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That Strange Number 11


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 the terrorist assault in Madrid on 3-11.


There was an interesting piece floating around on the web that originated on the Anomalist site, by Ben Cal. In it, the writer 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 beyond our control.


So what if 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 last March 11 occurred exactly 911 days after Muslim extremists attacked New York City and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001 known the world over as the 9-11 tragedy.


Number 11 has indeed been hounding humanity since the infamous 9-11 attacks nearly three years ago.


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 firetruck, No. 11. The firetruck lost 11 firemen combating the blaze and the World Trade Center collapsed to a height of 11 stories.


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 is 11.


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.


Number 11 is indeed significant. Consider these significant 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.


Indeed it has.


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.


We also found the following by Lady Shyra:

The 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 phrased 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.