It has been said that all religions and occult teachings derived from the deity in whom the Greeks call Hermes. Therefore, it is become our interest in seeing if this is a true statement. Although we will be utilizing the name Hermes in this section to valid our presentation, the concept Hermes was taken from the Egyptian deity, Tehuti also known as Thoth. Thoth is where the word thought comes from.
In this section we will present our method of parallelism, by comparing the Christian Holy Bible to the teaching of Hermes found in the Kabbalah (Qabbalah, Kybalion). Even though the book of Genesis in the Bible is first in sequence, it was not the first book written according to some scholars. They make claim that the first book written was the book of Job, which discusses the trials and tribulations a person may go through. These trials and tribulations maybe caused by the devil, but only after the devil receive permission from God. This story is beyond the scope of this book.
However, the book of Genesis has some features that demonstrate the teachings of Hermes. The word Genesis has been broken down to mean the Genes of Isis (Auset, Ast). This too is beyond the scope of this book, but is an interesting observation. Therefore continuing in the ancient Liberating Arts and Sciences sequence, we will focus on numerology. According to numerology the word Genesis equals the master number 33. This leads us to realize that this is an allegoric writing. Genesis 1: 1-4 are popular verses in Freemasonry. We will not discuss why they are popular, yet we will examine it from a Hermetic perspective. Genesis 1: 1-4 states,
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
In these verses there are three important words. The words are spirit, light, and water. In the Hermetic teachings life and light are crucial factors in creation. Here we will call them two pillars. Life represents the soul whereas light represents knowledge. These are gender based. Gender in this case is not limited to the physical male and female that we see with our physical eyes only.
Life also holds feminine qualities. Therefore, life brings forth more life. In Genesis 1: 2, it speaks of the spirit moving across “the face of the waters.” In several ancient Egyptian stories, life began in the waters (primidol waters and Nun). Yet, this act is not complete without the spirit. When the same verse speaks of the spirit, it is speaking of a thinking process. In other words, God is beginning to reason and plan life.
After he reasons life into existence from the darkness and void, God creates light in Genesis 1:3. The intellect has been formed. Light is the masculine quality. The light is created causing darkness to not be the dominant form. Remember this is all allegoric. The life and light are now working as one. Throughout Genesis 1 the six days of creation are being explained.
On the 6th day man was created. In numerology, the number 6 represents the perfect man. Man in this verse must not be confused with a male. According to the James Strong Concordance , the word man is number 120. The Hebrew word is adam, aw-dawm- a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.). Again there is no evidence that the word man goes with male in this verse. This may make some people uneasy, but this book is all about breaking the code.
As we skip to Genesis 1: 27, the verse reads, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Most of us are used to the idea that God created the male man after his likeness and image. We for some reason ignore the part of “male and female created he them.” Our position is this has been ignored because we are in a male dominated system (patriarchy). Therefore to think God is a woman is blasphemy or sacrilegious because Eve was taken from the rib of Adam. But Scotty, we have a problem. Adam was not discussed occurs in Genesis 2: 19. We just assume God is speaking about Adam in Genesis 1: 26.
Let’s go back to the “male and female” part. At this point there has not been a separation of the male and female. So we are going to present a shocking argument. Don’t get scared. Follow us all the way to the end. In today’s terms, a person who is both male and female gender is called a hermaphrodite. Again don’t panic.
In our book (African Origin found in Religion and Freemasonry: Part Ii) we explained that the words aphrodisiac (a female with an overly used sex drive) or Aphrodite is really the phrase African deity. So know we are presenting that the word hermaphrodite is Hermes the African deity. Again looking at the numerical value of hermaphrodite, we find the master number 77. According to the bible there were 77 generations between Adam and Jesus. Later we will discuss the Hermetic teachings in the New Testament.
Recall Hermes is the Egyptian deity Tehuti. The English word Egypt has significance also. The numerical number of eGYPt is 27775. 777 is between the two pillars of 2 and 5, yet 2+5= 7. So again we see the sequence of 7, this time being 7777. 7777 equals 28, which is the number for the revolution of the moon completing one month. Tehuti is known to be a moon deity as well.
Although master numbers are rarely reduced, this one is quite interesting 7+7= 14; 1+4= 5. According to Numerologist Lovell Rowser, the number 5 represents both male and female. In fact in the 1-9 cycle, the number 5 is in the center touching all number. On a side note, Elder Rowser further expressed that this year 2014 (7) was an important year of increasing knowledge. The increasing of knowledge can be found in Daniel 12: 4. It states, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
Let’s take another numerological journey. The word Daniel has a numerical value of 27 or 9. The verse 12:4 is 1+2+4 equaling 7. Interestingly, we are now in the year 2014. But let’s not lose focus, 9+7= 16; 1+6= 7. The translators of the bible placed codes all through this holy book.
Getting back to Genesis, let’s move to the second chapter. Before Eve was separated from Adam, Adam was both male and female. This is noted by the same 120 Hebrew word in the Strong’s Concordance. The famous separation occurs in Genesis 2: 22 which states, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” The number 22 is a master number and adding it to the master number 33 of Genesis, we get the number 55. The 2 representing the second chapter divides 55 in half, but not by using the quantitative method of 55/2. When we speak of the cutting in half, we mean separating the two 5s. At this point, we have both Adam and Eve. We will soon see how man falls from the grace of being a master to a human.
 Strong, J. 1995. The new Strong’s exhaustive concordance of the bible. Nashville: Thomas Publishers.