32, 128, and
the Eight-Pointed Star
from GreatDreams Website
Another number associated with the Tree of Life is 32, which combines the ten Sephiroth and the 22 Paths. I had some coincidences with the number 32. It's another long story, but part of it involved the eight-pointed star. It is related to a number of symbols, including those associated with Horus, Bel Marduke, Kin, and Apollo. The first two are sons of Trinities. The star is also related to Navaho sand paintings with four couples around a square, and to the eight people aboard Noah's Ark. It represents humanity bonded in Union in the future. The star is also formed by eight heart-shapes put together, which I call the Unity of Hearts.
A crop formation did appear that had a cross-shape with a heart at each end. Also, at least two single heart shapes have appeared as crop formations. The symbolism may be related to the word, "concord," which means "hearts together." An example could have been the sphere of light that flew by the Concord airliner during its first flight. These symbols are especially important to me, because of my primary theory about the Great Change being a leap to the Heart chakra level of consciousness evolution by humanity en masse.
The eight-pointed star, in my theory, represents a pair from each quarter, and the pairs are single humans with the dual aspects. Each point of the star has the number 16, and each pair has 32, for a total of 128 for the entire star. The number 128 has been part of many incredible coincidences. When it is multiplied by nine, the total is 1,152, a Gematrian number, meaning "Witness." It can be derived from the cycle of time number, 432, as 4 x 32 = 128
One form of the star is found in quilting designs. Using four colors, there are a total of 128 diamond shapes in the pattern, 16 in each section. The quilting design is called, The Lone Star, The Texas Star, or The Bethlehem Star.
The order of the Masons also have a 32nd degree level.
The Book of Knowledge, The Keys of Enoch, also mentions the number 32 on page 233, as the number of times the Divine Name is employed the in the creation story at the beginning of Genesis in The Torah. This represents the 32 paths by means of which "Hokhmah" becomes manifest. Through the 32 paths, the soul is clothed into the physical body. The unification of 32 chemical building blocks in a human being are involved with receiving the "Lak Boymer" (33rd degree), the Pillar of Light. Also involved are the 22 letters of the Divine signature, and this is said to be related to Exodus 33:22.
Further, it is said that this is why Jesus manifested the Christ in his 33rd year.
A coincidence happened concerning this in 1991. I received a letter from my nephew, David, telling of his recurring dreams of a shaft of light coming up from the ground. People were stepping into it. In his last dream, he was alone, standing naked before the shaft of light. He received the message, "Step into the light." Shortly after reading David's letter, the coincidence happened. On my way to work, I found a newsletter in the mailbox from John Price, called, "The Quartus Report." I took it to work with me. At break time, I had the unusual urge to read the letters to the editor first. One of the letters told of a meditation where a Pillar of Light was seen, and the message was given, "Step into the Light." It was shortly after this that I found the above passage in The Book of Knowledge, The Keys of Enoch.
Flower and Star Symbols
The Wheel-like crop formation would seem to fit with TIPHARETH on the Tree of Life. This sephira is assigned the number six, and from its central location in the Tree, there are eight paths connecting to the other Sephiroth.
I drew some similar shapes on that special day of October 18, 1990. The one with six parts, with a six-petal daisy-like flower inside was like a closed aperture, like those on a camera. The North Sun symbol on the 1991 Barbury Castle formation is similar. In another dream-coincidence, the aperture opened, and the Seventh Ray came in, causing every particle of creation to change. In 1996, a similar crop formation appeared next to Silbury Hill, that may have a similar symbolism.
The perimeter circles in the 1996 formation had a smaller radius than the primary circle, which resulted in a Star Of David-like design appearing in the center. This has a similarity to the glyph for the Heart chakra, which has a twelve-petal Lotus flower, with a Star Of David inside.
The Chakra Connection
Prior to the appearance of the Tree of Life crop circle formation, I received a three-part e-mail from Ashley Rye about The Tree of Life, which I found quite informative. The following is a paste from the writing:
The second Triad is formed by the fourth, fifth, and sixth sephiroth: Chesed (Mercy), Geburah (Judgment), and Tiphareth (Beauty). The union between the Supernal Mother and the Supernal Father by means of Daat gave birth to Mercy, which is also called Love. Thus we see how on the archetypal planes the union of the male and female principles gives rise to that which on the material plane is the most sublime feeling man can experience. Mercy emanates Judgment, which is also known as Strength. Chesed or Mercy is, as we have seen, also a Father image, while Geburah is a Mother image, strong and severe. From this "Strong Love" that is the union of Chesed and Geburah is born Tiphareth or Beauty, the sixth sephira, which is also known as The Son, and has the image of a child as one of its symbols. Tiphareth is situated in the Middle Pillar, directly underneath the sphere of Daat. We see therefore how through the realization that is Daat, the Supernal Mother, Binah, "gave birth" to Chesed, Mercy or Love, which then united with Geburah, Strength, to "give birth" to Tiphareth, The Son. This triad symbolizes the evolution of ideas con-ceived in the archetypal matrix of the Three Supernals.
Ashley's e-mail also suggested a "chakra" connection to the Tree of Life:
The three pillars of the Tree of Life are comparable to Ida, Shushumna, and Pingala of the Yoga system, where Shushumna is the channel of ascent of kundalini, placed between the male and female potencies of Ida and Pingala. The three pillars may be also likened to Yin and Yang, the female and male principles of Chinese philosophy, with Tao (the way) being analogous to the Middle Pillar.
Many crop circle formations may be related to the chakra system. See:
CROP CIRCLE FORMATIONS AS CHAKRAS
Back in 1992, when the "chakra" message first started with me, my friend, Pablo, made an observation that seems quite significant now. He suggested that the two olive trees that stand up after 3 1/2 days in Revelation 11:11 correspond to Ida and Pingala. In Zechariah 4, the two olive trees stand to the left and right of the golden lampstand with a bowl on top of it with seven lamps.
The "hidden" position of Daat is the fourth sphere/sephira from the bottom. This may fit with the idea of the Heart chakra level in terms of its position, and with Joseph Campbell's idea of the Virgin Birth happening at the Heart chakra level, the birth of the Spiritual Man out of the animal man (lower three).