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Luce wrote:I managed to figure out the top-secret reason for the 4 divine names in the LBRP, but I may be missing something and wanted to know for sure
I'm not sure I understand the significance of YHVH. The other ones seem very obvious when one works with the geometry, but YHVH seems less obvious.
Also, is there a reason for the specific order of the names?/quote]
That was the question I thought you were addressing in this thread. The answer is not mathematical-geometrical.I know the sequence is important (let the reader understand) but could YHVH be in the South and Adonai be in the East for example?
No, not for this formula. There are other formulae where one might do this for other reasons, but it would no longer be The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram.Finally, I don't know if I fully understand what it means for the elemental attributions in the LBRP to be based on the ADNI formula instead of the YHVH formula like in the inner order. Is it that aleph is air, dalet is Venus (ruled by fire), nun is Scorpio (water), and Yod is Virgo (earth)?
Luce wrote:I see. I know you mentioned that the info is in a pre-zohar Kabbalistic text. Would someone with a basic knowledge of qabalah and a copy of 777 be able to figure it out without reading it in a book?
Like, if i study 777 long enough and go down eough lines of thinking, is there a chance I might figure it out? Or would you actually need to find it in that ancient Kabbalistic text?
Gnosomai Emauton wrote:Jim, do you have a recommendation for what to tell that part of the mind that wants to understand the whys of the ritual but has nowhere to confirm the answer?
Given the rocky history of the various lineages of the A.'.A.'., it's unlikely that the correct answer is part of that oral tradition or it would have been published by some disgruntled Zelator or other by now.
I realize that the actual answer underlying all of this is that, until A.C. decided to publish it in The Equinox, it was a secret ritual of the G.D. so questions like this wouldn't arise outside the realm of graded instruction. But, since it is now probably the most commonly performed ritual in the canon thanks to A.C.'s publication, how can the lonely practitioner ensure that s/he is doing it correctly?
Luce wrote:Seems silly to me though. I understand you can't say anything, but if I say something that helps someone else figure it out, so what?
I didn't think this was a big secret of the AA or something, just something you personally promised not to tell people. I guess it's your forum though, so if you want the whole issue censored, that's your call.
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