By Jelle U. Hielkema Rome, Italy
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
‘Quest for a better Understanding between Humanity and Nature’
Pythagoras (ca. 569-475 B.C.) who, in search of a more humanly tolerant philosophical environment, emigrated from Greece to Metapontum and Crotone in southern Italy in 532 B.C., is generally accepted as the first philosopher and mathematician of significance in this world. His 2nd and 3rd law’s have indeed been written in stone over the ages and are unfailingly used in calculating and understanding the workings of ‘things geometrical’ with far-reaching implications for ‘things social, cultural, economic, theological, scientific and political’.
However, for the 1st Law of Pythagoras, proclaiming that “Everything is Number”, implying that at its deepest level Reality is mathematical in nature, mankind has never had much practical use. Yet, through the ages leading philosophers and scientists like Plato, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton and Kepler, just to name a few, have all directly or indirectly addressed the issue of there being something truly determinant outside of what mankind has come up with in terms of philosophy, science and theology to explain the workings of the Universe, and our world as integral part of it.
It is demonstrated that indeed nothing happens by chance and that Pythagoras’ 1st Law has a direct and significant bearing on all that is happening under the Sun. This on the basis of some of Spinoza’s highly authoritative core philosophical pronouncements, gathered from his ‘Theological-Political Treatise’ of 1669 and his ‘Ethica’ of 1677. According to the Kabbalah numerology, the name SPINOZA is a 5/32, the Mercury vibration, representing ‘Reason” and ‘Communication’.
Spinoza’s core parameters for the Universe are: ‘SUBSTANCE’, a 5/32; ‘ATTRIBUTES’, a 5/32 and ‘MODES’, a 5/23. The number 32 was bestowed with the name ‘Communication’ and the 23 with the powerful name ‘The Royal Star of the Lion’. The combination of these three ”quantities” make, following the Kabbalah method of numerology, a 6/33, being the same as Spinoza’s full name BARUCH DE SPINOZA. Furthermore, Spinoza’s core statements: ‘NATURING NATURE’ and ‘NATURED NATURE’ are both 5/32’s and so are his favoured expressions ‘LOVE OF GOD” and ‘LOVE OF NATURE’. In the eye of many, including his own Hebrew Community, which expelled him at age 24, the Dutch Calvinist Church as well as the State made him an outright atheist and was treated as such, resulting in an all-out suppression of his truly outstanding work in which indeed the ‘Love of God and Nature’ shines through on every page.
Another most convincing example of ’23’ and ’32’ vibrations is the Great Thinker of the late 16th-early 17th century Francis Bacon (1561-1626) who connected the old and new worlds in Philosophy and Science -without being a scientist!- and was a 5/23 by the name FRANCIS and a 5/32 by FRANCIS BACON. In his ‘De Interpretatione Naturae’ he makes this reflection about his own person:
Having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblance of things and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler difference; as being gifted by Nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to mediate, slowness to assert, readiness to reconsider, carefulness to dispose and set in order, and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and hates every kind of imposture, (so) I thought that my mind had a kind of familiarity and relationship with Truth, a ‘21’ vibration
In my own frequent and wide-ranging movements and interactions around this beautiful, if troubled, Planet in the context of United Nations development activities during the last 33 years, I have frequently wondered why ‘’Idealism’’ as a thought, action and results process, positive as it is generally, albeit often somewhat denigrating perceived by mankind, never really has had too much to show for it. A good example in this regard is related to the development process between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Worlds, as instituted after World War II and increasingly at the end of colonialism as we knew it for some few hundred years. I wish to sum up this particular example of largely idealistically inspired human activity in a statement made by the late Robert McNamara in the early 1990’s well after he had retired from the Presidency of the World Bank, when he said:
The development process as we know it is like a blood transfusion from the sick to the healthy.
And he was actually crying when he said it!
And we can today all see the result of the process in the form of hunger and abject poverty for about 800 million people, dramatically increasing into being the ‘bottom line’ victims of the current global crisis; a hovering on the poverty line of another some 2 billion; increasing local and regional wars and resulting mass migration and displacement of poor people; rampant and increasing diseases; environmental disasters largely due to human causes; loss of forests and biodiversity as well as socio-cultural fabric on a global scale and……. on the other side of the geographic human activity spectrum: burgeoning, if at present very jittery, now already more than a decade, rather dramatic and highly unbalanced financial and economic markets and related soaring joblessness especially among the young, all very much ‘subprime’; unprecedented technological and information society development versus ever more serious and increasingly real climate worries, especially for polar bears!; exploration of deep space but with manned spaceflight in serious peril; ‘mindless enrichment’ of individuals, if only a relatively ‘precious’’ few; through pure greed and egotistically driven action.
What if we, as humankind, living on one and for the time being irreplaceable planet, could agree on a truly common approach to diminishing the bad influence of the EGO! This could be done very subtly, for example by cutting off the ‘I’ from the word IDEALISM, resulting in the word DEALISM, which according to the thesaurus does not exist and therefore can be created. Similarly, an IDEALIST would become a DEALIST; an IDEOLOGY will become a DEOLOGY, a strong and high-energy 3/30, an Idea will become a Dea, the 1/10 called ‘The Wheel of Fortune’, and would clearly suggest the presence of divinity in our thinking. Moreover …. an IDEAL will become simply a DEAL, a ‘13’ called by The Ancients ‘Regeneration and Change’ and recognized as a key number by the Mayans who made a rather significant ‘world-changing’ prediction for the end of 2012, a merely less than nine months away!
As a ‘telling example’, below are two key ‘cosmic vibrations’ according to the Kabbalah method of the Ancient Chaldeans. The Number ‘21’ is called “The Universe” exemplified by:
‘LOVE’’ ‘ENERGY’ ‘TRUTH’‘ ONE BASIC ENERGY’ ‘DIES SOLIS’ ‘THE GREAT SPIRIT’ ‘I AM WHO I AM’ ‘THE SUBTLE ENERGIES’ ‘THE SILENT KNOWLEDGE’ ‘INNER SENSE’ ‘SIXTH SENSE’ ‘IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD’ ‘IMAGE OF CREATION’ ‘BOOKS’ ‘SOLAR IMAGE’ ‘RHYTHM’ ‘SPIRALS’ ‘THE DIVINE LOVE’ ‘A PARTICLE OF GOD’ ‘MIRROR NEURON’ ‘KISS FROM HEAVEN’ ‘SPIRIT AND SOUL’ ‘THE SPIRIT REALM’ ‘SIXTH SENSE’ ‘TIME IS ENERGY’ ‘TIME IS DIMENSIONAL’ ‘LAW OF TIME’ ‘TIME-SPACE CONTINUUM’ ‘CIRCULAR’ ‘TIME DOES TELL’ ‘TIME REVISITS’ ‘ONLY TIME’ ‘AT THE RIGHT TIME’ ‘TAKING TIME’ ‘RIGHT AND WRONG’ ‘HUMAN’ ‘ECCE HOMO’ ‘I HAVE A NATURAL DREAM’ ‘NEW BLOOD’ ‘GREAT IDEAS’ ‘DEUS EX MACHINA’ ‘DEALISM’
By sharp contrast, just one number up, the ‘22’ was characterized by the Ancient Chaldeans as ‘Submission and Caution’’ and described as ‘’A good person or entity, blinded by the folly of others, with a knapsack on his, her or its back, full of errors’’ and here are some telling 22’s:
‘WORLD’ ‘ALL OF US’ ‘KNOW THYSELF’ ‘THE DEAL WORLD’ ‘DEALING’ ‘EAST-WEST’ ‘MANKIND’ ‘MONEY’ ‘MORE MONEY’ ‘DOW JONES INDEX’ ‘BOMBER’ ‘CATCH TWENTYTWO’ ‘THE STUPID’ ‘BLIND AMBITION’ ‘THE TRAPPINGS’ ‘TIME IS MONEY’ ‘NORMAL’ ‘AGENDA’S’ ‘SLOGAN’ ‘AGENDA 21’ ‘1990s’ ‘OUR COMMON FUTURE’ ‘DITHER-DRIFT’ ‘WATER COMPETITION’ ‘WARMING’ ‘PEACE’ ‘DOVE’ ‘SUMMIT’ ‘CHARTER’ ‘ALLIANCE’ ‘BORDER’ ‘WORDS’ ‘EMPTY’ ‘SOCIAL NETWORK’ ‘TABLOID’ ‘ROBOT’ ‘SOCIAL ROBOT’ ‘JETSET’ ‘SHOW BUSINESS’ ‘FATAL ATTRACTION’ ‘EARNING’ ‘SAFETY’ ‘MOBILE’ ‘MASSACRE’ ‘TERROR’ ‘NEO-NAZI’ ‘PRIVACY’ ‘SECRECY’ ‘FEAR OF…’ ‘CHANGE’ ‘RUNAWAY’ ‘THE PARANOIA’ ‘FICKLE’ ‘BREAKING NEWS’ ‘HAVOC’ ‘IDEALISM’ ‘IDEALIST’ ‘HUMAN BEINGS’ ‘MALE PRINCIPLE’ ‘BULLYISM’ ‘DUALISM’
On the basis of that evidence it would seem that The Ancients had a better (I)Dea about Us than we have ourselves, blinded and numbed as we are by the cumulative effects of two World Wars and numerous regional Conflicts as well as the, the positive aspects clearly apart, the estranging and strongly polarizing effect of Science and Technology à nd ‘Organized Religion’.
The formidable challenge to go consciously beyond the ‘binary biped mode’, the wave particle duality this mode encountered and the continuing and polarizing ‘climate of denial’ that this in turn has spawned, The ‘Contraction and Convergence‘ (C&C) approach and strategy of the Global Commons Institute (GCI). C&C is now being widely recognized to be the only promise for avoiding runaway Climate Change with all dire consequences that it brings with it for now 7 billion people! It encourages the right mindset. C&C is ‘Tetraktys’ – knowing ‘reality’ is fundamentally conditioned by the ‘forces’ of the numbers 1 and 0.
Like the Vatican in the face of the Renaissance, we go from the ‘complexity’ of ego-centric problems to the ‘deep simplicity’ of being rooted in the solar-centric solution. We enter a world of globally shared ‘commons sense’ that regains our inborn optimism. We recover through a ‘Can Do, Will Too’ attitude that comes from accepting and understanding that of course, “God does play dice, because he designed them”. In his 2010 book ‘The Hermetic Code in DNA’ Michael Hayes has convincingly and scientifically demonstrated that, “The Universe is a Musical Symphony”. So in this new era of climate change, it is helpful to know that, “all life aspires to the condition of music” and that on the road to Durban, even if not understood last December, and beyond there is always hope, as the dice are loaded in our favour when we consciously hear that music.
About the Author
Jelle U. Hielkema is of Dutch/Frisian farmer’s origin (1947) and has lived in Rome since 1975, where he has been working for the United Nations for thirty years in the field of Earth Observation from space in the context of global Food Security. His frequent travels across the globe spanning five continents, coupled with a keen interest in the interaction among philosophy, science, religion, and politics, enabled him to make a wide range of observations on the relationship among names, language, and numbers with rather amazing findings.