The Lexicon

Greetings Fellow Stars,

Welcome to The Lexicon, an amazing tool for the analysis of English text, phrases and words using New Aeon English Qabala against various texts.

The software used to do this is called ENIGMagick and was written between 27th and 30th December 2012 by Anton Channing. It was later modified and bugfixed by Olav Phillips of the Celestial Lodge of Sirius

ENIGMagick was written as a replacement the excellent but aging and now lost DOS software LEXICON written by Tim Coutu. Other software exists but for this initial phase of the project The Lodge has decided to use ENIGMagick to get the Lexicon up and running.

Liber AL

The Book of the Law — or Liber AL vel Legis — is the central holy text of Thelema, a spiritual and social philosophy derived from Western esotericism and founded by magician Aleister Crowley. Liber AL vel Legis was dictated to Crowley over the course of three days in 1904 by a discarnate entity called Aiwass


Since Hebrew Gematria uses the Hebrew script to derive values, it does not neccessarily apply as well to English or Roman scripts and thus efforts have been made over the years to develop an “English Qabalah” that could be utilized with texts in those languages.

In Chapter II verse 55 of Liber AL vel Legis, Crowley writes: “Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English Alphabet, thou shalt find new symbols to attribute them unto”. When analyzing this information later, Crowley realized that this implied there was a cipher contained within Liber AL that had yet to be discovered or developed. Later on, in Chapter III sheet 16 of the original documents, there is a unique page that contains a grid of numbers, a slash through it, and a circle within a cross.

This page in particular is where the ALW cipher, or New Aeon English Qabalah, is derived. James Lees discovered in 1976 that this key was based on the magical number 11. By taking every eleventh letter of the alphabet as the order, and then assigning them sequential values you are able to arrive at this cipher:

    A=1 L=2 W=3 H=4 S=5 D=6 O=7 Z=8 K=9 V=10 G=11 R=12 C=13 N=14 Y=15 J=16 U=17 F=18 Q=19 B=20 M=21 X=22 I=23 T=24 E=25 P=26

Further proof of the validity of this cipher is obtained through the odd passage in Chapter II verse 76:

    4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L.

    What meaneth this, o prophet? Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever. There cometh one to follow thee: he shall expound it.

Calculating the ALW cipher values above for the line 4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L (adding the numbers as they are) you arrive at the total 351. You can also arrive at the total 351 by adding A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J + K + L + M + N + O + P + Q + R + S + T + U + V + W + X + Y + Z, or the value of the English alphabet.

In addition, Jake Stratton-Kent noticed that the separation of the passage into two lines seemed intentional, and the X as the first character of the second line brought to mind a multiplication symbol. Sure enough, multiplying the number of words on the first line (17) by the number of words on the second (11) equals 187. 187 is also the numerical value of "ENGLISH ALPHABET" in the ALW cipher.

Allen Greenfield and the Secret Cipher of the UFONauts

Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts, a book published in 1994 and written by occultist and ufologist Allen H. Greenfield seeks to help elucidate the nature of the mysterious Aiwass that dictated Liber AL to Crowley, and the myriad entities encountered by UFO contactees in the 20th and 21st century. His theory was that ultraterrestrials - a term used by researcher and author John Keel used to describe the beings - transmitted information to humans in a secret, enciphered format, in the guise of enlightened messages. These entities often used authors to produce voluminous works, such as Jane Roberts “Seth” and the “Ephraim” that communicated with poet James Merrill during his writing of The Changing Light at Sandover. In particular, Greenfield conjectures that Liber AL was the ultimate key to this secret cipher utilized by the ultraterrestrials.

Greenfield believed that by utilizing the ALW cipher/NAEQ you could take the names of these entities, or information they provided and compare their cipher value using the values of phrases or words from Liber AL as a key. By analyzing words or phrases in Liber AL that had the same values, one could arrive at further insight, or obtain major revelations about the nature of these entities or their motivations.

As an example of this analysis, here is a few quotes from Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts:

ASHTAR = 47 = STARS in Liber AL repeated many times, but also FLAP, a word which came to mean “UFO wave” in military and UFOlogy circles. Recall that contactee George Adamskis contacts included the Jesus-like ORTHON. ORTHON = 68 = JESUS, but also CHOSEN and LIFE.

The ill-fated Hunrath and Wilkinsin, or FIRKON and RAMU, are also of interest. FIRKON = 83 = MY STARS, MY FLAP and, interestingly, AMONG GODS. RAMU = 51 = SINK and SORROWS and A LIE. It is of interest that the space names given Hunrath and Wilkinsin suggest their apparently unhappy future; to create a UFO furor or flap by chasing flying saucers in a rented plane into the desert, perhaps abducted and coming to grief for having believed a lie. Perhaps they are among the gods indeed, but not via a spaceship headed for Mars. Perhaps, instead, they were food for the gods.

Those interested in this application are highly encouraged to purchase and read Greenfields fascinating book and its followup The Complete Cipher of the UFONauts to gain further insight into how he uses the NAEQ to further examine UFO phenomena and instances of ultraterrestrial communication.

The Celestial Lodge of Sirius

The Celestial Lodge of Sirius is a Free Illuminist lodge dedicated to find, gather, facilitate, and teach for the purpose of inquiry and initiation into the mysteries and secrets of nature and the universe around us. The Lodge is a philosophical and research Lodge of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim founded by Olav Phillips. It was chartered by Dr. Allen Greenfield, Facilitator General 33º 90º 95º 97º Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim, and as Facilitator of the Lodge, The Sons and Daughters of Aaron.

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