“This description is particularly appropriate to their placement on and derivation from the Circumference of the Sigillum, in that the Circumference itself is one great wheel and the names as drawn therefrom form both wheels about and within this larger wheel, as well as figures like unto lighting bolts.” [via]
“We add the following as a demonstration of the consistency of this division in regard to the Thrones.
Mi: Of those seven Seals and the seven semicircles than contain them “the 7 angles next unto the uppermost Circumference”
Ur: “Those 7 letters, are the 7 Seats of the One everlasting GOD. His 7 secret Angels proceeding from every letter and Cross so formed.”
“Further, this correspondence would identify the Thrones with the names drawn from the Circumference and the seven Seals, the Archangels drawn from the Septagon would be the Trumpets and the planetary Angels about the pentagram would be the Angels. Compare Part I of this series where these divisions are laid out in detail.” [via, see]
“If these three sets of letters are correlated inward to the three angelic hierarchies given in Liber Secundus then the correspondence would be Thrones to the Circumference, Thrones to the Septagon, and Holy Sevenfold Table and Angels to the Isosceles Triangles and Mysterious Sevenfold Table.” [via]
“Although there are a number of hierarchies of spiritual beings in the Sigillum, there are only three sets of letters from which these names are drawn and from these three sets, three principle groups of angelic names, one for each set. The three sets of letters are those of the Circumference, the Septagon or Holy Sevenfold Table and the Isosceles triangles within the Septagon or Mysterious Sevenfold Table.” [via]
“Curiously, and we have to wonder if it was known or unknown to Dee, the geometry of the Monad as analyzed and expected in Theorem XXIII when applied to a circle subdivides the circumference of a circle into seven equal divisions with almost perfect elegance. This finding was first made by Clay Holden, in whose debt we are for this important discovery and the initial geometric constructions demonstrating the figure.
This correlation of the Monad to the sevenfold division of the circle indicates that an intimate relationship may exist between the metaphysical formulae of Dee’s Monad and Sigillum, sevenfold division being the very foundation of the formulae of the Sigillum.” [via]
“The encoding of this connection is indicated by the relationship of the geometry of the Monad with that of the Sigillum. Note that the problem of constructing a regular heptagon sept-dividing (dividing a circle into seven equal parts) with the aid of a compass and a straightedge only without the aid of measurement has been a problem since classical times. So difficult a problem is it that no such formulation is provided in the Elements of Euclid, to which John Dee wrote his famous preface. A solution by Archimedes is preserved in Arabic, but was not rediscovered until 1927, and is notable even to its author/preserver for its lack of elegance.” [via]
“We hypothesize here that the Sigillum Dei Aemeth is an encoded Hermetic symbol.
The letters and the numbers that populate the divisions of the circumference of the Sigillim Dei Aemeth are primarily given as encoding a series of names.” [via]
“The circumference of the Sigillum is divided into 40 equal segments (of 9° divisions 360/40=9) containing either letters and numbers or letters alone. The letters and numbers are used in a simple algorithm for drawing out divine names from the circumference which will be dealt with in due course. It is presumed that the reader has read through at least Mysteriorum Liber Secundus prior to reading this analysis.”
Added part IV of David Richard Jones‘ In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth, “The Thrones. The Names Drawn from the Circumference of the Sigillum” to the site today. I’m still proofing this document, but it’s up on the site today so you can take a gander!
“As was pointed out in the last of this series, the letters and numbers that are contained within the divisions of the circumference of the Sigillum form a kind of cipher from which a series of names are derived.”