Numerology is the study of the occult significance of numbers. It's probably the simplest of the occult fields to learn and master. Using numerology, you can discover a person's strengths and weaknesses, deep inner needs, emotional reactions, ways of dealing with others, talents. You can help yourself by becoming aware of your own character and learning to understand and deal with others—family, friends, lovers, employers, employees. You can find out what kind of potential energy and what type of stress are currently existing in your life and in the lives of those about you. You can determine the best times to marry., change jobs, move, speculate, take a trip. '
How is all this information derived? In all the occult fields, observers have found correlations between certain clearly observable physical phenomena and the inner workings of people. In other words, the universe seems to have provided many keys which, when understood, provide superb tools for the understanding of human nature. In astrology, the key relates the planets' positions at a person's birth with the person's traits; in palm reading, the key relates the lines and bumps of the hand with a person's characteristics; and, in numerology, the key relates a person's name and birthdate with that person's nature. Significantly, all the readings are consistent with each other—the different readings often have similar information or cover different, but related, aspects of a person's traits.
Why does numerology work? There are many explanations in the literature—discussions of psychic energy, the God force, the vibratory effect of numbers. These explanations have not clarified anything for jne. Frankly, I don't know why numerology works. I don't know whether the numbers are merely a descriptive code or representative of a force determining people's behavior. Numerology, like the other occult fields, does not, at this time, allow for scientific explanation. I can only attest to the fact, confirmed by other numerologists and their clients, of the consistent congruence between a person's numbers and that person's characteristics and life experiences.
Some numerologists feel that the field can be traced back over 10,000 years. The centuries-old Hebrew Kabbala, for instance, deals with the subject. Pythagoras in Greece some 2600 years ago is even credited with giving this field new life, along with his other mathematical studies. It is delightful to be carrying on a tradition with such a long history. Although some people are comforted in the knowledge that numerology has so many thousands of years of study behind it, the link between modern numerology and the ancients is a somewhat tenuous connection.
The modern phase of numerology was started by L. Dow Balliett, an American woman in Atlantic City, N. J., who published several books on the subject at the turn of the century. Later, Dr. Julia Seton helped publicize the field. Since then, the work of these two women has been extended by Florence Campbell, Juno Jordan and others, so that there now exists a small literature on the subject. Unfortunately, much of the literature is abstruse, archaic or fragmented.
This book is a presentation of the entire field of numerology in a manner which will allow a beginner to easily assimilate the material and an advanced student to quickly master the craft. The individual elements making up a reading are fully defined and analyzed and many examples are included showing how the elements are combined into a delineation. Throughout, the emphasis is on clarity and completeness.
Each section of the book forms a complete unit of the subject. When you've finished Part II, for instance, you'll be capable of giving simple character readings which will be correct as far as they go. Completion of Part III will add considerable depth to the readings and Part IV will develop your advanced delineation skills. Part V covers progressed delineations—determining the potential energies and events for any time in a person's entire life.
"Much of the reference material required by a numerologist is presented in a unique format at the end of each volume: charts specially designed for easy cross-reference. The charts are available for reference in giving readings after the subject has been mastered.
I hope you'll find numerology as exciting and satisfying as I have. I expect that if you study the field at all, you'll be fascinated by your new understanding of yourself and others. In addition, you'll probably be surprised to find your awareness of the universe and its structure significantly broadened.
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