William B Stoecker: It is generally agreed that when a Freemason attains the thirty third degree he has “arrived” and becomes privy to at least some of the innermost secrets of this mystical (and sinister) brotherhood. But why is this? What is so special about the number “33”? Mystics have long believed that, through such means as meditation, the chi or kundalini force, believed to be the primal force of the universe (and, possibly, the substance of a dynamic ether) can be induced to rise from the lowest chakra at the base of the spine to the crown chakra in the head, at which point the individual achieves true enlightenment. To do so, the energy must rise through every one of the vertebrae, including the cervical vertebrae and the fused vertebrae of the sacrum. So anyone who has had the chi rise through the topmost vertebra would be at least partly enlightened…though mystics have warned against a partial enlightenment, which supposedly can lead to the attainment of paranormal abilities and the temptation to use these powers for selfish reasons. It may be that the Biblical account of the temptation of Christ was a reminder of this.
We are all individuals and we are all special in our own unique way which really makes us quite ordinary!
Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:36 AM
Bill, I see where you're going with the number 33. A similar case could be made for the number 19. The Stephenville TX UFO sightings started on 1/8/2008. These numbers add up to 19! Kennedy was shot in 1963. These numbers add up to 19! The Federal Reserve was started in 1913 and according to an article on this website "2012 and the Economy" could end on the Mayan calendar date of 12/21/2012. 1913 and 2012 add up to 19! The number 19 is magical to Islam the same way the numbers 7 and 11 are to Christianity. I think it deserves further investigation.
Southern California happens to lie in the latitudes 32 to 34 degrees north, between San Diego (32 30 N) and the L.A. county line in the Mojave desert (34 30 N). The metro area with the Coachella Valley farther east lies in between in the 33-34N range and has nearby some UFO-haunted hot spots like Cahuilla Mountain south of Hemet and the Giant Rock monolith in an airport 60 miles north of Palm Springs.
The latitudes 30'-35' from the equator is easily nagivable to follow the sun's declination from June to December to back in June both the earth's tropics fall on latitudes 23' 25. The sun is the farthest north: June 20-22 and the farthest south: Dec. 20-22, which is summer in the southern hemisphere while it's winter in the northern hemisphere. Each latitudes 30'-35' are 55-60' degrees away from the earth's poles at about 89' 59".
By no surprise, Israel and the Arabian desert are located in that range of latitude. Not long ago was an UFO sighting over Jerusalem and experts haven't yet identified on what was observed over the "Holy Land". The association of the 33N latitude and Israel relating to the presence of god or spirits could be coincidental (or is it not) when supernatural events occurred with religious overtones.
Edited by Desert Man, 15 February 2011 - 04:21 AM.