Gematria (Greek: meaning “Geometry”) is a study, developed to calculate the values of individual words. Many detailed scientific reports claim that Gematria originated first as an Assyro-Babylonian-Greek system of code and numerology, adopted into the Jewish culture as well. Gematria signifies the numeric equivalents of letters, words, and phrases, in order to find “hidden meanings” of them. In the 16th century, Hebrew Gematria had the following definition: “Explanation of the sense of a word by substituting for it [by] another word, so that the numerical value of the letters constituting either word is identical”. The technique of Gematria is based on the fact the letters signifying numbers also comprise words, and words sharing the same Gematria number can be interpreted as having special affinities, especially, if they are subjectively connected. Plato (c.428-348 BCE), one of ancient Greece’s most important patrons of mathematics, claimed “Geometry existed before creation”.
It is important to know that the word ‘Geometry’ contains the word element geō-[from the Greek gê, meaning "the earth” ], and the word-forming component “metry”, which I believe comes from the word “meteor” [mee-tee-er, -awr , in Greek metéōron -connected to ”Space Galaxy”]. In other words, my theory is that Gematria is a system of code and numerology that came to Earth from Space [created by God or whoever created the entire Universe]. Therefore, everything in life is “coded”, and every individual living on earth has his/her own coded life path. We call it “Life Destiny”. I believe that our personal “Life Destiny” is coded in many different ways, and based on the circumstances surrounding us [and our actions in life], we choose which coded “Life Path” we can take. So, taking into account this fact, it is my belief that we live in a “Coded Matrix” [Life Matrix] where everything has a purpose, time, and place. Thus, by using the accurate Gematria, we could successfully decode the “Life Matrix”.
Widely used in Mesopotamia, the earliest known usage of gematria is recorded on a Babylonian clay tablet, which claims that the Assyrian king Sargon II (fl. 722–705 BC) required the wall surrounding his palace at Khorsabad to possess a perimeter of 16,283 cubits – in accord with the gematria of his name. We now also realize that the Parthenon, i.e. the Temple of Athena Parthenos in Athens (its construction began during 447 BC) – and the Didymaion – or Temple of Apollo, built at Didyma (near Miletos) ca.300 BC – were both conceived so that their dimensions, mediated through sacred geometry, would harmonize with the gematria of various Greek gods’ names.
Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad of Downtown Vancouver and co-Dean of the Jewish Academy, has an interesting explanation of what Gematria is: “Using geometry [i.e., calculation of shape and sizes] as a way to get the numeric equivalents of Hebrew letters, or “guy" and “mit Uria” - “valley coming out of a mountain” - representing the wealth of information by the coded words"…Mr. Bitton is using the Kabbalistic approach to language that relates it precisely to the discovery of ancient geometry and astronomy, implying descent of revealed wisdom and ascent of human wisdom (for example, 26 -is the Gematria of Tetragrammaton - the Hebrew name of God - Yod=10, Hey=5, Vav=6, Hey=5). Bitton states: "Gematria is tremendous wealth of knowledge and information."
We have discussed above that Gematria originate from the word “Geometry”, therefore, it is necessary to mention the "father of the Geometry” - the Alexandrian Greek mathematician Euclid. His name, using the most reliable Gematria calculator, equals “241”, but so do the words “Orbit”, “Solar (energy derived from Sun's rays)”, “Connect”, “God Son”, “Spark”, “Ambition”. In Hebrew, the number “241” translates “to think, to command, mountain range, to be sharp, master”. “241” is also the 53rd prime number - “53” in Hebrew has the meanings of “the Sun”, “disk”, “to speak as a prophet”, “build”. Euclidean geometry is a mathematical system studying the Elements. Euclid was using a compass to draw a geometric construction. Interesting enough, the Freemasons later incorporated the Compass into their logo (consisting of a Square and a Compass).
History shows that Euclid's Elements (Στοιχεῖα Stoicheia) is the most successful and influential textbook ever written. This is a mathematical and geometric treatise consisting of 13 books. The (13)-thirteen books cover Euclidean geometry and the ancient Greek version of elementary number theory. [The first six books contain material about plane geometry including Pythagorean Theorem. The last six books discuss the solids (intersections of planes and volumes of parallelepipeds)]. Pythagoreans used geometrical figures to illustrate their slogan that “all is a number” (triangle, square and altar), which is a great connection to the use of Gematria. Pythagoreans have dedicated themselves to the numbers: they have assigned the numbers 1-one, 4-four, and 10-ten to the Sun [the only King of the Stars], 8-eight for air, 5-five to fire, 6-six to the earth, 12-twelve to the water, 2-two and 9-nine to the Moon [Juno], 3-three to the Virgin and Venus. Pythagoras claimed and believed that the ultimate reality is a number. In addition, his name in Greek – Pythagoras has a Gematria of “797”; “797”is the 139th prime number. In Hebrew “139” has a meaning of "God Distributes", "God is Gracious", “Stronghold”. The phrase "Pythagoras the Samian" is also interesting, since it has a Gematria of “1081”. “1081” translates to "The Heavenly Man or "Original Man" [Adam Kadmon - see his connection with Genesis 1:1 and the creation of the world], “Awesome”, "Tipheret" - the name of the sixth Sephira. Let’s also analyze the word “Pythagor”: It has a Gematria of “706”. In Hebrew “706” translates to “indefinite or uncertain time”, “eternity”, “perpetuity”, the totality of time “without beginning or end” – infinity (term used in projective geometry). Therefore, the name “Pythagor” is somehow connected with Projective Geometry.
Girard Desargues is the “father of the Projective Geometry”. Desargues freely admitted the point at infinity into his demonstrations and showed that every set of parallel lines in a scene (apart from those parallel to the sides of the canvas) should project as converging bundles at some point on the “line at infinity” (the horizon). Desargues observed and argued that size and shape are not preserved in projections, but collinearity is (set of points that lie on a single line). He provided an example, images of triangles. This statement materialized in the Desargues’s theorem. Desargues's theorem holds for projective space of any dimension over any field. The theory of perspective makes the Desargues’s idea plausible [for example, the light of the Sun is ordinarily considered to be made of rays that are parallel (composing a parallel pencil of rays or a cylinder)]. The word “Desargues”, using the most reliable Gematria calculator, equals “482” (or 2 x 241) - it is a multiple of “241”, the Gematria of the name Euclid, so there is a clear connection between the two. The word “sunshine” has also Gematria of “482”. The words “horizon” and “collinearity” have the same Gematria of “737”, again showing a definite connection between them and the Projective Geometry.
The word “God” has a Gematria of “61”[when we use the Latin calculator], which is the 18th prime number. We find proof in the bible that God first created the letters and words, before the numbers, therefore, the use of Gematria was essential to match every word or phrase with a number: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1. The Romans created numerals that were specific letters to represent numbers as I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1,000. This was essentially a Gematria. The Romans would recognize individuals by the number of their names, i.e. an old code assigning a value to each letter in a name and adding them all up.
Since, we identified that number “26” means “God” in Hebrew, I consider it a principal / essential number. It is a multiple of “13”. Many people wonder about the real meaning of number “13”. In Hebrew, the letter equivalents of “13” are Gimel (=3) plus Yod (=10). These two letters form the word guy meaning “valley” referring to earth or vessel (in Latin “wolw-a”, associated with the feminine -borne out -the process of childbirth). The reverse form of Yod-Gimel, with the letter Ayin added to it, creates the word “labor” or “pain” (labor pains during childbirth). In summary, after analyzing the above, we can safely conclude that the real meaning of the number “13” is “Mother Earth”- our Planet, which is actually very positive, contrary to what many people think and believe. It also means "love" or "loving". Number “13” is also the 2nd star number (6n(n-1) + 1], which is lucky, and the 6th prime number. There are exactly 13 Principles of the Jewish Faith; No. 13 of them is “The Death Will Be Resurrected”, pointing to eternal life. The Greek word hex (εξ) meaning (6)-six appears 13 times in the Bible. The book Thessalonians has 13 characters. Matthew 2:1 reads: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi (wizard) from the East arrived in Jerusalem.” Magi appeared in Jerusalem exactly 13 days (January 6th) after the birth of Jesus, guided by the Christmas Star / Star of Bethlehem.
'The Garden of Eden'(Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן,Gan ʿEḏen), the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis, as a phrase, has a Gematria of “360”. Interesting enough, a circle (associated with the Sun) has 360 degrees. Why exactly 360? If we go back in history, ancient astronomers did not have instruments to accurately measure the positions of objects in the sky. They accepted that the Sun moves about 1/360 of the way along a circle every day, giving the idea that a circle contains 360 degrees [since the old calendars (Babylonian and Persian) were based upon 360-day years]. The Babylonians also developed a theory for the path of the sun from dawn, past the noon to sunset. A daily run [complete circle] of the Sun’s orbit was the performing of a sequence of "36 demonstrations" represented by 10 degrees each, completing 360 degrees (36 × 10). “36” [for demonstrations] is associated with the fact they had 36 supreme gods plus the god associated with the “Sun”, which they believed to be the father of all the other gods and so was supreme over all. Furthermore, they assigned a consecutive number to each of their 36 lesser supreme Gods, and then added up those numbers[from 1 to 36] and assigned the sum to the “Sun” God. The calculation from 1 to 36 [by adding each number 1+2+3+…+36] gives us the famous number ‘666’- a complete manifestation of the "Sun God", nothing more…
‘Adam’ (Hebrew: אָדָם) is a figure from the Book of Genesis , who is also mentioned in the New Testament. According to the creation myth, Adam was the first human. In the Genesis creation narratives, he was created by God. The name ‘Adam’ has a Gematria of “36”. Since in the system of Hebrew numerals there is no notation for zero(“0”), the word “Adam” and the phrase ‘The Garden of Eden’, both equal number 36, proving undisputedly that there is a strong connection between them [God created the first Man (Adam), whom he placed in a garden that he planted "eastward in Eden"- the garden of Eden]. Note, the 36th Bible triangular number is “666” [n/2(n+1) = 36/2(36+1) = 18 x 37] - the number of a Man from Revelation 13:18 or the Number of the Beast [the number in question]. The “666” number could be originally traced back in history to the name of the Roman emperor Nero Caesar. When we consult the Gematria of the emperor’s name [Neno Caesar], it equals “180”, undoubtedly connected to ‘The Garden of Eden’ (180 x 2 = 360), ‘Adam’ (18 x 2 = 36), and God [since the Gematria of God is “61”, which is the 18th prime number].
I found another numerology connection between the number in question “666” and the above discussed words and phrases by simply adding 360 and 306 (360 + 306 = ‘666’). When you go back in history, we find books written about Gematria during the 15th and 16th century. Philosophers created 7 tables of numbers distributed to the planets [7 at the time), which they called the sacred tables of the planets. The most intriguing is the one with numbers arranged from 1 to 36 in such a way that adding the numbers of any column either horizontally or vertically [and also the two diagonals crossing the square], always totals the same-‘111’. The sum of the six columns computed either horizontally or vertically is 6 x 111 = ‘666’. The Babylonians made gold amulets with a 6x6 matrix, incorporating the very same table [with numbers from 1 to 36], which is called the “Magic square of 36” today:
The photographs above of the gold amulets /in the Berlin Museum/ are showing the worship of the “Sun God". On the front side of the illustration to the right, we see the 'God of the Sun’ standing on a lion. This indicated the sun's position in the constellation of Leo during the hot days of August. On the back is inscribed ‘Nachiel’, meaning the "intelligence of the Sun," and the 36 squares are arranged the way I explained above. The illustration to the left is also a solar seal, but it honors the star Basilisco. The philosophers used this later on to assign the number ‘36’ to “Eloh” [God- in Hebrew dialect, a divine name], 111 - ‘Nachiel’ or ‘The intelligence of the Sun’, and 666 - ‘Sorath’ or ‘The spirit of the Sun’. Today, number ‘666’ is found in (nearly) all standard barcodes (excluding postal barcodes); the roulette has all the numbers from 1 to 36 totaling ‘666’; Apple’s first computer was sold for $666.66- both ‘666’ and ‘66’[associated with ‘a Beauty’ or ’God beholds’], can be found in the original price of the first Apple computer. There are different magic squares created in history, you can see them all here.
‘Eve’ (Hebrew: חַוָּה) is a figure in the Book of Genesis. She was the first woman, known as Adam's wife. According to the second chapter of Genesis, Eve was created by God (Yahweh) by taking her from the rib of Adam, to be Adam's companion. The name “Eve” has a Gematria of “710”. In Hebrew, it is associated with number ‘111’ and have the meanings of “combination (of numbers), a union, a family, concealment (of sin), knowledge of God, Elam (one of Shem's sons; according to Luke 3:36 Jesus is a descendant of Shem), to cover or hide (Eve used fig leaves to cover her nudity)”. Number ‘71’ is the 20th prime number, which stands for “Loving” (for women there is no better word in the world!). We see clearly the significance of the Gematria of the word “Eve” - connected to “Adam” [the Magic square of number “36” via “111”], “The Garden of Eden”, and “God”.
It appears from the above analysis that “36” is an important number: Its digital root number is “9”-of great significance. “36” has exactly ‘9’ divisors: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36. The sum of the divisors is “91”. In Hebrew, the Gematria of “91” have the meaning of ‘Truth, Amen, Oracle, an Angel (as messenger from God), Tree [Tree of life], Architect [of the world], the Temple or palace of Yahweh, the "Lord God", a Queen. If we multiply the 4th and 6th divisor, we get “36”[4 x 9 = 36]. The number “4” derives its meaning from creation: On the 4-fourth day of what is called 'creation week', God completed the material universe. On this day he brought into existence our ‘Sun’, ‘The moon’, and all ‘Stars’ (Genesis 1:14-19). Since we identified “26” as the number for God and the importance of “36”, let’s look up their ratio – (26/36) x 100 = 72,222(2). “72” becomes a principal number in order to calculate and project events in life [a multiple of “36”].
The number “9” is also vital, since it is deeply linked to “36”(see above) – it symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality, and "the truth" [connected to the meaning of “91”]. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day, or 3 p.m., to make the way of salvation open to everyone. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is the only one of God's annual Feast days of worship that requires believers to go on fasting for one day. This special day, considered by many Jews to be the holiest of the year, begins at sunset on the 9th day of the seventh Hebrew month (Leviticus 23:32). “9”-Nine also represents the fruits of God's Holy Spirit, which are Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace and Self-control (Galatians 5:22 - 23). “9”-Nine (九 pinyin jiǔ) is considered a great number in the Chinese culture because it sounds the same as the word "long-lasting". God created the world in 7-seven days, based upon ‘truth’, which is the number “9”. “9” is the only positive perfect power that is one more than another positive perfect power, by Mihăilescu's Theorem. 9-Nine is the highest single-digit number in the decimal system. The 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the letter “Tet”. “Tet” constitutes ‘good’ and ‘bad’ at the same time, which is ionic. The Hebrew word for ‘truth’ (Taf – Mem - Aleph) is ‘emet’, and has a Gematria of “9” [Taf= 400, Mem=40, Aleph=1; to remind, in Hebrew numerals there is no notation for (“0”)].
I want to continue with the subject of how ‘Gematria’ was actually developed. After conducting a search, we found that the system of ‘English Gematria’ [which is using the natural order of the English alphabet A-Z] was first elaborated in detail during 1532 by Michael Stifel [he proposed a system called the trigonal alphabet]. The poet John Skelton developed another early system of English Gematria. In recent times, the English alphabet [consisting of “26” letters], is used to create the so-called 'Simple English Gematria' [encoding A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6...Z=26]. There are 3 other versions of it as follows: ‘English Reduction’ Gematria system [from A-J and K-S - assigned values of 1 to 9, from T-Z assigned values of 1 to 8], ‘English Gematria’ [from A-J value of 1-10, K-S value of 20-100, T-Z value of 200-800], and ‘English-Sumerian’ [encoding A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24…X=144, Y=150, Z=156].
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In order to find the correct Gematria code systems we would need to go back in history. We learn that the Greeks divided their whole alphabet into 3 classes [they assigned numbers to each letter; the letters were positioned in horizontal lines, numbered from 1 to 9], whereof, the first begins from the letter Alpha, as of single numbers [set of 1 to 9]. The second begins from the letter Iota as of tens [set of 10 to 90]. The third begins from the letter Rho as of hundreds [set of 100 to 900]. Old philosophy books show that the Greeks instituted such a setup of their alphabet after the imitation of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew letters also have matched with numbers in a similar way, but [it says] far more excellent than in any other languages, since the greatest mysteries lie in the Hebrew letters and alphabet. Therefore, the Hebrew Gematria seems to be the most accurate Gematria. The Hebrew letters are considered [by old philosophers] to be the "building block" of creation. [In Judaism, "chosenness" is the belief that the Jews, via descent from the ancient Israelites, are the chosen people, i.e. chosen to be in a covenant with God; whether this is true or not, we do not really know...].
There is an old version of the Latin alphabet created centuries ago and a calculator [for the Latin language] based on the principal of 23 letters-setup, the closest match to the Hebrew Gematria [this old code is mistakenly named today 'Jewish’ Gematria]. However, back in time, philosophers for some reason wanted to increase the number of letters in the Latin alphabet from 23 to 27 by supplying the elements of the Roman number IV to form each additional letter. The element ‘I’ [of the Roman number IV] was represented by the letter ‘J’(24th letter) and the element ‘V’(25th letter) was represented by the letter “V” [both letters “J” and “V” acted as the names of John and Valentine]. The additional 2 letters 'Hi' - 26th letter [obsolete], and 'Hu' - 27th letter for 'W' [the Germans use the sound ‘vv’ for ‘Hu’], were both recognized as representatives of separate sounds. Old philosophers claim and described ‘Hi’ as an obsolete [sound] letter, but my belief is, since it has a Gematria value of ‘800’, we need to use it. I found the way to incorporate it into the old code. An online calculator for this old Latin based system is available here. There is also a Latin reduction version of this old code, based on the numbers of 1 to 9 [“9”-number of "the truth"], using the same way the old philosophers described the old code [3 sets of letters - matching-numbers from 1 to 9]. Therefore, we can complete the old Gematria Latin code and will be ready to reveal the real meanings in life by matching letters, words, and phrases with numbers [combining it with the ‘Hebrew’ meanings of the numbers, since most nations imitated the Hebrew alphabet setup in order to construct, read, and understand Gematria].
Another way to decode words and phrases is the “English Kabbalah[Qabalah]”, which contains several different systems that interpret the letters of the English alphabet via their supposed numerological significance. Jake Stratton-Kent believes the qabalah is related to three factors: a language, a 'holy' text or texts, and mathematical laws at work in these two. In 1974, Carol Smith discovered the ‘ALW Cipher’, which she called "English Qaballa", and first published it in The New Equinox / British Journal of Magick. The order and value of the letters in the ‘ALW Cipher’ are derived from the grid superimposed on one of the pages of manuscript of Liber AL on which this verse appears (sheet 16 of Chapter III). Also appearing on this page are a diagonal line and a circled cross. As there are ten squares per column, this method of decoding is equivalent to taking every eleventh letter of the alphabet as the order and then assigning them sequential values. In 1994, E. Joel Love, a student of the ‘ALW Cipher’ proposed another English Cipher, that he would call 'Cipher X'. Love considered the original ‘ALW Cipher’ to be incomplete to the task of answering many of the cosmological and deep structure questions. Love maintained that ‘Cipher X’ was a compliment to ‘ALW’. Online calculators to all of those English Kabbalah based systems are available here.
I identified above that Hebrew Gematria is the most precise of all, therefore, I want to go back to the Rabbi Binyomin Bitton’s findings and research on that matter. Bitton defines that letters in Hebrew are not just symbols, but they are source of God’s energy and force[different type and size], and recreate and sustain a specific meanings assigned to them by that particular energy. This is valid for every code, including the Latin one I have described in the above paragraphs. Bitton further asserts that only a prophet could select or choose the correct name of an individual, since he would know the right Gematria-combination of letters that gives life to a particular soul of that individual. A meaningful Gematria [according to Bitton] is confirmed once a source in or from the Thora or the Bible shows the same numerical value (meaning) of specific words or phrases.
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Milo Georgieff, MscCE
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