The LEGENDS of this number are enfolded within many other topics and peeps of interest.
Numbers… are sorta like that.
They show up in dates, ages, names, times, family/enemy numbers and so forth.
Certain numbers… show up more.
Songs too, have been written,..
…here’s 1… about the…
THE NINPO LEGENDS…
… of this number… add up indeed it seems.
In Japanese… = KU (click).
10 = ju
9 = ku/kyu
8 = hachi
7 = nana/shichi
6 = roku
5 = go
4 = shi/yon
3 = san
2 = ni
1 = ichi
0 = rei
In general the LEGENDS indicate… 4 is a CIRCLE…
whilst… 9 IS A CYCLE.
Traditions that use such as the 4 Cardinal Points or the 4 Quarters or N/S/W/E etc… are describing… a Circle or such.
E.g. NOT a CYCLE.
For a CYCLE to occur… there MUST BE AT LEAST… TWO CIRCLES (..made…).
Thus… 4 + 4 (…+ THE LINK=) +1 = 9,.. so…
…9 = A CYCLE OF CIRCLE(s).
Thus… The Number 9 in Ninpo.
A CYCLE NUMBER.
Some refer to this as being Unlucky (click)…
… as with shi… number 4.!.
… 4 … and … 9 …
Circles and Cycles.
Unlucky to some it seems.
FINDING NUMBER 9…
In LEGENDS… and in Training, a number search is fruitful.
Part of the Survival Concepts inherent NINPO include the facility or mode of OMINDIRECTIONAL.
NINPO CAN BE APPLIED FROM/TO ANY/ALL DIRECTIONS.
ANY.. EVERY… WHERE.
This factor btw is oft responsible for the inherent huge and great diversity within what has become known as the KIHON KATA… though atypical KATA tis not indeed. The displays of KIHON oft bemuse the non-NINPO due to the flowing, somewhat dance-like… yet obviously vigorous techniques that can be applied here.
The Martial Arts that show and delineate their KATA techniques ONLY in one particular direction/style… have one technique to show.
Using KIHON and OMNIDIRECTIONAL… the NINPO Student for example… has 9… and with each of these… able to link… another 9… and so on.
These number values… make THE NO.9…
A LEGEND in deed,.. indeed and in fact too… also.
The training Tool/Aid oft used is a CIRCLE.
Divided up into eight pizza wedge shapes/lines,..
…e.g. N/NE/E/SE/S/SW/W/NW = The 4 Cardinals AND 4 Diagonals.
8 such = 4 + 4… 2 CIRCLEs/CYCLEs per se.
The LINK… THE NUMBER 9 HERE… or the EXTRA 1,..
…IS THE EXTRA DIRECTION = UP/DOWN…= +1 + (4+4)
…= A CYCLE… = 2 CIRCLES + LINK… = NUMBER 9.
THE LEGENDS OF THE NINE.
…are also found elsewhere:
(Using the NUMEROLOGY, TAROT, Music and SCIENCE REFS LISTED AT END OF ARTICLE):
number= title = +ve / neutral / -ve (aspect or characteristic etc).
- = UNITY = creative / SELF / destructive
- = DUALITY = cooperation / OTHERS / conspiracy
- = TRINITY = birth / CREATION / death
- = QUAD = loyalty / ORGANISE / resistance
- = PENTAD = freedom / PROGRESS / indulgence
- = HEXAD = idealism / HARMONY / tyranny
- = HEPTAD = trust / WISDOM / malice
- = OGDOAD = ambition / JUDGEMENT / addiction
- = ENNEAD = empathy / UNDERSTANDING / immorality
- = 1+0=1= UNITY etc
9 = The Sacred ENNEAD , the TRIPLE TRIAD , the synthesis of corporeal , intellectual and spiritual , a LIFE number (…9mths pregnancy…) , the triple ternary of the 3planes of human potentialities = body/soul/spirit which combines with the energy trio of active/neutral/passive , the complete image of the 3 worlds = above/mid/below , the last limitless number before return to unity(…=10=1+0=1…) , the last (step)…before UNITY.
0 = THE FOOL.
1 = THE MAGE.
2 = THE HIGH PRIESTESS/FEM. POPE.
3 = THE EMPRESS.
4 = THE EMPEROR.
5 = THE HIGH PRIEST/MALE POPE.
6 = THE LOVERS.
7 = THE CHARIOT.
8 = FORTITUDE/STRENGTH/JUSTICE.
9 = THE HERMIT/GREAT MAGI.
10 = THE WHEEL OF CREATION/FORTUNE/KARMA.
27 = The Triple Ternary MASTER NUMBER; 2+7=9.
…the first odd Cube,
…the Triple Triad (…3 x 3 x 3…note 1 is not considered odd…1 just is…1…),
…the Pythagorean Lunar Circle , the power of 3 multiplied by its Triple aspect,
…vision , power , truism , compassionate humanitarianism , (tarot n/a).
THE LEGENDARY POWER OF THE 9.
- The 9 RYU of the BUJINKAN (click).
- Togakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu ( 戸隠流忍法体術 )
- Koto Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 虎倒流骨法術 )
- Gikan Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 義鑑流骨法術 )
- Gyokko Ryū Kosshi Jutsu ( 玉虎流骨指術 )
- Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu ( 九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術 )
- Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai Jutsu ( 神伝不動流打拳体術 )
- Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō ( 玉心流忍法 )
∗KUMOGAKURE RYU (click)
- Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō ( 雲隠流忍法 )
∗TAKAGIYOSHIN RYU (click)
- Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai Jutsu ( 高木揚心流柔体術 )
- Many of the priestly type STAFF WEAPONRY FORMS (JO) that utilise Metal Rings,..
…use combos of 3, 6 and 9.
- The LEGENDS of KISO YOSHINAKA (1154-84) include mention of the Family Crest use : The NINE LUMINARIES.
(…As the following predominantly requires Kuden (= oral teachings),
…only nomen and numerology basics will be discussed herein.)
…NINJA = MALE.
…KUNOICHI = FEMALE.
A number mystery within this Name and Title.
Of the 9… and then… this balance… eventually.
KU = 9.
ICHI = 1.
KUNOICHI = 9 + 1 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 = Unity…
In and within the NINPO LEGENDS and co., this Name/Title does not appear overly ancient (click). The usage appears concurrent and consistent (click) with the realisation of the female equality within the NINJA clans over the last several centuries (click).
(…For those with an interest,
…such and further number play can also be found in the Densho and Writings provided by Takamatsu Toshitsugu and contained in such as M.Hatsumi’s excellent series of books (click).
An example taken from Shiro’s Library copy of…
” THE COMPLETE NINJA…” Pg 183.
SHICHIHO SANPO GATA:
There is In-Yo yin-yang in Shichiho Sanpo,..
… Seven Ways, Three Methods.
If woman’s strength is 3… man’s is seven.
If man’s wisdom is 3… woman’s is seven…)
So these LEGENDS say indeed.
Back to the… first 9 herein it seems… (click)
- KUJI-KIRI… of KUKISHINDEN ryu.
KU = 9…
KU…JI-KIRI = 9 x/of 9 = 81 HAND-SIGNS (MUDRA- KETSUIN).
E.g. A 9 Set of such as : rin, pyo, toh, sha, kai, jin, retsu, sai, zen.
KU… KUKISHINDEN ryu.
- 九 = KU = 9.
- 鬼 = KI…(kami).
- 神 = SHINDEN = Spirit Tradition.
- 流 = ryu = school/clan/family etc.
(vis Wiki🙂 )
The KUKISHIN ryu is still contained within several olden and modern MARTIAL ART WAYS.
- Kukishin-ryū Bojutsu. Soke Fumon Tanaka.
- Hontai Yōshin-ryū. Soke Kyoichi Inoue.
- Motoha Yoshin ryū. Soke Yasumoto Akiyoshi.
- Takagi ryū. Soke Kusuhara Juhei.
- BUJINKAN teaches a branch called Kuki Shinden-Ryū Happō Biken under Soke M.Hatsumi.
- and Soke Unsui Manaka of the JINENKAN and Soke Shoto Tanemura of the GENBUKAN have their own respective branches also.
The KUKI family which contains the family line, is called “Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho”, led by Eichoku Takatsuka under the supervision of the current 28th Soke, Ietaka Kuki. The Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho is a different Line. Kogenshakai teaches a branch called “Kukushin-ryu Tenshin Hyoho” under Fumio Hirokawa and David Alonso.
These branches maintain their own lineages, techniques and histories, usually stemming from the main family line.
- KUMOGAKURE ryu.
This Tradition is oft referred to as a Hidden School of the nine (click).
The transmission is mainly oral (kuden) to Students of.
The LEGENDS indicate such as the relatives of the renowned HATTORI HANZO
( click pic below to view HIS SPEAR… though it be broken now…),..
were active in their participation of this venerable school of thought and action.
Simply more hints and peeks into the LEGEND OF THE 9.
ADDING UP NO 9…
There is lil’ doubt in the LEGENDS… that the number 9 has a place.
A LEGENDARY NUMBER… just adds up indeed.
John Lennon later said of the track and its production:
“…Revolution 9 was an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens; just like a drawing of a revolution. All the thing was made with loops. I had about 30 loops going, fed them onto one basic track. I was getting classical tapes, going upstairs and chopping them up, making it backwards and things like that, to get the sound effects. One thing was an engineer’s testing voice saying, “This is EMI test series number nine.” I just cut up whatever he said and I’d number nine it. Nine turned out to be my birthday and my lucky number and everything. I didn’t realise it: it was just so funny the voice saying, “number nine”; it was like a joke, bringing number nine into it all the time, that’s all it was…”
POSTS ON NUMBERS REFERENCE LISTING:
The Great International Math on Keys-UNIV.DENVER & TEXAS INSTRUMENTS:ISBN 0-89512-002-X
Your Child’s Numerology-ROBIN STEIN:ISBN 0-909104-82-4
Your Days Are Numbered-FLORENCE CAMPBELL:ISBN 0-87516-422-6
Tarot of the Sephiroth guide booklet-U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS INC.
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot-ARTHUR E. WAITE:ISBN 0-09-109370-8
Dictionary of the Tarot-BILL BUTLER: BF1879.T2B87 74-9230
The Tarot-ALFRED DOUGLAS:3579108642
The Secret Teachings of All Ages-MANLY P. HALL:ISBN 1-58542-250-9
CHAMBERS Science and Technology Dictionary:ISBN 0-85296-151-1
The World Treasury of Physics , Astronomy and Mathematics-ed.TIMOTHY FERRIS:QC71.W67 90-45693
( REFERENCE SITES THAT MAY AID INDEPTH NUMBER ANALYSIS…)