<snip long but fascinating rant>
> IAF -> IAO -> IAU
> which last word equals 36 using the order = value gematria schema of
> Trigrammaton, and then of course
> Sum IAU = 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 35 + 36 = 666
> I would not even mention this sum if it were not the case that there
> exists a vast body of work using both the linear and trinary values
> of Trigrammaton, which appears to demonstrate that AC spent years
> tweaking and adjusting his arrangement of the letters of the English
> Alphabet so that they work to create a fascinating, and all in all
> in its essentials, a pretty straightforward cipher of Liber AL. I
> here use the word cipher in all of its senses.
> All of this raises the interesting question of the ability of AC to
> "Keep Silence" in his writing about the extent to which he himself
> designed it. Even if it is a case of theophanic inspiration, it is
> wise to recall the words of Fakruddin Iraqi, a Persian Sufi poet who
> versified the Sheikh-al-Akbar of theosophical Sufism, Ibn Al Arabi
> and his doctrine of Being, Wujud, in a wonderful poem translated in
> Paulist Press' series Western Classics of Spirituality under the
> title Divine Flashes. In that work Iraqi warns against what he calls
> Wrathful Theophany, a phenomenon evidently quite familar to the Sufis
Fair enough, but it has also become a held a opinion by our particular 'faction' I suppose,
that the ALW solution to the grid page in chap. 3 is indeed an inspired artifact arising out
of 'theophanic contact'. It too is a very straightforward cipher of AL, it also matches Liber
27 via J.L.'s solution. RLG has done remarkable work with the trigrams in this area which
validates Crowley's trigrammaton work as true and correct.
The idea that an apparition of some sort appeared in AC's hotel room is not implausible to
me, as I have been an eyewitness to such events and have seen them as the result of my
own workings. Still with the "child of they bowels" problem there are two things which
must be inherent:
1. There must be discoverable material within AL that Crowley could not have known yet is
comprehensive to his 'heir' and transmissable to anyone listening
2. This material is of a cryptic nature so complex that it exceeds human execution, thus it
is unarguably the direct product of a non-human intelligence.
(It is interesting to me that Crowley's schism with Achad seems to be perpetuated
generationally by this dispute about the EQ of AL.)
The Roman Numeral 666 formula of ALW-(by The Magus Love):
"A proof of the Thelemic nature of English Qabalah can be found in Roman Numerals. The
key is a recursive formula analyzing the English Qabalah values of the letters forming a
First turn a number into a roman numeral. Then total the English Qabalah values of the
letters forming the roman numeral.
The total is used as the starting number for the second pass thru the formula. Continue
the process until a loop is formed by the second number repeating an earlier first number.
Any number you start with will fall into one of three closed loops:
69 = LXIX = 69.
58 = LVIII = 81 = LXXXI = 91 = XCI = 58.
68 = LXVIII = 103 = CIII = 82 = LXXXII = 114 = CXIV = 68.
The sum of the roman numerals forming any of the three closed loops is equal to the total
English Qabalah value of the letters forming the loops roman numerals.
LXIX = 69
LVII + LXXXI + XCI = 230
LXVIII + CIII + LXXXII + CXIV = 367
The sum of the eight roman numerals forming the three closed loops is equal to the total
value of their letters in English Qabalah.
LXIX + LVIII + LXXXI + XCI + LXVIII + CIII + LXXXII + CXIV = 666"
Was the above solution the result of theophanic epiphany? Most definitely, yet this solution
is nowhere found in AC's works, it exists independent of his knowledge. Its just a tidbit,
but its terrible symmetry is undeniable. Even elementary gematria of ALW upon AL yields
formidable results which are published all over electronically and otherwise.
Alamantrah may have been 'satisfactory' as you say, but I dont think Crowley ever thought
it was any big deal. If his 'trigrammaton solution" was so ultimate, why wasnt there an
"english qaballah" section in 777 based on this work? As I understood it, Crowley had said
Liber 27 contained an entirely new Qaballah as yet unknown to him and that its full
meaning was, in his words "concealed to all". Did Alamantrah occur after he wrote this
passage? Or did Liber 27's ultimate meaning escape him to the grave?
It also became apparent to me that when RLG gave us a full presentation last year, that his
trigrammaton data correlated with J.L.'s solution in many unexpected ways. Ultimately, I
have concluded that both systems are true and correct, yet they are very mutually
exclusive and self contained. It is my "article of faith" I suppose, that ALW is the key to the
grid page. I cannot dismiss something (the grid) that the Founder intended to be printed in
the original work; a "Class A" document no less, which is allegedly not to be questioned "in
so much as the style of a letter". This may seem fundamentalist, but in our Order
<N*O*T*>, there is no formal, fundamental formal liturgy that all members must adhere
to under pain of expulsion, no fundamental oaths to unknown persons unanswerable and
unaccountable, and certainly no fundamental yearly cash dues. All of that stuff seems
pretty fundamental, too. Unfortunately, Liber Al outlies a lot of fundamentalist thought, I
suppose folks who wish to create a central thelemic orhodoxy ultimately pick and choose
the trappings of their fundamentalism, as for me, Im going to choose from the material in
the Class A documents alone, and leave the rest for my individual work.
....and, as a aside reply to your earlier post, as I understood it G.V. Wigram's:
"Englishman's Greek Concordance Of The New Testament" and
"The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament"
....were used as source materials for creating Strong's.
Plus, let me qualify that the idea that the Crowleys associated with Wigram was speculative
and not based on any direct evidence.