The Number 12 Is The Image Of The Zodiac; And Consequently That Of The Sun, Which Rules Over It.

Pike maintained that the number 12, like the number 7, is celebrated in the worship of nature; also in the signs of the Zodiac, and can be found throughout the Ancient World:

The number 12, like the number 7, is celebrated in the worship of nature. The two most famous divisions of the heavens, that by 7, which is that of the planets, and that by 12, which is that of the Signs of the Zodiac, are found upon the religious monuments of all the peoples of the Ancient World, even to the remote extremes of the East. Although Pythagoras does not speak of the number 12, it is none the less a sacred number. It is the image of the Zodiac; and consequently that of the Sun, which rules over it.

Such are the ancient ideas in regard to those numbers which so often appear in Masonry; and rightly understood, as the old Sages understood them, they contain many a pregnant lesson. (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 1871, p. 638).

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4 thoughts on “The Number 12 Is The Image Of The Zodiac; And Consequently That Of The Sun, Which Rules Over It.

  1. Dear Brother, I have so being educated, refined and spiritually balanced and uplifted since I started following the lectures. The lectures and quotes have opened a brand new world for me and brethren that I regularly forward your post to. My masonic life has been enriched,thank you for doing this great and timeless job. May the GAOTU bless thee.SMIB. Bro Chukwueloke James Onwuyali, Excelsior Lodge Nos 5 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Nigeria.

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    • Thank you for those kind words my Brother. I feel the same way, Albert Pike changed my views about Masonry almost overnight; so much so I created this blog to share his great book Morals and Dogma (1871). God Bless!

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