Thursday, 17 July 2008
Yesterday,16th July 2008, the UK ratified the Lisbon Treaty, the "instruments of ratification" - documents on chlorine free paper, signed by both the Queen and Foreign Secretary David Milliband then sealed and bound in blue leather - lodged in Rome with the Italian foreign affairs ministry.
Back in December, I wrote the post Going back to our Roots, discussing the occult symbolism behind the date and venue of the Lisbon Treaty signing ceremony and noting the symbolic 27th late and solitary appearance by our Prime Minister Gordon Brown. As I reflected:
Lets go back to Gordon's 27th signature. 27 is 3x3x3, 3 to the power of 3, or three cubed, as such the cube root of 27 is 3.
There is perhaps an easy way to describe the numberic symbolism of 27 though, something most will be familiar with, the Rubik's cube.
The middle cube, the cube which holds together the others in a geometric pattern and thus structure - and indeed the whole power of the cube - cannot be seen. An hidden, yet visible power, rather like that behind Gordon.
So, bearing in mind my previous post, is there anything that can be gleaned from the choice of 16th July 2008 as the date for this auspicious ratification lodging process in Rome ?
We could simply add the digits of the date together and come up with 33, thus proving an association, perhaps coincidental, with the freemasonic love for that number.
Alternatively, although additionally to my mind, we could count the days up between the signing date of 13th December and the 16th July, which amounts to 216 in this, a leap year.
From wikipedia we read more of the cubic properties of the number 216:
.. it is the smallest cube that's also the sum of three cubes (Plato was among the first to notice this, and mentioned it in Book VIII of Republic)
..it is an untouchable number.
And of course it is 6 x 6 x 6, or six cubed. As I ended before:
The Lion King - The Biblical anti-christ
See also Making an Arsenal out us, ceremoniously.