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Book Review of ‘Idiot’s Guides (As easy as it gets) — Numerology’

Updated: Apr 17

Original Article was published in my Medium Page


Photograph of Book ‘Numerology’ by Jean Simpson taken from Amazon Kindle


This is a book review of the book — ‘Idiot’s Guides (As easy as it gets) — Numerology’ by Jean Simpson. The book provides most of the details about the History of Numerology, its beginnings and the different systems of numerology, the Pythagorean numerology, Chaldean numerology, kabbalah numerology, Chinese numerology and abjad numerals.


The book describes in detail about how to start with numerology, the A-Z of the meaning of each letter and how letters correspond to numbers. It explains in detail about the Destiny Number, Soul Number, Personality Number and the use of vowels in one’s name and the progression of letters and the hidden essence of numbers, the progression of letters and the Hidden essence of numbers. The book also discusses in detail about many aspects of numerology.


After reading the book, I felt that it’s worth reading.


Numerology or the power of numbers play a very significant role in understanding an event as per the belief of those, who have faith in this science. Let’s first understand the importance of Numbers. The moment you wake up, you see the clock, which has some specified numbers. It may be 6 o clock, 7 o clock or any other time, which is again a combination of numbers. The date on which one goes to work is also a set of numbers, the vehicle on which one sits to go to office is also a set of numbers, the cash ones transact with any vendors is also numbers. Hence, you can observe that everything in this world and the universe is ruled by numbers. Let’s take the example of a solar system. In this solar system, you can find that the entire universe is subjected to the number of stars which has, the number of planets, the type of satellites found around the planets, the distance in between the planets etc., which are all numbers. If you closely have a look, one can find that from birth to death, its just numbers and in most cases — its just a series of numbers. So, if you closely have a look, the entire business, the very existence of economics, financials are all based on numbers. In olden days, people use to have a type of barter system, where it was said that one need to give one item based on the number of things provided. At those times, there was no currency system. Even after the invention of the currency system, it is now full of numbers. Hence, everywhere it’s all about numbers.


It’s difficult to come to conclusion as to when and how the use of Numbers came into existence, however it’s quite clear that all these started from pre-historic times. The Pythagorean and Chaldean school of numbers are the most used. Chaldean Numerology is older, but Pythagorean system of numbers is far more popular as far my analysis goes. However, I try to use to both the form of Numerology calculation to understand the path and the things which may occur in one’s life. As per many numerologists, the Pythagorean Numerology has its origin from the West, The Chaldean Numerology has its origin from Ancient Babylon and The Kabbalah Numerology has its origin from Hebrew Mysticism.


Pythagoras was considered a great mathematician. He was born in Greece in the 6th Century and is also known as the Father of Modern Numerology. As per some reports, Pythagoras has been recorded that he has spent many years of study in Egypt and have also moved to other parts of the world to learn this ancient science. However, it is said that after his death around 500 BC, his students and followers started using this ancient science.


Your Numerology Chart also determines your life path number, which is essential to uncover what remains in store for your coming future. Numerology can help to explain your individual motivations, strengths, weakness, and emotional reactions to circumstances.


The most important number in this Lifetime is the Life Path Number which exposes the path you are on in this lifetime. It reveals the person, you are pre-destined and end up being and the difficulties you may undergo in order to grow into and become that person. Your birthday number highlights your skills that will help you to enhance your life. Your numbers can inform you of specific gifts that you are blessed with and that is of great benefit to yourself and to the world.


Let us discuss in detail about how to calculate your Life Path Number.


For example, if someone is born in the year 26 December 1960. This Person will have a birthdate number 26, which if brought to a single digit will become 2+6 = 8 After getting the birthdate number, let us calculate the Life path Number of the person. The Life Path Number can be obtained by adding the total numbers i.e 26/12/1960, which means 2+6+1+2+1+9+6+0 = 27 = 9 (2+7).


Hence 9 becomes the life path number of the individual.


This book provides many such interesting numbers of one's life, from which we can understand many hidden facts about our lives.


If I have to rate the book on 10 stars and 10 being the highest, I will give the book 9 stars.


(Please Note: The above are my own personal thoughts after going through the book. Some views expressed above are thoughts expressed in some websites. Your views and opinions after reading the book may differ)


This is all from me in this article. Hope you have liked my personal thoughts and opinions.


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Thanks and Regards:

Mainak Majumdar, Book Critic

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