The Complete Book of Numerology
by
Joyce & Jack Keller
St. Martin's Press




There are those who think in numbers--who spend their days adding, subtracting, and tracking numbers, such as time, birthdays, and people's ages. For these folks, numerology can be a fascinating field of inquiry, in which numbers unlock the secrets of destiny, soul mates, and careers. Clearly, Joyce and Jack Keller are number people (Joyce Keller has appeared on numerous television shows, including Oprah, Geraldo, and A Current Affair). Joyce's playful enthusiasm and Jack's engineering mentality seep into every page of The Complete Book of Numerology, as they lay out mathematical formulas for finding your lucky number or figuring out your innate strengths and weaknesses. (Don't worry, all the equations are straightforward, count-on-your-fingers math.) The Kellers emphasize that numerology has an abundance of applications, including helping readers clarify a life path. (If your number is 9, you are on the path of understanding; if it's 11, you are on the path of inspiration.) They also delve into soul mates: "If you were born on the 23rd of a month, your soul mate's birth date may very well be the 3rd, 5th, or 27th." Skeptics may find their numerology formulas a little too far-reaching: they even cover weight-loss suggestions according to your birth date. Count on a playfully written discussion with plenty of practical applications. --Gail Hudson

Numerology is arguably the oldest of the divination arts and often the least understood. In the Complete Book of Numerology, Joyce Keller and her collaborator and husband Jack Keller provide a simple, intelligent, and useful guide which outlines the history, the various systems (Pythagorean, Chaldean, and Chinese), as well as the uses and applications of numerology. From numerology as applied to names and what it can tell you, the concept and reality of "lucky" and "unlucky" numbers, and the practical applications of numerology (for success, evaluating relationships, and to anticipate the larger cycles of life), the Complete Book of Numerology provides readers with a solid understanding, allowing them to utilize and incorporate into their life this, the science of the ancients