A little late to the thread BUT..
I found a neat connection the other day.. While looking for something I had lost..
This thread dealt with the notion 108 was half of a new god, who's name is 216 letters..
Well, there is truth to this idea..
""In the film Pi, Max becomes obsessed with a 216-digit number in his quest to find the numeric equation behind existence, and is told by a group of Hasidic Jews that it represents the true name of God.
216 is the numerical value of Gevurah, the fifth sephirot in the kabbalistic tree of life,
and the sum of the letters in God's 72 hidden names
Its also known as...
Remind you of anything from LOST ?