Three very significant 33s relate to the human body and spirituality, and it is likely the esoteric understanding of these 3, 33s that is coveted by Masons of the 33rd degree. First, there are exactly 33 turns in a complete sequence of human DNA.This biological fact was likely known by the ancients, whom as will later be shown, were far more advanced scientifically/technologically than portrayed in the Rockefeller textbooks and Rothschild media.The second significant 33 is the number of vertebrae in the human spine.In ancient Kundalini Yoga, the Kundalini serpent-energy is said to rise from the root chakra, coiling up and around the spine until illuminating the crown chakra of spiritual enlightenment.This may sound like bogus Eastern mysticism until this sacred number 33 shows parallels in the world of Western occult studies.The ancient Hebrew/Kabalistic “Tree of Life” contains 33 permutations of consciousness – 22 paths, 10 known/drawn sephiroth, and an 11th hidden sephiroth left undrawn in most renditions.Just as the Kundalini serpent coils up the 33 vertebrae of the spine, the Tree of Life is often drawn with a serpent coiling up and around, showing the path to take towards Kether, the crown (chakra).
“The Paths represent the successive stages of the unfolding of cosmic realization in human consciousness; in old pictures a serpent is often depicted as twined about the boughs of the Tree. This is the serpent Nechushtan ‘who holdeth his tail in his mouth,’ the symbol of wisdom and initiation. The coils of this serpent, when correctly arranged upon the Tree, cross each of the Paths in succession and seem to indicate the order in which they should be numbered. Witb the help of this glyph, then, it is a simple matter to arrange all the tables of symbols in their correct positions upon the Tree, granted that the symbols are given in their correct order in the tables. In certain modern books which rank as authorities upon the subject the correct order is not given, the writers apparently holding that this should not be revealed to the uninitiated. But as this order is given correctly in certain older books, and, for the matter of that, in the Bible itself and the Qabalistic literature, there seems to me no point in deliberately misleading students with spurious information.”-Dion Fortune, “The Mystical Qabbalah” (25-6)
“A symbol for the limbic system and the kundalini energy, the lizard, also represents the cyclical movement of energy through the universe and the space/time continuum: birth-death-rebirth ad infinitum.” -Aurum Solis
“Many people regard Kundalini as a new age fad.Nothing could be further from the truth.Kundalini can be considered the oldest known science.In previous ages, people raised Kundalini under the guidance of teachers and in controlled circumstances, preserving what they learned as an esoteric knowledge.But we have entered a period of time in which the esoteric becomes exoteric.”-Genevieve Lewis Paulson, “Kundalini and the Chakras” (7)
The serpent wound around the tree that talks with Eve in Genesis references this process of spiritual illumination.The ancient caduceus symbol of Hermes/Mercury/Thoth, now used by the western pharmaceutical industry, also symbolizes this process.Two intertwining snakes (which look exactly like our 33 sequence double-helix DNA) climb a straight, vertical pole (which looks like our 33 vertebrae spine) and end at the “circle of light” crown chakra which has sprouted wings.These are the same “wings” pins worn by the military/police/pilots and given to children on commercial planes.
The origin of this symbology goes back to the ancient Atlantean myth, pre-cursor to the Genesis story.At the center of Atlas’ garden was the great Tree of Life, just as in the Garden of Eden.This tree produced unique golden apples of immortality, reserved only for the most purified and holy beings.Atlas’ 7 daughters were known as “the Hesperides” and their main duty was tending and defending the Tree of Life.Assisting them in its protection was a familiar friend coiled around the tree.
“To assist the Hesperides in its protection, a serpent called Ladon entwined about the bough … The Hesperides are sometimes given as seven in number. As such, they may correspond to the seven major chakras, or metaphysical energy centers that, collectively, comprise the human personality. So too, the Tree of Life symbolizes the spinal column, along which the chakras are arranged. This interpretation suggests that kundalini yoga originated in Atlantis, from which it spread around the world. Indeed, the Tree of Life is a theme frequently encountered in many European and Asian traditions of Atlantis and Lemuria, respectively.”-Frank Joseph, “The Atlantis Encyclopedia” (121)
Thus it would seem that the secret of 33, the secret held by 33rd degree Freemasons is one regarding spiritual consciousness, one that dates back to ancient Egypt and Atlantis.The Masonic symbol of a pillar holding up the Earth no doubt relates to this Atlantean mythos, in which Atlas held the world on his shoulders.In the dictionary, one definition of “Atlas” is the anatomical term for the first cervical vertebra which supports the head.This means the 33rd vertebra from the bottom (as the serpent travels), the very vertebra which supports our heads/minds, is actually called “Atlas.”So the Atlas vertebra holds up the world (our minds).Atlas has 7 daughters (chakras) who guard the Tree of Life (spinal column) and its golden apples of immortality (???).This mystery is further explored in the “Atlantis” topic.