Hello. I thought I'd give some information about past beliefs that seems to coincide with the "nine".
First. This entire thread reminds me of Ryan Reynolds movie "Nines".
The number nine is a sacred number that has many connotations. Since this is so, new religions will always use the number nine in ways that resonate
with those identifications. i.e. Heritage and tradition. For example, I create all my prayer poems with nine lines. (3 magic #. 3x3) If it all goes
down in a world wide deluge again - our oral traditions are what will rise us back up again. Religion/belief sets are our first bad attempt at
science. Our ancestors observed the world around them and tried to explain it. They then passed it down in a way that would inspire their offspring,
to take it that step further. It is an integral part of our human condition. IMO Plus, we are told stories of the humans who made an impression way
So anyhow, the Annunaki were considered by Sumerians/Babyloian/Akkadian to be the children and courtiers of the god of heaven. However, they are not
numbered nine. They are numbered seven.
As far as Sophia Pistis and Yaldabaoth of Gnostic Christianity.... again 7. The significance of seven, in cosmology myths, is the seven spiral arms of
Now, the ancient Celtic pantheons believed the number 9 is a sacred number. For Hindu's it is the number of Brahma, the creator. The Hindu nine point
star is a symbol of unity and perfection. In the Ba'hai religion, the number 9 is also a symbol of unity and perfection. Also, the Eleusinian
mysteries tell of the 9 spheres our consciousness travels through in order to be re-birthed into a new body.
The ancient romans waited 9 days after the birth of children before initiation rites, and 9 days after death before burial rites. The tantric system
uses 9 (Nava) laws of living according to divine law.
9th card of the tarot is the Hermit.
666 = 18 = 9 but there is also 144 = 9.
The reason people use numbers, is because we recognize value in numbers. All belief sets begin somewhere, even the old ones were considered "new - age
drivel used for gain and fame" by their contemporaries. Did you expect it to be different today? I think that some people have this erroneous view
that the people who were creating these sacred texts were barbarians or simplistic. I'd suggest reading Plato, Homer, oh I don't know, the bible...
the ancients had people filled with brilliance. We are not talking about "cavemen". They lived 100,000's of thousands of years ago. Not 10,000.
As to the "Council of Nine", eh - I'd be more impressed if they swooped on in and said - "Yes, we exist." I already know, dimensional energies, BUT
earthly energies communicate with us -- I'm not convinced entities outside our sphere can.
Reset to 0 is a real possibility in the world right now. I'll be glad when the chatter quiets down and all the channels take a deep breath and say,
"Phew, we made it."
Nozedar, Adele, Signs and Symbols Source Book, Harper Collins Publishers Llt. 2008.
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