After four months of redevelopment, LIBER 88 is finally back and will continue to expand! There is a glitchy domain name issue that the host informs me will be around until their next upgrade, but I’ll take it as all pages are now accessible! WOOT! Let me know what you think…
Before I came across the aforementioned Moses Siregar article on the Astrology behind Haiti, my intention was to write about today’s Full Moon (waxing perfect as I type this). Having already posted on Astrology this week my intention changed until I found my day filled with “signs” bearing witness of its energy…
The Full Moon is occurring at 10°15 in Leo. My first Google Alert comes for the topic ‘Gematria’ today, and the first blog post is for “A Lion’s Might”, lion and might (in Hebrew) having the same vibrational weight and quality. “A Lion’s Might” could be a good descriptor for this Moon!
Also, I happen to arrive at page 111 in the book I am reading, which begins to unfold the esoteric correspondences between the Moon, the Sun, Light, and the Lion. Needless to say, my thoughts turned often to the Moon today, now setting the night aglow in silver and orange, and culminating in this entry.
If it looks extra big, that’s because it is. It is what has been referred to as a “Supermoon” or, more technically, a perigee-syzygy. A syzygy is simply a notable union between three celestial bodies, namely the Sun, Moon, and Earth or another planet, and is most often used to refer to the New or Full Moon. Perigee is applied when the Moon is at 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth.
Although this Leo Full Moon is one of five Supermoons this year, this one has the most “might”. According to the Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences, a perigee-syzygy can raise waters 40% above their average. This specific Moon is additionally called “Extreme” because it is the 3rd of only 17 Supermoons that will approach 100% or greater of the mean perigee this century.
Today, and the energies surrounding today, are likely to bring self-expansion and self-direction into contrast (for the purpose of comparing and harmonizing) with transpersonal and humanitarian ideas and ideals. We may be shown where are personal desires are in conflict with our sense of compassion and justice… or how the freedom and independence we search for on the outside can be found by Liberating the might of the Lion from within. Shed what no longer servers you in favor of Ultimate Truths!
Let proportion be found not only in numbers, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions
~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Any familiar with my writings might already know that I love The Bible Wheel site and find the work of its author, Richard McGough, both consummate and inspired. In fact, I would even go so far to say that in my 17 years of Hebrew language and Gematria studies, only a handful of resources have revealed as much! His Wheel is profound and his work often leads the way to correspondence and symbol tongue I would have otherwise missed.
It is from Richard’s site where I first learned of the “hexagram within a hexagram” pattern repeated throughout many Hebrew and Greek text. You see, there is another “Bible Code” beyond that which made the term famous, and it is based on the geometry of the alphanumeric structure of each word and verse (i.e. Gematria). It is through this method, this most ancient practice, that the aforementioned pattern was discovered.
This pattern relies on two prime numbers, which are in reflection of one another, 37 and 73. They, and their multiples, are largely found as the values of words and verses that pertain to themes of Wisdom and Creation. Here are a few of the many examples:
(NOTE: WORDS ARE GIVEN IN ENGLISH FOR UNDERSTANDING, BUT GIVEN VALUES PERTAIN TO THE HEBREW WORD)
The Heart, Unit, The Only, Behold, Flame, Magnify
Wisdom, Thy Creator, Life, Embryo
I have previously examined Genesis v1.1 on Blog 88 in reference to the Solfeggio Frequencies and Creation, and find myself astounded by the truly abyssal depth of that verse! It seems to unfold unlimited streams of Knowledge… similar to the potential of Above…
When each Hebrew word is calculated and added together in that verse, the sum, as shown, is 2107. This is, of course, 37 x 73. Intriguingly, as I suggested above, 37 and 73 can be arranged as a hexagram of 37 units forming the perimeter around an internal hexagram of 73 units. What’s more, in a hexagram of 73 units, the heart of the star – its hexagon – is 37 units in size, and if each unit is provided a number, snaking from one tip to its opposite, the central number is 37!
Now, to the point of this post. It was in exploring the interrelationship of these two number palindromes that I came across the work of Craig Paardekooper. Namely, I came across his insightful e-book titled Genetic Patterns, which explores the geometry and mathematical patterning of the genetic code. Wow! I had to share! I read the 36 pages twice in one sitting and then read it again, out loud to my husband.
Mr. Paardekooper pairs the enlightening gematric work of Vernon Jenkins with that of renowned mathematician and geneticist Vladimir Shcherbak. It is important to note that while Jenkins work largely focuses on the Creation narrative, he is also the former Senior Lecturer of the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the University of Glamorgan in Wales. The results of this pairing are stunning – not only because a clear marriage between modern science and significant ancient text is revealed, but because it is all easily self-authenticating. And – for those already versed in Gematria – the revelations potentially unfolded from Paardekooper’s 36-pages run at an even greater depth.
What I love is that he clearly shows us how both Genesis v1.1 and the amino acid structure of the genetic code relate to the number 2107 and multiples of 37×73 AND both geometrically form this pyramid:
Indeed, 666 is truly a Human number!
A meditation on the Alphabet:
A, A shining light, a breath of Life, a motivating power activating a Master of the World.
B, Baetylus, a resting stone of cosmic biology bringing great dreams of Above. It marks Beth’el, the House of the Divine, and is like unto Boaz, who keeps the house strong.
C, Change through motion, change through reflection; Creation, the extraordinary change.
D, Door and Fish were once symbols of the same sound, given the same shape; the fish-shaped portal of the Goddess.
E, Equinox, the traditional opening of the year; windows open; the sounds of jubilation soar.
F, Fangs of the serpent who coils three and one-half times are like a hook, fishing for a place to dig in and lift a body up out of its element.
G, Gnosis; the holy letter; carve a space within, become the architect of your Universe, grand and good.
H, Humanity hatching from their shells of skin, searching for their Home everywhere until they turn within.
I, I AM a flame unsquelched, even when buried in the dark-moist of the Earth.
J, Jachin cast by Hiram’s hands, balancing strength with mercy; establishing victory; eternity is ours.
K, Keys to the Kingdom, passed hand to hand; a chain of Knowledge illuminating our togetherness.
L, Lead with the Heart, soar into space; balance ascends the Known horizon; Justice is restored with each morning star.
M, Mary, Fountain of Creation; my mother, the Sea; a Foundation for all that is Divine.
N, None, Zero and Nun, the Serpent Power; a snake swallowing its tail; that which must be added to the ordinary Human to become something more; nothing!
O, Ocular entry points of desire, generates optical illusions – beware! The opposite and inverse of any appearance is often the truth. Oneness is the only answer.
P, Pry open the mouth, a messenger that can change everything with one utterance; process this reality like your mouth breaks down and makes useful that which sustains you.
Q, Question “What am I?” and “What unfolds at the end?” Tie on the cable, set adrift on the neural network; quiet mediation on the quintessence.
R, Rise and Shine; show your face to the world; channel the Light fantastic.
S, Super-conscious force emanating; hissing like snakes and like tongues of flame; flame bound to coal by the ember within.
T, The crucified world, suffering until marked by illumination; and then, the fixed cross of matter, transcended.
U, Universe – make yours expansive; enflamed by the bliss of understanding there is Union.
V, Victory; eradicate falsehood, vindicate truth; hear the triumph of the dawn; be new to the world each day.
W, What a trial Osiris endured, separated into parts, wanting for the lost estate! Leading by example, following Wisdom’s whisper to walk the Way of Return.
X, ‘X’ marks the spot, the Star within; not a cross, fixed, but four-points of an axis that spins.
Y, You are the body and the mind of the Divine; yoga, the activity of Union, yokes below to Above.
Z, Zion, the reunion of cleaved apart pieces; like unto the zeal of lovers, the zelator seeks the laws of Nature, dispersed among the elemental dances of the Zodiac.
“Knowledge of the pattern is the beginning of every practical wisdom.”
This post is a long while in the making, so let’s get right to it! I have now better assimilated “528″ into my construct and want to share…
First we need to start with the Tree of Life. When I speak of the Tree of Life, I am speaking of nested hierarchies of vibrational frequencies. Just as it is with any other tree, the Tree of Life comes from “the Knowledge in its midst”, the seed-matrix which contains the fullness of its potential.
In the Universal Religion (put forth in distinct spectrums by the Mystery Traditions) the first and greatest visible sphere on the Tree of Life is Keter. By greatest I mean all-encompassing and closest to the Source. By visible, I mean perceptible. Keter is referred to as the bursting forth of creation and is likened to both a fountain and the first shoot (which becomes the roots and trunk of the Tree). Keter is the All-That-Is and the some-thing out of no-thing; the first act of creation which is commonly called “the light of life”…
Hmmm. The first act. As I disclosed in my previous post, in Solfeggio Harmonics the first act is Mira Gestorum, the “Miraculous Deed”, and that which is implied when we refer to the third-note as “MI”. If you recall “MI” is the note which vibrates at 528 cycles per second and, like Keter, relates to the breaking forth of light. It didn’t take long for “MI” and Keter to become synonymous in my thinking…
When Keter is called “first light” or “the purity of light” or “the light of life” the implication is not the light of our familiar celestial luminaries but a manner of “light” which precedes them. This “light” is commonly called miraculous because it is the perfect (“outer”) reflection of the originating (“inner”) seed-flame (Knowledge). And by perfect I mean complete, whole, and one. Within the reflection is suspended every potential of the source-knowledge.
According to Paul Foster Case this light is unlimited and it, as well as the whole of creation which expresses it, is the spontaneous reply to the seeding-desire to know. Knowledge desired to know itself. That is, to be and in full consciousness. This is likened to the expanding/exploding spark of self-realization or a dormant seed becoming active and breaking forth.
Case tells us that the desire to know or to be was “asserted by pronouncing The Word” which shaped or projected a perfect reflection in which (the whole potential of) Knowledge could experience its totality. The no-thing became some-thing with the potential of becoming anything, and so it is called endless.
In response to “The Word” was the perfect reflection, the conscious reply, “I AM!” In other words, the motion of Will generated an explosion of life and light. Biblically this is described as darkness on the face of the deep (of consciousness) and then the “breath of God moving on the face of the waters” and saying “let there be light”. Creation is but the awakening of consciousness!
This is the miraculous deed; the extraordinary change! This is Keter, the totality of infinite existence! This is life! That which contains all, is all, and exists in all! An infinite sea of the perfect medium within which the light of our consciousness can realize the fullness of its expression…
This is 528!
In the Universal Religion Keter is the Primal Water stirred to life (in the shape of a golden spiral) by the motion of sound – the invisible, hissing breath of Primal Fire (aka “God”). Similarly, in Gnostic mysticism (refer to Mark H. Gaffney), the breaking forth of the light (of life) is the breaking forth of the Living Waters (from the darkness of the infertile “deep” of no-thing-ness). And this correlates to Jewish mysticism where the “limitless and formless sea” of Keter is the gleaming fountainhead for the stream of Life – the root cause or prototype which literally pervades (or rather carves out and/or defines) the whole of space with its (vibrational) currents.
If the no-thing is likened to an infinitesimal seed (point) of infinite potential, as it is in the text of the Naassenes (again, refer to Gaffney), then next comes the some-thing, the life-line which embodies (and thereby concentrates) the infinite. Within this context the life-line breaks from the seed and spreads opposite ways, root and stem, to circumscribe infinity. It expands until its ends meet, thereby being “endless” and encompassing all within its perfect circle. Thus Keter, while translated “crown”, comes from a root meaning “to surround” or “encircle”. While the line is ultimately without beginning or end, because of its encircling it still lends a certain defining perimeter or “concentration” to the infinite creation.
Mystically it is stated that it was the heated breath of passion (the desire of the Fire – I couldn’t resist) that “caused the limitless light to behave as though it were a vapor and condense” (Case’s words). Regardie similarly describes this “concentration of the infinite” as the result of a whirling motion and then precedent to the emanation of life. Contraction (or a pulling in or gathering together) always follows expansion (or a push out) and always precedes creation. The pattern is always an undulating repetition of focus and dispersion because ultimately we are talking about the movement of Knowledge toward the full gamut of its expression.
Aryeh Kaplan tells us that the aforementioned circumscribing line of Keter is not traversing the distance in terms of space but defining the gamut of potential. Keter, according to Kaplan, is not only the First Cause, but includes every possible effect.
Ultimately, what we perceive as beginning and end are merely two vibrational “faces” of the same one-thing, and in Keter they are undivided. Keter is often called “the Crown of Awareness”, and outside of that pristine awareness it can be difficult connect cause and effect, beginning and end, unless they share a close proximity in timespace. Keter teaches us (as then should the frequency 528 also reveal) that proximity to our own fountainhead of infinite life and light is simply a matter of vibrational resemblance and reflection and doesn’t require traversing (any amount of) space. We simply must make room within our conception to expand beyond the encircling limit of the horizon and break forth into a new realm of potential.
Think of the root and stem as they burst from the seed – they are practically indistinguishable. Yet the more potential is limited – one becomes the stem, one becomes the root, one stretches here, the other reaches there – the “further away” their apparent likeness from their origin. Should we strip away the vibrational layers of their selected expressions, however, we arrive back at the indistinguishable; their sum of all originating powers.
This, I believe, is a fundamental aspect of the miracle of 528. As our own vibration attunes to this frequency of life, the potency of our existence awakens. What we perceive as miraculous repair and restoration is merely the breaking forth of our own unlimited potential.
While it may be initially confusing, it isn’t an accident that in Solfeggio Harmonics “MI”, the third note, is related to the first true act.
First of all consider that “MI” is preceded or brought into existence by, in essence, vocal resonance (“RE”) born of “the gamut” or whole potential (“UT” now sung “Do”), and you will see it is the same teaching I’ve been expounding in different terms, truly with those for ears to hear…
The tendency is to want to automatically link the six divisions or “days” of creation with the notes of the musical scale in the most straightforwardly apparent fashion, yet in doing so we forget the most essential essence of the act of creation – that it occurred by reflection – and thereby loose a bit of Knowledge so fundamental that many Traditions refer to as “The Word”. That is, “As Above, so is Below.”
Upon closer examination you will find that the first division of creation is actually a complete expression (the “Above”) which brings about (creates) the other six:
|The Above : The 1st Day||The Below|
The Whole Potential
2nd Day : Firmament in the Midst of the Waters
3rd Day : Elements Gather and Yield in Accord to Like Kind
Let there be Light/Existence
4th Day : Let there be Lights in the Firmament (Beings of Fire)
Limitations and Boundaries
5th Day : Creatures Made in Accord to their Realm
(Beings of Water and Air)
Liberation and Opening
6th Day : Release of the Light from the Darkness
Absolution and Empowerment
Hexagram within a Hexagon
Divine Power Expressed/Absolution
7th Day : Holy Day of Rest
This table, as simple as it seems, imparts an important formula known to the certain QBLH-ist as Ma’aseh Barashit, meaning “the Action of Creation”. The reference is to the first three words of Genesis Barashit bara Elohim which, in proper translation, provide a rather startling esoteric conception to creation and, in fact, make a clear statement to the mindset in which Genesis was put forth. In this post, I am primarily concerned with those first SIX letters of Genesis, BRAShYT (Barashit), with which most are familiar as the translation “In the Beginning” or “With a Beginning”. Yet a simple shift of the syllable break, so that there are 2 words, 3 letters composing each, and we have the imperative, “create six”, or in the context of the entire phrase, “The hidden unknown created six”.
Of course these “six” are the six divisions of creation, each conceived through a tone and together of one assertion or statement, and each lending its hue and frequency to the entire created sphere. This is why we can see each as a certain concept, as a sound, as a number, as a color, as a process and pattern…
Here is the pattern which leads us to “the extraordinary change” which is the bursting forth of existence…
“God”, the hidden unknown, is the deep, dark Fire of consciousness known as “the whole potential” and symbolized by the concealed, primordial point (UT). Before there is that which is termed as “creation” there is the “inner radiance” of the hidden unknown, limitless; and then “motion” (RE), commonly called a “whirling”. This “motion” is named as will, or realization, or projection, or sound, or the stirring breath and is associated in every case to gathering, concentration, or contraction; a pulling inward before the outward push of “visible” expression. This contraction is called tzimtzum, “withdrawal”, and is a rather abstract concept associated to making or carving space for the continuum of existence; a whole making room for the next stage of expression; a gathering of energy so as to explode forth with a different sort of radiance – the light of life.
Geometers would describe it as the motion of a line (RE), moving out from the center (UT), which becomes the radius that then determines the circumference and surface of, in QBLH-ist speak, “the infinite sphere” (MI), Keter, the same letters of which can be rearranged to spell a word meaning “to cut out” and implying an excision which makes a space. If the 2 feet of the compass, the tool of measuring the illusive and infinite, is set at the distance of the radius, six and only six points can be marked in equal measure around the circumference. It’s these six points – these “supernal directions” which are something quite different than (but absolutely progenitive to) the six directions in the cube of space - extended infinitely (that is so that they come back to the place of touching themselves) which take the circle into three-dimensions and allow it to become the infinite sphere of created life. Therefore it is six which allows for MI’s extraordinary change and for the sum-total of existence; that is, creation. And from these six points “God forever geometrizes”, marking all the boundaries and limitations of the forms of existence, beginning with a hexagon (FA)…
Thus it is mystically stated that the secret of Genesis is the secret of hexagon, or in other words, of how the frequency of Life, the sum-total of existence – 528, MI – comes to be and then is “reduced” to six.
5+2+8 = 15 = 6
Once again contraction or condensation – which work to concentrate and reduce an essence, as well as to make the space for something more – is the necessary stage before expansion; before the fullness of expression can be realized. This reduction comes through the whirling motion or vibrational resonance, so often related to the golden mean spiral and thereby setting the precedent, “As the Whole is to the Greater, so is the Greater to the Less”, which is the Geometer’s version of “The Word”.
Within this Word is embodied its effect – the light of life – which is, in turn, the cause or force of creation. As the real esoteric knowledge in Genesis this truth, as I’ve stated, is called “the Key” (to unlocking the Book’s secret). In fact, the Gematric value of the Hebrew word for “the key” (MPThCh) is 528!
This Key comes down to the all-important awareness that vibration matters to the extent of carrying forth miraculous actions. The miracle of life is the result of a specific tone which in broader terms implies that Knowledge is transferred through sound. Sound waves pattern light, which then pattern form; and through a very distinct progression which becomes quite relevant to our own process of “breaking forth” our light and actualizing our life.
Mira Gestorum is truly life in its full extension, the shining light of all potentials, expressed. Yet creation is not a closed system, for then it couldn’t renew itself. There is, underlying all things, the whispered Knowledge of the Inner Fire, with which we can harmonize to awaken extraordinary change.
The seventh Star, which correlates to Liberation, I call Union. Its letter is Kaph meaning “a curve” and implying an open hand reaching out to grasp… something. Anything. Typically above or beyond; some point ahead or forward of where we are now. It is to stretch out toward Divinity and to grasp another in Brotherhood. The letter Kaph corresponds to Jupiter. The planet Jupiter is the Crown of our Awareness and the center from which we expand our relationship with Actuality. Thus it is also our grasp of circumstances and the broadening of horizons that affords a greater state of comprehension. Being at the opposite end of the inner Human spectrum from what we saw in Mars, Jupiter’s energy is metabolic; it is called on the Tree of Life, Mercy, and is often depicted as a benevolent King, the continual metamorphosis of Consciousness that forever promises our freedom from the Wheels of birth, death, and rebirth. Not surprisingly in Tarot’s Major Arcana Jupiter is assigned to The Wheel of Fortune card, which portrays Effect as the consequence of Cause and tells us that Consciousness of the Wheel and its cyclic whirling not only renews us with fresh potential, but in its turning there is Enlightenment.
The sixth Star, which correlates to Illumination, I call Truth. Its letter is Beth meaning “House”, corresponding to Mercury. Many would assert that their home, or location, within the body is their Mind. The planet Mercury is Mind, called in Tarot’s Major Arcana, The Magician. In one sense, the Magician can be a trickster, making things appear as they are not. Curtains can be drawn to hide a difficult or cluttered interior. Dualities can appear as actuality. However, the Magician is ultimately Master of the House, for S/He makes use of Mind like a great and precious tool to observe the activity of every perceived dimension from the sheltering vantage of Within. As with any instrument of observation, clarity is key. The Mind is the Magician’s domain – the House not made with hands – and how that domain is put together, arranged, and refined suggests how receptive and effective a Mage might be. Like any House not made with hands, Mind is to be a Sanctuary for the Divine, Illuminated from Above and Within, and enjoying clear, transparent windows that let the Light shine through unobstructed. In the Tarot, the Magician is traditionally depicted with an upraised arm and a finger pointed to the ground implying that the Light of Mind comes from Above and is merely transmitted to the planes below. This is no different from Mercury being acknowledged as the Messenger – or transmitting agent – between worlds, or the Great Initiator who offers a third perspective (or Third Eye) in-between opposites.