“All things are numbers.” (Pythagoras)
Numerology and Kabbalah
The most important sources of contemporary numerology are the traditions and symbols of the Kabbalah. The Kabbalah (also called the book of hidden wisdom) is an old Jewish collection of texts containing secret teachings. According to legend, Abraham received them directly from God.It is a fact that a sizable amount of the authentic versions (in Hebrew and in Aramaic) have been lost in the course of time. The accesible, printed version of the Kabbalah does not contain the deepest secret knowledge. This substantially mystical knowledge was only transferred orally to a group of elite initiates. The Kabbalah refers to secret information in symbolic form. The symbol can be a number, but also a word, or a hieroglyph. Kabbalah claims that the Bible (e.g. the Books of Ezekiel, Enoch, and Ezra IV) contains a wealth of mystical revelations and hidden knowledge. Only Kabbalah knew (and still know) how to decipher its myriad esoteric messages, but that doesn’t mean they can explain them.
- Pythagoras (6th century BC): he taught Kabbalistic numerology in his school of mysteries.
- Cornelius Agrippa: Renaissance’ greatest numerologist.
- Michel Nostradamus (16th century).
- Albrecht Dürer (16th century): artist. Presented his engraving “The Magic Square”, consisting of 4×4 numbers each giving an identical sum in every direction.
- Pope Urban VIII (17th century): astrologer, numerologist, white wizard.
- Carl Gustav Jung (20th century): famous Swiss psycho-analist and philosopher.
Contemporary numerology reduces our name and date of birth to one of the nine numbers that have a special property. The following can be deduced from the number: the inner nature, the mask towards the outside world, the total of usable energy, and destiny. This knowledge provides people with more insights into their being.
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