So you want to be a Numerologist? You've ordered the *How To Be A Numerologist* kit from the back of your favorite health magazine and believe you are ready to go, but are you? Are you really prepared to *know* the numbers as so many of we Esoteric types know the numbers? Let's see.

Like many of the esoteric arts, it is hard to tell where numerology got it start. There are records in ancient Egypt and Greece telling about the power of 3's, as well as the Mayans and Persians mathematicians who conceived a zero while Europeans were still counting sheep on their fingers and toes; however, those of us in the esoteric know, know with certainty that the numerology we use today has been handed down to us from the secret teachings of Pythagoras. Yes, Pythagoras.

*Pythagoras was born around 570 BC on the Greek island of Samos.*

*Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teachings in the late 6th century BC. *

*Many mathematical and scientific discoveries were attributed to him, as well as discoveries in the field of music, astronomy, and medicine, but Pythagoras is best known for the Pythagorean Theorem which bears his name.*

*The Pythagorean Theorem simple stated is... well, math so we're going to skip it. *

*Pythagoras and his disciples were the conceives of the "Golden Ratio" which is 1.618, the perfect analogy of the universe. More math, so we won't go into this either.*

*Pythagoras started a liberal school where the students weren't allowed to talk for a year or look into a mirror beside a candle. He taught them reincarnation, and the power of numbers. *

*Pythagoras and his disciples were the first to use the concept of "cosmos" and point out that the earth rotates around the sun. *

*Pythagoras was a vegetarian. *

*And most importantly for us, Pythagoras was a number freak and taught us that numbers are everywhere and in everything. *

### In my case, I can use the Pythagorean chart to convert my name Eso Terry thusly:

### E = 5

### s = 1

### o = 6

### T = 2

### e = 5

### r = 9

### r = 9

### y = 7

### _________

### Total 44, 4 + 4 = 8

### My life number is 8, which we've already defined.

### Using this Pythagorean chart you can also get your personality number by calculating the consonants in your full name. In my case it would be as such:

### E

### S = 1

### O

### T = 2

### E

### R = 9

### R = 9

### Y = 7

### ____________

### Total = 28, 2 + 8 = 10, 1 + 0 = 1

My Eso Terry Personality number is 1, and a quick internet search tells me that I am "fiercely independent, competitive, determined,
and value my freedom." Ouch, so me! Now you see how I bring light to the esoteric with liberty, peace, and freedom for all people even the Bubbas who hate me!

Bubbas at work.

### Another number you can get from the letters in your name is your Soul Number by using only the vowels in your name, in my case it is easy:

### E = 5

### S

### O = 6

### T

### E = 5

### R

### R

### Y

### _______

### Total 16, 1 + 6 = 7.

### So 7 is my Soul Number which even those who don't follow numerological events understand is a powerful number. According to google the number 7 is "...a quest for knowledge, and it's actually considered significant in virtually every major religion — consider the seven days of creation in the Bible or the seven basic chakras in eastern traditions."

### Man, I have esoteric written all over me.

### Okay, so we have to stop here. I told you that this wasn't math and it isn't, but there are times when we don't reduce numbers to their simplest form and so I actually was wrong in breaking down my birthday. That's right, if you remember I started earlier in this blog that my birthday is November 21, 1959, and when I reduced it it came to the number 11, which I then broke down to 2 by adding the 1 + 1 = 2. I should have stopped you there and told you we don't reduce an 11 because it is a Master number. I didn't because I wanted to keep it simple. Truth is, we don't reduce Master numbers. Master numbers are 11, 22, or 33. They have deep and powerful meanings of their own. The true meanings can be good or bad depending on the context, and shouldn't be broken down -- as I did on purpose so I could have this chilling ending to today's post.

Master number 11 can relate to “instinct” and “faith.” Similarly, it could signify fear and anxiety, and so has to be carefully read.

Number 22 is the Master Builder. It is the most powerful indicator of ambition and success, though often requires guidance or different perspectives.

The number 33 has various meanings as one of your core numbers i.e. Life Path, Expression, Personality, etc. Not forgetting that all of these master numbers can be combined to form entirely different meanings in partnership with others, or as a triangle of enlightenment.