Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Gematria of the Gods, Part 3: Harmony and the "Music of the Spheres"

The mystical study of the relationships between music theory, Hebrew gematria and Kabbalah have been pursued for centuries. I have to admit that I'm new to these ideas, but something I discovered in the English alphabet and how it relates to the Solfeggio tones of do, re, me, etc. has inspired me to look deeper.

In the 7-tone, 8-step musical scale of Western music, the fundamental sequence follows the same pattern that has been established since the dawn of humanity.

The first and last A's are actually different pitches of the same tone. In music, the combination of  the 1 and 8  produces a ratio of 2:1, also called an octave. Pythagoras is credited for discovering that a string divided into equal sections will produce all the tones of the scale when held down on the markers of the mathematically determined ratios.

A Renaissance woodcut depicting Pythagoras'
 string experiment
Yet, as the article linked above shows, humans were making simple flutes capable of producing music 40,000 years ago. The oldest discovered so far is in virtual unison with A=432 hz, otherwise known as Verdi tuning, the most celebrated tuning pitch of all time. Handel's diaposan tuning fork was set at A=422hz, which is noticeably lower than the stressful A=440 hz used today. This was done undoubtedly to help Handel's singers with the athletic singing parts he wrote for them. Once again, genius yields to nature.

In like fashion, the English alphabet had to be adapted to how it was spoken, and not the other way around. The way the vocal cords, the wind-pipe, tongue, and other organs of human speech function is always a constant in the way languages evolve.  Some sounds, particularly the vowels -a as in ola, -o as in echo, and
-oo as in blue have open and sonorous tones. Other sounds like the short -i and hard consonant -r in the word ripper put more friction on the airflow. Speakers have to bunch up the tongue to produce those sounds.

When we come to music, pronunciation and airflow are even more important. The acts of singing and chanting are a kind of tonal language that  has a powerful effect on the human psyche and physiology.  The ability to experience spiritual joy through music and language is unique to our species. The way we end up getting initiated into music is even more personal. Our aesthetic "choices" are often incomprehensible to others, which is the way it should be, I imagine.

In contrast to music's endless variety, the sequence of the first seven letters of the alphabet has remained remarkably intact ever since the first Canaanite/Phoenician alphabet of circa 1400 B.C. I discussed the history and gematria of that process, here.

The seven tones are based on the natural laws of mathematical proportion. They literally are an order unto themselves, eternally distant in the world of abstract ideas.

The scale of natural notes from A to A is in the key of A minor or the Aeolian mode.  With all the connections just noted, the following gematria is significant.
"Muse Tuning Two Lyres" c. 470 B.C.

Aeolian mode in English Ordinal = 94 
Aeolian mode in English Reduction = 49

Harmony in English Ordinal = 94
Harmony in English Reduction =  40

Resonance in English Ordinal = 94
Resonance in English Reduction = 40

Pythagoras in  English Reduction = 49 
Pythagoras in English Ordinal  = 130

Tonal language in English Reduction = 49 
Tonal language in English Ordinal =130

Epiphany in English Reduction = 49
Epiphany in English Ordinal = 94

All of these numbers reduce to the number 4,  which I'll have to spend some time on in the next post. .

In English language gematria, the name Zeus has much in common with the word GOD. The same numbers 17, 26, and 71  reduce to 8, the octave, as discussed in a recent post, here.

Zeus in English Reduction = 17 (8+5+3+1)
Zeus in English Reduction with the -s exception =26 (8+5+3+10)
Zeus in English Ordinal = 71 (26+5+21+19)
Zeus  in the English Gematria =1205(800+5+300+100)

It would seem that almost the entire English alphabet, and not just the first seven letters from A to G are part of a hidden musical code within gematria. I know that's an astounding claim, and to be honest I'm still working it out. But left me start with this observation. If you use the English Reduction, also known as Pythagorean reduction, for the name of Zeus, the letters and numbers look like this.

Z    E    U - S -- letters
8   5     3    1  -- Englsh Reduction
A   E    C    A -- A minor chord (Aeolian mode) 

Z  has a value of  8 on the high A on the Third Octave

E is the 5th letter. The perfect fifth of 3:2 the foundation of all Western music.

U reduces to 3,  which has the value of C in the Aeolian mode.

S  1 brings the progression back to A..

By reading the chart above from right to left, the chord pattern creates a second inversion triad with 8-5-3-1.
When I play that progression on a Les Paul through a maxed out tube amp, it sounds like ZEUS, that's for sure! It's very archaic and powerful.  These ratios  work out even more harmonically for the C major scale or the Ionian mode. The C major triad of C - E - G is the most fundamental chord in music and one of the easiest keys to sing in.

I'm going into more detail about this in the next post, but in Greek architecture, the concept of measuring out the dimensions of temples and amphitheaters according to the ratios of musical chords is widely known. The guild of architects and stone masons who built them were the Dionysian Artificers.

The three octave grid consists of 24 steps and 23 -notes, since -H and -J are both on middle C. The grid also leaves out the 9th letter -I and the 18th letter -R. They're perfectly fine letters. Important letters. Still, I can see why they'd be left out in a tonally based gematria.

As stated earlier, those sounds are somewhat stressful, and not so "musical" in relation to other tones. For instance, I have yet to hear a song, even a particularly brutalizing Death Metal one end on an -rrrr!

The short -i is identical to the long -ee sound in the way one has to lift the jaw to flatten out the vocal cords. Singers are taught to compensate for the -i  and -r sounds by morphing those phonemes into less constrictive ones. Songwriters are often advised to use these sounds sparingly in order to make their lyrics more open sounding when sung.

If there is something to this theory, it seems significant to me that two of the most troublesome syllables to sing are in the 9th and 18th ordinal positions of the English alphabet. In this way they can be counted in the gematria when adding, but left out of the matrix from the standpoint of acoustic resonance. I know that's a reach, but stay with me.

The harmonic dimension of gematria that one finds in the 8-5-3-1 numeric sequence for Zeus is the pattern for the Fibonacci numbers. Mathematicians love elegant looking equations and that's great. However, I'm going to explain Fibonacci numbers the English major way. So, look out!

The beginning of the sequence looks like this

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 , 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

Zero and one are still One
Yet, a grand Design was begun
Each number plus the one before
Called Golden numbers from the Score
One and one, that yielded two
Back to one plus two equals three
Twas just a few, that's true
Behold! Numbers grow
Almost exponentially
Nothing was conquered by Unity
In the sequence of Fibonacci
It's shown so beautifully
Symbolized by letter Phi
A string that stretches from the sky
Ringing out forever its vibration
The constant song of Creation
The ratio is the Golden Great
One point six one eight
Music is the sound of the Fibonacci numbers in harmonic resonance with each other. Dissonance and cacophony are simply a lack harmonic resonance caused by not being in tune with the Universal vibration symbolized by Φ.

 I have to close with this. In many countries St. Cecilia's Day is still celebrated on November 22. She is the apocryphal inventress of the organ and the patron saint of music. I think about what happened on that day in 1963. If there was ever a day that was meant to destroy Concord and Peace, that was it.

I have more to show as support for the speculations entertained earlier, but I got carried away. And, this post is probably too long already. I didn't get to everything I wanted to, but there's always tomorrow.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Gematria of the Gods" Continued

In the last post, I wrote mainly about the names of the father-figure gods that have come down from antiquity. I tried to show that the remarkable synchronicities found in the gematria of  the names could not have occurred by chance. I also discussed how the numbers 17, 26, 71 and others reduce to the number 8. In numerology, 8 is the number of kingship, order, stability and dominion. Considering the evidence, the names Zeus, God, Gott, Apollo, Adonai and many others are what  Michael Tsarion calls "talismanic words."
In addition to that discussion, the god-names  have spellings and pronunciations that are so congruent with gematria and the history of language, that it almost seems like the Greek and Hebrew alphabets and even the Modern Latin alphabet, that we use today are built around the names for Deity.

The changes in languages and alphabets reflect the changes in pronunciation that inevitably occur over time.

This is especially true when considering that the original Semitic alphabet of the Canaanite Phoenicians was adapted to other languages such as Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.This process continued when the Latin alphabet was adapted to the Anglo-Saxon tongue, which eventually morphed into what we called the English language

Pronunciation, as it develops in the culture of a nation is a process as natural as the flowing of a river. It has a life and power of its own that authors, orthographers, and even grammarians have to respect. Great social upheavals such as war and migration have wrought indelible transformations in languages. However, the source and underlying flow of time is eternal.

For the English language, the Norman Invasion of 1066 is probably the most significant example of this.That's when history melded the  Anglo-Saxons' Old English with the Old French of the Norman invaders to become the Anglo-Norman language, which eventually grew into English. Two streams became one and the course of the river forever changed. Still, much has remained the same according to the laws of language, gematria and thusly numerology. The order of the letters in the alphabet is a case in point, illustrated in the chart above. There's a lot more to this story of English spelling, but I wanted to stick with the first seven letters alphabet on this post. I'll add the links to the Works Cited page, soon

Here's a recap of some of the gematria calculations from the last post 

In Hebrew, the name for God, Yahweh or YHWH, is written from right to left, as יְהֹוָה . The gematria for יְהֹוָה adds up to 26 and 17.

יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Ordinal = 26 (10+5+6+5)
יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Gematria = 26 (10+5+6+5)
יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Reduction = 17 (1+5+6+5)

The English word God and the old Germanic Gott are based on similar numerical patterns.

God in English Ordinal = 26 (7+15+4)
God in English Reduction = 17 (7+6+4)
God in English Gematria = 71 (7+60+4)

Gott in English Reduction = 17 (7+6+2+2)
Gott in English Ordinal = 62 (7+15+20+20)

In Greek, we see the same numerical patterns emerge.

Zeus in English Reduction = 17 (8+5+3+1)
Zeus in English Reduction with the -s exception =26 (8+5+3+10)

Zeus in English Ordinal = 71 (26+5+21+19)

Zeus  in the English Gematria =1205(800+5+300+100)

In the ancient Greek of the Classical era, that's the Attic dialect spoken in the Athens of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Aristophanes the greatest playwrights of the ancient world, their alphabet consisted of 26 letters as well. (Dantzig, 40).

That was for a period of about 200 years from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC. Soon after that, two letter sounds dropped from use, as partly explained in the chart above.

Much more to come! I'm going to discuss the 8-5-3-1 pattern found in the name of Z-E-U-S and how it relates to the ancient concept of "the music of the spheres."

This is a very early Latin alphabet. It was written from right-to-left, a characteristic it shared with Hebrew.
 The letter -G was removed and replaced with -C. At this point of  the alphabet's evolution,
-Z was still in the 7th position, as explained in the chart above.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Gematria of the Gods and a Rant on Scientism

With all respect, to true science, the cynics who love to talk about about scientific "proof" are sometimes more absolute in their beliefs than Christians.

They've been led to believe that truth only comes with glasses in a white lab coat and a clipboard. They're content with having Evolution and Technology as their gods and Chance as their guiding principle.

People like this don't spend much time questioning their own belief systems, which is the norm for most true believers. That goes for whether they're atheists or fundamentalists. If they did, they would discover that the scientific establishment is also a kind of priesthood. It has rituals, dogmas,  hierarchies, and taboos just like religious organizations do.

The religion is Scientism and it has its heresies, as well. If you talk about the idea of a universe by the design of a Creator, you're a loon. If you doubt the veracity of man-made carbon dioxide as being the main cause of global warming, these people think you should locked up in an institution,or worse. Never mind the fact that Al Gore and David Blood, are making billions from pushing this ideology.

By the same token, If you point out the dangers of mass vaccination based on corporate profits, they call you a conspiracy theorist. All must kneel and pay homage to the holy "scientific consensus." The consensus to which they make their appeal is based on propaganda and coercion from corporations and the governments they control.

Behind these fronts are the secret societies like the Zionists, Masons, Jesuits and the Vatican who are also at the top of the religious control spectrum.

These groups, admittedly in many cases, use gematria and numerology as a kind of symbolic language. The full extent of the scope and purposes for the use of this language are still not known. However, if you look at the evidence it becomes clear that this language does exist. Furthermore, with comparative analysis and symbolic association it's possible to learn quite a bit about the subtextual messages conveyed through number.

Gematria and numerology are not "hard" sciences like physics or calculus. Those are based on completely abstract numerical systems of measurement and observation of physical reality, and nothing else.

In gematria and numerology, there's religious and mythological symbolism to take into account. There's connections to history, art and philosophy that are more of the entire picture than the numbers themselves. In addition, there is the system of Kabbalah, which ties all those things into the occult practices of astrology,
alchemy, sacred geometry and even ritual magic.

That may be the ultimate reason behind the dark sorcery brand of gematria, the kind one finds in the news and corporate advertising. It seems to be used as a main ingredient for mind-control spells to induce the masses to acquiesce to more and more centralized authority, to buy products and accept lies as truth, without knowledge of manipulation.

On the other hand, knowledge of gematria could free humanity from its present spellbound state. It might contain keys to understanding how language, geometry, natural law and the structure of reality are all deeply connected to each other.

In other words,  it requires a brain, a heart and a sense of imagination to see what gematria and numerology have to reveal. The numbers are more like road signs that point you in the direction to where the truths can be found.

In this post, I'm looking at the gematria of deities, "the gods,"  throughout world history. The gematria one encounters here is of an entirely different order than the freeze-dried black magic form of gematria I was just referring to that's in the media nowadays. In these ancient identifiers, there's a lot more going on.

Not only do we find meaning in the English ciphers for these words, we see the same and similar numerical and symbolic connections show up in ancient Greek, Hebrew and Latin gematria  Are they exact matches down the line? Is there an account for every number that pops up in a calculation? No, Mr. Left-Brain, I'm afraid not. Is there a selection process in the facts presented? Yes, but not to deceive.

As I said earlier, gematria is as much an art as it is a science. An artist is expected to organize and select, not to mislead but to reveal meaningful patterns that resonate. A good audience looks and listens with open minds and interprets the work on multiple individual and collective levels. Scientists also have to find meaningful patterns in the mountains of raw data that they encounter.

I need to add this observation. There are undeniable gaping holes in the theory of evolution that scientists themselves have to admit, yet people believe in it as if it's some kind of revelation that has to be right just as its written, no matter what.

I'm not denying that evolution exists, that's how nature works on some level. Still, the mystery of how the most basic unit of life, the cell: how it came to be, how it operates, how it first organized its own DNA, structured its own proteins and enzymes-- all that is taken on the faith that somehow, someday, someway, "Science" is going to figure it all out.

Even if it could explain the electrochemical processes involved in "hard science" terms, science falls forever short in accounting for underlying principles. The Big Bang is a good example of this. Science tells us, "That's how it all started, the entire fabric of the Universe exploded outward from a little tiny speck in space that's still expanding, and will be for many millions of years.That's all we know and we're working on the rest."

And it's true! But science leaves a lot more out than just the cause of the cause for the universe. That's nothing against science, I'm just pointing out its limitations, which every area of study has. Scientism, however,  expects us to believe that Big Bang happened on its own. It also takes for granted that all of laws of the universe, the atom, energy, matter, motion, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and gravity all happened and worked in perfect harmony from the very beginning all on their own, too.

Yet, when these same people are shown simple mathematics, elementary numerical comparison, commonly accepted cultural symbolism that comes through time and time again in gematria, it's all a bunch of bunk somehow.

So, I'm dedicating this post to all the scoffers, the mockers and the cynics. You're attitude is not helping humanity one iota. As Henry Ford once said quite wrongly, but most revealingly, "History is bunk!"

This quote was picked up by Aldous Huxley in his predictive-programming novel, Brave New World. That's exactly what brainwashing is all about. Don't look back. Keep busy. Put these on. Step this way. Don't ask questions. We've got everything prepared for you.

Spell in English Ordinal = 64 (19+16+5+12+12)
Spell in English Reduction =19 (1+7+5+3+3)

"History is Bunk!" in English Reduction = 64 (8+9+1+2+6+9+7  9+1  2+3+5+2)
"History is Bunk!" in English Ordinal = 190 (8+9+19+20+15+18+25  9+19  2+21+14+11)

Looking back into history and primitive superstition, then finding the connections to the now --  that's the only way we're going to begin to unravel this mystery.

It's important to remember that the English alphabet and language are not just influenced by the Greek
alphabet and language. English as we know it today would not have been possible without the foundation laid by Greeks and Phoenicians all those thousands of years ago.

 According to about 60% of our words are formed from Greek and Latin roots and prefixes. English is written in the modern Latin alphabet of 26 letters, which is directly modeled on the Greek and Etruscan alphabets.With these and other facts, it's more accurate to say that the English language is the great-grandchild of Greek, rather than merely influenced by Greek.

Cultural aspects have to be considered in all this, too.Western civilization and Christianity could not have developed without Greece. By about 300 B.C, Greek was the everyday language of most Jews, which is the reason the Old Testament was translated into that language by the Jewish scholars of Alexandria.

The New Testament was written in Greek. Most of the early Church Fathers also wrote their theological works in Greek. The Scholastic school of medieval philosophy depended on Aristotle's work and Ptolemy's geocentric model of the universe.

Although the Renaissance also looked back to Rome's imperial example, it was the then recently translated works of Plato and Plotinus from Greek into Latin and Italian that really provided the artistic inspiration of the era.

With all of these established connections between our world and the ancient Hebrews, Greeks and Romans, we shouldn't be surprised about the numerical correlations in the names of their respective deities.

 For instance, In Hebrew, the name for God, Yahweh or YHWH, is written from right to left, as יְהֹוָה . The gematria for יְהֹוָה adds up to 26 and 17. 

יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Ordinal = 26 (10+5+6+5)
יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Gematria = 26 (10+5+6+5)
יְהֹוָה in Hebrew Reduction = 17 (1+5+6+5)

The English word God and the old Germanic Gott are based on similar numerical patterns.

God in English Ordinal = 26 (7+15+4)
God in English Reduction = 17 (7+6+4)
God in English Gematria = 71 (7+60+4)

Gott in English Reduction = 17 (7+6+2+2)
Gott in English Ordinal = 62 (7+15+20+20)

One of the names of God is written in Hebrew as אדוני or in English as Adonai. The numerical symbolism continues throughout these words as well.

אדוני in Hebrew Reduction = 17 (1+4+6+5+1)
אדוני in Hebrew Gematria = 71 (1+4+6+50+10)

Adonai in English Reduction = 26 (1+4+6+5+1+9)
Adonai in English Ordinal = 44 (1+4+15+14+1+9)

I need to mention that I learned the role of the hands in gematria first from researcher Marty Leeds, which is something I need to study more. However, I've linked to his YouTube channel, here.

The English rendering of the Hebrew יְהֹוָה is often written as YHWH, since Hebrew does not account for most vowel sounds. YHWH adds up to 28, which is also a very significant number. For, instance a lunar month is 28 days with 4 weeks of 7 days. A woman's cycle is normally 28 days as well.

When observing the simple symmetry of the human hands, there's 28 sections on 10 digits, with three on each finger (4 x 3) and two (1 x 2) on each thumb. On each hand, that adds up 12 + 2 = 14 sections, half of 28. We have 10 digits with 2 thumbs and 8 fingers.

This simple mathematical reasoning also extends to the gematria of  the first man, Adam.
A - D - A - M 
1 + 4 + 1 +  4 =  10
When you reduce the M to 4 from the 13th letter (1+3), one sees another strong correlation to the human hand with 1 thumb and 4 fingers for each hand. When you add the two hands together it sums to 10, the universal number symbolizing completion and the latent perfection before Adam's fall into matter.

In numerology, 10 is seen as the exponential extension of the 1, the Monad and source of all. It's fitting that the gematria for Adam, reflects his status as the primary thought of God in His solitude, before he made the world. This Adam is also called the The Cosmic Man.

He came before even the innocent Adam of the Garden of Eden, who eventually lost his way. Michael Tsarion explains that this being is the celestial Adam Kadmon, the ideal man of "infinite potential" that 10 also symbolizes.

Adam in the English Reduction = 10 (1+4+1+4)
Adam in the English Ordinal = 19 (1+4+1+13)
Adam in the English Gematria = 46 (1+4+1+40)

Hands in English Reduction = 19 (8+1+5+4+1)
Hands in English Reduction with the -s exception = 28 (8+1+5+4+1)

Hands in English Ordinal = 46 (8+1+14+4+19)
Hands in English Gematria = 163 (8+1+50+4+100)

Man in English Reduction =10 (4+1+5)
Man in  English Ordinal = 28 (13+1+14)
Man in  English Gematria =  91 (40+1+50)

The Kabbalah teaches that the Old Testament's Song of Songs is an allegorical work that alludes to Adam Kadmon. In Chapter 5, he is described  in these words,
His hands are as rods of gold, set with beryl.
With hands of gold, it implies God's wish for this Adam to a be reflection of Him, powerful yet full of goodness, balanced in thought and action. It is these very attributes of God that numerology traditionally assigns to the number 8. Leadership, stability, power, balance, abundance. This is also probably why so many of these words for the father-figure archetype in Judaism, Christianity and  ancient Greek paganism all reduce to the number 8. For instance 17, 71, 26, 62, 44, 35, 53, 80, 89 and 98 and others in this study all reduce to 8.

 These 8-class numbers are the ones that show up most predominantly in the names of preeminent deities and words having to do with religion and rank. Also, the relationship between the number 8 in the reduction of words for deities, and 10 for the reduction of words associated with man's relationship to the divine and seems to be pretty solid as seen above, and in the words below.

Rank in English Reduction = 17 (9+1+5+2)
Rank in English Ordinal = 44 (18+1+14+1)

Religion in English Reduction = 53 (9+5+3+9+7+9+6+5)
Religion in English Ordinal = 89 (18+5+12+9+7+9+15+14)
Religion in English Gematria = 260 (90+5+30+9+7+9+60+50)

Creator in English Ordinal = 80 (3+18+5+1+20+15+18)
Creator in English Reduction = 35 (3+9+5+1+2+6+9)

Creature in English Reduction = 37 (3+9+5+1+2+3+9+5)
Creature in English Ordinal = 91 (3+18+5+1+20+21+18+5)

Status in English Ordinal = 100 (19+20+1+20+21+19)
Status in  English Reduction = 10 (1+2+1+2+3+1)

I'll add here that by using the -s exception rule, status, with two -s's would also reduce to 28, the number for YHWH and man. 

Mortals in  English Reduction =  26 (4+6+9+2+1+3+1)
Mortals in the English Ordinal = 98 (13+15+18+20+1+12+19)
Mortals in the English Gematria = 521 (40+60+90+200+1+30+100)

The English gematria of 163 for hands corresponds perfectly with this line that emphasizes Adam Kadmon's association with gold. Just as he is the first thought of God, gold is the first and finest of all metals. 163 is the 38th prime number, which matches the gematria for gold in both English and Hebrew pronunciation.

Gold in English Ordinal = 38 (7+15+12+4)
Gold in English Reduction = 20 (7+6+3+4)

Balance in English Ordinal = 38 (2+1+12+1+14+3+5)
Balance in English Reduction =  20 (2+1+3+1+5+3+5)

The Hebrew word for gold spelled phonetically in English is "zahab." It's gematria matches with this as well.

Zahab in English Ordinal = 38 (26+1+8+1+2)
Zahab in English Reduction = 20 (8+1+8+1+2)

Kabbalah in English Ordinal = 38 (11+1+2+2+1+12+1+8)
Kabbalah  in the English Reduction = 20 (2+1+2+2+1+3+1+8)

As is much often the case, prime numbers figure prominently in gematria, as seen here. We've already discussed 163 being the 38th prime number. 71, one of the "god numbers" is the 20th prime number. The seventh prime number is 17, another of of the god numbers. As can be seen above, 20 is important in words like gold and Kabbalah and zahab.

20, when it's spelled out has something to add to this as well.

Twenty in  English Reduction = 26 (2+5+5+5+2+7)
Twenty in  English Ordinal = 107 (20+23+5+14+20+25)

In numerology, zeroes are not counted.
However, when do they appear,  it's generally interpreted as a multiplication of force in the others numbers of the figure. Once again, the god-numbers 26 and 17 come through in the gematria. Seven shows the same characteristics when compared with Kabbalah 

Seven in English Ordinal = 65 (19+5+22+5+14)
Seven in English Reduction = 20 (1+5+4+5+5)
Seven in the English Gematria = 560 (100+5+400+5+50)

Kabbalah  in English Gematria = 65 (20+1+2+2+1+30+1+8)
Kabbalah  in the English Reduction = 20 (2+1+2+2+1+3+1+8)

Zahab in Hebrew letters is זָהָב. It's Hebrew gematria is 14 which echoes the 1-4 pattern of the human hand discussed earlier.

זָהָב in Hebrew Gematria =14 (7+5+2)
זָהָב in Hebrew Reduction = 14 (7+5+2)

The precious stones referred to as beryl in the poem, would include gems like sapphire, emeralds and aquamarine. Beryl was also used for the gems that were on the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest. Beryl figures prominently in the vision of Ezekiel where the prophet compares the glory of God to the radiance of sapphire. The gematria of beryl ties back into the patterns we were following earlier, with  26 and 62.

Beryl in English Reduction = 26 (2+5+9+7+3)
Beryl in English Ordinal = 62 (2+5+18+25+12)

One can see how the 26|62 and 17|71 pattern of reflection and inversion is also strongly present in the following decoding. This is very often the case with what Tsarion refers to as "talismanic words.

Zeus in English Reduction = 17 (8+5+3+1)
Zeus in English Reduction with the -s exception = 26 (8+5+3+10)

Zeus in English Ordinal = 71 (26+5+21+19)

Zeus  in the English Gematria =1205 (800+5+300+100)

Mason in English Reduction = 17 (4+1+1+6+5)
Mason in English Reduction with the -s exception = 26 (4+1+10+6+5)
Mason in English Ordinal = 62 (13+1+19+15+14)
Mason in English Gematria = 251 (40+1+100+60+50)

S, the 19th letter is the only letter that has to be reduced twice to get to a single number. Either reducing once to 1+9=10 or twice to 1+0 =1, is acceptable in the practice of numerology.

I don't think that the gematria of Mason with the numbers 17, 26 and 62 is accidental. Depending on one's perspective, it could be a great tribute to the idea that a Mason is sworn to follow God's commandments.

However, it could also mean that a "Mason" is a god or god-like in comparison to the "profane," which is the masonic term for those who are not masons. That's hubris and arrogance one would expect from a group that excludes on the basis of "sacred" status for everything within Masonry, and "profane" exclusion for all that is not.

Cygnus the Swan is a constellation that symbolizes Zeus. The story goes one fine day the amorous god seduced the nymph Leda. He accomplished this by assuming the form of a great white swan. Helen of Troy, the "original  femme fatale" who launched a thousand ships was the result of their affair. The number 26 comes up here as well.

Cygnus in English Reduction = 26 (3+7+7+5+3+1)
Cygnus in English Ordinal = 89 (3+25+7+14+21+19)

Helen in English Reduction = 26 (8+5+3+5+5)
Helen in English Ordinal  = 44 (8+5+12+5+14)

According to the mythology and her divine lineage, Helen's beauty was such that she caused the ruin of Troy and the death of many heroes in the process. Her very name Helen is derived from the Greek word Ἑλέ  or hele, which means destroy.

Kill in English Reduction = 17 (2+9+3+3)
Kill in English Ordinal = 44 (11+9+12+12)
Kill in English Gematria = 89 (20+9+30+30)

Both 26 and 71 show up in the name Apollo as well.

Apollo in  English Reduction = 26 (1+7+6+3+3+6)
Apollo in English Ordinal = 71 (1+16+15+12+12+15)
Apollo in English Gematria = 251 (1+70+60+30+30+6)

For the Greeks, Apollo was a very masonic god. For instance, he was their major sun god.  He was thought of a god of enlightenment, truth, prophecy, healing, music and poetry.He was also the bringer of plagues and avenged wrongdoing without mercy.

The banker tyrants and their masonic confederates who wield godlike powers on the world stage probably see themselves as gods in comparison to the rest of the human race. The gematria seems to suggest that interpretation. The connections between Freemasonry and the Apollo space program are also well-known.

Sun god in English Reduction = 26 (1+3+5  7+6+4)
Sun god in English Ordinal = 80 (19+21+14  7+15+4)
Sun god  English Gematria = 521 (100+300+50   7+60+4)

The story of Helen of Troy from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey is but one among many myths that tell of beings--gods, goddesses and fallen angels who come down to earth, take lovers, both feminine and masculine, and bear children with them.

The progeny of these unions like Helen and many others such as Aeneas and Hercules were known as semi-divine or demigods. All of the royal houses and many of the aristocratic families of antiquity were founded claims of divine lineage.

Alexander the Great won possession of Egypt without a single casualty because of his claim to be son of Zeus. Supposedly, Zeus seduced his mother Olympias, this time in the form of snake. Julius Caesar claimed divine ancestry from Venus or Aphrodite through the Julian family's progenitor, Aeneas.

The Frankish demigod Merovech is the legendary founder of the Merovingian dynasty, a royal bloodline that lives on in today's royal families like the Windsors of England the Hapsburg of continental Europe.

The legend of the founding of Frankish dynasty goes like this. One afternoon, Merovech's mother was having a nice little swim in the ocean, when all of a sudden, the Quinotaur chanced upon her, that's a five horned sea-bull, and lustily had his way with her. The theme of a divine or non-human shape-shifting seducer is also apparent.

Fallen Angel in English Reduction = 44 (6+1+3+3+5+5   1+5+7+5+3)
Fallen Angel in English Ordinal = 89 (6+1+12+12+5+14   1+14+7+5+12)

Merovech in English Reduction = 44 (4+5+9+6+4+5+3+8)
Merovech in English Ordinal = 89 (13+5+18+15+22+5+3+8)

The theory of kingship and the right to rule on Earth came from this primitive superstition in "royal blood." In early modern Europe, the divine right of kings was based on the idea that God appointed and anointed monarchs as his representatives on Earth.  This barbarous relic from our past is still around unfortunately, as can be seen in the mass adulation of the queen and her family.

In America, the presidential candidate with highest aristocratic pedigree is almost always the winner. This pattern of  pre-selected officials based on their aristocratic lineage is all-too-common in the Old World, too. In the Arab states still run by royal families like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain, outright slavery is legal and the gross abuse of power the norm.

Bloodlines in English Reduction = 44 (2+3+6+6+4+3+9+5+5+1)
Bloodlines in English Ordinal = 107 (2+12+15+15+4+12+9+14+5+19)

Divine Right of Kings in English Reduction = 107 (4+9+4+9+5+5   9+9+7+8+2   6+6   2+9+5+7+1)
Divine Right of Kings in English Ordinal = 206(4+9+22+9+14+5 18+9+7+8+20 15+6 11+9+14+7+19)

Royal in English Reduction = 26 (9+6+7+1+3)
Royal in English Ordinal = 71 (18+15+25+1+12)

Exalted in English Ordinal = 71 (5+24+1+12+20+5+4)
Exalted in English Reduction = 26 (5+6+1+3+2+5+4)

Exalt in the English Reduction = 17 (5+6+1+3+2+0)
Exalt in the English Ordinal = 62 (5+24+1+12+20+0)

The Latin word for the earth-goddess Terra, which is both womb and tomb of man, follows the established pattern.

Terra in  English Reduction = 26 (2+5+9+9+1)
Terra in  English Ordinal = 62 (20+5+18+18+1)

The Latin word Tellus, which is also another name for earth picks it up, too.

Tellus in English Reduction = 17 (2+5+3+3+3+1)
Tellus in English Ordinal = 89 (20+5+12+12+21+19)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Caduceus of Hermes and the American Meridian

The most prevalent symbol associated with the ancient Greek god Hermes, is the caduceus. It's a rod supporting two intertwined serpents. At the top of of the rod, where the serpents' head meet. various symbols have been placed over the centuries, a winged sun disk or a pine cone being the most common. It's a visually striking emblem with many layers of symbolism.

The picture on the right is from the December 1, 1926 edition of Manly P. Hall's local Los Angeles occult newsletter The All Seeing Eye, Vol. No. 2 . I think the 3-2 pattern is significant because Hermes equals 32 in reduced gematria.

Hermes in English Reduction = 32 (8+5+9+4+5+1)

32 is a number that is also significant, because it matches the gematria of the caduceus itself.

Caduceus in English Reduction with the -s exception = 32 (3+1+4+3+3+5+3+10)

The thing I'm showing here is that Hall is not giving his readers the whole story.  I'm also illustrating what he left out, the gematria and numerology involved. Before I move on with 32 and it's part of the story, I need to point out the connection I've just discovered in the title of the article on the left, "The Staff of Hermes."

The Staff of Hermes in English Ordinal = 174 (20+8+5   19+20+1+6+6   15+6   8+5+18+13+5+19)

The Staff of Hermes in English Reduction = 75 (2+8+5   1+2+1+6+6   6+6   8+5+9+4+5+1)

New World Order in  English Ordinal = 174 (14+5+23   23+15+18+12+4   15+18+4+5+18)

New World Order in English Reduction = 75 (5+5+5  5+6+9+3+4   6+9+4+5+9)

To those who admire his work, Manly P. Hall was a prophet and scholar with a great mission to wake up America from materialism, religious and scientific dogmatism. He was a true believer in America's destiny to usher in what he calls "world democracy."   He was a lifelong student of esoteric knowledge, a tireless author and a fascinating speaker with a broad command of whatever subject he engaged.

 Manly P. Hall's book,  The Secret Destiny of America gets right to the matter on the first page. The screenshot below is from the Kindle Edition of the book.

In this short paragraph, Hall tells us several things that directly contradict everything that mainstream America has been taught about the past.  Hall is universally acknowledged as being one of the great masonic scholars of all time. When he was awarded the honorary 33rd degree, the ceremony was held at his establishment, the Philosophical Research Society.

All of these fact support the idea that the patterns one finds in the numbers, dates and gematria  in world history and in America's history are not coincidences. They're actually part of a larger design that's also been hidden from the rest of the world.

Hall's Staff of Hermes article and the catchphrase  "New World Order" are a match through the gematria of 75/174. Hall's Hermetic philosophy of "world democracy" based on a "brilliant plan of the Ancients" is also in perfect alignment with those concepts.

So let's take a look a another piece of the puzzle. The other name for the staff of Hermes is the caduceus, which has the reduced gematria of 32, as discussed earlier It's full gematria adds up 77. a number that's related to what's known as the American meridian. This is the 77th meridian in relation to the prime meridian in Greenwich, England.

Caduceus in English Reduction with the -s exception = 32 (3+1+4+3+3+5+3+10)
Caduceus in  English Ordinal  = 77 (3+1+4+21+3+5+21+19)

There several things to consider here. First of all, when Washington, D.C. was built, it's site was not chosen by chance.

The documentary film, The Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings deals with the fact that the major cities of the British colonies, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. are in alignment with each other. This alignment extends eventually to Stonehenge in England.

This arrangement could not have occurred without some sort of planning, or least awareness of what are known today as ley lines. The ancients who built Stonehenge and other monuments were very serious about them. Apparently the early colonists who founded New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and the Freemasons who designed Washington, D.C. were also aware of these bands of electromagnetic energy that circle the earth.

It is claimed by many experts today as well that these ley lines have certain properties. They follow the curve of the earth. Ley lines are always straight. They radiate from different energy centers stretched across the earth. All together, ley lines form an invisible grid-like structure as seen in the picture above. . At the points where more of these lines intersect and radiate, more electromagnetic power is concentrated and projected.

Power in English Ordinal = 77 (16+15+23+5+18)
Power in English Reduction = 32 (7+6+5+5+9)

Washington D.C. is located on a site that has several important relationships to the geometry of these ley lines lines. The ley line that cuts through Washington, D.C.and New York and other cities mentioned earlier also goes through Pilot Mountain in North Carolina.

The 77th meridian line that comes straight up into Washington, D.C. runs along the ley line that radiates from a "pyramid grid zone" of  Becker and Hagens.

This area, right at the edge of North Andros Island, Bahamas is where Captain Morgan the pirate did most of his raiding.

The horizontal latitude that completes the triangle is the 36'30" parallel, infamously known as the "Slave Latitude," because of the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

The gematria of 32 for both caduceus and power  also matches with the date numerology of July 4, 1776.

7+4+1+7+7+6 = 32 

America in English Reduction = 32 (1+4+5+9+9+3+1)

I'm including the links to the other two posts I've done on this subject, just below

The Purple Connection, Part I
The Purple Connection, Part II

In those articles, I explore other connections with 32 and AmericA. More to come later.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The "Dead Man's Hand" and the legend of Wild Bill Hickok -- Gematria and the fate of a gambler

The most infamous hand in poker is known as the dead man's hand, held by Wild Bill Hickok on the night he was murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota on August 1, 1876.

According to the legend of that night, Jack McCall lost at cards to Hickok. After stepping from the poker table, McCall turned around and shot him in the back. "Wild Bill" Hickok died later, in the early morning of August 2nd.

 The cards he held were "two black aces, and two back eights," the" dead man's hand."

Looking at the cards symbolically, we can see the cards laid out with "aces" as, 1-1 and "eights"
as 8-8. That sequence readily turns into 88, since 11x8 is 88.From a purely visual standpoint, the two eights together form the number 88, in the picture above.

I the picture on the right, the association of 1-1 and 8-8 with the "dead man's hand" can be seen in this World War II patch of the VBF-88 Fighter Squadron.

Not only that, the "RR" identification markers on their planes was also a reference to the "dead man's hand." Since R is the 18th letter, the "RR" markings are also broadcasting 1-8, 1-8, or 88.

If that were the whole story, that'd be fine, but it's not. The numbers for "dead man's hand" lock into the visual theme perfectly.

"Dead man's hand" in English Ordinal = 88 (4+5+1+4   13+1+14+19   8+1+14+4)

Hicock was shot on  8-1, 1876. 

When you break down all the numbers of the date numerology into single digits,  31 is the result.

8+1+1+8+7+6 = 31
Gambler in English Reduction = 31 (7+1+4+2+3+5+9)

According to Wikipedia, Hickok made a point to sign his name J B Hickok Wild Bill, which has a gematria of 71. This number is also the gematria of the town Deadwood, South Dakota where he was murdered

J B Hickok Wild Bill  in  English Reduction = 71 (1  +  2   8+9+3+2+6+2  5+9+3+4 +2+9+3+3)

Deadwood, South Dakota in English Reduction = 71 (4+5+1+4+5+6+6+4 1+6+3+2+8  4+1+2+6+2+1)
Deadwood in English Ordinal = 71 (4+5+1+4+23+15+15+4)

When you take away the nickname "Wild Bill," J.B. Hickok is a match with the name of the man who shot him.

J B Hickok in English Reduction = 33 (1  +2  +8+9+3+2+6+2)
J B Hickok in  English Ordinal = 69 (10  2  +8+9+3+11+15+11)

Jack McCall with the -s exception in English Reduction = 33 (1+1+3+2  4+3+3+1+3+3)
Jack McCall in English Ordinal = 69 (10+1+3+11   13+3+3+1+12+12)

Wild Bill Hickok in  English Reduction = 68 (5+9+3+4   2+9+3+3   8+9+3+2+6+2)
Two aces, two eights in  English Reduction = 68 (2+5+6   1+3+5+1   2+5+6   5+9+7+8+2+1)

Wild Bill was buried on August 3,1876, which can be written 8/3 or 3/8.

Wild Bill  in English Ordinal = 83 (23+9+12+4+0+2+9+12+12)
Wild Bill in  English Reduction = 38 (5+9+3+4+0+2+9+3+3)
James Butler Hickok in  English Ordinal = 183 (10+1+13+5+19  2+21+20+12+5+18 8+9+3+11+15+11)

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Purple Connection, Part II: The history and gematria of color

God of industry and trade, Mercury and sun god Phoebes, ogle intently and
cajole America into the business of capitalism. 
In Part I of this article, I discussed how the Greek god Hermes was the figurehead of a religion that was dedicated in large part to protecting the trade secrets of the ancient dye making industry.

I also showed through gematria and numerology how the early histories of Brazil and America relate to the symbolism of this religion, which might be termed,  maritime masonry.

The most prized of all ancient dyes was Tyrian purple, which was made at great expense, from the murex sea snail.

 According to the, it took over 12,000 snails to produce 1.4 grams of dye!

The costly dye was the ultimate symbol of power, which helps to explain why purple has been associated with royalty, wealth and luxury. Justinian made it a law that only the Byzantine emperors could wear Tyrian purple, which shows how much they exploited its symbolism for themselves. This idea of the color purple's power to exclude and exalt can still be found in the gematria of modern English. 

Purple in English Ordinal = 88 (16+21+18+16+12+5)
Purple in English Reduction = 34 (7+3+9+7+3+5)

"The haves" in English Ordinal = 88 (20+8+5+0+8+1+22+5+19)
"The haves" in English Reduction = 34 (2+8+5+0+8+1+4+5+1)

Authority in English Ordinal = 137 (1+21+20+8+15+18+9+20+25)
Authority in English Reduction = 47 (1+3+2+8+6+9+9+2+7)

"The have-nots" in English Ordinal = 137 (20+8+5   8+1+22+5+14+15+20+19)
"The have-nots" in the English Reduction system equals 47 (2+8+5   8+1+4+5+5+6+2+1)

The number 137 is interesting because it the 33rd prime number. When we think of prime numbers, we think of indivisibility because a prime number can they only be divided by itself  and one. That gives them a certain power that other numbers in "the multitude" do not possess. The number 33 is widely known as the mark of masonry itself. 

Prime in English Reduction = 34 (7+9+9+4+5)
Prime number in English Ordinal = 134 (16+18+9+13+5   14+21+13+2+5+18)

The power of Tyrian purple dye was hypnotic. It was the traders most prized product. 

It's not easy being purple! 
Purple in English Reduction = 34 (7+3+9+7+3+5)
Dye in English Ordinal = 34 (4+25+5)
Product in English Reduction = 34 (7+9+6+4+3+3+2)

The land that comprised ancient Phoenicia is now the coast of Lebanon, which was part of the land of Canaan
Canaan in English Ordinal = 34 (3+1+14+1+1+14)

The English word hypnosis comes from the Greek god of sleep Hypnos, which also reduces to 34
Hypnos in English Reduction =  34 (8+7+7+5+6+1) 

Although, purple's 34 sum in reduced gematria, and dye's 34 sum added up the full way may not be an exact match, this relationship is important in this way. 34 + 34 = 68. That's the gematria for Hermes, the god of focus for this religion.

 Hermes in English Ordinal = 68 (8+5+18+13+5+19)

The way the gematria comes through with these key words and phrases show us new levels of association between the seen and the hidden. Tyrian purple has much to tell us. However, the story goes even deeper.

The myth of the phoenix is derived from the purplish color of
the Kermes "worm" that burns brightly as it dies. The ashes of
the phoenix comes from the tiny cocoons that cover the insects
when they die. When the young emerge in the spring, the cycle
begins anew. The discovery of color in the ancient art of dye
 making has had a profound influence on  mythology and religion.
Since Tyrian purple was so astronomically expensive, only those at the very tip of the power pyramid could afford it. Fortunately for the times, I suppose, there was an alternative for the large swath of petty kings, lesser nobility and the well-to-do in the ancient world. It was this part of the market that shows the true origins of the Caduceus, the fabled wand of Hermes.

I'm linking the article that helped me in this inquiry, here.  Before the Phoenicians learned to produce Tyrian purple, they already held the secrets of another slightly less expensive, yet still very fine crimson to plum tinted dye. This dye came from the worm-like insects known as Kermes.

The Kermes bugs are natural parasites of the Kermes oak, a small evergreen that now grows all around the Mediterranean, primarily because the Phoenicians planted it wherever they founded their colonies. Since the Kermes looked like worms, they were worms, because the Phoenicians and Greeks classified animals based on appearance. By analogy, worms and snakes were considered to be different versions of the same creature, the serpent.

The caduceus is associated with Hermes and his Roman counterpart, Mercury. The article linked above shows that Kermes and Hermes are actually two versions of the same word. In Aramaic and ancient Hebrew, k, h and kh are phonetically interchangeable. The differences passed into Greek and to us as two different words, Kermes for the "worms" and Hermes for the god.

The rich crimson hues of the Kermes insect can be seen even when the bugs
are still alive. The word crimson is derived from the Kermes "worm," for the
this shade of reddish purple. That'a gonna make a good batch of dye!
This gives us the key to another level of symbolism. The caduceus with its intertwined serpents is a tribute to the power of the purple dyes produced by the commercial empires of Phoenicia, Greece and Rome.

This also partly explains why Zeus and Jupiter, the Greek and Roman names for the king of the gods has always been associated with the color purple and the oak tree.

The gematria shows how deep it all goes.

Purple in English Ordinal = 88 (16+21+18+16+12+5)
Worms in English Ordinal = 88 (23+15+18+13+19)

The relationship between purple and the serpent continues in reduced gematria.

Purple in English Reduction = 34 (7+3+9+7+3+5)
Serpent in the English Reduction = 34 (1+5+9+7+5+5+2)

Hermes in  English Reduction system = 32 (8+5+9+4+5+1
Caduceus in English Reduction with -s reduction = 32 (3+1+4+3+3+5+3+10)
Power in English Reduction = 32 (7+6+5+5+9

Caduceus in English Ordinal = 77 (3+1+4+21+3+5+21+19)
Power  in the English Ordinal system equals 77 (16+15+23+5+18)

In ancient Byzantium, the emperors also claimed the sole right to use purple ink in their written communication as yet another way to impose their authority and rank. In effect, anyone caught with the forbidden ink would have been put to death.

Purple in English Reduction = 34 (7+3+9+7+3+5)
The Kermes oak
Ink in English Ordinal =  34 (9+14+11)

Part III is coming soon

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Master number 22 in gematria, numerology, history and geography of Rio Olympics 2016

In numerology, the number 22 is considered the most powerful number of all, thus it is called "the master number," or even the "master builder." Here's a Google search on that.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil lies on the 22nd southern parallel and the 43rd meridian.

The Rio Olympics began on August, 5 2016. When you break down the date to single digits, leaving out the zero, the numerology of the 8-5-2-1-6  adds up to 22.

The site of the first modern Olympics, the cultural,and political capital was Athens, Greece.

Athens in English Reduction system = 22 (1+2+8+5+5+1)
Greece in  English Ordinal = 43 (7+18+5+5+3+5)

Rio's location of 22' S 43' W is echoed strongly in the gematria here.

The first Olympics was held in 776, BC. From then to now, is a span of 2,792 years.

Two thousand seven hundred ninety two in  English Reduction =  147 (2+5+6   2+8+6+3+1+1+5+4   1+5+4+5+5   8+3+5+4+9+5+4   5+9+5+5+2+7   2+5+)

To refresh, 22 is regarded as the Master Builder of numerology
Master Builder in English Ordinal =147 (13+1+19+20+5+18   2+21+9+12+4+5+18)

When you add it the full way you get 444, a number strongly associated with biblical prophecy.
Two thousand seven hundred ninety two in English Ordinal = 444 (20+23+15   20+8+15+21+19+1+14+4   19+5+22+5+14   8+21+14+4+18+5+4   14+9+14+5+20)

Now check this out. Kabbalah is the ancient Jewish form of mysticism that numerology stems from. It has the identical gematria as the word gold.

Kabbalah in English Ordinal = 38 (11+1+2+2+1+12+1+8)
Kabbalah in English Reduction = 20 (2+1+2+2+1+3+1+8)

Gold in English Ordinal = 38 (7+15+12+4)
Gold in English Reduction = 20 (7+6+3+4)

The ultimate prize at the Olympics is, of course, a gold medal.

In Kabbalah, there is a nexus of lore associated with The Fifty Gates of Wisdom.

Fifty Gates of Wisdom in English Ordinal = 222 (6+9+6+20+25   7+1+20+5+19   15+6   23+9+19+4+15+13)

The Fifty Gates of Wisdom refers to 49 days or 7 weeks of 7 days, of mental struggle and self-evaluation, followed by one day of prophetic vision, epiphany, and enlightenment.

The date numerology of of 8-5-2016 adds up 49 this way.
8+5+20+16 = 49

The highest ideal in ancient Greek culture is called arete, which is a combination of moral, intellectual and physical excellence.

Arete in  English Reduction = 22 (1+9+5+2+5)
Arete in  English Ordinal = 49 (1+18+5+20+5)

The official end of slavery in the United States came on December 31, 1865. Brazil finally ended that institution on May 13, 1888. That's a span of 22 years, 4 months and 13 days. 

In a post last week, I noted that the 110 years between the 1906 Olympics in Athens, Greece and the Rio Olympics matches the gematria of both cities very closely.

Rio, Brazil  in English Ordinal =  110 (18+9+15+0+2+18+1+26+9+12)
Athens, Greece in English Ordinal = 110 (1+20+8+5+14+19   7+18+5+5+3+5)

It may not mean anything but I'm making note of the connections just in case it does.

The 56 figure when adding add the reduced way is also interesting. With the rampant attacks claimed by Isis and the phrase "Isis celebrates" all over the news I thought this might turn to be an important connection.

Athens, Greece in English Reduction = 56 (1+2+8+5+5+1   7+9+5+5+3+5)
Rio, Brazil  in  English Reduction = 56 (9+9+6+0+2+9+1+8+9+3)

Isis in English Ordinal = 56 (9+19+9+19)
Isis celebrates in English Reduction = 56 (9+1+9+1   3+5+3+5+2+9+1+2+5+1)

Hopefully, it's a coincidence but we've already seen the "Rio's not safe" being floated in the media. But just in case: 56, we got your number.

Statue of Heracles
 This year's Olympics is known in the books as the XXXI Olympiad.

XXXI Olympiad in English Reduction = 68 (6+6+6+9  6+3+7+4+7+9+1+4)

Brazil in English Ordinal system = 68 (2+18+1+26+9+12) 

I'm also bring in this information from the article to show how these connections with ancient Greece go.

Olympia is the most well-known of Zeus' temple with its famous statue of the god by Phidias, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. However, the oldest oracle of Zeus was located in Epirus at Dodona, dating back to about 1900 B.C.

Dodona in English Reduction = 26 (4+6+4+6+5+1)
Dodona in English Ordinal = 53 (4+15+4+15+14+1)

God in  English Ordinal = 26 (7+15+4)
Religion in English Reduction = 53 (9+5+3+9+7+9+6+5)

Temple in English Reduction = 26 (2+5+4+7+3+5)
Zeus in English Reduction with the -s exception = 26 (8+5+3+1)

Dodona, Greece  English Reduction = 60 (4+6+4+6+5+1   7+9+5+5+3+5)
Olympian gods in English Reduction = 60 (6+3+7+4+7+9+1+5   7+6+4+1)

Although the fire ritual and Olympic flame had been part of the ancient festival,  the first torch relay occurred at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. The torch relay is preceded by a modern reenactment of the fire ceremony in honor of the gods. The Nazis were openly practicing neo-pagan rituals at rallies like Nuremberg  and the torch relay was no exception. This practice continues to be an integral part of today's Olympic games.

Torch relay in English Reduction = 53 (2+6+9+3+8   9+5+3+1+7)

When you spell out the number 36 for the year 1936, it also adds up to 53.
Thirty-six  in English Reduction = 53 (2+8+9+9+2+7  1+9+6)

The Roman name for Zeus was Jupiter.
Jupiter in English Reduction = 36 (1+3+7+9+2+5+9

The gematria of the city Berlin ties back into ancient symbolism.

Berlin in English Ordinal = 60 (2+5+18+12+9+14)
Berlin in English Reduction = 33 (2+5+9+3+9+5)
Nazis in English Reduction with the -s exception = 33 (5+1+8+9+10)

Hesiod in the English Ordinal = 60 (8+5+19+9+15+4)
Hesiod in English Reduction = 33 (8+5+1+9+6+4)

Hesiod was the ancient Greek poet who wrote Works and Days and Theogony, works that directly influenced Olympism. He retold the myths of the Golden Age and its return. The myth of the Thousand Year Reich under Hitler was clearly influenced by the stories of Hesiod. The idea of awarding athletes gold, silver and bronze medals is taken from Works and Days. The gold medal stands for the Golden Age, silver for the Silver Age, Bronze and then our age, the Iron Age. Hesiod portrayed this present age of man as the most devolved from the original plan of Kronos, Zeus' father and ruler of the Golden Age. I don't have time to get into all the metals but here's a look at the links to gold.

Kronos in English Reduction with the -s exception = 38 (2+9+6+5+6+1)
Gold in English Ordinal = 38 (7+15+12+4)

Kronos was the leader of the Titans who fought and lost against the Olympians led by Zeus, the son of Kronos.

Titans in English Reduction = 20 (2+9+2+1+5+1)
Gold in  English Reduction = 20 (7+6+3+4)

The Golden Age in  English Reduction = 58 (2+8+5  7+6+3+4+5+5   1+7+5)

The number 58 for The Golden Age is interesting. I'm bringing in 139 because it links to the gematria of other important words and symbols associated with the Olympics and Greek mythology, as well as the hidden connection to Freemasonry

Olympic flame in English Reduction =  58 (6+3+7+4+7+9+3+0+6+3+1+4+5
The Olympians in English Reduction =  58 (2+8+5  6+3+7+4+7+9+1+5+1)

Competition in English Reduction = 58 (3+6+4+7+5+2+9+2+9+6+5
Competition in the English Ordinal = 139 (3+15+13+16+5+20+9+20+9+15+14)

Freemasonry  in English Reduction = 58 (6+9+5+5+4+1+1+6+5+9+7)
Freemasonry in English Ordinal = 139 (6+18+5+5+13+1+19+15+14+18+25)

The thunderbolt was, of course, Zeus' weapon.
Thunderbolt in English Ordinal = 139 (20+8+21+14+4+5+18+2+15+12+20)

As I was saying earlier, Hesiod's poetry about the Golden Age was misappropriated by the Nazis in their dream of a Thousand-year Reich. Another influence on Nazi ideology was their misreading of Plato's Republic. In that work, Plato and his friends argue about the nature of man and the best form of government for a city-state. They based their rule on an extremely authoritarian interpretation of Plato's work.

Thousand-year Reich in English Reduction = 86 (2+8+6+3+1+1+5+4  7+5+1+9   9+5+9+3+8)
Republic in English Ordinal = 86 (18+5+16+21+2+12+9+3)

The number 86 links back to '36 Berlin Olympics and Hesiod's ages of man.

Berlin torch relay in English Reduction = 86 (2+5+9+3+9+5   2+6+9+3+8   9+5+3+1+7)

Gold Silver Bronze in  English Reduction = 86 (7+6+3+4   1+9+3+4+5+9   2+9+6+5+8+5)