Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Master Number

Dapet dari milis Snape, yang mengambilnya dari Scribulus

We can only speculate about the practical benefits of teaching young wizards arithmancy, but the rewards of number knowledge would appear to outweigh thefear and confusion the students gain from Divination class. For example, if we take a cue from gematria and apply the Pythagorean numerology system to solving the mystery of the enigmatic Prince, we see an obvious correlation that would have been beneficial for Hermione to happen upon:


Eleven is a special number, a master number signifying intuition and the duality of positive and negative forces, among other qualities. 20 This duality certainly fits the character of the secretive double-agent Snape! Unlike other numbers,11, 22 and sometimes 33 are not reduced to a single digit but remain as they are. These double numbers are believed to possess extraordinary spiritual power, so their energy would be compromised if they were reduced.

After Googling Master numbers, I found this:
Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self.

There are 3 double-digit numbers that, while they are rooted in the single-digit numbers, require special emphasis and attention. These are 11, 22, and 33. They are called Master numbers because they possess more potential than other numbers. They are highly charged, difficult to handle, and require time, maturity, and great effort to integrate into one's personality.The 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination; a channel to the subconscious; insight without rational thought; and sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and impracticality. It is a dreamer. The 11 has all the aspects of the 2, enhanced and charged with charisma, leadership, and inspiration. It is a number with inborn duality, which creates dynamism, innerconflict, and other catalyses with its mere presence. It is a number that, when not focused on some goal beyond itself, can be turned inward to create fears and phobias. The 11 walks the edge between greatness and self-destruction. Its potential for growth, stability, and personal power lies in its acceptance of intuitive understanding, and of spiritual truths. For the 11, such peace is not found so much in logic, but in faith. It is the psychic's number.