Why “Chaldean” Numerology isn’t Chaldean
The Mystery Explained –
Greetings friend(s),This is a short article in which I will try to explain, in a simple and clear way, the reasons why the“Chaldean” Numerology isn’t really Chaldean, but in fact a modern invention based on traditionalHebrew Qabalah – and quite a bad one at that!
This is the system usually called “Chaldean Numerology”, supposedly used by the “Chaldeans”:
1= A, I, J, Q, Y
2= B, K, R
3= C, G, L, S
4= D, M, T
5= E, H, N, X
6= U, V, W
7= O, Z
8= F, P
This so-called "Chaldean" Numerology is not an ancient system of numerology but a (very) modernsystem which is inspired on the ancient qabalistic method of the "Aiq Bekar" (AIQ BKR) according to which the letters of the
alphabet correspond to the numbers from 1 to 9. So basically the"Chaldean" Numerology is an attempt to make our own alphabet fit into this originally hebrew systemof Numerology. Also, the Aiq Bekar is nothing more than a hebrew version of the PythagorianNumerology. And finally, the number 9 was never considered to be specially relevant in the Hebrew AiqBekar, and it was used like any other number.In this system, the correlation between letters and numbers was made in the following way (using thenames of the hebrew letters):1=
So as you can see, the number 9 was used, just like the numbers from 1 to 8. The only reason why 9 isn'tused in the modern pseudo-chaldean numerology is that the hebrew letters which corresponded to thenumber 9 didn't originate any letter in our alphabet. For instance, the letter Teth (between CHETH /greek Eta / latin "H", and YOD / greek Iota / latin "I" and "J") doesn't exist in our alphabet. Likewise,the letter Tzaddi (between PEH / greek Pi / latin "P", and QOPH / obsolete greek Qoppa / latin "Q")didn't survive into our alphabet. So this is the reason why 9 isn't used in the modern "Chaldean"Numerology. It has nothing to do with special "powers" of the number 9, nor even to any supposed"fear" of it from the "Chaldeans".