Now modern numerology, having its antecedents in the Hebrew Qabalah, is a simplification of the very complicated number system charted out by the ancient rabbis. The main difference between modern numerology and ancient gematria is the scope of symbolic attributes for the number series. The ancient
Of all the ancient magickal languages, the mysticism surrounding biblical Hebrew is the best known in the West. The body of esoteric teachings concerning the Hebrew language is known as the Qabalah (meaning that knowledge which can only be imparted orally in secret, handed down from one generation
Modern numerology really came into vogue at the turn of the nineteenth century. Early attempts at making a Qabalah for English often paralleled the English alphabet to Hebrew and Greek. But the alpha-numeric code for numerology that is most common today is based not on Hebrew or
Beyond the visible divinatory interpretations of numerology, pioneer
Madame Blavatsky, in her Secret Doctrine, gives the mystery-language symbols for the first nine numbers.
1. A living, standing being, divine, celestial
2. Imperfect state, fall, branching
3. Mystery, spiritual man, triangle
The following list gives very basicc meanings for the Tarot cards associated with each of the numbers one through nine.
1 ??"The Magician: Concentration, intention, will
2 ??"The High Priestess: Reflection, receptivity, hidden knowledge
3 ??"The Empress: Imagination, inspiration, spiritual
But what good is this bit of divinatory calculation associating numbers to names and birth dates if we do not have an oracular vocabulary which can give symbolic meaning and nuance to the number series? Luckily, modern numerology has inherited from the ancient tradition of numbers a key to
Two other numbers beyond 1 through 9 in modern numerology are regarded as special or gifted numbers. These numbers are 11 and 22. Eleven is the number of revelation, while 22 is the number of adeptship. Whenever the number 11 or 22 is generated, either by totaling numbers together or reducing and
By stars, cards, and alphabets. These are the three most popular methods of divination that have survived into the twentieth-century. The three occult sciences governing these oracular techniques are astrology (divination by the placement of the stars), cartomancy (divination by the random fall of
Numerology, in addition to assigning three basic number values to the letters of a name, also assigns a birth date to one number, known as the birth number. The birth number reveals influences at birth which will shape the direction your life will take. The birth date is first converted to three
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