“ The science of numbers should not be used merely for buying and selling, but “for facility in the energies of the soul itself.”
Plato – Republic
Numerology, or the science of number, is the study of the symbolic meanings of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date and in the personal name, in order to highlight their supposed influence on the individual life and cycles.
Numbers are important because they are the language of nature, and each of them carries a specific meaning and significance because it is the expression of the consciousness and the energy that manifested everything in the universe.
Pythagoras, one of the greatest fathers of numerology, who lived in the 5th century BC, believed that the secrets of the universe were hidden in number and that in order to decipher them, we need to understand the unfoldment of the movement of energy and consciousness of the sequence of numbers from one to nine.
He taught that this higher science had been revealed to men by “celestial deities,” those godlike men who were the Divine Instructors of the Third Race and, for that reason, in the beginning, it was only taught and known by the chosen adepts in the Mysteries.
Pythagoras believed that the study of mathematics and numbers could convert the soul from the world of the senses to the contemplation of the eternal. In his teachings he distinguished between the soul and the body, soma, considered as a prison, sema, because the immortal soul passes through cycles of incarnation in birth and release from the body at death (metempsychosis), taking different physical forms (reincarnation).
While talking about this ancient science in his book Republic (Book VII), Plato stated that “the soul through these disciplines has an organ purified and enlightened, an organ better worth saving than ten thousand corporeal eyes, since truth becomes visible through this alone”.
Later Iamblichus, the chief representative of Syrian Neoplatonism, in his work Life of Pythagoras, confirmed Plato’s belief that the study of the science of Numbers has the capacity to awaken the “eye of wisdom”, the organ in the brain which it is now known as the pineal gland.
The psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) said that psychologically numbers are spontaneous productions of the unconscious, an archetype of order which has become conscious:
“Number helps more than anything else to bring order into the chaos of appearances. It is the predestined instrument for creating order, or for apprehending an already existing, but still unknown, regular arrangement or “orderedness.” It may well be the most primitive element of order in the human mind seeing that the numbers 1 to 4 occur with the greatest frequency and have the widest incidence. In other words, primitive patterns of order are mostly triads or tetrads.
That numbers have an archetypal foundation is not, by the way, a conjecture of mine but of certain mathematicians, as we shall see in due course. Hence it is not such an audacious conclusion after all if we define number psychologically as an archetype of order which has become conscious. Remarkably enough, the psychic images of wholeness which are spontaneously produced by the unconscious, the symbols of the self in mandala form, also have a mathematical structure. They are as a rule quaternities (or their multiples).
These structures not only express order, they also create it. That is why they generally appear in times of psychic disorientation in order to compensate a chaotic state or as formulations of numinous experiences.
It must be emphasized yet again that they are not inventions of the conscious mind but are spontaneous products of the unconscious, as has been sufficiently shown by experience. Naturally the conscious mind can imitate these patterns of order, but such imitations do not prove that the originals are conscious inventions.
From this it follows irrefutably that the unconscious uses number as an ordering factor.” Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle
Everything in the universe vibrates at its own particular frequency and finding this vibration rate can help establish the qualities and energies associated with it. By applying the principles and concepts of this ancient science of numbers, we can penetrate the mysteries hidden behind the soul journey thought the cycles of its existence, its personality, strengths, talents and gifts, challenges, inner desires and life choices, emotional responses and relationship to the world.
The numerological chart offers a detailed portrayal of the person’s life by highlighting the different aspects of our being and how they come together to create the person we are and the life we live.
It gives us the chance to make the most of our strengths and teaches us to trust the journey we are on by connecting us to deepest levels of intuition and wisdom.
Using only a name and birth date as the basic data, we can calculate and determine the major frequencies both of ourselves and others, providing significant information about the individual journey at this present time.
“Letters and names are not only conventional means of communication. They are much more. Each of them represents a concentration of energy and expresses a richness of meaning that cannot be translated into the human language.” G. Scholem – The Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
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