The Number Twenty Three

Since spaces count as characters, there are twenty three characters in "The Number Twenty Three".
The Number 23 is the number of the illuminati.


The ever-expanding list of the synchronous occurrence of the number Twenty Three.
With Application to the Laws of Five.


AOL Chat Rooms

Only 23 people allowed in a AOL chatroom. Coincidence? Obviously, just an "illuminated" programmer.

Aleister Crowley

In Aleister Crowley's Cabalistic Dictionary, he defines the number 23 as the number of "parting, removal, separation, joy, a thread, and life..."


23 Annunaki, the number of the original advance team of "aliens" who aided in the seeding of life on this planet.

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg died at 2:39pm April 5: 2+3+9+4+5=23. The code at the bottom of the Reuter's article about Ginsberg's death reads: '23:28'. (28=23+5).

American Pie - The Movie

In the opening scene (after the intro and Title Page) of the movie American Pie 2, Stifler says to OZ that he has had sex with 23 chicks. This, by itself, does not constitute an entry on this list, except that the shirt worn by OZ in this scene touts a logo clearly embedded with the number 23.

Alphabet: The letter W

W is the 23 letter of this alphabet. The symbol for that letter is two points down and three points up.

Apollo Lunar Landings 1 & 2

First landing on the Moon was in the Sea of Tranquility, 23.63 degrees East. Second landing was in the Ocean of Storms, 23.42 degrees West. Notice the names of the picked sights and how they contrast. Note: First two landings were Apollo 11 & 12 (11+12= 23!). Just exactly what does NASA know?

April 19th

As in 4-19... 4 + 19 = 23. April 19 is the date the Battle of Lexington, Waco, and the Oklahoma City Bombing... (4+19=23).You connect the dots.

April 23

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. Most of Shakespeare is known to us through the first folio published in 1623.

Artist Claiming To Be Richard 23

Name of the backup vocalist for the Belgian industrial rock band Front 2 4 2.

Artists Currently Known As Demolition 23

The name of a pleasantly subversive band.

Artists Cutely Named The Beatles.

The first song on Side A of the Beatles first Album took 23 takes to record.

Artists Marketed As U2

U is the 21st letter in the alphabet added to the number two gives you 23.

Artists Perceived as Psychick TV

Psychick TV made the Guiness Book of World Records by releasing the most amount of albums in the shortest time period. 23 albums in 23 months on the 23rd of each month.

Artists Used To Be Known As Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

There are 23 letters in the name Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.

Astrology: Zodiac

The days on which the signs of the Zodiac begin and end are the 22nd and 23rd of most months.


Johannes Kepler was born at 2:30pm in 1571. In astrology, this gives him an Ascendant degree of 23 degrees. He was born at 2:30pm on Dec. 27, 1571 His astrological rising sign was at 23' of the sign Gemini, meaning that the constellation of Gemini was rising in the east when he was born.

The axis of the Earth (which currently points vaguely at Polaris) describes a circle in the heavens (switching off 'pole stars' and sometimes going without) over a period of 23,000 years. Precision, as this motion is called, also accounts for talk of our entering the Age of Aquarius (we entered the age of Pisces around the era of the birth of the historical Jesus). The Sun will 'be in' each of the '12' Zodiac at Spring Solstice (each being an 'age') during this 23,000 year cycle.


On the evening of March 23, 1997 in the US, not only was the comet Hale-Bopp clearly visible, but there was also a lunar eclipse. Mars was also at its closest distance to Earth.

The axis of the planet Earth is 23.5 degrees.As it is above, so below.

Astronomy: March 23, 1997

The comet Hale Bopp was at her closest point to Earth, 123 million miles.

Astronomy: Sirius

The "Dog Days" of summer begin on July 23rd when the star Sirius, in the Constellation of Orion, first rises from behind the sun.

August 23, 1305

The day William Wallace, whose life is fictionalized in the movie Braveheart, was executed for treason to the crown by leading a Scottish revolt. Interestingly, this was the pre-cursor to the underground Knights Templar refugees' involvement with Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn. Now it's starting to make sense, isn't it?

August 23, 1970

Birth date of River Phoenix, actor. Died of drug overdose,"You call him Dr. Bones, doll!"

August 23

Birth date of Keith Moon, original drummer for the Who. Also died from drug overdose,"my decomposition".

August 23rd, 1995

David Gottel, a member of Skinny Puppy, died.

Avogadro's Number

The number of atoms of an element in one mole (cf. Atomic Weight) is 6.21x10²³.


Rolling Rock beer labels have a mysteriously marketed "33" (2 3's) on the back of every bottle. Sure they have an innocent story about the number of letters and blah blah, but what's the real Masonic meaning behind all this? This could very well be a reference to the 33 degree masons, supposedly the ones Adam Weishaupt tried to assimilate into his Illuminati.

Bible: Revelations

Revelations of The New Testament has 22 sections, the 22nd having 21 lines; implying a progression to 23

The most frequent numbers in the Book of Revelations are 4 (the powerful beasts), 7 (seven seals, seven churches, etc.), and 12 (12 apostles, etc.). 4+7+12=23!

There is no known 23rd Chapter to Revelations.


I Corinthians 15:56, Paul said "The sting of death [23] is sin and the strength of sin [13] is the law [10]."

Daniel 8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

Psalm 23:The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...


The human biorhythm cycle is generally 23 days.

Boy Scouts

The Order of the Arrow: a secret organization within the Boy Scouts of America uses "WWW" as one of their symbols. W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet.


2x2x3x3x3 or 2 to the power of 2 times 3 to the power of three = 108, the number of auspicious signs by which the Buddha is known.

Burrough's 23 Enigma

In the early '60's in Tangiers, William Burroughs knew a certain "Captain Clark" who ran a ferry from Tangiers to Spain. One day, Clark said to Burroughs that he'd been running the ferry 23 years without an accident. That very day the ferry sank, killing Clark and everyone aboard. In the evening, Burroughs was thinking about this when he turned on the radio. The first newscast headlined the crash of an airline plane on the New York-Miami route. The pilot was another Captain Clark and the flight was listed as Flight 23 (ala the line "Captain Clark welcomes you aboard.").

CB Channels

There were originally 23 channels of Citizens Band (CB) radio in the US. There are now 40.


Ceasar was stabbed 23 times when he was assassinated.


The Academy Award winning film Charly is the story of a low-grade moron who is transformed by neuro-surgery into a superhuman genius. In the crucial operation scene, the number on the operating room is visible, and it is 23.

Chomsky and 23

Over 50% of the national media is owned by 23 major corporations, as reported by Noam Chomsky. To recapitulate... more than half of the information thrust upon the American people is controlled by only 23 corporations.

Chromosome Pairs

The human body has 46 chromosomes, which are paired, in somatic cells. Generative cells have half this number, 23, which is the number of chromosomes each parents gives to human deoxyribonucleic acid.

Church of Zypgx

7.32 is the Holy Number of the First Church of Zypgx, which gives all of its members a number between 7.32 and 8. (7 being the number of luck, 32 being 23 backwards and 8 being approximately the symbol for infinity. 3.1415 is of course, the mathematical enigma which is pi. Multiply these two numbers and you get almost exactly 23. The followers of the First Church of Zypgx also believe that when pi is found to the last decimal place, the number of their Savior times exact pi will be precisely 23. And you thought the Heaven's Gate people were a bit kooky?

Church of the Process

Famed church, espoused by Skinny Puppy and Psychic TV, which regards 23 as a special number of great significance.


The number of letters in William Jefferson Clinton is 23.

Computers: TCP/IP

Standard TCP/IP port for Telnet is 23.


There are 23 chapters of the Cult Awareness Network. Incidentally, the over-zealous law firm which for years has represented the "Church" of Scientology, a more successful joke religion than even Discordianism, purchased the logo and license agreement of the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). The Heaven's Gate Away Team nerds were really happy about this according to some of their USENET posts.

December 23, 1805

Birth date of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or as the better marketing name goes, Mormons).

December 23, 1913

Passage of the Federal Reserve Act by 3 members of Congress, 2 of which were stockholders of the parent firms of the Federal Reserve Bank. Another example that conspiracies are nothing more than a good ol' boy network of elitist college buddies. You do the same thing all the time... this just happens to affect more people.

December 23, 2012

A huge cycle ends in the Mayan calendar. Terence McKenna thinks the Eschaton will Immanetize. Other theories suggest the ice caps, having become wobbly from the gravitational pull exerted by the alignment offive planets directly opposing the Spaceship Earth on 5-5-2005, will cause the crust of the Earth to slip over the soggy innards, causing the ice caps to melt, and new ones to form. Of course, this will cause massive flooding, earthquakes, general mayhem and undoubtedly affect the quarterly earnings of Nike. All because the earth is slightly tilted, averaging about 23.5 degrees! (Refer to Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods for more background on this phenomenon. It ties in the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations, Atlantis, Osiris, star-charts, geological evidence, and hard physical evidence of the remnants of a lost, technologically superior pre-historic race.)

The date the Mayans believed the world will end. Hence why they were really obsessed with time and it's observance.

December 23, 679

The date that Dagobert II, a Merovingian King was murdered. Speculation, derived from the research of the highly controversial book entitled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, leads one to conclude this assassination was performed in connivance with the Catholic Church. The church leaders, unhappy with Dagobert's apparent policy of religious tolerance in his kingdom, located in the south of France, allegedly got him out of the way to best serve their own interests. A predecessor of Dagobert, Clovis, had an alliance with the Catholic church, so it is possible that church leaders saw Dagobert's actions as a betrayal of what was considered a long standing policy of pro-Catholic reforms.


2323 Clark St. Chicago, IL: this is the theater where John Dillinger was allegedly shot while leaving after the flick Manhattan Melodrama ended. Also, have you noticed that in most movies hotel room numbers are based on five, with many of them being 23, or some variation that breaks down to 5? Oh sure, go ahead and roll your eyes, but you can't escape it.

John Dillinger robbed 26 banks, but only 23 for money. Now that's a statement.

Dutch Shultz

Arthur Flengenheimer (a.k.a. Dutch Schultz) died in a New York hospital on October 23, 1934 and uttered: "A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim... French Canadian bean soup... The bears are in trouble and the sidewalks are in trouble..."

Dr. Pepper - A Blend of 23 Flavors

I'm a Pepper, He's a Pepper
She's a Pepper, We're a pepper
Wouldn't You Like to be a Pepper, Too?

Dvorįk's Symphony No. 9

In Dvorįks Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (5th letter of the alphabet, btw), you hear the morse code for V, the Roman Numeral Symbol for 5. Titled From the New World, probably as in "The New World Order". You also hear the same BA BA BA BUUUMMMMMM (Dot Dot Dot Dash) in Beethoven's 5th Symphony, which he wrote after being "Illuminated" by Adam Weishaupt.

Fallen Angels

Two-thirds of the angels decided to stick it out in Heaven with God after Lucifer and the other third fell.

Film: Blue Meenies

In the epic cartoon Yellow Submarine the Blue Meenies are comprised of a wild pack of destructive anti-music villains. Among them is a character named the Butterfly Stomper (butterfly being a symbol of transformation). The Butterfly Stomper is one who destroys all things of beauty. On his shirt is the number 23... and you know what that means.

Film: Airport

In the movie Airport, the mad bomber has Seat 23.

Film: Babe

In the movie Babe, the little piggy is the 23rd contestant for the Sheep Dog contest. Kind of takes the innocence of the flick away doesn't it?

Film: Die Hard III

In the movie Die Hard III the train derails in subway station 23.

Film: Hackers

In the movie Hackers, the data which causes all the action is taken from 'data bank 23'.

Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

The first trash truck seen transporting pods is labled number 23.

Film: Lawrence of Arabia

Anthony Quinn's character proclaims he has 23 wounds upon his body.

Film: Lost Highway

In David Lynch's film,Lost Highway, Fred's number in the jail is 47516 (4+7+5+1+6=23).


In Oliver Stone'sNixon, Tricky Dick's football jersey at Whittier is number 23.

Film: Quiz Show

A waiter chooses 23 when asked for a random number, and the contestant follows with a list of 23 related facts to show his knowledge base.

Film: Star Wars

R2-D2 and C-3PO: R2+C3=RC (Rosy Cross, Rosicrucian) and 23.

The cell block where Princess Leia was held on the Death Star was AA-23 on Level 5.

When Luke Skywalker is in the trench during his bombing run, the first number you see on the targeting computer is 23. The next scene that shows the computer shows the number 32.

Film: Support Your Local Gunslingler

James Garner's character, who despises roulette, announces that he has "an irresistible urge to bet on the number 23." 23 becomes a running gag throughout the comedy-western.

Film: The Prophecy

In the movieThe Prophecy, the Bible belonging to the dead angel Uziel is bookmarked on the 23rd chapter of Revelations.

Film: Happy Gilmore

The number on Adam Sandler's helmet in Happy Gilmore is 23.

Flight 800

The two recovered seats from TWA Flight 800 with shrapnel damage were Seats 23J and 23K. The explosion is theorized to have occurred at this location.

Freemason Henry Price

Henry Price is buried in the cemetery of Townsend, Massachusetts. His monument is an obelisk that measures 69" tall (69 / 3 = 23). On the side of the monument facing west it says:Henry Price "Founder of Duly Constituted Masonry in America." On the east face it says:Born in London about 1697, removed to Boston about 1723, appointed Provincial Grand Master of New England in 1733. The monument is carved on 2 faces, made of 3 pieces - base, block, and cap stone.


The address of the Freemasons lodge in Stafford, England is 23 Jaol Rd. In New York it is on 23rd street.

General Custer

Custer achieved the rank of General at the young age of 23, the youngest general in the U.S. army at the time.

Grand Encampment Address

The address of the Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar USA is 5097 N. Elston Avenue Suite 101 5+0+9+7+1+0+1= 23

Great Pyramid

Supposedly there are 2,300 stones comprising the Great Pyramid. Uh-huh... sure.

Harmonic Convergence

The harmonic convergence occurs every 23,000 years.

Health: Centrum Silver

There are 23 vitamins and minerals in a Centrum Silver tablet.

Human body

The number of joints in the human arm is 23.

I Ching

The I Ching Hexagram 23 means "Break Apart". Telegrapher's use 23 as the code for 'break the line'.

January 23

Adolf Hitler organized the National Socialist Congress on January 23. On November 23 he tried to seize power.

July 23, 1996

"Mysterious Eyes" of comet Hale-Bopp first sighted.

July 23

More reported UFO sightings on this day than any other day of the year. This is the flapday of the year.

July 23rd

July 23rd is both the Sumerian and Egyptian New Years.

Knights Templar

October 13 (10+13=23) is the month and day that the Knight Templars were arrested in France... hence Friday the 13th being considered a day of bad luck. Amazing how it all starts to fit together, isn't it?

The Templars had only 23 Grandmasters. Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and last of the Templar Grandmasters."Jacques de Molay, thou art unhinged!"

Latin Alphabet

There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet.

Level of ONE

The newest front society of the Illuminated, the 23rd level of the ONE is reported to be the last level attainable (achieving departure from Earth). Remind you of something else?

Literature: Charles Dickens

In Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, Sidney Carlton, the 23rd man, is guillotined in the final scene." The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. Twenty-Three."

Literature: Catch-22

The Catch-22 of Joseph Heller's book/film: "If a bomber-pilot don“t want to fly missions then he“s sane, for mission-flying is deadly dangerous. If a bomber does want to fly missions then he“s insane for missions-flying is deadly dangerous. The only way to stop flying missions is to be insane, but if the flyer does want to fly missions then why shouldn't he go on? No way out (23)."

Literature: Paradise Lost

Lines 22-23 of Book I of Milton's Paradise Lost read, "....what in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support..."

Male Sex Cycle

23 days in the male sex cycle (according to Tantrists).


23 is the first prime number in which both digits are prime numbers and add up to another prime number.

Two (2), and three (3) are the first two prime numbers in our counting system. (1 is not prime, it's an identity.)

23 Axioms in Euclid's Geometry.

In Base 5, 23 = 13 in decimal notation. 13 is an amazingly significant number being the actual level of most floors labeled 14 in American hotels.


There are 23 buildings on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Where do you want Bill Gates to go today?


Gangster "Mad Dog" Coll was shot on 23rd Street when he was 23 years old; a year later, Dutch Schultz (who paid for the Coll assassination) was himself fatally shot on October 23, 1935. Marty Krompier, king of the Harlem numbers racket, was non-fatally shot on the same October 23, 1935. ("It's got to be one of them coincidences," he told the police.) Shultz's killer, Charlie Workman, served 23 years of a life sentence and was then paroled. Coll is buried in St. Raymond's Cemetery.

Money: U.S. Coinage

There are exactly 23 plainly visible characters (letters & numbers) on the front of all U.S. Coins. In God We Trust = 12 Liberty = 7 Year = 4 Total = 23

Nissan brand cars

Nissan is a brand of Japanese cars. In Japanese, "ni" is 2, and "san" is 3. So Nissan would be 23.

Nixon's Articles of Impeachment

The Articles of Impeachment meant for Richard Nixon were under Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution. In the sweetest irony, Our Beloved First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was one of the young lawyers who helped research the constitutionality of impeaching a reigning President. Nice of her to do all the groundwork for us...

November 23, 1963

The day after John F. Kennedy was shot and the day before Lee Harvey Ozwald was shot.

Nuclear Tests

The USA performed 23 tests of atomic detonations at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific.

October 23, 1956

The day the Hungarian revolution began against the Russians. Not to be confused with any of the many previous Hungarian revolutions.

October 23, 4004 BC

According to Bishop Usher in his Annales Veteris Testament (Annals of the Old Testament), the supposed date of God's creation of the world is October 23, 4004 BC. Thus the 6th Millennium is this year. Gonna pa-arrrrrrrrrr-ty likes it's 5999!

Parliamentary Procedure

23 votes are required to rescind a Motion.

Physics: Tidal Wave Frequency

On average, every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as large as the average wave.

Physics: Vanadium

The symbol for the 23rd element is V (roman numeral 5).


In the film version (titled Alice) of Charlie Dodgson's classic Alice in Wonderland by the Czech director/animator Jan Svankmejer, Alice's taxidermically stuffed rabbit flings open the door by dressing itself and running 'away'. The case that holds the white rabbit (i.e. Pookah (i.e. one who takes you OUT)) is labeled "No. 23".


In the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the 23rd path is associated with the Hanged Man Tarot Card. Aleister Crowley also states that this card represents the concept that the only way OUT is WITHIN!

Rave scene

23 HOP is the club where the Toronto rave scene was created.

September 23

Rosicrucian (AMORC): Annual Outdoor Fete is held on September 23, when the sun enters the sign of Libra.

The Fall Equinox.

Yom Kippur.


Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. 23+23=46. Shakespeare was 46 years old in the year 1610 (1+6+1+0=8, 8=2³), the year the King James Bible was published. Psalm 46 in that translation has as its 46th word "shake" while the 46th word from the end is "spear." Go ahead, explain that one. I dare ya. It's also a fun party trick!

Space Program, US

The longitudinal coordinates of the Apollo 11 moon landing were 23.63 degrees.

Sports: Car 23

Camel Cigarettes racing machine bears the number 23. And what is up with Tom Robbins anyway?

Sports: World Series

23 World Series have been won by the New York Yankees. Also they won their first World Series in 1923.


Michael Jordan's shirt number is 23, which is also the day of his father's murder.

TV: Cartoons

Popeye is seen repeatedly pondering the number 23 in many of his 1970's TV Cartoons.

TV: Sesame Street

Bert is a member of the National Association of W Lovers. W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet, if you haven't had that driven into your head by now.

TV: X-Files

Ten-Thirteen (10+13=23) is the name of the production company famed for producing shows like the X-files and Millennium. 10-13 is the Birth date of creator Chris Carter and the day the Knights Templar were arrested in France in 1307.

1013 (10+13=23) is the number on the abandoned nuclear missile silo where a UFO is contained and Crycek is locked up by the Men in Black in an episode of X-Files.

Agent Mulder's ID says he was born on 10-13.

Agent Mulder goes to the apartment of a recently deceased man in one episode, and we see the number 23 on the door as he is let in.


Max Headroom broadcast on Network 23.


The trump cards, or the Major Arcana of the Tarot represent a cycle, or wheel. The cards are 22 in number, "beginning" with the fool and "ending" with the universe. But, as the standard musical scale of western music is an octave (seven notes (ABCDEFG) with the first repeated as the last (ABCDEFGA) to represent the progressive cycle of the musical scale), the 22 trumps, when arranged with the fool at the "beginning and end", actually form a cycle of 23.

There is no 23rd card in the Major Arcana.

Timothy Leary

Fortean Times #97 reported that Timothy Leary's ashes were to be launched into space the 2nd week of March (the third month). The launch contained the ashes of Timothy Leary, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 23 others...


The Unabomber allegedly hurt or killed 23 people.


In filing systems which make a special place for the symbol 'Mc', V is the 23rd letter of that system. Victory/Peace hand sign Consisting of five fingers: 2 up to form a Roman Number V, 3 fingers down. Hippies and Nixon: willing dupes for THEM.


After the Rodney King verdict, a Korean shopkeeper during the L.A riots can be clearly seen shooting at looters from the roof of a building in front of a large sign proclaiming the number 23 and nothing else.


W is the 23rd letter in the alphabet. W is also the first letter in the names of many important historic figures (Washington or Weishaupt for example). It is also the only letter in the English language to be renounced polysyllabically. Note also that it is a double(2)-u and that it has three(3) syllables.


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