THE MAZZAROTH – PLATO’S NUMBER OF THE WORLD SOUL – THE NEW JERUSALEM
Section 4 – Part 3 – Series: The Wonderful Numbers of Sacred Canon
By Doug Krieger
This article originally appeared on World Mysteries – and becomes a part of a series of works done of Sacred Geometry and Number, derived primarily from Hebrew and Christian “Sacred Canon” – i.e., 66 volumes (39 Hebrew and 27 Christian). Is this series controversial? Indeed, I’ve been excoriated by some well-meaning brethren; however, as my predecessor, E. W. Bullinger, I abide steadfast in these discoveries – discoveries in Sacred Geometry and Number which affirm the true Dimensions of Paradise and the entirety of Holy Writ bears astonishing mathematical and Sacred Object detail in confirmation of the Purposes of God in time and space. (P.S. Don’t fret over the Section 4, Series 3, etc. – we’re doing a free e-book on this material – there’s a lot more coming….)
I am convinced that the Zodiac is not an invention of the Babylonians who allegedly concocted it from the Sumerians but that its origins are based on Hebrew revelations and secured from Job (the oldest book in the Bible), known as the Mazzaroth which literally means “12 signs of the Zodiac.” Actually, I was convinced of this association several years ago, but confirmed in my persuasion by one, Tim Warner, whose outstanding text on the subject: Mystery of the Mazzaroth, Prophecy in the Zodiac (2010) confirmed my deepest suspicions.
“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?” (Job 38:31-33 KJV) Answer: No – Job couldn’t muster; only the Creator who designed it could.
This underlying pagan subterfuge whose ego-centric effort to place mortals beneath the Zodiac’s sign thereby predicting one’s disposition, personality traits and on-going pursuits did incalculable damage to the original meanings of these divinely-commissioned symbols which are transcendent in their import. With stealth and deceit were these celestial constellations distorted by priestly fabricators – changing their divine origins into vulgarity and avarice. Though they knew, yet did they purposefully and with guile “exchange the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25).
Yet did the Divine Mind persist as was the original intent for “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” (Psalm 147:4-5)
The Scripture of Truth (Daniel 10:21) declares “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3). It is with this rather ostentatious bombast void of Aquarian relativity that the Hebrew prophets descended upon Earth’s confining platform to announce and preserve for posterity these appointments in the heavens thereby confirming the Divine Intent, yes, and Ultimate Intention with the inexorable march of this Great Precessional – the Precession of the Equinoxes – the Mazzaroth, the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac.
These 12 constellations tell of Israel’s terrestrial journey throughout history past, immediate and future, with celestial validation – it can be unequivocally proven from the most ancient of writings – let alone the incredible discoveries found in Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint (Greek version of Hebrew Texts translated by Jews in Alexandria for the world’s, at the time, most exhaustive body of knowledge ever assembled and viciously, in the main, destroyed by ignoramuses (would you believe, Julius Caesar), sad but altogether true – though some volumes were previously copied and spared from the Alexandrian Library’s burning and quakes, etc.).
Early Church Fathers like Hippolytus and his disputations with the pagans of his day declared the Zodiac’s origination derived its constellations’ names and symbols from the sons of righteous Seth, only to have its divine revelation distorted by men of baser talent who “changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Romans 1:23).
The Fathers knew of the Mazzaroth’s original intent – that the heavens declare His glory – nevertheless, in the heat of battle, the Church eventually discarded the Sacred Nature of its message, condemning it under Gnostic intrusions into the early formations of the Church to the trash bin of history. It was only folks like Frances Rolleston who broke new but ancient ground to reclaim the spirituality of the Zodiac in the mid-1800s. He and the Anglican, E. Bullinger, and the Lutheran, Joseph Seiss and lesser lights, attempted to attribute these heavenly signs to the Life of Christ and the Church’s march through history – however, both their astronomy and their historicity lacked thorough research and credibility.
Much can be read and said of this topic by the reading of a superb text entitled: Mystery of the Mazzaroth…Prophecy in the Zodiac by Tim Warner, who has done, I believe, a masterful job in presenting the truth of the Zodiac as originally designed.
This “lead-in” to my immediate endeavor below – needs a final observation regarding the calculations of the Mazzaroth (and get accustomed to hearing that expression juxtaposed to Zodiac – it is designed to recapture its original meaning) and how these stunning calculations, though seen by cleric and witch (for Christianity and Paganism long have contended over these matters), are advised to do a double take at these calculations and their staggering extrapolations …extrapolations which validate the Mazzaroth’s ultimate message for humankind.
Why we branched off into the mysteries of the Mazzaroth has much to do with the underlying thesis that the ancients, and now those within the Sacred Geometric community (though well-intentioned, in the main) are, however, suffering from what can naught but be “pigeon-vision” leading to mathematical myopia. Naturally, I will veer on the side of Christian wisdom not to excoriate the natural mind of man in his/her efforts to represent magical alignments in number, etc., only to feign ignorance in order to achieve a greater reward amongst those seeking the rarity of truth that can and should and will be found in the Scripture of Truth. Indeed, Daniel the Prophet, found himself, like we of today, wholly contending with the astrologers, enchanters, sorcerers, soothsayers, diviners, magicians, channelers and Chaldeans and, alas, charlatans, in the courts of the King of Babylon – thusly, the more things change, the more they remain the same!
Setting in motion those mathematical endeavors which quite naturally lead us to greater profundities of spiritual import and intent!
The Greeks most certainly knew these Sacred Tetractys (alluding to previous World Mysteries articles) embodied the essence of their mathematical fascinations of the meaning of the universe and nature – thus, much in every way the Great Pyramid of Giza exemplifies this ancient desire to express eternal truth(s).
In re-reading – in that I have read these materials in my research in bits, parts and pieces – I view these objects of geometry differently “than I used to” – having been sorely prejudiced by the dimensions of Paradise and their supremacy. The distinctive so noted that the Hebraic and, thence, Judeo-Christian world-view, is predicated on a relationship with the Almighty based on “deliverance” (i.e., Deliverer, Messiah) wholly outside man’s indefatigable quest to supplant his inadequacies by his own ingenuity – dispensing with God altogether as a figment of our rampant but conscious imagination (and fabrication) or using the divine order as established, running on remote and having no desire whatsoever for creation to interact with the Creator. Alas! Some otherwise brilliant cosmologists now suggest the death of God in that gravity constitutes innate energy from whence the entire universe is thereby derived and sustained.
Indeed, the Almighty’s condescension and quest for eternal relationship has consigned to those who are decidedly made “a little lower than the angels” (a somewhat inglorious understatement) to “freely explore” and discover a rather limited but sorely sufficient extant of this universe as an expression of cooperation (not that the Creator needs any) and discovery… having “others” (especially, ecclesiastical interference interpreting the divine mind “for us” has been and will continue to be a most prickly issue unto the End of Days – notwithstanding, no Scripture is of any “private interpretation” – it needs itself and injunctions of poor, puny man to, as told in Daniel, to “search anxiously to and fro throughout the Book” and with what can be derived there from, so as to “lead many to righteousness and to shine as the stars forever and ever!”
So getting back to this Greek enthrallment…there are, at once, at least 12 Equilateral Triangles present; however, this second design presents the original 12 and with the “Shield of David” in dotted lines creating at least an additional 12 Equilateral Triangles (can you see them?). There are, of course, other triangles, but not within the 60° + 60° + 60° mode (equilateral). Thus, the 180 degrees within each triangle (again, our little 18 NJS – New Jerusalem Standard) is amplified with two sets of 12 = fascinating in that 12×12 = 144 the Wall of the New Jerusalem and/or 12 Patriarchs and 12 Apostles or the 24 Elders.
What is of interest are these sets of 180° or 18 = 12?x18 = 216 (or 72, 72, 72 = the Name of God – as from our previous exchanges as well as the diameter of the Moon (2160 miles) and the circumference of the earth in nautical miles (21,600)) and 12×18 = 216 or 216 x 216 = 46656 = 27 – the number 27 is so ubiquitous in the New Jerusalem Matrix for one peculiar reason – it amplifies the Messiah in the Christian Canon – 27 books. Likewise, the Moon’s radius is 1080 miles or 18 or we could see 180 as well = our equilateral triangles so amplified. Two sets of 2160 x 2 = 4320 = 4x3x2 = “24″ – this number set is highly representative of the composition of the New Jerusalem’s only two Proper Nouns: 12 Patriarchs/Tribes of Israel (gates) and the names of the 12 Apostles of the Lamb (foundations) as the Church = 12 + 12 = 24; and these two sets of “12” constitute the “Wall of the New Jerusalem” as in 12×12 = 144 (Revelation 21:17).
Even so, let’s take a closer look at this issue of these sundry triangles.
Firstly, the New Jerusalem Standard measurement of 18,000 Linear Miles (12 of her cubed edges) = “18” or 18 NJS. This New Jerusalem Standard (one edge of the New Jerusalem according to Revelation 21:16 is 12,000 furlongs with 1 furlong = 660′ x 12,000 furlongs = 7,920,000 Imperial Feet/5280 (Feet in a Statute/Imperial Mile) = 1,500 miles x 12 edges of the cubed New Jerusalem = 18,000 miles = “18″ the standard of the New Jerusalem.
Now, with that as an exceedingly brief but necessary introduction we view what is known as the “Creation Holograph Component: Genesis Triangles” from the good folks at Bible Wheel. The claim is made that there are “36 counters” or 3 sets of 36 in each light blue equilateral triangle – in other words, each of the sides of these three “upper triangles” is 36, including their base; there being a total of 1998 “counters” in the three top triangles; therefore, 1998/3 = 666 per equilateral triangle.
Each of the three triangle sides constitutes 36 or for each triangle = 36 x 3 = 108 or the radius of the moon as per 1080 miles and, of course, 18 NJS with three sets of such 18s (three separate equilateral triangles) or 18 + 18 + 18 = 54 or Plato’s Optimal Number 5040/2 = 2520 the Sacred Cubit and the total degrees of earth’s seven-day rotation week – 1 day being 360°) with a total of 1998/3 = 666 per triangle (the heaven) and with the “purple” triangle constituted as 703 (the earth) and rows of “37″ x 3 (sides of the lower triangle) = 111; therefore, 666 + 111 = 777 (see anything there?). 1998 + 703 = 2701 = (2 + 7 + 1) = 10 Perfect Number (as you have it).
As we examine these triangulations we notice that there are 73 on each of its legs or 3 x 73 = 219 or 2x1x9 = 18 NJS. Also, 3×36 = 108×3 = 324 (top triangles) + 3×73 = 219 + 324 = 543 = “12″ (as in 5 + 4 + 3 = 12) or 219×324 = 70956 = 27 (Sacred Christian Scriptures = 27 Books of N.T.) or 3×36 = 108×3 = 324 (top triangles) + 3×37 (bottom triangle) = 111 and 324 + 111 = 435 or 4 + 3 + 5 = “12″ or 4x3x5 = “60″ (seconds, minutes, etc. or 6 = man’s number).
Or – we can combine all of the triangles as in: 324 (top 3 sets of 108′s) + 111 (bottom 37 triangle) + 219 (overall 73 counter triangle 3 sides) = 654 = 6 + 5 + 4 = “15″ (New Jerusalem Edge – 1,500 miles) and 6 x 5 x 4 = 120 or “12” – The multiplicity of “12″ so generated could connote the dynamic of the “12″ of the New Jerusalem 12 Gates, 12 Foundations, 12 Pearls, 12 Angels at the Gates, 12 Manner of Fruit, 12 Stars as the Woman’s Garland, etc.)…this can be amplified by multiplying 324 and 111 and 219 as follows: 3x2x4x1x1x1x2x1x9 = 432 = 4x3x2 = “24″ as per the 12 Patriarchs of Israel and the 12 Apostles of the Lamb or the 4 and 20 Elders of the New Jerusalem or two sets of 12 or 12×12 = 144 New Jerusalem Wall.
The total counters = 2701 or “27″ and “1″ = 27 Sacred Revelation of Christ in the New Testament and “1″ the One True God.
Furthermore, these sets of 180 degree triangles wherein there are actually 3 atop, 1 below and one overall to bring us to “5″ and this is the result: 180 degrees per triangle x 5 (in that there are a total of 5 triangles counting the overall triangle) = 60° + 60° + 60° = 180 degree equilateral triangle or 6x6x6 = 216 x 5 (triangles) = 1080 = 18 NJS (assuming all 5 triangles are equilateral).
Now, with this backdrop – let’s go back to this:
…We discovered that there were 12 Equilateral Triangles (discounting the overall Triangle itself constituting the 13th) in your first Sacred Tetracty and with the superimposition of the Shield of David (six-pointed star) we have an additional 12 Equilateral Triangles (six at the points and 6 large triangles skipping from point to point – every other point) – giving us a total of 24 Equilateral Triangles – not only is there the 12 + 12 but the following is quite astounding: Each triangle as noted above is 60° + 60° + 60° = 180° or 6x6x6 = 216 = 216 x 24 (or 12 original equilateral triangles + an additional 12 in the Magan David) = 5184 = “18″ New Jerusalem Standard; if, however, we add the 13th – i.e., the overall triangle – we arrive at 5184 + 216 = 5400 or the 5040 of Plato’s Optimal Number/2 = 2520 or the Sacred Cubit = which is the measurement of the Divine Geometer! Or, 5400/2 = 2700 or the 27 of Messiah’s Revelation in the Christian Scripture (27 Books).
An expansion of the “Genesis Triangle” appears as follows:
Here you clearly have the three (666 counters) and “in their midst” the 777 counter. The calculations are the same, but with the clear avoidance of the upper/center triangle spared a trapezoid embarrassment in that an additional 1 counter has been added on either side of the overall triangle to account for the 703 sum. Interesting – in each of the 666 triangles the “base” of the triangles is equal to 36 counters but the legs of the “703 triangle” are all 37 counters to arrive at the 703 (thus, the openings of the 3 counters on each of the points of the purple triangle of 703).
What I’m saying in all of this has everything to do with viewing these geometric objects from the perspective of the measurements of the New Jerusalem – then they begin to make profound sense!
Meanwhile, the New Jerusalem Matrix continues to consume – oh, and by the way – take this into consideration regarding the Magan David, Shield of David, Star of David and its utterly profound prophetic import (for the Hebrews alone have given us the prophets – not philosophers, law-givers, military commanders, business leaders, so-called holy men, teachers, etc. but THE PROPHETS)…
…here we have at its points 6 equilateral triangles of 60 degrees x 3 = 180 degrees and supplementary angles of 120 degrees in that 60 + 120 = 180 (straight line); therefore, as you view this profundity you must calculate as follows: 3 sets of 60 = 180 degrees x 6 = 1080 degrees + 12 ea 120 degree supplementary angles or 12 x 120 = 1440 Degrees (the 144 Wall of the New Jerusalem) and, of course the 18 of the New Jerusalem Standard measurement of the 1080 miles of the Moon’s Radius) and what do we have: 1080 + 1440 = 2520 = The Sacred Cubit Measurement! Tell me now – these 2520 degrees constitute the 70th Week of Daniel’s Prophecy? Of course they do – therefore, everyone/ everything bearing the Star of David in this manner demonstrate the prophetic fulfillment yet to be – tell me, DO YOU SEE IT? If not, perhaps you do not wish to see it? Yet, if you do…then you have, I believe, embraced the Scripture of Truth as did Daniel the Prophet…
Unless one is driven by the simplest of math with what I believe is designed to purposefully communicate to a greater mass of people profoundly sacred truths, then most of this material will be boring to most but intensely gratifying to others.
I leave a rather mysterious series of calculations entitled MAZZAROTH – EARTH – MOON – SUN – THE DIMENSIONS OF THE NEW JERUSALEM.
This rather simplistic attempt to ingratiate sundry measurements whereby orbits, diameters, circuit, years and distances merge is in keeping with John Michell’s “Heavenly City as Eternal Standard” (The Dimensions of Paradise, Sacred Geometry, Ancient Science, and the Heavenly Order on Earth) – as if “borrowing from an self-declared Pagan Occultist somehow discredits the connectivity here – I reject outright! The man was on to something and he had many things spot on.
When it is finished, the New Jerusalem Matrix will be supplemented by The Dimensions of the New Jerusalem and their Relationship to Earth – Moon – Sun – Inner/Outer Planets and Dwarf Planets of the Solar System. The extant of the NJ’s number value systems are also reflected in other disciplines beside these rudimentary astronomical configurations and calculations – music, other math disciplines, architecture (applied mathematics and calculus), chemistry, biology, the human anatomy (physiology), city and social planning, as well as other sciences.
Plato and the Aggregate Number of “The World Soul”
Platonic scholars for some 2,000+ years have labored – inconclusively – to establish “an exact numerical composition of Plato’s world soul” apprising its matrix with extreme value in that a “ruler would have the benefit of a constant mathematical standard as guide and reference in all things.” (Dimensions of Paradise, p. 180, Michell).
“Plato give no apparent clues as to the numbers comprising the physical world, but its aggregate number is likely to be the same as that of the world soul, since the two were designed to fit together.” (Ibid.)
The seven basic numbers of Plato’s “world soul” (384, 768, 1152, 1536, 3072, 3456 and 10368 – derived from multiples of 64×6 = 384 – therefore, 1×384 = 384; 2×384 = 768 and so forth with numbers 3, 4, 8, 9 and 27) total 20736 (thusly, was it practiced in Plato’s Academy). Interestingly enough this figure sums to 18 NJS (2 + 7 + 3 + 6 = 18).
“Plato clearly implies that it (world soul) was first and foremost a code of number” – not simply a scale of music. Notwithstanding, Plato developed two series of number representing a musical scale in the traditional Dorian mode so recommended in his Republic whose impact would have a “most beneficial effect on societies and the individual soul.” In any event the “number of the soul” is constructed of two series of number. The second series involves 18 sets of numbers, with the first set consisting of 17 number sets for a total of 35 sets of number.
It must be noted here that the “world soul” is in reference to the mythical “Journey of Er” via reincarnation (the doctrine of metempsychosis) – in that Plato affirmed the immortality of the soul (final disclosures in The Republic). Plato’s theories of the universe were advanced and embodied in the Socratic dialogue of Timaeus – the pinnacle of his impact for the past two thousand years upon Western Civilization. In both works the Creator is viewed via arithmetical and harmonic means to progress the “world soul” into its ultimate destination in the heavens – the “third heaven” being the ultimate reward. Through “sound philosophy” and “habits of justice” the soul is perfected – “human happiness” can be found, not at its extremities but through moderation life’s greatest achievements are accomplished. In this quest, this journey toward perfection, the “world soul” must be measured by an “exact numerical composition” – an ultimate standard…Michell summarizes the brief history of creation in Timaeus as the essential knowledge that Plato wrought through his distillation of various sciences:
“Among its contents are the canon of musical harmony that determined the forms of government in the ancient world, the scientific cosmology that gave it stability, and, above all, the basic formula behind that mathematical standard from which ancient philosophy and every branch of art and science were derived and developed.” (Ibid. p. 180) Thus, decoding the musical and mathematics of creation have set scores of philosophers, scientists, physicists, astronomers, mathematicians and lovers of the arts in pursuit of the aggregate number of the world soul allegedly maximizing its journey to the stars – “For those that are called immortal (“world souls”) when they reach the top (of the heavenly whorls as revealed to Er), when they reach the top, pass outside and take their place on the outer surface of the heaven, and when they have taken their stand, the revolution carries them round and they behold the things outside of the heaven.” (from Plato’s Phaedrus)
This veiled illusion of Plato is emblematic of Daniel 12:3 wherein “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (i.e., “right standing”) like the stars forever and ever.” It is at this juncture, again, that the perfection of the soul – with its harmonic quest via number so dignified in all of the aforesaid sciences – natural and social – can achieve that heavenly destination “descending from heaven” – but by what means can this be achieved? Indeed, the aggregate number must add up! The journey is there – but is human perfection derived from the soul’s ultimate effort? Herein lies the rub – for we who see “through a glass darkly” are persuaded that the likes of Er who would aspire to such heights, is ill-equipped, no matter how determined and in harmonic balance he is with the proportions so given out by his Creator . . .
“The aggregate number of Soul is indicated in the description of how the Creator portioned out its material so as to form the strip that he later bent into circles….Since he used up all the Soul material by removing variously proportioned parts of it, the sum of the numbers represented by those parts must be equal to the total number of Soul. If those component numbers could be identified, the recovery of the traditional formulas of creation would be virtually accomplished”…and thus, with supreme clarity, the “world soul” would achieve its fulfillment and ultimate heavenly placement. (Ibid. 181)
So close – and yet so far…the sum of the numbers must equal the total number of the Soul…for, apparently, the Creator has enabled the soul these numeric proportions sufficient to progress it to its ultimate destination – any distortions in the calculations disturbs the world soul’s progress – thus, incessant reincarnations make the journey’s end achievable . . . eventually “things add up.”
“Neither the number of terms, thirty-five, nor their sum, 108,551, is of any particular mathematical importance, and there is no reason why Plato should have called attention to either number (i.e., 35 sets whose sum is 108551).” (Ibid. p. 185). As a result of this open-ended affair, philosophers and mathematicians have struggled over the conclusion of the matter – adding and subtracting various number sets to arrive at an optimum. Platonist Michell’s final, yet inclusive, conjecture for the “world soul” arrives at (from a multitude of reasons) 36 optimum number sets with the most likely addition tallying 114048 (whose “number sum” tallies to 18 NJS). I concur in that 114048 if expressed as a circle with a circumference of 11,404,800 having a diameter of 3,628,800 which matches the perimeter in inches of the GPG (36,288” – itself a “testimony” or “reflection of the New Jerusalem’s dimensions) and accords to the 144 Sacred Cubits of the Wall of the New Jerusalem (144 x 25.20 = 36288); likewise, the diameter of Earth’s Moon at 2,160 miles x 5280’ = 11,404,800’ (i.e., 114048) = 18 NJS.
Michell’s hypothesis that 114048 was intended to be the aggregate number of the world soul is, nevertheless – and in spite of all its integration – an unsatisfying self-conclusion to the matter; however, the original seven basic numbers of Plato’s “world soul” tally to 20736 + 114048 = 134784 = “30” which in the New Jerusalem Matrix constitutes “Messiah” (age of Messiah’s ministry commitment…if we add back in the original seven into the 114048 total). But, the original thirty-five set of “world soul” numbers sum of 108551, when added to the original seven, 20736 = 129287 = 29, a rather insignificant number set, aside from 2 x 9 = 18 NJS. To arrive at Michell’s 114048 (juxtaposed to 108551) he added in a number set (or sets) totaling 5497 (making the sum of number sets at a minimum of 35 + 1 = 36 sets…although, Michell does not disclose how he added in the 5497, a rather peculiar number set whose sum equals to “25.”
Notwithstanding his apparent hesitation, he sets forth a most stunning modification using 114048 as the original base and subtracting out 5184 to arrive at 108864. Could this indeed be the aggregate number of the world soul? Thus, he set out to geometrically express this via a diagram “illustrating the Creator’s subsequent dealings with the Soul material.” By adding together the original 7 numbers we discover: 108864 + 20736 = 129600 = 18 NJS (though these seven numbers are included within the 108864). It is this sum which adds credibility to Michell’s hypothesis and affirmation that 108,864 (though its sum is “27” – which sum, incidentally, holds extreme credibility within the New Jerusalem Matrix as “Messiah’s Revelation in the Christian Scriptures” – 27 books of the New Testament); thus, we have BOTH within the 108864, i.e., Messiah’s imprint as well as the ultimate manifestation of the New Jerusalem – the Lamb’s Wife or the Groom and the Bride = wherein “eternal relationship” is altogether the supreme goal of the Divine Mind – not, sorry to say, the human perfection of the “world soul” – although that quest for perfection is, nevertheless, realized in the dimensions of Paradise…it is the purpose for that perfection that concerns and the “wherewithal” to effect that perfection that is fundamental to the New Jerusalem Matrix juxtaposed to the Journey of Er and the “heavenly whorls” so revealed to Er.
What adds credibility to the 108864 or 108,864 as the
summation to Michell's ultimate number - and the profound meaning of the
New Jerusalem associated thereto - is the following: When viewing
108,864 we see TWO peculiar number sets - "108" and "864" stand out.
These "number sets" are derived, as I will later explain, from a most
unusual calculation and from the metrology of a world-famous object of
antiquity - both the calculation and the object validate the ultimate
intent of the Almighty's quest that these "sacred calculations" are not
the exclusive purview of the occult.
In Michell’s top simplicity there are 22 squares each having an area of 5184 (which is likewise 18 NJS, i.e., 722 , giving the two rows of 11 squares each a total area of 114,048 (the original aggregate number = 18 NJS as well). Since each square is 72 x 72 its width is 144 and its length is 72×11 = 792 = 18 NJS and a fractal of Earth’s Diameter of 7920 miles. Four out of the 22 squares are taken up by the original seven numbers of the world soul or 4×5184 = 20736. Also, the area of the 22 squares (144 x 792) is equal to 114,048 = 18 NJS.
In order to arrive at 108,864 he must eliminate 5,184 from 114,048. He manages to do this when the 22 squared-strip is divided down its middle forming two strips of 11 squares each, which are laid across each other (disregard the blank squares – only the squares within the dark lines are considered the two strips of 11 squares each). The “superficial” area created when the two strips are bent upwards into circles and joined at the top to each other, appear to form a cross (shaded area) and to occupy an area equal to six of the original world soul squares; however, when so bent each of the cross’ extensions loses an area 72 x ¼ or 72 by 18 – i.e., 72 x 18 = 1296 (also 18 NJS) and this, of course, must be multiplied by 4 (four extensions of the cross) = 5,184. What to me gives Michell’s diagram such credibility is his simple statement whereby the “diameter” or one of the four sides of this “square within the square” or the outer extensions of the shaded areas is equal to 252 or the measurement of the Sacred Cubit of 2520 – derived by adding the full 72 from three squares or 3 x 72 = 216 + two of the 1/4th or the squares adjoining on either side of any given side or 72/4 = 18 x 2 (on either side of any three squares in a row) = 36. Thus, taking the three squares on one of their sides and adding it to the ¼ of each adjoining square we get the following calculation: 72 + 72 + 72 + 18 + 18 = 252.
Thus, perhaps unwittingly, or by design, Michell has separated out the 5,184 from 114,048 to achieve 108,864 by the use of the measurements of not only the total dimensions of 252 (the Sacred Cubit) but having 216 (the Name of God in the New Jerusalem Matrix) and several 18 NJS – a truly astonishing accomplishment. The total area in question, as well, is 252 x 252 (the outer reaches of the square within the square, counting the blank squares or portions thereof) which equals to 63,504 = 18 NJS. Likewise, its perimeter is 252 x 4 = 1008 = 18 NJS. The 11 sets of 72 = 792 linear (which is a fractal of one of the sides of the New Jerusalem as in 12,000 furlongs x 660’ = 7,920,000’/5280’ = 1,500 miles – likewise 792 is the Earth’s diameter 7920 miles). Also, taking Michell’s 792 drawing of the 72 by 72 squares (one square) and, therefore, the entire area of 792 x 792 = 627,264 (the square area of the entire diagram – thereby not discounting the blank squares). If this were the New Jerusalem it would match this number, being its fractal. As the New Jerusalem is based upon the Sacred Cubit (for its wall is 144 cubits or 144 x 252 = 36288 = the perimeter in inches of the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza), therefore, 627,264 can be divided by 4356 (as in 43,560 sq. feet per acre) = 627,264/4356 (dropping zero) = 144. The 144 is the measurement of the Wall of the New Jerusalem as 144 cubits, etc.
Manipulating the diagram of John Michell which strangely enough conforms to the dimensions of the New Jerusalem, I am fairly sure, was not his original intention; however, he has made it terribly appealing to do just that! And, since it was Dr. Michell’s supreme desire to accurately and persistently discover the Dimensions of Paradise – I hope that we have in measure achieved that posthumously on his behalf.
Finally, if we “add back in” the original seven numbers to their new aggregate of 108864 + 20736 we arrive at 129600 = 18 NJS (or 1x2x9x6 = 64, a number when multiplied by itself = 64×64 = 4096 = 18 NJS). But just to be sure: 1 x 2 x 9 x 6 = 108 = 18 NJS. So am I convinced that the aggregate number of 108864 is the sum of the “world soul?” Well, let me see: 108864/144 = 756 = 18 NJS and 756 is one base side of the Great Pyramid of Giza, a clear reflection of the New Jerusalem. Still not quite convinced: 108864/25.20 (Sacred Cubit) = 4320 which is the radius of the Sun as in 846,000 miles/2 = 432,000 miles – and, indeed, the Sun is a full reflection of the New Jerusalem in every way. Well, as an aside: 108864 x 33 (Messiah’s Number) = 3592512 = 27 which is Messiah Revealed in the 27 books of the New Testament. One more test: 108864 = 1 x 8 x 8 x 6 x 4 = 1536 = 18 NJS!
May I add here that the Sacred Canon of the Hebrews and that of the Christians tally some 66 books (omitting Apocryphal writings, most of which are either of dubious origin or fail to meet historical acceptance by Jewish and/or Christian councils or Early Church Fathers – notwithstanding Catholic claims to the contrary). These texts are broken into two sets of Sacred Text: 39 from the Israelites and 27 from the Church; thus, 39 + 27 = 66. These numbers bear incredible worth, and, I affirm convey spiritual revelation assigned to their completion by the Creator – given to humanity for our edification; to wit: The number set “27” appears frequently in NJMatrix patterns which produce products of 27. The number is the total Books of New Testament canon = 27. Products/sums generated with 27 x 33 (Messiah’s Number) = 891 = 18 NJS and 39 x 33 = 1287 = 18 NJS. The sum of the two products (891 + 1287) = 2178 = 18 NJS; likewise: 891 + 1287 + 2178 = 4356 = 18 NJS. By themselves (891 and 1287) and with their product sum (2178) – all three bear the 18 NJS; therefore, 18 x 18 x 18 = 5832 = 18 NJS. Also, 3 x 18 = 54 or 5040 Plato’s Perfect Number/2 = 2520 SCM. “Full product manifestation” = 6 x 6 (66 Books of the Bible) x 3 x 9 (Hebrew Scriptures) x 2 x 7 (Christian Scriptures) = 13608 = 18 NJS. Finally, 66 x 33 = 2178 = 18 NJS and 66 x 39 x 27 = 69498 = 36 = 3 x 6 = 18 NJS. The Two Testaments: 3 x 9 x 2 x 7 = 378 = 18 NJS.
As I have previously stated, the repetition of these number sets either proves that one can prove anything by number or that certain numbers, as many of us, including Michell, Plato, etc., bear repeated reflection in that they communicate to humanity the Creator’s full intentions. As Nicomachus of Gerasa in the first or second century CE states:
“[Number] existed before everything else in the mind of the creating God, like some universal and exemplary plan, relying upon which as a design and archetypal example the Creator of the universe sets in order his material creations and makes them attend to their proper ends” (Introduction to Arithmetic, 1, 6 and 4).
Or as John Michell postulates: “Yet there is one system in which all numbers and proportions and every disparate or incommensurable element coexist and function together in perfect harmony, and that system is the universe.” Whereas, I would humbly add, “that universe is calculated in proportion with the Dimensions of the New Jerusalem.”
I’m to the point that these sacred dimensions permeate the universe…a rather extraordinary, if not supernatural accomplishment, whereby it is safe to say…world mysteries for sure now unraveling before us…and if you can’t see the fish swimming around in these three-dimensional drawings, subtle as they are – look harder, they’re there, just relax and pop, they appear!
ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON THE MAZZAROTH/ZODIAC
It is not my aggravated contention to dispute the “face value” of E. W. Bullinger’s assessment of the number of constellations connected with the “traditional” signs of the Zodiac (also known in Hebrew as the Mazzaroth). Today, there is purported evidence that these celestial constellations point to “13” as a maximum number of “signs” (with Ophiuchus appearing between November 30 until December 17/18). Our focus is upon the “traditional signs of the Zodiac” and/or its original 12 constellations constituting its 12 signs; however, as E. W. Bullinger points out:
“Here we see number displayed in a remarkable manner. The 12 signs of the Zodiac, each with three constellations, making 36 in all, which together with the 12 signs make a total of 48. There must be a reason, therefore, why the number 12 should thus pervade the heavens. Why should 12 be the predominating factor? Why should it not be 11, or 13, or 7, or 20?
“Because 12 is one of the four perfect numbers, the number of governmental perfection; hence it is associated with the rule of the heavens, for the sun is given ‘to rule the day,’ and the moon ‘to govern the night.’... the 36 (3x12) constellations,*… [Together with the 12 signs of the Mazzaroth]…total 48 (4x12); the 360 (12x30) degrees, into which the great circle of the heavens is divided. No one can tell us why the number of degrees was first fixed at 360. It has come down to us from ancient times, and is used universally without a question. And it is this division of the Zodiac which gives us the 12 months of the Zodiacal year. This is called also the Prophetic year, for it is the year which is used in the prophecies of the Bible.
“* There are other modern constellations now: Hevelius (1611-1687) added twenty-two; Halley (1656-1742) added fifteen. But everyone knows how different these are from the ancient constellations, both in their names, their character, and their utter absence of all significance.” (Number in Scripture, E. W. Bullinger)
Again, Tim Warner has done a masterful job in conveying to us in his text the SEVEN signs pointing to the Israelite history (Virgo: the Abrahamic Covenant – Genesis; Libra: The Mosaic Covenant – Exodus through Leviticus; Scorpio: God’s rejection of Israel in the wilderness – Numbers through Deuteronomy; Sagittarius: The inheritance of the Promised Land – Joshua through Judges; Capricorn: The Davidic Covenant – I Samuel through II Chronicles; Aquarius: The Babylonian captivity – Isaiah through Daniel; Pisces: The return from captivity – Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai through Malachi).
Warner also elaborates upon the Christian Era beginning with Aries: The Lamb of the New Covenant – Matthew through John; Taurus: The Apostolic commission and ministry – Acts; Gemini: Gentiles united with Israel in Christ – Romans through Jude; Cancer: The great tribulation and trial by fire – Revelation 1 through 19; Leo: Messiah’s Kingdom – Revelation 20 through 22. (Mystery of the Mazzaroth, Tim Warner, Introduction, p. xix).
Our focus is not to elaborate on this 4,000-year journey but to highlight the mathematical configurations so given by E. W. Bullinger regarding the Mazzaroth/Zodiac.
1. 12 Signs of the Zodiac each with three constellations
2. 12 x 3 = 36
3. 36 + 12 Signs = 48
4. 48 – 36 = 12
5. 3 x 12 = 36
6. 4 x 12 = 48
7. 12 x 30 = 360 degrees
8. 25,920 Years = Great Precessional of the Zodiac/Mazzaroth
1. 48 x 36 = 1728 = 1 + 7 + 2 + 8 = 18 New Jerusalem Standard (NJS)
2. 48 + 36 = 84 = 8 + 4 = 12 (“12” is the pervasive number of the New Jerusalem – 12 Gates, 12 Angeles; 12 Tribes of Israel; 12 Apostles of the Lamb; 12 Foundations; 12 Manner of Fruit from the Tree of Life; 12 Pearls, etc.) New Jerusalem Twelve (NJT)
3. 48 – 36 = 12 NJT
4. 36 / 3 = 12 NJT
5. 48 / 4 = 12 NJT
6. 4 x 8 x 3 x 6 = 90 + 48 + 36 = 174 = 1 + 7 + 4 = 12 NJT
7. 25,920 / 12 = 2160 = 21,600 Earth’s Circumference in Nautical Miles; 2160 Miles the Diameter of the Moon and 216 = The Name of God or 3 sets of 72
8. 12 sets of 2160 (12 signs) and 3 constellations per/sign, 2160; therefore, 2160 / 3 = 720 Years per Constellation or 720 + 720 + 720 or 72 + 72 + 72 = 216 = 3 sets of “72” = the Name of God found in Exodus 14:19-21.
9. One Degree (1°) of the 25,920 year Precessional / 360° = 72 Years; therefore, 3° = 216 Years and 10 sets of 3° = 2160 Years (Note: There are 30 sets of 72 Year time frames per 30° - therefore, there are 360 sets of 72 Years = 25,920 Years = 2 + 5 + 9 + 2 = 18 NJS and 30 sets of 72 per each 30° of the Zodiac = 2160 Years…there are 10 sets of 216 per each “House” or “Chamber” of the Zodiac or 120 sets of 216 Years per the entire 12 Houses of the Zodiac/Mazzaroth.
10. In each 1/4 of the Zodiac there are 3 Signs and 9 Constellations or 3 x 9 = 27 (“27” is the Revelation of the Messiah in the Sacred Christian Canon and 4 x 27 = 108 = 18 NJS
11. Each 1/4 of 25,920 = 6480 = 6 + 4 + 8 = 18 NJS
12. 6,480 / 3 Zodiacal Signs = 2,160 Years per Sign x 3 Constellations = 9 Constellations Per Quarter of the Zodiac or 4 sets of 9 per each quarter of the Zodiac or 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 – 6561 = 6 + 5 + 6 + 1 = 18 NJS
13. 2160 x 2160 x 2160 (1 Quarter of the Zodiac) = 10,077,696,000 = “36” = 360 = the 360° of a Circle as a picture of the Eternal God without Beginning or Ending
14. 4 x 36 (for the entire Zodiac as in #13 above) = 144 = The Wall of the New Jerusalem
15. 360° / 36 constellations = 10° per constellation; therefore, 10° x 72 = 720 Year per Constellation
16. 720 x 720 x 720 or 72 x 72 x 72 = 373,248 = “27” (Revelation of Messiah in Sacred Christian Text)
17. 3 x 7 x 3 x 2 x 4 x 8 (373,248) = 4032 (1/4 of Zodiac); therefore 4032 x 4 (4/4ths) = 16,128 = 1 + 6 + 1 + 2 + 8 = 18 NJS
18. 373,248 x 4 (or 4/4ths of the Zodiac) = 1,492,992 = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 9 + 9 + 2 = “36” or 360 which is the Number of Degrees in a Circle = The Eternal God without Beginning or Ending and 1 x 4 x 9 x 2 x 9 x 9 x 2 = 11,664 = 1 + 1 + 6 + 6 + 4 = 18 NJS
19.If the Mazzaroth/Zodiac is cut in half – i.e., 25,920 / 2 = 12960 = 1 + 2 + 9 + 6 = 18 NJS
20.12960 Years = 6 Signs x 3 Constellations Each or 6 x 3 = 18 NJS
21.1/2 of the Great Precessional Circuit is 180° = 18 NJS
22.180° x 72 (72 Years per each 1° of the Great Precessional) = 12960 = 1 + 2 + 9 + 6 = 18 NJS
23.1 x 2 x 9 x 6 = 108 = 18 NJS
24.Mazzaroth Great Precessional = 25,920 = 2 x 5 x 9 x 2 = 180 = 18 NJS or 1080 = Radius of Earth’s Moon and 1/2 of a Circle in Degrees (180°)
The summary and thesis of this exercise lends credibility to the “Heavens declare His glory” and further evidence that the origins of the Mazzaroth/Zodiac as found in the book of Job, the most ancient of all Hebrew Sacred Canon (Job 38:32), adds credibility to the historicity of Israel and the Church as the “heavenly reflection” of the ultimate Purposes of God with humankind: The New Jerusalem. This is the “destination” – the goal of the Creator toward which He presses.
Peering into the heavenly skies we are persistently, daily, monthly, yearly and throughout the millennia, reminded that He Who created all things by the Word of His Power has destined man’s history to ultimately reflect His Glory and Tabernacle; indeed:
“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21: 3).
2011 Doug Krieger