(TRADITIONAL WAY OF INITIATION)
THE NUMBERS– BOARD OF STUDY
Symbolism is one of more ancient forms of language. The word symbol is derived of
Latin word ‘symbolum’ and Greek word ‘symbolon’ or ‘symballo’, that mean ‘I unite, I
make coincide’, in reference to idea of interlace Heaven and Earth, interior and exterior.
Symbolism studied by Illuminati Order is a mixing of Masonic symbols and general
symbols (numbers, colours), in a logical progression. And we use this symbolism in the
work dedicated to acquire knowledge, to wake conscience and to transcend.
Cabalists, Gnostics, operative Freemasons, Rosicrucian’s, Illuminati… have conceded
importance to numbers symbolism.
So, you must study number symbolism, till you know it by heart, because it’s very
important in initiation route.
NUMBERS AND THEIR SYMBOLISM
0. It symbolizes cosmic egg, the vulva, the Non Manifested Principle that is anterior to
Manifested Principle, the Universe cavern…
1. It symbolizes the phallus, the Manifested Principle.
2. It symbolizes the double, the duplicity, the duality, the two columns of the temple
(Jakin and Boaz), the androgynous…
3. It symbolizes the son who is born from the couple (2), the multiplication of living
beings, and the triangle.
4. It symbolizes the order, the square that allows making more complex geometrical
5. It’s symbolized by pentagram (star of five points) that shows the triumph of will over
matter and so spiritual ascension. When it’s inverted means the triumph of matter over
6. It’s symbolized by star of David or Salomon Seal that symbolize the union of high
and low. This number has relation with god f Light or true god in his different expressions:
Baphomet, Lucifer, Prometheus, Iblis…
7. It symbolizes the mastery and it’s the number of Creation in Jewish-Christian
tradition. There were 7 learned persons in Greece. There are 7 colours of Rainbow, 7
arts, 7 musical notes, 7 days in a week, 4 cycles of 7 days in a lunar month, 7 arms in
Jewish menorah (candelabrum)…
In masonry, the 7 symbolizes the universal harmony, the perfection, the initiated man. 7
masters compose a ‘Just and Perfect’ Lodge. The legend of Masonic Mastery explains
that king Solomon built the temple in 7 years. Mason Masters are ‘7 years and more’.
Star of 7 points is present in several orders and is the star of Thelema of Aleister
Crowley. Its geometrical figure is the heptagon.
8. It symbolizes the matter and the rhythm. It’s the square by two. The star of eight
points is the star of Chaos. The octagon or figure of eight points was present in
constructions of Templar Knights (hermitages, churches), in their secret alphabet…
9. It symbolizes the conclusion of the Work. A foetus is 9 months for seeing light.
9 Mason Masters searched for Hiram Abiff tomb, the master of masters who was killed
inside the temple. And Bigger Mysteries of Antiquity were 9 days. 9 is the triangle by
three. Its geometrical figure is the nonagon.
10. It symbolizes the Great Architect of Universe in his whole dimension, because it
unites the 0 (Non Manifested Principle) and the 1 (Manifested Principle). The 10 is the
number of the Law or Decalogue. In original Hebrew cabala, there are ten sephiroth or
divines emanations of Tree of Life. Its geometrical figure is the decagon.
11. It’s the number of Abyss, of Chaos. There are 11 sephiroth of Tree of Life of cabala.
And 11 is the number of sephirah Daat (Knowledge).
12. It’s a number related with transcendent, above all in Judaism. There are twelve
names of god according to Jewish rabbis, 12 doors in Jerusalem, 12 tribes of Israel…
There are 12 Zodiac signs too.
13. It symbolizes the perfection, a Being state that we can get with 13 degrees of
Operative Rite of The Bavarian Illuminate.
18. It symbolizes the full age, the transformation. Young ones had to go to the nuptial
bed with this age in Israel. Young Summer women had to be deflowered with this age.
The Masonic-Rose Croix degree Sovereign Prince of Rose Croix marks the renovation
by fire, like a full age of initiation.
22. It symbolizes the 22 keys of tarot and the 22 sacred letters of Hebrew alphabet. It’s a
number united to knowledge.
26. It symbolizes the Hebrew name of god (YAHVEH or YHVH), because the addition
of numeric value of consonant letter of this name is 26.
33. It symbolizes the cosmic perfection, the supreme mastery. It’s the number of
degrees of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the more extended Masonic rite in the
world that was created by Hebrew Esteban Morin in USA.
33 is the number of years that complete sun cycle has, where Sun born and dead.
Curiously, a lot of gods who are associated to death and resurrection process are united
to number 33: Jesus, Khrisna, Baal ‘the fly god of Semitic zone’When Salomon was 33,
someone destroyed his temple.
65. It’s the Adonai value. In Masonic Mastery, we will know him better.
66. It’s the numeral value of two sun cycles.
99. It’s the value of three sun cycles (33x3). The numbers 33, 66 (33x2) and 99 (33x3)
are related with one of versions of Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm that
has 99 degrees. This Rite has as principal degrees the 33º or Sovereign Grand Inspector
General, the 66º or Grand Consecrator and the 99º or Grand Hierophant. The 99 degree
is maximum degree en other Rites of Memphis-Misraïm.
156. it’s the numeral value of word Zión, if this word is writing like Tzión. It coincides
with numeral value of Babalon, the Great Goddess Mother of Thelema. It’s curios that
Liber Zión requires respect to Thelema (the cult created by Aleister Crowley), because
it sowed the celestial crop that after Liber got.
421. It’s the numeral value of word Achaita of Liber Zión. The 1 symbolizes the
manifested principle, the 2 symbolizes the duality that comes forth manifested principle
and the 4 symbolizes the order, the matter… Achaita and its value symbolize the
extension of the principle, of the One, of god to material world. The versicle 1 of first
part of Liber Zión says ‘Achaita, divine revelation’.
The number 421 is symbolized by triangle and the pyramid too, because these figures
are geometrical figures when mark four, two and one point, horizontal and from up to
down and reverse, and unite them with lines. The triangle and the eye and the pyramid
are symbols of The Illuminati.
666. In Christianity this number has sinister and evil connotations. In other esoteric and
religious traditions it doesn’t exist. In Liber Zión, the 666 is associated to god of the
Light, Baphomet and to Era of Zión, with a positive perspective that supposes the end of
slave cults and the beginning of a new age of equality, freedom, free will… Liber Zión
says in versicle 18 of first part: ‘Gods are dead because their slavery. Catch the trumpet
and claim: Death to slave cults, because Zión has come! Zión, Zión, Zión, Zión, Zión,
Zión, till the infinite. The key is Zión and its numbers are the 616 and the 666’.