A Hebrew word ab-ad-done, signifying destruction. By the Rabbis it is interpreted as the place of destruction, & is the second of the 7 names given by them to the region of the dead.
In the Apocalypse (Revelation ix 11) it is rendered by the Greek word Apollyon, & means the destroyer. In this sense it is used as a significant word in the high degrees.'
- Mackey's Encyclopaedia Of Freemasonry
Genesis 3:22...........'& the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good & evil: & now, lest he put forth his hand, & take also of the tree of life, & eat, & live for ever'
I think it was Bill Cooper who first identified the Order of Skull & Bones with that passage from Genesis, although if he wasn't it's not important here. What I'd like to draw peoples attention to is their use of the number 7. I've tried to emphasise it's significance through several videos I made of Manly Hall stressing the importance of this number 'Thus the number 7 comes down to us in an almost awe-inspiring pressure of validity' he once said. The reason it was so important to ancient man & now to the modern Mysteries is because they believed there were 7 planets (two of which were actually the luminaries) & these planets were always identified with 7 gods. Somehow, this correlation could be used as a magickal formula, probably by means of Gematria (number/letter relationships in the Qabala), '......& man possesing a soul, which is archetypally 7-fold, in principle, but this 7-fold archetype forces man to contemplate everything outside of himself in terms of a septenary, he cannot escape the incessant demand of discovering 7 around him, because he moves within a point of 7 within him.' (Manly Hall).
'On July 14 , read the story as far as the birth of Osiris. You can cast circle & hold a formal ritual each night as you celebrate the birthdays, or if you prefer, you can keep it more informal. I choose to go the formal ritual route. I like to read the story out loud. Remove the scarf from the object on your altar that you have chosen to represent Osiris. If you have a candle for him, light that candle & welcome him. Light some incense as an offering to him. I like to use cedar or Egyptian musk incense, but use whatever scent feels right to you. You can write your own invocation for him, use a passage from the Book of the Dead or simply let the story invoke him. I like to have a birthday card for him. I spend some time focusing on the candle flame & meditating about where & how I work with the energy of Osiris in my life. Osiris is the benevolent, civilizing ruler, the sacrificed vegetation God & the lord of the dead. If I have any requests or messages I wish to send to Osiris, I write them down & place the paper with the birthday card. Once my meditation time is complete, I burn the card & paper in my cauldron with the intent of my birthday message reaching Osiris. You may also want to ask Osiris if he has any messages for you & then spend some time listening for an answer. When I am done spending time with Osiris, I extinguish the candle, leaving the Osiris portion of the altar uncovered.'
There are countless examples such as this one can refer to when it comes to the septenary & it's usages within the Mysteries, however, I thought it's correspondence to one passage in Isaiah worthy of note;
'How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.'
(14: 12-14 )
If they've used passages such as these before, they'll use them again. In 'Transcendental Magic, It's Doctrine & Ritual' (1856), the French magus Eliphas Levi confirms this; 'St John, in the Apocalypse, beholds this same star fall from heaven to earth. It is then called absinth or wormwood, & all the waters of the sea become bitter - a striking image of the materialisation of dogma, which produces fanaticism & the acridities of controversy. Then unto Christianity itself may be applied those words of Isaiah; "How has thou fallen from heaven, bright star, which was so splendid in thy prime!" But the Pentagram, profaned by men, burns ever unclouded in the right hand of the Word of Truth, & the inspired voice guarantees to him that overcometh the possession of the morning star - a solemn promise of restitution held out to the Star of Lucifer.'
As far as we can understand, the epithet of Lucifer found in Isaiah was first interpolated by the editors of the King James Bible, the chief editor of which was Sir Francis Bacon according to Manly Hall. Additionally says Hall, Bacon was a ghost writer behind the third tract of the Rosicrucian Manifesto's, 'The Chemical Marriage of Christian Rosenkruz' in which we come across the figure of 'Virgo Lucifera', '...the mysterious female counterpart of Lucifer' (Hall). 'Lucifer was sometimes viewed as the eternal consort of the moon goddess Diana.'
(The Encyclopaedia of Wicca & Witchcraft')
In the index of Levi's book, the translator & Golden Dawn member Arthur E Waite, calls this passage, the 'Restoration of Lucifer.'
In Ch 22:16 of Revelations we hear; 'I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root & the offspring of David, & the bright & morning star.'
This is the passage Bill is referring to in his Mystery Babylon series when he states he's been told by members of the Mysteries that Jesus & Lucifer are the same entity, however this was long before he'd learned that Revelations was a Gnostic writing. Even so, we do have an 11-11 & a 7 if we reduce the chapter & sum of the line digits to prime numbers, as one does in Pythagorean mathematics.
Cooper covered the resurrection of Osiris in Mystery Babylon 2, 3 & 4. This is taken from Manly Hall's book 'Freemasonry Of The Ancient Egyptians';
'The body of Osiris, the Secret Doctrine, is divided into 14 parts & divided among the parts of the world. We must therefore understand that it was scattered through the 7 divine & 7 infernal spheres, the lokas & talas of India, or by different symbolism, through the 7 worlds which are without & the 7 worlds which are within. Bacchus was torn into 7 pieces by the Titans & Osiris into 14 pieces. To use the words of Faber, “Both these stories are in substance the same, for the second number is merely the reduplicate of the first. By a variation of much the same nature, the ancient mythologists added 7 Titanides & 7 Cabiri to the 7 Titans.'
Hall adds. 'Isis, the priesthood, with their initiatory process, had accomplished all
that could be accomplished by natural philosophy. Therefore recourse is again had to magic. The golden phallus is rendered alive by the secret processes rescued from the lost Book of Thoth. Thus the divine power of Osiris is restored through the regeneration of the man himself & the processes of initiation.'
'Thoth' is listed as one of the infernal Demons in Anton Lavey's Satanic Bible, as is 'Abaddon', mentioned here at the beginning. Other old friends on Lavey's list are Pan, Mephistopheles, Ishtar (Easter), Mammon, Pluto, Set, Tammuz, Shiva, Baphomet, Dracula, Beelzebub & Proserpine. Manly Hall would hypnotise Dracula actor Bela Lugosi between takes on 1930's film sets, but how many do you think were aware that these people were really characterising a Demon from Hell? Not many I'd venture.
I do have some numerology quotes & quips in my quotes section but here's another to throw into the mix. The UN Resolution they used as an excuse to flatten Iraq (Babylonia) for good this time in 2003 was Resolution 1441. Any old excuse must have sufficed in 1920, 1941, 1990 & 1998 then eh?
'13 people were shot dead when members of the Army's Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry in 1972. A 14th person died later.'
In Mystery Babylon 16 Bill identifies the sun with Lucifer & Osiris, as well as it's meaning in Freemasonry etc. He explains that unlike the east, south & west, the north is omitted from the Freemasonic rituals because the north is where the God of Bible resides, as noted in Isaiah 14. In Judeo/Christian tradition, the eternal rebel Lucifer was flung out of heaven for trying to ascend the throne of God & according to Bill, Lucifer corresponds with Osiris (http://gnosticwarrior.com/morning-star.html). The Mysteries purposefully negate the teachings of the Bible in other words.......when it suits their book that is.
The following passage from Ezekiel 28 (7+7 +7+7) is said by theologians & the Mysteries to be referring to Lucifer;'Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, & the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, & the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, & the carbuncle, & gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth…..Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground'
Moreover; '& I will give him the morning star.'
- Revelations 2: 28.
Recently, in the spiritual home of Mystery Babylon, England, this pagan abomination was erected, the dimensions of which have great occultic significance;
(Note the crucifix allusion)
'The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Sir Antony Gormley, located near Gateshead in Tyne & Wear, [northern] England. Completed in 1998, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across' (Google)
So if Lucifer/Osiris is being resurrected, the headquarters of Mystery Babylon today are in London & the Mystery Schools use numbered passages of the Bible that depict Lucifer/Satan as numerical formulae for their magickal systems, then could this event on the 7th of the 7th 2005 (7) in London have anything to do with any of the above?
Film buffs may recall the announcement by Hollywood of the birth of Satan in New York in 1968 at the end of the Roman Polanski film 'Rosemary's Baby', a year later Polanski's pregnant actress wife & several others were butchered in what's still regarded as the movie industry's most shocking murder. Satan also descended on New York in the 2000 film, 'Little Nicky' starring Adam Sandler, the film ends with Satans son (Sandler) taking up permanent residence in the Big Apple a year later, presumably meaning 2001.
Aleister Crowley wrote a book on the Qabala called simply, '7 7 7' & as we know, the crux of Crowley's work was the resurrection of Osiris.
'The Cephaloedium Working had three goals: to inspire Crowley to finish writing a commentary on The Book Of The Law; to invoke Hermes [Thoth] & Apollo; & to obtain true understanding of the tarot trump "The Tower." Writes 'definitive' Crowley biographer Richard Kaczynski. 'The Book Of Thoth' (1944), the work in which Crowley's understanding of the tarot trump "The Tower." delineated was the 'chrystallisation of everything Crowley had learned over the course of a lifetimes study. The tarot Trump Tower depicts a building being hit by lightning & people falling from it, Crowley's deck however has a god of chaos attacking the base with fire, Abraxas (Satan) in the top right & the all seeing eye of Osiris presiding over the scene. Crowley himself proudly viewed his work thus; 'These cards with the explanatory Essay, are destined to be the atlas & Practical manual of all Magick for the next 2,000 years.'
Crowley wrote the Book of Thoth in London during WW2.
The significance of Bill's first four Mystery Babylon broadcasts cannot be overestimated, the same applies to Crowley's Book Of Thoth, as we're seeing it unfold before our very eyes. 'One important interpretation of Tarot is that it is a Notariqon of the Hebrew Torah, the Law; also of ThROA, the Gate. Now, by the Yetziratic attributions---see table at end---this word may be read The Universe---the new- born Sun---Zero. This is the true Magical Doctrine of Thelema: Zero equals Two. Also, by Gematria, the numerical value of ThROA is 671 =
61 x 11' - Aleister Crowley
'The upright pentagram is the Morning Star, Christ or the spirit of Lucifer which is represented by spirit over matter such as the image above & the one below which shows the various elements of the five points represented in spirit, air, fire, water, & earth.'
Other intriguing (or possibly fearful) passages of the Bible are found in Revelation 14:1 & 14:14;
'Then I looked, & there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, & with him 144,000 who had his name & his Father’s name written on their foreheads...........
I looked, & there before me was a white cloud, & seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head & a sharp sickle in his hand.'
From Manly Hall & Aleister Crowley, we've learned that the one 'with a sickle in his hand',
........is Satan, the Grim Reaper, the Destroyer.
July 14th - Egyptians celebrate birthday of Osiris
7 7 7 years - the days of Lamech, father of Tubal Cain in Genesis
14/7/1099 (7 7 7) - Crusades take Jerusalem
14/7/1789 - (7 7 7) Bastille stormed (start of the French Revolution) 'There weren't many prisoners in the Bastille at the time of the storming; only 7 people were freed' - bastilleday.com - Paris
7/7 ..... 2 + 0 + 0 + 5 = 7 (7 7 7) - London
Flight 7 7......Building 7 (7 7 7) - New York
9 - 1 - 1 = 7
007 - John Dee signature
7 are the veils of the dancing-girl in the harem of IT.
7 are the names, & 7 are the lamps beside Her bed.
7 eunuchs guard Her with drawn swords; No Man may come nigh unto Her. In Her wine-cup are 7 streams of the blood of the 7 Spirits of God. 7 are the heads of THE BEAST whereon She rideth
- Aleister Crowley (Babalon in the Book of Lies, 49th chapter)
Genesis/Skull & Bones 3:22 - 'Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good & evil' (3+2+2 = 7)
'So, although the next tarot Trump is Death, the next Path on the Cabbalistic Tree is known as the Path of Nun: the Path of the Fish, which is “the symbol of life beneath the waters; of life travelling through the waters” (Crowley, BOT 99); of fertility; & of Osiris, Venus/Aphrodite, Isis & Hermes/Mercury. The Path of Nun joins Tiphereth (Sephira 6) to Netzach (Sephira 7). It is the Path of re-evaluation, of loss of the conscious world & immersion in unconscious world of instinct, intuition & feeling.
On this Path, the Harmony & Balance of Tiphereth is essential if the Victory & Eternity of Netzach & all its powers of 7 are to be successfully attained. & 7 is immensely powerful on this Path. It is the number of Venus/Aphrodite &, because 14 is the Cabbalistic number of the Path of Nun, her powers, here, are doubly potent. A second Cabbalistic number associated with this Path is 50, which in numerology is 7 x 7 = 49 (‘The Mystic Number of Venus’) plus the Divine energy of 1. The fiftieth ‘Gate of Understanding’ (or ‘Door of Light’) which marks the end of the Cabbalistic journey is accessible from this Path of Nun. So, 7 represents the possibility of completion. The energies of 7, however, become operative only when conditions are right to establish a new order'
'Lucifer is the greatest mystery of symbolism. The secret knowledge of the Rosicrucians concerning Lucifer is nowhere so plainly set forth as in these plates, which virtually reveal his true identity, a carefully guarded secret about which little has been written. Lucifer is represented by the number 741.....If 7 be multiplied by 7 again, & so on 7 times, the answer will reveal the method used by the ancients for measuring the periods of eternity; thus: (1) 7 X 7 = 49; (2) 49 X 7 = 343; (3) 343 X 7 = 2,401; (4) 2,401 X 7 = 16,807; (5):16,807 X 7 = 117,649; (6) 117,649 X 7 = 823,543; (7) 823,543 X 7 = 5,764,801. (This is not to be taken as earth years or times.) The 5,000, 000 represents the great hall year; the 700,000 the great Sabbath [7th] year, wherein all human beings gradually gain true understanding & become heirs to their original & eternal inheritance, which was lost when they were en-meshed in the lower elements. The 64,800 is the number of the fallen angels, & the last one year signifies the liberation of Lucifer & return to his original estate.' - Manly Hall
7th Cavalry - Regiment of the US Army, responsible for infamous acts of war against Native Americans & the 'N0 Gun Ri Massacre' during the Korean War.
14 - Chapters in the Rosicrucian Manifesto's
'The linking of the rebellious angels with the seven planets thus leads us to the Gnostic idea that the planets are ruled by sinister Lords of limitation who are intent upon keeping the spirits of humanity captive in their earthly confinement.'
- Stephan A. Hoeller 'Jung & The Lost Gospels'.
America created 1776......1 + 7+ 7 + 6 = 21......or
7 + 7 + 7
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