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Thread #37841   Message #529171
Posted By: Peg
16-Aug-01 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son
Subject: RE: BS: Seventh son of a seventh son
Seven, in numerology, is a very powerful and magical number. Being born "under the seven" in the old days meant you were destined to be taken into mystical training of some represents completion and understanding and wisdom and a deep connection to the unseen world (dreams, etc.); hence children whose birthdates corresponded to it were closely watched to see if they had powers or skills that went beyond the usual...I would imagine the seventh son of a seventh son thing is related to this...

I have also heard the vampire thing repeated widely...

one pal of mine is a seventh son; he is a horror writer by trade.