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And Other Dirty Four-Letter WordsA Primer in Literal Qabalah(A 1 g, B 10 c)AN IVxvi e.n., Dies Solis

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By Fra. Nur-i-Siyah

Bubastis Oasis Ordo Templi Orientis Valley of Dallas Texas

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Definitions:Literal Qabalah The mystico-magical study of alphabets and their subsequent manipulation for

mystico-magical purposes. The alphabet most predominantly used has been Hebrew.Gematria (from Grk. , and , letter-play and measure.) A literal qabalistic

technique which associates numerical values to the Hebrew alphabet for the purposes of discovering additional levels of meaning which are not immediately apprehended otherwise.Notariqon (from Lat. notarius, shorthand writer.) A literal qabalistic technique which 1) utilizes

the first letter of each word within a given sentence to generate a new word, or 2) that takes each letter of a given word and uses them to create a sentence wherein each word begins with the letters taken.Temurah (Heb., permutation.) A literal qabalistic technique which involves 1) rearranging the

letters of a given word to create a new word, as in an anagram, or 2) rearranging the alphabet and its values in such a way so that letters of a given word may be substituted by new letters, as in a cypher.Tziruph A form of Temurah that involves folding the Hebrew alphabet in half upon itself thus

creating a simple substitution cypher. The two most popular of these cyphers are the AthBSh and ALBM cyphers.Aiq Bekar Also called The Qabalah of the Nine Chambers. A form of Temurah that utilizes a 3 x 3

grid in which the letters of the alphabet are placed. It is arranged so that the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet (22 + 5 final letters) fill the grid completely with 3 letters per cell. To use the Aiq Bekar simply replace each letter with one of its two companions. Another technique in which the Aiq Bekar is used involves the creation of a linear figure from the position of the letters of a word within the grid. Other Forms of Temurah Thashrag A form of Temurah whereby a word is simply written backwards.Avgad A form of Temurah where the letters of a word are substituted with the letter which follows it

in the alphabet.Boustrophedon A form of Temurah in which a given text is layered upon itself in alternating

directions. 2

A Brief Timetable:900 BV 800-400 BV 600 BV 400 BV 300 BV 70-200 V 200 V Adaptation of Phoenician alphabet by Jewish people Recording of the Torah Usage of Aramaic style alphabet Addition of the five final letters by King Exra Development of the square or block script of Hebrew still currently used. Writing of the Mishnaic text, Pirkei Avot, where gematria is mentioned. Writing of the Bariatha of Rabbi Eleazar ben R. Jose of Galilee. A listing of thirty-two rabbinical rules governing interpretation and exegesis of the Torah. Rule 29 lists Gematria as a valid technique for understanding the word of God. 200-900 V 1200 V 1200-1400 V The writing and proliferation of the Sefer Yetzirah whereby the Hebrew alphabet is associated with established astrological and cosmological principles. The writing of the Zohar by Moses de Leon which establishes and fully explores the Tree of Life. Qabalistic renaissance throughout southern Europe and N. Africa. Abraham Abulafia connects the Sefirotic system of the Tree of Life to the preexisting literal qabalistic tradition.

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Hebrew Alphabet with AttributesLet te r En g. Equiv. Le t te r Name Meani n g

a b g d h v z j F y k/] l m/\ n/} s o p/[ x/{ q r c t

A B/V G D H V/U/W Z Ch T I/Y K L M N S O P Tz Q R Sh Th

Alef Bet Gimel Daleth Heh Vav Zayin Chet Tet Yod Kaf Lamed Mem Nun Samek 'Ayin Peh Tzaddi Quf Resh Shin Tav

Ox House Camel Door Window Nail Sword Fence Serpent Hand Palm Ox-goad Water Fish Prop Eye Mouth Fish hook Back of t/ head Head Tooth Tau Cross

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Gematria:A s stated above gematria is the association of numerical values to letters. This is generally donein order to coax additional values and equivalencies from the word outside of standard references of meaning. There are a number of styles of gematria available to the Qabalist each producing dramatically different results. Regardless of how divergent the style being used is it will have have at least one thing in common with every other form of gematria: the substitution of alphabetical notation for numerical value. If this does not occur, then what is being performed is not gematria. Gematria is the Alpha and Omega of literal Qabalah. For example, let's say you are in the process of creating a magical motto for yourself as a seal to the degree you hold (let's say you're a Neophyte of the ATAT.) Since this degree represents your position in Malkuth you opt for a suitably earthy motto: The Light of the World, \lvo m h rva h (H'Aur H'M'Olam). Wanting to display a degree of discretion you decide to use compressive Notariqon to create a word out of your motto: omhah (HAHMO). Now, you could be satisfied with just knowing that being Soror HA H MO indicates your dedication to being the Light of the World, but how would this process be advanced if the notariqon were to be converted into numerical form using gematria? Looking at the above chart we find that HA H MO = 5+1+5+40+70 = 121. Consulting a qabalistic encyclopedia reveals that there are a number of words in Hebrew that calculate to 121. Some of these are as follows:Koel (laok) the Angel that governs the 4th astrological house; Nineveh (hvnin) the legendary city of Assyria purported to have been built by King

Nimrod;Noble (lxa, Atzel);

and the phrases Serving Adam (mda dbo, Obed Adam) and Son of a Noble Father (kdnila nb, Ben Elindek). Through meditation on the above correspondences you discover that as a Neophyte (i.e., newly planted) YOU are the Son of the Noble Father who serves Adam. Just as Nimrod, the son of Cush, served his father and all of humanity in constructing the jewel of Assyria, Nineveh, the light of the world. The Fourth House of astrology governs childbirth and parentage and thus your planting as the Light of the World is looked over favorably by the Angel that governs that section of the Heavens. 5

The above example illustrates how gematria can be used to amplify meaning once a letter arrangement has been agreed upon using either Notariqon or the various methods of Temurah. However, as mentioned above, gematria may be used on its own with splendid results as well.

Styles of Gematria:1. Normal Value (Mispar Hechrachi) Whereby a sum is calculated using the standard numerical value of each letter from 1-400. E.g., OZ (zo) = 70+7 = 77 2. Final (Great) Value (Mispar Gadol) Whereby a sum is calculated using the final values attributed to the letters K, M, N, P, & Tz (], \, }, [, & {) when they appear at the end of a word. E.g., AUMGN (}mva) = 1+6+40+3+700 = 750 3. Minor Value (Mispar Katan) - Whereby a number is calculated using the standard numerical value of each letter but with the zeros removed. The result may either be a sum of the digits calculated or a number that is composed of the values for each letter. (See also the Temurah section on Aiq Bekar.) E.g., OZ (zo) = 70 +7 = 14 or 77 4. Serial Order Value (Mispar Siduri) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the numerical position of the Hebrew alphabet (1-22). E.g., OZ (zo) = 16 + 7 = 23 5. Square of Normal Value (Mispar P'rati) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the standard numerical value of each letter multiplied by itself. E.g., OZ (zo) = 702+72= 4,949 6. Cube of Normal Value - Whereby a sum is calculated using the standard numerical value of each letter multiplied by its squared normal value. E.g., OZ (zo) = 703+73 = 343,343 7. Square of Serial Order Value (Mispar Siduri P'rati) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the numerical position of the Hebrew alphabet (1-22) multiplied by itself. E.g., OZ (zo) = 162 + 72 = 305 8. Cube of Serial Order Value - Whereby a sum is calculated using the numerical position of the Hebrew alphabet (1-22) multiplied its squared serial order value. E.g., OZ (zo) = 163+ 73 = 4,439 9. Normal Inclusive Value (Mispar Kidmi) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the standard numerical value of a letter added to all other numbers that precede it back to 1. E.g., OZ (zo) = (70+69+68 ... 3+2+1) + (7+6+5+4+3+2+1) = 353

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10. Serial Order Inclusive Value (Mispar Siduri Kidmi) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the numerical position of the Hebrew alphabet (1-22) added to all other numbers that precede it back to 1. E.g., OZ (zo) = (16+15+14 ... 3+2+1) + (7+6+5+4+3+2+1) = 164 11. Nominal Value (Mispar Shemi) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the standard numerical value of a letter's name written in full and added to sums calculated in the same fashion. E.g., OZ (zo) = 'Ayin + Zayin = (O=70 + I=10 + N=50) + (Z=7 + I=10 + N=50) = 197; A variation of this (Mispar Gadol Shemi) utilizes the Final values of the letters as well. E.g., OZ (zo) = 'Ayin + Zayin = (O=70 + I=10 + N[fin.]=700) + (Z=7 + I=10 + N[fin.]=700) = 1,497 12. Numeral Value (Mispar Miphqadh) - Whereby a sum is calculated using the nominal value of the name of the numerical value of each letter. E.g., OZ (zo) = Seventy + Seven = Shiv'im + Shiv'a = (Sh=300 + B=2 + O=70 + I=10 + M=40) + (Sh=300 + B=2 + O=70 + H=5) = 799 or 1,359 if using M(fin.) 13. Double Integrated Nominal Value - Whereby the individual letters of a word are written as in the nominal value calculation but then expanded so that each letter of that spelling is also written in full. E.g., OZ (zo) = [(o + i + n) + ( i + d) + ( n + n)] + [(z + i + n) + ( i + d) + ( n + n)]= [(O=70 + I=10 + N=50) + (I=10 + D=4) + (N=50 + V=6 + N=50)] + [(Z=7 + I=10 + N=50) + (I=10 + D=4) + (N=50 + V=6 + N=50)]= 437 14. Atbash Value (cbta) - Whereby a sum is cal