|Eastern Oregon was Gifted with the Sri Yantra
Mandala Formation in August 1990.
It arrived in a dry wilderness lake bed east of Steens Mountain, and consisted of 13.3 MILES of lines, each 10" wide and scored to a depth of 3 inches in the hardpan. The graphic below is the Sri Yantra, and the Pattern discovered in the dry earth was identical in all respects.
Though some men 'claimed' to have made it by hand and demonstrated appallingly their inability to duplicate how they did it, interestingly, the skies above the Sri Yantra are regularly used as part of the Idaho Air National Guard's pilot training area. According to the lieutenant pilot who first spotted the huge Pattern on August 10, no pilots had reported a design-in-progress; the Pattern had simply 'appeared' one day...
And never mind asking how these jokers managed precise and perfectly scored lines 10" wide and 3" deep, with consistently bevelled sides, for an equivalent distance of over 13 miles, in the August desert heat when they could barely, and with much effort, score a short 1/2"-deep line; and don't ask how they measured, surveyed, and determined bearings for the Pattern - with its complex integrated perfection of nine interlocking triangles - before they began their alleged plow work. (The Sri Yantra Pattern contains extremely intricate geometrical relationships.) Never mind asking, because they, like all other people who've *claimed* the CircleMakers' Formations, offered no technical explanations.
The Tantric Yantra Drawing
At 1:11 a.m. on September 13, 1990, I drew a 14-pointed star based on this Tantric Yantra that I found in a book called Myths, edited by Alexander Eliot (McGraw-Hill Book Co., NY 1976)
I felt an inspiration to draw it in a special way. I could see that the two major triangles in the star-shape were like an offset Star of David. I was in possession of nine brass vouchers called "chits," that had been involved in several coincidences. The chits are shaped somewhat like an eight-petal flower. The chits were used at my work place in working with the tool crib personnel. Craftsmen, such as I, exchanged a chit for a tool, to be used for a short time. By "coincidence, I found that the word "chit," in Sanskrit, means "consciousness."
In two of the coincidences, I had arranged the nine chits into a diamond shape, in the order of 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, from the top-down. I took a photograph of them to illustrate:
The arrangement can be viewed diagonally as 3 + 3 + 3 or 3, 6, 9. In Joseph Campbell's book, on page 37, he speaks of various numbers that add to nine, such as 108 (associated with the Goddess Mother of the World) and 432 (a cycle of time number). He continues:
So, I arranged the chits on a piece of paper and traced their outline. I drew in the two major triangles, and realized that they did resemble the Tantric Yantra. I continued to draw triangles around sets of "chit-shapes," until I had this:
The Sri Yantra Report
In the previous section of this article, I established contact with crop circle researcher, Pat Delgado, near the end of 1991. Among the several packets of material I sent to him over a period of months, were reports of the strange events involving my "chits," and the various diagrams that came from them. Pat and Colin went their separate ways sometime later, and Pat changed the name of his newsletter to "CPD."
The "CPD Newsletter," number 7, for April, 1992, had a very interesting report. An article from the Canadian magazine "UFO" was sent to Pat by his friend from Devon, Joan Amos. The article was written by Jim Deardorff. Pat gave some extracts from the long and detailed article:
|In Genesis 1:26 the Lord declares, "Let us make
man in our image, in our likeness.
"Adam", the first human (the Hebrew means man or mankind), possesses a very instructive gematria. Notice that Hebrew reads from right to left.
The Bible uses the plural form "our" with "in our image," and for emphasis and poetic effect repeats this as "in our likeness." Among other things, this means the image of the Trinity, the likeness of the triangle.
To confirm the triangle nature of 45, see the image above. By applying
the triangle function to the pre-image 9, we find the following: 9
------> 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 9
So 45 is the 9th triad, implying you can arrange that number of identical objects into a triangle. It's no accident that the last creation of God was the 9th. A symbolism more beautiful than our Lord's is difficult to imagine.
Taken from "The Pattern and the Prophecy - God's Great Code
THE NUMBERS OF THE TRINITY
The first number, 13
= 1x1x1 = 1 symbolized
The second number,
23 = 2x2x2 = 8,
The third number,
33 = 3x3x3 = 27,
The last connection is affirmed by the gematria of "The Holy Spirit"
1080 = 27 x 40
If you want to know God, then you must approach Him through Jesus under the inSPIRation of The Holy Spirit. This word spirit or pneuma meant breath, soul, or spirit. Some of that meaning survives today in words like pneumatic and pneumonia.
The Fishes and the Net number dramatically points out that the path to 153/Jesus is only through 1080/The Holy Spirit. All the numbers in the third circle symbolize the Third Person. They are either 1080 or multiples of 27.
Yet, is is probably by chance that the average number of breaths a person takes in an hour is 1080 (test yourself). Regardless, the quantity has abundant connections with the physical world.
THE NINE PLANETS
THE NINE PLANETS JUST FOR KIDS
DREAMS AND VISIONS OF BASEBALL WITH INTERPRETATION. WHY ARE THERE NINE PLAYERS ON EACH TEAM ON THE FIELD.
STORIES ABOUT INCREDIBLE CONNECTIONS TO THE NUMBER NINE IN BASEBALL.
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"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Five"
"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 72"