The Riddle of 666 - a Bizarre Theory by T. Jantsang
from Guardians of Darkness
When I moved to Florida, in 1986, I had seriously never heard of this "666" thing except in Hollywood movies where nothing is serious, and I had no idea that it was related to the only kind of Christianity I had ever casually bumped into previous to that - Catholicism, Sicilian immigrant style. They never talked about any such thing. I had very confused and naive ideas of what Christianity was, had no idea that it had anything to do with Jews (heh, I thought Christianity was anti Jewish!) and thought the Bible was written originally in Latin and that Jesus was from Rome. I knew Jews, and never at any time did they ever seem like people that were into Mary or Jesus or Saint Cataldo, Saint Christopher, Saint Lucy, etc., like the Sicilians were. I wouldn't have even thought that these Jews knew what any of that was.
I never read the Bible, nor did I own a Bible. This is not unusual. People that grow up in and live in and interact with their own ethnic communities, communities with three Buddhist Temples in them, can't be expected to have a Bible in their home, or to read it. Most of the older people there (our parents and grandparents) wouldn't have been able to read it anyway. After all, how many Catholics knew what the Five Dharmas are? Or who Opame is?
The woman who worked for the place where I had my home built, was a serious Born Again Christian. She was friendly and she chatted. She and many others were sincerely trying to figure out some riddle of "666 and the Beast." Not knowing what she was talking about except for "Damien," (from a movie) I asked her, "What's the Beast?" And so I got an earful and she realized she'd have to really start from the basics. I learned that these people were reading the New Testament in Greek, or trying to; their stores sold Greek Grammar books (old Greek, Bible-time Greek). Phil Marsh had to read Plato's works in Attic Greek in college. He could read it even if the Attic was about 500 years older than Bible Greek.
I also got to find out that the scribes put into the text a numerological code - and if the numerology didn't work out, then it wasn't a genuine text. That would be easy enough to figure out: just find out which numbers the Greek letters represent!
Since these Christians, from knowing me, came to the conclusion that I was able to see into the hearts of people in an uncanny way (which they thought was some kind of Angelic thing…., which I thought was normal…) one of them said, "Show her the actual word." I couldn't read Greek of any kind, but at this point, I got to see the word for this 666. I remember what happened. I looked a it, looked closer at it and POW. Like - revelation, it felt like that, like something POW was just known and I felt, "This is it, I KNOW what it means." It was like a flash of Sight. Then it subsided. Not sure of the enlightenment or how to explain it to them, and not familiar with Christian ideas - I tried to explain it in terms I'm familiar with: Kundalini flow. It is the Vajra, it comes into you from boundless darkness, flows through your being as an Incomprehensible Light, and whooshes out and up out of you back into the boundless darkness. Then again, a person can also shove that kundalini backwards and damage his chakras and his root. I asked if there was anything like that anywhere in the Bible. Some of them knew exactly what that "light" was. When the language problems got ironed out, when they understood what I was talking about - they said "OH YES, there are things in the Bible about that." So, what I thought 666 meant, FITS. It fits 100%. It means, to be precise, a person that shoves their Logos DOWN, inverts it, instead of letting it flow up and out back to God (boundless darkness) from whence it came. It also can mean a person that obstructs this light (what we call chakra blocks); a spiritually inverted person. So it FITS.
First of all, it must be remembered, and not overlooked, that this is openly said to be a riddle that no one, including those proclaiming to be a Christian, will fathom unless he or she has Sophia. Second of all, it must be understood that no one, no foreigner, no Greek, would EVER write numbers using small case letters. Numbers were ALWAYS written with capital letters - else wise they ARE NOT NUMBERS!!! This must be understood clearly. (Odd: no one that is told this seems to be able to have this knowledge STICK to them - as if "prophecy" is coming true and they can’t understand it!).
It's like this: in our language, we use different symbols for letters and numbers. We use Latin letters for our words, and we use Arabic numerals for our numbers. There can be no confusion. For instance, the Greek letter "E" doesn't mean 5 in our language. But in Greek it does mean 5. If a language uses letters to stand in for numbers, and they use the letter "E" (capitalized) to mean the number 5, then they'd not use the letter "e" (non capitalized) to represent the number 5. This is the way it is in Greek. If we used the Greek letters to write our English language, and we also used Greek letters to represent numbers, and we wanted to write 45, we'd write "ME." But if we wrote "me" it would mean "me" in English, and if we wrote "Me" it would also mean "me" in English. This needs to be understood.
Also understand that a "numerological code" was put into the text - and any text not having this code work out right is copied wrong; it has either something missing from it or added to it!
There is a Chester Beatty papyrus dating from the Third Century where the numerological code is perfect. Of course, the grammar ends up being a puzzle to scholars; there is article inconsistency, or there is nothing written where there should be either the word "the" or "a." Also, understand that "A Being," "Being," and "The Being" are three different concepts in Greek. Scholars corrected these "errors" and threw the numerological code off. They forgot that it’s a riddle; they shouldn't have changed a word of it.
Here is the actual Greek with numerological code correct. Some of the words need clarification and one needs to also notice what words were NOT used!
It starts out: Ode he Sophia esten. Here is The Wisdom. Sophia is a specific kind of wisdom that is dark, intuited - it does not say analytica or episteme or phronesis or nous or logos or even gnosis! It says SOPHIA. Also, estin is a form of the verb "to be" that is singularly distinct because it means "HAS EXISTENCE - AS OPPOSED TO NON-EXISTENCE"! It is like saying "I have Being," instead of saying "I am." It is saying: "Here is the Being Sophia."
Then: Echon oun psephisato arithmon tou theriou arithmos gar anthropou estin estin de "666." Literally: Here is the Wisdom (Being-Sophia). One having, let him compute a number of the wild animal (beast) a number for the human is, has being ‘666’."
Word for word irregardless of grammar:
he Sophia- the Wisdom (Being-Sophia)
esten- has being/existence
Echon- one having
psephisato- let him compute
arithmon- a number
tou theriou- the wild animal
gar- for or of
anthropou- the human (or A human)
estin- has being/existence
estin- has being/existence (repeated)
Why did I put "666" in quotes when I quoted this? I repeat: because it must be understood that NO ONE, no foreigner, no Greek, would EVER write numbers using small case letters. Numbers were ALWAYS written with capital letters - else wise they WERE NOT NUMBERS! This must be understood clearly.
The "number" 666 is written in small case Greek letters: Chi, Xi, and Sigma. If this were supposed to really be a number, AND ONLY a number, it would look like this (using our letters and an equal sign underlined): X = F, that is, upper case Greek letters Chi, Xi, and Digamma!
However, as they are written in the Bible, they resemble these English letters "XES," which I will use to refer to the "number" in this article.
GO LOOK at it. It shows this: instead of .
If anyone anywhere in the area wanted to write 600, 60 and 6 (666) they would have written: .
Now, these three small case letters are not numbers - yet the riddle says "The number," "a number." Why would the riddle-writer write this wrong? Because it IS a riddle. Esoteric traditions always played tricks with letters and numbers.
Does this word, as it is written, xes, spell or mean anything in Greek or Hebrew? It would be pronounced KHKSS (kh-ks-s). No, it means nothing. What does this say or mean if you read it as Hebrew is read, from right to left or "backwards" (s-ks-kh)? Well, it doesn’t spell or mean anything in Greek OR in Hebrew. Using pure logic (despite the fact that this "sight" came to me due to pure sophia) - we know what the Logos within is, and we know this is called the Christos. So then, wouldn't anti-Christos be like Christos inverted?
Now, if you read the letters backwards AS IF they are Roman alphabet (English) letters, then it does, indeed, mean something in Latin: SEX! That word does not have the same meaning as it does in English; it does not mean to copulate and it does not mean gender. The Latin word "sex" meant the urge itself or sex-force (Doctrine: Kundalini). It's spelled backwards. Sex force reversed, reverse Kundalini flow, reverse Logos.
Logos (Kundalini) was considered to be rooted in the Waters of Life (The Bahu in Hebrew, Demiurge in Greek); it's your own physical Root IN you and the shooting upward of this force was known as Logos. The "Waters" are the Root of the Tree of Life - "the Waters" is the same word in our BAPHE (Baphe Metis) or the Babylonian BAHU MID. Bahu is the word in Hebrew, too. Same word. Does it have a meaning now? YES! How can anyone BE literally anti-the-Christos? Easy: hold it back, force it down backwards. [And in Doctrines that makes a person ophionic - or in spiritual terms, Ophion, also known as Leviathan or "The Beast CHIVA" does, indeed, come into a person to rip that Logos out and bring it back to the Voidness where it belongs. People that have that happen to them are left like empty husks (klippoth). This creates in that person a very awful state of being.]
An example of using another alphabet can be shown with English and Russian, especially since so many CIA and KGB did exactly that, during the Cold War. Let us say that you wanted to hide the fact that your Army "RAN" from a battle, like cowards, but you wanted to write "The entire Army RAN." in a code that would be hard to understand. You could use Russian (Cyrillic) letters and spell the English word "ran" backwards: HAP. E.g.: "The entire Army HAP." Scholars would wonder if the intent was to say that the Army was happy or was hap hazard or something like that. They might try to "fill in the missing words," too. But if the author said it was a riddle, they might try to figure it out. It would not be so hard to figure out if there was other context to refer to. Even the Hebrew alphabet is filled with numerological importance, though all of that was purely spiritual in nature, not Cold War spy codes.
Now remember, the riddle insists that you NOT use analysis, NOT use logic, NOT use common sense, NOT use intellect and NOT even use Gnosis! It says SOPHIA, a DARK kind of Wisdom!!! Interesting!
But why call this a number of man? I can take a guess from a coincidence that seems a bit too much to be a coincidence: CARBON LIFE - which we are, consists of 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons. The ATOMIC structure. - remember the Atomists were a Hellenic school of thought that predated Jesus by hundreds of years. What was inside the atom was considered to be Bahu or Demiurge - the WATERS (of life!). 666 could be considered to be the number of LIFE ITSELF. Zohar states that "All wild beasts have this."
The Demiurge was said by the Orphics to have within it 6 colors that spin that are like unto water, it is the smallest component and foundation of all matter, animate OR inanimate; it is surrounded by a Rotundum (round thing) and is the strongest thing or force in the Cosmos. It was also said that this force within the Demiurge burns like fire, but is not fire, is like water, but is not water, it is like six colors that spin, and that it causes all matter, animate or inanimate, to decay. This is not something that is in regular light. They said that if you break this open, you'd collapse the tetraktys - do not break this open! The tetraktys was a 10-fold diagram that represented the "image" of life itself. One thing we know of that fits these qualifications: the nuclear strong force. I find it hard to believe that the 20th Century genius that discovered what’s in the nucleus of the atom, and called it quarks, did NOT know these doctrines. Why? Because he picked colors to name these quarks that were the SAME colors the ancients talked about. This is not to say that quarks can be seen as having colors. They don't have colors. It’s just that the genius that discovered it NAMED THEM BY THE SAME COLORS. Did he choose those colors by accident? They are Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan. I mean, why not pick brown or gray, black or white? How about pink or purple? In fact, it would have made more sense to call them by names that have nothing to do with colors, like A, B, C, etc. Noting that these are colors and anti-colors of light, and thinking that this could be why the modern discoverer called them by those color names, does not fit, because the nucleus of the atom is not photons (light). Quarks have no color in terms of light at all. This force in physics is also referred to as the "Water Force." [They shouldn't have broken it open…..]
Not convinced? Are you a Christian? Well then, Jesus said: "ean me tis gennese ex hydratos chai pneumatos, ou dynatai basileian tou Theou." Literally: IF ANYONE BE NOT GENERATED OUT OF WATER AND SPIRIT, HE IS NOT ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE GOD. He said NOT ABLE.
Sophia was equated with the Hebrew Binah. Sophia-Achamoth would be the Waters (Bahu) (in Knights Templar terms, that would be Mary - Mar meaning water) - this would be like the Upper and Lower Shekina. The Logos, is the Child of Sophia and, in physical terms, the child of Sophia Achamoth or Mary. He who has no Sophia, would have no Logos, according to the Esoteric (Dark) Tradition.
So what’s all this rubbish about salvation? HA! A RACKET, nothing more. If you are in the Book of Life, you are in it and the Kingdom is WITHIN you (the Light is flowing in you). And if you are not - you are NOT! I should charge money to people who want to read this because I'm sure I solved this riddle! I can "SEE" it in people with backward, pent-up Kundalini (chakra blocks, as we call it) and then, when I saw that "word/number" in the Bible? POW! GOT IT without even trying.
I'm not exclusive in seeing this, by the way; I just know WHAT I'm seeing. Lots of people intuitively see this but don’t quite know just what it is. They are also not used to seeing things in the intuitive manner and are hard pressed to put it into words.
I am utterly amazed at the numbers of Christians who DO NOT want to know this! (As predicted, no less!)
I have been, in the past, harassed to no end for merely stating this information. Curious! The people hurling slanders on my head for even merely writing this out are so dead that they don’t even know what they are feeling in their own bodies or what emotions they have that rule them, like a tale wagging a dog. They can’t even answer WHY they are focusing on me, obsessing on me, and doing this. The question is: WHY WOULD they WANT-DESIRE to abuse me for having "a theory" when there are so many OTHER theories on 666? That is the question that everyone should ask. (I already know the answer!)
Whomsoever has the Light (what we call the Black Flame) flowing the wrong way, or blocked up, is, more or less, DAMNED. I really believe that. They will never be able to know the "good/evil" that is them, their core selves, they will never be able to see the "Beast Ophion" that they call into themselves or ever understand why they do it. They are like broken people with no core Self at all, no inner ordering principle, no innocence, no logic. They FLEE from the truth of Self, or anything that can get them to see it. Every time, without fail - even if they at first insist that they want to know this so that they can "get over" whatever "bullshit on the brain" they have that makes them so unable to use logic in their lives, they flee in the end. Sure, there now are neurological ways to explain all that. But can modern medicine fix it? NO. It doesn't matter if you explain it with neurology or talk in the spirit about such things. Spirit/body are ONE. These are just two ways to see or say something.
Let's be clear on something. The Dark Doctrines, which the Guardians of Darkness represent, is primarily a doctrine of the Boundless Void or the "Thatness." To the Void, it makes no difference how things return to it, joyfully, or screaming and being dragged the entire way. It doesn't matter if something lives for two seconds or for a hundred years. All things return to the Voidness. The Dark Doctrine also has a lot of information about this Light, which is referred to as "Incomprehensible Light," "Incomprehensible Fire" "Black Fire" or "Black Flame." The Dark Doctrine also has a lot of information about people that block that up, or lack it, but the primary focus is always on the Voidness - that which birthed the Light in the first place. After all, Whatever said, "Let there be Light," is obviously not Light ITSELF; and that Light that came into existence pre-exists the stars - so it's not starlight or any other kind of photon-light we know of in any material sense.
Christianity, however, [and this article is about what one might call Esoteric Christianity since most Christians have had this all hidden from them for years] is a doctrine that explains this Light, or Logos (what we call Black Flame, Vajra, or Dorje). And if you are not right with the Light, you are not right within. Period. In which case, you will return to the Voidness screaming all the way, or in Christian terms, you are not in the Book of Life! That means "you have no Light within you." People like that despise Innocence - and they entirely lack it within. They don't even recognize it when they see it - but they tend to HATE it, eventually. They often cling and try to take that Light from others. They also get into big trouble doing that. They are spiritual enemies.
In Christian terms, what we know as the Five Defenders on the Alphas of the Pentacle, the five Pythagorean Daimones, or the Towo forms of the Five Dhyanni Buddhas that represent/defend the Dharmas, would be called Seraphim. Interesting to note that the words nehhashim and seraphim are first mentioned in Numbers 21:6 and Isaiah 14:29; 30:6, and speak of poisonous serpents and connect them with a fiery snake (saraph) in Numbers 21:8 and Isaiah 30:6. They are the highest order of Angels that attend upon God; but they are obviously punishing Angels. The word has the significance of burning up, not of shining. Sometimes they are called winged serpents (Isaiah 6:2,6). They consume and burn up and devour things (Professor William Gesenius). The Seraphs are an order of Angels that are with God, hovering near God. It's easier to understand this using the Dark Doctrine method.
In our terms:
There are those who warp the weave,
Who pull upon the Cosmic sleeve.
There are those whose Hearts are closed,
These can never feel the Rose.
There are those who can not feel,
Who forever fight the Wheel.
Their flesh is a total LIE!
They can never see the Eye.
There are those who will not BE,
Truth they can not ever see.
There are those with Flame unlit,
They are Things out of the Pit.And there are those who ARE the weave,
To themselves alone they cleave.
There are those with open Hearts,
They aren't ever playing parts.
There are those who always feel,
They are at play upon the Wheel.
There are those whose flesh is TRUTH,
They harmonize with warp and woof.
There are those who Will to Be,
And the Truth they gladly see.
There are those who simply are,
These are kinsmen of the Star!