Matthew Goodwin, one of the foremost numerologists of the 20th century and author of Numerology: The Complete Guide and 1991: The Original Numerology Annual, was the numerologist behind Widening Horizons’ software. Matthew not only designed the actual mathematical algorithms used to do the calculations (unique and exclusive to Widening Horizons’ software), but also wrote the text used in all its reports. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Matthew brought a love of numbers, mathematics and scientific analysis to his craft. Matthew not only taught numerology, but gave thousands of private consultations and did advance research. In fact, many of the advanced concepts developed by Matthew were incorporated in Widening Horizons’ Numerology Report and Relationship Report.
How Matthew Goodwin first got started in numerology is a rather fascinating story. As it turns out, he just stumbled into it around 1967. At the time he was a partner in an architectural firm, responsible for hiring new employees. He worked with an assistant who habitually voiced her evaluation of prospective applicants each time she handed over a new resume. He found that her comments—whether good or bad—pegged the individuals that he employed. Many years later he said that after a while he began to listen before he hired, rather than after; that her insights made a big difference in finding the right people.
After two years, his assistant moved away. Before she left, though, Matthew asked her to share the secret of her success. The answer (much to his surprise) was numerology. Matthew shared that the only way he could have ever believed in numerology was to see it work for two years without knowing what it was. He said that he never would have believed it otherwise. After this experience, Matthew learned as much about numerology as he could. The rest is history.
In 1990, Matthew Goodwin unexpectedly passed away. Not only was it a great loss to his family and friends, but a major loss to the numerology community. At the time of his passing, he was working on several new books on numerology. One of these elaborated on the use of energy groups, a special technique he developed that is now used as part of Widening Horizons’ software on Astrology.com.