The origins of Number Magic
In Ancient Egypt and among the Phoenicians from Ancient Syria, mathematics was the province of priests and scribes who, as they explored the meanings and relation- ships between numbers, found rules governing them which they then applied to the universe.
Certain sacred ratios and shapes, connecting earthly and cosmic powers, and over the centuries each number acquired mystical significance. From these roots sprang the mystical arts of Hebrew gematria and Greek numerology that have formed the basis of the modern system.
Numbers held within them magical powers that could be invoked by using
is the symbol of time and space without limit, the external circle without
beginning or end.