The Numerical Egregore of Zero
0 : The Great No Thing
Keys: Synchronicity/Will Mantra: CU GHIRT MAF LENZ
birth-death, connected moment between expiration and incubation; possession by or invocation of Thanateros; union itself; the place value that precedes all numbers and separates negative integers from positive integers; the unmanifest; nought; chaos preceded night and darkness in the known universe, it represents the formless aspect of energy-mass in its unconditioned state; the unknown; Ain (nothing, not)
The Numerical Egregore of One
1 : Unity In Strength
Keys: Strength/Rapture Mantra: LITOF CEGU MAHRN
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. In the philosophy of Plotinus and a number of other neoplatonists, one is the ultimate reality and source of all existence. One is the impossible beginning of everything coming out of the void. As in music, it bears the stress: ONE-two-three...
The Numerical Egregore of Two
2 : The Paradox of Duality
Keys: Love/Brutality Mantra: FURAHG LONEWT MIC
aspects 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"; In Hegelian dialectic, the process of synthesis reconciles two different perspectives into one. In ancient Sanskrit, 2 is viewed as important because of the anatomical significance of 2 (hands, nostrils, eyes, legs, etc.); Chokmah (subject); the number of division and opposition, analysis and separation; darkness and light; good and evil.
The Numerical Egregore of Three
3 : The Tri-Unity
Keys: Art/Dissolution Mantra: FOTHIC GELN AMUR
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); shamanic worlds of journeying: the upper, middle, and lower. Binah (object). The Three Jewels of Buddhism (three things that Buddhists take refuge in), the three Pure Ones of Taoism, the Christian Holy Trinity, the Triple Goddess of Wicca (maiden, mother, crone); Three daily prayers in Judaism: Shacharit, Mincha, and Maariv and three pilgrimage Festivals: Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot; In Buddhism, the triple Bodhi (ways to understand the end of birth) are Budhu, Pasebudhu, and Mahaarahath. The three treasures, the basic virtues in Taoism. In Hinduism, The Trimurti: Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. The three Gunas found in Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy. And, the three paths to salvation in the Bhagavad Gita named Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga. The three virtues of Humata, Hukhta, and Huvarshta (Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds) are a basic tenet in Zoroastrianism. Prior to Ragnarök, there will be three hard winters without an intervening summer, the Fimbulwinter. Odin endured three hardships upon the World Tree in his quest for the runes: he hanged himself, wounded himself with a spear, and suffered from hunger and thirst. Bor had three sons, Odin, Vili, and Ve. The formula for IAO brings together three Gods from ancient Egypt, Isis (mother), Apophis (murderer), and Osiris (martyr). In Greek myth, the sons of Cronus are Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. The Theosophical Society has three conditions of membership. Gurdjieff's Three Centers and the Law of Three. Liber AL vel Legis, the central scripture of the religion of Thelema, consists of three chapters, corresponding to three divine narrators respectively: Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. The Triple Greatness of Hermes Trismegistus is an important theme in Hermeticism.
The Numerical Egregore of Four
4 : Material Quadrality
Keys: Business/Slavery Mantra: UMOT ECHN FIRGLA
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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: Atziluth (archetypal), Briah (creative), Yetzirah (formative), and Assiah (material); the Native American medicine wheel has four directions or colors (black, white, yellow, and red). In Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths are Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, and Magga. The four foundations of mindfulness (contemplation of the body, contemplation of feelings, contemplation of mind, and contemplation of mental objects). The four divine abidings (loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity). The four stages of enlightenment (stream-enterer, once-returner, non-returner, and arahant). And, the four main pilgrimage sites (Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, and Kusinara). In Judeo-Christian symbology, the Tetragrammaton is the four-letter name of God (e.g. YHVH, ADNI, AGLA, etc.). The four Matriarchs (foremothers) of Judaism are Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. The four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse ride in the Book of Revelation. In Hinduism, there are four Vedas: Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda. In Purusartha, there are four aims of human life: Dharma, Artha, K?ma, and Moksha. The four stages of life Brahmacharya (student life), Grihastha (household life), Vanaprastha (retired life) and Sannyasa (renunciation). And, the four primary castes or strata of society: Brahmana (priest/teacher), Kshatriya (warrior/politician), Vaishya (landowner/entrepreneur), and Shudra (servant/manual laborer). The four archangels in Islam are: Jibraeel (Gabriel), Mikaeel (Michael), Izraeel (Azrael), and Israfil (Raphael). There are four books in Islam: Torah, Zaboor, Injeel, Quran. The Chinese, Vietnamese, the Korean and the Japanese are superstitious about the number four because it is a homonym for "death" in their languages.
The Numerical Egregore of Five
5 : The Quintessence
Keys: Therapy/Neutrality Mantra: ROHMA LETFUN GIV
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. The god Shiva has five faces and his mantra is also called the Panchakshari (five worded) mantra. There are five elements in this universe: Dharti, Agni, Jal, Vayu, Akash (Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Space respectively). In Discordianism, 5 is seen as a very important number. This is demonstrated in the Law of Fives, as well as in the Pentabarf, which contains five rules. Each page of the Principia Discordia (the primary religious document in Discordianism) is labeled with five digits. The five pillars of Islam (in Sunni tradition they are Shahada (Faith), Salah (Prayer), Zak?t (Charity), Sawm (Fasting), and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). According to Shia Muslims, the Panjetan or the Five Holy Purified Ones are the members of Muhammad's family: Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah, Hasan, and Husayn and is often symbolically represented by an image of the Khamsa. The Torah contains five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) which are collectively called the Five Books of Moses, the Pentateuch (Greek for "five containers", referring to the scroll cases in which the books were kept), or Humash (Hebrew "fifth"). The Khamsa, an ancient symbol shaped like a hand with four fingers and one thumb, is used as a protective amulet by Jews; that same symbol is also very popular in Arabic culture, known to protect from envy and the evil eye. The five sacred Sikh symbols prescribed by Guru Gobind Singh are commonly known as panj kakars or the "Five Ks" because they start with letter K representing kakka in the Punjabi language's Gurmukhi script. They are: kesh (unshorn hair), kangha (the comb), kara (the steel bracelet), kachhehra (the soldiers shorts), and kirpan (the sword). Also, there are five deadly evils: kam (lust), krodh (anger), moh (attachment), lobh (greed), and ankhar (ego). The Nation of Gods and Earths, an African American religious movement, call themselves "Five-Percenters" because they believe that only 5% of mankind is truly enlightened.
The Numerical Egregore of Six
6 : Joy of Six
Keys: Oppression/Law Mantra: NUCO MEXATH GELMIRFS
six tastes in traditional Ayurvedic medicine: 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. There are six points on a Star of David or Hindu shaktona, six orders of the Mishnah, six symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate. In the City of God, Augustine of Hippo suggested (Genesis, 11:30) that God's creation of the world took six days because 6 is a perfect number; the Jewish holiday of Shavuot starts on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan; Seraphs have six wings. In Islam, there are six articles of belief; fasting six days of Shawwal, together with the month of Ramadan, is equivalent to fasting the whole year. In Hindu theology, a trasarenu is the combination of six celestial paramanus (atoms). There are also six Lines on an I-Ching Hexagram. ESP is called the "sixth sense"
The Numerical Egregore of Seven
7 : Enchantment of the Virgin
Keys: Consciousness/Psychosis Mantra: NITSAH GEMOC VRUFL
classical planets (metals) in the western esoteric tradition: sol (gold), luna (silver), saturn (lead), jupiter (tin), mars (iron), venus (copper), mercury (brass); Earth's escape velocity in miles per second; seven primary and secondary colors in the visible spectrum: blue, red, yellow, orange, green, violet, and indigo; seven systems of the body (excluding the integumentary) cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune, muscular, nervous, reproductive, skeletal; seven chakras (glands) starting at the base muladhara (adrenal), svadisthana (sacral), manipura (celiac), anahata (thymus), vishuddi (thyroid), ajna (pituitary), sahasrara (pineal); notes in C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Music in India has "Saptak Swaras", seven octats (sa, re, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni) which are the basis of music, using which hundreds of Ragas are composed. The number of daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades (also called the "Seven Sisters"). Mahatma Gandhi's list of the destructive Seven Blunders of the World that cause violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principle. Number of heavens and hells in Islam. The number of main islands of mythological Atlantis. The number of gateways traversed by Inanna during her descent into the underworld. The number of palms in an Egyptian sacred cubit. The number of ranks in Mithraism.
The Numerical Egregore of Eight
8 : Periodic Renewal Between Heaven, Earth & the Law of Octaves
Keys: Horror/Reality Mantra: HAFU ROTI LEMOG NE
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, resolve, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and samadhi; eight circuits in the Learyan-Wilsonian model of consciousness: bio-survival, emotional territorial, neurosemantic dexterity, domestic social, nuerosomatic, metaprogramming, morphogenetic, and quantum network. The Dharmacakra has eight spokes. The Buddha's principal teaching (the Four Noble Truths) ramifies as the Noble Eightfold Path and the Buddha emphasizes the importance of the eight attainments or jhanas. The Eight Consciousnesses according to the Yogacara school of thought: consciousness in the five senses, thought-consciousness, self-consciousness, and unconsciousness-"consciousness" or "store-house consciousness" comprise them. In general, "eight" seems to be an auspicious number for Buddhists, e.g., the "eight auspicious symbols" (the jewel-encrusted parasol; the goldfish (always shown as a pair, e.g., the glyph of Pisces); the self-replenishing amphora; the white kamala lotus-flower; the white conch; the eternal (Celtic-style, infinitely looping) knot; the banner of imperial victory; the eight-spoked wheel that guides the ship of state, or that symbolizes the Buddha's teaching). Hanukkah is eight days long. The Antichrist is the eighth king in the Book of Revelation. The Eight Immortals are Chinese demigods. In Wicca, there are eight Sabbats, festivals, seasons, or spokes in the Wheel of the Year. The Ogdoad, eight primordial deities worshipped at Hermopolis in ancient Egypt, were Nu and Nut (fluidity; floods; sky and water [primordial]), Hehu and Hehut (unboundedness; undefined or unlimited number; the atmosphere between heaven and earth), Kekui and Kekuit (darkness [primordial]); the time-space between night and day), Qerh and Qerhet (invisibility; inactivty, repose) which are in some ways comparable to a group of four pairs of primeval gods mentioned in the Babylonian Enuma Elis: Apzu and Tiamat, Lahmu and Lahamu, Anshar and Kishar, Anu and Nudimmud.
The Numerical Egregore of Nine
9 : The Horizon of Completion
Keys: Success/Loss Mantra: TEURC LOHN MIAGF
gates or doors 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 (humanity), Asgard (Aesir gods and goddesses), Vanaheim (Vanir gods and goddesses), Jotunheim (giants), Niflheim (primordial ice), Muspelheim (primordial fire), Alfheim (elves), Svartalfheim (dwarves), Hel (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. In the Vaisheshika branch of Hindu philosophy, there are nine universal substances or elements: earth, water, air, fire, ether, time, space, soul, and mind. Nine is considered a good number in Chinese culture because it sounds the same as the word "long-lasting." Nine is strongly associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power. There are nine forms of the dragon, it is described in terms of nine attributes, and it has nine children. It has 117 scales – 81 yang (masculine, heavenly) and 36 yin (feminine, earthly). All three numbers are multiples of 9 as well as having the same digital root of 9. Nine points of the Heart (Heal) / Heart Master (Immortality) channels in traditional Chinese medicine. The nine Muses in Greek mythology are Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (erotic poetry), Euterpe (lyric poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (song), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy). In Mesoamerican mythology, the Lords of the Night, is a group of nine deities who each ruled over every ninth night forming a calendrical cycle. Mictlan the underworld in Aztec mythology, consists of nine levels. The Mayan underworld Xibalba consists of nine levels. There are nine circles of Hell in Dante's Divine Comedy. Nine Unknown Men are, in occult legend, the custodians of the sciences of the world since ancient times. In J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, there are nine rings of power given to men, and consequently, nine ringwraiths. Additionally, The Fellowship of the Ring consists of nine companions. In the series A Song of Ice and Fire, there are nine regions of Westeros (the Crownlands, the North, the Riverlands, the Westerlands, the Reach, the Stormlands, the Vale of Arryn, the Iron Islands and Dorne). Additionally, there is a group of nine city-states in western Essos known collectively as the Free Cities (Braavos, Lorath, Lys, Myr, Norvos, Pentos, Qohor, Tyrosh and Volantis).
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- Also Chinese Astrology, Greek isopsephy, Hebrew-Hermetic Qabalism
- The Gematria of Nothing which utilizes negative integers for half of the letters of the alphabet thus pairs of numbers are formed which immediately draw to mind the duality inherent to, and signifigance of each numeric sequence of lexic arrangements that correspond to it. Creating as new dual sexuality to numbers.