FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Questions about Elkie and Pan's Script
- What is AstroNumerology?
Three things in one is AstroNumerology: a language with its own symbols and syntax, a science when it is studied systematically, and an art when intuition is allowed to guide the process. When applied to the Name, Date, Time and Place of Birth, astronumerology becomes the study of the human response to energy patterns encoded in the Numbers and Stars. Both numerology and astrology operate on the premise that the great is reflected in the small and by the law of resonance one impacts on the other. Put simply, it is the study of how the matrix of your personal numbers and astral signs are affecting you.
- Who is Elkie? About me..
Professionally I was a teacher for three decades, in pre-school, primary and secondary, government and non-government settings, this rich experience overlapping with two decades of study in mathematical symbolism. Since retiring from formal teaching in 1998, I have focused on the practice of numerology, astrology and astronumerology. I began studying numerology in 1988 and astrology in 2000. Spiritually I've always been a mystic, that is a soul that brooks no separation between itself and its creator. My mysticism takes many forms including yoga and Earth-honoring practices. It was from my desire to co-operate with Mother Earth that Pan's Script emerged. As a practitioner and writer, I count myself among similarly passionate professionals who are steadily raising the quality of astrology, numerology and astronumerology. It is my goal to not only restore the discipline to its former glory as represented by the Great Pyramid of Giza, but to bring it forward in time and extend its value to people today. I live in the beautiful foothills of Melbourne, Australia, where I celebrate the Wheel of Life with my friends.
Elkie in Egypt
- About Pan's Script
For those of you who are familiar with the workings of your intuition what follows will not be hard to understand, but if you haven't made friends with your intuition yet, it will probably sound strange. In March 1999 I received a strong prompting from my intuition to write a book about numerology. I knew from the beginning that it would have twelve chapters, and roughly what they might be about. Because I love trees, I didn't want to to waste paper writing something that had already been done, but apart from that, I 'saw' little else. Had I realized what a huge project it would become, I would probably have felt overwhelmed. But in my innocence, I didn't. Rather, I felt increasingly excited as the inspiration poured in. Although I couldn't see the other participants, I felt like the anchor person within a team. Initially I let the writing take its own course, knowing that I would eventually edit it carefully. What I had was little more than ordinary numerology until I had a lucid dream in which I saw symbols that I recognized as astrological. Apart from the sun signs, I wasn't familiar with astrology, yet the little bit I knew was enough to spot a system of correspondences between the signs and the numbers, and I faithfully recorded it. I then began a course in astrology so that I could see if what I had made any sense. It didn't take long to see that it did, and the deeper I went into astrology, the clearer the system became. I knew I had something to offer, and the case studies were steadily backing it up. The written work was mostly finished by 2005, but after every consultation I revised the book so that it worked better for people, and the first workshop in 2006 further helped to refine the wording. I am greatly indebted to that first workshop group for one significant refinement to the theoretical base. We had begun at Chapter 10 and were in the process of correlating the Personal Years with the astrological signs, when it became apparent that none of the modern house systems, including equal signs, worked. Suddenly I realized the significance of a conference I had attended two weeks earlier. Demetra George had talked about Hellenistic astrology and from her I learned about the Whole Sign House System. We tried it and it worked. Later I found a book called Whole Sign Houses, The Oldest House System: An Ancient Method in Modern Application by another esteemed astrologer, Robert Hand. Although Robert continues to compare systems, his concluding comment was: 'I have to say, in all honesty, that Whole-Sign houses (as someone once put it) have compelled my unwilling belief'. I decided I need to write an Endword to Pan's Script. Here it is...
In January 2006 after I had 'completed' the book, I was introduced to Hellenistic Astrology. Prior to that, the astrology within the book had not felt as coherent as the numerology. The Hellenistic system of astrology was active in Alexandria , Egypt , from at least 150 BCE to 7 CE. We actually don't know how old it is because the texts prior to this time have been lost, although earlier works are referred to in the texts that we do have. However old it is, it is quite apparent that the Pan's Script model slots in perfectly with Hellenistic Astrology. I felt that I had 'come home' and could now close the book, but then a further surprise was in store for me.
Having noticed the perfect fit, I enthusiastically and gratefully studied all that I could find on the web. Among the material posted by the Project Hindsight team, I discovered the 'System of Hermes'. Apparently Hellenistic astrology is based on a rigorous metaphysical system that employs only those techniques that are consistent with the worldview of their time. Yet like any cosmology of any value, this one has a timeless quality about it. In one of the surviving texts from the Hellenistic period we learn that Hermes Trimegistus, the Thrice-Great Hermes, founded this system, hence the name given to it by the Project Hindsight people* . Hermes was the Greek Name or counterpart of the Egyptian Thoth, also Thrice-Great. And Thoth was associated with Language, Law and Healing of the highest order.
Throughout the writing of Pan's Script , the connections with Egypt and the Great Pyramid kept arising and so I had to wonder if the Pan's Script system was essentially the same as the 'System of Hermes'. At the very least they slot easily, one into the other. It could be that the Pan's Script model of AstroNumerology is an adaptation an ancient system to the calendar we currently use, planetary bodies that are now a part of the mainstream consciousness, and the English language. It certainly has sufficient vitality to travel through time.
* The text referred to is The Mathesis by Firmicus Maternus
Pan's Script seamlessly unites astrology and numerology, and is as valid today as it was when the Babylonians and the Chaldeans were at the height of their glory.
TheChaldean System begins with the Sun in the First House because the Sun correlates to Number 1. The First House is ruled by Mars, and Sun-Mars signifies 'Life'. This system ends with Saturn in the Eighth House because Saturn correlates with Number 8. Traditionally the 8th House is also ruled by Mars. And Mars-Saturn signifies 'Death'. The Chaldeans thus had a system that ran from Number 1 to Number 8, and it included letter correspondences that matched the resonance of these Numbers and Planets. It had a fatalistic quality about it. This system has survived through the mysticism of the Hebrew tradition and is especially meaningful to people who understand the intricacies of that language. Pan's Script acknowledges the wisdom of this system and introduces a system of Astronumerology that relates to the English language. Pan's Script is a complete system in its own right and also a counterpart to the Chaldean system. Its system of Nine embraces the system of Eight in a way that suits our current state of consciousness. The System of Nine Letter Correspondences represents the impulse to go beyond the lock-tight jaws of fate and explores the quest for immortality. Of equal importance is the fact that Pan's Script builds on what we already know. The Wheel of Life is already common knowledge to astrologers. Pan's Script injects fifteen years of intense research into this Wheel, revealing a consistent and comprehensive system of Astronumerology.
- Do You Offer Workshops, Classes and Courses?
- I offer a one-day workshop on the Personal Years and Growth Cycle called 'Starting your Year on the Right Track'.
- How can I become a teacher of the Pan's Script?
To become a registered teacher of Pan's Script you must complete the Correspondence Course.
Please understand that there are no negative numbers! Having said that, it is also true that some vibrations, be they astrally or numerically encoded, are more harmonious for a particular person than others are. This means that some feel good and others don't. It also depends on what you consider lucky. A factor often overlooked is that patterns of energy change over time and that everything is in a constant state of flux, and so these more fortunate and less fortunate vibrations do not have a uniform effect.
- I've Just Begun A New Relationship But I Don't Think Our Numbers Are Compatible, What Do You Think?
Firstly, you are not at the mercy of either your stars or numbers, whatever they may be. It is true that numerology and astrology can reveal things about yourself that you may or may not be comfortable with, but it is up to you to decide what you do with this information. Neither astrology nor numerology should be used as an excuse to break up a relationship. A good report will point out issues that may arise and changes that you might like to make, beginning with yourself. Star-crossed relationships are often wonderfully dynamic whilst perfectly matching charts may lack stimulation for growth. And for some people that's just fine. It is the way that you respond to your own particular set of circumstances that matters.
- I Don't Like My Name, Should I Change It?
Yes, if you really hate your name then you should change it because numerology aside, certain psychotherapies, especially Transactional Analysis report that a person's happiness with their name is a sign of mental health. Whatever your name, you should feel good about it. Making a positive change in your life, such as taking charge of the name that people will call you by, is empowering. It doesn't need to be complex or glaringly obvious. Sometimes a name change simply involves dropping a vowel or adding a consonant. And sometimes this only involves the middle or unused name. But it is important that you make such changes for the right reasons and with realistic expectations. A change of name is not going to solve all of your problems. I advise people to study their Original Name very carefully before changing it, and I offer guidelines for doing that. Once that's done, it will be obvious if something needs changing.
Should I change my name when I get married?
As above it comes down to personal choice. In the case of marriage you have a number of options
- You can keep your Original Name or Chosen Name; you are not legally obliged to change your name
- A woman can take a man's surname
- A man can take a woman's surname
- Either of you could use your Original Name as a middle name
- You could hyphenate each other's name
- You could invent a whole new name
- You could mesh your two names together (Morris marrying Patrick could become Patmore for example)
Having a conversation about this before you get married could reveal much about your future partner!
Be aware that when you change your name the vibrations around you and within you change too. A change of name pattern could alter what you attract from life and what you subconsciously repel. It could highlight certain qualities and dimish others. It might exacerbate a frequency that is already intense or it might remediate a deficiency.
- I Had A Dream About Some Numbers, What Does It Mean?
People dream about numbers for lots of reasons. For example you might be trying to bring order into your life or make sense of something that has happened to you. Occasionally the Numbers encode a person or place. This is a very complex area, which would involve not only considering the Numbers of various people and places but also the fact that Numbers are often reversed in the astral world! So you would probably be kept busy for a long time trying to figure it out. Dreams are highly individual and so whilst dream dictionaries can provide clues, you must eventually figure out the meaning of your dreams for yourself.
- What If The Birth Certificate Is In A Language Other Than English?
I would firstly need to look at the birth certificate and discuss with you the alphabet of the language that it is in, and how it translates into English. I would then work out the Numbers based on this transliteration. If English is your chosen language, then the English Language Correspondences are relevant to you. They are making an impact on your life.