Gematria is an esoteric language that can be used to explore magical workings with numbers, letters, phrases, dates, names, etc.
In Greek and Hebrew, each letter of the alphabet doubles as a number. Isopsephy (Greek) and Gematria (Hebrew), is a process of calculating the numeric equivalent in words or phrases by adding up the numbers connected to each letter.
Gematria (Hebrew) & Isopsephy (Greek) and equivalent numeric values
Kabbalist Jewish scholars believe that there is a hidden code in the Torah that contains keys to understanding the Unified Field and evidence of an inherent superintelligence not to mention clues to current and future events.
The English alphabet doesn’t carry numeric values but this process has been translated into English using numbering systems similar to the ancient languages. This has become known as English Gematria.
Numerals and mathematics are the symbolic code for properties and qualities of the unified field and have been harnessed by adepts in many religious, esoteric, and spiritual traditions.
Regardless of the language, sounds related to vowels, and consonants are interconnected mathematically and therefore have deeper, hidden meanings.
An example of the influence of gematria in Judaism can be found in the tzitzit, the shawl worn during a Jewish ceremony. Combining the numerical value of the knot, and the number of strands of knots, with the value of the word tzitzit, results in the number 613, which is the same as the number of commandments in the Torah. Or some look at the number of windings of the thread between each knot, of 7-8-11-13, broken down into their corresponding Hebrew letters and find the spelling of God’s name.
Hebrew scholars are not the only ones who have given consideration to the concept of gematria, as it is also common to other religions and cultures. Plato made reference to Greek gematria, and the Abjad numerals are the Arabic equivalent. Many of us even have similar beliefs when it comes to superstitions that are seated in religion, whether we know it or not. 666 is a number we associate with words like devil or beast. Some have found the gematria of 666 to be a reference to Nero Caesar.
Leeds says that it makes sense that a language could be distilled down into basic numbers since we already do this with binary code. The intricacies of everything that is digital can be broken down into 1s and 0s. And science often relies on the simplicity of Occam’s Razor, a.k.a. the law of parsimony, where the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions is preferred or at least the best place to start.
By Gaia Staff
This code is based on the old English alphabet of 24 letters. It is well-known and its use has been documented well back into the medieval period. One such example is a poem coming from a manuscript in the collection of Balliol College, Oxford (1). The numbers here spell out by means of gematria the letters I H E S U S (Jesus). In this case, the poet provides a gloss on the poem to help the uninitiated, “this goth by the letters of the abse (A B C) as the letters stonde in nombre”. What he doesn’t gloss us on is the fact that the gematria total of his poem has an equally pious message entailed. The total value of the letters is 778: this implies that Jhesus is HKHN HGDVL – the Hebrew name of ‘The High Priest’. It also reminds the devotee that Jesus is the high priest of Εκκλησια Θεου – ‘The Church of God’ (2).