Re: The Number 7
Aug 29, 1997 04:44 AM
by Vincent Beall
Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> K. Paul Johnson wrote:
> > I'd just spoken on some numerological theme; might have been
> > Seven in Isma`ili Esotericism, but I can't remember.
> Perhaps you can answer a problem I have with the number 7: In nature,
> the number 7 only seems to apppear in the number of "planets" that can
> be seen with the naked eye; all the other instances of 7 I have seen
> have been continuous phenomena, broken into 7 arbitrary parts.
> The only good explanation of the occult properties of the number 7 that
> I HAVE HEARD OR READ (note the stress) is that 7 is really 6, which
> appears a lot in nature, + 1, the unity. Another possibility is that two
> ones, to balance, need a fulcrum, making 3, and two threes, to balance,
> need a fulcrum, making 7.
> Do you have a better explanation (I hope)?
> Bart Lidofsky
If I may be so bold as to comment, you might consult a concordance of to
Old Teastament which contains hundreds of uses of seven.
It should be further understood that a triad such as a trinity of
persons etc., when taken as possible combinations of the elements
reveals seven subsets.
I hope this helps.
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