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The ancients possessed a conception of numbers all but lost to modern times.

Had they not possessed such a conception nothing could have led them to the ideas which were current in the Egyptian, Vedic, and Greek, Halls of Wisdom.

What were these operations of which our mathematicians are unaware?

They are essentially of two sorts and can be designated; theosophic reduction, and theosophic addition.

Such operations are designated ‘theosophic’ for they pertain to divine wisdom.

They formed the basis of an oral instruction confided to the chosen in the name of esotericism.

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Theosophic Reduction consists in reducing all the numbers formed of two or more figures down to a single figure.

This is accomplished by adding the component parts of numbers until only one remains.

For example, the number, Four-Hundred-and-Sixty-Four reduces to Five.

464 = 4 + 6 + 4  = 14

14 = 1 + 4 = 5

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Theosophic Addition allows us to ascertain the theosophic value of a number by totalling  a number’s track from unity or one.

For example the theosophic value of the number five is six.

5 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =  15

15 = 1 + 5 = 6

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Theosophic Reduction and Theosphic Addition are indispensible when attempting to penetrate the secrets of the ancients.

Use of these two techniques, for example, yields an insight into that most unfathomable of religious doctrines, the trinity…

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