Jim Eshelman wrote:This could digress into a separate discussion - perhaps started elsewhere? - of what we might examine to get the root idea of a given number. IMO the main points are: (1) The prime factors of the number. (2) Other key mathematical roots and relationships such as summations. (3) How the numeral is written in Hebrew, with the meanings distinctive of its letters. (4) The few most important words with the same numeration.
I don't know how much more discussion this needs, but it brought up a minor question that's been bugging me for a while. PF Case says a multi-digit number should be interpreted from right to left; so you should meditate on 406, for example, as a progression from 6 to 0 to 4. But Crowley seems to interpret them left to right. Does the Temple of Thelema have a position on this question?