"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 11"

compiled by Dee Finney


Number Eleven possesses the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity, and spirituality, and is idealistic. Others turn to people who are 'Eleven' for teaching and inspiration, and are usually uplifted by the experience.

In systems such as Astrology and basic Numerology, eleven is considered to be a Master Number. Eleven can also represent sin; transgression and peril. Ten being the perfect number, eleven represents the exceeding of both. It is interesting to note that eleven when broken down ( 1+1=2) comprises the Two of duality.  Number eleven is a master vibration and as such should not be reduced to a single number.People with this number could be both idealistic and visionary, and they are attracted to the unknown.They can be both unusual, interesting and magnetic personalities.

Eleven bring the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the "Light-Bearer". It is the number of the Light within all. Strengthened by the love of Peace, gentleness, sensitivity and insight. Greatest facility is the awareness of Universal relationship. Is related to the energy of Oppositions and the Balancing needed in order to achieve synthesis. Eleven is The PeaceMaker... Colours : Gold, Salmon, Prune, White and Black.

Determining Your Life-Path Number

Let us say that you were born on March 29, 1968.

March is the third month--3

the day 29, 2+9 totals 11

the year 1+9+6+8 totals 24 which reduces [2+4] to 6

Now add 3 with 11 [11 being a Master Number does not reduce]=14 +6=20

Drop the zero, and you have 2 as your Life-Path Number.

Your Days Are Numbered

The Higher Vibrations of Number 11 in Your Life

Italian 11 = undici -  Spanish 11 = once - French 11 = onze - German 11 = elf -  Portueguese 11 = onze

11 is a prime number.

1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29...
Lucas number.

The Eleven Plus was an English school selection examination taken by 11 year olds which was abolished in most areas with the introduction of comprehensive schools. It is still fondly remembered by taxi drivers and education ministers.

Elevenses is a mid-morning refreshment such as tea and biscuits taken around 11am.

Soccer, cricket, American football and field hockey are all played with teams of 11 players on the field.

The sun spot cycle repeats about every 11 years. Sun spots are dark spots on the surface of the sun. They occur more often during the active phase of the sun spot cycle. The spots have intense magnetic fields which are associated with magnetic storms on earth. Radio reception on earth is also affected by the sun spot cycle.

11 is the fourth number that stays the same when written upside down. The first three are 0, 1 and 8. There are three more between 11 and 100.


In the decimal system, each digit position in a number has ten times the value of the position adjacent to it on the right. For example, in the number 11, the 1 on the left is said to be in the "tens place, " and its value is 10 times as great as that of the 1 on the right. The 1 on the right is said to be in the "units place," with the understanding that the term "unit" in our system refers to the numeral 1. Thus the number 11 is actually a coded symbol which means "one ten plus one unit." Since ten plus one is eleven, the symbol 11 represents the number eleven.

The Permanent Stone Labyrinth

This 36', eleven circuit labyrinth is on the grounds of the Church of The Good Shepherd in Tequesta, Florida.

The eleven circuit, or Maltese design, octagonal in shape, can be found at Amiens Cathedral in France.

The Sacred Labyrinth

In England the number 11 sometimes appears in the decoration of Easter cakes. The 11 almond paste decorations on this simnel cake represent the 12 apostles, but excluding the treacherous Judas Iscariot.

The largest cat is the Siberian tiger at 11 feet long.

In a 12 Step Program Step ELEVEN is a step of meditation and courage. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.". After working the program for months, perhaps years, many of us begin to experience an energy, a support in difficult times, a something indefinable that is nevertheless there for us when we are feeling fear or anxiety. This is Higher Power. It can't be described, it can't be understood, but it is available, anytime we need it. It's like turning on a light or tuning into a favorite radio station. The energy or power is always there even though we can't see it, and we don't understand how it works. But if we push the button or turn the switch, it's there to comfort us and guide us.

Courage permeates this step. It takes courage to believe. It takes courage to let go of self will. And it takes courage to pray, "Thy Will be done." It is so much easier to pray, "My will be done." Step eleven requires the courage to trust this power and to let go of predetermined, limited, human results. What happens is miraculous. Things work out in ways the limited human mind could never preplan.

An interesting outcome of Einstein's theory of relativity was the discovery of dimensions of time and space that exist separately and distinct from the four dimensions we experience. In fact, these dimensions may even be in our midst but not visible to us. More recently mathematicians have shown that up to eleven dimensions may exist in the universe. Many physicists believe that there are places in the universe where time ceases to flow. One of these places is in a black hole. Now it is interesting that the Bible tells us that God dwells in a place where time does not flow. For centuries this concept was mocked by scientists. Such a place is now scientific fact.

A rocket must travel at over 11km per second to escape the Earth's gravity.

eleven 1. Number of incompleteness, disorganization, disintegration, one beyond ten yet one short of twelve (Gen. 32:22; Deut 1:2; Matt. 20:6); a. Eleven sons (Gen. 35:16,18; 37:9); b. Goat's hair, sin offering (Exod. 26:7); c. The eleventh "little horn" (Dan. 7). 2. Number of lawlessness, disorder, the Antichrist.

The deepest point of the ocean floor is 11km at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
The heralding in of Christianity involved several spirit visitations, and it is recorded that Jesus appeared eleven times after his death upon the cross. Jesus died in the flesh and resurrected in the Spirit; thus, demonstrating the reality of ancient Spiritualism.
The average adult male heart weighs 11 ounces.

11:11 - Eleven-Eleven

11:11 is said to be a pre-encoded trigger placed in our cellular memory banks prior to our descent into matter which when activated, signifies that our time of completion and ascension is near. It is believed that one knows when this particular gateway opens for them by continually seeing the   numbers 11:11 in there every day lives as a continuous ocurrence. Activation of other gateways may be symbolized by other digits.

eleventh house in Astrology

Segment of the horoscope ruling friendships, hopes, desires, social relations.

11% of Japan is devoted to rice farming - enough to fulfill its own needs.

A rugby ball is 11 inches long.

World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The television show Cheers ran for 11 seasons with 11 main characters.

The television show MASH ran for 11 seasons with 11 main characters.

The space shuttle went up on its 11th mission, weighing 11 tons and fixed an errant sattelite on the 11th day of the 11th month.

The first lunar landing was made by Apollo 11.

The record number of Oscar awards for any one movie is 11. This was achieved by both "Titanic" and "Ben-Hur".

Here's another number 11 phenomenon. Ed Dames (www.trv-psitech.com) is a sort of psychic (professional remote viewer) and a somewhat frequent favorite special guest on the Art Bell Show (www.artbell.com) Ed Dames, sometimes referred to as "Dr. Doom", will have his 50th birthday on August 11, 1999, the day of the total solar eclipse. An omen?

A major eclipse was on August 11, 1999 at 11:11 a.m.  

Here are some links to articles about it:



Here are amazing coincidences about the numbers 11:11 showing up on clocks, license plates, etc.


In 2000Ad we are again on the 11 year Jupiter cycle that stirs-up sunspots, which correlate to increased gravitational disturbances on the Earth 's crust. Yet this year, on an 11 yr. cycle, that gravitational anomally will be the greatest it's been in 47000years -actually that G-anomaly will peak on May 5, 2000. But who knows when the max effects will occurr? April?, May?, September?


11 - number of brothers Joseph had : Ge 42:13

GE 32:22  - And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

GE 37:9 - And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

EX 26:7 - And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make

EX 26:8 - The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.

EX 36:14 And he made curtains [of] goats' hair] for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.

EX 36:15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.

NU 29:20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

DE 1:2  There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea

JOS 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:

JUD 16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

JUD 17:2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

JUD 17:3 And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.

2KI 23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

2KI 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2CH 36:5 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God.

2CH 36:11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

JER 52:1 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

EZE 40:49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and [he brought me by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.

MT 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

MR 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

LU 24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

LU 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

AC 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

AC 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Acts 2:1-11. The opening verse as given in the Bible (NAB) reads: "When the day of pentecost came, it found them gathered in one place" (emphasis added). Those who were gathered are named in Acts 1 as the eleven and "some women in their company, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers."


The word Hadees occurs but eleven times in the New Testament, and is translated Hell ten times, and grave once. The word is from a, not, and eulo, to see, and means concealed, invisible. It has exactly the same meaning as Sheol, literally the grave, or death, and figuratively destruction, downfall, calamity, or punishment in this world, with no intimation whatever of torment or punishment beyond the grave. Such is the meaning in every passage in the Old Testament containing the word Sheol or Hadees, whether translated Hell, grave or pit. Such is the invariable meaning of Hadees in the New Testament. Says the "Emphatic Diaglott:" "To translate Hadees by the word Hell as it is done ten times out of eleven in the New Testament, is very improper, unless it has the Saxon meaning of helan, to cover, attached to it. The primitive signification of Hell, only denoting what was secret or concealed, perfectly corresponds with the Greek term Hadees and its equivalent Sheol, but the theological definition given to it at the present day by no means expresses it."

So that the instances (sixty-four) in the Old Testament and (eleven) in the New, in all seventy-five in the Bible, all perfectly agree in representing the word Hell, derived from the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hadees, as being in this world and of temporary duration.

The English word Hell occurs in the Bible fifty-five times, thirty-two in the Old Testament and twenty-three in the New Testament. The original terms translated Hell, Sheol-Hadees occur in the Old Testament sixty-four times and in the New Testament twenty-four times; Hadees eleven times, Gehenna twelve times and Tartarus once. In every instance the meaning is death, the grave or the consequences of sin in this life.

David had eleven Mighty Men

I Chronicles 12:8-15

8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;   9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,   10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,   11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,  12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,  13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.   14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.   15 These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.

There are 11 canticles in the Bible

2KI 16:2, 20, 18:1-2 Ahaz was thirty-six years old when he died. His twenty-five year old son Hezekiah succeeded him. Thus Ahaz was a ten or eleven year old father.

The Jewish Christians of the first century, persecuted by their kinsmen, often paid for their beliefs with their lives. Eleven of the twelve apostles died martyrs' deaths, according to reasonably reliable tradition:

The Parables of Jesus  - There are eleven parables Jesus told on his way to death in Jerusalem, as   recounted in Luke's Gospel.

God said, "I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren." Of whom is God speaking when he speaks of "them" and "their"? When we go back to the first two verses of Deuteronomy 18 we find the answer:

"The Levitical priests, that is, all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel ... they shall have no inheritance among their brethren". Deuteronomy 18.1-2.

It is abundantly clear from these two verses that "they" refers to the tribe of Levi and that "their brethren" refers to the remaining eleven tribes of Israel.

The Apocrypha

Both the Roman Catholic and Protestant Bibles have thirty-nine books in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New. The difference is that a Roman Catholic Bible has an additional eleven books inserted between the Testaments. Where did these books come from?

To begin, we must realize that both branches of Christendom acknowledge the existence of books that are false writings that have never laid serious claim to canonicity. The Book of Enoch and The Assumption of Moses are known to have existed, but all agree that they lack the stamp of inspiration. In the New Testament the Shepherd of Hermas was thought by some to be authoritative, so it hovered around the canon for sometime before it was dismissed as a forgery

But there was another group of books that are accepted by the Roman Catholic church but rejected by Protestants. These books originated in a canon in Alexandria in Egypt. It was in this city in 250 B.C. that the Old Testament was translated into Greek and called the Septuagint, meaning “seventy.” (Allegedly the translation was made in seventy days utilizing seventy scholars.) This explains why some of the earliest manuscripts of the Septuagint that exist today (dating back to the fourth century) contain these additional books.

These books, commonly called the Apocrypha (the word means “hidden”), are interwoven among the books of the Old Testament. In all, there are fifteen books, eleven of which are accepted as canonical by the Roman Catholic church. But because four of the eleven are combined with Old Testament books, the Douay Version contains only seven additional books in its table of contents.

Using the numeric factors of the languages, we note the chart above that the first ten letters PLACE values and NUMERIC values are the same. At the eleventh letter, the Numeric value of 100 is reached and then each letter would be increased by 100. In the Greek language, there are 22 characters. The last character would have a place value of 22, while the last character would have a numeric value of 400. To make an example of this in English, we would proceed thus:

K = 11th letter with Numeric Value of 20
A = 1st letter with Numeric Value of 1
(or to say it where we can understand it)


The inspired' authors of the canonical Gospels did not record a single word about the ASCENSION of Jesus" This claim is made pursuant to a reference to two statements about the ascension of Jesus in the Gospels of Mark and Luke which the RSV has identified as being among the variant readings we have earlier referred to. Apart from these verses the Gospel writers allegedly make no reference whatsoever to the ascension. On the contrary we find that all four knew of it perfectly well. John has no less than eleven references to it. In his Gospel Jesus says:

I am ascending to my Father and to your Father, to my God and to your God. John 20:17

Daily sacrifice is nowhere mentioned in the Mosaic law; only on the Day of Atonement is it prescribed that the high priest must offer sacrifice . . . for his own sins and then for those of the people (Lev 16:11-19). Once for all: this translates the Greek words ephapax/hapax that occur eleven times in Hebrews.

Judges Chapter 17 - 1 There was a man in the mountain region of Ephraim whose name was Micah.   2 He said to his mother, "The eleven hundred shekels of silver over which you pronounced a curse in my hearing when they were taken from you, are in my possession. It was I who took them; so now I will restore them to you."   3 1 When he restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, she took two hundred of them and gave them to the silversmith, who made of them a carved idol overlaid with silver.   4 Then his mother said, "May the LORD bless my son! I have consecrated the silver to the LORD as my gift in favor of my son, by making a carved idol overlaid with silver." It remained in the house of Micah.   5 Thus the layman Micah had a sanctuary. He also made an ephod and household idols, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.

The Eleven Commandments

There are actually eleven statements in the Bible texts of the traditional Ten Commandments. Roman Catholics combine the first two statements into one and the Protestants combine the last two in order to arrive at the  number ten. How to number the Ten Commandments was a major issue during the Protestant Reformation. There are three lists of the Ten Commandments or Decalogue (Greek for "Ten Words") in the Old Testament. Two of the lists are very close in meaning and make up the traditional Ten Commandants, however the third list is quite different and consists mainly of religious/ritual laws. Interestingly only the third list is actually called "The Ten Commandments" by the Old Testament itself.

The Apocrypha contains an interesting account of an angel directly interceding on behalf of Judas Maccabeus, the great Jewish leader who helped drive the Seleucids out of Israel in 2nd century B.C.:

“6When Maccabeus and his men got word that Lysias was besieging the strongholds, they and all the people, with lamentations and tears, prayed the Lord to send a good angel to save Israel. 7Maccabeus himself was the first to take up arms, and he urged the others to risk their lives with him to aid their kindred. Then they eagerly rushed off together. 8And there, while they were still near Jerusalem, a horseman appeared at their head, clothed in white and brandishing weapons of gold. 9And together they all praised the merciful God, and were strengthened in heart, ready to assail not only humans but the wildest animals or walls of iron. 10They advanced in battle order, having their heavenly ally, for the Lord had mercy on them. 11They hurled themselves like lions against the enemy, and laid low eleven thousand of them and sixteen hundred cavalry, and forced all the rest to flee.” (NRSV, 2 Maccabees 11:6-11

Deuteronomy 1: These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.  2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)  3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;

2 Kings: 13 In the fourteenth year of Hezekiah’s rule in Judah, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded the country and captured every walled city, except Jerusalem. 14 Hezekiah sent this message to Sennacherib, who was in the town of Lachish: “I know I am guilty of rebellion. But I will pay you whatever you want, if you stop your attack.” Sennacherib told Hezekiah to pay about eleven tons of silver and almost a ton of gold. 15 So Hezekiah collected all the silver from the Lord’s temple and the royal treasury. 16 He even stripped the gold that he had used to cover the doors and doorposts in the temple. He gave it all to Sennacherib.

For similar facts about other numbers get the book Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction.

11:11 The Eleven Gates

The Eleven Stages of the Householder in the Fifth Scale of  the Spiritual Development

Eleven-Headed, One-Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara
According to legend, the tortures of the beings agonising in the
hells touched Avalokiteshvara so greatly that grief caused his head to split
into eleven pieces, which his spiritual father Amitâbha put back together
again. This is why he is represented here with eleven heads.


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A major eclipse was on August 11, 1999 at 11:11 a.m.  

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Dreams of the Great EarthChanges - Main Index

This Old Man

This old man, he played one,

He played knick knack with his thumb,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,

He played knick knack with my shoe,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,

He played knick knack on my knee,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,

He played knick knack at my door,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,

He played knick knack, jazz and jive,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,

He played knick knack with his sticks,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,

He played knick knack with his pen,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,

He played knick knack on my gate,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,

He played knick knack, rise and shine,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,

He played knick knack in my den,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eleven,

He played knick knack up in heaven,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played twelve,

He played knick knack, dig and delve,

With a Knick, knack, paddy whack,

Give the dog a bone;

This old man came rolling home.