the Beginning Was The Word And The Word
"The life of a book can be as mysterious and wonderful as
the life of a man. Its destiny, like that of man,
is often 'touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes
new magic in a dusty world."
Oxford Dictionary of Current English 1974
Of doctrines modes of speech, of disciples not admitted to
esoteric teaching; commonplace, ordinary, popular;...'
(Of philosophical doctrines etc.) meant only for the
initiated; of disciples (initiated; private confidential
Making Of "
were the moments when the "Seven
Sleeper" not knowing what had happened was slowly stirring
"He saw himself released, freed from enchantment - not of
his own motion he was fain to confess, but by the operation
of exterior powers, of whose activities his own liberation
was a minor incident indeed!"
we are shrinking shadows by the way side shamed by the
security of our shadowdom,"
Of The Gods
of the Journey into the
The White Rabbitz said unto the Zed Aliz Zed, Zed AlizZed,
the time of thy calling is at hand. Within the creative
wherewithall of the this and that of where thou art now at,
thou hast been summoned for trial. Thou art a
being aware as any to the this a'
that nature of the coming ordeal, and
know, that if you succeed in this for which thou hast been
born ,and which it is your bounden duty, and sacred task to
fulfill, that you will only be able to return to the Land of
the Living minus that with which you first set out.
The preparation of the years is over, you must leave at once
and attempt the crossing of The Great Divide.You will be
allowed to take nothing with you, other than the compass of
thine own minds eye and such karmic unfortunates
as may choose in ignorance to accompany thee. Go now and may
thy God be with thee.
And so it was with fearful trepidation that the Zed Aliz Zed
was made to realise at long last that the quitessential
moment of the quintessential moment of a long awaited fate
was upon them.
Alizzed understood full well the import of the White Rabbitz
words, and felt the spirit within tremble in mortal anguish,
at the thoughts of the trials to come.
Then and only then did The Zed Aliz Zed, within that total
aloneness demanded of the voyager, descend into the perfect
fit of the Osiris box and disappear into the void.
The Voyage of the
The Zed Aliz Zed had a companion in kind, for the journey of
attempt across The Great Divide,and as you, the being, being
the reader are the assumed interested observer of all this,
it is at this, the pivotal point of departure upon our
journey that we would introduce you to the esteemed, if
somewhat ordinary,very FarYonder Scribe whos sacred task of
fulfillment it is, acting out of duty and
service, to faithfully record the every why and wherefores
of this altogether strange adventure.
And it is the he as in she of this one, that one, the very
one, even now locked into the quintessential moment of their
forever, to whom we constantly refer,who shall be known
variously, as, the very far yonder scribe, yonder scribe,
the scribe, or scribe.
As far as you, yourself, and I are concerned,
having arrived at this your very own moment of destiny. It
should be well understood that by reason of the eyes of
recognition alighting upon this work That you and I have as
it were, entered into a series of commitments intimations of
an understanding arrived at. A nod and a wink, a knowing of
the score, a meeting of minds. And that there has been
initiated between us, a series of transactions, even now at
this moment within the silence of our conversation a number
of bargains are being struck. This places upon you the
certainty of responsible choice, that either you, who hold
the other end of this christmas cracker ,stop now, cease and
desist those deliberations presenting themselves to that
crystal ball of your, let it be said, own minds eye, and go
no further .Thus will our contract be terminated
be consigned to the dustbin of unresolved dreams And if so
go with our blessing and rest you easy,for your time has not
yet come.If on the other hand the one apposite and opposite
to the one you have left, you make the decision to honour
our embryo. Then welcome to our expedition of sorts,our
confinement has been a long one the birth difficult and that
which seemed as if it never would be, now is, it is a time
for rejoicing .Even so, in a time without time, there is no
time to lose, we must strike camp and begin our journey
we travel light upon our quest and carry with us only one
question and a sacred secret ,the location and
description,of a tree a particular peculiar and indeed
unique tree, that tree, the Gnosis tree for it is only the
fruit of this one tree that can ever truly satisfy the
emptyness of our hunger and assuage the raging of the thirst
that consumes, and water never quenches. It is important
that you are under no illusions as to the location of the
Gnosis tree, it is able to grow and bring forth the fruit we
seek in one place only. Upon the fertile land of missed
opportunity that is found at the other side of The Great
Divide whatsoever those words of double and triple meaning,
mean to you.
I, The Zed Aliz Zed have been charged , to hold fast and
keep safe the secret whereabouts of the Gnosis tree,
and you, having chosen to accompany
us must keep safely the only question The God question, for
you are now the seeker of that will-o-the wisp
Holy Grail answer to your own supposed existence, that
indefinable something which is forever dancing at the end of
your knows. And when at last we find that one and only tree
of knowledge we will trade our question for the fruit that
At that time will your once blind eyes be opened and ye
shall see as ye never saw before .
Until such time you will accompany us as does the silence of
And so after asking for, and receiving, the
services of the beloved once blind ass of serendip. The Zed
Aliz Zed,The far yonder scribe and the thee, of me and my
shadow, as prepared as they ever would be for the
do or die nature of the coming ordeal, said their goodbyes
to the all and sundry of their existence.and under know
illusions as to the future that never was, began their long
days journey into light.
And time passed so quickly it seemed to all intents and
purposes as if time was, as it were, one elongated moment of
line up and covers 7
What sublimity of mind must have been his who conceived how
to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person,
though very distant either in time or place, speaking with
those who are in the Indies, speaking to those who are not
yet born, nor shall be this thousand or ten thousand
years? And with no greater difficulty than the
various arrangements of two dozen little signs on
paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable
inventions of men."
Magic Mountain Thomas
tell them that if they will occupy themselves
study of mathematics they will find in it the best remedy
against the lusts of the flesh."
emphasis, insertions and
the work of Zed AlizZed, as recorded
by the far yonder scribe.
Scribe said to Alizzed., Zed Aliz Zed, did you know that the
next word after arithmetic in the dictionary is
ofttimes Ark, as in Ark of the
Reight said Alizzed ,thanks for that wah
scribe, now, having roused thyself, dost thou remember,nor
must thou ever forget, the sacred numbers with which we were
entrusted by the blessed White Rabbitz, after our forth
coming visit to the sovereign realm of the Lord High Yama.
I do not have to remember that which will never leave the
nature of this mind ZedAlizZed said the scribe. As if a
dream had tended.
On hearing this the ZedAlizZed before continuing turned to
look on the countenance of the faithful far yonder scribe,
doing so with a great love for that friend and
companion of their joint transmutation.
Then after offering obeisance in honour of The
blessed White Rabbitz, the ZedAlizZed again began the
are the sacred numbers ,said Alizzed.
And the symbol of the most sacred of those sacred
numbers is the symbol of the number
iz The Gods symbol, it is the symbol of the creative moment
of change, it is the symbol that indicates The Death, and
rebirth of a fecund living consciousness It is the moment of
equilibrium, the act of balance, the moment of transfer, it
is that that, that effects the transition betwixt and
between Heaven and Earth. It is the symbol of the upside
down of the downside up, and the downside up of the upside
down. Its fusion with a brother and sister number marks the
stirring and return of the God Osiris. It is the
manifestation of that metamorphosizing state of
being of which all are. It is the very symbol of the living
energy that is indestructable. It proclaims the one that
Thou, that, that issues forth from the very font of the
fulcrum of energies that constitute the fusion of mind and
matter.It is the thus, that that, that is indicative of
creative fluidity that proclaims the quintessential moment
of time stood still. It is the shewn signal.of an
indescribable magic It is the creative evocation of
the birth that arises az in both
directions at one and the same time.It is the seeing of the
saw that sees, the tipping of the scales betwixt and between
a life and a death. It is the symbol of the Alpha,
and Omega The A
and the Z,
heralding the death knell of a life so does it triumphantly
proclaim its immortality, it is the very essence of that
from within which the fabric of reality is spun.
It is the mystery of the Nine.
in addition, the Nine
in contraction, and the Nine
It is the mystery of all such variations of numerical
alchemical distillations, which ,within the magic of
Hermetic transubstantiation, conjure up that blessed moment
of magic, occasioned as the majestic
and another spark, It denotes eternal change,and marks the
twisting and turning of the numerical
kaleidoscope, the searching for, and
mystical casting of the combinations of numbers that
transmute from out of patterned potential, into the
imperishable Gold of the sacred symbol that is the
Nine.The magical symbol that denotes
the act of creation
. The God Symbol.
Revealing the true nature of the meaning of the
is our mission scribe said AlizZed,it is the golden goal
that lies at the end of our rainbow ,It is that jewel of
transmutation for which the awakened must forever seek, it
is the creative elixir of the ELOHIM.
That is our sacred and most holy task oh very far yonder
scribe said the Zed Aliz Zed, the thou that is thee and the
thou that is me constitute the he as in she that is the
Journeyman .We have said no more than enough scribe Now it
is time to move on.
Once again with emphasis extraodinaire, the far yonder
scribe writ as follows
those of the Zed AlizZed as recorded
by the far yonder scribe.
Joseph And His Brothers
And so said Alizzed
there is no arrogance in the world greater than that of
dividing the children of our father
and uninitiate and teaching double words; all-knowingly for
the masses, knowingly in the inner circle . No,
we must speak what we know and witness what we have
Search of the Miraculous
Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
+ 4 is
"You must understand ", he said, " that every
real religion, that is, one that has been created by learned
people for a definite aim, consists of two parts. One part
teaches what is to be done. This part becomes common
knowledge and in the course of time is distorted and departs
from the original. The other part teaches how to do what the
first part teaches. This part is preserved in secret in
special schools and with its help it is always possible to
rectify what has been distorted in the first part or restore
what has been forgotten."
Thus spake the prophet Gurdjieff.
the weakness and imperfection of ordinary language the
people who have possessed objective knowledge have tried to
express the idea of unity in "myths" "symbols" and in
particular verbal formulas" which, having been transmitted
without alteration, have carried on the idea from one school
to another, often from one epoch to
another." Thus spake the prophet
2 + 7 +
2 x 7 x 9
2 + 7 =
+ 9 =
14 x 9 = 126
1 + 8 =
+ 2 + 6 = 9
aim of "myths" and "symbols" was to reach mans' higher
centres, to transmit to him ideas inaccessible to the
intellect and to transmit them in such forms as would
exclude the possibility of false
Thus spake the prophet Gurdjieff.
of the Gods
novelist Arthur Koestler, who had a great interest in
synchronicity, coined the term 'library angel' to describe
the unknown agency responsible for the lucky breaks
researchers sometimes get which lead to exactly the right
information being placed in their hands at exactly the right
At this the so Reight moment the ZedAlizZed spake thus
the sacred numbers..These most sacred of symbols are the
means by which the communication of the oneness
of the microcosm within the macrocosm will be
The ZedAlizZed then asked the far yonder scribe
for the sacred symbols,and after having received them and
offering prayers to the White Rabbitz, the Zed Aliz Zed
scattered the symbols onto the ground of mother earth.
Then the ZedAlizZed read out the meaning of the
fall of the sacred numbers to the far yonder scribe ,who
duly recorded that knowledge.
The scribe then writ.
Herein the scattering and fall of the sacred
And then continued thus
Having been told by
Seven, and Three'
are the sacred numbers.'
'I know that Alizzed' said the scribe,
Az iz one, two ,four, five, six and eight
said Zed Aliz,
not meaning, no scribe.
- seven and
Thee sacred numbers'
So sayeth The
'Write' said Zed Aliz
right said the scribe
And then the scribe writ as follows
az in One
x nine said
Zed aliz Zed
+ 9 is 18 Reight
wah scribe saidAlizzed Add to deduce'
Re-deduce' said the scribe and writ
8 is 9 and
lo and behold as if by magic
'Az iz scribe' said Zed Aliz.zed
And then as the scribe watched in some amaze
Alizzed started to juggle the numbers, slowly at first
and then with increasing audacious audacity.
iz 108.11111 1
1 + 3 iz 4 x 9 iz 36 and 3 + 6 iz
iz 324.33333 'and
Minos,az in a
certain King 324,
is 36'. So
said Zed Alizzed
+ 6 is
Is this proper mathematics, said the scribe to Zed Aliz
seems to me the pickin and a choosin is amakin of the facts
to fit the fates. Hold thy tongue wah far yonder scribe,
said Alizzed ,for what we are about to receive
is, know more or less than the pinning of the tail on the
invisible donkey.Therefore we who seek to reveal the music
of the ancients, may have to look for the meaning of the
looking deep within a mass sparkly.
Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight and Ra said
Lyall Watson (1974
American mathematician noticed that
the earlier pages in books of logariths kept in his
university library were dirtier than later ones, indicating
that science students, for some rea-son, had more occasion
to calculate with numbers beginning with
than with any other number. (261)
He made a collection of tables and calculated the relative
frequency of each digit from 1
Theoretically they should occur equally of-ten, but he found
30per cent of the numbers were 1,
9 only occupied 5
per cent of the space.
These are almost exactly the proportions given to these
numbers on the scale of a slide rule, so the designers of
that instrument clearly recognized that such a bias existed.
This preponderance of the number 1 may have been
caused by the fact that the tables were not
really random, but bigger tables provide a similar bias.