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Friday, February 27, 2009

The Lambdoma and the Tree of Life

F.D. Buck wrote in Mystic Masonry,

"...the modifications or transpositions of sacred nomenclatures as they passed from one race to another, were generally cleverly accomplished so as to assimilate their esoteric formulae of local significance..."

The "lambdoma" is perhaps one of the most visibly transposed of all primary "occult" symbols, yet its "Qaballistic secret" remains all but hidden even to this day. This article will reveal that primary "Qaballistic secret", but before we bore into the core of this symbol, lets regress and cover some basic foundation material.

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Transpositions and Modifications in Sacred Nomenclatures

As F.D. Buck pointed out, "sacred nomenclatures" are often infused with perceptible transpositions and modifications. The perception of these transpositions and modifications are alluded to in Plutarch, with the result of ones ability to perceive these transpositions equating to what may be termed "an apperception of the conceptual".

Transpositions and modifications take numerous forms, including mathematic (gematria), conceptual (archetypal), and sometimes combinations of both.

For example:

GOD = 7+15+4 = 26

The number 26 can very easily be inferred, even if conjecturally, to mean the weeks of the year. This number successfully demonstrates the posit of a "Pi Proportion" as 26 is a number that creates a co-relational diameter of the number of weeks to a year. 52 weeks divided by 2 = 26 weeks.

26 weeks is the halfway marking point that divides the conceptual circle of the year and hence "26" is viewed as a "co-relational diameter" when viewed in relationship to a "Pi Proportion".

The number 26 is found in such "words" as YHVH (transpositions needed) and ALLA(H) and, along with the lucid word of "GOD", all represent masculine energy or force. In each of these modifications or transpositions, there is a 1:1 "conceptual transposition", meaning the mathematical value of 26 is maintained, while attributes and archetypes are modified from culture to culture.

Transpositions then can be inverted, with male force being represented as female circumference. Perhaps we can deal with this issue in another article. What is important to note is that modifications and transpositions are clearly designed into words (sacred nomenclatures).

What is less known is that "transpositions and modifications" also occur in the very symbols used by the "Ancients" and their latter priest crafts.

Transpositions and Modifications of Symbols

Just as there are transpositions and modifications in words, the technique of transposing and/or modifying symbols can be seen throughout Luciferian/Osirian systems. Perhaps the cube is the most visible and recognizable of all "occult" symbols, for it appears nearly everywhere, from mass religions as Islam and the Kaaba, to conceptual unfoldment to create "the Cross", to such cultural icons as "Jack in the Box", where the "Jack in the Box" is the 9th point of cube, or the very center of the cube, which becomes known as "the Eye", or "I".

The Crux Ansata is regarded as one of the oldest religious symbols the world over. The the creation of an acrostic using the words ORION (to symbolize the Egyptian influence), ZION (representative of Judaic influence), and INRI (to represent Western Pagan/Setian composite influence), we can show that the Crux Ansata as represented by the Letter T encodes Pi, through the code word of ORION, wherein ORION reversed forms the letters

N = 14
O = 15
I = 9
R = 2 (Isisian Code)
O = 6 (Isisian Code)

Wherein Pi is 3.1415926.

Indeed, "the descending dove" of the "Holy Spirit", the "Iron Cross" of the German systems, and the "Arising Dove" or "Phoenix" could all be viewed as conceptual symbols of this inner, or hidden, acrostic matrix.

In all cases, be it the Ascending Dove, the Iron Cross, or the Descending Dove, the underlying word is Pi or ".1415926" of Pi via the word ORION. It is important to note, then, that modifications and transpositions occur across the entire breadth of artistic constructions, whether within the construction of words or as symbolic art forms.

The Esoteric Transpositions of the Lambdoma

As the "Iron Cross" (above) shows, the use of symbols hides a further hidden letter or number matrix. In the case of ORION as a representation of the Word, or Pi, this takes the form of the "Descending Dove" as an inverted T, or the Ascending Dove or "T" (as shown). The Lambdoma is perhaps the most important of Occult symbols, for it hides (and preserves) the Occult significance of sound and proportion, of vibrations and the combinations thereof.

In its simplest expression, the Lambdoma is the Pythagorean tetractys and makes its esoteric appearance in Plato's Timaeus.

"After this he filled up the double intervals [i.e. between 1, 2, 4, 8] and the triple [i.e. between 1, 3, 9, 27}... And thus the whole mixture out of which he cut these portions was all exhausted by him. This entire compound he divided lengthways into two parts, which he joined to one another at the centre like the letter X, and bent them into a circular form, connecting them with themselves and each other at the point opposite to their original meeting-point; and, comprehending them in a uniform revolution upon the same axis, he made the one the outer and the other the inner circle."

The Lambdoma provides with a series of Occult transpositions, all of which send one scurrying into Rabbinical camps, which makes little sense, because the very core numbers of the Lambdoma become lost or so needlessly obscured as to render the whole system void of rational connections.

These transposition are discussed within Speculative Masonry and diagrammed as follows:

The Tetractys

At this stage, you should be able to see the Lambdoma embed into the the apron of the 2nd degree of Freemasonry. What still needs to be resolved is the actual numbering of the Tetractys.

The Lambdoma is comprised of outer digits of 1-2-4-8 running down the left side of the Lambdoma, while the right side is comprised of the digits 1-3-9-27. How the "philosophy" migrates from this simple representation into such figures as the Tetractys and the Tetragrammaton remains somewhat of an intellectual puzzle.

The explanations as argued do not really stand up, for we know that the whole of the Construct must return back to the Word. Neither the Tetractys as traditionally designed, nor the Tetragrammaton, which is purely a Jewish construction, return one to "the Word", or Pi.

The word Tetractys really means "4" as in the Number 4. Set against the Lambdoma, a series of dots are fused to an equilateral triangle (as opposed to an Isosceles Triangle), and from the one composite equilateral triangle may be fabricated and additional

Mackey writes in the Masonic Encyclopedia of 1913,

"This arrangement of the ten points in a triangular form was called the tetractys or number four, because each of the sides of the triangle consisted of four points, and the whole number of ten was made up by the summation of the first four figures, 1 + 2 + 3 +4= 10."

How this figure goes from 10 to 20 to 72 creates a series of philosophical queries to test the nature of the transpositions. To simply assume that any given system is telling the truth, as it were, is very naive. Further, Occult force tends to keep its secrets hidden, so the more public the fabrication, the more likely the falsity of the posited explanation.

Under these conditions, the "Tetragrammaton" of the Jewish construction must be regarded as a pure fraud, its ability to survive based on the astral constructs built over centuries of thought but having no real fabrication into the core of the mathematics of the Osirian Illuminati.

The Tetractys numbered to total 20 [(1*4)+(2*3)+(3*2)+(4*1)]would reveal 20, or the "Two Tens" in that:

1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20 = 210, or the "Two 10's" has some Occult relevance.

Another form of numbering would affix to the point 1, the second row 2 (line), the number 3 row (plane), and the 4th row (time). This is representation itself has numerous transpositions and modifications, but each saying the same thing. These 4 metanumerics would then be summed from 1:4 to arrive at 1+2+3+4=10.

The Lambdoma and the Tree of Life

Now if this article has not begun to open your eyes a bit in a proactive way, then lets return to the idea of transpositions and modifications. What is unique to the "Cedar Tree", the tree that "grew around the trunk of Osiris", to the "PI"ne cones of the Dionysians, to the German "Christmas Tree", to the shape of the apron on the Masonic Second Degree, is that they all return you back to the Lambdoma and hence should be viewed as symbolic transpositions and modifications of the same underlying mathematical principle.

Specifically, the numbers 1-2-4-8 and 1-3-9-27 set into a particular shape set against the shape of an "X".

Added to this is the concept of the Tetractys having a number of 10, derived from 4, or 1+2+3+4=10. Here the value of a number is represented by its summative value. 10 is the Qaballistic "summative value" of 4. What is left is to solve for the Tree of Life, which really should be simple, considering the love generated at Christmas time and the presenting of gifts to the Tree and the opening of these gifts on December 25.

The FIR TREE, generating FIRST AND FIRE equally, simply needs to be ordered PROPERLY, and the Tree of Life bursts upon the rational consciousness.

Esoteric Freemasonry, or Speculative Freemasonry, provides you with some insight.

"It should be emphasized that the Tetractys and the Sephiroth are not by any means identical concepts, but rather concepts which share many similarities...perhaps the most profound similarity is that both propose a Concept for the Creation of the Universe..which utilizes a series of emanations."

There is much in the article I would disagree with from this particular 32 Degree Brother, but the key here is the idea of "emanations". Emanations, when transposed back against symbol, take on the perception of "stacking" one symbol upon the next.

When you stack two lambdoma's upon each other, you arrive at a numbering pattern that reveals itself as follows:

You may ask yourself. "What exactly is the significance of such a numbering?" You would have to give such clear rational philosophical analysis if you are to be able to reach into the core of the matter, but here is another representation of the same concept just to make it simple and clear:

Now we can see how the Lambdoma is literally the source mathematics to the "Tree of Life", for we have the following mathematical representations:

1*1 = 1 = A
2*3 = 6 = C (1+2+3=6)
4*1*9 = 36 = H = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 36
8+2+3+27 = 1296 = L I F (e)

H is Pi and LIF is the letters 12, 9, and 6 respectively.

Next time you feel compelled to worship a system of "Sephera" calling itself a "Tree of Life", just remember that the Western mystical systems were quite advanced and incorporated a series of complex mathematical, allegorical, and ritual checks and balances.

The Tree of LIFE and Pi (H) is the Christmas Tree. And you wonder why there is a seeming war on against this Holiday? Nothing is as it appears.


StrangEye said...

A very nice job on this one Fetch!


Luminous Sun said...

It's interesting that the Tetractys should amount to a summation of the number 4, given that we've just witnessed a great story written in the sky, with 4 being the key code! I'm referring to the recent passage of Comet Lulin by our planet, signifying the birth of our new Heavenly King. See my blog for details.

Marc Jones said...

At this time, this is my favorite blog.

It's a pity that NONE of the embedded podcasts function and at least half of the photos don't show.

I've learned so much cool stuff and to have missed all this while spending 15 years steeped in Hermetic Kabbalah is well, par for the course.

I hope top one day find a unique way to apply this info. I'm sure there are still further levels and significance. There's still the possibility that all the above is major distraction from something more in tune with...our place in the multiverse.