Digit – it is a symbol that expresses a certain idea, an abstraction. Many scientists agree that any possible knowledge is present in the mind in an abstract form. The numbers is a language, a means of communication. We express our thoughts through language based on the numerical symbolism.
Carl Jung stated that the numbers preceded consciousness and were more likely discovered by man than invented. In his opinion, the numbers are probably the most primitive element of order in the subconscious mind and are used as an organizing factor. The Pythagoreans believed that all things are numbers and their components are the constituent of all things.
Over the centuries, some numbers were valued higher than the other. In different cultures some numbers were sacred, but some were dangerous or unhappy symbols.
For example, the numbers 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 40, 70 and 100 were considered sacred in many antique nations and the most mysterious of them was the number three. Perhaps the reason for this was that most of the great religions of the world are based on the holy trinity, such as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in Hindu which trinity expresses whose mantra “AUM”. Christians culture have – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Sacred numbers in Hindu Vedas are 3, 7, 21, 55, 77 and 99 . The number 99 is very venerated by the Arabs because according to their religion, God has 99 names. Persians honored 3 and 7, the Greeks and Romans believed that the magical numbers are 3, 9 and 12; Celts preferred to 3 and 9, and the Slavs – 3, 9 and 7.
Below is a list of numbers with their properties described by the ancient magicians.
One – a number next to God. The Egyptian hymns Ra proclaimed that he – “the only one” or “just only one”. For the Pythagoreans, the number “one” was symbol of Supreme God – the invisible and comprehensive. You can find in The Quran that “God – there is only one God.” the Sun nn astrology is represented by the one digit.
Two – the perfect number, the symbol of duality, symbol of man and woman. Sometimes it is a sign of matter and the source of evil, but ancients interpreted it as a protective symbol. The Egyptians had lucky amulet in the shape of two fingers. In astrology this number corresponds to the moon.
Three – the number symbolizing life, birth and death. This is a sign of the Epiphany (Holy Trinity). Like in modern religion, ancient knowledge had triad of deities: in Babylon – Anu, Bel and Ea, in Egypt – Isis, Horus and Osiris. In classical mythology number 3 has repeatedly met three Graces, three Harpies, the three Gorgons, the three Furies. There were three wise men who brought gifts to Jesus, and the three constituents of man – body, mind, soul. In astrology, the number 3 corresponds to Jupiter.
Four: in Egypt four was meant by the four quarters of the Earth and symbolizes the four sons of Horus, and the four cardinal directions. In the Bible we find mention of the four evangelists, four beasts in Ezekiel, 4 anchors, 4 horns, 4 elements. Tetragrammaton – the holy name of God, which consists of 4 letters. In astrological terms this number corresponds to Uranus.
Five – ancestor magicians considered five as lucky and sacred number. According to the Bible, God’s altar was five cubits long, and five cubits in width. Victim of the world included five rams, five goats and five lambs. There were five foolish virgins and the five wise. Pentacle of Solomon known as pentagram was five-rays showing a man with roars and legs. All human have five physical senses, our skull consists of five bones, besides, our hands and feet have five fingers. In astrological terms number five matches Mercury.
Six – one of the perfect numbers as the world was created in six days. So many rays at the Star of David where each of them represents one of the days creation. It is also number of the Beast, 666 was associates to specific individuals or groups in the past. This number is under influence of Venus in astronomy.
Seven – is the most mystical of the first ten. It is mentioned in magic religion so many times that it is impossible to mention all cases. This number is invisible and symbolizes the seven heavens, seven planets, seven pillars of wisdom, seven grains spike, seven days of the week, seven sacraments, seven deadly sins, seven hills of Rome, seven colors of the spectrum, seven archangels and seven ages of man. In astrology the number seven corresponds to Neptune.
Eight – the number that represents the two worlds: the physical and the spiritual. It is sorrow and limitation of anything. The ancient ancestors believed that it is accompanied by death and destiny. In addition, it is a symbol of justice in the form of a blindfolded woman holding a sword in one hand with the edge pointed upwards, and the other – the scales. The Jews accepted the rite of circumcision on the eighth day after birth. There were 8 sects of the Pharisees. Noah was the eighth child of Adam. Occultists often referred three eights to Jesus as judge and comforter of the world. This number is the opposite number of the Beast of the Apocalypse (666). It is subject to Saturn.
Nine – another mystical number. Perhaps its most interesting feature is that when multiplied by any other number and adding the digits in the result always turns nine. It is seen as a symbol of spiritual perfection. It symbolizes life with struggling and indispensable success in the end. It is significant that pregnancy lasts for nine months. Secret meaning of this number is one of the greatest secrets of the occult. Nine expresses the indestructibility of matter, and in this sense is a universal symbol of the underlying cause. In astrological terms governed by Mars.
Ten – the number of changes of being and non-being. The symbolic fact of 10 is that it is comprised of one and zero, one – a symbol of God, of being, and zero is a non-manifest matter, ie oblivion. The ancient Hebrews worshiped as one of the 10 secret numbers of God. Ten Commandments were 10 and 10 spheres Kabbalistic Tree of Life. This number is associated with the Earth.
The numbers symbolism is all around us. People have faith in their meaning is brought from ancient times to the present day. Numbers help to reveal a person’s character and protect from unwanted troubles if you use the correct numbers during preparation of amulets.