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Fri, Oct. 21st, 2005 | 10:10 pm
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`What is this obsession I have with the number 13. I`m working on creating pentagrams on my computer using simple tools (ovals, squares and lines). I know there`s a star tool that will do the job, but there`s nothing like knowing the raw geometric process of being able to produce a pentagram anywhere, anytime which opens up a can of worms about why Greeks decided that a full circle is 360°, and half circles are 160°, and quarter circles are 90°, etc. Things like clocks, pentegons, fabonacci sequences, even geometry make me want to send eMail to my cousin, the Mathematician, to help enlighten me. Make me feel like like an alchemist.`

Every time I skim books on wicca or black magic in search for the section which explains how to draw perfect pentagrams inside circles, it`s as if I were chasing my own tail. I never can find it. Finally I meet someone that has some geometry background who`s willing to explain the ratio of x to y for correctly plotting a pentagon. It`s here somewhere in all this clutter. Just the same, pentagons are useful in making pentagrams. I end up figuring the degree between a point on a star to the next point is 72°, correlating to the center of the object. And 72 is the sum 36 + 36, which I consider the pinnacle in understand the relation stars and baphomet have with the devil`s symbol, 666.

Before I started digging this area of mystique, my interpretation of the number 666 was a lame religious attempt at brainwashing devoted churchgoers into believing that the number 666 is bad. And if you grew up with a slight accent, then six six six and sex sex sex was all the same thing, bad.

Oh yes, almost forgot. I think I have this right, but the Euskara translation for the number one could very well be "bad".

Every time I skim books on wicca or black magic in search for the section which explains how to draw perfect pentagrams inside circles, it`s as if I were chasing my own tail. I never can find it. Finally I meet someone that has some geometry background who`s willing to explain the ratio of x to y for correctly plotting a pentagon. It`s here somewhere in all this clutter. Just the same, pentagons are useful in making pentagrams. I end up figuring the degree between a point on a star to the next point is 72°, correlating to the center of the object. And 72 is the sum 36 + 36, which I consider the pinnacle in understand the relation stars and baphomet have with the devil`s symbol, 666.

Before I started digging this area of mystique, my interpretation of the number 666 was a lame religious attempt at brainwashing devoted churchgoers into believing that the number 666 is bad. And if you grew up with a slight accent, then six six six and sex sex sex was all the same thing, bad.

Oh yes, almost forgot. I think I have this right, but the Euskara translation for the number one could very well be "bad".