for the Lamb, who is in the center of the throne, will be their shepherd, and guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
7 stands for S:Even Star, the center, the Still Point in a turning world. 1 and 7 denote the Starting Point and the Sealing Point, the junction where the beginning and the end conjoins in the field of time. 17 (1:7) also stands for the one holding the seven stars in his right hand, a personage in time and space, the bride.
0, S:EVEN STAR
The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring stick, to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city was perfectly square, as long as it was wide. The angel measured the city with his measuring stick: it was fifteen hundred miles long, and was as wide and as high as it was long.
The angel also measured the wall, and it was two hundred and sixteen feet high, according to the standard unit of measure which he was using.
Seven stars that join to form the Star of David when connected internally (from within) and externally (from without) produce the perfect square cube, the city. S:Even as the center, the distance between all the points are evenly spread. Signifying that the inner has been made like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower.
The crystalline structure of the cube is composed of 15 lines, the measurement of the city. Fifteen when added to itself (1+5) equals 6, the six sides of the square cube. Each square contains 360 degrees in angle. 36 x 6 equals 216, the height of the wall of the city. When the square-cube is unsealed at seven joining ends, the cross is revealed.
I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne; it was covered with writing on both sides, and was sealed with seven seals.
Revelation 7.17 (7+1+7) equals 15. Three and a half days (3.5) 3x5=15. The measurement of the city is fifteen. The word 'Self' adds up to 15, which brings us back to 'O', the 15th letter in the alphabet. The letter 'O' shares the same symbol as the zero. The zero in Korean is called 'young' (영). The word 'young' also stands for 'soul'. What we come to encounter in the center, therefore, is nothing less than our soul. From the depths of the collective unconscious, the belly of the whale, what we are called to rescue is our slumbering soul, which bears the remnant of our collective past.
The center of the throne, the still point where the pairs of opposites come together from within and without, is the seat of the soul. The Lamb is a personification of the soul that cannot be perceived by our senses, which are given to us by our Earthly Mother, but is the place where we are directly connected to our Heavenly Father—As above, so below; As within, so without.
The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap.
The soul is symbolized as the Lamb because it connotes the state of purity regained, the lost paradise. The place where we get to walk with God in the cool of the evening. The Lamb assumes the symbol 'O' inside the city, the cross, because it represents the potential of what could be manifested only through sacrifice, which cannot be quantified because it is outside of measurable time and space. And That which lies behind the number 0 is absolutely unknown and unknowable.
Just as we have been cast from the walled garden upon gaining the knowledge of good and evil, it is our willingness to accept the responsibility of good and evil within us, as we come to the center of our being by holding pairs of opposites in our hand, that permit us back into the walled city.
Only upon coming to this part, twelve years later, I now understand my response to the words of Don McClean's 'Crossroad'. It was not I, the conscious-self, that responded to the words of the song, but my soul that was crying out to me.
Can you remember who I was? Can you still feel it?
Can you find my pain? Can you heal it?
Then lay your hands upon me now
And cast this darkness from my soul.
You alone can light my way.
You alone can make me whole once again.