" The power of three is universal and is the tripartite nature of the world as HEAVEN, EARTH and waters; it is MAN as body, soul and spirit; birth, life and death; beginning, m iddle, end; past, present, future; the three phases of the moon...three is the heavenly number representing the soul, as four is the body; three introduces the all-embracing Godhead -- FATHER, MOTHER, son...folklore has three wishes, three tries, three princes or princesses or witches... also signifies fulfillment... The chief symbol of three is the is the Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost..." (Cooper, 114).

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