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THE LIGHT IS RISING NOW W RISING IS THE LIGHT

 

 

 

 

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43
4+3
=
7
=
7
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7
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8
9
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14
15
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19
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24
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26
+
=
115
1+1+5
=
7
=
7
=
7
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7
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7
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+
=
83
8+3
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11
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2
=
2
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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10
11
12
13
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-
16
17
18
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20
21
22
23
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25
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+
=
236
2+3+6
=
11
1+1
2
=
2
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
+
=
351
3+5+1
=
9
=
9
=
9
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
+
=
126
1+2+6
=
9
=
9
=
9
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1
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-
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1
-
-
-
-
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1
-
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-
-
-
-
+
=
1
occurs
x
3
=
3
=
3
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2
-
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-
-
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-
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2
-
-
-
-
-
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-
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2
-
-
-
-
-
-
+
=
2
occurs
x
3
=
6
=
6
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
+
=
3
occurs
x
3
=
9
=
9
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
+
=
4
occurs
x
3
=
12
1+2
3
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
+
=
5
occurs
x
3
=
15
1+5
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-
+
=
6
occurs
x
3
=
18
1+8
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
+
=
7
occurs
x
3
=
21
2+1
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
+
=
8
occurs
x
3
=
24
2+4
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
+
=
9
occurs
x
2
=
18
1+8
9
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45
-
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26
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126
-
54
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4+5
-
-
2+6
-
1+2+6
-
5+4
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9
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8
-
9
-
9
-
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2
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4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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9
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8
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9
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9

 

THE DEATH OF GODS IN ANCIENT EGYPT

Jane B. Sellars 1992

Page 204

"The overwhelming awe that accompanies the realization, of the measurable orderliness of the universe strikes modern man as well. Admiral Weiland E. Byrd, alone In the Antarctic for five months of polar darkness, wrote these phrases of intense feeling:

Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! I could feel no doubt of oneness with the universe. The conviction came that the rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance - that, therefore there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of man's despair and found it groundless. The universe was a cosmos, not a chaos; man was as rightfully a part of that cosmos as were the day and night.10

Returning to the account of the story of Osiris, son of Cronos god of' Measurable Time, Plutarch takes, pains to remind the reader of the original Egyptian year consisting of 360 days.

Phrases are used that prompt simple mental. calculations and an attention to numbers, for example, the 360-day year is described as being '12 months of 30 days each'. Then we are told that, Osiris leaves on a long journey, during which Seth, his evil brother, plots with 72 companions to slay Osiris: He also secretly obtained the measure of Osiris and made ready a chest in which to entrap him.

The, interesting thing about this part of the-account is that nowhere in the original texts of the Egyptians are we told that Seth, has 72 companions. We have already been encouraged to equate Osiris with the concept of measured time; his father being Cronos. It is also an observable fact that Cronos-Saturn has the longest sidereal period of the known planets at that time, an orbit. of 30 years. Saturn is absent from a specific constellation for that length of time.

A simple mathematical fact has been revealed to any that are even remotely sensitive to numbers: if you multiply 72 by 30, the years of Saturn's absence (and the mention of Osiris's absence prompts one to recall this other), the resulting product is 2,160: the number of years required, for one 30° shift, or a shift: through one complete sign of the zodiac. This number multplied by the / Page205 / 12 signs also gives 25,920. (And Plutarch has reminded us of 12)

If you multiply the unusual number 72 by 360, a number that Plutarch mentions several times, the product will be 25,920, again the number of years symbolizing the ultimate rebirth.

This 'Eternal Return' is the return of, say, Taurus to the position of marking the vernal equinox by 'riding in the solar bark with. Re' after having relinquished this honoured position to Aries, and subsequently to the to other zodiacal constellations.

Such a return after 25,920 years is indeed a revisit to a Golden Age, golden not only because of a remarkable symmetry In the heavens, but golden because it existed before the Egyptians experienced heaven's changeability.

But now to inform the reader of a fact he or she may already know. Hipparaus did: not really have the exact figures: he was a trifle off in his observations and calculations. In his published work, On the Displacement of the Solstitial and Equinoctial Signs, he gave figures of 45" to 46" a year, while the truer precessional lag along the ecliptic is about 50 seconds. The exact measurement for the lag, based on the correct annual lag of 50'274" is 1° in 71.6 years, or 36in 25,776 years, only 144 years less than the figure of 25,920.

With Hipparchus's incorrect figures a 'Great Year' takes from 28,173.9 to 28,800 years, incorrect by a difference of from 2,397.9 years to 3,024.

Since Nicholas Copernicus (AD 1473-1543) has always been credited with giving the correct numbers (although Arabic astronomer Nasir al-Din Tusi,11 born AD 1201, is known to have fixed the Precession at 50°), we may correctly ask, and with justifiable astonishment 'Just whose information was Plutarch transmitting'

AN IMPORTANT POSTSCRIPT

Of course, using our own notational system, all the important numbers have digits that reduce to that amazing number 9 a number that has always delighted budding mathematician.

Page 206

Somewhere along the way, according to Robert Graves, 9 became the number of lunar wisdom.12

This number is found often in the mythologies of the world. the Viking god Odin hung for nine days and nights on the World Tree in order to acquire the secret of the runes, those magic symbols out of which writing and numbers grew. Only a terrible sacrifice would give away this secret, which conveyed upon its owner power and dominion over all, so Odin hung from his neck those long 9 days and nights over the 'bottomless abyss'. In the tree were 9 worlds, and another god was said to have been born of 9 mothers.

Robert Graves, in his White Goddess, Is intrigued by the seemingly recurring quality of the number 72 in early myth and ritual. Graves tells his reader that 72 is always connected with the number 5, which reflects, among other things, the five Celtic dialects that he was investigating. Of course, 5 x 72= 360, 360 x 72= 25,920. Five is also the number of the planets known to the ancient world, that is, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus Mercury.

Graves suggests a religious mystery bound up with two ancient Celtic 'Tree Alphabets' or cipher alphabets, which as genuine articles of Druidism were orally preserved and transmitted for centuries. He argues convincingly that the ancient poetry of Europe was ultimately based on what its composers believed to be magical principles, the rudiments of which formed a close religious secret for centuries. In time these were-garbled, discredited and forgotten.

Among the many signs of the transmission of special numbers he points out that the aggregate number of letter strokes for the complete 22-letter Ogham alphabet that he is studying is 72 and that this number is the multiple of 9, 'the number of lunar wisdom'. . . . he then mentions something about 'the seventy day season during which Venus moves successively from. maximum eastern elongation 'to inferior conjunction and maximum western elongation'.13

Page 207

"...Feniusa Farsa, Graves equates this hero with Dionysus. Farsa has 72 assistants who helped him master the 72 languages created at the confusion of Babel, the tower of which is said to be built of 9 different materials

We are also reminded of the miraculous translation into Greek of the Five Books of Moses that was done by 72 scholars working for 72 days, Although the symbol for the Septuagint is LXX, legend, according to the fictional letter of Aristeas, records 72. The translation was done for Ptolemy Philadelphus (c.250 BC), by Hellenistic Jews, possibly from Alexandra.14

Graves did not know why this number was necessary, but he points out that he understands Frazer's Golden Bough to be a book hinting that 'the secret involves the truth that the Christian dogma, and rituals, are the refinement of a great body of primitive beliefs, and that the only original element in Christianity- is the personality of Christ.15

Frances A. Yates, historian of Renaissance hermetisma tells, us the cabala had 72 angels through which the sephiroth (the powers of God) are believed to be approached, and further, she supplies the information that although the Cabala supplied a set of 48 conclusions purporting to confirm the Christian religion from the foundation of ancient wisdom, Pico Della Mirandola, a Renaissance magus, introduced instead 72, which were his 'own opinion' of the correct number. Yates writes, 'It is no accident there are seventy-two of Pico's Cabalist conclusions, for the conclusion shows that he knew something of the mystery of the Name of God with seventy-two letters.'16

In Hamlet's Mill de Santillana adds the facts that 432,000 is the number of syllables in the Rig-Veda, which when multiplied by the soss (60) gives 25,920" (The reader is forgiven for a bit of laughter at this point)

The Bible has not escaped his pursuit. A prominent Assyriologist of the last century insisted that the total of the years recounted mounted in Genesis for the lifetimes of patriarchs from the Flood also contained the needed secret numbers. (He showed that in the 1,656 years recounted in the Bible there are 86,400 7 day weeks, and dividing this number yields / Page 208 / 43,200.) In Indian yogic schools it is held that all living beings exhale and inhale 21,600 times a day, multiply this by 2 and again we have the necessary 432 digits.

Joseph Campbell discerns the secret in the date set for the coming of Patrick to Ireland. Myth-gives this date-as-the interesting number of AD.432.18

Whatever one may think-of some of these number coincidences, it becomes difficult to escape the suspicion that many signs (number and otherwise) - indicate that early man observed the results of the movement of Precession and that the - transmission of this information was considered of prime importance.

With the awareness of the phenomenon, observers would certainly have tried for its measure, and such an endeavour would have constituted the construction-of a 'Unified Field Theory' for nothing less than Creation itself. Once determined, it would have been information worthy of secrecy and worthy of the passing on to future adepts.

But one last word about mankind's romance with number coincidences.The antagonist in John Updike's novel, Roger's Version, is a computer hacker, who, convinced, that scientific evidence of God's existence is accumulating, endeavours to prove it by feeding -all the available scientific information. into a comuter. In his search for God 'breaking, through', he has become fascinated by certain numbers that have continually been cropping up. He explains them excitedly as 'the terms of Creation':

"...after a while I noticed that all over the sheet there seemed to hit these twenty-fours Jumping out at me. Two four; two, four. Planck time, for instance, divided by the radiation constant yields a figure near eight times ten again to the negative twenty-fourth, and the permittivity of free space, or electric constant, into the Bohr radius ekla almost exactly six times ten to the negative twenty-fourth. On positive side, the electromagnetic line-structure constant times Hubble radius - that is, the size of the universe as we now perceive it gives us something quite close to ten to the twenty-fourth, and the strong-force constant times the charge on the proton produces two point four times ten to the negative eighteenth, for another I began to circle twenty-four wherever it appeared on the Printout here' - he held it up his piece of stripped and striped wallpaper, decorated / Page 209 / with a number of scarlet circles - 'you can see it's more than random.'19
This inhabitant of the twentieth century is convinced that the striking occurrences of 2 and 4 reveal the sacred numbers by which God is speaking to us.

So much for any scorn directed to ancient man's fascination with number coincidences. That fascination is alive and well, Just a bit more incomprehensible"

 

 

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-
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-
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-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
7
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
1
1
N
14
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
B
=
2
4
1
B
2
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
E
=
5
5
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
R
=
9
6
1
R
18
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
S
=
1
7
1
S
19
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
56
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
56
-
1
2
3
4
10
6
7
8
9
-
-
5+6
-
-
-
9+2
5+6
5+6
-
-
-
-
-
1+0
-
-
-
-
-
-
11
-
7
NUMBERS
11
11
11
-
1
2
3
4
1
6
7
8
9
-
-
1+1
-
-
-
1+1
1+1
1+1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
7
NUMBERS
2
2
2
-
1
2
3
4
1
6
7
8
9

 

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
7
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
S
=
1
7
1
S
19
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
B
=
2
4
1
B
2
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
N
=
5
1
1
N
14
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
E
=
5
5
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
R
=
9
6
1
R
18
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
56
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
56
-
1
2
3
4
10
6
7
8
9
-
-
5+6
-
-
-
9+2
5+6
5+6
-
-
-
-
-
1+0
-
-
-
-
-
-
11
-
7
NUMBERS
11
11
11
-
1
2
3
4
1
6
7
8
9
-
-
1+1
-
-
-
1+1
1+1
1+1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
7
NUMBERS
2
2
2
-
1
2
3
4
1
6
7
8
9

 

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
9
N
=
7
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
9
S
=
1
7
1
S
19
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
B
=
2
4
1
B
2
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
N
=
5
1
1
N
14
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
E
=
5
5
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
R
=
9
6
1
R
18
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
56
-
7
NUMBERS
92
56
56
-
1
2
3
4
10
9
-
-
5+6
-
-
-
9+2
5+6
5+6
-
-
-
-
-
1+0
-
-
-
11
-
7
NUMBERS
11
11
11
-
1
2
3
4
1
9
-
-
1+1
-
-
-
1+1
1+1
1+1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
7
NUMBERS
2
2
2
-
1
2
3
4
1
9

 

THE

LANGUAGE OF NUMBERS THE NUMBERS OF LANGUAGE

 

N
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5
-
9
NUMERORUM
138
48
3
M
=
4
-
8
MYSTERIA
110
38
2
-
-
9
-
17
First Total
248
86
5
-
-
-
-
1+7
Add to Reduce
2+4+8
8+6
-
-
-
9
-
8
Second Total
14
14
5
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Produce
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
9
-
8
Essence of Number
5
5
5

 

 

Pietro Bongo - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Bongo

Pietro Bongo (alternate spelling: Petrus Bungus) was a medieval Italian writer. ... Bibliography[edit]. Some of his books are: Numerorum Mysteria ...

Pietro Bongo (alternate spelling: Petrus Bungus) was a medieval Italian writer.
He came from a noble family. He was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy.[1]
He died on 24 September 1601.[2]

He studied the four mathematical arts of the quadrivium: arithmetic and geometry, music theory and astronomy, and philosophy and theology, beside the classical poetry and the occult sciences of magic and kabbalah. He mastered the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin languages.[3]
In his books, he has tried his best to reconcile Pythagorean doctrine with Christian theology.[4]

 

THE

LANGUAGE OF NUMBERS THE NUMBERS OF LANGUAGE

 

N
=
5
-
9
NUMERORUM
138
48
3
M
=
4
-
8
MYSTERIA
110
38
2
-
-
9
-
17
First Total
248
86
5
-
-
-
-
1+7
Add to Reduce
2+4+8
8+6
-
-
-
9
-
8
Second Total
14
14
5
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Produce
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
9
-
8
Essence of Number
5
5
5

 

 

Pietro Bongo - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Bongo

Pietro Bongo (alternate spelling: Petrus Bungus) was a medieval Italian writer. ... Bibliography[edit]. Some of his books are: Numerorum Mysteria ...

Pietro Bongo (alternate spelling: Petrus Bungus) was a medieval Italian writer.
He came from a noble family. He was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy.[1]
He died on 24 September 1601.[2]

He studied the four mathematical arts of the quadrivium: arithmetic and geometry, music theory and astronomy, and philosophy and theology, beside the classical poetry and the occult sciences of magic and kabbalah. He mastered the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin languages.[3]
In his books, he has tried his best to reconcile Pythagorean doctrine with Christian theology.[4]

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
-
9
NUMERORUM
138
48
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
-
8
MYSTERIA
110
38
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
1
1
N
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
-
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
E
=
5
4
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
R
=
9
5
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
O
=
6
6
1
O
15
6
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
8
-
-
R
=
9
7
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
U
=
3
8
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
-
-
M
=
4
9
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
48
9
-
138
48
48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
10
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
Y
=
7
11
1
Y
25
7
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
8
-
S
=
1
12
1
S
19
10
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
T
=
2
12
1
T
20
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
E
=
5
13
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
R
=
9
14
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
I
=
9
15
1
I
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
A
=
1
16
1
A
1
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
38
17
-
110
47
38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
86
4
17
MYSTERIA
110
47
38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8+6
-
1+7
NUMERORUM
138
48
48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
8
First Total
248
95
86
-
2
2
6
12
15
6
7
8
36
-
-
1+4
-
-
Add to Reduce
2+4+8
9+5
8+6
-
-
-
-
1+2
1+5
-
-
-
3+6
-
-
5
-
8
Second Total
14
14
14
-
2
2
6
12
6
6
7
8
9
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Produce
1+4
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Q
-
5
-
8
Essence of Number
5
5
5
-
2
2
6
3
6
6
7
8
9

 

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
-
9
NUMERORUM
138
48
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
-
8
MYSTERIA
110
38
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
1
1
N
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
-
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
E
=
5
4
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
R
=
9
5
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
O
=
6
6
1
O
15
6
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
8
-
-
R
=
9
7
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
U
=
3
8
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
-
-
M
=
4
9
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
10
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
Y
=
7
11
1
Y
25
7
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
8
-
S
=
1
12
1
S
19
10
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
T
=
2
12
1
T
20
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
E
=
5
13
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
-
R
=
9
14
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
I
=
9
15
1
I
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
A
=
1
16
1
A
1
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
86
4
17
MYSTERIA
110
47
38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8+6
-
1+7
NUMERORUM
138
48
48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
8
First Total
248
95
86
-
2
2
6
12
15
6
7
8
36
-
-
1+4
-
-
Add to Reduce
2+4+8
9+5
8+6
-
-
-
-
1+2
1+5
-
-
-
3+6
-
-
5
-
8
Second Total
14
14
14
-
2
2
6
12
6
6
7
8
9
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Produce
1+4
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Q
-
5
-
8
Essence of Number
5
5
5
-
2
2
6
3
6
6
7
8
9

 

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N
=
5
-
9
NUMERORUM
138
48
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
-
8
MYSTERIA
110
38
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
S
=
1
12
1
S
19
10
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
A
=
1
16
1
A
1
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
T
=
2
12
1
T
20
2
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
7
-
8
-
U
=
3
2
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
8
-
U
=
3
8
1
U
21
3
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
7
-
8
-
M
=
4
3
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
8
-
M
=
4
9
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
8
-
M
=
4
10
1
M
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
8
-
N
=
5
1
1
N
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
8
-
E
=
5
4
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
8
-
E
=
5
13
1
E
5
5
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
8
-
O
=
6
6
1
O
15
6
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
8
8
-
Y
=
7
11
1
Y
25
7
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
8
-
R
=
9
5
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
8
9
R
=
9
7
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
8
9
R
=
9
14
1
R
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
8
9
I
=
9
15
1
I
9
9
9
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
8
9
-
-
86
4
17
MYSTERIA
110
47
38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8+6
-
1+7
NUMERORUM
138
48
48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
8
First Total
248
95
86
-
2
2
6
12
15
6
7
8
36
-
-
1+4
-
-
Add to Reduce
2+4+8
9+5
8+6
-
-
-
-
1+2
1+5
-
-
-
3+6
-
-
5
-
8
Second Total
14
14
14
-
2
2
6
12
6
6
7
8
9
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Produce
1+4
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Q
-
5
-
8
Essence of Number
5
5
5
-
2
2
6
3
6
6
7
8
9

 

 

PLANET EARTH PLANT E PLANT
EARTH THE RA IS.
HEART EARTH TERAH THERA IS

 

 

F
=
6
-
3
FOR
39
21
3
E
=
5
-
5
EVERY
75
30
3
A
=
1
-
6
ACTION
62
26
8
T
=
2
-
5
THERE
56
29
2
I
=
9
-
2
IS
28
19
1
A
=
1
-
2
AN
15
6
6
E
=
5
-
5
EQUAL
56
20
2
A
=
1
-
3
AND
19
10
1
O
=
6
-
8
OPPOSITE
115
43
7
R
=
9
-
8
REACTION
85
40
4
-
-
45
4
46
First Total
550
244
37
-
-
4+5
-
4+6
Add to Reduce
5+5+0
2+4+4
3+7
Q
-
9
-
10
Second Total
10
10
10
-
-
-
4
1+0
Reduce to Deduce
1+0
1+0
1+0
-
-
9
5
1
Essence of Number
1
1
1

 

 

 

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
=
1
-
5
ADDED
18
18
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
T
=
2
-
2
TO
35
8
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
A
=
1
-
3
ALL
25
7
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
M
=
4
-
5
MINUS
76
22
4
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
N
=
5
-
4
NONE
48
21
3
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
S
=
1
-
6
SHARED
55
28
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
B
=
2
-
2
BY
27
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
E
=
5
-
10
EVERYTHING
133
61
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
M
=
4
-
9
MULTIPLED
121
49
4
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
I
=
9
-
2
IN
23
14
5
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
A
=
1
-
9
ABUNDANCE
65
29
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
35
-
57
First Total
995
266
59
-
1
2
3
8
5
6
14
8
18
-
-
3+5
-
5+7
Add to Reduce
9+9+5
2+6+6
5+9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1+4
-
1+8
-
-
8
-
12
Second Total
23
14
14
-
1
2
3
8
5
6
5
8
9
-
-
-
-
1+2
Reduce to Deduce
2+3
1+4
1+4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
3
Essence of Number
5
5
5
-
1
2
3
8
5
6
5
8
9

 

 

 

THE MIND OF MIN

 

 

 

THE DIVINE INVASION

Phillip K Dick 1981

The time you have waited for has come. The work is complete: the final world is here.

He has been transplanted and is alive.

Mysterious voice in the night

Page 36

"That night as he lay sleeping a voice said softly to him, Herbert, Herbert.'

He opened his eyes. Im not on standby,' he said, / Page 37 / thinking it was the mother ship. 'Dome Nine is active. Let me sleep.'

'Look,' the voice said.

He looked - and saw that his control board, which governed all his communications gear, was on fire. 'Jesus Christ,' he said, and reached for the wall switch, that would turn on the emergency fire extinguisher. But then he realized something. Something perplexing. Although the control board was burning, it was not consumed.

The fire dazzled him and burned his eyes. He shut his eyes and put his arm over his face. 'Who is it?' he said.

The voice said, 'It is Ehyeh.'

'Well,' Herb Asher said, amazed. It was the deity of the mountain, speaking to him openly, without an electronic interface. A strange sense of his own worthlessness overcame Herb Asher, and he kept his face covered. 'What do you want?' he said. 'I mean, it's late. This is my sleep cycle. '

'Sleep no more,' Yah said.

'I've had a hard day.' He was frightened.

Yah said, 'I command you to take care of the ailing girl. She is all alone. If you do not hasten to her side I will burn down your dome and all the equipment in it, as well as all you own besides. Iwill scorch you with flame until you wake up. You are not awake, Herbert, not yet, but 1 will cause you to be awake; I will make you rise up from your bunk and go and help her."

 

A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M
=
4
-
10
MYSTERIOUS
164
47
2
V
=
4
-
5
VOICE
54
27
9
I
=
9
-
2
IN
23
14
5
T
=
2
-
3
THE
33
15
6
N
=
5
-
5
NIGHT
58
31
4
-
-
25
4
26
Add to Reduce
333
135
27
-
-
2+5
-
2+6
Reduce to Deduce
3+3+3
1+3+5
2+7
Q
-
7
-
8
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

GOD WITH US AND US WITH GOD

 

 

IN OUR TIME

Last broadcast on Thu, 18 Dec 2003, 21:30 on BBC Radio 4

"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the feat of astonishing intellectual engineering which provides us with millions of words in hundreds of languages. At the start of the twentieth century, in the depths of an ancient Egyptian turquoise mine on the Sinai peninsular, an archaeologist called Sir Flinders Petrie made an exciting discovery. Scratched onto rocks, pots and portable items, he found scribblings of a very unexpected but strangely familiar nature. He had expected to see the complex pictorial hieroglyphic script the Egyptian establishment had used for over 1000 years, but it seemed that at this very early period, 1700 BC, the mine workers and Semitic slaves had started using a new informal system of graffiti, one which was brilliantly simple, endlessly adaptable and perfectly portable: the Alphabet. This was probably the earliest example of an alphabetic script and it bears an uncanny resemblance to our own.

Did the alphabet really spring into life almost fully formed? How did it manage to conquer three quarters of the globe? And despite its Cyrillic and Arabic variations and the myriad languages it has been used to write, why is there essentially only one alphabet anywhere in the world?"

 

 

L
=
3
-
4
LIFE
50
23
5
Q
-
Q
Q
-
Q
-
Q
-
Q
-
Q
Q
-
Q
-
Q
-
I
=
9
-
3
IT'S
48
12
3
A
=
1
-
3
ALL
25
7
7
I
=
9
-
9
IN
23
14
5
T
=
2
-
3
THE
33
15
6
G
=
7
-
4
GOOD
41
23
5
B
=
2
-
4
BOOK
43
34
7
O
=
6
-
2
OF
21
12
3
-
-
36
4
21
Add to Reduce
234
117
36
-
-
3+6
-
2+1
Reduce to Deduce
2+5+2
1+1+7
3+6
Q
-
9
-
3
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

4
HOLY
60
24
6
5
GRAIL
47
29
2
2
IS
28
10
1
11
Add to Reduce
135
63
9
1+1
Reduce to Deduce
1+3+5
6+3
-
2
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

Daily Mail, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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The trail of Christ's Grail

QUESTION What is the origin of the Holy Grail story?
What is a 'grail'?

ACCORDING to Grail legend, the Holy Grail was the cup (or platter, cauldron or stone) from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper and which Joseph of Arimathea later used to collect drops of Jesus's blood at the crucifixion. Legend has it that Joseph then brought the cup to Britain, where it was lost. The Holy Grail then became part of Arthurian legend.

It was believed to be kept in a mysterious castle in a wasteland, guarded by a custodian called the Fisher King, who suffered from a wound that would not heal. His recovery and the renewal of the blighted lands depended on the successful completion of the quest to find the Grail. The magical properties attributed to the Holy Grail have been plausibly traced to the 'horn of plenty' of Celtic myth that satisfied the tastes and needs of all who ate and drank from it.

The Holy Grail first appeared in a written text in Chretien de Troyes's Old French verse romance, Perceval, le Conte du Graal from about 1180. De Troyes claimed he received knowledge of the tale from a book from his patron Philip, Count of Flanders.

His prologue specifically implies this was his source, ending 'it is the story of the Grail of which the count gave him the book'. But there is speculation as to whether this book existed: 12th-century writers were sensitive to the charge they invented stories for which they had no `authority'.

During the next half-century, several works, both in verse and prose, were written about the quest for the Grail although the story, and the principal character, vary from one work to another.

The word graal, as it was historically spelled, comes from Old French graal or great, cognate with Old Provençal grazal and Old Catalan gresal, meaning a cup or bowl of earthenware, wood or metal.

The most commonly accepted etymology derives it from Latin gradalis or gradale via an earlier form, cratalis, a derivative of crater or cratus, borrowed from the Greek krater, a large wine-mixing vessel. The Grail myth was revived in the lath century by romantic authors Scott and Tennyson, Pre-Raphaelite artists, and composers, notably Richard Wagner.

The story has persisted in novels by Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, John Cowper Powys, in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and the Indiana Jones movies.
Eric Lowndes, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

 

THE

HOLY GRAIL

A

HOLY GIRL

IS

 

A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
H
=
8
-
4
HOLY
60
24
6
G
=
7
-
4
GIRL
46
28
1
I
=
9
-
2
IS
28
10
1
-
-
25
-
11
Add to Reduce
135
63
9
-
-
2+5
-
1+1
Reduce to Deduce
1+3+5
6+3
-
-
-
7
-
2
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

4
HOLY
60
24
6
5
GRAIL
47
29
2
2
IS
28
10
1
11
Add to Reduce
135
63
9
1+1
Reduce to Deduce
1+3+5
6+3
-
2
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

1
A
1
1
1
4
HOLY
60
24
6
4
GIRL
46
28
1
2
IS
28
10
1
11
Add to Reduce
135
63
9
1+1
Reduce to Deduce
1+3+5
6+3
-
2
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

THE

HOLY GRAIL

A

HOLY GIRL

IS

A

HOLY WOMANS WOMB

IS

 

H
=
8
-
4
HOLY
60
24
6
W
=
5
-
6
WOMANS
85
22
4
W
=
5
-
4
WOMB
53
17
8
-
-
18
-
14
First Total
198
63
18
-
-
1+8
-
1+4
Add to Reduce
1+9+8
6+3
1+8
-
-
9
-
5
Second Total
18
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Deduce
1+8
-
-
-
-
9
-
5
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

 

Daily Mail, Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Compiled by Charles Legge

QUESTION
If there were such a thing as animal IQ which would rate in the top ten?

THIS assumes a direct cognitive ladder, from lower to higher life forms, with our own intelligence at the top.

But cognition takes different forms, often incomparable to ours. Are we less intelligent than a squirrel because we can't recall the locations of buried acorns? Brain size, tool use, vocabulary and soci learning are just a few possible tools to measure animal IQ. There is no agreed test for measuring interspecies IQ.

One attempt to correlate animal IQ was made by Edward 0. Wilson, a professor of science at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

He explained his system thus: `I relied on the "encephalisation index", which measures the size of the brain relative to that of the body as a whole and has been shown to be roughly correlated with intelligence.' He arrived at a top ten of: 1. Chimpanzee; 2. Gorilla; 3. Orangutang; 4. Baboon; 5. Gibbon; 6. Monkey; 7. Orca; 8. Dolphin; 9. Elephant; and 10. Pig.

An alternate study looked at the concentration of neurones in the neocortex, the area involved in higher functions such as sensory perception, generation of motor commands, spatial reasoning, conscious thought, and in humans, language.

The result here gave a very different answer 1. Sperm Whale; 2. Humans; 3. Killer Whale; 4. Pilot Whale; 5. Humpback Whale; 6. Orangutang; 7. Chimpanzee.; 8. African Elephant; 9. Gorilla; and 10. Indian elephant.

Another test measured intelligence with regards to self-awareness: the experimenter discreetly marks the animal with a coloured dye.

The animal is then presented with a mirror and their reaction is observed. A self-aware animal will turn their body to get a better view, touch the coloured spot or try to remove it. Using this, ten animals demonstrated self-awareness. They were 1. Human, 2. Orangutang (below);
3. Chimpanzee; 4. Gorilla; 5. Bottlenose Dolphin; 6. Elephant; 7. Orca; 8. Bonobo; 9. Rhesus Macaque; and 10. European Magpie. There are many more tests of animal intelligence.

Other creatures thought to have high IQs are giant octopuses, which can play, solve problems, navigate through mazes and have a respectable short-term memory. African Grey parrots can mimic words and express emotion, and rats which have remarkable maze skills.
Dr Ian Smith, Cambridge.

 

 

Daily Mail, Thursday, August 25, 2016

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QUESTION

Which novel took the longest to complete?

THOMAS MANN was a Nobel Prize-winning German author famed for his novella Death In Venice (1912) and his magnum opus The Magic Mountain (1924). Between 1923 and 1943, he published his novel quartet Joseph And His Brothers, retelling the stories of Genesis. It took 16 years to write.

The Persian classic Kelidar by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was published in 1984 in a single volume of 950,000 words in 2,836 pages. It told the story of a Kurdish family in Iran who face hostility from neighbours, set against a backdrop of the years following World War II.

It took 15 years to write, a year longer than Proust's 13-volume A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (In Search Of Lost Time), which, at 1,267,069 words and 3,031 pages, is considered the longest novel by Guinness World Records.
Juliette Paria, South Leigh, Oxon.

 

 

T
=
2
-
3
THE
33
15
6
T
=
1
-
8
THOUSAND
102
30
3
A
=
1
-
3
AND
19
10
1
O
=
2
-
3
ONE
34
16
7
N
=
6
-
6
NIGHTS
77
32
5
-
-
12
4
23
First Total
265
103
22
-
-
1+2
-
2+3
Add to Reduce
2+6+5
1+0+3
2+2
Q
-
3
-
5
Second Total
13
4
4
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Deduce
1+3
-
-
Q
-
3
-
5
Essence of Number
4
4
4

 

 

A
=
1
-
3
ALI
22
13
4
B
=
2
-
4
BABA
6
6
6
A
=
1
-
3
AND
19
10
1
T
=
2
-
3
THE
33
15
6
F
=
6
-
5
FORTY
84
30
6
T
=
2
-
7
THIEVES
88
43
7
-
-
14
4
25
Add to Reduce
252
117
27
-
-
1+4
-
2+5
Reduce to Deduce
2+5+2
1+1+7
3+6
Q
-
5
-
7
Essence of Number
9
9
9

 

"Open Sesame" (Arabic: افتح يا سمسم‎‎ iftaḥ yā simsim, French: Sésame, ouvre-toi) is a magical phrase in the story of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" in One Thousand and One Nights. It opens the mouth of a cave in which forty thieves have hidden a treasure

Ali Baba
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" redirects here. For other uses, see Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

Cassim in the cave by Maxfield Parrish (1909)
Ali Baba (Arabic: علي بابا‎‎ ʿAlī Bābā ) is a character from the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (علي بابا والأربعون لصا). This story is included in many versions of the One Thousand and One Nights, to which it was added by Antoine Galland in the 18th century. It is one of the most familiar of the "Arabian Nights" tales, and has been widely retold and performed in many media, especially for children, where the more violent aspects of the story are often suppressed.

In the story, Ali Baba is a poor woodcutter who discovers the secret of a thieves' den, entered with the phrase "Open Sesame". The thieves learn this and try to kill Ali Baba, but Ali Baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots. Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure.

Textual history[edit]

The tale was added to the story collection One Thousand and One Nights by one of its European translators, Antoine Galland, who called his volumes Les Mille et Une Nuits (1704–1717). Galland was an 18th-century French Orientalist who may have heard it in oral form from a Middle Eastern story-teller from Aleppo, in modern-day Syria. In any case, the first known text of the story is Galland's French version. Richard F. Burton included it in the supplemental volumes (rather than the main collection of stories) of his translation (published as The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night) and thought its origins were Greek Cypriot.[1]

The American Orientalist Duncan Black MacDonald discovered an Arabic-language manuscript of the legend at the Bodleian Library;[2] however, this was later found to be a counterfeit.[3]

Story[edit]

Ali Baba and his elder brother Cassim are the sons of a merchant. After their father's death, the greedy Cassim marries a wealthy woman and becomes well-to-do, building on their father's business. Ali Baba marries a poor woman and settles into the trade of a woodcutter.

One day, Ali Baba is at work collecting and cutting firewood in the forest, and he happens to overhear a group of 40 thieves visiting their treasure store. The treasure is in a cave, the mouth of which is sealed by magic. It opens on the words "open sesame" and seals itself on the words "close sesame". When the thieves are gone, Ali Baba enters the cave himself and discreetly takes a single bag of gold coins home.

Ali Baba and his wife borrow his sister-in-law's scales to weigh their new wealth. Unbeknownst to them, Cassim's wife puts a blob of wax in the scales to find out what Ali Baba is using them for, as she is curious to know what kind of grain her impoverished brother-in-law needs to measure. To her shock, she finds a gold coin sticking to the scales and tells her husband. Under pressure from his brother, Ali Baba is forced to reveal the secret of the cave. Cassim goes to the cave, taking a donkey with him to take as much treasure as possible. He enters the cave with the magic words. But in his greed and excitement over the treasure, he forgets the words to get out again. The thieves find him there and kill him. When his brother does not come back, Ali Baba goes to the cave to look for him, and finds the body quartered and with each piece displayed just inside the cave's entrance, as a warning to anyone else who might try to enter.

Ali Baba brings the body home where he entrusts Morgiana, a clever slave-girl from Cassim's household, with the task of making others believe that Cassim has died a natural death.[4] First, Morgiana purchases medicines from an apothecary, telling him that Cassim is gravely ill. Then, she finds an old tailor known as Baba Mustafa whom she pays, blindfolds, and leads to Cassim's house. There, overnight, the tailor stitches the pieces of Cassim's body back together so that no one will be suspicious. Ali Baba and his family are able to give Cassim a proper burial without anyone's asking awkward questions.

The thieves, finding the body gone, realize that yet another person must know their secret, and they set out to track him down. One of the thieves goes down to the town and comes across Baba Mustafa, who mentions that he has just sewn a dead man's body back together. Realizing the dead man must have been the thieves' victim, the thief asks Baba Mustafa to lead the way to the house where the deed was performed. The tailor is blindfolded again, and in this state he is able to retrace his steps and find the house. The thief marks the door with a symbol so the other thieves can come back that night and kill everyone in the house. However, the thief has been seen by Morgiana who, loyal to her master, foils the thief's plan by marking all the houses in the neighborhood similarly. When the 40 thieves return that night, they cannot identify the correct house, and their leader kills the unsuccessful thief in a furious rage. The next day, another thief revisits Baba Mustafa and tries again. Only this time, a chunk is chipped out of the stone step at Ali Baba's front door. Again, Morgiana foils the plan by making similar chips in all the other doorsteps, and the second thief is killed for his failure as well. At last, the leader of the thieves goes and looks himself. This time, he memorizes every detail he can of the exterior of Ali Baba's house.

The leader of the thieves pretends to be an oil merchant in need of Ali Baba's hospitality, bringing with him mules loaded with 38 oil jars, one filled with oil, the other 37 hiding the other remaining thieves. Once Ali Baba is asleep, the thieves plan to kill him. Again, Morgiana discovers and foils the plan, killing the 37 thieves in their oil jars by pouring boiling oil on them. When their leader comes to rouse his men, he discovers they are all dead and escapes. The next morning, Morgiana tells Ali Baba about the thieves in the jars. They bury them, and Ali Baba shows his gratitude by giving Morgiana her freedom.

To exact revenge after some time, the leader of the thieves establishes himself as a merchant, befriends Ali Baba's son (who is now in charge of the late Cassim's business), and is invited to dinner at Ali Baba's house. However, the thief is recognized by Morgiana, who performs a sword dance with a dagger for the diners and plunges it into the thief's heart, when he is off his guard. Ali Baba is at first angry with Morgiana, but when he finds out the thief wanted to kill him, he is extremely grateful and rewards Morgiana by marrying her to his son. Ali Baba is then left as the only one knowing the secret of the treasure in the cave and how to access it.

 

It opens on the words "open sesame" and seals itself on the words "close sesame".

 

-
Q
-
Q
-
OPEN SES A ME
-
Q
-
O
=
6
-
4
OPEN
50
23
5
S
=
1
-
3
SES
43
25
7
A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
M
=
4
-
2
ME
18
9
9
-
-
12
4
10
OPEN SES A ME
112
58
22
-
-
1+2
-
1+0
-
1+1+2
5+8
2+2
Q
-
3
-
1
OPEN SES A ME
4
13
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1+3
-
Q
-
3
-
1
OPEN SES A ME
4
4
4

 

OPEN SAYS ME CLOSE SAYS ME

 

-
Q
-
Q
-
CLOSE SES A ME
-
Q
-
C
=
3
-
5
CLOSE
54
18
9
S
=
1
-
3
SES
43
25
7
A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
M
=
4
-
2
ME
18
9
9
-
-
12
4
11
CLOSE SES A ME
116
53
26
-
-
1+2
-
1+1
-
1+1+6
5+3
2+6
Q
-
3
-
2
CLOSE SES A ME
8
8
8

 

It opens on the words "open sesame" and seals itself on the words "close sesame".

 

O
=
6
4
10
OPEN SES A ME
112
58
4
C
-
3
4
11
CLOSE SES A ME
116
53
8
Q
-
9
-
22
First Total
228
111
12
-
-
-
-
2+2
Add to Reduce
2+2+8
1+1+1
1+2
Q
-
9
-
4
Second Total
12
3
3
-
-
-
-
-
Reduce to Deduce
1+2
-
-
Q
-
9
-
4
Essence of Number
3
3
3

 

SEES SAME SEES

ASK ALADDIN ASK

 

-
-
-
-
-
ALADDIN
-
-
-
A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
L
=
3
-
1
L
12
3
3
A
=
1
-
1
A
1
1
1
D
=
4
-
1
D
4
4
4
D
=
4
-
1
D
4
4
4
I
=
9
-
1
I
9
9
9
N
=
5
-
1
N
14
5
5
4
4
27
4
7
ALADDIN
45
27
27
-
-
2+7
-
-
-
1+4+4
2+7
2+7
-
-
9
-
7
ALADDIN
9
9
9

 

Aladdin
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the original Middle Eastern folk tale. For other uses, see Aladdin (disambiguation) and Aladdin (name).
"Magic lamp" redirects here. For other uses, see Magic lantern (disambiguation).

Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fulda's Aladin und die Wunderlampe[1] (image omitted)
Aladdin (Arabic: علاء الدين‎‎, ʻAlāʼ ad-Dīn, IPA: [ʕalaːʔ adˈdiːn]) is a Middle Eastern folk tale. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights ("The Arabian Nights"), and one of the best known—though it was actually added to the collection in the 18th century by Frenchman Antoine Galland.

Aladdin is an impoverished young ne'er-do-well dwelling in "one of the cities of China". He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father, Mustapha the tailor, convincing Aladdin and his mother of his good will by pretending to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. The sorcerer's real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave. After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin is still wearing a magic ring the sorcerer has lent him. When he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring and a jinnī (or "genie") appears who releases him from the cave so that he can return to his mother, fortunately still carrying the lamp. When his mother tries to clean the lamp, so they can sell it to buy food for their supper, a second far more powerful genie appears who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp.

With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries Princess Badroulbadour, the sultan's daughter (after magically foiling her marriage to the vizier's son). The genie builds Aladdin and his bride a wonderful palace, far more magnificent than the sultan's.

The sorcerer hears of Aladdin's good fortune, and returns; he gets his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdin's wife (who is unaware of the lamp's importance) by offering to exchange "new lamps for old." He orders the genie of the lamp to take the palace, along with all its contents, to his home in the Maghreb. Fortunately, Aladdin still has the magic ring and is able to summon the lesser genie. The genie of the ring cannot directly undo any of the magic of the genie of the lamp, but he is able to transport Aladdin to the Maghreb where, with the help of the "woman's wiles" of the princess he recovers the lamp and slays the sorcerer, returning the palace to its proper place.

The sorcerer's more powerful and evil brother plots to destroy Aladdin for killing his brother by disguising himself as an old woman known for her healing powers. Badroulbadour falls for his disguise and commands the "woman" to stay in her palace in case of any illnesses. Aladdin is warned of this danger by the genie of the lamp and slays the imposter. Everyone lives happily ever after, Aladdin eventually succeeding to his father-in-law's throne.

Sources and setting[edit]

No Arabic source has been traced for the tale, which was incorporated into the book Les Mille et Une Nuits by its French translator, Antoine Galland, who heard it from a Syrian storyteller from Aleppo. Galland's diary (March 25, 1709) records that he met the Maronite scholar, by name Youhenna Diab ("Hanna"), who had been brought from Aleppo to Paris by Paul Lucas, a celebrated French traveller. Galland's diary also tells that his translation of "Aladdin" was made in the winter of 1709–10. It was included in his volumes ix and x of the Nights, published in 1710.

John Payne, in Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories (London 1901), gives details of Galland's encounter with the man he referred to as "Hanna" and the discovery in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris of two Arabic manuscripts containing Aladdin (with two more of the "interpolated" tales). One was written by a Syrian Christian priest living in Paris, named Dionysios Shawish, alias Dom Denis Chavis. The other is supposed to be a copy Mikhail Sabbagh made of a manuscript written in Baghdad in 1703. It was purchased by the Bibliothèque Nationale at the end of the nineteenth century. However, modern scholars such as Muhsin Mahdi[2] and Husain Haddawy[3] claim that both manuscripts are forgeries—"back-translations" of Galland's text into Arabic.

The opening sentences of the story, in both the Galland and the Burton versions, set it in China and imply, at least, that Aladdin is Chinese.[4] On the other hand, there is practically nothing in the rest of the story that is inconsistent with a Persian or Arabian setting. For instance, the Sultan is referred to as such rather being called the "Emperor", as in some re-tellings, and the people we meet in the story are Muslims: their conversation is larded with devout Muslim platitudes. A Jewish merchant buys Aladdin's wares (and incidentally cheats him), but there is no mention of Buddhists or Confucians (or other distinctively Han Chinese people).

Of course, China's ethnic makeup has long included Muslim groups, including large populations of the Hui people whose origins go back to Silk Road travellers. In addition, large communities of Muslim Chinese have been known since the Tang Dynasty, as well as Jewish communities. Some commentators have even suggested that the story might be set in Turkestan (encompassing Central Asia and the modern Chinese province of Xinjiang).[5]

For all this, speculation about a "real" Chinese setting depends on a knowledge of China that the teller of a folk tale (as opposed to a geographic expert) might well not possess.[6]

 

HALLELUJAH HURRAH FOR RAH FOR RAH HURRAH HALLELUJAH

 

 

EGYPTIAN CHRONOLOGY

THE MYTHIC DYNASTIES

F. G. Fleay

1899

Page 93

GODS MEMPHITE SCHEME

"PTAH reigned for 9000 months"

 

 

YEA

THOUGH I WALK THROUGH

THE

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH

I

WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH

ME

ALWAYS

 

 

JUST SIX NUMBERS

Martin Rees

1
999

OUR COSMIC HABITAT

PLANETS STARS AND LIFE

Page 24

A

proton

is

1,836 times heavier than an electron, and the number 1,836

would have the same connotations to any 'intelligence'

 

 

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OSIRIS

UNAS OSIRIS AM I AM OSIRIS UNAS

AM

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SOKAR OSIRIS AM I AM OSIRIS SOKAR

AM

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I THAT AM THAT THAT THAT ISISISIS THAT THAT THAT AM THAT I

 

 

O

NAMUH

WHEN SHALL WE C THY LIKE AGAIN

 

 

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CONSCIENCE

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I

I 9 I

ME

ME 45 EM

EGO 576 EGO

OGRE 6795 OGRE

CONSCIENCE 3651395535 CONSCIENCE

DIVINE THOUGHT GODS THOUGHT DIVINE

 

THIS IS THE SCENE OF THE SCENE UNSEEN

THE UNSEEN SEEN OF THE SCENE UNSEEN THIS IS THE SCENE

 

 

 

 

NAME ME I ME NAME

ME

AMEN

I MEAN NAME THAT NAME MEAN

 

THERE IS NO ATTEMPT MADE TO DESCRIBE THE CREATIVE PROCESS REALISTICALLY

THE ACCOUNT IS SYMBOLIC AND SHOWS GOD CREATING THE WORLD BY MEANS OF LANGUAGE

AS THOUGH WRITING A BOOK BUT LANGUAGE ENTIRELY TRANSFORMED

THE MESSAGE OF CREATION IS CLEAR EACH LETTER OF

THE

ALPHABET

IS

GIVEN

A

NUMERICAL

VALUE BY COMBINING THE LETTERS WITH THE SACRED NUMBERS

REARRANGING THEM IN ENDLESS CONFIGURATIONS

THE MYSTIC WEANED THE MIND AWAY FROM THE NORMAL CONNOTATIONS OF WORDS

 

....

ADDED TO ALL MINUS NONE SHARED BY EVERYTHING MULTIPLIED IN ABUNDANCE.

 

 

I

AM

WHOLE SOURCE AM I 9 I AM WHOLE SOURCE

AM

I

 

 

OSIRIS SO IRIS OSIRIS

SO IR IS IS IR SO

ISIS IS IS ISIS

OSIRIS SO IRIS OSIRIS

 

 

DIVINE LOVE IS 99 99 IS LOVE DIVINE

THE LIGHT IS RISING RISING IS THE LIGHT

 

 

ARISES THAT SUN SETS THAT SUN SETS THAT SUN ARISES THAT SUN

OSIRIS THAT SON SETS THAT SON SETS THAT SON OSIRIS THAT SUN

OSIRIS SO RI IS THAT SUNSETSUN IS RI SO OSIRIS

OSIRIS ISISISIS OSIRIS

BIRTHING THE NEW HORUS NEW THE BIRTHING

OSIRIS THAT SON SETS THAT SON SETS THAT SON OSIRIS THAT SUN

ARISES THAT SUN SETS THAT SUN SETS THAT SUN ARISES THAT SUN

 

 

THIS IS THE SCENE OF THE SCENE UNSEEN

 

THIS IS THE SCENE OF THE SEEN UNSEEN THE UNSEEN SEEN OF THE SCENE UNSEEN THIS IS THE SEEN.

THE WHITE RABBITZ MAKING RARE APPEARANCE, SAID, ALIZZED, WE MUST NOW SAY OUR GOODBYES. THE COCOON FOR YOU IS ABOUT TO UNRAVEL, THE SPIRIT SPIRAL TO REVERSE UPON ITSELF. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, FROM A TIME WITHOUT TIME, IT IS TIME TO ENTER UPON THE ADVENTURE OF AN ANYBODIES LIFETIME. THERE IS A LABYRINTH TO EXPLORE, THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN TO ASCEND AND MUCH ONCE SECRET AND PERILOUS AWAKENING LIES AHEAD. TAKE THIS GOLDEN RAINBOW BALL OF TWINE, HANG IT UPON YOUR HOOK OR BY CROOK. AND NO MATTER THE TWISTS AND TURNS ENCOMPASSED IN THE THIS AND THAT OF YOUR JOURNEY, REMEMBER, THAT ONCE INSIDE THE EVER NEVER LAND OF GREAT AMAZE, YOU MUST HOLD FAST THY MEANS OF RETURN, FOR T