In this article we shall take a look at sacred numerology, and what it might teach us about radionic rates. It’s a continuation of my exploration into the radionics instrument as a yantra. I’ve long been interested in this field, and the creation of rates that reflect cosmic principles rather than being manifested purely by “chance”, so to speak. Ruth Drown found some parallels in the Kabbalah, but I hope to explore an alternative source.
Interestingly, I recently found that the origin of the ancient Greek word “kosmos” means “decoration” or “adornment”, in the context of decorating a pagan deity in its finery, to be paraded throughout a city. A similar sense is used with the Biblical term “heavenly hosts” which indicates the ornamentation of heaven. Perhaps when we’re talking of a radionic rate that incorporates cosmic principles, then we’re talking about adorning the situation or condition with divine numbers. I hope that we can illustrate this in both principle and practice.
Dion Fortune explained the creation of a conscious universe, and its atoms, in the following way:
“(The primary movement of an atom through three triangular vortexes) is a principle underlying astrology, and this is the reason why the Science of Numbers plays an important part in all practical applications of Cosmic principles…
“When the complete circuit has been described, though it is capable of mathematical expression, cannot be conveyed to the finite intellect; but could you grasp the geometry of these atoms, could you know their numerical calculus, you would hold the key to the explanation of the Universe.”
“A universe, then, is a thought-form projected by the mind of God, Who to it is omnipotent and infinite.”
[Dion Fortune, “The Cosmic Doctrine”]
She then describes the planes of our universe at a fundamental stage. A perfect replica of the Logos is abstractly represented at the stage of its evolution, while on the “form” side of things a geometric form is presented, as below – thus a planetary form has evolved, a satellite to the Great Entity:
The seventh plane is represented by a three-sided figure, a pyramid with triangular sides.
The sixth plane has a four-sided figure, a cube.
The fifth plane has a five-facetted figure.
The fourth plane has a six-facetted figure.
The third plane has a seven-facetted figure.
The second plane has an eight-facetted figure.
The first plane has a nine-facetted figure.
These numbers add up to ten, while nine is the number of sides which symbolise the forces of the first plane. Three multiplied by three is the perfect number in the first plane. Ten is the number of forces in the manifestation of our universe, but nine is the number of the Cosmic force which called the universe into being when that force is manifested on the first plane.
So we’ll take that as an introduction to cosmic principles. Let us take a closer look at the numerology of the Yantra and everything divine that it stands for. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
In Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma, the eternal truth and cosmic order) odd numbers are considered masculine, and even numbers feminine. Odd numbers refer to essential functions, whereas even numbers refer to fundamental functions.
Certain numbers possess interesting qualities. For example the six is the sum of the first three numbers (1 + 2 + 3 = 6) or the product (1 x 2 x 3 = 6); any product of nine, when reduced, equals nine (e.g. 9 x 2 = 18 = 9, etc); which implies a cosmological significance. The number three, and by association nine (3 x 3), are most sacred.
Compound numbers may be looked at in two ways. For example, in twenty-three, the two and three may be looked at separately and in combination. Two is an even, feminine number, related to the Moon, and three is an odd, masculine number associated with Jupiter. Both planets influence the compound number. Secondly, the numbers may be viewed as the sum of the parts (2 + 3 = 5), and five is a masculine number associated with Mercury.
One: Denotes the source, monad, unity, first principle, the divine sign of universal life. This number is considered neither odd nor even. It is Absolute, beyond all. It is exemplified as day, brightness, the right hand, and the first of the five essential elements (ether). Astronomically it is associated with the Sun. It is represented by a dot (bindu) or a circle at the centre of the yantra, which may be visible or invisible. Keywords: absolute, impulse.
Two: Denotes duality, polarity, contrast and diversity. It is a material number, as opposed to a divine number, given the context. It is considered the number of creation, the mother principle. As the first even number, the first female, it symbolises the power principle, night, darkness, left, and the Moon. The Moon is the prime feminine symbol, and is exemplified in the principle of Shakti. It is conceptualised as the two actions (good deeds, evil deeds), two types of gifting (material gift, spiritual gift), left-right, day-night, heaven-hell, two eyes, nostrils, breasts and testes. It is the second of the essential elements (air or wind). It represents the Ajna (third eye) Chakra. It is represented by two points, usually connected by a line. In the yantra it is represented by a two-petalled lotus. Keywords: duality, masculine/feminine.
Three: Denotes perfection, trinity, the divine family, and unity together with diversity which equals perfection (1 + 2 = 3). This is considered the first masculine, odd number, and is therefore a vivifying force. Three is a male symbol and represents the idea principle, day, light, right and the Sun. It is the most sacred number in Hinduism. It is seen in the trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) and the feminine (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati) etc, the tri-loka or three regions (heaven, earth, hell), three worlds (physical, mental, spiritual) the three times (past, present, future), three primary forces (gunas) (sattva, rajas, tamas), the Ayurvedic tridoshas (pitta, vata, kapha), the trivarga (objects of human pursuit) (virtue, purpose, pleasure), the Three Refuges of the Buddha (Buddha, dharma, sangha), etc. It is the third of the five elements (fire) and is astronomically associated with Jupiter. The powerful, sometimes fierce, planet/deity is suitable for the first masculine number. In the yantra it is represented by the triangle, the most stable of forms. Keywords: 1 + 2, perfection.
Four: Denotes completeness, practicality, perfection, worldly balance and order, and the soul of the universe. It is exemplified in the four Vedas, the Four Noble Truths, the four Purusharthas (virtue, purpose, pleasure, liberation), the four sacred rivers, the Sudarshan Chakra (double disc) of Lord Vishnu (22), the four seasons, the four basic elements, the four bodies, the four cardinal directions, the four phases of the moon, etc. It is the fourth of the five elements (water) and is astronomically associated with Rahu (the ascending node of the moon). As with the number two, four is associated with the Moon. It is represented by a square, which represents stability and changelessness of the Absolute One, the Muladhara (base) Chakra, and in the yantra by a four-petalled lotus. Keyword: earth.
Five: Denotes magical properties, intelligence, mental activity, and the natural elements both negative and positive. It represents the natural man, and reduces everything to its meaning. It is created from the masculine three and the feminine two, therefore representing love, the union of male and female. It is exemplified by the five subtle elements (sound, touch, form, flavour, odour), five weaknesses (pride, illusion, greed, passion, anger), the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth), the five aggregates (skandhas) (form, feeling, perception, mental formation, consciousness), the five senses, the five Buddhas, five fingers of the hand, five toes, five appendages of the body, etc. It represents the fifth of the elements (earth), and as a masculine number, is associated with the planet Mercury. It is visually represented by a pentagon or five-pointed star (pentangle). Keyword: Man.
Six: Denotes the macrocosmic, which is the spiritual plus the material world, material beauty, comfort, divine grace, and balance. It is considered to be the most perfect number (1 + 2 + 3 = 6, of 1 x 2 x 3 = 6), and is the product of the first female and male numbers (2 x 3 = 6) indicating universal attraction. As such it is considered a lucky number. It is exemplified by the Shatkona chakra (union of Shiva and Shakti), six paramitas (perfections) of character (generosity, morality, patience, energy, meditation, wisdom), the six Chakras (the Sahasrara crown Chakra isn’t properly a Chakra), the six Buddhas, etc. Plus in nature we observe the honeycomb, petals of a flower, snowflake, etc. The feminine six is associated astronomically with the planet Venus, aptly variable. It is also represented by the Swadhisthana (sacral) Chakra, two triangles both male and female, macrocosm and microcosm. In the yantra it is visually represented by a hexagon, six-pointed star or a six-petalled lotus. Keywords: material excess.
Seven: Denotes the sacred, the mystical, being made up of the spiritual three (masculine) and the practical four (feminine) (3 + 4 = 7), considered the number of creation, perfection and natural law. It is exemplified in the seven Hindu planets, seven days of the week, the phases of the moon (4 x 7 = 28), Saptadwipa (seven continents/earth), Saptamatrikas (seven Shakti mother-goddesses), the Saptadhatus (seven constituent elements, plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bones and cartilage, bone marrow, sperm and ova), the seven wives of Agni (fire), the seven horses which pull Surya’s (Sun) chariot, the seven rivers of Soma, the Saptarishis (seven great sages), the Sapta Lokas (seven worlds), Sapta Puri (seven pilgrimage centres), seven Buddhas of the past, seven sites of the Buddha’s meditation after enlightenment, etc. It is associated astrologically with Ketu (the descending node of the Moon. This may seem counterintuitive assigning the Moon to a masculine (odd) number, however Ketu is an inauspicious masculine deity. It may be represented as a heptagon, a seven-petalled lotus, or in the form which traces an endless path as in the Matsya Yantra. Keywords: Man’s mastery.
Eight: Denotes perfection, good fortune, justice and balance between attraction and repulsion, positive and negative. It’s a feminine number, representing motherhood, and an evenly even number, the first cubed number (23). It is exemplified in the eight forms of Shiva, the eight mystic treasures (Ashta-nidhi) of Kubera, the octave of prakriti (ether, air, fire, water, earth, mind, intellect, ego), the eight doors of the senses (root of the tongue, navel, sex organ, anus, point between the eyebrows, two ears, two eyes, two nostrils), the eight auspicious signs (Ashtamangala), the Noble Eightfold Path, the eight Maha-Bodhisattvas, the sacred eight-petalled lotus, etc. It is associated astronomically with Saturn, a powerfully masculine planet, perhaps a reference to the balance between attraction and repulsion, even though it is a feminine number. When squared it is the basis for the Manduka Mandala. It is represented as an octagon, eight pointed star, eight-petalled lotus, and an endless eight pointed star as in the Gayatri Yantra. Keyword: endlessness.
Nine: Denotes completion, perfection, force, wisdom, silence. It is composed of the square of three (32) so by association it magnifies that sacred number. It is the last whole number before the start of compound numbers. It represents wholeness and completion (3 + 3 + 3 = 9, or 3 x 3 = 9) and is considered perfect because nine always reproduces itself when multiplied by any number (e.g. 9 x 8 = 72 = 9). It is exemplified in the number of segments in a magic square, the Navagraha (nine heavenly bodies), the Navadurga (nine forms of goddess Durga), the nine classes of yoginis, the nine jewels (navaratna) (pearl, ruby, topaz, diamond, emerald, coral, sapphire, moonstone, sardonyx), the nine triangles of the Sri Yantra, the nine orifices of the human body, the human gestation period, etc. It is associated astronomically with Mars, a powerful and influential planet, since it is the second most powerful odd (masculine) number, the square of the number three. It may be represented as a nine sided figure, a nine pointed star, a woven form which denotes endlessness, and the nine-petalled lotus as in the Narasimha Yantra. Keyword: spirituality.
Ten: Denotes perfection, completeness, success, cosmic wisdom, and karma. It represents unity in multiplicity. This number is: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10. It is exemplified in the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, the ten directions (being the four cardinal points, the intercardinal, nadir and zenith), the dasha-vahni-kala (ten powers of the vital fire), the Dasha Mahavidyas (ten avatars of Shakti), the ten powers of the Buddha, the ten books of the Rig Veda, ten fingers and ten toes, etc. As a composite number it is associated astronomically with the Sun (1 + 0 = 1). It may be represented as the Manipura (solar plexus) Chakra, a decagon, ten pointed star, and dots or circles in a triangular arrangement referring to perfection. Keyword: God.
So that rounds out our overview of the numerology of the yantra. Naturally the numbers continue, but the compound numbers are broken down into their constituent parts, plus the definition may be intuitive (e.g. eleven is an unlucky number (10 + 1 = 11) but is also the number two (1 + 1 = 2)). From one to ten will suffice, especially with Base 10 (Ruth Drown- or Delawarr-type) radionics, which use the numbers 0 to 10 anyway.
How are we to use this information which I have outlined above? To be honest, this is more or less in research, but we may create rates for various purposes using our intuition, then dowse its effectiveness. In this way the concept of the use of the radionics instrument as a yantra may achieve further fulfilment. I believe that this experiment may be useful for spiritual rates rather than physical, material rates.
Some examples may suffice. Take, for example, the Malcolm Rae/Yvon Combe rate for the mantra of Shakti, 6 6 7. She has material beauty, divine grace, and is in the spiritual and material world, squared or repeated twice (6 6), and possesses the element of the sacred and mystical (7).
The mantra for Shiva, 6 7 9, incorporates the above qualities (6 7), plus he embodies the element of perfection, completeness, power and wisdom (Mahadeva) (9).
The mantra for Om, 4 7 10, represents completeness and the soul of the universe (4), the sacred and mystical (7), unity in multiplicity and cosmic wisdom (10).
The mantra for Rama, 2 7 8, illustrates duality and polarity (he was an avatar, god in physical form) (2), creation and natural law (upholding dharma) (7), and justice with balance (in his dealings with Ravana and Sita) (8).
The mantra for Brahma (the creator), 5 10, who originally had five heads, indicates that the universe is a mental creation of natural elements (5), he remains full of wisdom, and it even alludes to karma (since karma is bound to the created body) (10).
Let’s now take a look at some physical rates in the Rae system, and see how they function. First the Spleen: 1 1 1 8 9. It has the sign of universal life, tripled or cubed (1 1 1), keeps the positive and negative in balance (8), and represents wholeness and completion (9).
The Spine, with the rate of 1 1 1 3 5. Based on the first principle, the absolute, cubed or tripled (the prime source of our form) (1 1 1), unity in diversity, and a vital force (a channel for sensory input, and it allows us to maintain our verticality) (3), and mental activity in contact with the natural elements (5).
Cataracts, having the rate of 1 2 6 6 8. It is represented by the day and brightness (eyesight) (1), duality and polarity (which may mean light and shadow, difficulty in seeing) (2), the spiritual and material worlds, material comfort, squared (which we are out of touch with but intend to regain) (6 6), and perfection, good fortune and balance (healthy eyes) (8).
The rate for Magnetism: 1 1 4 7 10. Here we have unity, the first principle, squared or doubled (1 1), practicality, worldly balance and order (4), creation and natural law (attraction) (7), and completeness, karma and perfection (10).
While I’ve picked some rates at random (which I’m familiar with) to illustrate how it may be used, these examples indicate that the method may be applicable primarily to spiritual rates, but may be suitable to other rates of material origin. But the principle (if still somewhat radical) remains, that if rates are used so as to enable the rational mind to think that it is doing something, while the silent mind gets on with doing the balancing work, then almost any rate may serve such a purpose. Rates created intuitively on the basis of these principles may serve, especially if one is spiritually inclined.
As Dion Fortune stated earlier in this article, “The Science of Numbers plays an important part in all practical applications of Cosmic principles… Could you grasp the geometry of these atoms, could you know their numerical calculus, you would hold the key to the explanation of the Universe.” Perhaps, with more research into this science of yantra, we could get a little closer to this cosmic principle. I invite you to research into creating radionic rates, being in harmony with these spiritual principles.
You’re most welcome to join in the conversation, let me know what you think, and leave your comments below.