See also the six verses following this; the word increases in value as the reader advances on the Path, just as a Rembrandt is a "pretty picture" to the peasant, a 'fine work of art" to the educated man, but to the lover of Beauty a sublime masterpiece, the greater as he grows himself in greatness. It is also the fact that the tendency of any individual to sexual irregularity is emphasised by the preoccupation with the subject which follows its factitious importance in modern society. He must be taught that all roads are equally royal, and that the only question for him is "Which road is mine?" Any series of thoughts is therefore a true inductive series, exactly as the "natural numbers" are, with the added properties that it is real and omniform. exposed the child to the germs of typhoid." In order to have Motion one must have Change. By this I mean that we should make proper contact with all, for love means union; and the proper condition of union is determined by will. [C##]. Clearly, at last, the Enemy is this Shutting up of things. This being so, it becomes tremendously important to a man that he should become conscious of his true inmost wills, of his essential nature. But further, we must regulate the motion of the mind, control it, bring it to a standstill. They are the weeds in the Garden that starve the Flower. The Truth uttered by Aiwaz is hidden with such exquisite art that it is always easy to wring out a more or less plausible meaning by torture. But we should beware lest prejudice or other personal passion exclude any type of self-realization which is properly ours. HDR by Yetzirah gives Horus, Isis, Osiris, against Father, Mother, Child. I prefer to suggest that these "fools" are "Silent selves", impotent babes unborn; then verse 12 continues "Come forth! I may be even in error to argue that an evident distortion of nature, and its issue in disaster, are proof of imprudence. Oil of Abramelin: take eight parts of oil of cinnamon, four of oil of myrrh, two of oil of galangal, seven of olive oil. This Book is now to him "as silver." I ground my teeth; but resolved to keep my temper and my promise Here is a rough analysis of the word ABRAHADABRA. The true artist, loving his art and nothing else, can enjoy a series of spontaneous liaisons, all his life long, yet never suffer himself, or cause any other to suffer. The one existing mystery disappears as a consequence of innumerable antecedents, each equally mysterious. But it is essential that the habit of mind should be sympathetic, that the machinery should be constructed on similar principles. At first this effort is made at the expense of other efforts, and it seems as if, the general balance being upset, the Nature were in danger. [Q24]. When I knew him he had 18 children living, and two more were born during that period. insolent and I had no means of abating the nuisance. Indeed, one cannot say that one has perfectly attained to love or hate until the object of that passion is assimilated. (This is by taking the 5 middle letters.) Is Love Hideous, that men should cover him with lies? is not so much a ciphering as an assignment, within some system, of value to letters used It will be said that nobody can realize himself so long as the presentation is imperfect, that is, so long as he is incarnated. The experiences of each angle of a triangle are common to all, for one can express any relation as a function of any angle, at will. A short digression is necessary. The pentagram is 12, HVA, Macroprosopos. 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. - Buy The Law of Evidence: Commentary on Evidence Act, 1872 book online at best prices in India on But the "fool" is still as described in the Tarot Trump. This is a great mystery, only to be understood by those who have fully attained Nuit and her secret Initiation. The above considerations must be thoroughly assimilated by any mind which wishes to gain a firm intellectual grasp of the truth which lies behind the paradox of existence. When a man says that he is sitting still, he forgets that he is whirling through space with vertiginous rapidity. Woman will save herself if she be but left alone to do it. Then only I let myself yield to the storm of delight and wonder that rushed up from the Hand of Him that is throned in the Abyss of my Being; and I wrote in my Magical Record the Triumph for which I have warred for over seventeen years, No fitter name could be found, that was sure ... ---. Still in doubt, I photograph and enlarge the slide. Knowledge, while it exists as such is consequently sub judice, at the best. One's fear of death is removed by the knowledge that there is no such thing in reality; but one's joy in life is not affected. Death as the Key to Life. When it is said that there is no difference between numbers (for in this sense I think we must understand the phrase), we must examine the meaning of the word 'difference'. The hexagram is 406, AthH, Microprosopos. 418 ChThL Hoti, the God of Luck - Chinese. Bertrand Russell, op. We must not imagine that any form of activity is ipso facto incapable of supplying the elements of an Eucharist: suum cuique. Is not every thought determined, and its validity indeterminable, especially by its owner? He combines in these few words (a) a correct psychological explanation of the situation, (b) a correct magical explanation of that explanation, (c) a personal rebuke to which I had no possible reply, involving a knowledge of my own mental state which was superior to my own. The absence of all capital letters favours this theory. Ra-Hoor-Khu; why is the name without its termination? Yet there is no reason why we should not choose to fix our attention on any particular point or system of points for the purpose of amusing ourselves -- analogously to the explanation above put forward (notes on vv. We therefore train our adepts to make the Gold Philosophical from the dung of witches, and the Elixir of Life from Hippomanes; but we do not advocate ostentatious addiction to these operations. We are fighting to free them, to make them masters like ourselves. Pan as God and goat; Mary, &c: as Mother of the Son of God, fertilized by the Dove -- or Bull, Swan &c. The doctrine of the regenerate incorruptible body. The identification of Matter and Spirit in our Doctrine. To admit God is to look up to God, and so not to be God. Such is the secret of the Soul of the Artist. cit. (He suffered intensely with anxiety for his wife's health.). Similarly, we are not to attach more importance to any one momentary appearance than to any other. Lighten the ways of the Ka! We beat on our shields with our swords. Observe that in the "mystic" work, the union takes place spontaneously; in the other, venom is shot forth. Both equal 20. Sometimes she loses her head, and stumbles into marriage, and stubs her toe. But Nuith cannot be symbolized as three-dimensional, in our system; each unit has position by three spatial, and one temporal, coordinates. One-fifth is the fuel of fire, the corruption of rust; the rest is inert, the soul of explosives, with a trace of that stifling and suffocating gas which is yet food for vegetable, as it is poison to animal, life. She knew that man wanted nothing of her but service of his base appetites; in his true manhood-life she had nor part nor lot; and all her wage was his careless contempt. [19] There is evidently an intention to identify the Climax of Love with that of Life. incomprehensibly. The one way of safety lies in applying the Law of Thelema with the utmost rigour. The supernals are supported upon two squares) We conclude from the fact that it behaves at all, that there must be 'a factor infinite and unknown' at work upon it. Aiwass is then, as this verse 7 states, the "minister" of this Hoor-paar-Kraat, that is of the Saviour of the World in the larger sense, and of mine own "Silent Self" in the lesser. To ask questions is thus evidently worse than a waste of time, so far as one is looking for an answer. Unless one wants to wreck the neighbourhood, it is best to explode one's gunpowder in an unconfined space. It suggests the "continuum" of modern mathematical philosophy. ABRAHADABRA is the formula of the Aeon, by which man may accomplish the Great Work. We may briefly remind the reader of the principal events, arranging them in the form of a rubric, and placing against each the corresponding magical acts of the Equinox previous to ours, as they are symbolized in the legends of Osiris, Dionysus, Jesus, Attis, Adonis, and others. To profane it is only to turn food into poison. No. The fact that every number is a term in a mathematical continuum is no more an adequate definition than if we were to describe a picture as Number So-and-So in the catalogue. We dare not thwart Her Going, Goddess she! 3. Men should not be taught to read and write unless they exhibit capacity or inclination. III, [GS4]. Thus, "there is no difference"; and each existence is inscrutably itself. Multiplying 50 x 6 = Shin, and Ruach Elohim, the Holy Spirit. Similarly, one's "immortal soul" is a different kind of thing altogether from one's mortal vesture. In a similar way, Nuith and Hadith include all possible forms of existence; they can only realize Themselves by creating an infinite variety of forms of Themselves, each one real as it is Their image, illusory as it is a partial and divided aspect of Them. The mind must make the heart articulate, and the body the temple of the soul. "Be strong!" "Death" is, to the initiate, as inn by the wayside; its marks a stage accomplished; it offers refreshment, repose, and advice as to his plans for the morrow. Cf. You cannot mistake it for an Old Maid objecting to Everything. to enable us to distinguish between "experiences" to express our conception of the multiplicity of the possibilities contained in the Idea of Zero. It is impossible to change a shilling into two sixpences, though the value and the material may be identical; for part of the essence of the shilling is the intention to have a single coin. These are circumstances when apparent frankness defeats its own ends as well as those of policy. It is similarly inaccurate to speak of "repeating" an experiment. As a recent law graduate and a tutor teaching contract law alongside the authors, I am grateful that there is now a casebook on Singapore contract law. Is there a limit to possibility? He -- it -- seems to wish to kill his -- its -- soul by forbidding every expression of it, and every practice which might awaken it to expression. I may then be confident that this Work is a proper part of my Will. significant relation of those terms with a comparable sum. This Khu is the first veil, far subtler than mind or body, and truer; for its symbolic shape depends on the nature of its Star. Obviously, the whole idea of exercise, mental or bodily, is to develop the involved organs in manner physiologically and psychologically proper. It does not attempt either to transcend or to tamper with Truth; it is loyal to its own laws, and therefore no less perfect than any other Truth. 3. It must, in fact, repeat for itself the original Magick of Nuith and Hadith which created it. I like to have handy to read at odd moments without unpacking my The language suggests that Heru-Ra-Ha is the 'true Name' of the Unity who is symbolized by the Twins Harpocrates and Horus. AAB at the top of the hexagram gives Ab, AIMA, BN Father, Mother, Child. Knowing this, all is liberty; ignorant of this, all is bondage. Mathematical ideas involve what is called a continuum, which is, superficially at least, of a different character to the physical continuum. And shall not our science lay hands on Him, measure Him, discover the depths, calculate the heights, and decipher the laws of His nature? The craving for these things is caused by the internal misery which their use reveals to the slave-souls. "We slept on the fourteenth at a serai, dirty and entirely Note moreover, the sixty-five pages of the MS. of Liber Legis. 2. [C##]. Joy and Beauty are the evidence that our functions are free and fit; when we take no pleasure, and find nothing to admire, in our work, we are doing it wrong. 2. Beyond the one, how shall he pass on? It is the Red descending triangle, -- the whole thing visible, for Hadit and Nuit are far beyond. To hell with this Verbotenism! As is well known, there is a limit to the power of the hypnotist; he cannot overcome the resistance of the Unconscious of his patient. It is our duty to see to it that this class of people lack for nothing. untrustworthy; she claimed to be a Roman Catholic so as to That would indeed be to make the whole curse of separate existence ridiculous, a senseless and inexcusable folly. We find that it matters little whither we go; the Going itself is our gladness. The attempt to discover the nature of things by a study of the relations between them is precisely parallel with the ambition to obtain a finite value of Pi. A verse with so sacred a number as 11 is likely to mean very deep things. If this revelation declare a Star, then it shines brighter ever after. Desdemona must not be barred from Othello for reasons of race or religion. Note the initials of God and Adorer GA, the Earth. The difference between 'rituals' and 'feasts' is this: by the one a particular form of energy is generated, while there is a general discharge of one's superfluous force in the other. We calculate the motion of the solar system in heliocentric terms for no reason but simplicity and convenience; we could convert our tables to a geocentric basis by mere mechanical manipulation without affecting their truth, which is only the truth of the relations between a number of bodies. And the great Red Triangle is as a shield, and its rays are far-darting arrows! The 'girders' which determine the 'form' of our souls are therefore limitations to our thought, as well as supports. Merely by chance, chance in he truest sense of the term, we are found with gods, men, stars, planets, devils, colours, forces, and all the materials of the cosmos; and with time, space, and causality, the conditions limiting and involving them all. What then may we understand by this verse, with its capital K for "Knowledge?" In either case there is no implication of absolute motion, for the course of the earth through space is not taken into account. Then 'for why' may be understood: "for the benefit of this Mr. Why -- to satisfy your childish clamour for a reason -- I will now repeat my remarks in an alternative form such that even your stupidity can scarcely fail to observe that I have sealed my psychological explanation in cipher." The word "hell", that and no other, serves the purpose of the speaker. Crucifixion, &c., as the Magical Formula. Extinguished empires owned that their doom was the device of Venus, her vengeance on virility. But this is only true when we investigate the ultimate validity of our propositions. There is much on the ethics of this point in Chapter II of this Book. This theory of initiation is so important to every aspirant that I shall illustrate how my own ignorance bred error, and error injury. Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity, inasmuch as all cometh from the womb of Nuit -- to it returneth all. But writing 506 qabalistically backwards we get 605, and 605 + 61 = 666. How much less should he venture to criticize such men and women whose imaginations are so free from grossness that the element of attraction which serves to electrify their magnetic coil is independent of physical form? It must naturally require many incarnations for the soul to begin to know itself with any degree of perfection; and one may recognize advanced souls by their minds, which understand the a nature of their work, are indifferent to the body's preference for any special forms of experience, and seek eagerly after novel adventures (like a philatelist after rare stamps) to complete the collection. across China?'. It is essential to teach the masters that each one must discover his own will, and do it. 48. I may illustrate this point by a simple analogy. verse I.5. Our knowledge is confined to statements of the relations between certain sets of our own sensory impressions; and we are convinced by our limitations that 'a factor infinite and unknown' must be concealed within the sphere of which we see but one minute part of the surface. therein, a tryst with "Sister Fidelis", Elaine Simpson] in I take it as certain that every offering of this talisman infallibly begets children on one plane or another of this our cosmos, whose matter is so varied in kind. We do ask the difference between two things of the same kind. The answer is that "there are means and means", implying that no one rule is essential. it is I the Beast that roared that Word so loud, and wakened Beauty. Thus "God" and "Evil" were really expressions of personal prejudice. Their ignorance and their shame have made Love a carcass of pestilence; and Love has avenged the outrage by crushing their lives when they pull down the temple upon them. The failure of philosophers to transcend their own mental limitations has reduced all their systems to circular arguments, and all their ontologies to Solipsism, however elaborately they have endeavoured to to cloak the fact with sophistries. quarantine measures. They lack purpose, foresight, and intelligence. Such love must have no relation with phenomena whose condition is time. There is also the point that any proposition S is P merely includes P in the connotation of S, and is therefore not really a statement of relation between two things, but an amendment of the definition of one of them. But it is only quite recently that even the best thinkers have begun to recognize that their work was only significant within a certain order. The sexual obol of the meanest is stamped with the signature of his own sovereign soul, lawful and current coin no less than the gold talent of his neighbour. with his Hypnotists and Jesuits, and Billy Sunday with his Hell Fire}, [H27] made people's flesh creep once more, and got both credit and cash. By "knewest" we may understand the function of Hadit, intellectually and conjugally united with Nuit. To these Hadit brings motion and position. my turn [tumbling with my pony into a ravine]. The Spanish troubles started in S. Spain and Morocco. The wafer is the disk of the Sun, the star in Her body. This last mistake came from sheer panic; but all the rest were quite deliberate sacrifices on the altar of my God Magick. Now (An XVII, Sol in Gemini, Moon in Cancer) I was going through the Law in order to repair any details of omission in the rituals ordained, and found these verses introduced among the instructions. All is Will, and yet all is Necessity. We cannot move the upper jaw; it does not follow that the idea of motion is ridiculous. To protest that such a choice is arbitrary, fantastic or irrational is to assert the authority of some self-appointed "normal mind" as absolute in Nature. As such, what is contained within this makeshift appendix is what could be found approximating the character of numerology or that which seems to be a reflection from Jewish mysticism. The whole question of Time has been thoroughly investigated already. Herbert Spencer, inexorably condemning the Unfit to the gallows, only echoed the High-Priest who protected Paul from the Pharisees. The Hanged Man and the Fool, the condition of those who are not adepts. ABRAHADABRA, the great Magic Word, the Word it was therefore altered (a little later) to "the omnipresence of my body. We may thus acquiesce in the fact that it is apodeictically implicit in the Absolute to apprehend itself by self-expression as Positive and Negative in the first place, and to combine these primary opposites in an infinite variety of finite forms. Obviously, its judgments must be based on its own laws, and we have no shadow of reason for supposing that these possess any authority beyond their own jurisdiction. It is no objection that to accept this is to destroy conventional Logic, for that is exactly what it is intended to do. tragedy of which I have given an account elsewhere." the divine human triad. He lacks virility, like the ox which is the meaning of the letter Aleph which describes the Trump, and his value is Zero, its number. And they have not harmed those who have used them in this Law.). 2, the Coptic H, whose shape closely resembles the Arabic figure 2, the breath of Life, inspired and expired. 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. But in this verse the main point is that death is the 'crown' of all. (An old name for the card is Mat, from the Italian Matto, fool, but earlier also from Maut, the Egyptian Vulture-Mother-Goddess). [Q34]. It is of the utmost importance to resist the temptation to let oneself be carried away into trance. The 'child' is "BABALON and THE BEAST conjoined, the Secret Saviour", that is, the Being symbolized by the Egg and Serpent hieroglyph of the Phoenician adepts. 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. The "obeah" being the acts, and the "Wanga" the words, proper to Magick, the two cover the whole world of external expression. 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