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Zone Five



The Numeral 5

The figure five (5) - echoed by the (upper-case) letter ‘S' - is of the ophidian-symmetric type (see ‘two').

The still widely used Roman numeral V (upper-case letter ‘V') - despite appearing as a quasi-alphabetical numeral - is actually a numerical figure of a far older type, exhibiting a vestigial link to pre-symbolic tallying systems (such as the ‘five-bar gate' (see ‘one')).

The figure ‘5' designates the number five, the third odd number (with odditude of 2), and the third prime (fifth prime = 11).

Five is one of the two prime factors of the decimal module (with two), a fact that is usually attributed to the number of fingers on one hand. It is on this basis that five serves as modulus or submodulus in many counting (and currency) systems.

Five digitally cumulates to fifteen.

Numeric Keypad direction: Centre.

The number five has particularly strong anthropomorphic associations, due to its multiple connections with human biological organization. These are not restricted to the five digits per limb (so crucial to the social history of numeracy), but extend also to structural dimensions as varied as the five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch), and the five spinal-levels (coccygeal, sacral, lumbar, dorsal, cervical). These anthropomorphic resonances are disturbed, however, by instances of fundamentally pentagonal body-plans - pre-eminently that of the star-fish - which is intrinsic to the aberrancy of the Lovecraftean Old Ones.

In monotheistic traditions the number five is associated with doctrinal authority, as evidenced in the Pentateuch (or five books of Moses), and in the five pillars of Islam (the ‘arkan,' or five ritual duties).

In occult circles the importance of the number five is even more emphatic, as indicated by the five elements of Chinese alchemy, and by the designs of the pentagram, the pentazygon, and the the Atlantean Cross (with its five ‘stations').

Secular relics of the authoritative sense of five can be found in the ‘Five-year plans' of command economies, in the geopolitical symbolism of The Pentagon, and perhaps in the near-universal prestige invested in Intel's ‘Pentium' processor.



The Fifth Planet: Jupiter

Jupiter (or Sol-5) has a mean orbital distance from the sun of approx. 778 330 000 km. The Jovian year is roughly 11.9 Earth years in length, and its day about 9.9 hours long.

Jupiter is the innermost gas-giant, and by far the largest planet in the Solar-system, accounting on its own for more than two-thirds of total planetary mass. It has an extremely powerful magnetic field (its magnetosphere extends beyond the orbit of Saturn).

Jupiter has sixteen moons. The four largest (or Galilean) moons are Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io. Galileo's observations of these bodies provided crucial evidence for the Copernican revolution. The oceans of Europa have been frequently identified as potential habitations for alien life (a neomyth shared by Arthur C Clarke, who also populated Jupiter with his alien ‘Monoliths').

The most distinctive feature on the Jovian surface is the Great Red Spot, a vast self-sustaining storm.

The size, position, and orbital regularity of Jupiter has led to it being credited with a crucial role in protecting the inner solar-system from meteoritic and cometary bombardment.

Jupiter (or Jove, latinizing the Greek Zeus) is the sovereign of the Gods. As god of the sky, and of storms, he has been systematically cross-identified with the Abrahamic Jehovah.

In Lemurian Planetwork Jupiter is astrozygonomously paired with Mars. (Between Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt, widely hypothesized to be the fragments from a destroyed intermediate planet).


System Notes

Zone-5 is the sixth of the six Torque-region Zones of the Numogram, and Tractor-Zone of the 7-2 (or 'Hold') Current. Its Syzygetic-twin is Zone-4. This 5+4 Syzygy (carried by the demon Katak) draws the innermost curve of the Barker-spiral, with Zone-5 itself marking its central and terminal node (or 'inner-eye').

Zone-5 both initiates and envelops the Fifth-Phase of Pandemonium (including 32 impulse-entities). Horovitz remarks specifically upon the qabbalistic resonance of these values. In its initiatory aspect Zone-5 functions as the Fifth (or Hyperborean) Door, attributed by Muvian sorcery to the amphidemon (and imp of the first degree) Tokhatto (5::0). In the inner esoteric circles of the AOE this demon is reverenced as the Angel of the Decadence Pack, and even identified with the Archangel Meteka (associations reinforced by numerous qabbalistic peculiarities).

The Fifth Gate (Gt-15) connects Zone-5 to Zone-6, and its corresponding channel tracks the path of abductions into the Warp.

Zone-5 is allotted the Sarkonian Mesh-Tag 0031.

Lemurian subcultures associate Zone-5 with Hyperborean or Wendigo mythology. Zone-5 mirrors Zone-2 and shares in its Crypt-linked themes of missing time and alien abduction.

Centauri subdecadence maps Zone-5 onto the active side of the Third (or Left) Pylon on the Atlantean Cross. As the light aspect of Apocalypse (‘destructive influences’) it corresponds to decision, judgement, and war.

Stillwell links Zone-5 to the Munumese quasiphonic particle ‘ktt’ (the Horowitzean ‘paravocal tic’).

Stillwell’s ethno-topography of the Nma allocates Zone-5 to the upland rain forests of the Tak Nma, and through the Mu Nma hydrocycle mythos to the monsoon.

Zone-5 totem animals are predominantly hybrid bird-reptile forms (with the art of the Highland Tak described by Cecil Curtis as ‘a flapping howling chaos of flying worms, bat-monsters and barking snakes’).


Phase-5 Lemurs

[M#10] 5::0 Tokhatto
[M#11] 5::1 Tukkamu
[M#12] 5::2 Kuttadid
[M#13] 5::3 Tikkitix
[M#14] 5::4 Katak