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• I m struggling when reading 777 and I m currently at a loss of what to do with the information given... I realize this much about gematria: 1. It is a method
Message 1 of 2 , Feb 18, 2004
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I'm struggling when reading 777 and I'm currently at a loss of what
to do with the information given... I realize this much about
gematria:

1. It is a method of comparison between two seemingly different words
digits of a word and using the corresponding tarot key or hebrew
letter as a key of explaination.
2. Drawing comparisons between two different paths by using a line of
argument Crowley compares to the riddle "Why is a story like a
ghost?" Answer. "A story's a tale; a tail's a brush; a brush is a
broom; a brougham's a carriage; a carriage is a gig; a gig's a trap;
a trap's a snare; a snare's a gin; gin's a spirit, and a spirit's a
ghost." Or, for example, B=Mercury=8=Ch=418=ABRAHADABRA, and so on
and so forth.

As far as the idea that, as Crowley states, "In practice each
equivalence is a magical operation to be carried out by the
aspiriant," I am at a loss. My idea was that perhaps this is
referring to choosing a number that represents the state of mind that
you are currently in, and finding a method to transpose this number
psychologically into another that you desire, but I am still unsure.
Also, I am unsure as to the methods of obtaining the outcome, if this
is the case. Also, how are numbers chosen as starting points? It
seems as if you'd either have to pick a word that means something
with you, use it's particular numerical value, and link it to that of
another word that's significant, or to choose a path (letter) of the
tree you consider yourself to currently be on and find means of
linking it to others symbolically. Also, do the sephiroth or spheres
on the tree have much to do with gemetria, or are you only comparing
the paths that connect them? Perhaps a more simple way for me to
define my queries would be to state a hypothetical situation: I
desire to construct a ritual to bring me from point A to point B, and
am looking to use Gematria to help construct its symbolism. How is
this done? I don't really understand if the idea is to reduce where
you are to one, to zero, or to another number that describes where
you'd like to end up with the working. Should the ritual itself have
an endpoint of zero? This is confusing to me.

Nate
• 93 Nate The problem you are having with gematria is an all to common one amongst armchair cabalists and thelemites alike. It is, simply stated, thus: You have
Message 1 of 2 , Mar 4, 2004
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93

Nate

The problem you are having with gematria is an all to common one
amongst armchair cabalists and thelemites alike. It is, simply
stated, thus: You have firmly ensconced the horse in front of the
cart.

The key to gematria lies in starting with the basics, that is,
learning to walk before trying to win a cross country marathon.

Let me example it for you: The ten Holy Sephiroth are numbered 1
through 10, with the unmanifest Ain Soph Aur being 0. Another view
is for Kether to be 0 and Malkuth 9 (in my view more correct)as
alluded to with our Fool of the Tarot being 0, but the hebrew Aleph
being 1. (There is a very simple yet deep Mystery revealed in this
pertaining to All and Naught, but I digress.) Actually, being able
to mentally flip from one view to the next is the best advice I can
give concerning the reciprocity of 1 and 0.

Thus, each of the Sephiroth and the attributes reveal the deepest
meaning, and the purest, of each single integer 1 through 10 (or 0
through 9).

From here we would then approach the AIQ BKR (The Cabala of Nine
Chambers), i.e.: "paste the sheets (of the tarot) from right to
left". Here we group the Hebrew letters (including the finals) of
the Paths as such: 1:10:100, 2:20:200, 3:30:300, etc. culminating in
9:90:900. These represent three levels, as it were, of the
emanations, formations and manifestations of each of the Holy
Sephiroth. Thus we could view the tripartite numbers as representing
the Trinity of the Ain Soph Aur flowing through each of the
Sephiroth, and represent this numerically as 111 for Kether etc.
Note that 666 = Tiphareth in this schema. These three levels could
be seen to represent the Aziluthic, Briatic and Yetziratic levels
prior to full on dense manifestation in Assiah (i.e. the Four
Cabalistic Worlds).

So now we can take a Hebrew word like, say, Messiah (anointed one).
It's value is 358. 300 repesents the Atziluthic or archetypal
essence of Binah as well as the letter Shin and the Tarot atu Aeon
or Judgement. 50 represents the Briatic essence of Geburah as well
as the letter Nun and the Tarot atu Death. 8 represents the
Yetziratic essence of Hod as well as the Hebrew letter Cheth and the
Tarot Atu the Chariot. Tne Hebrew Name Nachash, the serpent of Eden
also adds to 358. Thus we may see, through gematria, how that which
may be first thought to bind us may ultimately prove to be our
liberator.

If you know your Cabala, all of these number associations will bear
fruit with but a few minutes contemplation. Also, you will see how
to build a ritual around this number 358, or for the serpent
Nachash, or to invoke the Messiah. If you don't know your Cabala,
then you will remain lost and confused.

Hope this helps.

Perseverando

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