A middle aged woman working in a public service and answers the phone.

Hello how may I help you?
The voice is soft, almost mumbly, distant.
Hello, can I help you?
Hi, I’m feeling quite stressed…
Oh ok.
She does not know what to say, this is not a line for stressed people, but she is kind.
I’m feeling very stressed, I’ve been working very hard.
Yes it can be stressful, do you need to talk to someone?
I do need to talk to someone, you sound nice.
Maybe I can find you someone to talk to.
She wants to get off the phone but the kindness and concern keeps her in place.
Can you talk to me? Silence for a moment. Are you there? Bear with me.
I’m still here, are you ok?
I’m quite stressed. I’ve been working all night.
You must be tired.
I’ve just had some crack so I’m quite high. Bear with me. Silence. How old are you?
I don’t think we need to talk about that.
You sound nice, you sound a lot older than me. Can you talk to me?
I am talking to you. What’s your name?
People, my house mates don’t know me. My name is Michael.
They think I’m like them, but I’m not and I need, I need a release, I need a release from the stress.
She shudders at this term -thinking of the pauses and requests for patients. However the distance, the mumble, the silence somehow stop her from cutting it off.
I’m supposed to be like Mr Jack the Lad, that’s how they know me. Silence. I need a release. Silence. Bear with me. Silence. That’s how they know me but…
But what?
I like wearing women’s underwear, I’m so stressed, I need to smoke some more crack.
Be careful.
I need to smoke some more crack now, can I call back in a bit?
Yes of course.
She doesn’t know if she means this or what the right thing to do is.

The call ends and the woman is shaken. This is not a normal call for the establishment to take. Other employees rally round offering support, yet equally seeking information. What has shaken her up? Is it interesting? Their intrigue weighs greater than their sympathy. The woman herself is not above the ability to enlist a certain perception of absurdity to the whole affair. The comedy has the function of alchemically transforming the trauma. Whose is the trauma though? The crack smoking stress head or the woman? Their concern asks if she has a number. No, the phone registers unknown. Why did she keep talking? Policy is to put the phone down. Felt sorry for him, just needed to be sure he wasn’t, you know, in danger. If calls back, need to be more terse. Refer to appropriate body. Comedy reappears. Absurd image. Story proliferates through colleagues. Women’s underwear become pants, a name is born ‘Crack pants’.

The staff in the public institution were all of a buzz at the call. It was an incursion into a pedestrian world by an alien force: Crack Pants. There was excited anticipation as to if or when the next call would come. Of course if too much crack had been smoked then it would be unlikely there would a call any times soon. The lady who had received the call, whilst utilising the humorous levity of the office, did not feel entirely comfortable. Instead she felt worried. Partially for the caller and partially for the bogeyman like aura that the event began to acquire. The caller had liked her. You hear about unhealthy attachments like this. Follow people. Say they want to talk but it goes wrong. Frightening.

Then, later in the same day a call to a different staff member.

They heard my voice and hung up.
It was Crack Pants.
Are you sure?
I can’t be sure, but someone rang and then hung up. The call shows as unknown.
It was probably him.
Was there any noise?
Maybe a soft hiss before the click.

The original woman is more worried. She eats her lunch at her own desk away from the service dept. The phone rings. She picks it up. It goes dead. Now she is more worried. It is pointed out that if that was Crack Pants why would he hang up when he actually reached her? This line has a number. The number is checked, it has no phone to it. Even though there is no logic to it the worry persists.

At the main desk the phone rings again and hangs up.
It hung up.
That must be Crack Pants.

People are excited.

Calls begin to proliferate. Some longer some shorter. Sometimes there is a soft voice. Sometimes there is the hint of a voice. Sometimes a crackling. Sometimes a cough. The comparison is made with the Victorian cryptid, Spring Heeled Jack whose appearance mutated through sightings. The composite name ‘Spring Heeled Crack Pants’ appears naturally in this environment. Other connections are noticed. Spring Heeled Jack began to appear more demonic as time went on.

What did the caller say? He’s known as a ‘Jack’ the lad. What does he have a [crack] pipe? What does he wear? Women’s ‘pants’, pants pipe, Pan’s pipe and Pan of course is a kind of Christian devil archetype. These strange clues are surely just mass psychotic play.

A seated male staff member overheard someone shout ‘thanks Michael!’ and sees disappearing round a corner a figure on crutches. Their detective instincts lurched into life. Michael. The same day. The calls. Crutches -a deviant sign for a possibly ‘cracked’ bone. Making his excuses he went to check the building. Michael seemed to have vanished -probably gone in the lift, could be anywhere now. Drawn on by the mystery he went up a floor on foot. Glancing across the mezzanine he could see a young man in one of the computer labs. No one should be in those he was sure. Finish the building, come back and check on the rule, then evict them.

Looking for Michael continued further up the building. On the inspection his attention was also caught by a heavily muscled male patron who was voraciously eating something out of a pot. A mental note was made to check on this muscled inhabitant on the way back as something did not seem right about him.

The whole building was checked. No crutch burdened Michael was found. Descending to the central office he made the requisite checks about the computer labs and received the information he was already sure of -that no one should be in there. Hastening back to the scene of the crime he was befuddled to discover there was no one in this lab. Furthermore the lab was tightly locked such that only his staff card (or another like it) could possibly have gained entrance. A chill ran down his spine and he hastened to check on the muscular man and his (now surely empty) pot. Circumnavigating the floor to sneak up on him, our current protagonist was horrified to discover that there was no muscular man in the seat where he had once been. Noting the obvious logical possibility that he had simply left, he still felt disturbed by this and the other disappearance (not to mention the disappearing disabled Michael), believing them somehow to be connected to the current spate of calls.

In the evening when this service was still open the phone rang. The same man who had dutifully but in vain searched for Spring Heeled Crack Pants or Michael or whoever, was on the desk and answered this call.

Hello, a public service, how may I help you?
Hello… Silent, mumbly and distant.
Hello. Less severe than he fantasized he might be.
Hello, can you talk?
Hello sir, this isn’t really a service for talking. More in control now.
Hello can you talk? I’m quite high, bear with me.
Can I try and find someone to talk to you?
Can’t you talk? I’m quite high.
He wants to ask if he’s high on crack again but it seems deeply inappropriate.
Let me see if we can find someone for you to talk to.
Ok. He seems deflated. The hissing in the background is audible.

The public servant puts CP on hold and begins to try to find an alternative institution that might house his needs. He flounders badly from switchboard location to switchboard location. By the time he returns CP has fled the line.

Next day there is a plan in place to put CP through to a helpline if he should call. Staff now are so familiar with the whole phenomena that they joke they might accidently greet the caller as ‘Crack Pants’ or CP. Hi Crack Pants is that you? How are you doing? No one is sure if this won’t actually happen. Senior staff try to tell others to treat the matter with the gravity it deserves. Mid-morning the call comes and CP is directed to a helpline. But no one is convinced it is over. They don’t want it to be over. There are sightings of muscled men with pots on the third floor. Some one else claims there was someone in the computer lab, but again it was found to be locked and empty.

Another theory emerged amongst staff. Someone speculated that the phrases ‘bear with me’ might have been incorrectly decoded. The alternative decoding is that there was ‘a bear with him’. Whilst seeming errant nonsense at first, suggestions that the bear might be a crack hallucination or a metaphorical bear rendered it more reasonable. The theory took a stranger turn when it was suggested that CP might be Goldilocks as he liked to wear women’s underthings. This supposedly comedic addition brought about a shudder in the original complainant (who had been listening with interest). She then began to state that she was sure that in the original conversation, CP had used the phrase ‘bear with me’ three times.

In the evening the original lady is working. She gazes out the window and sees with some disbelief as a van seems to be reversing fairly swiftly towards the entrance of the building. The van bumps into the door and stops sharply -the driver having realised his miscalculation. Part of the sign for the building is damaged. There is a crack in the letter C of Public. The same woman, who has gone out to inspect the damage, is trying to ignore the significance of the crack and actually listen to the man who is apologizing. She would have managed this had she not then read the sign on the van which read ‘CP builders’. The sudden build up of pressure in her head became unbearable and fearing the man would reveal his name to be ‘Michael’ she ran back inside white-faced, informing her colleague that they needed to deal with the incident as she passed by.

Whilst the van incident was duly logged, despite the fervent attempts of the woman to explain the significance of a ‘crack’ in the C of Public, the builders’ name and the symbolic act of trying to enter the building, management were not sympathetic. She was informed that she should either take some time off or put the whole business behind her.

There were no more calls that day and the weirdness seemed to subside. A symbolic cleansing took place. The kitchen and office were deep cleaned. Everyone promised to be more tidy. Everyone felt more settled.

Then someone returned from the kitchen saying there was a solitary dirty spoon on the draining board. This seemed especially appalling since everyone had only just now made such strong covenants that they would keep all utensils and crockery clean from now on.

Several persons began to google if a spoon was required for smoking crack.

As described there is a circuit of numbers d-f-j-s-l-w-u-p-h-n-d (also shown below) that can be derived from the triangle-base method.

We might reasonably ask ‘what becomes of all the other numbers?’ The answer is that with the exception of a and m they each feed into the numbers of the circuits.

To follow remember that the alphabet has been adjusted to 22 letters that gives full phonetic range. These letters are also numbers which in base 10 are as follows: a=1 b=2 d=3 e=4 f=5 g=6 h=7 i=8 j=9 k=10 l=11 m=12 n=13 o=14 p=15 r=16 s=17 t=18 u=19 v=20 w=21 z=22.

The base 23 math that reveals the feeding structure is the same triangular height base method used to derive the circuit, the formula for which is 2n-1.

b*b-a=d (d is circuit number)
e*b-a=h (h is circuit number)
g*b-a=l (l is a circuit number)
i*b-a=p (p is a circuit number)
k*b-a=u (u is a circuit number)
o*b-a=(ae)+=f (f is a circuit number)
r*b-a=(ai)+=j (j is a circuit number)
t*b-a=(am)+=n (n is a circuit number)
v*b-a=(ar)+=s (s is a circuit number)
z*b-a=(av)+=w (w is a circuit number)

Without math the feeder pairings are (feeder first):

These feeder numbers can be conceived as spikes sticking out from different edges of a three dimensional shape. This will inform the eventual picture.

Spirits reveal many things about numbers. One such revelation concerns the numbers 4 and 7 and their unity ’47’. It concerns this prime itself largely as the mode of revealing.

Elphuisias said this is the number through playing cards. Research bears this out to some extent though spirits always claim more for their representatives.

4 and 7 are alternating numbers. This is revealed through squaring and cross adding.

All cross operations will be indicated by the following formalism (xy)+ (where +is an example)=x+y.

Base 10 contains this repeating pattern through squaring and can be demonstrated thus:

2*2=4*4=(16)+=7*7=(49)+=(13)+=4 etc.
3*3=9*9=(81)+=9 etc.
4*4 see 2
5*5=(25)+=7 see 2
6*6=(36)+=9 see etc.
7*7 see 2
9*9 see 3

What is the meaning of cross addition? Given that the base of the number system used is essentially arbitrary how can cross addition really ‘do’ anything? One answer to this lies in the theory of pneuminous accretions. This being that since conceptuality as a substance (pneuma) sticks together when we use an operator to collapse numbers together we are essentially just sticking concepts together e.g. (88)+=(16)+=7 says that there is a relation between 88 and 7. Furthermore there is a way in which the uniqueness of the 88=>7 relation can be registered by a certain mathematical visualization.
That is usual numerology enacts an information reduction that is non-retrievable after the operation is performed (if one lost the original number one could not derive it from the reduced number). One way to conceive of large numbers as reduced to single numbers is to conceive of them on a series of axes. Usually, at least in telluric numerology we take a larger number like 47 and reduce it to 2 (via 11), the same process happens in the others. The other associative one is also straightforward i.e. 47 becomes 28 becomes 16 becomes 6. A nagging sensation is sometimes felt in number reduction, the sensation that we wish the trace of the bigger number was still somehow present. In their brutal form, numerological reductions eradicate more complicated structures to reveal the underlying pattern, that’s what they’re supposed to do. The idea here is not a perfect solution to informational loss, it is more just a turning round of the problem that gives an intriguing sense of quasi-visualization. It does also however give some grounds for saying that under some circumstances ~(2=2) or indeed any number, including 0. The idea is that for any numerological reduction (which necessarily involves an integer greater than 9) we can represent it as a spatialized schema. The below represents the reduction of all 2 digit integers in base 10. The highlighted figure shows the exact location of 47. 47 is not just 2, it is that 2 that occupies that position. Of course any coordinate transcription is in some sense equivalent to writing 47 and hence slightly tautologous, however 47 by itself does not give the spatialized position of its reduction. Naturally increasing the number size just adds more axes leading us into higher and higher dimensional coordinate systems to demonstrate the location of the single digit e.g. 231147 uses 6 dimensions to point to the 9 that it becomes. This can be done with the other elemental numerologies too (though aetheric / is still being processed). The below is the 2 dimensional table for mercurial operations ()
Again the 10s are on the y axis and the 1s on the x, 100s would be on z and so on. This only invites ways of thinking upon the matter. The key one being the non-identity of identical numbers which seems to have some allure that may be worth dwelling on further. The other thing that strikes me is the status of the numbers in the grid. They are not really 1s as one might assume for they only exist by virtue of the axes that identify them. They are necessarily numbers but of no definite kind. The real 1s are an axis that identifies the number in the grid by virtue of the elemental operator. There are 1s that are identical but single digit numbers derived from larger strings in numerological reductions are not strictly single integers.

The nagging question of the meaning of cross addition has an additional piece of research to it. Cross addition ((123)+=6) suggests the possibility of a relation, indeed says that under certain condition (a particular base) there is a relation between a number higher than the highest single integer and one of the single integers. As established, without accretive theory the general impression would be that this is in a sense arbitrary or at least meaningless. What has 53 e.g. got to do with 8? Very little other than the cross addition relationship.

What is quite interesting is the that the squares of 4 and 7 give numbers whose cross addition then has a demonstrable reality in a triangle comprised of units 1 at the top 3 on the next line down, then 5, 7 and so on.

Triangles of this kind of unit construction are remarkable as they also provide squares. The number that will be squared is the height of the triangle. So if I have a triangle of 2 height, the total number of units in the triangle will be 4, if 3 it will be nine and so on.

The relation to the issue of cross addition is as follows. If I have a triangle of a height of 4, necessarily it will be comprised of 16 units. The base however will be 7 units(1+6). There is one relation uncovered here for the base will always have the relation to the height 2n-1. If the height is 12 the base is 23 and so on.

The second relation that is more interesting to us here is the one concerning squares. Squares of 4s and 7s even of cross addition ones will always reduce to 7s or 4s respectively but the base seems to often (though not always) reveal a relation between the number itself, the square and the cross addition of the square.

These are the most concrete examples:

4 becomes 16 becomes 7 (the base units of 4)

7 becomes 49 becomes 13 (the base units of the 7 triangle) becomes 4

With small adjustments, these can also function.

13 becomes 169 becomes (curiously by preserving the first two digits as a whole number) 16+9=25 is the base number.

16 becomes 256 becomes 31 (by the same logic above) which is the base number and also reduces to 4.

22 becomes 484 and a similar logic derives the base. This time we extract 40 and add 8+4=12=3, re-add them and we have 43, the base number.

31 gives us 961, if we cross out the 9 for 9=0 in base 10 cross addition we immediately have the base number again.

Some have no apparent link.

25*25=625=13=4, or course the 7/4 transformation is preserved but the base relation is not. The base would be 49 and 625 does not have a relation to it. And no doubt there are others.

Deriving the Circuit.

In the course of working out the above it was observed that a circuit of numbers could be derived by taking the row of the triangle and placing it next to the corresponding base. The formula for row to base is 2n-1. Hence for a triangle 2 down the base is 3. Thus the circuit begins 2-3. Next we convert the 3 into a row and note that a triangle with 3 rows has a base of 5. Now we have 2-3-5. Proceeding in this way we get 2-3-5-9-8-6-2.

Reaccreting the Qabalah

From the circuit 2-3-5-9-8-6-2 laid out in the above way it was suggested that the remaining 1 4 7 might form a central column -with 10 at the bottom. Doing this creates a Gra tree qabalah structure (see below).

The system was felt to need a reinvigoration from its hoary Hebrew letter accretions to make the numbers and letters more cogent. To this end an abbreviated alphabet capable of dealing with all English phonetics was spread throughout the paths. Each path was resigilised and named. These names plug into tarotic precursor accretions to a greater or lesser extent. See also below.

The Great Paths

It is of note that the 2-3-5-9-8-6-2 circuit generated the two focal points upon which the 4 and 7 are generated (or is generated by the 4 and the 7). Though in terms of paths the gaps between 2-6, 6-8, 9-5 and 5-3 are each bifurcated by 4 or 7 at a deeper level each path is considered a whole. As such they are known as great paths and their unity is reflected in the complementary pairing of attributions. The circuit of the paths begins with the single path of Eris (2-3). The descending great path from 3-5 is comprised of Incest and Passion. The next descending great path is 5-9 and it is formed of Foetus and Superman/Boudica. This is the child of the previous paths union which grows to be great and powerful. The small connecting subsequent path is that of the Sun (9-8), the apex moment of this Heroes journey. The ascending great path from 8-6 is Twilight to Pneumatology. Physical power has faded and the power of spirit is laid bare. This ascends again in the next great path 6-2 which is formed of Philosopher-Url-king. Spirit has become analysis and the attempt to hold onto power by force -rigour. This untenable system is rendered apart by Eris and it all begins again.

The New Gra-Tree Qabalah

This tree then, whilst ostensibly the same as an old Gra-tree is different in its underpinning. The structure is derived from the circuit. 4 and 7 as alternating number occupy the central column as the logical place to put them. As stated above there is a sense that the motion of the circuit possible generates the 4 and the 7 though what this means of course cannot be said.

This system is perfectly functional and has been extended to a complete calendar to enable accretive connections to conceptual paths on a temporal axis. This is all accretion means -sticking pneuma (concepts) together.

On the Formation of a Hyperqabalah

What was observed however was a kind of oversight in the system. Part of the point of it was to accrete the modern alphabet to the paths with clear numerological attributions. This work was supposed to have been done by the new sigils. Each sigil itself was in turn supposed to have a number accreted to it. This of course does work, however because the sigils are single discrete symbols it means that a single symbol represents a composite in base 10. This means that the sigils themselves cannot be numerologically utilised like the base 10 numbers because they no longer are base 10 numbers. What has accidentally been formed by single sigilising the numbers is…

base 23

The realisation that base 23 had been formed prompted the following possibility:

What if the 22 sigils of the positive integers paths were translated into nodes, or sephiroth and what kind of internal circuit would such a (hyper)qabalah have?