“Mirror,
Mirror, on the Wall…”

By
now you might have noticed some distinctive features to the cipher I use.
Though, admittedly, any such system is, on some level, purely arbitrary, it was
the enigmatic functionality of this particular codex which initially captured
my attention. Whether or not it was “true” in some absolute sense, I was
curious to know how this particular card trick worked and, if possible, where
it came from. All of which was before I’d figured out any of that Great Pyramid
business. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-REdC2F2JEIQ/U8CuZUQLwoI/AAAAAAAAAPY/p9dl97tojrA/s1600/7-11.jpg

In
fact, it was solely by looking for the mathematical underpinnings of this
specific cipher that I stumbled across its’ Eye of Providence. Thus, I imagine
a similar series of epiphanies had befallen others before me who’d made similar
inquiries. Yet, in tracing its lineage of patterns and symbols, I’ve also
stumbled across a number of “strange coincidences” which, in my opinion, raise
some legitimate questions, however ‘bizarre’.

For
instance: Borromean Rings and the Dragon Emperor. Though the early Milan
pattern of *trionfi *in which they
appear bear neither title nor numerical rank, that deck’s Emperor wears an
emblem sharing a natural affinity with the infamous Pyramid built for a “king” under
a Ram-headed deity’s protection and architecturally aligned to the dragon in the
sky. Perhaps Sigismund & his Empress had a flair for interlinking circles,
or maybe the cards’ painter merely suffered horror vacui, or a lineage to “Wodan”
himself afforded the Emperor some hidden knowledge concerning the ‘valknot’. In
any case, it is a synchrony embedded within this Visconti-Sforza deck which
cannot easily shake the question: Did “they” know?

In
addition, the Borromean Rings have another fascinating thing in common with “pyramids”
– a topological feature likewise shared with the cipher’s attribution of
planets to double letters within the alphabet.

Usually,
one sees the 7 “planets” of antiquity (those visible to the naked eye) ordered
sequentially in accord with their speed across the sky as seen from Earth: ♄♃♂☉♀☿☾

Arrayed
around a circle, this sequence has been demonstrated to rearrange into the days
of the week by applying a hexagram: ☉☽♂☿♃♀♄

Similarly,
by using a centered hexagonal matrix and following their sequential pattern as employed
within the qabalah tree, the following rearranges the planets’ order by speed
into the double letters’ alphabetical sequence by applying the “Whitehead
Link”:

1=Beyt
= Mercury

2=Gimel
= Moon

3=Daleth
= Venus

10=Kaph
= Jupiter

16=Peh
= Mars

19=Resh
= Sun

21=Tau
= Saturn

Both
Borromean Rings and the Whitehead Link are particular to a branch of
mathematics known as Topology. More specifically, to Knot Theory – a subject that
arose in the latter half of the 19^{th} century in support of Lord
Kelvin’s theory that atoms were knots woven into the Aether. While it is
feasible that this may have inspired the Golden Dawn’s Cipher Manuscript
attributions of planet : double-letter, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that William
Thurston demonstrated that both were hyperbolic links – distinct topological
configurations that preserve the metrics for ideal octahedrons within a geometric
space of curvature -1.

3.3
Whitehead Link

3.4
Borromean Rings

http://library.msri.org/books/gt3m/PDF/3.pdf

Their
difference being: Borromean Rings preserve the metric for 2 ideal hyperbolic
octahedrons, while the Whitehead Link preserves the metric for one. In other words, 100+ years prior to the
formalization of hyperbolic complements in knot theory, the GD Cipher
Manuscript encoded a topological feature preserving the same geometric form,
albeit in hyperbolic space, as the emblem upon the Dragon Emperor’s chest. Thus, no matter how impossible it might
appear, one cannot help but ask the question: Did “they” know?

Yet,
whatever the answer, is it not fascinating to behold the architecture
underpinning this interface of Tarot with Qabalah Tree where they meet at the 7^{th}
wonder of the world? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGLPbSMxSUM

Another
“strange coincidence”, perhaps a bit easier to visualize: the sum of the first
21 whole number above zero = 231, a figurate number that, by stacking squares
of increasing : decreasing size 1+4+9+16+25+36+49+36+25+16+9+4+1, forms an
octahedron of seven. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octahedral_number

One
day, while fooling around with a calculator, I noticed that the speed of light
divided by pi = the number of square degrees in 10 whole sphere, multiplied by
231.321…

4π (180/π)² =
129600 / π = square
degrees per whole sphere

= measure
of the total area of ‘Space’ viewable from Earth.

c = speed of light
in meters per second

c = 299,792,458

c / (129600 *10) =
231.321...

c / π ≈ (10 whole
spheres’ square degrees * the octahedron of 7)

So,
looked at another way, multiplying the sum of its branches (numbered 0-21) by
the scope of its ten spheres, the qabalah tree closely approximates the speed
of light in meters per second divided by the ratio of a circle’s circumference to
its radius squared. Thus, if one literally looks at this cipher from a higher
dimension one may actually ‘see the light’ - or at least a close approximation
thereof. Food for thought should one choose to delve deeper into the projective
model for hyperbolic space and its relationship to special relativity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperboloid_model

Perhaps
all of which is merely an epiphenomenon inadvertently evoked by this cipher’s
distinct methodology of inducing recursions – an esoteric formula for
constructing fractal alphabets to echo the macrocosm of creation. Or maybe “they”
were al-ayins. I really don’t know. Like I said: “strange coincidences” – but,
given some thought, one may be reminded of THE FOOL and how that *sifr* of no account has a way of turning
THE WORLD downside-up.

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6

5

♏ 21:11 “So Simon Peter [the Stone that has heard
God] went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them.
And although there were so many, the net was not torn.”

♄

♊

☿♑

♐☉♑

☾♉☽

♒♀

♈♂

♎♃

♏ 11:14 “Osiris is dead.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Sigismondo_(Cremona)

Another set of hyperbolic curves of interest, at least with respect to the “zero-point” for our measure of years, follow the shadows cast by a nodus-based sundial upon the solstices/equinoxes at the beginning of the “Christian Era”. As Earth left the zodiacal ‘Age of Ares’ and entered into the ‘age of the fishes’, the Sun drew these curves from a cross of houses joining together the realms (domiciles) and exiles (detriments) of Jupiter with his son, Mercury. And, similar to this gnomic projection onto a disc, the glyphs representing those houses may be viewed as shadows cast from a “higher” dimension.

Thus, woven together, the son & the father upon this cross reveal a “holy spirit” of immortal gold while pointing the way of Herakles’ 11^{th} labor.

Encircling this zero-point behind our year count is another set of features I would classify as “strange coincidences”. They involve the Great Bridge Builder (pontifex maximus) of the Roman Empire who, as high priest of the imperial pagan religion, was charged with keeping the civil calendar in step with Time its proper ceremonial observances. Prior to 153BC, the year did not begin upon the 1^{st} day of the 1^{st} month, but on the Ides of March instead – the day after 3.14 – as if it were beginning a new circle of days. In 14BC, the pontifex maximus Julius Ceasar was assassinated on the Ides of March, ominously warned not to go out until the day had gone. His successor, Augustus, died in 44AD, reputedly of natural causes and “coincidentally” upon August 19^{th} - the 231^{st} day of the year

44/14 ≈ π ≈ 22/7

As if an Octahedron of 7 were joined to a circle centered upon that “zero-point” of prophesied “birth” behind our calendar year. Naturally, if this had anything to do with the Triumph of Sforza standing above Draco, one would expect a good deal of 'Forethought' at work.