**Why was he born so beautiful?**

*By Zero.*

An heretical demonstration that numbers can be used to confirm subjective reality (magic) and not just objective reality (science).

**Introduction to Numerological Methodology**

The linking of numbers with letters and words in various combinations. One of the basic techniques used by numerologists is to assign numeric values to the letters of the alphabet. This system is very old and dates back at least to Pythagoras. The classical Greeks did not have numerals such as are used today, but used the letters of their alphabet to represent numbers as well as sounds. The Hebrews later copied this same system, and the study of the numeric values of woods, known as “gematria” was once a fashionable tool for the study of the Kabala.

**First a Priori Assumption**

For giving numeric values to the letters of the English alphabet, I reject the arbitrary systems used by modern occult numerologists and adopt the system employed by the Greek and Hebrew numerologists:

A = 1 B = 2 C = 3 D = 4 E = 5 F = 6 G = 7 |
H = 8 I = 9 J = 10 K = 20 L = 30 M = 40 N = 50 |
O = 60 P = 70 Q = 80 R = 90 S = 100 T = 200 |
U = 300 V = 400 W = 500 X = 600 Y = 700 Z = 800 |

**The Numeric Value of a Word**

I now define the numeric value of a word as “the sum of the numeric values of its letters”:

**FOX = 6 + 60 + 600 = 666**

This numeric value can now be split into its prime factors:

**666 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 37**

NB: This is at variance with the methods of modern numerologists, who usually add up the digits.

**Second a Priori Assumption:**

The basic numbers in The Wizard’s life are 7 and 12. These numbers are related in several ways:

**(a) 7 = 3 + 4**

** 12 = 3 x 4**

**(b) The number 7** in Astrology is associated with the planet URANUS. This planet has a period of almost exactly 84 years. **84 = 7 x 12.**

**My aim will be to demonstrate that:**

There are features in The Wizard’s life of 7 and 12 which *could not* have happened by chance.

**Proof of the Wizard’s Non-accidental Origins in Time and Space**

**1. TIME – DATE OF BIRTH**

To determine which date this should be I must eliminate all non-significant dates in the twentieth century, using The Wizard’s List. My working hypothesis is that The Wizard would choose to be born on the most significant date in the twentieth century.

**The Year**

The only twentieth century year which is a multiple of both 7 and 12, i.e. of 84, is **1932 = 84 x 23**

**The Month
**The number of the month should be expected to belong to The Wizard’s List. Hence I tabulate the six possibilities, with their numeric values:

2 | February | 1194 |

3 | March | 142 |

4 | April | 200 |

6 | June | 365 |

7 | July | 1040 |

12 | December | 154 |

Of these words, only December has a non-zero significant value. (December = 154=2x7x11: Sign. value = 14).

**The Day**

I consider in a similar way the days of the week:

Monday | 855 |

Tuesday | 1310 |

Wednesday | 1369 |

Thursday | 1403 |

Friday | 810 |

Saturday | 1396 |

Sunday | 1155 |

Of these words only Sunday has a non-zero significant value.

(Sunday = 1155 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 11: Sign. value = 21). The four Sundays of December 1932 were the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

I decide in favour of the Fourth for two different reasons:

(a) Only four is a member of the List.

(b) If 1 express these four numbers in words:

Four | 456 |

Eleven | 495 |

Eighteen | 289 |

Twenty-five | 2075 |

Only Four has a non-zero significant value. (Four = 456 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 19: Sign. Value = 12).

The Wizard would choose to be born on

*Sunday, December 4th, 1932*

**Verification:** There are many different ways of numerically verifying this date. I mention only two:

(a) If the days of 1932 are numbered backwards, beginning at December 31st, then December 4th is No. 28 = 7 x 4.

(b) The sum of the numeric values of the words: Fourth December Nineteen hundred and thirty-two, is 3575 = 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 7 = 21 x 7 x 25

**Probabilities:** The probability of correctly choosing a single date out of an entire century by using a systematic procedure is only 1 in 100 x 3651/4 = **1 in 36, 525!**

**2. SPACE – COUNTRY OF BIRTH
**To determine which country this should be I must eliminate all non-significant countries existing at the time of his birth, using The Wizard’s List. My working hypothesis is that The Wizard would choose to be born in the most significant country on earth.

Abyssinia (972), Aden (60), Afghanistan(533), Alaska (153), Albania (94), Aleutian Islands (890), Algeria (143), Andorra (296), Angola (149), Antarctica (558), Argentina (413), Australia (732), Austria (701), Bahama Islands (347), Bechuanaland (455), Belgian Congo (284), Belgium (393), Bhutan (561), Bolivia (511), Brazi1(932), British Guinea (393), British Honduras (1031), Brunei (456), Cambodia (120), Canada (60), Canary Islands (1139), Caroline Islands (542), Ceylon (848), Chad (16), Chatham Island (455), Chile (55), China (71), Christmas Island (745), Colombia (205), Congo (180), Cook Islands (437), Corsica (266), Costa Rica (467), Crete (303), Cuba (306), Cyprus (1263), Czechoslovakia (1500), Danzig (871), Denmark (210), Dominican Republic (735), East Prussia (976), Easter Island (595), Ecuador (463), Egypt (982), fire (109), Ellice Islands (376), El Salvador (721), England (147), Estonia (425), Ethiopia (362), Falkland Islands (436), Fiji (34), Finland (150), France (155), French Equatorial Africa (1048), French Guinea (530), French Somaliland (487), French West Africa (1077), Friendly Islands (1188), Gabon (120), Galapagos Islands (571), Gambia (60), Germany (893), Gilbert Islands (637), Gold Coast (465), Greece (115), Hawaiian Islands (873), Holland (183), Honduras (613), Hungary (1156), Iceland (102), India (73), Indochina (194), Israel (235), Italy (940), Ivory Coast (1623), Jamaica (65), Japan (132), Jordan (215), Kashmir (268), Kenya (776), Korea (176), Kuwait (1030)1, Laos (191), Latvia (641), Lebanon (198), Leeward Islands (929), Liechtenstein (674), Liberia (146), Libya (742), Lithuania (608), Luxembourg (1434), Madagascar (248), Malays (773), Mall (80), Malta (272), Mariana Islands (486), Mauritania (701), Melanesia (241), Mexico (717), Micronesia (367), Monaco (214), Mongolia (257), Morocco (316), Mozambique (1337), Nepal (156), Netherlands (543), New Caledonia (718), New Guinea (927), New Hebrides (778), New Zealand (1446), Nicaragua (462), Nigeria (171), North Borneo (675), Norway (1401), Oman (151), Palestine (470), Panama (163), Paraguay (1170), Persia (275), Peru (465), Philippines (390), Phoenix Islands (1096), Poland (215), Polynesia (1025), Portugal (758), Portuguese Guinea (1209), Puerto Rico (887), Qatar (372), Rhodesia (277), Rio Muni (558), Romania (251), Russia (600), Saint Helena (459), Samoa (202), Saar (192), Sarawak (713), Sardinia (264), Saudi Arabia (518), Scotland (448), Senegal (198), Shetland Islands (1371), Somaliland (325), South Africa (778), South West Africa (1583), Spain (230), Spanish Sahara (539), Sudan (455), Surinam (590), Svalbard (628), Sweden (663), Switzerland (1789), Syria (900), Tanganyika (1039), Thailand (303), Tibet (416), Tierra Del Fuego (914), Timor (399), Tonga Islands (612), Trinidad (367), Tunisia (669), Turkey (1315), Ukraine (475), Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (2430), United Sates of America (1389), Uruguay (1698), Venezuela (1596), Vietnam (705), Wales (636), Windward Islands (1452), Yemen (800), Yugoslavia (1608), Zanzibar (1753).

To the best of my knowledge, this list represents every nation and major geographical division in the world in 1932.

Those members of the list with non-zero significant values are:

147 | Dominican Republic, England |

144- | Indonesia. |

84- | Venezuela |

49- | Gilbert Islands, Spanish Sahara |

42- | Denmark, Nicaragua |

28- | Scotland, Tierra Del Fuego |

21- | Ireland, Timer |

14- | Corsica, Libya, Saudi Arabia |

12- | Abyssinia, Aden, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Friendly Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Hawaii, Iraq, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, Russia, Sardinia, Saar, Syria, Tonga Islands, Wales, Windward Islands, Yugoslavia. |

7- | Argentina, Bechuanaland, Bolivia, Chatham Island, Easter Island, El Salvador, Mozambique, Sudan. |

I am only interested here in the highest significant values. In detail:

Dominican Republic = 734 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 7 = 21 x 7 x 5

England = 147 = 3 x 7 x 7 = 21 x 7

In view of C2, the factor 5 disqualifies Dominican Republic from first place, leaving England as the numerically superior member of the list.

*The Wizard Would Choose to be Born in England*

**Probabilities:** The chances of correctly choosing a single place name from a list of 190, by a systematic procedure is 1 in 190.