So, thanks for joining me as I embark upon my first serious attempt at writing a blog, if you have seen my profile you will know, by now, that I am an atheist registered nurse, with an interest in philosophy and secular spirituality.
For my first post, and by way of an introduction, I have chosen to share with you how I got here, and I promise to try not to get too metaphysical, though I must point out that my emphasis is on the word “try”.
My path to this point is, in my opinion, quite interesting.
A work colleague, who is a Bulgarian physiotherapist, with an interest in buddhism and philosophy, mentioned Robert Anton Wilson to me during one of our many chats about life, the universe and everything. I researched his work, and watched a few relevant you tube videos and discovered that a lot of his views, were not only very interesting, but we’re also very much in line with my current world view. As part of my research I came across the 23 enigma which :-
” refers to the belief that most incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some modification of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23″.
This seemed bizarre to me and was in total opposition to my atheistic perspective, I was at a loss to assimilate the knowledge that Wilson, who was also an atheist, was so taken with this concept.
As I researched further I became aware that
“As with most numerogical claims, the  enigma can be viewed as an example of apophenia, selection bias and confirmation bias. In interviews, Wilson acknowledged the self-fulfilling nature of the enigma, implying that the real value of the Laws of Fives and Twenty-threes lies in their demonstration of the mind’s power to perceive “truth” in nearly anything.