Consider the numerical system based upon the structures formed from groups
of spheres. The knowledge gleaned from such a study is universally
applicable. Even if it becomes lost it is always right out in the open,
ready to be rediscovered. But people will not search for what they believe
they already possess. We have been taught an alternative system, a stylized,
idealized system devoid of any inherent significance. And we never suspect
that an alternative, equally valid perspective exists.
What does it matter, why should we care? It doesn't, and we shouldn't. This
is a matter of interest solely to seekers.
A universal system of knowledge. One equally valid regardless of era or
empire. Suppose there existed a puzzle which could only be solved by someone
in possession of such a system of knowledge. Without the proper key the
puzzle is simply an enigma, but over time a variety of false or incomplete
solutions are derived as various keys are applied. Until there is no enigma,
nothing out of place, the mystery long since faded.
That is where we find ourselves, ahold of a key without idea a single idea
of where to apply it. All the mysteries were solved long, long ago. We have
but one clue, one sign of a connection however subtle between the
Pythagorean system and the Gospels. It would seem that any further
examination would have to be based on a deeper examination of the manner in
which the Pythagorean numerical system intersects Judeo-Christian cosmology.
The only problem being that we don't have much of an idea of what made up
the original Pythagorean system. What we do have is an explanation of the
Pythagorean numerological system as explicated by Plato which is itself
By examining the system and seeing what it says we might then compare that
with the results of our own parallel examination based on the properties
possessed by like number of spheres. Given that the Platonic version is
suspected of being an invention it will be quite interesting to see
precisely what it fails to say. Much the same way that out of all the
various rationales behind the bean prohibition, the one suggestion never
voiced was that of using the beans as counters, the one explanation in
unquestionable agreement with the precepts of the teaching.
Jesus said: Recognize what is before you, and what is hidden from you will
be revealed to you; for there is nothing hidden that will not be made