DISTRACTION: 666 is NOT The Number Of the Beast

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“Woe to you, oh Earth and Sea

For the Devil sends the Beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short.

Let him who hath understanding reckon the Number of the Beast

For it is a Human number

It’s number is 666.” Revelations 12:12 ESV

It’s really just a phenomenal record…that happened to change their lives forever. But, isn’t it curious that associating with this “cursed” number not only are they not cursed or gone to the dark side of the Force, but they’ve become legend?

Iron Maiden‘s incredible music and showmanship aside, one cannot deny that “666” is the poster child for numerology.

Regardless of your faith, or lack of, we have all been plenty warned of the triple 6’s. Hollywood exploited the imposing horror in the The Omen – remember the swelling of music and creepy chanting when daddy cut Damien’s hair and found the mark on his scalp? And, course, the resurgence of its popularity in 1982 with Iron Maiden’s masterpiece, The Number of the Beast which not only made us even further aware, but unintentionally wreaked a little havoc with it, as well. Even today, in spite of the pitchforks and assorted panty-twisting this art has caused, Maiden still dared to bear the number on their commercial mode of transportation for a documentary, Ed Force One – Flight 666.

iron-maiden-flight-666-467500And yet, in spite of the risk of ill luck, the English gentlemen still manage to enjoy balanced, ultra-suburbanized lives of golf, tennis, family, and tea, without the discomfort of sporadic head spinning and spitting up pea soup.

Maybe they know something the rest of us don’t? Let’s find out:

At a glance, you can see the number is significant simply because of the repetition, alone. Humans love patterns, as they subconsciously trigger a sense of security. Our organic programming dictates when a pattern is repeated in any situation – a schedule, machinery, the weather, etc. – we consciously compute that the system is fully operational. So, naturally, as we seek security in our lives, we’re immediately attracted to patterns.

In gnothology, those repeated patterns are called “Earthly Mastery Vibrations,” and this is only one of the three major aspects which makes 666 genuinely, truly interesting:

1 – The gnothological calculation, itself

2 – The fundamental principle of higher majick, which is absolutely vital in order to understand it’s 3rd aspect

3 – Historical significance

The Gnothology:

To avoid confusion and for the novice, the difference between Numerology and Mathematics is one is the study of the energetic value and the other is the application of those values to find a solution.

In Platonic numerology, the number itself is a solution – very much like astrology, but a lot less complicated and a lot more mundane.

The term, “Gnothology,” essentially means, “the esoteric approach to the ancient science of numbers.”

Without going into “Numerology How-To 101,” in regards to 666, there are actually three significant numbers at play: 3, 6, and 9.

lit-trinity-symbol-from-bizzle-comThey say that “3 is a magic number,” and indeed it is. “3” denotes Manifestation. Put in the simplest terms, if “1,” is the self, and “2” is the pair or the duality, then “3” makes the family. Trinities signify the sanctity as well as the basis of life, itself: Mother, Father, Child; Father, Son, Holy Spirit; Maiden, Mother, Crone; Height, Width, Depth; Past, Present, Future; Above, Below, Center, and so forth. The 3rd dimension is where we live out our primary existence.

And there are 3 sixes. This means two things:

1 – This is a triple mastery number, as there are 3 pairs

2 – The energetic value of “6” (666) is active on all 3 planes

A gnothological value always falls between 1 and 9 – zeros do not count because “there’s no such thing as void.”

An EMV (Earthly Mastery Vibration) number is 11, 22, 33, and so forth. These double digits denote the Mastery or Completion of their original value, such as “11” is the mastery of “1,” “22” is the mastery of “2,” and so forth.

“6” means Utilizing and working with the primary elements, Building anew, Moving forward, and between conflicts. “66” is the mastery of these concepts, which means always having what is necessary at hand, making the absolute most of your resources for the highest good, and exercising great decision making and judgement.

the_omen-403342178-largeBut, remember, 666 is a triple EMV. To have “66” energy in past, present, future; above, below, center, and in all dimensions illustrates the foundation of absolute power not only over the self, but tremendous potential for power over others, as well.

This, alone, would be very intimidating. But, now there is the actual sum: 9

666 numerologically rooted: 6 + 6 + 6 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9

“9” is the Triple Trinity – the power of “3” augmented by the power of “3.” In essence, if you visualize 3 triangles formed in a triangle, you’d see what may look like a village or a family tree, not just a nucleus. Nine signifies the elements of the elements, community, rite of passage, and mastery of a cycle.

It is not a coincidence that there have been so many deaths this year, 2016 because: 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9

Nine is also the number of Majick, which brings us to the second significance: Fundamentals of Higher Majick:

Now, just to be absolutely clear, this is not about pulling rabbits out of hats, making elephants disappear, and Criss Angel stuff.  Those are illusions. This is about utilizing natural energy in order to create a change.  And essentially, it’s like a candle flame – it is what it is. What makes it “high” “low” “dark” or “light” is the intent behind the use of it.  You can take that candle flame and light your stove to cook your food, heat your home, build your campfire or you can burn someone’s hair off or light your house on fire.

A flame is a flame, majick is majick.

So, essentially we’re really talking about the intent. “Lower majick,” would be like sending someone flowers. Here’s an excerpt from Majick, Sorcery, Writing. Literally. posted on June/10/2011:

4bb28fd72cab6c610b13ec653b23e932“First, you have a target – a friend, a potential lover, a spouse, a family member, etc.  Then, you have a goal – let’s say to say hello, tell someone you love them, or that you’re thinking about them and you want to make that person feel good, brighten their day, or feel important, what-have-you. So, you find some blossoms in a field somewhere or go to the flower shop. Unless you’re a really different fish and choose the artificial variety (because nothing says “love” like plastic…?), you select products of the Earth….You choose the colors, type, and size in accordance to what you wish to say.  Red roses for love, pink carnations for friendship, white lilies for sympathy and so forth.  Now, you have these selected natural elements expertly arranged in a specific order that best conveys your message.  This arrangement is sent to the target, the target receives the efforts, and voila! Your target’s changed.”

When we are focused on creating a change to an outside target, just as in everyday communication, we speak as we breathe out. We use animated hand gestures (especially us Italians), eye contact, and create as much energy to reach our intended goal.

“Higher” majick defined:

Through ritual drawing on the greater energies to create change and understanding within ourselves; to unite the microcosm with the macrocosm – ourselves with the Gods. A Wiccan Glossary – The Wellhead

One of the processes of the higher rite is invocation or “drawing down.”  It is essentially calling to or attracting an evolved entity, presence, or energetic frequency to the designated sacred space.

The concept is to combine talents from both planes of existence in unison towards a singular purpose. The most effective and simplest process of drawing down is to lower your speaking, chanting volume and / or speak in reverse, the opposite of “Lower Majick.”


The speaking backwards forces the breath into a type of “retrograde” – meaning that is slows down to the point of seeming to stop. We don’t usually speak in reverse, so the practice, in order to maintain rhythm (remember what I said about patterns) we are forced to think or read more cautiously. Without all that effort expounding out of ourselves, we are creating an energetic vacuum. Another technique is the ‘breaking down’ of phrases or sounds.

abracadabraAn excellent example of the “drawing down” practice is the abracadabra, which essentially means “I create as speak” in Aramaic.

The writing and speaking of common language in reverse or in altered formats instantly changes the sound/energetic frequency, therefore inspiring an alternative perspective and state of consciousness. This altered state allows us to be open and able to receive greater presences. It takes thought, effort, and a sense of purpose…

Finally, the third point of significance: History

First undisputed fact: The Bible’s old.

Though gnothology can be traced back to ancient Greece, the numerical system and characters we use today, did not come about until 400 CE. We forget that Romans occupied the middle east and half the world before the Bible was written and it was the Roman Numeral system that was commonly used.

666, before 400 CE  was written as: DCLXVI

numerals_chartThe breakdown:

DC = 600

LX = 60

VI = 6


If you were to reverse this, it would list the major placement system that we still use today: one, five, ten, 50, 100, and 500.  666 is written in pure, perfect descending order.  In other words, it “draws down.”

In conclusion: 666 is not the bat signal for Cthulhu.

Applying the principles of gnothology and parapsychology, it denotes the drawing in tremendous energy for independent, personal empowerment.

No doubt the ancient pagans carved and painted DCLXVI on their sacred spaces and bodies. And no doubt they must’ve achieved some amazing results…

But, now, with that being said, then what could that Biblical passage mean? Let’s break it down:


Woe to you (you’re in trouble), oh Earth and Sea (Earth = body, male; Sea = spirit, heart, female) For the Devil (Devil = “against God”) sends the Beast (The primal self, the adversary) with wrath (in a hurry, with furor), because he knows the time is short (monotheism is taking over polytheism; new religion taking over the old). Let him who hath understanding reckon the Number of the Beast (a personally empowering symbol that draws down higher majick or greater spirits to empower the primal self and connect with all planes), For it is a Human number (we made this, God didn’t have anything to do with it).

It’s number (it’s symbol) is 666 (DCLXVI).”

Everything in this world boils down to perspective and choice: How one chooses to see something and what one chooses to do about it. Nothing has any influence over you unless you allow it to.

This gnothological golden child, 666, like anything else, can either instill fear, empowerment, or indifference.

You choose.

Up the Irons!

Revised for The Black Siren from Ms. Ray’s Psychic Episodes: The Gnothology of 666 – One Hell of a Number

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