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.