2005 @ 04:22 pm "1994 through 1995 - Continued Revelations"
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There is a reference to 111 in Book I of
The Lord of the Rings. This was pointed out to me in early 1994.
There is a birthday party being held and one of the characters is
turning "eleventy-one, 111, a rather curious number..."
Woodstock ‘94 - For the entire three days of the festival I
carried a large sign that depicted my representation of "Three
Things and then Four Things". This showed three large black
rectangles - the one right in the middle was slightly raised and the
other two on either side of it were at the same level. Then there
were two other black rectangles on either side of the three in the
middle. When someone asked me what it was I told them: "It's 111 in
the middle and 1111 on the sides. It's a representation of ALL
SEVEN. " I'm not sure exactly what year this representation started
to mean something to me. I connected with quite a few people at
Woodstock who were seeing various number patterns. The most amazing
one was a woman from Detroit who was wearing a T-shirt that said
"Genesis 1:11". 111 was her lucky number and January 11th was her
birthday. We both felt that this was a most amazing connection.
By this time I had also realized the connection between 7
and 111. 111 is the binary numeric representation of 7. 1111 is the
hexadecimal representation of F, the last character of the
hexadecimal character set. Also, in the early days of computers, a
"1" quite literally meant that the ON/OFF switch was "ON". So 111
could also be seen as ON ON ON, which is obviously VERY similar to
One-One-One. I also began to think of the ALL SEVEN representation
as the self in the middle, the parents on either side (that's the
111 in the middle). And then the two ones on either side of the
middle 111 represent the grandparents of the self - the genetic
source material for each parent of the self.
A co-worker and
I discovered that we had 111 "in common". He saw it all the time
from 1985 through 1990. We were absolutely amazed.
this period of time, I met many people who felt some sort of
connection to AT LEAST ONE of the following number patterns:
11/111/x11/1111, 112, 22/222, 3/33/333, 316, 37, 44/44x/444, 47/x47,
53, 55/555, 666, 69, 7/77/777, 13/42, 23/32, 88/888, 1234, and 1212.
For quite a while this list expanded almost every month. Early in
the year 2000, I added 44x for a woman and her ex-husband who have
always had a strong connection to the number 442. Previously, I had
not added any new patterns to the list in about 3
1996 - THE QABALA Reveals Itself...
started seeing many connections between The Hermetic Order of the
Golden Dawn , all things Masonic , other Egyptian Mystery
School-based organizations (like the Mormons ), the work of Aleister
Crowley (I found more references to 111 throughout his work), The
Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch , and the work of Solara &
the Star-Borne. I saw physical similarities between the interlocking
Triangles of the Golden Dawn, the Star of David, the Mason's Compass
and Square, and the Star-Borne’s Zone of Overlap. I also became less
concerned with the ownership issues surrounding 111. I began to
realize that "the 111 experience" was not something that I owned. It
was something that had been there all along. I had just tapped into
I was still confident, though, that I was one of the
first people on Earth to connect with a particular number pattern
through the modern digital age. As more and more electronic digital
devices came into being, more and more people started to notice
their own particular number pattern more often than other patterns.
In 1975, I was one of the first people in the world to own a digital
wristwatch - it came right off the assembly line! This was the old
LED-type watch where you had to press a button to see the time.
This early connection with digital timepieces may have had
something to do with my experience. But then again, my first actual
branding by 111 was in 1965! What still remained unanswered, though,
was how a particular affinity developed for one number pattern over
another. And why did certain people make this connection and others
did not? Through the modern digital age, many people now experienced
their own particular flavor of "the 111 experience".
time with the Hare Krishna out in West Virginia during the summer of
1996 at one of their Holy Temples. They were very interested in my
study of 111 and of the ALL SEVEN concept. They were very hospitable
to me during my visit. They really wanted me to join their temple
and be a part of a special outreach group. I would have been working
for the Swami that was the site's leader. I found literally dozens
of Trinity references in their holy books. There were also a number
of references to Seven Things throughout their literature. Although
I did find their lifestyle interesting and was flattered by the
treatment I received, I did not feel called to serve with them. They
provided me with more insight into this mystery in general, and for
that I was very grateful. They remained in contact with me for a
period of time after I told them that I did not want to join them,
but then stopped calling.
I finally connected with the
foundation of my experience. In the late summer, my investigations
of the Masons and The Golden Dawn led me to a common Root System
that appeared to have fed different parts of each cosmology. It was
the QABALA: the ancient science of revelation practiced in secret by
the Hebrew Mystics of old.
The QABALA was actually what was
being referenced in Crowley's "777" book that I had discovered in
1988. Throughout this experience, things have been revealed to me
and connections have been made at just the right moment. Even though
I was given glimpses of the QABALA back in 1988, I wasn't ready to
begin my study of it until 1996. In "777" Crowley stated that the
Hebrew Letter Aleph (A L P) was connected to 111. The
correspondences for the Tree of Life related the letter Aleph to the
first path on the Tree. This first path was also known as the
"eleventh path". I saw the "Three Pillars" representation in the
Tree of Life as well. It was quite reassuring to me that "the 111
experience" seemed to be connected to the QABALA. I knew for certain
that my revelations concerning 111 had roots in other, more ancient
1997 - Seeing More QABALISTIC
This was a year for continued study of the QABALA.
I also continued to see many significant public references to
One-One-One - in speeches given by the Dalai Lama, in the slogans
for the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief,
and on the cover of the bulletin for my niece Rachel's baptism .
At the end of the summer, I moved from my life-long hometown
in Sussex County, New Jersey to the Heart of the Heartland -
Lawrence, Kansas . I came out here to be with my new significant
other - Lisa Grey . Lisa and I met in a cyberspace chatroom called
The Magic Dream Machine. She initially came to know me by my chat
name (which was ONE_1_ONE). We bonded almost instantly. In
September, we began our wonderful New Life together right here in
I acquired a copy of "Sefer Yetzirah - The Book of
Creation" from a local bookstore here in Lawrence. I learned that
this was perhaps the most ancient of all the Qabalistic texts. It
was reportedly written by Abraham thousands of years before Christ
and seemed to have provided the foundation for almost every Western
Mystery School tradition that ever was. Some of what I found during
my first experience with the Book included the following:
There are "32 mystical paths of Wisdom" ;
Universe was created "with Three Books, with text, with number, and
with communication" ;
There are "22 Foundation Letters:
Three Mothers, Seven Doubles, and Twelve Elementals" ;
"Twenty-Two foundation Letters: He placed them in a circle
like a wall with 231 Gates" ;
Many, many statements about
the Three Mothers (the Hebrew letters Aleph, Mem, and Shin);
Many more references to Seven (which, as we have noted, is
111 in binary);
"Three: Water From Breath." ;
"Seven: Three opposite Three and one is the rule deciding
"...One on Three, Three on Seven, Seven on
Twelve, All are bound, one to another."
1998 - A
Full Year in the Heartland
This was again a year for continued
study of the QABALA, continued observation of the innumerable
similarities present between every one of Earth's Mystical
Traditions, and continued self-study of Chaos Theory. It was also my
first full year living in the mid-west. I spent most of my 36+ years
living in New Jersey (where there are nearly 1100 people per square
mile). And yes, I did live in Sussex County (the rural, less crowded
NW portion of that tiny state). But my commute always took me down
into the congested, hellish, suburban wasteland areas of the state
at least 5 days a week.
Being way out here IN THE MIDDLE of
the entire North American continent (where there are only about 30
people per square mile) certainly does have its advantages. Far from
what most people back east think might be some kind of boring
mid-west "cow town", Lawrence (where I live) functions as a cultural
mecca of sorts for the entire state. I've told people that I don't
live in KANSAS - I live in the hip, happening University Town of
Lawrence. Lawrence is an anomaly of a town out here in the Heartland
and it has functioned as a wonderful resting spot for me that has
allowed my "111/mystical work" to move forward in many interesting
directions. I continue to remain eternally grateful to my partner,
Lisa Grey, for having been the catalyst that brought me here.
In September, I added a section to the beginning of the
write-up that described how I happened to come upon the name J'lahn.
Since I got asked that question quite frequently whenever anyone new
read the write-up, I thought I would just add that "background"
information right up front. I also happened to be making that update
to the write-up at roughly the same time Flight 111 went down.
I did not know about the crash until some time around noon
the next day. Some of my friends back east informed me of the crash
at the end of a conference call we were all on. They told me of the
disaster and then added (rather ominously) "Guess what, Jim? It was
Flight 111." And sure enough, it was Flight 111. So for the next
several weeks quite a few people were contacting me and asking me
how I felt about that. I said I felt really sad for the families and
all the others that were involved with the tragedy.
also told them that I couldn't help it when these types of
correspondences got linked to 111. Aleister Crowley once said (in
the early 1900's) that 111 was "priceless" because of "its comment
that the Unity [we seek] may be found in Thick Darkness and in
Sudden Death." Perhaps Mr. Crowley had a premonition that Flight 111
would one day fall from the sky and sink to the darkest depths of
the ocean suddenly killing everyone on board? Who knows. I first
read those words in a town near Sedona, Arizona in July, 1988. And
when I did, they frightened me. Was my experience with 111 tied to
the fact that I would one day experience some kind of "sudden death"
My connection to 111 certainly did not seem to indicate
that to me. I expect to continue encountering major life events and
news stories that somehow get connected with 111. They have happened
in the past and they will continue to happen in the future. For me
personally though, this journey is still mostly undefined, raw, and
real. And what happens outside of my own direct experience with 111
is entirely beyond my control.
During 1998, I attended a
number of concerts in the Kansas City area. Prior to these shows
starting, I would usually stand somewhere near the entrance to the
venue with the ALL SEVEN sign (see Woodstock '94 section of the
write-up). Many people found this very curious. And some others
actually got angry that I was carrying the sign. They wanted me to
tell them what it meant. I told them that each of the seven
"objects" were "undefined - that they were merely placeholders -
that they were but crudely drawn representations of some as yet
undefined concept - that they were ALL SEVEN. " When it seemed like
someone was actually interested, I told them of my "111 connection"
(I gave them the URL to this site). I would also tell them how I
felt that my "111 connection" had tied me into a direct experience
with the QABALA. It was rather tough to do this because most people
usually just think "what the heck is that guy talking about?" But it
also was actually quite interesting and sometimes it really did
provoke meaningful discussions about Mysticism that would not have
otherwise occurred. After each time I did this, I would usually
think to myself "Mission Accomplished."
As 1998 drew to a
close, I was hoping that I would soon stumble upon a tie between my
work with the QABALA and my work with Chaos Theory. This Grand
Unification of the ROOT SYSTEM for all Eastern and Western Mystical
tradition with the ROOT SYSTEM that describes, I believe, virtually
ALL behavior on the physical plane continued to be my own, very
personal, Holy Grail.
[end of Part III]