Who knew? The Mark of the Beast Really is 666.

The number 666 is infamous, made so by the phrase in the final chapters of the Christian Bible: Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

In our next couple posts, we’ll explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Meanwhile, today we’ll supply some of that yearned for wisdom: what the number 666 has to do with both the beast and the man, as given to us by the Tanakh (Old Testament), several hundred years “Revelations” was written.

The answer lies in the Hebrew and its gematria, even the English translation of Ecclesiastes 3:21, “Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?” is evocative of the much later written verse in the Christian Revelations.

TIKKUN 46 of the Tikkune Zohar brings up Ecclesiastes 3:21 in its discussion of בְּרֵאשִׁית , “In the beginning”, the first word of the Torah.  It forms two words , בָּרָא   שִׁית, meaning “created six(6)”.
The Zohar tells us that this refers to the six (6) bundled sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin (chesed gevurah, tiferet, netzach, hod and yesod), which form the central column.  It is represented by the letter Vav of the Tetragrammaton YHVH name. It is the connector between Binah (the upper world), which is the provider of the light, to Malchut (our dimension).

“From Binah came out the six days that are the element of time that create the process. Working and following the process during the six days lead us to the seventh day when we have rest and ability to connect to the Light of Binah.”

Then the Zohar, brings up the following verse from Ecclesiastes, where we also find the famous 28 Times (A time to live, a times to die, etc)

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

So let’s understand what this verse has to do with 6 and more importantly for this conversation, 666.  The prefix Hey (H) in Hebrew is the article meaning “the” and in this case it was inserted somewhat superfluously 6 times in the verse. When we discount it, we find that the words in the verse that pertain to the beast part of the spirit that goes down (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) has the gematria (numerical value) of 666, and moreover, for those familiar with the apocalyptic predictions of Revelations and the 42 month period, it’s important to note that the 666 value 2 word (10-letter) phrase for beast begins on the 32nd and ends on the 42nd letter of this verse.

It’s significant that the tree-of-life is structured with 32 Paths of Wisdom, that link together the 10 sefirot, for as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory points out, these total 42 and are associated with the 42Letter Name of G-d.

At this point we can easily say that the number and its association with the 666 had it’s origins with the writings in Ecclesiastes, but that would simply be doing a disservice to those very profound writings.

The verse clearly and symmetrically  juxtaposes the spirit of a mad with that of a beast, moving in opposite directions, one up, one down. But that’s on the surface. Underneath, we find that once again without the superfluous prefix (H), the words for Man (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) also have the gematria value (less the kolel of 1) of 666. Literally the words state “son of the Man (Adam).

Is the verse saying we have the beast within us and that negativity will sink to the earth, while the pure spirit will rise up?

Who knows? The gematria with the kolel of the verse’s first 3 words (מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ) is 358, that of Moshiach, the Messiah. And even more surprisingly, the gematria of the last 3 words (הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ) with the kolel (3) for the 3 words is 424, the same as that of Moshiach Ben David.

Once again, the concept if time slips into the writings of Ecclesiastes, as we begin Man’s journey with Moshiach, a primordial figure and energy (consciousness) that existed before the counting of time, which began with Adam. Then our journey through physicality ends with Moshiach Ben David, after the negativity (represented by the beast) is separated out and drawn into the earth.

But When?

This verse provides several hints to the answers. It can be found in The Divine Calendarits’ 5th word, the name/word Adam (EDM), which the sages tell us is an acronym for Adam-David-Moshiach and if we make the midpoint in David’s life (2889 HC) the halfway point to Moshiach Ben David, then the date would be 5778, just Rav Ashlag suggested based on the kabbalistic calculation using the principle of 2/3 (.666). See The Divine Calendar for a fuller explanation. The halfway point coincides with the middle 6 words of this special verse whose final letters equal exactly 424, once again the numerical value of Moshaich Ben David.

The next hint is found in the total gematria of the verse, 2084 when we subtract 53 for the number of letters and 14 for the number of words in the verse as the Arizal was apt to do, and get 2017, as in the year 2017 ce, or 5777-5778 HC.

And finally, we spoke of how the first 3 words of the 14 words and the last 3 words and also the middle 6 words all add up to either Moshiach or Moshaich Ben David, but that leaves two words unaccounted for Bnei H’Adam (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) and together they add up to in simple gematria, 107, which is curious as we know that the sum of all the integers through 107 is 5778.

And then there is the gematria sofit of the final letters in the 14 words of the verse, which the sages tell us point to the future and in this case they add up to 2028 or 10 years more than 2018 ce. Does this indicate a 10 year process for the 10 sefirot beginning in 2018. Who knows?

As for the beast…

The words used for the beast (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) can be permuted to form H’BrYT DM, meaning the covenant of blood or H’BrYT DMH, meaning the covenant of her blood, which is also the angel of the death level.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

Indeed, who knows? With the promise of Moshiach and the Tree-of-life reality upon us, we should make sure we are doing everything we can to separate ourselves from the beast within us, the klippot (negative husks) and selfish desires that weigh us down and anchor us to this earth.

As stated earlier, we’ll soon explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Armed with wisdom, may G-d bless us all with the strength to overcome our own nature.

Torah Perfection

More Torah perfection awaits those that choose to see. Before we move on to the promised article on”the beast” there was an important bit of Torah knowledge that we neglected to pass on in our last post.

We recently illustrated that the square root of the total number of words, letters and verses in the Torah is exactly 625, which matched the Regressive (squared) spelling out of the 4 aspects of G-d Name, YHVH, which led us to conclude that there was a part of G-d Name at the source of each individual letter, etc in the Torah.

We further illustrated that 6252 equaled 58 and that .625 is also exactly 5/8. We then mentioned that in choosing 5778 as the year of the geula,G-d must have known that 5778 is only 22 (as in the 22 letters) years shy of 5800 and that it must all play some part together is His grand plan.

What we neglected to mention was that the Torah, as is all Hebrew, is built only 22 letters–building blocks, as Abraham the Patriarch referred to them in his Sefer Yetzirah–and that each of those those has a specific numerical value corresponding to their spiritual energy.

That energy and numerical values is the basis for all gematria and that Kabbalistic studies. And when the sum up the total numerical value of all 304,805 letters in the Torah, we get 33640626, which is precisely  5800.053972, off by only626 from 5800.0002. 626 is obviously 625 + 1 (Kolel).  As mentioned before, 625 is the gematria value of H’Keter,  the crowning sefira (dimension), above all else.

Man obviously didn’t create the Torah. It would have been beyond his capabilities just considering the few facts in this post, which are but a drop in the bucket to all the others we’re previously revealed in The Genesis Prayer, the Divine Calendar, Nothing is Random in the Universe, and our hundreds of articles, and these are but a drop in the ocean compared to what’s really in the Torah. Nevertheless, if Man didn’t create the Torah, who did, and why base it on G-d’s Name?

However you answer that, and there can be only one right answer, you must then ask what the meaning is behind the 5-8 relationship? Remember numbers are only reflections of the energy levels an sources they represent. Why was it so important to the Torah’s design? What will it mean for us as we quickly approach the prophesied date of 5800 – 22 (5778, 2018 CE)?

All Torah Light Spreads…Chaim Vital

A long time ago Rabbi Akiva taught me that the number 9 is of paramount importance to us. I must confess that while early on I understood it to mean the 9 pillars, I have yet to really know why, but last night I got a glimpse of one way the number 9 plays into the grand panoramic of our universe.

Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory, wrote that all Torah light was spread by squaring and he was principally talking about the squaring of the Name of G-d, which is the “retrogressive selling of the Tetragramaton (YHVH), in other words (Y, YH,YHV, YHVH).

Nevertheless, we’ve know for quite some time that many significant aspects of the Torah are perfect squares of numbers, or are quickly decoded when we examine the square roots of certain prominent Torah numbers.  For example, as fully illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, the total number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah is exactly 390,625, or 58, which is also 6252, a perfect square of a perfect square of a perfect square of the number 5, which is perfectly fitting, considering that we are talking about the 5 Books of Moses.

Then last Shabbat, while studying the explanations of the Arizal about how the red heifer purifies, and what it had to do with regressive iterations of the YHVH, I had one of those Aha! moments: “Know also that the red heifer purifies the defiled by means of the divine attribute of mercy, as well. Specifically, by means of the regressive iterations of the four Names Havayah.”

“The numerical values of the regressive iterations of these four names are 184, 166, 130, and 144, as follows:”

YVD,   YVD HY,   YVD HY VYV,   YVD HY VYV HY = 184

YVD,   YVD HY,   YVD HY VEV,   YVD HY VEV HY = 166

YVD,   YVD HE,   YVD HE VEV,   YVD HE VEV HE = 130

YVD,   YVD HH,   YVD HH VV,   YVD HH VV HH = 144

The total of these four numerical values is (184 + 166 + 130 + 144 = 624), or just 1 shy of 625. We already know how 625 is the gematria of H’keter, the crowning sefira (dimension) and what that means to the construction and purpose of the Ten Commandments, but now we can understanding the meaning of R’ Chaim Vital’s statement and have  a better picture of what’s behind the letters in the Torah and in its construction.

Given that the 3 main elements of the Torah collectively 625 squared and that there are 625 numerical aspects to the Name of G-d squared, it means that each letter, and word and verse has at its seed it’s own numerical aspect of the YHVH, which makes each of the Alefs in the Torah unique unto itself. The same with the Bets, Gimmels, Dalets, etc. It means that each time the name Israel is said or read it’s different in that both the source of the complete name is unique each time, but the source of each of the five letter in Ysrael (TShREL) are different each time as well.

Now what those sources are are very complex and involve the integration of different veils, worlds and dimensions for each one.  And this is only on the level with which we can contemplate them, not on their real true nature that is beyond our comprehension.

For most of us, though, the significance is that our awe of the Torah should be magnified exponentially. Instead of taking the Torah readings and portions as collective stories, we should see the face of G0d in every word, letter, and verse of the Torah, and hear His voice speaking through them directly to us.

And as we listen to G-d’s voice, we understand that in choosing 6252, which equals 58, He knew that .625 is also exactly 5/8. And in choosing 5778 as the year of the geula, He also knew oh so poetically that 5778 is only 22 (as in the 22 letters) years shy of 5800.

But what I just learned about the number 9 is that  5778/625 = 9.2448 with 2448 HC being the year of the Exodus from Egypt and the reception of the 10 Commandments and the Torah. The year 2448 HC was when we last stood at Keter, with the windows to the tree-of-life wide open, exactly 66.6 jubilee years (3330 years) before 5778. Funny how the 3 digits in 3330 years, 3+3+3 = 9.  And this brings us to the number 666 and the mythical beast, who we (the Tanakh) will reveal in our next post.

 

Tonight, Rabbi Shimon Revealed Another Secret

It’s fitting that this is Lag B’omer, the celebrated death anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, for not only did he pass away on the 33rd day of the Omer period, but in his final speech (See Zohar Idra Zuta), he spoke about the 115th psalm.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe, that the Bible, which is the essence of religion, and that the structure of the spiritual world are all the same, and that this is in no way random.

There is an innate structure to our universe no matter how chaotic it may feel to use, and stepping back we can understand that; after all, if there are a set of natural laws and a set of mathematical (physical) constants then no matter what scale things should look alike and follow the same patterns. But what about an ancient scroll 248 columns long? Should the letters, words, chapters, and verses on that 3330 year old document adhere to the same pattern? If it was written by G-d it might, or by the universe itself it might? But if it were written by man, could it?

Maybe today it could, using computers and software, but 3330 years ago? And if it did, why was the number and date 5778 (2018 ce) singled out? Some of those answers can be found in the Torah portions read during the Omer in the portions surrounding Lag B’Omer.

The Torah or 5 Books of Moses is comprised of several finite and very defined structural elements: the number of words in it, letters, verses, chapters, paragraphs.  These haven’t changed in 3330 years, which in Biblical counting as we learn in this week’s portion, Bechukotai, is 66.6 jubilee years (50-year intervals).

The wonderful things about having quantitative numbers verses qualitative words is that we don’t have to interpret them. The total 187 chapters in the Torah divided into the Phi (.61803399) proportion is exactly (187  x .61803399) = 115.566, and 5778, the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of the geula (final redemption) in jubilee years (5778/50) is precisely 115.56.

Moreover that 115th chapter is the chapter 25 of the Book of Leviticus, the first chapter in Torah portion Behar, and as it happens not only does Behar have 57 verses in it, but the very next portion (often read together by the way) is Bechukotai with 78 verses. Thus at the 115th chapter in the Torah we have 2 consecutive portions of 57 and 78 verses respectively, a nice allusion to 5778.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi.

Phi is a specially balanced proportion that extends between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (ie the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length).

Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of the Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of letters, of words, of verses, and of all 3 together, that splits the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus)/ (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters, or words, or verses

And

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

So Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, and the 33rd portion of the Torah is Emor, the very portion where the number of words, letters and verses of the Torah is split into a proportion of .5778.

In summary, the have the portion of Emor connected to Lag B’Omer, and to the .5778 proportion in terms of the number of words, letters and verses in the Torah. Then we have the next two portions in the Torah, Behar and Bechukotai, with 57 and 78 verses respectively as the final two potions in Leviticus, and with their connection to splitting the Torah’s 187 chapters into the exact Phi proportion (115.56) that equations to the number of jubilee years from Adam to Moshiach in 5778. And then in the very next portion, in fact the very next chapter, the first chapter in Numbers, we have the Torah split into the Phi proportion in terms of letters, verses and words.

Now as explained in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe the connection between Phi and also Pi to 5778 is a profound one and Phi18 = 5778.000 precisely so maybe it’s more than coincidental that the gematria of Lag B’Omer is 358, that of Mashiach.

Maybe there is a reason for all this. And maybe we should wake up and stop perusing dates from dead cultures and calendars and start looking at the Bible (Torah) for the answers and timing that was given to us exactly 66.6 jubilee years before 5778 at Mt Sinai and that was spelled out for us in terms that could only be readily understood by our generation, the first to use computers and analytical software.

Thank you once again, Rabbi Shimon.  We’ll resume our discussions and revelations about the Future Holy Temple shortly.

Here’s a couple more equations for those so inclined, or so skeptical.

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625 = exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Words, Letters, and Verses in the Entire Torah)/(106 x (square root 1 + the square root of 2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem) and also the number of columns in the Torah.

We’ve proven repeatedly in The Genesis Prayer, in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe and in our articles the purposeful interweaving of Pi (3.1415926358…) in the construction of the Torah. Now we see that the primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399) was likewise programmed in.