What is Numerology?

October 27, 2008

What is numerology?


Today Numerology can be described as a branch in the so-called ‘esoteric sciences’ – which have become very popular during the ‘New Age’. From a historical point of view one can say that Numerology was once related to mathematics, just like Astrology was once related to astronomy, and Alchemy to chemistry.

Modern numerologists often present the Greek mathematician Pythagoras of Samos (who has become famous for his solution on the hypotenuse of a right triangle), as one of the early numerologists. However, this is questionable since there is no hard evidence that Pythagoras would have supported the ‘esoteric’ work of modern numerologists!

Pythagoras of Samos.


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