Saturday, March 25, 2006

The 27 I Missed

Lindsay Lohan on the cover of the February ’06 Vanity Fair. In Chapter 27, Lohan plays a fan, presumably based on a woman known as “Jude” Stein, whom John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, played by Jared Leto, befriends a few days before the murder.

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In my previous posting, “John Lennon’s Bible and the Occult Significance of 27,” I said, “In Nowhere Man, the number 27 doesn’t come up in relation to Lennon until Chapman appears on the scene.”

Apparently, I hadn’t read my own book carefully enough. On page 33 of the Quick American Archives edition, I say, speaking of Lennon’s “green card,” “On July 27 [1976] his application for a visa was approved.”

Roberto Ponce, my editor at Proceso, pointed this out in his column of December 5, 2005.

So there you have it. One of the best days in John Lennon’s life, the day the government allowed him to remain in the United States, rather than deport him for a 1968 marijuana conviction, was a number 27—“a fortunate number,” just as Cheiro had said in his Book of Numbers.

(For a full explanation of how the number 27 “karmically” connects Chapman to Lennon, please see my earlier posting, “The Roots of Chapter 27.”)

2 comments:

Berberis said...

Which edition - preferably available in the UK - of 'Nowhere Man' would you recommend? Or should I - and, frankly, I'd rather not - wait for the (possible) new edition next year?

Robert Rosen said...

Hi Berberis,

The 2002 Quick American Archives edition (the one that you see in the newspaper I'm holding), is available on Amazon U.K., and probably in some of the bigger London bookstores. It's the latest edition and includes photographs and an epilogue that the other editions don't have.