Speculations on the gematria of the number 165, Sabbatai Zevi and the "messianic cycle", and related topics (collated from the Donmeh mail list, and rearranged slightly)
"The numerical value of the full [Hebrew] spelling of the divine name Shadday (Shin, Daleth, Yod) is 814 which also happens to be the numerical value of the [Hebrew] name Sabbatai Sevi."
-- Gershom Scholem, Scholem G. Sabbatai Zevi. The Mystical Messiah (p.234)
1. The Teacher of Righteousness of Qumran. My collegue and friend professor Igor Tantlevsky who is an expert in the Qumran (Dead Sea scrolls) studies and who has written a special research book on this subject supposed that the teacher of Righteousness was crucified in Jerusalem as a false messiah (his followers called him Son of God as well) in 138/137 B.C.E.
2. Jesus was crucified in about 165 years after the death of this Qumranic teacher (now most of the scholars suppose that Jesus was born in 7 B.C.E. and was killed in 26-28 C.E.).
3. Sabbatai Zevi died (1676) in 1650 years (ten times 165) after Jesus's death (if it took place in 26 C.E.).
4. Yaakov Leib Frank died in 165 years (1791) after Sabbatai Zevi's birth (1626).
One astrologer informed me that 165 is a period of rotation of Neptunus which governs over this aeon of Capricorn (I myself do not believe in astrology but this information is curious enough). And Prof. Tanlevskiy thinks that Teacher of Righteousness of Qumran as well as Jesus related themselves to the figure of Biblical Melchizedek who was a cohain (priest) of El Elyon (the Highest God) out of the established tradition (which was later founded by Aharon). He (Tanlevsky) even thinks that they could treat themselves as Melchizedec's incarnations. I have no any serious opinion about this numerology but it is rather interesting, I suppose.
These are from the Spice book you mentioned. The list is
limited to words that occur in the Torah. The only one that occurs twice
on the list is ha-kesef (the money, silver). I've just added a few
terms so you don't, God forbid, go getting malkhut mixed up with yesod.
"Silver, which is white, is a kabbalistic symbol for mercy (the sefirah Hesed); gold, which is red, symbolises judgement and the sefirah Geburah"
(Scholem G. Sabbatai Zevi. The Mystical Messiah. Bollingen Series. Vol. 93. Princeton University Press, 1973. P. 273, n. 216).
Some examples from Russian (Soviet) history, well known by astrologers:
Death of Tsar Alexander III - 1895 Nov
Death of Lenin - 1924 Jan
Death of Stalin - 1953 Mar
Death of Brezhnev - 1982 Nov
Here you see the 29-year rhythm of Saturn. Sensible point - 27œ Libra
As extrapolation can be supposed "Death of ????? (prognose) - 2011-2012"
Aspects of this rhythm goes earlier upto first Knyaz's of Russia, you
see the sensible point of Saturn orbit all the Russian history.
"The redemption of Israel -- which appears to have occupied him (Sabbatai Zevi) that time -- would take place under the sign of Pisces. The idea can be found in early Jewish tradition..." (p. 161).In one of my previous letters I have discussed the numerological and "messianic" meaning of the number 165 related to the period of rotation of the planet of Neptune. Does anybody knows about the astrological connection between Pisces and Neptune? Does it exist?
(note: the traditional (medieval) association of Pisces is with the
benefic Jupiter. As for the rest of the zodiac, Uranus replaces Saturn
as the ruler of Aquarius, and Pluto Mars as the ruler of Scorpio.
All the other signs retain their traditional medieval ruling planets)
D. Ruddhyar, A.Podvodny, A. Witte are representing the "Neptunian" type of astrology (that is more common to chinese way of thinking) - only via the full classification system, looking at the whole object and not to its separate parts. So, if I say "Pisces", I must the meaning of all 12 signs. Mostly astrologers use Uranian way of thinking (the rhytm of Uranus is 84 years) - to find some personal way to the "informational space" and try to promote a personal view. Neptunian way appeals more to psychology and to the collective unconscioness
-------- (Atman Body) - view of the G-d (stream)-----------
Aries (down) Pisces (up)
-----------(Boddhi Body) - targets, ideals (static)------------
Taurus (down) Aquarius (up)
-----------(Casual Body) - events, causes (stream)------------
Gemini (down) Capricorn (up)
----------- (Menthal body) - schemas, images, rules, models (static)-----
Cancer (down) Saggitarius (up)
---------- (Astral Body) - emotions, impressions (stream) -----
Leo (down) Scorpio (up)
----------(Ether Body) - nerve system, meridians, energies (static) ----
Virgo (Down) Libra (up)
---------- (Physical Body) - motions, senses, actions (stream) -----