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An endangered classic, newly revised, clarified, simplified, and illustrated.  This extraordinary technique of necromatic arithmetic and talismanic figurines was so nearly lost a century ago in the maelstrom of modern civilization that it was assumed to be merely a fanciful rumor.  Not only will it enable the amusement of friends at any party with merely a pencil and paper, but one will quickly acquire the reputation for wizardry and will become not only the lion but the whole menagerie at any social function.  It’s a way of forecasting someone’s destiny and path of life, without expertise in numerology or astrology.  Its secret, handed down by the ancients of ye olde Chaldean soothsayers and Egyptian priests and then improved by that Grecian philosopher Pythagoras, allows one to discern the hidden messages of our fateful birth number vibrations.

Again, this technique does not require foreknowledge of astrology or numerology; rather, it assigns numbers to the nine celestials.  The fact that this astro-numero system is based on arithmetical foundations makes it less open to error through the personal equation of the operator and less influenced by local color than many other methods of intuitional analysis.  Proceeding upon the dictum that our moods and even our actions are directly influenced by the planets, in much the same way as the moon dominates the tides and is said to affect the insane, it will be feasible to suppose that, if we could ascertain what celestial held sway at the time of a person’s birth, we should by knowing the alleged characteristic attributes of the celestial in question, be able to prognosticate with a considerable degree of exactness the kind of temperament that would be induced, as it were, in the babe born at this particular period of time.

Intriguing words you will encounter in the book:

Astronumerography: a system requiring rudimentary math but no astrological background, for plotting and understanding the “fateful numbers” that, from time immemorial, have decoded the mysterious workings of the solar system as they influence individual lives on earth.

Destiny digit: a person’s fate and fortune—the foreordained “lucky stars”—distilled into a single numeral that can unlock insights into future probabilities.  Sometimes contemporarily referenced as a “life path” number, the “destiny digit” determined from a birthdate speaks to one’s mission in life and personal universal intention.  It offers a language for the opportunities we are afforded by our innate abilities.

Figuregraph: a talismanic diagram of a human (you, to be precise) that maps the ruling numbers.  Using the easy mnemonics presented in this book, one can quickly compute figuregraphs for friends and offer insights on lucky days and optimal partnerships (whether for business or romance).

Necromatic (or Occult) arithmetic: an esoteric yet simple procedure of reducing large numbers to single numerals (one through nine).  In any order whatsoever, the figures in a birthdate, for example, are added together until only one counting digit remains.

Sympathetic vibrations: a phenomenon typically demonstrated scientifically with pendulums and tuning forks, in which a pulsating object causes other objects of a harmonic likeness to vibrate, whether or not they are touching.  The human body resonates with the discrete vibrations of heavenly bodies.

About the Author

Craig Conley is a magic enthusiast and scholar.  Recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation,” his intensive and eccentric research has led him to compile a true masterwork entitled Magic Words: A Dictionary.  He has also authored One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, among other strange and unusual lexicons, and is a regular columnist for Pentacle magazine.  Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time.  He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan.  His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size.

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