So why do we decode? I love answering this question...
Because there is pure gold in ed's pages. Let me show you some.
No way to cover it all, but I'll cover what I can. Here's an introduction to edm's mysterious 'dollar bill tricks'.
So if you don't know, you should have edm's book before attempting to decode edl, it's just handy when you learn it's quirks, which is another thread itself.
If you do have his book, besides being confused after reading it, which is inevitable, you will have seen pages 37-40, which edm describes ed's first machine, err, best machine... ah we'll get to that.
These pages describe the dollar bill tricks before getting into edm's introduction to the enigma machine.
So what is edl's first machine? Or his best machine?
I don't know, I find the enigma machine to be his (or my) best machine. But edl and edm may think different.
Here is the confusing mess edm briefly gives you. If you have edl's writings and a buck, you may have tried this at home.
And again, been left feeling very ganked, and similarly used and confused.
I marked up some of the important stuff to notice. And edm tells you 'these tricks were shown to you for a reason, you will need them to find the other entrances to edls works'.
That reason, simply is because they work, in both edm, and edl's wirtings. Edm is very sly, he learned well from edl.
And no one talks about this much, because it's hard to figure out, it proposes so many questions.
Heres a few you might ask, that I plan to answer. I've been studying this shit, dollar dollar bill yall...
Where did edm get the clues that led him to a dollar bill?
Where do the dollar bill tricks start?
How does edm know to fold the bill?
What other entrances is edm talking about?
I'll answer this last question first. One of the other entrances edm is talking about, is the hidden enigma machine settings I have exploited.
If you follow edm's directions in edm's book, it will lead to clues about the enigma machine settings edm never alked about, but I do. So in a way, I've shown you all what comes next already, but I will show you what came before, now.
Or I could look at it, like the enigma machine comes before the dollar. If AG make EZ, does ed mean silver? Perhaps silver dollars?
That is considering in ed's time, dollars were silver notes, or silver certificates, redeemable for silver coinage. Of course I have mentioned, US coinage was mostly silver at the time. With the exception of pennies and nickles.
And ed was asking for dollars in his AD, and dimes at the gate. Any paper dollars he was being sent in the mail, would be redeemable for silver dollars.
So the first clue to the dollar is right at the gate.
ADM 10 C(ents)
In ed's ADVertisement, he was asking for a dollar. ADM is ADV, because M is 13, and V is 22, well D is 4, So ADM is ADV if you just ADD.
Um, obvious... right? Silver coins, silver notes...
Before I show what edm wants us to see, let's look where edl may have hid some dollar bill clues.
So start thinking USA and dollar.
In ABIEH's statistics page, you can clearly see the words 'United States', 'construction', -tic (c it), 'history'. Perhaps these are clues to the man on the front of the dollar, George Washington, considered a founding father of the US. On the second stat page, a mention of the great pyramid, perhaps another clue, to the pyramid with the all seeing eye on the reverse of the dollar.
Why do I only mention this page, and not show pictures? It is debatable whether edl wrote these pages. Edl tended to call CC ROCK GATE, which I think is because RG caesar shifts to another message.
I think edl wrote the stats page, personally. But I could be wrong, and I care not to debate it, because this asks another question that has popped up recently... who added the extra clues that help to show the dollar bill? Dante just posted a very clean, old copy of ed's AD, MVAL and MBSB, which shows less mistakes than my recently bought copies. I also have 2 copies from CC, and they both contain the same errors. Are they recently added and deliberate? Or is it the printer showing it's age? I can't answer that, but whoever added them, made it easier to spot some things, so I am going to show that as my copies led me.
Anyway, back to ABIEH. Why did I make a big deal about ed being a perfectionist? Because the most obvious imperfection, a misspelled word, stands out like a sore thumb.
Constitution is spelled wrong. And oh look, 'tender', um my dollar bill says it's 'legal tender'. Interestingly, it it it, what is this it. Seriously, what is it, it, is... is what. U read it, U look east. When edm tells us to fold the dollar and it makes 2 U's... Oh so obvious clues much.
And then if you read part three of ABIEH, ed talks about money and taxes, and of course, the state.
Ed wants you look at his AD, let's do so.
What is interesting is, 'eight' we will remember that, and 'thousand' because we will need those later when we get back to MC. Also for comparison to ed's reprint of this 'ad' in MBSB.
I underlined 'drawing of' and 'general public', because ed's public records, including his nat. certs., and applications, and everything else you can draw from public records, ed filled out in a special way too, because he knew it would last FOREVER in the archives. Again, another thread... someday.
As for 'ed folder', that should be obvious when speaking about edm folding the bill. But edl will tell us to do that later, if you want to see it.
You do know you can read everything forward and backwards, right? Or left? If you do not know this, or cannot accept it, quit now, because other languages, important ones, read right to left, and to understand ed, it must be in your nature to look at things from forward to back, in and out, up and down, and vice versa of it all.
Is this post long winded enough yet? Nope. I'm gonna go into MBSB, which is where the real clues get fun.
Mine has a distinct mark by Dollar Bill. Edl specifically mentions MC, his 8000 (sigh) word booklet, and remember he mentions MVAL, because we're going there next It looks like. But first, let's go inside MBSB for some further clues.
Now I'm not saying stop reading edl verbatim, but stop reading edl verbatim.
'solve it' I love that... 'All Seeing', as in the all seeing eye above the pyramid on the dollar.
This suggests a question, and theres 2 question marks. This suggests MVAL, because MVAL starts with a question, what is life? Also, remember those question marks, and also 'acid' and 'zinc', not only will they help us in MVAL, they will be of use in MC as well. Considering MC only has 4 question marks in it, they may be helpful later.
Now that word 'wall'... it's not marked in the older version, but mine is. Why? it's a clue, and I'll give up the skinny. Edl calls the dollar a rod. It's more wordplay. DOLLAR spelled backwards is RALLOD. Now, wall has all crossed out, so let's remove all from dollar. DOR, or ROD. This is mega important. Because it will also help in MVAL, and MC.
So in MVAL, using ed's clues, you might notice this.
So where does it all lead? Into MC of course. But, edm kind of jumps the gun a bit, and shows you farther into the bill game than edl has lead us. Also if you read edm's book, and went ahead and pulled out the staples from MC, you may have gotten further than you should be, err, almost. Because, for the sake of what we are doing, we should assume MC and ABIEH are still stapled together at this point, and like edm shows, the bill slips under, etc etc. That being said, I will show it with staples removed. Edm would want you to see this.
But to get to this point, we have to go back to the clues in the AD, and MVAL, and MBSB. And edm is showing us how it all comes together, and what isn't he showing us?
I will answer how to get to this point, starting at the start point edl intended in MC. Or what I think is the start point. And we'll look at what edm isn't giving up, but totally is as well.
Is this how you decode?