November 10, 2011 20:06
In the Middle Ages, numerologists — people are seeking mystical meanings of numbers — believed all numbers had both positive and negative aspects except numbers 11. According to the scientist of the 16th century, Petrus Bungusa (Petrus Bungus), number 11 «has nothing to do with god and mystical experiences.» Get lost between the divine numbers 10 and 12, 11 is an evil that exists, symbolizing the wicked.
Thus, according to the predictions of many experts, November 11, 2011, the date when the first three digits of the 11 century in this line up, do not bode well.
On this occasion, even had to make a new horror film, «11/11/11», which shows the human fears associated with the number 11. Movie characters face the so-called «phenomenon 11:11», which causes them to look at the clock at 11:11 more often than at other times. In the film, it is a warning of impending tragic events: «On the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year, will open the portal and shed innocent blood» — says the voice-over in the trailer.
In fact, the phenomenon of 11:11 is a widely discussed topic and in reality, she was devoted to a long discussion of online forums where people share their calculations and speculations about what this number means. Many people say that they seem to be pursuing this phenomenon, since it appears suspiciously often in their lives. For this category of people forthcoming date seems necessarily sinister. Meanwhile, some modern numerologists have calculated that the date 11/11/11 will be very supportive, and according to local news sources of the country, an unusually large number of couples will get married on that day. The number 11 is also a favorite of many gamblers — especially fans of Blackjack and Keno.
So what really is a date of three duplicate numbers? Is there really something special about her? No. With regard to the phenomenon of 11:11, then, according to psychologists, this is not a supernatural warning sign, as a typical case of «apofenii» experience, which consists in the ability to see the relationship in random or meaningless data. This phenomenon feeds itself, because the more you unconsciously draw attention to any matters, the more you start to see it in the world around you, and therefore stop thinking that the picture looks quite real.
On online forums dedicated to the phenomenon of 11:11, people often say that they have not paid attention to how often the number 11 occurs in their lives, until they heard about the mysterious phenomenon of someone else. This is the main feature apofenii, when they learned about the phenomenon, they subconsciously began to monitor developments related to the number 11, and each new observation seemed to them more important than the last.
Just as it is not necessary to be afraid of the date 11/11/11, and you should not expect it to something unusual. According to Alan Lenzi (Alan Lenzi), professor of religious studies at the University of the Pacific, who has been studying the biblical numerology, the search for value in numbers — a natural human tendency. «Cognitive scientists have demonstrated that the human brain is constantly looking for meaningful patterns, gathering information from the outside world» — said Lenzi.
In most situations, this cognitive ability significantly helps us, allowing you to select only the relevant information from the data offered to our attention. But sometimes we pereuserdstvuem, trying to find patterns where there are none — from the images seen in the clouds and finishing matches numbers.
And as soon as we find them, the «easy to fill their meaning», as explained by Professor. There is nothing unusual about the time 11:11 or the date 11/11/11, but our brain can not pay attention to the repeated numbers and, therefore, sees in them some sense.