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krzysztof wrote:I have question relating to the table on page 53.
BAG is attributed to Aries, Taurus, and Leo.
In Weiser's edition of Liber 418 edited by Hymenaeus Beta, letter G (ged) is attributed to Cancer not to Leo.
Crowley's commentaries seem to follow Cancer attribution (for example see footnote 1 on page 46 when he analyses letters he + vau + chet and gets 19 ("Eve", "to manifest", "to shew forth".)
V&V p. 50 wrote:CrazyMaker No. 2: Although Crowley knew the correct attribution of the Enochian P to Cancer (Moon waning) and G to Leo (Sun in north declination), and evidently had these clearly in mind at the time of receiving the visions published here, he reversed the attributions in his mind at the time of penning his comments. Based on evidence internal to the visions, this most likely was an error and not intentional. Therefore, his notes on any aethyr with a G or P in its name are sometimes misleading.
Which edition is correct?
bdc wrote:is the sixth call not assigned to the invocation of fire, not earth?
Jim Eshelman wrote:My purpose was to present the accurate attributions, based on primary sources; in this sense, my table is 100% accurate. On the other hand, I suspect the purpose of the editors of the Weiser edition was to tabulate what was (erroneously) used by Crowley in his commentary. For that different purpose, their table is more accurate.
.... but the ged-mals reversal represents a substantive departure from the traditional system. Crowley's notes to Liber 418 show signs of corruption in the typescript and published editions. His original commentary is pasted into a copy of The Equinox I(5); the scholar who owns this has confirmed that it collates with the 1954 edition of the commentary. But while the letter ged only occurs once, there are too many occurances of the letter mals with the new attribution to ascribe the reversal to error. There are however four individual instances of variant attributions for other letters (one for the Enochian letters gon, ur, don and fam) which may be transcription errors. Thus, despite the small sampling of attributions in actual usage, the ged-mals reversal has been retained.
Heru wrote:On page 119 of V&V there appear to be a couple of errors. First Crowley enumerated the name, LIXIPSP, as 553, not 533 as stated.
Second the name LIXIPSL is enumerated as 491 using the geomancy based method. But this value is 60 short of the actual total of 551, and part of the commentary is based on the former value of 491.
I can't find anything significant relating to 551. But using Crowley's system where P=Leo we get 552 which is Σαταν, Satan in Greek.
Heru wrote:LIXIPSL... actual total of 551... I can't find anything significant relating to 551.
Jim Eshelman wrote:I agree that 551 isn't very impressive, but I did find one Hebrew word that seems totally on target for the vision.
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