A 13th Moon

Today is Friday, the 13th. According to the Bible, “13” represents all the governments created by men, and inspired by Satan, in his outright rebellion against the Eternal.

The symbolism of the number “13” plays a significant role in all three books of The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy, as well. First of all, as many already know, Number 13 is the number of the airtight door aboard the Queen Mary where a crewman tragically lost his life when he was crushed to death. In all three books in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy, the only chapter heading that’s not written out is the heading for Chapter 13. In the Readers Guide for each novel, there are always 13 questions. And in the final book, DEMONS, WELL-SEASONED, there is a 13th moon, known as a “blue moon.” When that moon rises, that’s the time the “agon” of the novel takes place — the good protagonists facing off against the (very wicked) antagonist. Here is a photo by one of my favorite Queen Mary photographers, Beat Meienberg. It shows a full moon over the ship. Could it be a 13th moon? As the Queen Mary is so rife with history and lore, I don’t doubt it for a moment. 

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