Since ancient times, Numerology has helped us to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the universe in which we live. The History of numerology can date its origins back to the ancient civilisations of Babylon, China, Egypt, India and Greece. Mathematician Pythagoras and many of his fellow philosophers believed that because mathematical concepts were easier to understand than physical ones they had greater actuality, so by attaching a numerical value to each letter it was possible to reveal their true divinatory meaning.
St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430) wrote “Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.”
Since those early days the popularity of Numerology has spread far and wide. Many cultures still attach special meanings to certain numbers.
Letters And Numerology
Each letter of the alphabet has its own numerical value and each number has its own meaning. They each have a unique vibration of energy, just like notes in music. So by combining the letters in your name and your date of birth, the combination of vibrations will reveal your individual characteristics, talents, strengths and weaknesses and their influence on future events.
Popular Forms Of Numerology
The three most popular forms of Numerology are the Kabbalic, Chaldean and Pythagorean methods. These all can be used in any combination to produce readings. However it is advised that you find the method you are most comfortable with and use it consistently.
The most popular form of Numerology was the method created by Greek philosophist and mathematician Pythagoras. Therefore regarded as the first “true” mathematician.
Pythagoras (c. 580-c.500 BC) is best known for his theorem on calculating the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle.
Yet he is also credited as the founder of Numerology and practised it to foretell future events and use name changing as a way of altering a person or place’s destiny. Using his system, numbers were assigned to the letters in the Greek alphabet depending on their position in the sequence. This method uses a person’s full name and date of birth to give a reading. It’s important to remember that the master numbers 11 and 22 are never reduced to a single digit.
Originating from Hebrew mystical science this form of Numerology is often used to interpret names. The method was created as an extension of the Hebrew alphabet and included 22 vibrations. Over time the system has been adapted to serve the Greek and Roman alphabets. Kabbalists in the 13th Century believed that the Old Testament of the bible was written in a secret code inspired by God and that Numerology could be used to decipher its meaning. Kabbalah Numerology uses only the name of the individual, not their date of birth.
This system is probably the oldest known system of Numerology and differs from the Pythagoean method. That is because the numbers assigned to the letters are not given in alphabetical order. They are given by the cosmic vibration of each specific letter. The letters are assigned numbers from 1 to 8 but not 9, as this is considered sacred. Except when it results as the final sum of vibrations. Chaldean Numerology uses the name that a person is most often known by. In addition, single digits are used to determine a person’s external nature whereas double digits depict their inner qualities.
Numerology And You
As we are all brought into this world we are said to be defined by a life path number. Not only our history but the history of numerology is intertwined with each other. In the world we live today more people are connecting with numerology, discovering the history so to define the future. Big business are even using numerology to choose the perfect business name on numerology to define its success.