This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number 93 is of great significance in Thelema, a religious philosophy founded by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley in 1904 with the writing of The Book of the Law (also known as Liber AL vel Legis). The central philosophy of Thelema is in two phrases from Liber AL: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and "Love is the law, love under will." The two primary terms in these statements are "Will" and "Love", respectively. In the Greek language, they are Thelema (Will) and Agape (Love). Using the Greek technique of isopsephy, which applies a numerical value to each letter, the letters of each of these words add to 93: Thelema Θ (Theta) 9 ε (Epsilon) 5 λ (Lambda) 30 η (Eta) 8 μ (Mu) 40 α (Alpha) 1 Θελημα 93 Agapé Α (Alpha) 1 γ (Gamma) 3 α (Alpha) 1 π (Pi) 80 η (Eta) 8 Αγαπη 93
1 Other correspondences 2 As salutation 3 See also 4 References 5 External links
There are other words found in Thelemic literature that add up to 93 using either isopsephy or gematria. These include:
Aiwaz—Dictated Liber AL vel Legis to Aleister Crowley in 1904
It is common for Thelemites to greet each other with "93" in person as well as in the opening and closing of written correspondence. This custom derives from Aleister Crowley's guideline that Thelemites should greet each other with the Law of Thelema by saying "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." Since saying the entire Law can be cumbersome, using 93 has become a kind of shorthand. In informal written correspondence, one often finds the number singularly at the head of a letter, representing "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and in the form "93 93/93" at the end, which stands for "Love is the law, love under will." Crowley often used this form himself within his own letters. Aleister Crowley wrote thus on the matter: I am often asked why I begin my letters this way. No matter whether I am writing to my lady or to my butcher, always I begin with these eleven words. Why, how else should I begin? What other greeting could be so glad? Look, brother, we are free! Rejoice with me, sister, there is no law beyond Do what thou wilt!
Works of Aleister Crowley Libri of Aleister Crowley 666 (Thelema) 418 (Thelema)
1. ^ Skinner, Stephen (ed). The Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley: Tunisia 1923, p. 79, n. Samuel Weiser, 1996. ISBN 0-87728-856-9 2. ^ Liber DCCCXXXVII — The Law of Liberty .
Thelemapedia (2005). 93. Retrieved 5 April 2005. Crowley, Aleister. (1997). Magick (Book Four) Edited, annotated, and introduced by Hymenaeus Beta. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser. P-Orridge, Genesis. Thee Psychick Bible: The Apocryphal Scriptures ov Genesis P-Orridge & thee Third MIND ov Psychic TV. Edited by J.A. Rapoza. San Francisco, California: Alecto Enterprises, 1994.
93 Y'all, a short explanation of 93 and a comparison with the Wiccan Rede.
v t e
The Book of the Law (Liber AL vel Legis) Aleister Crowley Thelemic mysticism True Will The Great Work Holy Guardian Angel Abrahadabra Stele of Revealing 93 Aeon of Horus Abyss Magick The Gnostic Mass Holy Books of Thelema Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Nuit Hadit Ra-Hoor-Khuit Aiwass Babalon Baphomet Chaos Ma'at Choronzon Ankh-af-na-khonsu A∴A∴ Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Ordo Templi Orientis Typhonian Order The Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn Kenneth Anger Allan Bennett Emile Brugsch Mary Butts Marjorie Cameron Aleister Crowley Lon Milo DuQuette J.F.C. Fuller
Thelema and religion
Karl Germer Kenneth Grant Allen Greenfield Lady Frieda Harris Leah Hirsig Christopher Hyatt Hymenaeus Beta Charles Stansfeld Jones George Cecil Jones Carl Kellner Rose Edith Kelly Grady McMurtry Marcelo Ramos Motta Victor Benjamin Neuburg Jack Parsons Israel Regardie Theodor Reuss Leila Waddell (Laylah) James Wasserman Jane Wolfe Works of Aleister Crowley Libri of Aleister Crowley The Book of the Law (Liber AL vel Legis) The Equinox Liber 777 Magick (Book 4) Confessions The Book of Lies Liber OZ (Liber 77) The Equinox of the Gods The Law is for All Konx om Pax The Book of Thoth The Vision and the Voice Little Essays Toward Truth Eight Lectures on Yoga Magick Without Tears The Blue Equinox Liber Aleph Moonchild Diary of a Drug Fiend White Stains Clouds without Water Collected Works of Aleister Crowley 1905-1907 The Stratagem and other Stories Magick Oil of Abramelin
Magick and ritual
Cake of Light Bornless Ritual Eroto-comatose lucidity Gematria Thoth tarot deck Mass of the Phoenix Hermetic Qabalah Sex magic Astrology Yoga Obeah and Wanga Babalon Working Ceremonial magic Unicursal hexagram Body of Light Night of Pan City of the Pyramids Boleskine House Abbey of Thelema Rites of Eleusis Magical formula Thelema Thelemites Thelemite texts
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=93_(Thelema)&oldid=508184416" Categories:
Source Material: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/93_(Thelema) Thelemapedia Info: http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/93
Core topics The Book of the Law Aleister Crowley True Will · 93 Magick Mysticism Thelemic mysticism The Great Work Holy Guardian Angel The Gnostic Mass Thelemic texts Works of Crowley The Holy Books Thelemite texts Organizations A∴A∴ · EGC · OTO OSOGD · TO Deities Nuit · Hadit · Horus Babalon · Chaos Baphomet · Choronzon Ankh-f-n-khonsu Aiwass · Ma'at Other topics Stele of Revealing Abrahadabra Unicursal Hexagram Abramelin oil Thoth tarot deck
view talk edit