When I obtained this book I wasn’t aware that there was a more recent edition, which the author recommends instead of this version, so I’m not sure what I may have missed out on by getting this older ‘IllumiNet Press’ 1994 edition.
However the book describes a cipher discovered in Aleister Crowley’s ‘Book of the Law’, this being in the form of letters in the English alphabet each having a distinct numerical value, with words and phrases being assigned a numeric total. This seems similar to experiments in Gematria and numerology that will be familiar to most students of the occult. However in this case secret names can be used to conceal references to phrases and words with an equal value in ‘The Book of the Law’ and other key texts by Crowley.
This cipher was discovered and elaborated on by a series of Crowley’s magical students, who named it English Qaballah, or EQ. It has also been called NAEQ, cipher 6 and the ALW cipher. Allen Greenfield, on coming across their research decided to apply the cipher to some of the weird names found in UFO contact cases and the accounts of magicians and psychics that claim to have channelled material from extraterrestrial intelligences, including Crowley himself, with some startling correspondences.
He records his findings in this book, which goes a long way towards creating a ‘field of high weirdness’ in an open reader. I recommend this to any magician seeking to work with extra-terrestrial or ultra-terrestrial intelligences in their magic, along with its companion volume, ‘Secret Rituals of the Men in Black.’
My interest in the cipher, and use of it in my own spirit contact cases, lead me to develop the EnigMagick software, which finds matches for any phrase or number in Liber AL or other texts.