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Tabula Tabularum
Esotericum


Esoteric Tables of Correspondences

© Wim van den Dungen
Antwerp, 2017.


These tables are intended to assist the hermeneutical comparison of spiritual traditions studied over the years : Hinduism, Classical Yoga, Judaism, Qabalah, Christianity, Christian Gnosticism, Christian mysticism, Islam, Sufism, Ancient Egyptian Sapience, Buddhadharma & Taoism.

Providing correspondences between different spirito-ontological systems, they may be used as research tools, triggering heuristic insights empowering the understanding of the universal interconnectedness existing between actual occasions (cf. Metaphysics of Process, 2012), expressing itself in co-relative thematic structures, in an arcane, hidden language called to be unveiled.

These tables form a semantic pool of links between large segments of ante-rational, rational and meta-rational thought-patterns dedicated to scaled, gradual spiritual evolution. They are called "esoteric", because of their focus on the inner, direct, vertical relationship between the Divine and humanity, and this in terms of both substantialist & process thought (as in the Dharmic solutions of Taoism & Buddhism). In substance ontology, one accepts the Divine to subsists from its own side as "God", "the God", "Godhead", "the One", "Gods", "Goddesses" or any other format of a supposed "Supreme Being". In Dharmic solutions, substance can nowhere be found and precisely therefore universal interconnectedness (dependent origination) is possible. God is Tao or Adi-Buddha in a pan-sacral discourse.

Despite the presence in the world of between 5000 and 7000 spoken languages as well as a large variety of spiritual traditions, each developing its own symbols, language and stages of emancipation, common themes are found in most. These organize the complexity. But to speak to over half of the world's population, one just needs to master 8 languages ... Likewise, correspondences between various spirito-ontological systems are to be expected.


The first standard is immanent. Using the first ten cardinal numbers of N, the set of all natural numbers, the decadic set N' {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10} is isolated (cf. Pythagorism based on Ancient Egyptian thought and later replicated by the Qabalah). By means of N', all subsequent natural numbers can be derived. Each cardinal number of N' is then coupled with a symbol one-to-one. These combinations give form to the famous neo-Platonic formula : exitus a Deo, reditus in Deum (outgoing from and return to God). This "numerology" is backed by a process in which the "exit" is an involution (a materialization of spirit) and the "return" an evolution (a spiritualization of matter). Immanence and the realms of process (becoming) prevail.

The second standard is transcendent. Transcendence is approached with negatives (radical apophatism). Three kinds emerge : unknowing itself, virtuality (the possible, or {Ø}) and nothingness (the void, or "0"). The first is a nothingness with potential, the second the non-existent (cf. Nature abhors a void). The set of all relevant criteria of measurable differences is given 10 ordinal positions defining 10 dimensions.
The logic of creation (transcendence into immanence and vice versa) links with this.

The tables are incomplete and represent the consistent order at work between the multitudes of spirito-ontologies posited by substantialist & process thought.


l Egyptian Mysteries l Hinduism l Buddhism l Taoism l Hermetism & Hermeticism l Jewish Qabalah l Christian Mysticism & Catholic Liturgy l Sufism l Theosophy l Western Ceremonial Magic l Alchemy l Western Esotericism l A Few Western Sympathetics


  Mathematical
Standard
   

Dimensional
Standard

Symbol

Meaning Cantor Dim Meaning Stages of
Cognition
0 ? Who knows ? Omega 10 absolute
absoluteness
The One Thing
00 {Ø} all
 possibilities
9 genetic
potential
Divine
Valuation
000 0 nothing 8 potential
orders
Divine
Consciousness
1 point point Epsilon1 7 singularity nondual
2 line departure Aleph1 7 inner
wisdom
3 plane return 7 outer
understanding
4 3 + 1 triune process
under unity
Epsilon0 6 Self-
Renunciation
creative
5 3 + 2 triune process
under duality
Aleph0 6 Self-
Work
6 3 + 3 triune balance 6 Self-
Realization
7 4 + 3 elemental
process
set of natural numbers 5 critical
thought
transcendental
8 4 + 4 elemental
balance
5 concrete
thought
formal
9 3 x 3 complete
triune process
5 waking
consciousness
proto-rational
10 4 manifestation in
time
4 hearing pre-rational
10 3 manifestation in
height
3 sight
10 2 manifestation in
breath
2 taste
touch
mythical
10 1 manifestation in
length
1 smell

 


 

Dim I.Egyptian Mysteries
Cosmo-
gony
Parts of
Man
Sacred
Architecture
Mystical
Theologies
Deities
0 10 pre-
creation
Akhu of
Deities
  Heliopolitan
Nun and Atum
Hermopolitan
Ogdoad
Memphite
Ptah-Nun
Nun
Atum
00 9
000 8
1 7 Atum-Re Akh
Khab
cult
statue
cosmogalactic Imperishables
Solar Illumination
Cult of Re
Atum-Re
Ptah
2 7 retinue
of Re
sacred
barque
Shu
3 7 sky of Re naos Tefnut
4 6 Akhet Ba
turns
Akh
sanctuary Eastern Horizon
Transformation
Temple Cults
Amun-Re
5 6 Horus-
Seth
6 6 Re
7 5 sky of Duat Ba hypostyle
halls
Lunar / Moon
Judgment & Resurrection
Osirian Cult
Cult of Thoth
Isis
Nephthys
8 5 Thoth
9 5 Duat Osiris
10 4/1 the Two
Lands
Ka / Ib
Khaibit
great court Terrestrial
Two Lands
Royal Cult
Geb
Pharaoh
Khat pylons

 


 

Dim II.Hinduism

Tantra

Limbs
of Yoga
Hindu
Deities

Loka

Kosha
0 10 parârûpa purusa dharma
megha samâdhi
nirguna
Brahman
00 9
000 8
1 7 satya hiranya asamprajñâta
samâdhi
Ishvara
2 7 tapar samprajñâta
samâdhi (subtle)
Vishnu
3 7 samprajñâta
samâdhi (crude)
Shiva
4 6 janar vijñana dhyâna Varuna
5 6 mahar âtima Indra
6 6 Krishna
7 5 svar mano dhâranâ Lakshmi
8 5 pratyâhara Hanumat
9 5 bhurvar kâma prânâyâma Ganesha
10 4/1 bhur prânâ âsana Kundalini
anna yama / niyama

 


 

III.Buddhism

Ontology

Bodies

Practices Jhânas
0 nirvâna

wise

dharmakâya practice of no practice

union of wisdom-bliss

supramundane
00
000
1 samsâra

mundane

ignorant

sambhogakâya insight

vipashyanâ

formless

Eight
Neiter-Perception Nor Non-Perception

Seventh
Nothingness

2

Sixth
Boundless Consciousness

3

Fifth
Boundless Space

4 calmness

shamata

form

Fourth
5
6 Third
7 nirmânakâya

Second

8
9
10 First

 


 

Dim IV.Taoism
States

Points

Energy
Wheels etc.

Parts
of Man
0 10 Origin the Tao
Great Extreme
   
00 9 Mind Only
000 8 Great Void
1 7 taijitu
Shang Ti
Pai-Hui
GO-20
Yellow Palace
7.sahasrâra
crown
brain
shin
2 7 yang
3 7 yin yin-t'ang
CL-1
Gate to Heaven
6.âjñâ
midway eyebrows
pituitary
4 6 mental hsuan-chi
CO-21
Twelve Story
5.vishudha
mideway sternum
pharyngeal
shen
hun
5 6    
6 6 shan-chung
CO-17
Gentlemen's
Palace
4.anâhata
midway nipples
cardiac
7 5 chung-wan
CO-12
Middle Palace
3.manipûra
Solar plexus
epigastrecus
kwei
po
8 5    
9 5 chi-chung
CO-8
2.svadhistâna
umbilicus/splenic
hypogastricus
10 4/1 physical hui-yin
CO-1
Gate of Mortality
1.mûlâdhâra
sacral
perineum
ch'i
ching
body

 


 

Dim V.Hermetism & Hermeticism

Worlds

Stages Parts
of Man
Astrology
Natural Laws
Deities
0 10 Decad Monas
Monadum
  empyreum Chaos
00 9 Ennead Hermes
000 8 Ogdoad Gods
Goddesses
holy men
1 7 Heptad pneuma
spiritus
spirit Fixed Stars Uranus
2 7 Zodiac Poseidon
3 7 Saturn Kronos
4 6 nous
mens
soul
noemasome
Jupiter
repolarization
Zeus
5 6 phren Mars
cause & effect
Ares
6 6 Sun
bi-polarity
Apollo
7 5 thumos mind
animus
astrosome
Venus
gender
Aphrodite
8 5 Mercury
mental origin
Hermes
9 5 phasma
imago
Moon
change
Hera
Diana
Hecate
10 4/1 bios anima Earth
correspondence
Demeter
Dionysius
Pan
soma body
physical

 


 

Dim VI.Jewish Qabalah

Sephiroth

Worlds Parts
of Man
Astrology
0 10 Ain negative
veils
   
00 9 Ain Soph
000 8 Ain
Soph Aur
1 7 Kether
. on Y
Atziluth
Fire
Y
Yechidah / Air First Mobile
2 7 Chockmah
Y
Chaja / Water Zodiac
3 7 Binah
H
Neschama / Fire Saturn
4 6 Chesed Briah
Water
H
Ruach / Water Jupiter
5 6 Geburah Mars
6 6 Tiphareth
V
Sun
7 5 Netzach Yetzirah
Air
V
Nefesh / Air Venus
8 5 Hod Mercury
9 5 Yesod Moon
10 4/1 Malkuth
H
Assiah
Earth
H
G'uph / Earth Earth

 


 

Dim VII.Christian Mysticism and Catholic Liturgy
Parts
of
Man
Mystic
Ways
Sacred
Orders
Celestial
Ceremony
Virtues
and
Gifts
0 10     Father Origination Deus
Absconditus
00 9 Son Filiation
000 8 H.Spirit Spiration
1 7 spirit
Deification
union
without
difference
Pope seraphs holiness
2 7 conclave cherubs
3 7 cardinals thrones
4 6 soul
heart
illumination
7th
union
with
difference
bishop priesthood
dominations
love
wisdom
5 6 6th
angelical
priest confession
virtues
hope
understanding
6 6 5th
insania
amoris
deacon anointment
powers
faith
counsel
7 5 mind
purification
4th
ecstacy
subdeacon
acolyte
marriage
principalities
courage
fortitude
8 5 3th
humility
lector eucharist
archangels
justice
knowledge
9 5 2nd
service
exorcist confirmation
angels
prudence
piety
10 4/1 body
purification
1st
study
porter baptism
men
temperance
fear of the Lord

 


 

Dim VIII.Sufism

Planes

Status Stages
Muraqaba
Parts
of Man
0 10 Alam-
e-Hahoot
Realm of He-ness
the
Real
al-Haqq essence of God  
00 9 ALLAH Names of God
000 8 the Cloud Mirror of God
1 7 Alam-
e-Lahoot
Realm of Divinity
Maqaam-
e-Mehmood
Place of the Extolled
sobriety on
The
God
Akhfa
most
arcane
unmanifest
absolute
2 7 the
Unreal
baqâ
subsistence

wisdom
on the
Prophet
Khafi
arcane
manifest absolute
3 7 on the
Master
Sirr
spiritual
contact
4 6 Alam-
e-Jabaroot
Realm of Omnipotency
fanâ-al-fanâ on
unity
Qalb
heart
5 6  
6 6 on the
heart
7 5 Alam-
e-Malakoot
Realm of Angels
fanâ
annihilation

devotion
  Nafs
affects
instincts
8 5
9 5 on
death
10 4/1 Alam-
e-Nasoot
Realm of Humans
leaving

ignorance
on
light
Tab
nature

 


 

Dim IX.Theosophy

Plane

Vehicle Initiations Rays
0 10 First
Logos
Logoic Third
Outpouring
The Lord of the World
White
Light
00 9 Second
Logos
Second
Outpouring
Hermes / Christ / Buddha ...
000 8 Third
Logos
First
Outpouring
Mahâcohan
1 7 âdi monadic Seventh Initiation :
Manu / Bodhisattva / Mahdi
I
Red
2 7 anupâdaka Sixth Initiation :
Cohan
II
Blue
3 7 âtmâ atmic /
nirvanic
Fifth Initiation :
Master
Ascension & descent of H.Spirit
III
Green
4 6 buddhi buddhic Fourth Initiation :
Arhat
Crucifixion & Resurrection
IV
Yellow
5 6 higher
manas
causal Priest V
6 6 higher
manas
Third Initiation :
Hamsa
Transfiguration
V
7 5 lower
manas
mental Second Initiation :
Deacon
Confirmation
V
8 5 lower
manas
Lector
Consecration
V
Orange
9 5 kâma astral First Initiation :
Exorcist
Baptism
VI
Indigo
10 4/1 prânâ etherical Disciple VII
Violet
sthûla physical Candidate

 


 

Dim X.Western Ceremonial Magic

Sephiroth

Grades Weapon
Powers
Astrology
0 10 Ain Lord of the
World
  universe
00 9 Ain Soph Mind of the
World
inter-
gallactic
000 8 Ain
Soph Aur
Light of the
World
gallactic
Sirius
1 7 Kether Ipsissimus Crown
union with God
Uranus
2 7 Chockmah Magus White Robe
vision face of Face
Neptune
3 7 Binah Master of
the Temple
Black Robe
vision of Deification
Pluto
4 6 Chesed Adept
Exemptus
Sceptre
power of retreat
Jupiter
5 6 Geburah Adept
Major
Sword
vision of power
Mars
6 6 Tiphareth Adept
Minor
Lamen
power of beauty
Sun
7 5 Netzach Philosophus Lamp
power
of love
Venus
8 5 Hod Practicus Book
power of knowledge
Mercury
9 5 Yesod Theoreticus Perfumes
power of tides
Moon
10 4/1 Malkuth Zelator Circle
Triangle

vision of Holy Guardian Angel
Wand Saturn
Dagger
Cup
Shield

 


 

Dim XI.Alchemy

Planets

Stages Work Elements
0 10        
00 9
000 8
1 7 Uranus Quintessentio rubedo
coagula
sulphur
Fire
Air
2 7 Neptune Fixatio Water
3 7 Pluto Coagula Fire
4 6 Jupiter Sublimatio
Distillatio
albedo
solve
mercury
Air & Water
Water
5 6 Mars Putrefactio Fire
6 6 Sun Conjunctio Air
7 5 Venus Solve Fire
8 5 Mercury Ignis
Philosophicus
Water
9 5 Moon Purificatio Air
10 4/1 Saturn Prima
Materia
negrido
salt
Earth
Air
Fire
Water
Earth

 


7

 

Dim XII. Western Esotericism

Plane

Vehicle Initiations  7 Rays
0 10 Father Logoic Third
Outpouring
Lord of the Worlds
White
Light
00 9 Son Second
Outpouring
the Word of God
000 8 Holy
Spirit
First
Outpouring
uncreated Light
1 7 âdi monadic Seventh Initiation :
Monad
Divine Spark
I
Uranus
Red
2 7 anupâdaka Sixth Initiation :
Lord
living in the Word
II
Neptune
3 7 âtmâ
nirvâna
atmic
nirvanic
Fifth Initiation :
Master
Descent of H.Spirit
Ascension
III
Pluto
4 6 buddhi buddhic Fourth Initiation :
Arhat
Resurrection
Crucifixion
IV
Jupiter
5 6 higher
manas
causal Higher Adept
Last Supper
IV
Mars
6 6 Third Initiation :
Lower Adept
Transfiguration
IV
Sun
7 5 lower
manas
mental Second Initiation :
Philosophus
Confirmation
V
Venus
8 5 Practicus
Consecration
V
Mercury
9 5 kâma astral First Initiation :
Disciple
Baptism
VI
Moon
10 4/1 prânâ etherical Candidate VII
Saturn
Violet
sthûla physical Birth

 


 

Dim XIII. A Few Western Sympathetics
Minerals Incense

Drugs

Elements

Planets

1 7 Diamond Benzoin Elixir
Vitae
Air Uranus
2 7 Star
Ruby
Musk Hashish Water Neptune
3 7 Star
Sapphire
Tobacco Belladonna Fire Pluto
4 6 Sapphire Hyssop
Sage
Coke Water Jupiter
5 6 Ruby Dragon's
Blood
Peppermint
Nettle Fire Mars
6 6 Gold
Beryl
Frankincense
Sandalwood
Cedarwood
Digitalis Air Sun
7 5 Emerald Rose
Cardamon
Ylang-Ylang
Aphrodisiacs
Sugar
Fire Venus
8 5 Fluorite Lavender
Thyme
Anahalonium
Lewinii
Air Mercury
9 5 Malachite Jasmine
Lotus
Myrrh
Juniper Water Moon
10 4/1 Rock
Crystal
Cypress Corn
Alcohol
Earth Saturn
AIR :
Hawk's
eye
Arabic Gum
Citron
Acacia
Wine
FIRE :
Fire Opal
Rosemary
Orange
Liquors
WATER :
Tiger's
eye
Eucalyptus
Cardamom
Gardenia
Beer
EARTH :
Smoky
Quartz
Narcissus
Magnolia
Patchouly
Vodka

                 


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