tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4864657589413984198.post4639921067941213509..comments2018-01-27T22:51:15.663-08:00Comments on Phoenix Qi: The Magical, Mystical Number 7 SevenPhoenixhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02465759174424360891noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4864657589413984198.post-34186935080888268342013-04-09T00:58:43.796-07:002013-04-09T00:58:43.796-07:00Hmm! The die thing I like especially. It fits well...Hmm! The die thing I like especially. It fits well with the whole thing that seven is considered to represent perfection and six imperfection in certain Christian symbologies; much evil (storms, earthquakes, famines) certainly does come of processes we now call chance, a roll of the proverbial and likely six-sided die.<br /><br />On one die, alone, six is the highest you can achieve. Alone, imperfection, due to chance, is the highest outcome possible. But when two dies come together, two imperfect random event generators working together as one, the likeliest of outcomes turns out to be seven, the number of perfection after all!<br /><br />I have my own system of thought about number symbolism. The Fibonacci sequence, which often appears in natural systems, consists of the sum of the two numbers before each new term. (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.) In art, ratios of its numbers often are used to improve the visual appeal of its work. (5 to 8 is considered an especially pleasing ratio.) Because of the sequence's power in earthly aestheticism and its frequent appearance in nature, the whole sequence in my system represents the world and worldly values. The first whole number that cannot be expressed as a product of the world, as a product of Fibonacci numbers, is none other than the number seven. This is why I've come to think of it as a number representing spiritual things. The second such number is 11. Both are prime. The third such number is 14, followed by 17 and 19.<br /><br />Other Fibonacci-related symbolism: <br /><br />The number thirteen, often the subject of superstition, is the seventh number of the Fibonacci sequence; its status as seventh makes it serve to represent a kind of perfection, yet it is a "perfection" only within the system of the world and of worldliness, the antithesis of actual spiritualism (hence, the superstition of bad luck from the number 13). <br /><br />Six, as mentioned before, is used to represent spiritual deficiency, because it is one less than seven; this means that the number 8, the sixth Fibonacci number, holds a position of spiritual deficiency in the system of this world. That which is deficient in worldliness has more room for spiritual things and so the deficient 8 therefore naturally lies as the worldly number closest to the non-worldly spiritualism of 7. <br /><br />5 is interesting because it is self-referencing and self-coherent; 5 is the fifth number of the Fibonacci sequence, so its self-reference establishes it as the point of origin that people are born into, and from which we ought to attempt to progress on our spiritual path.<br /><br />By interleaving along the Fibonacci sequence, you can make lesser relationships with the numbers. For example, the 8 of the worldly sequence is 21, one after two, representing one choice after two options of good and evil. Recognizing the distinction between right and wrong action is typically considered of paramount importance to systems of moral thinking, a precursor that moves in the direction of the greatest spiritual heights attainable through the worldly system. <br /><br />Not to disappoint, but I don't believe that there is pretty much any truth to what I just wrote. I'm too mainstream for such things (and besides, the lesser correlation I just named only works in the base ten system number system; it wouldn't translate into hexadecimal or Mayan base-20, for example.) <br /><br />But regardless, the main part of my number symbology does strike me in some odd way as aesthetically pleasing, certainly enough to share. Hope you enjoyed!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4864657589413984198.post-26569229110675577382009-08-11T05:33:19.557-07:002009-08-11T05:33:19.557-07:00Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I...Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I find this sort of thing fascinating, too! <br /><br />I just remembered two other seven's: the seven notes of the musical scale, and the seven circles in the classical Greek labyrinth. <br /><br />Your experience with the sunset and your stone circle was certainly a gift! Good luck with your project.Phoenixhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02465759174424360891noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4864657589413984198.post-47716551574745005002009-08-10T18:50:45.946-07:002009-08-10T18:50:45.946-07:00I have found all your information very interesting...I have found all your information very interesting and I will read it some more, I found you as I have just created a stone circle and used seven for the number of stones, but It occurred to me their may be some significance to the number seven so i deceided to research it tonight, amazing things computers!! thank you for all your informationEnglish Woman In Eirehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07102617286482641183noreply@blogger.com