On this page we hope to address most of the questions which have arisen from the various incarnations of the site. Since the initial site was pretty low on explanation regarding the processes involved there have been quite a few already (and we aren't even live yet!).

As the site becomes more developed, most of these issues will be addressed in pages covering the methodologies involved in the study of Arimathea. Our hope is, that as time goes on, this page might become useful in its own right as a glossary of terms.

**Why do you subtract 365 (or multiples thereof) from your
results?**

The easiest way to understand this is to consider all numbers as a day number. If we are dealing with a large number, it is difficult to determine which date to which that number refers. If, however, we subtract consecutive 365's from that number we will eventually arrive at a number which is easy to identify.

e.g. What date is day 731? 731-365=366. 366-365=1. Thus day 731 = day 1 = 1st January.

Each of these numbers:1, 366 and 731: all refer to the 1st January. At the moment, we believe that there is a probably a subtle difference between each of these values, despite them all representing the 1st January. Whether this be merely a difference of scale, harmonics, or of a more deep rooted nature, we are currently unable to determine. From our observations, however, there is fundamentally no difference between them at this level / place: subtracting 365 from any number makes that number manageable within our limited knowledge of what the number is telling us, whilst maintaining the essence of that value.

Wherever the results of calculations have been presented on the site, all
values have been reduced to this lower number which may be referred to as
the **First Order Value **of that number.

*What do you mean by concatenation?*

Concatenation is, strictly, a computing term which deals with the manipulation of character / string data. In the study of Arimathea, concatenation is most generally used when translating names into numerical values. By concatenation, we mean place two numerical values side by side and read the result as a single value.

e.g. **pyramidal reduction** of name = 2, **linear total** of name
= 54, by concatenation may consider a value of 254.

The standard way of showing that a concatenation is about to occur is to include a line which with the special character @ between the two values.

e.g. 2 @ 5 4 = 254

This will eventually be explained in greater detail in the online course. A short example regarding concatenation is available in the Short Form Guide, which is currently accessed through the first part of the online course.

*Why don't you get a life, you airy-fairy prats?*

We already do thanks. We may well be prats, but we certainly aren't airy-fairy.
We believe that Arimathea is a lost science, which is only now being
rediscovered. Much of the work that we do is focussed around scientific
discoveries and principles: physics, genetics and astronomy to name but a
few of the fields within which we hope to find clues. Some of the
*practical* astronomy is already published on the site.

*Sometimes I have to deal with really big numbers. It takes a while
to subtract all these 365's...*

For really big numbers, some people like to see the number 'count' down as they subtract each 365 in turn. There are several shortcuts. If you still like to see the number 'count' down, subtract multiples of 365. eg. 3650, 36500, etc. If you are in a real hurry to get to the bottom line, however, divide by 365, subtract the whole number part then multiply the fraction left by 365.

e.g. 156307 / 365 = 428.238356... 428.238356...- 428 = 0.238356 0.238356 x 365 = 86.9999 = 87.

The only thing to be aware of here is that if the result is anything other than a whole number or a fractional number in which the fractional part starts with a whole lot of nines, then you have done something wrong somewhere. The .999999 part is caused by rounding errors generated by the calculator which you use. Anything else indicates, e.g. that you have made a mistake at the final multiplication stage.

**Why do you add 365 before you divide by
2?**

The addition of 365 is not only used when dividing by two, but may be used irrespective of what number is being divided by. Arimathea uses only integer values (whole numbers). It is sometimes impossible, however, to divide by a number without introducing a fraction part (the bit left over). Since adding a year to a number has no effect on the date which that number represents, arimathea allows the addition of 365 (or as many 365's as are needed to allow the division to take place without generating a fractional part). eg to divide an odd number by two would result in the fractional part 0.5. By adding 365, however, an even number is generated and dividing by two results in a whole number.

eg. 197 / 2 = 98.5, which is meaningless as a date / day number. But 197+365 = 562 / 2 = 281, which can be read as a date / day number.

**How would I find my past connections?**

We came across the numerical connections in the (reincarnation) article purely by accident. If one of the "key players" had not been an ancestor a few generations back, (perhaps this is a clue of some sort?), we could not have made the connections. Obviously, most of our past lives were spent as "ordinary" people with no claim to fame, so there is no way of finding out past alliances.

What we found fascinating and intriguing is, not only do we have numerical genealogy in our present lives, but that numerical formulae follow from one incarnation to another!

**How would I find what Karmic Debt I now need to repay in order to heal
my soul?**

"Karmic Debt" is a tough one! We personally, have more questions than answers regarding this.

Our thoughts are: If someone were to tell us what karmic debt we had to repay, we'd be out there vigorously undoing all our wrongs and performing good deeds! But, this would defeat the purpose: our good intentions would not be coming from the heart because our motives would be selfish.

Presumably, the new soul embarks on earthly journeys for the purpose of learning and evolving. And we learn by making mistakes. Why do we set out on that first journey? And what is the goal? Like I said, we have more questions than answers!

So, armed with no knowledge of why we are here or what our purpose is, where do we start? If we reap karmic debt by wrong doing towards others, the answer is obvious.

**Your website is evil. AOL should close you down.
You are perverting innocent minds.**

I can only respond to this by paraphrasing a section of the online course:

... Numbers are incapable of deceit - after all, they are simply following the mathematical rules which govern their nature....

1+1 will always be 2. There is neither evil, nor glory to be found here. There is neither salvation, nor damnation. Nothing to fear and nothing to deify.

**I find it difficult to remember where I read stuff on your site. Any
chance of a search option?**

So many people have said the same thing....so we hope you find the new search engine, powered by PicoSearch, useful.

**...erm, that's all very well, but I can't remember what
I'm looking for....**

...so we hope you find the additional contents page useful too...