Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UPDATED: Thoughts on the Numbers 31, 23 and the Gnostic Interpretation of the Garden of Eve Myth

I was without my computer last weekend and had these thoughts. I think the change did me some good.

Matrix = 31ER  Cube = 31 ER  Pan = 31 ER

In the mysteries, Pan/Kronos is the creator. In "The Saturn Myth" Talbot says something interesting.

All of the creation myths say the Pan figure Kreator-god is Father/Brother/Son to the Goddess all at the same time. In Egypt he's Ptah/Atum/Osiris. The throne, the womb. the primordial mound, the Vesica Piscis, Garden all goddess symbols.

The Gnostics explain the paradoxes by saying that Sophia the goddess transgressed the other spirits by giving into her hot-headed brother/son, Yaldabaoth, who is Saturn the Demiurge. He was full of wrath and pride and claimed the power to create for himself. He tricked Sophia into giving him the knowledge of how to create worlds. To top it off, he tricked human spirits into inhabiting bodies. Although he could do a few things, creating spirits out of the ether was not one of them. The gods banished Sophia and told her not to return until she had gathered up and returned all that Yaldabaoth had stolen.

Planet = 23 ER

Garden = 23 ER

Life =23 ER

Apple = 23 ER

Flesh = 23 ER

Matter = 23 ER

Corn =23 To the ancients all grain was considered "corn" including wheat. The masons love to pour corn, wine and oil on building stones. which are basically cubes.

Sickle = 23 ER

Rhea = 23 ER Rhea was the sister wife of Kronos/Pan.

Sophia = 32 ER/ 68 EO

Snake = 14/ ER 23 ER -s exception / 32 ER -s and -k exceptions

Hermes = 32 ER / 68EO

Caduceus = 23 ER -s exception / 32 ER -s and -k exceptions/  68 EO

A - D - A - M

1 - 4 - 1 - 4

Eve = 14/32

For me, the numbers echo the gnostic version of the creation story more than the orthodox version. All of the symbols and numbers seem to direct back to the sacred feminine. Gnosis or the knowledge of good and evil, the snake and the goddess Sophia all relate to the same concept of redemption through suffering and experience. That's sort of what life is, a journey of trials and tests.

I'm always reminded of the song "Save Me" by Queen when I start thinking gnostic.

"Save Me"

It started off so well
They said we made a perfect pair
I clothed myself in your glory and your love
How I loved you,
How I cried.....
The years of care and loyalty
Were nothing but a sham it seems
The years belie we lived a lie
"I'll love you 'til I die"

Save me Save me Save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me Save me Oh...
I'm naked and I'm far from home

The slate will soon be clean
I'll erase the memories,
To start again with somebody new
Was it all wasted
All that love?.....
I hang my head and I advertise
A soul for sale or rent
I have no heart, I'm cold inside
I have no real intent

Save me Save me Save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me Save me Oh...
I'm naked and I'm far from home

Each night I cry, I still believe the lie
I'll love you 'til I die

We always think we're running away or toward something or someone else, when all along we're running to the part of ourselves we remembered leaving behind in the Pleroma once we took the bite of the apple. We sense our own nakedness and aloneness in the material world with every disappointment and disillusion. However, it is only is pressing on that we become again what it is we lost. Just as Sophia must gather together the sparks of Divinity to find her way home, so must we all.