It’s just a little business card looking thing, decked-out in primary colors. For such a small thing it is jam-packed with revealing and exciting information. It is just like you, O Dear Cruel World. Here’s what the Little Numerology Card says:
Numerology: Pythagorean Numerology connects you to Life Events & Meanings- The Meanings in your Name, Birth Date & Important Life Possibilities.
1. AJS Red 2. BKT Orange 3. CLU Yellow 4. DMV Green
5. ENW Blue-Green 6. FOX Blue 7. GPY Deep Purple 8. HQZ Violet 9. IR Maroon
Then, the card goes on to list all of the letters of the alphabet and their numerical correspondences. For example, A is 1, B is 2, C is 3 and so on.
This little haggard card represents my introduction to Pythagorean Numerology and I love it. Growing up here in the U.S. at the end of the 20th century and going through the rigorous indoctrination into Capitalistic Consumerism, I learned nothing about Numerology. I only learned about Mathematics, which seemed utterly dry and dull as presented to me by the teachers of the public education system, especially Ms. Green in Eighth Grade Algebra.
Numerology and Synchronicity have showed me that numbers are Archetypes: they are active, alive and ancient symbolic characters & key players in the mysterious and unfolding drama of the evolution of consciousness.
How much more interested and inspired I would have been in Math class had I looked at numbers this way in school!
Numbers are everywhere and everything, yet nowhere and nothing, perhaps just like us and our small, beautiful world. Perhaps we ourselves are Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. Like fractals, patterns that endlessly spiral inward, recurring endlessly.
Dear God, are you like a computer programmer? You created and designed the program of life and then let it run, do its thing, occasionally intervening from your side of the veil, but for the most part maintaining a hands-off approach?
The Master Numbers
When I was 21, I moved to what I learned is 33.5 degrees North Latitude, San Diego, California, with a 33-year-old woman named Penny Moon. This remarkable ‘coincidence’ caused me to look into the number 33. I proceeded to learn the following about the number 33: it is the Master Vibrational Number of Universal Service, which I read in the book 11:11 by Solara, which was given to me as a birthday gift by Penny. In Japan there are 33 steps leading to the shrine of Kannon, goddess of mercy. 33 is the number of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion, in the ancient Indian Vedas. (The current Dalai Lama is believed to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara.) There are 33 degrees of initiation in the ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Christ is said to have been crucified at the age of 33. There are 33 vertebrae in the spine. And don’t forget the Rolling Rock bottle cap and Larry Bird.
So, I turn 22-years-old on May 29, 1998 in sunny San Diego, 33.5 degrees North Latitude. I no longer work at Natural Wonders in the Mission Valley Center. I have two nice little part-time jobs, one as a grocery-bagger at Henry’s Marketplace on Park Boulevard, a short walk up the alley from my little studio apartment at 4012 Georgia St. The other job is at the beautiful single-screen art-house cinema on Adams Ave. called The Ken Cinema, which opened in 1947 and was- and still could be- one of the few remaining movie theaters with a carbon-rod projector. I loved my job at the Ken, even though it payed little. It was during my two years working there that my love and appreciation for the art of film solidified.
So, yeah, I turn 22, just after all that stuff with 33 turning my head and making me wonder what the heck is going on. I have those two jobs and I am enjoying San Diego a great deal. The weather is so nice and calm, especially compared to the erratic New England weather with which I am accustomed. I ride my bike or walk 45 minutes to my job at the cinema. I get called in to see the Matrix- and several other movies- for free (one of the perks of working at the movie theater), I walk 10 minutes to beautiful Balboa Park, stroll between Eucalyptus and Palm swaying in the breeze coming off the Pacific, the lovely scent of jasmine and honeysuckle occasionally entering my nasal cavity, walk the desert-like Florida Canyon Trail to the cactus garden and then smell roses in the beautiful circular Rose Garden, go to the Natural History Museum and the famous San Diego Zoo free of charge (another perk to working at the movie theater.) I am feeling super-connected and delighted to be alive, something hard to come by in the alienated consumer society. My mind is alighted by books I read, like Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs. I take the U.f.o. phenomenon seriously and join the San Diego U.F.O. Society, attending bi-monthly presentations in Mission Valley.
I turn 22 and I learn the following: The number of the customer service department in which I work at Henry’s is, you guessed it, 22. And the movie theater where I work, Ken Cinema, is Theater Number 220 in the Landmark Theater Corporation.
First 33 and now 22?!…
I will have you know that before these experiences I had no knowledge of these numbers and their meanings in Numerology or Mysticism or anything else. I couldn’t help but feel (and still can’t help but feel) that it was somehow some kind of prearranged trigger designed to awaken me to the indwelling spirit, a reminder of the divinity within and all around.
Here’s what the Little Numerology Card says: ’11 & 22 (and, in some numerology systems, all multiples of 11) are Master Numbers. 11 & 22 are not reduced to single digits (like 32, for instance, which is reduced to 5 by adding 3 & 2) when applied to unusual/exceptional persons. 11- Humanitarian, Visionary 22- Universal Love, Wisdom, Influential & Spiritual…Numbers embody living truths.’
The Little Numerology Card teaches you how to find your Soul Vibration Number (derived from the vowels in your full name at birth), your Personality Vibration Number (derived from the consonants in your full name at birth), your Destiny Vibration Number (derived from all the letters in your full name), and your Life Lesson Number (derived from the numbers in your birthdate.)
My whole life is synchronicity, and maybe everyone’s is. I told you about the synchronicity of my birthday. I have the same birthday, May 29, as the famous President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and my father’s birthday is the day of President Kennedy’s death, November 22, or numerically expressed, 11-22.
PKD’s Exegesis (Cont.)
“20. The Hermetic alchemists knew of the secret race of three-eyed invaders but despite their efforts could not contact them. Therefore their efforts to support Frederic V, Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia, failed. ‘The Empire never ended.'”
Guess who the Little Numerology card uses as the example of how to come up with your Soul Vibration, Personality Vibration, Destiny Vibration and Life Lesson: John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Well, when I saw this at Pyramid Books in late 1999, I just had to buy it. You may be New-Agey and have frayed-edges, but I love you, Little Numerology Card.