2011A Theory of Everything
- Apr 1, 2001v1
Hi John and Everyone.
I've had another rush of blood to the brain, which seems to me to provide an
important new insight into the issues we've been exploring. See what you
think. Please forgive the narrative approach, I'm pressed for time, and find
it easiest to write if I'm 'talking' to somebody!
I wanted to take another look at the lambda, which according to Plato
describes part of the divine maths of creation. I started with at look at
etymological roots. I won't go into every detail, because that will obscure
the overall picture:
Lambda: 11th letter of the greek alphabet, " A consonant transliterated as
1."; related to hebrew 'Lamed'.
Lamed: 12th letter of the hebrew alphebet, from hebrew 'ox-goad' from its
shape. (Remember that ox goad.)
Even: related to Eve, event, every, related to latin eventus - a happening,
from venire - to come.
Odd: 'Od - archaic 'God', 'ode' from greek 'eidos' - 'shape', 'form' from
greek 'Hudos' - a way, path. Odin - Norse supreme creater god, god of
wisdom. Links (one imagines) to odysey and odyseus. The pathmaker/Governer.
David Roth quite confidently describes the Creation/Adam and Eve story as an
encapsulation of an older story in which Eve is 'Mother of all living'. "Her
hebrew name is Hawwah, and jewish tradition links this very rare name with
the prime verbal root ' to make live' - 'hayar - which is in itsef an
So Eve is, etymologically speaking, shaping up nicely as the personification
of the mother/female/even side of the lambda. Similarly, 'Od, Odin and
Odysseus can be postulated as corresponding to the father/male/odd side. The
Lambda itself might be linked to a meaning found in 'ox-goad'
The Lambda then is looking like an expression of a mathematical understanding
of the underlying world, a creation theory, based itself on ancient ideas
concerning a mother/father duality.
Now we've seen this duality before in the matter/form duality that became the
official position on substance in the catholic 'hylomorphism', and I've
speculated in the past that the vesica pisces, traditionally understood as a
device that describes just this duality, and its result.(matter and spirit is
the usual interpretation, together with 'coming into being' and 'doorway, or
So, the etymology of the vesica pisces
Vesica: vessel, 'Vesta' roman goddess (of the hearth - cosmic hearth?),
linked to 'vestan' - chaste nun. Vestment - clothing. That's working fine
as a picture of the female, passive and receptive, mother/mater/matter, eve
and even. The Cup.
Pisces is harder however. The fish, maybe a reference to the astrological
period? Now the tricky bit. Remember that hebrew root for Lambda, lamed,
'from its shape, ox-goad'?
Ox is obvious. The Bull, An earlier inhabitant of Pisces' role; The Ruler.
Goad, as in 'spur', egg on? Or as in GOARD, container, vessel? That's more
like it; Ox/male/pattern, goard/female/receptacle. A back-to-front vesica
ox. The only difference is the astrological charactor.
Building on this, we can see that while the female/passive/even/matter side
of this equation remains steady from ancient hebrew through plato and the
classical world, the male/active/odd principle is cast as the *ruling
Someone will, I'm sure write to tell me that the ox/bull/taurean side doesn't
fit the chronological bill. I think it does, at least according to my 12th
C. schema of the elements, which shows Taurus-Aries-Pisces-Aquarius. Which
is where we are now isn't it? And Aries, right in the middle, the
Ram/Lamb(da)? (Buggers up the first theory I know, but its just as good!)
Until then, I'm suggesting that the piscean side of the matter/form
expression, the vesica pisces, is simply the 'Form' given during *a fixed
Interestingly, this make time itself part of these equations; the very idea
of Time takes on a new importance. Of course, Time began with the Creation -
of course its important. Without Time, we couldn't 'Be'. And we can link
this idea to the expressions of harmonic accordance in time that are
demonstrated in the 'cultural numbers' that involve time. Of course, a king,
or line of rulers should be governed by a harmonic of the time-structure of
the world. (Ruler - measurer of time?) Etc.
So the 'Form' that is united with matter in the great copulating dance (the
Lambada!?), is shaped by the great-year governors, the astrological rulers of
that time. We can see this in the harmonic relations of cultural numbers and
the precessional year.
A diagram of the great duality, which conforms perfectly in several senses to
both the VP and the Lambda - the two most striking precision-expressions of
the nuts and bolts of Being, and the textual account, hylomorphism:
2NESS 3NESS (2*3 = 6, or sex, the first perfect number, and the rest!)
The result of the union is Being, exquisitely tuned to the musical 5th in
structure. Time likewise tuned; events in time tuned, harmonised, literally,
mathematically, with the rhythm of the heavens.
The arithmetic expression of the great male/female dance is through the
harmonics of the Lambda.
The geometric expression is through the harmonics of geometry, (itself
containing a still more intricate account of creation.)
Both these, and the expression of time-order, are found in the
The resulting dance is tuned to the 5th, the first and choiciest harmonic,
'sesquialter' - 'sex'?
There's work to be done here, this is clearly an evolving vision, but... is
this making sense?
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