Hello Vasilisa,

That’s a great question. There are a couple things you can do. For one it is perfectly ok to have a sigil that is simply a squiggly line. In this case you would have a line that goes from 1 to 50 and maybe loops at 50 back to one (think of it like an elongate ‘U’ with a squiggle at the base to indicate two letters). Take a look at the sigil for the planetary intelligence of Saturn: http://voces-magicae.com/2013/08/13/magic-square-saturn/ for something similar. Note that the two side-by-side Alefs (1s) are represented by a squiggle indicating that the letter occurs twice, and the third Alef simply lands back on the same square.

Alternatively, you can scale the numbers up/down (so 50 can become 5 or 500) to make a more aesthetically pleasing sigil. This method of Pythagorean reduction is used for when numbers are greater than the highest number of the square.

]]>Nice blog I just started following today. Reminds me of the topic of my post the other day. Rather than trying to match concepts exactly, I’ll just cut and past it. Let me know if you see some connection . . .(nordavinci@gmail.com)

[Nordavinci’s reflection:)

Concerning the spiritual meaning of numbers, I was thinking some more about the 1, 4, and 13 as being ADM in Hebrew, and that these three letters are actually 1, 11, and 111 in base 3 and that the Mem as the 13th letter in Hebrew is assigned the value of 40, which in base 3 is represented as 1111.

Thinking about the 4 and its meaning in Divine Principle, it is interesting that 1111 base 1 is just 4 base 10 and is associated with the letter Dalet, the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

The similar process with 1111 base 7 is equivalent to 400 base 10, which is the value assigned to the Tav, the 22nd and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

To summarize:

1111 base 1 = 4 base 10 = Dalet (also a double letter, but which one?)

1111 base 3 = 40 base 10 = Mem (3rd mother letter)

1111 base 7 = 400 base 10 = Tav (7th double letter, connecting Yesod and Malchut)

Looking at different bases in general it turns out that:

If the base is X, then if X mod 9 = 1, 3, 4, or 7,

then [1111 base X] mod 9 = 4.

1111 base X is a way to represent the sum of the first 4 powers of any number X.

It’s interesting that because of this rule mentioned above, it’s quite easy to say which 1111 base X is in the mod 4 conguence class, which means that when expressed in base 10, the number adds across to equal 4, which is the same as casting out 9s, or figuring the one digit spiritual significance number.

4 as we know is associated with Direct Dominion (Divine Principle term)since it represents going past the 3 stages of growth during the Indirect Dominion (Divine Principle term).

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turiya (4th state, return to one body with God)