Update: 20th February 2008

GEMATRIA
BY
FREDERICK BLIGH BOND, F.R.I.B.A
AND
THOMAS SIMCOX LEA, D.D.

ANNOTATED AND TRANSCRIBED BY
PETER WAKEFIELD SAULT

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APPENDIX E.

THE DECREE OF THE FIRST MYSTERY.

¢H KELEUSIS TOU a¢ MUSTHRIOU.

This phrase from the Pistis Sophia is one which seems to contain evidence of the greatest theological importance. By Gematria h keleusis tou a¢ musthrion is 3177, which on analysis is seen to be 3 × 1059, the number of the PLHRWMA. It is then a triple Pleroma. Now 1059 is by Gematria the number of PATROTHS or Fatherhood, a term found in the Coptic Gnostic books, also of PLHRWMA and of MEGAS PARAKLHTOS, and these represent the three Persons of the Trinity, by whose command our Lord descends to earth. And 3177 again consists of

1179 = A¢ MUSTHRION,
+ 1998 = FUSIS IHSOU = The Nature of Jesus,

and the whole is Musthrion a¢ alhqinon to prwton.

The Mystery is that of the Alpha and the Omega, as elsewhere shewn (in text, p. 40, and Appendix F).

The number of the Pleroma is a number of the Geometry of the Higher Spheres. 1059 is three times 353 the Hermetic number, and 353 is 24 + 34 + 44

Hence the number 3177 is the ninth multiple of the same trinity of Fourth Powers symbolising the Heavenly Places.

We append a Table of various combinations found in the Gematria of this number. Many of these are frankly empirical


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Appendix.

and are introduced with a view of shewing the working of the law governing the constitution of the system by which the lesser units tend by addition to evolve greater numbers accordant with the general law, whose truth can only be demonstrated by the testing of all rational combinations of known or suspected Gematria words, whether such combinations have, or have not, been met with in the Gnostic writings.

To prove this will be to prove the existence of a fundamental principle capable of general application, rather than one which is capable only of a selective application.

Thus, 1059 PATROTHS - Fatherhood.
1059 PLHRWMA - Pleroma or Logos.
1059 MEGAS PARAKLHTOS - The Great Comforter = The Holy Ghost.
3177 MUSTHRION A¢ ALHQINON TO PRWTON.
.
or, 1059
+ 1059
2118 MUSTHRION KUKLOU (674 × p).
1059 ¢O MEGAS KUKLOS (337 × p).
3177 ARCITEKTONIA TOU KUKLOU (1011 × p).
.
2311 PATHR PANTOKRATWR.
866 ADWNAI.
3177
.
2451 ¢O PATHR ¢O PANTOKRATWR.
726 ¢O MESSIAS.
3177 MESSIAS TOU PATROS KURIOU.
(or pathr Ihsou kuriou.)


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Investigation of the Cabala.

Of 3177, as expressive of the Logos or Pleroma, we find:-

3177 ¢O CRISTOS× LOGOS TOU QEOU.
PRWTOS LOGOS TOU QEOU.
¢O LOGOS ENARCHS TOU KURIOU.
ARCETUPIA CRISTOU.
¢H PRWTH PROBOLH TOU PATROS.
TO PLHRWMA× GEWMETRIA QEOU.
MUSTHRION THS GEWMETRIKHS.
¢O CRISTOS× PANTARCIA QEOU.
¢IEREUS TOU KOSMOU EIS TO DIHNEKES.
TO ANTITUPON EK TOU PATROS.
TO PAMPRWTISTON EK PATROS.

As expressive of the Holy Ghost:-

TA MUSTIKA DWRA KURIOU.
PNEUMA ¢AGION× MUSTHRION THS SOFIAS.

And finally:-

2368 ¢O QEOS TWN QEWN (or IHSOUS CRISTOS).
809 ¢H PERISTERA.
3177 ¢O CRISTOS× LOGOS TOU QEOU.


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