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Shiva
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16/10/2020 5:35 am  

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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a big word. The first part of the word is Greek for six hundred sixty-six. The second part of the word, phobia, is Greek for fear or aversion. So, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia translates to fear of the number 666.

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/anxiety-disorders/fear-of-the-number-666-hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

 


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The HGA of a Duck
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16/10/2020 1:21 pm  

What's going on, Shiva starting a thread? Is some rare planetary alignment going on today?

Clicking on the link gives me this:

"This page is not available in your area"

though I got around this by using Opera which has a built-in VPN.

The page gives a few possible treatments for this condition, even suggesting medication. Not sure I would recommend any of those. I used to be a bit creeped out by this number, not really anymore, I think my "treatment" for this condition was the "spritual path" itself, with some understanding of how things may be on the other side of the "abyss", things that appear creepy may not actually be so if you flip them around and see the other side. This is a bit like the "wrathful" and "peaceful" deities of Tibetan Buddhism.

This formerly creepy number can seem benevolent now, and it can almost be comical when it comes up now and again.


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herupakraath
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16/10/2020 1:59 pm  

Years ago, I read that the motor vehicle department in Britain decided to stop putting the number 666 on license tags because it was causing drivers to become distracted and have accidents.


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16/10/2020 3:32 pm  

When Iron Maiden were recording their Number of the Beast album the producer Martin Birch allegedly had a car repair bill for £666, it was in an accident involving a mini-bus full of nuns.


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christibrany
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16/10/2020 3:59 pm  

Call it 'little sunshine' 


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Shiva
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17/10/2020 7:36 am  
Posted by: @duck

What's going on, Shiva starting a thread? Is some rare planetary alignment going on today?

I have been known to start threads. Not many. Not much. I couldn't resist this one.

There is also the Fear of Fridays the three and tenth. That one started when the Templars got busted on a Friday the 13th. Thirteen may hold a stronger sway in the collected unconscious than 666.

 


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Alan_OBrien
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20/10/2020 6:14 am  
Posted by: @christibrany

Call it 'little sunshine' 

I think there is some truth behind the Great Man's little joke, because 666 is often associated with Nero, who, like all Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine was often pictured with a radiated crown symbolic of Sol Invictus, or the Unconquered Sun.


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20/10/2020 8:31 am  
Posted by: @abuldiz

When Iron Maiden were recording their Number of the Beast album the producer Martin Birch allegedly had a car repair bill for £666, it was in an accident involving a mini-bus full of nuns.

Something similar happened to people involved in making the movie Omen 2.  Has this thread got anything to do with The Omen movies? 

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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Shiva
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20/10/2020 7:13 pm  

With all numbers being infinite, any emphasis on this number (666) or that (13) or any other (any number) is bound to be cyclic. That is, certain numbers rise and fall in importance or the ability to "trigger" certain responses. I am not referring to weekly or annual cycles, although they can probably be detected, but more in the terms of Aeons or Yugas.

666 had its debut a long time ago, supposedly written by Saint John the Divine, which is a pretty fancy title, after he apparently ate some of those middle-eastern mushrooms.

My personal questioner wonders why those Ecumenical Dudes in Nicea decided to leave it in their new, revised Book. Maybe they inserted it on purpose because they had some unfathomable agenda to fulfill.

Anyway, it is the number of a man. The only man I know with this number is Ignant. What does this portend?

 


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belmurru
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22/10/2020 4:54 pm  
Posted by: @shiva

With all numbers being infinite, any emphasis on this number (666) or that (13) or any other (any number) is bound to be cyclic. That is, certain numbers rise and fall in importance or the ability to "trigger" certain responses.

I'm triggered -

 

Every number's infinite,

Every number's great,

If a number is uncounted

Aiwass gets quite irate

 

Let the heathen count theirs

Like they're separate,

The Beast will punish them for

Each number's broken state.

 

Every number's wanted

Every number's good

Every number's needed

In your neighbourhood

 

Buddhist, Din, and Mongol

Count theirs just to spend

But Nuit loves all those who count their

Numbers without end.

 

Let the Christians count theirs

Like they're small and poor;

Ra-Hoor-Khuit smites them for

Restricting Ain Soph Aur!

 


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22/10/2020 5:24 pm  

Encore, encore! [claps wildly]


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christibrany
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23/10/2020 3:08 pm  

@belmurru

 

Ponty Mython? 


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