Numerology 101

# Ancient and Biblical Connotations

From the early days when Numerology was taking root until the present time, a whole tradition has grown up regarding the interpretation of numbers. This is an overview of the ancient and biblical connotations of the basic numbers:

#### One:

According to all occult interpretations, this number is the symbol of the cosmos, or of the deity; that it would take an infinite number of steps to evaluate this ratio only leads power to this occult interpretation, for the infinite, too, is an attribute of God.

#### Two:

A material principle, according to Pythagoras. The second day of the second month of the year was sacred to Pluto, and so was considered to be unfortunate.

#### Three:

A perfect number according to the ancients, expressive of beginning, middle, and end. Roman mythology ascribed the rule of the world to three gods: Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto. Jupiter holds the three-forked lightening, Neptune wields the three pronged trident, and Pluto employs the three-headed dog.

#### Four:

The number of letters in the word Lord, (for God), is the same in countless ancient and modern languages. For example, there are four letters for this word in Deus (Latin), Dieu (French), Adat (Assyrian), Godt (Dutch), Gott (German), Godh (Danish), Soru (Persian); and so on, in Greek, Hebrew, Swedish, Cabalistic, Egyptian, Sanskrit, and many others.

#### Five:

This is the pentad, or great mystic number, because it is the sum of adding two (the first even number) and three (the first odd number) together. All the powers of nature are contained within this number since 1 is unity, 2 diversity, and 3 their compound, and so by addition it equals all the principles in operation.

#### Six:

“Six is the perfect number in itself, and not because God created all things in six days; rather the inverse is true; God created all things in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect even if the work of the six days did not exist.” ~St Augustine.

#### Seven:

This was considered a holy number, for there are seven days in creation, seven days in the week, and seven phases of the Moon. In the Bible, Pharaoh saw seven kine and seven ears of corn in his dream, and also “For seven days seven priests with seven trumpets invested Jericho, and on the seventh day they encompassed the city seven times.”

#### Eight:

The number of the beatitudes in the Book of Matthew. Eight symbolizes man’s resurrection. After the six days of creation, and the seventh day of rest, the eighth day promises a new and better life in the world to come. Eight also symbolizes survival as, according to the Bible, eight people were saved in Noah’s Ark. It is also the symbol of the sign of opposition.

#### Nine:

A mystical number, being three times three, and so it is the perfect plural. It represents perfection or completion. The fact that human pregnancy lasts nine months clearly demonstrates the potency and power of this number.

Source: Modern Numerology

# A Short Introduction

How important are numbers really? In this computer age, you are a number. You have a social security number, a bank account number, a telephone number. The internet provider that allows you to view this site has assigned you a number. Numbers are used in commerce, science, prescriptions, recipes, trains, planes, cars. Pretty much everything in today’s world has been assigned either a number or a series of numbers.

As every civilization before it, ours is still seeking answers to questions which are eternal, questions which concern themselves with man’s fate. The overpowering scientific achievements of our times seem to have compounded these mysteries rather than explained them.

First expounded by the ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, the whole concept that numbers provided answers, evolved into the science of numerology.

Modern numerology deals with today’s concept of the vibratory power of numbers and brings the ancient science up to date. It is based on observation, experience, and conclusions drawn consistently from the same set of circumstances. It is a branch of knowledge older than astrology. Its early concepts led to the beginnings of structured mathematics, a prime prerequisite for the study of the measurement and motion of the stars.

In numerology, all numbers above 9 are reduced to a single digit, some single digit from 1 to 9. This begins with the next higher number 10, which, by adding its component parts 1 + 0 = 1. To people who do not understand the symbolism of numbers, this method of synthesizing numbers seems to be absolutely arbitrary and to lead nowhere. But for a man who understands the unity of everything existing and who has the key to this unity, the method of theosophical addition has a profound meaning, for it resolves all diversity into fundamental laws which govern it and which are expressed in the numbers  1 – 9.

It is my hope that in this small website, you will find the “key” clearly and simply explained. The key opens the door to the meaning of your birth date, the significance of the cycles in your life, the meaning of your name, your purpose in life, and your past, your present, and your future.

The “key” may have been possessed by a greater percentage of the population of ancient Babylon than in our present world. Following Babylonian civilization, the key was rediscovered by Pythagoras, 582 BC to 507 BC. He was the one who coined the word philosophy. His tenets were that numbers set a limit to the unlimited, that numbers constitute the true nature of things, and that all concepts can be expressed in numbers.

The Bible, the Kabbalah, the Divine Comedy, and many serious, scholarly, and sometimes enigmatic works have been devoted in whole or in part to numbers. The Old Testament states clearly that the sacred number is known only to God:

And then shall righteous men of thy seed
be left in the number which is kept secret by me.

In modern numerology there are no secrets. Read and know all. So… believer or skeptic, read on, and find enlightenment.

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8 by 8 Magic Square
Benjamin Franklin invented this 8x8 magic square in his spare time. It has a magic constant of 260. Please pause for a moment and reflect on the fact that this magic square was constructed over 200 years ago, before computers and calculators.
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