777 Smoke-Free Days

New significance of an ancient number
The number 777 has certain significance in the worlds of Qabalah and numerology, or so I’m told.


New significance of an ancient number

The number 777 has deep meanings in the worlds of Qabalah and numerology, or so I’m told.

Years ago, during a more daring and open-minded time in my life when I was fascinated with philosophy and religion, I tried to read 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley.

The whole thing went right over my head. “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” is one of the laws of Thelema, a philosophy touted in Crowley’s book.

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement in South Africa, used the number 777 as part of their emblem, forming a triskelion. They claimed number referred to a triumph of the so-called God’s Number 7 over the Devil’s number 666. They were an extremist white supremacist group. Nice fellas.

In Judaism, the numbers 7 and 3 show up often and are very significant. Six days of Creation with the seventh day of rest. The Seven Spirits of God. The Menorah in the ancient Temple, whose seven oil lamps rest on three stems branching from each side of a central pole.

In the year 777, Charlemagne defeated the Saxons.

Also, 7+7+7=21, 2+1=3 … and 3 is awesome!

Today I’m happy to say that the number holds new meaning as it represents 777 days since my last cigarette. Yay me!


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One Response to “777 Smoke-Free Days”

  1. CLINT WARREN
    10/02/13 at 6:32 pm #

    This is the logo of the right wing South African Afrikaner group the A.W.B. (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaner_Weerstandsbeweging

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