Also as seen in Chapter Six under John 8:23, "And he (Jesus) said unto them, You are from beneath (below); I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world."
Now to refer to the symbolism of the sevens, notice that if one totals up the four aspects of the sevens, respecting the fact that there are only six in Araboth. The result would be represented by 7 hells, plus 7 earths, plus 7 created heavens, and 6 celestial principles which totals to 27. The Aleph or One in the center would represent all twenty seven, all are one. As we have seen the numerical value of the name of God (YHVH) would equal 27, it is of great significance. Since the macrocosmic Finite Universe is 10 to the 27th power of the size of man, and also to be noted is that the opposite end of the spectrum is the unknown Unified Field Entity is 10 to the power of negative 18th in the microcosmic view from man. This is symbolic of the Point within a circle, which contains all that is therein.
YAH [(Jah Heb. yah, is a contraction of Jahweh, found in the poetry of Psalms 68:4; 118:14 (RSV mg)] is also the name for the return to the beginning in significance to the dragon and the serpent. The beginning is the supernal point, hidden in thought and it makes the end of matter, which beyond there is no end, but the Absolute. At its point of departure it is unknown, neither of the way of its going out from nor the way of its re-entry can be defined.
"It is likely that Gwion, poet of Kadeir Taliesin ('The Chair of Taliesin'), was also aware of the value given to the number Five by Pythagoreans and their successors. The Pythagoreans swore their oaths on the 'holy tetractys,' a figure consisting of ten dots arranged in a pyramid.
The top dot represented position; the two dots below, extension; the three dots below those, surface; the four dots at the bottom, three-dimensional space. The pyramid, the most ancient emblem of the Triple Goddess, was philosophically interpreted as Beginning, Prime and End; and the central dot of this figure makes a five with each of the four dots of the sides. Five represented the color and variety which nature gives to three-dimensional space, and which are apprehended by the five senses, technically called 'the wood'---a quincunx, (an arrangement of five objects with one at each corner of a rectangle or square and one at the center [Latin quincunx, quincunc-, five twelfths : quinque, five]), of five trees; this colored various world was held to be formed by five elements -- earth, air, fire, water and the quintessence or soul; and these elements in turn corresponded with the seasons. Symbolic values were also given to the numerals from 6 to 10, which was the number of perfection. The tetractys could be interpreted in many other ways: for instance, as the three points of the triangle enclosing a hexagon of dots--six being the number of life--with a central dot increasing this to seven, technically known as 'Athene,' the number of intelligence, health and light."
The tradition of 'what is above, is also below' is reflected in Solomon's Seal, and recalls the covenant. The Revelation symbolically represents the Mark of the Beast as 666. The number 6 in the Bible stands for humanity, and 666 is man's imitation of the triunity of God. The worship of the 666 triunity is separation from the triune of God. God's triune is represented by the number 333, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, meaning it is 'thrice holy' with a triple transcendent triunity. If we place a three on each triune of the upward pointing triangle and then place a six on each triune of the downward pointing triangle, we can then add up the total of all six triunes which gives us the sum of 27. This number is in correspondence with the numerical value of YHVH, or 10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26 plus the Aleph or One = 27. Another interesting point is that there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet plus the final five which have no numerical value would make a total of 27 archetypal letters (Three are Mothers; Seven are Doubles; Twelve are Simples; and Five are Finals).
"First of all, he took away on part of the whole [ 1 ], and then he separated a second part which was double the first [ 2 ], and then he took away a third part which was half as much again as the second and three times as much as the first [ 3 ], and then he took a fourth part which was twice as the second [ 4 ], and a fifth part which was three times the third [ 9 ], and a sixth part which was eight times the first [ 8 ], and a seventh part which was twenty-seven times the first [ 27 ]."
Notice it was done in seven parts or octaves, the seven phases of clarification of the elements which inaugurate a cycle of perfect balance between spirit and matter, giving it an active and receptive double form.
Note that the figures between brackets, form the series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 8, 27 and the 9 appears before the 8.
These figures are the first two geometrical progressions: 1, 2, 4, 8 .... and 1, 3, 9, 27 .... and both are interwoven.
By placing Plato's numbers on the above Solomon's Seal it takes on coherence, with the upward pointing triangle becoming 1, 3, 9 and the downward pointing triangle having 2, 4, 8; the sum of 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 8 is 27. Hebrew exegetes point out that the 1 is ineffable for men and knowable only to the Elohim, the sacred name, superhuman knowledge, thus 2 marks the beginning of human initiation.
The Hebrew numerical system has a base of 10, the base of the triangle of matter has 8 and 2 equaling 10. Ancient astrology, has always based its number system with a base of 12. The base of the triangle of spirit is a 9 and a 3 equaling 12. The total of these two bases 10 and 12 equals 22. Twenty-two is symbolic of the twenty-two different colors of light which correspond to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, having indefinite numbers of combinations according to the movement of the spirit.
Everything is linked with another down to the very lowest link of the chain and the true essence of God, is above as well as below, in the heavens and on earth, and nothing exists outside Him. In Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
As to the Signs of the End after the tribulation of those days seen in Matthew 24:30 "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." 24:31 "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Mark 13:27 "from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven," i.e., or simply the seven hells, seven earths, and seven heavens)."
The view is quite simple imagine the One, surrounded by four archangels, who guard over the spiritual forces flowing from the four letters YHVH, which stand watch over the four cardinal points from the (spiritual) center of the six directions of space (six-pointed star) with each of the other three looking over the other two. If we superimpose the seven hells, seven earths, seven created heavens onto one center point, that of Araboth, the Heaven of Heavens, we get a view of the three six-pointed stars spinning on one axle, as if we were looking at wheels upon wheels.
This section continues with the next section entitled "The clouds of darkness."