Book : The Ancient Science of Numbers 1908
The practical application of its principles in the attainment of health, success, and happiness.
The Science of Numbers is in no respect a modern invention.
Thousands of years ago the Eastern philosophers and religionists knew and practiced it. They recognized the importance of the relationship between the name and the life of the individual, and, when the latter was seriously threatened by disease, or other misfortune, they changed the name to ward off the impending disaster.
Of course, during these scores of centuries, many changes have been made in the Science of Numbers, particularly in the methods of applying it. Students have delved deeply into its mysteries, and, by patient study, and most painstaking experiments, have succeeded in bringing it into truer harmony with existing conditions.
In other words, while the Science of Numbers is just what it always has been one of the surest and safest methods by which man may put his life in harmony with the laws of nature and THE SCIENCE OF NUMBERS of God our more perfect comprehension of the workings of these natural laws has enabled us to apply their principles so accurately that these things which, to the ancients, were mysteries to be accepted upon faith alone, are now seen to be facts, fully capable of actual demonstration.
It would be both interesting and instructive to trace the history of the Science of Numbers through the centuries that have passed since the day when Hebrew and Egyptian mystics taught its principles as one of their most sacred mysteries. In so small a “volume, however, it would be folly to attempt so pretentious a task, especially in view of the fact that, for all present purposes, it is sufficient that we should realize that the Science of Numbers has been known and credited since very early in the world’s history, and that, having been cherished with most tender solicitude through the turmoil and storms of the centuries