by Hymenaeus Alpha 777
What I have been doing in the last two articles “On Technical Information” is to acquaint you with a small portion of the plethora of information you are facing, and the simplicity with which it can be organized. There will be more, but at this point we consider how to study. That is curriculum.
When I submitted “On Technical Information (2),” der Heidrick said, “Grady, this is impossibly compressed.”
I: How many of the kids do you think will get it?
He: About a quarter.
I: That’s the whole idea. The bright ones will get it; the rest will ask questions. That’s why they invented dictionaries. It’s time we got them out of Sand Box I. They want to be Thelemic Magicians. Let them learn how to organize the material of their discipline so they can apply it. For our purposes Magick is defined “The Physics of Metaphysics.”
Curriculum is your specific course of study. It is divided into the subjects of your discipline. Take a shoe box (the one you swiped your rolling lid from), and a handful of file folders. Mark each folder with the name of a subject: Kabbalah, Tarot, Crowley, Latin, Sepheroth (Liber D), Astrology, etc. Set aside a stack of 8″ by 11″ three-hole punched pads for work sheets that will be filling these folders. The three-hole note paper is so you can later file them in your three-ring binder as your “executive loose leaf notebook.” After all, that is your Thoth Tarot deck. An executive’s loose leaf notebook on the pyramid mysteries of Egypt. Seen via the computer grid that is 777.
Next set aside a separate folder and tear out twenty-two pages from your pad. Mark each page “Z” to “A.” Put “A” on the bottom and “Z” on top. Words in the Hebrew code are spelled right to left so it is easier to read them back to front. Gets you to thinking upside-down like a typesetter. Believe me, this will stand you in good stead when you start revolving the cycles. Then as you go through and start numbering the Hebrew words in your 777, 418, Kaballah Denudata, Masonic readings, etc., you will start to build your knowledge of the Ship’s Code Book and you will start getting acquainted with words like ZRO ( = 277). Why is that important? According to Crowley, in his story Atlantis, the production of ZRO (that is, “sow, propagate; seed, semen”) was the principal object of the priests of Atlantis. Crowley was not always kidding. I suggest you take him seriously. Also other goodies:
ZION = 156
Will-Power = 346
Vrihl = 251
The Understanding (Binah) = 67
The Tree of Life = 228
Torrentes Aquarum = 291(O yez — get a Latin-English dictionary.)
Skull (Golgotha) = 466
NUIT, THE STAR GODDESS = 75
Long of Nose = 352
The end; appointed time = 190
Controversia Domini = 217
Choronzon = 333
Aquarius = 44
And how do we get all those groovy English equivalents from the Hebrew- Egyptian fire alphabet? Well, you just invent your own, like Tarzan learning to read from a book he found in a jungle hut. But it’s handy to have a guide. Ours happens to be:
Let’s take a practical example. Crowley says someplace that the Tree of Life and the Thirty Aethyrs coincide only at certain points. So take the Index of Aethyrs in your 418. Note which ones relate to a Thoth card. On a work sheet start with:
Atu I, The Magus Third Aethyr, ZON for the paths and work down. Also start a separate sheet for the Sepheroth with:
(1) Kether Aethyrs 21 and 16
You will find quite a different universe. A world of planes and islands where reality exists only where certain vibrations coincide. Rots of ruck, and good hunting!
Oyez — If you prefer to use “X” for Aleph and save “A” for the GreekKabbalah, Ararita would look like this:
Inspired by Hadit Encampment, where they know NOT ( = 129) what they do.
Note: Originally published in The Magical Link, II:8 (August, 1982 e.v.), and Thelema Lodge Calendar, June 2002.