Book: Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God
Grant, K. (1973). Aleister Crowley & The Hidden God (1992 ed., p.21). London: Skoob Books Publishing Ltd.
The name Babalon is numerically equivalent to 156, whereas the corrupt, apocalyptic form, Babylon, totals 165—a number of no particular qabalistic significance. One-five-six, on the other hand, conceals many ideas relating to the function of the Scarlet Woman. For instance, it is the number of TzIVN, Zion, the Holy Mountain; it is also the number of the City of the Pyramids beneath the Night of Pan, which may be entered and explored through the magical use of Babalon. It is also, according to Liber 418, the number of Chaos, which is a concept of singular importance in the qabalah of Thelema for it is a secret name of The Beast. Babalon is thus identified with her true Lord.1