Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Signficance of Seven - 707 Live Oak Nearing Completion

So, we've added another artist to the collective of creative folks who have assisted in the building of the home at 707 Live Oak. Carol T. Giunta has hand forged three numerals to be displayed on one of the white gables...simplistic, they have a touch of a contemporary feel, but are timeless...

I ask and wikipedia responded with the significance of the number 7? Whatever your spiritual leanings may be, the answer provided gives some delightful food for thought:

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-- The number 7 is important in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It seems that numerology was so important that representing an event or series of events with the number 7 helped prove that the story was true. The number 7 was of special importance in the Zoroastrian religion, where there were 7 creations, 7 regions of the world, 7 Amesha Spenta (who became the 7 archangels of Judaism), and so on. This would have a great influence on the evolution of numerology in Judaism. However, the number 7 was already significant in Judaic numerology, indicating some earlier influence.

Some examples of 7 in the Old Testament: the first creation story in Genesis, written during or just after the Babylonian Exile, has seven days; Noah took every clean beast and every bird by sevens, and in seven days it rained; Jacob served seven years for Leah and seven years for Rachel; Egypt had seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. The New Testament has the seven loaves and fishes; seven devils exorcised from Mary Magdalene; forgiveness seventy times seven. Also, Revelation has seven churches and many symbols are seven fold, usually because of the 7 angels (archangels). Luke's Gospel demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because great men occurred in multiples of seven generations starting from Adam, Enoch at 7, Abraham at 21, David at 35 and Jesus at 77, while Matthew demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because there were 14 generations from Josiah to Jesus, just as there had been 14 generations from David to Josiah and from Abraham to David (14 being 2 times 7). There were seven heavens and the apocryphal Ascension of Isaiah had the Son descend into the lower world and then re-ascend to the seventh heaven.
In the universal language of mind, in which the spiritual works were written, seven means control.

-- Where zeros follow a seven it refers to a degree of understanding related to the experience of control. On our way to becoming spiritually adept, we must first learn to control the physical body, and the emotions, and gain control of the conscious ego ( our own personal devil, or satan). For a more complete explanation of the meaning of numbers, you may refer to " the Universal Language of Mind, Matthew Interpreted". isbn# 0-944386-15-6 In revelation, the seven churches refers to the seven levels of mind and what must be accomplished in each in order to reach the Christ consciousness, in language of mind.

-- The number 7 is usually equated with the idea of perfection.

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