The Decade and Matrix in Theosophy and the Pythagorean Science of Numbers
From the INFINITE SPACE (the No Number, ZERO) preceded all the numbers, which contain in the DECADE (ten)†, all the Universe. That which the ancients called FATHER-MOTHER, is the visible, and invisible expanse of NIGHT beyond the earth and sky, i.e., Space and Substance. It is the Universal MATRIX (Devimatri), from which all her spawn (Nebula, Suns, Stars, and Planets) were gradually born. They are its fish, in the Great Sea (CHAOS), which the ancient civilizations taught, was teeming with life; and “Spirit” is the BREATH (Heat) which alone could organize the physical Kosmos, and its planets. DEITY, from the NO NUMBER, obtains its form through Number [becomes the manifested Word], i.e., the gods, from the smallest unit to the organised systems as a whole. Thus, the Numbers depend on Unity, which is the “absolute harmony or spirit—a chaos to the sense, a perfect cosmos to reason.”
The Generative MATRIX, gave birth to all things, the Illusion, according to this mathematical philosophy. The Pythagoreans² taught that the way to be liberated from ignorance and this cycle of illusion, was to acquire higher understanding of the universe, through introspective study. The mystery of the power of numbers goes even beyond the ten, when the combination of the numerical values in arithmetic give the value and nature of the Gods. As Plutarch states in his Isis and Osiris¹, “…the power of the triangle is expressive of the nature of Pluto, Bacchus, and Mars; and the properties of the square of Rhea, Venus, Ceres, Vesta, and Juno; of the Dodecahedron of Jupiter…” One would wonder, as most of us will begin, ‘why conceal such intricate doctrines in nonsensical language and under the figures of geometrical solids?’ These were studies involved in classical MATHEMATICS. It was understood, that there were multiple ways of conveying realities, and images of things in the unseen world.
One of those languages was mathematics, such as geometry as suspected by Quantum Gravity Research in their new documentary.
“What is Reality”
“What if the very fabric of space and time was a code, or a language? A team of physicists and mathematicians with Los Angeles based Quantum Gravity Research are developing a first-principles unified quantum gravity theory they call emergence theory. Still in the early stage of development, emergence theory attempts to unify, through mathematical and scientific rigor, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics… and consciousness.
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****This post was updated July, 2017.
† The Rig Veda says, that the one animating principle of all the gods and man, is a UNITY. IT is the eternally self-existent one, that lies behind Hiraṇyagarbha (the Womb) that brings forth a Universe. It is from Hiraṇyagarbha, the drama of creation, and the first gods, and the triune (Trimurti) who are one — Agni (fire), Vayu, and Surya spring forth. The names transliterated in their Latin and Greek originals of the Thrones, seraphs, Dominions, Principalities, Cherubs, demons and denizens, are analogous to the Védic system, under the Devas, Rishis, Pitris, suras and asuras. The triune PRINCIPLE is found in the Kether, Chokmah and Binah, like the three seraphim, and the four “sacred animals,” or cherubim [the cube].
The triune and the seven are the Ten Sefirōt (Attributes, like the ten Pāramitās) of the Jewish Kabbalah that stand for the manifested Universe. This is synthesized by the monotheists into the ONE GOD. In sum, the Decade — represented as the perfect number. The ten are collectively One, issued from the one LORD of all beings.
¹ Huffman, Carl, “Pythagoreanism“, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2016 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)
² Hall, Manly P., The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
³ The Doctrine of Emanations, or The Pythagorean Science of Numbers, Wisdom World.