If I ask you to pick a random number, chances are it will be seven.
Psychologists have closely monitored our affinity to number seven.
And now, we have statistical proof of this affinity from the mathematician Alex Bellos in his new book Through The Looking Glass.
He strongly claims that there’s a subconscious form of mental arithmetic behind this.
Where Do We See “SEVEN”?
- Our optimum number of hours of sleep is seven. Several studies have revealed that the risk of developing heart disease increases in those who sleep one hour more/less than seven. While those who sleep for less than five hours or more than 9 hours a day are twice as likely to have heart attacks.
- There are seven colors in the rainbow and the visible light spectrum.
- There are 7 days in a week.
- The Bible was originally divided into 7 major divisions: Law, Prophets, Writings/Psalms, Gospels and Acts, General Epistles, Epistles of Paul, and book of Revelation.
- After creating the world, God rested on the seventh day; and the different civilizations of the world have adopted taking the 7th day of the week as a day off too!
- Seven also symbolizes the unity of the four corners of Earth with the Holy Trinity.
- The Talmud of Judaism and the Quraan of Muslims promises seven heavens.
- The Muslims’ pilgrimage to Mecca has seven walks around the Kaaba.
- In Hinduism, there exists seven higher worlds and seven underworlds.
- The human body has seven Chakras; and in Buddhism, it is said that the “newborn Buddha” rose by taking seven steps; i.e. opening the 7 Chakras.
- There are seven deadly sins (envy, gluttony, greed or avarice, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath) and seven virtues (humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality).
- There were seven wonders in the Ancient World.
- Now, there are also seven wonders in the Modern World: the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, the rock city of Petra in Jordan, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico and the Colosseum in Rome.
What’s the Connection Between “SEVEN” & “HIGHER FREQUENCIES”?
“The 3 (spirit, mind, and soul) descend into the 4 (world), the sum being the 7,
or the mystic nature of man, consisting of a threefold spiritual body and a fourfold material form.
These are symbolized by the cube, which has six surfaces and a mysterious seventh point within.
The six surfaces are the directions: north, east, south, west, up, and down;
or, front, back, right, left, above, and below;
or, earth, fire, air, water, spirit, and matter.
In the midst of these stands the 1, which is the upright figure of man.”
Why Is “SEVEN” So Interwoven Within Our “PSYCHOLOGY”?
The Mathematician Alex Bellos says that an emotional attachment to number 7 in particular is very common.
But why is that? For example, small numbers tend to be more popular than large ones.
Moreover, odd numbers seem to appear more exotic than even ones.
Bellos states that ‘Our brains see numbers and want to try to split them in two. They can’t do that with odd numbers so people feel their “personalities” are different and more appealing.’
We also seem to be attracted more to prime numbers, also mainly due to the fact that they can’t be split to two.
So the candidates for a favorite number would be 3, 5 and 7.
But people also don’t seem to like numbers ending in 5 since they are so used to rounding them up to become a 10.
And 3 is seems to be too mundane, small, and repeated everywhere we look: traffic lights, hands on a clock…
So the less common, number 7, takes the crown.
Ranim Daw, MS in Cell & Molecular Biology
April 11, 2017