The crude description is a bare frame-work, and (even so) more often misleads than not. Even should we declare it to be causal, our minds would still insist that causality itself was the effect of some cause. 'The dewdrop slips into the shining sea.' If such a man wants to develop his powers, he must use this tremendous talisman to create in his own image. Our first consideration only adds to our sense of surprised repugnance. For some reason which I have not been able to trace, this God became ALASTOR, the Desert Daemon of the Rabbins, the later the "Spirit of Solitude" of Shelly. The Thelemite is able to revel in any experience soever; in each he recognizes the tokens of ultimate Truth. One needs the right woman, and the right conditions for her. Countless thousands of delicate-minded lovers turn against Love and blaspheme Him. We do not fool and flatter women; we do not despise and abuse them. We are all inevitably allies, even identical in our variety; to "love one another with burning hearts" is one of our essential qualities. It is the spine of Science which has vertebrated human Knowledge above the slimy mollusc whose principle was Faith. Let us take an instance. And for this purpose the Sun is a more convenient standard than the Earth). The word 'hell' must therefore be explained in terms neither of virile vulgarity, or theological blackmail. to the consul." Liber Aleph should be consulted for further information as to the magical import of Scorpio and Taurus. The object of Love must therefore be one with the lover in something more than the Will to unite magnetically; it must be in passionate partnership with the Will of which the Will-to-love is only the Magical symbol. We have muddled it up with morality, as who should frown at the Himalayas on the one hand, and, on the other, regulate his behaviour by that of an ant-heap. The nature of man is individual. It is important to understand the necessity of our present Universe. One must fortify one's body to the utmost, and protect it from every disaster, so that the substance of the talisman may be as perfect as possible. "Unity uttermost showed! We do not fortify our lungs and our limbs by identical methods, or aim at the same tokens of success in training the throat of the tenor and the fingers of the fiddler. 5. The last paragraph confirms the Tarot attributions as given in 777, with one secret exception. The advocates of homosexuality - primus inter pares, John Addington Symonds! This is in harmony with our general interpretation of the Law; it has as many rules as there are individuals. If one chooses to assume that the sum of the interior angles of a triangle is either greater than or less than two right angles, instead of equal to them, we can construct two new systems of Geometry, each perfectly consistent with itself, and we possess no means soever of deciding which of the three represents truth. But this may and shall be said, that a significance with indicates ignorance or forgetfulness of the central truth of the Universe, is an acquiescence in that opacity caused by the confusion of the veils which conceal the soul from the consciousness, and thus create the illusion which the aspirant calls Sorrow, and the uninitiate, Evil. All orthodox mathematical argument is based on definitions involving this conception. Knowing well how abject he is, the kindly manhood of the advice is, to him, the bitterest insult he can imagine, and he calls on the mob to stone the blasphemer. For example, "Sugar is sugar" is obviously not knowledge. In addressing me as warrior lord of Thebes, it appears as if She perceived a certain continuity or identity of myself with Ankh-f-n-khonsu, whose Stele is the Link with Antiquity of this Revelation. This 'star' or 'Inmost Light' is the original, individual, eternal essence. No. I may illustrate this point by a simple analogy. The child of love is a star, even as all are stars; but such an one we specially cherish; it is a trophy of battle fought and won! I this way we shall have a contented class of slaves who will accept the conditions of existence as they really are, and enjoy life with the quiet wisdom of cattle. Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia: William Duane, 1811). It is annihilated in the instant of its creation. Note "to be me", not "to be I" -- an evident reference to Nuit, "not", MH. The furtive disregard of Restriction is not Freedom. The Beast is here definitely identified with the priest of the 26th Dynasty whose Stele forms the Pantacle (so to speak) of the new Magick. For instance: "God's wind from nowhere which is called the Will; and is man's only excuse upon this earth," was written by so trivial a Fat Man as Gilbert Keith Chesterton in "The Flying Inn.". (Appendix A to 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley), An Essay on Number (a.k.a. Death as the Key to Life. The Concealed Child becomes the Conquering Child, the armed Horus avenging his father Osiris. We conclude from the fact that it behaves at all, that there must be 'a factor infinite and unknown' at work upon it. One must never forget that a child will be born of that deed. On the above grounds, modern thinkers have endeavoured to create a distinction between the mathematical and the physical continuum, yet it should surely be obvious that the defect in our organs of sense, which is responsible for the difficulty, shows that our method of observation debars us from appreciating the true nature of things by this method of observation. There is much more on these points in Liber Aleph, and in The Urn. Power acts: the nature of the action depends on the information received by the Will; but once the decision is taken, reflection is out of place. I worked on, and found XOIZA, 718, "Yesterday" which might be grasped as a straw if I sank the third time; but I was swimming strongly enough. Still deeper, there is a meaning in this verse applicable to the process of personal initiation. We are justified in conceiving any collection of ideas soever as a homologous series, for we have the right to choose the function which will serve to arrange them as our design requires. For how should he know that they are no more that the last of the 22 segments of the Snake that is twined on the Tree? It has naturally been objected by economists that our Law, in declaring every man and every woman to be a star, reduces society to its elements, and makes hierarchy or even democracy impossible. Will ye not gather in secret once again, if in your hoard of juggler's tricks there be not one untried, or in your cunning and counsel one device new-false to save your pirate ship from sinking? Understanding is the attribute of the Master of the Temple, who has crossed the Abyss (or "Pit") that divides the true Self from its conscious instrument. Some of the most passionate and permanent attachments have begun with rape. But in the time-world Karma reconcentrates the elements, and a new incarnation occurs. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The essence of my Word is to declare woman to be Herself, of, to, and for Herself; and I give this one irresistible Weapon, the expression of Herself and Her will through sex, to Her on precisely the same terms as to man. Our two eyes see an object in two aspects, and present to our consciousness a third which agrees with neither, is indeed, strictly speaking, not sensible to sight, but to touch! The Khu is the magical garment which it weaves for itself, a 'form' for its Being Beyond Form, by use of which it can gain experience through self-consciousness, as explained in the note to verses 2 and 3. The ancient Jewish Rabbins knew this, and taught that before Eve was given to Adam, the demon Lilith conceived by the spilth of his dreams, so that the hybrid races of satyrs, elves and the like began to populate those secret places of the earth which are not sensible by the organs of the normal man. To bring down this doctrine to a practical rule for every man or woman by which they may enjoy, in perfection, their sexual life and make it what it rightly is, the holiest part of the religious life, I say 'holiest' because it redeems even physical grossness to partake with spiritual saintship, the intention of this Book of the Law is perfectly simple. Original text from Ra Hoor Khuit Liber Library. "under the stars", that is, openly. Each may be taken as the starting-point of the study of the properties to the triangle. Explore the course of that Will till you reach its source, your Silent Self. Welcome to trumpet and triumph; welcome to dirge and to death! It is good to know that one is man enough to spend a month or so at a height of twenty thousand feet or more above the sea-level; but it would be unpardonably foolish to live there permanently. The uninitiated perceive only darkness in Night; the wise perceive the golden stars in the vault of azure. Now the Semen is God (the going-one, as shown by the Ankh or Sandal-strap, which He carries) because he goes in at the Door, stays there for a specified period, and comes out again, having flowered, and still bearing in him that Seed of Going. Remember that every word and deed is a witness to thought, that therefore your mind must be perfectly organized, its sole duty to interpret circumstances in terms of the Will so that speech and action may be rightly directed to express the Will appropriately to the occasion. 2, the Coptic H, whose shape closely resembles the Arabic figure 2, the breath of Life, inspired and expired. And so he knows at last now the soiled harlot's dress was mere disguise; naked in Moonlight shines the maiden Body! Man is the Middle Kingdom. Welcome to board and to bed! [C##]. Thus the Hindus remain contentedly sober, and care nothing for the series of Invaders who have occupied their country from time to time and governed them. Hers was no loud spectacular sacrifice, no cross on a hill-top, with the world agaze, and monstrous miracles to echo the applause of heaven. But in this verse the main point is that death is the 'crown' of all. The great Obstacle than is if that Door be locked up. 4. Man has the right to dwell where he wills to dwell. It is our first duty to ourselves to preserve the treasure entrusted to us: "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?". It resolves into Pentagram and Hexagram as follows: [Here appears a graphic of a point-up pentagram surrounded by But the fact might be equally well expressed by saying that France left us and China came to us. Her chance is come! The higher the type of mind, the more certain this is, and the greater the danger of finding some antipathetic trifle which experience tells us will one day be the only thing left to observe; just as a wart on the nose is remembered when the rest of the face is forgotten. Modern thought, even that of the shallowest, is compelled by AIWAZ to confirm His Law, without knowing what it is about. It has imposed an unwarrantable constraint on the people it was intended to benefit; it has been asinine presumption on the part of the intellectuals to consider a smattering of mental acquirements of universal benefit. But once in There is much on the ethics of this point in Chapter II of this Book. The lion's life for me! The moral Idea which we call "the people" is the natural enemy of good government. I must confess that I was amazed with every amazement when so the eminent astronomer failed to follow up this brilliant outburst by turning the devastation of his artillery upon the ramparts of the citadel whose outlying defenses he had shattered with such stupendous thunderbolts. He usually wears the 'Coat of many colours' like Joseph the 'dreamer'; so he is also now the Green Man of spring festivals. It is to be well noted that the Great Women of History have exercised unbounded freedom in Love. A complete and updated commentary on the Code of Canon Law prepared by the leading canonists of North America and Europe. My own Unconscious was thus in alliance with Aiwaz; taken between two fires, my conscious self was paralyzed so long as the pressure lasted. I am not very well satisfied with the old comment on this verse. These suffer from the same defects as the other forms; ultimately, "Happiness" wearies itself in the effort to invent fresh images, and becomes disheartened and doubtful of itself. The greatest, like Rembrandt, paint a gallant, a hag, and a carcass with equal passion and rapture; they love the truth as it is. The only objection that I can take to them is to point out that the connotation of the word 'chastity' may have been misunderstood from a scientific point of view, just as modern science has modified our conception of the relations of the earth and the sun without presuming to alter one jot or tittle of the observed facts of Nature. There is an apparent contradiction with verses 59, 60. But it is vital to consider this as a strictly temporary device; and to "cut out the idea of Eternal Rest". Yet His Silence is the Act of Adoration; not the dumb callousness of heaven toward man, but the supreme ritual, the Silence of supreme Orgasm, the stilling of all Voices in the perfect rapture. "Exceed by delicacy": this does not mean, by refraining from so-called animalism. The transfinite properties of {...} do not destroy the atomic character of the series of which it is the sum. We can therefore 'enjoy' all things of sense and rapture' according to their true nature. And the Jew is far from hopeless outside America, where the previous paragraph was written. If we identify ourselves with our thoughts or our bodily instincts, we are evidently pledged to partake of their partiality. The mind must make the heart articulate, and the body the temple of the soul. 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