January 6th, 2005

Asmodeus

Keys to the Magick of the Dark

evoked mombbo ... Liber CXV: The English Qabalah came up ... argh, another gematria system [word list].

Culturally and historically, the Beth-Luis-Nion alphabet of the Ollaves ~ poets and spell-casters, magicians and priests ~ seems closest to our own. Convincing evidence that the English alphabet derives directly from this alphabet, named for its first three letters, Beth, Luis, and Nion, is presented by Robert Graves in his treatise on the poet's art, The White Goddess. Graves points out that the ancient Irish priesthood traveled extensively in Egypt even in the earliest times, and studied in its esoteric mystery schools where the arcana of Number would naturally be taught.
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The Beth-Luis-Nion alphabet of thirteen consonants was based on the ancient Lunar Calendar of thirteen twenty-eight day months, and followed the cycle of lunations. Each consonant was assigned a lunar month and given a numerical value. The Summer and Winter Solstices, and the Spring and Fall Equinoxes were important stations in the seasonal cycle, as were the "cross-quarter" days of Imbolc ... Beltane ... Lamas ... and Samhain.
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Thirteen twenty-eight day months makes a year of 364 days [enoch calendar]

GON1 76 = KEYS TO THE MAGICK OF THE DARK = IT IS A MATHEMATICAL PERMUTATION
GON1 20 = BETH-LUIS-NION = INITIATION = PLATINUM GROUP OF METALS = ALEISTER CROWLEY = MALEK TAVOOS

AQ 469 = LIBER CXV: THE ENGLISH QABALAH = ASCENDING TONGUE OF PRAYER
GON1 = LIBER CXV: THE ENGLISH QABALAH = NINE IS THE CHANGEFULNESS OF THE NUMBERS BROUGHT TO NAUGHT

CXV 93 = HYPERSTITION = CIRCUMFERENCE = CONTEMPORARY = COLORVISION = WINDERSHINS = YETZIRATIC = OCCULTISTS = QUARRELSOME = LIGHTNINGS = PROCEEDINGS = SUMMARIZED = COSMOGONICAL = UNSETTLING = INTREPRETED = COGNIZABLE = FORTIFICATION = OVERMASTERETH = ANALYZING = ENIGMATICALLY

Asmodeus

The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart

Ah, shit. If Brad is willing to sell, i suspect that this rumor is definitely true. It doesn't require a brain to know that buying LiveJournal would be a brilliant move on Six Apart's part. That said, i'm not sure that i like this move at all.

Live Journal is a culture, not simply a product or commodity that can be bought. From an outsider's perspective, it might appear as though they are similar properties - they are both blogging tools, right? Wrong.

Jump inside LJ culture. People who use LJ talk about their LJs, not their blogs. They mock bloggers who want to be pundits, journalists, experts. In essence, they mock the culture of bloggers that use Six Apart's tools. During interviews with LJ/Xanga folks, i've been told that MovableType is for people with no friends, people who just talk to be heard, people who are trying too hard. (more...)

gematria
AQ 221 = BLOGOSPHERE = ABSTRACTION = SIXTY-SIX = JULES VERNE = MASS MURDER
GON1 26 = LIVEJOURNAL.COM = FLUXIONAL DYNAMISM = FASCINUM = AVATAR OF SET = NEPHILIM = GAZAVA = ANGELS