Friday, December 3, 2010

Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues By W. Wynn Westcott





This is a review of number lore by W. Wynn Westcott, an esoteric author of the 19th century. Westcott includes information on the Pythagoreans and the Kabbalah. The main portion of this book includes a series of chapters dealing with every-larger numbers, starting with the 'monad,' 1. Westcott had a grasp a wide range of occult correspondences, and this short book includes many rare snippets of information.

Contents: Pythagoras, His Tenets and His Followers; Pythagorean Views on Numbers; Kabalistic View on Numbers; Properties of the Numbers According to the Bible, the Talmuds, the Pythagoreans, the Romans, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Hindoos, Mediæval Magicians, Hermetic Students and the Rosicrucians: Monad, Dyad, Triad, Three and a Half, Tetrad, Pentad, Hexad, Heptad, Ogdoad, Ennead, Decad, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen; Some Hindoo Uses of Numbers; Other Higher Numbers; Numbers of the Apocalypse.













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