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143 and the Holy Books of Theléma

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In light of recent discussions regarding the number 143, I followed a hunch and got some very interesting results in terms of the TQ English gematria.

The 13 canonical Holy Books of Theléma are Libri I, VII, X, XXVII, LXV, LXVI, XC, CLVI, CCXX, CCXXXI, CCCLXX, CD, DCCCXIII. These contain 27468 words that are written in all Roman characters (some of which are ‘barbarous’ words that are not English). This total excludes all numbers and Hebrew, Greek and Arabic words in the Books, as well as the verse numbers, the chapter headings, the list of genii names (which are a mixture of letter types), and ‘The Comment’ to Liber Legis (which may not be Class A). Thus, it is a test of the English gematria only.

The grand total of all of these English words, using TQ gematria, is 1246612. Using this as the volume of a cube, the surface area of the whole cube is 69497.96998, and the surface area of one face of the cube is 11582.99499. These are extremely close to integer values.


The surface areas can be rounded up .03 to 69498 for the whole cube, and .005 to 11583 for one face of the cube.

69498 = equals 143 * 486

143 = the sum of the numbers in the Cipher of AL 2:76

486 = "It is certain that every letter of this cipher hath some value"

This shows a correlation between the gematria of the Holy Books, as described in the clause from Liber LXV I:52, and the number from the Cipher in Liber AL.


~11583 is the surface area of one face of the cube.  11583 = equals 143 * 81

All of the dimensions of a cube are determined by the edge length, which can be found by dividing the volume by the area of one of the faces. If we begin with 1246612 as the volume, we divide by 11583 to get a ‘theoretical’ value for the edge length of 107.6242769. This is extremely close to the actual value:

~107.6243234             actual edge

~107.6242769             theoretical edge

~000.0000465             difference – accurate to 4 decimal places.

Within the limits of whole-number gematria, we can therefore conclude that by dividing the grand total of the Holy Books by 81, and then by 143, the result is the edge length of the cube whose volume is the Holy Books gematria (within a value of 1 in one and a quarter million).

Both 81 and 143 are highly significant in the Holy Books. There are 81 lines in the 27 trigrams of Liber Trigrammaton, and 143 is the gematria of the word Trigrammaton. Note that neither of those entities plays a role in the summation of the gematria cube, so they can be seen as objective measurements from ‘outside’ the sum of the English words. So, the name of Liber XXVII (Trigrammaton-143) times the number of its lines (81) produces the surface area of the face of the gematria cube of the Holy Books.

Of course, there are other factors that could be used; we might instead want to use 27, for the number of trigrams, thus 11583 = 27 * 429. The gematria of 429 will lead right into the final step.

429 = "the Master of the Temple of A.'.A.'., whose name is Truth"

This phrase is clearly using the capitalized words to create a notarikon for M.A.A.T., as noted by AC.

So, there is one last thing to consider that brings all of these numbers into focus. The surface area of the cube is ~69498 (accurate to within .0300). Writing this number in base 3 is quite illuminating:

Decimal 69498 = ternary 10112100000. Reversing the order of the digits, we end up with five leading zeroes, which drastically reduces the value of the number: ternary 00000121101 = decimal 442.

The value of the surface area reverses to 442, the value of the name מאאת = MAAT.

This illustrates that the substrate of all the 13 Holy Books is the name of the goddess of the Next Aeon.