Tre, the meaning of the number 3

Tre, the meaning of the number 3

There is a famous quote from Tesla that says: “If you understand the deeper meaning of the numbers 3, 6 and 9 you understand the secrets of the universe” Interestingly enough when you dive deeper in the healing frequencies combinations of these numbers come back often. Tre means 3 and this blog is about the meaning of the number three.

Clear is that the number 3 is one of the building blocks of life. A triangle is one of the most stable building blocks as many discoveries are divided by 3. Why the interest from Flower of Sound in the number 3? Collateral Nature’s new single is called Tre and we dived for the 3D video deeper in the meaning of the number 3. Also Tre is the third single of Collateral Nature’s Morning Mars album (Breathe! Robot (1), Morning Mars (2) and now Tre (3)).

The inspiration of Tre came from the 3 instruments that are used to create the song: “Written in one go with a precise bass line in mind, the song is as simple as it is hypnotic. It supports the evolution of the Rhodes piano and the drums that draw you into the psychedelic soul of the track.” Claudio Vittori produced and composed the song. You can watch the video here below:

You can listen the whole album via different streaming channels from Spotify to Tidal: see this smart link for all the links: https://distribute.avid.com/smartlink.cfm?MTAwMDAwNDg0OTAy

More interesting facts about the number 3:


The spelling:

3 (numererological)

III (roman)

…— (morse)

三 (Chineese) and sounds like the word “alive” (生 pinyin shēng, Cantonese: saang),



If you look at symbols there are many that show the unity of three different elements or parts. Think of the Trinity symbol, but also the Chintamani or the Valknut, the Trefolt or the Threefold or the Celtic Trinity symbol.


Hand symbols

Funny is that there two different handsymbols to show the number 3 with your fingers. In Inglorious Basterds the film they get cought as spies because they use the fingers the wrong way to order three beer. The two ways are: sticking up the 3 fingers in the middle of the hand or the thumb and the two fingers next to it.


Some mathematical facts about the number 3:

3 (three) is a:

The trisection of the angle was one of the three famous problems of antiquity.

Old counting systems counted up to three “One, Two, Three” and thereafter “Many” to describe counting limits.

Counting to three is common in situations where a group of people wish to perform an action in synchrony: 1, 2 ,3 go !,


Some other interesting facts about the number 3:

The Roman numeral III stands for a giant star.

Three is the atomic number of lithium.

Three is the ASCII code of “End of Text“.

Humans perceive the universe to have three spatial dimensions.

The triangle, a polygon with three edges and three vertices, is the most stable physical shape.

There are three primary colors.

In European alchemy, the three primes (Latintria prima) were saltsulfur and mercury.

The three doshas are the basis of Ayurvedic medicine.

In Pythagorean numerology the number 3 is the digit of communication. and encourages the expansion of creativity, sociability between people and movement.

In spirituality and religion there is often a holy trinity, some examples:

Some sayings:

Third time’s the charm” refers to the superstition that after two failures the third trial will succeed.

Luck, especially bad luck, is often said to “come in threes”.

Then the number three is used in sport so often that i won’t mention it here 😉


Some more scientific facts about 3:

There are three main types of stable particles: the proton, the neutron, and the electron. These are the three building blocks of atoms. Scientists say that each proton and each neutron is built from smaller particles called quarks. There are three quarks in a proton and 3 quarks in a neutron.

On the subatomic level there are three types of charges: positive charges like protons have, negative charges like electrons have, and neutral charges like neutrons have.

The three main properties associated with subatomic particles: mass, charge, and spin.

There are three types of “color charge” involved in the strong nuclear force: what are called red charges, blue charges, and green charges.

There are three dimensions of space: height, width, and depth.

There are three main types of matter: gaseous, liquid, and solid.

There are three main types of massive objects: planets, stars, and galaxies.

There are also three main types of galaxies: spiral galaxies, irregular galaxies, and elliptical galaxies.

Almost all types of galaxies are one of these three types

There are three laws of motion,

there are also three types of natural laws: the laws of physics, the laws of chemistry, and the laws of biology.

Past, present, & future are the three major divisions of time.


3, 6, 9

Nikola Tesla: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6, and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”

Doubling 1, then 2, and so on creates a pattern that excludes 3 6 and 9.

Scientist Marko Rodin believes that 3 6 9, then, represents a “flux field” or a vector from the third to the fourth dimension.

Tesla loved the trifecta of “energy, frequency, and vibration” which he believed contained the “secrets of the universe.”


Thanks to Wikipedia for many of the facts. 

More on Collateral Nature you can here: www.collateralnature.com


logo flower of sound

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Discover the power of Sound!!

Please check your email (or spambox) to confirm your subscription. Thank you

Pin It on Pinterest