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By David Cherubim
(Frater Aurora Aureae)
Copyright © 1991 e.v.
The Order of the
Thelemic Golden Dawn.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

This document is designed for members of the Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn, so that they may comprehend the meanings of certain words and numbers that are often used or indicated in Thelemic literature. In the Qabalah there is a special science called Gematria which asserts that any words having the same numerical value are descriptions of a single phenomenon, or that such words define each other. Most of what follows should give helpful insight to members of our Holy Order of Thelema concerning essential Qabalistic mysteries of Liber Legis.

11 = Sacred number of Magnum Opus, the Great Work. For it is the blending of the Pentagram (5) and Hexagram (6), or of the Rose (5 petals) and Cross (Sixfold Cross). It is the number of AVD (Magick Force). It is the special number of Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. In the first chapter of Liber Legis, it is stated by Nuit, "My number is 11, as all their numbers who are of us." It is stated by Hadit in the second chapter, "I am the Empress and the Hierophant; thus eleven as my bride is eleven." The names HOOR-PA-KRAAT and RA-HOOR-KHUIT have 11 letters each. So does ABRAHADABRA (Word of Ra-Hoor-Khuit). There are 11 words in the Law of Thelema. 11=WE (Read AL,II:64) and AHH (Ahah!).

15 = YE (Yod-Heh, the Monogram of the Eternal). Read AL,I:17, where it is stated by Nuit, "But ye are not so chosen." Not is LA (31). Yod-Heh is the God Name of Chokmah, the Sphere of Stars, thus the word "ye" indicates the Stars of Our Lady Nuit. The word "not" indicates Nuit Herself. 15 is the Mystic number of Geburah, the Sphere of Mars, the Planet of Horus, so that "ye" are the children of Horus who are chosen in Nuit.

31 = AL (God, The All), LA (Not, Nothing), KHV (Magical Self), and HVK (To Go, the function of a God). It is the number of ShT (Set) by way of the Tarot (Sh=Shin=Atu 20, T=Teth=Atu 11. 20+11=31). 31= HDT (Hadit), for H=Atu 17, D=Atu 3 and T=Atu 11, and 17+3+11=31. The number 666 when translated into Hebrew letters is Mem, Samekh, Vav. These letters correspond with Atus 12, 14 and 5. 12+14+5=31. Note in this connection that Path 31 of the Qabalistic Tree of Life is the Path of the letter Shin, the special letter of 666. 31 is the number which results from the addition of the Atus of Thoth which correspond with ‘Aum-Ha’ (AOM-HA), when we attribute Heh to Atu IV, thus A=0+O=15+M= 12+H=4+A=0 (Read AL,III:75); and 31=KVPh (COPH) by way of Tarot (Read AL,III:72).

44 = Sacred number of Horus. It is the number of AGLI (Drops), DM (Blood), DLI (Aquarius), and LHT (Flame). It is the number of AHIH ChIH (I am Life). It is further the number of AL-AChD (AL-ONE or ALONE. Read AL,II:23). It is also the number of EAGLE (E=5+A=1+G=3+L=30+E=5=44), and the Eagle is the Kerubic Hawk or Phoenix (Liber 44 is the Mass of the Phoenix). 44 results from the addition of the Atus of Thoth which correspond with EAGLE (E=17+A=0+G=2+L=8+H=17). 44 results from the addition of the Atus of Thoth which correspond with ‘Aum-Ha’ (AOM-HA), when we attribute Atu XVII to Heh, thus A=0+O=15+M=12+H=17+A=0. Also, 44=IHVH spelled in full as YVD-HA-VV-HA.

56 = NU. Read AL,I:24. 56=NAH (Beautiful, as is Our Lady Nuit). The number 56 is hinted at in AL,III:8, where it is stated "and none (=Nun=50) shall stand before you (=Vav=6)." 56 is the number of NO (NU). Concerning this read AL,III:47, where it is stated "in these are mysteries that ‘no’ beast shall divine." Note that 5+6=11=the special number of Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-Pa-Kraat.

61 = AIN (Nothing=Nuit). Note in this connection that 61 is also the number of ALL (Aleph-Lamed-Lamed). 61=ANI (Ego=All), ADVN (Master, Lord), and ONE (Vav-Nun-Heh. Read AL,II:76, III:47.) One=Aleph=Atu0=Hoor-Paar-Kraat=Child. 61=WANGA (Read AL,I:37). 61=NIA (Read AL,III:72.) NIA represents the first half of the occult equation of Liber Legis.

65 = Nu (NV) + Had (HD). It is therefore a number of Horus, the Child of Nu and Had. 65=ADNI (My Lord), HIKL (Palace), HS (Silence), LVX (Light), NVT (Not=LA=Nuit=Infinity), and HLL (Hell), the Inner Sanctuary. Note that 6+5=11. Also 65 translated into Hebrew letters is Samekh-Heh. Samekh=Atu 14, Heh=Atu 17. 14+17=31! Thus ADNI (65) is AL (31).

66 = NU+HAD. It is the mystic number of the Great Work (1--11). It is the number of US (Read AL, I:40 & 60). It is the number of WILL (Vav-Lamed-Lamed). It is the number of SU, the Voice of the Eagle (=Horus). 66=HOOR (Horus) by way of the Tarot (H=Atu 17+O=Atu 15+O=Atu 15+R=Atu 19=66). 66=ALLH (Allah).

75 = NVIT (Nuit, the Star-Goddess), HILL (Lucifer, the Herald Star), and LILH (Night).

78 = AIVAS (Aiwass), ZMAL (Angel of Mars), TA-NICh (Ta-Nech, Parent of Ankh-af-na-khonsu), OBAH (Obeah, Read AL,I:37), ChNK (To Initiate), and MZLA (Mezlah, the Divine Influence descending from On High, whose Key is the Tarot). 78 is the number of all the cards of Tarot.

93 = OIVZ (Aiwaz), THELEMA (Will), AGAPE (Love), LGS (Logos and Legis, the Word and the Law), MGIKK (Magick), IAChChVS (Iachhus), BNI AL (Sons of God), TzBA (Will, Star, Army or Host), and LAShTAL (Magical Formula). 93 is the numerical value of the Word of the Neophyte Grade of the A.·.A.·.. It is also the number of the Lost Word of the Freemason.

111 = ALP (Aleph) spelled in full. 111=PLA (The Hidden Wonder, a title of Kether) which is the reverse of ALP (Aleph). PLA or ALP indicates the utterance of the Word from the mouth of the Child Horus, which is LA, written as AL in Hebrew, but as LA in English. LA and AL are two glyphs of One Word. P or Peh (the Mouth) is the root of LA/AL, and Peh is the letter of Horus. 111=AOM (Aum) which is the Seal of the Child (Read AL,I:54-56). 111=NVNE (None. Read AL,I:45 & III:8). 111=LOVE, ALKHEMI, MVNTV (Mentu, the Lord of War) and KVPH (Coph). Read AL,III:72. Coph represents the second half of the occult equation of Liber Legis indicated by the numbers 8.80.418 of AL,I:46, for 8+80+418=506= ShVR=Ox=Aleph=111=Coph, and 111=Aleph=Atu 0 (The Fool)=Nothing= AIN=61. Also note that 111=AChD HVA ALHIM (He is One God), APL (Thick Darkness), ASN (Ruin, Destruction, Sudden Death), MHVLL (Madness or the Destruction of Reason by Illumination), and OVLH (a Holocaust).

120 = SMK (Samekh) spelled in full, the letter of the Lesser Path of the Holy Guardian Angel (Atu XIV). 120=KOL (Master). 120=ON (the Sun God). ON is indicated in AL,III:46, where it is said, "go on, go on, in my strength." Note in this connection that the number of ‘go’ is 73, the number of Gimel spelled in full, the Greater Path of the Holy Guardian Angel (Atu II), and 73=ChKMH (Chokmah, Sphere of Chiah, the True Will.)

122 = Two halves of occult equation united. For 8=Atu 8, 80=Atu 16, and 418=Atus 21, 9, & 7. 8+16+21+9+7=61; and 61+61(AIN)=122. 122=ADVN AIN=Lord of Nothing. 122=ANI AIN=Ego of Nothing (Ego is non-existent). 122=ALL (Aleph-Lamed-Lamed) + AIN (Nun-Yod-Aleph). Note that ALL=AL (Hadit) and AIN=LA (Nuit).

131 = PAN (The All), SMAL (Samael, Hebrew Satan), and MKVSH (Title of Kether, the Crowned One).

156 = BABALON (the Victorious Queen), TzIVN (Zion, the City of the Pyramids), SVPhI (Sufi), MVSIKK (Musick), and PhOV (Crying Aloud).

161 = KPh NIA (Coph Nia). Note that KPh is Kteis (Moon) and Phallus (Sun) in Greek. NIA is the Child of K (Kteis) and Ph (Peh). For NIA=61=AIN=Nothing=Atu 0=Hoor-Pa-Kraat=Child. Or NIA=61=ALL= AL=Child. 61=APP (Apep). Apep, the serpent, is a form of Hadit (AL).

210 = NOX (Nun-Ayin-Tzaddi), the Word of Hoor and the Key of the Abyss. 210=ChRB (Sword). The Sword is the Weapon of Hoor. 210= OMPEHDA(H). Read AL,III:54. 210=5x6x7 and 567=506+61 (two halves of occult equation united). 210=ABRAHA (the Lord of the Adepts).

220 = Number of verses in The Book of the Law. 220 is 10x22. Thus it represents and concentrates all the Sephiroth and Paths of the Tree of Life. It represents The All. Note that 220 is 11x20, and 11+20=31, and 31=AL (The All). 220=BChIR (The Elect=The All).

222 = A numerical glyph of the Dual Aleph. It represents the two equal opposites indicated by the two halves of the equation of Liber AL. There are two Alephs, the seen and the unseen.

228 = KRVB (Kerub, Ox, Ruler of Earth), BKVR (First-born), BRVK (Blessed), and OTz ChIIM (The Tree of Life). The Kerub is Metatron, the Great Archangel who delivered unto Man the Sacred Mysteries of the Qabalah. Kerub is the Blessed First-born.

333 = ChVRVNZVN (Choronzon), the Terrible Demon on the Threshold of the Abyss. It is half of the holy number 666.

418 = ChITh (Cheth) spelled in full, HERV-RA-HA (Lord of the New Aeon), RA-HOOR (Solar Horus), ABRAHADABRA (Magick Word of the Aeon, the Word of Double Power), BVLShKIN (Boleskine, House of the Beast), RPSTOVAL (Ropstoval, the Solar Logos. Read AL,II:76), AIWASS (Grk.), BES-NA-MAVT (Parent of Ankh-af-na-khonsu), ATAH IAO (Essence of Sol), and BITH HA (the House of He’, the Pentagram).

434 = KVPh NIA (Coph Nia) spelled in full. Coph Nia is the Secret Holy Force of the Wand of Double Power. Read AL,III:72. 434=AISh MLChMH (Man or Lord of War) and DLTh (Daleth). Daleth, the letter of Venus, is the Door to the Supernals & the Link between Chokmah (Coph) and Binah (Nia).

444 = RA-HOOR-KHV (Read AL,II:64 & III:11). 444 is also the number of MQDSh (The Sanctuary).

451 = ThHVM (The Abyss), MIThA (Death), KONX OM PAX (Light In Extension), ATh HADM (Essence of Man), A.·.A.·. (Silver Star), ShNANIM (Angels of Tiphareth), and ShILOAM. "Liber Siloam" is a magical method of inducing Trance.

463 = RA-HOOR-KHVIT (Lord of the New Aeon). 463=Tav-Samekh-Gimel, the three Paths of the Middle Pillar of the Tree of Life. 463=MTH HShQD (A Rod of Almond = the Middle Pillar).

506 = 8+80+418, which numbers indicate the second half of the occult equation of Liber Legis. Read AL,I:46. Note that if we write 506 backwards we obtain 605, and 605+61=666. 61=AIN= Nothing=the first half of the occult equation of Liber Legis. 506=ShVR (Ox) and the Ox=Aleph=Atu 0=Nothing. ShVR, by way of Tarot, produces 44 (Sh=20+V=5+R=19=44). 44=Sacred number of Horus.

555 = The Magical Number of the Pentagram, or Pentalpha, which is composed of 5 A’s. A is Aleph in Hebrew, and Aleph spelled in full is 111. 5x111=555=HAD spelled in full. Thus the Pentagram is a symbol of HAD (Hadit), the flame that burns in every heart of man and in the core of every Star.

567 = 506+61, which numbers represent the two halves of the occult equation of Liber Legis. 567=RAShVNI (First-born, the Child or Offspring of the mystical marriage and consummation of the two halves of the occult equation).

666 = AOM HA (111x6), THERION (Beast), ANKH-AF-NA-KHONSV(T), SVRTh (Spirit of the Sun), and ShMSh IHVH (the Sun of Tetragrammaton). 666 is the Most Holy Number of the Sun. It is symbolized by the letter Shin made of three Vavs (=666). Shin is the letter of Path 31 on the Tree of Life and 31=AL (The All). 666 is the mystick number of all the Paths of The Concealed Glory, for there are in fact 36 Paths of the Tree of Life, 32 of which are known, and four of which are secret. 666 is the occult number of the Hexagram, the symbol of the Sun, for a single line of the Hexagram contains three equal parts, each of which may be represented by the number 1, so that every line can be symbolized by the number 111. There are six lines in all, so that 111x6=666, the most Holy Number of the Sun. Each angle of the Hexagram is 60 degrees. 60 is the number of the Hebrew letter Samekh, which is the letter of the Holy Guardian Angel or the Solar Self in Man. Six angles of 60 degrees each equals 360 degrees, and 360 is the number of the Hebrew letter Shin spelled in full. Shin is the letter of the Sun and of 666. Also 666 is the number of a "Man" who lives in the Sun.

718 = STELE 666 (Read AL,III:19).

Love is the law, love under will.

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