“The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is…42!”–Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Key They Hid
Numbers that appear in the bible are never arbitrary. As we’ll see, the number 42 is one of these symbolic numbers. We are going to be looking at the Book of Matthew and also reading from Alvin Boyd Kuhn. To start with, 42 months equals three and a half years. And this number “three and a half” is important for the reasons we’ll see shortly. Speaking on the four ages of man as it relates to his composite being, Kuhn writes,
“…from his head of gold (spirit) to his feet of miry clay (matter) is a four-ply creature, constituted of spirit (gold), mind (silver), emotions (brass), and sense-body (iron and clay combined), in the allegorical depiction. Higgins is indeed partly vindicated in his judgement of these element divisions as time cycles, by a mass of legendary data to be found in the opening chapters of all ancient histories of world cosmographs. It is there said that ancient “poetic” tradition spoke of the reign in the earliest racial dawn of an Age of Innocence when mankind was childlike and knew no evil; and this is called the Golden Age. It is followed by the Age of Silver, when life grew a little less halcyon. As man came to adulthood his childlike simplicity and naivete was replaced by sterner qualities of the Age of Brass. And when finally consciousness had fully descended into the hard realism of earthly embodiment, came the Age of Iron, when the feet of the former angel race were enmired in the heavy clay of sense and body. All the books of ancient wisdom say that this full course of the descent of the soul into earthly body was consummated in three and a half cycles from angel to man, while also the evolution of the body itself from mineral to human fineness was achieved in a similar three and a half cycles or kingdoms. Downward as soul, or upward from the clod as body, man stands exactly where his two constituent elements of god and animal have met and conjoined their powers in the middle of the fourth kingdom counted either way….”
Thus we have something like this:
I’ll meet you in the middle, my dear lost lamb….
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.Mark 10:8-9
Note that 3 1/2 + 3 1/2 = 7. Seven levels, like the seven colors when white light refracts through a prism.
The meeting point is at the fourth level, which Kuhn says is the reason behind Matthew’s “fourth watch of night:”
“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”Matthew 14:25
The sea being the body, composed of blood which is basically salt water.
“On the side of the natural or animal man we have here the basis of a correct interpretation for the first time of one of the most pivotal numerical symbols in scripture, the three days in the tomb. “Days” here indubitably refers to cycles, as in Genesis. The text of key significance in the bible is the verse which reads, “As Jonas was three days in the belly of the whale, so must the Son of Man be three days and nights in the bowels of the earth.
The plain meaning is that the unevolved germ of spiritual consciousness must, like a seed, be implanted in matter and evolve through the three lower physical kingdoms, the mineral, vegetable and animal, until in the middle of the fourth or human kingdom it blossoms out to full function and fruition in the organic brain of man.”
“This clarification also prepares the way at last for the epochal pronouncement that three is not after all the correct number! Three is a blind or cover for the true number which is three and a half! Evidence for this will be found in the eleventh and twelve chapters of Revelation, where the number three and a half occurs three times, though it is presented in such cryptic fashion that its true import has been missed. Animal man evolving from sea water rises to full development at the end of three and one half cycles, where it meets soul descending through a corresponding series of three and half kingdoms of ethereal essence….”
“As the two chapters in Revelation also clearly bring out, the meaning behind the number 1260, given there twice, is that is the number of days in forty two months, or three and a half years…”
The 42 Generations Of Christ
As Marty Leeds has pointed out, we see the number 42 popping up in the very opening pages of the New Testament, in the Book of Matthew, we have the 42 generations of Christ, from Abraham to Jesus. It’s that infamous long line of begats:
“1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.(Matthew 1-16)
<At this point you’re wondering why in the heck you picked up this book in the first place! And without the key they hid you will never know, and probably put the book down!>
The next verse then summarizes the 42 generations into 3 groups of fourteen:
“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and
from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations;
and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.“
That’s three fourteens which is a wink-wink nudge-nudge to pi: 3.14
The sequence in our number line, 13, 14, and 15 is an anagram of pi: 3.14151. The sum of 13+14+15 = 42.
Marty Leeds uses the septenary cypher to uncover some hidden gematria around these motifs as well.
That same sequence 13, 14, 15 is found in between Holy (12) and Bible (16).
As well, the bible states the the number 666 leads to wisdom. Well part of that may be that “Six” equals 14:
Thus with the phrase “Six Six Six” we have three fourteens or 3.14, pi again.
We saw the sacred number 7 earlier with the 7 realms or kingdoms. 7 also points to pi through the same cypher:
So 42 connects to pi, and both show up cryptically in the opening pages of the bible. Pi measures cycles which could reference time. 42 mirrored is 24, as in 24 hours in a day. 42 generations, we are tracing a genealogy through time. Christ is thus a symbol for transcending time, being the beginning and the last. From 42 generations, from AB the Father (Abraham) to Jesus the Son of Man. That’s three generations of fourteen mind you, or three fourteens. And of course we saw that 42 months is three and a half years, this being a sacred number also referring to cycles or ages or even kingdoms.
As we saw in my graphic at the beginning that’s three and a half kingdoms of travel for each half of the Originating Spirit before they reunite in human form as the celestial marriage of the lamb. One is the falling god or angel from above, the other is the rising animal-human from below. But they are BOTH YOU, the bifurcation is temporary. This may be the true meaning behind the notion of twin souls. Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve, the twin pillars, Pollux and Castor, can all be explained perhaps as modes of this. “And the twain shall be one flesh…”
In the Gospel of Mark it says a man must leave his parents and cleave to his wife. That is, one must leave the spirit realm and take the dive into matter, into incarnation and the cycles of necessity.
On this merging of the two in the fourth kingdom or “fourth watch in the night,” Kuhn elaborates, “The body evolving from below thus gives soul its incarnation and divides the area of consciousness with it, sharing its sense and emotion life [water, female, Eve] with the other’s mental and spiritual powers [fire, male, Adam]….it is at this meeting point of spirit and matter, or soul and its body, that all meaning and experience-value are localized. Soul descends halfway from the summit of being and matter rises halfway from the bottom, and the two meet at the only place their energies can be synchronized and eventually harmonized, which is just exactly at the middle point in the seven levels of the gamut of being. For man this meeting point is right in his body and brain.”
Of course, this much anticipated marriage or “harmonization” doesn’t happen right away. First the upper half must wrangle the lower into submission and proper utilization. The animal side must be transmuted. According to most schools of thought, this takes many lifetimes. In Freemasonry this is the smoothing out of the rough ashlar stone to the smooth ashlar stone. The Great Work.
The Great Work once completed, to my understanding, cements the body as an anchor or fixed point in time, but frees the soul for dimensional travel. This is why Christ is a symbol of transcending time (being the end of the 42 lines). Be weary of those preaching that its best to leave behind the physical body for lofty, hazy, etheric realms in the clouds someplace. As true occultists we aim for the body as a time anchor and yet liberate the soul to enter the Kingdom of God. It’s a return to Source but WITH DIFFERENCE, now with a perfected, individuated spirit body that’s grounded to Earth, should you require it.
To put it in a sentence, the ascended masters can and do incarnate here, but are not strapped with amnesia like the rest of us who are still fumbling and bumbling along.
How is this done? Align your personal will to God’s will. Aim to aid the collective and you will become His Agent. The human-animal inside will not understand and resist this. As William Burroughs wrote, “Try to achieve even ten seconds of inner silence. You will encounter a resistant organism that forces you to speak. That organism is the word.” What he is calling “the word” and equating to a replicating virus, I am simply calling your human-animal. It is not so much the inner narrative that is the problem but that its built around self preservation and comfort instead of focusing on God’s will. Your human-animal has picked up some vices along the way and that’s OK, we all have.