- Taammuz wrote: >> The main clue that began comparative research with English Gematria systems and Roman Numerals was the fact that all of Crowley sMessage 1 of 191 , Jun 17, 2008View SourceTaammuz wrote:
>> The main clue that began comparative research with English Gematria systems and Roman Numerals was the fact that all of Crowley'sSandi wrote:
>> 'holy writings' have Roman Numeral sub-headings& nbsp; (Liber CCXX for example). So too does the Thoth Tarot contain Roman
>> Numerals in the trump numbering.
>>You're say that Crowley devised this system?Nope, never said he devised the system at all, using Roman Numerals as footnotes or sub-headings is a common practice. I'm not sure if anyone else besides Crowley used them as Tarot Trump numberings. As I said...it was a clue, not an item of dogma. The main correlation is between the similar glyphs of English Letters and Roman Numerals. As I recall, the question arose one day like this:
"How far back could an English Gematria system be operant?"Answer: "Back to the Latin Alphabet."From there, recursively substituting Roman/English gematria became the basis for this tangent. Some lucid critical work regarding this process has come to light, at least in the context of probability. Despite that, the use of this system in a theurgical context has yielded profound exegetical results, which have also been criticized as well. It follows that any unorthodox approach will provoke kneejerk critique from representatives of 'traditional systems'.
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- Thelema Alla Ra Adam, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ... Um, hi there! How are ya? About yesterday? The ah... you know, stupid & stuff?...Message 191 of 191 , Jun 20, 2009View SourceThelema Alla Ra Adam,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
> Thelema concerns that one arena which he wishedUm, hi there! How are ya? About yesterday? The
> he was gifted in, but was not. coincidentally that
> one arena that the most drastic advances have
> occurred in ~ creative visual arts. It completes
> him. If one does not there masterfully excel one
> is not equipped to comprehend transcendent
> will. And I certainly do not refer to the
> mediocre talent of a Harris.
ah... you know, stupid & stuff?... well I'm sorry...
I see I might not have understood your meaning.
Would you please tell me what makes you think
Crowley wished he was gifted in "Therion Thelema"?
How do you know he wasn't? ... and how do you
know he wished he was gifted? I don't understand
why you see it as gifted - seems to me it's learned.
Love is the Law, Love under Will.