Prime, Perfect & Mystical Numbers

Integer Properties (N=1 to 2000)

THE LEXICON appended to this work tabulates the integers along with their list of factors and properties if any. Among these properties we include:

  1. Prime or composite (Prime numbers indicated; otherwise the integer is composite.)1
  2. Whether the number be the termination of a series (e.g. 276 = ∑23)
  3. Whether the integer is a perfect number or not.
  4. A perfect square.
  5. Any other special properties.

Prime Numbers

A PRIME number is a positive integer which has only two divisors: one and itself. There are an infinite number of primes as Euclid proved over 2000 years ago in his Elements. (We omit the proof and leave it to the interested reader; it is quite elegant.)

Prime numbers enjoy a special place in mathematics as the basic units from which all other numbers can be spanned through the field of multiplication. This means essentially that all integer numbers can be broken down into a list of primes that when multiplied together equal that integer. Furthermore this sequence of primes is unique to that number, a signature of sorts, a fingerprint or a DNA trace. Take for example, the number 222, this number (like any number) breaks down into a unique list of prime factors, namely: 37 × 3 × 2. Similarly, 345 is composite for 23 × 5 × 3 and 6 782 545 = 5 × 7 × 11 × 79 × 223.

This is called a one-to-one mapping: no two numbers can share the same multiplicative list of primes.2

We can see then that prime numbers constitute the building blocks for other numbers. However it would be an error to consider 222 simply as 37 the idea of Kether refracted into Tiphareth (human consciousness). 222 can also be expressed as 111 × 2 (the Aleph or Word into Chokmah) or 74 × 3 (the Ox-Goad pulling at Binah). In fact 222 is an “identity” in itself, and all these product expressions of it are its properties.

The first 100 prime numbers are listed here.

2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197 199 211 223 227 229 233 239 241 251 257 263 269 271 277 281 283 293 307 311 313 317 331 337 347 349 353 359 367 373 379 383 389 397 401 409 419 421 431 433 439 443 449 457 461 463 467 479 487 491 499 503 509 521 523 541.

Perfect Numbers

A perfect number is an integer which is the sum of its positive proper divisors (all divisors except itself).

The first five perfect numbers are : 6; 28; 496; 8,128; 33,550,336. They grow in magnitude very quickly as can be seen from this short list. Humanity only knows of 43 perfect numbers. In the meantime, it is not known whether there are (or are not) any other perfect numbers besides the ones known; and if so, if this list be finite or infinite. This remains an unsolved problem in mathematics.

Mystical Numbers of the Planets

Summation of the Integers

The number 10 equals to the summation of all the integers up to and including 4. That is, 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 or ∑4i=1i =10. This idea of 10 then contains in itself the notion of the sequential development of the ideas represented by the numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 (the unit, reflection, relation, and their integration as a whole). Now the 4th sphere is the sphere of Jupiter. And so 10, which is the summation of all the integers up to an including 4, contains all the ideas necessary for the manifestation of 4th sphere, which mathematically is the 3rd dimension, or the material plane, which is 10 or Malkuth. We say then that 10 is a “mystical” number for Jupiter. Similarily 21, is a mystical number for SOL, or the SUN (the 6th sphere), seeing as 21 is the summation of the first 6 integers.

We present now the summation of the first 100 integers, along with their planetary attributions. Among these numbers the student will note an unusual density in the collection of significant initiatory events or formulaic values (e.g.: 21, 78, 91, 120, 210, 276, 496, 666, 780, 1035, etc.).

 Integer 

Mystical Number

 Planet 

1

1

 

2

3

3

6

4

10

5

15

6

21

7

28

8

36

9

45

,

10

55

11

66

 

12

78

 

13

91

 

14

105

 

15

120

 

16

136

17

153

 

18

171

 

19

190

 

20

210

 

21

231

 

22

253

 

23

276

 

24

300

 

25

325

26

351

 

27

378

 

28

406

 

29

435

 

30

465

 

31

496

 

32

528

 

33

561

 

34

595

 

35

630

 

36

666

37

703

 

38

741

 

39

780

 

40

820

 

41

861

 

42

903

 

43

946

 

44

990

 

45

1035

 

46

1081

 

47

1128

 

48

1176

 

49

1225

50

1275

 

51

1326

 

52

1378

 

53

1431

 

54

1485

 

55

1540

 

56

1596

 

57

1653

 

58

1711

 

59

1770

 

60

1830

 

61

1891

 

62

1953

 

63

2016

 

64

2080

65

2145

 

66

2211

 

67

2278

 

68

2346

 

69

2415

 

70

2485

 

71

2556

 

72

2628

 

73

2701

 

74

2775

 

75

2850

 

76

2926

 

77

3003

 

78

3081

 

79

3160

 

80

3240

 

81

3321

82

3403

 

83

3486

 

84

3570

 

85

3655

 

86

3741

 

87

3828

 

88

3916

 

89

4005

 

90

4095

 

91

4186

 

92

4278

 

93

4371

 

94

4465

 

95

4560

 

96

4656

 

97

4753

 

98

4851

 

99

4950

 

100

5050


1 It is important to note, that any composite number is in fact a finite product of primes, and can be expressed as such. These considerations are valuable when investigating the nature of a particular number.

2 Proof should be obvious to the student. Argue by contrapositive: Axiomatically, it is impossible to multiply the same list of numbers and arrive at different results.

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