Numerology
Numerology uses numbers to describe a
person's character and predict the future. The theory behind numerology is
based on the Pythagorean idea that all things can be expressed in numerical
terms because they are ultimately reducible to numbers. Using a special
numerical system similar to that of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, which
assign a number to each letter, modern numerologists add up the digits of a
person's name and birth date and then reduce them to a single digit for each.
They then consult a numeric table that describes the personalities and
fortunes of people with those numbers.
Richard Kadrey, Compton's Encyclopedia
history:
Based upon Pythagoras'
previous stated statement, "The world is built upon the power of
numbers," numerology became systems of both divination and magic because
both systems are based upon the broader concept that the entire universe is
composed of mathematical patterns, and all things can be expressed in numbers
which correspond to universal vibrations. Therefore, all things, including
names, words, birth dates and birthplaces, are able to be reduced to numbers
in order to determine personalities, destinies and fortunes of individuals.
Pythagoras is often called the father of numerology since he made known that
the musical intervals recognized in his era could be expressed in ratios
between the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. Also, he displayed that the numbers 1
through 4 equaled the sum of 10. He furthered demonstrated that the cycle of
numbers, 1 through 4, could be started again when reaching 10 because all
numbers larger than 9 can be reduced by a single digit by adding the digits
together. Pythagoras reasoned that the entire universe could be expressed
numerically, creating a mystical system expended by other early Greek
philosophers.
Throughout the ancient history of numbers certain characteristics and values
were assigned to the integers. One mechanism which enabled the assignment of
these characteristics was the way in which the ancient Greeks recorded the
numbers in dots or geometrical figures. Odd numbers which could not be
separated were said to be masculine possessing the "generative
parts," and represented assertion, power, and creativity. Even numbers
capable of being split into and therefore possessed femine
"openings" were considered feminine representing wholeness,
stability or weakness.
In the Greek mysteries, the number 888 represented the "Higher
Mind." The Greek variation of "Jesus," "Iesous,"
equals 888. The number 666 represented the "Mortal Mind." In the New
Testament, 666 is called the number of "the Beast."
In early Hebrew history the interpretation of numbers was considered highly
important. Letters of the Hebrew alphabet was based on numbers, and this
relationship was related to the cosmic forces. In the Middle Ages, a numerical
mysticism evolved from the teachings of Merkabah, a sect of Judaism. In the
13th century the German Kabbalists developed gematria, a mystic numerical
interpretation of the Scriptures.
Both the Greeks and Hebrews held 10 to be the perfect number. Pythagoras
considered that 10 comprehends all arithmetic and harmonic proportions, and,
like God, is tireless. All nations calculated with it because when they arrive
at 10, they return to 1, the number of creation. Pythagoreans believed the
heavenly bodies were divided into 10 orders. According to the Kabbalah, there
are ten emanations of numbers out of Nothing. The emanations form the 10
sephiroth of the Tree of Life, which contains all knowledge and shows the path
back to God.
gematria:
In addition to the occult
meanings of numbers , another principle is basic to numerology that of
gematria, or cryptograph. In Hebrew, consonants are used as number signs, but
by providing them with vowels, one can often read them as words and can read
words as numbers. A combination of gematria and Pythagorean number symbolism
formed the basis for the number magic of the medieval Cabala This allows
special reading of the Hebrew Bible to find secret or hidden meanings in the
text.
This system has also been applied to Greek and Latin and sometimes the New
Testament of the Bible. For example, various personified meanings have been
given to 666, the number denoting the Beast in the Book of Revelations. Among
these are Nero, Caesar, Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, and Napoleon.
present:
Currently the practice of
numerology in the occult often involves attempts to discover secret meanings
of occurrences and to forecast the future. When used in these methods,
numerology become a form of divination, or fortune telling. Frequently it can
be combined with other divinatory forms such as astrology, cartomancy,
geomancy, and dream interpretation.
When used in divinatory forms, numerology, also, becomes magic. Such magic, as
a theory, has Occidental roots but is usually ascribed to Pythagoras. The
theory or system theorizes "that all things are number and that numbers
influence the essence of things. Thus number is the mediator between the
divine and the earthly. So, if one performs various operations with numbers,
theses operations also affect the things related to these numbers."
Taboos: On the simplest level this principle can be seen in number taboos. For
example, in the American society most people considered the number 13 unlucky.
Therefore, things connected with 13 are too be avoided such as the 13th day of
the month, especially if it is a Friday, the 13th floor, 13 dinner guests, and
so on. As a contrast in Belgium it is considered a goodluck charm for women
to wear the number 13. The negativity of the number 13 is predominantly
thought to have been derived from the Biblical narration of the Last Super
where Judas was the thirteenth apostle. However, an earlier concept stresses
its relationship to 12, a good number identified with the Zodiac, which had
strong positive associations in Babylonian and other early astral mythologies.
During the 19th century, when scientific discoveries concerning light,
magnetism, and electricity were being made, the theory that numbers
corresponded to energy patterns of vibrations became popular.
chart of characteristics of numbers
1

unity,
creation, independence 
2

duality,
emergence 
3

power,
generative force 
4

solidity,
dullness 
5

sensuality,
pleasure 
6

perfection,
harmony, balance 
7

mysticism,
psychic, magic 
8

material,
success, justice 
9

spiritual,
mental achievement 
The numbers 11, 22, and 33
are said to be master numbers which are not reduced to a single digit. People
whose names correspond to these numbers are said to be highly developed
spiritually. The number 33 is that of avatar.
analysis procedures:
numerology chart
1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z


The practice is to total the numerical value
of a name or word. For example, the name "John Smith".
JOHN = 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 = 20,
SMITH = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24,
20 + 24 = 44, 44 = 4 + 4 = 8
explanation:
Determine letter numerical values from chart:
J = 1, O = 6, H = 8, N = 5; S = 1, M = 4, I = 9, T = 2, H = 8
Sum the numerical values of names:
JOHN = 20 and SMITH = 24
Change the values to single digits:
20 = 2 + 0 = 2, 24 = 2 + 4 = 6
The sum of the single digits:
2 + 6 = 8
interpretation:
The name of "John Smith" has a
numerological value of 8. From the Chart of Characteristics of Numbers 8 has
the characteristics of material, success, justice.
A.G.H.
