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The number 7, symbol of perfection In Egypt In Ancient Egypt, the numer seven was considered a symbol of perfection and efficiency. In many myths, the number 7 is used for both good and bad events. Then Ra repented. His fierce anger passed away, and he sought to save the remnant of mankind. He sent messengers, who ran swifter than the storm wind, unto ...


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I'd say the likeliest early source for the significance of the number 7 is the seven visible "planets" (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn). There's textual evidence of systematic observation of these going back at least as far as the Babylonians (ca. 2000 BCE). Even before that, it seems likely that the ancients were aware of these "...


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According to Kabbalah mysticism, The Tree of Life is the developed symbol which can be used as a full model of reality, using the tree to depict a map of Creation. A Tree of Life consist 10 sephiroth (11th is hidden) and 22 paths (22 Hebrew letters) - 3 horizontal, 7 vertical and 12 diagonals. Source and image credits: The Tree of Life at Hermetic Kaballah ...


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This seems to be the answer as 12 is honored mathematically and religiously. In terms of math, it seems to be involved in lots of combinations as shown: The numbers 1,2 and 3 are all prime numbers and are symbolic of creation through the holy trinity. The number 12 would be reduced in numerology as 1+2=3, which means that the number 12 is also symbolic of ...


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The number twelve is considered holy by many religions and in many circumstances. Usually, it's never argued why it is such an important number, but it's present in many holy texts, accompanying important figures. Since the quote in the question is mine, I'd like to insist that there is not clear evidence as to why it is an important number from a religious ...


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This alludes on a passage in Marsilio Ficino’s commentary on Plato’s Philebus, which you can find here on Google Books (in Latin). On pages 181-182, he writes about the four letter names of God: Cur omnes Deum quatuor vocant literis? Hebraei quatuor vocalibus hae ho hai, Aegyptii Theuth, Persae syre, Magi Orsi, unde Oromasis. Graeci Theos. Nos deus. ...


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It is said that that there are 7 chakaras in Human body. Please search "7 chakras meditation" on Google Images. Which are at times said to be related to the 7 colors of rainbow, Which are also in the same sequence, VIBGYOR. From Head to toe. Having activated all the 7 chakras in a human body is a person which complete knowledge of the spirituality, about ...


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I've wondered about this very thing myself. I like the 'planetary' answer, but perhaps the answer is simpler. Primitives knew to break up the 28 days of a lunar month into quarters -- cf. early English sennight and fortnight. A regular cycle of time-keeping based on the 'magic' number seven is remarkably convenient -- more so than one based on the numbers ...


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The only one I can think of is in the Babylonian Enuma Elish. The goddess Tiamat creates eleven monsters to battle the other gods.


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The Japanese tales are an adoption of Chinese mythology's húli jīng (狐狸精), appearing in a collection of tales from the Warring States, the Shan Hai Jing (山海經). The life span of the creature is only mentioned twice in this huge volume, with conflicting life spans: In the 海外西經 volume: 海外西經: 白民之國在龍魚北,白身被髮。有乘黃,其狀如狐,其背上有角,乘之壽二千歲。 This describes the creature ...


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One thing that I think is missing here is that there are twelve months in the year. The year is a solar measure, how long it takes the Earth to go around the Sun, while the month is a lunar measure, how long it takes for the Moon to go about its phases. So the number 12 is related to the comensuration of solar and lunar cycles. This is a fact of nature that ...


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