Astrology, Numerology & Handwriting Analysis – Far From Being Pseudo Sciences

The modern mainstream scientific community often discredits
sciences such as numerology, astrology and graphology and
says that no proof exists of their validity. Traditional scientific
“experts” sometimes even call these esoteric, empirically based
sciences “pseudo sciences.”

Underwood Dudley, PhD in mathematics and author of
“Numerology, or What Pythagoras Wrought,” calls numerology
“folly” and says, “…there is nothing wrong with mysticism…on
the other hand, everything is wrong with numerology…numbers
do not control events…(numerology is) the belief that things
happen because numbers make them happen…(e.g., 2 is wet
and cold–if your number is 2, you tend to be wet and cold)…I
maintain that Pythagoras was a successful cult leader, and that
is essentially all that he was.”

It sounds as if Dr Dudley may feel he’s contributed more to
the fields of math and science than Pythagoras. The great
philosopher Plato was strongly influenced by Pythagoras’
doctrines, so it’s doubtful Plato would have agreed with Dr
Dudley. Pythagoras is known, among other things, for the
hypotenuse theorem, or the Pythagorean Theorem. He’s also
known as the “father of number;” he established the scientific
foundation for mathematics and the philosophy of numbers.

Aside from excluding from his book virtually all valued
comprehensive numerology techniques, Dr Dudley points
out the superficiality of some modern numerologists’ methods.
This may be justified since too many published numerology
books offer only a glimpse into the complex science and,
or fail to put it in the best context. However, numerology
(otherwise known as number mysticism) is a form of
mysticism and anyone who has objectively studied the
science comes to understand that events and personality
traits are represented by numbers, not controlled by them.

Since his statements against numerology are so strong, one
expects Dr Dudley to decisively invalidate the science. Yet,
he fails to do this.

It’s important to note that hypothesis or theory cannot be
proven, it can only be invalidated. Graphology, numerology
and astrology have never been scientifically shown to be
invalid. Seasoned numerologists and astrologers consistently
predict fated circumstances and accurately identify personality

Although there are few or no documented cases of accredited
researchers supporting the science of astrology or numerology,
the field of graphology has been investigated by academic
investigators (click and scroll down for a partial listing:
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In order for money to be available to fund research in
accredited institutions, a donor or corporation has to make
a contribution. Do most benefactors indirectly or directly
control and dictate what the funds are used for? Yes. In
today’s world it is unlikely an individual or corporate
donor will designate funds towards numerology or
astrology research; they are not areas that help to directly
cure disease or support the marketing of corporate
promotional efforts.

Contrary to popular opinion, traditional scientific theories are
not unshakable. That which is discarded by the orthodox
scientific community today may very well be embraced by
the world tomorrow. The history of science is full of widely
held notions refuted by overlooked data. Established
scientific standards and belief systems today are constantly
being challenged by new discoveries. Old paradigms are
shattered, and exciting new platforms are established. Some
of these new discoveries and data are publicized, but many
are suppressed.

The 9,000 year-old Caucasian skeleton found in Washington
state crushes countless modern-day anthropological ideals.
The Egyptian monuments and hieroglyphics found on South
Pacific Islands deeply threaten many modern-day celebrated
notions as do the discoveries of tops of pyramids and other
ancient man-made edifices that rise up through the sea beds in
the depths of some of the world’s oceans. Many of modern
science’s cherished ideals are regularly trounced by
overwhelming evidence of more valid concepts. Remember
the theory that the world is flat or the theory that the sun
revolves around the earth?

Unfortunately, there is a herd mentality developed in any
esteemed group and the general population usually places
the “science authorities” on pedestals. If a researcher varies
from the accepted philosophies (or those that are dictated to
them indirectly by their funding sources), they risk becoming
an outcast; there’s too much at stake to vary from the
customary standards.

How do we “validate” the sciences of numerology, astrology
and graphology? For that matter, how do we prove that
unconditional love, intuition, or happiness exist? The inability
to see the stars during the day does not mean they don’t exist.
We are unable to see water evaporating, yet this does not
disprove the cycle of evaporation and precipitation. One
must view the sciences of numerology, astrology and
graphology from an intuitive, unconventional perspective
to begin to understand their inherent validity. Yes,
newspaper horoscopes are like poetry–meant to be
amusing, and applying only a few numerological aspects
towards personality analysis or prediction is like expecting
to get in shape with one minute of exercise each week; a
more thorough approach is necessary for results.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Scott Petullo and Stephen Petullo are identical twins and have been exploring metaphysics since the early 1980’s. They are experts in the fields of prediction, personal fate, love life, and past life regression, and are natural psychics and mediums. Get their free report: 13 Spiritual and New Age Myths and 11 Questions to Ask before hiring Psychic.

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