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Numerology reading between the lines Communication is what enables two people to share information and ideas Within a society each culture may assign different meanings to different words and symbols Often a simple symbol such as may have different underlying meanings to different cultures Each culture arbitrarily assigns a sound definition and appearance to the given symbol As mentioned this process is entirely arbitrary and a given definition may not be the only way to represent or interpret a given idea or item Numerology the study of numbers delves into the deeper meanings of numbers and their hidden significance Crystal In the two tales Repunzel and Little Snow-White the author places emphasis on numbers and repetition of words or phrases to convey a deeper message or symbol Specifically both tales contain phrases or events occurring in pairs of two and groups of three One of the main differences between the two tales can be found in examining who is practicing and demonstrating evil In the tale Rapunzel we find the actual Witch as the character casting evil upon another However in the tale Little Snow-White there is not a Witch but rather a Queen The Queen is described as being dark and wicked This difference between the two tales leads one to believe that witchcraft and magic are not confined to the stereotypes of black gowns and pointed hats Thus numerology can be applied to both tales in seeking for deeper meanings The number two represents duality the human ability to stand is based on balance and thus possessing two legs The lack of one leg creates a desire for another Human existence is based on duality in that reproduction requires people of opposite sex In a pair when one person item or animal lacks another the feeling of desire is created Longroad In the tale Rapunzel the Witch confines young Rapunzel to the tower in the woods The
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