5. HINDU YUGA CYCLE
We saw in the Rosicrucian world ages a cosmic cycle as a permutation of seven, which seven is taken from the central cube and hidden seventh point residing within the tetractys. We tracked the source of this system beginning with the Quabbalah, through the Apocalypse of St. John in the New Testament, to 17th Century and finally 19th Century Rosicrucian symbolism. This is the progression of Western occultism.
The progression of the Eastern occultism is based upon the Hindu Yuga cycle of 4-3-2 and not the Rosicrucian cycle of 7 x 7, although the two cycles are related, as will be later shown. Both Western and Eastern occult cycles are drawn from the tetryactys.
First, as described on page , the Hindu Yuga cycle is most definitely based upon the tetractys with a root number of 432 which is the tetractys ratio in reverse order, with the number 1 or unity dropped, viz: 1-2-3-4 reversed to 4-3-2-(1 dropped). Thus, the numbers of years in a Kali Yuga is 432,000 years and each successive Yuga adds to the tenfoldness of the Maha Yuga of 4,320,000 years.
Now, the Hindu Yuga cycle as well as the Chaldean numerical and astronomical systems stem from the grand occult solar precessional cycle called the Great Platonic Year. We shall see this cycle frequently, but a simple description follows.
The sun travels across the sky on a pathway called the plane of the ecliptic which is also a line that passes through the 12 constellations of the zodiac. The signs of the zodiac are not equal but approximate divisions of this great circle, which when divided into twelve equal parts would have equal arcs of 30 degrees. The position that the sun occupies at the moment of the solar equinox is called the first point of Aries. This point moves each year and in fact moves in a retrograde direction so that there is a lag between two successive coincidences of the spring equinox in relation to two successive coincides of the sun with the same point in a given constellation (sidereal year). This annual lag is calculated by occultists as about 50 seconds per year which amounts to 1 degree in 72 years (50" x 72 = 3600" = 60' = 1) and further to 2,160 years to 30 degrees or one sign of the zodiac and a full zodiac cycle of 12 x 2,160 or 25,920 years. These numbers of 60, 72, 2,160 and 25,920 are very occult numbers and will be dealt with separately, but the important object here is that they are derived from the complete solar precessional cycle of 25,920 years.
The discovery of this solar cycle is attributed to the Greek astronomer Hipparchus in the year 125 B.C. However, this is an exoteric designation given by Western science including the appellation "great Platonic Year". That it was known to Chaldean astronomers is obvious from the fact that the entire mathematical, geometrical, astronomical and musical aritmetic of the Babylonians was sexagesional or based upon the unit of 60. Divide the standard Babylonian base number of 60 into the solar precessional year and the result is our tetractys base number of 432!
This sacred number 432 of the tetractys saturates ancient Hindu, Babylonian, Chaldean and Egyptian cosmological systems. For example, according to Berossus, the reign of the ten antediluvian kings in the Babylonian Marduck mythology was 432,000 years and this was called their "great year". In the Hindu RG VEDA, (the oldest written text) the 10,800 stanzas average forty syllables per stanza for a total of 432,000. In the geometry of Ptolemy, the diameter of his great circles in 432,000 and in his musical theory 432,000 is the least common denominator of his monochord fractions.
The Hindu Yuga for measuring eternity is based upon the Maha Yuga cycle, taken from the tetractys, the 4-3-2 springing from the monad and tenfold powers of the sacred decad. A day of Brahma is equal to 1000 cycles of the Maha Yuga, the year of Brahma is 360 such days and the life of Brahma lasts for 100 such years.
4,320,000 -------------------- 1 Maha-Yuga---------- (root race cycle)
308,448,000 -----------------1 Manvantara---------- (minor round)
4,320,000,000 ---------------1 Day of Brahma------ (Kalpa or manvantara)
4,320,000,000 ----------------1 Night of Brahma
8,640,000,000 ---------------1000 Cycles of Maha-Yuga----(Day and night together)
3,110,400,000,000 ----------1 Year of Brahma or 360 Kalpa's
311,040 x 10------------------1 Life of Brahma of 100 Years---(Maha-Kalpa)
These figures represent the upper end of the cosmic cycles of the life of Brahma which H.P.B. says is also the life or duration of our solar system.
Although the figures given in the Secret Doctrine are a confused blind, G. dePrucker, on several occasions, states that "at the present period, we have lived somewhat more than half of the Maha-Manvantaric cycle" or 50 of the Divine years in the life of Brahma. Thus, there remain over 155 trillion, 520 odd billion years in the cosmic cycle of the life or duration of our solar system.
To get an idea of the figures for the lower end of the cycle, we can recall the following from Secret Doctrine, "there are seven rounds in every manvantara; this one is the fourth and we are in the fifth-root race at present. Each root race has seven sub-races, every sub-race has seven ramifications which may be called Branch or Family races". Thus this system is exactly similar to the so-called Rosicrucian, as,
7 Family Races =---------Sub-Root Race
7 Sub-Races = ----------1 Root Race
7 Root Races = ---------1 Globe Round
7 Globe Rounds = ------1 Planetary Round or Manvantara
7 Planetary Rounds =-----1 Maha-Manvantara or Kalpa
-------------------= ----- 4,320,000,000 years or day of Brahma
However, Steiner was very careful never to express the Rosicrucian cycles in ages of years. The Madame H.P.B. does give some idea of the length in yars when she says there is, "comparative approximation of duration between the lives of a family race and a sidereal year." We know the cycle of the occult solar sidereal year is 25,920 years. Steiner does seem to relate the length of each cultural epoch (the present fifth one beginning year 1413) in terms of 2,160 years or one-twelfth of a solar year.
Another hint is given by Madame H.P.B. in reference to the Kali Yuga cycle when she says it begins in the year 3102 B.C. and the first 5,000 year cycle ends in 1898, a year of great significance. As shown on page , a Kali Yuga consists of 432,000 years of which, then, in 1992, 426,906 years remain in the cycle. Also, the Maha-Yuga cycle of 4,320,000 years is frequently referred to as a root race cycle, remembering that at the mid-point of a cycle, a new root race begins.
The Madame does state that the revealed cycles in years is veiled in a blind for the exoteric population. This is why the Brahmin figures published in the Secret Doctrine are internally inconsistent and unworkable. But part of the blind may be explained in that area where the two (Western and Eastern) occult systems coincide. As said earlier, the Western system is based upon a 7x7 permutation that does not reveal actual time in earth years, while the Eastern system is based upon a 4-3-2 permutation that reveals some cycles in actual earth years, as shown above in the years of the Maha-Yuga Kalpa, and life of Brahma. But where does the 7x7 and the 4-3-2 coincide?
The place to start would be the solar sidereal year or Great Platonic Year of 25,920 years since we have shown that both Eastern and Western occult systems acknowledge that cycle. The Madame's duration for a "family race" is about 25,920 years and Steiner's duration for a cultural epoch is 2,160 years.
Now, the cycle of 2,160 years is called a "Messianic cycle" in Western occultism, and is associated with one sign of the zodiac. Thus, the second cultural epoch of the Persians under the sign of Taurus, was commenced with the appearance of Zoroaster. Likewise, the third cultural epoch of the Egyptians under the sign of Aries was swept in with the appearance of Hermes or Thoth. The fourth cultural epoch of the Greek-Roman civilization began about 60 B.C. under the sign of Pisces and historically designated as the fish as Taurus was designated as the bull, etc. In the Talmud of the ancient Jewish priests, the Messiah was called Dag or Fish, and the Messiah was to come "in conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the sign of the fish" or Pisces. Thus, Christ and early Christians took the symbol of the fish.
Thus, at the commencement of each cycle of 2,160 years, there appeared a new Messiah or spiritual teacher and we expect the next in the dawn of the age of Aquarius.
Now, the Messianic cycle (2160) and the Hindu (4320) cycle coincide in the two turns of the key as 2 x 2,160 = 4,320, and both cycles are whole fractions of the solar sidereal cycle of 25,920 years, one-twelfth and one-sixth, respectively.
In conclusion, the Rosicrucian and Hindu-Yuga cycles correspond as follows:
Us Now -------------------Rosicrucian------------------------------ Hindu
-----------------------------7 Planetary Conditions------- = 1 Life of Brahma or Maha-Kalpa
4th (Earth)---------------- Planetary Conditions---------- = Maha-Manvantara or Kalph
4th (Mineral) -------------Conditions of Life-------------- = Planetary Rounds
4th (Physical) -------------Conditions of Form------------ = Globes
5th (Aryan) -------------Evolutionary Epoch---------------= Root Races
5th (1413) -----------------Cultural Epochs----------------= Sub-Races
Leaving aside the 7 Planetary Conditions and 7 Rounds, since we have passed through 3 Conditions of form (Globes) and 4 Root Races and 4 Cultural Epochs, the current number of our evolution in apocalyptic language is 3-4-4 and with the birth of Christ during the 4th cultural epoch, the number of the Messiah is 3-4-3. What is the significance of the number of the beast 6-6-6?
6. THE SYNERGETIC TETRACTYS
A. Tetractys Frequency Grid
If we have two events, the number of lines connecting the events is one. If we have three events, the number of lines connecting the events is three. Likewise, for four events, the number of connecting lines is six and for five events the number of connecting lines is ten. B. Fuller discovered the algebraic relationship as R = N(squared) minus N divided by 2.where R equals the minimum number of relationships and N equals the number of events. This is demonstrated in the following grid table .
Thus, in a world of random events, each event can be connected to each other event by a line of communication. However, in this random arrangement there is always an underlying order that relates to the Tetractys. Looking at the last column, the sum or total of all close packing of the number of relationships is always triangular in the form of a tectractys! Thus, when we look at the apparent randomness of the stars in the sky, the sum total of their relationships or experiences is always symmetrically triangular in the close packed form of the tetractys.
Thus, we can see that nature always close packs its relationships in a triangular form. The same is also true for three dimensional relationships. Modern science always refers to X as 'squared' and X as 'cubed', as shown in Plat No. , regardless of the grid frequency, triangling instead of squaring is always more economical because a triangle takes up less space than a square and tetrahedron takes up two-thirds less volume than a cube. The arithmetical results of space and volume are always the same, but the tetractys frequency grid is more efficient and economical.
Now, the tetractys frequency grid has some interesting qualities. First, it represents the underlying triangling of nature. As we showed on page , the only stable polygons have triangular faces. All polygons are reducible to triangles and are not further reducible. All polyhedra are reducible to triangulation and not further reducible.
Second, it utilizes 60 degree coordination which we discussed supra as the most efficient geometry. The 90 degree X-Y-Z coordinate system is less economical because it is based upon a square and cube. In addition, in 90 degrees coordination, the lengths of radials are unequal so that the hypotenuse of 90 degree angles do not integrate with circumference lengths.
Whereas, 60 degree coordination operates either circumferentially or radially because the angles, lengths, arcs and chords are of equal length. The prime structural relationship of all polyhedrons and polygons is with the 60 degree angle.
Third, its symmetry is a model of equilibrium. The triangular grid is composed of equal angles which produce equal arcs and equal chords. The internal length between each monad or point is equal and the internal lengths between different monads is proportionally equal in a harmonic relationship. If nature abhors an equilibrium as much as she abhors a vacuum, then the tetractys frequency grid is her model of perfection.
B. Isotropic Vector Matrix
If each monad or point within the tetractys frequency grid is likened to the centers of equal radius spheres, the geometric result is called by R.B. Fuller, the Isotropic vector matrix , isotropic meaning everywhere the same and isotropic vector meaning everywhere the same energy conditions. This prescribes an everywhere state of equilibrium in close packed spheres. The vector matrix is composed of only two polyhedra, the tetrahedron and octahedron, which act as all space fillers.
The tetractys as drawn by Pythagoras is a two-dimensional plane geometry frequency grid. The isotropic vector matrix is the three-dimensional solid geometry analog of the tetractys. The matrix represents an aggregation of equal sized spheres - close packed, but removing the spheres and leaving the vectors. This tetrahedron - octahedron complex Fuller also calls the " octet truss ". Each line within the maze represents a vector. It is four-dimensional and also employs 60 degree coordination. Every vector leads from one nuclear center to another and represents the operational effect of a merging of any two or more force centers upon each other. Each vector is composed of two halves, each half belonging respectively to any two adjacent nuclear centers. Each half of the interconnecting vectors represent the radius of one of the two spheres tangent to one another at the vector mid-points.
Fuller recognized a most important principle and an inherent property of the isotropic vector matrix. As he says, it "demonstrates the capability of accommodating all symmetrically and asymmetrically terminated, high-frequency energy vectors of any structural shaping". In other words, the matrix accommodates within it any polygon shape.
This extraordinary feature is why Pythagoras and his followers for 2000 years right down to Madam H.P.B. in the 19th Century, called the tetractys, the measure of all things, for it contains the structuring of all shapes in the universe. Again, the occult secret wisdom recognized in the tetractys, its analog solid geometry form of the isotropic vector matrix. See Plat No. .
To demonstrate this principle extended through initial frequencies, look at this first and second frequency grid . The first frequency of the tetractys is the point or monad. In the I.V. Matrix, the first frequency is a point extended into a sphere. Remove the sphere and leave the vector lines and a tetrahedron results.
The second frequency matrix shows a tetrahedron with the mid-points of the six edges connected to form an octahedron. Taking this a step further, joining and interconnecting the midpoints of the octahedron edges results in the cuboctahedron. Thus, we have a progression of symmetrical polygons from two frequency tetrahedron to octahedron to cuboctahedron. One could have as easily inscribed a two frequency cube as well as shown in the plat.
Now look at the three frequency matrix which inscribes a truncated tetrahedron. This is a unique polygon with seven independent axis of rotational symmetry, unknown to the ancient Greeks and discovered by Keith Critchlow.
The four frequency matrix grid discloses a number of symmetrical polygons. The first subdivision discloses the familiar octahedron, and as Plat No. shows inscribed within this two frequency octahedron is an icosahedron. We can also see the familiar two frequency cube and at the center of the grid, the nuclear cuboctahedron.
A summary of the three subdivision, four frequency grid is shown as Plat No. , prepared by Keith Critchlow, inscribing the nuclear octahedron, nuclear truncated tetrahedron, and finally the nuclear cuboctahedron.
As we proceed to five, six and seventh, etc. frequency matrix grids, other symmetrical and asymmetrical polygons appear both in their original shape and in their truncated shape. For example, Plat No. , shows the truncated tetrahedron within the five frequency grid, that we saw also in the three frequency grid. This demonstrates another important principle that the same polygons appear and re-appear in successive grids in larger and smaller scales of size.
Any polygon whose faces are shaped with triangles, squares and hexagons progressively appear in an infinite series of subdivisions of the original monad or tetrahedron. What the good Madame H.P.B. observed about the tetractys is equally true for its three-dimensional form of the isotropic vector matrix.
"The ten points inscribed within that 'Pythagorean triangle' are worth all the theogonies and angelologies ever emanated from the theological brain. For he who interprets them - on their very face, and in the order given - will find in these seventeen points (the seven Mathematical Points hidden) the uninterrupted series of the genealogies from the first Heavenly to terrestrial man. And, as they give the order of Beings, so they reveal the order in which were evolved the Kosmos, our earth, and the primordial elements by which the latter was generated. Begotten in the invisible Depths, and in the womb of the same "Mother" as its fellow-globes - he who will master the mysteries of our Earth, will have mastered those of all others."
Another remarkable quality of the isotropic vector matrix corresponds to the most ancient Hermetic maxim of "as above, so below". This expression taken from the Emerald Tablet of Hermes as follows.
"True, without error, certain most true; that which is above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above, for performing the marvels of the Kosmos. As all things are from the one, so all things arose out of this one thing by evolving..."
The one or one thing is of course the first point or monad of the tetractys, from which all things emanate, in the order of the duad, triad and quaternary. The "as above, so below" occult maxim should be re-named the "isotropic maxim" for when we look at the isotropic vector matrix, the way up is also the way down. For example, looking at the two frequency matrix, on the one hand it can be described as a second power or doubling of a single tetrahedron with each edge length being twice the original tetra edge length. On the other hand, it can equally be described as a second power subdivision of the tetrahedron, with each midpoint of the edge length being one-half of the original tetra edge length. The result is equally or isotopically the same. The form or structure of the matrix remains constant in a harmonic relationship of 2:1/2, 3:1/3, 4:1/4, etc, whether the powering is expanding or subdividing. The ancient wisdom surely recognized this isotropic principle.
C. Cube Quanta Modules
The synergetic geometry of B. Fuller may help to explain the mystery of one of our occult numbers - the 72 and its relationship with the cube.
We discussed previously the fourth Sephiroth of the Quabbalah named Hesed which represented the manifested world emanating from the upper holy triad. These six dimensions of the manifested cosmos are represented as the six sided cube with a Hebraic script value of 72. This was the first most ancient occult correspondence between the cube and the number 72, as recognized by the Chaldean and Hebrew Quabbalah.
A second correspondence was recognized again by the Hebrew Quabbalists in the seventy-two syllable name of God before the Lost Word. After the ineffable name of God was rediscovered, it was given the four letter name as represented in the tetragrammaton. But as Kircher discovered, the Hebraic script valve of JHVH when layed out in the tetractys matrix still had a correspondence valve of seventy-two. Also, the seventy-two angels of Jacob's ladder.
A third correspondence was recognized by the 17th Century Rosicrucians in the hidden central cube within the tetractys also representing the manifest cosmos. In addition, the cube consisted of twelve bodies, each of which has six sides, or again, the occult number 72.
A fourth correspondence was recognized in the solar sidereal year cycle. The base term of which was a retrograde motion of one degree in seventy-two years which is also the biblical length of the live of a man at three score plus ten years (exoteric).
In conclusion, the six sided cube has always been identified with the Platonic element of Earth, Matter and
the manifested cosmos. Although the cube is geometrically six (sides), it corresponds to the Law of Seven
because of the hidden seventh point in the center. The mystery lies in the correspondence by the ancient wisdom
of the cube with the number seventy-two.
Fuller can shed some light on this mystery. In the isotropic vector matrix, there are two primary omnisymmetrical polyhedra described by the configuration of the interacting vector lines. These two are the regular tetrahedron and the regular octahedron. All other symmetric and asymmetric polyhedra (other than the icosahedron and pentagonal dodecahedron) are described by repetitiously compounding rational fractional elements of the tetrahedron and octahedron. These fractional elements or subdivisions of the tetra and octahedron are called by Fuller, the A and B Quanta Modules.
Before Fuller created his modules, a man named Schlafli in 1901 discovered that a polyhedron can be subdivided or built up (the isotropic maxium says it is both) into one or more kinds of oppositely congruent tetrahedous, which he called an orthoscheme. Now, the orthoscheme is really a skewed tetrahedron, because its four triangular faces are at 90 angles, whereas, our familiar tetrahedron has triangular faces at 60. In any event, Schlafi showed that a polyhedron can be subdivided into component parts, each less than our standard tetrahedron, much like an atom can be subdivided into its component parts of electron neutron, etc.
Fuller'sA Quanta Module is a geometrical subdivision of the tetrahedron equal to one-sixth of a quarter tetrahedron. First, a tetrahedron is further divided volumetrically into four equal and identical quarters. Each quarter tetrahedron is divided into six identical irregular tetrahedron, which appear as three right-hand and three left-hand volumetric units equal in volume to one-twentyfourth of the original tetrahedron.
Fuller's B Quanta Module is a geometrical subdivision of the octahedron equal to one-sixth of the fractional unit described by subtracting the quarter tetrahedron from the eighth octahedron. Likewise, an octahedron is divided volumetrically into eight equal and identical units equaling one-eighth of the volume of the octahedron. Thus, the quarter tetrahedron defined by the six A Quanta Modules is subtracted from the one-eighth octahedron, and the remaining fractional unit is subdivided into six identical irregular tetrahedra, again appearing as three right-hand units and three left-hand units.
The A and B Quanta Modules have the same 1/24th (one-twentyfourth) volume but each are of a different but complementary shape. Together, they structure the tetrahedron and the octahedron and we know that these two structure the isotropic vector matrix. Without getting into the complex geometry of these polyhedra, the A Module has the right angles of the orthoscheme, while the B Module unfolds into a six sided, multitriangled polygon. As Fuller describes them,
"The A and B Quanta Modules may possible quantize our total experience. It is a phenomenal matter to discover asymmetrical polyhedral units of geometry that are reorientably compositable to occupy one asymmetrical polyhedral space; it is equally unique that, despite disparate asymmetric polyhedral form, both have the same volume; and both associate in different kinds of simplex and complex, symmetrical and asymmetrical coherent systems. While they consist, in their positive and negative aspects, of four different asymmetrical shapes, their unit voume and energy quanta values provide a geometry elucidating both fundamental structuring and fundamental and complex intertransformings, both gravitational and radiational."
Now comes the amazing part. The A modules can combine with each other in three unique ways, each of which combine as one regular tetrahedron. The A modules can also combine with the B modules in seven unique ways, each of which also result in a single whole tetrahedron. Thus, the correspondence with the Law of Three and the Law of Seven!
And, as Fuller observes, the identical volumes but the uniquely different energy-transforming calabilities hint
at correspondence with the behaviors of protons and neutrons. They are not mirror images of each other, but like
the proton and neutron, they are energetically intertransformable and due to different shapes they have a slight
difference in mass relationships.
Finally, if each A and B module have a volume of l/24th of a tetrahedron, and we know that a cube has a tetra-volume of three, then the volume of our cube is seventy-two! In fact, the cube is composed of 72 energy quanta modules, of which there are 48 A modules and 24 B modules. Herein lies the occult correspondence of the cube and 72! The cube is actually three module layers deep and the layering occurs around each of its eight vertexes. Thus, a single frequency cube is formed in one way by superimposing four eighth octahedra on each of the four triangular faces of the regular tetrahedron. A two frequency cube is formed by superimposing eight eighth octahedron one each of the eight triangular faces of the regular cuboctahedron. This is important to remember in relation to the Law of Twelve, since a cube formed over a cuboctahedron has a nucleus, which can serve as a complementation domain for the holy spirit.
A tetrahedron is composed exclusively of 24 A modules, of which twelve are positive and twelve are negative. The double tet star tetrahedron of our "synergetic tetrahedron unfolded" would therefore be composed of 48 A modules. Thus, the 48 A modules in the cube above described. The cube also has 24 B modules which is the complementation domain of the holy spirit in the duo-tet cube.
A partial hierarchy is as follows:
|FORM||TETRA-VOLUMES||TOTAL A&B MODULES|
|tetrahedron||1||24 (24 + 0)|
|double-tet-cube||3||72 (48 + 24)|
|octahedron||4||96 (48 + 48)|
|Cuboctahedron||20||480 (336 + 144)|
|two-frequency cube||24||576 (384 + 192)|
Please note that all of the above total quanta modules are divisible by whole numbers into our solar precessional cycle of 25,920 years. This is an important correspondence that shows that the primary geometric polyhedrons are subdivisions of the solar cycle.
Another key to the cube and its relationship to the messianic cycle regards the sum of its planar angles. Starting with the tetrahedron, B. Fuller states a geometric maximum that, "the sum of all the angles around all vertexes of any polyhedral system is evenly divisible by the sum of the angles of a tetrahedron" and the volumes of all such systems may also be expressed in tetrahedra. The sum of the planar angles of a tetrahedron is 720 as 4 vertexes x 180 = 720. Likewise, the sum of the planar angles of an octahedron is 1440 or 6 x 240. The sum of the planar angles of the cube is 2160 or 8 vertexes x 270 or 6 faces x 360.
Thus, both the cube and our cube unfolded as cross equal in angular degrees the 2160 years in the messianic cycle associated with one sign of the Zodiac or solar precessional cycle. It is for this reason that the ancient occult wisdom represented the perfect man or fully manifested man as a cube. The six sides of the cube represent the six lower principles with the seventh principle or ATMA as the hidden central point within the cube. Thus, the perfect septenary man would not be represented geometrically as a seven sided polyhedra, but as a six-sided polyhedra (the cube) with the spark of God residing within.
In conclusion, our symbols of ten disclose a much higher order expressed as the Law of Ten. St. Thomas Aquinas expressed his understanding of the hierarchy of ten as Inestimabilis et Incomparabilis Magnitudinis!
It is upon the system of ten that the universe is built. Every complete hierarchy consists of ten degrees. Every atom, molecule, cell, organ, man, planet, sun, solar system and galaxy or as H.P.B. would say, every God, Monad and atom is a completed whole constructed upon the decad. Each hierarchy has a dual tendency and function to exist both as a part and a whole. At every level of hierarchic organization there is a self-assertive tendency that is dis-associative and an integrative tendency that is associative. This polarity between the part function as self-assertive and the whole function as integrative is a universal fabric of life. Dynamic equilibrium exists when these two tendencies counter balance each other. The ten degrees of each hierarchy is structured by the Law of Seven and the Law of Three, together. The visible, manifest world is septenary. The invisible, unmanifest world behind the scene is threefold, with associative, dis-associative and neutralizing forces moving the septenary world in its creations. In addition, the septenary forces of nature operate within the four levels of our Zohar and changing the Quabbalist name for the more modern nomenclature of Plato to:
Atziluth --------- - Archetypal world
Briad ------------- Intellectual or creative world
Yetzirah --------- - Formative or Astral
Assiah ------------- Physical
Our final symbol of ten is Poculum PanSophia