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Oil, Soul, and the number 8

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 08:05 PM
In Hebrew, the letters which make up words represent base archetypes of the composite reality they create.

This is best expressed by analyzing the Hebrew words "Oil","soul" and "8".

If one doesn't yet perceive the archetypal relationship between these 3 concepts, let me explain.

נשמה , NeShaMaH means soul. This level of soul, as explained by Kabbalah, refers to the self conscious mind.

השמנ , HaSheMeN means oil.

שמנה SheMoNaH means 8

Each of these words are made up of the 4 same letters, and as will be explained, they refer to the same archetypal reality.

8, as explained in metaphysics, corresponds to the world of the mother. It is the womb in which the 7 gestate. 8 is the transcendent number. Thus, in Judaism, a baby boy is circumcised on the 8th day to symbolize his being consecrated to God - to his spiritual purpose. 7 is this physical world, while 8 is the transcendent.

In a similar sense, oil in water floats at the top. It transcends the world of water. Water would be an expression of the limited, physical realm, and the number 7, while oil would be the spiritual realm. It expresses the same archetypal energy of the number 8.

Neshama, Self consciousness, corresponds to the 8th kabbalistic sphere, Binah. Self consciousness is 'outside' the world of the body - the physical. It overlooks the body in the same way that oil rides atop water, or 8 above 7...

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 10:52 PM
reply to post by dontreally

You'll have a slim audience here on abstract topics of linguistics. I like the comparison you draw from oil and water. Hillel's Seven Rules states this:

2. G'zerah Shavah (Equivalence of expresions)

An analogy is made between two separate texts on the basis of a similar phrase, word or root – i.e., where the same words are applied to two separate cases, it follows that the same considerations apply to both.

It would be interesting to compare verses and draw some truths out of the Bible. Beyond the obvious significance of 7 and 8, have you considered how this applies to alchemy? 666 is the number of mankind. Carbon is 6 electrons, 6 neutrons and 6 protons. 777 is the number for Hydrogen. Water is interconnected with the solar cycle and the hydrogen in water is tied to memory and information. 888 is the neutral atom of O16 (Oxygen).

If you connect this to Hebrew gematria, you will find that terms in English adding up to 888 identify with Jesus, perfected Adam. Terms adding up to 777 are God. 666 represent the works of mankind. Go to the bottom of this link to see. LINK

The Holy Spirit is the breathe of God. Spirit is consciousness. Consciousness is information, transmitted through the hydrogen in water. Carbon comprises the temporary vehicle that the breath resides in. All particles in the universe are entangled from the duality of light, both particle and wave. Connect the solar cycle in the sun with the water in the universe and you see a vast network of consciousness.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 07:42 AM
Barney's girlfriend from the Simpsons had the same Idea

The soul and the number 8 have long been associated in various cultures, but this is the first time I have seen oil get squeezed into the equation.

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