What Is Arithmancy?

by Craig Shrives
Arithmancy is divination (i.e., prediction) by the analysis of names and their numerical equivalents according to a chart that attributes a numerical value to each letter of the alphabet. The Chaldeans (ancient Babylonians) used the chart on the left that does not include the number nine. The Greeks used a similar chart that incorporated three rows of letters and included the number nine. A single-figure score was calculated using vowels to establish a heart number or consonants to work out a social number.

The practice is supposed to evaluate a person's strengths and weaknesses and, somehow, to ascertain future events that might befall them.

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