Various videos are circulating on TikTok and YouTube about the so-called “369 Method” (also: “369 Manifestation Method”), with which you can allegedly achieve anything you set your mind to. It is said to have come from the Serbian-Croatian inventor Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), who drove forward groundbreaking developments in electrical energy technology. U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk named his company Tesla after this inventor and obtained the rights to the name.
How does the 369 method work? Explanation
Several variants circulate on this. Number 1 seems to be the most credible:
- 369 Method #1: This variant is simply a matter of setting a clear goal and speaking it aloud 3 times in the morning, 6 times at noon, and 9 times in the evening, writing it down, or both. The method thus serves to firmly anchor this goal, whereby in the course of the day, due to decreasing concentration, the repetition must be more impressive and thus more frequent. The fact that this is done with a frequency divisible by 3 is again attributed to Nikola Tesla, who was obsessed with the number 3 and its multiples (see below). Perhaps 2, 4 and 6 times or 4, 8 and 12 times would also be helpful. In any case, such persistent repetition can naturally anchor the goal very firmly in the subconscious.
- 369 Method #2: The second interpretation of the method amounts to the fact that one can “manipulate” other people with this – for example to make contact with oneself. This is supposed to work via explicit messengers or social media portals. Again, however, you have to use your imagination: If you want to entice someone to contact you using the 369 method, you have to first imagine 3 times who this person is supposed to be, then think of a reason 6 times, and finally even formulate the content of the contact 9 times. Some propagators of this variant #2 claim that this works.
- 369 Method #3: As if the variant #2 was not already esoteric enough, there is also a third version: We are all in a “matrix” and need the 369 method to leave this. Funny: connoisseurs of the movie of the same name always believed that the red pill was sufficient for this. Be that as it may: Since the red pill is not at hand, we have to imagine as usual in the morning, at noon and in the evening first 3, then 6 and then 9 times that our environment is not real. Then we manage to break out. If this has worked, however, we cannot go back again. Therefore, those who succeeded in 369 Method #3 cannot tell us about it. But we also can’t disprove that no one has made it yet. Isn’t that a clever theory?
Then there are warnings against the 369 method: Allegedly, “bad things” can be conjured up with it. The warners claim that you can make someone seriously ill and even die with it.
Interpretation of the 369 method: meaning, definition
Variant #1 sounds halfway reasonable. Whether it is purposeful, everyone may try out for itself. It can’t hurt at all to remind oneself of an important goal again and again in this way. Of course, there are also alleged proofs for the functioning of variant #2 and still some protagonists who swear by variant #3. This should not surprise anyone: There are also very many people who believe in UFOs. To these there are proof videos in abundance. So let’s assume that either Nikola Tesla or some other person at some point came up with the idea of this kind of repetition for formulating important goals and then found that it can actually work in psychological terms. We may dismiss both variants #2 and #3 as hokum. All in all, the whole discussion about the 369 method seems to be a short hype of the year 2020, which had probably already emerged in the English-speaking networks in the middle of 2019 and then reached the German-speaking networks at the beginning of 2020.
369 Method: Why Nikola Tesla?
First of all: Someone may have attributed this method to the inventor Nikola Tesla in the course of the viral spread of 369. This is even the more likely variant. But there is an important reason for choosing him as a reference person for this: Tesla was obsessed with the number 3 and its multiples. He considered the series of 3 numbers to be a “new law of nature” underlying the cosmos and all other laws. He probably combined this conviction with a tangible superstition: He only chose hotel rooms with a number divisible by 3, he cleaned his dishes with 18 napkins and first walked around a house he wanted to enter 3 times. This kind of eccentricity is also known from other geniuses and is considered forgivable. However, to use it now for a new hype is at least questionable. Since we already postulated that only the psychological effect of repeated repetition seems plausible, linking a real scientist with esoteric mumbo-jumbo is now really not serious.
Is the “369 method” dangerous?
Of course not. Variant #1 is certainly even useful, the other two variants we dismiss with a shrug, we can’t see any harm in this superstition. If you need a little entertainment, check out 369 videos on YouTube or TikTok.