Cracking Pi – Part 2
by Marty Leeds
THE VESSEL OF THE PI SCISSION
The Vesica Piscis is one of the most consistently used geometric forms since antiquity. The Vesica Piscis is a geometric symbol in which two circles overlap each other and rest on each other’s centers. The Vesica Pisicis is shown below along with but a few examples of where this geometric figure shows its face time and time again in religious art, architecture and literature.
In the first scission, or cut of this great circle, as we established, came forth all of manifestation. The great theosophist, author, philosopher and Egyptologist R.A. Schwaller De Lubicz, after spending years measuring and studying the monuments around the Giza Plateau, termed this first moment, the primordial scission. Vesica is most likely where we derived from the word “vessel” and vesica etymologically means a bladder. Piscis refers not only to the fish seen within the Vesica Piscis, most notably recognized as the Jesus fish, but also to the first scission or cutting or our great egg or circle. Scission is defined as an act of cutting or severing and is where we derive the word scissors. The Vesica Piscis is known as the Bladder of the Fish, the Golden Womb and the Golden Fetus. In the Indian Rig Veda, the source of the Universe, or what we previously established as the Hiranyagarbha (literally meaning Golden Fetus or Golden Womb), floated around in emptiness (or no-thing-ness) for a while and broke into two halves forming Dyaus (Heaven) and Prithvi (Earth). Once again, we see the same concepts reiterated; Heaven / Earth, Lotus / Flower and Dyaus / Prithvi. No matter how it is mythologized, the story remains the same.
This womb was celebrated by the Egyptians as we see a very clear connection phonetically between the Egyptian mother of all creation, ISIS and the Vesica PISCIS. The quintessential book on Hermetic Philosophy, The Kybalion, has this to say about Isis and the concepts embedded in the Principle of Correspondence, “As Above, So Below, As Below, So Above”: “…the grasping of this principle gives one means of solving many a dark paradox and hidden secret of Nature…The ancient Hermeticists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught.” By prying aside the
Veil of the Vesica Piscis, we are able to unify the two spheres into one and find the wholly / holy circle and the first thing of creation, the line and circle, or diameter and circumference needed to find the transcendental ratio of Pi.
Dividing the word Piscis up syllabically we find two distinctions, PI and SCIS. Accordingly, we may confer from this word what the Vesica Piscis is referring to: a PI SCISSION. Within the vessel / vesica of the Pi Scission, lies the waters of creation that leads us to the beginning of all creation and the chaotic waters of nun / none. From the egg/sphere/circle/zero of all creation came a primordial scission or cutting, cracking the egg/circle into two halves, linked together by each other’s centers and creating the womb of all creation. The fish symbolically extracted from the central womb, once again noted by the Jesus fish, refers to the waters of creation and the heavenly sphere in which the great creator being initially resided. Though this initial sphere of creation was cut or cracked in two, these two halves creating two more spheres remained unified though separate. Just as we see in our universe, a multiplicity of phenomena; solar systems, galaxies, planets, suns, species, etc. were created yet throughout all of its divisions it remains a held together, unified, UNIverse. We actually create a geometric example of this first moment every time we cut open a piece of fruit, per say, an orange. Though we cannot unify the two halves of an orange once it is cut, as we can in the 2-dimensional construction of the Vesica Piscis, we can, by traversing the inner landscapes of our imagination, see a living symbolic example of what the beginning of our universe looked like.
From within this central womb emerged the entirety of our creation. Through the cosmological laws, essences and qualities embedded in our base-ten system: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE and the placeholder of them all, the ZERO, twisted, spun, wove and merged together every living aspect of our expanding universe. Through our language, geometry, symbolism and number we can come to understand the simplicity, elegance, utter genius and magic of our universe. Before we move on though, we must address something within the gematria of our base-ten system. When we calculate the words for our numbers 0 – 9 we find that they only sum to 180, though we know the limit and sphere of our creation must be whole, wholly and holy and therefore 360 degrees. How is it that we only find half of our pi within these digits? Shouldn’t these numbers, if they indeed be the alphabet of the divine, sum to the 360 degrees of our holy circle?
Notice that when we cut our sphere of creation we created two 180 degree sections with these two semi-circles being symmetrical, mirrored or polar opposites. Accordingly, if the numbers 0 – 9 sum to 180, recognized by the 180 degrees of each semi-circle, then we should establish that at the beginning of creation, upon the unfurling of our base-ten system, these numbers, like the geometry itself, mirrored themselves! This mirror would then create the unity of opposites that we see within the world – or in other words, this would give ten numbers representing the male aspect of our creation, and ten numbers representing the female aspect of our creation. And these ten numbers are, once again, recognized by the ten fingers of the hands of Adam (Male /Odd) and the hands of Eve (Female/ Even).
“And I also say that man’s infinity ends in eyes of man where it began. All things in My mirrored universe end where they began. Eternity thus ends in NOW, and Now in Eternity.” – The Divine Iliad
Only through the unification of these two divine aspects of being do we find the 360 degrees of the entirety of our creation. Utilizing the concepts of “As above, So below”, and merging the two opposites into one, as we did in the blog on “The Ten Emanations of God”, allows us to create the symbol of the Seal of Solomon / Star of David, the symbol for the fraternal brotherhood known as the Ordo Templi Orientis, the Freemasonic Square and Compasses as well as the Lakota symbol for their philosophy that stated, “That which is in the stars is also on the Earth and that which is on the Earth is also in the stars.”
Not coincidentally, one of the first moves one is instructed to do when undergoing the study of sacred geometry is to create a Vesica Piscis with one’s compass and then with one’s square create two triangles (180 degrees each) within the central womb of the Vesica Piscis. Establishing, once again, the concepts of “As above, So below” and the mirrored numbers of our base-ten system, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 emerging from within the waters of creation. Notice, when we add the numbers 0 – 9 together we get 45. Mirroring these numbers to get the two sets, we yield two 45s, coming together to be 90, or the 90 degrees of a right angle. This entire idea of establishing the first set of numbers, 0 – 9 and then mirroring them to get 0 – 9 and 9 – 0 is hidden within the gematria of the first two of the infamous seven Hermetic principles (The Emerald Tablet of Hermes, The Kybalion): 1) THE ALL IS MIND and 2) As Above, So Below; So Below, As Above.
“Know that also my divisions of my thinking are but equal halves of One; for again say that I am One; and that all things which come from me are One; divided to appear as two.” – The Divine Iliad
By merging the geometry, the symbolism, the philosophy, the numbers and letters into one unified understanding, a wholly science, allows us to form a very unique and profoundly simple understanding of the first moments of creation. It allows us to peer behind the veil of Isis, see the sphere and egg of the creation of our own being and lets us comprehend the mind of the great creator. By going back inside the womb of our creator, putting ourselves within the fish, walking through the gateway of our first beginnings allows us access into the magical and mystical archetypal architecture of the mind of God.
CAST YOUR NET TO THE RIGHT
Our focus on the sacred geometric Vesica Piscis is not quite over – for the womb of our primordial beginnings, our fish swimming within the waters of creation, has much more to offer us. Not only was the fish a symbol attributed to the figure of the spiritually awakened and enlightened Jesus (known as the ichthys), but the fish has made its way into many other mythological stories. In the Egyptian mythos, Osiris was said to have been cut into 14 pieces with his counterpart Isis finding only 13, with the missing piece having been eating by a fish. The Babylon god Dagan was said to have emerged from the sea as a fish. Even the Popes of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in our current era continue this tradition by wearing a hat called a Mitre, shaped like a fish.
We know Jesus as a fisher of men and Jonah was said to have spent three days in the belly of a whale.
Though the symbol of the fish has many symbolic meanings, it’s most potent meaning lies in its relationship to the geometry of universal creation. Even the entrances to most cathedrals or churches have this Mitre / fish / Vesica Piscis womb shape within their construction. Next time you attend or visit your local church, take notice of the architecture of its doorway. Many cathedral entrances utilize the shape and geometry of the Vesica Piscis for entering a church has a rich symbolic meaning. The spiritual and deeply psychological dimension behind such a simple act as walking into a cathedral is to symbolically return to the womb of all creation – it is to return to the first source of all being to be back and one with the with great creator.
The fish within the Vesica Piscis has long been associated with the number 153 and we are going to explore this number in depth and its relationship to our cracked pi. We can find this number 153 specifically mentioned in the book of John. In the last chapter of John we find the highly symbolic story of the disciples of Jesus fishing and their seeming inability to catch any fish. Jesus informs the disciples that they must cast their nets to the right and upon doing so the disciples catch what has come to be known as a miraculous draught of fishes. How many fish were caught in this miraculous catch? 153 to be exact.
John 21:11 – Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
Jesus informing his disciples to cast their nets to the right is a veiled reference to using the right hemisphere of one’s brain to interpret and deconstruct the riddle of the 153 fishes. The right hemisphere of one’s brain is generally known to be the artistic and creative side of the brain and this side of the brain, cryptically mentioned in the story, is urging the reader to think about such a story creatively. In other words, in order to understand why the disciples caught a very specific number of fish, one’s imagination and creativity would have to be utilized. So the question must be asked, Why 153?
The first thing we will explore with this number is its direct relationship to the Vesica Piscis and the Holy Trinity. In sacred geometrical study, the square root of our great trinity can be found within the central womb of the Vesica Piscis. By making the interior of the fish 153 wide, its height will be 265. 265 divided by the number 153, gives us a very close approximation of the square root of three:
265 divided by 153 = 1.73202614379085
The square root of 3 = 1.732050807568877
Finding such a close approximation to the square root of three within these numbers is highly symbolic, especially in reference to our primordial beginnings. Considering that we are dealing with the first moments of creation, obtaining this number speaks volumes on the symbolic value of the Vesica Piscis. Finding the square root of the Trinity within our Vesica Piscis alludes very strongly to the idea that our Holy Trinity has rooted itself in its own beginnings. The great tri-unity of God, bursting forth to manifest all of creation, has kept a firm foothold in the waters of its own immaterial creation. Every aspect of creation must return to its origin and every expression of creation has its roots in the fundamental pattern of the first moment of being. Every being is imprinted with this first geometric form in its archetypal construction for every moment of creation is a reflection, or fractal representation of this first moment. The fish within the Vesica Piscis, and the square root of 3 obtained by the relationship of its height and width tells us that, through the magic of number and geometry, each and every one of us has the divine spark of Holy Trinity within every ounce of our makeup.
Genesis 1:27 – God made man in his own image. In the image of God created he him. Male and female created he them.
“Man is the measure of all things.” – Protagoras
“Isis, Osiris and Horus! Shiva, Brahman, and Vishnu! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! There be only ONE THREE, yet from so many I choose!” – Claudia Pavonis
With the beginning of creation being our great sphere or egg, we can utilize the symbolism of pi to help us further understand why the number 153 is important to our primordial universal birth. Since we are dealing with the first moments of all that shall be, the cracking of our pi (or in other words, drawing a line through our circle and creating the diameter) we must assume that at this very first moment, radians, degrees, arcs, angles, etc. had not yet to come into being since all of these are mathematical concepts and terms that would only come to fruition after the creation of light. Drawing a diameter down our first circle of existence would present us with two numbers being the 360 degrees of a circle and the 180 degrees of a half circle. This first geometric move in creation, the breaking of our first egg, or the cracking of our primordial pi, allowed all the potential within to be unveiled, forming our known universe. Finding the gematria values for each of these numbers, once again, without designating them to be degrees or radians, lo and behold we find the number 153 once again.
How remarkable that not only do we find the number 153 within the womb of the Vesica Piscis but we also find this exact number within the splitting of the first seed, the primordial scisssion, the fall of Humpty Dumpty, and the cracking of pi? What’s even more interesting about the two numbers obtained from finding the gematria values for ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY and THREE HUNDRED SIXTY, or 71 and 82 respectively, is that these two numbers also leads us to one of the most interesting numbers / angles of all esoteric and occult lore symbolism, the angle of the missing capstone on the Great Pyramid of Giza. By multiplying 71 x 82 we yield the number 5,822, which doesn’t mean much at first glance. Only when we take the square root of this number, do we find something very magical. The square roof of 5,822 is 76.30203142. The upper angle of the missing capstone on the Great Pyramid of Giza is at 76.3 degrees.
It is quite magical that the two numbers that find their way to the all important 153, also leads us to the very summit and peak of one of the greatest architectual achievements and most alluring of the ancient mysteries, the Great Pyramid of Giza. What’s even more interesting is that this angle of the missing capstone was deemed The Eye of Providence in Freemasonic lore, and utilizing our cipher on this ancient occult symbol finds us the number 76, a whole number approximation of this angle. The Great Pyramid of Giza utilizes an ancient mathematical art called Squaring the Circle,(a process found within our English Alphabet and something I cover extensively in the Pi & The English Alphabet series) and its gematria sums to 76. The geographical coordinates known as Longitude and Latitude together sum to 76. The phrase in the opening lines of Genesis, “Let There Be Light!”, referring to the light of all creation noticed in the light surrounding the Eye of Providence, sums to 76 as well.
It is most fitting to note that by placing a Vesica Piscis within the central womb of another Vescia Piscis, we find that the proportions for the Great Pyramid of Giza fit rather nicely with the bottom angles (51.85 degrees each) reaching out to touch the edge of the womb.
With the measurement of the width of the womb being 153, a number, once again, most peculiarly noted in the last chapter of John, we can find many other correlations with our first moment of creation.
(For a detailed look at the number 153, please see the video, 153 and the Ark in Scripture viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGzcF4gi2uc or check out the chapter with the same name in Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 2!). A few noteworthy and interesting items in regards to 153; The Tetragrammaton, or holy name of God, is mentioned 153 times in the Genesis. Adding together the mirror of 153 (or 351) sums to 504 (153 + 351 = 504) and 504 multiplied by 10 gives us the combined radii of both the Earth and the Moon (5,040 miles – with this measurement being expressed in the architecture of the Great Pyramid of Giza). The square root of 153 is 12.369. 12.369 becomes a key number in determining the time difference between the solar and lunar yearly cycles (12.369 multiplied by the synodic lunar month, 29.53 days, finds us the 365.25 days of the solar year). Where else can we find this miraculous number found within the fish of our womb of creation?
Adding up the gematria values for the six trigonometric functions, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Cotangent, Secant, Cosecant, sums to 153, confirming without a shadow of a doubt that God is indeed a Grand Architect and expert mathematician.
The first words spoken on the Moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong was the phrase “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Using our cipher, this as well sums to 153.
For several years now, alternative historians and “conspiracy theorists” have been asking many tough questions surrounding the validity of the Apollo Moon landing and the scientific possiblities surrounding such an endevour. Though most of the inquiry into the event at this point is considered speculative and controversial, it is nevertheless most interesting that such a number is encoded within this very cryptic and inspirational message supposedly spoken on the moon.
Within the simple construction of the Vesica Piscis do we find some of the most amazing mathemtical principles, symbols, ratios and mythological numbers that allow us to understand our primorial beginnings. It can be no wonder that such a simple geometric symbol has found its way into so many variant cultures and spiritualities (Chrsitianity, Egyptian, Babylonian, etc.). Could the radii of the Earth and Moon, the six trigonometric functions, the number of feet in a mile, the number of days in the solar year and the first words spoken on the moon all be encoded within the number 153? What kind of numeric magic are we dealing with here? What else does this number have to offer us that we have yet to discover?
By understanding what was within the sphere of creation allows us to go within the mind of God and comprehend the thoughts of our creator. By cracking the sphere of creation allows us to return to the source of all being and gives us a beautifully simple symbolic and geometric comprehension of the birth of our universe. Though such a geometric story of our primordial beginnings may be deemed by some to be merely metaphorical, it nevertheless brings together and amalgamates the symbolism, philosophy, mathematics, language and spirituality into a unified whole that is beautiful, precise and without question, astoundingly magical.
We have explored in depth the idea that the first geometric move made by the great creator was to establish a line to separate our initial sphere of creation, creating not only the two 180 degree semi-circles, but also creating the first mathematical ratio of all creation, pi. Since pi is an infinite and transcendental number, when it is used in everyday application, such as in engineering, architecture, etc., it must be abbreviated and this is a very important point to understand before we move on. Since
pi unfurls its decimals into infinity, in order to approximate the area of a circle, or find the circumference, we must, at some point, cut off and/or approximate this number. This is indeed what gives pi an added sense of mystery. Why is it that we can never truly find the area of a circle? Even using the finest of our modern technology, the area or circumference of a circle can only be approximated due to pi’s infinitude. An extremely common whole number approximation of pi can be created by dividing 22 by 7 equaling roughly 3.142. This is the exact same abbreviation of pi that we found twice in our alphabet (please review THE CIPHER in the beginning of this blog or visit: http://blog.world-mysteries.com/strange-artifacts/decoding-the-numerology-of-the-english-alphabet/). This whole number approximation of pi becomes very important, for focusing on it allows us to make some very astounding correspondences. With this first scission or cracking of pi, we have constituted the first two geometric forms needed for creation, with those being the line and the circle, or what we know as the circumference and diameter needed to find the ratio of pi. By severing the first egg of creation, by cracking pi, we can focus on the language and numbers surrounding our primordial beginnings. Using the English cipher on the terms needed to create pi, or Diameter and Circumference, as well as on the words making up the ratio of pi, Three Point One Four Two, we find that they both sum to 86!
Understanding the interface between numbers and letters gives us a deep insight into the archetypal construction of our mental reality. The interplay of numbers and letters, the magical interaction between these two symbolic languages, allows us to synchronize seemingly separate aspects of our reality into a deeply rich holistic linguistic expression of the great creator. In short, a word of God. It provides us with a unified language of symbol, a language that manifests within every aspect of our living reality. We find our letters, our words, our numbers and geometry, and even our myths and stories are all accessible through the primordial language of symbol. And by employing this language, we may make the greatest of spiritual journeys, the journey back to the beginning of all creation. We can return to the source and undergo, what one could call, the religious process of cracking pi.
“Your spiritual quest has a geometric metaphor. Working with sacred geometry allows you to understand your PI –ety.” – Claudia Pavonis
What is most interesting about the numerical equivalents of Diameter (33) and Circumference (53) is that we find these numbers within the Monogram of Christ. A monogram is a combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ. As we have established earlier in this blog series, Jesus Christ represents the enlightened, awakened and spiritually ascended human being. The Christhood and Christ Consciousness is the state of grace that each human being strives for in his own life and to recognize the light of the creator within is to be a SON OF GOD. The monogram of Christ, or Christogram, were the letters IC and XC.
Using our cipher on these letters IC gives us the numbers 53 (or the Circumference – 53) and XC gives us the numbers 33 (or the Diameter – 33).
Looking at the etymology of the word monogram we find two words, mono meaning “one” and gram meaning “message” and so it would seem that the Christogram surrounding Jesus in so many Christian paintings is trying to convey to us “one message”. Could that “one message” be about the geometric, symbolic and linguistic construction of our universe? Is the monogram of the enlightened Christ wishing to inform us of that holy, transcendental number of pi? Notice the ~ character above the monogram as well. This symbol in mathematics is used as part of an equal sign to denote that a sum is approximately equal to the equation. Most interesting is it that this approximate sign is used above the letters that points us to an approximation of our holy pi.
By utilizing religion, or once again, the process of linking ourselves back to the very first moments of creation, leads us directly to the first ratio of all creation and the numeric constant that transcends all others, our holy and infinite pi. What is even more interesting is that the gematria for The Great Pyramid of Giza, the very architectural behemoth that encodes so many of our key numbers, including pi itself, sums to 86 as well.
We even find this number 86 in modern English terminology. To be 86’ed means to be ejected or cast out, usually out of an establishment. Isn’t it interesting, considering that we are dealing with the first moment of all creation, indeed, the very moment of the entirety of our universe being cast out from the primordial sphere of creation, we find the number 86 referring to this very action? Is such a correlation too much of a stretch? Are such things like this purely coincidental?
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” – Albert Einstein
Though we have made the spiritual quest to crack pi, we are not through yet. Accordingly, if man is made in the image of this first thing, we should find these concepts, mathematics, gematria and symbols within the creation of man himself. And as we will come to see, the story of universal creation reflects the story of the universal creation of you.
“The kingdom of heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.” – Egyptian Proverb
Copyright 2013 by Marty Leeds
Presented with Author’s Permission
Note from Marty Leeds
Greetings again World Mystery readers! My name is Marty Leeds and this is the sixth article in a series I am writing regarding the subjects of sacred geometry, sacred number and gematria. I am the author of three books, Pi – The Great Work and Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, all available at amazon.com. I have an extensive youtube channel (youtube.com/martyleeds33) with a video series detailing a wide variety of subjects and their relationship to mathematics, numerology and gematria. I am also a teacher at the School of the Holy Science (www.schooloftheholyscience.org) along with some fantastic thinkers and researchers such as Santos Bonacci, Dr. Johan Oldenkamp, Bill Donahue, Jason Verbelli, J.S. Williams and a growing list of others. I also have for sale a gematria calculator for your android phone that will allow you to easily calculate words and phrases using the cipher for the English alphabet (something we will explore in this article). This app is an extremely handy tool to help aid you in your exploration of numbers and letters. It is available for purchase here:
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This will be a three part article in which we will be looking into the mathematical phenomenon of Cracking Pi. We will be utilizing the English cipher to perform this numerological, gematria-magical and geometric feat so please take the time to intuit this cipher, for it has many hidden treasures just waiting to be unveiled. This cipher was, without a doubt, constructed by highly intelligent, very mystical and spiritual people who had a direct, gnostic connection to nature and to the conscious intelligence at work within the universe. I urge you to write out this cipher and keep it handy as you read through the remainder of this text as it will help you calculate the value of the words as we unfold the mystical nature of pi. Below is a very abridged version of this cipher.