Pythagoras and the Master Number 22

Pythagoras and the Master Number 22
Master Number 22

Master Number 22


“The universe is based on the fundamental reality that all things are related and within that underlying notion of unity, all things are energy.”

from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Numerology

22/4 The Master Builder

Numerology teachers write the Master Number 22 as 22/4. 22/4s are also Master Organizers and Master Planners. They carry the double attributes of the 2: team spirit, sensitivity, coöperation and patience. They also absorb the traits of the 4: hard work,  practicality, seriousness, determination, and tenacity.

Creative, natural-born leaders, and workaholics, 22/4s are all about achieving balance in life as well as work.

Famous 22/4s are Colin Powell (U.S. Statesman, U.S. General 1937 – the present), Vince Lombardi (Football Coach 1913 – 1970), Bill Gates (Businessman, Innovator 1955 – the present), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor 1935 -2007) and Winston Churchill (British Statesman 1874 – 1965).

22/4s turn dreams into reality because they are practical as well as creative and inspirational leaders.

(For a guide to determining your life path number, see The Idiot’s Guide to Numerology by Kay Lagerquist and Lisa Lenard. It’s easy!)



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Hay, Louise L. Colors and Numbers, Your Personal Guide to Positive Vibrations in Daily Life. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2010.

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Vogel, Christopher. The Writer’s Journey; Mythic Structures for Story tellers and Screenwriters. Studio City, CA: M. Wiese Productions 1998.


Pythagoras and Numerology

Numerology is the study of the meanings of names and numbers and their relationship to each other and has its roots in  the cultures of ancient Greece, China, Rome and Egypt and the Hebrew Kabbalah.

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician and mystic from the 6th century B.C.E. He is one of the fathers of numerology and regarded as the father of geometry.

He based his system of names and numbers on his belief that numerical relationships permeate nature. Numbers are a source of form and energy and numbers 1 through 9 represent the nine stages of the cycle of life.

Pythagoras and his followers believed that divine law could be calculated through mathematics.

Pythagoras, however, associated numbers with many ideas not just divine law. For example, he explored musical harmony through mathematics and called his concept “The Music of the Spheres.” Pythagoras believed that everything vibrates to its own special harmony; the higher the vibration, the more (or positive) force it has but the lower the rate of vibration, the less (or negative) force it has.

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About marion

I first wrote and sketched as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, PA and Brooklyn, New York. I received her first recognition for my creativity when I won the New York City Schools Art Award and participated in my first art exhibit in downtown Manhattan. I was fourteen and a half when I moved to Cyprus with my family. I experienced culture shock but I continued to write about and sketch the sights and sounds of another country and many other things. I am a creative person. I write children's and Young Adult fiction and nonfiction. I write historical and Coming of Age Young Adult novels. I also write picture books and art books for elementary school children. I am in the process of writing a fictionalized biography of a member of the Belgian Resistance who also fought for the US Army during World War II. I worked as a freelance editor for two local companies: College Prowler and SterlingHouse Publisher. I also worked as an assistant literary agent for Lee Shore Agency. I was attending Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction Program at the time and the experience was invaluable. My course work toward my Master of Arts degree in turn helped me at work. As an assistant literary agent, I reviewed all incoming manuscripts, cultivated a relationship with the writers we contracted and marketed our books to book publishers for sale. I “freelanced” my editing skills which included working with the manuscript acquisitions editor, selecting book covers with the art department, writing the book jacket blurb, reading film scripts and executing general office duties as assigned. Oh, by the way, I edited books, too. I even utilized Adobe InDesign for the editing that I did for College Prowler. I’ve also reviewed published books and conducted research. I have published nonfiction articles and books online and in print. As an artist, I have exhibited my mixed media drawings and collages nationally and regionally and have worked as a freelance designer and calligrapher. I have a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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