## Numerology: Or, What Pythagoras WroughtNumerology 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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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Pythagoras | 2 |

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 | 170 |

Numerology Books | 185 |

What Numerologists Sell | 191 |

Listen for Your Number | 199 |

The Power of the Pyramid | 205 |

Inside the Pyramid | 221 |

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 |

Thirleens and Squares | 113 |

The Triangles of Genesis | 123 |

Paragrams | 129 |

Shakespeares Numbers | 137 |

Rithmomachy | 147 |

Number Forms | 159 |

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