PENTAD - HEBDOMAD - ENNEAD


EXP
PLANETS
PERIODS
DISTANCES
INVERSE Vi
VELOCITY
JUPITER 11.0901699 4.97308025 2.23004041 0.4484223 
 Synodic 17.9442719 6.85410196 2.61803398 0.3819660 
7  SATURN 29.0344418 9.44660278 3.07353262 0.3253585 
 Synodic 46.9787137 13.0196931 3.60828118 0.2771402 
9  URANUS 76.0131556 17.9442719 4.23606797 0.2360680 
PROCLUS concludes...that the whole number of the essential monads in the soul is 105,947; the soul thus proceeding according to all the orders of numbers. For it proceeds decadically (10) indeed that it may become the mundane soul; since the decad is the number of the world (Base-10): but pentadically (5), that it may be converted to itself; for the pentad is self-convertive. It also proceeds enneadically (9) that it may not only connect the universe monadically, but may proceed to the last of things after departing from the monad: tetradically (4), as collecting a quadripartite division of things into one, and hebdomadically (7) as converting all things to the monad, to which the hebdomad is alone referred, this number being motherless and masculine. (Thomas Taylor, PLATO - The Timeus and The Critias, 1944:124-125; colors, emphases supplied)

HOMER also, energizing enthusiastically, represents Jupiter speaking, converting to himself the two-fold coordinations of Gods, becoming himself, as it were, the centre of all divine genera in the world, and making all things obedient to his attention. But at one time he conjoins the multitude of Gods with himself without a medium, and at another through Themis as the medium. This Goddess pervading everywhere collects the divine number, and converts it to the demiurgic monad.(Thomas Taylor, PLATO - The Timeus and The Critias, 1944:129; colors, emphases supplied)

HOMER (says Proclus in Cratylum) following Orpheus, celebrates Jupiter [i.e., the Demiurgus], as the common father of Gods and men... For all the mundane Gods are converted to Jupiter through Themis  (Thomas Taylor, APULIEUS - Philosophy of Plato, Bk I, p.325. The Metamorphosi or Golden Ass and Philosophical Works of Apuleius, Kessinger, ISBN 1-56459-023-2)

For more on Themis:
"daughter of heaven and earth, ... the sister of Saturn, and aunt to Jupiter" - see Michael Maier: Themis Aurea.

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Last Updated on 18 February, 2004.