The Gematria Code of Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the English Language” and the Google Doodle Commemorating His 308th Birthday.

Since we now know that Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language of 1755 was most likely written and published “by the numbers,” now’s a good time to take a closer look at some other matters concerning Dr. Johnson and the influence he’s had on the English language.

A screenshot of the Google Doodle celebrating Samuel Johnson’s 308th, birthday on September 18, 2017.

The effect of Johnson’s dictionary was monumental in the development of the English language, and fittingly enough, Google recognized this through commemorating Johnson’s contribution with his own Google Doodle on September 18, 2017,  Johnson’s 308th birthday.  

That seems like such a peculiar number, 308. However, gematria gives us some insight as to the reason for the unusual  figure. If we take the laws of numerology as our guide, then removing the zero from 308, will leave us with the number 38. The words English, gematria and education  all have reduced gematria of 38. Taken altogether, these connections make September 18, 2017 a fitting symbol for the occasion.

As noted in this previous article, the name Samuel equals 17 in reduced gematria.  Johnson’s address while he was working on the dictionary was 17 Gough Street in London. These primary facts of the man and his work tie in the symbolism of 17 to the year 2017. We can go farther by noting the fact that the reduced gematria for A Dictionary of the English Language equal 153, the 17th triangular number. What that means is that adding the numbers together 1 through 17 yields the sum of 153.

As noted by Zach Hubbard and others, Google’s Doodles consistently echo these patterns which are characteristic of the elite’s code of gematria, a trait shared by Johnson’s dictionary as well.

Johnson’s Dictionary was the first modern dictionary of the English language. Instead of being a list of synonyms, as most previous attempts had been, the entries of Johnson’s dictionary have definitions. Many words throughout have extensive denotation and commentary, which gives the dictionary a very 18th century structure and tone. Yet, what makes the work unique are the extensive examples for the usage of words taken from authors like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton. It was Johnson’s own innovation and it added to the authority that the dictionary had until the publication of the first Oxford dictionary 175 years later.

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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.

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!

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

Part III Continued: 777 – The Code of Saturn’s Cube and the Human Hexagram

In the last post, we established the undeniable relationships that exist between the structure of the English language and the emblem of the “human hexagram.”  For instance, we’ve seen how the number  twenty-one, and its symbolic equivalent, 7-7-7 are woven into the emblem of the hexagram, also known as the Star of David. These correspondences occur through the name of Saturn, and on a visual level with the number sign [7] acting as a visual cue for the concept of an angle.  It should come as no surprise to us that the word angle has a reduced gematria of 21.


It’s also fitting that the gematria for the words human and hexagram also reflect the 21/7-7-7 metaphor. I created the infographic above to illustrate how the gematria of associated words and phrases reinforces the underlying symbolism discussed in this post.
As can be seen on the diagram on the right, the sign for seven [7] has changed quite a bit over the centuries. The unifying factor throughout has been the concept of an angle, set at roughly 60°.  In early tenth century Western Europe, the conventional sign for seven was equivalent to our modern [7]. Later however, the sign was flipped horizontally. Still later in the eleventh century, sevenwas represented by a sign that looks like our modern [v]. In the twelfth century, the sign [y] was adopted for seven. That’s also interesting for the fact that in modern Reduced gematria, [y] = 7.
We can tie in these relationships with the fact that angle and angel  are very similar words, phonetically. While there may be little relationship between angle and angel as far as the origins of the two words are concerned, in terms of spelling and sound, they’re nearly identical. This “coincidence” has not been taken for granted by those in esoteric circles.  For instance, Whitney Hopler writes,

In sacred geometry, Archangel Metatron, the angel of life oversees the flow of energy in a mystical cube known as Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in God’s creation and represents the patterns that make up everything God has made. These duties tie in with Metatron’s work overseeing the Tree of Life in Kabbalah, where Metatron sends creative energy down from the top (the crown) of the tree toward all the parts of creation. 


In the interest of brevity a more extended discussion of the 13/31 interplay in the words cube and the Greek creator god Pan is, here. For now, I want to add that Metatron’s Cube contains a Star of David pattern with thirteen points and circles.  As Hopler explains, in the teachings of Kabbalah, it is from these thirteen points that “all the geometric shapes in God’s creation are formed.” 


Another thing I’ve learned to connect  more fully is that the word cube has a Reverse Ordinal gematria of  77. As we’ve revealed here in numerous examples, the cube with its six sides and enclosed center [6+1] has been one of the principal symbols for Saturn throughout the world, from the remotest antiquity. 

These facts remove the element of chance further away from our consideration when these correspondences make themselves known. The body of evidence gathered here, and by others, shows the reality of gematria and an English language, which in structure and sound, is suffused with esoteric concepts. This can no longer be ignored.  

This post expands on the occult symbolism revealed in these articles,

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


Part II: The Code of Saturn’s Cube – 1969 Book “Hamlet’s Mill” Contains Many Keys to Understanding Creator/Destroyer Duality of Pan-Kronos

Part III: 777- The Code of Saturn’s Cube and the Human Hexagram – Hidden Links between Language, Geometry and the Occult Revealed