Zero thru Nine in Metaphysics and Mythology
          ( Mechanism, Mathematics, and and Macrobioloical Memetic Malarkey )

 

0. zero: chaos preceded night and darkness in the known universe, it represents the formless aspect of matter in its unconditioned state; the unknown; Ain (nothing, not); the place value that preceeds all numbers and separates negative integers from positive integers; the great Goddess 001; the unmanifest; birth-death, connected moment between expiration and incubation; possession by or invocation of Thanateros; union itself; zero represents the Cosmic Egg; the primordial Androgyne - the Plenum

1. one: monad the first thing that came into existence was called the "monad", which begat the dyad, which begat the numbers, which begat the point, begetting lines or finiteness, etc. culminating in the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up. Pythagorean and Platonic philosophers like Plotinus and Porphyry condemned Gnosticism for their treatment of the monad or one

2. two asects of Taoist taijitu: yin and yang. The first phonetic yin "cloudy" ideographically combines jin "now; present" and yun "cloud", denoting the "presence of clouds". The second phonetic yang "bright" originally pictured the "sun" with "rays coming down". This phonetic is expanded with the "sun" radical into yang "rising sun; sunshine"

3. three levels of humanity in Zoroastrianism: urvan (soul), baodah (consciousness/intelligence), and ahu (vital force); as well as the three levels of the soul in Kabbalah: Nefesh (animalistic), Ruach (spirit; mind and reasoning powers), and Neshama (intellect/awareness; highest aspirations of the soul); again translating over into alchemical symbolism in their triplicity of mercury (exalting, spiritual), sulphur (quickening, active), and salt (heavy, sluggish); and further into the shamanistic worlds of journeying: the upper, middle, and lower

4. four basic elements of the western esoteric tradition fire, air, water, earth; thought to have been attributed to the Aristotelian-Ptolemaic system, but instead seems generally credited to Empedocles, a 5th century BCE Greek from Sicily; and their four conditions: dry, hot, cold, and wet; In mystical Kabbalah it represents the four worlds or levels of the human soul Atziluth: The Archetypal World, Briah: The Creative World, Yetzirah: The Formative World, and Assiah: The Material World; the Native American medicine wheel has four directions or colors

5. five parts of the human soul in ancient Egypt: heart (ib), shadow (sheut), name (ren), personality (ba), thought (akh), and vital spark (ka); five traditional elements in the Chinese philosophy of Wu Xing known as the five phases, agents, movements, processes, or steps/stages: wood, water, fire, metal, earth

6. six tastes in traditional Indian medicine called Ayurveda: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. These tastes are used to suggest a diet based on the symptoms of the body. In the standard model of particle physics, there are six types of quarks and six types of leptons; the first perfect number; the unicural hexagram contains a five petaled flower in it to represent the Pentagrammaton, YHSVH or Yahshuah

7. seven classical planets in the western esoteric tradition: sol, luna, saturn, jupiter, mars, venus, mercury; Earth's escape velocity in miles per second; seven primary and secondary colors in the visible spectrum: blue, red, yellow, and orange, green, violet, indigo; seven systems of the body (excluding the integumentary); seven chakras starting at the base muladhara (adrenal), svadisthana (sacral), manipura (celiac), anahata (thymus), vishuddi (thyroid), ajna (pituitary), sahasrara (pineal);

8. eight directions on the chaostar (death/sex, fear/desire/ ego/magic, love/hate); eight tri-grams or Bagua: sky, marsh, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain, earth; the noble eightfold path consists of eight practices: right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right samadhi; eight circuits in the Learyan-Wilsonian mode lf of consciousness: bio-survival, emotional territorial, neurosemantic dexterity, domestic social, nuerosomatic, metaprogramming, morphogenetic, and quantum network

9. nine gates to the human body (city) in the Bhagavad Gita: 2 nostrils, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 mouth, the anus, and the genitals; nine worlds or spheres to the Norse world tree Yggdrasil: Midgard (the world of humanity), Asgard (the world of the Aesir tribe of gods and goddesses), Vanaheim (the world of the Vanir tribe of gods and goddesses), Jotunheim (the world of the giants), Niflheim (the primordial world of ice), Muspelheim (the primordial world of fire), Alfheim (the world of the elves), Svartalfheim (the world of the dwarves), Hel (the world of the eponymous goddess Hel and the dead); The Ennead or Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshiped at Heliopolis: the sun god Atum, his children Shu and Tefnut, their children Geb and Nut, and their children Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys.

 

  And a whole shitload more

 

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