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Cipher  New Aeon English Qabala

'Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English Alphabet; thou shalt find new symbols to attribute them unto.' (AL:II,55)

English Qaballa (EQ), or New Aeon English Qabala (NAEQ), is a specific system of English Qabalah which was discovered by Jim Lees on November 26, 1976. It was first revealed to the occult community by Lees, Jake Stratton-Kent and Carol Smith of Kaaba Publications. It is more than an alternative system of gematria, although this may not be apparent in some diluted forms where primary sources are often not examined.

  • Value: 187


Obtained by
filling the graph from
Sheet 16 of Chapter III

What meaneth this,
o prophet?
Sheet 20 of Chapter II
  Order & Value:
In 1980, Carol Smith wrote:

A key has been left by Crowley, under the direction of Aiwass in order that 'Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English Alphabet (AL:II,55). The instruction is in AL:III,47: 'This book shall be translated into all tongues: but always with the original in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their position to one another: in these are mysteries that no Beast shall divine.'

The order & value of the letters in EQ are derived from the grid superimposed on one of the pages of manuscript of Liber AL on which this verse appears (sheet 16 of Chapter III). Also appearing on this page are a diagonal line and a circled cross. Smith continues with her explanation:

There are letters along the top of the page, and it would seem to be obvious to continue with the alphabet in the manner indicated, but the clue is in the numbers down the side. A is written instead of 1 which suggests that B is 2, C 3 and so on. Fill in all the squares on the grid in this manner, repeating the alphabet when one gets to Z.

To proceed to the next step the instruction is written on the page, for those who have eyes to see. 'Then this line drawn is a key.'The line drawn is a diagonal line across the page. If one reads any diagonal across the square one gets the order of the English alphabet to be used in the English Qabala. Whichever diagonal is read the order of the letters is obtained. There is only one order which can be obtained and all 26 letters appear in this order.

As there are ten squares per column, this method is equivalent to taking every eleventh letter (note: ABRAHADABRA, the word of the aeon, has 11 letters, among other noteworthy mentions of 11) of the alphabet as the order and then assigning them sequential values...

Nature and Discovery:
According to Jake Stratton-Kent, "the English Qabala is a qabalah and not a system of numerology. A qabalah is specifically related to three factors: one, a language; two, a 'holy' text or texts; three, mathematical laws at work in these two." He also discovered what many consider to be the first proof of this system based on AL:II,76:

"4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L. What meaneth this, o prophet? Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever. There cometh one to follow thee: he shall expound it. But remember, o chosen one, to be me; to follow the love of Nu in the star-lit heaven; to look forth upon men, to tell them this glad word."

Stratton-Kent describes his discovery as follows:

When I first had my attention drawn to the existence of a purported English Qabala, my first reaction as a qabalist was to use it on this meaningless string of digits and characters. I converted all the letters into their numerical equivalents in the E.Q., and added them to the numbers in the series."

In the original handwritten text, the string of letters and numbers is divided into two lines, the first ending with "Y" and the second beginning with "X". Stratton-Kent says,

There are seventeen numbers and letters in the first line and eleven in the second ... but in the manuscript the 'X' at the beginning of line two looks like a multiplication symbol, so I made this calculation; 17x11=187, the numerical value of the phrase ENGLISH ALPHABET.

It has also been noted that if one adds the number and letter values in the "meaningless string", the result is 351, which is also the sum of the values of all the letters of the English Alphabet in this system (i.e. the summation of the numbers 1 through 26). This dual reference to the English Alphabet by the same string of numbers and letters is considered by some to confirm EQ as the order & value of the English Alphabet predicted in Liber AL (AL:II,55).

Some Findings:
On the same page the centre of the grid contains a cross within a circle, traditionally the symbol of a "Rosy Cross". The text states "then this circle squared in its failure, is a key also" The symbol occurs in the square allotted to K with the value of 9. The "Square" of nine = 81 the EQ value of "Rosy Cross"!

The edge of the circle intrudes into the adjacent square allotted to U or 17. The sum of the two squares that contain the circle is 26, the number of letters in the English Alphabet.

In Chapter one verse 24 Nuit states the following: "I am Nuit, and my number is six and fifty" Applying the EQ to the text reveals that Nuit = 78. Naturally, 7 multiplied by 8 = 56, precisely Six and fifty and is equal to the value of "Isis".

187 and is the value of two phrases in particular "English Alphabet" is the first, the second phrase... "And doubt it not!" (AL:II,72)

The second chapter of the Book of the Law, gives the number of "Had" as eleven, the value of HAD in NAEQ.

The Book of the Law injoins us to exceed by delicacy and drink by the eight and ninety rules of art. DELICACY = 98 by NAEQ, no other reason has ever been presented for the number of "rules of art".



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