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3, 6, 9 And Why the Numbers Mattered to Nikola Tesla

"...Tesla's 3, 6, and 9 represent a "flux field vector" representing the pathway from the third to the fourth dimensions..."


Nikola Tesla is undoubtedly one of the greatest humans to walk this Earth. He was a genius, inventor, and pioneer. He came up with inventions and ideas long before anyone could imagine them. And when I speak about Tesla, I like to say that he lived way ahead of his time. We have to thank Tesla for much of what we use today. Undoubtedly, one of his most famous inventions was the first alternating current (AC) motor.

3, 6, 9 And Why the Numbers Mattered to Nikola Tesla

However, he also developed AC generation and transmission technology. In the 1890s, Tesla invented electric oscillators, meters, improved lights, and a high-voltage transformer known as the Tesla Could. He invented the radio, even though the invention was credited to Marconi. Two years before Marconi, Tesla piloted a radio-controlled boar in a small pool in Madison Garden. Everything we have to say about this man is worthy of praise.

Nikola Tesla and Ritualistic Behavior

But Tesla had his obsessions and did display what is perhaps ritualistic behavior. At one point during his life, Tesla said, “if you only knew the magnificence of the numbers 3, 6, and 9, then you would have a key to the universe. What exactly he meant by this remains an enigma. Still, many of his followers and historians believe it had great significance for Tesla and the future of mankind.


Tesla, for example, would walk around a block exactly THREE times before he decided to walk into a building. He wore gloves and was afraid of germs. He would wash his dishes with exactly 18 napkins since this number is divisible by the numbers 9, 6, and 3.

3, 6, 9, and Nikola Tesla

What Tesla tried to tell us with the above quote is a mystery. Undoubtedly, the inventor was greatly obsessed, among other things, with numbers. For example, by doubling the number 1 and 2, we create a pattern of numbers that excludes the numbers Tesla said were so important. A scientist called Marko Rodin thought Tesla’s 3, 6, and 9 represent a “flux field vector” representing the pathway from the third to the fourth dimensions.

But there is perhaps a ritualistic meaning in the numbers Tesla gave so much importance to. For example, the number three appears very often throughout human history and even in the most basic forms of geometry: pyramids. But then we also have the holy trinity, representing “Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.”


Three as in “energy, frequency, and vibration”

It is almost as if everything in Telsa’s mind revolved around the number three. In fact, on various occasions did, Telsa speak of the so-called trifecta of “energy, frequency, and vibration.” These three aspects were key to Telsa, and he was convinced that energy, frequency, and vibration help the secrets of the universe itself.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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