Numerology, Or, What Pythagoras Wrought

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Cambridge University Press, 1997 - 316 pagina's
Numerology is the delusion that numbers have power over events. It is a descendent of number mysticism, the belief the contemplation of numbers can give mystical and non-rational insights into life, the universe and everything. 2500 years ago, Pythagoras originated number mysticism, crediting certain numbers with characteristics, through numerology, is a more recent invention that allots numbers, hence characteristics, to individuals. Underwood Dudley outlines here the history of number mysticism and numerology and gives many examples, including biorhythyms, Bible-numberists, pyramidologists and a plethora of others. His message is that numbers do indeed have power, but over minds not events. This is the only book that exposes this particular human folly, and requires no mathematical background beyond knowledge of numbers.

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Introduction
1
Pythagoras
5
Neopythagoreanism
17
The Pythagoreans Abroad
31
Alphabets for Gematria
45
The Beast
55
Beastly Curiosities
67
The Beast is Coming
75
Mrs L Dow Balliett
169
Numerology Books
185
What Numerologists Sell
191
Listen for Your Number
199
The Power of the Pyramid
205
Inside the Pyramid
219
The Pyramid Stonehenge the Malaysian Lottery and the Washington Monument
229
Pyramidiocy
241

The Law of Small Numbers
81
Comes the Revolution
89
The Law of Round Numbers
95
Biblical Sevens
103
Thirteens and Squares
113
1
121
Paragrams
129
Shakespeares Numbers
137
Rithmomachy
147
Number Forms
159
Are You Gridding?
253
Enneagrams
263
All that Glistens
271
Numbers Numbers Everywhere
281
Biorhythms
287
Riding the Wave
295
Conclusion
311
Index
313
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