The Hammer Man & Numbers

Many years ago, before I started to write my first book, I noticed that the ‘Hammer Man’ in Seattle had some numbers engraved. Adding all the numbers equals number 30, and I am invigorated by number 3 (3+0=3) derived from the day of my birth, which is number 21 (2+1=3). As I mentioned in my book I am influenced by number 3, but what is quite intriguing here is that within the Hammer Man’s numbers is the total number of my numerical equivalent from my birth name. This number is 277. The electrical meter at the house I owned in Redmond had the electrical meter number 277. When adding all these number I arrive at my destiny number 7 (2+7+7=16 and 1+6=7).


“As a final example of parallel developments in microphysics and psychology, we can consider Jung’s concept of ‘meaning.’ Where before men looked for causal (i.e., rational) explanations of phenomena, Jung introduced the idea of looking for the meaning (or, perhaps we could say, the “purpose”). That is, rather than ask ‘why’ something happened (i.e., what caused it), Jung asked: What did it happen for? This same tendency appears in physics: Many modern physicists are now looking more for “connections” in nature than for causal laws (determinism).”

“To sum up: numbers appear to represent both an attribute of matter and the unconscious foundation of our mental process. For this reason, number forms, according to Jung, that particular element that unites the realms of matter and psyche. It is “real” in a double sense, as an archetypal image and as a qualitative manifestation in the realm of outer-world experience.”

~ Marie-Louise von Franz

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