Friday the 13th

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  1. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    Hope everyone had a good Friday the 13th. There are 3 this year, each one is 13 weeks apart and its on a leap year. This hasn't happened since 1984 (a good year) and won't happen again until 2040.

    The Year of 13
     
  2. jwhoff

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    Cool. I had an uncle who never came to my childhood home though I saw him every week. He wasn't superstitious but often said he wasn't going to push his luck. My house number was 1313. Mom and Dad moved in on the 13th of December, 1951. Mom moved out on the 13th of January, 1976. Honest.
     
  3. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    The occurence of Friday the Thirteenth is very important to Masonry, and more especially York Rite Masonry. It was on this date a long time ago when the Knights Templar were rounded up and murdered at the order of the Pope... It was this slaughter of the Templars by the Church that is the cause or origination of the modern day superstition.


    This was the second Friday the Thirteenth since I became a member that my YR Chapter or Council has conducted it's stated meeting. It was an honor for me to open Chapter in due and ancient form on such an important date, Friday!!
     
  4. Dion

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    Friday the 13th of October, 1307. Order of the Pope, or the order of Philip IV? No matter, because either way, legends tells us that DeMolay got them both with his curse while he burned. The significance of the number 13 (or, as I like to think of it, 12+1) goes well beyond linkage to a group that may or may not have anything to do with the lineage of Freemasonry. Without checking, I am confident that October 1, 1307 fell on a Sunday.

    The admonition should always be: separate the symbol from what is being symbolized.

    For the superstitious, 13 is bad luck or misfortune, which certainly corresponds to the Templars (or at least many of them). It also corresponds to the 13th card in the Tarot, which is Death.

    For those who study astrology, it might be the traditional 12 signs of the Zodiac, with 13 being the mysterious Ophiuchus.

    From a standpoint of a more esoteric study of spiritualism, it might represent the test: suffering and death. Death to matter and birth into the spirit. Consider 13 attendees at the Last Supper.

    Astronomers might see it as a lunar year: 13 months. Also, the moon moves 13° around the Earth every day.

    It took Solomon 13 years to build his house (1Kings 7:1).

    There are numerous references to 13 on the Great Seal of the USA. Do they all suggest the original 13 colonies?

    13 cards in a suit.

    13 is a prime number and appears in the Fibonacci sequence. 1.1.2.3.5.8.13. . . . .

    There are 13 circles in Metatron's Cube, from which can be projected the 5 Platonic solids. That might be today's Daily Double, because it addresses geometric symbolism, and is a reference to Enoch, both topics worthy of additional study.

    There are numerous theories for why the number 13 is considered unlucky. Accepting any one of them (or the myriad others) as the "final answer" is how things get lost, and absolutely the way things won't be found.

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  5. Star Mztyk

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    .... As astrology is my expertise I feel I need to address this Ophiuchus sign business. This constellation is already in use in astrology in the 10th Harmonic and if given importance as the other 12 signs then would be so in the 13th Harmonic.

    You should be asking for a definition of a harmonic. Take a nice round pie that is not sliced fresh out of the oven and you have the first harmonic. If you decide to share it....and slice it ONCE in half then you have the 2nd harmonic (360/2= 180) .
    If divided in thirds gives three slices of 120 degrees each or 3rd harmonic....etc..etc.
    The opposition (180), trine (120), square (90), and sextile (60) are the basic geometric aspects most astrologers use, however the 360 can be divided into infinite slices that become more and more impossible to see....much less geometrically analyze and make any sense of. The 13th Harmonic gives 27.692 degree slices but one can quickly see that it does equate to the lunar month of 28.07 days (365/13)....to within .378. A really smart astrologer just gets his ephemeres out and looks at the moon phases to see where or what part of the chart a lunation (new/full) will occur.

    Ophiuchus traditionally rules the first 10 degrees of Scorpio and has to do with the sex and life forces of the body...as it is the second water sign after Cancer. It is pictured as a man wrestling a snake which might have to do with learning to subdue ones passions. A rule of thumb is not to anger a Scorpio but they are suppose to be good lovers.....either polarity can go to the extreme. A terrorist can be so passionate of their cause they will blow themselves up in the process of getting revenge....the same as a Scorpion will sting itself. This scenario does seem to remind one of lunatics....and the events around a full moon.
     
  6. Star Mztyk

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    hmmmmm that post was 11:33 am ..........does that mean anything?
     
  7. Dion

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    OK, write it off to hoof n mouth disease. I realize Ophiuchus is a constellation and not the 13th sign of the Zodiac (which are also constellations, but a specific group of 12. If I understand things correctly, astrology is based on 4 groups of 3. Hmm.
     
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  9. FriendshipCube

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    [QUOTE="in Metatron's Cube... is a reference to Enoch, both topics worthy of additional study. [/QUOTE]


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  10. Ripcord22A

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    Ummmm...what? So computer code was being used thousands of yrs ago?

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  11. FriendshipCube

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    Ummmm...what? So computer code was being used thousands of yrs ago?
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  12. Brother JC

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    Since when was JP Morgan a Mason?
     

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