"...Let him enter in turn or at once the four gates; let him stand on the floor of the palace. Will he not sink? Amn. Ho! warrior, if thy servant sink?..."
- Liber AL vel Legis, Chapter I, Verse 51.
"Change not as much as the style of a letter; for behold! thou, o prophet, shalt not behold all these mysteries hidden therein.
"The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them."
- Liber AL vel Legis, Chapter I, Verses 54 & 55.
Note that in the typeset version of The Book of the Law (Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX) in The Equinox, Volume I, Number 10, only the word "he" in Verse 55 is emphasized. However, in the original manuscript, written in the hand of the Beast 666, both the words "he" and "Amn" in Verse 51 are underscored. Why? And why "Amn" and not Aum, Om or Aumgn?
To Mega Therion (The Great Beast) = 300 + 70 + 40 + 5 + 3 +1 + 9 + 8 + 100 + 10 + 70 + 50 = ThRIVN (Therion) = 400 + 200 + 10 + 6 + 50 = 666. [For the Greek and Hebrew equivalents to the English herein employed, please see the end of this document.]
H Kokkine Gyne (The Scarlet Woman) = 8 + 20 + 70 + 20 + 20 + 10 + 50 + 8 + 3 + 400 + 50 + 8 = 667.
KHLLCh, Keallach (The Warrior) = 20 + 5 + 30 + 30 + 8 = 93 = OIVZ (Aiwaz), Thelema (Will), Agape (Love), k.t.l.; and in full: KPh HH LMD LMD ChITh = 100 + 10 + 74 + 74 + 418 = 676.
Note: 666 + 10 (HH). 10 = Yod, the Secret Seed, and on the Tree of Life the 10th Sephira, Malkuth, the four Elements and the sphere of Earth. HH is the name of the Hebrew letter Heh, H, otherwise He; Heh-final of Tetragrammaton, IHVH, being attributed to the Element of Earth.
Militaris Ex Divus (Warrior of God) or M.E.D., Mem He Daleth in Hebrew and Mu Epsilon Delta in Greek = 40 + 5 + 4 = 49 = ILDH (Yod Lamed Daleth He).
M.·.E.·.D.·.AL = MIM ALPh DLTh AL = 90 + 111 + 434 + 31 = DCLXVI (666 in Roman Numerals so as not to imply anything pertaining to reincarnation.)
Note: Aleph can be used for either the English "A" or "E", and He can likewise be legitimately transliterated as "H", "E" or even "A".
A variant transliteration of Kelly, KLLI, which equals 90, is KALLI, and it should be noted that Aleph is an "out-breathing" and not a vowel, though it is often used as an equivalent of the English "A"; note further the Divine Name of Kether, Eheieh, AHIH, in which the Aleph is transliterated as "E". Thus KALLI = 20 + 1 + 30 + 30 + 10 = 91 = Amn (in Greek) as well as AMN (in Hebrew) (Amn and Amen, the Hidden and Concealed One).
CCXX I.51: "Amn. Ho! warrior..."
CCXX I.55: "The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them."
CCXX II.75: "75 Aye! listen to the numbers & the words:"
"Aye" is unusual for the Beast who usually used "Ay". AIH (Aye) = 16 + 75 (the verse number) = 91. Thus "91, the Concealed One! listen to the numbers & the words:"
CCXX II.39: "All this and a book to say how thou didst come hither and a reproduction of this ink and paper for ever - for in it is the word secret & not only in the English ..."
CCXX 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. Let him not seek to try: but one cometh after him, whence I say not, who shall discover the Key of it all. Then this line drawn is a key: then this circle squared in its failure is a key also. And Abrahadabra. It shall be his child & that strangely. Let him not seek after this; for thereby alone can he fall from it."
Note the triple use of the word "key", as if to draw one's attention to it, but note also that in only one instance does that word begin with a capital "K". Note further that following "Key" are two insignificant words, "of it", CROSSED OUT, stricken by the line drawn, one of the keys. Following this is the word "all" and a period which ends this particular sentence.
Regarding The Book, Verse 39 of Chapter III tells us that "in it is the word secret & not only in the English...", while in Verse 47 it is written that "this circle squared in its failure is a key also." If the circle had been successfully "squared" it would have had an equal-armed cross or X within it, the four ends connecting perfectly with the circumference. This is one of the old forms of the Greek letter Theta, which normally appears as a circle bisected by a horizontal line, sometimes, although rarely, drawn to resemble the sign for Sol, a circle with a point in the centre.
If the "circle squared in its failure" is not Theta, what then is it? Possibly two Greek letters, one atop the other.
O is Omicron (short-o, distinct from Omega, the long-o sound in Greek, the appearance of which is rather like a rounded W or, alternately, an "unlucky" horseshoe) and the name of this letter in Greek, Omikron has the numerical value of 360, the number of degrees in a circle.
X is Chi (the Ch sound in Greek); thus O and Ch, added to the rest of the "word" gives the following:
Keallach is normally spelled thusly in Greek: Keallach (i.e. Kappa Eta Alpha Lambda Lambda Alpha Chi) = 690 = apodeiknymi: "attest, commend; claim, proclaim; place, set forth; prove; to point out, shew forth, make known; to bring forth, shew, produce, publish (as a law); to appoint or assign; to shew by argument; to name, create, to make, render; to represent as; to obtain"; ti oti: "why? for what reason or purpose?"; e epipotheton: "the longed for, the earnestly desired"; o oylon: "the perfect, whole, entire, complete"; e romboy: "the rhombus - magick wheel"; to agete: "the admirable, wondrous"; adelphikon: "brotherly, fraternally"; to orkion: "the oath"; ormathoy: "a chain"; oi kyrioi: "masters" (Col. 4.1); katapimpremi: "burn to ashes, destroy by fire"; o loimoy: "the trouble maker, the nuisance"; Notos: "m. the South and South (some say Southwest) Wind"; astrape: "lightning, ray, lightning flash" (Lk. 11.36); o aythades: "the self-willed, wilful, stubborn"; e thyelles: "the whirlwind"; e tribos: "the path, the practice"; o teleios: "the perfect"; agoretes: "a speaker, orator"; e dagydos: "the image used in magick"; o thyias: "the Bacchante"; o thysia: "the sacrificial victim"; ta theskelon: "of the Godlike"; to iris: "the rainbow - as a messenger of the gods, especially from the gods to humankind"; o Maimaktes: "the boisterous, the stormy, the god of storms (commonly used as an epith. of Zeus)"; o mitos: "the web, the thread"; ptolis: "a city"; epta ekklesiai: "the seven churches" (Re. 1.20); Entellos: "Entellus, a famous boxer who won the boxing contest at the funeral games for Anchises"; 690 is the length of an ark or rectangular box which measures 666 internally, according to The Canon; theoktistos: "created by God" (st as Stau = 6); synesteka: "recommend, commend, give approval to; show, prove, demonstrate; hold together", etc. (st = 6); k.t.l.
The Book of the Law, as shown above, not only gives a perfect phonetic spelling of Keallach, but also a second spelling in Greek: Kealloch, the numeration of which is 759 and equals 666 + 93: the Logos of the Æon united in ONE with the Angel; also ayten: "him, her, it"; Phanes: "another name for Eros, who sprang from the egg of Night"; apostole: "apostleship, mission"; despoy: "lord, master"; kaythesomai: "light, consume, burn"; o Biblon ek o Nomos: "the Book of the Law"; e exairetos: "the chosen"; e zaphleges: "the fiery"; to theskelon: "the Godlike"; e thoinamatos: "the feast"; Kynthios: "Cynthius, a name for Apollo, from Mount Cynthus, which is where Apollo was born"; ta narthekos: "of the ferula, in which Prometheus conveyed the spark of fire from heaven to earth"; ta deleter: "of the destroyer"; ta Lyke: "of the Light" (Lux; L.V.X.); e oyranion: "the heavenly"; o pothobleton: "the love-stricken"; k.t.l.
676 = aneyron: "find by searching"; paidarioy: "child, boy"; to pandora: "the giver of all"; to Diobolon: "the hurled by God"; to eripole: "the dawn"; ta thnete: "of the mortal"; to meirakion: "the boy child"; philomatheia: "love of knowledge"; ton poimena: "the shepherd" (Mt. 26.31; 1 Pe. 2.25); o aggeloi theoy: "the angels of God"; gynaika kathemenen: "a woman sitting" (Re. 17.3); exechea: "pour out, shed blood, abandon onself to"; Lamech: "the father of Noah" (Lk. 3.36), the son of Abraham (The Book of the Sacred Magick of Abra Melin the Mage), an angel who exercises dominion over Mars"; e thymon megan: "the great wrath (or: thymon: rage, the soul, the life, breath, spirit, courage, any strong passion, also purpose, will)"; yperlian: "outstanding, special, beyond all measure or doubt, undeniably"; Elymas: "otherwise called Bar-Jesus, a Jewish magician called a "false prophet" by the Christians and who was unjustly but temporarily "blinded", it is said, by Paul" (AC. 13.8); poietes: "one who does or carries out something, a doer, a poet"; o mimetes: "the one who is like another, the image"; o teras: "the omen, the mark"; eratos: "beloved, lovely"; o eyas: "the Bacchic or Bacchanalian"; ta adolos: "of the pure"; o neaniskos: "the young man"; manteios: "oracular, prophetic"; o nelites: "the guiltless"; teraos: "a sign, wonder, omen, constellation, meteor," etc.; meirakiskos: "a boy child"; Trigenes: "the Thrice Begotten"; katepestesan: "attack" (st = 6); k.t.l.
[93, 666, 667, and other numbers will be dealt with elsewhere. -ED]
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a Beast rise up out of the sea [Binah]..."
- King James Version of the Bible, Chapterr 13, Verse 1.
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb [ram], and he spake as a dragon."
- Ibid, Chapter 13, Verse 11.
"And he exerciseth all the power of the first Beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first Beast, whose deadly wound was healed."
- Ibid, Chapter 13, Verse 12.
"Here is wisdom [Chokmah, Magus 9°=2°]. Let him that hath understanding [Binah, Magister Templi 8°=3°] count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man [a Man, not "the Devil" or anything of the like]; and his number is Six Hundred Threescore and Six."
- Ibid, Chapter 13, Verse 18
Witness my Hand:
Frater M.E.D. 49=13=1, 5°=6° A.·.A.·.
Frater Keallach 93/676, 8°=3° A.·.A.·.
690 = synetheie: "custom, practice, use, habit, usage, living together, intercourse, intimacy"; nemetoron: "a dispenser of justice, a judge, arbiter"; xiphon: "a straight, double-edged sword".
676 = ephemerie: "division (of priests for daily temple duties), a daily order or course".
1097 = "no Beast": no Therion (no, Nu Omega: "we two", i.e. 666 and 676), and 1097, i.e. 1 + 0 + 9 + 7 = 17 or Atu XVII, The Star; 1097 is also the numeration of ton akephalon: "the headless or bornless one", a reference to the Holy Guardian Angel, Genius, Daemon or True Self, and doxa asteron: "the glory of the stars" (1 Cor. 15.41; st = 6).
CCXX III.47: "It shall be his child & that strangely."
The latter part of this verse, "& that strangely", identifies the Child of the Beast 666, who is identical with the second Beast mentioned in John's Apocalypse (The Book of Revelation). The identification is to be made by means of the Greek Qabalah via gematria, which is the means whereby Our Father Aleister Crowley correctly believed the riddles of Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX would be solved. In Verse 47 of Chapter III, this third chapter being intended more for the second Beast, the Magical Child, than for the Beast 666 to expound, the sign for "and" (&), the Ampersand, instead of the word itself is employed in order to (a) set the latter part of the verse apart from the former, and (b) to focus the attention, for the purpose of gematria, solely upon the last two words, "that strangely." The Qabalistic analysis and identification follows:
"& that strangely" translates into Greek as "& ekeinos paradoxos", which is 360 + 1316, and these two added together yield a total of 1676.
1676 = M.·.E.·.D.·.AL, the Word of Frater Keallach's True Will. M.E.D. is the initial form of his Adeptus Minor motto, Militaris Ex Divus (Warrior of God), spelled in full, plus AL in Greek: Mu (440) + Epsilon (865) + Delta (340) + AL (31) = 1676.
1676 = Achilleos, "Achilles - the greatest Greek warrior of the Trojan War"; moysomaneo: "to be Muse-mad, smitten by the Muses"; Aytodoxastos: "Autodoxastos, i.e. Self-effulgent" (Gnostic reference).
676 = Keallach, KHLLCh (= 93), in full: KPh (100) + HH (10) + LMD (74) + LMD (74) + ChITh (418).
1000 = kyrioy: "master, lord" (Lk. 5.17 of the New Testament in particular); o nikon: "the victor" (Re. 2.11, 26; 3.12, 21; 21.7); Kentechthai: "(Egyptian: Khenti-khati), Chief of the belly, i.e. Horus in the womb", "Belly" = "bowels"; cf. CCXX I.55: "The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them."; skiphos: "a sword; a straight, double-edged sword" (as in the Sword of Horus).
1000 = ployton: "wealth" (Re. 5.12); analepsis: "a being taken up; the Ascension"; os: "the ear; as, like", k.t.l.; ametameletos: "free from regret"; k.t.l.
Thus: 1676 = 1000 + 676 or 676 + 1000, and so: -
1. Kyrioy Kellach: "Master Keallach" (Master
as in 8°=3°)
2. Keallach o Nikon: "Keallach the Victor"
3. Keallach Kentechthai: "Keallach, Chief of the Belly"
4. Keallach Skiphos: "Keallach, (the) Sword (of Horus).
Kealloch may also be employed here; it is the alternate spelling given by The Book itself, in Chapter II, Verse 47.
(Summer Solstice 1984 E.V. Encyclical Letter, Revised
Summer Solstice 1998 E.V.)
Alpha (A/a) 1; Beta (B/b) 2; Gamma (G/g) 3; Delta (D/d) 4; Epsilon (E/e) 5; Digamma (F/f) 6*; Zeta (Z/z) 7; Eta (H/e) 8, Theta (Th/th) 9; Iota (I/i) 10; Kappa (K/k) 20; Lambda (L/l) 30; Mu (M/m) 40; Nu (N/n) 50; Xi (X/x) 60; Omicron (O/o) 70; Pi (P/p) 80; Koppa (Q/q) 90; Rho (R/r) 100; Sigma (S/s) 200; Tau (T/t) 300; Upsilon (U/u, V/v, Y/y) 400; Phi (Ph/ph) 500; Chi (Ch/ch) 600; Psi (Ps/ps) 700; Omega (O/o) 800; Sanpi ( -) ) 900. [*The Digamma, no longer used in modern Greek, looks very much like an English "F", thus the use of the letter here, however, it is equal to the English "W", sometimes "V". Stau is another ancient Greek letter no longer used in the modern alphabet which has the numeration of 6, but it is equivalent to "St" and like Digamma it was often employed by Aleister Crowley.]
Aleph (A/E) 1; Beth (B) 2; Gimel (G) 3; Daleth (D) 4; He (H/E/A) 5; Vau (V/U/O/W) 6; Zayin (Z) 7; Cheth (Ch) 8; Teth (T) 9; Yod (I/Y/J) 10; Kaph (K) 20; Lamed (L) 30; Mem (M) 40; Nun (N) 50; Samekh (S) 60; Ayin (O/A'a) 70; Pe (P) 80; Tzaddi (Tz) 90; Qoph (Q) 100; Resh (R) 200; Shin (S/Sh) 300; Tau (T/Th) 400. [See Liber Sepher Sephiroth sub figura D and Liber 777 by Aleister Crowley.]