Ordo Templi Orientis
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA
January and February 1990 e.v. at Thelema Lodge
Lodge Members and Officers
|2/3: BRIGID||2/20: Enochiana 8:30 pm|
|2/4: Gnostic Mass 8 pm||2/21: Qabalah #5 w/Bill 8 pm|
|2/6: Lodgemeeting 8 pm||2/23: (secret mtg)|
|2/11: Gnostic Mass 8 pm||2/24: Minerval/III Initiations|
|2/14: Qabalah #4 w/Bill 8 pm||2/25: Pisces Birthday 4:18 pm|
|2/15: Lodge of Perfection meets||Gnostic Mass 8 pm|
|2/18: Gnostic Mass 8 pm||2/27: Mardi Gras|
|Disembodied, floating free,|
|Swept above the windy hills,|
|Lashing at the rolling sea,|
|Fleeing where the spirit wills,|
|A soul unleashed across the world|
|To speed its way, with freedom full|
|It leaps, its outstretched tendrils coiled|
|To rip and rend; a cyclone bull.|
|It has no ties that bind to earth,|
|It knows no bonds to hold its form,|
|But writhes and twists and howls its mirth|
|And has its being in the storm.|
|Upon its thought there is no reign|
|Upon its heart there is no hold;|
|An entity in joyous strain|
|That knows IT IS, so can be bold.|
1. Words may be looked up in a Dictionary:
2. Words may be compared to other words:
Therefore is a more direct expression of being than or .
|partly formed being|
3. Words may be analyzed letter-by-letter through correspondences:
--- using Tarot cards (see Liber 777, columns CLXXV and XIV):4. In some cases, traditional meanings are given to the letters of a particular word in addition to the regular ones found in tables of correspondences. This is the case with .
--- The Hermit --- The Emperor or The Star --- The Hierophant --- The Emperor or The Star is the secret force (Hermit) entering the organizing of forms (Emperor) to teach the true nature (Hierophant) of the order of creation (Emperor).
or, using Crowley's correspondence between and The Star Trump:
is the secret force (Hermit) entering the totality of the creation (Star) to inform (Hierophant) all that exists (Star).
--- using Hebrew letter names (777, columns CLXXV and III):
--- Hand --- Window --- Nail --- Window is a reaching into true vision to establish a vision of truth.
--- using Astrology (777, columns CLXXV and VII):
--- --- --- --- is a quiet harmony established through will in power and firmness and perpetuated by will.
--- The same thing may be done with color correspondences (Liber 777, columns XV - XVIII); but reactions to colors tend to be somewhat different for different people. Example:
--- Greenish Yellow --- Scarlet --- Red Orange --- Scarlet is a living mist inflamed into a glowing fire. or: An existence is acted upon to make it more active.
--- The shapes of the letters may suggest ideas to the mind:
--- a flame or a sperm cell. --- a man united with a woman. --- the erect phallus. --- union results in pregnancy. is like a fruitful sexual union.
|--- Father||--- Red||--- Atziluth||---|
|--- Mother||--- Blue||--- Briah||---|
|--- Son||--- Yellow||--- Yetzirah||---|
|--- Daughter||--- Black||--- Assiah||---|
5. Words may be analyzed by Gematria:
Such traditional meanings may summarize the findings of Gematria (the number 52 is informative for , see below), standard correspondences to a fixed number of letters (any words having the same number of letters may be matched to the same set), or the results of a unique meditation.
--------- = 10 = 5 = 6 = 5 10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26 Therefore = 26.
Some other words which total to 26 are:
= 5 + 7 + 6 + 8 = 26 = seeing, looking at = sight, vision = to hide, conceal = confession = dual (see below for more examples) Thus, is the vision of concealed duality. this justifies viewing as composed of "male" and "female" letters. is the word which joins the creator to the created, spirit to matter, man to woman, plan to action and so on.
The numbers of the middle column of the Tree of Life add to 26 = 1 + 6 + 9 + 10. This affirms the purpose of the middle pillar of the Tree to be that of , to join two opposites together by the most direct route. The name is associated with the Tree of Life diagram in several other ways. The letter names of may be added up to give another number for this word, (see Liber 777, columns CLXXV and II:
= Yod = = 20 = Heh = = 10 = Vau = = 12 = Heh = = 10 --- TOTAL 52
Other words which total 52 include: ; Father and Mother; ; Fertile Mother; ; in all Things; ; Son. (more examples below)
There are yet other ways to spell the letters (such as Heh = = 6 instead
of = 10) which give still more numbers.
6. Words may be analyzed by Notariqon:
7. More complex methods:
(This Notariqon uses the last letters of each of these four Hebrew words. If the initial letters are used instead, the resulting Hebrew four letter word signifies "circumcision". Ouch! This double Notariqon is noted by Ginsburg in his The Kabbalah as an argument for the divine ordination of the practice of mutilating babies. Ideas obtained by mystical methods need not always militate toward physical practices! It is perfectly valid to treat this as a metaphor for a mental practice. In Qabalah, that would be interpreting the information on a Yetziratic level instead of an Assiatic one.)
All or part of the above techniques may be combined and used with a more elaborate pattern or system. An example of this sort of thing is the study of the "Twelve Banners of ". The name is composed of three different letters, two of which are repeated. It is possible to rearrange the letters of into twelve different orders, or permutations. These may then be associated with other groups of twelve things: the signs of the Zodiac; the Tribes of Israel, the categories of Aristotle, &c. For this example, the Twelve Banners of are linked to the signs of the Zodiac, and the results are examined in the light of one of the "traditional" sets of correspondences to , that of the elements. The order of the banners or permutations of is important. The method is to start with the usual form of the name and then to get a second form by switching the last two letters about. The third banner is obtained from the second by switching the fourth and second letters. The fourth is obtained from the third by switching the last and first letters. The fifth is obtained from the fourth by switching the last two letters about. The rest are obtained by a repetition of the same series of operations. The twelfth banner automatically is changed by this process into the first, and the whole thing repeats in a regular cycle of such permutations --- this is also the nature of the annual cycle of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
--- --- --- fire on water, air on earth. --- --- --- fire on water, earth on air. --- --- --- fire on air, earth on water. --- --- --- water on air, earth on fire. --- --- --- water on air, fire on earth. --- --- --- water on earth, fire on air. --- --- --- air on earth, fire on water. --- --- --- air on earth, water on fire. --- --- --- air on fire, water on earth. --- --- --- earth on fire, water on air. --- --- --- earth on fire, air on water. --- --- --- earth on water, air on fire.
--- Harmony of actives (fire and air) on passives (water and earth).
Fire leads --- this is the 1st of the fire signs of the Zodiac.
--- Still harmonious in combination, but now the earth is raised
above the air --- 1st earth sign.
--- The actives isolated from the passives. Air is advanced
--- the 1st air sign.
--- Actives and passives are mixed, but water leads --- the 1st
--- Again actives and passives are mixed, but this time fire scorches
earth -- the 2nd fire sign.
--- Actives and passives are isolated. Earth advances in the 2nd
--- A harmonious mixture of actives and passives. The reversal of
the two pairs of Aries. Air advances in the 2nd air sign.
--- Actives and passives are mixed to counterbalance Taurus, but
now water is advanced --- 2nd water sign.
--- Actives and passives separated. Fire advanced --- 3rd fire sign.
--- Earth leads and actives are mixed with passives --- 3rd earth sign.
--- Actives and passives mixed, air advances --- 3rd air sign.
--- Actives and passives separated, water advanced --- 3rd water sign.
Cardinal Quadruplicity: , , & . --- In each case the Actives and Passives --- are mixed. The order is the same in each. --- Only the starting point is different. --- Fixed Quadruplicity: , , & . --- In each case the Actives are mixed with --- the Passives, but the order is different --- from the Cardinals. --- Mutable Quadruplicity: , , & --- In each case the Actives are separated --- from the Passives; a different order is --- seen in each. ---
Note that if the banners of be read as vertical columns in each group of Quadruplicities, the name will be spelled out in the first of the four columns (from the right) and the remaining columns will cycle through the letters of in that same order.
The Fire Triplicity: , & . --- The elements of Fire (), Water () --- & Air () cycle, but Earth () does not. --- The Earth Triplicity: , & . --- Air () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. --- The Air Triplicity: , & . --- Water () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. --- The Water Triplicity: , & . --- Fire () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. ---
For a more extensive discussion of the Banners, see "Notes on Liber 777", O.T.O. Newsletter, Vol. III, No. 9, August 1979 e.v., pp.34-44. The article also presents an analysis of variations in the order of the banners in different sources, including the one in Crowley's 777, and examples of Noteriquon for each of the Banners.
|Aproximate English Meaning of Hebrew:||Sign and|
|15||Satander||Radiance in Adversity||20°-30°|
|16||Manachraie||Bestowal of Vision||10°-20°|
|16||Yaksagnotz||Rapid Suppression by Authority||20°-30°|
|17||Siegrash||Baseness and Poverty||0°-10°|
|17||Betor||In a State of Seeking||20°-30°|
|18||Mitraos||The Dead See the Sun and Are Strong||0°-10°|
|18||Rahadea||Tremble with Knowledge||10°-20°|
|18||Elinakier||God is Known||20°-30°|
|19||Laosanhar||Desire the Thorn of the Mountain||0°-10°|
|19||Zachaay||Remove the Ruinous||10°-20°|
|19||Sachieber||Vile is Purified||20°-30°|
|20||Annaorah||Breath Trembles with Desire||0°-10°|
|20||Reayahyah||God Beholds God |
(Possibly figurative for "Countenance Beholds Countenance")
|22||Saharnaz||Tower of the Hawk||10°-20°|
|22||Shehdar||Goat of the Age||20°-30°|
|24||Hiendohar||Weak Child of the Mountain||10°-20°|
|24||Natarvadaiel||Tremble and be Filled with God||20°-30°|
|25||Abuha||Father of Interjection||20°-30°|
|26||Masnin||Tribute of Posterity||0°-10°|
|26||Yasisyah||God's Swallow |
(or twittering sound)
|26||Ysgadibarodiel||Adore the Chosen and Sufficient of God||20°-30°|
|28||Sasfem||Mouth of a Moth|
(prob.fig. for "The Mouth Trembles")
|28||Geradiael||Strangeness and of God||20°-30°|
|26 > 8||- 26 -||26 = 2x13|
|52 > 7||- 52 -||52 = 22x13|
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