Brief Stay in the City of Numerology—I

January 14, 2016

From the book, The Secret Science of Numerology, The Hidden Meaning of Numbers and Letters, ByShirley Blackwell Lawrence Msc.D, the following excerpt is taken

In The Secret Doctrine, Helen P. Blavatsky tells us that the secret laws were passed on orally from teacher to student for thousands of years, and that they were never written down. For centuries, the written divulgence of these secrets had been forbidden out of “necessity” because they could have been wrongly used by the profane and material minded masses. She added that they would gradually be revealed to true and honest seekers of the New Age and that revelation would come when the time was right.

At that time this information would be of use only to the enlightened minds of the day, for no one else would find sense in or use for it. Certain mystic writers have been entrusted with part of the knowledge, and in the future there will be still others to reveal even more. I believe these ancient secrets are being made known now, in this New Age, or this small portion would not have been revealed to me. Why me? I’m as surprised as anyone. All I know is that I had a deep and honest desire to know and that something has been urging me in this direction all my life.

… Once, when I was in my 20’s, I heard a beautiful piano concerto coming from my living room in the middle of the night. I lay there enjoying it quite awhile before I woke up enough to realize it was coming out of nowhere and I felt frightened at the thought. “Oh, no,” I said, “I’m scared. Please stop!” And at that I heard the conductor rap his baton on his stand, the music stopped, I heard all the music books shut, and there was silence.

… The science behind numerology has given modern science great insight into the workings of nature. Numbers never fail. Numbers are law. There is nothing made that does not have size, shape, and dimension. The principle of the law is “As in the macrocosm (the Universe), so in the microcosm (man and nature).” By studying an atom or cell we can find the key to the functioning of a man, a planet, a galaxy. In other words, laws that are true to us on Earth are inevitably true in the Universe.

… The large cypher divided in half is the 1 and the 0. In the Kabbalah these 10 globes of light are on a tree of the soul and are connected by 22 paths which are the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, each with its own individual esoteric meaning. The light emanates from the dot point in the center of each globe, which is a reflection of the light of God, and when one understands the globes’ deepest meanings, he receives the light of wisdom and knowledge.

… These secrets are supposed to awaken in man when he studies the 10 numbers and 22 basic sounds formed from the letter combinations of God’s own name. This, combined with the basic geometric figures of circle, triangle, and square, are the basis of the Kabbalah; the figures that were used in designing the alphabet.

….Briefly, all comes from naught: 0, the Cosmic Egg in which all numbers are contained. God was known as Alpha and Omega: 1 and 0, the first and the last. (0 is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.) Together 1 and 0 form 10, the perfect number, and since it is perfect, it is the sacred number of the Universe and is written as or meaning “God in All.”

… By designating the weights, amounts, and groupings of the 22 letters, God made all things that have existence…

…. The cross in the center is a plus sign, or tally. It is the force that continually “adds” to its creation. So it has been called Jehovah (IHVH). It refers to IHVH because the total of the circle, 22, added to the cross of four sides, 4 equals 26, the number of IHVH in Hebrew:

I — 10;H — 5;V — 6;H — 5;26 or

This is meaningful to us in English as well, for the word for Jehovah, God, also totals 26 by its full number:

G — 7; O — 15; D — 4; 26

… I am an earnest seeker of truth. Opinions and emotionalism mean, nothing to me, only truth. I have studied all religions and have found good in each one and I embrace their truths, but I found something in the studyof numbers that I could not find anywhere else: insight, answers, tolerance and appreciation for others—for what they are, what they believe, and why they are here. When you know the meaning of numbers you have the key to understanding. The light of understanding is within. The magic word is: Listen!

While researching other reading materials, the followings are written:

Numerology is the study of the symbolism of numbers. It is used to determine a person’s personality, strengths and talents, obstacles to be overcome, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others.


Everything in the universe vibrates at its own particular frequency. By finding the vibration rate of any object, you can establish the qualities and energies associated with it. By applying the principles of numerology—and using only the name and birth date as the basic data—you can determine the major frequencies of different people. A numerological analysis of the calculated frequencies provides significant information on these people’s personalities and character.


The roots of numerology can be traced back some 10,000 years or more to Egypt and Babylonia. Pythagoras, who developed many of the basic theorems that form the foundation of modern mathematics (including the right triangle theorem taught in math classes today) is credited with formally organizing the field about 2600 years ago in ancient Greece. At the turn of the twentieth century, an American woman, L. Dow Balliet, and several of her contemporaries published a few books and started the modern phase of numerology. The field grew slowly through several decades. Now, in the last half of the century, increased research and publishing along with a marked resurgence of interest in numerology is taking place.

Greek Numerology

The present system probably developed around Miletus in Ionia. 19th-century classicists placed its development in the 3rd century BC, the occasion of its first widespread use. More thorough modern archaeology has caused the date to be pushed back at least to the 5th century BC, little before Athens abandoned its pre-Euclidean alphabet in favor of Miletus’s in 402 BC, and it may predate that by a century or two. The present system uses the 24 letters adopted by Euclid’s as well as three Phoenician and Ionic ones that were not carried over: digamma, koppa, and sampi. The position of those characters within the numbering system imply that the first two were still in use (or at least remembered as letters) while the third was not. The exact dating, particularly for sampi, is problematic since its uncommon value means the first attested representative near Miletus does not appear until the 2nd century BC and its use is unattested in Athens until the 2nd century AD. (In general, Athens resisted the use of the new numerals for the longest of any of the Greek states but had fully adopted them by AD c. 50)

Egyptian Numerology

Certain numbers were considered sacred, holy, or magical by the ancient Egyptians, particularly 2, 3, 4, 7, and their multiples and sum; The basic symbol for plurality among the ancient Egyptians was the number three: even the way they wrote the word for “plurality” in hieroglyphics consisted of three vertical marks . Triads of deities were also used in Egyptian religion to signify a complete system. Examples include references to the god Atum “when he was one and became three” when he gave birth to Shu and Tenfut, and the triad of Horus, Osiris, and Isis; Seven; symbol of perfection, effectiveness, completeness,

The Chinese Numerology

Although the exact origins of numerology are unknown, Chinese numerology is believed to be one of the earliest forms of numerology. It is thought that the origins of Chinese numerology date back nearly 4000 years to the banks of the Yellow River. Chinese numerology uses only the numbers 1-9, and 0 is not included. Western Chinese numerology uses a square made up of 9 boxes – 3 down and 3 across. You can think of this square like a tic-tac-toe square or like a number sign (#) Each box in the square has a number from 1-9 associated with it. The boxes are numbered from 1-9 starting in the lower left square and moving up each column

The Arabic Version

The Abjad numerals are a decimal numeral system in which the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet are assigned numerical values. They have been used in the Arabic-speaking world since before the 8th century Arabic numerals. In modern Arabic, the word abjadīyah means ‘alphabet’ in general.

The Indian Version

In South India, mostly Tamil Nadu, the numbers assigned to English alphabets are different. The list is shown below: A, I, J, Q, and Y are assigned 1; B, K, and R are assigned 2 ; C, G, L, and S are assigned 3; D, M, and T are assigned 4; E, H, N, and X are assigned 5; U, V, and W are assigned 6; O and Z are assigned 7; F and P are assigned 8

There is no assignment for the number 9. Numerologists analyze double-digit numbers from 10 to 99.



In the basic mathematical operation used in numerology, the numbers are reduced by simple addition. The number 15, for instance, is reduced by adding 1 + 5 to get 6. Similarly, the number 1974 can be reduced by adding 1 + 9 + 7 + 4 to get 21. The 21 can be further reduced by adding 2 + 1 to get 3.

In numerology, all numbers are reduced to the single digits 1 through 9 except the special master numbers 11 and 22. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 22 represent the major vibration rates associated with people’s characteristics.

Three pillars of Existence

First, there is you, the individual, with your talents, abilities, personality traits, idiosyncrasies, dreams, hopes, likes and dislikes, and what have you. All of which is revealed in your name. Your full name at birth truly is like a blueprint of who you are; the unique and fully self-contained individual who lives inside your skin.

Secondly, is your path — the direction in which your life wants to move. This is not your future forecast, nor is it your “destiny.” It is truly a path, and since there is no point of arrival where you could say, “I have fulfilled my destiny and therefore my life is completed,” the words destiny or goal do not apply. They are misnomers and therefore confusing. It’s a path, and in Numerology it is quite aptly named your Life Path. This is the most important number in your chart because, in a way, you could call it your purpose. And no, the words destiny and goal are not synonymous with purpose.

Finally, there is the third pillar: your future forecast. Here too, the numbers are based on your date of birth, because they were set in motion by your birth. The moment you stepped onto your path, the cycles kicked in and started influencing you as time went by. This is another undeniably beautiful piece of logic behind the science of Numerology.

There is till much things left unknown since this cosmos is a mystery those who seek mysteries of life and nature should find and figure out!!


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