Let me start, in reference to the title of this post, by apologizing to anyone who does not celebrate Christmas. If it’s any consolation, Christmas enthusiasts are just as likely to be offended by the post as anyone else. Being someone who considers himself neither atheist nor theist, agnostic nor Gnostic, human nor inhuman, even I am quite offended. If this is difficult to believe, it will be easier to swallow by the post’s end.
The analytical method of choice for the holiday season is, once again, English Gematria:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Since it is Christmas, it seems appropriate to consider what Gematria might reveal about Jesus, particularly in relation to his historical and/or allegorical status. Marty Leeds points out (here) some things about the name Jesus Christ.
J e s u s C h r i s t 4 5 6 6 6 3 6 5 5 6 7
Taking the name Jesus first:
4 x 5 x 6 x 6 x 6 = 4,320
This points to the radius of the sun, which is approximately 432,000 miles. (In numerology, zeros are ignored, which admittedly seems rather lax.)
The name Jesus can be connected to the number system in the following way:
1 + 2 + 3 = 6 R -> 6 4 + 5 + 6 = 15 R -> 6 7 + 8 + 9 = 24 R -> 6 ---- 45
In the table, R stands for ‘reduced’. Digits of a number are added together to form a single-digit reduced number. The vertical sum in the table gives 45. The horizontal sums give 666. Together, they “spell” Jesus in numbers, 45666.
In addition, the sum of the values in the name Jesus relate to the trinity:
4 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 27 = 33
In relation to the term Christ (365567), Leeds focuses on the following:
3 x 6 x 5 x 5 x 6 x 7 = 18,900
5 + 6 + 7 = 18
The square root of 18,900 is approximately 137.5, which figures in the arrangement of leaves (phyllotaxis) such that a new leaf typically emerges at an angle of about 137.5 degrees to that of the previous leaf. 365 is roughly the number of days in a solar year. 18 is the number of “missing years” in the life of Christ, as told in the gospels. There is no information on his life between the ages of 12 (twelve ages of the zodiac) and 30 (thirty degrees in each house).
Leeds then performs Gematria on the values of Jesus (= 27) and Christ (= 32) to obtain:
Twenty Seven = 48
Thirty Two = 45
48 x 45 = 2,160
The diameter of the moon is about 2,160 miles. An astrological age is 2,160 years. The names Horus and Yeshua also produce this result, when their values are multiplied out.
Exploring a little further on my own produced some additional results:
Jesus (27) of Nazareth (27), born into Judaism (27), accompanied on earth by (Mary) Magdalene (27), pursued Gnosis (27) in order to manifest on earth as the Lamb Of God (27) and the Light (27).
According to some Gnostics, the Christ (32) posed as a Serpent (32) in the Garden (23) to encourage the pursuit of knowledge via the Pineal Gland (32) so as to enter the Kingdom (23) and the Temple (23) within, avoid the second Death (23) through Rapture (32), and enter into Rest (23).
Before the coming of Christ (32) – i.e. before God Consciousness (54) or Self Realization (54) – and the Rapture (32), there is the End Of Days (31) spoken of by the Priest (31), Prophet (31) and (John the) Baptist (31) who taught in the Spirit (31) of Truth (31), represented by the Daily Bread (31).
That John the Baptist was the greatest prophet of the Old Kingdom (31) is indicated by the doubling effect, (John The) (31) Baptist (31), or 2 x 31. After John the Baptist (31) and the Christ (32) came the New Kingdom (33).
Here is a brief, selective history of the church in multiples of eleven:
The overcomer (33), known as a christ (33) and Jesus (33), did a lot of fasting (33) in pursuit of knowledge (33). When tested by the devil (77) while meditating in the wilderness (110), he refused to break the commandments (33). At the age of 33, he was handed over for crucifixion (44) for being true to the word (33), though not before a moment of doubt at Gethsemane (44), a transfiguration (66) and a passover (33) in which he told everyone what to expect, including Judas Iscariot (55). After dying on a cross (22), he willed (11+22=33) his own resurrection (55). This was perhaps his most unbelievable miracle (22), even though he did place a curse on a tree (66), walked on water (44) and turned something into something quite alcoholic (176). These and other accomplishments inspired the early church (44), whose actions are described in the acts of the apostles (99). Later, for mainly political reasons, the church catholicized (44), and subsequently split into catholic and orthodox (66). After a reformation, some of the church turned protestant (44), which served as a convenient capitalist apologetic (77) for Calvinists and Quakers (77), others of a Lutheran inclination (33 + 33 = 66) and an assortment of Wesleyan wowsers (99). Your hapless scribe (55) was born into one such sect, Seventh Day Adventism (77), which spawned, among other things, a Branch Davidian (44) who became quite famous (22).
I pondered all this in relation to John 1:1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Here, the Word is often interpreted to mean Jesus. So, what could be the connection between Jesus and the Word?
Jesus = 27
Alphabet = 27
In the beginning was the alphabet (the Word).
Jesus Christ = 59
English Alphabet = 59
Perhaps Gematria in other languages would give a similar result for those languages. Either that, or the translators of the Bible into English were trying to stake a claim for the eternal supremacy of English.
Could it be that language and Gematria are somehow carried in energy itself? Perhaps these results are neither contrived nor coincidental but emerge out of the very laws and essence of the universe? Or is it, instead, that Jesus is a purely allegorical figure, the fictional creation of people with a flair for playing with letters and numbers? Or, more likely perhaps, the truth lies somewhere in between, involving a character who existed historically but was given embellished attributes and renamed to fit symbolic requirements.
Jesus, the Christ = 77
The English Alphabet = 77
December Twenty Five = 77
And last but not least:
The Bible is Gematria = 77
I would be completely comfortable in guessing that the figure Jesus is largely or even purely an allegorical construction if it were not for the case that my own full name and date of birth, when spelled out in words, also happen to total 77.
Investigating a touch further:
Peter: 3 x 5 x 7 x 5 x 5 = 2,625
Stuart: 6 x 7 x 6 x 1 x 5 x 7 = 8,820
Cooper: 3 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 5 = 900
Here, the square root of 2,625 truncates to 51, the size of a deck of cards shorted of one ace by an unscrupulous card mechanic; 8,820 is more than 4 times the diameter of the moon in miles and more than four times the number of years in an astrological age; and the square root of 900 is 30, the number of days in the month of September.
Such results seem too neat and contrived to be associated with a real, historical person. And, so, this Christmas, I come face to face with the perplexing possibility that I am not real, but rather pure allegory.