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"...thou hast ordered all thing in measure, number, and weight" (Wisdom 11:21).
So writes the author of the Apocryphal Old Testament book Wisdom--a text which captures so well the meaning and mystery behind number symbolism in the Middle Ages. Augustine himself suggests that numbers are like the thoughts of God, giving authority and approval to a system of thought that was to permeate medieval culture. Although on the surface number symbolism might appear to be on a par with symbolism from the natural world, there is a difference: both are based on God's signs in nature, but the significance of numbers involves a greater mystery and requires more education to unravel--at least in the more complicated forms prevalent in the Middle Ages.
If anyone would like to test how this sort of Sensitizing works here is how you can do it. Pick up an Encyclopedia at random, and find a topic about which you know nothing at all, the more removed from what you do know the better. Read it carefully, digest every part you can. Follow this up with a little Web Search, read some more.
Then sit back and notice how much about the subject you start to see. Count the number of references that seem to pop up now that you are aware of it.
Originally posted by Alexander Tau
But here is the rub, if you cannot make sense out of it then it probably is just what I described above. Your Deeper Self knows you, it knows what you can and cannot recognize. It is not going to send you a sign that will not mean anything to you, what would be the point? We are good enough at driving ourselves crazy we do not need any help with that.
So rather than just post 'I keep seeing 333' ask yourself what has this caused you to do? Does this lead you anywhere?
My Husband was 39 when he died, my Best friend died at 39... I almost died at 36..upside down 9..LOL I`ve had my fair share of the 39 thing.. no thanks to that number...
Originally posted by Serum39
I dont know how to feel about this whole number thing. However, I do have a significant number that at the very least tests the notion of "coinicedence"...... 39.
Without getting TOO into it, like most of you, it started with the usual "everytime I look at the clock it says....." Honestly- so what?
[edit on 4-8-2005 by Serum39]
Actually Husband was killed in a accident on the highway, Then My friend in florida she like o.d on some type of drug, not she what happen . I had`nt heard from her in awhile. Now as for me. Yes Ive made it passed 39. But when I was in the hospital having my daughter I almost died. Then 3 weeks to the date she was born Jeff was killed at the exact same time she was born. Then to top everything off Dale Earnhart was killed 3 days later after Jeff was. That was not a good year for me..
Originally posted by Serum39
WOW! Sorry to hear...
Where the deaths of a natural or freakish nature (if you dont mind me asking) Also, did you make it passed 39 yet?