666 is the symbol of the carnal mind. The seat of all of the troubles of the human condition.
The Bible is mythology. The stories are not historical. That is why we look beyond the words for what they actually mean.
In Greek mythology, each letter has a number and each number has a meaning.
The Bible, both Old and New Testament used in the West was written in Greek.
Mythically the number 9 represents human consciousness.
When considering 666, we add 6+6+6=18 1+8=9
That is one way Biblical dark sayings are revealed.
By understanding 666 we then are able to open the meanings of other Bible stories as well.
In 1 Kings 10:14 King Solomon moved away from the temple through his actions and his lusts. He began to lose everything he had.
By understanding 666 as the lower mind we can now see the Solomon story as one that speaks to each one of us.
We go to 1 Kings Chapter 10 Verse 14
“Now the weight of the Gold that came to Solomon in one year was.
six hundred, 3 score, and 6 talents of Gold.
Let us break that down:
600 + 3 score (a score equals 20) so 3 score would be 60, and 6 Total 666
The cause of the downfall of Solomon was the lower mind. The lower mind that obsesses itself with the lust for the material side of life and wealth.
He had built the temple but then had become more involved in the gold and the structure and the things that started coming his way.
But we can forget Solomon, because it’s doubtful whether he ever existed.
The story is a lesson for all of us.
It is very easy to move away from the inner temple of meditation because of the things that distract us on the outside.
We always seem to get too busy to take the few minutes needed to stay connected to the higher.
And when we do that, 666 comes knocking on our door.
You don’t have to live in that inner temple. But you have to visit there often enough that it becomes your center of attention.