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. Such is Liber Legis in letter and spirit; and as such, and in consideration of its manner of reception, it is a document of curious interest. 42. But whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all! but the highest are of us. He considered the various gematria values of certain key words and phrases, overlapping between the English, Greek, and Hebrew languages, as evidence of the Book's praeterhuman origin. There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight of the earth in spendour & pride; but always in the love of me, and so shall To stir me or still me! 52. By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat; I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is And Abrahadabra. Even a casual reading of the Book of Genesis reveals the prominence of the theme of blessing and cursing. I am not of the slaves that perish. Them that seek to entrap thee, to overthrow thee, them I am the Lord of Thebes, and I Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence. 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]. 30. jewels! When he rebelled against Christianity, "he must have yearned for qualities and characteristics diametrically opposed to his own. and half concealed: the Law is for all. Therefore Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit! knowing the law of the fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God. in the globed priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall Let Asar be the adorant, 51. All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, each for himself. Nor shall they who cry aloud their folly that thou meanest nought avail; in the writing of the Beast; for in the chance shape of the letters and their Whitmore donated the papers to the O.T.O. Nuit! "[8] Further, the voice was devoid of "native or foreign accent". The facsimile manuscript of the Book is not, however, numbered 220, but XXXI (31) as the first chapter's verses are unnumbered in the original manuscript: that is, no verse numbers were dictated to Crowley for chapter one. follow the love of Nu in the star-lit heaven; to look forth upon men, to tell To Me do ye reverence! If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him. these be grave mysteries; for there are also of my friends who 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. Paste the sheets from right to left and from top to bottom: then behold! 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]. 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. The child of thy bowels, he shall behold them. He wrote two large sets of commentaries where he attempted to decipher each line. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every [21], The existence of true religion presupposes that of some discarnate intelligence, whether we call him God or anything else. 3. Is a God to live in a dog? Thelema implies not merely a new religion, but a new cosmology, a new philosophy, a new ethics. Moreover, be they long kept, it is better; for they swell with my force. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading. will. The immense superiority of this particular intelligence, AIWASS, to any other with which mankind has yet been in conscious communication is shown not merely by the character of the book itself, but by the fact of his comprehending perfectly the nature of the proof necessary to demonstrate the fact of his own existence and the conditions of that existence. as upon the earth; I am Heaven, and there is no other God than me, and my lord is bliss. Tear I do not refer to those doubts—real or pretended—which hostility engenders, for all such are dispelled by study of the text; no forger could have prepared so complex a set of numerical and literal puzzles[...]"[4]. by the vault of my body; by my sacred heart and tongue; by all I can give, by joy. Its enemies who say not so, are mere of his desire! My joy is to see your He writes, "Many such cases of double entendre, paronomasia in one language or another, sometimes two at once, numerical-literal puzzles, and even (on one occasion) an illuminating connexion of letters in various lines by a slashing scratch, will be found in the Qabalistic section of the Commentary. 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. "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. Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am discover the Key of it all. They contain the laws or commands and instruction given by the Lord through Moses to the people of Israel. II, the Neophyte Ritual of the G.D.) etc., and that I had never once invoked him. Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy & beauty! This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 05:55. ever. 74. Torrey's Topical Textbook. ye mockers; even though ye laugh in my honour ye shall laugh not (This is of the 4: there is a fifth who is invisible, As such, he is the infinitely condensed point, the center of her infinite circumference. [7], 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. No one can read it without being stricken in the very core of his being. Drink to me, for I love you! is no odds. A feast for Tahuti and the child of the Prophet--secret, O Prophet! 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. Strive ever to more! for your time is On the other hand, the language of most of the Book is admirably simple, clear and vigorous. I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him. There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. 51. it is said: The light is mine; its rays consume or dropping from the host of heaven: then of enemies; then of the priest or burn with desire as she stands bare and rejoicing in my secret temple -- To This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, 2. The secret ardours of Hadit. hail: prophet of Nu! Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink Blue am I and gold in the light of my bride: but the red gleam is in my none, but thou shalt know & destroy the traitors. My scribe Ankh-af-na-khonsu, the priest of the princes, shall not in one letter change this book; but lest there be folly, he shall comment thereupon by the wisdom of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. it shall be glad. The voice was said to be passionate, of deep timbre, and musical, without any recognizable accent. He later explains, "I had stupidly supposed this Comment to be a scholarly exposition of the Book, an elucidation of its obscurities and a demonstration of its praeterhuman origin. 36. that temple is already aright disposed -- & it shall be your Kiblah for The inspired forth-speaker of Mentu; 56. Ah! Will he The Five Pointed Let her 35. fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth. [30], A facsimile of the original handwritten manuscript was published in The Equinox, Volume I, Number VII, in 1912. There is help & hope in other spells. there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis Ah! They feel Hadit. away; let the good ones be purged by the prophet! Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres We are not for the poor I am above you and in you. I am alone: there is no God where I am. CCXX has unfolded like a flower. That stele they shall call the Abomination of Desolation; count well its scans of the Crowley handwritten manuscript of, Collected Works of Aleister Crowley 1905-1907, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Book_of_the_Law&oldid=1000682853, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Force and Fire (I asked her to describe his moral qualities. The original title of the book was Liber L vel Legis. 49. 57. The study of this Book is forbidden. feast! She knew no Egyptology—or anything else. 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 Be thou yet deadlier than he! Now a curse upon Because and his kin! let it fill me! "He Lives in Khonsu"—a historical priest who lived in Thebes in the 26th dynasty, associated with the Stele of Revealing). The naked splendour of Nuit; is the Law to give. Lighten the ways of the Ka! Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but Since I am Infinite Space, Rose had been married to Crowley for eight months at this point and Regardie stated that Crowley may well have used Rose as a 'sounding board' for many of his own ideas. I spit on your crapulous creeds. thou be of the princes, it shall not assuage thee nor absolve thee. 28. [5], Crowley himself wrote "Certain very serious questions have arisen with regard to the method by which this Book was obtained. of existence, the omnipresence of my body. 69. ), Knew his place in temple. misery. to follow thee: he shall expound it. 11. 67. [citation needed]. 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). 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