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AStromsvag: Liber Al Solution

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,talk.religion.misc
From: (nagasiva)
Subject: AStromsvag: Liber Al Solution (II.76)
Date: 10 Apr 1997 23:41:23 -0700

[from Arild Stromsvag ]

At 10:41 06.04.97 +1040, you wrote:
>In a rather scathing review of Kenneth Grant's "Hecate's Fountain",Gerald
>Suster mentions the "glaringly obvious" solution to the riddle Of AL II.76
>which was published by Fr. VAL in Chaos International.I haven't seen this
>issue,and I may be simple-minded,but the solution doesn't seem "glaringly
>obvious" to me.Can anybody shed light on this matter?
>93 93/93 John Everall.

VAL is Geral Suster, so to him it's fairly obvious - see point E below. It
goes like this:
"A) Turn to a copy of the MS of the Book of the Law, 1 p 16, III 47. It is
the only page written on a grid, obviously for some purpose. "Then this
line drawn is a key..." The line in question runs from C to 7 on the grid.
B) Attribute the English Alphabet so that c=7, therefore b=6, d=8, w=1,
etc. c) Using this key, change the letters of the Riddle into numbers and
add up. D) The result is 419. "418 + 'one to follow thee'. also 419=Teth
spelled in full = Serpent = Atu XI = Lust = Beast and Babalon conjoined =
Eleven Pointed Star (one thinks of Abrahadabra) = Leo = lion/Serpent =
Baphomet. E) The fact that, without thinking of the Book of the law, I took
the magical Name VAL (Venio Ad Lucem) in 1974 is probably not especially
relevant; nor is the fact that my Sun and Moon are conjoined at 9 degrees
in Leo. F) Qabalistic analysis of key words in the Book according to the
C=7 key yields fascinating results. G) The mystery has been explained. Big
deal - and about time too. Now let's all get on with some work."

Said Gerald S. with becoming modesty in Nuit Isis Vol.I no.6 1989. The
clue, of course, is point E above, but our man was not the kind of guy to
put himself forward. Assuming that the glaringly obvious has not become
less so in the years following, this is probably what he's referring to in
his review.

93 93/93

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