The Book of the Law
Written and Revealed
Liber AL vel legis
Sub Figura CCXX is the most important Holy Book and founding
document of Thelema, originally titled Liber L, or Liber Legis
- The Book of the Law.
The English Qaballa
revealed within its text gives rise to the most comprehensive
and far-reaching system of correspondences ever discovered.
Enumerations according to the Order & Value of
English Alphabet reveal a Secret Writing hidden in its Words
The English Qabala
is a system of calculation used for making mathematical
correlations based on numerical references in The Book of the Law
(also known as Liber AL), channeled by Aleister Crowley
Within the book was
a command, 'Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English
Alphabet'. This was interpreted as a command to find a system
of assigning a numerical value to each of the 26 letters of
the English alphabet in such a way that it would lead to
meaningful manipulation of the text. The normal way to assign
numerical values to the English alphabet is straight numerical
order, so that A=1, B=2, C=3, and so forth. This system
produced no meaningful results when applied to The Book of
attempted to find such a system and failed, he hoped that
Frater Achad, (Charles Stanfeld Jones), his magical child,
would succeed. While Achad made some useful suggestions at the
time he was in conversation with Crowley in 1918, he, too, was
unable to find the ultimate secret, and soon dropped the
problem. Then in 1976, Jim Lees, a British Thelemite,
discovered what he believed to be the secret, which he shared
with two colleaguesóJake Stratton-Kent and Carol Smith. They
published Lees' findings through Kaaba Publications.
I.1: Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
5 + 6 = (11) = Had
I.24: I am Nuit, and my word is six and fifty.
I.25: Divide, add, multiply, and understand.
6 and 50 = 3 + 25 = (28) =
3 x 25 = (75) = Factor
II.16: I am The Empress & the Hierophant.
Thus eleven, as my bride is eleven.
Lees had started
with Frater Achad's suggestion of using the letters 'A' and
'L'. In the end he developed a system of counting every 12th
letter in the English alphabet and upon reaching the end of
the alphabet, continuing on at the beginning again. In this
manner they found a new ordering of the alphabet as:
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
He assigned each
letter a numerical value such that A=1, L=2, W=3, and so
forth. Playing with the new letter/number equivalents, Lees
and his associates discovered that the enumerated text of
The Book of the Law produced meaningful results.
Those who first
worked with the numbering system found some immediate
confirmation in the striking anomalies in The Book of the
Law. One appeared in a page of the original manuscript of
Liber AL, a copy of which is generally reproduced in
printing of the typeset text. It contains a grid imposed on
the text, and a line drawn diagonally across the text.
Assuming the new ordering of the alphabet for the new Qabala,
Lees and his associates found the new ordering appeared
prominently in relation to the grid. Stratton-Kent applied the
new system to verse II, 76 of Liber AL, which contains
a seemingly random set of letters and numbers. He gave all of
the letters numerical value, with a central 'X' serving as a
multiplication symbol. The end result was 17 x 11=187, the
numerical value of the phrase 'English alphabet'.
At this point
Frater Damon and Soror Ishtaria of the Hermetic Alchemical
Order of the QBLH began to work with the basic information.
Soror Ishtaria developed a computer program, 'Lexicon' to
manipulate the text more quickly, and began to generate new
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II.75: Aye! listen to the numbers & the words.
AL I. 49. Hoor in his secret name and splendour
is the Lord initiating.
Hoor = (30) = Will
AL II. 35. Let the rituals be rightly performed
with joy & beauty! Ra-Hoor
= (43) = Joys
A=1, L=2, W=3, H=4, S=5,
D=6, O=7, Z=8, K=9, V=10, G=11, R=12,
C-13, N=14, Y=15, J=16,
U=17, F=18, Q=19, B=20, M=21, X=22,
I=23, T=24, E=25, P=26.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of