(A 1/84 chance. A feast for Tahuti and the child of the Prophet--secret, O Prophet! There is a secret door that I shall make to establish thy (This refers to the striking scene in the Boulak Museum, which will be dealt with in detail. & that strangely. Are left to the dead and the dying, Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & They contain the laws or commands and instruction given by the Lord through Moses to the people of Israel. these vices are my service; ye do well, & I will reward you here and hereafter. Get the stele of revealing itself; set it in thy secret temple -- and Since Rose had no interest in magic or mysticism, she took little interest. follow the love of Nu in the star-lit heaven; to look forth upon men, to tell The Empress and the King are not of me; for there is a further secret. DCLXVI is 666, the number of Crowley as Great Beast both as Adept and Magus. and shoot forth venom, then is rapture of the earth, and I and the earth are Hail! 3. The third chapter is spoken by Ra-Hoor-Khuit, "a god of War and of Vengeance", also identified as Hoor-paar-kraat, the Crowned and Conquering Child. Mercy there is none, nor consolation; nor hope save in the service of this dread messenger of the gods of Egypt. house cometh that child. CCXX is 220 in Roman figures, representing The Tree of Life (10 numbers times 22 paths), and is the number of verses of the Book in typescript. I adore thee in the song -- 63. 61. is bliss. [1][2][3] The primary precept of this new aeon is the charge to "Do what thou wilt". the dove, and there is the serpent. The stela would subsequently be known to Thelemites (adherents of Thelema) as the "Stele of Revealing.". Again in chapter 1, on page 19, Crowley writes, (Lost 1 phrase) The shape of my star is—. Behold! He must teach; but he may make severe the ordeals. "He Lives in Khonsu"—a historical priest who lived in Thebes in the 26th dynasty, associated with the Stele of Revealing). But ye, o my people, rise up & awake! (Kaczynski, 542).[28]. it shall be glad. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and 27. And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the omnipresence of my body. before all men! Evidently he must show KNOWLEDGE and POWER such as no man has ever been known to possess. 57. it is revealed by Aiwass the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat. to awful torment: laugh at their fear: spit upon them! From across the room[4] Rose identified Horus on the stele of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu, then housed under inventory number 666 (since moved to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, number A 9422). will, when, where and with whom ye will! It also suggests that the book be destroyed after first reading. Rather he said that the experience was exactly like an actual voice speaking to him. 55. You can only activate 1 "The Book of the Law" per turn. I will slay me her child: I will alienate her heart: I will cast her Central to Crowley's system is a curious and enigmatic book known as the Book of the Law, also called Liber AL, Liber Legis, Liber L, or CCXX (220). It is wise to destroy this copy after shall be the sign? Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit! prophet of Had! ye mockers; even though ye laugh in my honour ye shall laugh not My colour is black Crowley wrote about Liber AL in great detail throughout the remainder of his life, apparently attempting to decipher its mysteries. member Louis Wilkinson with preparing an edited version of Crowley's commentaries which was published some time after Crowley's death as The Law is for All.[26]. known. Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, my heart So she answered him, bendingdown, a lambent flame of blue, this is the Law of the Battle of Conquest: thus Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by a discarnate entity named Aiwass. This that thou writest is the threefold book of Law. to follow thee: he shall expound it. Lift thine head! ", The fact of the matter was that I resented The Book of the Law with my whole soul. Every number is infinite; there is no difference. I determined, in a mood which I can only describe as a fit of ill temper, to publish The Book of the Law, and then get rid of it for ever.[14]. 42. easy for thee to do this. Ah! The stops as thou wilt; the letters? Crowley, still skeptical, asked her numerous questions about Horus, which she answered accurately supposedly without having any prior study of the subject: We cannot too strongly insist on the extraordinary character of this identification. ), Knew his enemy. be thine and joy of earth: ever To me! They are worship thy name, foursquare, mystic, wonderful, the number of the man; and In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is These commentaries are also called the Short Comment or Tunis Comment. 38. 64. It is a lie, this folly against self. 11. palace is of silver and gold; lapis lazuli & jasper are there; and all rare make a great miss. We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their French Sacrifiez 1 monstre "Invokhé" ; Invoquez Spécialement 1 monstre "Invokhé" depuis votre Extra Deck d'un Attribut d'origine différent de … 11. I love you! flame, and to her the stooping starlight. 39. Hold! 22. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. Be not animal; refine thy rapture! This that thou writest is the threefold book of Law. Because of me in Thee which thou knewest not. In his introduction to his edition of The Law is for All, Israel Regardie stated: It really makes little difference in the long run whether The Book of the Law was dictated to [Crowley] by a preterhuman intelligence named Aiwass or whether it stemmed from the creative deeps of Aleister Crowley. Thou art emphatically my chosen; and blessed are the eyes that thou shalt look For obedience and faith, there is blessing as in the Garden of Eden, but for disobedience, there is cursing. to push thy order. Both Freudian and Jungian theory are on the side of such an assumption...[11]. The phrase "Force of Coph Nia", which is found in chapter 3, on page 64 (verse 72), was filled in by Rose Kelly because that place in the manuscript had been left incomplete as not having been properly heard by Crowley during the supposed dictation. 71. 59. the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this. Crowley believed that Jones' discovery of the critical value of 31 gave Crowley further insight into his qabalistic understanding and interpretation of the book. A feast for fire and a feast for water; a feast for life and a greater But to love me is better than all things: if under the night stars in Nia--but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought Genesis is the book of origins--of the beginning of life, and of ruin through sin. name of my House. I understand at last that this idea is nonsense. 14. fall from it. This proof is evidently the most important step in science that could possibly be made: for it opens up an entirely new avenue to knowledge. A feast every day in your hearts in the joy of my rapture! But they have the half: unite by thine art so that all disappear. the world. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness. ), Recognized his figure when shown. It is independent of any human witness. Regardie also argued that Rose's ability to answer Crowley's questions about Horus and the Qabala was not as remarkable as Crowley claimed. Be strong, o man! the voluptuous night-sky. 54. not sink? ), Knew his place in temple. 48. Tear Whose words are truth. 36. How they found their way to a Berkeley basement remains a complete mystery.[32]. the first reading. There is no bond that can unite the divided but To me! I love you! I will bring you to victory & joy: I will be at your arms in ever. The book is often referred to simply as Liber AL, Liber Legis or just AL, though technically the latter two refer only to the manuscript. by the vault of my body; by my sacred heart and tongue; by all I can give, by There is ), Picked him out of (a) Five, (b) Three indifferent, i, e, arbitrary symbols. Also the mantras and spells; the obeah and the wanga; Ah! For one thing, it knocked my Buddhism completely on the head. desirable. 48. If this be not aright; if ye confound the space-marks, saying: They are Upon them! I am The Empress & the Hierophant. But whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all! 30. Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by a preternatural being calling himself Aiwass, but the three chapters are largely written in the first person by the Thelemic deities Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit respectively. ), Knew my past relations with the God. 3. I will make easy to you the abstruction from the ill-ordered house in the Victorious I am the axle of the wheel, and the Sing the rapturous love-song unto me! There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. 79. Yet in these Books did Aleister Crowley, the master of English both in prose and in verse, partake insofar as he was That. with Isa, who also are one. 4. The Book of the Law of the Lord is a sacred book of scripture used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a sect of the Latter Day Saint movement. Also these shall breed lust & power of lust in you at the eating thereof. Invoke me under my stars! This hath also another If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him. Through the fourth, ultimate sparks of the intimate fire. 35. 49. It will possess no consciousness of the purpose of its own existence. There is an end of the word of the God enthroned in Ra's seat, lightening name which I will give him when at last he knoweth me. the name of thy house 418. [11] Regardie stated that although Crowley initially regarded Aiwass as one of the secret chiefs, years later he came to believe that Aiwass was his own Holy Guardian Angel. I, is the prince-priest the Beast; and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman is 43. Some, in fact, depend upon events which I had no part in bringing about.[19]. Torrey's Topical Textbook. It is now sometimes referred to as simply "Liber XXXI". rejoice! ye twin warriors about the pillars of the world! Crowley's former secretary Israel Regardie argued in his biography of Crowley, The Eye in the Triangle, that Aiwass was an unconscious expression of Crowley's personality. It seems to me that basically this Liber Legis is no different". and the joy of dissolution all. Many of his own poems are written in iambic tetrameter, such as this excerpt from "The Riddle", a poem to his former lover, Jerome Pollitt: Habib hath heard; let all Iran 12. There is help & hope in other spells. Allegedly dictated to Crowley in Cairo, Egypt between noon and 1 pm on three successive days in April 1904, the Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley's philosophy and/or religion, Thelema Between 23 March and 8 April, Crowley had the hieroglyphs on the stele translated. Do this quickly! 58. Also, take your fill and will of love as ye Ye, even ye, know not this meaning all. who spell aright from A to Z All words are sacred and all prophets true; save Ra-Hoor-Khuit 34. The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them. Be they in beds of purple, caressed by magnificent beasts of women with large limbs, innermost sense, desire you. with whom I made a marriage-bed. shalt not behold all these mysteries hidden therein. the earth or under the earth. 57. not that any God shall deny thee for this. This eternal, this perpetual marriage-feast is then the nature of things themselves; and therefore, everything that exists is a "crystallisation of divine ecstasy", and "He sees the expansion and the development of the soul through joy."[17]. Note, moreover, with what greedy vanity I claim authorship even of all the other A∴A∴ Books in Class A, though I wrote them inspired beyond all I know to be I. 65. There cometh one Accursed be it to the aeons! 9. ye come to my joy. Strang claimed to have translated them using the Urim and Thummim, which Mormons believe was used by Joseph Smith to translate the Book Nothing is a secret key of this law. Biographer Lawrence Sutin quotes private diaries that fit this story, and writes that "if ever Crowley uttered the truth of his relation to the Book," his public account accurately describes what he remembered on this point. I forbid argument. fire, are of us. of his desire! The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent, "The Holograph Manuscript of Liber AL vel Legis", The Art of the Law: Aleister Crowley’s Use of Ritual and Drama Justin Scott Van Kleeck, The Morton Smith-Aleister Crowley Connection, Part II, Invocatio, a blog mostly about western esotericism, 8 August 2011, The Desk Reference: A Guide to the Works of Edward Aleister Crowley, O.T.O. How could he prove that he was in fact a being of a kind superior to any of the human race, and so entitled to speak with authority? For perfume mix meal & honey & thick leavings of red wine: then Love one another with burning 74. Death! 49. Crowley believed that Jones later went on to "discover the Key of it all" as foretold in the book (II:76, III:47). shalt not die, but live. Because thou wast the knower, and me. With it ye shall smite the peoples; and none shall stand before you. 48. Hell. Ye shall gather goods and because of my hair the trees of Eternity. or at once the four gates; let him stand on the floor of the palace. These facts are appreciable by everyone; but are better understood with the help of the Master Therion. Trample down 8. The general method that Crowley used to interpret the obscurities of Liber AL was the Qabalah, especially its numerological method of gematria. 60. of Spell called the Song" and was replaced with: Above, the gemmèd azure is 17. Ye shall see that hour, o blessed Beast, and thou the Scarlet Concubine 21. the desert thou presently burnest mine incense before me, invoking me with a 10. Bear up in thy rapture; fall not in swoon of the excellent Come! Think not, o king, upon that lie: That Thou Must Die: verily thou [19], The child is not merely a symbol of growth, but of complete moral independence and innocence. For example, chapter 1, page 2, line 9 was written as "V.1. 22. change them not in style or City. But thou hast all in the clear light, and some, though 53. With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol Liber AL vel Legis , 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. it not. The entire book turns on this theme and its antithetical opposite, cursing. She bends in ecstasy to kiss The fact that a supposedly discarnate intelligence just happened to have the same writing style as Crowley suggests that Aiwass may have just been part of Crowley's unconscious mind after all. lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear 10. Is fear in thine heart? day. 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