The topic of this video is the mystic of the number 13. I will tell not only about the meaning of the numbers that are used in digital psychoanalysis, but also about the meaning of specific numbers. There are a lot of such numbers including numbers 11, 12, 22, and others. Let’s focus attention on the number 13.
Fear of Number 13
Fear of this number 13 is mainly inherent in Western culture. If we look at the cultures of the East, we will see that there, on the contrary, this number is considered as lucky. Let’s try to figure out what exactly is the cause of fear, because sometimes it comes to some meaningless superstitions. For example, we can to find that in many hotels in Europe and the United States, there are no 13th floors, no 13th rooms, no tickets with the number 13 in theaters, just don’t exist. And this is due just in time to certain mystical horror, which is artificially created by the natural cultural environment in which a person lives.
The cultural environment of the East does not imply fear before this number. On the contrary, the idea is being implanted that the number is happy. If a person has negative thoughts, then naturally on the 13th day or on the 13th floor in the 13th apartment, and so on, he simply zombifies himself and goes to perform unconsciously all these the troubles that he instilled in himself. If a person has the opposite mood about the idea of number 13 giving happiness and he sees this happiness all around, he becomes calm and happy inside.
Since we said cultural traditions play a huge role, we will try to know more about it.
The Negative Perception of the Number 13
The Christian tradition strongly influenced the negative perception of the number 13 in Western culture. We are very familiar with the story of the Last Supper, during which the last time Jesus Christ gathered with his twelve apostles, which ended with the execution of Jesus Christ, but also the birth of a new religion of Christianity. In this story, there are 12 apostles and the 13th character — Jesus Christ himself. On the basis of this, in the Middle Ages, a satanic “last supper” began to be given and was considered in the mass superstitions of popular beliefs that 12 witches gather and the 13th — is Satan. After that came an even more negative attitude towards this number. And by the way, this to a large extent influenced the subsequent manic race to see what took place in Europe between the 14th and 15th centuries. This superstition, rooted in the minds of people, sometimes leads to some kind of senseless victims and often negatively affects the psyche of the person.
Can be supplemented with the following point — when the betrayal by Judas was committed, this betrayal was done on the 13th day of the month of Nisan on the 13th lunar day. Here the negative characteristic of this number is even more intensified. But has it always been so not good? Let’s look at even deeper sources that will allow us to understand where this number even came from.
The History of the Appearance of the Number 13
Signs of the sacralization of this number 13 must be sought in the era of the Neolithic revolution. Neolithic revolution — is a period coming chronologically from the 10th to the 8th millennia BC (but this is conditional in places, of course, the chronological framework is expanding or narrowing). This is a period in the history of people when collectives of people from an appropriating economy form hunting and gathering began to move to a productive economy. That means cattle breeding and agriculture appeared. Agriculture that arose in those days, conditionally in the 10th to 8th millennia BC, was based on natural cycles and on the need to observe them. What is the first that catches your eye? What do we see the first changes when we look at the sky? The moon and how it changes in the lunar phases. In addition, it is known that the moon has a very strong influence on all life on earth, at least through the same phenomenon of ebb and flow. This is the same primitive agriculture that allowed a person to become less dependent on the conditions of nature and to create food supplies — this agriculture was based on lunar cycles. The year that began to be counted was a lunar year. However, it is inconvenient to watch the change in the annual cycle on the moon, which is why it is much easier to observe the sun. Because all the same, we are creatures that are used to a daytime lifestyle and all the main work we carry out during the day when the sun is shining. Therefore the solar year is also very important.
So what do we have? In the solar year, we have 12 months. A lunar month is a little bit shorter than a solar month. So the lunar 12 months do not fit completely because the lunar
month is a little shorter, and there remains a short interval that needs to be supplemented with lunar days to complete the solar cycle. So to these 12 solar months were added eleven or twelve days, which were exactly as “13 month” — an incomplete month consisting of just 11-12 days to complete the solar cycle. The lunar year should also have coincided precisely with the end of the solar year.
That’s why appeared dichotomy of the numbers 12 and 13. 12 — is the solar cycle. 13 — is the lunar annual cycle.
The imposition of one calendar on the other led to the fact that both numbers became revered, but each in its own area.
Solar year in its area was divided into 12 zodiac constellations although this division is also historical. It was originally stated that this all came from the Sumerian calendar. And the most ancient Sumerian calendar assumed the countdown of time not according to the annual cycle, but according to the half-annual cycle (that means two half-years — it’s a year). This was relevant for the Sumerians, however, the consequences when their calendar began to spread to throughout Mesopotamia, people who engaged in those activities that were inherent in the Sumerians, came to the conclusion that it is much more efficient to
use the solar year. So two half-yeas formed into a single annual cycle.
The Meaning of the Number 13
So initially the number 13 did not carry absolutely any negative characteristics, but since it was associated with the economic life of society, howling from some significant points in the form of holidays, then this number began to acquire a sacred connotation. But the sacred meaning was also not negative. If we look at Kabbalah, we will notice that the number 13 refers to those numbers that ideas are about paradise and the blissful existence of people. Throughout the ancient antique era, it was preserved. When the times of early Christianity came (from the 1st to about the 5th century AD), 13 was a normal number. But then the times of early Christianity came, which are characterized by a sharp drop in the level of culture and the disappearance of educated people. If a person does not have solid foundations in life in the form of proper education and upbringing, then in the soil of his consciousness massively various kinds of delusions sprout as weeds. In the early Middle Ages it was difficult to find a literate person, and even the great Charlemagne, the great creator of the Frankish empire, could not read and write, and put an X to documents as his signature.
Monks were more educated by sitting on scriptoriums and rewrote not only sacred texts, but also the remnants of that ancient science that continued to be used. To keep the flock in obedience, this flock had to be kept in fear. That’s why all sorts of popular superstitions began to be fueled by religious tradition.
Origin of Popular Beliefs
We see how this tradition of folk mythology was superimposed with religious mystical interpretations — which led to the emergence of all kinds of things not related to common sense. These ideas, which, well, correctly should be classified as obscurantism, are more and more beginning to take root in the minds of people. There are so firmly entered that even in the 19th century this fear of the number 13 has only increased. Even though there is an idea that it is impossible for 13 people to gather at the table, otherwise one of them will surely die the most during the year. There was a situation, when a group of 13 people gathered, and as it was a bad sign, urgently called someone to be 14th for a fee, to join this banquet, ate, drank heartily and also received money for becoming the 14th. This person helped them to avoid the “13 number” and the curse of dying the next year.
This idea originated in the 19th century — the time when the philosophy of positivism was established very firmly. When the idea came that only those things could be tested in practice. You can see how this pragmatism was compensated by excessive mystification of consciousness through a certain kind of fiction.
And then spiritualism came when among the upper classes society became extremely fashionable to gather in the evening or at night and call up spirits. They did not call up spirits in such a small group of people before. But from the 19th-20th century, this became relevant not because spirits began to come more often, but because the trend for it came in among people who considered themselves as bohemia or as an intellectual elite. The most important thing was to show their peculiarity, their uniqueness, including the fact that they are associated with the world of spirits. Number 13 in this part was such a number that was cultivated because it now began to be a kind of mediator, connecting spiritualists with the world of spirits. And thereby setting the path to insight, but further, it was already possible to layer more and more new ideas.
Let’s sum it up!
Nothing terrible in the number 13. The biggest danger comes from our thoughts. Not for nothing teachings in many traditions this idea can be so leading. There is a thought, if it is correct, it will give the correct development of the situation in reality. If the thought is negative, it will lead to a negative outcome of everything. If a person lets come more and more negative thoughts, and negative attitudes toward the number 13 into his consciousness, this person creates for himself a limited field for action. And he directs himself to the negative manifestations of this number. If a person does not bother with such things or he has an attitude towards this the number is calm, then nothing bad will come into his life. Our thoughts are our all. Have good thoughts, inner balance, harmony, and peace.
This article was prepared using the next video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgtFZjaeM38