Pike discusses the significance of the number ten, which includes the concepts of the middle of zero or unity, and the Table and Tetractys of Pythagoras:

**The number 10**, or the Denary, **is the measure of everything**; and reduces multiplied numbers to unity. Containing all the numerical and harmonic relations, and all the properties of the numbers which precede it, it concludes the **Abacus or Table of Pythagoras**. To the Mysterious Societies, this number typified the assemblage of all the wonders of the Universe. **They wrote it thus θ**, that is to say, Unity in the middle of Zero, as the centre of a circle, or **symbol of Deity**. **They saw in this figure everything that should lead to reflection**: the centre, the ray, and the circumference, represented to them God, Man, and the Universe.

**This number was, among the Sages, a sign of concord, love, and peace**. **To Masons** it is a sign of union and good faith; because it is expressed by joining two hands, or the Master’s grip, when the number of fingers gives 10: and it was represented by the **Tetractys of Pythagoras** (Albert Pike, *Morals and Dogma*, 1871, p. 638).

Also, if you enjoyed this blog, you might want to take a look at **my other blog**, which includes my newest article, **Mystery Guilds Of Britain; Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery**. This article explains a major flaw in the argument that Freemasonry evolved from the Guilds of Britain; In essence, it is the other way round, these guilds simply copied Masonry. If you have the time, check out the article ~/G\~

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Very interesting!

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Interested!!!!!!!!!!

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I love your stuff Hank! This is the kind of stuff i study constantly but as a young Mason have no guidance…maybe we could talk sometime…it was good to meet you at YR!

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Yes, of course Drew; YES, it was great to put a face with the name ~/G\~

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