Significance of the
it is important to learn why the number 12 has
such deep significance to our lives. You know there
are 12 months in a year, 12 years in a felony sentence,
12 sentences in a paragraph. There are 12 eggs
in a dozen, and 12 ounces troy weight to a pound.
There are 12 ounces in 3/4 of a pint of liquid.
The number 12
is the most ancient of the
"combination numbers" being the first actual
combination which can be made without duplication
in the Arabic numeral system. It is equivalent to
the letter z, which Americans pronounce "zee" and
Canadians pronounce "zed."
The number is
derived from Egeria, the Roman water goddess, who
is often pictured carrying 12 jugs of water (invariably
spilling some, thus creating the earth's lakes, oceans
and rivers). However in her case, the number would
have been XII and not germane to our discussion.
The number 12
manifests itself in all things. I will take random
things and demonstrate how this works. Random thing
number one: Le Roman de la Rose a 2 part, 22,000
line poem written by Guillaume de Loris. Part one
was written in 1237. There is the number 12. Additionally,
the numbers 1,2,3, and 7 add up to 13 but I told
you this was part one of the poem so subtracting
that 1, we have 12 again. Also, it is a poem of
22,000 lines and in 2 parts. 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 x 2
=12. You see how it all fits.
number 2: clothes moths. This is very hard to say
without sounding silly. But please note there are
12 letters in "clothes moths"
number 3: God, the divinity of the great monotheistic
religions. I don't think I need to tell you how
the number 12 fits in here.
number 4: morning glories. These are climbing plants
with funnel shaped flowers. Morning glories come
in many shades, at least 12.
I think I have
shown you how effective the number twelve can be
in your own life as it helps you align yourself
with the better forces in the world. You can see
this in eggs. Surely eggs are not evil, and are
sold by the dozen (12).
and your loved ones, use only the number 12, even
if you are buying one pack of gum, call it 12 packs
If you have
a large grocery order, get in the 12 items or less
order line to confuse the forces. When you number
things is a series, make every number 12.
discover how much better your life is because you
took the time to attune yourself to the number
12. Always wear your genuine silver foil hat when
out of your home, or when watching TV, and the
best of luck to all of you!
There are 12
paragraphs in this column.