In this book, Annemarie Schimmel takes a closer look at numbers, and how they have been filled with mystery and meaning from the earliest times across different societies. She looks at the origins of number systems, the spiritual meaning of numbers in various esoteric currents, superstitions about numbers and number games. She also looks at the symbolic meaning of numbers in various traditions including Judaic, Christian, Islamic, Indian, Chinese and Native American.
Through this examination of numbers, which is both entertaining and scholarly, the reader is able to broaden his understanding about the belief systems of the world and the perennial human interest in connecting with heaven through the symbolism of number.
This book is available in the MARC Library.