The Looming Date
By James Donahue
Students of numerology have been
fascinated by the strange way the number 11 has been playing in world events, especially since 9-11 and with the terrorist
assault in Madrid on 3-11. Should we expect something even more dynamic to happen on Friday when the numbers 11-11-11 come
There is an interesting piece
floating around on the web by Ben Cal that originated on the site Anomalist. Cal notes that it may be one thing for the terrorists
to plan their attacks to occur on significant days. But the number 11 comes up in so many strange ways it gives us the feeling
that the events that manipulate our world are out of our control.
Indeed, it seems that the energy
that controls our world and our universe is making a big joke out of what we perceive as tragedy and horror.
The Cal story reads:
“By sheer coincidence, the
deadly terrorist train bombings in Madrid, Spain occurred exactly 911 days after Muslim extremists attacked New York City
and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001. Number 11 has indeed been hounding humanity since the infamous 9-11 attacks.
“Consider this: The date
of the attack was September 11 or 9 + 1 + 1 = 11, and to think that September 11 has 9 letters and 2 numbers: 9+2=11,
and the number 911 is the telephone number for emergencies in the United States!
“Likewise, September 11
is the 254th day of the year and to add the numbers 2, 5, 4 the total sum is 11. And after September 11 there are 111 days
left until the end of the year.
“Terrorists used an unconventional
method in attacking New York and Washington by hijacking commercial jetliners and slamming them on Apple City's twin towers
which looked like No. 11.
“There's more to it on the
bizarre No. 11. The terrorists hijacked the first plane with Flight AA11 and the targets were the double 11, twin towers.
“Four of the hijackers on
board flight AA11 have the initials A. A. which when translated to number is 11.
“The Website Yahoo also
confirmed that the fifth AA11 hijacker was the pilot named Mohamed Atta whose name has 11 letters. The plane was carrying
92 persons. When added, 9 plus 2 equals 11. The ill-fated plane had 11 crew members: 2 pilots and 9 flight attendants.
“New York was the 11th State
added to the Union and the name Trade Center has 11 letters. The word "skyscrapers" also has 11 letters.
“The first tower collapsed
at 10:28 a.m. that fateful day of September 11, 2001. When added 1+0+2+8=11. The first fire truck to arrive at the scene was
fire truck, No. 11. The fire truck lost 11 firemen combating the blaze and the World Trade Center collapsed to a height of
“It is on record that the
twin towers continued burning for 99 days before it was extinguished and multiplying 9 by 11 equals 99.
“Topping it all, New York
officials announced that the death toll from the World Trade Center attacks was 2,801 which when added together, the total
“On the other hand, the
plane that hit the Pentagon was United Airlines Flight 77 with 65 people on board. Again, 6 + 5 is 11.
“The prime suspect in the
9-11 attacks was Osama bin Laden whose birthplace is Saudi Arabia, again with 11 letters.
“The first man who orchestrated
the attack on WTC in 1993 was Ramzi Yousef whose also has 11 letters.”
The number 11 is indeed significant.
Consider these major historical events: World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. The first
man to land on the moon was aboard Apollo 11.
Ancient superstitious beliefs
say Number 11 has been associated with mystery and power for thousands of years.
Numerologists note that the number
11 has a special characteristic in mathematics where it is the sixth prime number. The number 11 times itself equals a palindrome:
(2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121
(6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
oddity: if you add the numbers of your age to the last two digits of the year in which you were born, the numbers will total
In the Tarot deck, the number
11 represents Lust. The Crowley Tarot card portrays the figure of a nude woman riding on the back of a seven-headed lion.
The heads portray that of an angel, saint, poet, adulteress, warrior, satyr and lion-serpent.
The woman holds the reins to the
beast in her left hand, signifying the passion with which she is attached to the creature. In her right hand she holds aloft
a cup that flames with both love and death. In the cup are mingled the elements of the sacrament of the Aeon. It also represents
the impregnated womb.
Notice that the Biblical beast
that rises from the sea has seven heads. Under the feet of the beast are the bodies of fallen martyrs.
There are other interpretations
of the Tarot that need to be considered.
The element fire is said to rule
the Lust card. The old name for this card was Strength. The sun is a symbol of the element Fire and Strength. Also the astrological
correspondent to the card is Leo the Lion.
The corresponding Hebrew letter
is Teth, or the serpent. Small wonder the terrorists like to make their mark with the number 11.
I also found the following written
by Lady Shyra:
number 11 means literally, the number 1 working through the number 1. However, 11 is a also known as a Master Number. A Master
Number takes on its own vibrations, and does not have to be reduced. They carry more import, and are much more powerful than
reduced numbers. The number 11 symbolizes leadership and power.
The number 11 can also be parsed as follows: 1 plus
1 equals 2 (The Priestess); and 10 plus 1 equals The Magus. In this light, again we see the complement of the polarities,
male and female, and the power and strength of both polarities reflected equally.
It should not be surprising that
astrologers and psychics are envisioning special significance in the date 11-11-11.
Linda Lubin, on her blog page
Journey to Awaken, writes that the date marks “completion of the full cycle of the Cosmic Unity Consciousness Wheel.
We will not suddenly wake up in heaven. Things will still look very chaotic and there will still appear to be much darkness
in the world. However with the completion of this cycle of the cosmic wheel, cosmic Unity Consciousness will be fully here
and available to us to use . . . and the numbers of individuals stepping into this level of consciousness will expand rapidly.”
Thus we all await the date 11-11-11
with bated breath. Will this day bring some new spectacular world shattering event? Will it mark the start of a new age of
enlightenment? Or will it pass as just another day.