#### ButcherGEIN

##### Member

Firstly, we'll take a trip back to elementary mathematics for this particular portion especially order of operation. As everyone knows:

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1. Calculations must be done from left to right.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2. Calculations in brackets (parenthesis) are done first. When you have more than one set of brackets, do the inner brackets first.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3. Exponents (or radicals) must be done next.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4. Multiply and divide in the order the operations occur.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5. Add and subtract in the order the operations occur.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4 and 5 are of particular interest in this seeing as how there are no radicals or parenthesis here. The order is multiply, divide, add, subtract. Even the most complex equations are reduced using these principles.

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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Now we jump to the book of the law for this passage:

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"24. I am Nuit, and my word is six and fifty.

25. Divide, add, multiply, and understand."

Crowley made a mistake here. He added the 6 and 50 to get 56 and then divided 6 by 50 to get 0.12. He then assumed that 0 represented Nuit and the . represented Hadit. *edit apparently he didn't follow the order either... admittedly I have no idea why he chose that particular order... perhaps because there is the word AND in between 6 and 50 which in mathematics connotes addition of the two surrounding values.

Were I feel crowley missed was where she (Nuit) explicitly tells you to deviate from the conventional order of ops and follow the path that she lays out. With that in mind we have:

50 / 6 = 8.333333 repeating... (Note: remember that "4. Every number is infinite; there is no difference" so to me that should mean that we can drop all the infinite 3's... if you round it up it comes out to be 8.3)

8 + 3 = 11 (Note: "Chapter 2-16. I am The Empress & the Hierophant. Thus eleven, as my bride is eleven." not terribly important but definitely an interesting parallel")

Now this is where most would stop. This is 11 and the sign of Nuit. That in itself validates that this is nuits word. But to truly UNDERSTAND her word you must take it one step further.

1 * 1 = 1

In my eyes, this is one of the most interesting phenomena in math because it is entirely unique. No other number, times itself, is itself. If we take this as just a math equation there isn't much to learn from it. However, if we look at this in a way that will allow us to assign a deeper meaning to the equation, this can be taken many different ways. It's really up to each person to find their own meaning in it I think.

To me, it means that a one can be multiplied (which is generally an act achieving a great increase unless dealing with a single negative number*) unto itself without becoming anything more than just a one. How I relate that to life is that you can increase in whatever way you please but each individual will always only equal one person within themselves and we all have the same value no matter what.

What do YOU think? Please save all prophecies of christian doom for your children. Knockout

*when dealing with a single negative one in this you will obviously get a result of -1. You have two options... perform the same operation again (multiplying) with the result of the last operation (-1) and make it a positive one. Or you can realize that all numbers are infinite and in this system negative and positive are the same thing. going -1 steps in a direction is still going 1 step in a direction... it's just the opposite of the direction you would have been going if you would have went to +1.