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Do you believe in 13 ??
Good for me !!
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Avoid it like a plague :-cry
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Don't care- It wasn't I at the table 8)
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pankajdubey



Joined: 17 Nov 2006
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: 13 Reply with quote

Our friends at The Guardian have a very interesting article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/11/restaurants-missing-table-13?commentpage=last#end-of-comments

Me thinks it is Gematria:

באובב= Baobab -
The tree of life from which the fruit was stolen ad God cursed the man.
The Gematria for this is 13.

It could be that trying to reach for 13 was induced by a serpent (you know who) and resulted in God's curse and banishment of Adam and Eve.So, reaching for 13 is to be avoided.

13 is also the Gematria of Love אהבה

In Genesis 3:23 where this banishment is mentioned making 23 bad as well..
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hervaro



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Location: Antwerp, Be.

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In China the "(un)luckiness" of a number usually depends on how it sounds; when a number like 4, in Cantonese or Mandarin sounds much like the word for death, it becomes a unlucky number - for those who speak that language. Ofcourse these popular beliefs get exported over time.
Having a slightly subversive streak in my personality (Mars in the House of the Goddess' Joy (3d), reading some decades ago Stan Gooch's "Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom", immediately turned me into a fan or positive supporter for the nr. 13. He states that
a) 13 is the number of the Moon (there being 13 "moons" in a year as opposed to 12 solar months);
b) friday, ofcourse, is "womens day": Freya or Venus (vendredi) rule the day!
c) friday the 13th is when both female principles (Moon and Venus) join forces and become véry strong;
d) therefore, catholic church fears the Power of the Female, they cunningly injected society with this notion of "bad luck" linked to friday-13's
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pankajdubey



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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this part of the world, number sixteen is considered good.
People look out for car registration numbers totaling 16 though not as common as those totaling 9 or 666.

In the British Raj times there used to 16 annas in a rupee and hence 16 was considered complete.

ISKCON founder insisted all his disciples to chant 16 rounds of 108 mantra daily without fail.This totals 1728 which is the cube of 12 another number associated with Sri Krishna.

13 is not considered bad but still the apartment block in which I am staying has 11,12,12A,14 as numbering of flats !!

The superstitions spread more rapidly than religion Smile

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Strange co-incidence:

"The Dark Knight Rises" massacre man was born on 13th of Dec, intelligent enough to get into phi beta kappa and Golden key honour societies did hid killing in Century 16 theatre showing the Dark Knight and called himself the Joker ??
The film itself premiered on the 16th of July in NY.


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JoakimS



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm born on the 13th and the meaning of my name in its origin is something like "God will send" - works for me Razz
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