Gematria is the numerological practice of assigning numerical values to letters in order to derive values for names, words, and phrases. There are many different systems of gematria, including Hebrew/Jewish, English, Chaldean, Pythagorean, and simple gematria. For instance, in simple gematria, A=1. B=2, C=3 … Z=26, etc. In this manner, one may draw relationships between names, words, and phrases that share similar values. For instance, “money” and “Monday” are both 72 in simple gematria:
money -> m=13, o=15, n=14, e=5, y=25 -> 13+15+14+5+25=72
Monday -> m=13, o=15, n=14, d=4, a=1, y=25 -> 13+15+14+4+1+25=72
Gematria Values Key for reference: (Hebrew/Jewish, English, simple)
“Money” and “Monday” have the same Hebrew/Jewish, English, and simple gematria values of (525, 432, 72). Thus it may be said that there is a certain level of resonance between these words.
I stumbled upon several interesting resonances between the following phrases, relating to the attached diagrams.
Square the Circle (679, 984, 164)
Osiris and Isis (571, 984, 164)
Cube the Sphere (571, 810, 135)
Isis, an Egyptian goddess associated with nature and magic, resonates with the number 5 and the pentagon/pentagram. Many life-bearing fruits and foods, such as the pear, the apple, the starfruit, and other forms of life such as the starfish and the human being, exhibit a five-fold symmetrical patterning. Phi, the golden ratio, may be derived from the proportions of inward recursively-repeating pentagrams to one another. Isis also resonates with the goddess Venus, as Venus is the goddess of love, the act of making love is the beginning of the creative process in nature, and the apparent trajectory of the planet Venus from Earth traces a pentagram in the sky approximately every 8 years.
Osiris, an Egyptian god often associated with the underworld, the dead, and the afterlife, resonates with 6 and the hexagon/hexagram. Many “dead” or “lifeless” structures exhibit six-fold symmetry, such as snowflakes, many crystals, the structural configurations of atomic nuclei, honeycombs, and the hexagonal ring on the north pole of Saturn (though nothing is truly “dead” as all is consciousness).
It is interesting to note that the interior angle measure sum of a regular pentagon (540 degrees) plus the interior angle measure sum of a regular hexagon (720 degrees) equals the interior angle measure sum of a regular nonagon/enneagon (1260 degrees), nodding at the Ennead of the ancient Egyptian city of Heliopolis (on a side note, “Eleven Eleven” has a simple gematria value of 126, which is 1260 divided by 10, and I just moved into 126 Tyringham Road). The Ennead consisted of a panel of nine gods and goddesses, including both Isis and Osiris, and is often represented by a regular nonagon/enneagon with each vertex of the nonagon/enneagon associated with one of the gods or goddesses.
From Scott Onstott’s book “Taking Measure” (2012): “The total number of one-to-one interactions amongst the ennead (order being significant) yields 81 possible relationships as 9 times 9 is 81. I see the ennead’s web of interaction precisely expressing the number of stable atoms in our universe. It makes perfect sense that we are all made of Atum’s flesh