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Pythagorean Numerology and Its Uses
Numbers Have Meaning and Importance
The ancients believed in the spiritual validity of numbers. The Chaldeans, the Egyptians, the Hebrews and the Greeks particularly were engrossed by the inner meaning that pertained to the single equivalence making up mathematics.
The Hebrews because of their 22-letter alphabet gave a number to each of the letters of their alphabet. They were especially interested in numbers from one to twenty-two, believing that seven, twelve, eleven and twenty-two were sacred and very mystical and important numbers.
The Greeks, under the teachings of the enlightened Pythagoras, had a different concept of numbers. This illumined Master said that under everything lies a numerical equivalent or meaning of God's purpose. He valued numbers because He found that they influenced music, the rhythm of the seasons, days of the week and more—that all of life is based upon the vibrations of numbers, and that each one-digit numeral has a meaning all its own.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Outwardly, He taught the science of numbers, which geometry even today greatly owes to the early teaching of this great Grecian Master.
The School of Pythagoras
Pythagoras believed that three things were important in the life of the outer person in order to fit them for spiritual study. These were the gymnasium, music and the study of numbers. He said the gymnasium strengthens the body; music heals the body; and the science of numbers prepares the mind to deal with the higher spheres—communing with God and His Hierarchy. Many of Pythagoras' teachings are not available; however, some people who were in His school at that time have brought through memories of them.