An Analysis of the prime number cross and its relationship to other models of reality; Part 2

Part 2;

The Prime Number Cross and The Tarot

Paul Bevan and Roz Polden.

The Fool-Shin

The french occultist Gerard Encausse,writing as ‘Papus’ in his book ‘Tarot of the Bohemians’ presents us with an unusual ordering of the 22 tarot trumps,one which does not follow any of the widely accepted systems of tarot attribution,yet on closer examination we found that his schema falls quite conclusively into this same 147,258,369 modelling we have shown to be present both within the 24 reduced Fibonacci numbers and the prime number cross.

Some time back we came across an ancient Persian Alchemical text by name of;

‘The mystic rose from the garden of the king’

Upon studying this document and brooding over its somewhat arcane and allegorical content,we felt that there could be a hint of  a suggestion that it might offer some very intriguing possibilities and might likely provide further illumination in terms of our current understandings of this ‘forgotten’ knowledge.

The narrative of the book describes and follows an ascent through the levels of a tower;

”A temple built like a tower…”

The tower contains seven levels,each level has three chambers.
And goes on to state that;

”At the top is one singular chamber.”

Arranging Encausse’s tarot attributions,which he divides into what he refers to as being ‘terniaries’-groups of three,by placing these into the form suggested by the tower mentioned in this alchemical text we arrived at the following arrangement;

tarot tower one

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Surprisingly,by way of its integral allegorical structure and the numeric values ascribed to each individual card by Papus, this arrangement appeared to invoke our precise same 1,4,7-2,5,8-3,6,9 sequence by applying reduction.

tarot tower values

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Following the Hebrew letter values attributed to each card in Papus’ system,we arrive at the above construct.
Using the Mod. 9 formula,we noted that each of the seven levels of the tower were depicted as triangles,
The ascribed letter value of each of the three cards within each triangle adds up repeatedly to 6.








7 times 6


Life,the universe and everything.

The one exception is the eighth level which is comprised of the card ‘The Universe’ which has a letter value of 400 and is represented by the letter ‘Tav’-The final letter of the Hebrew alefbet.

What is interesting here is that on the left-hand side of the tower,the sequence of 147 is visible via base 9 reduction.Similarily on the right hand side,we note the 258 sequence is also present.
In the middle,as always,we have the 369 vector.

This same sequencing we see here also mirrors the given values of the 22 Hebrew letters;

tarot tower letters


In the 2nd degree of freemasonry,the steps taken by the candidate fall into 3 groups of 3,5 and 7-

Might this be representing a knowledge of something that might well fall in with our above arrangement?

As a final thought;

The Masonic Dictionary refers to a ladder of Seven rungs,not entirely unlike our Tarot tower;

”Thus, in the Persian Mysteries of Mithras, there was a ladder of seven rounds, the passage through them being symbolical of the soul’s approach to perfection. These rounds were called gates, and, in allusion to them, the candidate was made to pass through seven dark and winding caverns, which process was called the ascent of the ladder of perfection Each of these caverns was the representative of a world, or  state of existence through which the soul was supposed to pass in its progress from the first world to the last, or the world of truth. Each round of the ladder was said to be of metal of measuring purity, and was dignified also with the name of its protecting planet.”

An Analysis of the prime number cross and its relationship to other models of reality; Part 1

An analysis of the prime number cross
and its discernable connection with Phi,Fibonacci,Qabalah,Tarot and Ed Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle.

Or; all the math they never taught you about in school.

Paul Bevan and Roz Polden 2013.


According to Dr Peter Plichta a German chemist, the ancient Egyptians were aware of a hidden pattern buried away within the prime number sequence. By placing the numbers from 1 to 24 into a circle,as we did previously with the 24 reduced Fibonacci numbers and moving in a  clockwise direction, then placing the next 24 numbers of the sequence running concentrically around it, repeating this manouvre, we discover that the prime numbers fall on the diagonals which in turn appear to form the image of a Templar cross.



Contained within his prime number cross are the numbers from 1 to 144
Within this series of the first 144 numbers there are 34 prime numbers.

On Plichta’s diagram we note that only 32 primes fall into the cross.

The primes 2 and 3 are for some reason, excluded from this Templar cross patterning.

Taking these primes which fall within the cross;



Their total value is 2124 which reduces to 9.
The numbers 2 and 3 are the excluded exceptions
2 plus 3=5
Taking the full prime sequence up to 144

Their total value is 2129 which in turn reduces to 5.

Reducing the numbers on the prime cross to a single digit by mod 9
reveals the following array-and it is a familiar one also-all the the numbers fall into 3 distinct sequences alternating as follows;
1-4-7  2-5-8  3-6-9
Which in turn break down further to a single digit pattern

Prime Cross 963

3-6-9 patterning with prime number cross.

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This is exactly the same patterning as we have witnessed so far within the repeating 24 Fibonacci sub-code

and the 3 groupings of the prime numbers divisable by 1,2 and 3.

Or even by adding the single numbers together;
Counting down;

1-1-1 times 8
(The pattern occurs 8 times in the prime cross)
(8-8-8=24-Indicative of time perhaps?)
Applying the same rule as above;
3 nines

Toroidal ‘S’ curves are also visibly present within the prime number cross sequence.
(Starting from the 1 position in the cross)
Note; all chains in this progression break down by mod 9 to the 3-9-6 sequence.

Prime Torus

The last two numbers of a chain are always the first two numbers of the second (highlighted in red)
The commencing number in the first line (18) is the same as the final number in the last line.
(Highlighted in blue)
This pattern repeats throughout the cross,turning on each 9th chain.

Prime Torus Numbers

Also there would appear to be another sequence occuring in the last two numbers of each chain;

The first four seem to follow a 2,4,6,8 sequence
The next five follow a 1,3,5,7,9 pattern.

Patterns are also visible within the array of numbers if we read them in straight lines from inner to outer;
this continues over in the opposite line with a chirality of 471471
The same patterning  occurs within all the number stands throughout the prime number cross.

There are six concentric circles in the cross within which the numbers are distributed.
(Inner to Outer)
(9 units;value-100=1)
(6 units;value-228-12=3)
(6 units;value-376-16=7)
(4 units;value-324=9)
(6 units;value-620=8)
(3 units;value-403=7)

1 3 7 9 8 7

Part 2 to follow.