Recently, I was excited to divulge some exciting discoveries with a friend. The discoveries specifically are pertaining to the “Christ within,” and truth in myth (Santa Claus). After having been mulling this over long enough, I decided it too important of a revelation to withhold from other inquiring minds. He was initially put off by certain terms and numbers, such as ‘33,’ made popular as of late by freemasonic “exposés,” painting an evil picture around deeper esoteric truth. I decided to share my reply to his mixed feelings here in hopes that it might be that single bread crumb needed for the next leap. Should it resonate with you, reader, I am made glad.
I completely relate with the feeling you’re describing… and it’s wise on your part to push past the initial feeling for the sake of authentic seeking, since we have been so conditioned for so long in opposition of ourselves and, thereby, the truth itself. In other words, I think we’ve been conditioned against genuinely good and beautiful news.
I’ll go into a little detail and if I don’t scare you away you let me know! We haven’t spoken much in a while and the journey moves quick these days….
It was my same sentiment, too, an initial discomfort with numbers such as 33, 666, or what have you. With some time attempting to grasp numerology and revisiting geometric principles with new eyes, these fears have turned to laughter. Laughter, because for so long I was mentally blocked from grasping at such simple (yet sophisticated), in-your-face, transcending reason due to inherited ‘fear of the dark,’ or better put, ‘fear of the unknown.’
Interjection: perhaps this appropriates the muse of Heraclitus…
Now, with some time at it, with some new understanding, my sense of hope is restored (but, to be honest, still working on joy).
Now, I have to ask: Can a number be inherently evil? What’s more evil, a 6 or a 7? What about 8 and 9? Their interconnectedness declares each one’s unique necessity. 0-9 encodes all of creation, transcending all language and culture. Are numbers merely quantities or are they also principles? The answer, as I have only recently learned, is “both.” Each number 0-9 is a symbol to express a principle, nothing less. Principles are manifested on many levels, for example, 2 is a principle of balance: man/woman, light/dark… you have two legs – for balance. One balances the other. Moving to 3, a principle of strength – triunity (or trinity [I know, ew, right?])… a tripod, a truss, 3-strand rope… we intuitively know these principles to be true, propagated as patterns through all levels of manifestation.
For example, 666, that famous number of the beast from the book of Revelation, associates with the isosceles triangle, with three angles at 60 degrees. In numerology, this characteristic can be represented by three sixes, thus 666. But why – what is the significance of the triangle? The bible is littered with not only numerology, but many fields of study, including alchemy (concepts of elements: water, earth, air, fire, etc). In alchemy, water (or otherwise the concept of man/flesh/beast) is symbolized by the downward pointing triangle (angles @ 606060 for a total of 180 degrees). Its opposite, fire (spirit), is symbolized by the upward pointing triangle (another 180 degrees). So, the two triangles intersecting represents fire and water (or better understood, spirit and flesh) for a total of 360 degrees – the whole (where the word holy comes from). The number of the beast is 666 because it represents flesh without spirit. Or half.
…In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2Male and female created he them…From Genesis 5: 1-2 KJV
This, to my understanding, is where the concept of duality comes from. From one came two, equal and opposite. Heaven and earth, light and dark… And so all things here have their opposite, just as is blatantly noticeable in our bodies themselves, with opposing sides and a center column (33 vertibrae). Sun, moon; light, dark etc. From a religious viewpoint: If 33 was inherently an evil number, why would our creator use it in the design of such a sacred thing?
33, in numerology adapted to geometric principles, is two triangles (3&3). TRIangle, of course is the rudimentary geometric form of 3. Within the vesica picis, the foundation of all of geometry itself, two triangles emerge: one pointing up, one pointing down. This follows the pattern of “as above, so below…” In the past, I always associated that phrase with evil freemasonic agendas, but its intent is quite the contrary. It is simply describing the law of correspondence that all things must obey.
It might seem trivial to study geometry to understand big picture concepts, but for me it has been a baseline means to recognize patterns that repeat through all levels of creation. Geometry, after all, is not the invention of man, yet it is embedded beautifully and – dare I say – perfectly in our design.
We start off questioning why they lie and then, as you know, each step in our journey deepens our understanding. Sometimes we go astray for a while but an earnest seeker is never completely without mercy, it seems. Time and fruits will tell… but in the meantime I can’t hold back my excitement – I’ve been shown through the hard work others that much depth of wisdom has been concealed in myth.
Such child’s play as ‘Santa Claus’ is a prime modern example of truth in plain sight. Did Christianity’s fear of idols “throw out the baby with the bath water” some time ago? Allegories and symbols used to embody deeply scientific concepts from ancient wisdom is a sensible practice, given that the public at large has a bad reputation of destroying sacred things… but this still seems to have worked out to the demise of the West and the world, now teaching vanity and taking allegories as literal idols… the skeptic in me thinks it was probably for power over the common mind.
Studying our language etymology has also been a fantastic study for me this past year, revealing rooted meaning in words I never would have otherwise considered (using Etymonline). Santa is Spanish for “saint,” as in “Old Saint Nick.” Saint literally means holy and comes from Latin ‘sanctus,’ which shares the same root as “sacred,” and thereby “consecrated.” Claus is from Old English ‘cloister,’ from Latin ‘CLAUStrum,’ which means “enclosure.” Thus, Santa Claus literally means “Holy Enclosure” or “Sacred Enclosure.” The CLAUStrum in the brain itself is said to be the ‘seat of consciousness’ even by modern (flawed) science.
For me, this marks the beginning of a new chapter: uncovering deeper truths hidden in plain sight.