The History of Numerology
Numerology has a long and distinguished history. The noted mathematician, musician, astrologer, and philosopher, Pythagoras, 580 - 520 BC, is most often associated with those whose work equated meaning to numbers. Pythagoras’ work was preceded by other minds, believed to originate with the Babylonians, and possibly prior to them. The written documentation was either lost, or passed on only to the initiates. It wasn’t until after Pythagoras death that his theories were recorded in a format we can access today.
His work influenced such eminent philosophers as Socrates and Plato, who further developed and wrote about the role of numerology in mankind’s evolution.
The fundamentals of numerology were symbols of the creation of matter. It was a philosophical base intended to facilitate enlightenment and raising the soul to a higher consciousness. In conjunction with vegetarianism, musical tones, and ritual; the contemplation and understanding of the principles of numerology were practiced by devoted students of life.