29 Jan The mysterious number 153
What’s special about the Base 153? Number 153 relates to number 9 (1+5+3=9) … Where three is already the entire universe in north European nature religion, the nine, as 3 x 3, is beyond comprehension.
The 153 days is the manifestations of Fatima, May 13 to October 13, 1917, where the Virgin Mary presents herself as the Lady of the Rosary. Again a link with the Roses (see other posts).
Pythagoreans regarded 153 as a sacred number due to its use in a mathematical ratio called “the measure of the fish,” which produces the mystical symbol of the Vesica Piscis.
The vesica piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two disks with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each disk lies on the perimeter of the other. The name literally means the “bladder of a fish” in Latin. By some early peoples the almond-shaped central area is seen as a representation of the female genitals. The traditional carved figure known as a “Sheela na gig”, which seems to be Celtic in origin, shows a little goggle-eyed female displaying her open vulva.
The vesica piscis is also used as proportioning system in architecture, in particular Gothic architecture. The system was illustrated in Cesare Cesariano’s Vitruvius (1521), which he called “the rule of the German architects”.
The vesica piscis has been used as a symbol within Freemasonry, most notably in the shapes of the collars worn by officiants of the Masonic rituals. It was also considered the proper shape for the enclosure of the seals of Masonic lodges.
It has been seen as a gateway, a portal. And there’s plenty more to tell about this mysterious number 153 and Otto Maier, but we’ll keep that for later … to be continued.