Comparative Numerology: The Numbers One to Ten: Fundamental Powers

# Suares Iamblichus Schimmel Schneider Brown Popular Fourth Way Consensus Christian
1 Life/Death Unity Identity Primordial Being Wholly One Form Initiating Unity Unity Creation Unity Oneness
2 Container Formless Form Polarity Division Two to Tango Content Cooperation Duality Duality Dividing
3 Movement Actuality Extension Synthesis Three-part Harmony Agreement Expression Relationship Power Divine Perfection
4 Resistance Solidity Material Order Mother Substance Distinction Foundation Material Existence Solidity World Creation
5 Life Life Mediacy Life/Love Regeneration Identity Expansion Growth Sensuality Grace
6 Sex/Union Perfection Created World Structure Function Value Nurturing Movement Perfection Carnal man
7 Indeterminate Probability CriticalTime Chance Wisdom Enchanting Virgin Consequence Understanding Attainment Mysticism Spiritual Perfection
8 Sum of
Harmonic Sum Auspicious Periodic Renewal Invariance Practical   Justice New Birth
9 Cell/Structure Limit End Magnified Three Horizon Variance Humanitarian   Achievement Finality
10 Existence Perfection Wholeness Completion Beyond Number         God's Law
Carlo Suares, Cipher of Genesis, Red Wheel/Weiser; ISBN: 0877287406; (March 1992)
The Theology of Arithmetic: Iamblichus Robin Waterfield (Translator), Keith Critchlow, Phanes, 1988
The Mystery of Numbers Oxford, Annemarie Schimmel, Franz Carl Mysterium Der Zahl Endres 1994
Michael S. Schneider, A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, Harper Perennial; ISBN: 0060926716; 1995
G. Spencer-Brown: Laws of Form Cognizer Co; ISBN: 0963989901; Reprint edition 1994
Comparative Semantics of the Hebrew Alefbet
Hebrew Numbers 1-10 / One to Ten | Fundamental Powers: Hebrew Numbers with Gematria | Gematria | Gematria of Gematria

The Egyptians and Pythagorean Greeks found qualities in numbers, or rather gods, which were responsible for the construction of the universe. The instrumentality of creation, the decad, is represented by the Tetractys, "the source and root of eternal nature." See Lambdoma.

Iamblichus points out that nine is an absolute limit on numerical identity; all numbers following are composites of the first nine, which are fulfilled/perfected in the tenth. This is why nine is seen as the end of a cycle in almost all numerological systems. The Qabala knows this cycle as the first nine letters of the Hebrew alphabet, understood as the minimal set of archeyptal structural (formative/semantic) energies required for biological life on an abstract level; and that the "achievement" of Tayt/9 is the formation of an (abstract) cell.

With the basic structural-energetic requirements met by the semantic primes of the first nine number-letters, creation (which is behind this process) can be fulfulled in actual existence, which is exactly what happens in the tenth letter-number, Yod/10, semantic prime for existence.

1 is fulfilled in 10, which is 1 in existence, and the power underlying all existence -- the "source and root of eternal nature." 10 creates all things and is the kingdom or crown of God's creation.

All the attributed qualities are only natural-language shells for the inner, semantic-structural energies, which may be sought in the hologram of the Hebrew alphabet and in the gaps between related signifiers like movement, extension, synthesis, and resistance, solidity, material order.

Why do different sources pretty much agree on the general meanings of a non-existent or mythical property? And interestingly, G. Spencer-Brown is pretty congruent for a more modern source.

The qualities chosen by Suares, though still sense-bound and arbitrary, are the most inclusive because they are the most abstract and generalized. It is in this direction that we must look for the actual properties, themselves completely generalized abstract formative energies by definition.