## The Basics

THE BASIC NUMBERS

The study of numerology is the study of the symbolism ot numbers. Each number represents one large area of human awareness and experience; all the numbers together cover all possible awarenesses, experiences, talents and characteristics. Only the single digits—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9—and the Master Numbers 11 and 22 are used. The Master Numbers, the only numbers not reduced to a single digit, represent a special higher level of potential than the other numbers.

As a beginning step, think of each number as a lesson to be learned. We'll list each number along with its "keywords," the simplest expression of the number's lesson, and then describe the lesson more completely in an accompanying paragraph or two. Think of the lesson as the heart of each number, the essence to which all the experiences and characteristics relate.

In this introductory chapter, each number is described briefly. As your study advances, additional aspects of each number will be discussed. Your own observation and experience will broaden your understanding. Later on, in the advanced Chapter 22 in Volume 2, we'll summarize the myriad characteristics of all the numbers.

### INDIVIDUATION INDEPENDENCE ATTAINMENT

A person must distinguish himself from other people and acknowledge his own INDIVIDUATION. The individual has to develop the capability of standing on his own and going from dependence to INDEPENDENCE. Once independent, the person becomes aware of his potential for ATTAINMENT as an

The lessons of the numbers individual—for creating and pioneering when working alone, for leading and managing when working with others.