Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Page 182: Numerological Easter eggs

Since there no kabbalistic terms for either Annie Oakley or Michael Keaton, I had to get creative with the Easter eggs in the post on page 182. We have:
  • 131 (from 131 “likes”) = ⲡⲛⲁ (Coptic), spirit = θαομαι, “to wonder at” or “to gaze at a spectacle” = Παν, Pan (the Greek God, lit. “all”)
  • 718 (from 5,718 followers) = μορφη, form, shape, or appearance.
The number 718 also makes appearances in popular sci-fi:
  • In Arthur C. Clarke’s novels 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey Two, the monolith TMA-2 found orbiting Jupiter is 718 times larger than the one found on the moon (TMA-1).
The monolith's iconic first appearance in 2001: A Space Odyssey
[©1968 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, dir. Stanley Kubrick].
  • In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey triggers the sensors in hangar 718.
Readers of Perdurabo may know of other associations with this number.

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