In 1999, Barry, in his The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World, building on classical scholars such as: Pythagoras, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Cicero, Herodotus, Heliodorus, Homer, Hippolytus, Hesiod, Homer, Iamblichus, Irenaeus, John Lydus, Lucian, Plutarch, Xenophon, Zosimus, and newer scholars, such as: James Frazer, Edward Gibbon, Walter Moeller, David Fideler, to argue that the Hebrew Qabalah (Kabbalah) has Greek origins, along the way present all sorts of isopsephy (and gematria) argument about the number origin of words, including an appended “Dictionary of Isopsephy”, showing word equivalents (NE) for numbers: 1 to 3999.
In 1993, Barry completed a BA in arts, specializing in the classics, wherein he won awards in ancient history and a JD in law. He then received a grant to study Mandarin in China and a position of Editor-in-Chief of Law Review. In 1993, Barry was working as a practicing lawyer in Hong Kong. Since 2018, Barry has been a board member of Mandarin Oriental.
Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Barry:
- “Theta (Θ) is the initial used for god (theos); upsilon (Υ) for the son ([h]uios); and pi (Π) as the initial of the father (pater).”
- — Kieren Barry (1999), The Greek Qabalah (pg. 74)