Some Recondite Problems

The idea involved in the preceding chapter is common to all religious systems, and consequently we may expect it to be reflected in any system of kabalism which has regard t the unfolding of human destiny this unfoldment is the natural means by which man draws near to the attainment of the full stature of Christ, which, as we have seen, is kabalistically represented by the square of 12, or 144, the enumeration of the name of the primal ancestor, or of that race of humanity which became sons of...

The Significance Of Numbers

In the preceding chapter I have given the rule for the automatic resolution of questions by means of numbers. The mind having been fixed upon the question to be asked or the matter upon which information is sought, nine numbers are set down, to which 3 is added, and the total is then referred to the nature of the question. What am I thinking of 985627142 44 add 3 The answer You are thinking of a value, measure, or weight, a matter of proportion, and of yourself in certain relations. l.You think...

The Power Of Numbers

Figures are the means employed by us to express definite quantities. They do not express anything of quality. Thus, if we say 2 eggs and 2 eggs make 4 eggs, we leave out of consideration the fact that one or more of them may be bad. From this we learn that 2, or any other number, is potentially good or evil, its quantity being unaffected. Every number has a certain power which is not expressed by the figure or symbol employed to denote quantity only. This power rests in an occult connection...

The Law Of Values

We have already seen, when considering the principle of enumeration, that numbers express only quantitive relations unless we elect to regard them symbolically, when they assume a significance of an entirely different nature. We have seen that unity 1 can be expressed in terms of an indefinite state of eternal becoming, as when 1 .9 to infinity. It is also possible to say 1 1 + x, where x is an infinite potential. For aught we know, the amoeba is potential man. Natural history seems to lend...

Brunos Symbolism

Throughout this work we have been able to trace that unity in diversity and that diversity in unity which constitutes a canon of faith. We see throughout the manifest universe a unity as to essence and a diversity as to expression which was perhaps better understood by Bruno than by his inquisitors who formulated the doctrine. Bruno was the originator of the Doctrine of correspondences which was afterwards and perhaps more patiently illustrated by Swedenborg. The Nolan philosopher was an...

Cosmic Analogies

In a former chapter I have shown that the value of Pi 3.14159 is contained in the sum of an age, a year, and a day of Brahma. I am not in a position to prove that the ancient Hindus, in instituting these periods, had any idea whatsoever of the mathematical ratio of the diameter to the circumference of a circle, but I should be quite prepared to find that all their great periods were but multiples of some that are commonly observed in astronomy. It remains a singular fact that Kepler's law of...

The World Soul

Wells up in the region of the attentive mind in such way as to create a subject of thought. Extremely sensitive persons not only have an apperception of a presence, but also a vision. By the same or similar functioning of the subconscious mind, we are made aware that certain people are inimical to our interests. We smother the impression in deference to our good taste, or the proprieties, admit them to our confidence, and everlastingly regret the fact that we did not act upon our first...

Chance Events

When we speak of a chance event, we really express our ignorance of the law governing the occurrence. We do not seriously assume to mean that Nature has not provided for such event, or that it had no natural causation. We speak of coincidences, as when an astrologer makes a singularly pointed prediction which afterwards proves to be in line with the facts. But we must not think that in the use of that word we have disposed of the scientific possibility of prediction. We may take comfort in it...

Number Form Colour Sound

The system of numerical kabalism I am here unfolding is linked up with other subjects through an astrological radition. Once we admit the possibility that numbers may have an othic or symbolical value in human affairs, we have to seek for a key to this relationship. But, before doing so, it should be made clear what it is we are affirming. It is this Numbers have a signification or symbolical value irrespective of our recognition of their symbolism, and (b) what we are led to recognise as...

Reduction To

We have now come to the point where it will be advisable to attempt the task of reducing these detached or chance experiences to law. In this process I shall make use of three keys already referred to in this work, but not yet clearly set forth. The first is the astral key, the second the name key, and the third the number key. The last two may conveniently be dealt with together in a separate chapter. I will take the astral key first as being the foundation of the system of symbolism I am...

9 eojn 3 o 9 oa

The Pythagorean alphabet is used in connection with the interpretation employed in that system. In this system, every number up to 50, rising thence by tens to 100, has a definite signification and every succeeding hundred has a separate meaning. To these original interpretations others of a fanciful nature have since been added, as 365 astronomy and astrology, no doubt on account of the division of the year into 365 days and 666 enmity, secret plots, maliciousness, because of its use in the...

Numerology

Having cleared the ground by a general consideration of the principles involved in the science of numerology, we may now proceed to an exposition of the subject both from a traditional and empirical point of view. I trust I have made it clear that no claim is made for any occult power or mystic virtue inhering in numbers as such. If they possess any such power, it is solely by reason of associated ideas in the human mind. I regard numbers only in the light of symbols, and in this light I...