The symbolism of Number 9 (Ennead)
The esoteric meaning of the number nine is associated with the idea of completeness and perfection, done it and related to the synthesis of the three worlds, that is a triple trinity (God, the universe, man). Well it reflects the essence of the meaning which had nine in the Chinese tradition, where it symbolized the concept of “everything.” In nine of his divine aspect means the divine power and the power of the Creator, which is manifested in the material environment laws. In its natural aspect, number nine symbolizes the physical plane of existence, in which the law is manifested trinity. In its human aspect, nine represents the idea of spiritual power, which is expressed in the possession of the three worlds, that is, the idea of initiation.
Graphical representation of nine is circle divided into nine parts.
Attributes and essence of the number nine
Representing the number of complete and all-embracing, nine seats in the whole cycle of life, depicted in the form of a circle, which contains 360 (3 +6 +0 = 9), and all the numbers from 1 to 9. She played a big role in the numerical symbolism of the various religious traditions and cultures – in Christianity, and Buddhism, and the occult and Masonic doctrine and in Manichaeism, and Gnosticism. Losev gives detailed evidence of the visible presence of nine in numerical symbolism of antiquity:
“In addition to the nine muses Trojan War lasts 9 years (and in the 10th year of its outcome), 9 years wandering Odysseus (and on the 10th returned home), 9 birds that predict the duration of the war, 9 years of his life at sea Poseidon goddesses , 9 days plague the Achaeans at the behest of Apollo, 9 days of the feast Bellerophon at the Lycian king, nine days of captivity in the Phoenix home of his parents, 9 days for the flood washed away the Achaean camp, 9 days quarrels of the gods of the body of Hector, 9 days without burial children Niobe, 9 days of mourning for Hector, 9 days for svezeniya wood for his burial, 9 days before the arrival of the storm to the lotus-eaters Odyssey, 9 days, data Eolom for safe arrival of Odysseus to Ithaca, 9 days before the arrival of the storm Odysseus to Calypso. And this is not all the examples of Homer’s use of the number 9. ”
Detailed description of the various properties of nines gives Manly Hall:
“Ennead, 9, was the first square of an odd number (3×3). It was associated with errors and shortcomings, because it lacks the perfect number to 10 in the same units. She called the number of man, because of his nine months of embryonic development. Among its key words – “Ocean” and “horizon”, because they were for the ancient limitless. Ennead is limitless number because there is nothing for it but an infinite number of 10. It is called the boundary and limitation, because it gathered all numbers within. It is called the sphere of air, because it surrounded the numbers as air surrounds the earth. Among the gods and goddesses who share a greater or lesser degree of its nature – Prometheus, Vulcan, Juno, the sister and wife of Jupiter, Pan, Aglaia Titogeniya, Kuritis, Proserpine, Hyperion, and Terpsichore (muse). The number 9 is regarded as evil, because it is an inverted 6. According to the Eleusinian Mysteries, it was the number of spheres through which the consciousness of its way at birth. Because of its similarity in shape with sperm 9 associated with the origin of life. ”
Blavatsky indicates that property nines, as its reproducibility when carried with her operations:
“This is the number that is constantly reproduced in all aspects and at all times total. This is the sign of each circle, because its value is 9 degrees, ie 3 +6 +0. In some conditions, it is a bad sign, and very unhappy. If the number six was a symbol of the world, ready to ozhivotvoreniya divine Spirit, the 9 was a symbol of our land, the lively spirit of evil or bad. ”
Similar idea about the relationship between the nine and the circle expresses Rene Guenon:
“… 9 instead of 10 is the number of circles, the division carried out according to the last multiple of 9 (90-degree quadrant, therefore, 360 for the whole of the circle).”
According to esoteric ideas if the number nine symbolizes a circle, number 1 – the center of the circle, and the whole circle is the number 10 = 1 +9.
X.E. Kerlot gives triple nature of the nine following description:
“Nine – Triangle and Triad triple triple. Hence, it is a complex image of the three worlds. Nine is the end – the ultimate digital series to its return to unity. For the Jews, this number was a symbol of truth, being characterized by the fact that, multiplied, it reproduces itself (in addition of the mystical.) In medical rituals it represented the number of par excellence, ie, it is a triple synthesis or disposition of each of the existing plans of reality: the body, the intellectual and spiritual. ”
The number 9 is not just a symbol of dedication, but also expresses the steps closer to perfection, which says Moebius:
“Lists nine major cycles of these efforts, noting that they are often implemented in parallel, rather than sequentially.
1. Eliminate a physical cowardice.
2. Eliminate a hesitation.
3. Eliminate a retrospective regret of the offense, which can not be corrected.
4. Fight as much as possible with superstition.
5. As far as possible to fight against prejudice.
6. Fight as much as possible with the conventions.
7. Implement around the physical order, and in itself to maintain health.
8. Achieve equally astral order in itself (already mentioned the desire for spiritual harmony) and of itself (the exact classification and accurate empirical familiarity with the entities of the astral plane and its manifestations).
9. Organize more and mental order, that is clean, clear, absolute metaphysical outlook and complete consciousness of its emanation from the origin of the archetype. ”
Nine plays a special role in the mechanisms of the psyche, which is primarily associated with the processes of storing information relevant not only to sevenfold, but nonary structure.