The History of Numerology
Numerology is the study of numerical representations of inter-relationships between the universe, earth, society, an man. This can take a variety of forms even today:
- Science obviously believes numbers are important. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, pi, shows up in an astounding variety of scientific formulae and situations. Other important numbers include the speed of light c, the gravitational constant g, and so forth.
- Religion and superstition often assign importance to numbers. People play their “lucky numbers” in lotteries, or avoid unlucky numbers (like 13.) Three, seven, and ten are often viewed as “good luck” numbers in Western culture, while six, eight, and nine are viewed as lucky in China. Certain numbers appear more frequently than others in the Bible: Both New and Old Testament. Some find apolcalyptical theories based on numeric coincidences or perceived serendipities.