What is it about the number 7? I’d really like to get a definitive answer to this one so if anyone out there has the lowdown, please do let me know.
The reason I’m asking the question is because I’m reading a book by Caroline Myss called Anatomy of the Spirit, which looks at the spiritual/emotional issues that could lie behind some of our common health problems.
Basically she suggests that the chakra system can be aligned to the kabbalah and to the seven Christian sacraments, in that they each work on a different level of a person’s development – and there just happen to be seven levels in each of them.
Anyway all of this got me thinking – initially about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and whether that could also be aligned in the same way but unfortunately that only has five levels, but still follows the same principle so I had to scrap that idea. But then I started thinking of Shakespeare’s seven ages of man, seven seas, seven wonders of the world, seven days of the week, seven sisters, seventh son of a seventh son etc… etc… and began to wonder why 7 had become such a mystical number.
Anyway, this is my second attempt at producing this particular entry as last night, just before I went out I managed to delete the first one …… duh!