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The Mystical Number Seven



P
erhaps the numeral seven is considered the most mystical of all numbers because it is the one number which cannot be divided evenly into the circle. This is always a dividend as the following chart illustrates:


 CIRCLE

 DIVISOR

 DIVIDEND

 360

 1

 360

 360

 2

 180

 360

 120

 360

 4

 90

 360

 5

 72

 360

6 

 60

 360

 7

 51.428571

 360

 8

 45

 360

  9

 40

 

Further references to the numeral seven:

The dividend from the division of the circle by the number seven is intriguingly close to the outer angle of the Great Pyramid: 51 degrees and 51 minutes.

The mystical nature of Pi: The number 22 is considered symbolic of a complete circle, or the circle, because this is reflected by the twenty-two letters in the Hebrew alphabet, the twenty-two keys in the Major Arcana of the Tarot (Keys 1 - 21, plus the Fool) and indicating the full circle of experience. The function 22/7, one cycle of human experience divided by the spiritual Seven or Divinity within. This function is the value of Pi; or, the closet to it as can be expressed in whole digits. The discovery of Pi was a significant breakthrough in mathematics because its value is the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its radius and diameter; Pi presented humankind with a formula by which these things might be easily measured.
A.G.H.



Source:
Bunker, Dusty, Numerology, Astrology and Dreams, West Chester, PA, Whitford Press, 1987.