Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gematria Scrapbook: Aleister Crowley Gematria

The most infamous quote of Aleister Crowley is his "commandment" for the what he foresaw as the coming "Age of Horus." In this epoch man would achieve godhood.

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law," in English Ordinal = 444
(4+15   23+8+1+20   20+8+15+21   23+9+12+20   19+8+1+12+12   2+5   20+8+5   23+8+15)

The center of Crowley's world was his estate at Boleskine on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland.
His followers in Thelema have designated Boleskine to be the hermetic Mecca.

There's even a prescription within occultism  to face Boleskine when performing rituals and the like, in imitation of the Muslim practice of facing Mecca, Saudi Arabia during prayer.

Crowley in English Reduction = 38 (3+9+6+5+3+5+7)
Boleskine in the English Reduction = 38 (2+6+3+5+1+2+9+5+5)

"Do what thou wilt" in English Ordinal = 199 (4+15   23+8+1+20  20+8+15+21   23+9+12+20)
Loch Ness Monster  in English Ordinal = 199 (12+15+3+8  14+5+19+19   13+15+14+19+20+5+18)

In this photo Crowley displays two masonic gestures that I believe can be interpreted as having a gematrical level of symbolism.

For instance, Crowley's rightt hand is close to his face where he's pointing in a general direction toward his mouth with his index finger on his chin. Even his gaze has the "Listen to me," look about it. The only thing is that his lips are sealed.

His left hand is clutching his lapel in the "lion's paw" salute with his hand close to his heart. The grip of the lion's paw is how the master mason is raised up into the craft after his symbolic murder at the hands of the three ruffians.

As Manly P. wrote in The Secret Teachings of all the Ages, the initiate is raised by the Master Mason with the "strong grip of a Lion's Paw."

Finger on chin in English Reduction = 77 (6+9+5+7+5+9   6+5   3+8+9+5)
Power in English Ordinal =77 (16+15+23+5+18)
Power in English Reduction = 32 (7+6+5+5+9

Caduceus  in English Ordinal = 77 (3+1+4+21+3+5+21+19)
Caduceus in English Reduction with the -s exception = 32 (3+1+4+3+3+5+3+10)
The caduceus is also known as the Staff of Hermes, a central rod entwined with two serpents, terminating in a sun-disk. The caduceus also represents the phallus of Baphomet, the goat-demon worshipped by satanists.

New Aeon in  English Ordinal =77 (14+5+23   1+5+15+14)
New Aeon in English Reduction =  32 (5+5+5   1+5+6+5)
Crowley prophesied a coming New Age, a return of the Golden Age of Kronos. The next article covers the mythology and background of that part of the story. He called it the New Aeon or the Aeon/Age of Horus.

The number 1897 came up a lot today. Nor sure what it means, but it looks important.

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The shortened version of Crowley's most in famous quotation is "Do what thou wilt."

As stated before, many believers of Thelema pray toward Crowley's estate of Boleskine, just as Muslims pray toward Mecca.

The visions of Crowley's Book of the Law center around the cryptic symbolism of the Stele of Revealing.