Let us now proceed with some of the secrets known to the Esoteric Order of Dagon  in Innsmouth, Mass, as explained by Y'hna-uth'yg of the Esoteric Order of Dagon.  While Y'hna-uth'yg is not an On-dy'uth (Deep One) or a Ghu-on'uth (hybrid human/D.O.), Y'hna-uth'yg is a creature whose parent is Ubb, and who is very good friends with Cthulhu and Its minions. :)



H. P. Lovecraft, who first wrote of the EOD,  entered the Jane Brown Memorial Hospital  where he died 5 days later, on 10/2/1937. The numbers in date of HP Lovecraft's leaving this world add numerologically to 23!   1 + 0 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 7 = 23.  

The name Howard Phillips Lovecraft has 23 letters in it.

The organization "Esoteric Order of Dagon" has 23 letters and spaces combined.

In the H. P. Lovecraft tale, "The Call of Cthulhu," on March 23rd the crew of the Emma landed on an unknown island and left six men dead; and on that date the dreams of sensitive men assumed a heightened vividness and darkened with dread of a giant monster's malign pursuit, whilst an architect had gone mad and a sculptor had lapsed suddenly into delirium!   It was on the 23rd that the sculptor, Wilcox, was struck with fever. It was on the 23rd that the sense impacts from Cthulhu were heard and sensitive people heard the Deep Ones chanting.  It is of quite pivotal importance to the story.  23 = the number of Cthulhu's influence.  

Human beings have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Anything humans might be able to mate with would also have 23 pairs of chromosomes.

About 100 years ago, Dr. Hermann Swoboda, professor of psychology at the University Of Vienna, became interested in the study of cyclical, internal changes affecting humans. He concluded that there were 2 basic rhythms in humans, a 23 day physical cycle is one of them (the other is a 28 day emotional cycle). Since Cthulhu does not have human emotions, It would only have a physical cycle, even if It is not made of matter we can understand.  The physical cycle of Cthulhu is 23.  In our 3 dimensions of space as we measure time on Earth, that's what it would be.

One may wish to know what musical note "23 cycles a second" would produce.   The answer is, it is close to the note F# that is 4 octaves below the F# that's just below the "440 A" on a piano, which is "440 A" of a tuning fork.  If you don't know what that is, "440 A" is the note A that is just above "middle C."  How does one derive that fact?  440/2 = 220 (one octave lower). 220/2 = 110 (2 octaves lower). 110/2 = 55 (3 octaves lower). 55/2 = 27.5 (4 octaves lower). From 4 octaves lower 27.5 cycles A, we can then proceed to see which note would be 23 cycles, or very close to it. Then you need to get the "12th root of 2."  The 12th root of 2 is an infinite number, the numbers after the decimal can be carried out forever or cut off.  We can cut this number off at 1.0594630943, which adds numerologically up to 44, two times the Master Magician number 22.  Next you get the note by dividing 27.5 by 1.0594630943 and keep dividing each number you get until you get the number closest to 23.  Again, the infinite decimal can be rendered as this number:  23.12465 cycles per second, which numerologically adds up to 23!  The closest note is F#.   F# is also note made by the Big Bang (according to http://www.mckennaflutes.com/noi_cde.htm ). The sound of the Big Bang accessible through the menu page on this site.

In Tarot, there 56 Minor Arcana cards, which are like playing cards with 4 more royalty cards. Cards have Jack, Queen, King.  Tarot has Page, Knight, Queen, King.  However, Tarot also has 22 Major Arcana cards.  The Major Arcana are said to be derived from the oldest book in the world, originated by Hermes Trismegistus, councilor of Osiris, at a period when hieroglyphic writing, magic, astrology and other mystical sciences flourished.  Some scholars claim that they were invented by the Chinese and others claim they were brought from India by the Gypsies.  They are also related to the Kabalistic lore of the Hebrews and a correspondence is often pointed out between the cards of the Major Arcana and the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  Be as that may, if there was a 23rd card, it would not be of this Earth, not of our Space/Time even.  It is the number of the Old Ones.  Lovecraft did tell us that the Old Ones and everything about them and their cults of followers was not related to anything occult or known on Earth. It was completely unrelated, outré.  23 is completely outside of the sphere of the influence of the Tarot.

There are 23 definitions in Book One of "Euclid's Elements."  Euclid was a brilliant ancient Greek mathematician and geometrician; his geometry is still taught today.  Strange geometry, the type that you can see in the background of this page, and strange math has everything to do with the Old Ones, especially with Cthulhu, and with HP Lovecraft's ideas.  

Therefore, we proceed from here, with our 23 and the strange mathematical qualities of our number 23 (obviously not derived from R. A. Wilson, K. Grant or anyone else).  

23 is a Prime number. The very essence of Prime for numbers makes it pertinent to us in the EOD.  A Prime number is a number that can not be divided by anything except itself and 1.  Prime numbers are otherwise indivisible, as are the Old Ones.  These numbers are unique, like a Thing Unto Itself.   Prime numbers are Primal! They are Serene and Primal.  

First, some standard mysticism about the numbers we are using. These first prime numbers, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and even 13,  have importance since 2 is the first division of the Abyssal Darkness, Ain Soph, Aditi, and etc.  (which is 0 unmanifest and  1 when manifest as itself but not yet divided).  Next there are 3 with the 3rd being Light-Born-From-Abyss, more or less "Father/Mother/Son" a Trinity.  Next the Darkness divides into 5 Dharmic or Pentemychos aspects and the Light manifests as 7 Elohim in the  Cosmos.  This is more or less standard Cosmogenesis in all esotericism.  9, which is not a prime number, was the Pythagorean number of The Deity and 9 is the last single digit in the base 10 number system.  11 is the number of the Minor Magi.  13 is the lucky/unlucky number (17, also prime, was the unlucky or evil number to the Pythagoreans, but that number is not important here.)  Those numbers, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 13 are the first primes and these are the most relevant here.  9 is also relevant in terms of base-10 and Pythagorean Deity concept.  22 of course, is the number of the Master Magi and 23 is one up on that!

This mystical information about these numbers just presented is not derived from anything new, either New Age or New Occult. This is ancient and accepted.  You will see that our 23 is Magical in many diverse ways.  The rest of what follows is legitimate mathematics. 

There are an infinite number of prime numbers and it is hypothesized, but not yet proven by any mathematician that there are also an infinite number of twin primes.  Prime numbers are not all that easy to find.  

23 is the 9th prime number.  It is also the only prime number that has digits (2 and 3) right next to each other (keep in mind there are an infinite number of them!).  9 is the Pythagorean number of The Deity. It is also the number of the Muse, for there are 9 Muses that give divine inspiration and we all credit H. P. Lovecraft as having given many people inspiration and joy.  Was Lovecraft himself divinely inspired? Lovecraft would say no. Many of his scholars would say no. That he wrote mostly from his own dreams would say otherwise. We can agree to disagree on what is, or what is not, divine inspiration.

23 is the first prime number that is between two non-prime odd numbers, 21 and 25.  Also, 21 + 25 = 46.  23 twice!  

23 is a prime number that is written by writing the first two primes, the numbers 2 and 3. Also, if you add 2 + 3 to get 5, that is the number of the pentemychos and Dharmas.  5 is also a prime number.  However, any number, no matter how huge, that ends in a 5 is absolutely not a Prime number.  (No even number after 2 is prime, either; 2 is the only even number that is prime.)  

23 is the first prime that stands alone without a twin prime.  The primes above and below 23 are twins:  17 and 19 are twin primes, and 29 and 31 are twin primes.  All the primes below 23 are twins.   

Keeping in mind how 23 stands alone, 23 is above the number 22, the number of the Master Magi.  The Old Ones stand alone, unique, undimensioned, according to H. P. Lovecraft.  

The first prime is 2, the second prime is 3, and the third prime is 5.   We can count down  3, 2, and 1 and multiply.  (3 x 5) + (2 x 3) + (1 x 2) = 23.

23 is the first  prime that when you add up the sum of the squares of it's digits (2 and 3)  you get a  prime:  2+  3= 13, a prime number.  13 is the good luck/bad luck number.  If you subtract the 10 Kabalistic Sephiroth from 23, you also get 13. 

-22 + 33 =  23. 

23 is the smallest prime number that is equal to the product plus sum of twin primes. 3 and 5 are twin primes.  If you multiply 3 times 5 and add that to 3 plus 5, like this:  (3 x 5) + (3 + 5) = 23. 

Utilizing the Pentamychos/Dharmic 5 and the Elohistic 7, both 5 and 7 being another set of twin primes, you can do this: (5 x 7) - (5 + 7) = 23.

23 is the smallest prime equal to the sum of three primes in two ways: 5+7+11 = 23 and  3+7+13 = 23. Note the proliferation of Magical numbers in all of this.

1000 is the number of years in a millennium.  Somehow, the concept of millennia sounds Lovecraftian, due to what he wrote in his stories.  If you take all the prime numbers from 1 to 1000, there are 23 sets of 2 primes that add up to 1000:  997 + 3,  983 + 17,  997 + 23,  971 + 29,  953 + 47,  947 + 53,  941 + 59,  929 + 71,  911 + 89,  887 + 113, 863 + 137,  827 + 173,  821 + 179,  809 + 191,  773 + 227,  761 + 239,  743 + 257,  719 + 281,  683 + 317,  653 + 347,  647 + 353,  641 + 359,  and 617 + 383.

23 is the first prime number that when  you reverse the number and make it 32, it is  also 25.  (I.e., 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32. That is 2 to the 5th power).  5 is important because  5 is the number of the Pentamychos and the Dharmas.  The angles of a pentacle give us the Golden Ratio.  

Using only primes as powers,  230 + 231 + 232 + 233 + 235 = 6449063.  The numerological sum of 6449063 is 32, the reverse of 23, which ends up numerologically being 5.  6449063 can also be written using the two numbers we use to write 23, like this: (3 x 2) + (2 x 2) + (2 x 2) + (3 x 3) + 0 + (3 x 2) + 3 = 32, the reversal of 23.

Counting from 1 to 5 and using 4 to 0 powers in reverse: 14 + 23 + 32 + 41 + 50 = 23

Making a play with the first consecutive primes 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11, you can write this: 23 = 5 + 7 + 11. 

Make a play with the numbers 2, 3 and 23.  You can get this:  (23 x 3) - (32 x 2) = (3+2) x (3-2) =  5, the number of the Pentamychos and the Dharmas.

Make a play with the numbers 2 and 3 using powers and factorials:  (22 + 33) - (2! + 3!) = 23. (When you write something like 5! it means 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1.  So 2! means 2 x 1 and 3! means 3 x 2 x 1.  Factorial.)

Make a play with 1, 2, and 3.  1! + 2! + 2! + 3! + 3! + 3! = 23 

Make another play with 1, 2, and 3, and get this equation:  13 + 23 = 32.  If you numerologically add all the numbers in that last equation, they add up to 5.  

23! is 25,852,016,738,884,976,640,000. Numerologically, that adds up to 99 and comes down to 9, the Pythagorean number of Deity showing up 3 times: 99 and 9.  The number is also 23 digits long and it is the only prime factorial that has the same number of digits as the number itself.  Considering that there are an infinite number of primes, that is quite amazing!  However, no number that numerologically adds up to 9 is prime!  In fact, if the digits of any number add up to a multiple of 3, it is not prime.

Make a play with the numbers 2, 3 and 23:  (223 + 323) + (2 x 3) = 94,151,567,441. Numerologically that number is 11, and it is also 11 digits long, the number of the Minor Magi. That is also a prime number.

The primes up to and including 23 separated by zeroes form primes.  Primes up to 23 are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23.  If you separate each number by 0, you get 2,030,507,011,013,017,019,023.  That is a prime number.  It also numerologically adds to 46 which is twice 23!  It is 22 digits long, the number of the Master Magi.

The squares of primes up to and including 23 separated by zeroes form primes. The squares of the primes up to 23 are 4, 9, 25, 49, 121, 169, 289, 361, 529. If you separate each number by 0, you get 40,902,504,901,210,169,028,903,610,529. That is a prime number. 

Write the number 1, 23 times like this: 11,111,111,111,111,111,111,111. That is a prime number.  Of course, numerologically, that is either 23 or 5.  

11,111 x 1,11111 + 11,111,111,111 + 1 (23 ones are being used in all) is 35,367,779,633,655,045,365,782,864,884,274,523,033.  It is a prime number.  Numerologically, it is 11, the number of the Minor Magi.  

1023 - 23 = 99,999,999,999,999,999,999,977. That is the largest 23 digit prime.  Numerologically, it is 5, the Dharmic Pentemychos number.  

These last three are cyclopean (meaning "humungous") numbers.  Things being cyclopean is another H. P. Lovecraftian idea.  

The Avagadro Constant, or NA,  is 6.022 x 1023.  This number is special because it is the number of carbon atoms (carbon 12) that makes, in weight, exactly 12 grams of carbon,  i.e. if you had 6.022 x 1023 carbon atoms on a scale, it would weigh exactly 12 grams.  The Avagadro constant is defined in terms of carbon, and all life on and from earth is carbon based.  However, it is easier to think of it in terms of the simplest atom, hydrogen.  6.022 x 1023 hydrogen atoms have a weight of 1 gram.  6.022 x 1023 hydrogen atoms is called a "mole" of hydrogen atoms. This is a convenient way of counting atoms. Every atom has a mass (relative atomic mass) that gives the weight of the atom compared to hydrogen.  One mole of any atom (roughly) equals the number of nucleons in that atom. I.e.. one mole of hydrogen has a mass of 1.00797 grams; one mole of helium with four nucleons in its nucleus (two protons and two neutrons) has a mass of 4.0026 grams.  If a mole of hydrogen has a weight of 1 gram, and helium atoms are 4 times heavier than hydrogen atoms, then the weight of a mole of helium atoms would be 4 grams.   This means that the weight of only one hydrogen atom must be 1 ÷ (6.022 x 1023) of a gram.  Avogadro's Law states that, so long as temperature and pressure are equal, an equal volume of any gas will contain the same number of molecules.  Avogadro's number can be determined experimentally by observing the actual mass (usually via the momentum) of a single atom or molecule and then comparing that to the mass of one gram-molecular-weight (or mole of the same substance).  It isn't so much a constant of nature as it is a number expressing the scale difference between what we can see with our eyes and touch with our fingers and what we can "see" with the most powerful microscopes.  Also, carbon 12 is the number of life on our planet, specifically, it is 6 protons and 6 neutrons.  It also has 6 electrons orbiting around the atom.  Ooops, wrong magical number.  We aren't looking for 666.  Some people think that Cthulhu, in Lovecraft's tale "The Call of Cthulhu," would be a good stand in for such a 666-Beast creature - only if Cthulhu was carbon based life or if Cthulhu even had molecules.  It isn't! It doesn't!  Cthulhu is not made of matter that we can comprehend; Lovecraft made that clear.  Therefore, Cthulhu is not related to the Beast known as 666. Lovecraft did tell us, in "The Call of Cthulhu," that the business about the Old Ones is not related to anything known, not religious, not white or black magickal, not anything.  It's not good; it's not evil.  It's unknown, outré, incomprehensibly alien and ancient!  The Old Ones, according to Lovecraft, are undimensioned!  They do not and can not exist in the space we exist in!  Remember, "That is not dead, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death will die!"  That does not fit the definition of molecular life or of anything that would even be related to the cycle of life and death.  

With these last examples in mind, involving numbers SO cyclopean that we don't know what to call them (kazillion?),  - I suggest we get out of here!

In the slang of Innsmouth, "let's get out of here" is TWENTY THREE SKIDOO!  

In R'lyehian, that would be 23'skdu.  

G'ngah n'gh g'nhugl, gn-ka 23 c'fayak ph'nygh!  IA! CTHULHU NAFL'FHTAGN! 
The hour is at hand, the master spirit 23 is coming into the world. Cthulhu no longer sleeps

(If you are interested in other things of this type regarding math, you may wish to visit the Prime Pages. Keep in mind that there are some errors on the math there, do not take them at their word.  Their page on 23 had some of the math I figured out on here and I borrowed 3 examples from them and checked the math.  The rest was not borrowed.  For instance, for an error taking much paper to spot, they claimed that, "If you add up the sum of the forth powers of the first 23 prime numbers, the answer is a prime number."  No it is not.  It is 209,392,342 and that is not a prime number.  If you do it by including 1 as a prime number and chopping off the 23rd prime, 83, it still does not work.  If you try to do it by using the first 23 odd primes (excluding 2 and including 89) it still doesn't work.  It would, however, numerologically come out to the  Elohistic number 7.)   

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It has come to our attention that a movie is out now, or is being made (2006), all about the Number 23. Hmm, has someone been reading our stuff? Perhaps.

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