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Meaning of the Number 8

Moe December 12, 2012Numerology

8 pointed star venus Meaning of the Number 8There are many meanings behind numbers that one can find when researching this subject. The secret underlying this article is the Greek alphabet when computing the gematria of the allegorical language of the New Testament. The number eight corresponds to the New Testament, according to Ambroise. This is something I AM relearning as I create these articles. For example, I found the number 8 tied to various important stories, events and in particular, a priesthood that had originated in the East. This article will mainly focus on what I feel are the most significant meanings to the Templars.

One of the earliest references to Shakespeare’s name links it with Pythagoras in three of his plays, each time in connection with the concept of the transmigration of souls. Pythagoras says this about numbers; “All is number.” The number 8, which the arithmeticians call the first actual square, has been named, by the Pythagorean Philo— laus the name of geometrical harmony, because he thinks he recognizes in it all the harmonic relations which you will find that in mathematics that the symbol of the infinity is represented by a 8 laid down. It was the Pythagoreans who held that there are in man eight organs of knowledge; sense, fantasy, art, opinion, prudence, science, wisdom, and mind.

In 1598 Francis Meres wrote in his  Palladis Tamia;

“As the soule of Euphorbus was thought to live in Pythagoras:so the sweete wittiesoule of Ovid lives in mellifluous & hony-tongued Shakespeare, witness his Venusand Adonis, his sugred Sonnets among his private friends &c.”Meres may well have been hinting at some special link between Shakespeare’s verse,his ‘numbers’, and Pythagoras, particularly in relation to the Sonnets. In fact,Shakespeare mentions Pythagoras or the Pythagoreans in three of his plays, eachtime in connection with the concept of the transmigration of souls, a transmigrationfrom Ovid to Shakespeare as referred to in Meres’ above appraisal. This concept isconsistent with the doctrine of ‘the harmony of the spheres’ and of ‘the harmony of soul’ within an eternally tuned cosmic system.

Royal Ark Mariner Freemason Meaning of the Number 8Eight is represented in “The Magic Star of Venus,” and by the Chaldeans as the 8-pointed Star of Venus. Amongst the Jews, 8 is the number of circumcision, because that ceremony took place on the eighth day. In Christianity there are eight beatitudes: poverty of spirit; mourning; meekness; desire of righteousness; mercy; purity of heart; the peacemaker; and suffering for the sake of righteousness. Saint Joseph endured during eight years various great sufferings before to die. We find 8 again in the story of Noah’s Ark in which the deluge was commemorated by eight persons who had been saved in the ark. This is also represented in Freemasonry as the degrees of the Royal Ark Mariners, the Noachites, and the Ark and Dove.

Dr Mackey’s  explains this degree “Freemason’s Lexicon;” “In this degree, the Knights celebrate the destruction of the tower of Babel, and for this purpose they meet on the night of the full moon of each month. No other light is permitted in the Lodge than what proceeds from that satellite. The records of the order furnish us with the following history. The Noachites, at this day called Prussian Knights, are the descendants of Peleg, chief architect of the tower of Babel. Thus they trace the origin of their order to a more ancient date than the descendants of Hiram; for the tower of Babel was built many ages before the temple of Solomon. And formerly, it was not necessary that candidates for this degree should be Hiramites or Blue Masons. But a different regulation was afterwards adopted, and to receive the degree of Noachite, it is now necessary that the candidate should have performed the duties of a worthy office in a regularly constituted Lodge of Blue Masons. The order of Noachites was established in Prussia in 1755, and introduced into France by the Count St Gelaire in 1757.”

tower of babel 1024x772 Meaning of the Number 8The reality is that when most people see the number 8, they just see a plain old number. Little do they know that many numbers like 8 have an occult meaning attached to them. For example, the Tower of Belus in Babylon is made of eight square towers. In Egypt, Thoth had eight disciples which was the number of the balance and of the cosmic order and according to Herodotus, the reign of gods in Egypt would have started with a first group of eight gods to the head of which was Pan. The Greeks had dedicated the number 8 to Dionysius who was born in the eighth month of the year.

An octave, the interval between two notes with the same letter name (where one has double the frequency of the other), is so called because there are eight notes between the two on a standard major or minor diatonic scale, including the notes themselves and without chromatic deviation. The ecclesiastical modes are ascending diatonic musical scales of eight notes or tones comprising an octave. There are eight notes in the octatonic scale and the musical note. The eighth or octave signifies eternity, and this was the mystical reason why octaves were annexed to festivals.

More uses of the number 8 ;

  • You will find that 8 is the number of salvation, the baptismal font is octagonal, and the sign of God’s covenant.
  • 8 is the number of the New Beginning found in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • In Revelation the Anti-Christ is the eighth king.
  • The idea of the Octave manifests in a slightly different way in the Greek Alphanumeric correlation, which begins with Alpha = 1 and ends with Omega = 800
  • The Number 8 integrates with the Number 66 – the value of the Wheel (Galgal) – to yield the Key to the Bible, as revealed in Isaiah 22.22:
  • In the Church of England the only festivals mentioned as having Octaves (Jesus Christ) are Christmas Day, Easter Day, Ascension
  • Hanukkah is a Jewish festival holiday that lasts eight days and eight nights.

More Mythology and Esoteric uses of the number 8;

  • In numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction.
  • In Ancient Egyptian mythology, the Ogdoad represents the eight primordial deities of creation.
  • In mythology, the horse of the Norse god Odin has eight legs and is called Sleipnir.
  • 8 apparitions appear to Macbeth in Act 4 scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as representations of the 8 descendants of Banquo
  • “88” is the abbreviated terminology used by the Aryan Brotherhood for the Nazi salute, “Heil Hitler” – “H” being the eighth letter of the alphabet, twice
  • Eight-ball pocket billiards is played with a cue ball and 15 numbered balls, the black ball numbered 8 being the middle and most important one, as the winner is the player or side that legally pockets it after first pocketing its numerical group of 7 object balls

Then we have the first Roman Emperor that we know of today as Octavian Augustus Caesar.  The name Octavian was given to him just like it had been assigned to Augustus as Jupiter Vatican Meaning of the Number 8Dionysius. This is why the number 8 in music would be the form of an Octave. Hence, when musicians hit an Octave note when making music, they are not just playing an Octave, but are also playing Octavian Caesar’s immortal tune. According to Clement of Alexandria, the Christ places under the sign of 8 the one he made to be born again and the Temple of Jerusalem eight gates from which the eighth gate would open only for the Messiah.

Please keep in mind that is the whole point of this biblical magic. As Above, So Below and the So Below doesn’t stop there because in order to properly honor the morning star, you have to do it in style with as many So Belows as possible in order to bring the As Above into manifestation.

Augustus Caesar immortalized with the name Octavian, he had also changed the calendar from that of the Egyptians to the Roman Calendar in which his Father was assigned the month of July for Julius and Augustus was assigned the “8th” month of the year to that we of course know of us as the month of August. Then in math we see the number “8” sided shape in Geometry called the “Octagon” named after Octavian or we have the “8” limbed creature from the sea called the Octupuss.

In addition to these magical “Number 8 Octavian Revelations” that I had listed above,  let me also point out that in “8 BC” Augustus Caesar had reformed the ancient Egyptian calendar to the new magical Roman calendar that magically bumped up time from 8 BC all the way to “8 AD.” This was also the time when he had added the month of August to go after his father Julius’ month of July. Now we couple all the above number Octavian 8 truths with the fact that Augustus Caesar had reigned from 63BC – 14AD  which equals 8 multiplied by the divine number 10 and we get 80 years. Hopefully you are beginning to get the magical number point of how the Brotherhood assigns numbers to immortal souls.

Augustus Caesar lived for 80 years. He was born September 23 63BC had died August 29, A. D. 14.

Death and bodily Ascension to heaven of Augustus Divus Filius (Son of God), this having been his official title, which is stamped on his coins and is employed by Horace, Ovid, Virgil, Manilius, Suetonius, Pliny, Tacitus, Censorinus, and indeed all the writers of the Augustan period. The Ascension was sworn to as having been actually witnessed in effigy by Numericus Atticus, a senator and noble of the Praetorian order. Suetonius, Aug., 100.

“Reform ” of the Egyptian calendar. 8 A. D.

—So-called Anno Christo of Abyssinia; really the apotheosis of Augustus in Egypt of B. C. 8, shifted to A. D. 8, as explained under B. C. 15. Epoch, August 29. 14 A. D.—August 29. Death and Ascension to heaven of Augustus. This is the day of, “Divus Augustus Quirinus Dionysius.” In the Chronicle of Bede, this date is mentioned as the “laterculus septizonii” in which this been employed to mark the return and week day of Easter by means of the Dominical letter in the series A to G.

In astrology, Scorpio is the 8th astrological sign of the Zodiac. Even though it is said that Augustus Caesar was a Capricorn, the priesthood in which he was HiRam would use  this 8th astrological sign of Scorpio and the scorpion to symbolize this Brotherhood. As 33rd Degree Freemason and Master Rosicrucian, Manly P. Hall says of the scorpion, these were “The rites of the Scorpion are the Mysteries of the Apocalypse and the ceremonials of the Sabazians.”

This magic of AS ABOVE, SO BELOW is accomplished by assigning stars, planets, numbers and even new divine allegorical names to worthy Brothers who have been chosen by the Brotherhood to be immortalized forever.

Originally its stars represented the outstretched claws of the imaginary scorpion, and were, it is believed, separated from that venomous monster in the time of Julius Caesar, and called Libra, the Balance. In classic days it marked the autumnal equinox, but owing to precession that position is now held by Virgo.

James Thomson, in the Autumn of his Seasons, writes:

Libra weighs in equal scales the year.

In the time of Augustus Caesar, it was regarded as the balance of Astraea, the goddess of justice, and by it the fate of mortals was supposed to be weighed. According to Greek legend it was placed in the zodiac to perpetuate the memory of Mochus, the reputed inventor of weights and measures. Caesius thought that it represented the balances of the Book of Daniel in which Belshazzar had been weighed and found wanting.

Virgil in his flattering address to the Emperor Augustus, in the First Georgic, alludes to the glowing scorpion as contracting his claws for the special purpose of leaving for him a more than ample space in the sky. And Milton in his Paradise Lost, Book IV., in the account of Gabriel’s discovery of Satan in Paradise, and the threatened battle, thus refers to the Scales:

The Eternal, to prevent such horrid fray,
Hung forth in heaven his golden scales, yet seen
Betwixt Astrasa and the Scorpion sign,
Wherein all things created first he weighed.

Octava Infantium;

Octava Infantium {eighth [day] of the babes) was a frequent designation of the first Sunday alter Easter, so called in reference to the newly baptized as born of God.

The eighth or octave signifies eternity, and this was the mystical reason why octaves were annexed to festivals;

The whole of this interval was formerly observed with great solemnity; and the Church i-f England has retained the notion by directing that the “preface” proper to Christmas-day, Easter-day, Ascension-day, and Whit-Sunday shall be used for the seven days immediately following each of these festivals; except that in the latter case (Whit-Sunday), that preface is to be used for six days only, because the eighth day from it “is Trinity Sunday, which has a preface peculiar to itself. Sparrow, on the Common Prayer, says, because our whole life is the revolution of seven days, the eighth or octave signifies eternity, and this was the mystical reason why octaves were annexed to festivals, D J Cangc says, because our lyrd rose on the eighth ilay (including Sunday to Sunday), the octave of the feast was the day on which the whole solentnitv closed. See Kiddle, Christian Antiquities, p. 677, 683.

And guess what else?

The whole internet and our computer systems are designed by using the number 8 which is the base of the octal number system and what we mostly used with computers. In octal, one digit represents 3 bits. In modern computers, a byte is a grouping of eight bits, also called an octet.Even the number eight is written in parenthesis is the code for the musical note in the popular instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger.

Yes, you have been octified.

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