Part III: Samuel Johnson’s World – The Gematria Connection to the Assassination of Christopher Marlowe and Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations

In previous articles we have discovered ample evidence in the life and numbers of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language that show how the title, publishing date and aspects of Johnson’s life while working on the dictionary, all correlate with the occult principles of gematria and numerology. We’ll be reviewing some of those facts in this post, but if you haven’t read those, the links are below.

In this post I’m expanding the scope of the study to include some of Johnson’s famous friends, business associates and most especially his own hero, the Venetian Paolo Sarpi, a monk, scientist, and de facto head of Venetian state intelligence. According to researcher Webster Tarpley, Samuel Johnson was a glorified hack for the English elite, a group who had adopted Sarpi’s methods of deception and divide and conquer.

The excerpt from the article below shows that the members of the Bavarian Illuminati were also admirers of Sarpi’s materialistic philosophy, especially Weishaupt himself.

Daniel Estulin records that in his research into Paolo Sarpi, he found a letter verifying that Sarpi had ordered his henchmen in England to assassinate Christopher Marlowe.

Puppet master Paolo Sarpi and his poisoned pen.

Whether or not the official story of Marlowe getting stabbed in a tavern brawl is true, Estulin’s evidence is damning, especially when you bring gematria into the picture.

Christopher Marlowe was born on February 26, 1564. That’s a perfect sync with 226 gematria symbolizing the date 2/26. Not only that, Marlowe’s birth numerology with all the numbers broken down is 26. Marlowe died on a day with 26 numerology summed up the exact way, in the most basic method of numerology.

Another sync that ties in the number 26 more closely to this clear case of assassination by the numbers is that in the Reverse Ordinal cipher, Christopher Marlowe = 260. Considering the evidence, Sarpi was not above the cold-blooded tactics involved in political murder. Gematria-coded killing appears to have been what happened.

I think this revelation is significant because as Tarpley, Estulin, Joseph Farrell and others have pointed out, Venice exerted great influence over British monarchs through money-lending, trade and technology. They also provided the British with the example of how printing and publishing were vital to modern propaganda operations.

In the case of Marlowe’s death, there is clear evidence that Venetian and British oligarchs worked together to assassinate troublesome poets like Marlowe. In the next article, I’ll have more on the reasons why Paolo Sarpi may have wanted Marlowe out of the way. But for now I want to get these next observations about Johnson and his fellow travelers of the 18th century.

We’ve already established that Johnson’s masonic image maker was James Boswell, who came from a prominent family of freemasons in Scotland. Boswell and Johnson both knew Adam Smith very well because they all shared the same publisher, the “Printer to the King,” William Strahan. As a matter of fact, “The Enlightenment” was Strahan’s specialty since he also published the works of David Hume, Edward Gibbon and other pragmatic proponents of British imperialism. Although there is no direct evidence of Strahan, Adam Smith, Johnson and Hume having been masons themselves, their philosophies exemplified the direction that secret societies were going in the larger European scene. Below is another excerpt from Collins’ article, which bears this out.

Adam Smith spoke for the new-styled business model of the day, laissez faire capitalism, where the unbridled pursuit of wealth was a virtue and lives ruined the cost of doing business.

When most people read what Smith is saying in the quote above they often forget that the phrase “People of the same trade” is intentionally vague. The Business Insider frames it exclusively in terms of business monopolies. The matter-of-fact tone of ” a conspiracy against the public,” should cause any intelligent reader to question where Smith would ever draw the line, when it comes to the divine right of exploitation for profit.

Elizabeth I was the English monarch at the inception of British imperialism after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Acquiring wealth is all about being pragmatic and keeping things, “strictly business.”

Adam Smith said the Invisible Hand of the economy is what rules the nations and the lives of men and women.

“Invisible Hand”= 223. Other words and phrases that involve the ominously significant number of 223 are Masonic, The Synagogue of Satan, and Measure Twice; Cut Once.

There is also William Strahan’s title and office of Printer to the King to consider. In addition to printing The Wealth of Nations and Johnson’s Dictionary , as the King’s Printer, Strahan had the exclusive right to print The King James Bible and the Common Book of Prayer within Great Britain, Ireland and Wales.

“Printer to the King” = 223, and for good measure William Strahan and Printer to the King also share correlating gematria with 92 showing up in the base ciphers.

Strahan was also a close associate of Benjamin Franklin and one of the most famous letters in history is the record of the SUPPOSED falling out between the two men over the American Revolution or Rebellion, depending on one’s choice of phrase. Below is an image and transcription of the letter.


Philada. July 5. 1775

Mr. Strahan

You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our Towns and murder our People. — Look upon your hands! They are stained with the Blood of your Relations! — You and I were long Friends:— You are now my Enemy, — and 

I am, 


B. Franklin

Franklin wrote his letter to Strahan from Philadelphia

I think any neophyte of gematria should be able to see a relationship between the date of the July (7) 5th letter of 75 and the OFFICIAL commencement of the Rebellious Revolution, EXACTLY 365 days later on July 4, 1776. Is it not remarkable that this letter has been preserved for so long without an asterisk ? Is it not uncanny that ol’ Ben somehow was able to organize the span of days so tidily? How could he have known? When Franklin dropped his theatrical letter to Strahan, was it not oddly coincidental that all this was to come to pass without him even knowing about it? Is it possible that the “invisible hand” that Adam Smith introduced to the world only a few months later on March 9, 1776 had anything to do with this strange set of circumstances?

Ah what of it! Ol’ Ben and Will Strahan patched things up right as rain after all the frackas. That’s what masons do after they’re done being enemies and playing war with each other.

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.

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.