The Origins of Numerology

images (1)For centuries we’ve been able to find patterns and mathematical formulas in numbers. Although we use numbers on a daily basis without giving much thought to them, many believe that they closely relate with the spiritual world. Some even believe that they act as a way to communicate between the physical world as we know it and the mysterious spiritual world.

Numerology goes back all the way to the 6th century BC when Pythagoras found a bond between the esoteric existence and our physical world. However, some controversy has been brought upon the Pythagorean numerological system as being ‘stolen’ from the Chaldean system. The Chaldean numerology system dates back to ancient Mesopotamia and is known for being tightly associated with astrology.

The Pythagorean numerology system is the most popular type of numerology in the world today. In fact, Pythagoras was also responsible for the creation of the Pythagorean Theorem which is used for calculating hypotenuses in geometry. His vast amount of knowledge for numbers was no doubted and the system he implemented still stands to this day as the most famous of them all.

The Pythagorean system associates numbers to Greek letters and is mainly used to determine the fate of individuals. The numbers used in this system range from 1 to 9 with the master vibrations being from 11 to 22. The master vibration numbers are never reduced to single digit numbers which is unique to this system. The Pythagorean numerology system uses the name of a person along with the birth date in order to get results.

With the Chaldean numerology system having been created in the birthplace of astrology, the ties to one another are undeniable. This system differs from the Pythagorean system because it rarely uses the number 9. The vibrational numbers range from 1 to 8 and each letter of the alphabet is associated with a number. Letters are associated according to their equivalence in vibrations.

In Chaldean numerology, the number 9 is considered to be sacred and is only utilized when it is in the sum of other numbers. Whether numbers are single digits or double digits says a lot in Chaldean numerology. Single digit numbers are used to predict the outer nature of a person whereas double digits refer to the inner nature.

The third and less commonly used type of numerology is the Kabbalah numerology system. Although Kabbalah is a type of religion or way of life that is often associa