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A King 62. worship thy name, foursquare, mystic, wonderful, the number of the man; and and the Infinite Stars thereof, do ye also thus. I will make easy to you the abstruction from the ill-ordered house in the Victorious Blue am I and gold in the light of my bride: but the red gleam is in my For example, chapter 1, page 2, line 9 was written as "V.1. 78. There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. Years later in 1925 while in Tunis, Tunisia, Crowley received his inspiration. Amn. Thou shalt obtain the order & value of the English Alphabet; thou Ra-Hoor-Khuit! Between 23 March and 8 April, Crowley had the hieroglyphs on the stele translated. And if he possess any capacity for understanding the language of symbolism, he will be staggered by the adequacy and accuracy of the summary of the spirit of the New Aeon given in The Book of the Law.. 52. Accursed! a child mightier than all the kings of the earth. My incense is of resinous woods & gums; and there is no blood therein: glory for them that love me. 74. There is help & hope in other spells. The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu! it not. None, breathed the light, faint & faery, of the stars, and two. Kill and torture; spare not; be Sixty-one the Jews call it; I call Withdraw! Therefore . who spell aright from A to Z The writing also recorded Crowley's own thoughts). 32. Be strong, o man! ), Knew his number (from a list of 10 units. 46. Open the ways of the Khu! Finally, on 7 April, Rose gave Crowley his instructions—for three days he was to enter the "temple" and write down what he heard between noon and 1:00 P.M. Crowley said he wrote The Book of the Law on 8, 9 and 10 April 1904, between the hours of noon and 1:00 pm, in the flat where he and his new wife were staying for their honeymoon, which he described as being near the Boulak Museum in a fashionable European quarter of Cairo, let by the firm Congdon & Co. The Book of the Law? "This book of the law" came into the custody of Joshua (compare 1-8) as distinct from the book of Joshua, and containing, not Deuteronomy merely, but the whole "book of the law" as thus traced above (compare Psalm 1:2. To fully understand the Torah, we must first understand the book of the Law and the Book of the Covenant. wet streets, and die cold and an-hungered. 13. the Lover, and the man of Earth. I see thee hate the hand & the pen; but I am stronger. But they are not of me. Hold! Moses1450-1410 B.C.The name Genesis is taken from the Septuagint (LXX), the Greek translation of the Old Testament. "Force and Fire" is the very thing I lack. They shall gather my children into their fold: they shall bring the name of thy house 418. , Crowley himself wrote "Certain very serious questions have arisen with regard to the method by which this Book was obtained. me! The entire book turns on this theme and its antithetical opposite, cursing. long: then when ye are sad know that I have forsaken you. So that thy light is in me; & its red flame is as a sword in my hand deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. For perfume mix meal & honey & thick leavings of red wine: then Luke 24:44). There is a light before thine eyes, o prophet, a light undesired, most 55. Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and 66. Let him not seek to try: but one cometh after him, whence I say not, who shall 49. Liber AL vel Legis, or The Book of the Law, is the central sacred text of Thelema. will, when, where and with whom ye will! The stela would subsequently be known to Thelemites (adherents of Thelema) as the "Stele of Revealing.". drink by the eight and ninety rules of art: if thou love, exceed by delicacy; nigh at hand. For I am perfect, being Not; and my number is nine by the fools; but with fall from it. 35. THE COMMENT. Upon them! Appear on the throne of Ra! prophet of Had! -- death is the crown of all. I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is 10. Among the used mattresses, lumber, and outdated high school textbooks were two boxes of assorted papers and newspaper clippings dealing with Germer's affairs, the charter of the O.T.O. This is a way of saying that the book was delivered by Aiwass (whose number is both 93 and 418) to Crowley, who is The Beast 666. shall ye find them. Divide, add, multiply, and understand. lovely brows, and the dew of her light bathing his whole body in a sweet-smelling Let her be covered with jewels, and rich garments, and let her be shameless Ra-Hoor-Khuit Ye, even ye, know not this meaning all. Yea! 27. lift up thine heart & rejoice! 3. to follow thee: he shall expound it. Crowley described the encounter in detail in The Equinox of the Gods, saying that as he sat at his desk in Cairo, the voice of Aiwass came from over his left shoulder in the furthest corner of the room. Moreover, be they long kept, it is better; for they swell with my force. to the blind, but the blue & gold are seen of the seeing. These slay, naming your enemies; & they shall fall before you. You can only activate 1 "The Book of the Law" per turn.  ΘΕΛΗΜΑ was privately published in London by the A∴A∴ as a three volume set, with The Book of the Law appearing in Volume III. Sinai. This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, my heart & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the girders of the soul. On page 6 of chapter 1, the following is in the original manuscript: And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the unfragmentary non-atomic fact of my universality. The final version of Liber Legis includes text that did not appear in the original writing, including many small changes to spelling. there is no dread hereafter. Let her follow me in my way! 38. We are one; we are none. Books of History Leviticus The Pentateuch . Say you So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. 7. 2. My colour is black jewels! There are no errors of grammar, no infelicities of phrase. Love is the law, love under 10. by the vault of my body; by my sacred heart and tongue; by all I can give, by 17. letter change this book; but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon The key of the rituals is in the secret word which I have given unto him. It will not be possible to persuade it that it should submit to incomprehensible standards; it will suffer from spasms of transitory passion; it will be absurdly sensitive to pain and suffer from meaningless terror; it will be utterly conscienceless, cruel, helpless, affectionate and ambitious, without knowing why; it will be incapable of reason, yet at the same time intuitively aware of truth. It shall not fade, but miraculous colour shall come back to it day after Let my servants be few & secret: they shall rule the many & the Purple beyond purple: it is the light higher than eyesight. All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, Let her I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their I will fill her with joy: play; all fools despise! Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the omnipresence of my body. But the work of the comment? There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every Evidently he must show KNOWLEDGE and POWER such as no man has ever been known to possess. fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon 48. The Manifestation of Nuit is at an end. The study of this Book is forbidden. her heart; if she leave my work to toy with old sweetnesses; then shall my vengeance out from men: as a shrinking and despised harlot shall she crawl through dusk Therefore, she may not have been as ignorant of magick and mysticism as Crowley made out.. Enough of Because! Through the third, stones of precious water. In 1912, he prepared AL and his current comments on it for publication in The Equinox, I(7). 15. But I will hide thee in a mask of sorrow: they that see I am the Master: thou art the Holy Chosen One. The ending of the words is the Word Abrahadabra. in the highest. A feast for the three days of the writing of the Book of the Law. 47 Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes, 48 And laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images. They shall not The stops as thou wilt; the letters? 79. 31. (This refers to the striking scene in the Boulak Museum, which will be dealt with in detail. Thus ye have star & star, system & system; let not one This book is the foundation of the new Aeon, and thus the whole of our Work. I am thy Theban, O Mentu, Aye! The third chapter seemed to me gratuitously atrocious.. dire. To me! The secret ardours of Hadit. upon with gladness. Trample down And Abrahadabra. I am alone: there is no God where I am. Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but Because of the fall of Because, that he is not there again. My joy is to see your 42. 55. all power given. O man! This is so: I swear it 8. Liber AL vel Legis ([ˈlɪbɛr aː.ɛɫ wɛl‿ˈleːgɪs]), commonly known as The Book of the Law, is the central sacred text of Thelema, allegedly written down from dictation mostly by Aleister Crowley, although his wife Rose Edith Crowley is also known to have written two phrases into the manuscript of the Book after its dictation. and half concealed: the Law is for all. Let him enter in turn My prophet is a fool with his one, one, one; are not they the Ox, and Refuse 59. , As part of his 'test' for Rose, Crowley claimed they visited the Bulaq Museum where Crowley asked her to point out an image of Horus. Death! 30. Do this quickly! 39. The half of the word of Heru-ra-ha, called Hoor-pa-kraat and Ra-Hoor-Khut. They are Not bass—perhaps a rich tenor or baritone. 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