In 1977 I started writing my first numerology book that was to become Numerology for the New Age. As indicated in the preface of that edition, I felt there was no attention given to the deeper issues of psychology, spirituality, and cosmology in the numerological literature of that time. That volume was written to fill the perceived void. Judging from the global response, many readers felt it did a good job of accomplishing its intended purpose. Numerology for the New Age became one of the best selling numerology books for years, and was translated into several languages.
As the author I was very pleased with the volume although many questions regarding numbers still exerted strain upon my inquiring mind and soul. This dichotomy was indicated in the Epilogue of that volume as quoted below:
“Even at this moment of completion I look back at parts (of the book) I would not write the same way today. To give in to the temptation to revise would (seemingly) trap me into a project ever cyclical, with no end possible” (Numerology for the New Age l977).
From the vantage point of time and age it has become more understandable to me what was happening. Much of that volume was written by intuition and inspiration. I believed it was valid and insightful material, yet I had not really experienced much of the information in real life. Over the past thirty three years I have been rewarded with extraordinary events in the outer world and inner worlds.
During those years I have conducted tens of thousands of sessions, including thousands in several cultures other than my own nation. My skills as a psychotherapist and consultant gained added depth and perspective from the introduction to the myriad traditions and lifestyles.
Since that time I also opened the door to the issues of alcoholism, gambling, sexual dysfunction, and victim hood from my own family background. Hundreds of hours have been invested in professional therapy and healing sessions to face and move toward resolution of the conflict within the dark side of my own shadow self.
These past years have also been enriched by mystical, tantric, and spiritual moments of extraordinary dimension. Perhaps one of the most profound came out of a moment of cosmological inquiry and research. In that sojourn I went through the center of the earth and out into a cosmic journey through time, space and wormholes of light. The excursion took me back into the center of creation and light. It was as if being in the womb of creation–blessed infinitely in universal love and bliss.
Suddenly the thrust of life sent me spiraling out into creation. I traveled through galaxies and evolutions untold. Finally I sensed that I had entered this solar system and journeyed through the lessons on several of the planetary schools of life in this system. Then came the realization of entry into planet earth attended with an awareness of certain lessons I brought from other realms to be integrated in this realm of physical and material planet.
From the first moment of birth from the cosmic womb I experienced fear, confusion and anger with the feeling of being separated from Source. My anger and rebellious nature created a struggle within my being. On occasion I aligned with the forces of rebellion around the universe. The interpretations and experiences presented in this book are given herein through the symbolic wisdom of numbers. Obviously the interpretations presented herein are partially biased by my personal perception. It is impossible for anyone to separate themselves from their own experience.
In 1998 blood clots developed in my small intestine requiring emergency surgery. Within a period of ten days I had a double near death experience, twice approaching the precipice of physical transition. It is common for a person coming out of such an event to believe they have some special purpose to do before their life ends. I felt that one thing I wanted to get done for certain was the completion of a book that would more comprehensively integrate the cosmology, psychology and spirituality of numerology.
I thought that Forever Numerology was going to be the one. However, it is clear that the best was yet to come. Many readers found the early chapters to be ponderous and too complex, which discouraged them in their journey through numbers. They initially wanted to know more about themselves and not the universe! Therefore, with this edition I have started the interpretations to coincide with where your life is at right Now. Once the present becomes clearer, we can go on to eternity.
The book you are holding represents coming as near as possible to completion of a vision that started with the conception of Numerology for the New Age nearly thirty five years ago. Vastly expanded thoughts and alternative forms of interpretation have been introduced while writing this volume that you hold. This edition of The Heart of Numerologyis my Magnum Opus for numerology.
Truly there is no complete volume to be written on any subject. I do feel that with this book I have presented a more thorough and balanced presentation about numerology and how it helps us to better grasp the cosmic dance between the yin and yang, darkness and light that flows throughout creation and the consciousness of humanity. It has been both a cosmic and human journey of enlightenment for me exploring numbers and preparing this book. I invite you to let this book help you along your own path of symbolic self discovery. (2011)
Here are some current comments to go along with the past:
Contrary to claims by some people who do numerology, the practice of taking a name and providing information about someone is not a science! There is a mathematical purity behind the intuitive art of numerology. Some day that truth will once again be given to mankind, and there will be a science of numbers.
People ask me, “why does a stated student of spiritual searching present numerology as a gambling tool” ? I do the numbers of events for fun. It is a way of getting instant feedback upon certain theories of the tides and cycles. My father was a compulsive gambler, and I reckon you could say it is in my blood. I have occasionally put a nickel here and there on events, and could have gotten really heavily into it. Fortunately, I have found other things of far more significance to do with my time.
I have also found that it can be a tool to catch some rather odd circumstances of events that go against what is a very strong indicator of outcome. Keeps one on their toes about watching how things can be altered and manipulated.
The same with predictions. Although my prognostications seem serious at times, and of dire consequences perhaps; it is something I do for fun. I make no claims to be a prophet, and have had some noticeable misses in my history of anticipating the future. On the other hand, I have numerous hits, some quite startling. An occasional big hit adds confirmation and gives encouragement to refining the process!