# What's in a name - an example of Numerology

THOUGHOUT HIS HISTORY man has looked for hidden meaning in the sky and on the Earth. His fertile imagination has produced stories about all manner of fabulous beings. He has joined the points of light in the heavens and given them names. He watched the Sun, Moon and the Planets and ascribed meaning to their movement through the heavens.

In the quest to gain power over nature, the belief arose that knowing the name of a god, a daemon, a person etc. gave the knower power over it. It was for this reason that the Hebrew priests did not and still do not use the name of God.

The Pythagoreans, along with other Greek thinkers of the time, believed the structure of the universe was based on opposites. The Pythagoreans listed ten fundamental pairs of opposites, among these were -

 Odd, One, Male, Right, Light, Good, Even, Many,Female, Left, Dark, Evil,
And still, today we think along these lines. To be Right Wing is seen to be good and Left Wing, bad.

In the first century AD, a Pythagorean named Nicomachus explained that the universe is constructed to a numerical pattern.
'All that has by nature with systematic method been arranged in the universe seems both in part and as a whole to have been determined and ordered in accordance with number, by the fore-thought and the mind of him that created all things.'
Because numerologists can't agree about the number value to be given to each letter, there are two main systems in use. The first system is based on the English alphabet and the second on Hebrew.
The English system is a straight transposition of letters for their numerical position in the Alphabet e.g M is the thirteenth letter but because we use only the numbers one to nine, thirteen reduces to four   (1+3 = 4)
In the second system, Hebrew and some Greek number values are used. In this system the number nine is not included because we have no equivalents in English for the Hebrew letters which stood for 9, 90 and 900. C, E, F, I, J, O, U and X are not found in Hebrew so they have been fitted in useing Greek values or their resemblance to other Hebrew letters.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A B C D E F G H I

J K L M N O P Q R

S T U V W X Y Z

GEORGE W BUSH = 7 5 6 9 7 5 5 2 3 1 8 = 22 = 4
= 7 9 7 5 2 1 8 = 3
= 5 6 5 3 = 1
missing No. = 4
strongest No. = 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A B C/G D E/H F

I/J K L M N O P

Q/Y R S T X U/V/W Z

GEORGE W BUSH = 3 5 7 2 3 5 6 2 6 3 5 = 47 = 11 = 2
GEORGE = 3 5 7 2 3 5 = 25 = 7
W = 6 = 6
BUSH = 2 6 3 5 = 16 = 7

Meanings ascribed to the numbers 1 to 9 belong to the physical/material side of things, and 'compound numbers fron 10 on belong to the occult or spiritual side of life.

#### GEORGE W BUSH born 6 July 1946

22 the Number of the Fool in the Tarot
Symbolised by a good man blinded by the folly of others with a knapsack on his back full of errors.

Twenty-two is the number of the master. It reduces to four, the number of solidity - the plodder, dull and uncreative.

47 the Number of the Uncertainties
Unexpected danger and treachery.
25 denotes Strength through Experience
Success through strife and trials
16 the Number of the Falling Tower in the Tarot
Symbolised by a tower struck by lightening from whicn a man is falling.