What is Numerology?

Numerology is a philosophy based on both mathematics and frequency. It’s simply the written explanation of energy – which is what makes up the entire universe. In modern times, we consider numbers to be universal. But in addition to this fundamental principle, numbers are not only symbols for quantity or amount; but are also divine and living emanations of the “zero” (God) made manifest. Essentially, numerology views mathematical order as not only information, but as wisdom. From this perspective, numbers bring harmony to both spirit and logic, for a more integrated experience in the material world.

While this page will focus primarily on the numerical experience of an individual, it’s important to note that the study of “number” and it’s divinity, can indeed be analyzed in the following four branches:

Arithmetic = Number in itself.
Geometry = Number in space.
Music/Harmonics = Number in time.
Astronomy = Number in space and time.

Today, much of numerology is accredited to the ancient Ionian Greek philosopher Pythagoras, who made numerology “famous” through his school of thought called Pythagoreanism. Pythagoras was the first to person to identify himself as a philosopher, the first to allow women into his school of thought and the first to teach the concept of virtue. Pythagoras also established the western musical scale that we use to this day, and his numerology is based off of similar principles. So just like reading music from a sheet, numerology is essentially reading one’s energy through mathematics.

Our individual number sets are also referred to as our “tones” or “frequency”. These frequencies help create our experiences, relationships, ways of thinking, well-being and much more. They both attract and repel these things throughout our lives. While there are certain aspects of our numerology we can’t change, there are some adjustments one can make to create accord instead of discord in someone’s number sets. This is where Transformative Numerology comes into play.

Transformative Numerology is a modern term for an upper-echelon practice of Pythagorean numerology. It’s a specialized ancient practice that goes beyond simply understanding these influences. Rather, it uses numerology to enact change in one’s life and advances conscious living. Pythagoreans believed that Number was the wisest of all things. The only wiser thing besides Number, is the “naming power” or application of this wisdom. This practice has been handed down from generations via the Master and Apprentice relationship. This educational process started as a period of five years and extended beyond intellectual conceptualization, but involved commitment to a very specific way of life. Pythagoreans considered themselves lifelong students of the philosophy since there is no end to the inquiry of potential.

Transformative Numerology was passed down by the oral tradition because Pythagoras believed that philosophical doctrines of “ultimate concern” should never be published. This is because the philosophy cannot solely be absorbed through contemplation, and because books cannot answer questions or engage in philosophical inquiry. These understandings are ultimately attained via a process of integrating this knowledge mind, body and spirit; facilitated by the Master-Apprentice relationship. The guiding principle of a Transformative Numerologist is aligning the individual with their purpose so that they are in harmony with their resonant frequency. Transformative Numerologists, including Alara, do not provide written reports in order to stay true to the core teachings of Pythagoras. This is but one example of how numerology, at it’s heart, is a lifestyle to be lived and experienced, rather than simply defining numerical meaning.

The Caves of Pythagoras in Mount Kerkis, Greece. Where Pythagoras lived and conducted his lessons.