Master Key to the Secrets of Freemasonry

Letter Value
A a 1
B b 2
C c 3
D d 4
E e 5
F f 6
G g 7
H h 8
I i 9
K k 10
L l 20
M m 30
N n 40
O o 50
P p 60
Q q 70
R r 80
S s 90
T t 100
U u 200
X x 300
Y y 400
Z z 500
J j 600
V v 700
(Hi 800)
W w 900

These gematria values are recorded in Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy (1532), Book II: chapter xx.

The Latin based code appears a bit irregular when presented in this way. The reason for this is that it is based on the 23 letter Latin alphabet. The additional letters ‘J’, ‘V’, ‘Hi’ and ‘W’ (‘Hu’) were recognised as representative of separate sounds and used to increase the alphabet to 27 letters – and three tiers of nine digits.


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