by Marie D. Jones, Larry Flaxman
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 255 pages
11:11 What is the significance that demands a whole book, numerous web sites, mathematical studies, metaphysical reports and all sorts of phenomena associated with it that has brought theories, studies and reports out of the closet? Who are the Midwayers and is it stuff of science fiction or a real possibility? We are taken on a mission, one that authors Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman decided was an important one that should be communicated in the form a comprehensive book called “11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon“. Even before word of its publishing I myself had suspected some weird coincidences in relation to the time prompt numbers. No I don’t have the great luxury of frequent occurrences like some of the reports listed in this book, but there have been moments that have made me do a double check on the whole thing. Now we face the greatest number countdown of all, the coming of 2012, which many are already starting to do there math and calculations to correlate all the similarities and connections.
The time prompt idea relates to the constant seeing of double numbers such as 11:11, 12:12, 03:33 and so on. Many reports have circulated with folks who seemed obsessed with seeing these patterns reoccur through out their lives. Though the idea that’s questioned is the mathematical formulas of numbers and perhaps the idea that obsessions such as these just leads to more awareness to the numbers themselves. You’ll find it goes beyond that. Paying $11.11 for something, living in the 11th building with the address 1111. Living in a city that has 11 numbers in it, 11 letters in the name…. well the list goes on. It is stated that the brain does not seem to have the ability to recognize patterns on the most part so out method is by “chunking. So for instance a phone number 5554555578 is really seen as 3 numbers 555-455-5578 (3 sets of numbers). How about time really being an illusion made up of numbers? There are even conspiracy theories that suggest secret societies that account for things like 11 windows on the $100 bill and other connections.
So lets get back to these Midwayers. The authors state that some have come out stating that midwayers are here on earth to assist folks as they move though life. In other words Angels of sorts.
Further studies of the pineal gland are taken into consideration as this often mystical portion of everyone’s biological makeup may have some alternative motives that haven’t been made aware of yet. Could the pineal gland be a part of the grand awakeing they speak about?
As the book progresses, its evident that the majority of the book is focused on the subject of numerology. We are explained numerous counting systems, how they relate and what there significance is. From Hebrew, Mayan, Sumerian, Chinese, Aztecs, and through a study of base systems the authors give us enough to digest without a laborious read through. Further studies look into the works of Da vinci, Kepler, Plato and the importance of sacred architecture with the Pythagorean Theorem. Belief systems are explored and how religion has tied in certain aspects of numerology though the ages. A interesting chapter of the book gives us pretty interesting overviews of the mysticism behind certain number such as 666, 13, 7, 23.
Much is revealed about the origin of such superstitions and how they tie in with multiple accounts of usage of those particular numbers. In fact the movie “The Number 23” was based around this whole concept. The authors have assembled not only an interesting study but in short a introduction to all numerology in general. I will confess that with the title of 11:11, I expected more chapters devoted to ” that” particular subject, though found that most of the book deals with numerology as a whole. This isn’t a bad thing, but it might be a bit deceiving to those seeking an all in all study devoted entirely to the phenomenon. The inclusion of much background number science though gives a strong base in which readers can find correlation and relationship to the subject at hand. I am calling this book more of a general resource to numbers, number history and mystic belief systems that have surrounded them.
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