Do what thou wilt
Shall be the whole of the Law.
> Do you realize your criticisms will also have to apply to the
methods of categorization utilized by the Holy Qabalist?
No Gematria is based on an exact or factorable relationship between
numerical values. In traditional Qabalistic methods the numerical
values are enshrined in the counting system used by the language group.
a connection exists between the idea of *ritual* and the description
of the Sanskrit term *ritu* as *the rite*. You also note the phonetic
connection between *ritu* and *rite*. The defintion of *ritu* as
*menses* establishes the connection with the color red and the
concept of ritual as demonstrated with the other connections.
No it does not. One must know the history of the language, when the two
words became related and if that phonemic relationship is causal or
makes for good Qabala Jones, and I know Crowley and others have drawn
conclusions on less evidence than that presented here.
Well the fact that Crowley was often a weak Qabalist is hardly an
> Etymology cannot indicate the language a word originated in for the
simple fact that words evolved through the spoken medium for
thousands of years before writing became a factor in the evolution of
Well then the whole point of etymology is lost, because there are rules
for the evolution of language that are well established, linguistic
drift etc. that account for change beyond the written word. But aside
from that no one here has established when the usage ritu for something
associated with menstruation entered the language. It could well be
post written usage, much of linguistic evolution is accounted subsequent
to the establishment of written language, so your assertion is only very
partially justified. If you have some historical evidence for the words
usage, its various literary and linguistic contexts, its cognates etc.
then we can talk. Until then it is just a tantalizing possibility or an
Love is the
law, love under will.
David R. Jones