Why did Tesla claim that the numbers 3, 6, and 9 were the key to unlocking the universe?

This three numerals, according to the serbian creator, held the secret to understanding the Universe.


Nikola Tesla is one of history’s most intriguing inventors. He was able to comprehend secrets of natural forces with his extraordinary mind, allowing him to make inventions out of series, but electromagnetic energy was not the only energy Tesla studied to death; numbers were also a vital aspect of reality for him.

Many people attribute to him the remark “If you understood the majesty of the numbers 3, 6, and 9, you would have the key to the Universe,” which is a simple statement yet full of mystery.

And perhaps Tesla had a better understanding of how mathematics is the very representation of reality, because these three numbers have been found to have surprising properties, to the point where they have been dubbed the ‘code of creation,’ the one that embeds reality and transforms it into something tangible.


Nikola had an organizational structure based on the triad of numbers. Mathematicians have uncovered quasi-magical powers buried beneath the numbers 3, 6, and 9. He consistently carried out his operations in orders and series of three, possibly out of simple preoccupation or because he fully comprehended the power of numbers.

9’s all-pervasivenessThe number 9, in particular, appears to be ubiquitous, as if existence itself was coded with this number. The circle is the greatest spot to begin dismantling the magic since every circle, regardless of size, is measured in degrees. What are those degrees, exactly? Well, there’s the well-known 360 degrees, and the first thing that comes to mind is that it contains the numerals 3 and 6.


But it also has other mysteries, such as being divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12… Given that it is close to the 365 days of the present calendar, despite the fact that not all ancient calendars were measured in these days, many of them are close to 360 days, making it a type of cosmic circle.



From here, a series of seemingly causal coincidences arise in spurts. The calendar is split into 12 months, each with around 30 days, and astronomy fans will know that the sky is divided into 12 zodiacal constellations, each of which occupys approximately 30o of the ecliptic, or about a month, giving us a total of 360o of the ecliptic.


But this is merely the beginning, because the total of the numbers will always be 9: no matter how many time units we lower.

There are 1,440 minutes in a day, which sum up to 9 (1+4+4=9). A day is made up of 86,400 seconds, which sum up to 9 numbers (8+6+4=18; 1+8=9). Do you need additional proof? A week has 10,800 minutes, when the number 9 appears again, and a year with 525,600 seconds gives us the number 9 when all its digits are added together.

In the area of numbers, however, we can see that when a 9 is added to any digit, the sum of the digits of the new number is always identical to the beginning number. Consider the following scenario:

1+9=10 (1+1=1), 2+9=11 (1+1=2), and 3+9=12 (1+1=3). and so forth.

We may also attain additional miracles by adding digits; for example, if we add all the numbers from 1 to 9 and repeat the procedure of adding digits, the outcome will be the same: 9.

1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9=45 (4+5=9). 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9=45 (4+5=9).

This marvel also involves multiples of nine; every component multiplied by nine produces a number with a sum of digits equal to nine as a result.

9=9, 92=18 (1+8=9), 93=27 (2+7=9), 94=36 (3+6=9)….

However, if we return to the circle and its 360o, we will receive even more surprises.

Assume you’ve previously figured out that the sum of 360o’s digits equals 9, but what about other angles? Half of 360 degrees is 180 degrees, which adds out to 9 (1+8+0=9). In turn, dividing the circle into four equal halves gives us 90o, and the 9 is obvious here, but the same thing applies with an eighth of a circle, which gives us 45o (4+5=9).



It appears that the 9 is ubiquitous in both the totality and the emptiness of reality itself, a truth that we may not be able to comprehend but that cannot be disputed.