This is something of a clean-up post on some thoughts that I couldn’t quite take the time to describe during the gebofal ritual earlier this month, so apologies for the potpourri nature of the post.
There are 96 “tables” in Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth) before Leaf 49; this last leaf actually has five 3×7 tables (for a total of 101 tables), which are derived from 105 (3*5*7) letters, which are reduced from an original 112 (7*16). It seems as though this shows the initial structure of the (four elemental) watchtower tablets, each of which has four subquadrants (16 in all), relates to the heptarchy. Yet the angels said that this was a disordered state. By some process, seven letters needed to be removed and then that they relate to the seven kings of the heptarchy in a disordered fashion (i.e., something needs to be taken away). Note also that adding this missing seven to, say, 441 (the Gematria number for (A)emeth or “truth”), one comes to 448, which is simply 112*4, and thus the same disordered state, yet multiplied fourfold.
In my version of Leaf 49, I had decisions to make in reducing the 112 letters down to 105, for the process itself was not clear to me. I replaced “DON” in the original 112 letters text with with the Enochian letter “R” (for that is the name of the Enochian letter R, i.e., not as “Ar”); “OR” with the letter “F” (similar reasons); “UR” with the letter “L” (similar reasons); and “VANE” with the letter “C” (because VAN = U/V/W; and VE (by substitution) is name of the letter for C/K). Interestingly, DON doesn’t have a meaning, but DONADOGAMATASTOS means “Hellfire.” OR has no meaning, but ORH is the name of a spirit of darkness, and ORS means Darkness. UR has no meaning, but URAN means “elders,” URBS means “to beautify,” URCH means “confusers,” URELP means “seething” (I suspect that AN-, associated with “secret wisdom,” “power,” “government,” and “thoughts,” combined with UR-, suggests power of elders over confusion & the seething of the disturbed mind). VAN relates to truth (VAOAN/VOOAN; Ignus vera mater, according to Nalvage; “fiery truth of the mother” as translated by Aaron Leitch), while VEP means “flame.” Together, the four letters substituted for longer words suggest to me the labor pangs of Reality, or to use the metaphor put to me by Cody P., the Aching Heart of God. The process appears to be about allowing ourselves to remove our disturbances about reality, so that we can see reality as it is.
Another thing to consider with the number 49 is how it interestingly reflects the number 25; the series of numbers 1 to 49 has the number 25 in the middle, and, using a trick from Gauss, you can add 24 pairs of 50 (1 + 49, 2 + 48, … 24 + 26), yielding 1200, and then add the middle number, 25, for a total of 1225. 1225 is the square of 35, which is 5 times 7. It’s possible that this is why the number 5 suddenly pops up at Leaf 49, but why five? My guess is that we are taken from a simple quaternary reductionist view (i.e., everything being reducible down to four elements) and into a realization that these elements proceed from the quintessence, adding in a divine nature to this reality.
On to Prime Gematria; this method was suggested to me for Enochian by Jon Ciel (who I believe originated this technique for Hebrew), and together we worked out some of the values for Enochian words based on the order in which the letters were received. Unfortunately I seem to have lost the original file I was working in, but the gist is that you assign the number 2 (the first prime number) to Pa/B, the number 3 (2nd prime) to Veh/C/K, and so on until you reach the 21st letter/prime number dyad, Don/R/73. Note that this brings the letter Ur/L to 31 (the 5th superprime number), which interestingly parallels the Hebrew Gematria for El, a name for God.
In this technique, Babalon = 157 (Oooo! Sooo close to 156!–Jon Ciel suggests I use a +1/-1 variance here, along the lines of Crowley’s 0=2 formula; yet 157 is itself prime), Iad (God) = 43, (itself a prime number), Iaida = 79 (also prime). I also played with the technique a bit and got interesting results if gave Na, the name for the letter H but also the Enochian word for “Lord,” a value of 227, the 49th prime; and 461, the 89th prime (89 itself being the 24th prime number), for the Omega in Horlωn. I also felt compelled to try to give values to the final forms (i.e., if the letters appeared at the end of a word/name) of 17 (6th prime) to Ged/G and 191 (43rd prime, which itself is the 14th prime; 191 is also the 14th superprime) for Drux/N.
I don’t have much to add, other than some values which we derived to some Enochian names (any errors are mine, since I was driving Excel; to these I added some observations about the numbers, which I hope are accurate):