The Mystery of Numbers

The Mystery of Numbers Why is the number seven lucky even holy in almost every culture Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth Why do cats have nine lives except in Iran where they have seven From literature to fo

  • Title: The Mystery of Numbers
  • Author: Annemarie Schimmel
  • ISBN: 9780195089196
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why is the number seven lucky even holy in almost every culture Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth Why do cats have nine lives except in Iran, where they have seven From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that numbers have been filledWhy is the number seven lucky even holy in almost every culture Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth Why do cats have nine lives except in Iran, where they have seven From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that numbers have been filled with mystery and meaning since the earliest times, and across every society.In The Mystery of Numbers Annemarie Schimmel conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers over the centuries She begins with an informative and often surprising introduction to the origins of number systems pre Roman Europeans, for example, may have had one based on twenty, not ten as suggested by the English word score and the French word for 80, quatrevingt four times twenty , while the Mayans had a system sophisticated than our own Schimmel also reveals how our fascination with numbers has led to a rich cross fertilization of mathematical knowledge Arabic numerals, for instance, were picked up by Europe from the Arabs, who had earlier adopted them from Indian sources Algorithm and algebra are corruptions of the Arabic author and title names of a mathematical text prized in medieval Europe But the heart of the book is an engrossing guide to the symbolism of numbers Number symbolism, she shows, has deep roots in Western culture, from the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, to the religious mysticism of the Cabala and the Islamic Brethren of Purity, to Kepler s belief that the laws of planetary motion should be mathematically elegant, to the unlucky thirteen After exploring the sources of number symbolism, Schimmel examines individual numbers ranging from one to ten thousand, discussing the meanings they have had for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, with examples from Indian, Chinese, and Native American cultures as well Two, for instance, has widely been seen as a number of contradiction and polarity, a number of discord and antithesis And six, according to ancient and neo platonic thinking, is the most perfect number because it is both the sum and the product of its parts 1 2 3 6 and 1x2x3 6 Using examples ranging from the Bible to the Mayans to Shakespeare, she shows how numbers have been considered feminine and masculine, holy and evil, lucky and unlucky.A highly respected scholar of Islamic culture, Annemarie Schimmel draws on her vast knowledge to paint a rich, cross cultural portrait of the many meanings of numbers Engaging and accessible, her account uncovers the roots of a phenomenon we all feel every Friday the thirteenth.

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    1. Dünyanın sayısının ezoterik kutsal kitabı. Akan bir anlatım olmadığı için, kitabın okunuşu bir zaman sonra zorlamaya başlıyor. Zaten sona gelindiğinde öyle bir resim çizilmiş oluyor ki, ne okudunuz, neye baktınız, bu kitap niye elinizde duruyor demeye başlıyorsunuz. :) Nur içinde yatsın, müellifi güzide bir insandı. (Gerçi tam olarak müellif diyemeyiz, bir büyük derleyici olabilir daha çok, çünkü bu aslında aynı içerikli başka bir kitabın ilham verdiği b [...]

    2. Secara sederhana angka memang tidak menyimpan rahasia apapun, kecuali sebagai media perhitungan. Mewakili jumlah “sesuatu”. Namun, tidak jarang pula orang suka mengotak-atik angka untuk dicari maknanya. Bahkan, ada beberapa angka sangat digandrungi sebab diyakini membawa keberuntungan. Begitu pula, ada angka yang dijauhi, tidak diminati sebab bisa membawa sial. Begitulah, kenyataannya angka tidak berhenti hanya sebagai perhitungan tetapi mempengaruhi peruntungan dan kebuntungan.13 merupakan [...]

    3. Supposedly a book on the symbolism of numbers, and the cross-fertilization of ideas amongst different cultures and faiths. And yes, the book manages to look at a large range of ideas, from a large range of cultures and faiths. According to the preface, this book is an expansion on a 1951 book by a different author. The first seven chapters address an interesting range of topics related to numbers and mysticism, and were well worth the read.The second part of the book (starting on p41) is titled [...]

    4. Lots of information, but at times it comes across like a long list of trivia bullet points, rather than a structured narrative on the subject of number symbolism throughout history.

    5. Jika Muriel Rukeyser pernah berkata bahwa alam semesta terbentuk oleh cerita-cerita, maka lewat buku ini Annemarie Schimmel hendak menegaskan bahwa semesta juga terbentuk atas angka-angka. Dari angka nol yang kosong hingga 360 yang membagi sebuah lingkaran, peradaban-peradaban kuno di Bumi diwarnai oleh angka-angka (selain juga cerita). Dalam beberapa peradaban, angka-angka bahkan menjadi bukti kemajuan mereka, seperti angka nol di India dan 360 pada bangsa Sumeria. Sementara dalam sejumlah per [...]

    6. Ann adalah salah satu penulis favorit gue. Walaupun sudah menginjak usia senja, tapi dia tetep aja produktif. Di dalam buku ini Ann memberikan kepada kita arti dari setiap angka-angka yang ternyata punya simbolisme atau kekuatan magis ditinjau dari beberapa sejarah, budaya, bahkan agama.Bagi yang suka dengan mytology, pasti kepincut buat baca ni buku.Ann begitu cerdas dalam menyusun buku ini menjadi sesuatu yang menarik. Memang buku ini bukan novel, tapi Ann menambahkan beberapa cerita mitos yan [...]

    7. 2.5/5. Leuk om een keer gelezen te hebben, maar nu weet ik dat ik mij op dit moment niet verder ga verdiepen in numerologie (dus ik sluit niet uit dat het later zal terugkomen als interesse. Hetzelfde geldt voor astrologie.).

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