The pythagorean two branches of life.

Egyptian Numerology and the Pythagoreans


Egyptian numerology is considered to be the oldest numerology, and the origin of ideas on the predictive capabilities of numbers.

The pythagorean two branches of life a modern interpretation of Egyptian Numerology.
The Pythagoric Letter two ways spread. Shows the two paths in which Man’s life is led.
The right hand track to sacred Virtue tends,
Though steep and rough at first, in rest it ends;
The other broad and smooth, but from its Crown
On rocks the Traveller is tumbled down. etc. Egyptian Numerology via Chris Murtagh

The Egyptians certainly believed in the importance of numbers. Perhaps the foremost proponent of this reality, in recent history, was the leading student of symbolist Egypt.

That leading student of Egyptian Numerology was Réné Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961) from Alsace-Lorraine, France: “Schwaller de Lubicz’s second thesis is mathematical”-.

Both the deliberate use of harmonic proportions in art and architecture and the numerical basis underlying Egyptian myth compelled him to a detailed reconsideration of Pythagoreanism, and to the construction of a system of thought consonant with the masterpieces of Egypt— with the fact of an empire that lasted four thousand years.

“‘Number is All’, declared the Pythagoreans.

What is today called Pythagorean Egyptian Numerology: the Pythagorean Triangle and Its Esoteric Meaning Some Historic Notes and Brief Comments on Sacred Geometry

Number mysticism is Egyptian in origin (if not older still) and corresponds to the underlying philosophy behind all the arts and sciences of Egypt. In effect, what Pythagoras did was to un-dramatize myth. A strategy that had the advantage of talking directly to those capable of thinking along these lines.

The fivefold symmetry of the hypotenuse symbolizes the development of life in its evolution toward the Light in Egyptian Numerology.

It is related to the basic aspects of the fourfold symmetry of elemental nature represented by the line of Isis. The process described by sacred geometer Robert Lawlor can be summarized succinctly: “at the origin and end all differentiation merges toward unity.”

An object a and its human perceiver b are contained within an all-pervasive unity, that can be symbolized by the number 1.

This can be expressed by the formula: a:b = b:1, in which the object is related to the human, as the human is related to the whole.

Lawlor suggests that this is a proportion upon which the “experience” of knowledge can be formulated and that this is “the goal of dynamic meditation.” via

Wikipedia on Egyptian Numerology

Wikipedia has very little to say about Egyptian Numerology, but the page on numbers in Egyptian Methology gives us some hints as follows:

The Number 3: Triads of deities were used in Egyptian religion to signify a complete system.

For example, the beer used to trick Sekhmet soaked three hands into the ground.

The second God, Re, named three times to define the sun: dawn, noon, and evening.

Thoth is described as the “thrice-great god of wisdom”.

The dead disembark at the third.

The Knot of Isis, representing life, has three loops in Egyptian Numerology.

Egyptian Numerology of the Number 5:

Fives are less common in Egyptian mythology, but examples are:

The second god, Rê, named five gods and goddesses.

Thoth added five days to the year by winning the light from the moon in a game of gambling.

These are Osiris, Nephthys, Isis, Set and Haroeris (Horus the Elder) – not be mistaken with Harpocrates (Horus the Younger), who defeated Set, in battle.

The Number 7:

The number seven was apparently the Egyptian symbol of such ideas as perfection, effectiveness, and completeness.

Examples are:

Seven thousand barrels of red beer were used to trick Sekhmet out of killing.

The highest was 28 cubits (four times seven). via

The Pythagoreans and Other Egyptian Number Methology

The Pythagoreans believed that all things are numbers and their constituents are components of all things. Over the centuries of Egyptian Numerology, some of were set higher than others.

One – a number close to God. The Egyptians in the hymns to Amon Ra or declaring that he – “single” or “only one”. For the Pythagoreans the number “one” is an expression of the Supreme God – an invisible and comprehensive. The Koran also says that “God – there is one God.” In astrology, a unit represented by the Sun.

Two – the perfect number, a symbol of duality, as well as man and woman. For some it is a sign of matter and the source of evil, but the ancients, by contrast, is often viewed it as a protective symbol. The Egyptians, for example, there was a lucky charm in the shape of two fingers. In astrology, this number corresponds to the moon.

Three – the number that symbolizes life, birth and death. This – the sign of the Epiphany (Holy Trinity). Like modern religion to recognize the ancient triad of deities in Babylonia – Anu, Ea and Bel, in Egypt – Isis, Horus and Osiris. In classical mythology, the number three met several times: the three Graces, three Harpies and three Gorgons, the three Furies.

There were three kings who brought gifts to Jesus, and the three components of man – body, mind, and soul. In astrology, the number 3 corresponds to Jupiter. via

Numerology in Context

Pythagoras was a believer in past and future lives and that our soul was on a journey of learning that would test us and expand our consciosness. Numerology is based on energy vibrations and it is these vibrations that link together time, space, living and non-living matter.

In each incarnation we choose our numbers which set the pathway for that particular incarnation and the lessons we choose to learn. As in astrological star signs people with certain Numerology attract and also repel people with certain numerology.

The number we choose in each incarnation help determine our personality, career choices, interests, love, friendship, highs and lows, good and bad luck and many other challenges we face in each incarnation.

Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things.

Numerology and numerological divination were popular among early mathematicians, such as Pythagoras, but are no longer considered part of mathematics and are regarded as pseudomathematics by most modern scientists.

This is similar to the historical development of astronomy out of astrology, and chemistry from alchemy. Today, numerology is often associated with the occult, alongside astrology and similar divinatory arts.

The term Numerology can also be used for those who, in the view of some observers, place excess faith in numerical patterns, even if those people don’t practice traditional numerology. Egyptian Numerology via

Egyptian Numerology lies under the premise that before Birth, we contracted with a Karmic Board in the spirit realm to achieve specific goals, complete karmic lessons and advance in our spiritual evolution and to understand our pure essence of Being as Divine Love.

Just in case we forgot what we came here to earth to do, we encoded these vital lessons in our Birth Name and Birth Date. When we begin to understand the powerful forces behind these frequencies, there are no coincidences in this accurate mapping as it points to not only our Soul Life Mission but our Soul Life Path, Purpose and Destiny within. via

What Numbers Meant in Ancient Egypt

In the animated world of Ancient and Egypt numerology, numbers did not simply designate quantities but instead were considered to be concrete definitions of energetic formative principles of nature. The Egyptians called these energetic principles neteru (gods).

For Egyptians, numbers were not just odd and even—they were male and female. Every part of the universe was/is a male or a female in Egyptian Numerology. There is no neutral (a thing) in Egyptian numerology.

Unlike in English, where something is he, she, or it, in Egypt there was only he or she.

The upright, therefore, may be likened to the male, the base to the female, and the hypotenuse to the child of both, and so Ausar [Osiris] may be regarded as the origin, Auset [Isis] as the recipient, and Heru [Horus] as perfected result.

Three is the first perfect odd number: four is a square whose side is the even number two.

But, five is in some ways like to its father, and in some ways like to its mother, being made up of three and two.

Panta [all] is a derivative of pente [five], and they speak of counting as “numbering by fives”. Five makes a square of itself.

The vitality and the interactions between these numbers in Egyptian Numerology, shows how they are male and female, active and passive, vertical and horizontal, …etc.

Egyptian Numerology – Summary

One of the earliest forms of divination is believed to be numerology, and it’s origins have been traced back to the Egyptians. Egyptian Numerology via

In short, Egyptians believe that our being is represented by eight different aspects, each reflecting qualities we were born with, the lessons to learn in this lifetime, and the highest potential of fulfilling our destiny. via

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