Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
Numerology is the study of numbers! The name, birthdate and birthtime are used to analyse and define the psychology of an individual, by allocating specific numbers to the letters of the alphabet. It’s basis - that everything has a vibration, even if we can’t see it - like a soprano hitting a high note which shatters a glass or the dog whistle - which only the dog can hear. Scientists believe there is no evidence to substantiate the authenticity of Numerology and call it a pseudo (false science. Historians believe that modern numerology is an integration of the teachings from Ancient Babylonia, Pythagoras and his followers, (6 th. Century B.C. Greece) Astrological philosophy from Hellenistic Alexandria, early Christian mysticism, the occultism of the early Gnostics and the Hebrew system of the Kabala. The Indian Vedas, the Chinese "Circle of the Dead",and the Egyptian "Book of the Master of the Secret House", (Ritual of the Dead) are records that prove that Numerology dates back thousands of years Pythagoras the father of numbers was born on the Island of Samos.At a very early age he travelled to Mesoptamia and Egypt where he acquired the basis of his knowledge.Political unrest necessitated the move to Crotona, in Southern Italy where he founded his second University. The doctrines of this cultural center, were bound by very strict rules of conduct. His school was open to men, as well as women students and excluded any discriminatory conduct. His students included all races and colour no matter what religion or financial circumstance. History has documented that the doctrines of the Pythagorean school, has definitely had a profound effect on philosophy throughout the ages - even to this present day, and was based on mathematics, music and astronomy. He believed that mathematics could exist without music and astronomy but nothing could exist without numbers. His teachings encompassed, not only the investigation into the self, but into the whole Universe. Pythagorus became the founder of modern mathematics, musical theory, philosophy and the science of health.(hygiene) Pythagorus and other philosophers of the time, believed that because mathematical concepts are more practical than physical ones they have greater actuality. An idea in harmony with philosophical pragmatism and a choice for permanent concepts over changeable physicality. St. Augustine in A.D. 35 - ? wrote " Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth." Similar to Pythagorus, he too believed that everything , has numerical relationships and it is up to the mind to seek and investigate their secrets or have them revealed by divine grace In 325 A.D. every departure from the beliefs of the state Church was classed as a state violation. Therefore through this religious purging , the spiritual significance of the sacred numbers began to disappear. In spite of this suppression there were still many devout believers, who kept the sacred knowledge locked away. Through empirical observation and investigation, Numerologists, agree that through the study of numbers, we can uncover hidden aspects of ourselves and the universe. Only recently it was documented that many Psychologists and Psychiatrists were looking into the study of numerology and astrology to help them to uncover specific psychological problems. ---- The above is an early draft of an article that is being considered for Nupedia. I have the author's permission to post it on Wikipedia. I have an unusual request: will you edit this article, as if you had to take responsibility for it (though granted you might not want to), so that it is fact-stating? Then I'll present the results to the author and read them myself and see if we can proceed! -- [[Larry Sanger]]