obtain the Order & Value of the English Alphabet ; thou shalt
find new symbols to attribute them unto"
-LiberAL chapter II v
55 (from the Satanic and controversial Book of the Law)
What is the
Qaballa fulfils the requirements of the instructions given in
Liber Al vel Legis (The Book of the Law) to the illuminati of
the A.'.A.'. in Chapter II verse 55. It was discovered on the
23rd of November 1976. After working with the Cipher several
radical methods and new techniques were discovered that
confirmed that was indeed the promised cipher of Al. The word
had finally become flesh.
How did the
English Qaballa originate?
On April 8th,
9th and 10th 1904 Aleister Crowley received a Book, The Book of
the Law via direct voice communication from a "Praeter human
intelligence" called Aiwass, identifying himself as "The
minister of Hoor-Paar-Kraat", an aspect of Horus. Crowley who
was both a brilliant Qaballist and an accomplished magician was
surprised and shocked by the content of the book which claimed
to be the basis of the " New Aeon. "The Aeon of the Crowned and
Conquering Child. Despite the unusual circumstances involved in
its reception Crowley dismissed the Book as amere curiosity. The
Manuscript was subsequently lost for five years before it was
"Rediscovered" and began to realise that the book seemed to
contain Qabbalistic formulae of an unusually high order,
formulae that promised to revolutionise and eclipse the
crumbling traditions of the Golden Dawn with a living vital
evolutionary system that was based entirely on self realisation
using Magickal and Mystical techniques. This system was called
In an effort to
proliferate the message of LiberAl Crowley completed several
extensive commentaries on the text utilising Hebrew, Arabic and
Greek Qaballa to unlock its many secrets. His attempts at the
instructions of LiberAl II 55 were initially equated to the
pictograms of Liber Trigrammaton however he was not entirely
satisfied with the results. In the New comment he states " The
Attribution in Liber Trigrammaton is good theoretically, but no
Qabalah of merit has arisen there from."
Crowley's magickal child, Frater Achad, provided a valuable key
to unlocking LiberAl as outlined in his thesis Liber 31. Achad
notes the following:
"Then I noticed
another very important thing. I was wondering why A and L should
be chosen, or rather why L the 12 th letter of the Hebrew
alphabet should follow A, the first."
It would also
appear that he was closer to the Cipher than has probably been
realised, although he knew it Not, for the 12 th letter of the
English Alphabet is also L the second letter of the EQ cypher
and the name of the book from which it was generated.
split with Crowley the subject of the English Qaballa was almost
forgotten until the 1970's when a concerted effort was made to
discover the Key to Al by the western illuminati.
What about the
more recent efforts to discover the Cipher?
In 1976 certain
groups and individuals signed A A oaths (illuminati oaths) and
worked with LiberAl in search of the promised Qaballa. Several
attempts were made then either abandoned or ritually sacrificed
as failures. Two orders in particular actively sought the answer
the O.Z.R.C.S and the T.T.S. Both groups worked independently
and were ignorant of each other's existence yet both found
recurrent symbols relevant to Venus, Scorpio and the Rosy Cross.
After several attempts the T.T.S decided to seek out the key
magickally and appropriately enough one member began counting 11
letters from A to the letter L. He continued the sequence
counting another 11 letters toW. Thus deriving the initials of
"Azure Lidded Woman." Resuming the 11 fold sequence he
eventually generated the order :-
A L W H S D O Z
K V G R C N Y J U F Q B M X I T E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
and groups worked with the above Cipher using the Class A texts
applying the EQ to various aspects of Magick. After the
collation of much empirical data the consensus was overwhelming.
This was indeed the promised Qaballa.
In the US
certain members of the QBLH illuminati worked with the Cipher.
One member, Soror Ishtaria, produced a program to allow rapid
and accurate reseach. This Program is called "Lexicon" and
remains the only program worth considering for serious EQ
What makes this
the promised Cipher ?
The text of Al
contains a tremendous amount of corroborative evidence to
substantiate this particular order. The sequence begins with the
name of the book Al, in conjunction with the third letter W
produces an anagram of Law, the English title of the Book.
"Official" copies of the book of the Law is a facsimile of the
handwritten manuscript. Page 16 of chapter III contains a grid
drawn by Crowley on the text of LiberAL III v47. Writing the
alphabet continuously down the columns from the top left hand
corner will produce the above sequence across the diagonals.
This is proof enough for some, however, the evidence continues
to mount up.
On the same page
the centre of the grid contains a cross within a circle,
traditionally the symbol of a "Rosy Cross" a fundamental symbol
of the illuminati creed. The text states "then this circle
squared in its failure, is a key also" The symbol occurs in the
square allotted to K with the value of 9. The "Square" of nine =
81 the EQ value of "Rosy Cross" !
The edge of the
circle intrudes into the adjacent square allotted to U or 17.
The sum of the two squares that contain the circle is 26, the
number of letters in the English Alphabet.
The value of "In
it's failure" is 187 which equals "English Alphabet". "Is a key
also" yields the value 93, equivalent to "Scorpio," "Divide" and
"Time". Ninety-three of course being the value of the number
that designates the Thelemic Current as a whole. This suggests
that the particular order & value of the English Alphabet
presented here is especially relevant to Thelema.
The total sum of
the English Alphabet is 351 which is the total sum of letters
and numbers of Al II verse 76 one of the more intriguing verses
in the book and the subject of much debate.
In Chapter one
verse 24 Nuit states the following: "I am Nuit, and my number is
six and fifty" Applying the EQ to the text reveals that Nuit =
78. Naturally, 7 multiplied by 8 = 56, precisely Six and fifty
and is equal to the value of "Isis".
This is just a
fraction of the number of examples to be found in the text of
Al. One verse in particular requires further scrutiny for it
contains the seeds of Initiation concealed and revealed therein.
In Liberal II 75
Hadit declares the following :
"Aye, listen to
the numbers & the words" The phrase is one of the more
remarkable in the text. It seems to be a further instruction to
seek out the order and value. The total sum of the verse is 418
equal to "Abrahadabra" in Hebrew and according to Crowley the
number of the completion of the Great Work. The sum of Four +
One + Eight is 187 and is the value of two phrases in particular
"English Alphabet" is the first, the second phrase...
..."And doubt it
English Qaballa Methods and Techniques ?
All of the
techniques of the Hebrew Qaballa can be used with the cipher of
Al. Essentially they can be broken down into specific groups.
This is a method
of comparing the total sum of words of a specific value and
comparing the relationships between them. For example the
Gematria of Love = 44 (2+7+10+25) = "Aum Ha", the last two words
of Liberal. The value of 44 is also "Solar Hawk" and "Hawk +
Lord." It is also equal to EQ the system that both reveals and
conceals these relationships.
This is another
common technique deriving acronyms from phrases. The Classic
example in Liberal is that of ISIS =56 this is demonstrated in
LiberAl v1 22. " Since I am Infinite Space and Infinite Stars
This method can
be extended by examining the first letters of a phrase and verse
and comparing them with the last letters of the phrase to
discover its form of manifestation. For example: -
"Love is the
law, love under will".
LITLLUW = 73 =
Power, from where ? ESEWERL = Warrior Lord
This is the sum
of a given series from 1 to a significant integer. For example,
the mystic number of seven is 28 (= 1+2 +3 +4 +5+6+7). Seven is
the number of Netzach the sephiroth traditionally alloted to
Venus. Note that 28 is equal to "Holy" and "Ankh" the Egyptian
Symbol of Venus.
These can be
found extensively throughout the class A texts. For example
Hours is an anagram of Horus = 45. Arms is an anagram of Mars =
involves the cross multiplying of two numbers and is derived
from the text of Al III v 19 "Count well its name & it will be
as to you as 718 " The shortest method of accomplishing this is
to multiply the total value of one word by the number of
integers in the second. And repeating with the second word. The
two sums are then added and the resultant is termed "Counted
Well" and designated by convention with a "%" sign.. For example
Azure % Lidded = 718.
Azure = 63
(1+8+17+12+25) Lidded = 68 ( 2+23+6+6+25+6)
63 x 6 = 378 68
x 5 = 340 + = 718
Aum%Ha = 93,
Love%Law = 156, Sun % Midnight = 666 Abra%Hadabra = 418,
is revealed in the first verse of chapter 3 "Abrahadabra the
reward of Ra Hoor Khut" and is used to find the reward of the
number e.g. the reward of Ra Hoor Khut = 97 is 79 = Abrahadabra
= Heaven. The Reward of Horus 45 = 54 = Snake (The traditional
bringer of wisdom).
There are many
other techniques but they lie outside the scope of this brief
introduction. Working with the methods outlined above will
provide sufficient momentum and "Proof" to confirm the validity
of the System.
think that we stand on the brink of a New Aeon. The English
Qaballa provides a key to unravelling the initiatory mysteries
as revealed in Liber Al vel Legis and the Class A texts of
Thelema. As a largely experimental system, it has no dogma and
appeals to the very core of the individual..
The choice, it
would seem, is clear for these demon lovers says Fr. Alav from
A L W H S D O Z
K V G R C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
N Y J U F Q B M
X I T E P 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Why is the E.'.Q.'. Order & Value a serial order (one to twenty
six) rather than hundreds, tens and units like the Hebrew system
A. Many students
of the Golden Dawn system and the better known sources on Greek
and Hebrew Qabalah ask this question. In fact there is a
considerable body of evidence that Greek and Hebrew characters
were used for a serial order first, and that this order was
important in the development of these systems, similarly many
other ritual alphabets have used serial orders rather than
hundreds, tens and units. There is thus no reason why E.'.Q.'.
should adhere to the same pattern as the systems which have had
most currency since the nineteenth century. On the other hand
the vast majority of alternative English Gematrias proposed
since E.'.Q.'.'s discovery have adopted the 1 to 26 "value"
while proposing another "order" for the letters.
Q. Surely any
attribution of numbers to letters would produce results? Isn't
it more a matter of belief and "word association by numbers"?
not, though before my own experience of E.'.Q.'. I might well
have thought so myself. Several alternative gematrias do exist,
but as yet none has produced a magical system. The question of
belief is not appropriate to a true numerical system, numbers
are a standard of immutable truth that rises above mythology and
other limited paradigms. So far the alternative gematrias have
indeed proved to be nothing more than systems of word
association, or go little further than "proving" the discoverer
is Crowley's successor! E.'.Q.'. on the other hand has shown
itself capable of considerably more than this, a situation that
cannot be entirely due to the superior ability of its exponents!
the above I have become familiar with the work of David Allen
Hulse, whose unpublished work on English gematria is a major
exception to the above rule. Though not extending to a magical
methodology in itself - as yet - the system he uses is the
simplest of all, the ABC series numbered 1 to 26, which the
discoverers of E.'.Q.'. had tried and not found of interest, my
own researches also failed to find anything of interest in this
schema. Hulse on the other hand, and I take my hat off to him
for it, came at the problem from another direction, as may be
seen in his "Key of it All" which I cannot recommend to highly,
and got first class results from what had seemed to some of the
best qualified persons in this field to be an unlikely schema.
Having surveyed and examined many alternative methods of English
gematria it is my belief that more is to come, and that the
serial order applied to ABC and its odd numbered permutations
(of which "family" E.'.Q.'. is an honoured member) is likely to
be the most fertile area for future discoveries.
Q. What simple
proofs can you present that E.'.Q.'. is a valid solution to the
Qabalistic puzzles of the Book of the Law?
A. Simple proofs
are many, though in their enthusiasm E.'.Q.'. writers have often
assumed the reader will find them for themselves, and have
concentrated on other more technical aspects. These following
are among the simplest and most "accessible" indicators of E.'.Q.'.'s
astonishing ability to detail Thelemic principles exactly
without mind-bending calculation or peculiar spellings!
are accustomed to writing "Love is the law, love under will" as
three 93's. The value of LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL by
E.'.Q.'. is 279 or 3x93. Similarly "Do what thou wilt shall be
the whole of the law" = 386 which is 2x193.
chapter of the Book of the Law, gives the number of "Had" as
eleven, the value of HAD in E.'.Q.'..
STRANGE DRUGS from AL has the value 143, the same value as the
phrase DISTANT DRUG in Liber VII. This is a striking example of
the accuracy of the gematria system, involving not only AL but
the entire Class A literature.
The Book of the
Law injoins us to exceed by delicacy and drink by the eight and
ninety rules of art. DELICACY = 98 by E.'.Q.'., no other reason
has ever been presented for the number of "rules of art".
Pentagram rituals frequently attribute Babalon to West and
Water, while Aiwass/Aiwaz is frequently attributed to the
direction of Air. BABALON = 65 = WATER, AIWAZ = 36 = AIR.
Accordingly E.'.Q.'. derived ritual corresponds closely with
traditional ritual in this obvious respect and in others less
obvious, without any necessity to squeeze round pegs into square
holes by selective spelling or other contortions.
Well process (briefly, value of word a times number of letters
in word b and vice versa) produces other startling proofs.
AZURE % LIDDED =
718 Note eleven letters and initials AL, the next word is
"Woman", thus the initials ALW, which are the first three
letters of the E.'.Q.'. Order & Value. Note also that the phrase
"O Azure-Lidded Woman" starts with the letters O.A.Z., which
letters have the E.'.Q.'. values of 7.1.8.
ABRAHAD % ABRA =
418 (Crowley's "Hebrew" system gives the same value).
AUM % HA = 93
(this word seals the book).
SUN % MIDNIGHT =
666, this number is traditionally associated with the Sun and
with the "Solar Phallic" current of which "The Beast" is the
embodiment. There are important keys in this equivalence,
relating to Khephra, results magick and the IVth house of
astrology, the enemy naming ceremony and much else.
BABALON = 910, 91 is a significant number, with or without
considerations of the Hebrew system, since it is the sum of the
numbers one to thirteen, and the value of 13x7. The E.'.Q.'.
value of BABALON is 65, 65 + 91 = 156, the value of Babalon in
Crowley's "Hebrew" system.]
proofs are outside the realm of coincidence and are unmatched by
any alternative system. Neither Achad or Crowley produced
results of this quality or quantity with their qabalistic
analyses, simply because they lacked the tools, no alternative
gematria schema has come close either. It is not a matter of "my
qabalah is better thanyours", though many responses to E.'.Q.'.
have been based on such apetulant attitude. The "English
Qaballists" of the illuminati have done considerable research
into all alternatives which have been put forward, and have
often tried harder to extract sense from them than the proposers
of the alternatives themselves. The vital thing to bear in mind
is a qabalah is a ritual language, and any proposed system that
does not produce a magical system is not a qabalah, whatever
else it might be.
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