The True History of Numerology

One of the worst lies perpetrated by New Age gurus is that Pythagoras is responsible for what we call ‘Numerology’. Nothing could be further from the truth and, no matter how many books insist on the contrary, there simply is no factual evidence to support the claim. The prevalence of this belief really highlights the utter lack of real, scholarly research and the incestuous nature of texts published for the ‘metaphysical’ market. At best, this attempt to link the study of Numerology to an ancient source is a desperate clutch at credibility. At worst, it’s sheer dogma. I have come across a number of sources who decry mainstream religious belief, particularly the Judeo-Christian system. These authors, so called, often point …

The History of Numerology

Numerology is considered as one of the earliest forms of metaphysical reading and communication. In early days people used numbers, markings and scribing methods to intercommunicate, trade and exchange their ideas. Dating back to 4,004 BC – Egypt and Babylon are recognised as recording the earliest history of numerology. There is evidence of numerology thousands of years ago in India, China, Italy, Greece and Japan. There are different systems of numerology such as Pythagorean and Chaldean. My preference is Pythagoras however I believe all methods have a place. Philosopher Pythagoras was born in Greece around 590 BC and was one of the best in his day. He was an important figure in the development of mathematics. When Pythagoras was around …

The History of Tarot Reading

Tarot card reading invariably conjures up visions of ‘that’ old gypsy women sitting in front of her crystal ball in a misty room full of weird things. The word ‘Tarot’ itself has that aura of mystery around it since no one knows exactly where or when Tarot reading originated. Most of the recorded history of the tarot cards comes from Italy, although historians are sure of its existence much before that. Tarot may have been derived from ancient Egyptian tablets (since the concept of Egyptian hieroglyphics and some Tarot symbols are same-silent figures that speak only by their appearance and representation) or from the Chaldeans’ secret texts. Some believe that the Tarot was brought to Europe by the Knights Templar …