Cosmic Numerical Canoe Crosses Boundaries. Unattached numbers travel lightly. They can scale mountains, cross rivers, defy walls. One such canoe is the 3 x 3 number square. It is somewhat of a magic carpet. A magic carpet, also called a flying carpet, is a legendary carpet. It is common trope in fantasy fiction. They are typically used as a form of transportation, and can quickly or instantaneously carry users to their destination.
Riding a Flying Carpet, an 1880 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov
|Plot element from Middle Eastern literature|
|Specific traits and abilities||Capable of flight, or instant movement of passengers from one place to another|
Cosmic Numerical Canoe Offers a Magic Carpet Ride
Solomon‘s carpet was reportedly made of green silk with a golden weft. It was sixty miles long and sixty miles wide: “When Solomon sat upon the carpet he was caught up by the wind, and sailed through the air so quickly that he breakfasted at Damascus and supped in Media.” The literary traditions of several other cultures also feature magical carpets, in most cases literally flying rather than instantly transporting their passengers from place to place.
One of the stories in the One Thousand and One Nights relates how Prince Husain, the eldest son of Sultan of the Indies, travels to Bisnagar (Vijayanagara) in India and buys a magic carpet. This carpet is described as follows: “Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day’s journey and difficult to reach.”
So How Does This Translate to the Number Square?
Go around the perimeter of the featured picture of the 3 x 3 number square. Overlap the numbers two number at the time: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. The square base of the Great Pyramid measures 440 cubits on each side. Add the numbers in reverse, you get the same 440 sum. As, 94 + 20 + 72 + 67 + 61 + 81 + 38 + 43 = 440. We still tune our instruments in America and England to A-440. Numbers go from distance to musical measure. This is one way in perhaps thousands that numbers are a cosmic numerical canoe.