English Gematria - The LOCK & The KEY

Using the simple serial code of A=1 through Z=26, we find this:

KEY = 41 = LOCK

What are the odds? :-)

Key and Lock having the same value has fascinated me for years. It has come up several times in my work, especially in connection with the word GATE. Let me see if I can dig up an example...

THE GATE IS OPEN = 144
THE GATE IS SHUT = 162

What's interesting about that is, if you convert the 162 into words you come back to the 144:

ONE SIX TWO = 144 = THE GATE IS OPEN

It's like they're tied together. In a strange way the lock and the key may be one and the same in a metaphysical sense. My first intuition was to equate the LOCK and the KEY with JESUS and LUCIFER. It was a natural inclination to assume JESUS as the KEY and LUCIFER as the LOCK. But the numbers suggest they are inextricably linked. The reason they are linked is because, like LOCK and KEY, they share the exact same value:

JESUS = 74 = LUCIFER

So we end up with this:

JESUS IS THE KEY = 176 = LUCIFER IS THE LOCK
JESUS IS THE LOCK = 176 = LUCIFER IS THE KEY

176 relates to something really intriguing when it comes to the idea of a "gate" or a "portal". But before I get to that, notice what happens when you reverse the 176 to 671 and subtract:

671 - 176 = 495
FOUR NINE FIVE = 144 = NINE IS THE KEY = THE SECRET KEY

There is more that suggests the linkage between Jesus and Lucifer:

JESUS = 74
LUCIFER = 74

74 + 74 = 148 = MORNING STAR

Why is this significant? Because in the Bible, Jesus and Lucifer are both associated with the Morning Star either directly or indirectly (Isaiah 14:12, Rev. 22:16). And then there is this:

In some Luciferic rituals it is common to turn the cross upside down or "reverse" the cross. Notice also CROSS=74=JESUS=MESSIAH=LUCIFER. So let's take the 74, reverse it to 47 and combine them:

74 + 47 = 121 = ANTICHRIST

Mere coincidence? :-)

Getting back to the number 176 and the gate/portal idea, my British friend, Lui DiMartino (Music and Numbers Through the Looking Glass) had made some remarkable discoveries related to musical structures, numbers, sacred geometry and reversals. One of the things at the core of his research is "4.5" and how it relates to the number 9. In very simple terms, 4.5 is the center of 9.

9 / 2 = 4.5

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For reasons much to complex to explain here, DiMartino's work suggests that 4.5 represents a "gate" or a "portal" to what he calls the "Mirror World". His math, combined with music theory, does actually support this admittedly strange idea. For our discussion here I'll just note the following:

FOUR POINT FIVE = 176

Recall from above:
JESUS IS THE KEY = 176 = LUCIFER IS THE LOCK
JESUS IS THE LOCK = 176 = LUCIFER IS THE KEY

Check this out:

FOUR POINT FIVE IS THE GATE = 270 = ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX

And then there is this:

ONE SEVEN SIX = 151 = MUSICAL TONES = JESUS CHRIST = LORD OF HOSTS = CHRIST THE KING = THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB = JESUS IS LORD = LUCIFER IS LORD = BALANCE OF MALE AND FEMALE = HARMONY AND BALANCE = THE TWO KEYS

Well, it just goes on and on. But here's an interesting way to top it off for now:

JESUS AND LUCIFER TWINS = 252 = CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS

While it may seem to some folks like blasphemy to associate Jesus and Lucifer and to go so far as to suggest that somehow they may be one and the same, I think (if there is anything to this at all) making a distinction between the name "Jesus" and the title "Christ" might be necessary. The name "Jesus" may be thought of as referring to his human incarnation or his human "nature" while the title "Christ" might be thought of his divine nature. It's also instructive to remember none of this is to be taken literally. It's all symbolic in some metaphysical, possibly even alchemical, sense.... I think. :-)

I'm only the messenger. I just report what I've found in my work and let others make of it what they will.

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Comment by ☤Tris☤ on February 8, 2018 at 1:03am

Yes indeed, Rev 22:16 - "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

However, a novel idea for next time - make the blog a new one, interested where you are at with this now, not in 2011 :)

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on November 23, 2011 at 7:16pm

Hi Abraham - Thanks for your perspective on the Jesus/Lucifer thing. Interesting dream!

Yes, being a composer and musician, you'll probably find DiMartino's work to be quite fascinating. That link to his work should take you to a page where you can download his book for free.

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on November 23, 2011 at 5:07pm

You're welcome, Skywriter. Thanks for checking it out. :-)