History of Numerology

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Numerology History

The origin of numerology is very difficult to establish. We know that, since the dawn of time, human beings have always tried to reduce their environment and origins to rational concepts, easily understandable, and this to try tirelessly to answer the recurring question of the Meaning of Life…

We agree to date the beginnings of numerology according to the written traces found and transmitted until today. This handwritten evidence is over 10,000 years old but this science could be even older. If it is also impossible to determine precisely where it was born, it is in any case certain that Numerology influenced the men of ancient Chinese and Hindu civilizations, but also in Egypt, Rome or Ancient Greece.

Pythagoras, the famous Greek mathematician who lived in the 5th century BC, is often considered the “Father” of Numerology. This philosopher thought that the Universe expressed itself through Numbers and sought to decode its meaning.

Later, and in the line of the Hebrews who would have conceived Kabbalah thanks to the teachings of Moses, it was the Fathers of the Christian Church who worked on the question of the symbolism of the Numbers. Saint Augustine thus affirmed that, without his knowledge of Numerology, the meaning of certain passages of the Bible would not have been revealed to him.

From the Enlightenment to the 20th century, many scholars studied numerology. Descartes, then Diderot, Balzac or Flaubert set out to understand Numbers, until Einstein who devoted his life and his entire work to them.

At the beginning of the last century, many American experts plunged back into Pythagorean symbolism in order to adapt it. They also draw inspiration from Kabbalah and astrology to establish a more up-to-date numerology. In France, Robert Markab’s book “Votre Nombre” (1938) opens the way to this science in our country. But it was in 1974 (translated into French the following year) that Pastor Kevin Quinn Avery’s book “The Numbers of Life” really marked the rise of Numerology in the modern world.

Numerology has evolved a lot since then and is now part of the divinatory arts that guide our daily lives. Of course, she does not answer all the questions, but she contributes to them in her own way. And if, by taking note of your numerological analysis, a veil is lifted on certain mysteries, or that the study of your numerological theme leads you to reflect on your choices and decisions, then the bet of numerology is won!