Sunday, October 10, 2010

Triple 10 day


There must be some significance in "coincidents" like this... I know our reckoning is totally arbitrary, but... what if it isn't?

We are very lucky... we have lived through 01-01-01, 02-02-02, 03-03-03, and probably will live 12-12-12... but then we have to wait for 100 years for this to happen again. My grandfather never experienced 01-01-01... he was born in December 1901, and he died 199--- something. I don't remember anymore. 1992, perhaps?
My father might not see 12-12-12. I hope he does, but only if it's not too painful for him.

Number 10 is the symbol of the matter in harmony - 4 + 6

For Pythagoras, 10 was the symbol of the universe and it also expressed the whole of human knowledge.

Sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.

According to H.- P. Blavatsky, the 1 followed by 0 indicates the column and the circle, meaning the principle of the female and male, and this symbol would refer to the Androgynous nature and also to Jehovah, being at the same time male and female.

The zero in the form of circle is a symbol of unit, completing then the meaning of the number 1 to show that the number 10 contains all preceding numbers as a whole contains its parts.

The number ten is regarded as the most perfect of numbers, because it contains the Unit that did it all, and the zero, symbol of the matter and the Chaos, of which all came out; it then includes in its figure the created and the non-created, the beginning and the end, the power and the force, the life and the nothing.

According to Agrippa, "ten is called the number of all or universal, and the complete number marking the full course of life." Also he attributes to it a sence of totality, the achievement, the return to the unit after the development of the cycle of the first nine numbers.

At the Mayas, it represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of another. The ten was regarded as being the number of the life and the death.

In China, the cross represents the number 10 - as the totality of the numbers.

Ten implies completeness of order, nothing lacking and nothing over.

10 signifies that the cycle is complete and that everything is in its proper order. 10 represents the perfection of divine order.

It is our natural, physical bodies with ten fingers and toes that make it "natural" to use a counting system based upon tens.

symbolic dimes

But... I don't know. I don't expect anything special happen today. I have lived the end of one Millennium and the beginning of another, and nothing happened. Nothing happened on the previous triple days either.

I'm really proud of this one :-D

The poem is Sonnet 100 by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville (1633)

In night when colors all to black are cast,
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light;
The eye a watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having powers of sight,

Gives vain alarums to the inward sense,
Where fear stirred up with witty tyranny,
Confounds all powers, and thorough self-offense,
Doth forge and raise impossibility:

Such as in thick depriving darknesses,
Proper reflections of the error be,
And images of self-confusednesses,
Which hurt imaginations only see;

And from this nothing seen, tells news of devils,
Which but expressions be of inward evils.

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