The number 8 is ether very good or very bad, Do you know of any reason why?
Anyway the number eight symbolizes Infinity, rebirth, it is the number of the goal of the intitate after the 7th chakra of the Crown we enter in the higher chakras, the 8th chakra is the soul star chakra. The Soul star chakra connects to our higher self, our karmic past lives and it is one of the entry points where spiritual energy comes through and divine unconditional love. Also eight in tarot is the card of Adjustment, meaning balance of constracts, harmony between instinct and reality. The number eight is also the number of Thoth, the akashic writer of the scribe. Also tablet 8 is the Key of Mystery within the emerald tablet. the number 8 is also the number of magic.
Spiritually eight is the goal of the initiate, having gone through the seven stages. Eight is Infinity – Paradise regained.
Eight is solidarity as the first cube and it denotes perfection by virtue of it’s six surfaces. There are eight winds and intermediate directions of space. Eight represents the pairs of opposites. The octagon is the beginning of the transformation of the square into a circle and vice versa.
Eight in many cultures and ideologies seems to have similar meanings: Felicity
In some myths the eighth day created the new “man” of grace. After seven days of fasting and penance the eighth day becomes plenty and renewal. 7+1 is the number of the octave which is a continual theme in all esoteric belief systems. The knowledge of frequency and sound are a vital key in the ancient “mystery schools”.
Buddhist tradition: eight is completion, all possibilities. There are eight symbols of good augury.
Chinese system of belief eight represents the whole. It is all possibilities in manifestation. Eight is seen as a good luck number. The PAKUA is the design depicting the eight trigrams and pairs of opposites, usually in a circle, the circumference of which symbolizes time and space. There are eight delights of human existence.
Christian: Eight is regeneration and rebirth. The font is usually octagonal as symbolizing the place of regeneration. There are eight beatitudes.
Egyptian: Eight is the number of Thoth.
Hebrew: Eight is perfect intelligence; splendor. The digit value of “IHVH” is the “Number of the Lord”. The Temple was sanctified in eight days.
Hermetic: In their system there is one chief God, (eight minor gods) Thoth/Hermes was the inventor of numbers and geometry.
Hindu: 8×8 symbolism is the order of the celestial world established on earth. Temples are built on the pattern of the MANDALA, which is the 8×8 symbol. In their belief system there are eight regions of the world, suns, divisions of the day, and eight chakras.
Islamic: The throne which encompasses the world is supported by eight angels, corresponding to both the eight divisions of space and the groups of letters in the Arabic alphabet.
Japanese: Eight is the “many”. There are eight Gods in the heavens.
Platonic: Plato has eight spheres of different colors surrounding the luminous pillars of the heavens.
Pythagorean: Eight is solidarity and stability.
Sumero-Semitic: Eight is the magic number of Nebo.
Taoist: Eight to be All possibilities in manifestation with the Pa Kua representing the forces in the phenomenal world. There are eight Taoist genii or immortals.”
So truly the number eight is very sacred throughout various cultures.
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