Written By: Author Peter Burnell
I would like to talk about numbers a while if I may. The universe was built on numbers so hopefully it will build yours. I will be taking you through pure numbers or as some might call them prime numbers. These are numbers divisible by only themselves and the number 1 so I guess I had better start here.
The number 1, what a special number, the purest of the pure. Every number comes from this number just as it goes into every number. Yes it’s one on its own. So what is it then? It is the creative force that is within everything that has life, not only pure but simple too. Now from love comes light and understanding, the masculine and feminine forces that are also within us and number two in our blueprint for creation. These three aspects together become one in the form of a triad. The triad represents the three aspects of the divine, light, love and power. Power in the case of understanding for that is power to your evolution; it is only by understanding things that you grow.
Number five comes next on the list and that is the five states of grace. These are instinct, intellect, spiritual negative and spiritual positive and divine. Basically instinct is controlled by your imagination through emotions and if it was a state of matter it would be solid. Intellect is controlled by the will and would be liquid. Spiritual negative is when you perceive a God of anger and spiritual positive a God of love. Both these beliefs would come under gas for in essence it is still a spiritual mind. Now the difference between an intellectual mind and a spiritual mind is paralleled in the difference between water and steam. Water travels philosophically in two dimensions, these are time and space. Incidentally if the universe has no end how can it have a beginning but I digress. These dimensions are the dimensions of reality seen and steam rises above that reality into the reality of light. A good an example as any would be the difference between a caterpillar and a butterfly. Do you think that caterpillar believes in butterflies by the way? So anyway, basically it’s a deeper level of understanding so when a spiritualist is asked which came first the chicken or the egg he would have to answer neither it was the rooster. Finally we have divine or the fourth state of matter plasma. Its make up is pretty similar to the Great Spirit or collective conscious and still being gas it is also spiritual. If you think of ions or charged particles as enlightened souls and what charges them, electrons, angels or guides. So maybe it was not a bad idea to worship the sun then.
After five comes seven but as we’ve covered it earlier I will just say the chakras and move onto number eleven. These are the levels of understanding. Previously I said there were 10 levels, which was not strictly true as there are 12. Level 11 is the final cleansing and last step of the journey and 12 is the outcome. The path of light is a strenuous path that brings forth emotional turmoil. This is the soul purging itself of the self’s material desires. It has to do this to grow so when you think that fate is against you it might actually be doing you a favor. Don’t change into a flagellant though for it doesn’t work with physical, only emotional pain. On another level the path of light is mentally speaking very draining so level 11 is actually a time of convalescence when you grow in loving spiritual wisdom. It is a time of study and mental contemplation before you come back to life.
Next number 13, the 13 spiritual gifts. For this one I would like to bring in another strand of esoteric thought and that is Celtic mythology, light is everywhere if you know what to look for. Incidentally the 12 labors of Heracles are also the levels of understanding but I don’t want to go too far off track. Now the 13 treasures are the sovereignty bestowing objects and are to be kept by Merlin in his glass house on Bardsey Island. They only work when used by worthy people or to put it another way they can only be used with good intent and by the fact that they are sovereignty bestowing they are what we’d call spiritual gifts.
Before I go into them I would like to mention the elements and give you the equivalent symbols. For earth we use the grail, fire the spear, water the sword and air the shield. All the gifts come through the elements so I will include them. We use the grail for the soul for that is the purpose you serve, the shield for air for at this stage it is divine protection, one of the gifts. The sword is the intellect for it only fights close up mentally speaking that is, the lance is imagination for it can fight at a distance. Hopefully it will become clearer as I proceed.
Now the first gift was the sword of Rhydderch the Generous and was called Dyrnwyn, when used for noble purpose it would flame from hilt to tip. Think of the sword as the intellect and the fire as imagination so what you have is a balanced (purified) mind. Onto the next gift. This also comes from the sword, it is the Hamper of Gwyddno Garanhir and whatever food you put into it would return a hundred fold. The food in this case would be the ego and when you lose it you get an access channel to the divine. This goes hand in hand with a balanced mind that’s why it came from the sword. The third gift is the Horn of Bran, which dispenses every kind of beverage. It comes from the grail and is the spirit of knowing. You get this with an access channel to the divine and it comes from the soul for that is what the soul is, the spirit of knowing. Then we come to the Chariot of Morgan the Wealthy, this chariot would take you where ever you want to go at high speed. You just had to think about it and you were there. This comes from the imagination and is actually astral traveling. The fifth gift is the Halter of Clymo Eiddyn. Attach this halter to your bed post and you would catch the horse you desire. It comes from the spear for it is dream interpretation. The horse is a channel to the divine which comes from dreams and to catch it is to understand it. Understanding dreams gives you insight another spirit of God. Next we have the Knife of Llawfronedd the Horseman; this can carve food for 24 men all at once. It comes from the sword and is the ability to speak on many levels or many tongues if you prefer, carving meat in this case meaning serving wisdom or teaching.
Number seven is the cauldron of Diwrnach the Giant. This would only boil the food of a brave man and comes from the grail. If you think of food uncooked as wisdom then cooked food would be wisdom understood so the cauldron would be a self of understanding. This would be the shift in consciousness after your old self dies.
The eighth treasure is the Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd and any brave man who sharpened his sword on it would draw the life out of a person just by wounding him. This comes from the grail and is knowledge of the divine. The life would be replaced by light for the sharpened sword would be a spiritual mind it’s more of a teaching thing. Next we come to is the Coat of Padarn Red-Coat; this would only fit a noble man and comes from the shield so it’s a form of protection. A coat is there to protect you from the elements and this is what it does. Divine protection. The next gift comes in two for it is the Crock and Dish of Rhygenydd. These are vessels for serving; the dish being food would be the spirit of wisdom and the crock understanding served by the spirit of love. Together they make the Holy Spirit and this comes from the soul for it comes from within .Number twelve is the Chessboard of Gwenddolan. The pieces were made of silver and gold representing mental and spiritual decisions for we are all pawns in the game of life. This chessboard could play by itself saying that all the decisions were made without man’s interference. It’s talking about divine guidance. Finally we have the Mantle of Arthur. Who ever wore it would disappear. Without the ego you have a pure aura and that’s what the coat is.
So putting them together we have a balanced mind, access to the divine, a self of knowing, astral traveling, dream interpretation, the ability to speak on many levels, a self of understanding, knowledge of the divine, divine protection, the spirits of wisdom and love or loving wisdom the Holy Spirit, divine guidance and a pure aura.
So number 17 then and we come to Pi or the word blessed. 3.142. To get Pi to number 17 you double the 142 to 284 add it together and then add 3. The reason you double it is because it works on two levels so here goes,
There are three aspects of the divine, love, light and power. Its essence is the spirit of love, its elemental make up, earth the soul and spirit of knowing. Air the spirit and spirit of life. Fire, the imagination and spirit of insight and water the will and spirit of wisdom. The combination of 1, 4 and 2 is seven, the seven spirits of God, five I’ve just named leaving purpose and understanding, the last two on the list, the power. Masculine purpose and feminine, understanding. 2Pi R is two people knowing the word so to complete the circle you have to enlighten some one else. While we are on Pi I would like to talk about Phi or the spiritual word blessed. It is 0.618 and it constitutes the six spiritual laws, the collective conscious and the eight natural laws. I have mentioned the spiritual laws before so I will just list them. They are the laws of love, humility, equality, consequences, poetic justice and self- regulation.
The 8 natural laws are
That each organism is to be adapted to the best of his ability
1 to survive in the habitat that surrounds it
2 to survive in the climatic environment around it
3 to survive in the social climate around it
4 to find its niche in the balance of the ecosystem
5 to defend itself from the prey’s point of view and hunt from the predators
6 to find itself a mate for the perpetuation of the species
7 to give the next generation the best chance of survival that it can.
8 through the medium of evolution to achieve its’ purpose.
Phi is also known as the golden division and this is what gives creation its harmony and balance.
19 next and a little confession. previously I implied that the crown chakra was a triad of pride, humility and purpose, the feminine, masculine and spiritual forces when the crown is in actuality just spirit. To explain this I will say that the crown is the spirit of purpose and is only activated after the mergence of the other six. Pride is the spirit without purpose and this disappears when you get a purpose, the physical will becomes spiritual or a will of light. Humility is selflessness so does not actually exist, hence pure spirit. So instead of 777 it is 666 + 1 and this makes 19.
Finally number 23. It’s back to the levels of understanding once again but on two levels that merge on the 12 or 11+11+1. The first level I have covered earlier with the evolution of the soul and the next one is the evolution of the soul’s purpose, life and love. Earlier I said that love was a triad of love, pride and anger so this number helps you to get rid of your anger and pride. This is done through understanding life and love or knowing thy self and loving thy self .To understand life takes 11 steps. These are levels of spiritual attainment. Think of a book with 11 blank pages and after the attainment of each level a page is filled in. The first page would say logic is the ultimate in faith. You get to this by realizing that anything outside reality is conjecture, logic is the rationalization of this conjecture. Your faith has a basis and is not blind.
Page 2 without direction you are void. You get to this by realizing that you were made for a purpose and that is your direction in life, without this purpose your life is empty.
Page 3 a self that has no purpose is the domain of anger. You would get to this by realizing that an empty life is a life of anger.
Page 4 anger is the height of frustration. You would get this by realizing that with out purpose your mind gets restless and likely to jump on anything as a purpose. Usually these are wrong ones so the mind gets frustrated and you get angry with yourself.
Page 5 impatience-frustration in despair. You would get to this by realizing direction gives you hope so without it you get despair, this leads to frustration and this makes you impatient.
Page 6 anger -impatience at its height. You would get to this by realizing that impatience is frustration brought about by lack of purpose and this is what makes you angry.
Page 7 direction is the purpose of life. You would get this by realizing that purpose gives you balance and therefore peace of mind. It wipes out original sin when man went against his purpose in the first place and purges the soul thus freeing the God within, your directions ultimate aim.
Page 8 love is the heart beat of life. You would get to this by realizing that spiritual love, or grace, builds your understanding and is activated by the law of love. This understanding is heat from the light which is a great comforter as another name for it is inner peace, your soul’s life
Page 9 to know thy self is to look within. You would get to this by realizing what you are and understanding your elemental make up and understanding that your ego is just a reflection of the soul and not the soul itself.
Page 10 to look within is to know thy purpose. You would get to this by realizing that the purpose is within you and is a state of mind.
Page 11 to know thy self is to know thy purpose. You would get this by realizing that your true self is your purpose or the purpose that you serve.
To love thy self would be another book
Page 1emotional thought is surplus mental energy. You would get to this by realizing that emotional thought comes from ignorance and has no purpose so is just surplus mental energy.
Page 2 self consciousness is the domain of pride. You would get to this by realizing that self consciousness in its essence is just ignorance of the soul. As the soul is the purpose that you serve it leaves a void. The ego takes it up in the form of pride or self love.
Page 3 pride is the height of vanity. You get to this by realizing that pride is just mental vanity.
Page 4 pride is paranoia at its height. You would get to this by realizing that a downside to self consciousness is paranoia or having a victim complex instead of a God complex two ends of the ego’s spectrum.
Page 5 paranoia is the height of vanity. You would get to this by realizing paranoia is just vanity and you are not that special to warrant such attention.
Page 6 vanity is self conscious love. You would get to this by realizing vanity in essence is self conscious love.
Page 7 love is the beating of a heart. You would get this by realizing spiritual love is soul conscious love. This feeds the soul in the same way vanity feeds the ego.
Page 8 God is love. You get to this by realizing that God is a trinity of light or wisdom, power or understanding and love.
Page 9 God exists to serve a purpose. You would get to this by realizing that by serving your purpose God comes into being
Page 10 the purpose of God is the purpose to serve. You would get to this by realizing that God is an enlightened soul with a purpose to serve.
Page 11 to love thy self is to love thy God. You would get to this by realizing that your purpose is to love thy self through the spirit of purpose, the lord God.
The first book cleanses your essence and the second your nature. They merge together at the twelfth page. To know thy self is to love thy God when God and the word becomes God’s word.
Simple as 1,2,3!