ogdoad


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ogdoad

(ˈɒɡdəʊˌæd)
n
a group of eight
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek ogdoos eighth, from oktō eight]
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Noun1.ogdoad - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and oneogdoad - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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7) Percival: the Tao factor, unconscious conscience--Blake's Albion, in whose mind the eight characters are united into a psychic ogdoad, forming a structured whole, i.
Los ocho grandes componentes del ogdoad eran lo liberal (el drama), la tragicomedia (lo epico y lo lirico), el anticlimax (las formas en prosa), el reencuentro, el espejismo, la paradoja, la ignorancia y el ocaso.
Valentinus dabbled in a divine world of "Fullness" ("Pleroma"), with a basic male-female duality of the Ineffable and Silence, producing more pairs down to the first Ogdoad, in turn spawning more down to the final thirty "Aeons of the Pleroma," the youngest and feeblest being Sophia (Wisdom) from whose frailty there emerged both creation and creator, with human souls clothed in flesh, divided into three classes until the heavenly Jesus sends down the earthly Christ to instruct them in real wisdom that they may return to their true celestial home.