FOR THE QUESTION…

What is English Qaballa?

Disturbing, that’s what it is.

‘Coz it works.

As a highly esteemed fellow magickian once said, it always does.

Having learned the Order and Value of the English Alphabet, one adds up the values of words and finds correlations with the values of words in the Book of the Law. Thus, for example, GNOSIS has the same value as WISDOM, which is appropriate enough; and then there are other words in Liber AL which one can approach in a more abstract fashion, such as WATER, and WINE, which are suggestive of alchemical transformation, and which add to one’s understanding of the concept of GNOSIS. The value is 65, but that’s another story.

PISTIS SOPHIA = 106 + 66 = 172 = THE EMPRESS, INSPIRATION, and UNIMAGINABLE.

The number is the primary symbol in which all the ideas evoked by the words coalesce, and the Lexicon of Liber AL vel Legis (supplemented with the names of the Zodiac Signs and planets) provides the template against which we measure what we get from our number-crunching, the established correspondences of the English Qaballa to which we refer all our questions.

(By the way, that question never came up in my conversation with Gordon White…)