Reading Tarot Cards Revealed

One of the most interesting forms of the kabalism of numbers is that which relates names to incidents by means of the numerical value of letters.

To each letter of the alphabet a unit value is given, the valuation following the Hebrew code, as already given. These values are the multiplied by the inverse order of the letters, the products being finally added together. The unit value of the sum of these products constitutes the kabalistic key number. This key number being referred to the Tarot, an interpretation is obtained.

Each of the Tarotic numbers has a fourfold interpretation, namely, a spiritual, intellectual, psychic, and physical, the correspondence running through from the world of principles to that of causes, thence to the world of effects, terminating in the world of ultimates, which is the concrete world of physical phenomena.

The full interpretation of the Twenty-two Major Keys of the Tarot will be found in my Manual of Occultism, but I have thought it wise to give a brief rendering of the keys in these pages, as the reader is constantly referred to them. The method followed in this kabalism will easily be understood by the following example:-

Francis Bacon, which is 8215213 21275 = 39

Francis has 7 letters, therefore the highest multiplier will be 7. Then

Bacon has 5 letters, and the multiplication begins with that number and falls to unity:-

The interpretation of the whole name is therefore as follows:-

5. The Hierophant or Master of the Secrets = universal law, discipline, religion, liberty within the limits of the law.

12. The Sacrifice = repression, inversion, overthrow, downfall, the debasement of that which is superior to the ends of the inferior.

The Star of the Magi. This denotes revelation, knowledge, illumination, success. "The star" presiding over the destiny indicates a remarkable birth, a brilliant career, but danger of untimely dissolution or obscuration. In connection with this kabala I am glad to be able to cite an instance of Bacon's mastery of kabalism which was published in the Associated Accountants' Journal recently. It employs an anagram, cryptogram, and a numerical kabala. In the 1623 folio edition of Love's Labours Lost, Act iv. Sc. i., occurs the concatenabolic word "honorificabilitudinitatibus", which is found to be the key word of the anagram: Hi ludi orbi tuiti F. Baconis nati, which is rendered: These plays entrusted to the world were created by F.Bacon. The numerical value of the letters follows the order of the alphabet, the letters I and J being identical. Then the word is enumerated

thus: |
- | |||||||

H |
O |
N |
O |
R |
I |
F |
I |
C A |

8 |
14 |
13 |
14 |
17 |
9 |
6 |
9 |
8 1 |

B |
I |
L |
I |
T |
U |
D |
I |
N |

2 |
9 |
11 |
9 |
19 |
20 |
4 |
9 |
13 |

I |
T |
A |
T |
I |
B |
U |
S | |

9 |
19 |
1 |
19 |
9 |
2 |
20 |
18 |

8 |
H |
I |
9 |

11 |
LUD |
I |
9 |

14 |
ORB |
I |
9 |

19 |
TUIT |
I |
9 |

6 |
F. | ||

2 |
BACONI |
S |
18 |

13 |
NAT |
I |
9 |

73 |
+ |
63 |

This is the first key.

The second key is obtained by adding together the value of all the letters included between the first and last in each word:-

The last key is found in the number of letters in the word: Honorificabilitudinitatibus, which is 27, and also in the cryptogram, Hi ludi orbi tuiti F. Baconis nati, which also is 27. Reference to the folio under these numbers:-

disregarding all words in parenthesis, brings us to the remarkable word (honorific., etc.) from which we set out in this most remarkable kabalistic enumeration. Bacon was a Rosicrucian, and would be familiar with the employment of the kabala in all its forms. Can we say the same of Shakespeare? If not, we must conclude on the evidence before us that a man of immeasurably greater erudition and faculty set his seal and signature upon his own work and committed it to the play-actor for production, casting his bread upon the waters in certain knowledge that it would return to him after many days.

An interesting kabala may be derived from the use of the following values:-

It has been used to show the affinity or connectedness between names used in conjunction, and those also that are used in substitution or become welded by association and the force of circumstance. By this code

William

Gladstone

Napoleon

Bonaparte

Jack

Harry

= 7 for John = 7 = 7 for Florence = 7 = 7 for Henry = 7.

This observation is by "Numerary" = 7, whose Christian names are William = 7, and Henry = 7. He gives the following instances of associated names:-

As casual observations they are useful and interesting, but the code does not lend itself to a symbolical interpretation. The Hebrew code in connection with the Tarot, and the planetary code in connection with astrology, do, on the other hand, lend themselves to a very consistent symbolism. Thus, it has been shown that the name of a warship has a numerical value which, when reduced within the limit of the 22 keys or letters of the Hebrew alphabet, answers to the ascription of the

Point of the Tarot, to which it is directly referred by that number.

Among American ships there stands out in tragic relief the ill-fated Maine, = 41155 = 16, and Point 16 of the Tarot is The Stricken Tower, the citadel overthrown, catastrophe, etc.

Serpent |
=3528554 |
= 32 |

Viper |
=61852 |
= 22 |

Cobra |
=27221 |
= 14 |

Point 22 is Blind Folly, unforeseen danger, error. Point 14 is The Two Urns. The vessel broken in two.

The significance of the number 8, which is the serpentine or reptile number, and its associations with death and loss, has already been mentioned. Among vessels whose value is 8 there is the troopship Birkenhead = 2122558514 =35= 8.

The Royal George, another ill-fated vessel, has the value 12, The Sacrifice, the victim, reversal, overthrow, etc.

In the Manual of Occultism, I publish a kabala called the "Secret Progression". It is there applied to the solution of a somewhat complex problem, which was this:-

The number of births which took place in 36 large towns in Great Britain in a particular week of the year were given from the published reports of the Registrar-General. It was required to find the number which would take place in the same towns in a corresponding week in the ensuing year. This problem was successfully resolved by the kabala of the Secret Progression.

This kabala, when perfected, answers four tests, viz. : the minor additive, the major additive, the minor differential, and the major differential. The whole process having been displayed in the instance cited, I will only, in this place, give an illustration of the two additive keys. This case concerned a lottery result submitted to me by a correspondent. The past five winning numbers in the first thousand were:-

342, 651, 298, 542, 631, and I had to find the next.

Minor Additive | |||||||

1. |
342 |
= 9 |
= 9 |
=12 |
= 3 | ||

2. |
651 |
=12 |
= 3 |
= 4 |
= 4 |
= 7 |
=14 |

3. |
298 |
=19 |
= 1 |
= 3 |
= 3 |
= 7 |
=13 |

4. |
542 |
=11 |
= 2 |
= 3 |
= 3 |
= 6 |
=12 |

5. |
631 |
=10 |
= 1 |
= 3 |
= 3 |
= 6 | |

6. |
? |
2 |

There is a numerical series of 14, 13, 12, which requires that the number shall be one whose integers add up to 2, 11, or 20.

Major Additive

24 39 15

1173= 12

This yields a number which, added to 631, gives a sum the integers of which have a unit value of 3. From these two numerical series 14, 13, 12, - 77, 58, 39, which show equal intervals, we have obtained some notion of the constituents of the number required. The Major Additive Key gives us a closer inspection, but there are yet too many numbers answering to the requirements of the process. These are rapidly disposed of by the Differential Methods (minor and major), and in effect we have the number 497, which answers all the tests. Its integer = 2 as required by the Minor Additive process, thus, 4+9+7 = 20 = 2. When added to 631, the last winning number, the sum of 1128 = 1+1+2+8 = 12 = 3, as required by the Major Additive. The number of the winning ticket in the first thousand of the 6th series was 497. (B's note; Gann would often fly to Cuba where, among other things he would play and win the Lotteries. Obviously the above methods are important and need to be understood.)

A correspondent sends me the following case of a successful divination by this kabala. The figures are taken from the actual results of a public lottery held at stated intervals. The numbers used are from 1 to 90, and out of these only one number is drawn. The previous five winning numbers were 30, 46, 77, 30, and 79. The 6th is required to be known. Then,

30 |
= 3 |
= 7 | |||

46 |
=10 |
= 4 |
=11 |
= 2 |
= 8 |

77 |
=14 |
=11 |
=15 |
= 6 |
=12 |

30 |
= 3 |
=13 |
=24 |
= 6 |
=16 |

79 |
=16 |
6 |
=19 |
=10 | |

? |
10 |

The intervals being equal, the number required will be one whose integers add to 10.

30 |
16 |
7 |
7 | ||

46 |
11 |
2 | |||

31 |
4 |
4 |
8 | ||

77 |
6 |
6 | |||

47 |
11 |
2 |
12 | ||

30 |
6 |
6 | |||

49 |
13 |
4 |
16 | ||

79 |
? |
6 |
6 |
10 |
10 |

The intervals being equal, the number required is one whose difference of 79 yields a number whose integers add to 6.

There is no need to proceed further, as there is only one number fulfilling the requirements of both tests, viz. 19, whose integers add to 10 and whose difference of 79 yields 60, whose integers add to 6. Number 19 was the winning number. These numerical progressions appear to have been successfully used by that much-abused initiate who called himself Count Cagliostro. They have been found to have a connection with the sequence of events when derived from a radical epoch. Thus the House of Brunswick began with George I. in 1714, which is therefore a radical epoch. Then by progression:-

George I ascends |
1714 |

1+7+1+4 |
13 |

George II ascends |
1727 |

1+7+2+7 |
17 |

Stuart Rebellion |
1744 |

1+7+4+4 |
16 |

George III ascends |
1760 |

1+7+6+0 |
14 |

American Rebellion |
1774 |

1+7+7+4 |
19 |

French Revolution |
1993 |

1+7+9+3 |
20 |

The Grand Alliance |
1813 |

Prince George Regent. |

The fall of Robespierre the Incorruptible, in 1794. affords an epoch in the history of France. Thus:-Robespierre fell 1794

Napoleon fell 1815

Charles X fell 1830

Death of Duc d'Orleans 1842 (Eldest son of Louis Philippe and heir to French throne)

Thus history reveals to us this correlated successiveness or law of numerical sequence which we find to have representation also in the lives of individuals. Those who diligently apply themselves to the study of numerology will continually find confirmation of this law, which is observed by nature in cosmic relations, as in the common expression of Kepler's law, by which we know that a projectile force varies inversely as the square of the distance, the application of which to the solar system gave rise to Bode's law, which is thus represented:-

Mercury |
0 |
+ 4 |
= 4 |
3.9 |

Venus |
3 |
+ 4 |
= 7 |
7.2 |

Earth |
6 |
+ 4 |
= 10 |
10 |

Mars |
12 |
+ 4 |
= 16 |
15.2 |

* |
24 |
+ 4 |
= 28 | |

Jupiter |
48 |
+ 4 |
= 52 |
52 |

Saturn |
96 |
+ 4 |
= 100 |
95.4 |

Uranus |
192 |
+ 4 |
= 196 |
191.8 |

these figures being an approximation to the proportional distance of the planets from the Sun, where R.V. Earth = 10. The actual figures in these terms are shown in italics in the last column.

If the planets had no influence on one another, and their motions were consequently uniform, then their distances would not display the proportional differences noted.

The whole groundwork of astronomical science points to the regard which nature has to quantitive relations - that is to say, to numbers - and consequently the study of numbers, their properties and combinations, serves to educate the mind to an anticipation of the greater problems of celestial laws by the operation of which the universe is what it is and the destiny of man such as we find it, both racial and individual.

Nothing could be more convincing in regard to the integrity of Nature and her conservancy of the established relationships of her components than the astronomical fact that, in a system of mutual interaction -here everything is in a condition of unstable equilibrium - the ratio of the distances and motions of the planetary bodies remain undisturbed. Thus, while constantly maintaining the invariable laws of her constitution, Nature affords opportunity of change, development and evolution to every living product.

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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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