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Introducing the Hermetic Code
The General Theory of just about Everything centres on a familiar numerical symbol: 22/7. This is pi of course, a unique mathematical convention whose
discovery is generally attributed to the Greeks and which is most commonly known today for its use in maths as a means of squaring the circle. More
importantly, however, pi is a symbolic embodiment of the two most fundamental laws of nature, namely: the ubiquitous law of three forces
(active-passive-neutral), and the lesser known but equally all-embracing law of octaves. The law of three forces, as we shall see, is the absolute
mainstay of all creative processes; its influence manifests practically everywhere. The second law, the law of octaves, tells us that all phenomena
generated by these three primordial forces are essentially musical structures. This is precisely what the formula pi was designed to express, 22 being
the number of notes in three consecutive octaves, seven being the number of fundamental notes in the major scale. So we can derive certain key musical
numbers from pi, numbers which together describe a unique pattern of symmetry, the numbers: 3, 7, 8, 22, and 64. These numbers express in exact
scientific terms everything you need to know to understand the General Theory of just about Everything. Three, the number of the Trinity, is the
number of octaves encoded in Pi. Seven is the number of intervals between the notes of the major musical scale. Eight is the number of fundamental
notes in the scale. Twenty-two is the number of notes in three consecutive scales, or octaves.
And, according to the law of three forces, the three octaves incorporated in Pi are each sub-divisible into three octaves apiece, giving an inward
formula of nine octaves, or 64 'notes'. So eight is the constant, and sixty-four is the square of it.
So much for the maths. You don't need to be an Einstein to venture further, although it is worth noting that the most famous scientific equation of
all time - e = mc2 - was formulated to verify this great scientist's Special Theory of Relativity, which states that 'e' - the latent nuclear
energy contained in any given element, is equal to 'm' - the mass of the thing, multiplied by 'c2' - the square of the constant speed of light. As
we shall see, the square of the constant occurs time and again throughout the whole of nature.
I have called this musical pattern of symmetry The Hermetic Code, after the Greek god of wisdom and patron of alchemy, Hermes Trismegistus, known as
the god, Thoth, in Old Kingdom Egypt. As I explained in my first book, The Infinite Harmony, it was in ancient Egypt where the Pi symmetry first came
to light, both in its most famous piece of architecture - the Great Pyramid of Khufu - and also in extant administrative documents of the Old
...In Ancient Egypt, where the Hermetic Code first came to light, the people revered a pantheon of eight principal gods. The Old Kingdom priests of
Heliopolis depicted their chief deity, the perfected Atum, as having given birth to four 'divine couples'.
In China, sometime in the third millenium BC, the legendary sage, Fu Hsi, introduced a belief system which was later condensed into a book now known
as the I-Ching, or the Book of Changes, whose chapters were 'numbered' using a mysterious combination of eight three-lined symbols called trigrams.
Confucius himself, who much later added commentaries to the book, taught a system of initiation at his school known as the 'eight steps of
learning'. Also in ancient China, entirely reminiscent of the mythology of Egypt, a sign that a country had reached the maximum of plenty and
fertility was that one woman should bare four pairs of twins.
In the Book of Genesis, drawn from the traditions of the Hebrews of Judea, we are told that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh.
Presumably he started over on the eighth.
Elsewhere, in Nepal, the Buddha was expounding his eightfold path to enlightenment, the Persian Zoroaster introduced his pantheon of eight 'Bounteous
Immortals', and Pythagoras of Samos was re-inventing his own version of the oldest science on earth by working out the precise mathematics of the
octave. About five hundred years later, in Palestine, Jesus Christ enacted the greatest musical performances of all time: the eight days of the
Passion, from Palm Sunday to the Sunday of the Resurrection. Later still, Mohammed appeared and impressed millions in Arabia and beyond with the
narrative of his famous night journey from the sacred site of the Dome of the Rock temple in Jerusalem - called in the Koran the 'Furthest Mosque' -
up through the 'seven heavens'.
And the number sixty-four: ...
High Priests, Quantum Genes,
With an introduction by Colin Wilson
Published by Black Spring Press:
Available from Black Spring Press, Borders and Waterstone’s in the UK, and Amazon.
[edit on 14-7-2004 by slave]