Pythagoras was an ancient philosopher also known as "the father of numbers". The theory that numbers are attractive to themselves was defined by Pythagoras already in the sixth century B.C. Father of geometry, teacher of astronomy and founder of the diatonic scale (laws of musical progression by which we still tune our pianos today) Pythagorean numerology assigns numbers non-numerical traits. At his university-temple in Greece, Pythagoras disciples followed him in a religion he based on interpretations of the cosmic vibrations that he measured as they emanated from the spheres.
Pythagorean numberology acknowledges that every single thing is related to numbers and that everything can be forecasted and measured in rhythmic cycles. Pythagorean numerology interprets numbers and their features through dots arranged in certain figures or patterns. Pythagoras thought that the letters in the alphabet accord with certain numbers. Further developing this idea Pythagoras established his own form of Numerology, known at present as Pythagorean numerology, that helped him to determine personal traits based on individual’s name. He went even further and changed his own name to feel the difference. Pythagoras made a wheel of letters and numbers that rounded a globe. Using his globe he applied numbers of personal name to predict some future events.
Pythagorean numerology works contain basic breakdown of personal traits that looks as follows:
- powerful, leading, purposeful, innovating
- passive, receptive, sympathetic, subordinate
- artistic, lucky, happy, outgoing
- hard-working, diligent, introspective
- adventurous, versatile, uncertain,
- placid, domestic, settled, mother-love
- mystery, secrets, withdrawal from the world
- worldly involvement, material success
- mental achievement, spiritual achievement
Later works of other numerologists have developed Pythagoras ideas of applying certain qualities to numbers. Although these qualities may slightly differ with different modern numerologists the most common are defining 1 as wholeness, 3 as fame, 9 as completion of the cycle that will turn over to 1 again in a new life cycle as perfection of character and wisdom (10) is unobtainable.
In fact, numerology exists in just about every culture. Numerology was known in Babylonia, astrological philosophy from Hellenistic Alexandria, early Christian mysticism, early Gnostics, the Hebrew system of the Kabbalah, The Indian Vedas, the Chinese "Circle of the Dead". There was also an early Egyptian numerology system, which is believed to be perhaps the most esoteric of all.
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