Number mysticism

Numerology is an esoteric practice which claims that numbers possess a deeper spiritual or mystical meaning. Specific qualities, destinies, or character traits are attributed to certain numbers. They are believed to influence various aspects of life through the spiritual powers and vibrations supposedly inherent in them. In the Bible, the number 7 is frequently present; 13 stands for misfortune, and the number 5 symbolizes the pentagram, thus representing the devil (similar to 666). Neo-Nazis often use the codes 18 and 88, referring to the first and eighth letters of the alphabet (AH = Adolf Hitler, HH = Heil Hitler). From a scientific standpoint, such numerology and number mysticism are considered nothing more than superstition.