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We're Off To See The Wizard

THE CODE ZONE: Reality Outside The Box (No.13) A Weekly Column By Gary Val Tenuta

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We're Off To See The Wizard

A couple years ago I met a fellow by the name of Pete Russell on the internet. We had a conversation about my cryptonumerology work and he invited me to his web site where he had something he knew I would find intriguing. I asked him to give me a hint as to what it was. His only reply was "WIZARD".

Pete's web site seems to have vanished into thin air sometime between then and now. But one page opened with these words:

((The word "wizard" is one of only six words in the English language that when put in reverse alphabet code (that is, "a" becomes "z", "b" becomes "y", etc) is coded as the original word in reverse, i.e. as "draziw". It is also the longest such word -- the other five being "by", "bevy", "grit", "trig", and "wold" . Interesting?))

Well, yes, that was interesting. But when I began to apply my alphanumeric system to what he had here, I found something equally interesting and very curious. The reduced alphanumeric value of each word was 9.

[For those of you who may not be familiar with this process it goes like this: Using the formula of A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on all the way to Z=26, we can figure the "alphanumeric value" of any word. For example, the word "LIGHT" equals 56. Then we can reduce that double digit number to a single digit by adding the 5 and the 6 which gives us 11 and then add the 1 plus the 1 and we arrive at the single digit value of 2. So the single digit reduced value of the word LIGHT is 2.]

Here are the six words with their respective alphanumeric values reduced to a single digit:

wizard= 81 = 9

by= 27 = 9

bevy= 54 = 9

grit= 54 = 9

trig= 54 = 9

wold= 54 = 9

Recall the code Pete used here is a=z, b=y, and so on. We see also how the value of each word reduces to 9. This has an interesting correlation to the work you can find on my web site at Synchroni-City ( eufo/gematria.html). The correlation is this: I had found that each of these same two-letter combinations (a/z, b/y, c/x, etc., working inward all the way to m/n at the center) yields the number 27 which reduces to 9.

Investigating further, I thought it might be interesting to see how many times each letter was used in the entire six-word set: WIZARD, BY, TRIG, GRIT, BEVY, WOLD

Below is the frequency breakdown. The number following the letter indicates how many times the letter appears in the six-word set:















Add these numbers and you'll find the sum of the fequency count = 24, which reduces to 6, the same as the number of words in the list!

Also, notice there is a pattern to the frequency when the letters used are in alphabetical order as presented above. The number pattern from "A" through "L" is 1221231. Then continuing from "O" through "Z", the pattern is reversed with 1321221. The sum of the digits in each pattern is 12. Interesting how the total frequency count of 24 is divided equally in half when the letters are in alphabetical order!

I puzzled over this for some time, wondering why only these six words work with Pete's code. It seemed like the number 9 was a clue but that's as far as I could get. Then I wondered if there might be a clue hidden within the meanings of the words themselves. So I looked them up in the dictionary. Here are the definitions of the words (in alphabetical order):


bevy n., pl. bev-ies.

1. A group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail.

2. A group or an assemblage.

by1 (bh) prep.

1. Close to; next to.

2. With the use or help of; through.

3. Up to and beyond; past.

4. In the period of; during.

5. Not later than.

6.a. In the amount of. b. To the extent of.

7.a. According to. b. With respect to.

8. In the name of.

9. Through the agency or action of.

10. Used to indicate a succession of specified individuals, groups, or quantities.

11.a. Used in multiplication and division. b. Used with measurements. c. Used to express direction with points of the compass.


grit n.

1. Minute rough granules, as of sand or stone.

2. The texture or fineness of sand or stone used in grinding.

3. A coarse hard sandstone used for making grindstones and millstones.

4. Informal. Indomitable spirit; pluck.

1. To clamp (the teeth) together.

2. To cover or treat with grit. -intr. To make a grinding noise.


trig 1 adj.
1. Smart and trim, as in appearance. 2. Being in good condition.

trig1 tr. v. trigged, trig-ging, trigs.
To make trim or neat, especially in dress. -trig-ly adv. -trig-ness n.

trig 2 tr. v. trigged, trig-ging, trigs.
1. To stop (a wheel) from rolling, as with a wedge. 2. To prop up; support.


wizard n.
1. One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician. 2. A skilled or clever person. 3. Archaic. A sage.

-wiz-ard adj.
1. Chiefly British. Excellent. 2. Archaic. Of or relating to wizards or wizardry.


wold 1 n. An unforested rolling plain; a moor.

wold 2 n. Variant of weld 2.

(weld -2 also wold -n. 1. See dyer's rocket. 2. The yellow dye obtained from dyer's rocket. - dyer's rocket n. A European plant (Reseda luteola) having long spikes of small, yellowish-green flowers and yielding a yellow dye. Also called weld - 2.)


Since the definitions didn't strike me as especially meaningful in any way that seemed to matter, I wondered if there was something encoded within these words by way of their definitions? Or perhaps if the letters in these words were rearranged into some sort of annagrams, would there be a hidden message there? Or is this just one of those strange phenomena that seem to defy explanation as so many things seem to do out here... the CodeZone.

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