[ The Number 27 ]

The Number “27”

(The Perfect Number)

Symbolism and Meaning

  • The number 27 derives its meaning from being the cube of 3 (3 x 3 x 3).
  • For Abellio, it is the number of the Holy Spirit.
  • Represent the evolution tending to unify the duality, according to R. Allendy.
  • J. Boehme calls this number “the death”.
  • According to Alfred Weysen, twenty-seven is a lunar symbol, indicating the light in darkness. It is the symbol of the divine light.


  • The number of books in the New Testament.
  • The number of generations from David to Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. (Mt 1,1-17)
  • The 27th (3x3x3) book of the Protestant Bible edition contains 3x3x3x30 verses. The 3rd book contains 3x3x3 chapters and 3x3x3x3x3x3+130 verses. The 3 first books of the Bible have 3x3x13 chapters.


  • Of the top ten occurring names in God’s word, the name Abraham appears in 27 Books.
  • The New Testament of the Bible of Jerusalem contains 27 books.

Other Religions

  • 27 Nakṣatra or lunar mansions in Hindu astrology.
  • The total number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (22 regular letters and 5 final consonants).


  • Although the number twenty-seven is found in the Degree of Select Master and in some of the other advanced Degrees, it can scarcely be called in itself a sacred number. It derives its importance from the fact that it is produced by the multiplication of the square of three by three, thus: 3 X 3 X 3 = 27.


  • While 7 is the number of (spiritual perfection) the numbers 1+2+3+4+5+6+7= 28. 2+8=10. “10” is also “1” or the number of the creator which is unique in numerology.
  • Twenty-eight resonates with a multitude of natural energies and is a welcome addition to any natural energetic system wishing to combine the energies of Man, creation, and God
  • 28 is comprised of the factors of the numbers seven and four. Seven is the number of (God’s word) and four is the number of (creation.) Its mathematical properties also create a philosophical harmony with many occulted principals and philosophies.


  • The 27 Club is a term used to refer to popular musicians who have died at the age of 27.
  • A-27, American attack aircraft.
  • The code for international direct-dial phone calls to South Africa.
  • The name of a cigarette, Marlboro Blend No. 27.
  • An alternate name for The Hunt, a book by William Diehl.
  • The number of the French department Eure.
  • Abbé Faria’s prisoner number in the book The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • One of the anthropomorphic math symbols Lisa Simpson imagines talking to her in The Simpsons episode “Girls Just Want to Have Sums”, which, instead of offering the expected pun-based aphorism, rather unhelpfully only says “twenty-seven”.
  • In Stephen King’s novel It, It returns every 27 years to Derry.
  • 27 is the number of bones in the human hand.
  • The number of planets needed to fuel the Reality Bomb in the episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End of Doctor Who (series 4).
  • In Muslim beliefs, the rewards for congregational prayer (Salah al jama’ah) are at least 27 times greater than offering the prayer alone at home.
  • The value of all the colors in snooker add up to 27.
  • The number of outs in a regulation baseball game for each team at all adult levels, including professional play, is 27.
  • The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series championships, the most of any team in the MLB.
  • In the appearances in Dozule, in France, Jesus dictated 27 Latin sentences to Madeleine who however does not know Latin.
  • The war led by the Antichrist will begin in the year 1999 and will last 27 years according to Nostradamus.
  • The 27 Masters who pursued the murderers of Hiram.
  • Length of the cubit “mir” in inch (it is, in reality, twenty-seven inches and a half). According to Edgar Cayce, it is this measuring unit which would have been used for the construction of the Great Pyramid.
  • It is at the age of 27 years old that Jesus preluded to his evangelization, according to visions of Mary Agreda.
  • The last book of the New Testament, the 27th, is the Revelation John and his feast is celebrated on December 27.
  • For the Indians, the god Soma was accompanied by 27 women.
  • The primitive Greek alphabet, with which it was possible to write all the numbers from 1 to 900, had 27 letters with the digamma, the koppa, and the sampi. Similarly, the divine Revelation inspired to the elected people was written on rollers thanks to the 27 signs of the Hebrew alphabet: 22 letters plus the 5 finals (kaph, mem, nun, phe, and tzade) those having a form and a different numerical value when they are at the end of a word.
  • Anniversary of marriage: amethyst weddings.

In Math

  • Twenty-seven is a cube of 3: 33 = 3 × 3 × 3. 27 is also 23 (see tetration). There are exactly 27 straight lines on a smooth cubic surface, which give a basis of the fundamental representation of the E6 Lie algebra. 27 is also a decagonal number.[1]
  • In decimal, it is the first composite number not divisible by any of its digits.
  • It is the radix (base) of the septemvigesimal positional numeral system.
  • 27 is the only positive integer that is 3 times the sum of its digits.
  • In a prime reciprocal magic square of the multiples of 1/7, the magic constant is 27.
  • In the Collatz conjecture (aka the “3n + 1 conjecture”) a starting value of 27 requires 111 steps to reach 1, many more than any lower number.
  • The unique simple formally real Jordan algebra, the exceptional Jordan algebra of self-adjoint 3 by 3 matrices of quaternions, is 27-dimensional.
  • In decimal, it is a Smith number and a Harshad number.
  • It is located at the twenty-eighth (and twenty-ninth) digit after the decimal point in π. (3.141592653589793238462643383279…). If you start counting with 0 it is one of few known self-locating strings in pi.
  • 27 contains the decimal digits 2 and 7, and is the result of adding together the integers from 2 to 7 (2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 27)
  • There are 27 sporadic groups if the Tits group is included.
  • Within senary, one can readily test for divisibility by 43 (decimal 27) by seeing if the last three digits of the number match 000, 043, 130, 213, 300, 343, 430, or 513.


In Science

  • The atomic number of cobalt.
  • The atomic weight of the only stable isotope of aluminum.
  • Dark matter is thought to make up 27% of the universe.


  • The Messier object M27, a magnitude 7.5 planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, also known as the Dumbbell Nebula.
  • The New General Catalogue object NGC 27, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda
  • The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on 1993 March and ended on 713 April. The duration of Saros series 27 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 solar eclipses. Further, the Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on 1944 July and ended on 411 January. The duration of Saros series 27 was 1532.5 years, and it contained 86 lunar eclipses.


  • The type 27 vacuum tube (valve), a triode introduced in 1927, was the first tube mass-produced for commercial use to incorporate an indirectly heated cathode. This made it the first vacuum tube that could function as a detector in AC-powered radios. Prior to the introduction of the 27, home radios were powered by a set of three or more storage batteries with voltages of 3 volts to 135 volts.

The “27” Club

27 Club graffiti in Tel Aviv depicting several members of the club.

The 27 Club includes popular musicians, artists, actors, and athletes who have died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse or violent means such as homicide, suicide, or transportation-related accidents. The deaths of several 27-year-old popular musicians between 1969 and 1971 led to the belief that deaths are more common at this age.

David McGowan wrote, in my opinion, one of the most important books dealing with the CIA, MKULTRA, the 1960’s rock scene, and the government psyop that changed the course of American history. It’s titled: Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon. In this book he covers quite heavily the “27 club” and gives reasons as to how and why this happened.

Here is the complete list of the 27 Club.

Alexandre LevyNovember 10, 1864January 17, 1892UnknownComposer, pianist and conductor27 years, 68 days 
Henri EvenepoelOctober 3, 1872December 27, 1899TyphusBelgian Fauvism artist27 years, 85 days 
Louis ChauvinMarch 13, 1881March 26, 1908Neurosyphilitic sclerosisRagtime musician27 years, 13 days 
Robert JohnsonMay 8, 1911August 16, 1938UnknownBlues singer and musician27 years, 100 days 
Nat JaffeJanuary 1, 1918August 5, 1945Complications from high blood pressureSwing jazz pianist27 years, 216 days 
Jesse BelvinDecember 15, 1932February 6, 1960Traffic collision (car)R&B singer, pianist and songwriter27 years, 53 days 
Rudy LewisAugust 23, 1936May 20, 1964Drug overdoseVocalist of the Drifters27 years, 271 days 
Joe HendersonApril 24, 1937October 24, 1964Heart attackR&B and gospel singer27 years, 183 days 
Rockin’ Robin RobertsNovember 23, 1940December 22, 1967Car crashOriginal member and singer of The Fabulous Wailers27 years, 29 days 
Malcolm HaleMay 17, 1941October 30, 1968Poisoning (carbon monoxide)Original member and lead guitarist of Spanky and Our Gang27 years, 166 days 
Dickie PrideOctober 21, 1941March 26, 1969Drug overdose (sleeping pills)Rock and roll singer27 years, 156 days 
Brian JonesFebruary 28, 1942July 3, 1969Drowned in a swimming pool; coroner’s report states “death by misadventure”Rolling Stones co-founder, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist27 years, 125 days 
AlexandraMay 19, 1942July 31, 1969Road accidentGerman schlager vocalist27 years, 73 days 
Alan “Blind Owl” WilsonJuly 4, 1943September 3, 1970Drug overdose (barbiturate), possible suicideLeader, singer, and primary composer of Canned Heat27 years, 61 days 
Jimi HendrixNovember 27, 1942September 18, 1970AsphyxiationPioneering electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys27 years, 295 days 
Janis JoplinJanuary 19, 1943October 4, 1970Drug overdose (probably heroin)Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band, and Full Tilt Boogie Band27 years, 258 days 
Arlester “Dyke” ChristianJune 13, 1943March 13, 1971MurderedFrontman, vocalist, and bassist of Dyke and the Blazers27 years, 273 days 
Jim MorrisonDecember 8, 1943July 3, 1971Heart failureSinger, lyricist, and leader of the Doors27 years, 207 days 
Linda JonesDecember 14, 1944March 14, 1972Complications from diabetesSoul singer27 years, 91 days 
Leslie HarveySeptember 13, 1944May 3, 1972ElectrocutionGuitarist for Stone the Crows and brother of Alex Harvey27 years, 233 days 
Ron “Pigpen” McKernanSeptember 8, 1945March 8, 1973Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholismFounding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead27 years, 181 days 
Roger Lee DurhamFebruary 14, 1946July 27, 1973Fell off a horse and died from the injuriesSinger and percussionist of Bloodstone27 years, 163 days 
Wallace “Wally” YohnJanuary 12, 1947August 12, 1974Plane crashOrgan player of Chase27 years, 212 days 
Dave AlexanderJune 3, 1947February 10, 1975Pulmonary edemaBassist for the Stooges27 years, 252 days 
Pete HamApril 27, 1947April 24, 1975Suicide by hangingKeyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger27 years, 362 days 
Gary ThainMay 15, 1948December 8, 1975Drug overdose (heroin)Former bassist of Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartley Band27 years, 205 days 
CeciliaOctober 11, 1948August 2, 1976Traffic collision (car)Singer27 years, 296 days 
Helmut KöllenMarch 2, 1950May 3, 1977Poisoning (carbon monoxide)Bassist for 1970s prog-rock band Triumvirat27 years, 62 days 
Chris BellJanuary 12, 1951December 27, 1978Traffic collision (car)Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo27 years, 349 days 
Zenon De FleurSeptember 9, 1951March 17, 1979Traffic collision (car) and subsequent medical complicationsGuitarist for the Count Bishops27 years, 189 days 
Jacob MillerMay 4, 1952March 23, 1980Traffic collision (car)Reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle27 years, 324 days 
Masako NatsumeDecember 17, 1957September 11, 1985Acute myeloid leukemiaActress27 years, 268 days 
D. BoonApril 1, 1958December 22, 1985Traffic collision (van)Guitarist, lead singer of punk band Minutemen27 years, 266 days 
Alexander BashlachevMay 27, 1960February 17, 1988Fall from a height, probable suicidePoet, rock musician and songwriter27 years, 266 days 
Amar Singh ChamkilaJuly 21, 1960March 8, 1988MurderedSinger, songwriter, musician, and composer27 years, 231 days 
Jean-Michel BasquiatDecember 22, 1960August 12, 1988Drug overdose (Speedball)Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray27 years, 234 days 
Pete de FreitasAugust 2, 1961June 14, 1989Traffic collision (motorcycle)Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen27 years, 316 days 
Finbarr DonnellyApril 25, 1962June 18, 1989Drowning accidentSinger with Five Go Down to the Sea?27 years, 50 days 
Chris AustinFebruary 24, 1964March 16, 1991Plane crashCountry singer and guitarist/fiddle player for Reba McEntire27 years, 20 days 
Dimitar VoevMay 21, 1965September 5, 1992CancerPoet, founder of the Bulgarian new wave band New Generation27 years, 107 days 
Mia ZapataAugust 25, 1965July 7, 1993MurderedLead singer of the Gits27 years, 316 days 
Kurt CobainFebruary 20, 1967April 5, 1994 c.Suicide by gunshotFounding member, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for Nirvana27 years, 44 days c. 
Kristen PfaffMay 26, 1967June 16, 1994Drug overdose (heroin)Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe27 years, 21 days 
Richey EdwardsDecember 22, 1967February 1, 1995Disappeared; officially presumed dead November 23, 2008Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers27 years, 41 days 
StretchApril 8, 1968November 30, 1995MurderedRapper27 years, 236 days 
Fat PatDecember 4, 1970February 3, 1998MurderedAmerican rapper and member of Screwed Up Click27 years, 61 days 
Freaky TahMay 14, 1971March 28, 1999MurderedAmerican rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz27 years, 318 days 
KamiFebruary 1, 1972June 21, 1999Subarachnoid hemorrhageDrummer for Malice Mizer27 years, 140 days 
Rodrigo BuenoMay 24, 1973June 24, 2000Traffic collision (car)Cuarteto singer27 years, 31 days 
Sean Patrick McCabeNovember 13, 1972August 28, 2000AsphyxiationLead singer of Ink & Dagger27 years, 289 days 
Maria Serrano SerranoNovember 26, 1973November 24, 2001Plane crash (Crossair Flight 3597)Background singer for Passion Fruit27 years, 363 days 
Jonathan BrandisApril 13, 1976November 12, 2003Suicide by hangingAmerican actor27 years, 213 days 
Jeremy WardMay 5, 1976May 25, 2003Drug overdose (heroin)The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator27 years, 20 days 
Davor “Moskri” BobićNovember 24, 1977August 25, 2005Drug overdoseOriginal member and lead rapper of Priti Bee Gee 27 years, 274 days 
Bryan OttosonMarch 18, 1978April 19, 2005Drug overdose (prescription medication)Guitarist for American Head Charge27 years, 32 days 
Valentín ElizaldeFebruary 1, 1979November 25, 2006MurderedMexican banda singer27 years, 297 days 
Damien “Damo” MorrisMay 22, 1980December 19, 2007Traffic collision (bus)Member of Australian deathcore band The Red Shore27 years, 211 days 
Orish GrinsteadJune 2, 1980April 20, 2008Kidney failureFounding member of the R&B group 70227 years, 323 days 
Elizabeth “Bispy” AmirianJanuary 20, 1982February 12, 2009MurderedSinger-songwriter27 years, 23 days 
Jade GoodyJune 5, 1981March 22, 2009Cervical cancerReality-television personality27 years, 290 days 
Dash SnowJuly 27, 1981July 13, 2009Drug overdoseArtist27 years, 351 days 
Lily TemboNovember 20, 1981September 14, 2009GastritisZambian pop singer27 years, 298 days 
Nate NiecMarch 3, 1982October 6, 2009Road accidentBassist of numerous punk rock bands27 years, 217 days 
Achik Spin [ml]July 1, 1982April 17, 2010Road accidentMember of the Malaysian pop group Spin27 years, 290 days 
Amy WinehouseSeptember 14, 1983July 23, 2011Alcohol poisoningSinger-songwriter27 years, 312 days 
Richard TurnerJuly 30, 1984August 11, 2011Cardiac arrestTrumpet player, collaborator with Friendly Fires27 years, 12 days 
Nicole BognerMarch 22, 1984January 6, 2012Undisclosed illnessSinger for Visions of Atlantis27 years, 290 days 
Sahara DavenportDecember 17, 1984October 1, 2012Heart failureDrag queen, singer, television personality, and classically trained dancer27 years, 289 days 
Soroush “Looloosh” FarazmandOctober 31, 1986November 11, 2013MurderedGuitarist of Iranian-American band The Yellow Dogs27 years, 11 days 
Slađa GudurašAugust 11, 1987December 10, 2014Road accidentBosnian pop singer and actress27 years, 121 days 
Tomas LoweDecember 5, 1988February 13, 2016Road accidentBassist for Viola Beach27 years, 70 days 
Thomas FeketeJuly 1, 1988May 31, 2016CancerGuitarist for Surfer Blood27 years, 335 days 
Anton YelchinMarch 11, 1989June 19, 2016Accidental blunt traumatic asphyxiaActor, Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, guitarist for The Hammerheads27 years, 100 days 
Kim Jong-hyunApril 8, 1990December 18, 2017Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoningLead vocalist and lyricist for Shinee27 years, 254 days 
Fredo SantanaJuly 4, 1990January 19, 2018Cardiovascular disease and idiopathic epilepsyAmerican rapper27 years, 199 days 

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