The Eye of Ra is a legend that goes back millennia. Otherwise known as the Eye of Horus (or Thoth) these myths all describe a similar story that took place in ancient Egypt, or the black land Kemet, named for its rich black fertile soil. The story is one of God’s wrath upon the wicked, and as we’ll see, the number sixty-three serves as an omen for what’s to come. But don’t worry, the good guys win in the end, just as is prophesied.
Horus was an ancient sky god whose eyes were said to be the sun and the moon. … An ancient myth describes a battle between Horus and Set in which Horus’ right eye was torn out and Set lost his testicles! Thoth magically restored Horus´ eye, at which point it was given the name “Wadjet” (“whole” or “healthy”).
…According to one myth, Ra was becoming old and weak and the people no longer respected him or his rule. They broke the laws and made jokes at his expense. He did not react well to this and decided to punish mankind by sending an aspect of his daughter, the Eye of Ra. He plucked her from the Ureas (royal serpent) on his brow, and sent her to earth in the form of a lion. She waged war on humanity slaughtering thousands until the fields were awash with human blood. When Ra saw the extent of the devastation he relented and called his daughter back to his side, fearing that she would kill everyone. However, she was in a blood lust and ignored his pleas. So he arranged for 7,000 jugs of beer and pomegranate juice (which stained the beer blood red) to be poured all over the fields around her (Sekhmet). She gorged on the “blood” and became so drunk that she slept for three days and awoke with a terrible hangover. Thus mankind was saved from her terrible vengeance. ancientegyptonline
For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side.. Ezekiel 28:23
Different parts of the Eye of Horus were thought to be used by the ancient Egyptians to represent one divided by the first six powers of two:
The right side of the eye = 1⁄2
The pupil = 1⁄4
The eyebrow = 1⁄8
The left side of the eye = 1⁄16
The curved tail = 1⁄32
The teardrop = 1⁄64
The Eye of Ra commonly sports a red iris…and often represented by another symbol entirely, a cobra wrapped around a sun-disk, often hovering over a deity’s head: most often Ra. The cobra is a symbol of the goddess Wadjet, who has her own connections to the Eye symbol.
The Book of Isaiah describes a similar story:
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom (Edom means red), with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
The Book of Isaiah is known as the mini-Bible. Where as the first 39 chapters focus on doom and gloom, the remaining 27 chapters are all about God’s salvation. Well, that is,except for chapter sixty-three that sticks out. You would that what is written in Isaiah 63:1-6 would be better fit in the first 39 chapters of Isaiah, since the message contrasts the remaining chapters. In fact, even after the sixth verse of the sixty-third chapter of Isaiah, the message drastically changes once again.
7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
So from 6 to 7 we have “ I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury” to ” lovingkindnesses …and the great goodness”.
How polar opposite can you get? I believe the Isaiah and his protos who authored the book, not only encoded a message that the Bible is a single book, with the Old Testament and the New Testament as One, but also to pay close attention to the numbers sixty-three and six. They are meant to warn us.
The book of Isaiah may be compared to the Bible.
• The Bible has 66 books. Isaiah has 66 chapters.
• The Old Testament has 39 books. The first section of Isaiah has 39 chapters.
• The New Testament has 27 books. The last section of Isaiah has 27 chapters.
• The Old Testament covers the history and sin of Israel, as do chapters 1-39 of Isaiah.
• The New Testament(books 40 through 66) describes the person and ministry of Christ, as do chapters 40-66 of Isaiah.
• The New Testament(book 40) begins with the ministry of John the Baptist (Mt. 3:1-3).
• The second section(chapter 40) in Isaiah begins by predicting this ministry (40:3-5).
• The New Testament ends by referring to the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 21:1-3).
• Isaiah ends his book by describing the same things (66:22)
The book can be divided into three sections, labeled Proto-Isaiah, Deutero-Isaiah, and Trito-Isaiah.
Isaiah 56-66 has long been considered the work of a third author. This author has been labeled Trito Isaiah, or Third Isaiah. We do not know the name of this author, but he seems to have been a follower of second Isaiah. It was written between 538-516 BCE -wikipedia
Isaiah is the only biblical book to mention and describe a company of angels known as the seraphim (6:1-8). -source
Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar
Seraphim – seraph – “burning one” – “fiery flying serpent”
A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying “holy, holy, holy” -wikipedia
Seraphim “burning one” – “fiery flying serpent” = feathered serpent
Seraphim in Hebrew is שרפים and has a gematria value of 630
seraphim שרפים “feathered serpent” = 630
wretchedness 63 עֲלִיבוּת
Here are the first 37 triangle numbers.
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78, 91, 105, 120, 136, 153, 171, 190, 210, 231, 253, 276, 300, 325, 351, 378, 406, 435, 465, 496, 528, 561, 595, 630, 666, 703.
The Babylonian Talmud
Where will the sixty-three mystery lead us next? The answer, Jewish mysticism.
“The Talmud is the lifeblood of the people. Most Judaism practiced today is not the Five Books of Moses. You would find it in the Talmud.” -Rabbi Michael Stern
The Mishnah consists of six orders (sedarim, singular seder סדר), each containing 7–12 tractates (masechtot, singular masechet מסכת; lit. “web”), 63 in total. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishnah
Because there are two Gemaras, there are in fact two Talmuds: the Jerusalem Talmud (Hebrew: תלמוד ירושלמי, “Talmud Yerushalmi”), and the Babylonian Talmud (Hebrew: תלמוד בבלי, “Talmud Bavli”), corresponding to the Jerusalem Gemara and the Babylonian Gemara; both share the same Mishnah.
“Pharisaism shaped the character of Judaism and the life and thought of the Jew for all the future.” -Isidore Singer, The Jewish Encyclopedia, 9:665-666.
“For they are not all Israel which are of Israel…” Romans 9:6
63 books of the Mishna(Talmud), broken up into 6 sections:
Because of the division into six orders, the Mishnah is sometimes called Shas (an acronym for Shisha Sedarim – the “six orders“), though that term is more often used for the Talmud as a whole.
The six orders are:
Zeraim (“Seeds”), dealing with prayer and blessings, tithes and agricultural laws (11 tractates)
Moed (“Festival”), pertaining to the laws of the Sabbath and the Festivals (12 tractates)
Nashim (“Women”), concerning marriage and divorce, some forms of oaths and the laws of the nazirite (7 tractates)
Nezikin (“Damages”), dealing with civil and criminal law, the functioning of the courts and oaths (10 tractates)
Kodashim (“Holy things”), regarding sacrificial rites, the Temple, and the dietary laws (11 tractates) and
Tohorot (“Purities”), pertaining to the laws of purity and impurity, including the impurity of the dead, the laws of food purity and bodily purity (12 tractates).
“In many ways the Talmud is the most important book in Jewish culture, the backbone of creativity and of national life. No other work has had a comparable influence on the theory and practice of Jewish life, shaping spiritual content and serving as a guide to conduct.”
-Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
“The spread of a modified Pharisaism to the ends of the earth has fortunately not prevented the endurance throughout the centuries of the unchanged faith, in Rabbinic Judaism. Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism be came Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.” –The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of their Faith’ – by Louis Finkelstein
“The modern Jew is the product of the Talmud.” -– Michael Rodkinson, in preface of Babylonian Talmud, page XI.
“Edomite Jews began to call themselves Hebrews and Israelites in 1860.” Encyclopedia Judaica 1971 Vol. 10:23
It should be noted that the Jews today are the ancient Pharisees and Edomites, not the Israelites of the Bible. They didn’t write one word in the Old or New Testament.
The Eye of Ra is broken up into 6 sections, of which the pieces total 63. The Egyptians used ‘Egyptian maths’, which is binary as Michael Schneider explains.
The electrical circuit in Vortex Based Mathematics is made up of six numbers, 1,2,4,8(16),7(32),5(64). 64 always falls on the first dot of the ennead since 6+4=10, and 1+0=1. If we take the fraction 1/64, and double it, going around the circuit, the pattern remains unbroken.
1/63 = .0158730158730158730……
If a circle has a radius of one the circumference is about 63 (6.28)
The number 63, in binary, is six on’s, or 111111
63 has 6 divisors
sum of divisors is 104, but…
63 has a relationship with 105, which reduces to 6 (1+0+5=6)
63 seconds = 1.05 minutes
63 degrees is 1.05 sextant
63 is 37 less than 100
63 is 137 less than 200
307 is the 63rd prime number
307 is 37th triangular number 37 x 19 = 703
63 minutes is 3780 seconds and 1.05 hrs
63 days is 9 weeks (9, the largest number)
63 weeks is 441 days
63 years is 756 months (side length in feet of Great Pyramid)
63 furlong is 3960 long reed (3960 radius of Earth in miles)
63 pica is 105 liniya(line) pica is to liniya, as seconds are to minutes in time
63 days is 1512 hours
63 degrees is 3780 arc minutes
63 leagues is 189 miles
The number 6 is very significant
The prime numbers are structured in groups of six when looking at all natural numbers
6 = 1+2+3=1x2x3 = first perfect number
Only by drawing a six sided polygon, a HEXagon, will all side’s lengths be equal to the radius of the circle surrounding it. This is true for no other symmetrical shape inside a circle.
Both Hebrew and binary(& Egyptian mathematics) are read right to left.
Saturn encodes the same numbers, 63 & 6.
Satur-day is the sixth day of the week.
Saturn has a 6 sided polygon on its north pole, a hexagon, which forms a cube and the star of david.
Saturn has a synodic year of 378.09 days , or 378 days, or 63 x 6 days
Synodic period (days) = 378.09
Saturn reaches opposition to the Sun every 378 days,
Saturn always had a negative, if not evil significance. In ancient times, it has been called “The Greater Malefic” which was opposed to Jupiter, “The Greater Benefic”. Saturn is esoterically associated with man’s limitations, restrictions, death and decay. His Greek name was “Kronos”, the ruler of time, time being the main factore inevitably leading to the death of mortals.Traditional representations of the “grim reaper” originate from the attributes of the god Saturn, who held the sickle with which he slain his father... http://andyettheydeny.blogspot.com/2010/01/occult-symbolism-saturn-worship.html
“With the deposing of his father, Saturn became the ruler of the Universe for untold ages and he reigned with his sister, Ops, who also became his wife.It was prophesied that one day Saturn would lose power when one of his children would depose him. To prevent this from happening, each time Ops delivered a child Saturn would immediately swallow it. When her sixth child, Jupiter(Zeus), was born, Ops had him spirited away to the island of Crete.(Where the Phaistos disc was found) She then wrapped a stone in his swaddling clothes. Her deception was complete when Saturn swallowed it, thinking it was the child.”
Saturn has also been associated with Satan and this, for numerous reasons. First, many authors argue that the word Satan is derived from the word Saturn. Second, Saturn is associated with the color black as well as Satan. Third, Ancients considered Saturn to be the farthest planet from the sun , the latter being associated with the principle of Good. (Note that Pluto never was considered a planet). Saturn is consequently the celestial body that is the less exposed to the sun’s divine light and thus associated with the coldness of the principle of Evil. Finally, the “great god Pan”, the horned deity, represented Saturn in ancient paganism. This half-man half-goat creature is considered the ancestor of our modern depictions of Satan.
“Pan was a composite creature, the upper part–with the exception of his horns–being human, and the lower part in the form of a goat. (…)The pipes of Pan signify the natural harmony of the spheres, and the god himself is a symbol of Saturn because this planet is enthroned in Capricorn, whose emblem is a goat”
– Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
Kaaba (n.) 1734, Caaba, cube-shaped building in the Great Mosque of Mecca, containing the Black Stone, the most sacred site of Islam, from Arabic ka’bah “square house,” from ka’b “cube.”
The Great Pyramid
One half of the side length of the Great Pyramid in Giza is 63 x 6 feet.
63 x 6, or 378, just so happens to be Saturn’s synodic year of 378 days. (378.09 days)
Sixty-three is connected in more than one way to ancient Egypt. Researcher Gary Osborn has found that the missing capstone atop the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau represents almost exactly(99.96%) one sixty fourth of its overall height.
In other words, the Great Pyramid stands 63 units high without its capstone, and 64 units high with the capstone. Again we see the fraction 63/64ths.
The side lengths of the Great Pyramid vary by inches. The best mean side length is 756 feet or
(63 x 6) + (63 x 6) feet
The completed height with the capstone compared to the side length
481 / 756 = .636243386
base length 756 ft = 12 x 63
half base length 378 ft = 63 x 6
perimeter 3024 ft = 48 x 63
A few thousand miles west of Giza, Hugh Harleston Jr, in his study of Teotihuacan, discovered that it’s construction encodes this number Sixty-three and Six. One of the main ancient measurements he discovered they once used is what he calls the Standard Teotihuacan Unit (STU).
“The basic count, given by the largest quadrangle, is the synodic orbit in earth revolutions (days and nights) of Saturn observed from earth, measuring 378 STU /side, a measure that repeats at the site.”
One of the foremost metrologists of Teotihuacán is, without equivocation, Dr. Hugh Harleston Jr., who during the late 1960s and 1970s measured this “ritual city” from a “…unified geometrical composition whose intervals are clearly defined, and Harleston was soon able to establish the basic unit of measure in its dimensions. This proved to be a unit of 1.0594 meters, which Harleston called the Standard Teotihuacán Unit (STU) or Hunab after the Mayan word, adopted by the Aztecs, for Measure. He also recognized the geodetic significance of that unit: 1.059463 meters is equivalent to the ‘Jewish rod’ of 3.4757485 ft., the same unit which represents the width of the Stonehenge lintels, a six-millionth part of the earth’s polar radius and one part in 37,800,000 of its mean circumference.” (Ref. The New View Over Atlantis, Dr. John Michell, 1995, p. 131)
“Teotihuacan’s base is 378 units= Saturn’s synodic orbit”
63 x 6 = 378
“In Standard Teotihuacan Units the measures are 216, 162 and 378, products of what I call the creation measure six:
6 x 36; 6 x 27; 6 x 63″ -HH
Two cubes with sides of 378, Saturn’s Quadrangle, equal the “Ceremonial” Zone with a height of 63 STU, summit of the Great Pyramid without a building on top:
756 x 2,268 x 63 = two cubic Saturn Quadrangles: 2 x 378 x 378 x 378
The earliest buildings at Teotihuacan date to about 200 BC although Hugh Harleston Jr. dates it to 630 BC. (I think he was trying to tell us something here)
Teotihuacan: Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon
The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, echoing the shape of the mountains surrounding the valley, served as focal points for Teotihuacan’s urban layout. Beneath the pyramids are earlier structures; perhaps even tombs of Teotihuacan rulers are to be found within their stone walls. When the Pyramid of the Sun was completed circa 200 A.D., it was some 63 meters tall and 215 meters square.
Civil engineer Hugh Harleston Jr. points out that Myrim M´gadla, who later became “Mary Magdalene,” has the Greek letter value of 378. Harleston equates 378 “with the whirlwind of the material world, hence also a rotating sphere.” We observe that 378 days is a Mayan count for a synodic period of Saturn.
In much the same way that radians break down a circle into 6 parts, if we break down a Mayan Saturn synodic circle of 378 degrees, we are left with 6 parts of 63. 63×6=378
1.059463… meters The Standard Teotihuacan Unit (STU)
STU = 1.0594063 meters
The Powers of the Standard Teotihuacan Unit
squared = 1.122461…
cubed is 1.189206
fourth power = 1.259920
fifth power = 1.334839
The Standard Teotihuacan Unit, measured in meters, to the sixth power = 1.414212
The square root of two, the cross section of a square with lengths of one = 1.41421356237… = √2
This is a 99.99993% accurate correlation to the √2
With the Mayan rod used at Teotihuacan each smaller triangle has an area of six times seven times nine. If the units assigned are earth revolutions (we call them “days,”) the area of each triangle can count the reappearance overhead in the sky of the planet Saturn every 378 days, six times seven times nine.
Mayans used 63/20 for Pi
7 x 9 = 63
Progression: 63 126 189 252 315 378 441 504 567 630 693 756
The Copper Scroll
The Copper Scroll (3Q15) is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Cave 3 near Khirbet Qumran, but differs significantly from the others. Whereas the other scrolls are written on parchment or papyrus, this scroll is written on metal: copper mixed with about 1 percent tin. Unlike the others, it is not a literary work, but a list of locations at which various items of gold and silver are buried or hidden. It differs from the other scrolls in its Hebrew (closer to the language of the (((Mishnah))) than to the literary Hebrew.
The text is an inventory of 64 locations; 63 of which are treasures of gold and silver, which have been estimated in the tons. -wikipedia
Again we have 63/64. I doubt this is a coincidence.
The Seven Times Punishment for the Israelites for disobeying God. After the Seven Times (7×360=2520 years), it is written that the people of Israel/Jacob would reunite. That reunification is New JerUSAlem.
Does the Great Seal encode the 13 “lost” tribes of Israel?
63 x 40 = 2520 years
The ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by the Assyrians in 745 B.C. 2520 years from that date is 1776 (888+888) A.D, the year American became a nation.
63 only divides equally into 360 x 7, not x,2 or 3 4 5 or 6.
The palindrome of 360 is 063, or just 63
63 represents God’s wrath, and the seven times punishment in the Bible, 2520 years, is divisible by 63.
One-fourth of the “Seven Times” (2520 years) is 630 years.
The Tanakh – The First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible
- Bereshit (בְּרֵאשִׁית, literally “In the beginning”)—Genesis 913
- Shemot (שִׁמוֹת, literally “Names”)—Exodus 746
- Vayikra (ויקרא, literally “And He called”)—Leviticus 317
- Bəmidbar (במדבר, literally “In the desert [of]”)—Numbers 248
- Devarim (דברים, literally “Things” or “Words”)—Deuteronomy 256
These numbers sum to 2480
Since Hebrew is read backwards lets count backwards. The last two sum 504 (248 + 256)
The book of Numbers is a fractal of the Tanakh, similar to how the book of Isaiah is a fractal of the Bible.
2x4x8=64, and 2x5x6=60, sum of 124, which is half of 248
248 is doubling 2,4,8,etc.
256 is also a doubling number but at a higher octave, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128, 256, 512, 1024, etc. Any computer nerd knows this.(binary)
2480 is also significant because 2480 handbreadths, (an ancient unit of measure that dates back to Egypt) is equal to 354.28 long cubits, and Earth’s sidereal year in days.
354.2857142 long cubits = 2480 handbreadths
Earth’s sidereal year is 354.36 days
(99.98% correlation) There is a .02% chance this is coincidence.
Nachach = 358 = נחש
Nachash is defined as serpent or snake (Strong’s H5175)
Satan = 359 = שָׂטָן
360 – 1 = 359
Moloch למולך 126
51, 5+1=6, red,edom אָדוֹם
seraphim שרפים “feathered serpent” = 630
revengeful נַקמָנִי 630
wretchedness 63 עֲלִיבוּת
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Most games are played with dice, or in the singular, DIE (a six sided platonic solid).
The Game of the Goose – Jeu de l’Oie – The Coil of the Serpent
I cam across this game in the year 2016
2016 is the 63rd triangular number
2016 = 666 + 666 + 666 + 6 + 6 + 6
2016 is 11111100000 in binary (six on’s, five off’s)
To win the game, a piece must land exactly on the last space, 63.
The Game of the Goose, or Game of the Snake, as it’s been called over the millennia, is a board game and probably the oldest known to this day. Each player throws two or three dice and is ultimately trying to land on the last spot, number sixty-three. It involves “chutes and ladders” type game play, where you land on one spot, and it either elevates you to an ascending placement, or holds you back to a previous spot. (Chutes and ladders was originally
called Snakes and Ladders)
Every turn of the game involves throwing “dice”, two or three of what we call “die”.
To start the game you pick one of six avatars, I always liked the train in Monopoly.™ You role a six-sided “die” to determine who goes first. On some boards, 3 die were used, which sum sixty-three, the same number of spots on the board.
1+2+3+4+5+6= 21 (three dice have 63 dots on them total)
As the first ‘chute” , if you land on six you go directly to twelve (6+6).
This ancient board game is an anachronism showing current affairs throughout history. There are versions of it from 3000 B.C. up until today often reflecting the political and cultural themes of the times.
http://www.giochidelloca.it/index.php a nice collection of goose boards
The Special Fields:
6. The Bridge –If you land on 6, advance immediately to field 12.
19. The Inn — The good food and drink makes you sleepy, and you lose I turn. (Exception: if another player lands at the Inn within the same turn, you change places and you go back to the space that player just came from.)
31. The Well –If you fall in the Well, lose 2 turns—unless another player landing there releases you sooner, sending you back to the field that player just arrived from. ( In binary it 11111, five on’s. It’s also a centered pentagonal number https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/31_(number) One of the Hebrew names of God is El, composed of the Hebrew letters Lamed (representing 30) and Aleph (representing 1), which totals to the number 31.)
42. The Maze — You get lost and go back to field 30.
52. The Prison — If you land in prison, you stay there until another player landing there relieves you and you go back to that player’s last field.
58. Death — Your goose is cooked. Go back to the beginning and start all over.
There are various interpretations of the origin of the “Game of the Goose,” or “Goose Game,” A.K.A. “Juego de la Oca” (Spanish), “Gioco Dell’Oca” (Italian), “Jardin de L’Oie” (French), “Gänsespiel“ or “Ganzenbord“ (Deutsch), “Joc de la oca” (Catalan), “Jogo do Ganso” (Portuguese), and more.
Published by Johann Raab in Nuremberg in the late 18th century, this print is documented as a hand-colored lithograph it’s more likely a woodblock print, since lithography was invented in 1796.
Researches have linked the game to various labyrinthical drawings found as far back as pre-historic times in various parts of the world, Egypt being one.
The Goose Game to circa 3,000 B.C., the discus of Phaistus, and the siege of Troy; the argument being that Greek soldiers invented it to pass the time during the decade-long war. It is also documented that Spain’s King Philip II received it as a gift from Florentine ambassador Francesco de Medici in the 1500’s, and that from the Castilian Court, it went on to become popular with noble and ordinary Europeans.
“Players take turns to roll the dice and moved their piece forward by the sum of the two dice. If your first throw is six and three, move to space 26. If your first throw is five and four, move to space 53. To win the game, a piece must land exactly on space 63.
The Royal Game of Goose
The English “New Game of the Jew” is a variation of the 15th-16th century gambling game, Gluckshaus. The Dutch game, “De Wandelende Jood,” is a variant of the 16th century ”Game of the Goose.” Based on Eugene Sue’s wildly popular 1844–45 serially published novel, despite its name, the work was intensely and deliberately anti-Catholic. The 63 game squares depict events and characters which would have been eminently familiar to readers of the novel. The author, Eugene Sue, is depicted in the lower left spandrel. The first mention of the “Game of the Goose” comes from Francesco de Medici, Grand Duke of Florence in Italy from 1574 to 1587. He sent a copy to King Philip II of Spain where it caused great excitement at the court, and the game spread rapidly throughout Europe.
Later in Germany the game was called “jeu du juif-errant” the wandering Jew.
The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia listed in its 1895 inventory (yes, just about a century ago) 146 different editions of Game of the Goose in just this one museum, in many languages, and some from as far away as China and Japan. Many of the designs are highly dramatic, delightfully entertaining and artistic, and they reflect the cultural trends of their time;
Jeu du Juif-Errant (1855)
This mid-19th Century game is laid out like Game of Goose, with an inward spiral of 63 spaces, but it is based on the 1844 novel Le Juif-Errant (The Wandering Jew), by Eugene Sue. The starting (lower-left) corner of the board has an impage of Sue at work writing the novel. The other corners and each space on the track show a character or incident from the 1400-page book. The center of the board shows the Wandering Jew arriving in Paris, and also includes the rules.
Game of Goose Collection
Phaistos Tablet and Goose Game or Snake Game
The Phastos Disc has 61 blocks. But unlike all the over versions, it is TWO sided. Do the math.
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (second millennium B.C.). Now, the island of Crete is part of modern Greece. The disk is about 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. This unique object is now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.
At the center is said to be translated to the Woman Goddess, which is where the goose comes in. “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”
The disc was discovered in 1908 by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, and features 241 tokens, comprising 45 distinct signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic “seals” into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the center of the disk.
What information is hidden on the 4,000-Year-Old ‘Phaistos Disk’?
The general scheme depicts a coiled serpent whose body has such a configuration that a head overlaps the tail, i.e. symbolically it represents an “Ouroboros”- it is the serpent swallowing its tail- the symbol of “eternal re-birth”. This sign indicates that the end of way means the beginning of a new way.
This is the same as circle – the metaphor of time rotation, a cyclical repetition – the idea of creating new from old (in this case, the symbol of eternal life). This sign is especially popular in alchemy.
Alchemists say that Ouroboros epitomizes inwardness and recurrent processes, which by warming up the liquid, its evaporation and condensation favors the refinement of the substance.
The historic version had root in morality lessons, where a player’s progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes)
The Mysterious ‘Phaistos Disk’ and Alchemy:
An old alchemic texts, which is also contained on a disk, is very similar to Phaistos Disk (which belongs to an alchemist woman – Cleopatra who lived in Alexandria, Egypt in the IV century) and says: “One is all, of him is everything, for him is everything, in him is everything. The snake is the one; it has two symbols, good and evil.”
The text speaks exactly about Ouroboros which is represented in alchemic paintings by two dragons. As Nicolas Flamel writes: “Consider these two dragons, for they are the true beginnings of philosophy which the sages were not permitted to show their children. The one at the bottom is called the fixed and constant or the man. But the upper snake is the volatile or black, dark woman. The first is called sulphur or the warm and dry. The other is called quicksilver or the cold and moist”.
The same two principles are depicted on the sides of the disk. One side in the centre of which shows a rosace corresponding to fire – denotes “dry” substance, and the other showing water exactly corresponds to “wet” principle.
The oldest alchemic text – Emerald Tablet of Hermes – also tells us of one origin of these two alchemical symbols and hence, corresponds to the scheme of Phaistos Disk. The link with this text is also apparent from the fact that both sides of Phaistos disk are divided into equal number of squares -30 squares on each side. 32 signs are used on each side to convey information; the centre is marked on both sides, so we can say that the configurations of upper and lower parts are the mirror reflection of each other which is the direct illustration of the “Emerald Tablet”.
“That which is above is also that which is below, for the performance of the wonders of a certain one thing, and as all things arise from one Stone, so also they were generated from one common Substance, which includes the four elements created by God. And among other miracles the said Stone is born of the First Matter.”
The “Snake Game” was sculpted from stone with the head of the snake at its center and a goose head on the outside end.
The Mother Goose is the center; The phaisos disk depicts the center as goddess
That the Phaistos Disk is probably a courtly board game for the Minoan palace set – is sound, I suspect the braided historical strand of games he’s trying to tie it into is the wrong one. In my opinion, if the Disk is the board for a race game such as Senet, it is far more likely to have derived from a quite different Ancient Egyptian race game, a spiral race game called Mehen (Mehen = “coiled one”, a serpent god who protected Ra at night).
Playing cards have an square area of 630 points (point is the smallest unit of measure in typography) = 8.75 square inches
Cee-lo is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice. There is not one standard set of rules, but there are some constants that hold true to all sets of rules. The name comes from the Chinese Sì-Wŭ-Liù (四五六), meaning “four-five-six”. In America it is also called “See-Low,” “Four-Five-Six,” “The Three Dice Game,” “Chinchirorin,” and by several alternative spellings, as well as simply “Dice.” In China it is also called “Sānliù Bàozi” (三六豹子), or “three-six dice”.
Unlike the three add-ons above, which have always been sold separately, the Speed Die was introduced in-game in 2006. In 2007, Parker Brothers began releasing its standard version of Monopoly with the same die (originally in blue, later in red). First included in Winning Moves’ Monopoly: The Mega Edition variant,(coindidence) this third, six-sided die is rolled with the other two, and accelerates game-play when in use. (remember there are exactly 63 dots on three dice)
The Yahtzee scorecard contains 13 scoring boxes divided between two sections: the upper section and the lower section. In the upper section there are six boxes. The score in each of these boxes is determined by adding the total number of dice matching that box.
If a player scores a total of 63 or more points in these six boxes, a bonus of 35 is added to the upper section score.
- The bonus for reaching 63 or more points in the Upper Section is normally 50 points.
- The Yahtzee scorecard contains 13 different category boxes and in each round.
Why am I including these seemingly coincidental numerological connections? Because I believe folk lore, songs, games, and the like, were used to pass down knowledge for those who had the eyes to see.
And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth. -Isaiah 63:6 KJV