Hey there Richard,
Originally Posted by thirtyseven
Fascinating story. I liked this paragraph from the page you linked:
That is what 37 about. 37 appeared at a time in my life where I was attempting to achieve goals of high personal value that were at odds with my job, my finances and what could be considered rational behaviour. After this night I found a new will to complete my little project which found me alone in Patagonia with only a kayak for company. The magic of this period cannot be underestimated. Many things happened along the way which could be called coincidences if they happened once. But time and time again I met people and ‘coincidences’ happened so that I was able to succesfully complete my trip.I can totally relate to your experience. It sounds much like what happened to me back in the fall of 1990. I suddenly became aware of numinous numbers -- very Jungian and archetypal -- and they captured my mind and seemed very meaningful. I had a lucid dream in which a woman said "Are you looking for Dumbo? 12 x 44." This led to a rigorous and diligent study of the meaning of numbers. This site is a result of that experience. You can read about it in my thread called Looking for Dumbo.
And for years I had the experience of spontaneously awakening to look at repeated digits on my digital clock. 1:11, 2:22, etc. I don't think it is merely selective memory or a pre-programmed brain, but it is important to keep that possibility in mind once you begin to consciously notice the number patterns. We greatly increase the odds of finding something if we are actively looking for it.
It sounds like we have a lot in common. I too have a degree in Mathematics, and also in Physics. I look forward to our future conversations.
All the best,