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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 the English Alphabet reveal a Secret Writing hidden in its Words and Numbers.

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 in 1904.

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 the Law.

While Crowley 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.

Liber AL I.1: Had! The manifestation of Nuit. 
5 + 6 = (11) = Had

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

Liber AL I.25: Divide, add, multiply, and understand. 
6 and 50 = 3 + 25 = (28) = Word 
3 x 25 = (75) = Factor

Liber AL 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:


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 correspondences.

Sources: Answers.com

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The Book Speaks!
AL II.75: Aye! listen to the numbers & the words. 

Liber AL I. 49. Hoor in his secret name and splendour is the Lord initiating.
Hoor = (30) = Will

Liber 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 the Law. 




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