MYSTIC WAYFARER . ORG
Thirty Birds and
Three Hundred Sixty Names of God

by Zoharo DeTafalla

Dedicated to all Baha'is of the world.

"O My eminent friend! Those who progress in mystic wayfaring are of four kinds." (Baha'u'llah, The Four Valleys, p. 49)

The Bab once penned the most great tablet of the three hundred and sixty Names of God in the form of a pentacle. It is the greatest of talismans ever revealed to mankind. It was absconded and now accepted to be lost. In my own course of education the Names and means of discovery have been revealed to me. In this internet format it is recognized as a gift to all that it may be studied and utilized in the course of the Golden Age of mankind.

To begin we must find the distinctive derivatives of Baha used to create this talisman. One letter gives one word. Two create two words. Three letters bring forth six new words. And four letters make twenty-four words.

This brings us to our first stumbling block as we have two letters the same in the Name of Baha. Were we to revert to the abjad values of Arabic letters we may percieve that Baha equals nine as b=2, a=1, h=5, and again a=1. We may note that the Arabic hamza also equals one and can be used to replace an "a". Moving these four incriptions all around and we will arrive at twenty-four legible forms of the original Baha as follows: ABH' AH'B A'BH BH'A B'AH BAH' H'AB HAB' HB'A 'ABH 'BHA 'HAB 'HBA 'AHB 'BAH A'HB AB'H AHB' BA'H BHA' B'HA HBA' H'BA HA'B

Using simplification we can eliminate twelve of these Names as repetitive. This lends us twelve basic derivatives of Baha as BAHA, ABHA, AHBA, AHAB, BHAA, HBAA, ABAH, HABA, BAAH, HAAB, AABH, and AAHB.

Now, bring forth the virtue of the first Valley, as is Patience, while we uncover another mystery to this puzzle.

Hidden among the mystic orders in the middle-east, as mentioned in the works of Rumi, are discovered what has been called the Language of the Birds. By oral tradition these were thirty Birds that flew surrounding the Simurg. He it is represents the Promised One of all religions, the great Unity. Each Bird sang in one language with abjad being the first.

Our next discovery are the twenty-nine other languages the values of which give the name of the language by the first two pairs of letters. Just as 1,2,3,4 grants the name in Abjad, so does the next become known as Aghbaz. We find this by dividing the Arabic language in half, folding it beneath the other allowing A to be the first and weaving all the others between the remainder.

Transcribing the Arabic into English is a problem in that Arabic has twenty-eight letters while English only has twenty-six. More difficulty resides in the English use of D, H, S, and Z as the attempt is made to make up this shortfall using these four letters to replace multiple letters in the Arabic. In composing this document the following chart defines a method of transliterating the Arabic to English.

 Arabic Name Image Transliterated to English Value alif A 1 beh B 2 jim J 3 dal D 4 heh H 5 waw V, U (oh) 6 zin Z 7 ha Ha 8 ta T 9 yeh Y, I 10 kaf K 20 lam L 30 mim M 40 nun N 50 sin S (so) 60 'ain ' (silent "uh") 70 feh F 80 sad Sa (pleasure) 90 qaf Q 100 ra R 200 shin Sh 300 teh Ta 400 theh Th (thee) 500 kha Kh 600 dahl Dh 700 dad Da 800 dha Za 900 ghain Gh 1000

The following is the method of creating an anagramic alphabet in Arabic by permutation (scrambling). Each permutation and commutation created follows an established set of fixed rules (as explained above). The name of each anagram is derived from the first two pairs of letters as 1/1000/2/900 is AGhBaZ.

The key to creating the order of each anagram is found and facilitated by using the original "abjad" values for each letter. For the western mystic not knowledgeable in Arabic, the values are easier to follow than the Arabic letter.

1
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9
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8
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7
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5
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9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ABJaD
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 Alphabet foldedin half 50 40 30 20 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Valuesaccordingly 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000

The values are merged and a new anagramic alphabet is formed.
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8
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9
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9 3
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8 4
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7 5
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6 6
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5 7
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4 8
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2 1
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AGhBaZ

As Arabic is written and read from right to left, we shall continue to explain it in the same manner. However, translating the name of the language to an English equivalent may at times be impossible as Arabic has letters with no English equivalent. Hence, an English "H" may be used for both an abjad 5 and an 8 in the value system. In Arabic the value of 5 is "heh" and 8 is "ha".

Continue this same proceedure with each new "language" (alphabet) created until you arrive at 1000/100/10/1 ( read from right
to left ). We now have fifteen of the thirty languages. If you continue farther it will take you back to the beginning.

The second half of this puzzle piece is created from taking the first (as is ABJD, or pronounced "abjad") and reversing its order ( writing it reversed ).This gives us the sixteenth language. Continuing will reveal all of the Languages of Thirty Birds ending with 1/10/100/1000 reading from right to left.

With this piece of the mystic puzzle complete we may take the first twelve derivatives of Baha and appy each to the twenty-nine other languages discovered. This brings 12 x 30 languages giving three hundred and sixty Names of God all as derivatives from Baha.

For the scholar not wanting to do the work necessary, a continuation of charts shall be provided.

The following chart was completed a few years ago in html format being written for the western mystic. It reads from left to right from the top down. These are the Languages of Thirty Birds. One may note fifteen languages are the opposite construction of the other fifteen.
Language of Thirty Birds
by Zoharo DeTafalla
 ABJD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 AGhBZa 1 1000 2 900 3 800 4 700 5 600 6 500 7 400 8 300 90 200 10 100 20 90 30 80 40 70 50 60 ASGhN 1 60 1000 50 2 70 900 40 3 80 800 30 4 90 700 20 5 100 600 10 6 200 500 9 7 300 400 8 AHaSTa 1 8 60 400 1000 300 50 7 2 9 70 500 900 200 40 6 3 10 80 600 800 100 300 5 4 20 90 700 ADhHaSa 1 700 8 90 60 20 400 4 1000 5 300 30 50 100 7 800 2 600 9 80 70 10 500 3 900 6 200 40 AMDhR 1 40 700 200 8 6 90 900 60 3 20 500 400 10 4 70 1000 80 5 9 300 600 30 2 50 800 100 7 AZMQ 1 7 40 100 700 800 200 50 8 2 6 30 90 600 90 300 60 90 3 5 20 80 500 1000 400 70 10 4 ADZI 1 4 7 10 40 70 100 400 700 1000 800 500 200 80 50 20 8 5 2 3 6 9 30 60 90 300 600 900 AZaDKh 1 900 4 600 7 300 10 90 40 60 70 30 100 9 400 6 700 3 1000 2 800 5 500 8 200 20 80 50 ANZaF 1 50 900 80 4 20 600 200 7 8 300 500 10 5 90 800 40 2 60 1000 70 3 30 700 100 6 9 400
 ATaNT 1 400 50 9 900 6 80 100 4 700 20 30 600 3 200 70 7 1000 8 60 300 2 500 40 10 800 5 90 ASaTaH 1 90 400 5 50 800 9 10 900 40 6 500 80 2 100 300 40 60 700 8 20 1000 30 7 600 70 3 200 ARSaJ 1 200 90 3 400 70 5 600 50 7 800 30 9 1000 10 20 900 8 40 700 6 60 500 4 80 300 2 100 AQRB 1 100 200 2 90 300 3 80 400 4 70 500 5 60 600 6 50 700 7 40 800 8 30 900 9 20 1000 10 AYQGh 1 10 100 1000 200 20 2 9 90 900 300 30 3 8 80 800 400 40 4 7 70 700 500 50 5 6 60 600
 GhZaDaDh 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 GhAZaB 1000 1 900 2 800 3 700 4 600 5 500 6 400 7 300 8 200 9 100 10 90 20 80 30 70 40 60 50 GhNAS 1000 50 1 60 900 40 2 70 800 30 3 80 700 20 4 90 600 10 5 100 500 9 6 200 400 8 7 300 GhShNZ 1000 300 50 7 1 8 60 400 900 200 40 6 2 9 70 500 800 100 30 5 3 10 80 600 700 90 20 4 GhDShK 1000 4 300 20 50 90 7 700 1 600 8 80 60 10 400 3 900 5 200 30 40 100 6 800 2 500 9 70
 Gh'DT 1000 70 4 9 300 500 20 2 50 800 90 6 7 100 700 40 1 30 600 200 8 5 80 900 60 3 10 400 GhTa'Y 1000 400 70 10 4 3 9 60 300 900 500 80 20 5 2 8 50 200 800 600 90 30 6 1 7 40 100 700 GhDhTaQ 1000 700 400 100 70 40 10 7 4 1 3 6 9 30 60 90 300 600 900 800 500 200 80 50 20 8 5 2 GhBDhH 1000 2 700 5 400 8 100 20 70 50 40 80 10 200 7 500 4 800 1 900 3 600 6 300 9 90 30 60 GhSBL 1000 60 2 30 700 90 5 9 400 300 8 6 100 600 20 3 70 900 50 1 40 800 80 4 10 500 200 7 GhZSR 1000 7 60 200 2 500 30 10 700 4 90 80 5 800 9 40 400 1 300 50 8 900 6 70 100 3 600 20 GhKZKh 1000 20 7 600 60 3 200 100 2 70 500 6 30 900 10 8 700 50 4 300 90 1 80 400 5 40 800 9 GhTKDa 1000 9 20 800 7 40 600 5 60 400 3 80 200 1 100 90 2 300 70 4 500 50 6 700 30 8 900 10 GhYSaZa 1000 10 90 900 20 8 800 30 7 700 40 6 600 50 5 500 60 4 400 70 3 300 80 2 200 90 1 100 GhQYA 1000 100 10 1 9 90 900 200 20 2 8 80 800 300 30 3 7 70 700 400 40 4 6 60 600 500 50 5
Again reviewing the process of creating the derivatives of the Names of God from the Name of Baha we use the act of permutation (scrambling) the letters of His Name. For example, by permutation Baha becomes Abha.

By using the hamza and permutation the four letters of Baha give us twenty-four combinations. Removing the similar combinations we arrive at the twelve basic configurations of Baha, Abha, Ahba, Ahab, Bhaa, Hbaa, Abah, Haba, Baah, Haab, Aabh, and Aahb. These are the twelve Names given in the language of abjad.

The following charts give us His Names in all Thirty Languages of the Birds.