SevenCubed - 3:00 pm on Oct 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Before I post what I wanted to post this morning I'll respond to londrum's comment so please bare with me because I have difficulty providing short concise answers :p
To use the cliche...there is nothing to FEAR but FEAR itself. For me a number is just a number, neither lucky nor unlucky, it's just a counter that lends itself to facilitate organization and keep score. When time's up it doesn't matter what number you are chasing or trying to avoid, it will just get you :)
So if we are SUPERSTITIOUS individuals then we live in fear instead of as a peaceful witness. FEAR ITSELF IS THE BEAST, not some elusive scary monster. Unless of course we chose to allow that illusionary state of consciousness to invade the naturally inherent peacefulness of our Soul because of ignorance of the absolute. If we choose to accept fear then Maya will gladly entertain us. Fear keeps us bound to reincarnation -- the proverbial eternal hell fires.
So in keeping pace with verifiable mathematical proofs here it's presented...
Triangles, ohhhhh I love triangles, they don't lie. So, consider that the 36th Triangular number equals 666. That previously alphanumeric scale I presented, now take it and shift A to equal 36 (36th Triangular number).
Disclaimer here: This following discovery isn't mine to claim, I dug it up somewhere on the internet during my research but I don't know the source of origin. Still, it's our collective knowledge, there's already too much separation here on earth through the me me me attitude.
A=36, B=37, C=38, D=39, E=40, F=41, G=42, H=43, I=44, J=45, K=46, L=47, M=48, N=49, O=50, P=51, Q=52, R=53, S=54, T=55, U=56, V=57, W=58, X=59, Y=60, Z=61
S=54 - 54
U=56 - 110
P=51 - 161
E=40 - 201
R=53 - 254
S=54 - 308
T=55 - 363
I=44 - 407
T=55 - 462
I=44 - 506
O=50 - 556
U=56 - 612
S=54 - 666
SUPERSTITIOUS = 666
Back to what I have been able to decipher from that:
It's quite alright to explore it, in fact we have explicitly been assigned the task by our Creator to figure it out. (Book of Revelation 13:18 "...it is the number of a man"). So what I've figured out, whether right or wrong, is that it isn't a single man but the composition of "a man". Our biological composition is carbon, a decaying substance. The composition of an atom of carbon has 6 protons and 6 neutrons balanced by 6 electrons. 666, it is our own big bad scary shadow that we are afraid of!
Also consider that a lump of coal and a diamond both are carbon. Coal cannot contain or reflect light if it's very existence depended on it whereas a diamond is formed by being under constant pressure, millions or maybe billions of years worth. As we evolve into biological lifeforms from mineral to plant to animal to human we inherit the potential to become "diamonds" (the power to become Sons of God). As we continue to evolve from our origins as a lump of coal until we reach our destination on the pinnacle of the alter of our Creator we become capable of holding light within us (if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light), and reflecting it and sharing it with our lost brothers and sisters, in whatever mansion of our Creator's Kingdom they may be on, earth or otherwise. Our diamonds of Christ consciousness are formed by our daily trials and tribulations in the fields of incarnations. How we react to pressures of existence determines whether we will continue to maintain the ignorance of a lump of coal, or whether we dissolve ourselves into The Star of David (which by the way I think has a foundational structure of Base64) and by example become a beacon for other lost Souls wandering around aimlessly going to and fro and back and forth (all these things you shall do and greater things you shall accomplish).
Most of what I've been sharing here in this thread is original. Sometimes individuals that I sit down with to share this knowledge express astonishment that I don't "monetize" this knowledge! SevenCubed shudders at the mere thought of packaging and selling knowledge that belongs to our Creator. Surely my book and resulting worldly profits would die along with my very Soul! Nay, take me to the top of the world, I will not worship this illusionary world. I do not live in fear, I am in the process of circumcising the sheath of fear that has kept my internal universe hidden from my perception.