Reader Contribution: Poet William Blake, Gematria and Numerology

After I posted the last installment on the 777-Code of Saturn’s Cube Series, Warren Kembel, a Twitter follower of The Deep Zone made the following observations. What we’re finding out that gematria has been around for a long time, and the Romantics like Blake and Walter Scott, made it part of their art.

Thanks to Warren for the new info, that we’ll be following up on soon. His post is below.

The Gematria of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary

Gematria reveals that the structure and sequence of the modern Latin alphabet, along with standardized spelling in English was probably engineered behind the scenes according to known occult practices.  With gematria , numerology and some digging for facts often left out of official narratives, we come to understand the part of the story of how our 26-letter alphabet and, oftentimes, illogical spelling system came to be what it is today.

It’s vast subject, to be sure, but I want to take a little-discussed  but very important event in the development of English’s lexicon  and orthography.

The first real dictionary of the English language was the 1755  A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, a towering figure among the luminaries of English literature.  In this blog post I will demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that Dr. Samuel Johnson, in addition to writing “the work that defined the English language,” was a practitioner of gematria, who inhabited the world of 18th century masonic London, which, as we’re finding out, was up to its eyeballs in gematria. For example, Johnson’s own biographer, James Boswell, was the master of  a masonic lodge in Scotland. He was famous for following him about everywhere with his notebook.

A portrait of James Boswell by Sir Joshua Reynolds

He came from a family of masons. The implications of this are far reaching, for if Johnson and the people around him practiced gematria, then it stands to reason that his work, literally the most defining document of the English language, is most likely designed along the same lines.

I think it’s significant that in English reduction gematria the word dictionary equals 55.

The exact date of the dictionary’s publication is April 4, 1755. In gematria, numerology and in mathematics the number 55 stands out in a big way. In mathematics , 55 is both the  10th triangular number and the 10th Fibonacci number. For example,

1+2+3+4+5+6+7+9+10 = 55  ̶  Triangular number sequence

1+1+2+3+5+8+13+21+34 = 55  ̶  Fibonacci number sequence

If we look at the date like this, 4/4/55, then we can see a clearer relationship with the gematria, as shown below.

The words heaven, sky, God, Satan, numerology share 55 gematria in the four base ciphers of the English language.  Also, the phrase April Four has gematria of 55.

For the greater part of the time that Johnson worked on the dictionary, he worked and resided at 17 Gough Street. The name Samuel has 17 gematria .

Addresses are often coordinated with the gematria of authors’ names and book titles, as in the case of Walter Scott’s “beloved 39, “ which matches with his name gematria.   Can you guess the gematria of Johnson’s address? It takes us full circle back to good ole 55.

Had to get that in there.

If we return to 17 for a moment and take a closer look at the title of Johnson’s work, there’s more connectivity to be found. The gematria for A Dictionary of the English Language is 153, the 17th triangular number.

As Zach has informed us several times, 153 is also the number of the “Miraculous Catch of 153 fish from the gospel of John. It’s also an important number in sacred geometry and measurement. This Wikipedia article goes more in depth.

The ordinal gematria of the work’s title, 315 is interesting for similar reasons. The number 315 is a symbol of Pi, since that number is close to 3.15. The theme of encompassing cycles seems to revolve around this book, because Pi Day, March 15th has gematria of 55.

The primary date numerology for that date is 26, an exact match with the number of letters in the alphabet.

4+4+1+7+5+5 = 26

Johnson was born on September 18, 1709, which is a day with 44 life lesson numerology. In numerology, 44 is regarded as a master number since it’s  a multiple of 11. This echoes the dictionary’s publication date of April Fourth or 4/4, an ominous date in later history as Zach Hubbard and others have pointed out. Martin Luther King Jr’s and Robert Kennedy’s death both occurred on that day. However there are some other syncs with 4/4 in English history, which are very significant.  For instance from Wikipedia,

Drake’s voyage around the world is known to history as the seminal event in the creation of the British Empire.

At the Declaration of Breda, the Stuart king Charles II pardoned most of Oliver Cromwell’s revolutionaries.

Robert Walpole’s Whig government was infamous for its corruption and predatory practices in both war and peace.  

By this time in the 18th century, widespread literacy and availability of books, periodicals, pamphlets and poetry made standardization of spelling increasingly necessary. At least, that was what the authoritative agenda was. Before the eighteenth century, spelling was somewhat open to personal interpretation.  With the publication of Johnson’s dictionary, that all began to change to the highly standardized form of English that we hear and see in today’s media.

The official story says Johnson spent nine years on the dictionary because of precarious funding and Johnson’s determination to make sure it was as close to perfect as he could make it. That’s probably true for the most part, but the work and the man both reflect the presence of gematrical  coordination.

For example the much-noted date of April 4 is the 94th day of the year.  The word Johnson has 94 gematria.  

There was one thing that Johnson felt like he needed to have for his dictionary to be successful and be received as authoritative. Although he never completed a degree, Johnson was able to get Oxford University to provide him with the credentials, which in light of his achievement, he deserved it.  He was also known as Dr. Samuel Johnson.

It’s worth noting that Johnson began receiving his royal pension in 1762. More on this topic later.

Novel is coming along

About a year ago, while I was still in the middle of finishing up on major goal, there was a reader, Mfsyy who challenged me to write a novel or script with gematria as a major theme. I was already thinking along those lines after writing a one-act play for a class project. I posted it to the old blog. If you care to read it, the link is just below.

One Act Play: Dr. Peter G. Agoras’ Home for Misfit Heroes

Pete uses gematria to help abused fictional heroes get a second chance on a distant planet, far way from the American Dream factories of Hollywood and Washington. Pete has yet to make his appearance in the novel, but the stage is being set. I don’t want to give the story away, but it involves Atlantis, a giant telepathic ivory-billed woodpecker and a crystal called the Metatronkia. 

Now that I have a little more time, I pressing forward. I’m on Chapter 4, which numerologically speaking is the number of foundation, so it’s probably taking me a little longer than might be expected to get the rest of the book to come out right . I came up with the character, Dr Peter G. Agoras who is a sort of cross between Pythagoras and Indiana Jones . “Dr. Peter Agoras’ Home for Misfit Heroes” may be the first work of fiction that explicitly employs gematria. Not sure about that, but I think its creative and well-written, for the most part.

Part I: 777 – The Code of Saturn’s Cube and the “Roll of the Dice”

This article was originally written in 2016. It’s been the most popular article on the blog, ever since. I thought I’d open up this new website because the concepts discussed here are fundamental to how I’m going forward with the research. I think people connected with the “roll of the dice” concept because the simplicity of the numbered six-sided cube awakens a magical expectation within us that’s been there with us since the beginning of humanity. Chance, risk, hope for the future, but possible misfortune, are all wrapped up in the dice, or what we call “Saturn’s Cube.” Much more coming soon!

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