Friday, March 6, 2009

Nahash and the Number 358

Nahash / Nahhhash / Nachash: Serpent

300 8 50 Gematria: 358

Suares calls Nahash "The Old Man of the Mothers."

Somewhere in the background of our ancestral memory we have a fossilized stratum recalling that the earth put forth great and successive efforts in order to engender beings that could stand upright. The biblical serpent who appears upright is the symbolic descendent of the great saurians of early geological epochs, creatures that occupied the planet for millions of years prior to man's appearance. This serpent is then the symbol of the most alive creature that earth was able to produce until a certain epoch. Suares, Ciper of Genesis p.123

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done ? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

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The misunderstandings with which we have grown up are too numberous to be dealt with in one small volume. Here, however, is another vital example. We have seen with the episode of Jacob wrestling with Elohim that the process of evolution in time is satisfied only when overcome and "conquered." Thus Esha, in plucking the apple, understands and integrates the Elohimic process and it is satisfied. An extraordinary thing then happens to Esha. When she is questioned concerning this event, she does not -- as the translations assert -- reply, The serpent beguiled me (Genesis III, 13),. What the true reading gives is far more significant. The Hebrew phrase Hanahhash Hashayiny as is so often true in the most beautiful passages, is impossible to translate in two or three words. It has to do with the action of the letter Sheen which we met with after Adam's so-called sleep. Sheen (300), it is remembered, stands for the cosmic breath of life, and we have seen that the true meaning is not that they were "naked" and "not-ashamed" (which has nothing to do with the letter-numbers of the text), but that they were left without Sheen. Now Hanahhash Hashayiny simply means that Nahash, the serpent, "Sheens" her: that is, he blends his earthly fire with her lost heavenly fire, which thus comes to life again. Some traditions have identified this Sheen (300) with the mythical "Spirit of God." Suares, Ciper of Genesis p.119

So here we are at the very beginning of the myth of evil, which, if really understood, would set us free. Almost nothing, of course, of what we have been taught as part of the psychological conditioning of our evolutionary past, is true. Our primitive and moralistic interpretations of "original sin" and the role of femininity in the development of consciousness block us from the true meaning of the revelation. "The misunderstandings with which we have grown up" must be overcome and "conquered" in the land of space-time and duality, Canaan.

If we resist both being entranced by infantile stories suitable for Bronze Age psyches or dismissing the story as yet another creation myth and irrelevant to modern minds, we can make one important observation -- the plot -- as dynamic action -- starts here. Everything before Genesis 3:13 is stage-setting. Hanahhash Hashayiny begins the story of human development.

This development, at every stage, is dependent on the transformation of the feminine elements in the human psyche, and we will see it elaborated throughout the Hebrew Bible, from Adam and Eve through the Abraham Cycle to Moses and Zifforah and beyond.

Hanahhash Hashayiny is both the beginning and the end. The Breath from Below (Nahhash's Sheen) blends with the Breath from Above (Esha's Sheen) and results in a Yod-Aleph in a factual life (Noun) in existence (Yod) -- an incarnation (at least potentially) of the two Partners (Aleph/Intemporal and Yod/Duration) in the Game of Life in existence.

"The Kohen Brothers were the first who actually made the connetion between the gematria of "Nahash" (serpent) and the gematria of "Mashiah" (messiah) = 358." Avraham Elqayam: The Treatise on the Dragons

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