The Secret Monadology Revealed.


Tom Saunders

The Monad, means ‘one’ thing. Now for some of the rest of the story.

The study of the Monad, which is a proper noun, being a special thing, keeps cropping up in history, and until I made some major discoveries about how ancients used it, nobody I found explains how Pythagoras is thought to have adopted it. Scholars like G.R.S. Meade, Carl Jung, Fung Yu-Lan, Davies, Hoeller, and lots of Mystics since about the fifth century tried. Most came to the conclusion that what was left of Pythagorean study was only ‘mumbo jumbo.’

Much to the credit of the scholars I mentioned, they came close, very close to revealing how the Pythagorean Monad works. Jung discovered the Gnostic concepts can be used as a heuristic device he used to measure personality. Meade discovered a lot of Sethian Christian parallels to many early Christian works and he knew there was a secret Christianity.

Fung Yu-Lan in his “History of Chinese Philosophy,” parallels Pythagorean use of the ”tetrakys of the decad,” to the study of the Tai Chi. He was one step away from showing that the Ba Gua, and Monadology are the same instrument. He just didn’t have the right texts from the Nag Hamadi. He did show the mathematical value of the tetrakys of the decad, is very much like the study of the Tai Chi. One difference is the mathematics in the tetrakys resembles statistics, not algebra, like the Monad. This may be applicable to the algebraic formula. (I’m an Aphorist, and weak in math.)

Who else in history cared about the Monad? Anyone outside a secret society up until the ‘Church’ lost real political power, about the time the Constitution was written, was likely to be killed by the Church as a heretic. This is one reason moderns know nothing about this study. It was dangerous for people to mess with Monads.

This would have included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Gottfried Leibnitz. The term Monadology, or the study of the Monad, was coined in modern science by Leibnitz, who was a known Pythagorean. Do tell. Nothing that Leibnitz left behind revealed material that would have incriminated anyone with the Church. Why was this a concern?

According to the Church father and historian Eusebius, the early works of Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Tertullian, and other anti-Gnostics revealed that the study of the Monad, was heretical. None of their works revealed how the Monad works, but their works show somebody in very early Christianity valued this information. Unlike most Pythagoreans, Sethian Christians left behind just enough material to reveal how the Monadology they make so many references to, works. The earlier scholars I mentioned above would no doubt have made my discovery before I was born, had they had the Nag Hammadi texts, in particular Codex III.

Indeed the most famous heretics in history, can be aligned with the study of the Monad, especially from the study of the Nag Hammadi Library, and related Gnostic texts. This would include some saints, but starting with Simon Magus, Dositheos, Pantaenus, Carpocratise, Basilides, Clement and others who have written works, make it clear, the Monadology is involved.

Like the Mathematicians the ”Catsters” who I reference below, I’m going to tell you the secret first, so you understand the formula. I have not chosen to do this with a written work entirely, because I can show you this science, lots more efficiently than it would take you to read the explanations.

Like the axioms for the Algebraic formula for the Monad, it mutates. A monoid it turns out is the associate axiom of the unit axiom, which is the Monad. In other words, the ‘Mu,’ equals the ‘Ether,’ the associate axiom equals the unit axiom, and the red chalk, minus the blue chalk, is equal to the blue chalk minus the red chalk. That is the crux of the Mathematical Monad, the Pythagorean one, includes a bit more.

The secret is this. Both the advanced Chinese study of the Tai Chi, and the Sethian Christian method of using the Monad, are the same heuristic device. As I stated above in so many words the study of the Monad, is an occult study. This holds true throughout the history of the Chinese who used this method, and the Pythagoreans who adopted the use of the Monad, mechanically parallel to the Ba Gua Science of the (secret) Chinese Philosophy.

First in order to be comfortable with learning the Tai Chi, and the Sethian Christian Monad are the same tool, I have prepared two related videos. The first explains how the Tai Chi, and Ba Gua Science is preserved by Asians in one particular area, martial arts. Then, I have prepared another video, which explains a basic overview of the way the ancients used the Monad.

I have chosen this method of explanation simply because the way the Monadology is hidden in the ancient Christian texts, has eluded scholars for centuries. Using the doctrinal theories of referencing, literal, and literary parallels can be done, and will need to be done. But first you have to know what you are looking for. In this case its a lot like looking for the next dimension in a ”Klein bottle.” Its there, but you have to almost be shown how to see it.

Below please see first the explanation of how Ba Gua Science works in martial arts. Then view the Monad, and that should give you a start on grasping what the early Christian Church tried to hide from you for centuries.

Then, for more information, especially doctrinal references to the concept of the Monad, and Ba Gua Sequences are related, feel free to contact me. I also have available an updated version of the Saunders Gnostic Glossary, which I have redacted to help explain the Monad’s use in the Nag Hammadi Library, and related Gnostic texts.


Isshinryu Karate and the Tai Chi

You’re invited to view my shared video on YouTube at

The Monad

You’re invited to view my shared video on YouTube at

For further information on the Mathematical study of the Monad, I recommend the following…..

Mathematical Monad……(Extended study by The Catsters)

{Natural transformations, See also Klein Jars}


1. The concepts of the Monad, as per different ways it has been approached in both Math, and actual Christian Gnostic Literature, do not conflict. The Orthodox Church versions of the study conflict, but when you compare what was actually studied, there is no conflict. Leibnitz conflicted a little by making the Monad, entirely material. The Gnostics make it both, like the fact that an idea in Platonic thought is a thing. Leibnitz avoided sticking his neck out, and relating the monad to what could be thought of as spirits.

The ancients noted two kinds of intellectuals, the ‘acusmatici, and the mathematici.’ One is a literary inclined person, called an aphorist, the other is a mathematician or scientist (One who measures). This is a natural human duality like the relationship of the mathematical monoid, being the associate axiom of the ‘monad.’ They are not two things, and at the same time they are two things. Everyone is in part some of both, and none of either. The Monad, which equals the Monoid, shows a scientific basis for the way the Monad in other areas of study, comes about from nothing. Then mutates like the algebraic axioms, into the dyad, meaning duality.

In one of the Catsters’ video its shown how the mutation, becomes what is called in this presentation a ‘dull word.’ In the Sethian Monadology the Monad also becomes the Word. From emptiness or ”Silence,” comes ‘Jesus the Monad,’ who becomes the ”Word.” Do tell! Gnostics know full well the ‘secret’ document for Jesus Wisdom, is the ”Gospel of Thomas.”

2. There are numerous references in Gnostic texts that explain aspects of the Monadology, and also parallel the rudimentary concepts of the Tai Chi, (Tai Chi means ‘one’ thing) The Tai Chi, and the Monad come from emptiness. next comes duality, etc. The purpose of the videos is to reveal the mechanics of these sequences. They all start with emptiness….

A.a.) “Wu Chi {The Great Void} creates Tai Chi, Tai Chi is the one Chi. One Chi
generates Yin and Yang, and Yin and Yang can change in infinite ways.” (From
“The History of Chinese Philosophy,” Fung Yu-Lan, Princeton Press, 1953.)

A.b.) ” Tao produced oneness. Oneness produced duality, Duality evolved into the
ten thousand things. The ten thousand things support the yin, and embrace the
yang. It is the blending of the breaths (of yin and yang) that their harmony
depends.” ( from “Lau Tzu,” or the “Tao Te Ching” sixth c. B.C. ).Ibid, Fung

Ba. “The Pythagoreans too said that the empty exists, and that it enters the heavens
from the limitless breath, as though the heavens actually inhale the empty which
distinguishes natural things and is sort of a separation and distinction of
contiguous things. They hold that this occurs first among numbers ; for the
empty separates their natures. (Aristotle, Physics, 213 b22-27.) (“Early Greek
Philosophy” Penquin Classics, pg. 171.)

C. (a.) “As I said earlie, (said Jesus), among the things that were created the
Monad is first, the dyad follows it, and the triad, up to the tenths. Now the
tenths rule the hundredths; the hundredths rule the thousandths; the thousands
rule the ten thousands. This is the pattern <among the> immortals. First Man is
like this: His monad […]. ( is His God, my insertion.) (From “Eugnostos the
Blessed,” Nag Hammadi Library, Codex III, Robinson, 1990.)

(b.) Again it is this pattern that exists among the immortals: the Monad and the
thought are those things that belong to Immortal Man. The thinkings are for
<the> decads, and the hundreds are the teachings, and the thousands are the
counsels, and the ten thousands are the powers. Now those who come from the
[…] exist with their […] in every aeon […].” (From “Eugnostos the
Blessed,” Nag Hammadi Library, Codex III, Robinson, 1990.)

3. Its totally speculation like revealing who knew a well kept secret in history, but the fact reamains that a Ba Gua sequence, and once upon a time if you knew the Monadic sequence, when you meet one, you know them. Its like a snake you see in the brush that others might miss, but its something ‘you’ recognize. Franklin, Jefferson, and Leibnitz, may have left a Monadic sequence laying around in history. Its the preamble to the Constitution.

4. Suggested Reading:

The Nag Hammadi Library,” Robinson, Harper, 1990. (available online)

The History of Chinese Philosophy,” Vol. 1.,2., by Fung Yu-Lan, Princeton,
1953. ( Compares and identifies some aspects of Pythagorean theory with the Tai

Great Thinkers of the Eastern World,” McGreal, Harper, 1995.

The Jesus Sutras” by Martin Palmer, Ballentine, 2001. (Contains Christian
scripture based upon the classical Buddhist/Taoist use of the Tai Chi, to
represent Jesus as spirit.)

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten,” by G.R.S. Mead, (available in the Nag Hammadi
Library, online.)

Early Greek Philosophy,” Barnes, Penguin Classics, 2001. (Contains chapters on

Xing Yi Quan Xue,” by Tang, Unique Publications, 2000. (See page 80. for a
breakdown explanation of the Tai Chi icon.)

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals,” by Kennedy/Guo, North Atlantic Books,
2005. (See page 86. for the ‘Ba Gua’ sequence composed by Sun Xi Kun.)