Some also hold it to derive from the order of the Greek alphabet, gamma being the third letter of the Greek alphabet (“gamma tria”). With the Premium version, you can create word lists and share them with your friends, access all games and quizzes and enjoy the site with NO ADS. Receive the full list of more than 1,000 psychometric words and unlock all learning games, such as grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, spelling and custom word lists. Grimoires usually contain instructions for casting hexes, summoning spirits, and the general manifestation of the metaphysical. There are myriad grimoires, varying in provenance and nature that have formed the basis for different religions as well as occult practices. There are even grimoires that have yet to be deciphered and continue to elude cryptologists. The gemaṭria method, developed largely in the Middle Ages, became a very popular mode of interpretation, entire treatises being devoted to this branch (see Benjacob, “Oẓar ha-Sefarim,” p. 96, Nos. 119, 120; 123; p. 479, No. 737). And each amount to 611; add to this sum 2, the external number of both words, and the total becomes 613 (Num. R. xviii. 21). To paraphrase the first line of a popular late 1950s soul song, “Wonderful World”, by Sam Cooke, Lou Adler and Herb Alpert, “I don’t know much about numerology” or, as it is known in Hebrew, gematria. But it seemed a coincidence that the sum of the 3 numerals in ESRA’s 162 Chanukah issue was 9, the numbers of the candles on the Chanukiah. Due to the fact that there is no natural relationship between the Greek letters Phi and Kappa as there is for Kaph and Kaph sofit , then it follows that Biblical Gematria was ported to the Greek script and not the other way on. The “HELLO” value is 140 in Hebrew Gematria and we can find the values by using the Hebrew gematria calculator as well . This type of coding practice was thought to be first used back in the 8th century BC. Since then, it has been adopted by the Jewish culture and similar variations have been used in the Greeks isopsephy, Arabic abjad numerals, and English gematria. Gematria became an integral part of modern ceremonial magic as practiced in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and by Aleister Crowley. Crowley and William Westcott of the Golden Dawn wrote several books on the subject, and Crowley published a key word guide to numerological meanings of words titled 777.