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  • "There are a great many of these “English Qabalah” ciphers about because Aleister Crowley included a riddle in his Book of the Law that required the use of gematria to solve it. Despite the fact that he left clues that the cipher was using the Standard Gematria cover-cipher, many people stepped forward to provide “solutions” using the pseudo-ciphers they created.[1]"
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It's our long-lost old pal Alrah!

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Shiva
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Posted by: @ptoner - quoting some pundit

"Crowley included a riddle in his Book of the Law"

Crowley did not include it. Aiwass included it and Crowley writ it down.

Posted by: @ptoner - quoting some twisted pundit-profit

" ... that required the use of gematria to solve it."

NOBODY knows for sure if gematria is required, because ...

1. It has not been solved, so how can some critikal pundit say gematria is required?

2. Nothing nowhere says gematria is required. Except this poser-poster-person.

3. A pseudo-cipher is "a false code," and whoever wrote the epistle you are quoting needs to go back to Thelemic Kindergarten and get his/her Qabalistic bias straightened out.

Posted by: @ignant666 - quoting some raving lunar-tick

"... neither The Times of Israel nor its partners assume any responsibility for them."

Non-assumption of responsibility is the doorway to schizophrenia, which is an unfortunate state of mind.


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christibrany
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@ignant666

 

I remember that, girl?

 

Such fun times 10 years ago. 


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Posted by: @christibrany

I remember that, girl?

For a while, I had email exchanges with her. They were completely rational and she introduced no woo-woo or pseudo-puzzling-codes-or-ciphers. I suspect the pseudo-QBL stuff kicked in when public utterances were uttered. Privately, she seemed normal as could be.


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She has been banned here, i think 3 times, but twice for sure.

And also has been banned from heruraha, aka the Fruitcake Factory, of sainted memory.

And also has been banned from reddit/thelema, aka the New Fruitcake Factory.

Which is all the places where Thelema is discussed that a person can be banned from, AFAIK.

The Triple Crown of Thelemic bans, in fact.


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I'm not sure this is "Alrah."

Bio is here:

http://bethshebaashe.com/bethsheba-ashe

Wasn't "Alrah" an Aussie?

I could but wrong but this doesn't sound like the same person who was here in the past claiming to be Ma'at and sharing digital manipulations of the Harris Thoth images....

 


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Pegasus/Meg the tarot manipulator, and methamphetamine fan, who posted here 2-3 years ago, was an Aussie, yes.

Some folks speculated that Peg was the same person who used to post here 10-15 years or so ago as Alrah, and under another name before that. But they were mistaken.

Alrah was/is British, and has for some years now gone under the name Bethsheba Ashe.

She was last banned from here for a post in a thread about trans issues, i assume for some sort of transphobic bigotry.

She was banned from heruraha and reddit/thelema as Bethsheba, or maybe the transition from Alrah to Bethsheba was when she got banned at heruraha. She became Bethsheba around the same time she invented her new qabalah, which was after she got banned here, and around the time she was a frequent post at heruraha.


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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

I could but wrong

 

And it appears Aiwass...

Posted by: @ignant666

Some folks speculated that Peg was the same person who used to post here 10-15 years or so ago as Alrah, and under another name before that. But they were mistaken.

I was assuming that-and hence it seemed to me that the Bethsheba bio and writing style was a bit different from the Pegasus posts I recall...  

 


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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

Wasn't "Alrah" an Aussie?

No, she is a Brit. And Bathsheba Ashe is one of her aliases.

Posted by: @kidneyhawk

claiming to be Ma'at

That was our meth-promoting Aussie gal. She was not Alrah or Bath-sheba or the webmaster of The Babalon Website, all of whom are the same, in jollye olde England.

 


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Posted by: @shiva

1. It has not been solved, so how can some critikal pundit say gematria is required?

How do you know it has not been solved? What is lacking in the extant solutions?


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Posted by: @herupakraath

How do you know it has not been solved? What is lacking in the extant solutions?

There are folks who claim to have solved it. I think (oh, no) you might be one of them. I do not know it has not been solved, because it is impossible to prove a negative - or so the philosophers say.

Extant: "Standing out or above any surface; protruding."

I have not noticed anything, anywhere that is "standing out," except for the claims of the problem-solvers themselves, which are easy to disregard.

Anytime someone wants to summarize their findings in a single paragraph, not to exceed one page by avoiding paragraph breaks (about 250 words), and said findings have a practical application, I will be the first in line to proclaim their insight as insightful. References and links to multi-paged documents filled with assorted numbers and foreign lingo words will be denied. By me. Not that I am the final Arbiter in such matters.


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Alrah was not actually banned from Heruraha.net. 

She left and asked that all of her threads be deleted. 

As long as we’re on record..


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Posted by: @hermitas

Alrah was not actually banned from Heruraha.net.

Yes, this is correct, and i apologize for muddying the record.

I know this because she PM-ed me on reddit to say so. She also asks that i "pass on [her] best wishes to Shiva and the crew."  And also asks that i 

remind Shiva of Crowley’s comment on II:76. I think most people assume that ‘the regular pattern’ refers to Standard gematria. Does he have an alternative suggestion?

'This passage . . . appears to be a Qabalistic test (on the regular pattern) of any person who may claim to be the Magickal Heir of the Beast.'

I suggest that discussions of claimed solutions to the AL puzzle be moved elsewhere.


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Shiva
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Posted by: @ignant666 - quoting Alrah

Does he have an alternative suggestion?

I don't know about AC's comment and the "regular pattern," or whatever the term is. I have already made my alternative suggestion, which I will now repeat, in paraphrase, if I can only grasp the essence of the original injunction ...

Forget it! If you have to use your linear mind to crack the code, then it's just made-up stuff. How can it protrude or become extant if it's all made up.

Now, if a solution should arise by gnosis, and it gets refined into practicality by said linear mind, and it can be expressed in the common language, then good for that person and their mind.

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I suggest that discussions of claimed solutions to the AL puzzle be moved elsewhere.

A good suggestion. There are many threads devoted to the puzzle, and they can easily be necro-filed.


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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

And it appears Aiwass...

Looks like you've Hadit.


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Posted by: @michael-staley

Looks like you've Hadit.

I Nuit.


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