Book Description: Simon and Schuster 1967., 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good.
THE INCREDIBLY brilliant Dr. Matrix-hawk-nosed, emerald-eyed, intellectually agile master of Number Theory and Numerological Analysis, who is now believed by some to be the most spectacular figure in the annals of Numerology - was literally unknown to the public until January of 1960. At that time Martin Gardner described, in Scientific American, some of the Doctor's fabulous feats and predictions, among them his famous (pre-Convention) numerological analysis of Nixon and Rockefeller as Presidential possibilities. That breakthrough article and six subsequent accounts - the word "interview" scarcely does them justice - are now brought together and expanded in this definitive study of the Numerology of Dr. Matrix. The result is not only a fantastic display of numerological pyrotechnics (Biblical, Literary and Philosophical as well as Political and Psychonu-meranalytical) but a work which adds immeasurably to our all too meager knowledge of the Doctor's curriculum vitae, from his notable seminar at the Grand Academy of Lagoda to his interlude at Sing Sing and his rehabilitation on the Literary Faculty of Word-smith College. A few moments from the crowded life and Numerological career of the fabulous DR. MATRIX
**On the eve of the Johnson-Goldwater election he constructs a number - 13212 - containing an absolutely infallible prediction of the outcome.
**He reveals the Psychonumeranalytical implications of one's name by daringly uncovering the sex symbols concealed in the names of the great love goddesses of the screen. and pointing out startling name-life relationships in connection with James Joyce, Adam Clayton Powell, Herbert Hoover, Edgar Allan Poe, Salvadore Dali and one of his own patients, Mary Belle Byram, wife of an officer in the Army.
**He holds his audience spellbound by his discourse on that ubiquitous constant of nature, the number 32, which links the solar system with Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Irish Free State.
**He upsets Freud's long accepted analysis of the number 2467.
**He withdraws into a private purgatory in the terrible year when 4 of his predictions fail to materialize, but resiliently returns to new triumphs with an analysis of the letter K as one of the great prophetic symbols of modern literature and history, and the meaning of the number 6 for the Atomic age.
**He recommends the experience of dividing 987654321 by 123456789.