Am sure some of you use numerology in your effects and I am looking for some books on its history . When and where it came from . I have been doing a lot of research on ancient civilisations and their buildings and am constantly being made aware of the recurrence of the number 9 . I plan to use my findings in a routine involving numbers and astronomical alignments in pre history . Also am looking for effects using numerology . Magic square obviuosly springs to mind . Many thanks
A good overview is Jean-Pierre Brach's article on number symbolism in the Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism edited by Wouter Hanegraaff et al., which has a further reading list. The word 'numerology' is no older than 1911 (and it's a bastard compound, mixing Latin and Greek) and suggests the modern stuff, so 'number symbolism', 'arithmology' and 'arithmancy' (divination by numbers) may be better terms to use.
Some effects to look up are Tony Andruzzi's Pythagorology, Paolo Cavalli's Numbercanum and Rick Maue's Numerology, plus material on 'numerological' readings and tarot reading with decks with abstract pip cards.