Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tetraktys

Tetraktys magen David
 

Tetraktys is a mystical counting system graphically represented by a pyramid composed of dots arranged in rows. The Tetraktys of the number ten is made of ten dots arranged in four rows representing the numbers 1-4 (1+2+3+4=10)

 The Tetraktys was developed in the 6th century BCE by the famous Greek mystic philosopher Pythagoras as a symbol of the Cosmos; it was so sacred for his pupils that they used to swear on it.

 Kabalists used a similar form that included the four letters of the Hebrew name of god instead of the Pythagorean numbers.

 M. Costa ["Hatakh ha-zahav, hotam Shelomoh u-magen-David", Poalim, 1990 (Hebrew), pp. 154] shows how the Star of David is formed by connecting the inner six dots of the Tetraktys.

This may help understand how the Seal of Solomon with the inscription of the Shield of David might have looked like.  


4 comments:

zeevveez said...

"The Pythagoreans considered the tetractys to be so holy that they addressed the following supplication to it:
Bless us, divine number, thou who generatest gods and men. O holy, holy tetractys, thou that containest the root and source of eternally flowing creation. For the divine number begins with the profound, pure unity until it comes to the sacred four; then it begets the mother of all, the all-comprising, the all-bounding, the first born, the never-swerving, the never-tiring ten, the keyholder of all".
Source:
The Evolution of the Zodiac
Marcia Moore
http://www.cultdeadcow.com/archives/2006/10/the_evolution_of_the.php3

zeevveez said...

From: http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta15.htm
THE CUBE AND THE STAR.
By connecting the ten dots of the tetractys, nine triangles are formed. Six of these are involved in the forming of the cube. The same triangles, when lines are properly drawn between them, also reveal the six-pointed star with a dot in the center. Only seven dots are used in forming the cube and the star. Qabbalistically, the three unused corner dots represent the threefold, invisible causal nature of the universe, while the seven dots involved in the cube and the star are the Elohim--the Spirits of the seven creative periods. The Sabbath, or seventh day, is the central dot.

jerrod said...

Pythagoras da mac dad. Came up with the Pythagorean Chi explaining the electrons way before the discovery of the atom and Bohr model, all with using numbers in a logical way on a graph, and also not having any revenge on their minds of course, because nothing good ever came from revenge, just more transgression, getting everyone nowhere fast like the unbelievably stupid wars

The Blind Melon song singing somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity you'll get three.

Nikola Tesla also loved the number three in his exercise routine because three is enough, but two may not be enough, among other things that the inventor Nikola Tesla would use the three and six in the alternating current hertz.

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