The Power of Numbers:
The Power of One
ONE: represents the power of the person, the Me/Myself/ and I. Power of the Individual. It is a number, a numeral, and a glyph. It is representative of a single entity. It represents the unit of counting or measurement. It demonstrates Unity. It is the first odd number.
The Power of Three
THREE: Represents the Power of the Trinity or The Threefold Path. Three is a Number, A Numeral, and a Glyph. It is the first odd prime number and the second smallest prime. It represents many important spiritual triads such as “The Three Realms: Ancestors, Spirits, and Deities” or “The Three Worlds: World of Land, World of the Sea, World of the Sky.” In time it represnets “The Past, the Present, and the Future”. It was also a very important number in the Indo-European Caste system: “Priests, Warriors, and Commoners”. Scientifically, three is very important as it represents that Genetic Information is encoded in DNA and RNA using a triplet codon system. Hemimetabolous insects undergo gradual metamorphosis through tree stages: The Egg, the Nymph, and the Imago. Atoms consist of three constituents: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons. Everything comes in threes – primary colors, trilogies, strikes, basic rock formations, Freud’s division of the psyche, the wide men, the triple Goddess, the Trinity. The Triple Goddess and/or Triple Deities is very common throughout history and mythology – The Fates, the Moirae, the Norns. These fit in one of the following general categories: (1) Triadic (forming a group of three) – three entities inter-related in some way (life, death, and rebirth; or triplet children of a Deity) and always or usually associated with one another and appearing together in iconography or imagery; (2) Triune : (three in one, one In three) – a being with three aspects or manifestations. (3) Tripartite (of triple parts) – A being with three body parts where there would be normally one – three heads, three arms, etc. There are many others triads and trinities in spirituality, religion, and belief systems. For Pagan and indigenous faiths for Deity, the “Maiden, Mother, Crone” [ “Boy, Father, Wiseman”] – The Trinity of Life – The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit are very powerful triads. It is also a well known fact that The Third Time is a Charm.
The Power of Five
FIVE: Represents the Power of Existence and of the Elements. “Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit”. According to Aristotle the universe is made up of five classical elements : Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Ether. This is often represented in symbology with The Pentagram or Five Pointed Star. East Asia’s five elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal. Five Cardinal Directions – North, South, East, West, and Center. The 5 Books of Moses. The Five Books of the Torah – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Muslims pray to Allah five times a day. The Five basic Pillars of Islam. Law of Fives – (Principia Discordia) “All things happen in fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of five or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to 5”.
The Power of Seven
SEVEN: Is a lucky prime number, a factorial prime, a happy number, and a safe number. It represents the Seven Colors of the Rainbow – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. It is the Figurative Number of Seas. Seven is the number of Daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades (aka the Seven Sisters). It is the number of stellar objects in the solar system visible to the naked Eye – The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. The number of main stars in the constellations of the Big Dipper and Orion is seven. The Seven Wise Masters, the Seven Sages of Gree, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Seven against Thebes, the Seven Emperors of Rome, the Seven Hills of Rome, the Seven Hills of Constantinople, the Seven Liberal Arts. The Seven Days of Creation in Genesis; Seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in Pharoah’s Dream, Seven days of the week, Seven Spirits of God in the Book of Revelations; Seven Stars; Seven Seals; Seven Last plagues; Seven Vials or Bowls; Seven Thunders in Revelations. The Seven virtues: Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Kindness, Patience, and Humility. Seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. The Seven Chakras. The Number of Heavens in Islam; The number of levels of Earth in Islam. The Number of Archangels. The Number of Ranks in Mithraism. The Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese Mythology. The Number of Gateways traversed by Inanna during her descent into the Underworld. Every Seven years the Queen of the Faeries pays a title to Hel in the tale of Tam Lin. Thomas the Rymer went to the Faerie Kingdom for 7 years. The 7th Glyph of the Mayan Calendar is the Blue Hand which represents the days in creation and associated with creative perfection – this is the glyph of the last day of their calendar that ends on Dec. 21, 2012. The Pleiades were the seven draughts of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione born on Mount Cyllene: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope, and Merope. The number of points and meditations associated with the Faerie Star / Elven Star / Pleiadian Star: (1) The Sun (prosperity, justice, the gate), (2) Tree Spirits (friendship and healing), (3) Water Spirits (creativity, sexuality, awakening), (4) magic (blessings of the Goddess, love), (5) the Gateway (balance, entering Elfland), (6) Wind Spirits (justice, healing), (7) Success (Gaia consciousness). Magic Number Seven.
The Power of Nine
NINE: Nine is the largest single digit in the base ten number system and thereby is the magic of the 9’s multiplication table. Every item in the nine multiplication table – the sum of the digits in which adds up to 9. 9 x 1 = 9; 9 x 2 = 18 [ 1 + 8 = 9]; 9 x 3 = 27 [ 2 + 7 = 9]; 9 x 4 = 36 [ 3 + 6 = 9 ]; and so forth for 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90. If you took 673218 and added the digits up to = 27, add them together and you get 9. 9 is the logarithmic measure of probability of an event. 99% likely to occur. Nine is also the number of human creation (9 months in the womb). Power of creation is 3 x 3 = 9.
THE FIVE ELEMENTS:
The Five Elementals are seen or described as five mythological beings found in the alchemical works of Paracelsus. These are – The Gnomes (earth), The Undines (Water), The Sylphs (Air Elementals), the Salamanders (Fire Elementals), and the Power or Spirit. The Five fundamental building blocks of nature are Earth, Air, Fire, Water, AEther (Spirit). These elemental building blocks are often associated with the Five Cardinal directions (North, East, South, West, and Center respectedly). The four physical elements of earth, air, fire, and water are earthly and corruptible but the heavenly regions seem unchangeable such as the stars – would be Aether (according to Aristotle).