Monthly Archives: October 2007

System 42

The sum of the seven planetary numbers is equal to forty two. 42 = 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9

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Dürer’s Melencolia I

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Making canonical magic squares

In occult literature treating of magic square talismans, we find usually the same 7 magic squares. These are the ones I call canonical magic squares. Their side length goes from 3 to 9 and they are built using one of … Continue reading

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Summations

Summations or triangular numbers is one of the simplest magic skill to master. It is useful in the study of magic squares and gematria. If we write SUM( 1..n, n) as T( n), “the triangle of n”, we have the following three properties: T( … Continue reading

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Making a 6 by 6 magic square

To create a 6 by 6 magic square, follow these steps: Mark the diagonals of the square and fill the marked cells by counting from the upper right corner. Mark a W pattern in the lower half of the square … Continue reading

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Making magic squares with side length multiple of four

Magic squares whose side length is a multiple of four can be easily created using the following steps: Mark the cells that belong to the diagonal of all 4 by 4 sub-squares. Starting from the upper right corner, count each … Continue reading

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