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Introduction Jung and Number A brief history of number and counting Origins and history of number symbolism Typical meanings of numbers (from The Wisdom of Dominoes) What do the numbers mean? Numbers defined as energies Numbers and their meanings Number symbolism Comparative numerology Numbers in the Bible What do the numbers really indicate? The Magic of Numbers What the numbers mean Cassandra Eason’s Correspondences Richard Pace’s Correspondences Numbers and their meanings Aphorisms/Sayings containing numbers Numbers in Contemporary Culture Useful Information 3 4 7 11 14 25 26 27 37 40 42 46 48 49 50 51 52 54 63 64
I have already ventured into the field of numbers and their meanings in my publication, “The Wisdom of Dominoes”. Unlike my first foray into divination, titled “Creative Divination”, I have now used the meaning of the integers to delineate the meaning for the reading. Previously the number of the dice throw was only to select a text and had no meaning itself, apart from being the equivalent of a page number. This seems a common situation in books and Internet articles on dice and domino divination. The numbers are just there to index an answer. However, since starting “The Wisdom of Dominoes”, which is as yet incomplete, I have realised that numbers themselves have meanings beyond their use in counting. Jung and Von Franz have explored the meaning of number from both a psychological and a physical perspective. Integers, bridging both worlds, are the reason behind synchronicity. I have included an explanation of this peculiarity in the following pages. The bulk of the following material is simply the cultural, social and individual understanding of the first integers. I start with Zero and end with Six. The other single integers are also important but my aim is to provide information for those who divine with dice or dominoes. None of the articles are mine. I have merely trawled the Internet for interesting material, edited them to some extent and used that wonderful facility, the spellchecker. I confess that some of the material is from “The Wisdom of Dominoes”, and I unfortunately did not keep a record of the websites visited. A Google search using numbers, numerology, meaning of numbers and the like should get you to the pertinent sites if you want to see the original. I have also included two articles on the history of numbers. Unfortunately, these take no account of the fact that in ancient civilizations everything had a supernatural connotation or was associated with the gods. This would have been true of numbers as well. Some of these issues are touched upon in the rest of the book. Apologies to all those authors whose work I have downloaded without acknowledging the source.
Jung and number.
Jung saw that numbers were not just artefacts of the conscious mind, but had a deeper significance, a mysterious numinous aspect, which is why they appeared so frequently in divinization procedures like that of the I Ching, which he felt was based on ideas similar to that of synchronicity. Number was, therefore, connected to synchronicity. It brought order and had an archetypal foundation, and so Jung defined it as an "archetype of order." Number appeared, as well, in the symbols of the self that Jung called mandalas that often have a four-fold structure, or some multiple of four. Number seems to be used by the unconscious to create order. This helps us to understand why mathematical theories, which are often born out of intuitions coming from deep in the psyche, can be applied to explain physical realities. Von Franz brings forward various eastern and western examples that suggest – "that the unconscious is able spontaneously to produce mathematical structures consisting of natural numbers, and even in certain cases, matrices, in order to express a form of orderedness." In short, "numbers appear to represent both an attribute of matter and the unconscious foundation of our mental processes. For this reason, number forms, according to Jung, that particular element that unites the realms of matter and psyche... As the active ordering factor, it represents the essence of what we generally term 'mind'." Jung relates the nature of spirit to – "a spontaneous principle of movement in the unconscious psyche which engenders, autonomously manipulates, and orders inner images" and von Franz comments: "Number is, as it were, the most accessible primitive manifestation of this transcendental spontaneous principle of movement in the psyche."
This paper has been adapted from the final chapter of Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel and the History of Archetypes, Nicolas-Hay, 1996, with the permission of Nicolas-Hay. Copyright Nicolas-Hay Publishers. These extracts have been selected by me.
Throughout his career Jung took a scientific approach to the material he encountered in dreams, myths, fairy tales, art, science, etc. He observed patiently, described what he had observed carefully, and then tried to construct models that fit the observed facts. But all great scientists—and Jung was certainly a great scientist—have an additional ability: a nose for what is significant in the mass of data. This ability to sniff out something important that others might overlook was at work even in his late days. Through his study of his patients’ “number” dreams, Jung came to believe that the smaller natural numbers are symbols in much the same sense that the people and events of our dreams are symbols of personified collective character traits and behavioural situations. The integers seemed to correspond to progressive stages of development within the psyche. In brief, one corresponds to a stage of non-differentiation; two— polarity or opposition; three—movement toward resolution, as expressed, e.g., in the Christian trinity; four—stability, wholeness, as in a quaternity, or a mandala, which is most commonly four-sided.
As so many times before in his career, Jung went beyond this limited model, and took a brilliant leap toward generalization of these discoveries: he speculated that number itself—as expressed most basically in the small integers—was the most primitive archetype of order. There is something peculiar, one might even say mysterious, about numbers…*if+ a group of objects is deprived of every single one of its properties or characteristics, there still remains, at the end, its number, which seems to indicate that number is something irreducible.…*something which+ helps more than anything else to bring order into the chaos of appearances.…It may well be the most primitive element of order in the human mind.… we [can] define number psychologically as an archetype of order which has become conscious. Since the natural numbers were each true symbols of order, the implication was that the development of mathematics reflected the progressive development of order within the psyche. Even more than that, Jung felt that number might be the primary archetype of order of the unus mundus itself; i.e., the most basic building blocks of either psyche or matter are the integers.
INTEGERS God made the integers, all the rest is the work of man. Number is a very ancient archetype that seems to predate humanity itself. In Number and the Language of Science, mathematician Tobias Dantzig mentions a number of examples of animals and even insects who seem to possess a number sense. Interestingly, early twentieth century anthropologists found that the numeric systems of some African, South American, Oceanic and Australian cultures had the same limitations as animals and insects. E.g., the Australian aborigines—who we now realize have a very sophisticated culture—only had numbers for “one” through “six”, and many”.* It is more likely that the archetypal quality of the smaller numbers is so ancient that it predates humanity itself, and is carried in the heritage of creatures even as primitive as insects. Because human beings are capable of counting (“one, two, three…”), we imagine that is how numbers were arrived at. Instead there must be a pattern recognition, a “primordial image” (to use Jung's earlier formulation of “symbol”) that corresponds to the smaller integers. In other words, we have an innate sense of what “one” and “two” and “three” mean. Now if we conceive numbers as having been discovered, and not merely invented as an instrument for counting, then on account of their mythological nature they belong to the realm of godlike human and animal figures and are just as archetypal as they. For most of us, however, this archetypal pattern recognition is unlikely to extend past the smaller counting numbers. Since, at this stage, the recognition of number is the recognition of a primordial image or pattern, there is as yet little if any distinction between arithmetic and geometry Jung’s whole psychology developed out of an attempt to deal with the problems presented by the fact that the world outside is somehow contained within our minds, while at the same we and our minds are obviously contained within the world. His depth psychology explored the world within, especially as it found expression in the dreams, myths, fairy tales and other unconscious expressions of human beings. At each level of the psyche, he discovered structure and order. As he went deeper and deeper, it is only natural that eventually he arrived at a level where that structure and order had little or no human qualities attached to it. That was the level of number as archetype.
Von Franz in her book, “Number and Time” (1974), writes the following:
To sum up: numbers appear to represent both an attribute of matter and the unconscious foundation of our mental process. For this reason, number forms, according to Jung, that particular element that unites the realms of matter and psyche. It is “real” in a double sense, as an archetypal image and as a qualitative manifestation in the realm of outer-world experience. o p. .52 It [number] preconsciously orders both psychic thought processes and the manifestations of material reality. o p. 53 Nevertheless, this individual aspect [just-so-ness] of number appears to contain the mysterious factor that enables it to organize psyche and matter jointly. o p. p60-61
*Interestingly I conducted a small experiment concerning the small integers. Clearly it is easy to consider one apple lying on a table as representing one. This is also true of two apples on the table. This instant recognition I found applies up to the number six or seven. Thereafter one has to actually count the objects rather than just knowing automatically how many there are. This applies to a bunch of objects randomly placed together. However if they are organised into a pattern, say four rows with four in a row, the mind performs an unconscious multiplication and provides the answer of sixteen. I see this as the mind being able, through education, to multiply rather than a perception of the number per se.
N.B. For more details on number, archetypes and synchronicity you need to consult Jung’s writings and those of his pupil Marie-Louise von Franz.
A brief history of numbers and counting.
(http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560110/A-brief-history-of-numbers-and-counting-Part-1-Mathematicsadvanced-with-civilization.html?pg=all) The origins of numbers are cloaked in mystery. But, I think it’s safe to say that as civilization advanced numbers advanced with it; and it is equally safe to say that civilization could not have advanced without it. Common intuition, and recently discovered evidence, indicates that numbers and counting began with the number one. (Even though in the beginning, they likely didn’t have a name for it.) The first solid evidence of the existence of the number one, and that someone was using it to count, appears about 20,000 years ago. It was just a unified series of unified lines cut into a bone. It’s called the Ishango Bone. The Ishango Bone (it’s a fibula of a baboon) was found in the Congo region of Africa in 1960. The lines cut into the bone are too uniform to be accidental. Archaeologists believe the lines were tally marks to keep track of something, but what that was isn’t clear. But numbers, and counting, didn’t truly come into being until the rise of cities. Indeed numbers and counting weren’t really needed until then. Numbers, and counting, began about 4,000 BC in Sumeria, one of the earliest civilizations. With so many people, livestock, crops and artisan goods located in the same place, cities needed a way to organize and keep track of it all, as it was used up, added to or traded. Their method of counting began as a series of tokens. Each token a man held represented something tangible, say five chickens. If a man had five chickens he was given five tokens. When he traded or killed one of his chickens, one of his tokens was removed. This was a big step in the history of numbers and counting because with that step subtraction — and thus the invention of arithmetic — was invented. In the beginning Sumerians kept a group of clay cones inside clay pouches. The pouches were then sealed up and secured. Then the number of cones that were inside the clay pouch was stamped on the outside of the pouch, one stamp for each cone inside. Someone soon hit upon the idea that cones weren’t needed at all. Instead of having a pouch filled with five cones with five marks written on the outside of the pouch, why not just write those five marks on a clay tablet and do away with the cones altogether? This is exactly what happened. This development of keeping track on clay tablets had ramifications beyond arithmetic, for with it, the idea of writing was also born. But, if you’re keeping track of your wealth with marks made on a clay tablet what’s to stop you from making your own clay tablet and stamping in 50 marks, and trading those 50 marks on a clay tablet for grain? To prevent this from happening, the Sumerians needed an official method of keeping track, and an official group of people who kept track. A select few were allowed to enter this group. They essentially became the world’s first accountants. So a farmer may have made his own clay tablet with 50 marks on it and claimed that this proved that he was the owner of 50 chickens, but if that tablet didn’t have an official seal from the accountants it was worthless. It was the Egyptians who transformed the number one from a unit of counting things to a unit of measuring things. In Egypt, around 3,000 BC, the number one became used as a unit of measurement to measure length. If you’re going to build pyramids, temples, canals and obelisks you’re going to need a standard unit of measurement — and an accurate method of applying it to real objects. What they invented was the cubit, which they considered to be a sacred measurement. A cubit is the length of a man’s forearm, from elbow to fingertips, plus the width of his palm. Considered sacred as they were, they had officially ordained sticks which they kept in the temples. If copy cubits were needed they were made from one of the original cubits kept in the temple. Thanks to this very official, very guarded and very precise unit of measurement the Egyptians were able to create colossal buildings and monuments with wondrous accuracy. The Egyptians were the first civilization to invent different symbols for different numbers. They had a symbol for one, which was just a line. The symbol for ten was a rope. The symbol for a hundred was a coil of rope. They also had numbers for a thousand and ten thousand. The Egyptians were the first to dream up the number one million, and its 7
symbol was a prisoner begging for forgiveness, which was a person on its knees, hands upraised in the air, in a posture of humility. Greece made further contributions to the world of numbers and counting, much of it under the guidance of Pythagoras. He studied in Egypt and upon returning to Greece established a school of math, introducing Greece to mathematical concepts already prevalent in Egypt. Pythagoras was the first man to come up with the idea of odd and even numbers. To him, the odd numbers were male; the evens were female. He is most famous for his Pythagorean theorem, but perhaps his greatest contribution to math was laying the groundwork for Greek mathematicians who would follow him. Pythagoras was one of the world’s first theoretical mathematicians, but it was another famous Greek mathematician, Archimedes, who took theoretical mathematics to a level no one had ever taken it to before. Archimedes is considered to the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. Archimedes enjoyed doing experiments with numbers and playing games with numbers. But as trivial as his math games may have seemed to outsiders they often led to results that proved practical in the real world, some of which we still benefit from today. One example: Archimedes wondered if you could turn the surface of a sphere into a cylinder, and if you did, what would be the difference in area covered? Archimedes successfully worked this problem out, and to him that was the end of it. But thanks to the formulas he left behind, later mapmakers were able to turn the surface of the globe into a flat map. Archimedes is also famous for his Archimedes’ screw, which is a circular inclined plane (a screw) inside a tube that pumps water from one level to a higher level. He is equally famous for inventing a method of determining the volume of an object with an irregular shape. The answer came to him while he was bathing. He was so excited he leapt from his tub and ran naked through the streets screaming “Eureka!” which is Greek for “I have found it.” Archimedes made many, many other mathematical contributions, but they are too numerous to mention here during a brief history of numbers. The Greek’s role in mathematics ended, quite literally, with Archimedes. He was killed by a Roman soldier during the Siege of Syracuse in 212 BC. And thus ended the golden age of mathematics in the classical world. Under the rule of Rome, mathematics entered a dark age, and for a couple different reasons. Under the curious minds of the ancient Greeks, beginning with Pythagoras, who brought with him new concepts he learned during his time in Egypt, mathematics rose to a highly evolved level of theoretical mathematics, which ushered in a golden age of math. But, the Greek’s role in mathematics ended, quite literally, with Archimedes, who was killed by a Roman soldier during the Siege of Syracuse in 212 BC. Under the rule of Rome, mathematics entered a dark age, and for a couple different reasons. The main reason was that Romans simply weren’t interested in mathematics (they were more concerned with world domination), and secondly, because Roman numerals were so unwieldy, they couldn’t be used for anything more complicated than recording the results of calculations. Romans did all their calculating on a counting board, which was an early version of an abacus. And because of that Roman mathematics couldn’t, and didn’t, go far beyond adding and subtracting. Their use of numbers was good for nothing more than a simple counting system. The Romans' use of numbers was no more advanced than the notches on the Ishango Bone. There’s a good reason there are no famous Roman mathematicians. The next big advance (and it was a huge advance) in the world of numbers and mathematics came around 500 AD in India. It would be the most revolutionary advance in numbers since the Sumerians invented math. The Indians invented an entirely new number: zero. Under Hinduism, the Indians possessed concepts such as Nirvana and eternity. These are some very abstract concepts that need some abstract math to help describe them. Take for instance a Rajju. A Rajju is the distance that a deity can fly in a six-month period. Or a Palya, which is the length of time it would take to build a cube of lamb’s wool 10-km high if you were to lay one strand of lamb’s wool every century. Try expressing that idea with Roman numerals. 8
The Indians needed a way to express very large numbers, and so they created a method of counting that could deal with very large numbers. It was they who created a different symbol for every number from one to nine. They are known today as Arabic numerals, but they would more properly be called Indian numbers, since it was the Indians who invented them. The Indians have been using “Arabic” numbers them since about 500 BC. Once zero was invented it transformed counting, and mathematics, in a way that would change the world. Zero is still considered India’s greatest contribution to the world. For the first time in human history the concept of nothing had a number. Zero, by itself, wasn’t necessarily all that special. The magic happened when you paired it with other numbers. With the invention of zero the Indians gained the ability to make numbers infinitely large or infinitely small. And that enabled Indian scientists to advance far ahead of other civilizations that didn’t have zero, due to the extraordinary calculations that could me made with it. For example, Indian astronomers were centuries ahead of the Christian world. With the help of the very plastic and fluid Arabic numbers, Indian scientists worked out that the Earth spins on its axis, and that it moves around the sun, something that Copernicus wouldn’t figure out for another thousand years. The next big advance in numbers, the invention of fractions, came in 762 AD in what is now Baghdad — and what was then Persia. The Persians were Muslims, and it was their adherence to the Koran and the teachings of Islam that led to the invention of fractions. The Koran taught that possessions of the deceased had to be divided among their descendants. Unlike Christianity at the time, Islam — which was scarcely 100 years old at the time — divided belongings among women as well as men. But women got a lesser share. Working all of that out required fractions. But prior to 762 AD they didn’t have a system of mathematics sophisticated enough to do a very proper job. Enter Arabic numbers. It’s not known for certain how Arabic numbers came to the Islamic world, but the most prevalent theory states that one day an ambassador from India arrived in Baghdad and presented the Kaliph with the greatest gift he could think of: Arabic numbers. Using Arabic numbers Muslim mathematicians invented entirely new methods of mathematics. Beside just simple fractions they turned Arabic numbers into quadratic equations, and algebra, and these numeric breakthroughs enabled science, mathematics and astronomy to reach new levels in the Middle East. By 1200 AD, Arabic numerals made their way to North Africa, and from there, thanks to the curious son of an Italian merchant, they would soon make their way to Europe. Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, who would later be known as Fibonacci, had been raised using Roman numerals. He was first introduced to Arabic numbers in Algeria while travelling with his merchant father. Fibonacci became enthralled with this new method of counting, and its very practical and plastic abilities. He introduced Arabic numbers to Europe when he returned to Italy. In 1202 he published a book of mathematics called "Liber Abaci" and it was through that book that Europe was introduced to Arabic numbers. The Roman numeral system was deeply entrenched in Europe, and it took awhile for the Arabic system to catch on. The name for zero in Italian was cipha, and it was regarded with such suspicion that it became the word for secret code: cipher. What finally caused the Arabic number system to catch on was good old-fashioned human greed, and a merchant class that could use it to quickly, easily and more precisely calculate interest on their goods and properties. Prior to the Catholic Reformation, Christians weren’t allowed to charge interest on loans because the Catholic Church said it was a sin to do so. But after the Catholic Reformation charging interest was allowed and the merchant class quickly adopted the new Arabic system because interest could be calculated out to 12 decimal points, which worked to the advantage of the merchants. An abacus, the old system of counting under the Romans, could only calculate interest out to two decimal points. From there, use of Arabic numbers spread to conquer the world.
The next big evolution in numbers came in Germany in 1679. German mathematician Gottfried Liebnitz invented a system of counting that used only ones and zeros; what would eventually be called the binary system. In the binary system ones stand for something, and zeros stand for nothing. Liebnitz even went so far as to design a machine that would count in binary. The digital age, it seemed, had arrived. But — and this is big — though he designed his binary machine he never built it, and the world would have to wait another 265 years before one and zero would usher in the modern digital world.
The Origins and History of the Number System
by Allen Butler (http://www.googobits.com/articles/p0-2151-the-origins-and-history-of-the-number-system.html)
We call them Arabic Numerals, but our numbers actually find their origins in the history of the Hindus of India. They have changed greatly over the centuries, passing first to the Arabs of the Middle East and finally to Europe in the Middle Ages, and are now the most commonly used numbers throughout the world.
The Basis of Our Number System
The number system that we use today is a place value decimal system. What that means is that not only the number, but the placement of the number is important. Take a look at the number 536. This incorporates three numerals: 5, 3 and 6. Because we use a place value system, we know that the 5 does not stand just for 5, it means 500. The 3 stands for 30, and the 6, being in the ones place, is just 6. Rather than writing 500 + 30 + 6, our system allows us to write it simply as 536. Our system is also decimal, because it is based upon increments of 10. We have 10 numerals in our system: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0. We count 1 through 9, then move to the next level with 10. Then we go up in the ones place through 9 before moving to the next 10s place (20). Each place value in the system is ten times the value of the one before it. (Ones, then tens, then hundreds, thousands and so on). The vital element in making this system work is the development of the concept of zero. Aside from the Maya of Central America, the only group to develop the concept of zero was the Hindu peoples of India.
When exactly the Hindus first began using a place value decimal system which incorporated zero is not certain. They were certainly using such a system in 400 CE, where we first find inscriptions of 0. (The Maya were using 0 before this time, and were the first to use it.) By the 7th century CE a fully developed place value decimal system was in place. The Brahmasphutasiddhanta (Opening of the Universe) was composed in 628 CE, and demonstrated a full set of Indian numerals including 0. Although the 0 is not shown until 400 CE, Indian scripts for numerals first start appearing in the 1st century. There were two major scripts: the Brahmi and the Kharosthi scripts. It is from the Brahmi script that our own numbers originate. The symbols for 1, 2 and 3 in the Brahmi scripts were originally lines: one line for 1, two lines for 2 and 3 lines for 3, drawn horizontally. Over time these lines began to be connected together (and the one line rotated 90 degrees so it would be vertical). When you look at our own 2 and 3 today, you can see how the 2 was originally 2 lines which were joined with a line through the middle, and the 3 composed of 3 lines connected. After the number 3, different symbols were used to represent these numbers. Most of the symbols used in the Brahmi script are similar to the numerals that we use today.
Other Numeral Systems
There were other numeral systems developed at the same time as the Hindu numerals and before. For example, the Babylonians and Egyptians had simple systems using tick marks to write their numbers. (1 tick for 1, 5 ticks for 5, and so on). The Greeks and the Hebrews used letters for numbers. Every letter in the Greek or Hebrew alphabet corresponded to a different number. For example, in Greek, the letter Alpha corresponded to the number 1, and the letter Theta corresponded to the number 9. The other numeral system most known to people today is the Roman numeral system. They too used letters for numbers. The numeral conversion with our numerals today looked like this: 11
I-1 V-5 X - 10 L - 50 C - 100 M - 1000 Roman numerals do not use a place-value system. Instead, they simply write down their numbers from biggest to smallest. Let’s look at an example: 1998, which in Roman numerals would be written MCMXCVIII We start with M. This stands for 1000. It is followed by a C. Now, this could possibly mean 1100 (1000 + 100). However, there is another M after the C. Because M is larger than C but comes after it, that means the C is working with the second M, rather than the first. (Yes it is a bit confusing!) So the C (100) is subtracted from the M (1000). So far then we have 1000 + 900 (1000-100). We now move onto the next number, which is X. X could be added to the 1900 we have so far, however we need to look to the next numeral first. It is C, larger than X, so we have to subtract the X from C rather than add it to the MCM. 100 - 10 = 90, so the XC stands for 90. We now have 1990. Next we come to the V, which stands for 5. There are no larger numbers after it (they are I’s, 1s). So we add the V and the Is together (5 + 3 1s = 8). Thus you have 1000 + 900 + 90 + 8 = 1998. Quite a bit of work for what is only 4 numbers in our system!
Fortunately for us we do not still use the Roman numeral system in common practice today. We use the Hindu system, which was transmitted to us through the Arabic world of the Middle Ages. It is uncertain when exactly Hindu numerals first came to the Islamic world of the Middle Ages. The Brahmasphutasiddhanta mentioned above came to Baghdad in the year 776 CE, and was presented before the current Caliph al-Mansur. This book was then translated into Arabic Two Muslim mathematicians contributed greatly to the use of Indian numerals: al-Khwarizmi of Persia and al-Kindi, both of whom worked in the first half of the 9th century CE. Like the Hindus before them, Arabic mathematicians began to change the numerals as well as they were used over time. Before the development of the printing press, everything written had to be written by hand, and thus there was no universal uniformity. Scholars working far apart over long periods of time would eventually change the numerals even unknowingly but simply through change of handwriting. Use of Indian numerals in the Muslim world was limited primarily to mathematicians, however. Muslim scientists and astronomers generally used the older Babylonian system of numerals. This was in fact still in use until modern times in the Arabic world. Merchants also used a different numeral system, similar to that of the Greeks and Hebrews.
Arabic Numerals Come to Europe
The use of Arabic numerals in Europe is attributed to the Italian mathematician Fibonacci. In 1202 he published a book called Liber Acci, which taught Arabic numerals and Algebra and strongly advocated the use of Arabic numerals in society. Prior to the time of Fibonacci, the primary numeral system used in Europe was the Roman system discussed above. Acceptance of the Arabic numerals pushed by Fibonacci took time to come, however. In fact, even today the Roman 12
numeral system is still used, primarily in copyright dates for books and movies. This practice has been dying out, however, since it is so much easier to write, for example, 1998 than it is to write MCMXCVIII. Use of the Hindu-Arabic numerals is now the prevalent number system throughout the world. With the development of the printing press in the 16th century, the numerals have become standardized, and this has only increased with the development of computers. Our numeral system will be with us for a long time, and it is unlikely that we will be seeing changes any time soon.
Typical Meanings of Numbers (from the Internet). ZERO
0 - This number represents the elementary numeric stage that has no value but signifies the absence of any numerical quality. In zodiac, the zero represents the circle that indicates revolution. This number is the symbol of periodical recoveries through the cycles that are presented in the visual shape of the number - 0. 0 - Limitless, Unity, Nothingness, Boundless, Truth, Purity, Love, All, Alpha and Omega, Possibility, First Cause, Unmanifest, Breath of God, Unified Field, Source, Space, Consciousness, Cosmic Egg, God. 0 Union, Oneness, everything, absolutes, the All, nothingness; incorporates aspects of all the numbers Eternity, the beginning point, eternity, infinity, oneness, wholeness, continuing cycles, flow, the ‘God force’ and Universal energies. O is the Alpha and Omega. The number 0 encompasses the attributes of all other numbers. 0 is Alpha (beginning) and Omega (the Highest), as there is no beginning and no end. All is infinite. The Ancients proclaimed that the ‘God force’ is a circle whose centre is everywhere and its circumference is nowhere. All numbers with the 0 puts one closer to the ‘God force’ or Universal energy. 0 stands for potential and/or choice, and when this number sequence presents and recurs, its message is to do with developing one’s spiritual aspects as 0 is considered to represent the beginning of a spiritual journey and highlights the uncertainties that may entail.
0 is the symbol of ‘nothingness’ and denotes freedom from limitations in this material world. When 0 recurs for you, you are asked to listen to your intuition and higher-self as that is where you’ll find your answers.
One: The Number of the Primordial Being, One: One primarily deals with strong will, positivity, and pure energy. The number One reflects new beginnings, and purity. The symbolic meaning of number One is further clarified when we understand One represents both kinds of action: physical and mental. This combined with Ones urgency for new beginnings, we begin to see Ones recurring in our lives indicates a time to exert our natural forces, take action, and start a new venture. One encourages us our action will be rewarded in kind. ONE - This number is the symbol of the Homo sapiens, the only being capable of complex rational thinking and developed communication on Earth. This number is the beginning and ending, the cosmic and ontological centre. Moreover, this number has a mystical meaning as well. It symbolizes the Sun. It is the symbol of the human being and spiritual revelation of man. It represents the unity through cohesion, action and reaction, cause and effect, the interior and exterior. It points to the absolute unity - God. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 1 These people are stable, creative, inventive, ambitious, independent, authoritarian and enthusiastic. They are decisive, zealous, dynamic, pedantic, original, strong, persistent, disciplined, sociable, practical, serious, generous, 14
clever and pleasant. If they experience negative periods in life, they may become irritating, rough, stubborn, garrulous, unhappy, melancholic, intolerant, proud, arrogant, egocentric, vain, critical and profligate. One is the number of beginnings, of raw potential, identity and independence. It is the number of solitude and selfreliance. One - Beginning, New, Focused concentration, Goal-striving, Action, Independence, Originality, Courage, Invention, Leader, Self-reliant, Ambition, Pioneer, Will, Conscious Mind, Positive. One - Yang: Initiating action, pioneering, leading, independent, self-sufficient, ambitious, aggressive, individual. One: The numerology meaning of this number is unity, beginnings, God, masculine, creative, symbol of physical and mental activity. It’s a number that expresses leadership, spotlight type individuality. There’s a tendency to being organized, and ambitious. One's go to the top in everything that peaks their interest, reflecting a natural leader. They are forerunners and original thinkers. Leadership or a position of power is where they’re happiest. Often, they are loners, and can be aggressive. The ambition to succeed can overshadow good judgment. The biggest lesson for one's is to dim that spotlight...sit back sometimes to recognize and appreciate the light in others. One. Denotes unity, and commencement. The first occurrences of words or utterances denote their essential significance, in interpretation. Words that occur only once, in the originals, are emphatic and important. First day, Light. The first occurrences of all important words and expressions are noted in the margin. Characteristics of Numerology Number 1
Numerology Number 1 is the most individualistic of all numbers. You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: Extraordinary leadership skills, very ambitious, driven, goal-oriented, strong will power, courageous, unconventional, inventive, creative, original, pioneer, unique approach to problems, independent, individualistic, great potential for success. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the Numerology 1 is predominant in your chart: Entrepreneur, leader, manager, business person, inventor, scientist, ideally you should be your own boss. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 1. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: Stubborn, dominant, impatient, concerned with status and appearance, selfish, egotistic, angry, aggressive, demands respect and attention, pride, need to feel in command. Negative Traits: Single-minded, intolerant, conceited, narrow-minded, stubborn, controlling, lacking in emotion, passive, follower, aggressive, dependent, weak-willed, arrogance, dominant.
One Creation, independence, new beginnings, striving forward, motivation, positivity and positiveness, originality, courage, ambition, progress, will power, pioneering, activity, raw energy, force, masculine attributes, assertive, successful, self, leadership, initiative, organizer, instinct, love, intuition, courageous achiever, strength, creativity, self-reliance, tenacious, forceful, authoritive, inspirational, leniency, attainment, happiness, glory, fame, unique, omniscience, fulfilment. 15
Two: Polarity and Division Two: The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning. Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals. Two asks us to exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls. TWO - This number symbolizes opposition and conflicts. It is the number that involves threats. In ancient times, this number pointed to the Mother and represented the female principle. It represents reciprocity, negation and division like in the following examples: black - white, male - female, material - spiritual, etc. Two is the symbol of creative development, the sign of embryo. It also symbolizes dialectic, struggle, movement and effort. According to Hegelian theory of dialectic, two apparently opposed ideas, the thesis and antithesis, become combined in a unified whole, the synthesis. Two is the symbol of antagonism that can result in love, destruction or production. In fact, all people possess a kind of dualism within themselves like life and death, good and evil. All things involve positive (daily) and negative (nightly) aspects, such as left and right, above and below, and so on. This dualism can also be perceived in nature, for instance day and night, north and south, east and west, etc. Dualism does not only imply antagonism. It also signifies power and wisdom, reason and intuition. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 2 These people are very emotional and gentle, full of love and care for their environment, ready to help others. They are righteous and kind, shy and pleasant, imaginative and tolerant. They are socially active and dynamic, tough, skilful and slightly ambitious. If they go through negative periods in life, they may become indecisive, solitary, nervous, aggressive, suspicious, worried, melancholic, depressive, bad-tempered, hysteric and manipulative. Two is a number of finding balance, compromise, compassion, companionship and duality. Two - Duality, Division, Polarity, Choice, Gestation, Cooperation, Service, Harmony, Support, Waiting, Diplomacy, Patience, Psychic, Intuition, Adaptable, Empathic, Partnership, Mediator, Comparison, Receptive, Helper, Collecting, Reproduction, Balancer of Opposites, Subconscious Memory, Positive and Negative.
Two: Yin: Cooperation, balance, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating, supportive, receptive, diplomatic, analytical. Two: Dualist beliefs, Gnostic. This is a feminine numerology meanings number with traits like yielding, receptive, accepting, forgiving, passive, uncomplicated and stable. But, two's make things or groups function more efficiently. Devotion to truth and simplicity is of major importance. Two’s are the opposite personality to "1's". They are followers, good subordinates and team members. Often too subservient, which others perceive as weak or shy because of their natural gentleness. Because of their natural tendencies towards peace and diplomacy, they can appreciate both sides of an argument and are good mediators. Their path in life is to nurture and make the ideas of others shine...make their systems work. Two's need for peaceful assertion makes their lives work extremely smooth, while others suffer.
Two. Denotes difference. If two different persons agree in testimony it is conclusive. Otherwise two implies opposition, enmity, and division, as was the work of the Second day. Compare the use of the word "double" applied to "heart", "tongue", "mind", &c. Characteristics of Numerology Number 2
Number 2 is the most sensitive of all numbers. You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: You are gentle, subtle, cooperative, tactful, diplomatic, patient, sincere, harmonious, artistic, emphatic, intuitive, supportive, loving, humble and peaceful. You are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others. You sense what other want and how they feel, you are a great team-worker and an organizational talent. You have an eye for beauty and you are often the power behind the throne. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the numerology 2 is predominant in your chart: Healer, counsellor, teacher, musician, designer, architect, diplomat, advisor. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 2. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: Timidity, fear, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, depressed. You are vulnerable and easily hurt and you try to escape from all kinds of confrontation and criticism. Negative Traits: Irresolute, indifferent, unable to take responsibility, fearful, weak-willed, submissive, pessimistic, dependent, indecisiveness, hesitation, indecisiveness, lack of balance, unsteady, unstable, insensitive, inflexible, disagreeable, stagnant, inconsiderate, unemotional, unloving, fears making mistakes, fears unplanned change, fears being alone, fear of the unknown.
Two Service, balance, love, harmony, adaptability, diplomacy, charm, friendliness, musical rhythm, receptivity, consideration for others, co-operation, personal will, understanding, diplomat, friend, artist, enduring peacemaker, gentle, kind, insightful, sensitive, team-player, ambitious, spirituality, well-mannered, placid, just, unselfish, sociable, supportive, attention to detail, co-operative, decisive, poise, intuitive, adaptable, agreeable, cautious, considerate, emotional, flexible, loving, understanding, consideration, grace, devotion, the subconscious, mediation, Divine life purpose, faith and trust, partnership, encouragement, happiness.
Three: The Embracing Synthesis Three: The spiritual meaning of number Three deals with magic, intuition, fecundity, and advantage. The number Three invokes expression, versatility, and pure joy of creativity. Three is also a time identifier as it represents Past, Present and Future. Consecutive Threes in your life may symbolize the need to express yourself creatively, or consider your present directional path in relation to past events and future goals. Three may also represent promising new adventures, and assurance of cooperation from others whom you may require help. Three typically symbolizes reward and success in most undertakings.
THREE - This is the fundamental number. Number 3 points to the intellectual and spiritual order, the divine qualities in cosmos and people. It is the synthesis of number 1 and 2, the unity of Heaven and Earth. It also represents the three aspects of human life: material, rational and spiritual. There are three basic elements in alchemy: sulphur, salt 17
and quicksilver. Moreover, there are three phases in the development of all elements: evolution, culmination and involution. In religion of ancient Iran, number 3 involves a sort of holiness in the sense of a good thought, a good word and a good act. The opposite of this includes a bad thought, a bad word and a bad act. In Chinese culture, number 3 is a perfect and complete entity. In Hinduism, God appears in three aspects: Brahma - the creator, Vishnu - the preserver and Shiva - the destroyer. The holy mantra Om includes three letters, i.e. AUM, signifying three different states of development. In Christianity, this number symbolizes the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. According to Kabbalah, a body of mystical Jewish teachings, all features exist in three different states that compose one unique thing. Every activity has three different states: the subject of acting, the activity and the consequence that is the object of the performed action. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 3 If these people experience positive periods in life, they become optimistic, creative, curious, communicative, carefree, spirited, good-natured, helpful, confidential and sociable. They may also be naive and proud, with a tendency to exaggerate and give promises easily. Contrary to this, these people are known to be nervous, violent, cheerless, downhearted, idle, insecure, wicked, lonely, jealous, impulsive, egoistic, bad-tempered, childish, indecisive, but also too critical and hedonistic. Three is a number of joy, growth, creativity and the Goddess in her triple aspect. It is often used in multiples. Three - Trinity, Union of Divine plus Human, Manifestation, Positive, Negative and Neutral, Expression, Subconscious Mind/Imagination, Creative, Optimistic, Enthusiasm, Expressive, Charming, Humour, Fun, Attractive, Friendly.
Three : Expression, verbalization, communication, socialization, the arts, the joy of living, enthusiastic, optimistic, fun-loving, neutrality, relationships. Three: Masculine. The Holy Trinity, (father, son, and holy ghost). Three's are active, harmonious, pleasure–loving, and they bring joy to others in numerology meaning. Many politicians are threes with excellent conversational skills, but they can often be superficial. They give hope to others who see the dark side of things. These shining lights work hard to stop negativity from entering into their lives. The good in something usurps the bad every time. They are born mediators between 1 and 2 to draw them together. Extreme versatility and highly sociable attitudes make them well liked. In partnerships, they are sexually interested and interesting both. Three’s meet and live life head on. Three. Denotes completeness, as three lines complete a plane figure. Hence, three is significant of Divine perfection and completeness. The third day completes the fundamentals of creation-work. The fourth, fifth, and sixth days are the counterpart and repetition of the first, second, and third, and correspond respectively. (See the structure of Gen. 1, p. 3.) The number, three, includes resurrection also; for on the third day the earth rose up out of the deep, and the fruit rose up out of the earth. Characteristics of Numerology Number 3
Number 3 is the most playful of all numbers.
You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: You are creative, socially active, artistic, very positive and optimistic, playful, happy and fun-loving, inspirational, imaginative, motivating, enthusiastic and uplifting. You have great verbal skills and a talent for 18
self expression. You are a great communicator, you enjoy life and you don't take things too seriously. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the numerology 3 is predominant in your chart: Entertainer, writer, actor, musician. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 3. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: You are disorganized, irresponsible, moody, emotional and vulnerable. You can be moody and cynical, you lack focus and discipline and you might have difficulties with handling money. You tend to scatter your energies, you often lack direction and it might be difficult for you to finish projects. Negative Traits: Indifferent, lacks stamina and concentration, spectacular rise and fall, mania, mood swings.
Three Joy, artistic expression, optimism, inspiration, creativity, communication and communicative, good takes, talent, imagination, sociability, friendliness, conception, kindness, compassion, manifesting and manifestation, easy going, visionary, humorous, energetic, growth, expansion, principles of increase, spontaneous, broadminded thinking, kindness, encouragement, assistance, speech, ‘faith, hope and charity’, culture, wit, fun-loving, freedomseeking, brave, adventurous, exuberant, brilliant, non-confrontational, open-channel, free-form, rhythm, love of pleasure, passion, surprise, intelligence, sensitivity, psychic ability, social, self-expression, affable, enthusiastic, youthful, enlivening, imagination. Number 3 resonates with the Ascended Masters.
Four: The Number of Material Order Four: The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home. A recurrence of Four in your life may signify the need to get back to your roots, centre yourself, or even "plant" yourself. Fours also indicate a need for persistence and endurance. FOUR - Symbolically number 4 represents the cross and quadrant. It points to something strong, perceptible and material that we can recognize on our own. Since it is related to the cross, number 4 signifies integrity and abundance. There are four basic elements (water, earth, wind and fire), four phases of the Moon, four seasons, and four directions (north, south, east and west). According to the theory of Pythagoras (582 – 500 BC), a Greek philosopher and mathematician, number 4 symbolizes a decade that is the sum of the first four cardinal numbers (1+2+3+4=10). In the last book of the New Testament, number 4 symbolizes four riders of the Apocalypse (war, civil strife, hunger and death). Tetrad, a cardinal number representing the sum of 1 and 3, is seen as the symbol of the unified world. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 4 People with number 4 are active, hard-working, systematic, diligent, careful, objective, firm, introverted, serious, inflexible, patient, reserved, thoughtful, sensible, analytic, calm, orderly and loyal. Contrary to this, people with number 4 are known to be melancholic, rigid, unscrupulous, stern, unfriendly, masochistic, distrustful, aggressive, revengeful and irritating. 19
Four is foundation, security and stability, the elements/directions, and control. Four - Practical, orderly, patient, logical, hard-working, loyal, builder, steadfast, frugal, responsible, earthy, planner, materially creative, green thumb, even tempered.
Four: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, creation, steady growth, practical, traditional, serious. Four: Feminine. The number of matter in numerology meanings. Represents 4 seasons, 4 elements, 4 directions, 4 sides to a cube. Four's mirror magical geometry and buildings. They are stable, rigid, sure-footed, determined to reach their goals in a straight line. When things come without effort, fours are uneasy, thinking if it’s good it must take hard work. Often they are so focused on their goal they miss the small pleasures of life. These stable, security loving people are often unmoving and dull. They are hardworking, good employees especially in planning, organization and administration. Four’s biggest challenge is to find the “middle of the road”, so they have balance in their lives. Four. Denotes creative works (3+1), and always has reference to the material creation, as pertaining to the earth, and things "under the sun", and things terrestrial. Characteristics of Numerology Number 4 Number 4 is the most practical of all numbers. You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: You are practical, detail-oriented, organized, orderly, systematic, methodical, precise, reliable, punctual, dependable, honest, trustworthy, without artifice. You are the rock and cornerstone of an enterprise, you don't give up easily, you are perseverant and a hard worker. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the numerology 4 is predominant in your chart: Banker, accountant, manager, scientist, lawyer. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 4. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: You can be rigid, judgmental, stubborn, too detail-oriented, bossy, overly cautious and too serious. You might lack flexibility and adaptability. It is difficult for you to deal with changes and you are often too conventional in your approach. Negative: Traits: Clumsy, conventional, unadaptable, dull.
Four Practical and practicality, exactitude, organization, service, patience, application, devotion, conservatism, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, endurance, worthiness, economy, loyalty, mastery, production, solid foundations, hard work and hardworking, security-conscious, self-control, loyal, conscientious, high morals, traditional values, honesty, strong-willed, wisdom, imperturbable, determination, serious builder, progress, doer, manager, traditional, solid foundations, realistic values, stability, ability, justice, goal-orientated, system, order, management, responsibility, maintenance, constructive, determined, serious, discipline, dependability, conviction, passion and drive.
Five: The Number of Life and Love Five: The spiritual meaning of number Five deals with travel, adventure, and motion. With the highs that come with these attributes, Fives also carry instability and unpredictability, and radical changes. The spiritual meaning of Five draws our attention to the wonder of life, and beckons us to appreciate the perception of chaos all around us. Five has wild vibrations: primitive and erratic. When Five continues to pop up in your life be prepared for some action, like a trip. Remember, trips aren't all necessarily taken physically. Some of the best journeys are taken in the mind and spirit. FIVE - Number 5 is the sum of the first even number 2 and the first odd number 3 and this symbolizes the union of heavenly and worldly aspects. It is the central number of the first nine numbers and the Pythagoreans called it ''the wedding number'' because it possesses balance and accord. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), Florentine artist, celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist, points to number 5 as the symbol of a man inscribed in a circle and a square with stretched arms and legs in his famous illustration Vitruvian Man. If number 4 symbolizes Earth, the man is a cross on the Earth. There are five senses enabling the man to perceive the material world: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Five symbolizes man's biological and spiritual development as well as his existence. Numbers divisible by 5 signify individuality and existence. This number is the symbol of the Universe, of order and perfection, and finally, the symbol of divine power. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 5 These people are joyful, good-looking, analytic, pleasant, dynamic, unpredictable, eloquent, hasty, flexible, independent, relaxed, amusing, creative, communicative, ambitious, sociable, flirtatious, naturalistic and scientific. If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become problematic, irritating, aggressive, bad-tempered, deceitful, discontented, rough, vulgar, immoral, and profligate. They may even run away from home, start stealing, give futile promises, be always late and often change their love partners. Five is the number of challenges, passion, conflict and experience. It can sometimes be destructive. It is also the number of the elements including spirit. Five - Adventure, change, freedom, exploration, variety, sensuality, unattached, curious, experienced, periodicity, knowledge seeker, knowledge teacher, traveller, imagination, child-like, playful.
Five: Expansiveness, restlessness, active, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom, adventurous, mercurial, sensual. Five: Masculine. Number of the senses, four limbs and one head make five main projections from the torso. Stars. Also sexual, male (3), female (2). Fives are likely to be restless, lively, adventuresome, quick-thinking, and quicktempered. They love change and challenge, but take too many risks. It's common for them to act first and think later, which causes stumbling along the path. But, five’s are progressive, free thinking, exciting, fun loving and sexual in numerology meanings. Simple everyday life is unattractive to these types. Five's handle unexpected changes and challenges well. Five’s goal is to be forever youthful and have a good sense of humour. These traits make them happy and pleasurable company. Freedom is important to them, so stability conscious types would do better to look somewhere else. Five. Denotes Divine grace. It is 4+1. It is God adding His gifts and blessing to the works of His hands. The Heb. Ha'aretz (the earth), by "Gematria" (i.e. the addition of the numerical value of the letters together) is a multiple of four, while Hashamayim (the heavens) is a multiple of five. The Gematria of Caris (charis), the Greek for Grace, is also a multiple of five. It is the leading factor in the Tabernacle measurements. 21
Characteristics of Numerology Number 5 Number 5 is the most flexible of all numbers. You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: You make friends easily, you are versatile and multi-talented, upbeat and inspirational and a good communicator and motivator. You have great verbal skills and you are very dynamic, persuasive, adaptable, versatile and curious, courageous, bright and quick-witted. You are an explorer and adventurer who wants to experience all of life, you also like to perform in front of audiences and you like to do several things at the same time. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the numerology 5 is predominant in your chart: Salesperson, promoter, entertainer, scientist, travel agent. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 5. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: It is difficult for you to commit to one relationship and you have difficulties to finish projects. You lack discipline and order, you are impatient, restless, easily distracted and you can be very impulsive. You might also be susceptible to overindulgence in sensual pleasures. Discipline and focus are the keys to your success. Negative Traits: Rash, irresponsible, dislikes confinement and routine, inconsistent, unreliable, thoughtless, restless, non-committal, inactivity, stagnation, fear of change, rigid in thought, lacks vitality, upheaval, discord.
Five Freedom, choice, change, understanding, life lessons learned through experience, versatility, variety, adaptability, curiosity, intelligence, progress, cleverness, life experiences, travel, adventure, non-attachment, sociability, companionability, release, surrender, freedom-loving, activity, influence, adventurer, sensualist, promoter, natural flair, vivacious, courageous, healthy, sympathetic, motivational, idealistic, unconventional, curiosity, intellectual, telepathic, experience, pleasure-loving, vitality, visionary, expansion, opportunity, story-telling, imagination, individualism, healing, choice, mercy, kindness, invention, resourceful, magnetic, competitive.
Six: The Perfect Number of the Created World Six: The symbolism behind number Six is legend. With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner. We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters. The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically "lighting" our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance. Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation. SIX - Compared to number 5, number 6 is seen as macro cosmos against micro cosmos, the whole against the individual, the universal man against the particular man. In Masonic symbolism, number six signifies growth on spiritual level. THE QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WITH NUMEROLOGICAL 6 These people are joyful, amusing, charming, undemanding, warm, positive, hearty, loyal to their family, artistic, calm, tidy, a bit slow, attractive, sensual, responsible, helpful, unselfish, sentimental, and generous. 22
If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become uninterested, lazy, neglectful, hedonistic, immoral, nervous, naive, dependent, anxious, passive, malicious. Six is the number of balance, harmony, remembrance, and sharing. It is the second common default number.
Six - Harmony, beauty, nurturing, love, marriage, family, responsibility, understanding, sympathy, healing, empathic, perfectionist, order, duty, comfort, service.
Six: Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, fluidity, reaction, sympathy, careful, domestic. Six: Feminine. The combination of the upward male triangle and downward female triangle for the 6 pointed star. Sixes numerology meanings show they possess the nurturing side of womanhood: safe, stable, warm, domestic, and motherly. Sixes are natural homemakers, giving love, warmth and security to their families even if they are a man. They are supportive, harmonious, companionable, responsible, good problem solvers who know life requires adjustments along the way. Sometimes smugness and a self-satisfying attitude can reveal an interfering know-it-all. Sixes major lesson in life is to adapt and adjust to lives changes in themselves and others. Six. Denotes the human number. Man was created on the sixth day; and this first occurrence of the number makes it (and all multiples of it) the hall-mark of all connected with man. He works six days. The hours of his day are a multiple of six. Athaliah usurped the throne of Judah six years. The great men who have stood out in defiance of God (Goliath and Nebuchadnezzar and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number. Characteristics of Numerology Number 6 Number 6 is the most loving of all numbers. You most likely have some of the following strengths and talents at your disposal: You are compassionate, responsible, sacrificing and unselfish, harmonious and balanced, generous, kind, humble, charismatic and charming. You are also committed, protective, nurturing, domestic, community conscious and family oriented. You like to offer a shoulder for others and you are a good parent. Here are some of the career choices that might suit you particularly well if the numerology 6 is predominant in your chart: Musician, actor, teacher, healer, artist, craftsperson. Some of the following weaknesses, which are associated with the number 6. Most probably, only one or a few of them will belong to you: You can be too emotional and overly sentimental. You are susceptible to flattery. You also might sacrifice yourself too much for the sake of others and suppresses your own talents. You have to find a balance truly between helping and interfering. Sometimes you are also self-righteousness, stubborn and egotistical and you tend to dominate family and friends. Negative Traits: Easily-stressed, superiority complex, weak, impractical, submissive, shallowness, restlessness, selfishness, weakwilled, unsupportive.
Six Love, harmony, family, home, responsibility, musical talent, sympathy, adjustment, domesticity, guardianship, parenthood, stability, poise, protection, firmness, healing, idealism, balance, justice, conscientiousness, burdenfearing, service, solutions, seeing, responsible, care, teacher, conventional, provider, protector, healer, idealistic, selfless, honest, charitable, faithful, nurturer, truth, order, economy, emotional depth, curiosity, humanitarian, unselfishness, balance, good provider, peaceful, self-sacrifice, empathy, sympathy, unconditional love, circulation, 23
agriculture, balance, grace, simplicity, ability to compromise, reliable, provision and providing, material needs, honesty and integrity.
What Do the Numbers Mean?
The primary vibrations are 1 through 9, plus master vibrations of 11 and 22. Vibrations above 9 can be reduced to primary by adding the digits together. For example, 10, 19 and 28 are "1's" because 1 + 0 = 1, 1 + 9 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1, and 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1.
The reduced vibrations are by nature general. The basic vibrations give ballpark information that can be helpful and is summarized by key words associated with each. You will notice that the characteristics associated with each vibration are both positive and negative, which illustrates my point about the general nature of reduced vibrations.
1 Creativity, independence, originality, ego, self 2 Empathy, cooperation, consideration, over-sensitivity, co-dependence 3 Artistic expression, sociability, friendliness, superficiality, wastefulness 4 Practicality, application, loyalty, rigidity, repression 5 Freedom, adaptability, travel, inconsistency, abuse of senses 6 Love, responsibility, understanding, meddling, jealousy 7 Spirituality, mental analysis, wisdom, fault finding, suppression 8 Executive ability, management, power, materiality, unscrupulousness 9 Artistic genius, humanitarianism, romance, emotionalism, dissipation 11 Intuition, idealism, invention, insensitivity, fanaticism 22 Practical idealism, material mastery, get-rich-quick schemes, viciousness
Numbers Defined as Energies:
1. Energy as impulse 2. Energy received 3. Energy expressed 4. Energy defined 8. Energy manifested 5. Energy transformed 9. Energy surrendered for transcendence 7. Energy understood and grounded through detachment 6. Energy harmonized and balanced
1. Experiences love through positive self-identity and a vital link with source. Expresses love in action, desire to be received. 2. Experiences love as merging, unifying, receiving opening. Expresses love in healing the wound of separation. 3. Experiences love through joy and play. Expresses love through spontaneous creativity and communication. 4. Experiences love through the physical, nature, animals, order and form. Expresses love through work, discipline and by providing safe space for others. 5. Experiences love through the energy of magnetism, freedom and transformation. Expresses love through the sensual, mystical and anything that creates change. 6. Experiences love by creating an atmosphere where those they love can be themselves without judgment. Expresses love ideally as unconditional acceptance. 7. Experiences love in solitude and self -reflection. Expresses love in patience and wise counsel. 8. Experiences love through a deep awareness of spiritual empowerment. Expresses love in manifest form, selfaccomplishment and personal power. 9. Experiences love through surrender to the Divine. Expresses love through acceptance, empathy, passion and compassion.
Numbers and Their Meanings
Zero is a powerful number which brings great transformational change, sometimes occurring in a profound manner. It has much intensity, so caution is needed wherever it appears to ensure that extremes are not encountered. Zero represents the Cosmic Egg, the primordial Androgyne - the Plenum. Zero as an empty circle depicts both the nothingness of death and yet the totality of life contained within the circle. As an ellipse the two sides represent ascent and descent, evolution and involution. Before the One (meaning the Source--not the number) there is only Void, or non-being; thought; the ultimate mystery, the incomprehensible Absolute. Begins with meanings such as, Non-existence; nothingness; the unmanifest; the unlimited; the eternal. The absence of all quality or quantity. Cultural References Taoism: It symbolizes the Void; non-being. Buddhism: It is the Void and no-thingness. Kabbalism: Boundless; Limitless Light; the Ain. Pythagoras saw zero as the perfect. Zero is the Monad, the originator and container of All. Islamic: Zero is the Divine Essence.
History of Zero
Middle East By the mid 2nd millennium BC, the Babylonians had a sophisticated sexagesimal positional numeral system. The lack of a positional value (or zero) was indicated by a space between sexagesimal numerals. By 300 BC a punctuation symbol (two slanted wedges) was co-opted as a placeholder in the same Babylonian system. In a tablet unearthed at Kish (dating from perhaps as far back as 700 BC), the scribe Bel-ban-aplu wrote his zeroes with three hooks, rather than two slanted wedges. The Babylonian placeholder was not a true zero because it was not used alone. Thus numbers like 2 and 120 (2X60), 3 and 180 (3X60), 4 and 240 (4X60), et al., looked the same because the larger numbers lacked a final sexagesimal placeholder. Only context could differentiate them. Greece Ancient Greeks seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number: they asked themselves "How can nothing be something?", leading to interesting philosophical and, by the Medieval period, religious arguments about the nature and existence of zero and the vacuum. The paradoxes of Zeno of Elea depend in large part on the uncertain interpretation of zero. The ancient Greeks also questioned whether 1 was a number. Early use of something like zero by the Indian scholar Pingala (circa 5th-2nd century BC), implied at first glance by his 27
use of binary numbers, is only the modern binary representation using 0 and 1 applied to Pingala's binary system, which used short and long syllables (the latter equal in length to two short syllables), making it similar to Morse code. Nevertheless, he and other Indian scholars at the time used the Sanskrit word sunya (the origin of the word zero after a series of transliterations and a literal translation) to refer to zero or void.
Mesoamerica The Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar developed in south-central Mexico required the use of zero as a place-holder within its vigesimal (base-20) positional numeral system. A shell glyph was used as a zero symbol for these Long Count dates, the earliest of which (on Stela 2 at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) has a date of 36 BC. Since the eight earliest Long Count dates appear outside the Maya homeland, it is assumed that the use of zero in the Americas predated the Maya and was possibly the invention of the Olmecs. The Olmecs are most important. Many of the earliest Long Count dates were found within the Olmec heartland, although the fact that the Olmec civilization had come to an end by the 4th century BC, several centuries before the earliest known Long Count dates, argues against the zero being an Olmec discovery. Although zero became an integral part of Maya numerals, it of course did not influence Old World numeral systems. Greece By 130, Ptolemy, influenced by Hipparchus and the Babylonians, was using a symbol for zero (a small circle with a long overbar) within a sexagesimal numeral system otherwise using alphabetic Greek numerals. Because it was used alone, not just as a placeholder, this Hellenistic zero was perhaps the first documented use of a number zero in the Old World. However, the positions were usually limited to the fractional part of a number, called minutes, seconds, thirds, fourths, etc. They were not used the integral part of a number. In later Byzantine manuscripts of his Syntaxis Mathematica (Almagest), the Hellenistic zero had morphed into the Greek letter omicron (otherwise meaning 70). Rome Another zero was used in tables alongside Roman numerals by 525 (first known use by Dionysius Exiguus), but as a word, nulla meaning nothing, not as a symbol. When division produced zero as a remainder, nihil, also meaning nothing, was used. These medieval zeros were used by all future medieval computists (calculators of Easter). An isolated use of their initial, N, was used in a table of Roman numerals by Bede or a colleague about 725, a zero symbol. India In 498 AD, Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhata stated that "Sthanam sthanam dasa gunam" or place to place in ten times in value, which may be the origin of the modern decimal based place value notation. The oldest known text to use zero is the Jain text from India entitled the Lokavibhaaga, dated 458 AD. however, it was first introduced to the world by Al Khawarizmim, a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer. He was the founder of several branches and basic concepts of mathematics. In the words of Phillip Hitti, Al Khawarizmi's contribution to mathematics influenced mathematical thought to a greater extent. His work on algebra initiated the subject in a systematic form and also developed it to the extent of giving analytical solutions of linear and quadratic equations, which established him as the founder of Algebra. The very name Algebra has been derived from his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah. His arithmetic synthesized Greek and Hindu knowledge and also contained his own contribution of fundamental importance to mathematics and science. Thus, he explained the use of zero, a numeral of fundamental importance developed by the Arabs. Similarly, he developed the decimal system so that the overall system of numerals, 'algorithm' 28
or 'algorizm' is named after him. The first indubitable appearance of a symbol for zero appears in 876 in India on a stone tablet in Gwalior. Documents on copper plates, with the same small o in them, dated back as far as the sixth century AD, abound.
1 (one) is a number, numeral, and the name of the glyph representing that number. It is the natural number following 0 and preceding 2. It represents a single entity. One is sometimes referred to as unity or unit as an adjective. For example, a line segment of "unit length" is a line segment of length 1. Is considered to be a primordial unity. The beginning. The Creator. It the First Cause or as some cultures refer, the First Mover. One is the sum of all possibilities. It is essence, the Centre. One is referred to isolation. One springs forth, upsurges. It is seen as the number that gives cause to duality as multiplicity and back to final unity. Chinese: refer to one as Yang, masculine; celestial. It is seen as an auspicious number. One is The Monad. Christian : God the Father; the Godhead. Hebrew: Adonai, the Lord, the Most High, the I am, hidden intelligence. Islamic: One refers to one as God as unity; the Absolute; self sufficient. Pythagorean: One as meaning Spirit; God, from which all things come. It is the very essence, the Monad. Taoism "Tao begets One, One begets Two, Two begets Three and Three begets all things."
Duality. Alteration; diversity; conflict; dependence. Two is a static condition. It is rooted, seen as balance (two sides); stability; reflection. Two are the opposite poles. Represents the dual nature of the human being. It is desire, since all that is manifest in duality is in pairs of opposites. As One represents a point, two represents a length. The Binary is the first number to recede from Unity, it also symbolizes sin which deviates from the first good and denotes the transitory and the corruptible. Two represents two-fold strength--that is symbolized by two of anything, usually in history, by animals in pairs. Cultural References In Alchemy, two are the opposites, sun and moon. King and Queen. Sulphur and quicksilver, at first antagonistic but finally resolved and united in the androgyne. Buddhist: see two as the duality of samsara; male and female. Two is theory and practice; wisdom and method. It is blind and the lame united to see the way and to walk it. Chinese, two is Yin , feminine; terrestrial; inauspicious. Christian: Christ with two natures as God and human. Revelation: Two is the number of witness. The disciples were sent out by two's (Mark 6:7). Two witnesses are required to establish truth (Deu 17:6, John 8:17, 2 Cor 13:1). Examples in Revelation are the beast out of the earth that has two horns like a lamb but spoke like a dragon (13:11). He is the false prophet. However the two witnesses are the true prophets of God (11:3). Hebrew: Two is The life-force. In Qabalism wisdom and self-consciousness. 29
Hindu: Two is duality, the shakta-shakti. Islamic: Two Spirit. Platonic: Plato says two is a digit without meaning as it implies relationship, which introduces the third factor. Pythagorean: Two is The Duad, the divided terrestrial being. Taoist says two is representative of The K'ua, the Two. Determinants, the yin-yang. Two is a weak yin number as it has no centre.
The third dimension - we do things in threes so they will manifest in our physical realm. Its roots stem from the meaning of multiplicity. Creative power; growth. Three is a moving forward of energy, overcoming duality, expression, manifestation and synthesis. Three is the first number to which the meaning "all" was given. It is The Triad, being the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle and an end. The power of three is universal and is the tripartite nature of the world as heaven, earth, and waters. It is human as body, soul and spirit. Notice the distinction that soul and spirit are not the same. They are not. Three is birth, life, death. It is the beginning, middle and end. Three is a complete cycle unto itself. It is past, present, future. The symbol of three is the triangle. Three interwoven circles or triangles can represent the indissoluble unity of the three persons of the trinity. Others symbols using three are: trident, fleur-de-lis, trefoil, trisula, thunderbolt, and trigrams. The astral or emotional body stays connected to the physically body for three days after death. There is scientific evidence that the brain, even when all other systems are failing takes three days to register complete shutdown. There are 3 phases to the moon. Lunar animals are often depicted as 3 legged. Three is the heavenly number, representing soul, as four represents body. Together the two equal seven (3+4=7 ) and form the sacred hebdomad. The 3x4=12 representing the signs of the Zodiac and months of the year. Pythagorean three means completion. There are three wishes, genies have three wishes, three leprechauns, three prince or princesses, three witches, three weird sisters among others. Cultural References Africa Ashanti: the moon goddess is three people, two black, and one white. Arabian, Pre-Islamic: the Manant is a threefold goddess representing the 3 Holy Virgins, Al-Itab, Al-Uzza, and Al-Manat. They are depicted as aniconic stelae, stones or pillars, or as pillars surmounted by doves. Buddhist: tradition the theme of 3 is represented by, The Tri-ratna, The Three Precious Jewels, and the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. Chinese: Sanctity; the auspicious number; the first odd, yang number....The moon toad, or bird, is three-legged. Celtic: Bridgit is threefold; there are the Three Blessed Ladies and innumerable Triads, often a threefold aspect of the same divinity. 30
Christianity: Three represents the Trinity, the soul, the union of body and soul in human in the church. There were three gifts of the Magi to Christ as God-King-Sacrifice; three figures of transformation, temptations, denials by Peter (one of the 12 Apostles--- 12=3 (1+2=3). There were 3 crosses at Calvary, He died on The Hills, there were 3 days to the death process for Christ, and there were 3 appearances after his death. There were 3 Marys, and there are 3 qualities or theological virtues being Faith, Hope, Love or more commonly known as Charity. The number 3 gives to the meaning the embracing Godhead - Father, Mother, Son/Daughter. Egyptian: Hermetic tradition, Thoth is the Thrice Great, 'Trismegistus'. The Supreme Power. The opening line of the Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean Tablet 11 Three is the mystery, come from the great one, Hear, and light on thee will dawn. In the primeval dwell three unities, Other than these none can exist. These are the equilibrium, source of creation, One God, One Truth, One Point of Freedom. Three come forth from the three of the balance, All Life, all Good, all Power. Three are the qualities of God in his light-home Infinite Power, Infinite Wisdom, Infinite Love. Three are the circles (or states) of Existence: The Circle of Light where dwells nothing but God, and only God can traverse it, The Circle of Chaos where all things by nature arise from Death, The Circle of Awareness where all things spring from Life. All things animate are of three states of existence, Chaos or death, liberty in humanity, and felicity of Heaven. There is an ancient wisdom that's says; 'Messages or events that come in three's are worth noticing. 'Whenever anything is mentioned three times it is a witness to us that these things are of utmost importance. Three symbolizes manifestation into the physical. It is the triangle - pyramid shape in the vesica pisces - see image below. The TV Show 'Charmed' deals the 'Power of Three Sister Witches', known as the Charmed Ones. Their job is to vanquish evil forces in their many forms and sometimes non-forms.
The above symbol, called a Triquetra (tri-KET a Latin word meaning 'three cornered') appears on The Book Of Shadows. An ancient book of spells that assists these 'Charmed Ones' in dealing with the evil forces they are continually encountering. In some episodes so called evil and good must work together to bring balance to a situation. They cancel each other out in the end - poof - gone - disappeared! A powerful confirmation occurred as we walked back along the trail, unexpectedly encountering a huge grandmother tortoise seemingly waiting beside the trail to greet us. That's when I knew I was to share about the 'Power of Three' for those who may feel inspired to consciously work with this powerful element of sacred geometry. 31
'Power of Three' has to do with Alchemy. The Egyptian god Thoth or the Greek Hermes Trismegistus (Thrice Blessed or Thrice Great) are the progenitors of the Emerald Tablets describing the mysteries of Alchemy. The alchemy of three is demonstrated by its power of multiplicity. For example, in understanding the numbers - One gave rise to Two (1+1=2) and Two gave Rise to Three (2+1=3) and Three gave rise to all numbers (3+1=4, 3+2=5, 3+3=6, 3+4=7, 3+5=8 3+6=9). Thus in addition to being a number of good fortune, Three is also the number of multiplicity and alchemy among other things. Many believe the Triquetrais an ancient symbol of the female trinity, because it is composed of three interlaced yonic Vesica Pisces (a.k.a. Vesica Piscis, Latin for "Vessel of the Fish" or “Fish Bladder”) and is the most basic and important construction in Sacred Geometry, which is the architecture of the universe. A Vesica is formed when the circumference of two identical circles each pass through the centre of the other in effect creating a portal. 'The Triquetra' represents the 'Power of Three' or the threefold nature of existence i.e. body, mind and spirit; life, death and rebirth; past, present and future; beginning, middle and end; Sun, Moon and Earth; and the threefold co-creative process described as thought, word, and deed.
Sphere=ovum Vesica Pisces - Oval opening of the penis The creation process as described in the Vedas is unfolding, maintaining, and concluding as in birth, life and death. There are innumerable trinities and triads throughout myth and religious traditions, such as the triple goddess; maiden, mother, crone. One example in Greek mythology is Kore, Demeter, Hecate. The Christian trinity is Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Vedic trinities include Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with their consorts Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali to name just a few. I have often referred to triple planetary and celestial alignments as a Triune Council. This month we have several Triune Councils including the important Venus retrograde in Scorpio that will join up with Mercury and the Moon. Scorpio is the archetypal sign of the powerful Sorceress Witch (the crone aspect also linked with Kali, Hecate, Pele, the Cretan Snake Goddess, Cerridwen and all the goddesses linked with death and rebirth). Her job is to align with divine will for the purpose of commanding life force energy so powerfully that she is fully the mistress of magic and manifestation generating ecstatic life experiences through the Shamanic Process of death and rebirth. It is worth noting all the Triune Councils that occur regularly 'Above and Below' as they energize the 'Power of Three.' When we are seeking direct experience of these energies we can then work with them more consciously. If you feel inspired by and connected to the 'Power of Three' it may be worthwhile to experiment with gathering in groups of three with a common intent and then invoke the Power of Three and notice what happens. This just may be one simple key to planetary transformation utilizing the Power of Three to catalyze the alchemy of our world into the fully embodied, living experience of Heaven on Earth. Greco-Roman: Fate, the Moirai, who are three-in-one as Moira; Hecate is three-fold; the Erinyes are three-in-one as Erinys, as are the Gorgons as Medusa. There are three charities, graces. There are 3 sirens, Horae, Hesperides, Graiai. Cerberus is a triple-headed and Scylla has a 3 bitch tail. The Chimera has a three part body. Three, four and their sum, seven are sacred to Aphrodite/Venus as queen of the three worlds and four elements. Orphic symbols has the triad of Being, Life, Intelligence. 32
Hebrew three is symbolized by Limitless Light; sanctifying intelligence. In the Kaballah three represents understanding and the trinity of male, female and uniting intelligence. Hindu: The Trimurti, the triple power of creation, destruction, preservation, of unfolding, maintaining and concluding. There are various trinities of gods. The moon chariot has three wheels. Japanese: The Three Treasures are, Mirror, Sword and Jewel--that being Truth, Courage and Compassion. Maori: the Great Spirit, the Divine Creator, is a trinity of sun, moon earth, the god of nature, of past, present, and future. It is mind, character, physique symbolized by three raised fingers. Mexican: the Trinity is represented by three crosses, one large, two smaller. Scandinavia: Fate as the Three Norns, Mani, Nyi and Nithi, who denote the full, new, and waning moon. Teutonic mythology: the moon is Fate, and Holda, the lunar goddess, is trine with her two daughters. Thor is sometimes depicted with three heads and the triskele is a symbol of Odin/Woden. Three is the number of good fortune. In Carthage, the Great Goddess, as lunar, is represented by three aniconic pillars. Slavic: The moon god is triple-headed. Taoist: The Great Triad is Heaven-Man (Human)-Earth. Three is the strong number in Taoist symbolism because it is the centre point of equilibrium.
Four is the 4th dimension = time which is illusion. Four is seen as the first solid number. Spatial in scheme or order in manifestation. Static as opposed to the circular and the dynamic Wholeness; totality; completion; solid Earth; order Rational - relativity and justice Symbol of measurement Foundation The are four cardinal points; four seasons; four winds; four directions (as in North, South, East, West); four elements (Fire, Water, Air, Earth) in the western culture. There are four sides to a square; four arms to a cross. There are four rivers to Paradise that formed a cross (the Garden of Eden was said to be within the four rivers). Within Paradise were four infernal regions, seas, and sacred mountains. There are four watches of the night and day, quarters of the moon. There are four quarters to the earth. There are four tetramorphs. The Divine Quaternity is in direct contrast to the Trinity. Four is a symbolic number used throughout in the Old Testament. The quaternary can be depicted as the quatrefoil as well as the square and the cross. Cultural References Native American: As in other cultures, ceremonies and ritual acts are repeated in fours. The Native American cultures have used the number 4 most frequently as in the four cardinal directions. The four winds are depicted by the symbol of the cross and by the symbol of the swastika. The swastika as some misbelieve was not created by Hitler. It was instead borrowed from the Native American and occult beliefs of which Hitler had great interests. Hitler derived his "insanity" of power from his misdirected interpretation and use of metaphysical principles. He used knowledge that his human consciousness couldn't possibly understand and the use of this knowledge for personal gain is part of the imbalance that creates the chaos and karma. 33
Buddhism: The Damba Tree of Life has four limbs and from its roots four sacred streams of Paradise that represent the four boundless wishes of compassion, affection, love impartiality. It also represents the four directions of the heart as well. Chinese Buddhism: there are four celestial guardians of cardinal points are Mo-li Ch'ing, the East, with the jade ring and spear; Virupaksha, the West, the Far-gazer, with the four-stringed guitar; Virudhaka, the South, with the umbrella of chaos and darkness and earthquakes; Vaisravenna, the North, with the whips, leopard-skin bag, snake and pearl. Chinese: Four is the number of the Earth, symbolized by the square. There are four streams of immortality. Four is even an number. It is Yin in polarity. Christian: Four is the number representing the body, with three representing the soul. Again we see the theme of the four rivers in Paradise. There are four Gospels, Evangelists, chef arch-angels, chef-devils, four Fathers of the Church, Great Prophets. There are four cardinal virtues--prudence, fortitude, justice, temperance. The are four winds from which the One Spirit is said to come. There are four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Revelation: There four angels standing at the four corners of the Earth, holding back the four winds of the earth (Rev 7:1). The great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language (four-fold description) - Rev 5:9 11:9 13:7 14:6 the four-fold description indicates that these people come from all over the earth. Egyptian: Four is the sacred number of Time, measurement of the sun. Four pillars support the vault of heaven. There are four canopic jars placed around the dead at the four corners guarded by the four sons of Horus who are associated with the cardinal points. In the Hermetic it is the divine quaternity. It represents God. Gnostic: belief in Barbelo, the Four-ness of God. Greek: Four is the sacred number of Hermes. Hebrew: Four represents measuring; beneficence; intelligence. In the Kabbalah four is memory; four represents the four worlds of the Kabbalah. It also represents the four directions of space and the four levels of the hierarchical organism of the Torah. Hindu: Four is Totality; plenitude; perfection. Brahma, the Creator is four faced. The temple is based on the four sides of the square, symbolizing order and finality. There are four tattvas the four bodies of human and kingdoms of nature which are animal, vegetable, mineral, mind. There are four yugas. Four is the winning throw of the dice. There are four castes and pairs of opposites. Islamic: tradition the four terms of the quaternary are the Principle which is Creator; Universal Spirit; Universal Soul; and the primordial matter. These correspond to the four worlds of Kabbalism. There are four angelic beings and four houses of death. There are four levels to the Bardo. Mayan culture four giants support the celestial roof. Four is seen as the number of support . Pythagorean: Four is Perfection; harmonious proportion; justice; the earth. Four is the number of the Pythagorean oath. Four and ten are divinities. The Tetraktys 1+2+3+4=10. Scandinavian: there are four rivers of milk flowing in Asgard. Sumero-Semitic: Four astral gods are indentified with the four cardinal points. Teutonic: four dwarfs support the world. Taoist: There are four celestial guardians, Li, with the pagoda; Ma, with the sword; Cho with two swords; Wen with a spiked club. 34
Five is the symbol of human microcosm. The number of the human being. Human forms---the pentagon when arms and legs are out stretched. The pentagon is endless ---sharing the symbolism of perfection and power of the circle. Five is a circular number as it produces itself in its last digit when raised to its own power. The pentacle, like the circle symbolizes whole, the quincunx being the number of its centre and the meeting point of heaven, earth, and the four cardinal points plus the centre point. Five is also representative of the Godhead - Central Creator of the four fours plus itself equalling five. Five is the marriage of the hieros gamos as combination of feminine and the masculine. Feminine being even, as 2, in frequency and masculine being odd as 3 in frequency = 5. The number five symbolizes meditation; religion; versatility. It represents the five senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing) everywhere except in the East. In the East there are six---the extra being Mind. We find meanings to five in the five petalled flower, five pointed leaves--especially the ROSE. The Rose has much symbolism, but also the lily, vine, all of which represent the microcosm. The five pointed star depicts individuality and spiritual aspiration, and education when it points upward. The five pointed star pointing downward represents witchcraft, and it is used in black magic. Noted: There is a very broad difference between witchcraft and black magic. The number five formed the first counting process from which all else came. Cultural References Alchemy: The five petalled flower and five pointed star symbolizing the quintessence. Buddhist: belief the heart has four directions-- the heart centre makes five, symbolizing, universality. This idea is also symbolized by the Sacred Mountains surrounded by the four islands. There are five Dhyani Buddhas: Vairocana, the Brillant, who is represented by the wheel, the witness; Akshobhya, the Imperturbable, with vajra, the East and blue; Ratnasambhava, the Jewel-born, jewel, south, yellow; Amitabha, Boundless Light, lotus, West, red; Amoghasiddhi, Infallible Success, sword, North, green. Chinese: There are five elements. Five atmospheres; conditions; planets; sacred mountains; grains, colours, tastes, poisons; powerful charms; cardinal virtues; blessings; eternal ideas; relations to human kind. Christian: Five depicts human beings after the Fall in the Garden of Eden. There are five senses; five points to the cross; wounds of Christ; fishes feeding five thousand; and books of Moses. Egyptian: There are five crocodiles of the Nile. Graeco-Roman: Five is the nuptial number of love and union.. It is the number of Venus. Venus years are completed in groups of five. Apollo as god of light has five qualities: omniscience, omnipresence; omnipotence, eternity, and unity. Hebrew: Five represents strength and severity; radical intelligence. In kabbala five represents fear. Hindu: Five is the quinary groups of the world; the five elements of the subtle and coarse states; their primary colours; of senses; five faces of Siva and the twice-five incarnations of Vishnu. Islamic: There are five pillars of religion; five Devine Presences; five fundamental dogmas; five actions; and five daily times of prayer. Parsee: Five is a significant number in Parsee and Mandaean rites - possibly connected with the five sacred intercalary days of light. 35
Pythagorean: Hieros, gamos, the marriage of heaven, earth. It represents Apollo as God of light and his five qualities.
Six represents equilibrium; harmony - balance. It is the perfect number within the decad: 1+2+3=6. It is the most productive of all numbers. It symbolizes union of polarity, the hermaphrodite being represented by the two interlaced triangles, the upwardpointing as male, fire and the heavens, and the downward-pointing as female, the waters and the earth. Six is the symbol of luck; love; health; beauty; chance. It is a winning number at the throw of the dice in the West. There are six rays of the solar wheel and there are six interlaced triangles. There are six pointed stars or Seal of Solomon - and Star of David - Merkabah Cultural References Chinese: Six represents Universe, with its four cardinal points and the Above and Below - making it a total of six directions. Chinese culture there are six senses: tastes, touch, smell, sight, hearing, the sixth being mind. The day and night each have six periods. Christian: Six is perfection; completion because man was created on the sixth day. Six is man's number The most obvious use of this number is in the notorious passage containing 666. (Rev 13:18 NIV) This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666. Hebrew: There are six days of creation. It symbolizes meditation and intelligence. Kabbalism: Six is creation, and beauty. Pythagorean: Luck Sumerian: Six days of creation
There’s an enormous range of symbolic roles that numbers have played in various cultures, religions, and other systems of human thought. In the second part of my blog, we’ll look at numbers 1-5. (To read my complete coverage of number symbolism for Encyclopaedia Britannica, click here.) The Number 1. Not surprisingly, the number 1 is generally treated as a symbol of unity. Therefore, in monotheistic religions, it often symbolizes God or the universe. The Pythagoreans did not consider 1 to be a number at all because number means plurality and 1 is singular. However, they considered it to be the source of all numbers because adding many 1s together can create any other (positive whole) number. In their system, where odd numbers were male and even numbers female, the number 1 was neither; instead, it changed each to the other. If 1 is added to an even number, it becomes odd; similarly, if 1 is added to an odd number, it becomes even. The Number 2. The number 2 symbolizes many of the basic dualities: me/you, male/female, yes/no, alive/dead, left/right, yin/yang (the yin and yang symbol, right, suggests the two opposite principles or forces that make up all the aspects of life), and so on. Dualities are common in human approaches to the world, probably because of our preference for two-valued logic—yet another duality, true/false. Although 2 was female to the Pythagoreans, other numerological schemes viewed it as male. In Agrippa von Nettesheim‘s De occulta philosophia (1533; “On the Philosophy of the Occult”), 2 is the symbol for man, sex, and evil. One reason that some have associated 2 with evil is that the biblical book of Genesis does not use the formula “and it was good” when referring to the second day of Creation. Some religions are dualistic, with two gods in place of the one God of monotheism. Examples include Zoroastrianism, where Ahura Mazda (the god of light and goodness) battles with Ahriman (the god of darkness and evil). The number 2 is often associated with negatives, as in the words duplicity and two-faced. Northwest Coast Indians required the parents of twins to observe various taboos because they believed that supernatural powers would bring the wishes of twins to fruition. The Number 3. The number 3 is a very mystical and spiritual number featured in many folktales (three wishes, three guesses, three little pigs, three bears, three billy goats gruff). In ancient Babylon the three primary gods were Anu, Bel (Baal), and Ea, representing Heaven, Earth, and the Abyss. Similarly, there were three aspects to the Egyptian sun god: Khepri (rising), Re (midday), and Atum (setting). In Christianity there is the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Plato saw 3 as being symbolic of the triangle, the simplest spatial shape, and considered the world to have been built from triangles. In German folklore a paper triangle with a cross in each corner and a prayer in the middle was thought to act as protection against gout, as well as protecting a cradle from witches. Three black animals were often sacrificed when attempting to conjure up demons. On the other hand, a three-coloured cat was a protective spirit. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606–07) there are three witches, and their spell begins, “Thrice the brindled cat hath mewed,” reflecting such superstitions. Also, 3 is the dimension of the smallest magic square in which every row, column, and diagonal sums to 15.
The Number 4. The number of order in the universe is 4—the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water; the four seasons; the four points of the compass; the four phases of the Moon (new, half-moon waxing, full, half-moon waning). The Four Noble Truths epitomize Buddhism. To the Pythagoreans 4 was the source of the tetractys 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10, the most perfect number. In medieval times there were thought to be four humours (phlegm, blood, choler, and black bile—hence the adjectives phlegmatic, sanguine, choleric, and melancholic), and the body was bled at various places to bring these humours into balance. The number 4 is central in the world view of the Sioux, with four groups of gods (superior, ally, subordinate, and spirit), four types of animal (creeping, flying, four-legged, and two-legged), and four ages of humans (infant, child, mature, and elderly). Their medicine men instructed them to carry out all activities in groups of four. Because 4 is generally a practical, material number, few superstitions are associated with it. An exception is in China, where 4 is unlucky because she (“four”) and shi (“death”) sound similar. In the biblical Revelation to John the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse wreak destruction upon humanity. The Number 5. The sum of the first even and odd numbers (2 + 3) is 5. (To the Pythagoreans 1 was not a number and was not odd.) It therefore symbolizes human life and—in the Platonic and Pythagorean traditions—marriage, as the sum of the female 2 and the male 3. The Pythagoreans discovered the five regular solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron; now known as the Platonic solids). Early Pythagoreanism acknowledged only four of these, so the discovery of the fifth (the dodecahedron, with 12 pentagonal faces) was something of an embarrassment. Perhaps for this reason 5 was often considered exotic and rebellious. The number 5 was associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar and her Roman parallel, Venus, and the symbol for both was the five-pointed star, or pentagram. In England a knot tied in the form of the pentagram is called a lover’s knot because of this association with the goddess of love. In Manichaeism 5 has a central position: the first man had five sons; there are five elements of light (ether, wind, water, light, and fire) and a further five of darkness. The body has five parts; there are five virtues and five vices. The number 5 was also important to the Maya, who placed a fifth point at the centre of the four points of the compass. The five fingers of the human hand lent a certain mystery to 5, as did the five extremities of the body (two arms, two legs, head). A human placed in a circle with outspread arms and legs approximates the five points of a pentagon, and if each point is joined to its second-nearest neighbour a pentagram results. This geometric figure is central to occultism, and it plays a prominent role in summoning spells whereby it is supposed to trap a demon, or devil, who can then be compelled to do the sorcerer’s bidding. The belief that 5 was sacred led to an extra element, augmenting the traditional four that made a human being. This fifth essence, or quintessence, is the origin of the word quintessential. In Islam 5 is a sacred number. Foremost are the five Pillars of Islam: declaration of faith (shahadah), prayer (salat), fasting during Ramadan, giving alms (zakat), and making the pilgrimage to Mecca (the hajj). Prayers are said five times every day. There are five categories of Islamic law and five law-giving prophets (Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad). The Number 6. By a wonderful conjunction of mathematical coincidences, 6 is both the sum (1 + 2 + 3) and the product (1 x 2 x 3) of the first three numbers. It is therefore considered “perfect.” In mathematics, a perfect number is one that equals the sum of its divisors (excluding itself), and 6 is the first perfect number in this sense because its divisors are 1, 2, and 3. The next perfect number is 28. No odd perfect numbers are known, but it has not been proved that none exists. The perfection of 6 shows up in the six days of Creation in Genesis, with God resting on the seventh day. The structure of the Creation parallels the sum 1 + 2 + 3: on day 1 light is created; on days 2 and 3 Heaven and Earth appear; finally on 38
days 4, 5, and 6 all living creatures are created.
Comparative Numerology: The Numbers One to Ten: Fundamental Powers
http://www.psyche.com/psyche/qbl/comparative_numerology.html Suares 1 Life/Death Iamblichus Unity Identity Formless Form Actuality Extension Solidity Life Mediacy Perfection Critical Time Chance Harmonic Sum Limit End Perfection Wholeness Schimmel Primordial Being Polarity Division Synthesis Material Order Life/Love Created World Wisdom Schneider Wholly One Brown Form Popular Initiating Fourth Way Unity Consensus Unity Creation Duality Christian Unity Oneness Dividing Divine Perfection World Creation Grace Carnal man Spiritual Perfection New Birth
Two to Tango Three-part Harmony Mother Substance Regeneration Structure Function Enchanting Virgin Periodic Renewal Horizon Beyond Number
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Resistance Life Sex/Union Indeterminate Probability Sum of Possibilities Cell/Structure
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Carlo Suares, Cipher of Genesis, Red Wheel/Weiser; ISBN: 0877287406; (March 1992) The Theology of Arithmetic: Iamblichus Robin Waterfield (Translator), Keith Critchlow, Phanes, 1988 The Mystery of Numbers Oxford, Annemarie Schimmel, Franz Carl Mysterium Der Zahl Endres 1994 Michael S. Schneider, A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, Harper Perennial; ISBN: 0060926716; 1995 G. Spencer-Brown: Laws of Form Cognizer Co; ISBN: 0963989901; Reprint edition 1994
Comparative Semantics of the Hebrew Alefbet Hebrew Numbers 1-10 / One to Ten | Fundamental Powers: Hebrew Numbers with Gematria | Gematria | Gematria of Gematria
The Egyptians and Pythagorean Greeks found qualities in numbers, or rather gods, which were responsible for the construction of the universe. The instrumentality of creation, the decad, is represented by the Tetractys, "the source and root of eternal nature." See Lambdoma. Iamblichus points out that nine is an absolute limit on numerical identity; all numbers following are composites of the 40
first nine, which are fulfilled/perfected in the tenth. This is why nine is seen as the end of a cycle in almost all numerological systems. The Qabala knows this cycle as the first nine letters of the Hebrew alphabet, understood as the minimal set of archetypal structural (formative/semantic) energies required for biological life on an abstract level; and that the "achievement" of Tayt/9 is the formation of an (abstract) cell. With the basic structural-energetic requirements met by the semantic primes of the first nine number-letters, creation (which is behind this process) can be fulfilled in actual existence, which is exactly what happens in the tenth letternumber, Yod/10, semantic prime for existence. 1 is fulfilled in 10, which is 1 in existence, and the power underlying all existence -- the "source and root of eternal nature." 10 creates all things and is the kingdom or crown of God's creation. All the attributed qualities are only natural-language shells for the inner, semantic-structural energies, which may be sought in the hologram of the Hebrew alphabet and in the gaps between related signifiers like movement, extension, synthesis, and resistance, solidity, material order. Why do different sources pretty much agree on the general meanings of a non-existent or mythical property? The qualities chosen by Suares, though still sense-bound and arbitrary, are the most inclusive because they are the most abstract and generalized. It is in this direction that we must look for the actual properties, which are completely generalized abstract formative energies by definition.
Symbolic and Rhetorical Use of numbers in the bible
Biblical numbers are not always intended to be taken at their face value. They are often used indefinitely – as round figures – or rhetorically, for emphasis or in a hyperbolic sense. At times the rhetorical effect is achieved through a latent number, i.e., certain words or names occur a given number of times, although the actual figure is not specified. Many numbers are noteworthy for their symbolic nuances. Hebrew literature is not altogether unique in this regard; analogues are to be found in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Canaanite, and Hittite writings. Ugaritic, in particular, provides many examples of the rhetorical and symbolic use of numbers. Especially significant is the biblical use of sacred numbers, which play an important religious role. There is, in addition, a distinct tendency in Scripture to achieve numerical harmony or symmetry. This aspect has been worked out in considerable detail for Genesis, notably its early chapters, by U. Cassuto (see bibliography).
One is sometimes used as the indefinite article (I Sam. 24:14), and often as an indefinite pronoun, "someone, anyone, a certain man" (II Kings 4:39). Though a cardinal number, it is also used as an ordinal (Gen. 1:5; 8:5, 13; Ruth 1:4). It also signifies uniqueness and indivisibility. Hence it is expressive of the unity of marriage (Gen. 2:24) and of the doctrine of monotheism (Deut. 6:4).
The fact that various organs and limbs of the body occur in pairs (eyes, hands, etc.) invested the number two with a certain importance. The animals entered the ark in pairs; the Decalogue was inscribed on two tablets of stone. Often two sacrifices were ordained (Lev. 14:22). The fraction one-half is also common in the Bible: the half-tribe of Manasseh (Num. 32:33) and the half-shekel (Ex. 30:13). The Hebrew preference for the concrete to the abstract finds expression, inter alia, in the idiomatic use of two for "a few" (Num. 9:22; I Kings 17:12). Sometimes "three" is added to emphasize the approximate character of the number (II Kings 9:32; Job 33:29; Isa. 17:6). Mention may also be made here of the idiom temol shilshom, "hitherto" (literally: 'yesterday, the third day back'). A not uncommon device for achieving emphasis is the repetition (latent two) of a word or phrase (I Kings 13:2; Isa. 43:25).
Three is a very common biblical number. At times it is difficult to tell whether it is used with precision or as a small round number (Gen. 30:36; Ex. 2:2); but the addition of the next high number establishes its approximate character (Ex. 20:5; Jer. 36:23). Of special importance is its use in sacred contexts. It conveys the idea of completeness, having a beginning, middle, and end. Even in remote antiquity the pagan peoples worshiped triads of gods (in Babylonia: Anu, Bel, and Ea; in Egypt: Isis, Osiris, and Horus). The universe was divided into heaven, earth, and the abyss (or the netherworld), which the three deities represented. The family group of father, mother, and child, without doubt, also contributed to the significance of the number. In the Bible three has various religious associations: a three-year old (or third-born) sacrifice in Genesis 15:9; three feasts (Ex. 23:14); for three years the fruit of a newly planted tree was forbidden (Lev. 19:23); ritual purification on the third day (Num. 19:12; 31:19); Daniel kneeled and prayed three times a day (Dan. 6:11). The following occurrences of three are also of interest: In Genesis 40, three has symbolic significance. It exercises a mystic power in the story of Elijah's revival of the child (I Kings 17:21). Three cities of refuge are mentioned in Deuteronomy 19:7, 9. Three daughters (plus seven sons) seem to be an ideal number (Job 1:2; 42:13). Three is latent in a number of passages where it expresses a complete and perfect number or is used for emphasis. The expression "and God blessed" occurs, for example, three times in Genesis 1:22, 28; 2:3. The Sanctuary has three divisions: a court, a holy place, and a Holy of Holies (Ex. 26:33; 27:9; I Kings 6:16–17). In Aaron's benediction (Num. 6:24–26) the Tetragrammaton occurs thrice, and three pairs of blessings are pronounced. On the other hand, the trisagion in Isaiah 6:3 is a form of superlative (in the Qumran scroll, 1QIsa, "holy" is found only twice); while the occurrence of "temple of the Lord" three times in Jeremiah 7:4 merely lends emphasis to the prophet's mocking rebuke. 42
The importance of the number four is probably derived from the four cardinal points of the compass (some scholars point to the square). It is regarded as sacred in various parts of the world, and signifies completeness and sufficiency. Four rivers issued from the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:10). Jephthah's daughter was lamented annually for four days (Judg. 11:40). In Jeremiah 15:2 the people is divided into four groups, each subjected to a different type of disaster; in the next verse the category of "the sword" is itself divided into four phases. There are four winds; four quarters of heaven (Jer. 49:36); four sore judgments (Ezek. 14:21); and four horns that scatter Judah (Zech. 2:1 [1:18]). The number four frequently occurs in the measurements of the furniture of the Tabernacle (Ex. 25ff. 36ff.) and of the Temple (I Kings 7). The bearers of God's throne are four (Ezek. 1, 10), and four chariots issue from two mountains (Zech. 6:1–8). Multiples of four are discernible in the length of the Tabernacle curtains – 28 cubits (Ex. 26:2); in the large round number 400 (Gen. 15:13; Judg. 21:12), and in the still larger figure of 400,000 (Judg. 20:2, 17; II Chron. 13:3).
Five probably means simply "a few" in II Kings 7:13, perhaps also in Genesis 43:34; 47:2 (cf. Er. 6:6, 8). Five as a basic number goes back to remote antiquity. There was a primitive Hamitic system based on the number five before the decimal system. It is obviously derived from the fingers of the hand used by early man in his simple calculations. In the Bible, five is related to both the decimal and sexagesimal systems. It is a feature of sacred architecture (I Kings 7:39, 49). It is also found in connection with penalties (Ex. 21:37), redemption (Num. 3:47; 18:16), and gifts (Gen. 43:34; 45:22). The fraction one-fifth is likewise common (Lev. 5:16; 22:14). It is often used as a small round number (Lev. 26:8; I Sam. 17:40; Isa. 19:18). For the multiple 50 see below. Other multiples up to 500,000 occur frequently (Gen. 5:32; Ex. 30:23–24; II Chron. 13:17, et al.).
Six is part of the sexagesimal system but has little symbolic value. Examples of its occurrence are: the working days of the week (Ex. 20:9); the maximum years of servitude for a Hebrew slave (Ex. 21:2); the steps of Solomon's throne (I Kings 10:19–20); the wings of the seraphim (Isa. 6:2); the six-cubit measuring reed of Ezekiel's vision (Ezek. 40:5; 41:8).
The Biblical Number System
The universal language of God’s physical creation is in a numerical language format. The creation is defined and understood in terms of a mathematical system of numbers. However, few people realize that there is a system of numbers used throughout the word of God. These numbers are used on a consistent basis and when studied, they are absolutely amazing. Several authors have written on the subject. The Christian Jew Foundation published a booklet entitled "Significance of Bible Numbers". It is a good summary source of information for understanding the Biblical numbers. The following includes excerpts from this booklet. 1. One – The number "one" means unity and oneness: one God, one church, and one faith. The number is not divisible my any other whole number, therefore, it implies that these things should not be divided. "One" is God’s Number. See (John 17:21, Acts 4:32, and (Ephesians 4:1-6. 2. Two – The number "two" represents competent testimony in the Bible. We have seen it used to verify that a testimony is true. See (Matt 18:16 and Deuteronomy 17:6). Jesus used the number "two" in relationship to 43
prayer (Matt 18:19-20). During the tribulation period God will sent two witnesses (Rev 11:3-12). The number "two" in scripture is also used for division. 3. Three – The number "three" represents the trinity. There are three persons in the Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three persons in the trinity of evil; the devil, the antichrist and the false prophet. Man is also a trinity consisting of the body, soul and spirit. Three chief virtues embrace all others; faith, hope, and love. Jesus chose three of his Apostles as His inter circle; Peter, James and John. Jesus was in the grave three days and three nights. 4. Four – The number "four" always refers to the earthly creation. There are four regions of the earth – north, south, east, and west. There are four seasons. There were four horns on the altar of sacrifice pointing to all points of the compass. We have all heard the phase "The four corners of the earth". 5. Five – The number "five" represents God’s grace as applied to needy man. Benjamin received five times as many food servings as his brethren (Gen 43:34) and also five changes of raiment (Gen 45:22). Five loaves were used to feed the multitude (Matthew 14:17), and five thousand were fed. We could find many more. Five is also associated with death. 6. Six – The number "six" represents man. Man was created on the sixth day. God told the Israelites to work six days and to rest on the seventh. Israel was given six days to sow and to gather. There were six cities of refuge in Israel. The number "666" is given as the number of the beast (Rev 13:1), and in the original Greek it says that this is the number of mankind.
Short Numbers Summary List
1: unity, first, oneness, beginning 2: union, division, agreement, truth, witness, separation 3: divinity, completeness, perfection, approval, God’s purpose and will 4: world, creation, earth, creative work, universality, division, blessings, fruitfulness 5: grace, God’s goodness, favour, anointing, an age, season in time, division 6: number of man, man’s testing, labour, carnal, flesh, weakness of man
THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBERS.
Numbers are used in Scripture, not merely as in Nature, with supernatural design, but with spiritual significance, which may be summarized as follow (The whole subject may be studied in Dr. Bullinger's work on Number in Scripture):--
Denotes unity, and commencement. The first occurrences of words or utterances denote their essential significance, in interpretation. Words that occur only once, in the originals, are emphatic and important. First day, Light. The first occurrences of all important words and expressions are noted in the margin.
Denotes difference. If two different persons agree in testimony it is conclusive. Otherwise two implies opposition, enmity, and division, as was the work of the Second day. Compare the use of the word "double" applied to "heart", "tongue", "mind", &c.
Denotes completeness, as three lines complete a plane figure. Hence, three is significant of Divine perfection and completeness. The third day completes the fundamentals of creation-work. The fourth, fifth, and sixth days are the counterpart and repetition of the first, second, and third, and correspond respectively. (See the structure of Gen. 1, p. 3.) The number, three, includes resurrection also; for on the third day the earth rose up out of the deep, and the fruit rose up out of the earth.
Denotes creative works (3+1), and always has reference to the material creation, as pertaining to the earth, and things "under the sun", and things terrestrial.
Denotes Divine grace. It is 4+1. It is God adding His gifts and blessing to the works of His hands. The Heb. Ha'aretz (the earth), by "Gematria" (i.e. The addition of the numerical value of the letters together) is a multiple of four, while Hashamayim (the heavens) is a multiple of five. The Gematria of Caris (charis), the Greek for Grace, is also a multiple of five. It is the leading factor in the Tabernacle measurements.
Denotes the human number. Man was created on the sixth day; and this first occurrence of the number makes it (and all multiples of it) the hall-mark of all connected with man. He works six days. The hours of his day are a multiple of six. Athaliah usurped the throne of Judah six years. The great men who have stood out in defiance of God (Goliath and Nebuchadnezzar and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number.
What do the numbers in numerology meanings really indicate?
One: The numerology meaning of this number is unity, beginnings, God, masculine, creative, symbol of physical and mental activity. It’s a number that expresses leadership, spotlight type individuality. There’s a tendency to being organized, and ambitious. One's go to the top in everything that peaks their interest, reflecting a natural leader. They are forerunners and original thinkers. Leadership or a position of power is where they’re happiest. Often, they are loners, and can be aggressive. The ambition to succeed can overshadow good judgment. The biggest lesson for one's is to dim that spotlight...sit back sometimes to recognize and appreciate the light in others. Two: Dualist beliefs, Gnostic. This is a feminine numerology meanings number with traits like yielding, receptive, accepting, forgiving, passive, uncomplicated and stable. But, two's make things or groups function more efficiently. Devotion to truth and simplicity is of major importance. Two’s are the opposite personality to "1's". They are followers, good subordinates and team members. Often too subservient, which others perceive as weak or shy because of their natural gentleness. Because of their natural tendencies towards peace and diplomacy, they can appreciate both sides of an argument and are good mediators. Their path in life is to nurture and make the ideas of others shine...make their systems work. Two's need for peaceful assertion makes their lives work extremely smooth, while others suffer. Three: Masculine. The Holy Trinity, (father, son, and holy ghost). Three's are active, harmonious, pleasure–loving, and they bring joy to others in numerology meaning. Many politicians are threes with excellent conversational skills, but they can often be superficial. They give hope to others who see the dark side of things. These shining lights work hard to stop negativity from entering into their lives. The good in something usurps the bad every time. They are born mediators between 1 and 2 to draw them together. Extreme versatility and highly sociable attitudes make them well liked. In partnerships, they are sexually interested and interesting both. Three’s meet and live life head on. Four: Feminine. The number of matter in numerology meanings. Represents 4 seasons, 4 elements, 4 directions, 4 sides to a cube. Four's mirror magical geometry and buildings. They are stable, rigid, sure-footed, determined to reach their goals in a straight line. When things come without effort, fours are uneasy, thinking if it’s good it must take hard work. Often they are so focused on their goal they miss the small pleasures of life. These stable, security loving people are often unmoving and dull. They are hardworking, good employees especially in planning, organization and administration. Four’s biggest challenge is to find the “middle of the road”, so they have balance in their lives. Five: Masculine. Number of the senses, four limbs and one head make five main projections from the torso. Stars. Also sexual, male (3), female (2). Fives are likely to be restless, lively, adventuresome, quick-thinking, and quicktempered. They love change and challenge, but take too many risks. It's common for them to act first and think later, which causes stumbling along the path. But, five’s are progressive, free thinking, exciting, fun loving and sexual in numerology meanings. Simple everyday life is unattractive to these types. Five's handle unexpected changes and 46
challenges well. Five’s goal is to be forever youthful and have a good sense of humour. These traits make them happy and pleasurable company. Freedom is important to them, so stability conscious types would do better to look somewhere else. Six: Feminine. The combination of the upward male triangle and downward female triangle for the 6 pointed star. Sixes numerology meanings show they possess the nurturing side of womanhood: safe, stable, warm, domestic, and motherly. Sixes are natural homemakers, giving love, warmth and security to their families even if they are a man. They are supportive, harmonious, companionable, responsible, good problem solvers who know life requires adjustments along the way. Sometimes smugness and a self-satisfying attitude can reveal an interfering know-it-all. Sixes major lesson in life is to adapt and adjust to lives changes in themselves and others.
The magic of numbers
Here is a listing of some of the numbers and their correspondences to help you get started: 1. One is the number of beginnings, of raw potential, identity and independence. It is the number of solitude and self-reliance. 2. Two is a number of finding balance, compromise, compassion, companionship and duality. 3. Three is a number of joy, growth, creativity and the Goddess in her triple aspect. It is often used in multiples. 4. Four is foundation, security and stability, the elements/directions, and control. 5. Five is the number of challenges, passion, conflict and experience. It can sometimes be destructive. It is also the number of the elements including spirit. 6. Six is the number of balance, harmony, remembrance, and sharing. It is the second common default number. 7. Seven is a number for turning inward, spirituality, meditation and sacredness. It is also the third of the numbers that can is commonly used as a default to simply add power to a working or ritual. 8. Eight (being the double of 4 and the cube of 2) is about strength and stability, health and inner strength. It is also a number for good will and prosperity. 9. Nine is another powerful number and is also the main default number. Because 9 is 3 x 3, it is a powerful number for the Goddess. It is also the number of accomplishment, sacredness and releasing energy into the universe.
What the Numbers Mean
Different numbers define different characteristics. Numbers can change for us throughout our lives but the numbers we were born with influence our character, behaviour, strengths and weaknesses. Below is a list of what these characteristics are: Number 0 - Limitless, Unity, Nothingness, Boundless, Truth, Purity, Love, All, Alpha and Omega, Possibility, First Cause, Unmanifest, Breath of God, Unified Field, Source, Space, Consciousness, Cosmic Egg, God. Number 1 - Beginning, New, Focused concentration, Goal-striving, Action, Independence, Originality, Courage, Invention, Leader, Self-reliant, Ambition, Pioneer, Will, Conscious Mind, Positive. Number 2 - Duality, Division, Polarity, Choice, Gestation, Cooperation, Service, Harmony, Support, Waiting, Diplomacy, Patience, Psychic, Intuition, Adaptable, Empathic, Partnership, Mediator, Comparison, Receptive, Helper, Collecting, Reproduction, Balancer of Opposites, Subconscious Memory, Positive and Negative. Number 3 - Trinity, Union of Divine plus Human, Manifestation, Positive, Negative and Neutral, Expression, Subconscious Mind/Imagination, Creative, Optimistic, Enthusiasm, Expressive, Charming, Humour, Fun, Attractive, Friendly. Number 4 - Practical, orderly, patient, logical, hard-working, loyal, builder, steadfast, frugal, responsible, earthy, planner, materially creative, green thumb, even tempered. Number 5 - Adventure, change, freedom, exploration, variety, sensuality, unattached, curious, experienced, periodicity, knowledge seeker, knowledge teacher, traveller, imagination, child-like, playful. Number 6 - Harmony, beauty, nurturing, love, marriage, family, responsibility, understanding, sympathy, healing, empathic, perfectionist, order, duty, comfort, service.
Cassandra Eason’s List of Correspondences.
(from Ancient Wisdom. 1997)
Hers is a rather basic list. Interestingly it appears that the planets she lists are the same as the major planets in Babylonian astrology, dating back to the third millennium BCE. If you are interested in correspondences between numbers and other systems of classification or divination, you’ll need to consult books on magical correspondences. There are at least three that I know of. There is also the ubiquitous Internet where you can find almost anything.
Key Words and Attributes for Numbers
by Richard Pace
Number meanings for Positive Attributes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Leadership Cooperation Optimistic Discipline Versatile Loving Mystical Strength Tolerance
Number meanings for Negative Attributes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Fearfulness Faultfinding Lying Rigid Overindulgent Unreliable Moody Materialistic Selfishness
The Gems of Numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Ruby Moonstone Topaz Emerald Aquamarine Sapphire Amethyst Diamond Opal
The Crystals of Numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Garnet Rutile Galena Tinstone Muscovite Indicolite Alexandrite Morganite Alum
The Planets of the Numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The Sun The Moon Venus Saturn Mars Jupiter Mercury The Sun All
The Colour of Numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Red Orange Yellow Green Turquoise Blue Purple Peach Saffron
Numbers and their Meanings
If you want to know what your number signifies in Hinduism, Islam, Hebrew culture or Kabbalism, read this article which discusses numbers and their meanings.
Numerology has suddenly taken over the whole world nowadays. There are umpteen number of cine stars who are changing their names to be in the league of celebrities who have won the world by just adding an "a" or "v" to their names so that the number corresponding to their names bring luck to their lives. Now does it really work? We would get answers to all our questions when we look at the importance and significance that numbers had in different cultures in history. Now every number has a certain vibration that actually makes all the difference and when numerologists analyze these numbers they assess the effect the vibrations would have on an individual. Lets us start analyzing the numbers and their meanings one by one: Zero (0)- Zero as we all know means nothing, null, void and hollow but it is a powerful number and which can bring about iconic changes so the use of it should be made carefully. According to some beliefs like Taoism and Buddhism it represents spiritual emptiness and blank, on the other hand there are some beliefs like Islam and Kabbalism, zero refers to perfect and the symbol of limitless light and energy and power that is boundless. Zero is taken as the essential void, the origin of all, the complete circle where the egg of life originates, and the totality of all existence. It is derived from the Latin "nulla figura" which means it is not a real figure. One (1) - One is the number that comes after zero and precedes two. It is the sign that symbolizes the male phallus and also means being one with God. It refers to God the father and upholds the supremacy of masculine power. It is also considered as the ultimate symbol of the essence of unity and the beginning of the cycle of life. It is the total of all possibilities and the core of all being. It is the number that eliminates duality and it is believed that all the diversities converge in the number one. It is also seen as the perfect completion and according to some religious orders like Hebrew it is the seat of latent intelligence and The Most High and is deemed equivalent to Adonai. It is considered as the absolute number according to the Islamic faith and Pythagoreans believe that it is the source of all things. Chinese uphold the essential masculinity of the number one. It is believed to be Yang, the celestial and auspicious power. Two (2)-Two the Goddess of duality and naturally the opposite of one, which means if one means masculine, two necessarily means feminine. It is at one side considered to be the symbol of multiplicity, alteration and conflict and on the other hand it exemplifies balance and stability. Two symbolizes the opposite of unity and whatever is temporary and destructible. There are some negative tendencies with people who have two as their number, they are not ambitious and feel insecure and restless at times. There are some good attributes as well like they are good at comforting others and are cooperative and good-natured. Christians believed that Christ had this duality in himself one part of him was divine and the other was human as all of us. According to Hindu beliefs, two represents the duality of power and Hebrews believe that is symbolizes life force. Unlike one that represents the powerful part of Yin yang, two represents the weaker part, which is the Ying. Three (3)- Three represents the Trinity, the three stages of universe, the three stages of life, in nutshell the three phases of being which encompass growth, climax and death. The number exemplifies the movement towards growth, energy, duality and manifestation and synthesis. It has the whole of the process that occurs in the universe. The triple elements of body, soul and spirit; earth, heaven and hell and birth, life and death are all symbolized by the number three. The characteristic traits are that the people having this number are charming, self-expressive, extrovert and active. Their natural desires are associated with money and opposite sex. Three also has a strong connection with the supernatural like the three witches and three wishes by the genie. In the Buddhist traditions there are three jewels of belief or Tri-ratna that he asked his disciples to follow. According to the Chinese mythology three is an auspicious number that has positive powers. Taoists believe that three is the centre point of equilibrium. Four (4)-Four succeeds three and precedes five is considered to be the foundation of all solid objects. It represents the fourth dimension, which is time. It is seen as the symbol of construction. It is stable as opposed to restlessness, circularity and dynamism. It exemplifies totality, completion and solidity. The people whose numerological number is 52
four are sensible, calm and steady. Four represents the four cardinal elements, which are Earth, Water, Fire and Air. There are four directions to space, which are North, South, East and West. Paradise had four rivers. In Greek culture, four is the sacred number of Hermes. Jews believe that four is the number of beneficence and intelligence. Four also represents the four worlds of Kabbalah, for them it is memory. For Hindus four represents perfection and Brahma, one of the trinity in Hinduism is also four-faced. Taoists also believe in the presence of four celestial guardians who hold the pagoda, the swords and the spiked club. Teutonic people believed that there are four dwarfs who support the world. In Islam there are four principles, which are the essence of universe, one the creator, the Universal Spirit, the Universal Soul and the Primordial matter. There are many positive attributes as stated above but there are some negative attributes as well like four makes people slow, violent, suspicious and very conservative. Five (5) - By five we perceive the five senses and the pentagram and the five wounds of Jesus or the Lotus which also has five petals. Five implies something new, the unexplored and the changeable. It symbolizes the human microcosm. Many times the pentagon symbolizes the human beings as they are with two hands and two feet. The pentagon also symbolizes the meeting of heaven, earth, the four cardinal points and the centre point. It also represents Godhead, the Creator of Universe. It also symbolizes meditation, religion and versatility. It is also the symbol of male sexuality, which feels attracted towards everything but is not held by anything. It is impulsive, bold and impatient. The characteristic traits of people with number five are that they are very curious to know things that are unexplored and are very outgoing. They are versatile and resourceful. They can manipulate rules and laws and achieve what they want to but at times this leads to them becoming jack of all trades but master of none. In Christian theology five symbolizes humans after their fall in the Garden of Eden. In Graeco-Roman culture five is the number of love and union. This number signifies Venus. In Hindu mythology the five makes the essential combinations and five also stands for severity, strength and fear. Islam believes in the five pillars which are the five basic dogmas and Muslims pray five times a day. Six (6)-Six is considered as the perfect number and it is the number associated with the Star of David and Marriage. Six also represents harmony, stability and balance. God took six days to complete the creation of the universe. Six also stands for luck, health, beauty and chance. The dice has six facets and the highest number is six. The solar wheel that is popular in Hindu mythology also has six rays. People with number six have very positive environment around them as they maintain equilibrium in their relationships and thus enjoy peace. They respect values and enjoy the beautiful things in the world. According to Kabbalism six means beauty and creation. Christians also believe that the number is the symbol of completion and creation as God created man on the sixth day. Six apart from the brighter qualities also have darker attributes, which are being obstinate, illogical, narrow-minded and suffering from hyper anxiety.
Aphorisms and Sayings containing Numbers.
On the basis that numbers are part of the real world as well as existing in our unconscious as archetypes, I have collected some of the better known aphorisms and sayings to see how they use number. My hypothesis was that aspects of number would be projected over time by individuals into their culture and become part of every day perception, communication and understanding. You can come to your own conclusions.
have one over the eight first and foremost first come first served (at) first hand first out of the gate in the first place one in the eye one fell swoop one foot in the grave one good turn deserves another one hand washes the other (and If a person has had one over the eight, they are slightly drunk.
This expression is used to state what you consider to be more important than anything else.
This expression means that there will be no favouritism or preferential treatment. People will be served strictly in the order they arrive. If you experience something yourself directly, without any intermediary, you experience it (at) first hand. If you are first out of the gate, you are the first to make a start at something that others have also accepted to do. Something that is done in the first place is done at the beginning, before anything else.
If an event or development is an unexpected defeat or disappointment for someone, it is one in the eye for that person. If something is accomplished at (or in) one fell swoop, it is done in a single action, usually rapidly and ruthlessly. A person who is either very old or very ill and close to death has one foot in the grave.
If someone helps you, it is natural and right to help them in return.
This expression means that when people cooperate and work well together, there is a better chance of achieving results. 54
together they wash the face) one step ahead one track mind one too many one's number is up one's own undoing oneupmanship look out for number one second to none When you are one step ahead of someone else, you achieve something faster than they do, or you have a slight advantage over them. The company is successful because they're always one step ahead of their competitors. If you have a one-track mind, you have a tendency to think about only one subject. Someone who has had one too many has drunk too much alcohol. To say that one's number is up means that either a person is in serious difficulty and something bad is going to happen, or the time has come when they will die. If you do something that is the cause of your own failure, loss or downfall, it is your own undoing. You can blame nobody but yourself. This term refers to the art of gaining and keeping an advantage over other people. If you take care of yourself first, and look after your own interests rather than those of other people, you look out for number one. Something that is second to none is excellent or much better than any other.
all-in-one - combined, all the necessary features of something in one unit all in one breath - spoken rapidly while one is very excited all in one piece - safely, without damage all rolled up in one - combined in one person or thing as busy as a one-armed paperhanger - very busy as one - as if a group were one person at first - initially, at the beginning at one time - at a time in the past at one with (someone) - to share the same view as others, to be in agreement with others back to square one - back to where one started cast the first stone - to be the first to criticize or attack someone 55
(I/you/he) for one - as one example, even if the only one for one thing - for one reason (among others) have one too many - have too much alcohol to drink hole in one - a golf ball that is hit into the hole with only one shot in one fell swoop - in one incident, as one event not one iota - not even a tiny bit number one - oneself on the one hand - from one point of view or opinion once in a while - occasionally, infrequently once in a blue moon - rarely one after another - one thing or person follows another one and all - everyone one and only - the only person or thing, unique one and the same - exactly the same one at a time - individually one by one - individually, one at a time one for the (record) books - a record-breaking act one for the road - one last drink (usually of alcohol) before one leaves for home one heck/hell of a (someone or something) - the emphasis that someone or something is very good or very bad at something one in a hundred - one among one hundred of something one in a million - unique, one of a very few one jump ahead of (someone or something) - one step in advance of someone or something one man's meat is another man's poison - something that one person likes may not be liked by another person a one-night stand - an activity that lasts only one night one of the boys - an accepted member of a group one of these days - soon, before long, someday 56
one of those days - a bad day where many things go wrong one of those things - something is unfortunate but it must be accepted one or two - a few, a small number one person's trash is another person's treasure - something that one person considers of no value may be considered valuable by somebody else one sandwich short of a picnic - not very smart the one that got away - a fish that you did not catch, an opportunity that you missed one thing leads to another - doing one thing or one event will set the stage for something else one to a customer - each person can receive only one of something one up on (someone) - to have an advantage over someone one way or another - somehow one's days are numbered - someone is facing death or dismissal from a job or something one's lucky number comes up - someone is lucky or has good fortune one's opposite number - someone who has the same position as oneself in another company or organization put in one's two cent's (worth) - to add one's comments to a discussion quick one - a single drink of alcohol taken before one does something else take care of number one - to only think about or take care of one
second to none on second thoughts two of a kind two can Something that is second to none is excellent or much better than any other. 'On second thoughts' means that after giving the matter more thought, you have changed your mind. People who are two of a kind are similar in character, attitude or tastes. You say this to tell someone that you can behave towards them in the same unpleasant way that they 57
play at that game two-faced
have behaved towards you. Someone who is two-faced is deceitful or insincere; they will say one thing to your face and something else when you are not there. If you have two left feet, you are clumsy or awkward in your movements. If you are in two minds about something, you have difficulty deciding what to do.
two left feet in two minds takes two to tango
You say this when you think that a difficult situation cannot be the fault of one person alone.
two peas in a pod in two shakes of a lamb's tail two-time someone two's company, three's a crowd lesser of two evils no two ways about that makes two of us put two and two together
Two people who are like two peas in a pod are very similar in appearance.
To do something in two shakes of a lamb's tail means to do it very quickly.
If one person two-times another, they cheat on their partner by having a romantic relationship with another person at the same time. This is said of two people, particularly lovers, who would prefer to be alone together rather than to have someone else with them.
If you choose the lesser of two evils, you opt for the less unpleasant of two poor options. To say that there are no two ways about something means that there is only one suitable ay of dealing with something. This expression indicates agreement with what has just been said. To put two and two together means to reach the right conclusion based on what you see or the information you receive.
cut two ways - to be capable of having two opposite effects, to produce advantages and disadvantages have two strikes against (one) - to have a number of things that are working against you which make success more difficult (in baseball you are finished batting after three strikes) 58
know a trick or two - to know a special way to deal with a problem no two ways about (something) - no alternative, certain not give two hoots about (someone or something) - to not care about someone or something one or two - a few, a small number put in one's two cent's (worth) - to add one's comments to a discussion stand on one's own two feet - to be independent and self-sufficient tell (someone) a thing or two (about something) - to scold someone, to become angry at someone two bricks shy of a load - to be not very smart or clever two can play that game - you can treat another person in the same way (usually bad) as they have treated you two heads are better than one - two people working together can achieve better results than one person working alone two wrongs don't make a right - you cannot justify doing something wrong or bad just because someone else did the same thing to you
as phony as a three-dollar bill - phony, not genuine give three cheers for (someone) or give (someone) three cheers - to give praise or approval to someone who has done well three R's - the three basic skills in school - reading, (w) riting, (a) rithmetic three sheets to the wind - drunk two's company, three's a crowd - two people (usually a couple on a date) are happier when nobody else is around
Ménage à trois The third degree
An arrangement of three people in a sexual relationship. A close interrogation
Three sheets to the wind Very drunk Three strikes and you are out Baseball term indicating you have only three chances.
On all fours
If you are on all fours, you are down on your hands and knees.
Four corners of the earth
All parts of the earth.
Give me five! - Hit me with your hand to show that you are happy about something. take five - to take one brief (about five minutes) rest period Give me five! - Hit me with your hand to show that you are happy about something. nine-to-five attitude - an attitude towards work where you do not do anything beyond the minimum that is required of you nine-to-five job - a routine job in an office that involves standard office hours (usually 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM) take five - to take one brief (about five minutes) rest period
This expression refers to a person who finds themselves in a situation where their presence is unnecessary and as a result they feel useless. If somebody gets a five-finger discount, they take something without paying. In other words, they steal.
five finger discount
five o'clock shadow
This expression refers to a patch of stubble on the face of a man who hasn't shaved for at least a day.
A bunch of fives A fist. Fifth column Infiltrators or collaborators with the enemy.
High five Celebratory hand slap above the head by two people.
at sixes and sevens - in a state of confusion deep-six (someone or something) - to get rid of or dispose of someone or something six feet under - dead and buried six of one and half a dozen of the other - there is little difference between two things or situations sixth sense - a power to know or feel that things are beyond the five senses of sight/hearing/smell/taste/touch at sixes and sevens - in a state of confusion deep-six (someone or something) - to get rid of or dispose of someone or something six feet under
- dead and buried
six of one and half a dozen of the other - there is little difference between two things or situations
Numbers in Contemporary Culture
I have already listed popular sayings that contain a number. Below are three websites that list instances where numbers are in the title of films, songs and books. There is too much information to download for this book hence the hyperlink. On the basis that the essence of numbers will appear in a culture, I wondered if this could be proven by looking at the titles of cultural artefacts i.e. films, songs and books. I am fairly ignorant of modern culture because of my advanced years, so I am unable to scan the lists to see whether this hypothesis is correct. You may wish to conduct your own research. One example will show what I mean. “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” is a brilliant book as well as a film. In my opinion it perfectly expresses the drive and self-determination of the individual – a classic example of number One. The “Three Amigos” does reflect some aspects of the number Three. On the other hand, a representative expression of Two in my opinion, is the film “Shirley Valentine,” which does not have two in the title. At the moment I think I may have to concede that numbers in the title of art works rarely delineate the essence of the number being used.
Film titles containing numbers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films:_numbers
Songs titles containing numbers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wikilists/List_of_songs_with_numbers_in_the_title
Books titles containing numbers http://www.listology.com/list/100-books-numbers-1-100-and-beyond-titles-progress
Useful Links and Other Information.
Philosophy and mythology of Pythagorean numerology. (Too large to download for this book)
This is the index of numbers from the following website: (Again too large to download for this book).
Number 1 Number 2 Number 2 in Mythology Number 3 Number 3 in Asia Number 3 in the Bible Number 3 in Mythology Number 3 in Greek Mythology Number 3 in Norse Mythology Number 4 Number 4 in the Bible Number 4 in Buddhism Number 4 in Judaism Number 4 in Mythology Number 5 Number 5 in Asia Number 5 in Islam Number 5 in Jainism Number 5 in Mythology Number 5 in Sikhism The Pentagram Number 6 Number 6 in Buddhism Number 6 in Judaism Number 7 Chinese Ghost Month Number 7 in Ancient Times Number 7 in Christianity Number 7 in the Book of Revelation Number 7 in Islam Number 7 in Judaism Seven Laws of Noah Number 7 in Mythology Number 7 in Nowruz Number 8 Number 8 in Buddhism Number 8 in Hinduism Number 8 in Judaism Number 8 in Mythology Number 9 Number 9 in Baha’i Faith Number 9 in Greek Mythology Number 9 in Norse Mythology Number 10 Number 10 in the Bible Number 10 in Hinduism Number 10 in Kabbalah Number 10 in Sikhism Number 11 Number 12
Number 12 in the Bible Number 12 in Islam Number 12 in Mythology Number 13 Number 13 On the 13th Number 13 in Christianity Number 13 in Judaism Yule Lads Number 14 Number 14 in Christianity Number 15 Number 15 in Christianity Number 16 Number 17
Books (Some can be downloaded from the Internet).
Liber 777. A Crowley. The Magician’s Tables. Alan Richardson. The Complete Magician’s Tables. Stephen Skinner. (The most comprehensive of the three).
The Mystery of Numbers. Annemarie Schimmel. (1993). Numbers their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues. W Wynn Westcott. (Third Ed. 1911). Number in Scripture. E. W. Bullinger. (Fourth Ed. 1921). The Key to the Universe. Harriette Augusta Curtiss. (Seventh Ed. 1938).
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