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Old 27-04-2014, 11:34 PM   #112
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13 is the natural number following 12 and preceding the 6th prime number, and the smallest emirp..It is also a Fibonacci number, a happy number,3rd centered square number, and one of only 3 known Wilson primes..There are 13 Archimedean solids, and a standard torus can be sliced into 13 pieces with just 3 plane cuts.. There are also 13 different ways for the 3 fastest horses in a horse race to finish, allowing for ties, a fact that can be expressed mathematically by 13 being the 3rd ordered Bell number..Romance languages use different systems: In Italian, 11 is the first compound number (ùndici), while in Spanish and Portuguese, the numbers up to and including 15 (Spanish quince, Portuguese quinze), in French up to and including 16 (seize) and in Romanian up to and including 19 have their own names..Arch-imedean solidare are distinct from the Platonic solids, which are composed of only 1 type of polygon meeting in identical vertices, and from the Johnson solids, whose regular polygonal faces do not meet in identical vertices..The Apparitions of the Virgin of Fátima in 1917 were claimed to occur on the 13th day of 6 consecutive months...
Fundamentally,Tantra distinguishes 3 types of sacrifice: the outer, the inner and the secret.. The “outer sacrifice” consists of the offering to a divinity, the Buddhas, or the guru, of food, incense, butter lamps, perfume, and so on.. For instance in the so-called “mandala sacrifice” the whole universe can be presented to the teacher, in the form of a miniature model, whilst the pupil says the following. “I sacrifice all the components of the universe in their totality to you, O noble, kind, and holy lama!”..The special feature of Greek sacrificial rites lay in the combination of burning and eating, of blood rite and fire altar. In pre-Buddhist, Vedic India rituals involving fire were also the most common form of sacrifice. Humans, animals, and plants were offered up to the gods on the altar of flame..The symbolic burning of “sacrificial goddesses” is found in nearly every tantra. It represents every possible characteristic, from the human senses to various states of consciousness.. The elements (fire, water, etc.) and individual bodily features are also imagined in the form of a “sacrificial goddesses”...In Buddhist iconography, the tantric initiation goddesses, the dakinis are represented dancing within a fiery circle of flame. These are supernatural female beings encountered by the yogi on his initiatory journey who assist him in his spiritual development, but with whom he can also fall into serious conflict. Translated, dakini means “sky-going one” or “woman who flies” or “sky dancer”.. In contrast, the yogini often surrenders her heart-blood voluntarily because she loves her master.. Like Christ, she lets herself be crucified for love.. But her guru may never let this love run free.. He has a sacred duty to control the feelings of the heart, and the power to manipulate them..This tantric ritual, centered upon a principal female figure, begins like all others, with the pupil’s adoration of the guru.. Seated upon 2 cushions which represent the sun and moon, the master holds a vajra and a bell in his hands, thus emphasizing his androgyny and transsexual power..Thus the master now whispers into his ear, “Now you are entering into the lineage of all yoginis..In the dakini’s heart lies the secret of enlightenment and thus of universal power. She is the “Queen of Hearts”, who — like Diana, Princess of Wales — must undergo a violent “sacrificial death” in order to then shine as the pure ideal of the monarchy (the “autocratic rule” of the yogis). Lama Govinda also makes reference to a fiery sacrificial apotheosis of the dakini when he proclaims in a vision that all feminine forces are concentrated in the sky walkers, “until focused on a point as if through a lens they kindle to a supreme heat and become the holy flame of inspiration which leads to perfect enlightenment” It need not be said that here the inspiration and enlightenment of the male tantra master alone is meant and not that of his female sacrifice..Elisabeth Anne Benard would like to clearly distinguish her interpretation from an androcentric reading of the ritual. She openly admits her feminist intentions and celebrates Chinnamunda as both a female “solar deity” and a “triune moon goddess”. She thus accords her gynandric control over the 2 heavenly bodies and both genders...

In Shia Islam 13 signifies the 13th day of the month of Rajab (Lunar calendar), which is the birth of Imam Ali. 13 also is a total of 1 Prophet and 12 Imams in the Shia school of thought.14 is all the imams,prophet Mohammed and his daughter bibi Fatima..In a pentagram with a circle ratio of 13, each arm of the star equals 12.36, the number of lunar months, days and hours in a solar year.. Add the arms together and you get the number of full moons in 5 years..Traditionally, there are 13 witches in a coven..In Wicca and other similar forms of modern neopagan witchcraft, such as Stregheria and Feri, a coven is a gathering or community of witches, much like a congregation in Christian parlance. It is composed of a group of believers who gather together for ceremonies of worship such as Drawing Down the Moon, or celebrating the Sabbats..When a coven has grown too large to be manageable, it may split, or "hive".. In Wicca this may also occur when a newly made High Priest or High Priestess, also called 3rd Degree ordination, leaves to start their own coven. Wiccan covens are usually jointly led by a High Priestess and a High Priest..A year with 13 full moons instead of 12 posed problems for the monks in charge of the calendars.. "This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of 13 months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals...

13th Spirit is called Beleth.. He is a mighty King and terrible. He rideth on a pale horse with trumpets and other kinds of musical instruments playing before him. He is very furious at his first appearance, that is, while the Exorcist layeth his courage; for to do this he must hold a Hazel Wand in his hand, striking it out towards the South and East Quarters, make a triangle, △, without the Circle, and then command him into it by the Bonds and Charges of Spirits as hereafter followeth. And if he doth not enter into the triangle, △, at your threats, rehearse the Bonds and Charms before him, and then he will yield Obedience and come into it, and do what he is commanded by the Exorcist.. Yet he must receive him courteously because he is a Great King, and do homage unto him, as the Kings and Princes do that attend upon him. And thou must have always a Silver Ring on the middle finger of the left hand held against thy face, 1 as they do yet before AMAYMON.. This Great King Beleth causeth all the love that may be, both of Men and of Women, until the Master Exorcist hath had his desire fulfilled. He is of the Order of Powers, and he governeth 85 Legions of Spirits. His Noble Seal is this, which is to be worn before thee at working...'ve spent a lot of time guarding people all over the world, and I've found one thing to be true - no Matter how incompetent the assassins, no matter how much they miss their target, there's always one person who always gets hit..Will you grab that Jacket for me -The red one, please...

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