and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born Son who was raised from death, who is also the ruler of the kings of the earth.
As the Kingdom of God is within us, the kings of the earth are the ones who take command in the domain of one's being. The autonomous individuals who are not faltered by the shift in the winds of change but are moved by the examined choices that come from within oneself.
The word 'ruler' originates from Latin 'regula,' meaning measuring stick—To straighten, lead or guide. The measuring stick we call a ruler in Korean is called 'ja' (자). The word 'ja' also stands for 1. self 2. character 3. progeny.
The numerical value of letters S-E-L-F yields 19-5-12-6. When each number is reduced to a single digit, we get 1-5-3-6. A visual representation of 15-36 produces Carl Jung's description of the mandala of the Self, a circle within a circle.
O, 15th letter in alphabet
The self is not only the centre, but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness.
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 word mandala means 'circle' in Sanskrit. The Korean word for circle is called 'one' (원). Although it is spelled 'won' in the case of the Korean currency, the actual spoken pronunciation is 'one', which also stands for center, origin, and source.
15-36, when added (1+5+3+6) equals 15, the letter O, the center. 1:5 is the number of the passage which indicates that Jesus Christ is the ruler of the kings of the earth. The measurement of the city the angel measured with the gold measuring stick is fifteen hundred. Fifteen hundred (1,500) without the zeros equals 15. Zeros are omitted from 1,500 because it has no quantitative value in itself. The zero is an amplifier of the number that precedes it. Fifteen, the letter O, points us to the mark, the center, our destination.
The function of the One
is now to return to the Source
The aim of our goal is now to locate the mark, the center, the source of our being. This sounds easy enough if the mark is defined by the circumference of the circle, but the mark in question is not yet defined. To locate the center requires that we first complete the circle, the One (원). This process of completing the circle to make it a whole is called individuation. In simple terms, individuation means the process of becoming an in-dividual, an indivisible unit, by way of realizing the wholeness of the Self.