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33 is a very special number in symbolism. It is a repitition of the number 3. There are: 33 gods 33 heavens 33 planes of existence 33 levels of initiation 33 vertebrae in the human spine. As a result, 33 becomes one of the key numbers in the creation of microcosms and macrocosms. For instance, Sura, a word for Soma, is symbolically linked to 33. 33 is part of a base 11 system, which entails multiples of 11 and begins with a sequence that also underlies early alphabets: 1 11 22 33 In Japan, 33 becomes linked with the number of Pilgrimage sites: 33 Kannon Sites (Kamakura) 33 Kannon Sites (Chugoku) 33 Kannon Sites (Hokkaido) 33 Kannon Sites (Kanto) 33 Kannon Sites (Kyushu) 33 Kannon Sites (Musashino, Kanto) 33 Kannon Sites (Ooshuu, Tohoku) 33 Kannon Sites (Saigoku) 33 Kannon Sites (Saijyou, Yamagata) 33 Kannon Sites (Tsugaru, Aomori) 33 Kannon Sites (Bando) Multiples of 33 lead to a series of numbers linked with the Indian pantheon of gods and shrines in different accounts: 33 330 3330 33,000 330,000 3,300,000 33,000,000 333,000,000 1 10 100 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000, 000 10,000,000
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