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.
2016The 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 wholenumber 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 (Trigrammaton143) 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.
Litllwtw
O.L.
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It is my firm belief that, whether it be UFOnauts, Thelemic texts or sacred scriptures, all ciphers will always deliver certain "meaningful" matches when we use them to "decode" those things.
One of the clearest examples of this can be found in Allen H. Greenfield's "Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts", in which he proposes that EQ / ALW / NAEQ is the "secret cipher" of the UFOnauts — for the simple fact that he was able to find "meaningful matches" when applying it to the cases he was researching.
But then a question arises:
What if we used a completely different cipher — would we still be able to find "meaningful matches"?
And the answer to this is an absolute YES.
Whether it be Simple/Ordinal, or John Farthing's Toavotea Key, or R. Leo Gillis' Trigrammaton Qabalah, or even Frater RIKB's Mars Kamea Gematria — or any other cipher you could think of — we will always find "meaningful" matches when we use this kind of ciphers to decode anything we want.
I did it before with the cipher of the Bavarian Illuminati, applying it to the names and specific phrases in Greenfield's book. I did it with Simple/Ordinal English. And I did it with Alphanumeric Qabbala, Edgar Joel Love's Cipher X, and even a personal experimental cipher — only to find that all of them, in a way or another, delivered some outstanding results when applied to this specific subject.
So what would make a cipher "relevant"?
Would it be the matches we can get when we apply it in a certain context?
Or is it the context we're working on that dictates which ciphers make sense to be used?
Also — how can we be sure that something was previously encoded with Gematria? Is it the "meaningful matches" we can get that "confirm" that? Or do we have to be extremely cautious in these things, for the simple reason that a "match" doesn't mean anything per se, except the meaning that we willingfully give to it?
Just some food for thought...
]]>To arrive at the value 418, the English letter S has to be treated as the Hebrew letter Shin, as opposed to being treated as Samech, which is more traditional. My theory is the use of Shin instead of Samech is a signature gematria technique used by Aiwass. There are two more pieces of evidence that suggest the same, with the first consisting the the original Latin title of the Book of the Law, Liber L. vel Legis:
LIBER L VEL LEGISh = 666
The final data is seen in the name Aiwass itself, which equals 418 when figured using Greek gematria. When the signature gematria technique is applied to the name, Aiwass equals 618, the digits in the mathematical constant phi, the inverse value of the Divine Ratio:
AIWASS = 618 = 6.18
The case of Aiwass equaling 418 and the divine constant phi, is remarkable enough to suggest the name is a twodimensional gematria construct that probably has nothing to do with Aiwass being Satan as imagined by Aleister Crowley, while also demonstrating the likelihood that Aiwass uses the letter Shin as a signature facet in his Hebrew gematria equations.
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The ending of the Aeon of Horus and the beginning of the Aeon of MA can be pinpointed using the names of the three previous Gods, along with the equation of Time.
The Holy Family of Egyptian religion is IsisOsirisHorus. According to Crowley, these also represent the last three Aeons before the present one of MA. Their names can tell us exactly when the MAION began.
Using regular isopsephy for the standard Greek spelling of the three godnames:
ISIS = 420
OSIRIS = 590
ŌROS = 1170.
The sum is 2180.
In order to introduce the idea of Time into the equation, we simply use the Greek word:
CHRONOS = Time = 1090
So now we have a classic quaternity where three things are closely related, and the fourth is a means of balancing the other three, or a relation to all three of them. An analogy would be with the three dimensions of Space and one dimension of Time, comprising 4D SpaceTime.
In base 3, the septagram of decimal 2180 is represented like this: 2222202
therefore, its opposite, or antigram is 1090, represented like this: 1111101
Mathematically, the word Chronos is the opposite of the names IsisOsirisHorus.
The sum of the four gematria values is 3270. We then apply the Golden Ratio: 3270 / Phi = 2020.97114321
Using this as a marker of both 'time' and the three Aeons, 2020.97114321 indicates the year 2020, and .97114321 of that year, which occurred ~10:31 am UTC on December 21, 2020. The Solstice occurred about 28 minutes before this at 10:03 UTC. A few hours later came the Great Conjunction of Juppiter and Saturn; the first major celestial event that marked the end of the Aeon of Horus, and thus the beginning of the Next Aeon. This is when the Time ran out on the three previous Aeons.
Adjusting for the ‘formal’ beginning of the Aeon of MA on the Solstice point (in a similar way that we assume the March Equinox of 1904 began the Aeon of Horus), we must subtract 28 terrestrial minutes to arrive at 10:03 UTC. This is still a very precise approximation of the Golden Ratio, accurate to 5 decimal places:
10:03 UTC on 12212020 = 0.971089480 of the calendar year.
3270 / 2020.971089480874317 = 1.6180340
Phi = 1.618033988749894
The difference is 0.0000000430
Litlluw
Omega Logion 9°=2^{□}
]]>Examples of excellent 3 letter abbreviations:
MGK = Magick
BTC = Bitcoin
GLD = Gold
SLV = Silver
TKO = Technical knockout
EPS = Earning per share
XTC = Ecstasy
OTC = Over the counter
IPO = Initial public offering
LOL = Laughing out loud
ETC = et cetera
I'm only looking to abbreviate the name Aleister and nothing else.
Any ideas?
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The enigma of the Cipher in Liber AL 2:76 may be approached with geometry.
Verses 75 and 76 state the problem, and tell us what we are supposed to “listen to”:
Aye! listen to the numbers & the words:
4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L.
We take the value of the ‘numbers’ (143)
and the ‘words’, i.e., the letters in the Cipher (208)
and make these the sides of a right triangle. The hypotenuse is then 252.41
Thus, the instruction indicates the categories and components of the Cipher
to be solved with this geometry, using Trigrammaton gematria equivalents:
252 = the numbers & the words:
143 = 4 + 6 + 3 + 8 + 2 + 4 + 3 + 24 + 89
208 = A+B+K+A+L+G+M+O+R+Y+X+R+P+S+T+O+V+A+L
1810
The circumference of the circumcircle of this triangle exactly matches
the gematria of the entire verse 2:3, where ‘circumference’ is mentioned:
793 = In the sphere I am everywhere the centre,
as she, the circumference, is nowhere found.
Within this circumference, the diameter also has a poignant match, identifying it with Had:
252 = The Manifestation of Nuit
Litlluw
Omega Logion 9/2
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I would like to initiate a thread dedicated to Crowley's usage of "puzzles", ciphers, hints of ciphers, within the context of theater, poetry, prose, etc, specifically in Liber al Vel Legis as a specific paralanguage of the text.
I am putting this thread in the "Qabalah" section of Lashtal, because I just found it yesterday :)
Specifically, the threads by this member @Duck, and the thrill of seeing that he (she?) and I came to the same conclusions on the cipher, in two different ways :)
What Duck and I have in common is we are tossing aside the classic "gematria" approach, to the approach of using the paralanguage of the text at face value, and just try stuff that is mathematical, or at least within reason to the book, and approach it just like a fun exercise.
Now since Chp 1 paralanguage of Nuit's voice which is mathematical, precise, clear, unambiguous, rational, honest and transparent, and she uses this process to help us arrive at "Sunyata", pure emptiness and nonduality as both an actual state of experience as well as a definitive teaching, Hadit is going to teach us how to discover this in an entirely different manner.
Nuit also gave us a paralogical form, 0, 1, and 2, to understand Liber al Vel Legis, and Chp 2 is exactly where we can begin to test that.
At this stage, it is a good idea to have some sort of proper concept of "Sunyata" for this to make any sense.
The Paralanguage of Chapter 2
While Nuit commands our reverence, Hadit is a "tough love" challenge, more like a big brother, for his voice is the voice of Art to Nuit's Science, the "fiction" to her "fact", the "personal" to her "all". Where Nuit is "rational", Hadit is going to dazzle us with "irrational".
While Nuit's voice applies mathematical themes, Hadit's voice employs narrative themes.
These narrative themes are puzzle and theater, fighting and death.
Hadit is the voice of "concealing" that which Nuit is "revealing", and challenging our understanding so we can preserve the "mystery".
The paralanguage of Chp 2 is the "symbolic" voice (2).
This is the opposite of Nuit's voice, who speaks in the "actual" (1,1)
What we find is not just Hadit teaching us a new symbolic way to arrive at Sunyata, but we find a naturally occurring "dialectic" happening, two viewpoints that are opposites, but opposites in a state of complimentary union, without tension.
So I am only going to show this paralanguage revelation, a new understanding of this "nothingness", "Sunyata" with the most glaring of puzzles in Liber al Vel Legis, the "cipher".

"Mystery"
That's it. That is the cipher key for Chp 2.
It is mystery what that text means.
We do not know.
We will not ever know.
There is no "answer" there, there is only mystery.
The text is empty of all meaning (0), just like the self is empty of any actual self.
Everything all of us has ever hoped it to mean is all just our projection onto what the "mystery" is.
The Mystery has no meaning. It has no possible concept. It has no union. It has no division. It has no self. It has no god. It has nothing. Mystery is the pure state of nonduality in the face of true and false.
I could swap the word "mystery" with the word "Sunyata" to discover why it is the "glad word" of the text, but this chp is written in Hadit's voice, not Nuit's, and Hadit tells us how to arrive at this differently.
The Great Mystery of the Western school is the Sunyata of the Eastern School, this is the teaching of Chp 2.
I could also swap "sunyata" with the secret key word of the entire book (Sht, 31) as well when we understand that Sht = Sunyata, but we haven't arrive there yet :)
How do I arrive at it?
Differently than Duck. Ducks method of arrival is an incredible proof of the paralanguage of the text, independent from me. That's amazing!
I arrive at it following the paralanguage of the book as a piece of literature, and Hadit virtually gives the answer away for free in the fourth line of his chapter.
And in the paralogic of the text, the ternary logic is 0 = Mystery.
Duck's words were "LA", "OM", and 0/Mystery.
LA is "not", or what the conceptual mind throws up in the face of mystery. "Not" is the "art" of not being, the art of mystery.
"OM" (also "aum", which the text ends with) is "the totality of existence", or Sunyata by another manner.
There is a natural didactic and dialectical conversation between "Not" and "Mystery", 0 and 2, happening within Chp 2, over and over and over.
This "Not" is the equivalent of the paralogical "false", and the nature of "false" conceptually, the "tantric" view of false as another profound truth, instead of something to be avoided or feared in the T vs F dualistic reality.
Yet she shall be known & I never.
Hadit gives away his key of "mystery" right away in line 4, which I view as an act of compassion, because right after he gives it away so freely, he is going to take it back and challenge the bejesus out of us.
Hadit, as the self, is the eternal "mystery", another paradox, semantically identical to "Sunyata".
Now can we keep our mental state "in the mystery" while we read Chp 2, and then observe what our minds do, especially our conceptual minds, do with each further riddle?
Can we keep the "mystery" throughout the text, without falling into the pit of "because"?
Hadit introduces two major themes into the text in this chapter.
The first theme is a didactic one, a conversation between "self and other", introducing concepts of "others" and challenging us to define ourselves, perhaps even dangerous so watch out!
The second theme Hadit introduces is "battle" and fighting.
What is this fight?
How does "pure nothingness", Mystery, and the conceptual mind creating images of the Great Mystery (Not), have to do with fighting?
Hadit is the "dojo" for the "battle" coming in Chp3 :)
And now we have three psychological states to play with in this great battle.
0= Mystery, the Union of True and False, Art and Science, Actual and Symbolic, finite and infinite, War and Love, The Whole System. NonDuality
1 = Actual, truth, math, science, rational, one half of the formula, the "voice" of Nuit
2 = Symbolic, falsity, poetry, art, irrational, one half of the formula, the "voice" of Hadit
To understand the battle Hadit teaches the mind how to integrate Mystery from True and False, another way to use Nuit's tool (0, 1, and 2) but in a way that can produce both narrative themes as well as didactic confrontation into a synthesis.
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as this is my first post on here I first wanted to thank you deeply for your stimulating discussions. Just discovered this site yesterday night and it's the first forum after years of abstinence (besides social media) where I decided to create an account. I just read a few threads but enjoyed all of them. A big thanks to Shiva, Ignant666 and elitemachinery in particular. Especially Shiva, man, I'm really impressed by your writing, spirit and vision. I quickly checked out your website at angelfire earlier, it's a bit dated for sure but I recognize the value.
Okay, enough boot licking but believe me it was an honest compliment.
My current question would be as follows: You are surely aware of the connection between Eliphas Levi and Aleister Crowley. So some days ago I wanted to check their Gematria as Aleister and Eliphas in all likelihood considered it when picking their stage names. The problem I encountered was the Hebrew translation of their names. Couldn't really find it on the www. and I'm afraid I don't know what to do with the vowels in Hebrew. When to use them in a name and when not to. For example would the "ei" in "Aleister" be one "vav" a "double Vav" or something completly different? Also would the "t" be a Theth or a Tau/Tav? Same problems with the vowels in Eliphas Levi. Also "s" could be Samekh or Tzaddi.
I just assumed Hebrew Gematria would be most important to them. I coudn't really find any matches between these two names in English Gematria, I havn't tried Greek so. As many words in Thelema are Grecian origin it might be an option. Nevertheless Greek offers the same problem to me as there are several options for letters like "e".
Love is the Law
Greetings from Germany,
Stephan
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