For someone with a penchant for knowledge acquisition, there are admittedly moments when I do believe there is something like too much knowledge. The original essence of a need-to-know in the first place is to restrict a level of information from most people. However, you never really think you don’t want to know until you start the process of stretching your mind. Sometime last week, in the space of 24-hours, I coincidentally met two people who stretched my mind to accommodate new possibilities and then made me wonder if I was ready to peek into the unknown. One was a numerologist and the other, a graphologist – both concepts I had never heard of.

I had always approached psychics with a high level of scepticism not because I don’t believe but because I probably would believe a little too much. I mean, even basic zodiac sign readings have messed up my mind in time past. While there are many psychic abilities that have always intrigued me including Clairvoyance, Automatic writing, Prophecy, Telepathy, Hydrokinesis, and so on; these two fall under divination. Spooky right? Not completely. Since numerology and graphology are the ones I got readings on, I would use them to explain the general ideas behind some of these psychic abilities and why we should probably know how to take in these forms of information. First, let’s understand what these mean.


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In simple terms, numerology breaks down life into numbers. Numerology can explain your life, your character, and tell your future by breaking key elements of you into basic numbers. It is the “belief in the divine, mystical, and special relationship between numbers and events in the real world.” Numerologists believe that numbers hold a certain vibration that can reveal truths. They use your birth name, date of birth, and gender to decipher your expression number, life path number, and so much more. For example, the numbers for alphabets use the normal alphabet scale. That is A is 1, E is 5 and so on. Then they use a system to explain what the final number or the dominant numbers mean for you using systems like the Pythagoras system. It’s more complicated but it’s largely like astrology so anybody mad enough to try can actually learn it. Still, like other forms of divination, it is knowledge first until it is mystical and out of this world.


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Graphology is the study of human handwriting in a way that you would be able to know an individual’s traits or characters. Your handwriting is unique like your fingerprints. So, just as your fingerprints can identify your body physically, your handwriting reveals your whole personality, who you are, your mind, heart and soul. I was told that it is the “language of the soul.” The lady I met had been able to tell if people were depressed or suicidal in time past and been able to help or get dragged into it, or both. It is regarded as pseudoscience and it is really complex to learn. Sometimes, it is just a gift. (See spiritual graphology.) It is also based on the psychological concept of deviance, so some are trained and others are not. While I would love to tell you how this one works, I have no idea.

These two concepts are just some of the tons of weird psychic stuff in this world. We still have mediums, astrologists, and hundreds that I haven’t ever heard of before writing this. Do they work? Possibly. Especially if you believe. Both the numerologist and the graphologist gave me interesting results which I felt were mostly true – largely because there wasn’t anything startling. I mean, the Graphologist said I am a creative with good communication skills and I enjoy my individuality, while the Numerologist likened my number to that of Einstein. Of course I believe! [LOL] However a deeply sceptical friend of mine felt most of it was BS. He, however, agreed about the accuracy of a number of the results.

Let’s face it, at the end of the day we all choose what we believe in. We choose our religion and we choose the parts of humanity’s weirdness to believe or be sceptical of. Personally, while I stick to my own religion and try not to take too seriously concepts that might subtly mess it up, I believe in the greater good. That these tools, as I would like to call them if used to help people and solve issues, would not suck. However, more than anything with topics that open your mind to cosmic possibilities, be sure to protect your mind and know where to stop. [Personal Opinion]

It is okay to believe the reality of one concept, but trying to decipher the workings of different psychic abilities might have you trapped in a mind that isn’t yours. I’ve been there before; it’s pretty until it just isn’t. You can get dependent or addicted to them, they can shift your beliefs to utter confusion, and, from what I’ve seen insanity might not be farfetched. Note that my opinions are not for or against them, they’re just to serve as a reminder that no matter how much knowledge you want to consume, you would never know the complete truths of this world or the next.

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Ejiro Lawretta Egba is a young chartered accountant and writer from Nigeria. She holds a degree in Accounting and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She is currently a Financial Analyst for a private equity firm in Nigeria, a ghost writer, and a writer/contributor for a number of websites and platforms, both home and abroad. With an immense passion for knowledge acquisition, she seeks to contribute her own quota to the African community and beyond. For info and inquiries, contact via:


  1. “I have to understand the world, you know.” This is something the physicist Richard Feynman allegedly said.

    I believe that no human can fully grasp the world. But I am not for restraining to seek knowledge wherever I can.

    Although, some knowledge might be daunting but in as much as the knowledge is possible to acquire, I wouldn’t mind to acquire it.

    However, I feel that this might be somehow dangerous to the mind, like you’ve stated.

  2. I’m all about knowledge acquisition as well. I have just gotten to the point where I cherry pick the things I ingest. For my own sanity.

    Sometimes, there’s no point starting what we can’t finish.


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