I've been long fascinated with the number 15. I believe that a primary viewpoint to see this number from can start from The Devil tarot card, which obviously ix XV.
Now, before I got any further, I think that the recognition of this number requires seeing Satan as the active force in the process of Death. My personal interest, and philosophical focal point on THAT matter, is the anti-kabbalistic stance of Satan being the proactive antithesis of creation. For obvious reasons, I do find this to be in agreement, or at least, not in contrast with the thought process presented in the teachings of the Star of Azazel.
Moving ahead to another force of Death, Saturn- if we take the magic square of Saturn (492, 357, 816), as well as the seal of Saturn (from medieval magic, but used prominently within the workings of the ONA), we have the the main number of Saturn as 9, but 9 from 15. While I am sure everyone is familiar with the said square, I will put it here for review:
http://0.tqn.com/d/altreligion/1/0/6/0/ ... umbers.jpg
Adding up to 15 per side, equaling 45 in each column, the end result is 9. However, if we are to keep adding the number together, rather than to compile the 15s, we have 1+5, three times over, equaling 666. Fittingly, 666 adds back up to 18, which in turn adds back up to 9, linking in the mythos I am presenting here Satan and Saturn as similar forces of Death. Now, I have written this post quickly, and we can continue to present cases both ways (a. that this is a fitting comparison, and well deserved or b. that this is trivial and non-important), but I will leave the Sigil of Lucifer, as another example of the X and V- 15:
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/ ... 39hr6v.png
(On another note, this marks my first longer post on these forums, and I look forward to now having the time, focus, to do this MUCH more often.)
For your consideration,
"It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him."