August 11, 2012
Lauren Sivan – August 8, 2012
Talking with Angels
For the Ancient Mayans, the number 20 represents the Solar God, in His archetypal function of Perfect Man.
In “Quiché” numerology, 20 is also named : A man ( for the 20 fingers ( 10 fingers + 10 toes ) representing unity. )
For the Mayans, the sacralization of the number 20, representing a man, and the Primordial Unity,
whom is the Agrarian-Solar-Archetype Divinity of the Man, lead to the sacralization of the number 400,
that means 20 squared. During the colonial age, the agrarian measure unity, representing the corn
parcel needed for the life hood of 1 man was 20 squared feet: 400 feet. And the year was 400 days long.
With this, the Twin Heroes, during the Celestial climbing marking the end of their story, and at the same time,
for the Mayas, the instauration of the agrarian civilization, are accompanied by 400 youngsters who
will become Stars nearby the lights seen around the constellation of the Pleiades. This number 400 is,
for the Mayans, the symbol of the innumerable, of the inexpressible.
This conception of the number 400 as a Limit-Number curiously cut again the fact, signaled by Allendy, that
the Hebraic letter representing this number is Tau, corresponding to the the last arcane of the Tarot : The World.
The Hebraic alphabet ends with this symbolical number, who also has, therefore, a Limit-Value.
Translated from the “Dictionnaire des Symboles”
Wrote by Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant
*in French, 20 & Wine are
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