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The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one - Wolfgang Held

The Quality of Numbers One to Thirty-one

By: Wolfgang Held, Matthew Barton (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2012
ISBN: 9780863158643
Number Of Pages: 141

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One sun, two parents, three meals a day, four seasons, five fingers … every child soon discovers that lots of things in life have an inherent number attached to them.

Just as five individual fingers become something much more important and powerful when combined together in a hand, these numbers are often much more than a simple addition of their parts: they are intrinsically connected to the object, expressing a particular quality.

In this readable little book, Wolfgang Held explores the fascinating qualities of numbers one to thirty-one. The Pythagorean School in ancient Greece had a saying, 'all is number'. Held reveals the hidden numerical order of our world and our remarkable harmonic relationship with our surroundings.

Industry Reviews

'The book is easy to read and requires no mathematical knowledge beyond the basics. It is full of fascinating snippets from history and culture. I particularly liked the explanation for the bizzare method of scoring in tennis, which must have puzzled generations ... Held's charming book deserves to be widely read. It should serve as an 'appetiser', awakening us to a new feeling for the 'inside' of numbers.' -- Paul Carline, New View 'Drawing on his anthroposophical background, the author provides a fascinating survey and commentary on the meaning and symbolism of numbers 1 to 31.' -- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review 'Every chapter is an invitation to consider and reflect and, with or without a calculator to hand, explore for ourselves the relationships and harmonies revealed in this absorbing and very readable little book.' --Maarten Ekama, Perspectives

Introductionp. 9
The Number of the Wholep. 15
The Number Between Doubt and Suspensep. 19
The Queen of Numbersp. 23
The Number of the Earthp. 27
The Human Numberp. 31
The Number of Perfectionp. 35
The Number of Timep. 39
The New Numberp. 43
The Almost Perfect Numberp. 47
Grasping the Worldp. 51
Crisis and Bridgep. 55
The Number of the Whole Worldp. 59
The Step Into the Unknownp. 63
The Bridge Between Heaven and Earthp. 67
The Underestimated Numberp. 73
Ordering the Worldp. 77
The Loveliest Numberp. 81
Life in its Fullnessp. 85
The Number of New Birthp. 89
Space and the Human Beingp. 93
The Number Between Eternity and Timep. 99
The Number of the Sunp. 103
The Ordering of Human Lifep. 107
The All-Encompassing Numberp. 111
In Oneself and Beyondp. 115
The Number of Scriptp. 119
The Number of Spacep. 123
The Number of the Moonp. 127
The Bridge to Higher Lifep. 131
The Great Circlep. 135
The Number of Mediation and Connectionp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143
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ISBN: 9780863158643
ISBN-10: 0863158641
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: FLORIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.95  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18

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