Have you noticed a pattern here yet?
13 meals, 13 guests.
Here at Sacred Table, we believe that all things have a vibration or energetic imprint from names to emotions to symbols to numbers. We’ve been asked more than a few times about why we have chosen to host exactly 13 themed menus throughout the year for only up to 13 guests each experience. For most people, they’re only familiar with some of the darker symbolism of 13 as an unlucky number that warrants avoidance on all levels because it’s evil. That notion – the idea that 13 is somehow dangerous, threatening and curses people who invoke it – is closely tied with the rejection of the goddess and feminine wisdom throughout antiquity.
Naturally, we embrace the creative and intuitive force of the divine feminine which values spirituality, collaboration, service and sensuality. Because the alchemy of cooking and the transmutation process of eating is such a transformational experience for us, it only made sense to evoke the many magical layers of symbolism of the number 13 into our culinary voyages. In that way, we invite everyone involved to contribute to the intention to cultivate a space where they can practice presence within the vibration of this energy.
Here’s some more insight into the number 13 thanks to Mystic Mamma:
First from Meryl Ann Butler from OpEdNews.Com:
“Thirteen is…the number traditionally associated with the Divine Feminine. In ancient times there were thirteen ‘moonths’ in a year, since there are thirteen full moons, and therefore thirteen menstrual cycles annually. The thirteenth letter of the alphabet is a letter associated with many things feminine, including mother, mom, mama, mammary glands, menstruation and one of the most powerful feminine archetypes in the world, the Virgin Mary.”
From Shekinah Rose from www.shekinaspeaks.com:
“…The Sacred Power of 13 brings and carries the frequency resonance of Transcendence of matter and the embodiment of ascension, the new earth frequency code, Unity and Oneness, Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Shekinah and Sophia; natural rhythms coming into balance and sacred order; taking back your power through the sacred divine feminine…”
“There are 13 lunar cycles in a solar year that honor the sacred divine feminine…13 was the sacred number of the ancient Egyptians, part of the sacred geometry of Creation to activate their sacred light body.”
“The Mayans, many Native Americans, Lemurians, Atlantean and ancient sacred cultures used the holy code frequency of 13.”
“The turtle represents the primordial goddess of 13; many turtles have 13 segments on their shells.”
“…13 has a secret divine power and esoteric frequency of the Mother essence to transform all things. In the past, the 13 number vibration was one of fear. As the power elite of the time wanted to steer you away from its true direct connection with source creation. It is why they distorted the truth creating instant fright around 13.”
“Your indigenous and ancient cultures used a different system of time and communion with the cosmos, life and Spirit that was more in tune to the natural rhythms of Creation and heartbeat of Gaia. This holy way of balance is returning through the great shift of the ages. The 13 vibration is a part of the holy alignment and healing.”
Here is some more interesting info from Deeva from Embrace Your Bliss:
“According to Pythagoras, the science of numbers was the basis for all things ‘13 is the most enigmatic of all numbers, as it is the number of transformation.'”
“It was one of the most revered numbers in the Ancient tribal and indigenous cultures, as it is the number of the months in the lunar cycle of the year. This meant that it represented death and re-birth at the same time; as the 13th moon closed one year it also opened another. (both Muslim and Jewish calendars still operate on this 13 moon calendar for their religious holidays). As such, the symbolic meaning of number thirteen deals with moon associations such as:
“…13 holds great significance according to Kabbalah.The Hebrew words for love (ahava), care (de’aga), and one (echad) all have the numerical value of 13.”
“..In music, the chromatic scale is composed of 13 notes 8 whole notes, which are represented by the white keys on the piano, and 5 half tones, which are represented by the black keys. The 13th note becomes the first and last note of the octave.”
“The image of The Flower of Life, which contains all of sacred geometry, is composed of 13 systems of information that come out of the fruit of life. Each of these 13 systems produces a set of geometries that delineate and describe in detail every single aspect of our reality.”
“You get to these 13 systems of information by combining female energy with male energy. In sacred geometry, curved lines are female while straight lines are male. One of these thirteen systems is created by connecting the centers of all the spheres in the fruit of life. If you do, you come up with a figure known as Metatron’s Cube.”
“Now you may have always heard of 13 as being˜unlucky or a bad omen, right? …The rise of power of the Catholic Church saw times where old customs and spiritual practices of the Indigenous and Esoteric traditions (all of which were nature based) became heretic. A fear of the number 13 was instilled. (To this day, The fear of the number 13 still exists and actually has a medical term, called Triskaidekaphobia.)”
“Consequently, as the number 13 also corresponds to the sacred feminine energy, a fear of the power of women became widely instilled during these times, and led to tens of thousands of murders of women during the dark ages and the rise of Patriarchy in Church and Politics up to present day.”
Lastly here is some wonderful tips from Talyaa of Wild Goddess Life about how we can tap into this Feminine Energy to bring it forth. Although it’s addressing women, brothers should be inspired to tap into these Divine Feminine qualities as well:
“Create. Women are natural creators, the spark of life. By honoring this ability, women tap into the collective power of creation.”
“Bless. Women easily give blessings. By welcoming their role as sisters and co-creators of the future, women bless themselves and one another, encouraging ever-increasing numbers to welcome feminine energy in themselves.”
“Collaborate. In coming together as sisters giving blessings, women share their energy and heart.”
“Intuition. Every woman possess the gift if inner knowing. When women tap into their deep trusting power, they see clearly and far.”
“Sensuality. Women are keepers of the sensual world. They are beauty incarnate, and appreciate beauty in their lives.”
“Wisdom. Women give wise council when they feel safe to share their views.”