posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by onequestion
The problem with your thesis is the "only", as if numbers were "only"...You realize you wouldnt be able to use a computer right now if it werent
for mans manipulation of the concept of "number"..This miraculous world civilization has created is thanks to the power of number.....
Pre-civilized man didnt appreciate this phenomonon and thus nothing became of him. But the first men - the proto-sumerians - their appreciation of the
concept of number enabled them to build a world...
Number is everything, of course outside the other half of things, which is "non-duality". What you fail to understand is that true infinity
encompasses even the possibility of finitude and limitation. Limitation exists because the "universe" wills it to be so. So, then, the universe
involves both parts; number ie; multiplicity, and monism.
The ancients acknowledge 3 special numbers outside of 1. They are 3, 7 and 12. These are the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The 3 "mother
letters" which create the concepts of thesis/antithesis and synthesis, something integral to a finite universe. 7 of course appears in the colour and
music spectrum; as 7 colors diffused through a prism and 7 basic notes in the traditional musical scale (Do,Re,Mi,Fa,So,La,Ti). 7 continents (and if
you understand the significance of each 'sefirah' - or archetypal dynamic- you will see how flawless these correspondences are) 7 planets visible to
the human eye (planet of course means "wandering star" ie; they "move" like the emotions)...and 12 for the "elementals". Basic building blocks
which are experiencd as apart of the psyche and projected into this world as the 12 houses of the zodiac, and 12 months of the year... There are deep
reasons behind these numerical dvisions.
It is tremendously important the world of "dality", as you put it. This is precisely why it was the western world - and not the eastern one absorbed
in their ideas of nonduality - that is responsible for the wonders of the modern technological age. For one, the Abrahamic traditions emphasized a
monotheism, an interconnection between all aspects of reality, and two, it validated the existence of the temporal sphere; this world of matter, as
being apart of this greater unity.