The king was rightly concerned that people would forget him over time, and so he ordered that the roads and highways throughout the kingdom, be built according to the pattern of the letters in his name. That way, future generations would not forget the king and continue to obey his laws. The king did all this because he intended to disappear until such time as the construction was complete. The viceroy was told that the systems of measurement used to layout the pattern, as well as the measurements themselves, would also have to conform to the letters of the king’s name. All would serve to remind the people of the king’s authority, and there would be no doubt as to the kings identity or his intention to return.
The king wanted the people to have every opportunity to trust him and learn how to be good and loyal subjects, so he also specified that the roads extend from the palace like the spokes of a wheel. That way, every road would lead directly to the king's palace. Of course there were side roads too, but the main highways would always take a person directly to the palace, or in the other direction depending on where a person wanted to go. No one need ever get lost.
Nevertheless, as time passed the people forgot the king. They couldn’t even remember his name. The viceroy eventually died but his immediate descendants continued the work until they too forgot the king. There was one particular descendant however who did not forget. Seeing what had happened to the others, he established and maintained schools to teach his family so they too, would never forget. They built the palace and all the roads and all the highways as the king had requested. Many people outside of this particular family refused to believe there ever was a king and acted in all sorts of belligerent ways, especially toward the family of builders. Despite many obstacles the builders persevered. Some of them weren’t sure the king would return and so they slacked off. Others, weary from the belligerence aimed at their family, were unable to continue. But many worked twice as hard so that everything would be complete within the designated time.
Well sure enough, the king did return. He was pleased with the builders and the work they had done. Each was rewarded according to his efforts. The king then appointed a new viceroy from among them, who set about restoring order and teaching everyone the ways of the king. Many people had gone astray and had come to believe all manner of strange things, but the viceroy explained the secrets behind the original plan, and why the king had disappeared for such a long time. The people then recognized the king and bowed down to him. They put away childish things, and peace and harmony returned to the kingdom.
For those already familiar with the essential constructs, an explanation of the story is simple. The king is of course God and the first viceroy was Adam. God told Adam how to measure everything that could be measured. The kingdom is the world in which we live. It is mapped in all directions according to a unique pattern established by God and taught to Adam. We still use the same system today. What is this system and how does it correspond to the letters of God’s Name?
There are 360 equal portions in the circle of the earth referred to as degrees, like those on a compass. Anyone familiar with navigation of GPS coordinates knows that each degree of the earth’s circumference, polar or equatorial, is further subdivided into 60 smaller portions known as “arc minutes,” and these are in turn subdivided into 60 portions that are even smaller, called “arc seconds.” Any place on the planet (within its spherical 3 dimensions of space) can be expressed in terms of “so many degrees; so many minutes; and so many seconds” of latitude and longitude.
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As we’ve seen before, the King’s Name is often hidden in the details (conversion of measurements) and as you might suspect, it is also hidden in this system. However, in this case, it includes a direct reference to the King’s timetable as well. When we calculate how many “arc seconds” there are in 360 degrees (360 degrees x 60 arc minutes x 60 arc seconds) the conversion results in 1,296,000 arc seconds (one million, two hundred ninety six thousand arc seconds). Any coordinate in “the kingdom” (planet earth) can be mapped accordingly. However, the King also provided a coordinate designated within the dimension of time for reasons that will become apparent. That coordinate was much like the one above where the king gave the viceroy and his descendants 600 years to complete the construction. In the real plan, God allowed 6 days for creation, but each day to the King is like 1,000 years as discussed in many commentaries. Thus, the 6 days of creation alludes to 6,000 years of human history.
Divide the 1,296,000 arc seconds of ‘space’ that are used to locate any point on the earth’s surface (or the celestial equivalent for the stars under the rolling vault of heaven) by the 6,000 years of ‘time’ allotted to man for the purpose of creation, and you get the King’s Signature, the exact number of letters in His One Explicit Name (216 letters).
The total number of arc seconds, 1,296,000, divided by the 6,000 years = 216. The King’s Name is indeed hidden within the layout of His kingdom, as is the designated time period for creation. It remains hidden in order that people may exercise free will. They can choose their destiny by moving toward the palace, or away from it. But either way, the King’s Name is embedded within the dynamics of the space-time continuum created for this purpose, to which all of the people are subject.
How did man come to forget this? God walked with Adam in the garden and taught him many things. He taught him the secrets behind the systems of measurements and how each in its own way reflected certain characteristics of His Name. Adam’s descendants preserved this knowledge. However, eventually, they too forgot. There was only one small line of descendants who remembered and worked to preserve it. These were the descendants of Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaacov. The Jewish people established and maintain yeshivot (schools) to pass on a correct understanding of God, His Name, and the moral code that man was expected to obey. They are the only ones who know the 216 letters of His Name. They are the only ones who know the mysteries surrounding it. The Jewish people are the builders mentioned in the story above. And yes, belligerent people have risen up against them in every generation and will continue to do so until the King returns. And yes, many outsiders are engaged in all manner of strange worship, thinking that they know God, when in fact, they don’t even know His Name.
If you are new to this blog and have not yet read the essential constructs listed in the column to the right, please do so before proceeding. This is very important, as they explain some of the basic connections between the letters of God's Explicit Name and the multidimensional mathematic and geometric characteristics of the luchot, both in the divided state and combined cubic form, along with the internal geometry that casts a shadow known as a magen david. There is a special connection between the Name, the luchot and the geometry of the magen. The purpose of this blog is to show how they connect and to reveal where the Signature of the Architect is hidden, not only in each week’s parashah, but the physics of time and space, quantum mechanics and celestial dynamics to name a few. Once you are familiar with these constructs you can more fully appreciate each post.
For those who wish to dive a little deeper into this particular rabbit hole, the systems of measurements that emanate from the primary system mentioned above, are each an aspect of the roads leading to and from the palace. One can see from the diagram below how the degrees of a circle or sphere, for example, correspond to, and delineate these systems (some of these have already been discussed in previous posts). A circle coincidentally can be divided into 5 equal portions of 72 degrees. Any 3 portions (in degrees) alludes to the King’s Triad Name, along with the total number of letters.
By the same token, the circle can also be divided into 2 equal portions of 72 degrees so that 2 equal portions of 108 remain, like the 2 luchot with a matrix of 108 cubic handbreadths, or the 2 (north and south) walls of the tabernacle (house) that can be divided in exactly the same manner (72/108 opposite 72/108) (see also the post on Parashah VaYakhel).
The King’s 'house' alludes to the kingdom wherein these measurements are found. When divided into the 5 equal portions of 72 degrees as previously mentioned, each segment corresponds to the 5 male and 5 female aspects of the universe (think of the 5 mathematic constructs in a cube, and their "duals" or opposites, as well as the 5 string theories in physics reconciled by dual resonance). In the case of the circle, these "5" opposite "5" equate to 36 degrees for each of the 72 degree segments (5 x 72 degrees equates to 10 x 36 degrees). Each 36 degree segment is either the male or female half of 72. When separated into their male and female halves, the “kingdom” has 5 segments on half the circle, opposite 5 segments on the other half. How do we validate (reveal) the King’s Name in this male-female representation of the system? Calculate the tangent of each 36 degree line of division1 around the circle (using the 2 most significant integers) and the tangent will alternate from plus 3.0 and plus .72, to minus 3.0 and minus .72, alluding once again to the King’s Triad Havaya of 72 (consisting of 72 triplets) that defines all systems of measurement (we will model this in the paragraphs ahead).
The measure of 36 degrees (half of 72) is 1/10th of the circle. Divided in this manner it correlates with the Base-10 number system. The circular or spherical system of measurement described above can be expressed as 6 "squared" (tens) of degrees x 6 (tens) of arc-minutes x 6 (tens) of arc-seconds, harmonically expanding into 10s, 100s, and 1000s. It's square or cubic form of course being 6 x 6 x 6 handbreadths. Both systems, square/cubic and circular/spherical, are a reflection and function of the 216 letters in God's Name. The expansions (10s,100s, 1000s) are a natural function of the Base-10 System where significant ratios (related to the Name) are often a matter of simply moving the decimal point.
The Measure of the Earth Defined by
the Sphere within the Cube of Creation
the Sphere within the Cube of Creation
(combined cubic form of the luchot)
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The Circle Defined by the Square of the Cube [of Creation]
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For purpose of clarification, the circle and the square are two-dimensional, while the cube and sphere are three-dimensional: 6 x 6 (two) or 6 x 6 x 6 (three) and 6 x 6 (as tens or 360 degrees).
The 6 (tens) x 6 (tens) x 6 (tens) are like the 3 dimensions of the Kodesh Kodeshim (Holy of Holies) which was 216,000 cubic handbreadths. All are reflections (or a mathematic function of) the system of measurement originating within the sapphire cube that was 6 handbreadths x 6 handbreadths x 6 handbreadths (216 cubic handbreadths in the third dimension) times another 6 (that corresponds to the one dimension of time). The one is different from the other three because it is a reflection of the primary abbreviations of the Name (see the post on The Marriage of the Letters).
The product of all four is 1,296 which is the integer root (times 1,000) of 1,296,000 arc seconds in the spherical form. Multiplied together, there are 4 dimensions of space-time in the observable universe, and here, again, one dimension (time) is different from the other three (space) because "the measure" is a reflection (function of) the sapphire cube that is (again) defined by the letters of God's Name (3 x 72 x 4 dimensions equals 1,296). Everything is interconnected, but absent a knowledge of the letters in God's Name, not everyone has the ability to see the intricate nature of the connection.
The Carbon-12 mystery is closely related to this same system. There can be no life on earth without Carbon-12. It is the underlying basis of life. Carbon-12 is created by the bonding of Helium-4 and Beryllium-8, during what is called the tri-alpha process, wherein 3 alpha particles are fused together. The excitation energy during the process is 7.2 MeV (again with the 2 most significant integers) thus 3 particles and 7.2 electron-volts. So the Signature of the Architect or Seal of the King, is also found in the underlying basis of life, as well as time and space. And by the way, the Helium-4 and the Beryllium-8 are themselves a reflection of the Name or its primary abbreviated forms having a total of 8 letters that divide into 4 male and 4 female (the Tetragrammaton and the Havaya of Adnoot). Some of this is explained in the post on Ki Thetze.
The study of measurements or systems of measurement, by the way, is called metrology. However, the basis for the various systems was lost eons ago. There are those (even among other religions) who have noticed these unusual numbers, sets of numbers, and ratios, and can easily see that they are an integral part of the universe (we'll provide a prime example in a moment). They also rightly conclude that the pattern is evidence of intelligent design. However, since they are involved in “all manner of strange worship,” and not familiar with God’s Real Name, that is, the Name that gave rise to the universe (His Explicit Name) they invariably attribute the design to the name of their own particular (false) deity or idol. These childish things will eventually be put away, at the appropriate time, when God makes Himself known and confirms the identity of the builders and the nature of what was built and why.
That brings us to this week's parashah, Metzora wherein we again see the primary underlying pattern of the above system of measurements involving 5 mathematic constructs found in the sapphire cube, together with their 5 polar opposites (the male and female halves of those 36 degree segments). We see a reflection of this pattern in 5 things mentioned in this parashah that correspond to leprosy manifested within the physical body (1 being mentioned in the last parashah).
This is the law of the leprous mark (13:59)
This is the law of the Metzora (14:2)
This is the law of one who has the mark of leprosy (14:33)
This is the law for every leprous mark (14:54)
This is the law of leprosy (14:57)
There are however, 5 counterparts that are not mentioned. They pertain to a spiritual form of leprosy that cannot be seen in the physical body, but nevertheless manifest within the soul, as is known. The latter is much worse.
Psalms 34:13,14 says: "Who is the man who desires life, who loves days to see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking maliciously." King Solomon said: "He who watches his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from grief" (Proverbs 21:23). The word for grief is tzaroth which is related to tzara'ath (leprosy). It could thus be rendered, "he who watches his mouth and tongue safeguards his soul from leprosy2". This is what afflicts those among the nations who are belligerent toward the builders and it is what causes them to engage in baseless hatred.
The mathematic signature in the mention of leprosy, is merely another reflection of God’s Name. It is not only hidden within the 5 equal segments of 72 degrees in a circle of 360, but in its male-female counterpart as 36 “male” and 36 “female” (degrees) as described above in terms of their tangents of plus or minus 3 and .72, that arise from the 5 opposite 5, alluding to the Triad Name of 72. It is also found in the specifications for the creation of a male-female universe found in the sapphire cube (later brought down by Moshe as the luchot) with it 5 internal constructs and their 5 opposites. Echoes of this reflection include, but are not limited to the 10 sephirot that are 5 opposite 5 (sefer yetzirah) along with hundreds of other relevant examples (many more are examined throughout this blog).
The Circle as a Function of the 216 letters
(108 + 72 opposite 108 + 72)
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Examine the 360 degrees pictured above. Each segment of this circle is divided in successive halves. The 360 is of course 180 +180 (like the north and south walls of the tabernacle in handbreadths ~ 180 opposite 180). Each 180 degrees further divides into 72 + 108 degrees. When each 72 degree segments is successively divided, it becomes 36 degrees (as previously noted) then 18 degrees (18 being the gematria of life) of which there are 20 segments (which is the number of beams in each of the two walls of the tabernacle) then 9 (which is the measure of each beam in handbreadths) and so on.
The Tabernacle as a Function of the Circle
and the 216 Letters
(108 + 72 opposite 108 + 72)
(20 Beams ~ 9 Handbreadths)
All of these systems of measurement, their numbers, sets of numbers and ratios are reflections of the signature geometry associated with the Explicit Name.
Footnote 1 - Enter 36 degrees into a scientific calculator (most smart phones have them as an app) and then hit the TAN or tangent button on the calculator (do this with each increment of 36 degrees around a circle: 72, 108, 144, 216, 252, 288, 324, 360). The result in terms of the 2 most significant integers (above zero) will be plus or minus 3.0 or .72 which reflect the nature and number of letters in the Explicit Name. This is an aspect of the mathematic system underlying the (intelligent) design of the universe by a real Creator, whose Name, though hidden, is nevertheless embedded throughout the system.
Footnote 2 - Me'am Loez Metzora 1