Theory Behind Numerology
It's been said that numbers are the closest thing we have to a universal
language. They are what they are, and as a rule, aren't subjective
or emotional in nature, which is why they are also the language
Numbers by themselves
are fairly interesting, but when you use them to build a system
to help you understand yourself and the universe around you, you
have a subject that is fascinating and has held our attention for
thousands of years.
In a nutshell,
numerology is based on the belief that the name you were given at
birth AND the day, month and year you were born influence who you
are and what potentials lie before you over the course of your lifetime.
is most commonly - and mistakenly - credited as the "Father
of Numerology") believed that the entire universe is composed
of mathematical patterns, and that all things can be expressed in
numbers that correspond to universal vibrations.
This is another
approach to what quantum physicists have been saying for quite some
time now, and that is that when you get right down to the most basic
level, the universe is made up of fluctuations of energy - vibrations,
in other words. And as we know from our high school science classes,
vibrations can be expressed mathematically in terms of frequency
and amplitude. Which is just another way of saying that the universe
can be expressed as a (very large) series of numbers.
(Very) Brief History of Numerology
Historically, we run into the same problem that we encounter when
we try to examine the origins of palmistry, and that is that there
doesn't appear to be any solid proof as to when numerology was first
accepted that the ancient cultures of China, India and Egypt were
familiar with numerology long before the Greeks began using it,
but most books still credit Pythagoras as being the father of numerology.
remember Pythagoras from your high school geometry class - you know,
for any right-angled triangle, the square of the long side is equal
to the sum of the square of the short sides.
To make a long
story short, the teachings of Pythagoras were adopted by Plato and
studied by early Christian scholars, including such notables as
St. Augustine. This in turn led to the expansion of numerology during
the Renaissance, and it continues to be studied and practiced today.
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