Re: The Number 7
Sep 12, 1997 05:56 AM
by Douwe Boschma
> This reminds me of something. Does anyone know where "direction"
> originated? Have there always been six basic directions? i.e. n s w e up
> down? I imagine that there have. Just curious. Six directions from the
> point of origin, making seven also.
This reminds me of Kaballah, 6 is the world of space... north, east,
south, west, up, down, which is filled by the 7th, giving it life.
So 6 is dead matter, and 7 is the Spirit within matter.
In Kabbalah they also say that there was a original point (No.7), and because there
was a point there had to be a space where the point had to be in, so there
where 6 directions around a center...
Like this 7 is matter with life.
But seven is also the cycle becaus 1+2+3+4+5+6+7=28 and the cycle of
the moon takes about 28 days to make a month, proving once more that
the 7th is a force that gives life to the universe.
To prove this in an other way...
In the center of 7 is 4 (123-4-567) the 4 elements are the focus of 7.
123=6 is empty space
567=18 is ChI (Hebrew for Life)
4 elements give it substance.
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