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Qabalistic examinations of Liber AL vel Legis

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These are but a few Qabalistic examinations done on the text, Liber CCXX- Liber AL vel Legis:

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AL I:15, “…and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman is all power given…”

Scarlet Woman = S.W. = Samekh (s) + Vav (w) (or Waw) = 60+6 = 66 = Σ(1-11), 11 being the number of Nuit, Hadit, and Magick (dw)); it may also be of note that Nu (wn = 56) + Had (d)h = 10) = 66.

The verse is 15 = hy, the first two letters of Tetragrammaton which signify the union of Father (y) and Mother (h).
--> Interestingly, 15=1+5=6=Tiphareth=the Sun/Son; the conjunction of Father (Beast) & Mother (Scarlet) produce the Son.


AL I:19, “O azure-lidded woman,bend upon them!”

O = Ω = Nuit (especially on the Stele and Atu XX); the O looks like a Spiral in the handwritten original which relates it to the First Swirlings (Rashith Ha-Gilgalim in Kether) and normal spiral meanings.

“azure-lidded” = A.L. (l))= The key of the Book of the Law (AL (l))[God or ALL] = LA ()l)[Not])


AL I:22, “Now, therefore, I am known to ye by my name Nuit, and to him by a secret name which I will give him when at last he knoweth me. Since I am Infinite Space, and the Infinite Stars thereof, do ye also thus. Bind nothing! Let there be no difference made among you between any one thing & any other thing; for thereby there cometh hurt.”

”I am Infinite Space, and the Infinite Stars thereof” = "I am I.S.I.S." (Isis, the Female goddess of the Egyptians, wife of Osiris [Hadit], mother of Horus [Ra-Hoor-Khuit])

Further, I.S.I.S. = Yod-Shin-Yod-Shin = 620 = Kether. This relates Nuit to to Kether, the highest positive emanation on the Tree of Life, and Isis, a somewhat all-encompassing Egyptian goddess. Also, the interchange of Yod & Shin is suggestive of the correlation between the 1 and the 3 (Shin has 3 Yod and is = 300) like mentioned in the Gnostic Mass' Anthem. Further, 620 also equals “Chokmah, Binah, and Daath” which is "the first descending triad" of Father-Mother-Child. Also, seeing it as 31 (AL & LA)*2*10 is interesting...


AL I:24, "I am Nuit, and my word is six and fifty."

Six = Vav (w) = Taurus in the Tarot; 50 = Nun (n)= Scorpio. Taurus and Scorpio are opposites, showing Nuit as all-encompassing. Six is a glyph of the Sun, and therefore Life and the Father - Fifty is a glyph of Death and also Binah, the Mother, because it has 50 Gates of Understanding - also Kali wears a necklace of 50 skulls according to some. Therefore, in this statement, Nuit shows herself to contain the entire zodiac, the duality of life & death, and the duality of Father/Male & Mother/Female.


AL I:27, “Then the priest answered & said unto the Queen of Space, kissing her lovely brows, and the dew of her light bathing his whole body in a sweet-smelling perfume of sweat: O Nuit, continuous one of Heaven, let it be ever thus; that men speak not of Thee as One but as None; and let them speak not of thee at all, since thou art continuous!”

"Queen of Space" = Q. of S. = Qoph(q)+Shin(#) = 100 + 300 = 400 = Tav (t), The Universe in the Tarot and the final letter of Hebrew; There are 400 total Sephiroth in all also.

"O Nuit" = O. N. = On, the name of the Egyptian city Heliopolis and also the name of the Sun god with other attributions for those who know of them. This relates Nuit to On, the Sun (interesting, considering His number as a process), but also - ON backwards is "No" = Nuit.

"Thee as One but as None" = T.O.N. (taking the capitals) = 400+70+50 = 520 (Hebrew). 520 is equal to the Greek words for "everywhere" (παντοθι), "a cup" (κυλιξ), and "strongly, with might or force, valiantly" (ιφι). This is also "Not" backwards: Nuit.


AL II:16. I am The Empress & the Hierophant. Thus eleven, as my bride is eleven.

*E(mpress) = 5 (as Heh and Epsilon); H(ierophant) = 8 (as Eta). Therefore Empress & Hierophant is also 13 = love, unity.

*The Empress is Atu 3 in the Tarot and the Hierophant is Atu 5; In Qabalah 3 and 5 suggest Binah and Geburah and the path connecting it: the path of Cheth (Atu 7 - the Chariot) which crosses the abyss and enumerates to 418.


AL IIL20. Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and fire, are of us.

*Beauty = Tiphareth/Sol = 6. Strength = Geburah/Mars = 5.
-->Beauty and strength = 6 & 5, the Great Work of uniting the Macrocosm (6) with the Microcosm (5).

*Force = Teth (+)= Atu XI(11): Lust. Fire = Shin (#)= Atu XX(20): Aeon.
-->11+20 = 31, the Key of Liber AL; it also spells Set, related to the South (and 'Sat' of Hinduism), but more importantly is the middle 31 in LAShTAL and represents the dynamic Becoming of existence.


AL II:69. Ah! Ah! What do I feel? Is the word exhausted?
AL II:73. Ah! Ah! Death! Death! thou shalt long for death. Death is forbidden, o man, unto thee.

This phrase of "Ah! Ah!" is said in AL II:69 and then again in AL II:73. These, at first glance, are expressions of ecstacy. Ah = 6 = Sun/union/harmony. I think it may have to do with A = Aleph = Air and H = Heh = a letter of Breath. A is the breathing in or the state before exhaling and H might be the expulsion of breath - all this a metaphor for the creation of the world. This is contrasted with "Ha!" as the very last word of the Book of the Law which may be taken as a wrapping-up back into Naught. The comment on AL III:75 says, "Ha is a way of spelling the letter whose value is 5 so that it shall add to 6. this uniting the 5 and the 6 is a symbol of the Great Work." Therefore Ah and Ha symbolize 5=6 and 6=5 respectively and 0=2 and 2=0.


AL II:77. O be thou proud and mighty among men!

"Pride" is a quality of Tiphareth (6) and "Might" is a quality of Geburah (5) - these combine 5 & 6 into 11. 5 & 6 is the Great Work of uniting the Microcosm (5, the Pentagram of 4 elements crowned by Spirit) with the Macrocosm (6, the Hexagram of 6 planets centered around Sol)

Also, the greek word μεγαλης (megales), which means "great(-est), high large, mighty, strong" = 93, the number of Love (Aγαπη) and Will (θελημα)


AL III:3, “Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and of Vengeance. I shall deal hardly with them.”

War = Waw-Aleph-Resh (rw)) = 207 = Aur, the balanced Light of open day (relating him to the Sun) and also 207 = Ain Soph, the Limitless. Now, War implies duality; perhaps the analogy of one is slain and One remains is somewhat valid. But this War relates Ra-Hoor-Khuit more importantly to Aur, the light of Day which is apt as Ra-Hoor-Khuit is the Sun, but also this identifies R.H.K. with Ain Soph (0); Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit are all identified with 0 then (which would make sense in relation to Crowley's Berashith and the idea of the Universe as a Fool's Knot.)

Pertinent essays on this topic of war include's essay and the previous post that I made called "A Changing View of War."

5-18-07: Further this rw) is the manifested world itself - see 'Qabalistic Dogma.' ) is Nuit, w is Hadit, and r is Horus. rw) = pws ny), the Limitless. The doctrine implied is that the Universe is a limitless continuum of Light.


AL III:74, "There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son."

"Hidden" = rtsn = hidden, secret = 710
"Glorious" = Nw)g (Final Nun) = Excellence, sublimity, glory = 710

The words "hidden" and "glorious" are unified in this number 710. 710 is also the number of the Hebrew word ty#, which means "Six" - the number of the Sun. Further, 710=7+1+0=8=Hod (Splendor), which relates back to "a splendour" mentioned.


Word counts:
In Liber AL the word/phrase...
"king" occurs 11 times
"god" occurs 11 times
"Hadit" occurs 11 times
"none" occurs 11 times
"nor" occurs 11 times
"worship" occurs 11 times
"up" occurs 11 times
"art" occurs 11 times
"because" occurs 11 times
"To Me" occurs 11 times
"will" occurs 31 times
"all" occurs 61 times
"I" occurs 111 times

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