In numerology, 11:11 is considered to be a significant moment in time for an event to occur.[1][2] It is seen as an example of synchronicity, as well as a favorable sign or a suggestion towards the presence of spiritual influence.[2] It is additionally thought that the repetition of numbers in the sequence adds "intensity"[3] to them and increases the numerological effect.[3][4]

A watch indicating 11:11:11 on November 11th, 2011 (11/11/11)

Critics[5] highlight the lack of substantial evidence for this assertion, and they gesture towards confirmation bias and post-hoc analysis as a scientific explanation for any claims related to the significance or importance of 11:11 and other such sequences.[6] Through observations made in the study of statistics, specifically chaos theory and the law of truly large numbers, skeptics explain these anecdotal observations as a coincidence and an inevitability, rather than as any particular indication towards significance.[6][7]

Significance in Christianity Edit

Within Protestant Christianity, particularly in Pentecostal movements, the number 11 or 11:11 has been linked to the concept of transition.[8]

Significance in dates Edit

For various reasons, individuals are known to attribute significance to dates and numbers. One notable example is the significance given to "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month," which corresponds to 11:00 a.m. (Paris time) on 11 November 1918. It marks the moment when the armistice ending World War I took effect.[9]

On 11 November 2011, also known as "11/11/11," there was an increase in the number of marriages occurring in various regions worldwide, including the United States[3] and across the Asian continent.[10]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Solara (1992). 11:11: Inside the Doorway. Charlottesville, VA: Star-Borne Unlimited. ISBN 1-878246-05-4.
  2. ^ a b George Barnard (2004). The Search for 11:11: A Journey into the Spirit World. Australia: 11:11 Publishers. ISBN 0-9577889-6-7.
  3. ^ a b c Basu, Moni (11 November 2011). "11/11/11: 'Ones' in a lifetime". CNN. CNN.
  4. ^ "Uri Geller". SkepticReport. Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009. On his web site, Uri Geller has a list of things he connects with the number 11. He believes this number to be all-important. E.g. he attaches meaning to the fact that some people have noticed their clocks sometimes show the numbers "11:11".
  5. ^ "Numerology - Critique - JA Show Articles". 13 August 2003. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  6. ^ a b Paulos, John Allen (April 2011). Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (1st ed.). Ferrar, Straus, and Giroux (published 1 April 2011). ISBN 9780809058402.
  7. ^ "law of truly large numbers - coincidence - The Skeptic's Dictionary -". Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  8. ^ Stannard, Josh (31 March 2023). "What does 11:11 mean in the bible?". Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  9. ^ "The Connection Between Veterans Day And The Number 11". 10 November 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  10. ^ Savadove, Bill (12 November 2011). "11/11/11 spells marriage and magic". Hindustan Times.