Ancient Roots of Numerology
Modern numerology often contains aspects of a variety of ancient cultures and teachers, including Babylonia, Pythagoras and his followers (Greece, 6th century B.C.), astrological philosophy from Hellenistic Alexandria, early Christian mysticism, early Gnostics, the Hebrew system of the Kabbalah, The Hindu Vedas, the Chinese "Circle of the Dead", Egyptian "Book of the Masters of the Secret House" (Ritual of the Dead).
Pythagoras and other philosophers of the time believed that because mathematical concepts were more "practical" (easier to regulate and classify) than physical ones, they had greater actuality. St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354–430) wrote "Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth." Similar to Pythagoras, he too believed that everything had numerical relationships and it was up to the mind to seek and investigate the secrets of these relationships or have them revealed by divine grace. However, that does not mean that Pythagoras had coined himself the system one calls numerology. Pythagoras had only paved the way to the observation of numbers as archetypes rather than mere numerals.
In 325 A.D., following the First Council of Nicaea, departures from the beliefs of the state Church were classified as civil violations within the Roman Empire. Numerology had not found favor with the Christian authority of the day and was assigned to the field of unapproved beliefs along with astrology and other forms of divination and "magic".Despite this religious purging, the spiritual significance assigned to the heretofore "sacred" numbers had not disappeared; several numbers, such as the "Jesus number" have been commented and analyzed by Dorotheus of Gaza and numerology still is used at least in conservative Greek Orthodox circles. Numerology is prominent throughout Sir Thomas Browne's 1658 literary Discourse The Garden of Cyrus. Throughout its pages the author attempts to demonstrate that the number five and the related Quincunx pattern can be found throughout the arts, in design, and in nature – particularly botany.
During the recent Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, Sergeants John Burroughs and Jim Penniston testified that they were denied access to their own medical records when they encountered an unidentified flying object while on active duty at RAF Bentwaters in 1980. It was recently made public that Burroughs and Penniston suffered from radiation exposure as well as anomalous physical injuries. When they tried to get medical attention, the Veterans Administration discovered that their medical records were classified and unavailable. Congressman Merrill Cook wrote a letter to President Obama and the head of the Veterans Administration to inquire about the classified medical records. No such thing as UFOs? Please explain why these men's medical records are being hidden!
The incredible photo (above) of an ANGEL taken by Becky Andreasson.
This is a REAL photo, (NOT photoshopped), that Becky took at her home when she sensed that an Angel was present. She asked if she could take its picture and this is the resulting photo.
The first sightings of the bizarre alien gnome creature occurred during 2008 in a town more than 300 miles away. Since that time the creature has been sporadically spotted dozens of times . Now in Santiago it holds people hostage in their homes. Brazenly crossing the streets with a bizarre sideways gait or sometimes sneaking up on unwary people and brutally attacking them. It's returned again and again...the thing seems more aggressive as time goes on. Even police officers are not immune, several have seen the creature too. Pressed to do something about the gnome, or duende as it’s called in Spanish, the Santiago police chief issued a brief statement recommending people have a companion if they must go out after sunset and to avoid the gnome-alien. Comforting advice.