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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Masonic Word and the AUM Triglyph

I am not one known for paranoia, but I am prone to observe the changes which occur as a matter of coincidence. Call it "synchronicity", if you wish.

An event happened in the very early days of the budding public Internet (1998). As part of my research into these matters, I was "clued in" that the AUM Triglyph was a very critical and insightful symbol, and them available contextual Masonic material would prove quite helpful. At the time, I did not know what the AUM Triglyph was all about let alone what it appeared as.

In earnest, I used the then available search engines and to my surprise, found a grand total of 3 images which showed the AUM Triglyph.

In 1998, I was still quite new to understanding the whole of the Illuminatus System and had yet not enough time to truly wrap my mind around the totality of the Construct. But I was already well aware of how the acroamatic cipher was being used to craft various mythologies and ciphers, and so I recognized immediately what was being transmitted.

To my surprise, the AUM Triglyph was essentially the symbol for the Sanskrit "OM", with one glaring change. Replacing the right side of the Om glyph was the Greek letter Pi. The left side of the Om glyph was essentially unchanged. What we were looking at was a classic example of a transposition and modification and the transposition and modification was pointing directly at an acroamatic cipher based on the Letter M.

In frenzied excitement, I wrote my observations and analysis, inviting all who were interested to go to the links at the search engine and see for themselves. Within one week, the links were removed.

The images have never returned.

"Hermetic Masonry" and "The Beginning of Masonry"

It not always easy sleuthing through Occult material in search of the core of the Philosophy. For years and years I had known a work called "Hermetic Masonry: The AUM Triglyph". This work was mentioned in work going back to 1928. While doing research (on the net), I came across one by Higgins that was exceptional and supportive in its insights.

The problem came in the manner in which works were indexed.

Take, for instance, this "Table of Contents" from "The Beginning of Masonry":

It looks inconspicuously identical to this "Index" or "Table of Contents" from Hermetic Masonry:

Indee, a word by word comparison of the two tables of content shows that they are identical and based on most logic and reason, it would be safe to assume that the two titles are identical books being marketed under separate covers and titles.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

Hermetic Masonry contains a whole section on AUM and its relationship to "the Word", with the implication that "the Word" is Pi. Included in Hermetic Masonry are hand drawn geometric forms which show the "Cosmic Egg" and its relationship to Pi.

Why the two books released contain identical Index's or Tables of Content, we can only theorize, but it is clear that the section dealing with the AUM glyph is purely removed from radar screen relative to the Index or Table of Contents in Hermetic Masonry. Further, many of the hand drawn images are quite clear in their references back to a 26 digit code system and the code systems reliance on "Pi" as the backbone for the entire system.

AUM Triglyph goes so far as to hint that the glyph "OM" itself is missed drawn - implying that the glyph as drawn within the Masonic systems is the proper rendition.

Essentially, Hermetic Masonry argues not so cryptically that it is the Letter M that is at the core of glyph "OM". Obviously, it is, but how do you go about rationalizing such a theory.

It is really not so difficult as you can now observe.

Om and the Letter M

The secret to deciphering the Sanskrit glyph called "Om" is to understand how acroamatic ciphers are used, as well as how phonetics, letters, and archetypes ares all fused together to create a comprehensive "universal" philosophy.

To begin, we recognize that the Illuminatus created codes that could be read forward or backward. In some cases, words read "forward" would be "for good", while words read backwards could be views as "for naught", or negative.

In this way, the word SATAN could be viewed as the letters


This would give rise to mythologies of SATAN being a "bringer of Light (Pi)", while the letters ZION would be in reverse

N = 14
I = 1
O =6
Z =26

Hence "Jehovian systems" as Christianity (Osirian knock-off, as it is), would vilify SATAN as Osiris, and would glorify ZION, which would be as an "arch enemy" SATA(Pi).

The "oral traditions" would be given a euphemistic name of "TAROT", while this would be opposed to the "written traditions" as defined by TORAT. EVIL would be bad and LIVE is good.

Other forms of reversals might reveal just elements of how the philosophy was being constructed. The Letter E, for instance, when set into its lower case "e", reveals the "circle and the diameter" in design and shape. E, being located at number 5, is simple summed from 1:5, to reveal 1+2+3+4+5=15=O Letter, for O is located at the 15th position of the Alphabet.


In this manifestation, E has indeed "special properties".

Since E=O, the very obvious is that the word (Letter) EM = OM. This is so simplistic and overtly obvious that its inherent truth need no explanation.

Thus M must equal the Sanskrit OM as referenced in Hermetic Masonry, but again, how do you argue the point further?

We can mystify this all and call the exercise a "qaballistic construction", but really, it is all quite logical when you understand the nature of acroamatic ciphers.

Says Manley P. Hall in Secret Teachings of All Ages,

The acroamatic cipher is the most subtle of all, for the parable or allegory is susceptible of several interpretations. Bible students for centuries have been confronted by this difficultly. They are satisfied with the moral interpretation of the parable and forget that each parable and allegory is capable of seven interpretations, of which the seventh--the highest--is complete and all-inclusive, whereas the other six (and lesser) interpretations are fragmentary, revealing but part of the mystery. The creation myths of the world are acroamatic cryptograms, and the deities of the various pantheons are only cryptic characters which, if properly understood, become the constituents of a divine alphabet. The initiated few comprehend the true nature of this alphabet, but the uninitiated many worship the letters of it as gods.

The various glyphs are equated to as "gods". This means that we should be able to show transpositions and modifications as these acroamatic ciphers are being utilized within various cultures, and two of the core cultures within which this was done was Hebrew and Sanskrit (Hindu).

When we break apart the Letter M, we reveal a "division" comprised of 3 letters, I, V, and I. Ever heard of the IV(Y) League? The Letters I, V, and I are from the Letter M, exploded, as it were, to reveal its constituent components.

The Letters I V I are simply reordered to reveal V II.

This is the word S-EVE-N.

SN is 3.14, which reversed forms the word ADM (1413).

The tale of ADAM (ADM) and EVE, therefore, is an acroamatic cipher for the Letter M.

The glyph of OM reveals a "3", which is the Goddess (from the Letter B), while the "trunk" is as the phallus of ADM, or PI.

Since Male is 1 and Female is 0, each of these glyphs (M and OM)is utilizing male/female duality in order to show the relationship if the creation to that of Pi.

All that is needed is the keys to understand the nature of how the glyphs were crafted.

In the AUM Triglyph, the "trunk" figure" has been simply replaced with the Greek Letter Pi.

All of this links further back to the number 36, wherein we can show that L is the number 3 and F is the number 6. LF becomes the EL-EF-ANT, wherein the LF ANT is a form of political statement from a historically far removed reality.

Still, the key remains that it is PI that is the "Masonic Word" which was lost and left to be recovered.

--Authors Note - It was intended to provide you with further analysis and insights, but viewing rights to the copy on Google Books was greatly curtailed towards the time of writing to the time of original research for the article.


imagicalgreek said...

Um, I truly do think the 'two' Higgens books you are referring to are one and the same. If you look closely at the link you provide to 'Hermetic Masonry', at the top of each page is the title, 'The Beginning of Masonry'. That it was published in different printings under two different titles isn't so uncommon. A side by side comparison of the 'two' books reveals that they are identical in content down to the type on all the pages, not just the contents. I believe the 'Hermetic Masonry' title is the later of the two (though I could be mistaken), as an 'out-of-print' book search yields 'The Beginnings of Masonry', but Amazon currently sells reprints of 'Hermetic Masonry."

That said, I'd be very interested to read the AUM passage you're referring to. Do you, by chance, have a page number where that's located?

Thanks for a great post as always. Congrats on the 100,000 reader, of which I'm happy to be one.

Dennis Fetcho said...

Thanks for nice thoughts. I thought they were the same books, but if you have reading access (I had, but no longer) to the Hermetic Masonry book, one finds a whole section on the AUM Triglyph that is not even mentioned in the Index.

What I find is that this information seems to be perpetually swept and so I wish I had taken the time to make some screen shots while I had the information available.

I am now trying to procure this information through another channel (Masonic libraries perhaps) and make it available for the readers here.

Dennis Fetcho said...

One other comment - the information appeared in the pages for the AUM triglyph which is now a part of this article. You can find this information at the very end of the Google book of Hermetic Masonry linked within the article.

The pages just before this image had all the details on the AUM triglyph, information which for sure does not appear in "The Beginning of Masonry" as I have read this book many many a times...

imagicalgreek said...

Wow, that's a little weird...I just went back to the link, and it has changed from what I was looking at yesterday. (I just followed the blog link both times.) The top of the pages now reads "A.U.M., The Lost Word", and the actual text of this (seemingly separate document) starts on page '5', which occurs at the 'end' of the 'real' book (separate title page, etc. for the AUM document). It's looking a lot like the AUM doc is/was actually a separate writing, but was stuck at the end of "Hermetic Masonry" (which still seems to be an earlier or more likely later printing of "The Beginnings of Masonry").

The google doc is missing pages 9 and 10, but the rest seems to be intact.

Instead of looking for this in a library, I did find this source for a reprint, which does seem to include the AUM doc. You can find it here:

The link change is a bit strange, but the difference in the books isn't all that weird. Lots of books printed in that time period added lectures and short manuscripts on subsequent printings, and also included title changes, depending on the current fashion. Frustrating, but not nefarious, I tend to think.

Thanks for the reply. I'm off to read the 'word'.

imagicalgreek said...

In a search for another online source of the book, so I can read the pages omitted by google (I hate that...Being a purist, I always want to read the entire original, hopefully in the original typeface and set--I suspect you'd understand why), I came across this:

It really looks like the AUM title was originally a separate manuscript and is out of print, other than that it's been sometimes thrown in as a bonus with later printings of 'The Beginnings of Masonry'.

Perhaps this is even the printing you were looking for?

Dennis Fetcho said...

Regarding the release of the two books under separate titles, surely I concur with your thoughts. Your sleuthing on this is better than I as I tried to piece the puzzle together.

The important issue here is the clearly shifting sands relative to this topic.

Just as I noticed in 1998 the changed status of available information, even you have noticed a change in the links relative to the subject. Now I am not claiming anything nefarious either, but clearly getting one's hands on this on the net, which you would think would be rich with information, is nigh impossible.

Anyways - I would like anyone to send me the actual text of the AUM Triglyph with all the original hand drawings.

Any Masons or others out there that can help would be appreciated. I would like to dedicate more words to this subject.

imagicalgreek said...

It does seem that "AUM: The Lost Word" was indeed originally published as a separate manuscript. See here:

Neat egg the AUM glyph sits inside on the cover, don't you think? ;)

Dennis Fetcho said...

That is some really good work and you are forcing me into a rewrite of the article. It does look as if the AUM TriGlyph was packaged as part of a particular set of printings.

The pamphlet cover is very cool, what with the Egg and all. I only got to peruse the images in the AUM. They were all hand drawn and again, very indicative of the Pi component.

The use of Pi (the Letter) in the AUM Triglyph is to me a clear use of the symbol and its importance to what Hermetic (Osirian) Mason's were up to.

I have seen somewhere, perhaps Higgins, that within some Masonic branches, the belief was held that the proper way to diagram the symbol OM is as the Triglyph and not the current formed symbol.

The link back to the letter M is clearly intimated equally.

Nice work you have done...some of the best editing and supporting evidence to suggest a rewrite than I have ever had...

imagicalgreek said...

Thanks for the compliment--I'm just glad I could help. As I mentioned in my email, it may well be that there is more than one name for this concept, which also indicates there may be more than one 'proper' glyph too. One of the things that is both interesting and frustrating about certain aspects of 'true' esoteric subjects. The principles are eternal, but the 'earthly' names may change depending on who 'rediscovers' them.

Thanks for the blog. I always enjoy reading your posts. And if you do a rewrite, I'll be most interested in reading that too.

Anonymous said...

M (IVI) is the octave, 5 loaves (Virgo) + 2 fishes (Pisces), the exoteric and esoteric.

V has 3 points, I has 2 points; hence 2,3,2, (AB-CDE-FG in the natural key).
Hence 4 holds 3, or the female embracing the male.

These (5+2 and 4+3) are the inbreath and the outbreath of the octave.
Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

EL-EF-ANT = Elephant = Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha is the personification of AUM, The Word. AUM is the pranava mantra and Lord Ganesha is known as the pranava swaroopa (physical form of AUM).

Marc Jones said...

I've been a student of Jyotish and have perused related Vedic etc motifs. The Traditional lore on the OM Glyph is quite integral...

To, I've been into ceremonial magic and am familiar with various schools' research. I recall hearing that in actual use, it was found that OM is more effective in achieving the "zone" as it's been coined (you'll never hear monks intoning AU-M, unless they've moved to Colorado or similar new age mecca).

Consider the phonics; AUm... this is akin to saying Ou(ch). The OOOm is much better at integral, resonance as it were. I'd bet that OM makes a much better pattern in Cymatics.

So, as you say, we could have some duplicity here! Watering down proven symbols... Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Proto-Indo-European languages (PIE).