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In The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell discusses the similarity between the Babylonian and Genesis flood stories.  In the Babylonian story, there were ten kings who lived very long lives from the creation to the time of the flood -- a period of time given as 432,000 years.  Zecharia Sitchin reckons the time frame to be 445,000 years ago, with the flood pegged at 13,000 years ago. [1]  (Do the math.)

In the Biblical account, there were ten patriarchs between Adam and Noah (aka The Adam's Family), who also lived long lives.  The total years -- adjusting for the massive overlap in their lives, add up to 1,656.  In that number of years, there are 86,400 weeks, or exactly twice 43,200.  Curiously, the number of seconds in a 24 hour day is 86,400.

To reconcile taking half of 86,400 to obtain 43,200, one should note the ancient tradition of seeing a cycle as one half waning and one half waxing (as in the lunar cycle).  The day thus has 24 hours, or 2 sets of 12 hours -- 12 hours of a waxing sun, followed by 12 hours of a waning sun.  12 is, in fact, considered the celestial holy number (7 being the down-to-earth holy number).  Additionally, in Revelation 12, the woman with child has a crown of 12 stars.  The New Jerusalem has 12 gates, angels and pearls.  And the symbol of the Heart chakra is a 12-petal Lotus Flower .  John Mitchell, author of City Of Revelation, shows a diagram of the New Jerusalem Plan, based on St. John’s vision.  It has 12 circles in a ring, with a 12-pointed star inside, formed by four overlapping triangles. (The Zodiac is often depicted in a similar way).  If you take the circles to be 360 degrees each, and multiplies by the number of circles, the total equals 4,320.

Campbell points out a number of other strange things about the numbers.  Viking eddas were found in Iceland that told the story of the Day of Ragnorook, the Doomsday of the Gods.  At that time, 800 Divine Warriors were to come out of each of the 540 Doors of Valhalla.  And as it turns out, 800 x 540 = 432,000.

The Kali-Yuga time cycle of the Eastern religions, is also 432,000 years, while the other three ages of the Grand Cycle are multiples of 432,000 years -- with the total of all four cycles being 4,320,000 years.  (see Annals of Earth -- Episode 3.)

The earth’s axis wobble that causes the precession of the equinoxes is given as 25,920 years. Divided by the ancient “soss”, 60, which was used in calculations, results in 432.  The 60 is also relevant as the ratio of the distance to the Moon from Earth and Earth’s radius (see Nines), the number of seconds in a minute, and minutes in an hour, and half the hundred and twenty years of man [Genesis 6:3].

A manufacturer of golf balls once did a test to find the ideal number of dimples to put on golf balls.  It turned out that balls with 432 dimples went farther than the rest.  

432 is also a fundamental part of a Gematrian numbering system, that seems to be based on adding the number 36.  Two of the resulting numbers are 1656 and 25920.  Others are 144 or 144,000, and 1260, which also appear in Revelation.  Each number had a meaning. 432, for example, means, “Consecration”.

Some believe these numbers were placed in the Bible to transmit messages across time itself. Carl Munck has shown that these numbers were part of a very ancient system for positioning ancient sites around the world.  James Furia has shown that the musical scale is also related, i.e. the centering note is “A” at 432 cps, rather than the standard 440.

It goes on and on...  And of course, every single one of the numbers reduces to 9


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[1]  Zecharia Sitchin, The Lost Book of Enki, Bear & Company, Rochester, VT, 2002.



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