I have always loved numbers. My whole life I have manipulated them, caressed them, cared for them.
My friends, I am a six fiend.
And I am not alone. Heck, even among physics gurus I am in pretty good company, including notables such as Paul A.M. Dirac, which, by the way, is his real name and not something he made up just for D&D. That guy lived for number correlations.
Numbers are significant because on a personal and a collective conscious level numbers help us understand the world in a way that letters cannot. I can go anywhere in the world and hold up two fingers and the most illiterate peasant in China knows that means I am with two supermodels. Can I speak Chinese? Well, yeah, Mandarin actually, but you can't.
Plus, there are 400 dialects in China so I certainly can't express how many supermodels I am with in any other way and have it be so clear. Numbers are the magical language. I can do music with numbers ( the circle of fifths ), language, art and science. Even when I do TKD I am using a sine wave.
Numbers work for everyone. Numbers have order and meaning. To pseudo-scientists they even have esoteric definitions. Numerologists, for example, claim that 1 is the Yang and 2 is the Yin, staying in our Chinese theme. More on that later.
My favorite? Six.
Six is important. Six is famous. Six was the magical number of ancient Avalon. Christian authorities labeled six "the number of sin" and 666 is certainly a bad thing. One of its Egyptian forms is seshemu ("sexual intercourse" ) shown in hieroglyphics by male and female genitals doing ... you know, what I do a lot more of than you ... and we still know of it today in the Sufi love-charm designed to open the "cave" of the Goddess: "Open, Sesame."
Western numerologists consider six 'responsible.' The Chinese consider it 'smooth.' I can't think of a better way to describe me.
The Masons have their own funky numerology. To them, for example, a W is a 6, numerically. You're reading this article on the World Wide Web. WWW. 666. Coincidence? Sure, if that helps you sleep. I know if you were designing the internet you would make people type out 'WWW' rather than just plain 'W' when they look for porn. Or NOT.
Europeans practically invented secret societies. You think their money looks that way by coincidence? The Euro - 6 stars with 6 rods with 6 more stars?
We're not immune in the US. The original Internal Revenue Code Book that required everyone to get social security numbers had that requirement as Code # 666. Yes, the mark of the beast, a number required by law, was in Code #666.
It's getting creepy, isn't it?
Fine, fine, enough with the madness. I will make you feel better. This girl wearing one of my shirts has six colors in her hair - but nobody cares.
Since I was thinking about this article, I had a numerologist tell me what they could about my name. My name has 4 letters. In numerology those four letters add up to 31. 3+1 = 4. Spooky. And today is July 4th which means, technically, you owe your freedom to me.
Anyway, here's what our friendly neighborhood numerologist had to say:
Your first name of Cash has given you a very practical, hard-working, systematic nature. Your interests are focused on technical, mechanical, and scientific things, rather than interests of an artistic, musical, or social nature.
You have a rather skeptical outlook on life and rather materialistic standards. In reaching your goals, you are very independent and resourceful, patient and determined.
You can be so very positive and definite in your own ideas and opinions that others sense a lack of tact and friendliness in your manner of expression.
Jesus Christ, they see right through me!!
Happy 4th of July. Now go shoot a Brit to celebrate the independent spirit in all of us.