Didymotheon

30 Jul

Seal of Didymotheon

The seal of Didymotheon

 

“And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.”

והעוים עשו נבח ז ואת תרתק והספרוים שרפים את בניהם באש לאדרמלך וענמלך אלה ספרים

2 Kings 17:31

Here we see two supplemental pairs of heathen twin deities which are linked functionally and esoterically to the Didymotheon – Satan and Moloch – the dueling kings of Thaumiel. (The word “didymotheon” comes from the Greek δίδυμο θεούς didumo theous, “twin gods”). These additional sets of deities shine additional light on various aspects of Thaumiel from the point of view of the magician attempting to apprehend some of its more arcane thought-shapes and doctrines. Together, these three pairs of hostile kings form a sort of split, demonic trinity of spirits eternally at odds and in warring dichotomy, which typifies the endless punitive chaos of Thaumiel and the Hell of the Lake of Fire and the Second Death (moth-sheniy) over which it claims jurisdiction.

Didymotheon

Satan and Moloch are the subject of countless excellent histories and exegeses, so I will dispense with that particular pair and focus on the remaining four demons of the Didymotheon.

THAUMIEL

Thaumiel [תאומיאל] is the highest (or lowest) sphere of the averse tree of life, an antigonistic world set in hostility against the Sephirah of Kether [כתר] which means crown.  The word Thaumiel means “twins of god,” in Hebrew roughly similar in meaning to the Didymotheon.  It is in this sphere, then, the arena of eternal dichotomy and contention set in opposition to the unified kingship of Kether beyond comprehension and reification, that three sets of twin demons, each facets of the other set, hold court.  These six demon gods are the Didymotheon. Gematrically, Thaumiel in Hebrew equals 488, which corresponds with the following words:

  • [נבלות] nabluth, the female pudenda or genitals
  • [פחת] pachath, hole, typifying the vagina
  • [פתח] pethach, opening, unfolding, entrance, doorway, also denoting the folds of the vulva and the vagina as gateway to the female womb via the birth canal
  • [בתולים] bethulim, virginity

This energy current then corresponds Thaumiel Qliphah of Kether and purview of the lowest Hells, to the birth canal of a virgin maiden, a subject which will be discussed in further detail later.

Thaumiel, the sphere of division and contention unending, is of course divided into two chambers.  The lower chamber, Second Thaumiel, sphere of the hell of Gehinnom, the place of the burning bodies of the damned in the lake of fire, is occupied by the child-eating Moloch.   The higher chamber, First Thaumiel, sphere of the Second Death, the ultimate state of the eternity of eternities of flaming perdition, is ruled by Satan, both its malevolent king and primal victim.

NIBCHAZ AND TARTAK

[נבחז] Nibchaz (g.67), “Barker” was a deity of the Avites, worshiped in the figure of a dog, introduced by them into Samaria in the time of Shalmaneser.  Nibchaz shares Gematrical identity with the following words:

[זדון] zadon, pride, insolence, presumptuousness, arrogance
[זלל] zalal, to be worthless, vile, or insignificant
[אלול] elul, nothingness; worthless, something worthless, ineffective

These words paint a picture of Nibchaz, the barking dog of the Didymotheon, as the watchdog of the palace of the False Ain of Elul, that function of Thaumiel whereby arrogance and worthlessness aggrandize themselves as spiritual Nirvana, the attainment of anti-cosmic mastery, the void-consciousness of the Ain, or one of the myriad other ways of describing such feigned spiritual advancement.

However, for the sincere, diligent student of necromancy and black magick, this fog of self-deluded ability may eventually be penetrated, as Gematria 67 is also the number of [בינה] binah, understanding or discernment, the selfsame title of the Sefirah of the same name, through the process of humility and the abasement of the ego, via the word [גחון] gechon, belly (of reptiles), found only twice in the Tanakh: the first, regarding the judgment of the serpent of Eden in Gen 3:14 — “upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life”; and the second, a dietary proscription of unclean animals — “You are not to eat anything that crawls on its belly”.  In other words, the key to alchemical transmutation of the demonic energy of Nibchaz into true spiritual mastery involves ritual reenactment of the judgment of the serpent of Eden by identification with that serpent and its fate.

Nibchaz was worshiped with [תרתק] Tartak (g.1100), whose name literally means “Prince of Darkness”, traditionally worshiped in the form of an onager.  Gematrically this pagan deity, in addition to his name literally translating to one of the most common cognomens for Satan in Western demonology, trafficks in the very Thaumiel-esque energy of terror and strife through correspondence with the following words:

[διακατελέγχομαι] diakatelegchomai, to confute with rivalry and effort or in a contest
[φόβητρον] phobetron, that which strikes terror, a terror, (cause of) fright

Together their gematria values of Nibchaz and Tartak adds to 1167, the number of the Greek word [προβλέπω] to foresee, as well as the English word [theocrasy], a mixture of the worship of different gods, as of Jehovah and idols. It also corresponds to [ontology], that department of the science of metaphysics which investigates and explains the nature and essential properties and relations of all beings, as such, or the principles and causes of being.

The value of the gnostic merger of Nibchaz and Tartak, 1167, is the prime number 389 tripled, unveiling the principle that these dueling gods of Thaumiel carry the energy of the triple points of the trident of pitiless post-mortem judgment of the soul, which is archetypically modeled as the second death or lake of fire.  Thus is a potent depiction of the horrors of final judgment drawn, as Tartak, the Prince of Darkness, his faithful barking demon canine Nibchaz at his side, gnostically embodies the three-forked punishment of the damned:

The Trident of the Second Death

1. Sovereign Judgment

[שלטן] shelatan, dominion, sovereignty
[שלטן] shalaton, governor, ruler, official
[שפט] shaphat, judgment, act of judgment

2. Hell as immersion in a sea or lake

[πέλαγος] pelagos, the sea
[שטף] shetaph, to wash, rinse, overflow, engulf, rinse or wash off; to overflow, rinse or wash off, indicating the immersion and subsequent “rinsing” or purification of the universe from sin by unending torture of the damned
[שטף] shataf, homonym of shetaph meaning flood, downpour
[chthonian] designating, or pertaining to, gods or spirits of the underworld.

3. Stripping, blasting

[פשט] pheshat, to strip, invade, strip off, make a dash, raid, spread out
[שדפה] shadepa, blighted or blasted thing, blighted, blasted (noun feminine)
[חשפא] chashepha, proper name meaning “stripped”.

1167 also corresponds to the word [pantophagy], which means eating or devouring everything, an apt picture of hell as it has been portrayed since antiquity, as a place of ultimate devourment .

As said before, Nibchaz and Tartak combine in gematria to form 1167, the number of prophetic foresight. In this sense, their utilization paves a way of the left-hand-path magician and Satanist towards mystical powers of insight and foresight.

ADRAMMELECH AND ANAMMELECH

The name Adrammelech [אדרמלך] (g.295) is linked to the god Moloch and means “Glorious King.” Gematrically it, like Nibchaz and Tartak, evokes the idea of endless death and containment, and eternal revilement from afar, through correspondence with the words:

[αιδιος] aidios, eternal, everlasting
[λοιδορία] loidoria, reviling
[μακρόθεν] makrothen, from afar, afar
[κάδος] kados, funerary urn

The heathen god further denotes death and decay through correspondence with the word for vulture, orneo [όρνεο]. For the black magician seeking to divine illumination from these mysteries, the name is also a match for Syriac drammena [ܕܪܡܢܐ] which means medicine or remedy, invoking the doctrine of Samael, the Poison / Opium of God, and opens a gateway to alchemically transmute the fatally toxic fumes of Thaumiel into elixirs of advancement.

Anammelech [ענמלך] (g.210), literally “Anu (the sky god) is King” and is the only goddess in the Didymotheon, which makes the gnostic merger of these two gods at the consummation of the infinity of the second death the only of the three pairings that is heterosexual. Anammelech paints her picture of Hell as a terrifying place of imprisonment and deep mysteries enclosed in a sphere of division and desolation to where the damned are driven in judgment, through correspondence with the words:

[חרב] chorab, waste, desolate, dry
[דור] dor, circle or sphere
[גזר] gezor, to divide into two (the nature of Thaumiel)
[ברח] barach, To chase or drive away, as into judgment
[אטר] attar, Shut up or enclosed; also means ‘left-handed’
[עמק] ameq, depths; mystery; unfathomability
[רגז] regaz, quaking or terror

Again, to the black magician seeking illumination from within this damnable chaos, I point out that the name also corresponds to [ἴς] is, force or power, na’aman [נעמן] pleasantness, [בחר] bachur, youth, representing strength and vigor, and creativity and fecundity, via the word [הרה] hareh, pregnant.

The combined Gematria of Adrammelech and Anammelech is 505, unlocking the key to the gateway of the imprisoned high priestess, the second Tarot trump (its ordinal position of II symbolizing the endless division of Thaumiel). The eternal contention of Thaumiel is distilled herein into the word [שרה] sarah, to contend with, exert power, or persist, also gematria 505. Add the also-matching word [המתין] hemmatin, which means ‘wait’, and the spirit of the occult Order of the Second Death is finally revealed: they who persist through an endless eternity of pitiless, burning damnation, to transform the universe via the final breaching of the walled priestess who, freed at last, will birth the next age, through correspondence with alternate meanings of [שרה] sarah:

  • A wall, indicating the imprisonment of the high priestess within the confines of the infinitude of tortures of the second death
  • Noblewoman, indicating her nature and character
  • To liberate, indicating that at the end of aeons she will be freed

Add to this the further Gematrical correspondence to [τεκνίον] little child and [המתין] tehala, a channel or conduit for water, typical of a birth canal and which also means ‘healing’ or ‘restoration’, and we see that the contribution of Adrammelech’s and Anammelech’s gnostic merger to these doctrines is that of the highest (or lowest) Hells of Thaumiel being the womb of the new universe.

The word [שרה] sarah or sherah also means ‘bracelet’, so to effect communication from this future Shaktic demiurge, and manifest the mysteries of this third aspect of the Didymotheon, make a bracelet and inscribe it with the words “ADRAMMELECH” without and “ANAMMELECH” within and wear it when interacting studying magick or interacting with any of these spirits.

The Gods of Books

In the passage under study, Adrammelech and Anamellech are called “the gods of the Sefarvaim.’  The spelling of the word for Sefarvaim here is [ספרים] sepherim, the Hebrew word for “books”, underscoring the bibliophilic, scientific, and philosophical nature of demonology, magick and Satanism.

MOLOCH & SATAN

As previously stated, information about Satan & Moloch, the primary dichotomy of the Didymotheon, is prevalent elsewhere, so suffice it to make only the briefest Gematrical calculus regarding their names combined and what it portends to the seeker upon the left-hand path. Satan [שטן], opposer or adversary, is of prime Gematria value 359, whereas Moloch [מלך] or king adds to 90. Together, their combined value of 449 corresponds to the following words:

[ἐμπαιγμός] empaigmos,  a mocking, scoffing
[σπήλαιον] spelaion, a cave, den
[μήτρα] metra, the womb

Thaumiel, sphere of the Second Death, then, becomes the cave of mocking and damnation which, due to the vigilance of an elect priesthood who have consigned themselves to its perdition, is transformed into the womb of a new universe.

Finally, current 449, the alchemical marriage of Satan and Moloch, is a match for the word [תטמ] tattem, which is the Atbash cipher of the Hebrew word [אני] ani, which means ‘I’ or the self.  Ani is an anagram of [אין] ain, nothingness.  Here we come full circle from  the False Ain of Elul to true negation of the ego-universe, and this is the second key to its mastery:  the alchemical transmogrification of the ego into nonbeing.

In closing, the total value of all six demonic divinities of the Didymotheon, the trinity of Satanic sets of twin demons who teach the mysteries of Thaumiel, is 1167 + 505 + 449, or 2121. This is triple the value of 707, or the sum of the following three words:

  1. [כפורתא] (Aramaic): kephuratha – denier, apostate, unbeliever, pagan
  2. [ܬܘܫܐ] (Syriac): tussah – error, wasteland, wilderness
  3. [התקרב] (Hebrew): hethqoreb – To become closer, to draw near

They who stray from the right hand and consign themselves to the fate of the cosmic serpent are the midwives of the world to come.  The Second Death is the womb of the new Paradise.

Hail Satan