Numerology Analysis of The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
In this research article we investigate the Numerology Analysis of The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor. Because we have written and helped write many books, we have a tremendous interest in understanding what make international bestselling authors tick; more specifically what numerical combinations were in play when their literary and associated financial success happened. To this end we have published a number of thoroughly researched articles revealing that the go-live dates of bestselling books are not just random events, but are in fact mathematically coded success moments hardcoded into the lifepaths of these famous authors. The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor’s powerful, memorable, superhuman women. Let’s start unpacking the 365 Pin Code Applied Numerology for Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor black female bestselling author. As we do this, we will reveal to you why her magic number sequence for The Book of Phoenix was 12//3, a sequence which significantly, links with her Personal Attainment [SUN] Number and Shadow / Emotional Life Path Number.
“Okorafor triumphs over the perils of the prequel by making the inevitable feel newly dreadful. Blending poetic passages with sharp observation and the occasional cadence of a story told by firelight, The Book of Phoenix is an assured introduction not just to her world’s myths, but to the process of mythmaking.” The New York Times
Okorafor Black Female Bestselling Author
Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor was born on the 8th of April 1974. Her parents travelled to America to go to school, but they could not return to Nigeria because of the Nigerian Civil War. The American-born daughter of Igbo Nigerian parents, Okorafor has been visiting Nigeria since she was very young. During her years attending Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL, Okorafor was a nationally known tennis and track star, and excelled in math and the sciences. Due to her interest in insects, she desired to be an entomologist. She was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 13, a condition that worsened as she grew older. At age 19, she underwent spinal fusion surgery to straighten and fuse her spine; a rare complication led to Okorafor becoming paralyzed from the waist down. Okorafor turned to writing small stories in the margins of a science-fiction book that she had. It was the first time she had ever written anything creatively. That summer, with intense physical therapy, Okorafor regained her ability to walk, but she was unable to continue her athletic career, using a cane to walk. At the suggestion of a close friend, she took a creative writing class that spring semester, and was writing her first novel by the semester’s end. Okorafor holds a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State and a master’s degree and PhD in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
About The Book of Phoenix
In The Book of Phoenix, Okarafor combines the pure power of story, set in a near future which “should” be more utopic considering the diseases that have been cured, but is more dystopic for its treatment of humans and the dark sciences performed on those unfortunate souls… The journey Phoenix undertakes is nothing short of mythological, and the credence for this is heightened because “The Book of Phoenix” is a tale found by characters who lived many, many (hundreds?) of years after her story takes place. So, within this short novel (under 250 pages), Okorafor packs a wallop of power, character and story. The excruciatingly ugly things to be said about racism and sexism, the power of hope and revenge, the driving force of love, a mystery of character. So many things layered upon each other for a haunting and potent novel. With all those wonderful things, Okorafor also conveys how cool it would be to fly, the awesome power of what an actual phoenix might be.
“It is possible that Nnedi Okorafor has invented a new genre; not quite fantasy, not quite magical realism; not quite sci-fi; not quite speculative fiction; not quite young adult, she takes the best of these and adds something else and I can only think to call her genre – simultaneity. With a beguiling elegance she weaves danger, possibility and history into a deeply human pursuit for justice and transformation. In this new book, with this rebirth of the Phoenix these all come together with a breathtaking ease. A rare and unique voice in a very strong book. Read it…” Nigerian author Chris Abani – The Secret History of Las Vegas and GraceLand.
“The Book of Phoenix is a novel where one person can affect the world, can change the world irrevocably if the reader who bookends “The Book of Phoenix” is any indication. It is not quite post-apocalyptic, it is hovering on the edge of apocalypse for many reasons, including the remark about a “cool 80 degrees” setting it firmly within a post climate change world. It is a mythic novel that conveys how history can both elevate and wear away the past. It is a novel where story is of utmost importance. The Book of Phoenix simply made me say WOW.” Rob H Bedford
365 Pin Code Birth Date Analysis Okorafor Black Female Bestselling Author
Born on the 8th of April 1974, Nnedi Okorafor has a Number 6 Life Path (i.e. her most powerful lessons will be always present themselves with and through relationships, responsibility and matters of the heart; see TKS-LFP above, 6 circled in RED). Her Shadow / Emotional Life Path is 12//3 (see TSS-LFP above, 12//3 circled in black with bright green arrow pointing toward it). This tells us that she is the one who sees the world very differently (Tarot major arcana 12 is The Hanged Man) and who derives much emotional satisfaction from imaginative, creative, communicative, self-expression (which sums up the number 3 energy in a nutshell).
Nnedi Okorafor has the Number 12//3 as her Sun Number
These are two critically important numbers to know and understand in any person’s numerology birth chart, as is their SUN Number which we at 365 Pin Code Numerology also refer to as their Personal Attainment Number (see TKSPE in above chart, top left, also 12//3, circled in yellow with bright green arrow pointing it out). It also most interesting to note that her World / Career Number (calculated from her Birth YY; 1975 = 1+9+7+5 = 21 = 2+1 = 3; 21//3) also brings the Number 3 Energy (creative communication) into play.
Thus, to the highly trained eye, just a quick glance at some of the critically NB numbers in her 365 Pin Code Numerology Birth Chart reveals that the number 3 (more specifically the 12//3 sequence) carries tremendous success related significance and will do so, throughout her entire life.
Understanding the 12//3 numerology sequence
This number sequence reveals that you are a most unusual person who has accumulated (of, if young, will accumulate…) inner strength through unusual experiences. Your poise sets you apart from the common world, which can tend to look upon you as a sort of oddity. Your thoughts are centred in spiritual analysis rather than judgement of others. You have a tremendous tolerance for divergent beliefs, philosophies and lifestyles; yet you walk in all things contrary to the world. You understand that reality is illusion and illusion, reality. You have the advanced understanding that many people in this world of ours, are ill suffering greatly, experiencing much poverty and unable to accept themselves. Yet, somehow you understand that these afflictions are nothing more than the expression of the Universal Law of Cause and Effect (also known the Law of Karma) and that whatever happens is purely the result of an individual’s choices, consciously and subconsciously. This approach, or line of thought, can cause the world at large to laugh at you, to think you’re “away-with-the-fairies” and have lost touch with reality. Once you’ve gotten past what others think about you, there is tremendous freedom with much peace and serenity and even though you are earthbound, you epitomise freedom of spirit and wisdom. Through crucifying your materially dense (i.e. localised matter) personal life which may happen through your experiencing an extreme physical event, you allow your delocalised spiritually authentic self to be born, to surface, to express itself through non-physical means. The upshot of this is you free yourself of materialism and worldly matters, transcending into the ethereal realm of the grand masters who understand that we are not human beings having a spiritual journey but spiritual beings having a human journey…
365 Pin Code Numerology Pythagoras Square Birth Chart for Nnedi Okorafor, born 08.04.1974
Nnedi Okorafor has two prominent arrows within her Pythagoras Square Birth Chart:
The Arrow of Practicality:
This arrow joins 1, 4 and 7… These are the doing people of this world. With all the numbers present on the physical plane, these people are only satisfied when they are involved with the practicalities of life! They are very clever with their hands but may need solid strategic direction because they will often decide to do things without thinking them through (a ready, fire, aim approach if you will…). How they acquire experience is through involvement. They are very materially driven and may possess a number combination which allows them to rise above all things material and develop into capable artists and musicians. Given their heavy emphasis on the physical plane they are not always the best judge of character. Their extreme innate material desires come with a word a caution – excessive materialistic tendencies can cause them to become harsh and cruel, always seeking to be in control and never trusting that anybody else can do as good a job as they can… As such it is very important for women, who have this arrow, to acknowledge their sensitivity and understand other people’s needs. Another iconic woman who has this arrow in her chart is fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
The Arrow of Activity
This arrow joins 7, 8 and 9. This is the arrow of great expression with the experience number (7) linking with the number of power and perceptiveness (8) and the number of consciousness and human responsibility (9). The one challenge which people who have this arrow can experience, given its extreme forcefulness, is hyperactivity. People with this arrow can easily become highly agitated as a result of suppressed nervous energy. The result is extreme nervousness or anxiety which can express itself through any number of ailments such asthma, headaches, migraines, heart and circulatory problems. Given this, carriers of this arrow need to ensure their environment is predominantly peaceful and calm. They need to spend as much time as possible in Nature and are generally never happy city dwellers. Outdoor kinetic sports are very good for them as these help them discharge their tremendous energy into the earth.
Full Birth Name Analysis of Nnedi Okorafor Black Female Bestselling Author
The name Nnedimma Nkemdili Okofafor has: 2×1’s, 2×2’s, 1×3’s, 5×4’s, 5x5’s, 3×6’s, 0x7’s, 0x8’s, 5×9’s ; Her TWO Karmic / Key Life Lessons centre around the Numbers 7 (Wisdom, Seeking Deep Spiritual Answers, Art, Science, Nature, The importance of Spending Time alone etc.) and 8 (Money, Power, Status, Authority, Wealth, Business, Finding the balance between the Material and Spiritual Worlds etc.). The intensity of her Number 8 name related karmic lesson is slightly offset through the Number 8 Energy (Birth DD is 8th = 8) which she carries as her personal vibration. Her other name related karmic lesson, residing within the Number 7 Energy, is entirely absent from the numerical make-up of her birth chart (go back to her birth chart, look at the bold white numbers, no 7 anywhere!), however it does make its appearance as her Shadow Professional Attainment Number (see TSSPR; bottom right corner) and so this is where it would be most experienced.
NNedi Okorafor expresses herself through the emotional Number 6
Her Subconscious Self Number is 7 (The Introspective Thinker who seeks Spiritually Relevant answers); Her Hidden Passion Number is 4 (Work, Focus, Order, Discipline, Planning, Organising, Practicality and simply getting things done etc.). Her Primary Expression Number is 123//6 which means she will naturally express herself best in ways which are linked with and to relationships, responsibility, family, community and matters of the heart. Her Balance Number is 16//7 which is a karmic number linked to thought development, exploring the cosmos, deep critical thinking, introspection and reflection about life, art, science, spirituality etc. The name by which she meets and greets the day, Nnedi [5+5+5+4+1 = 20 = 2+0 = 2; 20//2] has the Number 2 Energy (diplomacy, sensitivity, teamwork, peace, harmony, cooperation, collaboration etc.).
Now its time for Next Level Advanced Strategic Numerology
Having unpacked the 365 Pin Code date of birth and full birth name Numerology of Nnedi Okorafor Black Female Bestselling Author, we now set about linking all this through a mathematical model which explains which numbers and number sequences were in play when she released The Book of Phoenix, published in May 2016.
4D 365 Pin Code Quadaratic View (i.e. year-on-year lines of experience code) for Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor born 08.04.1974
The above lines of code, calculated within our mathematical model, represent annual experiences for Nnedi Okorafor, born 08.04.1974, personally physically, personally emotionally, professionally physically, professionally emotionally. In 2016, the year The book of Phoenix was published, note that her Personal Year Experience Number is 12//3 (see above Table of data; note 12//3 circled in pink). This links with her Sun / Personal Attainment Number and Shadow Life Path Number. This represents a very significant year convergence wise for her, directly linked to what the number 3 represents, imaginative, creative, communicative, self-expression. Then, looking to the right of her 2016 line of code, note the red block connecting 11&2 and 1. The 11&2 sequence synchronises with her birth chart’s professional attainment number (see 11//2 TKSPR in Birth Chart; top right) signalling a career / world significant year. The Number 1 Energy (more specifically Karmic 19//1) heralds her Annual Experience Number which in this instance is linked to thought leadership and independence related experiences. These lines of 4D annual experience code for Nnedi Okorafor were laid down the moment she was named and are calculated through mathematically integrating her full birth name and date of birth. Given the codes in play, 2016 was hardcoded to be a year offering Nnedi Okorafor much in the way of both personal and professional significance, however, for this potential to be converted into tangible results, she still had to do the work, apply herself and use her most precious gifts (the gifted communicator whose creative material would get people thinking differently).
And if you’re still unconvinced as to the authenticity of these lines of code, here’s indisputable evidence relating to the physical challenges she experienced during her teenage years…
Earlier it was stated that Nnedi Okorafor was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 13, a condition that worsened as she grew older. At age 19, she underwent spinal fusion surgery to straighten and fuse her spine; a rare complication led to Okorafor becoming paralyzed from the waist down…
1988, the year her scoliosis was diagnosed, had a 911 personal physical code!
Note how in 1988, the year she was 13 turning 14, on a personal physical level, she has the code 11&2 and 9 in play (see the red block on the left in the 1988 line of code). This number sequence always reveals an extreme experience (think 9-11 Twin Tower, think 911 emergency /crisis call no) and that’s exactly what happened to her, through the scoliosis diagnosis.
1993, when her spinal fusion happened, had the disastrous 7-4 combination in play
Then, in 1993, the year she turned 19, there is a disastrous line of code in play (we only know this because we have analysed thousands of lines of Annual Experience Number code), with the devastating 7-4 combination running at personal physical (black block, left) and the 1//28 sequence indicating the beginning of a new personal emotional cycle for her. The aligns with her spinal fusion experience and tragically becoming paralyzed from the waist down.
Applauding Nnedi Okorafor Black Female Bestselling Author
Numerology wise, the number sequence 12//3 is a most fortunate sequence for this wonderfully talented author and was powerfully in play when her bestselling book, The Book of Phoenix, was published. The symbolism around 12//3 is reversal and the linkage, is to water. According to the alchemists, water is the basis of all life, a fluid substance which solidifies into physical form. 12/3 signals the fluidity of the divine power. Water is the medium in which the reflection appears upside down, signalling that all is not as it appears; reminding you, that you must look deeper in order to clearly see what lies beneath. Such is the nature of her work, literary masterpieces encouraging the reader to move beyond everyday paradigms, to look deeper, to search and think about how much more these is than what meets the eye, the eye if you will, being “the shallow seductive slut” of the five senses.
Okorafor’s novels and stories reflect both her West African heritage and her American life. Rather than identifying as Nigerian-American, Okorafor refers to herself as “Naijamerican” and explains the importance of her dual heritage during a 2016 NPR interview: That’s very much a part of my identity, and it’s also very much a reason why I think I ended up writing science fiction and fantasy because I live on these borders – and these borders that allow me to see from multiple perspectives and kind of take things in and then kind of process certain ideas and certain stories in a very unique way. And that has led me to write this strange fiction that I write, which really isn’t that strange if you really look at it through a sort of skewed lens.
Okorafor cites Nigeria as “her muse”
Okorafor noticed how the fantasy and science fiction genre contain little diversity, and that was her motivation for writing books of these genres set in Africa. She wanted to include more people of colour and create stories with Africa as the setting because so few stories were set there. She wrote her first story as a college sophomore and made the setting of her story Nigeria. Her stories place black girls in important roles that are usually given to white characters. Okorafor cites Nigeria as “her muse” as she is heavily influenced by Nigerian folklore and its rich mythology and mysticism. It is interesting to note that the name Nigeria (Nigeria = 5+9+7+5+9+9+1 = 45 = 4+5 = 9; 45//9) totals 45//9, a mystical number sequence which sympathises with the unfortunate, takes on their heartaches and aligns with Number 9 Energy centred in healing, humanity, higher causes and elevated consciousness.
Okorafor shares that while the themes of her stories are often multi-layered they are always grounded in stories of the women and girls around me and also within myself. Okorafor asserts that her work and parental responsibility relates to each other because writing and being a mother are a part of me, so they are mixed together and balance each other out.
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