What is Numerology?
What is numerology and the significance of numbers? Numerology is the study of numbers, their vibrations, and how it relates to the physical world we live in. Each number, as with each individual, has its own certain vibration, significance, and meaning.
Numerology has been practiced since Sumerian era in the distant past. Many occult and spiritualism practices come from when Sumerian culture dominated human civilization. There are numerous systems that a variety of numerologists throughout time have used as a tool for divination or to understand the significance of events and how it relates to the individual, community, or nation.
One of the most famous numerologists/philosophers/mathematicians was Pythagoras (6 BC – Greece) whose belief system was that mathematical concepts were easier to understand since it was readily classifiable, logical, and much more accurate than physical reality interpretation that is often obscured by emotions. St. Augustine of Hippo believed that everything we see and experience has numerical equivalents and that by studying the significant numbers, the Universe/Divine reveals to us the confirmations or truths we have been searching for.
Although numerology has been banned since the Council of Nicaea for Catholics and most Christians along with astrology, magik, tarot, psychic readings, and other forms of divination, it is still practiced among older religious communities. Kabbalah, Gnostics, and Greek Orthodox are examples of religious organizations that still practice some system of numerology as a tool for understanding the physical around them within their religious context.
In Kabbalah, the birth time and date are very important in understanding your entire life and destiny. The numerology ties in with their astrology in helping the person understand a variety of momentous and trivial events as it relates to him or her. Numerology is so integrated within Kabbalah that it has sacred numbers such 72 (72 names of God) and 42 (numbers of alphabets in certain prayers and passages) among many others. Often, the same numbers are seen repeated in many areas within their religious framework. The Torah is often studied with numerology in mind since ancient cultures utilized it in their writings. Every letter (which can be converted into numbers), number of letters, number of words, number of sentences and so on has implication, perhaps even several levels of meaning, according to many who study the Torah.
Numerology, in one form or another, were used in other cultures as well such as the Chinese, Inca, Mayan, and Hindu cultures. In each society, they were used as a tool to understand the physical world and their relationship to it. As we continue to expand our website, we will offer a more in-depth view on each form of numerology practiced in these cultures.
There are several ways to interpret numbers and their importance and we will have more articles regarding this as we continue to build our site. Have you often seen repeating numbers or sequences of numbers? Pay attention to what you were thinking at that moment, write it down, and check out articles on symbolism of certain numbers and what they could mean for you.