0: The Great No-Thing
Keys: Synchronicity/Will · Mantra: CU GHIRT MAF LENZ
[ from Z(enseider)Z Numeric Gates ] 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)
[ from crystalinks.com ] "Zero is a powerful number which brings great transformational change, sometimes occurring in a profound manner. It has much intensity, so caution is needed wherever it appears to ensure that extremes are not encountered. Zero represents the Cosmic Egg, the primordial Androgyne - the Plenum. Zero as an empty circle depicts both the nothingness of death and yet the totality of life contained within the circle. As an ellipse the two sides represent ascent and descent, evolution and involution."
[ from the Magician's Dictionary ] "the Void, The Goddess, Infinite Nuit, the Unmanifest. The "number" out of which everything comes. In the Tarot it's called "The Fool" because it obey its own mysterious, unknowable rules and is not subject to analysis. It's the Great Mother, the Void, that which lies beyond Alpha and Omega; Original Mind."
[ from rodurago.net ] "Non-existence, non-being, the non-manifestation, the unlimited, the eternal, the lack of any quality and quantity. Kabbalah: boundless light; the Ayin. Pythagoras: the perfect form, the monad, out of which everything is included. The zero stands also for the world-egg, the primordial androgynous, the full. Before the one, there is only the emptiness and the non-being, the idea of the last mystery, the incomprehensible absolute. The character resembles an open mouth, which is the primal word (Gospel of John: In the beginning was the word).
- Tetractys: Zero Point
- Proportion: Circumference
- Tautology: None / Space / Emptiness
- Ratio: 0:0
- Interval: None
- Note: None/Any
- Geometry: -
- Euclidean isometries: Non-Identity
- Platonic Solid: Torus
- Seasons: Hypnopompic
- Suits: Arcana
- Faculties of Consciousness: Study of astrology, higher intellect, intuition, inventiveness, miracles, Magick and esoterics, sudden promotion, willpower, one's wishes. Also aids convulsions, cramps, disagreements, spasmodic diseases, disruptions, drugless healing, fits, hiccups
- Basic Meaning : Chaos
- Functions : -
- Gestation : Reincarnation
- Growth : Spiral
- Qualities : Naive
- Ranks : Jester
- Keyword: Source/Void/Beyond the Infinite
- Concept: Silence
- [GoN]: N = 0
- Poetry: 000
- Thoth Tarot: 0. The Fool
- Z(enseider)Z: 0. The Mark
- Planet: Uranus (Sudden Change)
- Element: Air/Aether
- Aura: Magic
- Zodiac: Aquarius (Significance) Moment [Multiplication] ML
- Color: Octarine
- Meaning: [White] Protection, purification, peace, and trust
- Metal: Platinum, uranium (aluminum or zinc)
- Aroma: Civet
- Great Old One: Ubbo-Sathla
- Pesedjets: Atum
- Ouranian: QACHOB
- #ppl: 000
- Archetype: Dilettante/Student
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History of the number Zero
- By the mid 2nd millennium BC, the Babylonians had a sophisticated sexagesimal positional numeral system. The lack of a positional value (or zero) was indicated by a space between sexagesimal numerals.
- By 300 BC a punctuation symbol (two slanted wedges) was co-opted as a placeholder in the same Babylonian system.
- In a tablet unearthed at Kish (dating from perhaps as far back as 700 BC), the scribe Bel-ban-aplu wrote his zeroes with three hooks, rather than two slanted wedges.
- The Babylonian placeholder was not a true zero because it was not used alone. Thus, numbers like 2 and 120 (2X60), 3 and 180 (3X60), 4 and 240 (4X60), et al., looked the same because the larger numbers lacked a final sexagesimal placeholder. Only context could differentiate them.
- Ancient Greeks seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number: they asked themselves "How can nothing be something?", leading to interesting philosophical and, by the Medieval period, religious arguments about the nature and existence of zero and the vacuum. The paradoxes of Zeno of Elea depend in large part on the uncertain interpretation of zero. The ancient Greeks also questioned whether 1 was a number.
- By 130, Ptolemy, influenced by Hipparchus and the Babylonians, was using a symbol for zero (a small circle with a long overbar) within a sexagesimal numeral system otherwise using alphabetic Greek numerals. Because it was used alone, not just as a placeholder, this Hellenistic zero was perhaps the first documented use of a number zero in the Old World. However, the positions were usually limited to the cractional part of a number, called minutes, seconds, thirds, fourths, etc. They were not used the integral part of a number. In later Byzantine manuscripts of his Syntaxis Mathematica (Almagest), the Hellenistic zero had morphed into the Greek letter omicron (otherwise meaning 70).
- The Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar developed in south-central Mexico required the use of zero as a place-holder within its vigesimal (base-20) positional numeral system. A shell glyph was used as a zero symbol for these Long Count dates, the earliest of which (on Stela 2 at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) has a date of 36 BC. Since the eight earliest Long Count dates appear outside the Maya homeland, it is assumed that the use of zero in the Americas predated the Maya and was possibly the invention of the Olmecs. The Olmecs are most important.
- Many of the earliest Long Count dates were found within the Olmec heartland, although the fact that the Olmec civilization had come to an end by the 4th century BC, several centuries before the earliest known Long Count dates, argues against the zero being an Olmec discovery. Although zero became an integral part of Maya numerals, it of course did not influence Old World numeral systems.
- Another zero was used in tables alongside Roman numerals by 525 (first known use by Dionysius Exiguus), but as a word, nulla meaning nothing, not as a symbol. When division produced zero as a remainder, nihil, also meaning nothing, was used. These medieval zeros were used by all future medieval computists (calculators of Easter). An isolated use of their initial, N, was used in a table of Roman numerals by Bede or a colleague about 725, a zero symbol.
- Early use of something like zero by the Indian scholar Pingala (circa 5th-2nd century BC), implied at first glance by his use of binary numbers, is only the modern binary representation using 0 and 1 applied to Pingala's binary system, which used short and long syllables (the latter equal in length to two short syllables), making it similar to Morse code. Nevertheless, he and other Indian scholars at the time used the Sanskrit word sunya (the origin of the word zero after a series of transliterations and a literal translation) to refer to zero or void.
- In 498 AD, Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhata stated that "Sthanam sthanam dasa gunam" or place to place in ten times in value, which may be the origin of the modern decimal based place value notation.
- The oldest known text to use zero is the Jain text from India entitled the Lokavibhaaga, dated 458 AD. however, it was first introduced to the world by Al Khawarizmim, a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer. He was the founder of several branches and basic concepts of mathematics. In the words of Phillip Hitti, Al Khawarizmi's contribution to mathematics influenced mathematical thought to a greater extent. His work on algebra initiated the subject in a systematic form and also developed it to the extent of giving analytical solutions of linear and quadratic equations, which established him as the founder of Algebra. The very name Algebra has been derived from his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah.
- His arithmetic synthesized Greek and Hindu knowledge and also contained his own contribution of fundamental importance to mathematics and science. Thus, he explained the use of zero, a numeral of fundamental importance developed by the Arabs. Similarly, he developed the decimal system so that the overall system of numerals, 'algorithm' or 'algorizm' is named after him.
- The first indubitable appearance of a symbol for zero appears in 876 in India on a stone tablet in Gwalior. Documents on copper plates, with the same small o in them, dated back as far as the sixth century AD, abound.
( source: crystalinks.com )
( Please refer to the Gematria of Nothing cipher for explanatory implications on the following )
0 = -8 = 50 = 4 = -4 = 25 = -9 = 43 = 0
the Numerical Egregore of Zero = 70
70 = -12 = 26 = -33 = 27 = -18 = 68 = -6
# correspondences: 86 = 45 = 49 = 43 = 666
D-Cipher Gematria of Nothing M.T.G. Tarot Keys
0 [GoN] N
0 = Profit ( 10 disks )
was: WEALTH = 15
[mercury : virgo]
mtg card: Tranquil Domain
0 = Misfortune ( 5 cups )
was: DISAPPOINTMENT = 21
[mars : scorpio]
mtg card: Betrayal
0 = Transgress ( disk queen )
[water of earth]
mtg card: Enchantress