13:56:38 2/17/1988 The Ancient Secret Meaning of some of the extended ASCII characters, an

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13:56:38 2/17/1988 The Ancient Secret Meaning of some of the extended ASCII characters, and beyond. Researched by Henry J. Franzoni III You must be able to display all 256 characters in the IBM PC extended ASCII symbol set to read this text. (Ctrl-QG in Sidekick, Graphics mode in MS Word, the TYPE command, etc.) Below is a brief attempt to demonstrate a strange connection between the IBM PC symbol system and the hidden metaphorical secrets of the early Greek Cabalists and Christian Gnostics. Perhaps Hebrew Cabalists, Masons and other groups used similar methods. If this subject matter offends you please stop reading this file and erase it. If this sort of subject matter strikes you as far-fetched, hey, give it a chance, read a little further before you dismiss it completely. I have tried to present this information with a minimum of personal interpretation. The interesting examples below speak for themselves, I think. I do have a viewpoint that colors my perceptions though. I tend to look at computers as tools to manipulate symbol systems. Words, numbers, pictures,... a computer looks at these things as one and the same thing, symbols. Different languages are different symbol systems for the computer to manipulate and display. Humans can manipulate all kinds of symbols easily with a computer and display them on the screen or print them on paper. I've always been interested in the story behind the symbol systems we use, and what hidden meaning, if any, existed for the creators of the symbol systems we use. You might enjoy this. Please do not abuse this information. I am interested in sharing this information with reasonable, responsible people, not fanatics. If any of this disturbs your personal system of beliefs, why then, just throw it away and ignore it, this IS America. I claim no responsiblity for any damages arising from the use of this knowledge. I trust you use it wisely. Immediately below is a mapping between the Greek alphabet and a number cipher rumoured to be a Cabalist number code. When there are two or more entries in the Greek Alphabet Symbol column, the first is the upper case form and the second is the lower case form. In the case of sigma, the extra form is for when sigma is the last letter in a word. In the word/number examples below the list, the upper case is used in a few places it shouldn't be because the PC symbol set only had the uppercase version of the Greek letter. The code/cipher number which corresponds to each Greek letter is in the fifth column from the left. There is no symbol for the sixth Greek letter, which had the sound of "st". This symbol was discontinued in ancient times. I do not know why there is no symbol for 90, it might be the same reason as for 6. Maybe you know? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greek English PC ASCII Sound Greek Cabalist Place in Alphabet Name for Decimal Made by Number Modern Symbol Greek Code Greek Code Value Greek Symbol Number(s) Letter (Gematria) Alphabet ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A alpha 65, 224 a 1 1 B beta 66, 225 b 2 2 gamma 226 g(n) 3 3 delta 235 d 4 4 E epsilon 69, 238 e 5 5 (symbol obsolete in ancient times) st 6------------------------- Z zta 90 z 7 6 H ta 72, 239 8 7 thta 233 th 9 8 I i iota 73, 105 i 10 9 K k kappa 75, 107 k 20 10 ^ lambda 94 l 30 11 M mu 77, 230 m 40 12 N v nu 78, 118 n 50 13 xi 240 x 60 14 O o omicron 79, 111 o 70 15 pi 227 p 80 16 ---------------(unknown reason(s) for 90 not appearing in alphabet list) P rh 80 r(rh) 100 17 sigma 228, 229, 135 s 200 18 T tau 84 t 300 19 upsilon 231 u 400 20 phi 232, 237 ph 500 21 X x khi 88 kh 600 22 psi 157 ps 700 23 mega 234 800 24 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- What good is it? Well below are some examples of the early usage of this code. The Greek word is first followed by the English translation. Each letter in each word is converted into its numerical equivalent, and then the word is summed, for your personal edification and pleasure. Certain words and phrases are then summed and compared with each other. The Greek quotations are from the original Greek New Testament. GREEK ENGLISH GREEK ENGLISH ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Io = 'Jesus' MPi = 'Mary' I 10 M 40 8 1 200 P 100 o 70 i 10 400 1 200 + 40 + -------- -------- 888 192 Let's add these two totals together. 888 'Jesus' + 192 'Mary' ----- 1080 GREEK ENGLISH GREEK ENGLISH ---------------------------------------------------------------------- To iov v = 'The Holy Spirit' To iov v = 'The spirit of the earth' T 300 T 300 o 70 o 70 1 3 3 1 i 10 i 10 o 70 o 70 v 50 v 50 80 80 v 50 v 50 5 5 400 400 40 40 1 + 1 + -------- -------- 1080 1080 oi = 'fountain of wisdom' TPTPo = 'Tartaros, the abyss' 80 8 8 T 300 3 1 8 P 100 200 T 300 o 70 1 500 P 100 i 10 o 70 1 200 + 200 + ------- ------- 1080 1080 KokTo = 'Cocytos', a God of the abyss. K 20 o 70 k 20 400 T 300 o 70 200 + -------- 1080 o = 'the abyss' 8 1 2 400 200 200 o 70 200 + -------- 1081 TiTv = 'Teitan', a solar deity A 6 X 6 MAGIC SQUARE OF THE SUN T 300 6 32 3 34 35 1 5 7 11 27 28 8 30 i 10 19 14 16 15 23 24 T 300 18 20 22 21 17 13 1 25 29 10 9 26 12 v 50 + 36 5 33 4 2 31 -------- 666 TOTAL ALONG ANY LINE = 111 TOTAL FOR ALL NUMBERS = 666 And we might remember from Revelation 13: 'Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six' Let's add the 666 and 1080 together. 1080 + 666 ------ 1746 Metaphorically speaking, it seems we've added Teitan and the Sun to the spirit of the earth, the Holy Spirit, (the sum of Jesus and Mary), the fountain of wisdom, and the abyss. Kokko iv = 'a grain of mustard seed' K 20 o 70 k 20 k 20 o 70 200 200 i 10 v 50 1 80 5 800 200 + -------- 1746 Remember this from Mark IV, 31-32? 'It is like a grain of mustard seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.' 'But without a parable spake he not unto them; and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples' To v koo = 'the Spirit of the World' T 300 o 70 80 v 50 5 400 40 1 k 20 o 70 200 40 o 70 400 + -------- 1746 o To o IP^ = 'the Glory of the God of Israel' 8 4 o 70 60 1 T 300 o 70 400 9 5 o 70 400 I 10 200 P 100 1 8 ^ 30 + -------- 1746 An interesting total is: 2664 = (666 x 4) = (888 x 3) = (37 x 72) = (36 x 74) = (111 x 24) = (18 x 148). Below are some phrases that add up to this number. Io ki oi k oTo^oi = 'Jesus and the Twelve Apostles' I 10 8 200 o 70 400 200 k 20 1 i 10 o 70 i 10 4 800 4 5 k 20 1 1 80 200 o 70 T 300 o 70 ^ 30 o 70 i 10 + -------- 2664 kiTo To o = 'The Ark of God' 8 k 20 i 10 2 800 T 300 o 70 200 T 300 o 70 400 9 5 o 70 400 + -------- 2664 stPo = 'cross' (This uses "st" for the missing sixth letter for the Greek word "stauros", rather than adding "s" and "t" separately. If one does st 6 the total for this word is 1271. = 200 1 and T = 300) 400 P 100 o 70 200 + -------- 777 AP = 'Abraxas', God of the 365 days of the solar year. This was a Gnostic sect Deity and a Santana album. A = 1 = 2 P = 100 = 1 = 60 = 1 = 200 + ------- 365 Makes you kind of wonder about the Santana album. APP = 'Abracadabra' is probably derived from Abraxas, and is an old Gnostic word held to have supernatural powers to ward off disease and disaster. but two characteristic sums of the word are 413 and 2576. I don't know any other phrases with these totals. The pyramid arrangement is traditional. 1+2+100+1+200+1+4+1+2+100+1 = 413 abracadabra 1+2+100+1+200+1+4+1+2+100 = 412 abracadabr 1+2+100+1+200+1+4+1+2 = 312 abracadab 1+2+100+1+200+1+4+1 = 310 abracada 1+2+100+1+200+1+4 = 309 abracad 1+2+100+1+200+1 = 305 abraca 1+2+100+1+200 = 304 abrac 1+2+100+1 = 104 abra 1+2+100 = 103 abr 1+2 = 3 ab 1 = 1 + a ----- 2576 2576 = (23 x 7 x 4) = (23 x 112) {Remember that (24 x 111) = 2664} 2664 - 2576 = 88 Now another interesting sum is 831. Pi = 'pyramid' 80 400 P 100 1 40 i 10 200 + -------- 831 ^^o = 'phallus' 500 1 ^ 30 ^ 30 o 70 200 + -------- 831 I suppose these two pointy objects are interchangable. I haven't found any other sums of 831. Another interesting number is 2080. To vTxvov P = 'the artificers fire' = 2080 = (300+70+5+50+300+5+600+50+70+50+80+400+100) Which Prometheus stole from the Gods. o PToToko = 'the first born' = 2080 = (70+80+100+800+300+70+300+70+20+70+200) This is an epithet of Christ in Revelation i, 5. = 'light' = 1500 AN 8 X 8 MAGIC SQUARE OF MERCURY P = 'fire' = 580 + 8 58 59 5 4 62 63 1 --------------------- 49 15 14 52 53 11 10 56 light + fire = 2080 41 23 22 44 45 19 18 48 32 34 35 29 28 38 39 25 P = 'Hermes' = 353 40 26 27 37 36 30 31 33 17 47 46 20 21 43 42 24 oo = 'the way' = 352 9 55 54 12 13 51 50 16 64 2 3 61 60 6 7 57 TOTAL ALONG ANY LINE = 260 TOTAL FOR ALL NUMBERS = 2080 Hermes was identified with the Roman God Mercury. Both were the messengers for the other Gods, and were themselves the Gods of commerce, travel, and thievery. The magic square of Mercury is traditional. By the way, 352 x 9 = 3168. KPio Io XPiTo = 'The Lord Jesus Christ' = 3168 = (20+400+100+10+70+200+10+8+200+70+400+200+600+100+10+200+300+70+200) The internal consistancy of the relationships between the examples, both metaphorically and numerically, makes me personally lean towards the thought that someone purposefully designed this alternate numerical interpretation, and named these things accordingly. If you come to think this also, you may wonder who did it? Well, maybe nobody at all, one interpretation is that the letters also served as numbers in the old languages, (Hebrew, Greek, Arabic), and this may have been common everyday knowledge. Everyone may have looked at each word as a "number and/or a word", to use the modern definitions of these things. However, somebody may have named these things in this way, and here are some educated guesses as to who. Perhaps it was the unknown founders of Christianity who preceeded the Founding Fathers of the Christian Church. St. Irenaeus of the second century A.D. was one of the early Founding Fathers of the Christian Church who was a bitter opponent of the Gnostic sect. He calls this practice inherited from pagan philosophers "arithmomancy", The interpretation of divine names and principles in numeric terms. He was said to have been instructed by Gnostics before becoming the Bishop of Lyons, and quoted and parodied Gnostic doctrines, discrediting them. It is said early Gnostics valued inquiry into spiritual truth above faith, thought salvation attainable only by those few whose faith enabled them to transcend matter, and viewed Christ as non-corporeal. Some early Masons, Sumarians, and Muslims may have encoded information in their texts, I'm not sure. I think the evidence does support the notion that early Hebrews did encode, and earlier than their Greek counterparts. Hippolytus in the second century A.D., said that the "Celts honour them (The Greeks) as prophets and seers because they foretell matters by the ciphers and numbers according to the Pythagorian skill... The Druids also practice the magic arts." Egyptians, Persians, Indian Brahmins, and the Chaldeans of Assyria may have also practiced these arts. Clement of Alexandria wrote that the Pythagorians took there philosophy from "the Gauls and other barbarians." "Gauls" was Julius Caesars' name for the Celts. The Phoenicians may have been in on the beginning as well, when around 1000 B.C. they started to use graphic signs that the Greeks later borrowed and modified, (around 900 B.C.) for their own alphabet. I don't know if the Phoenicians used the same code, but here is an example of Hebrew Cabalist writing. In Hebrew, the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable, unpronouncable name of God is transliterated "YHWH" or "JHWH" and is pronounced "Yahweh" or "Jehovah". The four Hebrew letters used as a symbol or substitute for the ineffable name of God, have names in English. Using these English nouns rather than the Hebrew symbols, which is the best we can do with the PC symbol set, the ineffable name of God looks like this: h waw h yodh This is read from left to right, with yodh having a "Y" sound, h having a "H" sound, and waw having a "W" sound. We will use the same Cabalist code as in the Greek alphabet, but we don't have to leave any letters out as we did with the Greek alphabet. Bear with me and look at the Hebrew alphabet mapping below: ------------------------------------------ Hebrew Hebrew Position Sound Alphabet Cabalist In Made by Symbol Code Alphabet Letter Name Value ------------------------------------------ 'aleph 1 1 ' bth 2 2 b (bh) gimel 3 3 g (gh) dleth 4 4 d (dh) h 5 5 h waw 6 6 w zayin 7 7 z heth 8 8 b teth 9 9 t yodh 10 10 y kph 20 11 k (kh) lmedh 30 12 l mm 40 13 m nn 50 14 n samekh 60 15 s 'ayin 70 16 ' p 80 17 p (ph) sadhe 90 18 s qph 100 19 q rsh 200 20 r sin 300 21 s shin 400 22 sh tw 500 23 t (th) ------------------------------------------------------------ Okay, now back to the Tetragrammaton, ineffable name of God: h waw h yodh 5 + 6 + 5 + 10 = 26 It would seem that the characteristic sum is 26. But, rumour has it that the ineffable name of God should be arranged precisely like this, don't ask me why: yodh = 10 = 10 h yodh = 5 + 10 = 15 waw h yodh = 6 + 5 + 10 = 21 h waw h yodh = 5 + 6 + 5 + 10 = 26 + ------ 72 The characteristic sum of the Tetragrammaton is 72 this way. Another Hebrew tradition, is that the two letters: heth yodh 8 + 10 = 18 are the symbol for life. Even today, I know Jewish people that wear these two letters, totaling eighteen, on necklaces, etc. There's no telling how old this Hebrew ritual really is. I won't draw any conclusions here but it is interesting to note the following least common denominator and least common multiple relationships between most of the numbers mentioned above. 18 = (3 x 6) = (6 x 3) = (9 x 2) = (18 x 1) 72 = (3 x 24) = (6 x 12) = (9 x 8) = (18 x 4) = (72 x 1) 666 = (3 x 222) = (6 x 111) = (9 x 74) = (18 x 37) = (37 x 18) 777 = (3 x 259) = (37 x 21) 888 = (3 x 296) = (6 x 148) = (37 x 24) 1080 = (3 x 360) = (6 x 180) = (9 x 120) = (18 x 60) = (72 x 15) 1746 = (3 x 582) = (6 x 291) = (9 x 194) = (18 x 97) 2664 = (3 x 888) = (6 x 444) = (9 x 296) = (18 x 148) = (37 x 72) = (72 x 37) 3168 = (3 x 1056)= (6 x 528) = (9 x 352) = (18 x 176) = (72 x 44) 5040 = (3 x 1680)= (6 x 840) = (9 x 560) = (18 x 280) = (72 x 70) Every number can be divided by 3. All but 777 can be divided by 6. I don't think this particular direction of endeavor will lead to any powerful sense of meaning though. There does appear to be some pattern along the lines of the least common denominator though. The number 5040 is the number that Plato wrote in "Laws" as the number of citizens and land holdings in the city of Magnesia. Plato observed that changes in government are brought about by changes in music. In "Timaeus" he said that "the sight of night and day, of months and the revolving years, of equinox and sunset, have caused the invention of number...whence we have derived all philosophy". Dr. Ernest McClain, the Pythagorean musicologist, believes that 5040 is the top note of the musical scale that Plato conceals in the structure of "Laws". I don't know about that. Particular numbers of interest for the unknown authors were 18, 37, 72, 192, 352, 365, 666, 777, 888, 1080, 1746, 2080, 2664 and 3168. The numbers 580, 831, and 1500 don't seem to be as frequently used by the authors, although 1500 + 580 = 2080. 666 seems to have a positive meaning in the scheme of things, the exclusive negative interpretation of this symbol does not take in to account its association with the Sun. My opinion is that someone perverted its meaning along the way, and narrowed the focus of its meaning to "the beast". I don't know who. Perhaps the more superstitious of the early Christians. Besides, the quote from the Bible says its "the number of a man" as well, and that's what apparantly started the bruhaha. Fudging one above or one below the desired sum didn't seem to matter to the unknown writers (I.E. 1081 and 353 seem to be as good as 1080 and 352). Rumour has it that the 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 magic squares have a historical association with the Sun and Mercury, repectively. Perhaps it is more than a coincidence that the sum of all the numbers in each are 666 and 2080, respectively. Think about the metaphorical meaning of the phrases that add up to these two totals. Can anyone find more words or phrases that add up to 111, 260, 666 or 1080 ? Odd spurious numerical facts: (Draw your own conclusions, if any.) 72, 666, 1080, 1746, 2664, and 3168 are all multiples of 18. 666, 888, and 2664 are all multiples of 37, 74, and 111. 111, and 777 are multiples of 37 and 111. 1080, 2664, and 3168 are all multiples of 36 and 72. 192 = (64 x 3) = (48 x 2) = (32 x 6) 666 = (1 + 2 + 3 +...+ 34 + 35 + 36) 888 + 192 = 1080 1080 + 666 = 1746 1746 = (97 x 3 x 2) = (194 x 3) = (291 x 3 x 2) = (582 x 3) = (873 x 2) 2080 = (1 + 2 +...+ 63 + 64) = (52 x 40) = (13 x 32 x 5) = (260 x 8) = (13 x 160) 2664 = (666 x 2) = (888 x 3) = (72 x 37) = (74 x 36) = (37 x 2 x 2 x 3) = (18 x 148) 3168 = (72 x 44) = (9 x 352) 5040 = (1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7) = (7 x 8 x 9 x 10) Multiples of six seem to matter somehow: 36, 216, 864, 1296, etc. Multiples of twelve also: 144, 1728, 20736, 248832, etc. or represents the ratio of the "golden section" in mathmatics. Its value is 1.61803399 and is obtained by the formula: 1 + 5 ------ = 2 Also, as a Fibonacci series progresses further and further, (1 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 8 + 13 + 21 +...), the ratio between successive numbers approaches asymptotically to . This occurs in sunflowers and seashells, etc. Many of these numbers arise when attempting to represent the chromatic scale of music in terms of integers and whole numbers. Lastly, here are some possible associations between numbers and Greek and Roman Gods. (The "" means summation here.) 1,9 = (15 x 3) = 45 Saturn Roman God identified with Greek God Kronus (Cronus), a Titan who 4 9 2 ruled the universe until dethroned 3 5 7 by his son Zeus, identified with 8 1 6 the Golden Age. 1,16 = (34 x 4) = 136 Jupiter Supreme Roman God (Greek Zeus) called Jove, brother and husband 4 14 15 1 of Juno, son of Cronus. 9 7 6 12 5 11 10 8 16 2 3 13 1,25 = (65 x 5) = 325 Mars Roman God of War (Greek Ares). 11 24 7 20 3 4 12 25 8 16 17 5 13 21 9 10 18 1 14 22 23 6 19 2 15 1,36 = (111 x 6) = 666 The Sun Associated with Titan, child of Uranus and Gaia, elder brother of Kronus. 6 32 3 34 35 1 (Greek God), ancestor of the Titans. 7 11 27 28 8 30 19 14 16 15 23 24 18 20 22 21 17 13 25 29 10 9 26 12 36 5 33 4 2 31 1,49 = (175 x 7) = 1225 Venus Roman Goddess of love and beauty, associated with the Greek Goddess 22 47 16 41 10 35 4 Aphrodite. 5 23 48 17 42 11 29 30 6 24 49 18 36 12 13 31 7 25 43 19 37 38 14 32 1 26 44 20 21 39 8 33 2 27 45 46 15 40 9 34 3 28 1,64 = (260 x 8) = 2080 Mercury Roman God (Greek Hermes), God of travel, commerce, and thievery. 49 15 14 52 53 11 10 56 Messenger for other Gods. 41 23 22 44 45 19 18 48 32 34 35 29 28 38 39 25 40 26 27 37 36 30 31 33 17 47 46 20 21 43 42 24 9 55 54 12 13 51 50 16 64 2 3 61 60 6 7 57 1,81 = (369 x 9) = 3321 The Moon Roman Goddess of the Moon, Luna. Luna is an Alchemical designation 37 78 29 70 21 62 13 54 5 for silver as well. 6 38 79 30 71 22 63 14 46 47 7 39 80 31 72 23 55 15 16 48 8 40 81 32 64 24 56 57 17 49 9 41 73 33 65 25 26 58 18 50 1 42 74 34 66 67 27 59 10 51 2 43 75 35 36 68 19 60 11 52 3 44 76 77 28 69 20 61 12 53 4 45 I hope you didn't find this a waste of time. I know it might seem like I am a mental case who sees a pattern out of randomly organized data, but really who's to say? This IS America, after all. Maybe this even elucidates a previously obfuscated ritual or thought in your personal system of beliefs, you never know how this stuff gets around. You never know what its going to be applied to next. Leave messages on The Machine (NY), The BOSS (NJ), Darwin (MD), or Cliffside Park (NJ) if you want to get in touch with me. You could write to 822 S.E. 15th st. Portland OR, 97214, I pick up mail there. Don't write any fanatical tirades though, I don't need any. I am interested in finding Greek, Hebrew, Phoenician, etc., words, phrases or anything else that may add up to the numbers 45, 136, 325, 666, 1225, 2080, 3321, 15, 34, 65, 111, 175, 260, or 369 in particular at the moment. Any other relevant tidbits of knowledge will be welcome. uh yes, I am nuts... Henry Franzoni 13:56:31 2/17/1988

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