I’m not going to bother proving every single point, part of this is going to be preliminary research for a “fictional” vignette for Shivastus Solomonicus. Many of you know that I am rather gifted at kabbalah, and an expert on Jewish Exegesis among some of my other talents. So it would not behoove me to explain everything to novitiates. I’m going to talk to the people that at least know something. It had never really piqued my interests before but recently I have been studying Pythagoras, and realized how much of an influence he had on Plato. What we know about Plato is actually completely inextricable from what we know about Pythagoras. We literally can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. We don’t know why Pythagoras broke his own vows of secrecy in order to teach Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates so many of the highest level initiatory secrets. Did they have their own secret society outside of the Pythagorean math cults?
Of further interest is that we see none of the layered meaning and nuanced coded sophistry that we see in the Old and New Testament in the Quran or the Hadith. While it attempts to mimic the verbiage and typography it is completely flat and one dimensional, given to a single understanding and meaning. The Quran and Hadith are obviously the work of a different inferior perspective. Whoever wrote them have no understanding of the Jewish practice of imbedding layered meaning into text through the practice of PaRDeS a phonetic homage to paradise. To understand is to be in the Promised Land.
There is no doubt in my mind that the people that wrote the bible possessed the secrets for creating the major civilizations that were “blessed by God” in the form of their becoming World Powers at one time or another. For the math cults every mathematical formula was a name of god which you didn’t earn the right to hear until you had passed psychological and moral tests. You were in fact always being tested. You were never allowed to speak a name of god to one who hadn’t earned the right to hear it. The bible was written as a secret history for these people who were constantly running west away from the tyrannical people that would steal their secrets and destroy them.
Now I actually stumbled on this information when I was researching a quote by Plato: “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.” It just so happens that it comes from a part of the Republic in which he was discussing the 5 Regimes that signal the Cycles of Decline of a Civilization. According to Plato the most ideal form of Government was the Aristocracy with the Philosopher King as Ruler. After a certain period of time had elapsed and a certain number of mistakes had been made this would lead to a degradation of Government and ruler ship into the form of “Timocracy” ruled by a Warrior King. So we started with Solomon and we Devolved into David, what we see immediately is that the Judeo-Christian religion was interested in reversing the process of decay.
A timocracy (timē, “price, worth” and -κρατία -kratia, “rule”) is a state where only property owners may participate in government. The more extreme forms of timocracy, where power derives entirely from wealth with no regard for social or civic responsibility, may shift in their form and become a plutocracy where the wealthy and powerful use their power to entrench their wealth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timocracy
Which again would devolve into Oligarchy, or ruling families. In this Regime the middle class is gone and you have the haves and the have nots. There are no Military Victories & wealth is squandered and lost. Will Durant once said that Oligarchies are created when rulers give relatives they are financially supporting positions of authority so they don’t have to financially support them anymore. Knowing why they received the position they make no effort to execute the office faithfully. Instead they leach as much money out of the people as they can with taxation and don’t make their lives better. Wise but poor people have no voice and no influence for the better on the government. That form of rule then devolves into Democracy.
Democracy is a very bad word for Plato. There is to much variety and no virtue, the masses are ruled by their passions. The least desirable element of society breeds and rapidly grows. They are literally breeding violence and ignorance. This then evolves into Tyranny.
Under tyranny nobody has any discipline, self-restraint, intelligence or wisdom. It is complete anarchy, people are lawless, and godless. There is only violence. The Tyrant king must kill many people in order to maintain order and prevent himself from being deposed and killed.
You will notice the close correlation between the Dream of Nebuchadnezzar and Plato’s 5 regimes. What I have just expounded is the true meaning of the dream. This pattern seems to repeat not only throughout history but in the actual history of a single government. It is an emergent property that seems to work like a fractal. Not only did it start at the beginning of civilization it also happens in the life cycle of a Nation. Plato made reference to a specific number which he didn’t overtly name known as the Number of Man that governs the cycle. He mentioned a number, which I believe is the actual number at another time 216. There are several ways of arriving at this number that connect to many of Plato’s theories, but perhaps the most interesting to me is multiplying the number 6 x 6 x 6. Also of interest is the fact that in 2002 the United States of America turned 216 years old.
I am one of those that believes that the ancients did possess Wisdom and Secret knowledge that we have lost or forgotten. Even if the numbers aren’t right that doesn’t mean that the psychology is wrong but only time will tell. What I do know is that Kabbalists were obsessed with gematria just as were the early philosophers and Pythagoras. The Monadists of which Pythagoras was one believed that the universe was generated by numbers. He said something I can’t find right now that associated name and number, suggesting that number was greater than name because it actually created the thing. Remember Adam in the garden of Eden naming all the animals, (binomial nomenclature) as God Numbered them?