LEVEL 4 OF SPIRIT MANIFESTATION – MATTER
The Number 15
Harmonious life viewed as a synthesis of both matter and spirit, happy and balanced life, amalgamation of joyful spiritual and satisfying material living
The number 15 concludes the fourth level of spirit manifestation. All numbers that conclude a level can be regarded as an apotheosis of certain energy, pertaining to that level. Since the level 4 of spirit manifestation deals with matter, the number 15 can be regarded as an apotheosis of the matter in its most harmonious form from all the numbers that we have seen so far. We have seen matter manifested in the numbers 4, 6, 8 and 12, but we have not seen a number so far that can be divided both by 3 (harmony) and 5 (life). And indeed, 15 can be divided by 3, which imply that the harmony (3) is inherent to this number. 15 can also be divided by 5, which mean that this number brims also with life (5). In other words, it can be said that 15 contains within itself a harmonious (3) life (5), which can be regarded as an amicable synthesis of both matter and spirit.
The contradiction of the previous number 14, manifesting in the inability of this number to integrate within one person both levels of spirituality (i.e. the hierarchies of angels and the archangels) is solved in the number 15. This is so, because in the number 15 both hierarchies are harmoniously integrated with each other and they both flow effortlessly in the stream of life. Life on the level of the number 15 is experienced as a harmonious synthesis of three worlds: the world of matter, the spiritual world of angels, residing above it and the spiritual world of archangels, residing above the spiritual world of angels. These three worlds are symbolized by the ability of the number 15 to be divided on 3. On the other hand the formula 3 X 5 indicate that each one of these three worlds contain within itself the number 5, which is the symbol of life. Thus, we have three worlds, brimming with life and harmoniously integrated with each other.
The number 15 remembers all its pervious stages of self-sacrifice, suffering, imperfection and deception (for example the stages of the numbers 4 and 11 or 6 and 9). However, the number 15 looks at these previous stages with compassion and sympathy, but at the same time with a certain sense of superiority (since it is a bigger number). The number 15 looks at all the previous numbers as sometimes painful, but at the same time necessary stages in order to be what it is now. The number 15 can be regarded as a symbol of the total manifestation of the life (5) in its complete form. The reason for this is that the number 15 is made up of the sum of all the numbers before 5. And indeed 15 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5. Analogous to this the number 21 is the total manifestation of matter (6) 21 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 and the number 28 is the total manifestation of spirituality (7) 28 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7. In other words the number 15 contains within itself all the previous stages before the number 5, the number 21 contains all the previous stages before the number 6 and the number 28 contains all the previous stages before the number 7. Thus, these large numbers (15, 21, and 28) can be regarded as a total manifestation of the respective small numbers within themselves (5, 6, and 7).
The number 15 radiates strong spiritual and at the same time material energy. All antagonisms and contradictions of the previous numbers are gone, since 15 cannot be divided by 2. All previous experiences have become a source of strength and collaboration. The material existence is experienced as harmonious. The spiritual world of angels and even the higher spiritual world of archangels collaborate with the material world, which gives a feeling of harmony and unison. On the other side, even the opposite process is possible here, where the free will on the material plane can influence and change the two spiritual levels above it. However, the problem of the number 15 lies in its inability to comprehend that anything more spiritual and more harmonious is possible to achieve. This is so, because this number completes a level of spirit manifestation and from its point of view, nothing better can be achieved on this level. However, once we go on the next level of spirit manifestation, (the level 5 of spiritual worlds) we can see horizons, which were unthinkable before and we can realize that the number 15 is far from achieving a total spiritual and material perfection.
15 = 10 + 5 A spiritual life stream (5) makes the people (10) feel harmonious and happy (15).
15 = 12 + 3 Cosmic harmony implemented in the material world (12) harmoniously (3)
15 = 9 + 6 Formal religious rituals (9) implemented harmoniously (15) in the material world (6).
15 = 7 + 8 The perfect spiritual tools (7) adequately fitted into material reality (8) bring harmony and happiness (15)
15 = 3 X 5 Harmonious synthesis (3) of three worlds, material, angelic and archangelic bring life (5) to a new level of perfect existence (15)