“And, in a frenzy of fear and paranoia at the growing power of this latter-day Prophet, he is murdered by an angry mob on June 27.He was wearing his Jupiter amulet at the time of his death, a photo of which can be seen in Quinn's book.It is incorrectly engraved.The Hebrew characters on top of the magic square of Jupiter in the original – to be found in The Magus and other places – reads “AL AB,” which means “The Father” and which is a holy name of Jupiter, which was Smith's ruling planet.Unfortunately for Smith, his talisman is missing the final “B” character. Thus, the characters are A. L A, which in Hebrew means “but” or “only” or “except,” a preposition instead of a Divine Name of Jupiter. As any authority will tell you, one must be faithful to every letter and mark in a Grimoire and not edit the words, the signs or seals lest disaster befall. The other characters of the seal are correct, with one word being “ABA” or “Father” and the other “YHPYAL” or “Johphiel,” which is the “Intelligence of Jupiter.” With AL AB reduced to the preposition ALA, we are tempted to read the seal as “Father except Johphiel,” certainly a distressing combination implying that Johphiel is nowhere present.The word “YHPYAL” according to Hebrew Qabala (cabala, kabbala, etc.) adds to the number 136, the same number on the seal of Jupiter which is a magic square, the sum of whose numbers in any row add to 136. The word “ABA” adds to four. The word “ALA” adds to thirty-two. It should have been “AL AB” which would have resulted in thirty four, and a grand total of 174. With the rror in AL AB, and reducing it to ALA, the total is 172.According to Liber 777, which is a famous compendium of qabalistic numerology begun by the Golden Dawn and later compiled by Aleister Crowley, we read that the value of the number 174 will give us “Torches” and “Splendor ei per circuitum,” a pleasant enough attribution. The valuation for 172, however, gives us “cut, divided” and “The heel, the end”.And so it was for Joseph Smith.”- Peter Levenda, Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft (Book One: The Nine).
Joseph Smith, friends. A cautionary tale, indeed. I believe my links are correct. Please, if I've made a mistake, correct me so that it's easy to follow. Warnock appears to have both Barrett's and a picture of Smith's amulet. But I can't really get a good look at the picture of Smith's amulet to tell if Levenda is 100% correct.