One thing that captures human thought and imagination is the number 7. It is linked to many different explanations and many different uses, yet it still fascinates us. Why, I am not too sure. In my article: Mysteries of Seven I made an effort to begin to describe the power of this number. It was a start, however one that needs further thought. Perhaps you, my readers, may have some deep insight to share.
Successful authors, Stephen and Sean Covey have used the number 7 as the basis for their own books.
Even the world of blogging, of which I am now a part, defers to the magical significance of 7. I read a few articles the other day. One on Copyblogger‘s site. The article was titled: The 7 Secrets of Running a Wildly Popular Blog by Dean Rieck and in my country, Australia’s Darren Rowse of Problogger fame: 7 Considerations on Generating Traffic to Your Blog.
A fellow blogger on a sister site to Timberwolf HQ, that of Blogshido has ventured into the realm of the Sacred 7 in her article titled: The Seven Directions & Native American Wisdom where she has brought a number of books together on the topic. As a Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way, what captures my imagination about this article is the quote from Eagle Man’s book: Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves and Our World.
The warrior who feels the great mystery of existence is marked by a profound humility. Such new warriors will not see themselves as titans standing astride the universe demanding dominion over the earth. Instead, they will be like the vision-questing Indian who stares at the stars in the black sky and feels humility before nature’s power and awesome beauty.
So what is it about the number 7 that captivates us? Why not 11 or 16 or even 5? As a Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way, I seek the unusual in life and this is definitely one of them. 7 is a spiritual number with deep significance to humanity as a whole.
As I said in my article, Mysteries of Seven:
The journey to trace the power of the number 7 covers a vast amount of territory and includes religious material, occult type material, explorations of 19th and 20th century adventurers in central Asia and the collection of myth legend, prophecy and tales concerning cultural heroes.
I would be very interested to hear what you, my readers think. Please leave your opinion in the comments below.