" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

October 20, 2018

The Mysterious Universe of Number 11?

I just had a laugh listening to the boys at the
'Mysterious Universe' podcast this morning where one of them talked about the 11:11 phenomena, synchronicity and cursed numbers -
20.16 – MU Podcast
"Some numerologists and New Age philosophies believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence and is an example of synchronicity
Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign.
Others claim that
11:11 signals a spirit presence.
However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of
11:11 phenomena in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias."

OK, while I am someone who has noticed 11:11 time prompts a lot in my life, I'm not going to go into it here in this post.
What I want to go into in this post is the MU boys position in their current podcast that #11 is a cursed number.
Personally I don't believe any particular number is a cursed number, no matter what coincidences or synchronicities may involve them.
I wrote a post after listening to the MU podcast #17:11 where the boys ranted on about Jackson Pollock's 'Blue Poles' (AKA #11) painting and the use of fractals -
Was Pollock Just a Pineapplehead?
Blue Poles, also known as Number 11, 1952
I noticed Jackson Pollock's initials were JP and that in Australia we have Justices of the Peace, or JPs for short, who among other things witness the signing of legal documents.
I also noticed that Jackson Pollock passed away on August 11th, 1944.
11/8 as we write the date here in Australia, or 8/11 as Americans would write the date.
"In the Tarot, eleven is the card of Strength or Justice.
Justice symbolizes balance between the spiritual and material world.
This is the card of balance and justice.
Reversed it is lack of balance and injustice.
There are tarot cards showing cards Justice and Strength are in reversed positions, making “Justice” card number 8 and “Strength” card number 11."

"The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) purchased Blue Poles in 1973 for A$1.3 million.
The gallery's director at the time, James Mollison, was not able to authorise purchases over $1 million, so the acquisition was approved by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam."
Gough Whitlam was born on July 11th, 1916:-)
The Eleventh Night
"The Eleventh Night is a celebration in the Protestant community of Northern Ireland.
The Eleventh Night also known as “Bonfire Night”.
Bonfires are built across Northern Ireland on the night of July, 11 in commemoration of the battle of the Boyne in 1690.
King James II (a Catholic) was defeated by William of the Orange’s (Protestant).
Eleven Years of No King – No Fun
Charles I was executed in 1649. The next eleven years there were strict Puritan rulers, led by Oliver Cromwell. Theatres were shut down.
Wearing make-up was prohibited.
Celebrating Christmas and Easter became illegal. Playing sports on a Sunday was against the law.
Cromwell divided England in eleven parts.
He assigned a trusted ally, called major-generals, to govern each of the eleven districts.
Cromwell died in 1658.
In 1660 Charles II became king."
Tomorrow just happens to be the 4 year anniversary of the passing of Gough Whitlam, by the way.
Gough passed away on October 21st, 2014, which was exactly one year before BTTF Day.
And just to give the old Elizabeth Fraser theme happening at 'The Secret Sun' blog a bit more steam, Queen Elizabeth II kicked Gough out as Prime-minister of Australia and replaced him with
Malcolm Fraser on November 11th (AKA 11/11), 1975.
Dangerous ALLIES?
"November 11 is Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a Commonwealth holiday to commemorate those who were killed in times of war, since the First World War.
Artificial poppies are worn to commemorate those who died in War.
Poppies have since ancient times been a symbol of eternal sleep and death.
The ancient Greek and Romans offered poppies to the dead.
Poppies were said to grow outside of the cave where Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep resided.
November 11
is Veterans Day in the United States, honoring military veterans."

"“The eleventh hour” suggests urgency.
Because the clock runs to twelve, this is the last hour to get things done."
Drowning, Not Wave-ing: World's Most Popular Artist?
"The deepest known point of the ocean is at Callenger Deep, Marina Trench located in the Pacific Ocean.
The depth is 11 km."
Sodium has the atomic number 11.
Ye Are the Salt of the Earth
"Sodium is the sixth most abundant element in the Earth's crust and exists in numerous minerals such as feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt (NaCl).
Many salts of sodium are highly water-soluble: sodium ions have been leached by the action of water from the Earth's minerals over eons, and thus sodium and chlorine are the most common dissolved elements by weight in the oceans."
"New York became the eleventh state of the United States on July 26, 1788.
The first plane to hit the World Trade Center (North Tower) on September
11, 2001, was American Airlines Flight 11.
11th is the 254th day of the year. 2+5+4=11"

The Stuff They Don't Want You To Know is That They Don't Really Know?
Back to the Future: The Massive Speaker is Meant to be the Bomb that was Dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15
11/11: Saint Marty/Martin’s Day?
Saint Martin
"The feast day of Martin of Tours(316-400) is November 11th.
He is patron saint of France, soldiers, beggars and innkeepers.
Martin of Tours started was a soldier in his early life.
Once he met a beggar.
He cut off half his cloak and gave it to the beggar.
He later dreamt he saw Jesus wearing the cloak.
Martin refused to fight anymore and converted to Christianity.
He later became bishop of Tours.
Believers in Saint Martin contribute the end of First World War on
November 11th to him.
St. Martin’s Day is celebrated in many Catholic countries.
This includes special family gatherings and processions with paper lanterns.
Countless churches are named after him."
"The walls of this eleven-pointed star shaped fortification are used as the base for the Statue of Liberty (New York)."
A Walk Back to the Future to the Pines and it's CURTAINS?
 Remember, remember, the 5th of November
November and #11 is probably nothing but one big COINcidence, right?-)
"When Britain switched to the Gregorian calendar, eleven days were simply deleted.
Wednesday September 2, 1752 was followed by Thursday September 14, 1752."
I couldn't possibly see why a "conscious universe" would send 11s as a wake up call, could you?
Just hit the snooze button and go back to sleep and dream of 12 o'clock and all the things you could have done before the hands hit 12, if only you had of taken notice back at 11:11.
Douglas Adams of 42 fame would probably tell you that numbers don't really mean anything of  real significance, as far as the universe trying to tell you things goes, but I wonder in hindsight if he would see 11 as being an unlucky number?
Douglas Adams, 42, 2001 and 237
11:11, do you notice it, too?-)

UPDATE: October 23rd, 2018
The boys over at MU obviously didn't like my comment I left.
I guess all I can say to that is FUMU and
do your homework in future.
Francis Joseph "Frank" Collin
Maybe you guys should be removing the links to his book on your podcast instead of my comment?


  1. It isn't surprising that Tarot trump number 11 is Justice, showing the balance, because there are 10 trumps before it and 10 after, if you ignore the Fool. If you consider the Fool as card number 0, then the 11th card is actually the Wheel of Fortune, another well-balanced card.

  2. I like the thought of that Luna, as being born on the cusp of Virgo/Libra the scales as a symbol of balance is always something that has resonated with me. But as you may have noticed from my blog's name, I also like to keep an eye on the wheel:-)