We human beings have been obsessed with numbers since forever…
The Babylonians read the movement of planets using numbers to predict eclipses.
Ancient Egyptians priests used numbers to forecast the flooding of the Nile.
Plato called the study of numbers and their symbols ‘the highest level of knowledge’.
But it was Pythagoras, considered the father of numerology, who turned the world of numbers uside down.
Best known for his famous triangle theory we all learned in high school, Pythagoras was born around 570 BC on a small island near modern-day Turkey.
He ended up in Italy; his ideas earned him a loyal following.
Pythagoras believed that numbers formed the basis of the entire universe.
He pointed to nature as evidence of numerical harmony, arguing that you could ‘see’ the magic of numbers in plants and flowers.
He believed that the planets themselves rang out numerical notes of vibration but that we humans were unable to hear this ‘music of the spheres’.
Pythagoras is also credited with coming up with the Golden Ratio, that mystical number of Phi (approximately equal to 1.618), whose elegance of propotion can been seen in art, architecture, and even music.
He showed us that numbers have their own language.
They guide us.
They reassure us.
They shed light on our life purpose.
Very importantly, numbers don’t have the ‘same message for all’ – they tell a very specific tale for each individual.